UK denies extradition of Dawood aide wanted in Surat bomb blast case

The British government had turned down India’s request for the extradition of Tiger Hanif, the alleged aide of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, who is wanted in India in connection with two bomb blasts in Surat in 1993, the UK Home Office confirmed. The first explosion was in January 1993 in a market on the Varacha...

Vijay Mallya runs out of options, to be extradited to India within 28 days

In a major setback, embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Thursday lost his application seeking leave to appeal in the UK Supreme Court, weeks after the London High Court rejected his appeal against an extradition order to India on charges of fraud and money laundering related to unrecovered loans to his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines. The...

Congress trying to save fugitive businessman Nirav Modi: Law Minister

The BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of trying “its best to save” fugitive businessman Nirav Modi who faces extradition proceedings in a UK court. The ruling party cited the statement of a former high court judge, who is also a Congress member, in the arrested diamond merchant’s defence to attack the opposition party. Addressing...

Vijay Mallya asks govt to accept his 100% loan repayment, close case against him

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is fighting his extradition to India, on Thursday, took to Twitter asking the government to accept his offer of 100% repayment of his loan and close the case against him. Congratulating the government for its Rs 20 lakh crore economic package, Mallya pointed out how his repeated offers to repay...

Indian origin doctor dies in UK due to COVID-19

An Indian-origin woman doctor has died in the north-east of England after a long battle with the deadly coronavirus. Dr Poornima Nair, a 55-year-old Keralite from Delhi worked at the Station View Medical Centre in Bishop Auckland in County Durham of England. She died at the University Hospital of North Tees Hospital at Stockton-on-Tees after...

Hacker streams child sexual abuse footage to children on Zoom

A hacker hacked into an online fitness class for children on Zoom and subjected the 60 kids taking part in it to footages of child sexual abuse. The class was hosted by a sports club in Plymouth, Devon in the United Kingdom. Cops believe the hacker gained access to the virtual class after the details...

British PM Boris Johnson likely to resume work from Monday after recovery from COVID-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday, after having recovered from a case of coronavirus that sent him to intensive care for three nights in early April. Johnson, 55, will take back control of a government under pressure from the economic fallout of...

Vijay Mallya loses legal battle against extradition in London High Court

In a major setback for liquor baron Vijay Mallya, an appeal against his extradition request has been rejected by London High Court. The London High Court found Mallya the accused on three counts. He has been accused of cheating Indian banks and then fleeing the country. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement...

World leaders, diplomats praise PM Modi for helping them in fight against COVID-19

After US President Donald Trump heaped praise on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the export of key drugs related to COVID-19 pandemic from India, it seems PM Modi is getting praise from several world leaders and diplomats for India’s noble gestures in this hour of crisis. Fully agree with you President @realDonaldTrump. Times...

COVID-19: British PM Boris Johnson spends fourth day in ICU, stable

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday began the fourth day in intensive care “improving” in his battle with coronavirus, as his government prepared to extend a nationwide lockdown introduced last month. Johnson is the most high-profile world leader to become infected with COVID-19 and his transfer to intensive care on Monday is unprecedented for...

People pray for British PM Boris Johnson’s recovery as he spends second day in ICU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the second night in intensive care battling the coronavirus which has infected more than 55,000 across the country and killed nearly 6,200. “He stayed at work for you… now pray at home for him,” The Sun tabloid splashed across its front page Wednesday while the Daily Express said: “Boris...

Globally, coronavirus cases cross 10 lakh, death toll surpasses 50,000-mark

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50,000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far. Despite more than half the planet living in some form of lockdown, the virus continues to spread its tentacles and is...