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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.

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.
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