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  • ED looks to attach Nirav’s Rs 4,000-cr foreign assets

    New Delhi : Widening its probe, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has zeroed in on foreign assets worth about Rs 4,000 crore of absconding diamond jeweller Nirav Modi for quick attachment under the anti-money laundering law in connection with the alleged $2 billion PNB fraud case.

  • ISRO launches two UK earth observation satellites; plans 10 missions for next six months

    Sriharikota (AP): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday launched the NovaSAR and S1-4 earth observation satellites of UK from the spaceport here and placed them in the designated orbit. NovaSAR is intended to be used for forest mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring.

  • Shares of TATA Motors slips amid Britain’s Brexit decision

    New Delhi: Shares of Tata Motors Wednesday slipped as much as three per cent in morning trade on bourses after the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) issued a warning to the UK government of massive losses if Britain was to leave the European Union (EU). JLR CEO Ralf Speth, who was speaking at the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham, Tuesday said that fears of a so-called “no-deal” Brexit and lack of clarity

  • UK facing political crisis

    Long before he became US president, Richard Nixon observed after touring India that the wonder was not that India was badly governed but that it was governed at all. That remark could more appropriately be made now about Britain in which both the ruling and opposition parties are torn apart by bitter internal wars. As for Brexit, the country doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going.

  • PIO doc in UK accused of mishandling autopsies

    London : An Indian-origin pathologist in the UK has been accused of mishandling post-mortems and the police were investigating if any criminal charges needed to be brought against him.

  • UK police arrest Dawood’s key aide Jabir Moti at London’s Hilton Hotel

    LONDON: A key aide of Dawood Ibrahim, India’s most wanted terrorist, was arrested by British police from London’s Hilton Hotel on Friday. Jabir Siddiq, aka Jabir Moti, is believed to be the right-hand man of Dawood, and manages his investments in the UK, UAE and around the world.

  • Hundreds turn out to support and counter pro-Khalistan rally in UK

    London: Hundreds of people turned out at Trafalgar Square in UK in support of a pro-Khalistan rally as well as to counter the event with an Independence Day celebration. The “We stand with India” and “Love my India” events were organised by Indian diaspora groups as a reaction to the pro-Khalistan “London Declaration for a Referendum 2020”.

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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.

  • London’s historic India Club saved from demolition

    London: The India Club in London, a hub for Indian nationalists in the UK during the Indian independence movement in the 1930s and 40s, has been saved from demolition after the city council panel refused to give permission to bring the historic building down to make way for a luxury hotel.  Westminster City Council’s planning committee has refused permission to Marston Properties, the building’s freeholders, to demolish the Club housed within the Strand Continental

  • Weak JLR sales drive Tata Motors to Rs 1,862 cr loss

    Mumbai : Tata Motors group on Tuesday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 1,862.57 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, dragged down by multiple challenges that its British arm JLR faced in major markets, including China, UK, Europe and the US.

  • Vote bank behind UK’s anti-Semitism row?

    Some blame the current anti-Semitism row in Britain’s Labour Party on Jeremy Corbyn’s politically-motivated desire to placate Muslims. Others fear it might be only another contrived weapon against Mr Corbyn, who is hugely popular in the country but is thoroughly disliked by the chattering classes. A visitor from India cannot but feel that India’s Muslims could do with some similar demonstration of support by a leading national politician, whether Rahul Gandhi or

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    Harsh reality of Brexit finally sets in

    A few months after Britons voted to leave the European Union (EU), there was considerable apprehension across the UK. One of the major reasons for pervasive uneasiness was the post-Brexit vote ambiguity over the economic fallout of the disastrous referendum. By October 2016 when this writer visited London, the pound had slumped over 15 per cent and Britain had one quantitative easing stimulus to tide over economic uncertainty. The economy was not

  • NHS is a shining example for India

    Britain’s new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, became famous earlier this year for injecting a massive dose of funds into the National Health Service. India should also note that one of the reasons Theresa May reiterated in her sustained and spirited parliamentary defence of leaving the European Union was that not having to pay “huge sums” to Brussels would allow Britain to invest more in the NHS. Without entering the raging debate over

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    My assets in UK are not in my name, says Vijay Mallya

    London: Fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya is incorrigible. First, he said that he will comply fully with the UK court directive to seize his British assets; then, he had the audacity to add that there was not much for them to take as his family’s lavish residences were “not in my name”.

  • Anil Agarwal to delist Vedanta from LSE

    New Delhi : Mining mogul Anil Agarwal plans to delist his flagship firm Vedanta Resources from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) after buying out 33.5 per cent of non-promoter shareholders for about $1 billion.