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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Britain

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.

16% of UK youths don't trust Hindus, Sikhs: survey

A quarter of 18 to 24-year-olds in Britain do not trust Muslims, while 16% said they did not trust Hindus or Sikhs, according to a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) poll released here on Wednesday.

Amnesty to Kashmiris, why none for Sikhs: DSGMC

When Kashmiris who had strayed could be given amnesty, why exclude the Sikhs who had sought foreign asylum after escaping the riots of 1984, the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has asked the Indian government.

6 jailed for sexually exploiting UK teen

Two Indian-origin men are among six persons jailed in Britain for paying or offering to pay a 16-year-old girl for sex. Leicester Crown Court heard how the "vulnerable and damaged" British Sikh girl had been used as a "sexual commodity".

1804 Amritsar treaty's copy fetches Rs. 3 lakh in UK

A 204-year-old copy of the Treaty of Amritsar, dating back to the days of the British East India Company, was on Wednesday sold for more than four times its estimated price at an auction of rare historical documents.

Copy of 1809 Amritsar treaty up for UK auction

A copy of the Treaty of Amritsar, dating back to the early 19th century, will be the highlight of an auction in the UK of rare historical documents related to Sikhs.

Lt Gen Brar attack trial opens in London

The trial of two Sikh men and a woman accused of stabbing Lt Gen (retd) KS Brar, who led Operation Bluestar, opened here on Monday, nine months after the attack.

Savita's husband to initiate medical negligence proceedings

The husband of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died last year in Ireland after being denied abortion, plans to initiate medical negligence proceedings in the High Court against the Galway University Hospital.

British Sikh girl's organs 'traced'

Parents of a British Sikh girl who died suddenly while on holiday in India have moved a step closer to getting answers about her mysterious death. Birmingham-born Gurkiren Kaur Loyal fell ill on a family holiday in Punjab in April and was being treated for dehydration at a clinic in Khanna when the staff reportedly gave her a mystery injection.

British Indian woman brings home-cooking to London doorsteps

Nostalgia for her own mother's home-cooked meals has led British Indian professional Shelina Dhuna to set up her own food business in London. Indian Home Cooks offers an innovative home-delivery-cum-catering service that provides authentic home-cooked Indian food at doorsteps anywhere in London.

British-Indian couple compensated for stillbirth in UK

A British-Indian couple was paid an undisclosed amount after they lost their unborn child as a result of a wrong drug being prescribed to the mother. Varun and Sarah Sharma, from Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire county of England, were expecting their first child last year when the mother-to-be was prescribed acne drugs that are not suitable for pregnant women.

UK town gets first Sikh mayor

A Sikh man has been elected first Indian-origin mayor of the 'historic' Warwick town in Britain's West Midlands region. Prabhjit Singh Dhillon, who became the 280th mayor of the town, described his appointment as a 'privilege'.
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