Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 | Last Update : 09:44 PM IST

Meenakshi Chakraverti Page-2

Pak-origin fraudster gets 11 years for UK’s biggest cyber con

A British-Pakistani conman, who was involved in a £113-million cyber-fraud and made so much money that he flew a team of valets from Scotland to Lahore to polish his fleet of luxury cars, has been sen

23 Sep 2016 6:24 AM

Record 31 Indian universities make it to world’s top list

India has improved its position in the global higher education, with a record 31 educational institutions making it to a new list of the worlds top varsities topped by the University of Oxford.

23 Sep 2016 6:15 AM

Ravi Shankar’s opera to premier in UK

Sitar legend Ravi Shankar’s only opera Sukanya, named after his wife, will get its world premiere in the UK in May 2017.

22 Sep 2016 2:11 AM

Spymasters plan to build ‘Great British Firewall’

Grand new plans are being drawn up by British spy chiefs to create a “Great British Firewall” to block malicious websites countrywide and combat serious cyber attacks threatening national security.

15 Sep 2016 2:11 AM

8-hour standoff at UK gurdwara, 55 held

Fifty-five people were arrested on Sunday after an eight-hour-long armed protest in the West Midlands region of England where a gang of 20-30 sword-wielding men stormed a gurdwara, apparently opposing

12 Sep 2016 12:19 AM


UK MPs to leave ‘crumbling’ House

Britain’s MPs and peers may have to move out of their historic Palace of Westminster Parliament complex after a senior parliamentary committee recommended essential repairs this week.

09 Sep 2016 6:42 AM

David Cameron pushed voters towards Brexit: Report

Former Prime Minister David Cameron may have been campaigning for Britain to remain in the European Union (EU) but his speeches had the opposite effect, according to a new report on Thursday.

02 Sep 2016 5:02 AM

Theresa May says no going back on Brexit

“Brexit means Brexit”, Prime Minister Theresa May asserted on Wednesday, rejecting a second referendum as she held a brainstorming session with her ministers on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU amid r

01 Sep 2016 4:42 AM

Hate crimes on UK trains increase after Brexit

The number of suspected race hate crimes on Britain’s railways jumped sharply since the UK voted to leave the European Union in June, official figures released on Sunday showed.

22 Aug 2016 3:53 AM

MI5 mind-readers foil terror strikes

A specialist unit set up by Britain’s security agency MI5 has been helping the intelligence service get into the minds of terrorists and has helped foil at least seven attacks in the past year, a repo

08 Aug 2016 12:47 AM


ISIS recruits in West told to keep it simple

The ISIS group has instructed its Western terror recruits to embark upon “simple and effective” spontaneous attacks, rather than making “intricate” plans, in the latest edition of its online propagand

08 Aug 2016 12:29 AM

British MPs to face drinking ban from 2020

Come 2020 British MPs will have to move out of their Palace of Westminster Parliament building as it is renovated and face a drinking ban in their temporary premises nearby because it has been leased

07 Aug 2016 6:49 AM

Attack on London a case of when, not if: Metropolitan police chief

The Scotland Yard on Sunday warned that a terror attack in the UK is a case of “when” rather than “if” and the current threat level of “severe” in the country meant an attack was imminent.

01 Aug 2016 5:38 AM

‘ISIS training next-generation fighters’

Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists are training the children of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq to create the “next generation” of militants, according to a latest European report.

31 Jul 2016 7:16 AM

No Indian writer in Booker longlist

No Indian author figures among the 13 writers longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize announced on Wednesday with celebrated South African novelist J.M.

28 Jul 2016 2:48 AM


Prince Harry regrets not speaking about Princess Diana’s death

Britain’s Prince Harry has expressed regret that he did not speak about his mother Princess Diana’s death until years later.

26 Jul 2016 6:11 AM

Prince Harry takes HIV test live on Internet

Prince Harry on Thursday got himself tested for HIV in a bid to raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get checked out, a move broadcast live on the British royal family’s Faceboo

15 Jul 2016 2:26 AM

UK rejects petition for second Brexit referendum

The UK government has officially rejected a petition signed by over 4.1 million people calling for a second referendum for Britain to decide on its fate in or out of the EU, saying the people’s decisi

10 Jul 2016 3:39 AM

Pakistan-origin man jailed for shouting ‘Allah-o-Akbar’ on plane

A Pakistani-origin man was on Monday jailed for 10 weeks for triggering panic and frightening passengers on a UK-bound flight by shouting “Allah-o-Akbar” and “boom”.

05 Jul 2016 12:26 AM

6 Indian WWI Victoria Cross heroes honoured

Britain has launched a new digital archive telling the inspiring stories of war heroes, including six Indians, as part of the UK government’s centenary celebrations to mark World War I.

22 Jun 2016 2:40 AM