All stories by H S Rao
More than 2,800 jobs to be axed as Tata Steel plans to close Port Talbot furnancesRediff.com19 Jan 2024
More than 2,800 jobs will be axed as Tata Steel plans to close its blast furnaces at the Port Talbot plant in South Wales in the UK. Of the total job cuts, 2,500 will be in the next 18 months, said Indian conglomerate Tata. A further 300 jobs are to go in three years.
Boris Johnson quits as UK lawmaker after...Rediff.com10 Jun 2023
Johnson, 58, had been under investigation by a parliamentary inquiry looking into whether he misled the House of Commons about lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rishi Sunak, his wife Akshata rank 17th on UK's 'Asian Rich List 2022'Rediff.com24 Nov 2022
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty have made their debut on the UK's 'Asian Rich List 2022' topped by the Hinduja family. Sunak and his wife, whose father N R Narayana Murthy co-founded Indian IT major Infosys, are ranked 17th on the list, with an estimated wealth of 790 million pounds. The combined wealth of this year's list sits at 113.2 billion pounds, an increase of 13.5 billion pounds over that of last year.
UK Opposition protests as Braverman returns as home secretaryRediff.com26 Oct 2022
Braverman, 42, resigned from the cabinet of former prime minister Liz Truss last week, having breached the ministerial code by sending secure information from her private email.
Parties during Covid scandal: 4 top aides of UK PM quitRediff.com4 Feb 2022
Johnson's longstanding policy chief Munira Mirza, chief of staff Dan Rosenfield, principal private secretary Martin Reynolds, and communications director Jack Doyle all left their posts within hours of each other on Thursday, days after a damning investigation revealed that multiple parties took place at Downing Street while the rest of the United Kingdom was living under strict COVID-19 lockdown rules.
Cyber expert alleges 2014 polls were rigged; EC rejects claimRediff.com21 Jan 2019
Addressing a press conference in London via Skype, the man, identified as Syed Shuja, said the BJP would have won Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh elections if his team hadn't intercepted the BJP attempts to hack the transmissions in these states.
UK PM May narrowly survives no-confidence vote after Brexit defeatRediff.com18 Jan 2019
The prime minister won by 325 votes to 306 -- a majority of 19.
World university rankings: Why China is ahead of IndiaRediff.com16 Jan 2019
India improved its representation in the Times Higher Education rankings with 25 universities in the top 200. But it is far behind China which has four in the top five.
Brexit deal crushed in historic defeat, May to face no-confidence voteRediff.com16 Jan 2019
The Withdrawal Agreement was rejected by 432 votes to 202 - a majority of 230, the biggest defeat ever suffered by a British premier in modern history.
UK PM suffers parliamentary defeat on Brexit procedureRediff.com10 Jan 2019
Over 20 MPs from across political parties on Wednesday tabled an amendment that would give the prime minister three days to set out a 'Plan B' if the House voted against her Brexit deal next Tuesday.
UK judge refuses to withdraw warrant against AssangeRediff.com13 Feb 2018
Judge said that she was not persuaded by the argument from Assange's legal team that it was not in the public interest to pursue him for skipping bail.
Pak-origin man responsible for London terror attack?Rediff.com5 Jun 2017
The man, identified as 'Abz' is believed to have been the ringleader of the trio that carried out the horror attack
Mosques in UK refuse to bury Manchester bomberRediff.com31 May 2017
Councils, funeral directors and Mosques in Manchester have refused to bury Abedi's body.
TCS is leader in software testing services: ReportRediff.com8 Sep 2016
TCS was recognised as a leader in all the categories, namely overall, efficiency, consulting, transformation and digital focus
'Thought I was going to die': Richard Branson on horrific bike crashRediff.com27 Aug 2016
Branson was cycling with his two children on the British Virgin Islands when he hit a hump in the road.
TCS ranked 58th most valuable US brandRediff.com9 Aug 2016
TCS' brand value grew 286 per cent from $2.3 billion in 2010 to $9.04 billion in 2016
Cameron chairs 'emotional' cabinet meeting last time as UK PMRediff.com13 Jul 2016
An "emotional" British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday chaired his last cabinet meeting before handing over the baton to Theresa May who will assume charge on Wednesday, becoming the United Kingdom's second woman premier after Margaret Thatcher.
UK teen raped, stabbed after being dragged out of eateryRediff.com19 Jun 2016
The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital in Tooting where she is in a serious but not life-threatening condition, Surrey Police said.
TCS helps 100,000 employers sign-up for pension scheme in UKRediff.com17 May 2016
The roll-out of the auto enrollment began in October 2012.
Han Kang's The Vegetarian wins Man Booker Prize 2016Rediff.com17 May 2016
Kang, 45, beat writers including Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk and international bestseller Elena Ferrante to win the 50,000-pound award on Monday night which she shared with her novel's translator Deborah Smith.