Ties with India top priority, Cameron tells Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first meeting with British Premier David Cameron who described relations with India as top priority of the UK's foreign policy and invited the Indian leader to Britain.
The bilateral meeting took place shortly after Modi arrived on a five-day visit at Brisbane in Australia to attend the G20 Summit. At their meeting, Cameron told Modi that "relations with India are at the top of the priorities of the UK's foreign policy."
Indian student's untimely death saddens community
The death of a British Indian student on Saturday has devastated the local community. He was among the five teenagers killed in a horrific car crash after a Saturday night trip to McDonalds. Arpad Kore, 18, with friends Blake Cairns, 16,
The winners of the 14th annual Asian Achievers Awards were announced on September 19th at a star-studded gala event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, on London’s Park Lane. Winners included Hanif Kureshi CBE for Media, Arts and Culture; Mahmud Kamani, co-founder of boohoo.com for Business Person of the Year; and Wasim Khan MBE, the first British-Pakistani to play professional cricket in England, for Achievement in Community Service.
Modi’s America Visit
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be leaving for US on September 25 is going to hold two comprehensive meetings with United States President Barack Obama, to address the roughness that has crept into the ties between both countries, reports said.
Rajinikanth hesitant to join politics
Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth who has been invited by various political parties to join them, said that he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge. "Everybody wants me to join politics. I'm aware of its depth and danger. I'm not afraid, but just a little hesitant," he said at the audio release promotional event for his action film 'Lingaa’.
Lakshmi Mittal's niece gets Rs 100 mn in alimony
Bengaluru: A family court here has awarded the niece of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal Rs 100 million as alimony. Swasti Mittal (27) divorced 32-year-old Nepali businessman Nirvana Chaudhary by mutual consent.
Sukhbir targets Modi on relief to anti-Sikh riot victims
Chandigarh: The simmering feud between alliance partners Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP in Punjab was escalated for the first time to the PMO level with deputy chief minister and Akali leader Sukhbir Badal shooting off a letter to Narendra Modi, questioning the "confusion generated among Sikhs" over BJP's goodwill gesture to give compensation to 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims.
HC raps Haryana govt for not arresting sect leader
Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday directed Haryana police to bring before it by Friday controversial sect leader Rampal, after he again failed to appear before the court. Defying non-bailable arrest warrants issued against him, Rampal again failed to appear before the court on Monday.
Kim Kardashian to join Indian Bigg Boss house
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is set to make an appearance on the Indian version of Big Brother, a spokesperson for the channel airing the show says. Kardashian will join the remaining 12 participants on the programme, known as Bigg Boss.
Sachin adopts AP village
India's cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has adopted the sleepy village of Puttamrajuvari Kandriga in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh under the Sansad Adarsh Grama Yojana (SAGY) as Rajya Sabha member. Sachin pledged to spend huge amounts on making Kandriga village a model habitation in the country through his MPLAD funds.
WTO impasse broken as India, US reach food security deal
India and the United States have resolved differences on the issue of public stockholding for food security, paving the way for revival of stalled global trade talks and implementation of the pact on trade facilitation for easier customs rules.
5 armymen get life term for Kashmir fake encounter
Five armymen have been awarded life sentence for a staged shootout in 2010 in which three youths were killed in Machil area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, army sources said. Army sources said the five men, including two officers, were sentenced by "summary general court martial" but the sentence was subject to confirmation.
Urdu translator offers cheat service in driving tests
40 year-old Muhammed Saeed was sentenced to two years in jail at Birmingham Crown Court for committing fraud. The Urdu translator hid the answers to driving theory tests in the guise of verbal symbols for fees of £120.00. His clientele expanded to citizens of Kent, Luton and Bradford and drew the attention of the Driving Standards Agency.
Labour's tighter immigration plan faces criticism
Amidst immigration debates running for the last few weeks, a plan of stricter border control, by the Labour party which may lead to the recruitment of 1,000 more border and immigration enforcement staff, has faced severe backlash by the Home Secretary, who has criticised that this scheme could possibly fund only 59 new members of staff.
Shrien Dewani trial: Lawyers to apply for dismissal
Lawyers for Shrien Dewani, the man accused of organising the murder of his wife on their honeymoon, are to apply for the case to be dismissed.
Swedish national Anni, 28, died in Cape Town, South Africa in 2010 after an apparent carjacking that went wrong.
Mr Dewani, 34, of Bristol, has pleaded not guilty to charges including kidnapping and murder.
IS's Jihadi John threatens slaughter in Britain
Jihadi John, the nickname given to a Briton who beheaded two British and two American nationals abducted by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical organisation, has threatened slaughter on the streets of Britain.
Parliament evacuated after bomb scare
Part of the UK parliament was evacuated after an iPad belonging to a minister’s aide sparked a bomb scare.
Streets surrounding the buildings in central London were cordoned off on Monday morning after a suspicious package was found in Portcullis House, which contains MPs’ offices.
'Holyman' abuser Charanjit jailed for 13 years
A man said to be a "healer and holyman" has been sentenced to 13 years for the rape and abuse of a 12-year-old girl .
Charanjit, 46, from Twinburn Gardens in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, was jailed in his absence after being admitted to hospital at the previous sentence hearing with chest pains. He had been found guilty by a jury of eight sexual offences including rape and sexual assault
Redbridge Council prosecutes unscrupulous Landlords and Letting Agency
A local Letting Agent has been found guilty of nine housing offences in the latest of a number of successful prosecutions taken by Redbridge Council.
