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Brush up your British history, prospective immigrants told


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Prospective immigrants to Britain will now be expected to be first familiarise themselves with the country's basic history.A handbook for foreigners taking the immigration test puts ... Read more...

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French minister seeks end of prostitution in Europe


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) French minister for women's rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem wants to organise a conference of experts on how to abolish sex trade and human trafficking in Europe, The ... Read more...

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Britain mulls moving out foreign criminals


April 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Foreign criminals, using human rights laws to stay in Britain, are likely to be booted out under new measures being taken by the government, a top ... Read more...

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Osama top aide not to be deported from Britain


January 17th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The right-hand man of slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Europe may be released after a court ruled he could not be deported from ... Read more...

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British home secretary seeks Human Rights Act scrapped


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) British Home Secretary Theresa May wants the Human Rights Act should be scrapped as it is hindering the Home Office's efforts to deport terrorist suspects, ... Read more...

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Top British official to meet social networks over riots


August 26th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) British Home Secretary Theresa May will soon meet executives from social networks like Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry to discuss the recent riots in the country.May ... Read more...

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London riots: Home secretary cuts short holiday, 100 held


August 8th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) British Home Secretary Theresa May Monday cut short her holidays after over a 100 people were arrested following a second night of rioting across London.May, ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain to face PCB probe on return to Pakistan


April 17th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 17(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) intends to investigate runaway former wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar on his return from Britain.Zulqarnain Haidar, who is currently living in the United Kingdom on a ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain to return Pakistan on April 25 following govt’s ‘top-level security’ assurance


April 17th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 17(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar, who is currently living in the United Kingdom on a temporary visa, will return to Islamabad on April 25.The now retired wicketkeeper had ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain withdraws UK asylum plea following Pak Govt ‘top-level security’ assurance


April 16th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar has voluntarily withdrawn his application for asylum in Britain after the Pakistan government assured him and his family of "the highest level of ... Read more...

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UK to slash foreign student visas by 100,000 annually


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): British Home Secretary Theresa May would reportedly announce that the number of foreign student visas issued annually would be slashed by 100,000.May would also announce scores of ... Read more...

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Jacqui Smith asks porn barons to fund ‘real’ sex ed in schools


February 27th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Former British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has asked porn barons to fund 'real' sex education in schools and has been branded naive for her demand.Smith, who claimed expenses ... Read more...

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Delhi Traffic Police chief upset with VIP law breakers


February 7th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Miffed by traffic violations by VIP vehicles, Delhi Traffic Police chief Satyendra Garg has taken to the Facebook to highlight some judges and bureaucrats brazenly break ... Read more...

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‘Fatwa’ issued against British home secretary


January 29th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Several posters have come up in London, declaring a "fatwa" - or religious pronouncement - against Home Secretary Theresa May for the "abduction, kidnapping and false imprisonment" 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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UK police demands new powers to stop and search terror suspects


December 30th, 2010 - 10:25 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 30 (ANI): British police have asked the David Cameron-led coalition government to provide them with new and improved powers to stop and search terror suspects. London Police have said that ... Read more...

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UK Christmas terror attack plotters received training in Pakistan


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Members of an alleged terrorist cell planning Mumbai type suicide attacks on Christmas shoppers in London received their training in Pakistan, according to sources.The cell is described as ... Read more...

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UK puts its SAS choppers on terror alert


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 22 (ANI): The British Government and top army commanders have decided to put the country's crack SAS helicopters on a state of high alert to crush any Christmas terror attack. ... Read more...

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US Koran-burning pastor says will fight all moves to bar him from UK


December 13th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Florida (US), Dec.13 (ANI): Firebrand American pastor Terry Jones on Monday said that he would fight all moves to ban him from coming to Britain because of his recent threat to ... Read more...

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UK immigration cap: Indian, foreign students may be barred from studying in private colleges


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.23 (ANI): Tens of thousands of foreign students, including those hailing from India, may be barred from studying in British private colleges in the wake of the David Cameron-led government ... Read more...

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Highly-skilled migrants in UK ending up ‘in fast food restaurant jobs’


November 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): British Home Secretary Theresa May has said that too many highly-skilled migrants end up working in low-level jobs and "high street fried chicken restaurants."Speaking on immigration, May ... 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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Al-Qaeda bombs too sophisticated to be detected by x-rays, says Brit counter-terrorism expert


November 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A senior British counter-terrorism official has said that the al-Qaida bomb inside a computer printer discovered at East Midlands airport on Friday, was too sophisticated to be detected ... Read more...

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Failure to find bomb at East Midlands airport a “weakness”, says counter-terrorism expert


November 1st, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Lord Carlile, the independent reviewer of counter-terrorism laws has said that the initial failure to find the bomb on a plane at East Midlands airport was a "weakness"."The ... Read more...

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UK declines Pak request to return ‘visa processing’ to country from Abu Dhabi ‘hub’


October 27th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 27 (ANI): Britain is not ready to entertain the Pakistan government's request for returning visa processing from Abu Dhabi to Islamabad, but has committed to streamline the procedures to ... Read more...

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Pak calls for ‘real time intelligence’ to preempt terror attacks from its soil on West


October 26th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 26 (ANI): Just weeks after security alerts were beefed up all across Europe following reports of planned terror strikes on its cities, Pakistan has called for greater intelligence sharing ... Read more...

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British Home Secretary arrives in Pakistan


October 24th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 24 (ANI): Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit.The British minister arrived in Islamabad today with a delegation of parliamentarians, the Dawn reported.During her ... Read more...

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Zardari hopes to ‘educate’ Cameron on Pak suffering from terrorism


August 5th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.5 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said he will meet British Prime Minister David Cameron at the latter's country retreat Chequers in Buckinghamshire, and according to sources, may ... Read more...

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Russian spy tells ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ on Facebook


July 14th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Russian spy Anna Chapman has resurfaced on the online social networking website Facebook, posting quotes from Victorean era novel "A Tale of Two Cities", one of the ... Read more...

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Extradition of British terror suspects to US halted


July 8th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 8 (IANS) The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Thursday stopped the extradition of four British terror suspects, including radical cleric Abu Hamza, to the US.The court ... Read more...

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UK to probe ‘banned’ Indian hate cleric linked Centre’s Muslim book sale


June 28th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): The Charity Commission on Britain is investigating the role of the Islamic Dawah Centre International, linked to a banned Indian Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik, over the books it ... Read more...

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UK Home Secretary urged to maintain tough attitude towards militants


June 20th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): British Home Secretary Theresa May has been urged to maintain a tough attitude towards Muslim militants and clamp down on provocative demonstrations at Army homecoming parades.The Daily Express ... Read more...

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Britain bans Indian Muslim preacher


June 18th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): A radical Indian preacher, who has claimed "every Muslim should be a terrorist," has been prevented from entering Britain.According to the Daily Telegraph, British Home Secretary Theresa May ... Read more...

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Lib-Dems behaving like “every harlot in history” says David Blunkett


May 11th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): In yet another twist in the post-election frenzy former British home secretary, sharp-tongued David Blunkett has likened the Lib-Dems to a "harlot", apropos to the hemming and ... Read more...

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UK Christian police group’s fury over ‘disproportionate ‘ funding to Muslim counterparts


March 13th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 13 (ANI): British Home Office chiefs had to face a furious backlash after it emerged that they doled out a whopping 15 times more funding to a Muslim police support ... Read more...

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