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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

Punjab Abroad- Britain

Police apologise to Sikh cabbie for girl's assault

Police in a British city have formally apologised and admitted they "got it wrong" after a woman who tore off the turban of a Sikh taxi driver and set it on fire was let off with a caution, media reported.

Indian-origin man charged with knife attack on Sikh in UK

An Indian-origin man was on Friday charged with the murder of a fellow Sikh who was stabbed in Manchester city this week and succumbed to injuries on his 63rd birthday.

UK secy lauds role of Sikhs in WW-1, 2

Lauding the valiant role played by Sikh soldiers during World War 1 and 2, UK home secretary Theresa May on Sunday described them as unsung heroes who won freedom for the country.

British Indian woman sues gurdwara over blast injuries

A British Indian woman has sued a gurdwara in Britain after she was severely hurt in a kitchen explosion three years ago, a media report said on Wednesday.

Join peace marathon in Britain, urges Fauja Singh

India-born centenarian Sikh runner Fauja Singh has urged everyone to join a peace marathon organised in London to mark the First World War centenary in Britain, media reported.

Love thyself, says bearded Sikh woman via photos

Appearing in a photography exhibition celebrating the world’s best facial hair, a British Sikh woman, who has grown a beard for seven years, seeks to convey a public message to love oneself.

Sikh victim's lessons sustain family

Punjab Singh spent a lifetime preaching the Sikh principles of optimism and hope - the very principles that his family now rely upon to sustain them during his slow recovery from being shot in the head two years by a white supremacist.

Woman jailed in UK for killing Sikh man

A 31-year-old woman has been sentencedto six years in jail in the UK for killing a Sikh man while driving a car at over 110 km per hour and texting and talking on two phones.

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.
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