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Don’t use British jails as hotels: Indian-origin MP


August 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Jails in Britain should not be used as hotels for ­foreigners, Indian-origin Conservative MP Priti Patel said after reports emerged that the public was paying 400 ... Read more...

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Indian call centres selling Britons’ personal data: Report


March 18th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Indian call centres are selling confidential personal data, including credit card details and medical records, of over 500,000 Britons, a media report said Sunday.Citing an undercover ... Read more...

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BBC sex education video is like porn, says MP


January 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) A sex education video produced by BBC for minor children has been criticised by a Conservative MP as being like a pornographic movie.The "Sex and Relationship ... Read more...

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Cameron sacks MP for attending ‘Nazi party’


December 19th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) A Conservative MP who attended a party where guests were dressed as Nazis has been sacked by Prime Minister David Cameron from the post of ... Read more...

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Indian-origin MP wants more rights for British crime victims


December 15th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Victims of crime in Britain are to be given more rights, including the power to influence sentencing, under a new law proposed by Indian-origin Conservative MP ... 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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300 criminals untraceable in Britain: Indian-origin MP


June 26th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) British police have no clue about the whereabouts of over 300 criminals, leading an Indian-origin MP to term it an "absolute outrage".The list of absconding people ... Read more...

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School faces ire for teaching pole dancing to kids


May 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) A dance school in Britain has stoked a public debate and invited criticism for offering lessons in pole dancing to children as young as 12.The lessons ... Read more...

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Brit MPs committee demand reversal of BBC cuts


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): An influential cross-party committee of MPs in Britain has said that the cuts to the BBC's World Service should be reversed to protect its global reputation.The Commons Foreign ... Read more...

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BBC ‘lowering its standards to hire more ethnic minorities’


February 14th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A former BBC executive has accused the corporation of lowering its standards to hire more ethnic minorities.Indian-born Samir Shah, a former head of current affairs, has cited Radio ... Read more...

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‘Busy’ Darren Gough turns down Cameron’s request to stand as Conservative MP


February 10th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10(ANI): Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has turned down British Prime Minister David Cameron's request to stand as a Conservative MP in Barnsley, a town in South Yorkshire, ... Read more...

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Indian-origin lawmaker faces racist attack from jailed UK axe killer


February 7th, 2011 - 7:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb.7 (ANI): An Indian-origin Conservative MP in the UK, Priti Patel,has been racially attacked by a convicted axe killer who is leading a campaign to give prisoners the right to ... Read more...

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Indian-origin MP faces racist attack in Britain


February 6th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) An Indian-origin parliamentarian in Britain has faced a racist attack for opposing the cause of a convicted killer who is leading the campaign to give prisoners the right ... Read more...

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Gay elements to be taught to four-year-olds in Britain


January 26th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Young children in Britain as young as four are to be taught about homosexuality in their maths, geography, science and English textbooks.As part of a government-backed drive to ... Read more...

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Indian diplomat in Britain claims immunity on wife-beating charge


January 9th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London/New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) A high-ranking Indian diplomat in Britain has escaped charges of assaulting his wife after he claimed immunity due to his diplomatic status, a media report said Sunday. ... Read more...

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Bilawal pledges to return to Pakistan to lead PPP


December 15th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 15 (ANI): Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has pledged to return to Pakistan and lead the party.Speaking at a lecture held in memory of his assassinated mother ... Read more...

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Fury over 13-year-olds being allowed to buy Pill in UK without prescription


November 1st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A new scheme allows girls as young as 13 to buy the contraceptive pill without their parents' consent or a doctor's prescription.The pilot scheme launched by the Isle ... Read more...

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Britain says no plans to axe Gurkhas


October 20th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 20 (IANS) Dismissing growing speculation since last year that Britain may axe its band of Gurkha soldiers from Nepal due to a funds crunch, the British government said ... Read more...

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Phone app that tracks planes ‘aid to terrorists’


October 3rd, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Security experts have slammed a mobile phone application costing less than 2 pounds that tracks the precise location of passenger aircraft in the sky, insisting it is a ... Read more...

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Brit Gurkha regiment could face axe over defence spending


September 1st, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 1 (ANI): The Gurkha regiment, which has been part of the British Army for nearly 200 years, could face the axe as part of a battle on account of the ... 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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Amorous Brit politicians meet ‘bed warmers’ in ‘pick-up joint Parliament, says MP


July 27th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): A veteran member of the British Parliament has claimed that amorous politicians seek "bed warmers" for the night from the venue.Seventy-five-year-old Paul Flynn has claimed that one member ... Read more...

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Islamic extremist chosen to head police-Muslim forum


July 25th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): An Islamic extremist, who has described al-Qaeda as a "myth" and justified the killing of British troops in Iraq, has been chosen to head the Muslim Safety Forum ... Read more...

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British MP says he won’t meet veiled Muslim women


July 17th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 17 (IANS) A Conservative MP has drawn flak from Muslims in Britain for saying he will refuse to meet women wearing the full Islamic dress in his constituency ... Read more...

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British MP - Mark Reckless apologizes for being too drunk to vote


July 12th, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British MP – Mark Reckless has apologized for being drunk and hence missing a vote on the Budget. The honest Kent MP confessed that he had drunk ... Read more...

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Tory MP moves private bill to outlaw ‘burqa’


July 1st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 1 (IANS) Conservative MP Philip Hollobone has introduced a private member's bill in the British Parliament to regulate the wearing of "certain facial coverings" that would include the ... Read more...

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British MP proposes law to ban ‘burkas’ in public


July 1st, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): A Conservative MP, Philip Hollobone is attempting to pass a law, which would ban people from wearing 'burkas' and balaclavas.According to The Independent, Hollobone has tabled Face Covering ... Read more...

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Afghan war a ‘mission impossible’, says Brit MP


June 27th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): The nearly nine year- long 'war on terror' in Afghanistan is a "mission impossible" and the allied forces should reduce the presence of troops in that country, ... 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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Bin Laden’s Boarding Pass In British Airlines


June 4th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): June 4, 2010 (pen men at work): Recently a photograph of a boarding pass in the name of Osama Bin Laden has been appeared ... Read more...

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Peerage for Indian tycoon who gave Tories 200,000 pounds


May 27th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) A Ugandan-born Indian business tycoon, who gave the Conservatives over 200,000 pounds in donations, will be nominated for a British peerage by Prime Minister David Cameron. Dolar Popat, ... Read more...

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Court fears torture in Pakistan, says no to deporting Al Qaeda men


May 19th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Two Al Qaeda operatives can't be deported to Pakistan as it would infringe on their human rights, a British court has ruled. Pakistan, it said, has a ... Read more...

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UK computer firm branded racist for seeking “Indian origin” applicant


March 18th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.18 (ANI): A Bristol-based computer company has landed itself in a soup after placing a job advertisement seeking an applicant "preferably of Indian origin" on a British website.The firm said it ... Read more...

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Bullying allegations ‘completely wrong’: Gordon Brown


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has rejected accusations that he bullies his staff as the swirling controversy hit one of the country's largest anti-bullying charities. "The cabinet secretary ... Read more...

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School kids in UK town speak 150 languages


February 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 8 (ANI): Schoolchildren in a town in England can speak as many as 150 different languages and dialects, according to a survey.Pupils in Reading, Berkshire, made use of the Ghanaian ... Read more...

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