Free Press Journal
  • India is no longer on UK fast track

    Last week, there was a strong undercurrent of indignation in middle class India over the exclusion of India from the list of countries approved by the United Kingdom for quick processing of student visas. In theory, this should have been a non-issue. All countries have an inalienable and sovereign right to decide who to let into their country and under what conditions. While the UK remains a relatively popular destination (though not

  • Missing county has been blessing in disguise, says Kohli

    New Delhi : His meticulous build-up plan was thrown haywire by injury but fit-again Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Friday said missing the much-anticipated county stint before the tour of England has turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

  • UK peers demand end to ‘scandal’ of Indian professionals’ visa row

    London: Peers from Britain’s House of Lords have backed Indian professionals caught up in a visa row over their right to live and work in the UK, terming the government’s treatment of skilled workers from countries outside the European Union (EU) as a “national scandal”.

  • Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom suffers cardiac arrest in UK

    London/Islamabad: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nazwaz Sharif’s ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz’s health has further deteriorated following a cardiac arrest in the UK where she was undergoing treatment following throat cancer surgery.

  • Indian student racially abused for defending hijab-clad woman in UK

    London: A 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the UK has been racially attacked by a white man, shouting “Brexit, go back home” after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman, media reports said. Rickesh Advani, a political science student at Cambridge University, confronted the man for his comments towards the woman, only to be hit with an outburst of racial abuse, Cambridge News reported.

  • India Club in London faces partial 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, is facing partial demolition of the building. The Club, which has its roots in the India League which campaigned for Indian independence in Britain, had applied to Historic England for a listing as a historically important landmark to prevent the demolition. However, the application was turned down this

  • President Donald Trump to visit UK in July says sources

    Washington D.C.: United States President Donald Trump is set to visit the United Kingdom in July, according to two officials on Wednesday. The officials said that Trump’s July visit was being formulated, although no words have come from White House and the British Embassy in Washington D.C. so far, CNN reported.

  • PM Narendra Modi to embark on 5-day visit to UK, Sweden today

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a five-day official visit to Sweden and the United Kingdom (UK) today. The visit of the prime minister to the two nations aims at enhancing bilateral cooperation in key areas like trade, investments and science and technology.

  • Russia complains over airplane search in UK

    London : The Russian Embassy in London on Saturday accused the UK of “improperly” searching a Russian airplane that had landed at the British capital and said it constituted a “provocation and a violation of international rules”.

  • Russia vows to expel dozens of western diplomats over Salisbury attack

    Moscow: Russia on Monday vowed to expel dozens of western diplomats, in a tit-for-tat diplomatic response by the UK, the US and other countries over the Salisbury nerve gas attack on the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

  • ‘20 kids taken into UK state care over parents’ ISIS links’

    London : As many as 20 children, including a one-year-old boy, have been taken into state care in the UK over their parents’ alleged links with the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist network, a media report said on Sunday.