HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014

Punjab Abroad- Britain

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.

UK: life term for serial Indian-origin sex offender

An Indian-origin man based in Derbyshire has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of 18 sexual offences against seven women, including six of them attacked in one night, four of them in their own homes.

Sikh man pleads not guilty to attack on Namdhari leader in UK

An Indian-origin man on Wednesday appeared in a British court to plead not guilty to the attempted murder of a Namdhari sect leader during a trip to London. The 27-year-old's trial has been provisionally set for Birmingham Crown Court on February 10 and he has been remanded in custody until then.

Britain honours Sikhs' contribution to armed forces

Britain has honoured the contribution of thousands of Sikhs who laid down their lives fighting for the British Indian Army during both World Wars at an event here. The event at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in Berkshire, southwest of London, on Friday was held to commemorate the contributions made by the community to the British armed forces.

Court set up in UK hotel as ailing Sikh sues tycoon son

In an unusual move, a five-star hotel was turned into a court in the UK to allow a wheelchair-bound 86-year-old father of a multi-millionaire NRI hotel tycoon to give evidence against his son in a 50 million pound (about Rs 500 crore) property dispute.

16% of UK youths don't trust Hindus, Sikhs: survey

A quarter of 18 to 24-year-olds in Britain do not trust Muslims, while 16% said they did not trust Hindus or Sikhs, according to a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) poll released here on Wednesday.
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