Big Ben falls silent for four-year-long essential repairs

By Aditi KhannaLondon, Aug 21 London's iconic Big Ben fell silent today until 2021 for a whopping 29-million-pound repairs with final 12 bongs, much to the consternation of politicians, including...

Aug 21, 2017 7:58 PM | Newsscroll

Big Ben falls silent for four-year-long essential repairs

By Aditi KhannaLondon, Aug 21 London's iconic Big Ben fell silent today for four years of essential renovation with final 12 bongs, as chimes from one of the world's most famous clock towers were...

Aug 21, 2017 7:08 PM | Newsscroll

Big Ben falls silent for four-year-long repairs

London, Aug 21 London's iconic Big Ben bell fell silent today for four years of costly renovation work, with its final 12 bongs ringing for midday in front of a crowd of over a thousand people.The...

Aug 21, 2017 6:36 PM | Newsscroll

Big Ben's historic Ayrton Light to be switched off temporarily

London, Aug 19 A lamp at the top of the Elizabeth Tower which houses the UK's iconic Big Ben will be switched off for the first time in more than 70 years, authorities said today.Located above the...

Aug 19, 2017 4:19 PM | Newsscroll

British imams plan new 'progressive' national council

By Aditi KhannaLondon, Aug 18 Some of Britain's leading imams are considering a new centralised body to become a "progressive" voice for Islam in the UK and issue "authoritative" religious rulings...

Aug 18, 2017 7:10 PM | Newsscroll

'Commons to review 4-year Big Ben silence after criticism'

London, Aug 16 The House of Commons today said it will review at the length of time the iconic Big Ben will be silenced during renovation work after concerns expressed by lawmakers, the media as...

Aug 16, 2017 9:09 PM | Newsscroll

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Paris, Aug 9 Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said today it was launching a drive against "fake news" as fact-checking software backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar...

Aug 09, 2017 11:34 PM | Newsscroll

Gifts PM got in Jan-March: 'House of Commons' wristwatch, Mont

blanc penNew Delhi, Aug 2 A "House of Commons" wristwatch manufactured by British company Sekonda and a Mont blanc ball point pen are among the gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from...

Aug 02, 2017 8:42 PM | Newsscroll

First turbaned MP of UK backs those raising issue of Duleep

Phagwara (Pb), Jul 30 Britain's first turban- wearing MP Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi today congratulated the organisations and individuals demanding that the remains of Maharaja Duleep Singh were brought...

Jul 31, 2017 1:24 AM | Newsscroll

15 MPs agree to sign no-confidence motion against May: Report

By Aditi KhannaLondon, Jul 23 Around 15 Conservative party MPs have agreed to sign a no-confidence motion against British Prime Minister Theresa May as part of a plot to oust her, according to a...

Jul 23, 2017 8:25 PM | Newsscroll