India, UK sign ‘step change’ defence MoU

India and the United Kingdom this week signed a memorandum of understanding on defence and security equipment described as a ‘step change’ in the long-standing defence relationship between the two countries. The agreement follows a visit by India’s chief of naval staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, to HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth in March, and HMS […]


UK pet owner investigated after dog kills 10-year-old boy

A dog owner in Britain is being investigated for manslaughter after her pet mauled to death a 10-year-old boy at an English vacation park. Police said Sunday the woman has been released but is under investigation for manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control. She has not been identified or charged. The boy […]


Concern grows over missing Indian doctor in UK

There is growing concern over the safety of Uma Kulkarni, a doctor who is missing since April 3 from her home in Herefordshire, with the police issuing a missing persons appeal in the Bristol-north Somerset area in west England. Kulkarni, 42, completed her MBBS qualification from Nagpur University in 1999 and registered with the General […]


The life lesson my Oxford professor taught me

We’d asked you, dear readers to tell us what is the one life lesson you would want to share. Rediff reader Dr Sumit Paul wrote about the life-transforming lesson he learnt from his Oxford professor. You can share your responses too. Scroll down to find out how.   Those were my early days at Balliol College, Oxford, […]


Nirav Modi’s defence team even used his pet dog in attempt to win bail

Clare Montgomery, Modi’s barrister, made a series of offers to try and convince the judge to grant bail. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi failed in his second attempt to get bail in his extradition case at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London despite his defence team trying hard to establish his close […]


British MPs vote against all alternative Brexit options

British lawmakers have voted on eight different possible Brexit options, but none received the majority support that would clarify the UK’s course. Parliament is trying to find an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May’s twice-rejected EU divorce deal. Lawmakers voted Wednesday on options that included leaving the European Union without a deal, staying in the […]


Big diplomatic victory for India; Nirav Modi arrested in UK

The 48-year-old’s arrest would lead to him being produced before a District Judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London to be formally charged, following which he is expected to seek bail. Nirav Modi, the main accused in the $2 billion PNB scam case, has been arrested in London, Scotland Yard said on Wednesday, in a […]


UK grappling with cyber scamsters based in India

Scamsters based in call centres in India have been netting millions of pounds by preying on Britons, who are threatened with action for non-existent tax debts or whose computers are compromised while servicing faults through remote access. The latest such scam was revealed by the Daily Mail on Monday, with footage showing Ahmedabad-based individuals posing […]