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  • Rail strikes set to paralyse UK travel network Jun 20, 2022 09:44 PM IST

    Rail strikes set to paralyse UK travel network

    Tens of thousands of train workers will go on strike on Tuesday in Britain's biggest rail strike in 30 years over a salary dispute that unions say might lead to coordinated action across other industries.

  • Boris Johnson has sinus operation at London hospital Jun 20, 2022 05:43 PM IST

    Boris Johnson has sinus operation at London hospital

    Johnsons spokesman, Max Blain, said the prime minister was back at his 10 Downing Street home and resting after the routine procedure.

  • Britain plans to regulate 'buy now, pay later' lenders Jun 20, 2022 03:32 PM IST

    Britain plans to regulate 'buy now, pay later' lenders

    The British government announced on Monday that "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) companies will be required to do affordability checks, obtain clearance from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and ensure that advertisements for their schemes are fair and clear.

  • UK govt approves extradition of Assange; appeal possible Jun 17, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    UK govt approves extradition of Assange; appeal possible

    The British government has ordered Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, to be extradited to the United States to face spying charges, Assange is likely to file an appeal.

  • Russia bans 29 British journalists, along with defence figures Jun 14, 2022 10:53 PM IST

    Russia bans 29 British journalists, along with defence figures

    The Russian foreign ministry announced on Tuesday that scores of British journalists, media representatives, and defence officials have been barred from entering the country.

  • Rishi Sunak launches UK's advanced computing review Jun 13, 2022 09:06 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak launches UK's advanced computing review

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak inaugurated the UK's advanced computing review on Monday, with the goal of developing a long-term strategy for the country's large-scale processing power, memory, and data storage requirements.

  • Tata Steel unveils green investment plan for UK steel tube mill Jun 13, 2022 03:15 PM IST

    Tata Steel unveils green investment plan for UK steel tube mill

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  • Prince Charles blasts UK's Rwanda deportation plan: Report Jun 11, 2022 06:34 PM IST

    Prince Charles blasts UK's Rwanda deportation plan: Report

    Citing unnamed sources, the Times newspaper reported late Friday that the heir to the British throne is privately opposed to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's policy to send people to the East African country.

  • UK plans to burn billions in wasted pandemic protective gear Jun 10, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    UK plans to burn billions in wasted pandemic protective gear

    In a report, the accounts committee found that the Department of Health lost 75% of the 12 billion pounds it spent on PPE in the first year of the pandemic to inflated prices and faulty products.

  • A R Rahman named ambassador of Indo-UK culture platform Jun 08, 2022 04:29 PM IST

    A R Rahman named ambassador of Indo-UK culture platform

    A R Rahman, the legendary musician, has been designated the ambassador of the British Council's 'India-UK Together Season of Culture,' which aims to foster collaboration among emerging artists.

  • Irish leader sees no UK will to end Brexit trade standoff Jun 08, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Irish leader sees no UK will to end Brexit trade standoff

    Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said on Wednesday that the British government appeared to lack the will to resolve its lingering trade dispute with the European Union, putting the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland in jeopardy.

  • UK introduces new work visa scheme for world’s top graduates. Check eligibility criteria, other details here May 30, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    UK introduces new work visa scheme for world’s top graduates. Check eligibility criteria, other details here

    The scheme will be available to all graduates who have passed out from top universities based outside the UK (such as Harvard and Yale) over the past five years. Such graduates will be eligible for the visa scheme regardless of their place of origin.

  • British PM Boris Johnson takes full responsibility for UK 'Partygate scandal' May 25, 2022 04:23 PM IST

    British PM Boris Johnson takes full responsibility for UK 'Partygate scandal'

    The long-awaited report into lockdown-breaching United Kingdom government parties has been published and it states that a “culture” of rule-breaking in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office rests with the leaders at the top.

