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UK govt. urged to review cyber-stalking laws


May 1st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): A senior British police officer has urged the government to review cyber-stalking laws, and empower police to seize computers used to harass victims online.It is hard to prove ... Read more...

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UK govt to rope in superhero Sportacus to tackle obesity


March 14th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): British ministers are considering roping in a famous children's character to help them tackle obesity.They hope the BBC children's programme Lazytown, which sees the athletic superhero Sportacus ... Read more...

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Rapists, killers challenge UK govt. over right to benefits


February 20th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): The detained rapists and killers in psychiatric hospitals are challenging the British Government in a test case at the European Court of Human Right, demanding for State ... Read more...

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UK govt introduces online ‘divorce calculator’ for couples splitting up!


December 31st, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): The government of the UK has introduced a new 'divorce calculator' that works out the cost of splitting up for couples who wish to go their separate ways.Created ... Read more...

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UK govt’s plan to block Internet porn ‘not possible’


December 21st, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): A plan by the British government to block Internet pornography at source has been deemed as not possible by experts.According to the Sunday Times, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey ... Read more...

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UK Govt. agrees on non-EU skilled migration cap of 43,000 in 2011-12


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.23 (ANI): The British Government will cap the number of non-EU skilled migrants allowed to enter the United Kingdom at about 43,000 next year, the BBC reports.The 43,000 cap from next ... Read more...

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UK Govt. may force tobacco companies to package cigarettes in plain wrappers


November 21st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Tobacco companies could soon be forced to sell cigarette in plain brown wrappers, as a part of the UK Government's effort to stop young people picking up habit. ... Read more...

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Oz cricketers angry over UK Govt. demand for Ashes tour related tax


June 14th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 14 (ANI): Australian cricketers are seething after receiving huge tax bills from the British government following their tour of England.Some of the top earners owe in excess of 150,000 ... Read more...

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World’s oil reserves exaggerated by 33 percent: Former UK Govt. adviser


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23(ANI): Britain's former Chief Scientific Adviser, David King, has said that the world's oil reserves have been exaggerated by about 33 percent.King and a research team from Oxford University said ... Read more...

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UK Govt. asks football clubs to curb spending for 2018 World Cup bid


March 7th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 7 (ANI): Amid concerns that British football clubs' high-spending ways will cost England the chance to stage the World Cup in 2018, the British Government has told them to ... Read more...

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UK Govt. using new ‘behavioural analysis’ security check at Heathrow


February 28th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28(ANI): The British Airports Authority (BAA) is using behavioural analysis to weed out terror suspects during security checks at the London Heathrow Airport.The airports' operator had started an open-ended ... Read more...

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“Don’t nag graduate kids into a job” but don’t be “too supportive”: UK govt


December 29th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): A guide released by the British government advises parents to show "tough love" towards children to encourage them to take up jobs once they are university graduates.The guide ... Read more...

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UK govt launches campaign to curb teenage pregnancy


November 30th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 30 (ANI): U.K government has launched a campaign urging youngsters to talk more openly about sex and contraception in a bid to curb rising teenage pregnancy rate.The advertising program ... Read more...

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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke criticizes UK govt’s nuclear plans


November 11th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has condemned the British government for its decision to build 10 new nuclear power stations.While writing in his blog, the 41-year-old singer, who's a ... Read more...

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UK Govt asked to refund Pak students who missed admission due to visa delays


November 10th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 10 (ANI): Labour peer Lord Ahmed has urged the UK Government to repay fees to Pakistani students who could not take admission in British universities due to visa delays.The demand ... Read more...

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LSD and cannabis less harmful than alcohol, says UK govt’s drug expert


October 29th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): In what could come as a rude shock to many alcoholics and smokers, the British government's drug adviser has said that drugs like Ecstasy, LSD and cannabis are ... Read more...

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British victims of 26/11 Mumbai attacks to get financial aid from UK Govt.


October 18th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18(ANI): The UK Government has reportedly upgraded its compensation law, following which the British victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks last year, are likely to receive financial support from ... Read more...

