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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Britain

Sikhs protest in London over death penalty for four community members in India

A group of Sikhs in UK protested outside the Houses of Parliament as part of a campaign to end the death penalty in India.

Indian-origin scientist gives gift of eyesight to visually challenged

An Indian-origin eye surgeon has announced what is being described as a major advance in efforts to help the blind see. Dr Lyndon da Cruz said on Wednesday that clinical trials he had conducted over several years with a bionic eye had enabled his blind patients to read simple letters and words.

British PM offers to cooperate with India on graft probe

British Prime Minister David Cameron promised full cooperation with India and its police as a probe into alleged kickbacks in a helicopter deal clouded his meetings on Tuesday with leaders in New Delhi.

British PM Cameron arrives in India

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in India on Monday to try to win new investment in the face of fierce global competition as a scandal engulfs an Anglo-Italian helicopter deal.

There will be substantial outcome from Cameron's visit: Sharma

Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma has said that there will be substantial outcome from the forthcoming visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to India later this month. Sharma who was here to address the investor community said, "We have two incoming high-level visits within few days - in less than 12 days. First President Hollande of France and then Prime Minister Cameron."

Punjabi is UK's third most-spoken language

Punjabi is the third most-spoken language in England and Wales, as per figures of the 2011 census. English tops the list, followed by Polish. More than 92% of residents speak English as their main language, and the majority of the rest speak it as well, although 1.38 lakh residents less than 0.5% do not speak English at all, the Office for National Statistics said.

CM, Sukhbir condole UK Lord’s death

Lord Tarsem Singh, of Punjabi origin, died of a suspected heart attack on Thursday night. Tarsem, 75, a former mayor and leader of Sandwell Council in the UK, was a native of Kultham village from Nawanshahr

Sikh soldier becomes first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham palace wearing turban

A sikh soldier has become the first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham Palace wearing a turban instead of the famous bearskin. Jatenderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, is the first guardsman in 180 years of tradition, to choose to wear his turban on the famous forecourt.

Indian-origin Tory politician slammed for racist slur on Muslims

Britain's first female Asian peer has been slammed for claiming all Muslims are on benefits and vote Labour. Indian-origin crossbencher Baroness Flather made the comments while defending PM David Cameron's new Aussie campaign chief Lynton Crosby who had allegedly said that 'chasing Muslim votes was a waste of Tory time'.

Public inquiry into Savita's death not ruled out

A senior Irish government official has not ruled out a public inquiry into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died due to pregnancy-related complications after being denied abortion in Ireland.

Punjabi 'Peeping Tom'banned from entering 1,200 McDonald's restaurants

An Indian-origin man in Britain has become the first person to be banned from all 1,200 McDonald's outlets in England and Wales, after being caught spying on two women in the restaurant's restrooms.

Bangalore holds candlelight vigil to condemn Savita's death

People in Bangalore held a candle light vigil late on Wednesday to condemn the death of woman dentist Savita Halappanavar in an Irish hospital after she was denied an abortion.

Ireland drops three doctors from Savita's death probe team

Ireland has dropped three doctors of the Galway University Hospital from the team that will probe death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died due to pregnancy-related complications after being denied abortion.

Cyberwills to protect web legacies after death

People concerned about what remains on the internet when they die are compiling “digital wills” to help erase any embarrassing online legacies, it has emerged.

Crescendo against abortion law reaches fever pitch in Ireland following 'pregnant' Indian woman's death

Irish doctors and protesters have joined the growing clamour for a change in the abortion laws in the country.Leading consultant obstetrician Dr Peter Boylan said that Irish abortion laws have become "like a sword of Damocles" hanging over doctors, because there are grey areas where they were left at risk of committing a criminal offence.
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