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Indian quarters were watching the developments closely, but the list eventually included seven names recommended by the Conservative party, five by Labour and four individuals appointed as cross-bench (independent) members of the House.
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 05:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Members voted late Monday for two proposals to bar post-Brexit trade deals with countries that commit serious human rights abuses. The proposals were intended as a way around the lack of international action in addressing human rights abuses in countries such as China
Published on Dec 08, 2020 08:33 PM IST
London |Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
Five past prime ministers – Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major – have criticised the bill.
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 06:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, London |Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government acknowledges that the bill breaches international law, and the legislation has been condemned by the EU, US President-elect Joe Biden and scores of British lawmakers, including many from Johnson’s Conservative Party.
Published on Nov 10, 2020 06:32 PM IST
London |Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
Botham, 64, was knighted in 2007. He played 102 Test matches for England between 1977 and 1992, figuring among the frontline all-rounders of the time.
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 10:50 PM IST
The video shows one of the members smiling at the cute intruder and ends with the speaker greeting the feline with, ‘Welcome cat’.
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 12:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Srimoyee Chowdhury
The Brexit legislation is now passing through the House of Lords, where the Boris Johnson government does not have a majority. While the upper chamber is not expected to block passage of the bill, it is seeking to make changes.
Published on Jan 21, 2020 08:16 AM IST
The National Secular Society (NSS) has written to speaker Lindsay Hoyle asking for a review of the practice of reciting Christian prayers in the UK parliament. It also highlighted a 2019 motion backed by MPs from across the political spectrum that called for an end to parliamentary prayers.
Updated on Jan 05, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Singh, 87, who has been a regular figure on the Thought for the Day on Radio 4, accused the BBC of “prejudice and intolerance”.
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 06:02 AM IST
Rami Ranger, who survived Partition chaos and started business in London with 2 pounds in 1987 and went on to found a multi-million pound business empire, has been nominated by former prime minister Theresa May to the House of Lords. Every outgoing British prime minister draws up honours’ list to recognise former aides and others.
Published on Sep 10, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Prasun Sonwalkar, London
The event, organised by Indian-origin members of the House of Lords, Raj Loomba and Meghnad Desai and the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Committee, rounded off a series of events in the UK to mark the centenary of the massacre.
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 12:52 PM IST
During a visit in 1997, Queen Elizabeth said at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial: "History cannot be rewritten, however much we might sometimes wish otherwise. It has its moments of sadness, as well as gladness. We must learn from the sadness and build on the gladness.”
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 07:38 AM IST
Industrialist Swraj Paul, one of the richest Indians in the UK who set up his first companies in Birmingham in the 1960s, has been awarded for his lifetime contribution in the Midlands region, which is home to a large Indian diaspora.
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 06:00 PM IST
Hundreds of people were killed when British troops under Brig-Gen Reginald Dyer’s command fired on a crowd of unarmed Indians at the Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919.
Published on Feb 14, 2019 11:47 PM IST
London | Prasun Sonwalkar
Officials said the accelerated degrees will offer the same qualifications with the same quality-assurance as a standard degree, but delivered over a shorter, more intensive time-span.
Updated on Jan 26, 2019 08:29 PM IST
The NSO intervention comes as the UK concluded its National Hate Crime Awareness Week over the weekend with an announcement of a review into whether additional offences such as misogyny and ageism should be hate crimes.
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 09:53 AM IST
London |Press Trust of India
If democracy is a social contract between those elected and ordinary citizens, then manifestoes should be considered as a legal contract enshrining a country’s purported development agenda
Updated on May 21, 2018 08:30 AM IST