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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 | ByPrasun 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 | ByPrasun 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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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

My most Instagrammable travel memory

Have you really travelled if you haven’t Instagrammed it yet? Seven movie stars pick their favourite trips
Bollywood stars like Saif Ali Khan, Mandira Bedi, Himesh Reshammiya, Sophie Choudry, Minissha Lamba, Dia Mirza, and Zareen Khan talk about their most memorable trip
Bollywood stars like Saif Ali Khan, Mandira Bedi, Himesh Reshammiya, Sophie Choudry, Minissha Lamba, Dia Mirza, and Zareen Khan talk about their most memorable trip
Updated on May 24, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRupali Dean

Covid-19 in UK: Number of Indian-origin victims rises to 665

The ‘Indian’ category has registered the highest death toll of 665, followed by ‘Caribbean’ with 601 deaths and ‘Pakistani’ with 448 deaths.
The Boris Johnson government has instituted an inquiry into the disproportionate number of deaths in the Indian and non-white communities in the UK, described in official discourse as BAME (black and Asian minority ethnic) communities.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
The Boris Johnson government has instituted an inquiry into the disproportionate number of deaths in the Indian and non-white communities in the UK, described in official discourse as BAME (black and Asian minority ethnic) communities.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Key UK govt advisor flouts Covid-19 lockdown rules, quits

A professor in Imperial College London, Ferguson was reportedly visited by a woman friend twice during the lockdown.
Ferguson was a member of the influential Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, which has been meeting daily and contributing to the government response to the coronavirus pandemic.(Neil Ferguson /Twitter)
Ferguson was a member of the influential Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, which has been meeting daily and contributing to the government response to the coronavirus pandemic.(Neil Ferguson /Twitter)
Updated on May 06, 2020 06:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Test, trace, isolate: Scotland reveals TTI strategy to ease lockdown

Sturgeon’s announcement came in the context of growing demands that the Boris Johnson government disclose UK-wide measures to lift some restrictions, as the death toll neared the 29,000 mark, with nearly 1.9 lakh cases.
A staff member takes a sample at a Covid-19 testing centre amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, at Glasgow Airport, in Glasgow, Scotland April 29, 2020.(Reuters file photo)
A staff member takes a sample at a Covid-19 testing centre amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, at Glasgow Airport, in Glasgow, Scotland April 29, 2020.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on May 04, 2020 10:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Real Kashmir’s Scottish coach Robertson and family could be heading for home soon

The club’s co-owner Sandeep Chattoo told PTI on Thursday that the British High Commission in New Delhi has told Robertson to wait for three days as efforts are being made to secure a transit permit to Amritsar for them. The national lockdown is set to end on May 3.
File image of Real Kashmir coach David Robertson.(PTI)
File image of Real Kashmir coach David Robertson.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 04:46 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

UK fears virus-linked syndrome in children

The UK came together on Tuesday for a minute’s silence in honour of hundreds of health care and other workers who lost their lives on the front lines of the coronavirus fightback across the country.
UK PM Boris Johnson pauses for a minute’s silence to honour key workers on Tuesday.(AFP)
UK PM Boris Johnson pauses for a minute’s silence to honour key workers on Tuesday.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 04:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByHT Correspondent & Agencies

‘Coronavirus cough’ is now a crime in United Kingdom

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said such behaviour is illegal and assaults specifically against emergency workers are punishable by up to 12 months in prison. Coughs directed as a threat at other key workers or members of the public could be charged as common assault.
Medical staff wearing protective gear at a hospital in London amid the coronavirus pandemic.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Medical staff wearing protective gear at a hospital in London amid the coronavirus pandemic.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

After 2003 assault, UK to probe 2018 death of Indian-origin man as murder

The police said the case has now be classified as a murder investigation and enquiries are being carried out by homicide detectives.
People are seen as they emerge from the Bank underground station in the City of London financial district. Image used for representational purpose only.(REUTERS)
People are seen as they emerge from the Bank underground station in the City of London financial district. Image used for representational purpose only.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 04:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

