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Tories abandon Cameron, 81,000 quit party in seven years


July 8th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Around one-third members of the Conservative Party have quit since British Prime Minister David Cameron became party leader. The party membership now stands at 177,000 ... Read more...

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Britain to axe 20,000 troops


July 6th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) The British Army is to axe some 20,000 troops as it undergoes a "fundamental restructuring" that is aimed at making the force "more flexible and agile".Defence ... Read more...

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Britain to close borders if eurozone collapses


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Britain will close its borders to people from countries like Greece if the eurozone -- the group of 17 countries which use the euro as ... Read more...

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British parliament to conduct banking inquiry


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that a parliamentary committee will probe the banking sector following Barclays' lending rate manipulation scandal.The probe will involve ... Read more...

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Britain to act tough with migrant criminals


June 11th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) British government wants its courts to act firmly with migrants, as the country's Home Secretary Theresa May has warned soft judges that she can force them ... Read more...

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British MPs spend 27,000 pounds ruing dirty loos


June 1st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) An expensive study has found British parliamentarians complaining the most about their dirty marble-lined toilets in the Commons.The state of the Palace of Westminster's toilets was ... Read more...

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Gilani supports dual citizenship for MPs


May 28th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court suspended a member of parliament over her dual citizenship, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he was in favour ... Read more...

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Dutch PM, cabinet tender resignation


April 24th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, April 24 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Monday tendered his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix, paving the way for early elections.Although the Queen shall take the offer ... Read more...

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Gilani to visit Britain in May


April 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will pay an official visit to Britain in May, the foreign ministry said Thursday."Prime Minister Gilani will hold wide-ranging ... 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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Britain won’t be Christian nation by 2030: Report


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Britain may no longer be a Christian country by 2030 as the number of non-believers is set to overtake the number of Christians, a media report ... Read more...

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Did David Cameron give a fist bump to Andrew Lansley?


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British Prime Minister David Cameron is rumored to have given Health Secretary Andrew Lansley a fist bump after the Prime Minister’s Questions session at the House of ... Read more...

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To cut corners, Britain to give MPs free iPads


February 7th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Tens of thousands of pounds may be spent by the House of Commons to give every British parliamentarian a free iPad tablet computer, as part of ... Read more...

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Britain recalls envoy in Syria for consultation


February 7th, 2012 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the country's ambassador in Syria has been recalled for consultation, following America's move to withdraw all diplomats from Damascus.The ... 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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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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Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord


December 13th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Dec 13 (IANS) Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol, thereby saving about $14 billion in penalties, Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Monday.Kent blamed the "incompetent Liberal government" of ... Read more...

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Baroness Trumpington becomes an Internet hit after Remembrance Day debate


November 15th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Baroness Trumpington has become an Internet sensation after her reaction to Lord King during the Remembrance Day debate in the UK House of Commons recently. The 89-year-old ... Read more...

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Britons lose jobs for being ‘work shy’


October 15th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) British workers are losing jobs to migrants because some firms think they are work-shy, expensive and unreliable, a media report said Saturday.Daily Express reported how MP ... Read more...

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Westminster clock tower is leaning


October 9th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) The Westminster clock tower is leaning and this is noticable from outside.Endless underground building works have been blamed for the tiny topple and civil engineers say ... Read more...

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Hacker puts sex message on British MP’s phone


September 25th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) A hacker penetrated a British woman MP's voicemail and left a sexually offensive message that asked callers whether they had recently indulged in a sex act, ... Read more...

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Everyone wants peaceful Kashmir: Pakistani leader


September 21st, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Visiting former Pakistani Kashmir prime minister Sultan Mehmood Chaudary Wednesday said he discussed a host of issues with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah earlier ... Read more...

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Labour’s duo rated Britain’s sexiest MPs


September 19th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) The Labour Party's Dan Jarvis and Luciana Berger have been rated Britain's sexiest parliamentarians.The dashing ex-Para, 38, and raven-haired beauty, 30, scored 96 and 90 out ... Read more...

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BBC women newsreaders have ‘too much botox’: MP


September 8th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Some women newsreaders in BBC have "too much botox", as a result of which they keep smiling while presenting serious subjects, a Tory MP has said.David ... Read more...

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Get back capital punishement: Indian-origin British MP


August 24th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Indian-origin British MP Priti Patel has said she supports a "serious debate" in parliament for the return of capital punishment in Britain.An opinion poll in the ... 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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Police got tactics wrong, says Cameron as 1,300 held for riots (Lead)


August 11th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday said police had admitted to getting their riot tactics wrong as over 1,300 people were arrested for the violence in ... Read more...

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Cameron vows to end ‘climate of fear’


August 11th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) In the wake of arson and rioting which rocked parts of England earlier this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday vowed to end the ... Read more...

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Afghan war has cost Britain 18 bn pounds


July 28th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The cost of British military operations in Afghanistan was Thursday officially estimated at over 18 billion pounds (around $29 billion), The Guardian reported.The figures released by ... Read more...

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Tributes paid to Mumbai terror victims in London


July 19th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Tributes were paid to the victims of the terror attacks in Mumbai at a meeting of the Indo-British Parliamentary Group and the Indo-European Business Forum ... 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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Cameron labeled sexist for ‘calm down, dear’ jibe


April 28th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused by Labour of "patronising, sexist, insulting and un-prime ministerial" behaviour after he told a shadow minister to "calm down, dear" ... Read more...

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UK Cycling Minister doesn’t want to wear helmet while on road!


April 10th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): Britain's Cycling Minister has revealed that he does not wear a helmet while cycling because he likes to 'feel the wind in his hair' - an admission that ... Read more...

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Egypt plans to hold constitutional referendum within two months: Activist


February 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Members of the Egyptian ruling Higher Military Council have announced that Cairo will hold a constitutional referendum within two months, an anti-Mubarak-activist wrote on his Facebook account. ... Read more...

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