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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

Punjab Abroad- Britain

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.

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.
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