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Climate change is the top agenda in UK

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BusinessLine On April 1, as MPs gathered in the House of Commons for the latest debate on the future of Brexit — as many sought to avert the forthcoming cliff edge of April 12 — the drama picked up pace as some of those in the public viewing gallery above the ... More »

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Brexit: UK ignoring EU nations’ concerns

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BusinessLine This week as Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to recover somewhat from last week’s political turmoil — that saw several ministerial resignations and letters of no-confidence submitted against her — another potential stumbling block appeared. Th... More »

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Student visa row: India seeks factual approach by UK

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BusinessLine India has questioned Britain’s assessment of the number of Indians overstaying their visa in the UK and called for policies based on statistics, amid an ongoing controversy over Britain’s failure to include Indian students in the relaxation of vis... More »

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UK car industry faces threat of post-Brexit ‘extinction’

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BusinessLine Sections of British manufacturing sector and, in particular, parts of the car industry, risked becoming “extinct” should Britain not be within a customs union with the EU after Brexit, the head of Britain’s main industry body said on Wednesday, as... More »

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UK must loosen its grip on Commonwealth

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BusinessLine High hopes are being pinned on the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting that takes place in London next week, and the preceding business forum organised by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), which will bring business l... More »

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Re-nationalisation debate heats up in UK

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BusinessLine Last Month, as India debated the merits of privatising the nation’s public sector lenders, Britain’s Labour Party hosted a conference on Alternative Models of Ownership, building on pledges made in the party’s 2017 general election manifesto over ... More »

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UK Rajput groups protest over Padmavati certification

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BusinessLine DANISH SIDDIQUI The UK film body has given a 12A rating, which means a child under 12 years cannot watch it without an adult London, November 23:   The British Board of Film Classification has given the green light to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ... More »

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Britain looking into torture claims of UK citizen in India

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BusinessLine Jagtar Singh Johal is accused of targeted killings in Ludhiana, Khanna and Jalandhar London, November 21:   The British government has said it is looking into claims that a British citizen, Jagtar Singh Johal, has been tortured while in custody in... More »

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UK to double ‘exceptional talent’ visas

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BusinessLine Will make visas available to those recognised as global, future leaders in digital tech. science, arts and creative sectors London, November 15:   The British government is to double the number of “exceptional talent” visas it issues to non-EU cit... More »

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‘India, UK working on taking forward defence ties’

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BusinessLine London, October 10:   India and Britain hope to agree on concrete measures for taking forward their defence partnership by next year, ahead of the next meeting of the two Prime Ministers, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, said during a three-day tri... More »