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  • Modi-Johnson meet: India, UK decide to wrap up key talks for Free Trade Agreement by year-end May 04, 2021 07:51 PM IST

    Modi-Johnson meet: India, UK decide to wrap up key talks for Free Trade Agreement by year-end

    India has agreed to remove barriers to trade, a key British complaint, and has said that a balanced and beneficial market access package will be created. The proposed FTA is a key part of the Enhanced Trade Partnership launched by both nations to galvanise business ties and investment flows.

  • Serum Institute of India to invest 240 million pounds in UK: Boris Johnson's Office May 04, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Serum Institute of India to invest 240 million pounds in UK: Boris Johnson's Office

    The announcement comes a couple of hours ahead of a virtual bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson. SII is already running phase 1 trials of its new one dose nasal vaccine in the UK, which may be produced in the country once approved.

  • PM Narendra Modi to hold virtual summit with British counterpart Boris Johnson on May 4 May 03, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi to hold virtual summit with British counterpart Boris Johnson on May 4

    Making an announcement about the summit, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said it will be an important opportunity to elevate the multi-faceted strategic ties and enhance cooperation on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

  • COVID-19 2nd wave: US citizens advised to 'avoid all travel to India' Apr 20, 2021 08:09 AM IST

    COVID-19 2nd wave: US citizens advised to 'avoid all travel to India'

    The advisory further said that in case of necessary travel to India, get vaccinated before travel.

  • UK PM Boris Johnson cancels his visit to India amid COVID-19 surge Apr 19, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    UK PM Boris Johnson cancels his visit to India amid COVID-19 surge

    A statement from the Ministry of External Affairs reads, "In view of the COVID-19 situation, it has been decided by mutual agreement that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will not visit India next week."

  • UK's Home Secretary Priti Patel approves extradition of Nirav Modi: CBI official Apr 16, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    UK's Home Secretary Priti Patel approves extradition of Nirav Modi: CBI official

    The latest development arrives ahead of United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s India visit.

  • UK PM Boris Johnson reduces length of India trip over COVID-19 situation in the country Apr 14, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    UK PM Boris Johnson reduces length of India trip over COVID-19 situation in the country

    "We've been in close contact with the Indian government about the PM's upcoming visit in light of the COVID situation in India. As a result of these discussions the prime minister has made the decision to reduce the length of the visit," he told reporters.

  • 'Behave responsibly', urges UK PM Boris Johnson as COVID lockdown eases Apr 12, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    'Behave responsibly', urges UK PM Boris Johnson as COVID lockdown eases

    People were seen queuing overnight outside some clothing stores and also some pubs and restaurants, which are now allowed to serve customers outdoors. Social mixing indoors remains heavily restricted and people are still expected to work from home where possible to minimise the amount they have to commute.

  • British PM Boris Johnson expresses condolences, hails Prince Philip's 'extraordinary life' Apr 09, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    British PM Boris Johnson expresses condolences, hails Prince Philip's 'extraordinary life'

    Boris Johnson said the Duke of Edinburgh "earned the affection of generations" at home, in the Commonwealth and across the world after serving in the Royal Navy and then over decades as Britain's longest serving royal consort.

  • Boris Johnson plans 'Covid passport' trials to reopen mass events Apr 04, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    Boris Johnson plans 'Covid passport' trials to reopen mass events

    The pilot schemes involving what is being dubbed as 'Covid-status certification' will include the football FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London and are expected to involve a smartphone app or a paper certificate.

  • COP26 climate change summit may be postponed due to pandemic: Report Mar 31, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    COP26 climate change summit may be postponed due to pandemic: Report

    The November summit was originally due to be held in 2020, but was postponed due to COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 update | Some hauliers arriving in England to face coronavirus tests Mar 28, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Some hauliers arriving in England to face coronavirus tests

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested earlier this week that Britain might need to tighten restrictions on arrivals from France, including truck drivers.

