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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

Indian-origin gang jailed for hacking Sikh man to death in UK

Indian-origin gang jailed for hacking Sikh man to death in UK

Indian-origin gang jailed for hacking Sikh man to death in UK. Four Indian-origin gang members found guilty of hacking a 28-year-old British Sikh man to death as revenge for sleeping with one of their wives have been sentenced to over 90 years in prison at the Old Bailey court. Amandeep Sandhu, 31, and Ravinder Singh-Shergil,

History-making Sikh guardsman 'amazed' at worldwide response

History-making Sikh guardsman ‘amazed’ at worldwide response

ENGLAND: A Sikh guardsman who made history by becoming the first soldier to wear a turban during the Trooping the Colour ceremony has told of his amazement at the reaction. Coldstream Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall, from Leicester, was among 1,000 Coldstream, Grenadier and Scots guardsmen taking part in the ceremony to mark the Queen’s official

US, UK, Australian officials' phones hacked by Pak military

US, UK, Australian officials’ phones hacked by Pak military

US, UK, Australian officials’ phones hacked by Pak military. A surveillance operation was allegedly conducted by the Pakistan military which collected data from UK, US and Australian officials and diplomats. Researchers from a US based mobile security company, Lookout found Western officials were unintentionally caught up in a data-gathering operation. For collecting data, it used

British MP Tanmanjeet gets ‘Sikh of the Year’ award

British MP Tanmanjeet gets ‘Sikh of the Year’ award

British MP Tanmanjeet gets ‘Sikh of the Year’ award London(Puneet Pal Singh): First baptized Sikh MP of United Kingdom, Tanamanjit Singh Dhesi awarded with 31st ‘Sikh of the Year’ at Vaisakhi celebrations held at House of Lords. The award was presented by renowned British charity ‘The Sikh Forum International’. Member of Parliament for Slough, Dhesi was

UK tribunal to rule on secret Operation Bluestar papers

UK tribunal to rule on secret Operation Bluestar papers

UK tribunal to rule on secret Operation Bluestar papers. A British tribunal will rule on a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for classified UK Cabinet Office files that are believed to hold information on Britain’s involvement in Operation Bluestar in 1984.A three-day hearing of the First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) will open in London on

Sikh Billionaire from UK matches his Turban with Rolls Royce

Sikh Man from UK matches his Turban with Rolls Royce for a challenge

Sikh Billionaire from UK matches his Turban with Rolls Royce for a challenge. A London based Sikh billionaire matching his Rolls Royce with different turban colours to win a challenge went viral on social media.   Reuben Singh, CEO of AlldayPA, and author of Miss Attitude, took to Twitter to tell a tale about how

Suzuki Ignis Adventure

Suzuki Ignis Adventure Introduced In the UK, Will It Come To India?

The Adventure edition makes sense for India as a special anniversary model as it’s been almost a year since the Ignis was launched Gallery                                                               

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain: All You Need To Know

The E-Class All Terrain will be up for display at the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo alongside the Concept EQ and Mercedes-Maybach S 650. Gallery                                                               

Seaplane crashes

6 dead after seaplane crashes in Sydney

Seaplane crashes: A family of five on holiday from the UK and an experienced pilot have been named as the victims of a seaplane crash at the Hawkesbury River on New Year’s Eve.Six people  including Richard Cousins, the chief executive of catering giant Compass, his family and 44-year-old pilot Gareth Morgan lost their lives when

UK tops forbes list

UK tops forbes list, best country for business in 2018

UK tops forbes list: After the United Kingdom narrowly voted last year to leave the European Union, predictions swirled that the British economy would collapse. Yes, the pound plummeted 9% versus the dollar the day after the surprise result and remains down, but the economy as a whole has held up relatively well.Britain scooped the

Sexiest Asian woman

Priyanka Chopra voted sexiest Asian woman in UK poll

Sexiest Asian woman: Priyanka Chopra has again proved that why she is one of best. The ‘Quantico‘ actor topped the 2017 edition of the popular ’50 Sexiest Asian Women’ poll by London-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye for a record-breaking fifth time.This victory marks the fifth consecutive year that the global star has made her presence

A treat that gives relief from joint pains

According to the research, ginger can help in reducing the inflammatory chemicals that a human body makes. Eating gingerbread this festive season can help in erasing the symptoms of Arthritis as it is found that it can reduce joint pain and inflammation. Gingerbread has become a staple part of the festive season in the UK, with

Vijay Mallya's extradition trial

Vijay Mallya’s extradition trial to begin in London today

Vijay Mallya’s extradition trial: A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers from India will be attending the extradition trial of embattled businessman Vijay Mallya which begins later today. The trial will continue on 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of December. Over the next ten days, Chief Magistrate at Westminster Magistrate’s Court Emma Arbuthnot will hear the

Vitamin D deficiency could increase risk of dementia, says study

Vitamin D is said to be one of the most important nutrients for our body. It not only helps in having a good and healthy body, but can also help in reducing the risk of heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and even rheumatoid arthritis. But, now in a new study, it has been found that the deficiency

Royal Enfield unveils Interceptor, Continental GT 650 in India

Anand Singh Panaji, Nov 19 : – The Royal Enfield on Sunday unveiled its much awaited Interceptor GT 650 and Continental GT 650 in front of hundreds of bike enthusiasts at its annual rider mania here. Both the motorcycles are powered by an all new 650cc, air cooled parallel twin engines with oil cooler for

Pakistani restaurant war murder

Man arrested in Indian, Pakistani restaurant war murder in UK

London, Nov 10, Man arrested in Indian, Pakistani restaurant war murder in UK : A 51-year-old man, believed to be of Indian-origin, has been arrested in Germany in connection with a murder following a restaurant war between Indian and Pakistani eateries in Scotland over 24 years ago. Police Scotland said the man, who cannot be

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