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UK flags concern over rights abuse in Pakistan, cool on India

Persecution of Hindu and Sikh minorities in Pakistan is among major concerns expressed in Britain’s annual report on human rights and democracy, which continues the trend in recent years of making passing references to India. India used to figure prominently in previous such reports on the issue of attacks against woman, the rights of children […]

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Slide on reverse? 40% rise in Indian students in UK

For the first time after an over-50% cut in the number of Indian students coming to the UK since visa curbs were introduced in 2012, immigration officials have noted a 40 per cent rise in their number in the year ending March 2019, new figures show. The perception that the United Kingdom is less welcoming […]

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UK court remands Nirav Modi till June 27

A UK court on Thursday extended till June 27 the remand of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who is fighting his extradition to India in the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case. The 48-year-old has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his third attempt at […]

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‘Stop Boris’ campaign launched by UK Ministers

A campaign to stop former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson from becoming the UK’s new Prime Minister and taking the country into a no-deal Brexit has been launched by moderate cabinet ministers. After Theresa May owed to pressure on Friday and announced she would resign as Conservative leader within two weeks, Justice Secretary David Gauke and […]

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UK man gets life term for Indian-origin wife’s murder

Berkshire-based Laurens Brand has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the December 2018 murder of his wife, Angela Mittal, who suffered 59 wounds to her neck and chest, the Thames Valley Police said. Brand, 47, pleaded guilty to killing Mittal, 41, at the Reading Crown Court on March 22 and was on Friday sentenced to […]

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Voters set to punish UK PM Theresa May’s Conservatives over Brexit delay

The results will paint a picture, albeit an imperfect one, of how that has affected support for May's centre-right Conservative Party, and the leftist opposition Labour Party. English voters are expected to use local government elections on Thursday to punish Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party over its failure to deliver Brexit, revealing a divided […]

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Assange jailed for 50 weeks for jumping bail in UK

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was on Wednesday sentenced to 50 weeks in jail by a United Kingdom court for breaching his bail conditions. The 47-year-old had been found guilty of breaching the UK’s Bail Act by Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London last month after his arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he had sought refuge […]

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Nirav Modi to make another bail plea in UK court on May 8

His legal team, led by solicitor Anand Doobay, have previously offered one million pounds as security alongside an offer to meet stringent electronic tag restrictions on their client’s movements, “akin to house arrest”. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi would make another bail plea on May 8 at the UK court where he […]