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New Trump golf course in Scotland gets go-head despite environmental fears

Many locals objected to the application, citing loss of public space and the impact it would have on water supply, private roads and nearby estates.
The course is to be named MacLeod after Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, and will be built next to the current course on his Menie Estate.(AFP Photo)
The course is to be named MacLeod after Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, and will be built next to the current course on his Menie Estate.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 02:26 AM IST
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Surreal experience to shoot; hope this is not going to be the new normal: Lara Dutta Bhupathi

The actor shares her experience of shooting in Scotland for the Akshay Kumar-starrer Bell Bottom and how though she felt anxious
Lara Dutta recounts shooting for Bell Bottom in the thick of a global pandemic.
Lara Dutta recounts shooting for Bell Bottom in the thick of a global pandemic.
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 02:16 PM IST
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UK’s Rishi Sunak offers lockdown-hit companies more help to keep jobs

In a move likely to cost billions of pounds over the six-month duration of the new scheme, Sunak said the government will pay up to two-thirds of each employee’s salary, with a cap of 2,100 pounds ($2,724.33) a month, if they work for companies that are forced to close temporarily.
Rishi Sunak had previously resisted calls to increase the generosity of the government’s support schemes amid fast-rising job losses and his announcement on Friday is likely to herald the temporary closure of bars and other businesses.(REUTERS)
Rishi Sunak had previously resisted calls to increase the generosity of the government’s support schemes amid fast-rising job losses and his announcement on Friday is likely to herald the temporary closure of bars and other businesses.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 07:46 PM IST
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Covid-19 infected UK MP attended House; told to resign

Margaret Ferrier, MP from Rutherglen and Hamilton West, has also been suspended by her party.
A video grab from footage shows Scottish National Party MP Margaret Ferrier speaking in the House of Commons on September 28.(AFP)
A video grab from footage shows Scottish National Party MP Margaret Ferrier speaking in the House of Commons on September 28.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 08:52 PM IST
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Akshay Kumar shares photo from gurdwara in Scotland: ‘I feel a sense of calm I haven’t in months’

Akshay Kumar visited a gurdwara in Glasgow, Scotland, where is he shooting his upcoming film Bell Bottom. The actor shared a picture on Instagram and said that he felt a sense of calm that he had not felt in months.
Akshay Kumar offered prayers at a gurdwara in Scotland.
Akshay Kumar offered prayers at a gurdwara in Scotland.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 08:48 PM IST
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UK raises Covid-19 alert to second highest level

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to make a statement in parliament on Tuesday to announce new measures to deal with the virus, seeking to strike a balance between ensuring public health and preventing further blows to Britain’s battered economy.
The alert level was reduced from level four to three on June 19, when new cases on successive days and weeks were recorded in the hundreds.(REUTERS)
The alert level was reduced from level four to three on June 19, when new cases on successive days and weeks were recorded in the hundreds.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 05:08 AM IST
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‘This is a big moment:’ UK government cautions on coronavirus

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Friday that the country has to “come together” over the coming weeks to get on top of the spike, which he noted is leading to a doubling in the number of people being hospitalized with the virus every seven to eight days.
Critics say it has lost control of the virus and that’s why new measures are being introduced.(REUTERS)
Critics say it has lost control of the virus and that’s why new measures are being introduced.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 18, 2020 03:34 PM IST
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London | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Akshay Kumar thanks fans for celebrating his birthday: ‘I exist because of you’, watch

Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to thank fans for celebrating his birthday, earlier this month. The actor is currently in Scotland, shooting for his upcoming film, Bell Bottom.
Akshay Kumar is currently in Scotland, shooting for Bell Bottom.
Akshay Kumar is currently in Scotland, shooting for Bell Bottom.
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 08:05 AM IST
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UK’s Boris Johnson urged to rethink face mask advice in schools

A day after the World Health Organization tweaked its guidance over mask-wearing by children, Scotland changed its advice, a move that’s piled pressure on the other nations of the U.K. to follow suit.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends the VJ Day National Remembrance event, held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Britain.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends the VJ Day National Remembrance event, held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Britain.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 11:33 PM IST
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Bell Bottom: Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta enjoy post-quarantine sun in Scotland. Watch video

Actor Huma Qureshi shared a funny video with Lara Dutta as the two step out into the sun after a mandatory quarantine period in Scotland. Watch.
Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi are in Scotland with the rest of the team of Bell Bottom for a shoot.
Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi are in Scotland with the rest of the team of Bell Bottom for a shoot.
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 11:29 AM IST
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Sonam Kapoor steps out into the Scottish countryside with husband Anand, friends: ‘All we need to warm our hearts’

Sonam Kapoor, who has been in the UK for a while now, has shared a picture from her travel to Scotland.
Sonam Kapoor with husband Anand Ahuja and friends in Scotland.
Sonam Kapoor with husband Anand Ahuja and friends in Scotland.
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 04:39 PM IST
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Punjab-origin businessman banned for false UK tax returns

