Sunday, June 4, 2023



UK Dy PM quits after bullying investigation

LONDON, APRIL 21: UK Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab resigned Friday after an independent investigation found he bullied civil servants. Raab's announcement the day after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak received findings into 8 formal complaints that Raab, who is also Justice Secretary, had been abusive toward staff members during a previous stint in that office and while serving as Britain's Foreign Secretary and Brexit Secretary. Raab, 49, denied claims he belittled and demeaned his staff and said he "behaved professionally at all times", but had said he would resign if...

UK records spike in Indians crossing over illegally in small boats

London, March 12: Britain has recorded a spike in Indians crossing over illegally into the country across the English Channel last year, when a total of 683 largely Indian men were reported to have landed on its shores via small boats. This figure, according to the latest UK Home Office “Irregular Migration to the UK” statistics for the year ending December 2022, shows a progressive rise from the 67 Indian nationals recorded to have crossed over in small boats in 2021, 64 in 2020 and none in 2019 and 2018....

Indian mission reaches out to students after modern slavery fears in UK

London, February 10: The Indian High Commission here on Friday appealed to students from India to contact the mission for help and counselling amid fears that over 50 of them may have become victims of modern slavery while working at care homes in North Wales run by five Indian-origin persons. The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), a UK government intelligence and investigative agency for labour exploitation, reported earlier this week that it had succeeded in getting a court order against five individuals for labour abuse. The GLAA said it...

UK PM joins UK-India NSA meeting

LONDON, FEBRUARY 5: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in a "special gesture" briefly joined a meeting here between India' National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his UK counterpart Tim Barrow and assured his Government's full support to deepen bilateral strategic partnership in sectors like trade and defence. Doval and Barrow met at the UK Cabinet Office, a Department responsible for supporting the Prime Minister. "A special gesture by PM @rishisunak to join for a while India-UK NSA dialogue between Sir Tim Barrow & Mr Doval at @cabinetofficeuk", the Indian High...

UK”s biggest aircraft carrier breaks down on way to US

London, August 29: The UK's biggest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has broken down off the south coast of England after setting sail from Portsmouth Naval Base for the US on what the Royal Navy has described as a landmark aviation trial mission. The warship was said to be experiencing an "emerging mechanical issue" and the problem is being investigated. The GBP 3 billion carrier, which became fully operational last year, is reportedly anchored southeast of the Isle of Wight while the investigation is carried out. "HMS Prince of...
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