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In Britain, polygamy could be rewarding for immigrants

July 31st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Courtesy an unplugged loophole in the British government's welfare shake-up, immigrants having multiple wives can claim higher benefit payments, it has emerged.Benefits potentially available to spouses ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US federal budget deficit reaches $137 bn in November

December 13th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US federal government reported a budget deficit of $137.3 billion in November, the US Treasury Department announced Monday. That brought the total budget deficit of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Camille Grammer’s Husband Poses Problem For Her

December 24th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Noted comedian and actor Kelsey Grammer has reportedly taken steps to make sure that his estranged spouse Camille Grammer can not get access to his huge ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Woods in $100 mn divorce deal

July 4th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Disgraced golfer Tiger Woods is said to be close to sealing a $100 million divorce settlement with estranged wife Elin Nordegren. According to reports, the $100 million settlement ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Cameron readies Britain for savage spending cuts

June 8th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London (IANS), June 8 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned of severe spending cuts to check the rising national debt that now stands at 770 billion pounds.In ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

U.S. Labor Department delivers Unemployment Compensation Integrity Act draft

May 18th, 2010 - 1:08 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Monday the payment of the Unemployment Compensation Integrity Act of 2010 to Congress.The draft legislation, if enacted, will help states ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Fiji stops pensions to government critics

January 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 12 (DPA) Fiji's military strongman Frank Bainimarama said Tuesday that all pensioners who criticised his government were having their benefit payments stopped from this week. Bainimarama, who seized power in a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

British unemployment reaches 2.47 mn

September 16th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) The number of people out of work in Britain has risen to a 14-year-high to hit 2.47 million, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday. Joblessness increased by 210,000 ... Read more...

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World Bank approves $300 mn aid package for Pakistan

September 11th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) The World Bank Friday approved two projects totaling $300 million to help Pakistan strengthen its social safety nets and improve higher education. Of the total, $200 million has been ... Read more...

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New British proposals slammed for targetting legal Indian migrants

August 3rd, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Aug 3 (IANS) Fresh immigration proposals unveiled by the British government Monday are wrong because they target legal rather than illegal migrants and discriminate against people from the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pharma companies asked to reduce prices

December 15th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) Monday asked pharmaceutical companies to reduce prices by 2.84 percent following a cut in excise duty on medicine.The NPPA, a government ... Read more...

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Child benefit greed drove British Josef Fritzl to fathering incest kids

November 27th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): The "British Josef Fritzl," who admitted to repeatedly raping his two daughters and getting them pregnant 19 times, did the evil act to get child benefit payments, ... Read more...

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UK cardinal raises storm after backing amnesty for illegal migrants

November 24th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.24 (ANI): Cardinal Cormac Murphy OConnor, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, has raised a storm of sorts by backing a proposal to grant amnesty ... Read more...

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