Hardip Singh Khaira, 43, was director of HK Construction incorporated in 2011 to provide groundwork construction services, including drainage and concreting. The company traded from its premises in Coatbridge, north Lanarkshire, until July 2019
Investigators uncovered that between November 2011 and February 2015, the businessman knowingly caused the company to submit false tax returns.(Representational image)
Investigators uncovered that between November 2011 and February 2015, the businessman knowingly caused the company to submit false tax returns.(Representational image)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 12:30 AM IST
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Covid-19: Lockdown reimposed in Scotland’s Aberdeen due to virus cluster

Britain asked travellers from some countries to voluntarily self-quarantine in February and early March, but the government lifted all border restrictions on March 13.
Aberdeen officials published a list of 28 bars and restaurants, three golf clubs and a soccer club visited by about 200 people so far traced from the cluster. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Aberdeen officials published a list of 28 bars and restaurants, three golf clubs and a soccer club visited by about 200 people so far traced from the cluster. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 11:04 AM IST
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Signs of second wave of Covid-19 in Europe, says UK PM Boris Johnson

Spain has seen a spike in the number of cases in recent days, prompting UK officials to impose the 14-day quarantine on Britons and travellers arriving from that country. The decision has thrown holidays of millions of Britons into disarray.
As of Monday night, seven new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the overall figure to 45,759 and the number of cases to 300,111. Scotland did not report any death for several days.(REUTERS)
As of Monday night, seven new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the overall figure to 45,759 and the number of cases to 300,111. Scotland did not report any death for several days.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

UK to pause reporting Covid-19 deaths, review methodology

In updated figures posted Sunday, the total number of Covid-19-associated deaths in the UK is now 45,752.
British tourists returning to UK, check in their luggage, as Britain imposed a two-week quarantine on all travellers arriving from Spain, following the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.(REUTERS)
British tourists returning to UK, check in their luggage, as Britain imposed a two-week quarantine on all travellers arriving from Spain, following the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 12:57 AM IST
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British pilot to fly home after 4-month coronavirus battle in Vietnam

A British pilot who spent more than two months on life support in Vietnam after contracting Covid-19 was on his way home Saturday, astounding doctors who gave him just ten percent chance of survival.
A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical Covid-19 patient is carried on a stretcher in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, Saturday, July 11, 2020.(AP photo)
A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical Covid-19 patient is carried on a stretcher in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, Saturday, July 11, 2020.(AP photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 09:03 PM IST
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Indian heritage in UK: 4 centuries of priceless art with royal family on display

Priceless paintings and manuscripts from India gathered as gifts and other acquisitions during centuries of British engagement will be on display at a unique exhibition in Edinburgh from July 23 to January 21, the Royal Collection Trust said on Friday.
Held in the Royal Library in Windsor Castle, the Royal Collection contains one of the finest south Asian paintings and manuscripts in the world, including the Mughal era ‘Padshahnama’, Tipu Sultan’s Quran and the story of Prahlada from the Bhagavata Purana, 1775–90, by the Nainsukh family workshop.(Photo: Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2020)
Held in the Royal Library in Windsor Castle, the Royal Collection contains one of the finest south Asian paintings and manuscripts in the world, including the Mughal era ‘Padshahnama’, Tipu Sultan’s Quran and the story of Prahlada from the Bhagavata Purana, 1775–90, by the Nainsukh family workshop.(Photo: Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2020)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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UK to relax England’s quarantine rules for summer travellers

The government said it expected countries included on the quarantine-free list for England would reciprocate by relaxing their own travel restrictions.
Britain’s foreign ministry would set out exemptions from its global advisory against “all but essential” international travel from July 4.(AP)
Britain’s foreign ministry would set out exemptions from its global advisory against “all but essential” international travel from July 4.(AP)
Published on Jul 03, 2020 07:33 AM IST
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UK cops resume probe into Indian man’s murder in 2003

Scotland Yard officials on Thursday resumed investigation into the murder of an Indian-origin man in 2003, Rajesh Verma, who was attacked by individuals suspected to be of east African origin in the London borough of Ealing.
Rajesh Verma(Photo: Scotland Yard)
Rajesh Verma(Photo: Scotland Yard)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 04:32 PM IST
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Covid-19: No death on fourth day in a row in Scotland

Scotland is on course to be virus-free by the end July if the rate of decrease of new cases is maintained, Devi Sridhar, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh and an adviser to the Sturgeon government said.
People enjoy the hot weather on the beach at Loch Morlich, near Aviemore, Scotland, Britain.(REUTERS)
People enjoy the hot weather on the beach at Loch Morlich, near Aviemore, Scotland, Britain.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 08:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prasun Sonwalkar | Posted by Arpan Rai

Knife-weilding man shot dead in Glasgow after injuring 6 persons: Police

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow”, while home secretary Priti Patel said reports from Glasgow were “deeply disturbing”, and Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the incident was “truly dreadful”.
Witnesses said they saw a man of African heritage lying on the ground as the police moved in.(REUTERS)
Witnesses said they saw a man of African heritage lying on the ground as the police moved in.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 11:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

