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  • 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 puts India on travel 'red list' hours after Boris Johnson cancels official visit Apr 19, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    UK puts India on travel 'red list' hours after Boris Johnson cancels official visit

    UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, while announcing the decision to put India under travel red list, said 103 COVID-19 cases of the "Indian variant" have been detected in the country.

  • UK finds 77 cases of COVID-19 variant first found in India Apr 16, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    UK finds 77 cases of COVID-19 variant first found in India

    Public Health England (PHE), which releases weekly updates on the number of confirmed new cases of Variants of Concern (VOC) and VUI in the UK, reported on Thursday that the variant first detected in India includes a number of mutations.

  • 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.

  • UK defence firm Babcock axes 1,000 jobs worldwide Apr 13, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    UK defence firm Babcock axes 1,000 jobs worldwide

    The group will reduce its global workforce of 30,000 staff over the next 12 months

  • Biocon's arm gets GMP compliance certificate from UK's health regulator MHRA for Bengaluru facility Apr 12, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    Biocon's arm gets GMP compliance certificate from UK's health regulator MHRA for Bengaluru facility

    "Biocon Pharma Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Biocon Limited, has received a certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the United Kingdom (UK), for its manufacturing facility at Biocon Park in Bengaluru," Biocon said in a regulatory filing.

  • 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.

  • Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, dies at age of 99 Apr 09, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, dies at age of 99

    The Buckingham Palace issued a statement to confirm the Duke of Edinburgh's demise.

  • HSBC moves more than 1,200 UK staff to permanent home working Apr 07, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    HSBC moves more than 1,200 UK staff to permanent home working

    Around 70 percent of the bank's 1,800 call centre staff based across England, Wales and Scotland had volunteered to never return to the office, Unite, one of Britain's biggest employment unions, told Reuters.

  • UK starts Moderna jabs as AstraZeneca probed Apr 07, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    UK starts Moderna jabs as AstraZeneca probed

    The Moderna vaccine, which is already being delivered in Europe and the United States, joined ones from AstraZeneca-Oxford University and Pfizer-BioNTech in Britain's armoury against COVID-19.

  • Twice weekly rapid COVID-19 tests to be rolled out for all in England Apr 05, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    Twice weekly rapid COVID-19 tests to be rolled out for all in England

    Over 100,000 businesses in England have already registered their interest to provide rapid tests to their employees.

  • Majority want govt to suspend flights from UK, South Africa amid jump in COVID-19 cases: Survey Mar 28, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    Majority want govt to suspend flights from UK, South Africa amid jump in COVID-19 cases: Survey

    At the same time, another 43 per cent of the people covered under the survey, conducted by online platform SocialCircles, were in favour of suspending all international air services to contain the ''second wave'' of the pandemic, it said.

  • Britain unveils 50 pound note honoring Alan Turing, famed code breaker Mar 26, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    Britain unveils 50 pound note honoring Alan Turing, famed code breaker

    Alan Turing's work provided a theoretical basis for modern computer science and artificial intelligence.

  • COVID-19 | 70% patients hospitalised in UK did not fully recover five months after discharge: Study Mar 24, 2021 10:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 | 70% patients hospitalised in UK did not fully recover five months after discharge: Study

    The researchers analysed 1,077 patients who were discharged from hospital between March and November 2020 after being infected with the novel coronavirus.

  • 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 working on plans to support Liberty Steel in case of collapse: Report Mar 22, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    UK working on plans to support Liberty Steel in case of collapse: Report

    Among the plans being discussed include the government running the steelmaker with state funds till such time a potential buyer is brought in

  • UK minister's India visit focuses on joint efforts on climate change Mar 20, 2021 07:54 PM IST

    UK minister's India visit focuses on joint efforts on climate change

    Lord Tariq Ahmad, Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth in the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said science and technology partnerships between the UK and India are already playing a vital role to tackle the most pressing global challenges.

  • Britain sets sights on 'Big Four' auditors in market shake-up Mar 18, 2021 08:00 AM IST

    Britain sets sights on 'Big Four' auditors in market shake-up

    "It's clear from large-scale collapses like Thomas Cook, Carillion and BHS that Britain's audit regime needs to be modernised with a package of sensible, proportionate reforms," Britain's business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said

  • 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.

  • UK health minister says AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe, 'no evidence' of health risks Mar 17, 2021 06:03 PM IST

    UK health minister says AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe, 'no evidence' of health risks

    When asked about whether people were turning down the vaccine after reports of blood clots due to the jab, the British health minister said they are witnessing a huge number of people getting vaccinated every day.

  • Uber to give UK drivers minimum wage, pension, holiday pay Mar 17, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    Uber to give UK drivers minimum wage, pension, holiday pay

    Uber said it’s extending the benefits immediately to its more than 70,000 drivers in the UK Drivers will earn at least the minimum wage, which currently stands at 8.72 pounds ($12.12), after accepting a trip request and expenses, and will still be able to earn more.

  • PwC survey ranks post-Brexit UK fourth most favoured investment destination, overtaking India Mar 12, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    PwC survey ranks post-Brexit UK fourth most favoured investment destination, overtaking India

    The top three - the United States, China and Germany - were unchanged from the previous year's PwC survey, while Britain and India swapped positions.

  • UK economy shrank by less than feared in January, trade hit by Brexit Mar 12, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    UK economy shrank by less than feared in January, trade hit by Brexit

    Gross domestic product in January was 2.9 percent lower than in December, the Office for National Statistics said.

  • Oprah Winfrey says Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview was 200 minutes long Mar 09, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    Oprah Winfrey says Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview was 200 minutes long

    17.1 million Americans watched the widely-anticipated interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, broadcaster CBS said.

  • US, UK, 3 other courts confirm $1.4 billion Cairn Energy arbitration award against India Mar 08, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    US, UK, 3 other courts confirm $1.4 billion Cairn Energy arbitration award against India

    Cairn Energy had moved courts in nine countries to enforce its $1.4 billion arbitral award against India, which the company won after a dispute with the country's revenue authority over a retroactively applied capital gains tax.

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