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MP’s expense claims rise in a year


September 7th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Official figures show that the expenses for the MPs have gone up immensely as compared to what politicians spent before the expenses scandal. The bill rose ... Read more...

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Gay marriage: Churchgoers not to vote Tory in next polls


August 18th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six out of 10 Britons who attend church services regularly say they are less likely to vote for the Conservative party in the next ... Read more...

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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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Russia needs new system of defence procurement


May 9th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Effective system of placement and implementation of state defence orders will be established once new Russian government is forged, the new Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ... Read more...

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Student loan penalty plan abandoned in UK


February 16th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A controversial measure by the UK government to punish students who pay off their student loans early has been abandoned, several media outlets report. The government was ... Read more...

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Bishop Stortford to end its twinning relationship with foreign cities


December 15th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bishop’s Stortford has decided to end its twinning relationship with two foreign cities. The English town shared cultural links with the German city of Friedberg and the ... Read more...

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Russian police arrest 569 people in second night of poll protests


December 8th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian police arrested more than 560 people on Tuesday as Moscow witnessed a second evening of protests over alleged electoral fraud by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia ... Read more...

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British home secretary seeks Human Rights Act scrapped


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) British Home Secretary Theresa May wants the Human Rights Act should be scrapped as it is hindering the Home Office's efforts to deport terrorist suspects, ... Read more...

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US House passes historic debt deal (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) With the US House passing a compromise debt-ceiling deal crafted by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, the United States made it all but certain ... Read more...

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British party criticised for hiring unpaid interns


May 31st, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) British political party Liberal Democrats has been criticised for its policy to hire unpaid interns. The volunteers only get a small reimbursement for travel and an ... Read more...

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Queen’s apology sought for Jallianwala massacre


May 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) An Indian-origin Labour Party MP has asked the British monarch to formally apologize for the massacre of Indians at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar and other ... Read more...

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Monty Python star Cleese refused peerage to avoid England winter


April 17th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 17 (ANI): Actor and comedian John Cleese said he turned down the opportunity to take a seat in the House of Lords because he could not face the idea of ... Read more...

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AV voting system will be profoundly un-British: Historians


March 12th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Historians have warned that introduction of an Alternative Vote system in Britain, which will be put to a national referendum on May 5, would be 'profoundly un-British' and ... Read more...

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More women opt for boob jobs ‘to look like Christina Hendricks’


January 31st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): It seems that more and more Brit women are opting to under the knife to get Mad Men star Christina Hendricks' 'hourglass figure'.Last year there was a 10 ... Read more...

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British gay club given government grant to induct lesbians


January 25th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) A gay squash club in Britain has been given a government grant worth 6,500 pounds ($10,250) to encourage more lesbians to take up the sport.The 4Play Squash club ... Read more...

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British MPs banned from tweeting in the Commons


January 20th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): British MPs were on Wednesday banned from using the Twitter microblogging website while sitting in the House of Commons.Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle gave the ruling after Labour's Kevin ... Read more...

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Royal Family to be granted new right of secrecy


January 8th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): In a controversial legal reform, the Royal Family is to be granted complete protection from public scrutiny to keep the affairs of the Queen, Prince Charles and ... Read more...

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Lib Dem support sinks to lowest level since origin: Poll


January 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): The support for Britain's Liberal Democrat Party has gone down to its lowest level in over a decade because the voters are now dissatisfied over coalition partner's ... Read more...

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UK Labour party to be first to allow public to vote in leadership contests


November 28th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.28 (ANI): Britain's Labour is to become the first major political party to open up its leadership elections to members of the public.According to The Telegraph, ordinary voters will be able ... Read more...

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Buckingham Palace connived to keep ‘Brown at Number 10 to seal Tory-Leb Dem coalition’


November 14th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): British premier David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg connived with Buckingham Palace to delay Gordon Brown's departure from Downing Street while they did a deal ... Read more...

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British deputy PM Clegg ‘plotted to ditch tuition fees pledge’


November 13th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was secretly plotting to ditch his pledge to axe tuition fee hike two months before the election, a media report said ... Read more...

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Britain bribes foreign prisoners to return homes


November 11th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Criminals from other countries who have been serving in British prisons have been offered 1,500 pounds each as "bribe" if they agree to return their home, a ... Read more...

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Protest in Britain over tution fee hike turns violent


November 10th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Protests in Britain over the government's plan to raise tution fees in universities turned violent Wednesday as demonstrators marched towards parliament, damaging buildings and clashing with security ... Read more...

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European police to spy on Britons


July 26th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Police from the European Union (EU) states will be able to arrest Britons, place them under surveillance, bug phones and monitor bank accounts in this country, if politicians ... Read more...

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Iraq war illegal, says Clegg


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the invasion of Iraq was illegal, throwing into confusion the coalition government's policy. Clegg's comments Wednesday angered some Conservative ... Read more...

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Cameron to visit India to develop “special relationship”


July 8th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron will lead a senior cabinet delegation to New Delhi later this month to build what he called a new "special relationship" with ... Read more...

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Temporary cap on non-EU migration diluted already? (Lead)


June 28th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 28 (IANS) The proposed temporary cap on non-EU migration may have already been diluted in the face of pressure from political parties, businesses and universities, it is learnt.The ... Read more...

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British government under pressure over non-EU migration


June 28th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 28 (IANS) The British government is reportedly under pressure from coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats, to ensure that the proposed cap on non-EU economic migration to Britain does ... Read more...

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Britain’s non-EU immigration cap may face hiccups (Lead)


June 27th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 27 (IANS) Britain's proposed cap on non-EU immigration to avoid a last-ditch influx into the country may run into rough weather as it is not applicable to non-EU ... Read more...

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Non-EU immigration cap rule may face hiccups in Britain


June 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 27 (IANS) Britain's proposed cap on non-EU immigration to avoid a last-ditch influx into the country may run into rough weather as it is not applicable to non-EU ... Read more...

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Britain’s new foreign policy favours improved links with India, Brazil


June 27th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 27 (ANI): Criticising previous UK governments for concentrating on three main blocs -- the European Union, the US and the Middle East, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that Britain's ... Read more...

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British coalition honeymoon rocked by gay Laws’ payments (Lead)


May 30th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (DPA) Just 18 days after an official launch in the Downing Street rose garden that prompted comparisons with a happy marriage, Britain's landmark Conservative-Liberal coalition has had the ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth Issues A Message Of Austerity


May 26th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Queen Elizabeth 2 discharged a serious message of austerity on Tuesday. Her communication, created by governmental bureaucrats on her behalf, underscored the intentions of ... Read more...

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Britain pledges ’special relationship’ with India


May 20th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) The new British government led by Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday pledged to forge "a special relationship" with India and support New Delhi's demand for a permanent ... Read more...

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Britan’s new PM promises ‘power revolution’


May 19th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (DPA) Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg pledged Wednesday that the new Conservative-Liberal government would roll back the boundaries of the state in what he called a "power ... Read more...

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