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UK launches new visas open to Indian scientists, academics

UK launches new visas open to Indian scientists, academics

LONDON: The UK has launched new visas that will be open to overseas scientists and researchers, including Indians, to encourage the growth of the country’s research sector.The new UKRI Science, Research and Academia scheme, which is being added to the already existing Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange) visa route, opened from yesterday

UK town to be Amritsar's twin city in memory of Maharaja Duleep Singh

UK town to be Amritsar’s twin city in memory of Maharaja Duleep Singh

LONDON: A small UK town in the East Anglia region of England will become the twin city of Amritsar as it celebrates the 125th death anniversary of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, with a two-week-long Punjabi festival. Thetford in Norfolk was home to Duleep Singh and the organisers of the

Harpreet Uppal, first female Sikh councillor in UK

Harpreet Uppal, first female Sikh councillor in UK

WEST YORKSHIRE: Harpreet Uppal becomes the first female Sikh councillor in West Yorkshire after getting elected from the Labour stronghold of Ashbrow in the local elections in May. The 35-year-old is continuing a 15-year journey into the political arena. Growing up in a politicallyaware household Harpreet was inspired by her late mother, Satvinder, and her

Sikh soccer fan racially targeted due to skin colour

Sikh soccer fan racially targeted due to skin colour

LONDON: A Sikh football fan has been targeted in a vile and racist letter due to his “skin colour” after he put up British flags on his shop window, according to media reports. Gagan, 31, received the anonymous letter last week which claimed he should not support for England during the World Cup because he

Yoga Guru Ramdev's statue to perform 'Vriksasana' at Madame Tussauds

Yoga Guru Ramdev’s statue to perform ‘Vriksasana’ at Madame Tussauds

Yoga Guru Ramdev’s statue to perform ‘Vriksasana’ at Madame Tussauds.  Ramdev has said that for the first time the statue of a yoga guru or ‘yogi’ would be installed at famous Madame Tussauds museum in London. Expressing happiness over the instalment of his wax statue in the museum, Ramdev said Virkshasana or tree posture will

Anupam Kher wraps up ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

Anupam Kher: The United Kingdom (UK) schedule for the upcoming political drama ‘The Accidental Prime Minister,’ starring Anupam Kher as former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh, has concluded. The 63-year-old actor, who is making all the headlines these days for his recent guise as the former prime minister, took to his Instagram page to share

Dubai keeps rank as world's busiest international airport

Dubai keeps rank as world’s busiest international airport

Dubai International Airport says it has held on to its No 1 ranking as the world’s busiest airport for international travel, after seeing some 88.2 million passengers in 2017. The airport offered the statistics in a statement released today.It comes after airport saw 83.6 million passengers in 2016. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths says he expects

Clashes erupt in London as British Lord calls for Azad Kashmir on R-Day

Clashes erupt in London as British Lord calls for Azad Kashmir on R-Day

Clashes erupted outside the Indian High Commission in London on Friday evening as Lord Nazir Ahmed, a pro-Pakistan peer in the House of Lords attempted to hold a “black day” protest, which was vehemently countered by many Indian and British groups. The Pakistan-backed ‘black day’ campaign, which coincides with India’s Republic Day and took place

Indian-origin shopkeeper murdered

Indian-origin shopkeeper murdered for refusing to sell cigarette papers to teens

Indian-origin shopkeeper murdered: An Indian-origin shopkeeper died after he was punched for refusing to serve cigarette paper to underage teenagers at his shop in north London. Vijay Patel, 49, was working at a convenience store in Mill Hill, north London, when he was attacked. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder while

Journalists accompanying Mamata Banerjee

Journalists accompanying Mamata Banerjee on London trip caught stealing silverware

Journalists accompanying Mamata Banerjee: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee faced an embarrassing situation because of some senior Journalists accompanying her on an official trip abroad was caught stealing silverware at an official dinner in a London hotel.Banerjee was accompanied by a team of senior journalists and editors of local newspapers and television channels along

Ryanair flight passenger tired of waiting, sits on wings

Ryanair flight passenger tired of waiting, sits on wings

Ryanair flight passenger tired of waiting, sits on wings. A Ryanair flight was going to Malaga in southren Spain from London, passenger got angry and sit on its wings came out of emergency door, when flight’s waiting time made them frustrated of waiting. The incident on New Year’s Day took place 30 minutes after the flight from

Selfieccino

London cafe offers ‘selfieccino’ of customers selfie

London has opened Europe’s first selfie cappuccino café, where customers can sip on their own face. A cafe in London is taking barista art to a new level by giving customers the chance to sip on their own self-portraits.The Tea Terrace, based in House of Fraser’s Oxford Street branch, has become Europe’s first location to

First robot car

First robot car that can drive through snow developed London

First robot car: Scientists have developed the first robotic car that can drive over snow covered roads, paving the way for autonomous vehicles that can safely navigate through slippery stretches. The fully autonomous robot car Martti, developed by researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, also succeeded in making a new speed record

BBC apologises for showing wrong person while reporting death of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor

London : – The BBC has apologised after showing two clips of the wrong person while reporting the death of veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor. On Monday’s News at Ten, two video clips were played as presenter Huw Edwards announced the death of the 79-year-old Bollywood star, who died the same day at 5.20 p.m.

India’s first Madame Tussauds

Delhi: India’s first Madame Tussauds to officially open for public on December 1

India’s first Madame Tussauds: Delhi chapter of the famed waxed museum is finally all ready to open its doors, people can get up, close and personal with their favorite idols. The 23rd and the latest addition to the series of Madame Tussauds attractions are housed in the historic Regal building and will open on December

Power London's Buses

Shell, bio-bean and Coffee-Drinkers Collaborate to Help Power London’s Buses

The B20 bio fuel contains a 20% bio-component which contains part coffee oil. The bio fuel is being added to the London bus fuel supply chain and will help to power some of the buses; without need for modification. Bio fuel provides a cleaner, more sustainable energy solution for buses across London’s network by decreasing

‘Free Balochistan’ ads appear on London buses

London, Nov 14, Activists campaigning for an independent Balochistan have launched a new phase of an advertising drive on London buses to raise awareness against alleged human rights abuses in the restive province by the Pakistan government. The World Baloch Organisation said the latest drive will see more than 100 London buses with adverts carrying

Living near parks

Living near parks may boost brain development in kids: study

London, Oct 28, Living near parks may boost brain development in kids: study. Parents, take note! Children who grow up close to parks and green spaces may develop better attention span, a study suggests. Researchers from Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain studied data from 1,500 children, collected during 2003-2013.Previous studies have already indicated

Sunny Deol and Dimple caught in camera in London

Sunny Deol and Dimple caught in camera in

Explosion at Tower Hill station in London causes panic

An explosion on a London underground train at Tower Hill station caused panic and stampeding among the passengers as they rushed from the scene. The Tower Hill station was evacuated after an object burst into flame on a Tube train, the local media reports.However, the London Fire Brigade department informed that the incident at the