  • 10 arrested as riot police disperse anti-lockdown protesters in UK city of Bristol Mar 27, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    10 arrested as riot police disperse anti-lockdown protesters in UK city of Bristol

    After a stand-off between police and protesters on Friday evening, officers in riot gear and mounted on horses attempted to disperse the crowds after several warnings were made through a loudspeaker.

  • COVID-19 Pandemic | UK reflects on death toll a year after lockdown Mar 23, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    COVID-19 Pandemic | UK reflects on death toll a year after lockdown

    A year to the day since Prime Minister Boris Johnson first put the country under lockdown to slow the fast-spreading coronavirus, a national day of reflection has been organized by the end-of-life charity Marie Curie to remember the people who died after contracting COVID-19.

  • UK's Boris Johnson says he will have AstraZeneca jab, dismisses safety fears Mar 17, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    UK's Boris Johnson says he will have AstraZeneca jab, dismisses safety fears

    Boris Johnson dismissed questions in parliament about why several countries had suspended use of the product developed by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company with scientists at Oxford University.

  • Britain to expand nuclear warhead stockpile by over 40% as global threats rise Mar 17, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Britain to expand nuclear warhead stockpile by over 40% as global threats rise

    Britain said it planned to replace its current nuclear warhead with a new one which would be able to operate throughout the lifespan of four new submarines being built and due to enter service in the early 2030s.

  • Boris Johnson to visit India in April, his first major foreign tour post Brexit Mar 16, 2021 09:58 AM IST

    Boris Johnson to visit India in April, his first major foreign tour post Brexit

    The India visit is widely expected to finalise a much-anticipated India-UK Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) as a precursor to a free trade agreement (FTA) in the future.

  • India's role as world's pharmacy phenomenal, says UK Foreign Office minister Mar 13, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    India's role as world's pharmacy phenomenal, says UK Foreign Office minister

    Lord Ahmad's visit kicks off with ministerial meetings in Delhi and then covers Chandigarh, Chennai and Hyderabad before he flies back to the UK following trade and investment talks in Mumbai.

  • Interview | British firms feel 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' provides more investment opportunities: UKIBC Chief Mar 12, 2021 02:12 PM IST

    Interview | British firms feel 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' provides more investment opportunities: UKIBC Chief

    While they may not completely move supply chains from China, 77% of British companies surveyed by UKIBC feel they can invest more in India to augment their Chinese facilities

  • British PM Boris Johnson refuses to comment on Harry-Meghan interview Mar 09, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    British PM Boris Johnson refuses to comment on Harry-Meghan interview

    Johnson told the press that when it comes to matters to do with the royal family the right thing for a prime minister to say is nothing.

  • COVID-19 update | UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing Mar 07, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing

    LONDON British students, backed by a robust coronavirus testing program, are gearing up to return to school Monday after a two-month closure, in what Pr..

  • UK's COVID-19 vaccine rollout expands to over-56 age groups Mar 07, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    UK's COVID-19 vaccine rollout expands to over-56 age groups

    Letters from the National Health Service (NHS) to around 850,000 people in that age group were issued this weekend with a further 850,000 due to arrive by Monday.

  • UK PM Boris Johnson eyes lockdown end as COVID-19 vaccines reach one-third of adults Feb 22, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    UK PM Boris Johnson eyes lockdown end as COVID-19 vaccines reach one-third of adults

    The United Kingdom was the first nation to begin a mass vaccination campaign, in December 2020, but surging COVID-19 cases forced a return to lockdown in early January after easing of curbs over Christmas.

  • Exclusive | India pushes post-Brexit UK for easier visa norms, lower trade barriers Feb 16, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    Exclusive | India pushes post-Brexit UK for easier visa norms, lower trade barriers

    Ahead of Boris Johnson's visit later in 2021, India and the UK are sitting at the negotiation table.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | UK hits target of giving at least 1 vaccine shot to 15 million Feb 14, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | UK hits target of giving at least 1 vaccine shot to 15 million

    Some 15 million people, or 22% of the U.K. population, have received their first shot or were offered one. The figure includes most people in the governments top four priority groups, including everyone over 75, frontline healthcare workers and nursing home staff.

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