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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...

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Saudi princess seeks political asylum in Britain


July 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian princess has sought political asylum in Britain because she fears for her safety in her home country, the Daily Mail reported Monday.Princess Sara ... Read more...

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British kids cannot escape Maths, English any more


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) The British government is all set to ensure that pupils in the country do not skip learning Mathematics and English, as they will now be forced ... 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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India, Britain to step up anti-terror ties


July 5th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India and Britain Tuesday discussed measures to step up anti-terrorism ties as British foreign office minister, Jeremy Browne, arrived here on a two-day India ... Read more...

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Sending UK military personnel to Libya could lead to Vietnam-style conflict: Lawmakers


April 20th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): British lawmakers have warned that the decision to deploy military personnel to Libya could lead London to face risks of being embroiled in a prolonged Vietnam-style conflict.According ... Read more...

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UK military personnel heading to Libya


April 20th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Around ten British military personnel will be sent to Benghazi in Libya to help rebel forces who are trying to oust Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.Although British ministers claimed ... Read more...

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Brit ministers to hold join urgent UN talks over Libya’s humanitarian situation


April 18th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): British ministers would reportedly hold a join urgent United Nations talks over the "great concern" of humanitarian situation in Libya, today.One of the important aspects of ... Read more...

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UK’s ‘dirty secret’ of selling arms to Libya months before war revealed


April 5th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Britain sold weapons to Libya and other dictatorships in North Africa and the Middle East just four months before Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ordered a crackdown on a pro-democracy ... Read more...

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Clarke warns UK could face new Lockerbie-style attack if Gaddafi remains in power


March 26th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): British Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has stepped up pressure on the government to depose Colonel Muammar Gaddafi by warning that the Libyan dictator could organise a Lockerbie-style attack ... Read more...

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UK govt to rope in superhero Sportacus to tackle obesity


March 14th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): British ministers are considering roping in a famous children's character to help them tackle obesity.They hope the BBC children's programme Lazytown, which sees the athletic superhero Sportacus ... Read more...

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British ministers ‘acted like lawyers for Libyans’ to secure Lockerbie bomber’s early release


February 8th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): The release of Whitehall papers have revealed that Britain's last Labour government had 'acted like lawyers for the Libyans' in securing the early release of Lockerbie bomber ... Read more...

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UK helped Libya secure Lockerbie bomber’s release: Secret documents


February 6th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Secret documents have revealed that British ministers had arranged to meet their Libyan counterparts to give them advice on how the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi's could ... Read more...

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China to sell bullet train technology


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China is ready to sell its high-speed bullet train technology to other countries, authorities said."China is willing to export the high-speed rails technology to any country that wants ... Read more...

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Britain advised Libya on Lockerbie bomber’s release: WikiLeaks


February 1st, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) British government ministers secretly advised Libya on securing the successful early release of the Lockerbie bomber from a Scottish prison, according to the US documents released by ... Read more...

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Libya trade loss fears led British ministers to back Lockerbie bomber’s release: Wikileaks


February 1st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Britain would have suffered a setback in its political and economic ambitions in Libya if the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was not released from a Scottish prison, according ... Read more...

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Britain secretly advised Libyan govt. on how to secure Lockerbie bomber’s release: Wikileaks


February 1st, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that British ministers had secretly suggested ways to the Libyan government for the early and ... Read more...

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British ministers escape protests in flood-hit Pakistan


August 19th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/London, Aug 19 (IANS) Two British cabinet ministers on a tour of flood-hit Pakistan were airlifted to safety after their convoy came under attack in an area ravaged by the ... Read more...

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Cameron to offer India direct say in drawing up Britain’s new immigration policy


July 28th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jul 28 (ANI): Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a two-day visit to India leading the largest official delegation to the subcontinent since the end of the British Raj, ... Read more...

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Dont mention Kashmir, poverty in India, Cameron advised


July 28th, 2010 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 28 (IANS) Look out for the "elephant traps" in India, dont mention Kashmir and avoid patronising references to poverty. Dont dare criticise and instead talk of ... Read more...

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Cameron arrives on two-day visit to India


July 28th, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived here early Wednesday on the first leg of his two-day maiden visit to India. Cameron, who is accompanied by the biggest ever ... Read more...

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Cameron gets last-minute tips for India trip


July 28th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 27 (IANS) For the past two days the British media has been full of tips to Prime Minister David Cameron on how not to rattle India if ... Read more...

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No iPhone, only BlackBerry for British ministers


June 17th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Ministers in the David Cameron government cannot use Apple's iPhone as only BlackBerry smartphones have been sanctioned for official use. In a written reply to Labour MP Tom ... Read more...

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New British ministers’ pay cut 5 percent


May 13th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (DPA) The new British cabinet agreed Thursday on a five-percent pay cut for ministers at its first session since the formation of the Con-Lib coalition. It was also agreed ... Read more...

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Confidential information of millions of Brit patients being sent to India


April 4th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 4 (ANI): Despite the British Government's pledge not to send confidential data of patients overseas, the National Health Service (NHS) is sending names addresses and medical reports of millions of ... Read more...

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After Headley, Tiger Hanif to be test case for UK-India extradition


March 24th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 24 (IANS) Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram left for home Tuesday after meeting key British ministers days before a British judge is to rule on India's request to ... Read more...

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US refuses to endorse British sovereignty in Falklands oil dispute


February 25th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25(ANI): The US Government has refused to endorse British claims to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, as the diplomatic row over oil drilling in the South Atlantic intensified in London, ... Read more...

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India seeks $400bn for education


January 15th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 15 (IANS) India needs $400 billion of investment in education over the next decade because it views the sector to be as important as economic growth in ... Read more...

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Brown’s ex-ministers plot his ouster ahead of polls


January 6th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (DPA) Two senior former British ministers called for a ballot on Prime Minister Gordon Brown's leadership Wednesday - just months before the general election. The pair, both of whom ... Read more...

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Detroit terror attack hesitation over x-ray scanners risking lives


December 31st, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 31 (ANI): British Ministers have been accused of putting lives at risk by failing to order X-ray style body scanners at British airports despite fears that al-Qaeda is planning a ... Read more...

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6 of 10 Brits believe Lockerbie bomber was released for oil, not terminal cancer


August 28th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 28 (ANI): A whopping 61 percent of British nationals believe that the Gordon Brown Government released Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi for oil and not on "compassionate grounds," ... Read more...

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Anti-terror information obtained through torture of suspects abroad: UK


August 10th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.10 (ANI): Two senior British ministers on Sunday said they could not rule out that vital anti-terror information had been obtained through the torture of suspects abroad.In the wake of this ... Read more...

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Times poll predicts election humiliation for Labour Party


May 30th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30(ANI): The British ministers' expenses scandal has had a devastating impact on the Labour Party and on Prime Minister Gordon Brown, for according to a populus poll for The ... Read more...

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Gurkhas fight it out in British parliament


April 29th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Gurkhas, famous fighters on the battle field, are preparing for a clash that could end with a humiliating defeat for the British government in the country's parliament ... Read more...

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‘Jaguar close to 800 mn pound loan’


April 12th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is in "advanced talks" with British ministers, a banking syndicate and owner Tata Motors on a 800 million pound loan that could ... Read more...

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