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Scotland to legalise same-sex marriage


July 25th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) The government of Scotland is set to legalise same-sex marriage, a minister announced Wednesday.Deputy First Minister Nicole Sturgeon announced the government's plans to bring forward legislation ... Read more...

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British Olympic Association backs Glasgow as 2018 Youth Olympics host


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The British Olympic Association (BOA) is proceeding with a bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) with the Scottish city of Glasgow as its candidate.The ... Read more...

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‘Foreign varsities can make Indian education job-oriented’


November 17th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) As India and Scotland forge new ties in education, Scottish education experts say foreign varsities can not only fill the huge demand-supply gap in this ... Read more...

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HeroITES expands Scotland operations


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India-based business process outsourcing (BPO) firm HeroITES Monday said its Scottish subsidiary has created a new 110-seat facility near Glasgow.The subsidiary, HEROtsc, opened the unit ... Read more...

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No deal of immunity struck between UK and Libya defector Mousa Koussa: William Hague


April 4th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that his government has not struck any deal with former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, who had defected to the UK ... Read more...

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Radiation from Japan n-plant reaches Britain


March 29th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Faint traces of radiation from Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have been traced to the Scottish city of Glasgow, officials said.The radiation was, however, "extremely ... Read more...

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Parton launches free book scheme


March 7th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Country music superstar Dolly Parton has reportedly launched a project to provide free books to children in foster care across Scotland.The 65-year-old has initiated it ... Read more...

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British ministers ‘acted like lawyers for Libyans’ to secure Lockerbie bomber’s early release


February 8th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): The release of Whitehall papers have revealed that Britain's last Labour government had 'acted like lawyers for the Libyans' in securing the early release of Lockerbie bomber ... Read more...

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Scottish Govt. denies striking deal with Libya over Lockerbie bomber’s release


February 7th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburg, Feb 7 (ANI): The Scottish Government would reportedly release new documents detailing discussions with Westminster to deny speculations that it had played a major role behind the scenes to release Lockerbie ... Read more...

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Scotland wants 40-yr US ban on haggis to be lifted


January 24th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): The Scottish Government has invited a delegation of US politicians in a bid to persuade them to overturn a 40-year ban on the haggis.Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead's ... Read more...

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Annie Lennox to join Scottish delegation in Malawi Aids crusade


January 18th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Singer Annie Lennox will be joining a Scottish delegation to help African country Malawi in its struggle against HIV and Aids.Lennox, 56, will travel to the poverty-stricken nation ... Read more...

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‘UK pressurised Scotland to release Lockerbie bomber over oil deal between BP-Libya’


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): The British government had pressurised Scotland to release the convicted Lockerbie bomber last year over fears of "commercial warfare" from Libya, according to a report released by four ... Read more...

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Kids who sing, dance ‘are more likely to engage in cultural activity as adults’


December 18th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): A new Scottish Government research has found that people are more likely to take part in cultural activities as adults if they are encouraged to participate as children. ... Read more...

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Scottish officials skeptical about Lockerbie Bomber being close to death


December 10th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Dec.10 (ANI): Scottish Government officials are reportedly skeptical about the Lockerbie Bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi being close to death.Reacting to news coming out of Tripoli, Libya, that al-Megrahi was ... Read more...

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‘Lockerbie bomber close to dying’


December 9th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) A Libyan man convicted for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing in which 270 air travellers were killed is in a coma and may have only days to live, a ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Britain feared Gaddafi’s wrath


December 8th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Britain feared that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi would take harsh action against its interests if the Lockerbie bomber was not released, according to the US diplomatic cables ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber’s family to sue Britain


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has claimed that the family of released Lockerbie bomber is preparing to sue Britain for false imprisonment and medical neglect, it was reported here ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber’s family to sue Scotland over ‘medical neglect’ in jail: Gaddafi


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3(ANI): Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi has revealed that the family of Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi is preparing a multi-million pound compensation claim against Scotland for false imprisonment ... Read more...

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Stackable electric cars, telepresence screens ‘just a generation away’


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): According to a new vision of the future set out today, stackable electric cars and 'telepresence' screens are just one generation away.The study, Megacities on the Move, suggests ... Read more...

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Safe sex ‘Sexmas Survival Guide’ message enrages Church


November 28th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): Church leaders in Scotland have hit out at a government plan to change Christmas into 'Sexmas' for a safe sex campaign over the holidays.The Scottish Government is set ... Read more...

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Number of men reporting abuse by women doubles in decade: Scottish study


November 17th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A survey has found that the number of men claiming to have been abused by women has more than doubled up in less than a decade.The latest statistics ... Read more...

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Google better at advising teachers than Scotland’s curriculum body


November 6th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 06 (ANI): Leading education academics have concluded that the Internet search engine Google offers better advice to teachers than Scotland's curriculum body.The verdict comes as the Scottish Government admitted it ... Read more...

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Sir Jackie Stewart: I was millimetres away from a life of violence


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Nov.2 (ANI): Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart has admitted he was "millimetres" away from a life of crime because of crippling dyslexia which, even today, leaves him unable to fill ... Read more...

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Kids in Scotland learn about sex from school rather than friends, family


October 29th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A survey has found that more children in Scotland now get most of their information about sex from school rather than from their friends or family.The Edinburgh University ... Read more...

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Delhi’s success will prove challenge to emulate: Scottish minister (Interview)


October 15th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Scotland, which hosts the next Commonwealth Games, is highly impressed with Delhi's success in holding the multi-sport event, which it says will prove a ... Read more...

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Energy, bio-tech key areas of India-Scotland cooperation


October 12th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Renewable energy and bio-technology are among the main fields of cooperation between India and Scotland, as the two countries announced tie ups in education and research sectors ... Read more...

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Hero Group to create 200 call centre jobs in Scotland


October 12th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that 200 jobs are to be created at Indian-owned calls centres in the country during the next year.The Hero Group will ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber’s release ‘manipulated’ by Scottish government: US senators


September 30th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30(ANI): The Scottish government 'purposely manipulated' Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi's release to ensure that he was freed on compassionate grounds, US senators have claimed.Senator Robert Menendez, Senate Committee on ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber ‘manipulated’ illness for his release


August 21st, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Amid mounting pressure on Britain to hold an independent inquiry into circumstances that led to the release of the lockerbie bomber from Scotland, media reports revealed that Abdelbaset ... Read more...

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US wants Lockerbie bomber Megrahi to return to jail


August 21st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): The United States has told Scottish authorities that 1988 Lockerbie bombing convict, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, should be brought back to prison to serve his term.""We've expressed our ... Read more...

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Secretary Clinton expresses regret one year after Lockerbie release


August 21st, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday expressed regret on the first anniversary of the release of the man who bombed a Pan Am flight, killing ... Read more...

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Scottish minister stands by decision to free Lockerbie bomber


August 19th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (DPA) Scotland's Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill Thursday defended his controversial decision to free the convicted Lockerbie bomber on health grounds a year ago, saying that predicting how long a ... Read more...

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Now a peg of whisky for your car too!


August 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A peg of scotch whisky can reduce carbon emission too as scientists in Scotland have developed a biofuel from the by-products of whisky which can be used to ... Read more...

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Soon, whisky-powered cars to hit the roads


August 18th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): The alcohol industry could soon be contributing to save the environment - a new study has shown that whisky by-products can be converted to biofuel to power cars.Edinburgh ... Read more...

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Brit docs say they were not consulted about Lockerbie bomber’s release


August 16th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.16 (ANI): Four British cancer experts who had previously been involved with the bomber's treatment have claimed that they were not consulted by the Scottish Government before the decision to release ... Read more...

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