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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Indian-origin husband-wife become Britain's oldest couple

An Indian-origin husband and wife, both more than 100 years old, became Britain's oldest married couple as they celebrated their 88th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

British police confirm Indian-origin woman's death

Police in the British city of Bradford have confirmed that the body pulled out from a city river December 5 was that of missing Indian-origin woman Seemberjeet Kaur. Seemberjeet Kaur, 35, was missing since October 23.

UK: life term for serial Indian-origin sex offender

An Indian-origin man based in Derbyshire has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of 18 sexual offences against seven women, including six of them attacked in one night, four of them in their own homes.

Sikh man pleads not guilty to attack on Namdhari leader in UK

An Indian-origin man on Wednesday appeared in a British court to plead not guilty to the attempted murder of a Namdhari sect leader during a trip to London. The 27-year-old's trial has been provisionally set for Birmingham Crown Court on February 10 and he has been remanded in custody until then.

Court set up in UK hotel as ailing Sikh sues tycoon son

In an unusual move, a five-star hotel was turned into a court in the UK to allow a wheelchair-bound 86-year-old father of a multi-millionaire NRI hotel tycoon to give evidence against his son in a 50 million pound (about Rs. 500 crore) property dispute.

Britain honours Sikhs' contribution to armed forces

Britain has honoured the contribution of thousands of Sikhs who laid down their lives fighting for the British Indian Army during both World Wars at an event here. The event at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in Berkshire, southwest of London, on Friday was held to commemorate the contributions made by the community to the British armed forces.

English media compares Sachin Tendulkar with Pele, Roger Federer

The English media today saluted Sachin Tendulkar, who has announced retirement from Test cricket next month, describing him as a "superhero" and compared him with the likes of football legend Pele and tennis superstar Roger Federer in greatness in his field.

Facebook faces flak for paying pittance in tax in UK despite profit

Facebook has been slammed for not paying corporation tax in UK despite making millions in profits. According to Mirror, figures indicate that Facebook's turnover in the region was 34.6 million pounds, but experts claim it to be more than 200 million pounds.

Indian-origin student in UK dies after being hit by train

An Indian-origin medical student at King's College here died when she was hit by a train soon after a row with a fellow student. Anita Trivedi's family fears she may have killed herself as a result of bullying at college.
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