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  • US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis points to UK poisoning, calls Russia ‘strategic competitor’

    Washington: Russia’s suspected involvement in the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter in Britain shows Moscow has “chosen to be a strategic competitor,” US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis suggested today. “We’ve always been willing to cooperate with Russia where possible,” Mattis told reporters when asked if he saw scope for improved relations with Russia following President Vladimir Putin’s re-election.

  • Indore: City likely to get state’s maiden facility for UK and Schengen visa soon

    Indore: In what could be great news to citizens, especially those who fly frequently to UK and Schengen countries, they no more have to rush to Mumbai or New Delhi for procuring a visa for these countries, as the visa availing agency for these countries, VFS Global is exploring the possibility to set up its maiden office in the city, where mobile biometric procedures would be completed.

  • US agrees Russia responsible for spy poisoning in UK: White House 

    Washington : The US on Thursday backed its closest ally the UK in a “reckless” nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter, saying it shares the British assessment that Russia is responsible for the “abhorrent” incident.

  • Pak takes defence attaches of 6 nations on LoC tour

    Islamabad : Pakistan on Friday said it had arranged a visit of defence attaches of six countries, including from four permanent members of the UN, to the Line of Control to brief them about “Indian atrocities”.

  • London council votes in favour of ‘Trump-free zone’

    London: A local council in east London has voted in favour of declaring its area a “Trump-free zone” if the US President was to visit the UK. Tower Hamlets Council, the local authority headed by the Opposition Labour party in what is known as London’s East End, unanimously voted in favour of an independent councillor’s motion to declare the borough “closed” to Donald Trump at a meeting on Wednesday night.

  • UK encourages travelling Indians to apply for visitor visa

    New Delhi: The United Kingdom has launched their annual #BEATthepeak campaign – to encourage Indian visitors to make the most of UKVI’s post-dated visa offer, which allows travellers to apply three months in advance and date their visa for when they travel.

  • Day-night Test ‘unlikely’ in 2019 Ashes

    England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said on Wednesday that, England did not need a pink-ball Test in their home Ashes schedule.

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    Indian-origin driver among smuggling gang jailed in UK

    London: An Indian-origin driver is among 10 members of a so-called “white van group” jailed for a total of 31 years for smuggling drugs and money across the UK.

  • Very strong case of fraud against Vijay Mallya in extradition case: Government source

    New Delhi: A central government source on Wednesday said there was a “very strong prima facie case of fraud in terms of Fraud Act 2006 of UK” against liquor baron Vijay Mallya. This reply comes in the wake of number of press reports suggesting that there was no evidence to support ‘case of fraud’ presented by the Union Government against Mallya in the extradition case.

  • London Mayor bats for change in UK govt’s visa policy

    Mumbai: Continuing his criticism of the UK government’s strict visa norms, visiting London Mayor Sadiq Khan today said they are preparing a proposal for revising policies like “for post-study work visas”.

  • Mumbai: UK’s visa norms a big mistake, says London mayor Sadiq Khan

    Mumbai: London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Sunday said he was “lobbying” with the British government to change its stringent visa norms, which he termed as a “big mistake”. Khan arrived in the country’s commercial capital as part of his first official tour to three Indian cities, others being Delhi and Amritsar, to strengthen the UK capital’s trade ties.

  • Donald Trump re-tweets boost membership, claims UK far-right group

    London: A British far-right group at the centre of a major diplomatic row between the US and the UK has claimed that President Donald Trump’s re-tweets of their anti-Muslim videos had provided a boost to their membership base.

  • WhatsApp suffers another global outage in less than a month

    London: Popular messaging platform WhatsApp suffered another global outage in less than a month.  The outage left the users across the world helpless as they were not able to send or receive messages for a few minutes.