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UK avoids nomination of Khalistan supporter to the House of Lords

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.
Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, arrives for a weekly meeting of cabinet ministers in London, UK.(Bloomberg)
Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, arrives for a weekly meeting of cabinet ministers in London, UK.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 05:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

UK’s House of Lords vote to bar trade deals with genocidal countries

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
Britain’s House of Lords has voted to back proposals aimed at preventing the UK from making trade deals with any country deemed by the British High Court to be committing genocide(AFP)
Britain’s House of Lords has voted to back proposals aimed at preventing the UK from making trade deals with any country deemed by the British High Court to be committing genocide(AFP)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 08:33 PM IST
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London | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

UK PM Johnson defeated in parliament on treaty-breaking Brexit law

Five past prime ministers – Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major – have criticised the bill.
A woman walks past a caricature of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the boarded up window of a closed pub in Manchester, Britain.(REUTERS)
A woman walks past a caricature of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the boarded up window of a closed pub in Manchester, Britain.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 06:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

UK govt defiant after House of Lords rejects Brexit bill

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.
Britain left the EU’s political structures on January 31 but remains in its economic embrace until a transition period ends on December 31. The two sides are trying to strike a new trade deal, but talks are stuck on key issues, and have been soured further by the Internal Market Bill.(AP Photo)
Britain left the EU’s political structures on January 31 but remains in its economic embrace until a transition period ends on December 31. The two sides are trying to strike a new trade deal, but talks are stuck on key issues, and have been soured further by the Internal Market Bill.(AP Photo)
Published on Nov 10, 2020 06:32 PM IST
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London | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Ian Botham, Jo Johnson, Prem Sikka to join House of Lords

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.
FILE PHOTO: Sir Ian Botham. Action Images via Reuters / Philip Brown Livepic/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Sir Ian Botham. Action Images via Reuters / Philip Brown Livepic/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Cat interrupts House of Lords committee meeting, netizens are loving its don’t care cattitude

The video shows one of the members smiling at the cute intruder and ends with the speaker greeting the feline with, ‘Welcome cat’.
Leo the cat intruded a Zoom meeting with the UK House of Lords committee.(Twitter/@MattKorris)
Leo the cat intruded a Zoom meeting with the UK House of Lords committee.(Twitter/@MattKorris)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 12:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySrimoyee Chowdhury

UK PM Johnson defeated on Brexit legislation for first time since election

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.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives won a large majority in the lower chamber, the House of Commons, at the December 12 vote and lawmakers there quickly approved the legislation needed to ratify his exit deal with Brussels earlier this month.(UK Parliament / Handout via Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives won a large majority in the lower chamber, the House of Commons, at the December 12 vote and lawmakers there quickly approved the legislation needed to ratify his exit deal with Brussels earlier this month.(UK Parliament / Handout via Reuters)
Published on Jan 21, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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Call to drop Christian prayers before UK parliament sessions

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.
A campaign group has called for ending the practice of reciting Christian prayers in the UK parliament.(AFP Photo/File)
A campaign group has called for ending the practice of reciting Christian prayers in the UK parliament.(AFP Photo/File)
Updated on Jan 05, 2020 07:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Told to drop episode on Sikh guru, House of Lords member quits BBC programme after 35 years

Singh, 87, who has been a regular figure on the Thought for the Day on Radio 4, accused the BBC of “prejudice and intolerance”.
Indarjit Singh, member of the House of Lords.(Photo: Twitter/@SikhMessenger)
Indarjit Singh, member of the House of Lords.(Photo: Twitter/@SikhMessenger)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 06:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Punjab-origin Rami Ranger moves from Partition rags to House of Lords

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.
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Published on Sep 10, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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ByPrasun Sonwalkar, London

If Canada can apologise for 1914, why not UK for Jallianwala Bagh, ask Indian delegates

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.
Indian high commissioner Ruchi Ghanshyam said the incident had shaken the soul of India in 1919, but also highlighted the historical strategic partnership between Britain and India.(PTI PHOTO)
Indian high commissioner Ruchi Ghanshyam said the incident had shaken the soul of India in 1919, but also highlighted the historical strategic partnership between Britain and India.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 12:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Fresh pressure on UK to apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre

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.”
The Theresa May government is expected to reiterate on Tuesday Britain’s position since the mid-1990s of expressing ‘deep regret’ for the April 13, 1919, massacre in Jallianwala Bagh that may set the stage for a full apology later, amid growing demand for the gesture.(HT File Photo)
The Theresa May government is expected to reiterate on Tuesday Britain’s position since the mid-1990s of expressing ‘deep regret’ for the April 13, 1919, massacre in Jallianwala Bagh that may set the stage for a full apology later, amid growing demand for the gesture.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 07:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

UK lifetime business award for Swraj Paul

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.
Swraj Paul receiving the ‘Lifetime Contribution-Midlands Business Awards 2019’ at an event in Leicester on Friday.(HT photo)
Swraj Paul receiving the ‘Lifetime Contribution-Midlands Business Awards 2019’ at an event in Leicester on Friday.(HT photo)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

British parliament to debate massacre at Jallianwala Bagh

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.
There are renewed calls for Britain to tender an apology for the Jallainwala Bagh massacre, whose centenary on April 13 will see a debate in the House of Lords that had condoned the actions of Brig-Gen Reginald Dyer in July 1920.(PTI)
There are renewed calls for Britain to tender an apology for the Jallainwala Bagh massacre, whose centenary on April 13 will see a debate in the House of Lords that had condoned the actions of Brig-Gen Reginald Dyer in July 1920.(PTI)
Published on Feb 14, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

UK to offer two-year degree courses from September

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.
A British Union Flag, also known as a Union Jack, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK, on January 14.(Bloomberg)
A British Union Flag, also known as a Union Jack, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK, on January 14.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 26, 2019 08:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

UK hate crime policy ignoring Islamophobia: British Sikhs

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.
Despite being subject to violence and hostility since the 9/11 attacks in the US, the UK government’s National Hate Crime Plan has marginalised British Sikhs, says the Network of Sikh Organisations.(Getty images)
Despite being subject to violence and hostility since the 9/11 attacks in the US, the UK government’s National Hate Crime Plan has marginalised British Sikhs, says the Network of Sikh Organisations.(Getty images)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 09:53 AM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Political parties must be held accountable for their election manifestoes

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
The model code of conduct drafted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the 2014 general elections had guidelines that prohibited parties from making promises in their manifestoes that would exert an undue influence on voters (Representative Photo)(AP)
The model code of conduct drafted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the 2014 general elections had guidelines that prohibited parties from making promises in their manifestoes that would exert an undue influence on voters (Representative Photo)(AP)
Updated on May 21, 2018 08:30 AM IST
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