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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

Punjab Abroad- Britain

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.

Punjabi singer honoured with Lifetime achievement award in UK

Punjabi singer and actor Surinder Shinda has been presented with the Lifetime achievement award by the Punjabi Circle International during a cultural event here.

Punjabi-origin woman to be tried in UK for Rs 1-cr fraud

A 30-year-old Punjabi-origin woman will go on trial for allegedly stealing £1,20,000 (around Rs 1.2 crore) while working as a customer adviser at The Royal Bank of Scotland. Satnam Kaur is alleged to have stolen the cash from two accounts at the bank on Albyn Place, Aberdeen, between October 20 and November 21, 2011.

UK dog attack: clean chit to Punjabi-origin councillor

A court in Britain has dropped two charges against a Punjabi-origin councillor for being responsible for an attack by a pair of "out-of-control" dogs, because he was not present when the incident happened.

Trial begins into London attack on Sikh lawyer

The trial of two men accused of attacking a Sikh lawyer whose turban was removed when he was kicked and punched during an incident outside St Paul's Cathedral here last year, began at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

Decks cleared for Punjabi Sherlock Holmes

A latest court ruling has cleared the way for India to have its very own Sherlock Holmes to be played reportedly by Bollywood star Anil Kapoor. Reports of a Punjabi version of the iconic detective portrayed by Kapoor can now become a reality after a Chicago judge ruled that while some stories and plotlines about Holmes are still protected by copyright, his character is not.

Missing son: UK cops detain Indian-origin mother

The Indian-origin mother, whose 3-year-old son went missing from home in Edinburgh on Wednesday, was today detained by the police, who also announced the discovery of a body in Fife after one of the largest day-night searches joined by residents.

Documents shed new light on Indo-UK ties

Declassification of confidential documents has thrown light on interesting nuggets in Indo-British relations 30 years ago besides triggering controversy over purported British help in Operation Bluestar to flush out militants from the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984.

Mother, uncle threatened daughter’s secret husband with death: Crown

There is not enough evidence to send the mother of a murdered British Columbia woman to India to face trial, in what police believe, was a so-called honour killing, says her lawyer. Almost 14 years after 25-year-old Jaswinder “Jassi” Sidhu was found stabbed to death in Punjab, her mother, Malkit Kaur Sidhu, and uncle, Surjit Singh Badesha

Indian-origin Michael Chopra fined by Blackpool

Indian-origin English footballer Michael Chopra has reportedly been slammed with a 10,000-pound fine by his Football League Championship side Blackpool and warned about his future conduct following some comments that he made on the social media.

Indian-origin husband-wife become Britain's oldest couple

An Indian-origin husband and wife, both more than 100 years old, became Britain's oldest married couple as they celebrated their 88th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

British police confirm Indian-origin woman's death

Police in the British city of Bradford have confirmed that the body pulled out from a city river December 5 was that of missing Indian-origin woman Seemberjeet Kaur. Seemberjeet Kaur, 35, was missing since October 23.
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