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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

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: 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.

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

Derby: 15,000 Sikhs ready to join in Vaisakhi parade

Around 15,000 Sikhs will take to the streets of Derby this Sunday to celebrate one of the biggest events in their religious calendar. The annual Vaisakhi parade will see participation from all four gurdwaras.

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.

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.

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.

UK: Punjabi woman grows beard after baptism

An Indian-origin woman in the UK, who is suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome that results in excessive hair growth, has embraced her condition and growing a beard after being baptised as a Sikh.

UK to change work law on turbans

Britain is close to changing employment laws to remove an anomaly that meant Sikhs were exempt from wearing head protection in a high hazard industry such as construction, but were required to do so in lower hazard workplaces.

Sikh charity in UK diverts Third World countries aid to help Britain flood victims

An Indian charity which helps Third World countries to cope with the natural disasters has diverted aid to help families in flood-hit Britain.

'Attacked Namdhari leader to avenge sexual abuse'

The axe attack on Namdhari sect spiritual leader Satguru Uday Singh at a gurdwara last year during his visit to Britain was in revenge for alleged sexual abuse, a court has heard.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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