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UK natural choice to be Kerala’s partner: Envoy


September 12th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) British High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan Wednesday asked Kerala to treat Britain as the first choice for partnership.He was speaking at the Emerging ... Read more...

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Blue chip British companies at Kerala investor’s meet


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 11 (IANS) Renowned companies like Rolls Royce, BMT and Balfour Beatty will be part of the British delegation that will make presentations at the three-day Emerging Kerala ... Read more...

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25-member British team at Kerala investors’ meet


September 5th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) British High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan will lead a 25-member delegation from the UK in the two-day 'Emerging Kerala' investors' meet, to be ... Read more...

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Mehbooba seeks positive approach on Kashmir problem


August 29th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Mehbooba Mufti, president of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP), Wednesday told British High Commissioner James Bevan here that there has to be a ... Read more...

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British queen’s 60-year crown gala connects to India with mega party (With Image)


June 4th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The gala celebrating 60 years of British Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne in 1952 reached the Indian capital Sunday night in a multi-racial ... Read more...

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Britain to open deputy high commission in Chandigarh


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Chandigarh will have a British deputy high commission by the end of 2012, British High Commissioner James Bevan announced here Wednesday.The deputy high commission will cater ... Read more...

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No TB test for visitor visa: Britain


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Indians visiting Britain for less than six months do not need to undergo tuberculosis (TB) test, it was clarified Wednesday.An announcement by the British government that ... Read more...

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Hyderabad, Chandigarh to have British deputy high commissions


May 16th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Britain will set up two new deputy high commissions in India -- in Hyderabad and Chandigarh -- to deepen its ties with the country, British ... Read more...

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Initiative to strengthen investment between India, Britain


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A new initiative to strengthen investment links between established Indian companies and British small and medium enterprises (SMEs) focussed on technology was launched here Monday.British ... Read more...

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British envoy meets Pakistani foreign minister


January 17th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) British High Commissioner Adam Thomson Tuesday called on Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad and discussed matters related to enhancing bilateral relations, the ... Read more...

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`Gilani didn’t seek Britain’s help to avert coup’


January 14th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani did not seek Britain's help to prevent a military take-over in Pakistan, authorities said.A spokesman of the Prime Minister House ... Read more...

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Nine envoys present credentials to President Patil


January 12th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Nine foreign envoys, including British High Commissioner James David Bevan, presented their credentials to President Pratibha Patil Thursday.According to a statement from the president's ... Read more...

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Selja opens Britain-aided museum staff training programme


January 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Museums have played an important role in our society by bringing people closer to their roots, Union Culture Minister Kumari Selja said Monday, inaugurating a ... Read more...

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British politician’s son jailed for sexual assault


November 15th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) The son of a British MP has been jailed for four years for sexually assaulting a woman after a party.Benjamin Boateng is the 27-year-old son of ... Read more...

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Experts call for statutory remedies to NRIs’ problems


November 10th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The problems and grievances of a large number of non-resident Indians (NRIs) have proliferated in the absence of legislative and administrative remedies, says former attorney ... Read more...

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Women play vital role in Pakistan: Khar


October 19th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Women in Pakistan are more empowered than those in other developing countries, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar said Pakistan is one of the leading ... Read more...

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Britain to double aid to Bangladesh: Envoy


October 3rd, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 3 (IANS) Britain will double its assistance to Bangladesh in the next four years and would continue to be the largest bilateral donor to the south Asian country, ... Read more...

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PM hosts lunch for Tony Blair


September 28th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday hosted a lunch at his residence for former British prime minister Tony Blair, who is here for a function ... Read more...

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I am a soccer fanatic: Blair


September 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said here Wednesday that he is a soccer fanatic, and was also the captain of an under-13 cricket team.Blair, ... Read more...

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Britain to ’strongly support’ Bengal’s development


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) The British government will "strongly support" West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benerjee's plan for development of the state and will look for different ways to ensure ... Read more...

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A toast, a cake and celebrations for Will-Kat in Delhi


April 30th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A three-tiered chocolate truffle cake was cut and a toast was raised at the British high commissioner's residence here Friday evening to celebrate the wedding ... Read more...

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Set up visa centre at Lucknow, British envoy urged


March 31st, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Corporate representatives and business leaders have urged British High Commissioner Richard Stagg to set up a visa centre in Lucknow, an official Thursday.An interactive session of ... Read more...

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Bhatti’s murder “a new low point” in Pak’s struggle against religious extremism: UK


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3(ANI): The United Kingdom has said the assassination of Pakistan's Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti "marks a new low point" in the country's struggle against violent religious extremism, and "poses ... Read more...

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Corruption, security issues biggest hurdles for foreign investment in Pakistan


February 11th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11(ANI): Financial corruption and the law and order situation in Pakistan are the biggest hurdles in attracting foreign trade and investment in the country, a business conference in London has ... Read more...

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British aerospace firms eye partnerships at air show


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 3 (IANS) About 40 leading British aerospace firms will participate in the Aero India 2011 trade expo from Feb 9-13 in this tech hub to forge partnerships and joint ventures ... Read more...

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Bangladesh group used Pakistan grenades for terror attacks


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 28 (IANS) Using a cache of 32 grenades it received from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Bangladeshi Islamist outfit Harkatul Jihad al Islami (HuJI) staged seven attacks during 2004-05 against then ... Read more...

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Now, Britain asks OC to clear CWG dues (Lead)


January 21st, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A day after Sports Minister Ajay Maken directed the payment of all "legitimate" dues related to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, British High Commissioner Richard Stagg Friday ... Read more...

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Now, Britain asks for CWG dues to be cleared


January 21st, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) British High Commissioner Richard Stagg Friday asked India's public broadcaster Prasar Bharti to clear dues of Rs.96 crore ($21 million approx) on account of the coverage of ... Read more...

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UK has no link with Bangladesh secret “torture” centres: Envoy


January 19th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Jan 19 (ANI): British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Sir Stephen Evans, has denied media reports of his government having links with torture centres in Bangladesh.The Guardian had quoted sources as ... Read more...

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India worried over Pakistan support to terror modules


December 18th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) India is worried about Pakistani support for "terrorist modules" in Indian territory, according to fresh US embassy cables leaked by WikiLeaks.Writing about the "extra-territorial dimensions of terrorism ... Read more...

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Reports of UK discriminating against Pakistanis “completely false”: Adam Thomson


November 6th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 6 (ANI): British High Commissioner to Pakistan- Adam Thomson- has denied any discriminatory treatment being meted out to Pakistanis visiting or residing in the United Kingdom."Several Pakistani media outlets ... Read more...

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Pak Foreign Minister calls for fair treatment of UK-based Pakistanis


November 5th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 5(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has met British High Commissioner Adam Thomson in Islamabad after a report found that Pakistani immigrants are being discriminated by the UK Border ... Read more...

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Hay festival aims to promote new Indian voices


November 4th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India's romance with contemporary world literature, its rich vernacular literary legacy and the country's cultural engagement with Britain scripted a new chapter with the formal launching ... Read more...

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A Briton who spreads knowledge in Pakistan


October 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) From the plains of Punjab province to the rugged mountains in Waziristan, a former British major has been spreading knowledge for more than 60 years ... Read more...

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Delhi CWG facilities much better than before: British athletes (Second Lead)


October 1st, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) British athletes have conveyed that the facilities at the Delhi Commonwealth Games were "much better" than at previous editions, even as India and Britain have agreed ... Read more...

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