Ayub Patel, trading as Lakeview Estates, of 762 High Road, Ilford IG3, his company Broach Ltd trading from the same address and the landlord Abu Taher from Warwick Road, Stratford were prosecuted for failing to license and properly manage a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in Lansdowne Road, Ilford IG3.
UAE blacklists Islamic Relief
British aid charity 'Islamic Relief', who have been enlisted to work on £12.5 million valued projects with the Department for International Development, involved in helping children affected by the Syria conflict remain in school and improved the quality of lives in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and Sudan through “Islamic microfinance” schemes, were chastised as a terrorist outfit by the United Arab Emirates.
Indian shuttlers made history in China
On a Super Sunday, the Indian shuttlers raided the dragon's lair and came out conquerors. In what will go down as a red-lettered day for Indian badminton, Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal cornered glory at the China Open Super Series Premier in Fuzhou. This is the first time that Indian players have won both the men's and women's singles at a major tournament.
Terry Walsh quits as chief coach of Indian hockey team
India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh quit from his position after his contractual talks with Hockey India and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) broke down but a fresh proposal is still being worked out for the Australian's consideration.
Walsh, whose contract was to come to an end on Wednesday, had already submitted his resignation last month after his demands for a greater say in team decisions and hand-picked support staff were turned down by HI and SAI.
Kohli named one of 2015 WC's ambassadors
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the star studded appointment of its ambassadors for next year's Cricket World Cup and India's Virat Kohli is a part of the five member group. Accompanying Kohli would be Australian fast-bowler Mitchell Johnson, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, Sri Lanka's former captain Kumar Sangakkara and Australia's Shane Watson.
Johnson wins best cricketer of the year award
Fiery Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson was named cricketer of the year by the International Cricket Council, matching his countryman Ricky Ponting's feat of winning the award twice. Johnson, 33, spearheaded Australia's attack during a 5-0 Ashes sweep of England last year and then helped his team beat South Africa 2-1, picking up 59 Test wickets between August 2013 to September 2014.
Boxing India granted AIBA membership
Completing India's rehabilitation into the international boxing fold, AIBA unanimously gave permanent membership to the recently-elected Boxing India during its quadrennial congress in Jeju Islands, Korea. "We are extremely delighted to be unanimously accepted as the permanent member of AIBA, at the ongoing AIBA quadrennial Congress at Jeju Island, South Korea," Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia said. "Boxing India carries the aspiration of the nation and will do its utmost to enable India win global acclaim in Boxing.
Kohli makes it 5-0 for India against Lanka
Virat Kohli hunted down Sri Lanka's 286, to complete India's absolute domination in this series, while checking off the only conspicuous individual milestone that had been missing from the tour thus far - a Kohli hundred.
He arrived with India in slight trouble, watched on aghast as his middle order deserted him in a crucial period, but picked apart the Sri Lanka death bowlers expertly, to see India home in the penultimate over. As the target neared Kohli even struck a helicopter-shot of sorts, to put the ball in the stands behind long-on, and sealed the match with a six at an individual score of 139 off 126 in the applause from a delighted Ranchi crowd.
Tony Blair made millions in secret deal with Saudi Arabian oil company
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair made a fortune in a secret and lucrative business deal with his Tony Blair Associates (TBA) and a Saudi Arabian oil company. Under the deal, it was agreed that TBA would help promote the firm - PetroSaudi International, a firm promoted by one of the senior members of Saudi royal family, to Chinese leaders. The proposed fees were £41,000 a month and a 2% cut of any deal it helped broker.
Norwegian envoy rejects Rajapaksa's allegation
Colombo: Diplomat Erik Solheim has rejected Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's allegation that Norway and he in particular were "funding" the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Solheim, who was Norway's key facilitator in the Colombo-Tamil rebels peace process and is a former minister of international development, has said that Norway "financed neither the LTTE in general nor its military operations" in particular.
Mumbai attack victims seek $ 688 mn from Pak accused
Washington: Nine American and Israeli victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks have demanded a compensation of $ 688 million from the Pakistan-based perpetrators of the terror assault, including JuD chief Hafiz Saeed. In a re-submission
Musharraf warns of proxy war with India in Afghanistan
Karachi: The departure of Nato combat forces from Afghanistan could push India and Pakistan towards a proxy war in the troubled state, Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf warned in an interview.
UK to bar return of jihadists: Cameron
Canberra: British Prime Minister David Cameron outlined plans to seize passports of British jihadists and stop them from returning after fighting overseas, while proposing landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London’s no-fly lists. Some 500 radicalised Britons are estimated to be fighting in Iraq and Syria.
ISIS flags hoisted near Islamabad
Islamabad: Four flags of the dreaded militant group Islamic State or ISIS have been confiscated near a highly- sensitive ordnance unit close to Islamabad, setting alarm bells ringing for the Pakistani security establishment.
Sharif rejects bulletproof car from India
Kathmandu: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the use of a bulletproof car provided by rival India for next week's summit of South Asian leaders in Kathmandu, a Nepalese official said. Sharif "will be bringing his own car... all other vehicles for (visiting) heads of countries have come from India", said foreign ministry spokesman Khaga Nath Adhikari.
ISIS beheads US aid worker Kassig
Beirut: An ISIS group video shows rebels beheading a dozen Syrian soldiers and ends with a militant claiming to have killed US aid worker Peter Kassig. The video ends with the militant standing over a severed head he says belongs to Kassig. The main militant in the video who speaks to the camera has a British accent and warns that US soldiers will meet a similar fate.