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Is Al-Qaeda preparing British women bombers?


February 6th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Al-Qaeda is trying to recruit women for carrying out suicide bombings in Britain, parliament members have warned in a report.The terrorist group is using extremist websites ... Read more...

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London riots report by year-end: Keith Vaz


August 18th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Describing the London riots as an act of criminality, Keith Vaz, Britain's longest serving MP of Indian origin and head of parliament's inquiry committee into ... Read more...

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Every fifth London police PR person worked for Murdoch


July 20th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Almost one in five members of the Metropolitan Police's public relations team is a former News International (NI) employee, the Daily Express reported Wednesday.According to Met ... Read more...

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News International deliberately blocked probe: MPs’ panel (Lead)


July 20th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Rupert Murdoch's News International company "deliberately" tried to block a police probe into phone hacking by the News of the World, a British parliamentary ... Read more...

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London police accused of bungling phone-hacking probe


July 20th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) London police have been accused of a "catalogue of failures" in the News of the World phone-hacking inquiry in a damning report by MPs, ... Read more...

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Over 2000 foreign criminals have left UK with triple bribes


November 10th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.10 (ANI): Bribes paid to get foreign criminals to leave Britain have tripled in the last month, the UK Border Agency has revealed.When the Government is stripping hard-working families of their ... 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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Moily conferred ‘Next Step Foundation 2010′ award


July 11th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily has been conferred the 'Next Step Foundation 2010' award for his outstanding contribution to International Legal Co-operation.The Deputy ... Read more...

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Voting On Burqa Ban Fails To Take Place As Belgium Coalition Government Collapses


April 23rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Brussels, Apr 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Belgium was all set to become the first European nation to impose a ban on wearing the Islamic burqa on Thursday but the breakdown of ... Read more...

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Gurkha row: Brown, UK Defence Minister apologise to Lumley


March 30th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.30 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised "unreservedly" to actress Joanna Lumley after the country's Veterans Minister claimed she had spearheaded a campaign for Gurkhas' rights, but had ... Read more...

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New British proposals slammed for targetting legal Indian migrants


August 3rd, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Aug 3 (IANS) Fresh immigration proposals unveiled by the British government Monday are wrong because they target legal rather than illegal migrants and discriminate against people from the ... Read more...

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India, UK must work together to control illegal immigrants, says Keith Vaz


July 29th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): The chairman of British parliament's Home Affairs Committee, Keith Vaz, on Wednesday said that India and the United Kingdom must act together to 'fight terrorism' that was ... Read more...

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Illegal immigrants get into UK through ‘bogus college’ route


July 21st, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): The British Home Affairs Committee has said that tens of thousands of illegal immigrants get into the UK because they claim to attend colleges, which turn out to ... Read more...

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Gurkhas likely to be given right to live in UK


May 20th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): All retired Gurkha soldiers are to be given the right to live in Britain and Premier Gordon Brown could announce the historic breakthrough as early as tomorrow, ... Read more...

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UK Parliament grilling awaits Brown’s ministers over Gorkha shut out


April 29th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.29 (ANI): The British Parliament's Home Affairs Committee has slammed new rules that deny heroic Gurkha veterans their right to stay in the country.The Gordon Brown Government faces a Commons ... Read more...

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British hotel security stepped up in the wake of Mumbai


January 21st, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Security is being stepped up in hotels across Britain in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks, British Home Minister Jacqui Smith said.She told a meeting of the ... Read more...

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UK hotels on high terror alert to prevent Mumbai-style attack


January 21st, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.21 (ANI):British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has told members of parliament here that a majority of hotels in the country have been placed on a state of high alert in ... Read more...

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British hotels on high terror alert fearing Mumbai-type attacks


January 21st, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has revealed that the country is on high alert fearing a Mumbai-style terrorist attacks on a top hotel.She told MPs that ... Read more...

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Every year 3-lakh visas are wrongly issued in Britain


November 19th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): An estimated 300,000 visas giving foreigners the right to come to Britain may be wrongly approved every year, a committee of British MPs has been told.Linda ... Read more...

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British government divided over immigration


November 2nd, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A disagreement between Britain's new immigration minister and its longest-serving Asian MP has opened up a divide in the ruling party over the number of skilled migrants who ... Read more...

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Skilled Indians can bring Britain out of recession: Keith Vaz


October 19th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Britain needs more - not fewer - skilled immigrants from India to help it tide over coming hard times, the chairman of a key parliamentary group said Sunday.“To ... Read more...

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Shivraj Patil asks Orissa CM to take stringent measures


October 3rd, 2008 - 11:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Oct 3 (ANI): Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Friday said in a strongly-worded letter to Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to review the situation and take effective ... Read more...

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Indian-born Labour MP Vaz probed by Westminster sleaze watchdog


October 3rd, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.3 (ANI): Former British Labour minister Keith Vaz, who is of Indian origin, is being probed by a Westminster sleaze watchdog over claims that he tried to interfere in a ... Read more...

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Indian-born MP seeks inquiry into himself


September 22nd, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Keith Vaz, the longest-serving British MP of Indian origin, has offered himself for an official inquiry after a week of charges that he used his influence to try ... Read more...

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Labour MP Vaz to ask parliamentary sleaze investigation into his own conduct


September 22nd, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Labour Party MP Keith Vaz, who is facing allegations of interfering in a court case, is going to ask for a formal parliamentary sleaze investigation into his ... Read more...

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Prisoner record losing UK firm earned 240 m pounds in government contracts


August 23rd, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.23 (ANI): The British firm -- P.A. Consulting -- which lost the secret records on 84,000 prisoners, won 240-million pounds of Government contracts including Labours ID card scheme. According to ... Read more...

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Vaz launches probe into Britain’s proposed migration system


June 20th, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 20 (IANS) Keith Vaz, chairman of the British parliament's home affairs committee, Friday launched an inquiry into plans for sweeping changes to the migration system, saying there ... Read more...

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What, me Sir? Keith Vaz denies rumours of knighthood


June 14th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 14 (IANS) Indian-born MP Keith Vaz has denied rumours that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown offered him a knighthood ahead of a knife-edge parliamentary vote on a ... Read more...

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Britain in danger of becoming a `surveillance state’


January 29th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan.29 (ANI): With the phones of at least a thousand people being tapped every day, Britain is in danger of becoming a "surveillance state", the Telegraph has said, quoting an official ... Read more...

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UK to face tenfold rise in jailed terrorists by 2017


November 14th, 2007 - 10:17 am ICT by admin
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UK terror plots on continuous rise


November 14th, 2007 - 1:56 am ICT by admin
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