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‘Save Goa’ campaign attracts 9,000 at British Goan fest


July 24th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A record crowd of an estimated 9,000 British Goans attended the annual British Goan Festival in Hounslow, the organisers said. Two British MPs, Keith Vaz and ... Read more...

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At 86, Queen works more than British MPs


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) In what should be a wake-up call for British parliamentarians, 86-year-old Queen Elizabeth II has worked far more days this year than any member of parliament, ... Read more...

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British teachers to be paid for performance?


May 1st, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) School teachers in Britain should be paid according to their performance in the classroom, British MPs have recommended.MPs on the education select committee have said teachers' ... Read more...

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Murdoch not fit to lead News Corp: British MPs


May 1st, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was not fit to "exercise the stewardship" of a major international company like News Corp, British MPs have said.Parliament's culture committee questioned ... Read more...

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Height of cricket diplomacy: Indian, British MPs play ball


April 14th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 14 (IANS) It was cricket in the clouds with some diplomacy thrown in as well. A group of parliamentarians from India and Britain played a cricket match ... Read more...

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Indian MPs beat British MPs in Twenty20


April 13th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 13 (IANS) A century by former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin and four wickets for 27 runs by skipper Anurag Thakur helped Indian Parliamentarians to score a 56 runs ... Read more...

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Security needs may escalate London Olympics budget


March 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) An influential group of British MPs has released a report criticising the London Olympic organisers for poor valuation of security needs and warned of increased expenditure ... Read more...

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Cancel aid to India, say some British MPs


February 6th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) The aid from Britain to India must be cancelled immediately, demanded some British parliamentarians after India's finance minister said they don't need it. The row ... Read more...

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We won’t eat halal meat: British MPs


January 1st, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) British Muslim MPs have been told they cannot have meat slaughtered in line with Islamic tradition because the method is offensive to many of their non-Muslim ... Read more...

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James Murdoch quits boards of Sun, Times


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Murdoch media empire heir James Murdoch resigned Wednesday from the boards of News International's two newspaper companies -- The Sun and The Times.Murdoch is no longer ... Read more...

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Rupert Murdoch’s son faces MPs over phone hacking


November 10th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) James Murdoch, News International chairman, Thursday appeared for the second time before British MPs regarding phone-hacking at the News of the World (NoW), BBC reported.He had ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas victims slam Dow sponsoring London Olympics


October 25th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 25 (IANS) The victims of the 1984 Bhopal tragedy have joined British MPs and rights groups in opposing the 2012 London Olympics being sponsored by Dow Chemical ... Read more...

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India reacts strongly to British parliamentary debate on Kashmir


September 15th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Reacting to the House of Commons debating alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India Thursday reminded British MPs that it was the world's ... Read more...

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British MPs tweet, and how!


August 1st, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Tweeting seems to have become a near obsession with British parliamentarians, says a survey revealing that they spent 1,000 hours on Twitter last year.Liberal Democrats topped ... Read more...

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Wendi wins Chinese bloggers’ hearts, fending Murdoch


July 20th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Media baron Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng has won many admirers among Chinese netizens after she slapped down the man who was throwing foam pie ... Read more...

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Rebekah Brooks terms phone hacking ‘abhorrent’ (Lead)


July 20th, 2011 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) The News International group acted "quickly and decisively" in dealing with "abhorrent" phone hacking at the News of the World, the company's former chief executive ... Read more...

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UK MPs warn government over new student visa controls


March 18th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.18 (ANI): An all-party committee of British MPs has warned Immigration Minister Damian Green not to go ahead with changes in student visa control plans as it could severely damage the ... Read more...

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Celebrities, politicians added to Gaddafi’s Facebook support group without consent


March 4th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A Facebook group supporting Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's regime, has reportedly signed on several eminent personalities from the world of politics, television, and films without their permission. ... Read more...