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UK Govt. failed to act as Pak police tortured Brit nationals in Pakistan


September 9th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.9 (ANI): Internal British Foreign Office e-mails have revealed that officials failed to act on claims by two British men that they had been tortured by Pakistani Police in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Brit MP questions UK Govt. for spending money on Musharraf’s security


July 10th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): A British parliamentarian of Pakistani origin has tabled a bill in the House of Lords against security being provided by Scotland Yard to former president Pervez Musharraf.Lord ... Read more...

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UK Govt. awareness program to cut teen pregnancies ineffective


July 8th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A government awareness program in England, devised to cut down teenage pregnancies, drunkenness or cannabis use, had no impact, suggests a study.Lead authors Meg Wiggins of the ... Read more...

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UK Govt. advisor asks people to stop lamb, beer consumption to save the planet


May 25th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): A Government adviser in the U.K. suggests that people stop consuming lamb and beer to save the planet.David Kennedy, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change, ... Read more...

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Prince Charles wife Camilla criticizes UK Govt’s treatment of Gurkhas


May 6th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, has backed the campaign against the Government's treatment of the Gurkhas.According to The Telegraph, British actress Joanna Lumley, who is ... Read more...

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UK Govt. may order probe of Afghan medals scam


May 3rd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): The arrest of a British Army major who won the Military Cross "for consistent bravery and inspirational leadership" after he allegedly exaggerated accounts of his bravery, has ... Read more...

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UK Govt. tp monitor every phone call, email or website visit


April 25th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.25 (ANI): The Gordon Brown Government has revealed that it plans to monitor every phone call, email or website visit.Plans for this exercise are to be unveiled next week, reports ... Read more...

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TATA’s Land Rover seeks 781 m pounds in UK Govt. loans


April 3rd, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 3 (ANI): Tata, the Indian owners of Jaguar Land Rover, are seeking 781 million pounds in Government and European loans to safeguard the company's future.Jaguar Land Rover is one ... Read more...

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UK Govt. forks out taxpayer’s money to support luxurious MP pensions


April 1st, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 1 (ANI): After its announcement that the taxpayers will be forced to pay 13.2 million pounds-a-year to bail out MPs' pensions, the Gordon Brown Government is facing opposition from ... Read more...

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Condoms make women sexier, says UK Govt. campaign


March 20th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 20 (ANI): A new Government campaign in the UK to encourage young women in their late teens and early 20s to carry condoms tells them that men are attracted ... Read more...

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UK Govt. ”failed to stop torture of three Britons in Pak”


March 18th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 18 (ANI): The UK Government has come under fire for reportedly failing to stop the torture of three Britons in Pakistan despite repeatedly being asked for assistance. Birmingham based ... Read more...

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Cash strapped UK Govt. departments castigated for spending 780,000 pounds on flowers


March 16th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 16 (ANI): British Cabinet ministers have come under fire for spending nearly 780,000 pounds on flowers in the last four years, when UK citizens are struggling with the economic ... Read more...

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UK Govt. drug advisors ecstasy-horse riding comparison fuels furore


February 7th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A Brit government official has created a furore by suggesting that addiction to ecstasy is not more dangerous than riding a horse.Government drug advisor Prof David Nutt, ... Read more...

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UK Govt. doles out a million pounds to anti-extremist think tank


January 20th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.20 (ANI): The Gordon Brown Government has given a million pounds to an anti-extremist think-tank, despite reservations expressed by some. The Quilliam Foundation is a counter-extremism think-tank set up nine months ... Read more...

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UK Govt. plans to extend powers to spy on PCs


January 5th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.5 (ANI): British citizens will soon have to subject their personal computers for a police check under new plans on electronic surveillance formulated by the European Union. According to a ... Read more...

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UK Govt says parents killing their obese kids with kindness


December 29th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): As apart of a new anti-obesity campaign, the British Government will accuse parents of killing their children with kindness, it has been reported.The campaign will run ... Read more...

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General Motors calls on UK Govt. to rescue it


December 13th, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec.13 (ANI): General Motors, which employs 5,500 people around the UK, is in talks with the British government to secure cash to allow it to continue operating in what the ... Read more...

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UK Govt’’s DNA database has labelled a million young Brits as criminals


July 30th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Groundbreaking research funded by the British Home Office has revealed that at least a million young Britons have been criminalised for life due to the relentless expansion ... Read more...

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