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    Ramifications of UK’s grooming scandal

    Imran Khan’s victory has brought relief to many among Britain’s 1.2 million ethnic Pakistanis. They hope that an Oxonian prime minister who was a glamorous cricket star married to a British socialite of Jewish parentage might help to turn the spotlight away from the dark shame of grooming that haunts the community. Even Britain’s Pakistani-origin Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has ordered an investigation into why grooming gangs are disproportionately Pakistani.

  • Putin slams ‘ungrounded charges’ after UK poisonings

    Washington : President Vladimir Putin has accused Britain of making baseless allegations against Russia after a former Soviet spy was among four people found poisoned by a nerve agent in southern England.

  • GST-like federal system needed for agriculture sector: Jaitley

    Mumbai : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been a big move not just in form of taxation but having a federal system where centre and states work in tandem. Now, Union Minister Arun Jaitley feels that this federal system should be considered for the agriculture sector as well.

  • With US out, those backing Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna

    Vienna: Top diplomats from Iran and five world powers sat down in Vienna today to hash out what steps are needed to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran following the withdrawal of the United States.

  • ‘UK couple were poisoned with Novichok nerve agent’

    London : Britain’s counter-terror officers were on Thursday investigating how a couple fell critically ill from the same military-grade nerve agent that nearly killed a former Russian double agent and his daughter in March.

  • UK minister Sajid reveals he was mugged in London

    London : Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Sunday revealed that he was mugged on the streets of London for his mobile phone. In an interview with the ‘Sun on Sunday’ newspaper, the Pakistani-origin Cabinet member said he is looking into giving police more power to pursue so-called moped gangs of thieves, notorious for grabbing mobile phones in London and other cities of Britain.

  • UK’s jihadi jails empty over human rights fears: Report

    London : Britain’s high-security prison units created to house the country’s most dangerous convicted terrorists, dubbed as “jihadi jails”, are going empty as the Prison Service fears being legally challenged on human rights grounds.

  • No escape from caste even in Britain

    Had Babasaheb Ambedkar lived in London today, he might have reconsidered his saying “my five years of staying in Europe and America had completely wiped out of my mind any consciousness that I was an untouchable, and that an untouchable wherever he went in India was a problem to himself and to others.” According to Santosh Dass, president of the Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations, UK, “the key thing” was that

  • No Brexit deal without Ireland solution says EU President Donald Tusk

    Strasbourg: Britain must come up with a solution for the Irish border after Brexit or there will be no divorce deal or transition period, EU President Donald Tusk warned today. Finding a way to avoid border checks between EU member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the bloc is proving one of the thorniest issues in the negotiations.

  • UK, US governments warns Russia of ‘malicious cyber activity’

    London: Britain and the United States today released a rare joint statement warning of “malicious cyber activity” carried out by the Russian state. The technical alert was issued by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security.

  • France warns of new disaster looming in Syria’s Idlib region

    Paris : French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned on Sunday that a new humanitarian disaster was looming in Syria, in the rebel-held region of Idlib, seen as the next possible target of the regime’s fightback.

  • Explosions rock Syrian capital as Donald Trump announces strikes

    Beirut: Loud explosions rocked Syria’s capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early today after US President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian air defences responded to the joint strikes by the United States, France and Britain.

  • US, France, Britain launch strikes on Syria; explosions heard

    Washington: In a combined operation, the US, Britain and France today launched military strikes against Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime, President Donald Trump announced, as he alleged the war-torn nation of using chemical weapons against its own people.

  • Joshua goes the distance, beats Parker

    Cardiff : Anthony Joshua was taken the distance for the first time in his professional career before winning a unanimous points decision in his world heavyweight title unification fight with Joseph Parker in Cardiff.

  • Russia denies existence of nerve agent programme

    Geneva: Russia has denied the existence of the Novichok programme, a military-grade nerve agent which Britain said was developed by Russia and had been used on its soil on March 4.

  • Now, UK to invest £48m in chemical weapons defence after spy poisoning

    London : Britain will invest £48 million in a new chemical weapons defence centre and vaccinate thousands of British soldiers against anthrax, the defence minister said on Thursday after the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.