Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: London

UK Police arrest 27-year-old man in connection with Birmingham stabbing

The attack, that took place in the early hours of Sunday, claimed one life and injured seven others.

World War 2 spy Noor Inayat Khan first Indian origin woman to get UK memorial plaque

Noor Inayat Khan, who was a descendent of Tipu Sultan, was honoured with the Blue Plaque, which is given to notable figures of history, in London.

Why London needs the Tube and the Tube needs Londoners

An underground system that has defined the life and character of a city since 1863 is edging toward a financial abyss, as social distancing and home-working become the new norm.

Robots deployed to kill viruses at Heathrow Airport at night

Among other measures, the airport is installing UV technology to disinfect escalator handrails, and self-cleaning anti-viral wraps are being fitted to often-touched surfaces.

London plans to keep the greenery intact even after lockdown ends

The Mayor said he’ll seek to raise green taxes & promote car-free transportation to prevent polluting vehicles taking over the city as people return to work.

First batch of 326 Indian nationals arrives in Mumbai from London

The airport authorities, in a statement on Saturday, said that the arriving passengers with symptoms will be moved to isolation centres.

UK to start human trials of coronavirus vaccine tomorrow

The vaccine trials will be of a drug developed at Oxford University and UK govt will give 20 million pounds to support the research.

This is what the world looks like when everyone stops driving

Enjoy the stillness. Cities around the world have become noticeably quieter with far fewer cars out on the roads.

Special flight brings VIPs back to Pakistan from London, 400 citizens remain stranded in UK

After the VIPs were accommodated in the special flight, the remaining seats were kept empty to maintain social distancing, says a Geo News report.

Man behind London stabbing was jailed for planning terror attack, pledged allegiance to IS

Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman was shot dead by Scotland Yard Sunday after he went on a stabbing spree while wearing a fake hoax bomb vest. Three people were wounded.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.