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British MPs for putting Kashmir at top of Foreign Office agenda


February 24th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarabad, Feb 24(ANI): The British parliament's Kashmir Committee Secretary General Richard Irwin Harrington has vowed to put the Kashmir issue at the top of the agenda list of the British Foreign Office.Addressing ... Read more...

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BBC apologises for comments made on Mexico during Top Gear show


February 4th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): The BBC has apologised for comments made about Mexicans during TV show Top Gear, after Mexico's ambassador in London found them to be "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating".Top ... Read more...

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British MPs told to flee if parliament comes under attack


November 16th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) British MPs have been told to flee for their lives in the event of a Mumbai-style terrorist attack on parliament, a media report said Tuesday.An emergency plan drawn ... Read more...

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British MPs cast doubts on efficacy of immigration cap


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): British MPs have warned that the government would struggle to achieve its aim of limiting net migration to the UK to "tens of thousands" in five years, and ... Read more...

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British MPs support memorial for Tipu’s descendant Noor Inayat in UK


June 25th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): British lawmakers have come together to support setting up a memorial in London in honour of Noor Inayat Khan, a descendant of Tipu Sultan, who served as a ... Read more...

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British MPs tinkering with expenses may be fined


June 17th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 17 (IANS) British Members of Parliament are angry with the punitive proposals of a parliamentary watchdog to fine MPs and force them to explain themselves in public if ... Read more...

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Scrap English criteria in non-EU student visas: British MPs


June 8th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 8 (IANS) British MPs, cutting across party lines, have called for abolition of the English language criteria for international students, particularly from non-European Union (EU) countries, contending ... Read more...

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British MPs blame lack of women in City boardrooms for recession


April 4th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 4 (ANI): A new report by British parliamentarians has blamed lack of women on the boards of city firms for the global financial crisis.The Treasury Select Committee said that lack ... Read more...

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Brit Muslim leaders ‘failing to tackle extremism’: Oxford academic


March 31st, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31(ANI): A University of Oxford academic has criticized Muslim leaders in Britain for not doing enough to tackle extremism.Nick Chatrath, a researcher at Oxford's Faculty of Oriental Studies, claims ... Read more...

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Brit MPs accused in expenses scandal to face Election Day in court


March 31st, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31(ANI): Three British MPs accused in the expenses scandal look set to spend election day in court.According to reports, a crucial three-day hearing to decide if the politicians can be ... Read more...

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British MPs found guilty of accepting free foreign jaunts


March 23rd, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) More than 20 British MPs have been found in breach of hospitality rules after accepting free overseas trips and raising issues about those countries in parliament but failing ... Read more...

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Air pollution kills 50,000 people a year in UK


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 22 (ANI): A group of British MPs has accused the Government of ignoring the problem of air pollution even as it kills 50,000 people annually.Dubbing the situation a "national disgrace", ... Read more...

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How a Brit MP participated in champagne drinking contest abroad, and passed out


February 22nd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 22 (ANI): Two British MPs, involved in a champagne drinking contest while on official business in Paris, drank so much that one needed to undergo medical treatment.At the Council ... Read more...

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Shilpa to bring Bollywood glamour to beleagured British parliament


January 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 5 (IANS) The British parliament, down in the dumps over a long-running expenses scandal, is set to brighten up to a touch of Indian glamour Wednesday ... Read more...

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When UK Houses of Parliament ran out of toilet rolls!


December 2nd, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 2 (ANI): British MPs and peers were anything but relieved after the Houses of Parliament fell short of toilet rolls.KGB Cleaning Suppliers were allegedly held responsible after the word spread ... Read more...

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Six MPs and peers face fraud charges in British expenses scandal


November 19th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19(ANI): At least six British MPs and peers may face criminal charges of fraud into the abuse of the Parliamentary expenses system following investigations by Scotland Yard.According to a ... Read more...

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Winehouse ‘drug-free’ for a year, dad tells MPs


October 21st, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 21 (ANI): Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has told British MPs that his singer daughter has been staying away from drugs for a year now.The former taxi driver made the ... Read more...

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