HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

Punjab Abroad- 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.

Punjabi men jailed in UK for attack on 80-yr-old

Two Indian-origin robbers have been sentenced to nearly four years in prison each in Britain for brutally attacking an 80-year-old man. Harbans Singh and Varinder Singh robbed the terrified pensioner in the northern England city of Leicester, knocking him to the ground and leaving him with injuries to his hands and face.

UK Sikh man's 'T'urban Outfitters photo goes viral

A Twitter photograph of a Sikh man in the United Kingdom, turning a branch of fashion chain Urban Outfitters into 'Turban Outfitters' by using a sign, has gone viral.

UK's role in Op Bluestar advisory, limited: probe

Britain on Tuesday revealed that the advice offered to the Indira Gandhi government before Operation Bluestar in 1984 was "fundamentally different" from what was carried out under Operation Bluestar, confirming Indian commanders' view that the operation was carried out without British involvement. Reactions on Twitter |India had a 'sledgehammer to crack a nut' approach in '84? There were foreign nationals in Golden Temple: Indira | Should the British government apologize for its role in Operation Bluestar?

Mahatma Gandhi’s personal cutlery put on sale in England

A metal food bowl, two wooden spoons and a wooden fork owned and used by Mahatma Gandhi during his incarceration at the Aga Khan Palace in Pune and at the house of shipping magnate Sumati Morarjee in Mumbai have been put on sale in Bristol. Photo Inside

Indian-origin mother appears in court for son's murder

The mother of a three-year-old Indian-origin boy, whose body was recovered two days after his disappearance from Scotland's capital Edinburgh earlier this month, has appeared in court for a second time on charges of murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

British teenager charged for racial comment

A teenager in Britain was charged for allegedly posting a racially offensive comment on social media site Facebook about the death of an Indian-origin toddler in Scotland.  Warren Butler, 19, of Cumbria in North West England bordering Scotland, has been charged with improper use of a communications network in connection with the death of Mikaeel Kular, the Mirror reported.

Lightning strikes UK gurdwara, one hurt

Worshippers at a gurdwara in the British city of Leicester had a lucky escape after its roof collapsed after being struck by lightning. CCTV footage showed that a group of elderly women were singing hymns at the Ramgarhia Sikh temple in Leicester on January 25

Surinder Shinda gets lifetime award at UK Punjabi event

Acknowledging the contributions of Punjabis to the British society, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the community members through their hard work are helping the country's economy.
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