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Royal Bank of Scotland to move 300 jobs to India

LONDON: Britain’s largest government-owned bank Royal Bank of Scotland has announced plans to cut 448 investment banking jobs in the UK and move two-thirds of those to India. Around 300… Read more »

British Sikhs divided over Brexit

LONDON: Britain’s Sikh groups are divided on which way to vote in the referendum on June 23 as it emerged today that most black and ethnic minority (BME) voters in… Read more »

Hinduja group formally acquires iconic London building

LONDON: The Hinduja Group has formally acquired the historic 1,100-room Old War Office building in central London, once occupied by Britain’s war-time prime minister Winston Churchill, which will now be… Read more »

India approaches UN to name Masood Azhar in SC sanctions list

UNITED NATIONS: India has formally approached the UN to include Jaish-e-Mohammad chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar in the Security Council’s sanctions list, strongly emphasizing the urgency to… Read more »

Canada judge rejects extradition to India over torture fears

VICTORIA: The mother and uncle of a Canadian woman who was the victim of an alleged “honor killing” have had their extradition order to India overturned by British Columbia’s appeal… Read more »

Amnesty report condemns ‘growing intolerance’ in India

LONDON: Authorities in India failed to stop “incidents of religious violence” and often “contributed to tensions through polarizing speeches”, Amnesty International said today, as it condemned “growing intolerance” that led… Read more »

Aus minister criticizes Indian bureaucracy for impasse

MELBOURNE: Australia’s new trade minister has criticized India’s “strong” bureaucracy for posing hurdles for a favorable business environment, saying sometimes one has to “roll up sleeves and apply a little… Read more »

Indian-origin man arrested in Canada

TORONTO: A 32-year-old Indian-origin man has been arrested in Canada on charges of possessing a weapon and threatening to kill his business partner. Parmpal Gill was arrested on Monday from… Read more »

Britain’s Cameron wins deal for ‘special status’ in EU

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister David Cameron has sealed a deal for “special status” in the EU after a marathon summit, paving the way for him to campaign to stay in… Read more »

Indian-origin man jailed for beating his Filipino maid

SINGAPORE: A 52-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapore has been sentenced to 14 weeks in jail for beating up his Filipino maid, a month after his wife was imprisoned for abusing… Read more »

Indian restaurant owner banned for employing illegal workers

LONDON: A 40-year-old Indian-origin restaurant owner in the UK who employed four illegal immigrants at his eatery has been disqualified for six years from being director of a limited company…. Read more »

Harinder Sidhu to be new Australian High Commissioner to India

MELBOURNE: Australia today appointed veteran woman career diplomat Harinder Sidhu as its next High Commissioner to India, the second Indian-origin official to serve as the country’s envoy to India in… Read more »

NRI businessmen upbeat over Abu Dhabi leader’s India visit

DUBAI: Indian businessmen based in the UAE have hailed the ongoing visit of Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to India hoping it would further boost… Read more »

Don’t snatch smartphones from students during exams: expert

DUBAI: Smartphones should not be taken away from students during examinations as it amount to “torture”, an Indian-origin professor has said. Dr Sugata Mitra, a professor at UK’s Newcastle University,… Read more »

WikiLeaks founder Assange should walk free, rules UN panel

GENEVA/LONDON: ¬†WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be freed, a UN panel ruled today as it called on the UK and Sweden to compensate the whistleblower for his “arbitrary detention” of… Read more »

Like-minded nations must jointly tackle terror: Ansari

BANGKOK: Vice President Hamid Ansari today called for “strong cooperation” among like-minded nations to tackle the growing menace of terrorism and underlined the “tremendous potential” for enhancing Indo-Thai defense ties…. Read more »

Ban appoints Major Gen Menon as UNDOF Head

UNITED NATIONS: Major General Jai Shanker Menon of the Indian Army, a veteran of peacekeeping operations, has been appointed as the head of a key UN force stationed in Golan… Read more »

3 of Indian-origin conferred with Aus’s highest civilian award

MELBOURNE: Three Indian-origin persons have been awarded Australia’s highest civilian honor for their contribution in the fields of physics, engineering and medicine. Chennupati Jagadish, an eminent professor at Australian National… Read more »

India can stand out with reforms, planning: Jaitley

DAVOS: India can stand out in the gloomy global economic situation with headwinds from China and the US if it continues with “reforms and responsible economic planning”, Finance Minister Arun… Read more »

India must increase women participation in labour force: ILO

GENEVA: India needs to increase women’s participation in labour markets, build on its experience of its flagship employment scheme and provide social housing for the working poor to tackle unemployment,… Read more »