I’m improving every time in training at Rangers: Bala Devi

Bala Devi said that the training at Rangers was pretty intense and she was looking to making the most of the “amazing” facilities on offer.
A file photo of Bala Devi.(Twitter)
A file photo of Bala Devi.(Twitter)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 01:20 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Just call me Harry, prince tells Edinburgh conference

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle have moved to Canada and intend to divide their time between Britain and Canada. After March 31, they will cease to receive public funds. The Travalyst conference is one of his last official engagements as the duke.
Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle have moved to Canada and intend to divide their time between Britain and Canada.(REUTERS)
Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle have moved to Canada and intend to divide their time between Britain and Canada.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 06:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

London attack terrorist, 20, was freed from jail a week ago

The police described the Sunday attack in Streatham as an ‘Islamist-related’ terror incident, which had similarities with the November 29 attack on London Bridge, when another convicted terrorist, Usman Khan, stabbed two people and wore a hoax explosive device.
Police forensic officers work near a car at the scene after a stabbing incident in Streatham London, England(AP)
Police forensic officers work near a car at the scene after a stabbing incident in Streatham London, England(AP)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 10:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Poet of protest, Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Faiz, wrote compellingly on events that shaped the destiny of the subcontinent; he also brought a new internationalism to Urdu poetry
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was an influential Left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of Urdu of the subcontinent.(HT Photo)
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was an influential Left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of Urdu of the subcontinent.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 08:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRakhshanda Jalil

Decoding the meaning of Johnson’s poll victory

What does this mean for India? It means that Johnson will certainly come knocking on the door, asking for a trade deal
Johnson has shown his concern for keeping India happy by the concessions he has made for students to work while studying in Britain. His trade commissioner for South Asia has said trade between the two countries may not be affected after Brexit. But the balance of trade is currently in favour of Britain(PTI)
Johnson has shown his concern for keeping India happy by the concessions he has made for students to work while studying in Britain. His trade commissioner for South Asia has said trade between the two countries may not be affected after Brexit. But the balance of trade is currently in favour of Britain(PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 08:24 AM IST
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ByMark Tully

9 Punjabis among 10 charged in UK with laundering, trafficking

LONDON: Britain’s crime officials have charged 10 Indian-origin members of an organised crime group believed to have flown an estimated £15.5 million ( ₹143.5 crore) out of the UK to Dubai in suitcases over the last three years and trying to smuggle 17 people into the country earlier this year.
Cash seized during raids on the Indian-origin gang members that sent <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>143.5 crore from the UK to Dubai over the last three years and smuggled in 17 people in 2019.(National Crime Agency)
Cash seized during raids on the Indian-origin gang members that sent 143.5 crore from the UK to Dubai over the last three years and smuggled in 17 people in 2019.(National Crime Agency)
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 03:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

From Huddersfield to Real Kashmir: How English footballer Kallum Higginbotham is adapting to political climates of Kashmir

In June 2019, I-League football club Real Kashmir announced the signing of Kallum Higginbotham from Dunfermline Athletic.
A file photo(Twitter)
A file photo(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 02:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

William Porterfield steps down as Ireland captain, Andrew Balbirnie takes over

Porterfield, who intends to keep playing international cricket, led the senior Irish side 253 times across all forms of the game since taking over from Johnston.
A file photo of William Porterfield.(Sportsfile via Getty Images)
A file photo of William Porterfield.(Sportsfile via Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 08:30 AM IST
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Dublin | ByAgence France-Presse

Word of the week by Shashi Tharoor: This week’s word, Kerfuffle

It’s a fuss of a different nature — one that should not be taken seriously
Save the use of “kerfuffle” for a trivial row, or an unjustified or exaggerated ruckus.(HT Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Save the use of “kerfuffle” for a trivial row, or an unjustified or exaggerated ruckus.(HT Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShashi Tharoor

