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HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Punjab Abroad- Britain

Elderly Sikh stabs compatriot with kirpan in UK

A 60-year-old British Sikh man has allegedly stabbed a compatriot, who was reportedly drunk, on the streets of north-east London with his kirpan. Bagicha Singh is accused of attacking Pritpal Singh, 30, repeatedly with his ceremonial dagger during an altercation near Ilford.

Punjabi man kills friend for insurance, gets lifer

An Indian-origin man in Britain has been sentenced for life for killing his friend in order to claim around Rs 2.71 crore in life insurance that he had taken out in the defendant's name.

UK to change work law on turbans

Britain is close to changing employment laws to remove an anomaly that meant Sikhs were exempt from wearing head protection in a high hazard industry such as construction, but were required to do so in lower hazard workplaces.

Probe UK's role in Bluestar, demand Sikh groups

Sikh groups in the UK have called for a full inquiry into alleged British involvement in the deadly 1984 Indian military attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Indian-origin scientist brings blindness cure closer to reality

An Indian-origin scientist has discovered an ultra-thin layer hidden deep in the eye that can help treat glaucoma, taking a step closer to curing blindness caused by the ocular disorder.

UK: Punjabi woman grows beard after baptism

An Indian-origin woman in the UK, who is suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome that results in excessive hair growth, has embraced her condition and growing a beard after being baptised as a Sikh.

Op Bluestar: British Sikhs threaten poll boycott

Sikhs in Britain have launched a massletter-writing campaign asking Prime Minister David Cameron to launch a large-scale inquiry into the country's role in the planning and execution of the 1984 Operation Bluestar by the Indian army to flush out militants from the Golden Temple. Strongly opposed Operation Bluestar: Capt

Sikh charity in UK diverts Third World countries aid to help Britain flood victims

An Indian charity which helps Third World countries to cope with the natural disasters has diverted aid to help families in flood-hit Britain.

Indian-origin 'chicken king' may cut thousands of UK jobs

British-Indian businessman Ranji Boparan, known as the "chicken king", is set to axe around 1,800 jobs in the UK as part of a major restructuring of his food business empire.

Gaganjeet Bhullar makes cut, lies 15th after third round in Africa Open

India's Gaganjeet Bhullar, who had a tough time in the middle east swing, moved into top-15 at the Africa Open Golf here on Saturday. The Indian, who has five wins on Asian Tour, shot his third straight round in 60s to get to 11-under for three rounds after making the cut in the weather-hit event.

Sikh community extends more help
as UK flood situation worsens

Britain’s Sikh community has extended more aid and deployed more volunteers, as thousands of homes in Wales and elsewhere remained without power due to storms of over 100 mph, and continuing breaching of river embankments in other places.

Big deal! UK Sikh hits Rs 2.5 crore jackpot on TV game show

A British Sikh man has become a "crorepati" overnight after he won the 250,000-pound jackpot on a television game show in London. Roop Singh became the seventh contestant to win the prize (about Rs 2.59 crore) and only the second male to clock the impressive feat on Channel 4's popular 'Deal or No Deal' show.

Assaulter of Sikh spiritual leader wanted to scare victim

A man, who attacked a Sikh religious leader with an axe at a temple in the Britsh city of Leicester last year, told a court that he brought the weapon with the intention of scaring his victim.

Most foreign students feel unwelcome in UK

A new survey has revealed that the majority of international students studying in the UK feel unwelcome in the country with a significant number saying that they would not recommend their friends to come and study in UK.

Sikhs help in relief efforts in UK flood disaster

A group of Sikhs from Berkshire and the West Midlands have won hearts by volunteering to deliver essential supplies and help relief efforts in Somerset and south-west England, which have been hit by floods described as 'biblical' by Prime Minister David Cameron.
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