  • UK consumer morale hits lowest since records began in 1974: GfK May 20, 2022 02:55 PM IST

    UK consumer morale hits lowest since records began in 1974: GfK

    Even recessions in the early 1980s and early 1990s - a time of double-digit interest rates and high unemployment - produced less pessimism than the current crisis which is playing out against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine.

  • Video: Riders stuck at 235 feet as rollercoaster carriage comes to halt May 16, 2022 12:30 PM IST

    Video: Riders stuck at 235 feet as rollercoaster carriage comes to halt

    The incident took place at the Blackpool Pleasure Beach in UK’s Blackpool town. It was recorded by a rider who fortunately got off the rollercoaster before it stopped.

  • This CEO will now pay his employees in gold May 15, 2022 12:28 PM IST

    This CEO will now pay his employees in gold

    Cameron Parry, CEO of London-based financial services company TallyMoney, said gold is a “time-tested inflation hedge”

  • Calling man bald at work is sexual harassment, rules UK tribunal May 13, 2022 07:49 PM IST

    Calling man bald at work is sexual harassment, rules UK tribunal

    The decision relates to a claim of unfair dismissal and sex discrimination brought by Tony Finn against the West Yorkshire-based British Bung Company, where he worked as an electrician for 24 years before he was fired in May last year.

  • British MP resigns after admitting to watching porn in parliament: 'Moment of madness, totally wrong' May 01, 2022 09:23 AM IST

    British MP resigns after admitting to watching porn in parliament: 'Moment of madness, totally wrong'

    Neil Parish, who represents a seat in southwest England, said he was standing down and triggering a by-election in the Tory stronghold after what he called an indefensible moment of "total madness".

  • Rishi Sunak orders launch of UK's own NFT. What you need to know Apr 05, 2022 10:09 AM IST

    Rishi Sunak orders launch of UK's own NFT. What you need to know

    Rishi Sunak's deputy John Glenn said that the non-fungible token (NFT) would be emblematic of the "forward-looking approach we are determined to take".

  • What we know so far about XE, the new coronavirus variant Apr 03, 2022 08:50 AM IST

    What we know so far about XE, the new coronavirus variant

    Covid variant XE: UK’s Health Security Agency has said that at present, there is not enough evidence to draw conclusions about the variant's transmissibility and severity and how effective vaccine are against it.

  • UK media watchdog suspends Khalsa TV licence over Khalistani propaganda Apr 02, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    UK media watchdog suspends Khalsa TV licence over Khalistani propaganda

    The Office of Communications (Ofcom) announced its decision this week after serving a suspension notice to the company over a Prime Time' programme, broadcast on KTV on December 30 last year, for a breach of the Broadcasting Code with content likely to encourage or incite the commission of a crime or lead to disorder.

  • EAM Jaishankar holds talks with British counterpart Liz Truss Mar 31, 2022 08:22 PM IST

    EAM Jaishankar holds talks with British counterpart Liz Truss

    There has been a flurry of visits by foreign dignitaries to India in the last few days. US Deputy National Security Adviser Daleep Singh arrived in the country on Wednesday, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is scheduled to land in New Delhi on Thursday evening.

  • PM Modi speaks to Boris Johnson on Ukraine situation, bilateral issues Mar 22, 2022 10:17 PM IST

    PM Modi speaks to Boris Johnson on Ukraine situation, bilateral issues

    In their telephonic talk, Modi reiterated India's consistent appeal for cessation of hostilities and a return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy to defuse the crisis following Russia's attack on Ukraine.

  • UK PM Boris Johnson to visit Saudi Arabia for oil supply talks Mar 15, 2022 08:30 PM IST

    UK PM Boris Johnson to visit Saudi Arabia for oil supply talks

    Officials have not confirmed details about the visit to Saudi Arabia, but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reportedly meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this week in the hope the Gulf state can increase its production of fuel supplies.

  • UK to phase out Russian oil imports by end of 2022 Mar 08, 2022 10:26 PM IST

    UK to phase out Russian oil imports by end of 2022

    The announcement came in coordination with an embargo on Russian oil announced by US President Joe Biden.

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