Oman, Scotland grab last two places at T20 World Cup

Oman and Scotland join Namibia, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and Ireland, who had already booked their places in the 2020 showpiece but are still competing for the winner’s trophy in UAE
Oman qualified for T20 World Cup 2020.(Twitter)
Oman qualified for T20 World Cup 2020.(Twitter)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 09:45 AM IST
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Dubai | ByPress Trust of India

Scotland crush UAE to secure T20 World Cup berth

Scotland joined Namibia, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and Ireland, who had already booked their places but are still competing for the winner’s trophy in UAE.
(Cricket Scotland/ Twitter)
(Cricket Scotland/ Twitter)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 08:24 AM IST
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Dubai | ByAFP

Rude Drink by Vir Sanghvi:The future of drink

The annual World Class Bartender of the Year competition is part beauty contest but it is also part Davos with insights into drinking trends
Bartenders set the cocktail trends and call the shots(Getty Images)
Bartenders set the cocktail trends and call the shots(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 01:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVir Sanghvi

Pilot stops plane so that baby hedgehog can cross the runway

The kind hearted pilot was all set to fly when he noticed a baby hedgehog in the runway.
The incident delayed the flight by two minutes.(Unslash)
The incident delayed the flight by two minutes.(Unslash)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 07:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Roberto Martinez sings Kevin De Bruyne’s praises after Scotland rout

Belgium were without injured captain Eden Hazard but his absence went unnoticed as the world’s top ranked team turned in a slick, overwhelming performance, going 3-0 up by halftime.
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, right, celebrates with Belgium's Romelu Lukaku.(AP)
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, right, celebrates with Belgium's Romelu Lukaku.(AP)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 03:43 PM IST
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Glasgow | ByReuters

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Belgium, Netherlands hit four as Germany edge closer

Belgium, Netherlands eased to victories against Scotland and Estonia while Germany beat Northern Ireland
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku in action with Scotland's Liam Cooper(REUTERS)
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku in action with Scotland's Liam Cooper(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 11:27 AM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Could the Loch Ness monster be a giant eel?

Tale of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness in Scotland have been around for more than 1,500 years -- fuelled by occasional sightings of “Nessie”.
Tale of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness in Scotland have been around for more than 1,500 years -- fuelled by occasional sightings of “Nessie”.(Unsplash)
Tale of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness in Scotland have been around for more than 1,500 years -- fuelled by occasional sightings of “Nessie”.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 06:24 PM IST
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom | ByAgence France-Presse

Indian-origin man charged with murder of 69-year-old musician in UK

Gurjeet Singh Lall was charged on Friday with the murder of Allan Isichei, who succumbed to his injuries after Raj Grover – a local resident – called the emergency services on finding him bleeding outside his home last week.
Scotland Yard have charged an Indian-origin man with the murder of a 69-year-old musician found bleeding on the doorstop of a home after being stabbed in south-west London.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Scotland Yard have charged an Indian-origin man with the murder of a 69-year-old musician found bleeding on the doorstop of a home after being stabbed in south-west London.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Published on Aug 31, 2019 03:12 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Tory vs. Tory: Ex-PM Major joins legal fight against Boris

Former Conservative prime minister John Major on Friday said he is joining a legal bid by Indian-origin anti-Brexit campaigner against parliament’s prorogation announce by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as courts prepare to hear challenges next week.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters file photo)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 06:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Labour, court petitions, millions try to stop Boris Johnson’s Brexit

Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament is crystalizing, with protests around Britain and a petition to block the move gaining more than 1.5 million signatures.
A man dressed as a clown and wearing a Boris Johnson mask protests in front of the Downing Street gate in London, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.(AP Photo)
A man dressed as a clown and wearing a Boris Johnson mask protests in front of the Downing Street gate in London, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 11:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar
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