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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014

Punjab Abroad- Britain

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.

British Sikhs fined after attack on fellow Sikh

A British court has ordered three Sikh men to pay 500 pounds each ($832) to a fellow Sikh for a vicious attack near a Sikh temple in the British West Midlands county of Warwickshire, media reported Tuesday.

UK exempts Sikhs from wearing hard hats

Sikhs in the UK will be exempted from wearing hard hats at construction sites, British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. "From now on Sikhs don't have to wear hard hats at construction sites in our country," Cameron said last night at a Vaisakhi reception he hosted at 10, Downing Street.

NRI woman to appear in court for thrashing sister

An award-winning Indian-origin businesswoman in Britain will appear in court on Monday for assaulting her younger sister at a market place. Sharon Kaur, 46, a high-profile entrepreneur, allegedly attacked her younger sister Kulvinder by grabbing her hair from behind, spitting at her and clawing at her face outside a shop in Ilford, East London, which left her battered and bruised, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.

Ajnala remains a sign of 1857 British panic: British professor

The recent discovery of remains of over 100 soldiers in a well at Ajnala in Amritsar district is a reflection of panic among British officials in Punjab during the 1857 revolt, according to a Cambridge historian with expertise on nineteenth-century India.

Elderly Sikh cleared of kirpan attack in UK

A 60-year-old British Sikh man has been cleared of the charges of stabbing a drinker with his kirpan on the streets of northeast London. Bagicha Singh was accused of attacking compatriot Pritpal Singh, 30, repeatedly with his ceremonial dagger during an altercation near Ilford.

British Sikh teacher in school job row

A British Sikh head of a school has alleged that he was pushed out of his post by the school's Muslim governors for opposing their move to ban sex education classes and allow only halal food.

Rare Maharaja Ranjit sword to be auctioned this March

A recently discovered early 19th century Indian sword bearing on its blade a silhouette of Maharaja Ranjit Singh – the legendary lion of the Punjab – goes under the hammer later this month in Ludlow, Shropshire (English midlands).

Elderly Sikh stabs compatriot with kirpan in UK

A 60-year-old British Sikh man has allegedly stabbed a compatriot, who was reportedly drunk, on the streets of north-east London with his kirpan. Bagicha Singh is accused of attacking Pritpal Singh, 30, repeatedly with his ceremonial dagger during an altercation near Ilford.

Punjabi man kills friend for insurance, gets lifer

An Indian-origin man in Britain has been sentenced for life for killing his friend in order to claim around Rs. 2.71 crore in life insurance that he had taken out in the defendant's name.
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