India and Britain will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the health sector for greater cooperation between the two countries, said a senior official.
British- Asian News
Britain was treating Chinese citizens "like criminals" under its complex visa entry system which was preventing thousands of tourists from visiting the country, industry experts have said.
British Airways boss Willie Walsh, chief executive of Madame Tussauds owner Merlin Entertainments' Nick Varney, and Travelodge chief Grant Hearn have warned that Britain was missing out on China's high consumer spending power, the Telegraph reported.
China has a total population of 1.3 billion, but in 2011, just 149,000 citizens visited Britain, spending 240 million pounds. In contrast, the US attracted 1.1 million visits in the same year, according to tourism group VisitBritain.
A British team of archaeologists on a trip to Myanmar to dig out Spitfire planes reportedly buried during World War II have hit a blank after digging for almost two weeks.
Britain is keeping 1,500 foreign criminals in jail beyond the term of their sentence while they fight deportation, Indian-origin MP Priti Patel has said. The cost of keeping them could reach 55 million pounds a year as more than 500 foreign prisoners are held in jails after their sentences should have ended, the Telegraph reported Wednesday.
The British police would intensify the search for Souvik Pal, 19, who went missing from a nightclub in Manchester on New Year's Eve, the Indian junior Health Minister Anna Soubry said Wednesday. The boy's family resides in Bangalore.
"I think the Manchester police are doing everything they can to find him (Souvik). I have made private inquires to see if we can increase the publicity so that everybody across Britain is looking for him, because at the moment the publicity has been limited to Manchester. We need to go out of Manchester to find where he is so that he could be re-united with his family," Soubry told reporters here.
Souvik's family members, including mother Mahuya Pal and uncle Anupam Pal, called on Soubry to seek her help in tracing the youth who disappeared under mysterious circumstances Dec 31 night after he was reportedly evicted from the nightclub by bouncers for mistakenly entering the ladies' washroom.
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