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London Olympics to surpass Beijing 2008: British minister


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The 2012 London Olympics will be better than the Beijing Games, a British minister said Sunday.Jeremy Hunt, who the minister for culture, Olympics, media and sport ... Read more...

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British government to boycott Euro 2012


June 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The British government will boycott Euro 2012, citing concerns about justice in co-host country Ukraine, the UK Foreign Office said.Senior politicians from Germany, France and ... Read more...

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UAE, Britain explore cooperation


May 26th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Britain have explored avenues of joint cooperation, it was announced Saturday.UAE Labour Minister and chairman of the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) Ghobash ... Read more...

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British minister slams Pakistani men’s mentality


May 19th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A British minister has hit out at the "small minority" of Pakistani men who view white girls as "fair game" for sexual abuse.Baroness Warsi, who is ... Read more...

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We have no hand in selecting Dow: UK minister


April 20th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A British minister Friday said his country's government had no hand in selecting Dow Chemical Co. as a sponsor of the London Olympic Games."Selecting the ... Read more...

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Britain for negotiated settlement of aviation tax


April 19th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Britain Thursday called for negotiated outcome on the issue of a carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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Britain, Kenya to enhance ties (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 27 (IANS) Kenya and Britain will promote their ties, said visiting British Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham."Kenya and Britain have strong shared interests including trade, development, security, regional ... Read more...

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Britain, Kenya vow to enhance ties


March 27th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 27 (IANS) Kenya and Britain have vowed to promote their ties, said visiting British Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham here Monday."Kenya and Britain have strong shared interests including ... Read more...

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Britain to oppose wearing cross at workplace


March 12th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) A British minister has ordered government lawyers to oppose the right of Christian workers to wear a cross.On the directions of Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone, ... Read more...

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Indians’ attackers will be punished: Britain


February 13th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) Those found guilty of attacking Indians in Britain would be brought to justice and punished, British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Browne said here ... Read more...

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UAE envoy meets British ministers


February 12th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Britain Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee Sunday met British Minister of State for Northern Ireland Hugo Swire and Northern Ireland's ... Read more...

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British minister suggests yacht as gift to queen


January 16th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) A British minister has said Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee must not be overshadowed by the London Olympics, and the government should gift her a yacht instead ... Read more...

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Britain offers 100 scholarships to Indian students


November 16th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) Britain will grant 100 scholarships to bright Indian students enrolling in post-graduate engineering, science and technology programmes in the Queen's University in Northern Ireland from September ... Read more...

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India, Britain to partner in renewable energy


November 15th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India and Britain have agreed to set up a partnership fund for "pro-poor renewables" on a priority basis to scale up installation of renewable energy ... Read more...

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British minister praises India800 Foundation’s work


October 21st, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Britain's Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries Richard Benyon has appreciated the India800 Foundation's approach at a UK showcase for the Delhi-based charity at the ... Read more...

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Cameron’s adviser dumps office papers in park bin


October 15th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) A British minister had to apologise after being caught dumping official documents, some of them even related to terrorism, in a park rubbish bin.Cabinet Office ... Read more...

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CWG scam India’s internal affair: British minister


August 30th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Britain's Commonwealth Minister Lord David Howell Tuesday declined to comment on the alleged irregularities in the Commonwealth Games New Delhi hosted last year, saying it ... Read more...

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Gilani seeks support to stabilize Pakistan economy


July 21st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan needs international assistance to set right its economy that has been "over-stressed" because of its key role in the war on terror, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Child abduction by parents among Indian diaspora raises concern


June 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Increasing number of child abductions by parents among the Indian diaspora has become a cause of concern as India is yet to join the international ... Read more...

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UAE, Britain seek to strengthen economic relations


June 4th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 4 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Britain have discussed ways to enhance economic relations.The UAE's Economy Minister, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Saturday met British Minister of ... Read more...

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British minister jeered for not banning circus animals acts


May 20th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) While people are showing growing concern for animal acts in circus shows, Britain's junior environment minister has drawn flak for saying these cannot be banned ... Read more...

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Victoria and Albert Museum gets new director


May 18th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Martin Roth has been appointed as the new director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, with which India has a cultural partnership on ... Read more...

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On official trip to Pakistan, UK minister joins family wedding


April 16th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A Pakistani-origin British cabinet minister, who went on an official trip to the country to witness the devastation caused by floods, slipped out to attend a ... Read more...

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UAE, Britain seek cooperation in judicial matters


April 12th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 11 (IANS/WAM) UAE Justice Minister Hadef Joan Al Dhahiri has lauded the country's cooperation with Britain in the judicial and legal matters.Al Dhahiri made the remarks during ... Read more...

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UAE, Britain hold joint aid workshop


April 8th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 7 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Britain have jointly hosted a workshop on international development assistance in Abu Dhabi, it was announced Thursday.UAE Minister of State for Foreign ... Read more...

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Ex-Tory minister’s daughter weds Indian lover


February 1st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) A former British minister's daughter has tied the knot with her Indian lover without informing her parents.Alexandra, the daughter of disgraced former Tory minister Jonathan Aitken, got married ... Read more...

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British minister accused of cheating wife


January 23rd, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) A British minister was caught in a sex scandal over allegations that he cheated on his wife and had an extramarital affair with a single mother for ... Read more...

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Tory chief Baroness Warsi attacks ‘bigotry’ against Muslims


January 20th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.20 (ANI): British Minister without Portfolio and Conservative Party chairman Baroness Warsi will on Thursday warn against trying to divide Muslims into 'moderates' and 'extremists', saying that it simply fosters ... Read more...

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Blair’s bodyguards questioned over bringing a rocket launcher to protect him in Gaza’


December 4th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Two members of the elite Scotland Yard unit which follows Tony Blair around the world are being investigated over claims that they bought a ­device for launching rockets ... Read more...

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26/11 perpetrators should be brought to justice: British minister


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Britain's Defence Secretary Liam Fox Monday reiterated that the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai attacks "should be brought to justice" and that a stable Pakistan is ... Read more...

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British minister on week-long India tour


November 11th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) British Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts arrived here Thursday on a week-long visit to India, during which he will attend various education seminars and also ... 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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British minister admits he is gay


August 27th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A Conservative minister in Britain revealed Friday he is gay and has separated from his wife. Crispin Blunt, the Tory MP and prisons minister in the coalition government, said ... Read more...

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Britain seeks Punjab help to check illegal migration


August 24th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) British Minister for Immigration Damian Green Tuesday urged the Punjab government to help the British High Commission in proper verification of people applying for visa to his country. The ... Read more...

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Britain talks tough on abuse of visa rules


August 24th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) Britain would not allow students, migrants or immigration agents from Punjab to abuse its visa rules, said Minister for Immigration Damian Green Tuesday, stressing that there would ... Read more...

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