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Punjab Abroad- Britain

Punjabi-origin banker jailed for theft in UK

A Punjabi-origin woman bank employee has been jailed for stealing £120,000 (around Rs. 1.2 crore) from a customer’s account in Scotland, a media report said on Thursday. Satnam Kaur, 30, a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) employee, transferred money from Robert Brown’s account to India from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 2011, the BBC reported.

Should the last Sikh maharajah be returned to India?

A Sikh charity is planning to exhume the body of a prince, the last ruler of a Sikh empire, from his grave in the English countryside and send it back to Punjab.

British photographers' celebrates identity of Sikh men

To celebrate the identity of the modern Sikh men, two British photographers are putting up an exhibition to showcase the diversity in styles of how the Sikh beard and turban are worn in modern Britain.

UK gang jailed for death of punjabi-origin businessman

A six-member gang responsible for the death of Punjabi-origin businessman Shammi Atwal in Barking, east London, was on Friday sentenced to a total of more than 71 years in jail. Detective chief inspector Neale Baldock said after the sentencing.

Gandhi statue vandalised in Britain, evokes anger

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the east Midlands town of Leicester has been vandalised with g raf fiti stating ‘ Never Forget 1984 ’ and ‘We Want Justice #84’, prompting anger in the town with a l arg e population of Indianorigin people.

UK Sikh gets 18,000 pounds in racial abuse lawsuit

A British Sikh has been awarded over 18,000 pounds in compensation by a Scottish tribunal for being degraded and racially abused by his boss and colleagues at work.

UK bans sex-based abortions

The UK government has issued fresh guidelines to close a legal loophole that allowed sex-based abortions amid reports that several infant girls were "missing" in certain ethnic communities, largely British Asian, who have a cultural preference to a male child.

Attack on Namdhari leader: man gets 17-year jail in UK

A 27-year-old Punjabi origin man in the United Kingdom was on Friday jailed for 17 years for a pre-meditated axe attack on a Namdhari leader inside a gurdwara. Harjit Singh Toor, a call centre worker.

British girl gets jail for attacking elderly Sikh man

The British teenaged girl who attacked an 80-year-old Sikh pensioner in a city centre in Britain's Coventry last year has been jailed for two years by the Warwick crown court.

From football to guns, Parminder Nagra likes to play strong roles

Indian origin British actress Parminder Nagra, fondly remembered as a football player infatuated with the sport in "Bend It Like Beckham", is now seen shooting guns in her TV show "The Blacklist". And she loves it.

UK Sikhs win legal battle to stop meat plant near Gurdwara

A community of British Sikhs has won a legal battle to stop the construction of a meat processing plant next to their Gurdwara in Bradford city.

Permission cancelled for meat plant near gurdwara in Britain

In a first legal victory for the Sikh community in Britain, the planning permission for the setting up of a meat plant near a gurdwara in northern Britain's Bradford city was cancelled by the Bradford City Council Wednesday.

Brit-Sikh charged with possessing stash of weapons including 100,000-volt stun gun

A 21-year-old Sikh has admitted charges of possessing 92 weapons following a raid on his home in the UK. Parwinder Baning admitted importing and possessing dozens of prohibited weapons, including a 100,000-volt stun gun, twice as powerful as police Tasers, during a hearing at Leicester Crown court.

UK Sikh loses 'tragic' case against millionaire sons

In a case described as 'tragic' and involving Sikh family traditions, the high court here has dismissed the claim of a 87-year-old Indian-origin businessman against his two sons for a one-third share in property that includes a string of hotels in London. Prasun Sonwalkar reports

UK: Row erupts as pupils are sent to Sikh school

Parents living in rural South Buckinghamshire have been angered after children were allocated places at a Sikh school that operates a strict 'no meat' policy and starts the day with prayers.
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