United Kingdom

UK sees workers on payroll rise above pre-pandemic level

The Office for National Statistics also found that the country's rate of unemployment also fell further to 4.5% between June and August, down from 4.6% in the quarter to July.

published on : 12th October 2021

Princes Charles urges action, not words at UN climate summit

The Prince of Wales expressed sympathy with climate protesters, who have been blocking roads in Britain for several weeks as part of a campaign to make homes more environmentally efficient.

published on : 11th October 2021

UK launches temporary visa scheme for truck drivers to meet supply crisis

The government confirmed on Saturday night that 5,000 fuel tanker and food truck drivers will be eligible to work in the UK for three months.

published on : 26th September 2021

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

As winter approaches, bringing the threat of a new COVID-19 surge, Britain's light touch is setting it apart from more cautious nations.

published on : 26th September 2021

Report: Child sex abuse found across major UK religions

An Independent Enquiry into Child Sexual Abuse cited figures showing that from 2015 to 2020, of all known institutions where abuse had been reported, 11% took place within a religious setting.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Punjab CM writes to Jaishankar, seeks repatriation of Shaheed Udham Singh's personal effects from UK

The Chief Minister, in his letter to Jaishankar, appealed to him to take up this matter with the United Kingdom government so that the nation is able to express its highest gratitude to the martyr.

published on : 25th August 2021

UK rolls out free home antibody tests under new programme for COVID positives

The UK Health Security Agency will offer these finger-prick tests to help improve the understanding of immunity against COVID-19 from vaccination and infection.

published on : 22nd August 2021

UK warns Taliban to live up to its promises 

Britain announced late Tuesday a resettlement scheme for Afghans fleeing the Taliban after their return to power, offering an initial 5,000 places in the first year, rising to up to 20,000 in the long

published on : 18th August 2021

Johnny Depp's libel suit against Amber Heard will proceed despite UK ruling

The 58-year-old actor is suing his ex-wife over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed where Heard wrote about surviving domestic violence.

published on : 18th August 2021

Taliban takeover is world's failure, says UK

The former British Army officer last week said US President Joe Biden's predecessor Donald Trump had secured a "rotten deal" with the Islamist militants that allowed their return.

published on : 16th August 2021

Indian students see record entries to UK universities as travel rules ease up

Indian students planning to travel to Britain to take up their courses no longer need to quarantine in a government-managed facility for 10 days at considerable additional cost.

published on : 11th August 2021

Council sends Onam special veggie consignment to UK

The council has long term plans to market Kerala’s organic vegetables in London.

published on : 11th August 2021

Authorities step up testing, vaccination as B1.617.2 COVID variant spreads rapidly in parts of UK

Most cases are in the northwest of England, with some in London, and additional measures are being put in place to "rapidly break chains of transmission".

published on : 14th May 2021

Johnson calls for UK talks after Scottish Nationalists win

Johnson congratulated Sturgeon on her re-election, but said to the leaders of the devolved governments that the U.K. was “best served when we work together.”

published on : 9th May 2021

Infosys to hire 1,000 workers in United Kingdom

The new team members will join Infosys' design studio in Shoreditch, its innovation centre in Canary Wharf and proximity centres in Nottingham and other client locations across the UK.

published on : 4th May 2021
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