After dwindling infections, UK PM Boris eases coronavirus lockdown from July 4

Boris Johnson told the House of Commons that there is now little risk of a second peak, and set out figures that encouraged his government to ease the lockdown.
The reduction of 2-metre distancing rule to 1-metre enables the hospitality industry and other sectors to re-open with some curbs but it is uncertain if the people will immediately flock to pubs, cinemas, restaurants and other venues.(via REUTERS)
The reduction of 2-metre distancing rule to 1-metre enables the hospitality industry and other sectors to re-open with some curbs but it is uncertain if the people will immediately flock to pubs, cinemas, restaurants and other venues.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 05:54 PM IST
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UK PM to set July 4 date to end Covid-19 lockdown with bars reopening

Boris Johnson is then due to set out some details in the House of Commons on how pubs and other social venues can safely reopen, following a review of the 2-metre mandatory social distancing rule by the UK’s Covid-19 strategy group on Monday.
On Monday, the UK saw its lowest daily death toll from the deadly virus at 15 deaths to hit a total figure of 42, 647, prompting UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock to declare that the virus was “in retreat” in the country.(REUTERS)
On Monday, the UK saw its lowest daily death toll from the deadly virus at 15 deaths to hit a total figure of 42, 647, prompting UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock to declare that the virus was “in retreat” in the country.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 02:28 PM IST
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UK’s Rishi Sunak sees ‘enormous difference’ after social distance review

A review of the two-metre rule would be concluded next week, Sunak told BBC television on Saturday, adding: “Obviously that is something that will make an enormous difference, I think, to many businesses who are keen to see a change.”
Britain's Chancellor Rishi Sunak said he understood how the rule was affecting the ability of pubs, restaurants and other hospitality firms to reopen.(via REUTERS)
Britain's Chancellor Rishi Sunak said he understood how the rule was affecting the ability of pubs, restaurants and other hospitality firms to reopen.(via REUTERS)
Published on Jun 20, 2020 06:03 PM IST
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Covid-19 big moment: After dwindling cases, UK lowers alert level to 3

The chief medical officers of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the deputy chief medical officer of Wales said the Joint Biosecurity Centre has made the recommendation after reviewing the evidence and data.
As of June 18, the cumulative figure for deaths in the UK was 42,288 and 300,469 cases.(AFP)
As of June 18, the cumulative figure for deaths in the UK was 42,288 and 300,469 cases.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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UEFA advises on protecting kids from head injuries

Using foam balls in training drills, low-pressure balls in games, and educating coaches to strengthen players’ neck muscles were suggested.
General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)
General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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Nyon | By Press Trust of India

Scotland’s T20I against Australia cancelled due to COVID-19 threat

Australia were scheduled to play Scotland on June 29 at ‘The Grange’ in Edinburgh, before taking on England in a limited-overs series.
Scotland's Calum MacLeod waves as he walks off after completing their innings.(Action Images via Reuters)
Scotland's Calum MacLeod waves as he walks off after completing their innings.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 06:04 PM IST
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Missing Indian student’s body found in Scotland

The body of Indian student who was missing since Saturday, has been found, the police in Scotland said after a forensic search in and around the town of Stirling that included a remotely piloted aircraft system.
Guhagarkar, 21, was a student of the University of Stirling, which is located about 60 km from Edinburgh in central Scotland. He fell into River Forth while celebrating a birthday, reports said.(File photo for representation)
Guhagarkar, 21, was a student of the University of Stirling, which is located about 60 km from Edinburgh in central Scotland. He fell into River Forth while celebrating a birthday, reports said.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar | Posted by Niyati Singh

Search intensifies for Indian student in Scotland who fell in river

A search has been underway for the 21-year-old student of the University of Stirling involving air units, police, fire, ambulance and coastguard crews, reports from Scotland said.
The police in Scotland have deployed a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) to help locate Indian student Prajwal Pandharinath Guhagarkar, who has been missing since Saturday after falling in River Forth in Stirling while celebrating a birthday.(File photo for repesentation)
The police in Scotland have deployed a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) to help locate Indian student Prajwal Pandharinath Guhagarkar, who has been missing since Saturday after falling in River Forth in Stirling while celebrating a birthday.(File photo for repesentation)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 09:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

Covid-19: UK launches ‘test and trace’ system to ease lockdown

The system was launched in England but will not be fully operational until the end of June. It is intended to help lift blanket lockdown restrictions and move towards more localised and targeted measures, as the UK’s death toll reached 37,460 and 267,240 cases as of Wednesday.
Scotland and Northern Ireland have similar systems, while Wales is due to launch its version in early June.(AP)
Scotland and Northern Ireland have similar systems, while Wales is due to launch its version in early June.(AP)
Updated on May 28, 2020 05:59 PM IST
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