House Of Lords

  • UK Parliament to spend 1 lakh pounds to refurbish 2 toilets 30-06-2013 09:17 PM

    London: The British Parliament plans to spend up to 100,000 pounds to refurbish two toilets used by peers and VIP guests at the Palace of Westminster. The cost of refurbishing two toilets could cost up to 100,000 pounds, according to a Commons contract on a government website. Lavatories in the...
  • Sex abuse row: BBC to pay 185,000 pounds in damages 16-11-2012 09:06 AM

    London: The BBC reached a settlement on Thursday with the Conservative politician wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal. The BBC has already apologised for linking 70-year-old Alistair McAlpine, a member of the House of Lords, to child sex abuse that happened decades ago in Wales. The mistaken report,...
  • Lord Swraj Paul resigns from the House of Lords 02-11-2010 09:13 AM

    London: Unhappy over his 4-month suspension from the House of Lords over parliamentary expenses claim, Lord Swraj Paul on Monday resigned from the position as its Deputy Speaker. Lord Paul, 79, along with two peers of Asian origin - Baroness Monzila Pola Uddin and Lord Amirali Alibhai Bhatia - had...
  • House of Lords to decide Swraj Paul's suspension 19-10-2010 08:57 AM

    London: In Britain, the House of Lords will take a crucial vote on Thursday on whether a Bangladeshi Baroness and two Indian-born members of the House be suspended, including Lord Swraj Paul — all on the grounds of bogus claims for residential accommodation. Lord Paul has expressed regret over the...
  • House of Lords rules in favour of Indian doctors 01-05-2008 01:23 AM

    Houston: The judge in the fraud trial of wealthy cricket mogul Allen Stanford ordered the jury back to deliberations after they told him they could not reach a unanimous verdict. Stanford faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of 14 counts of fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction....
  • Twins 'marry by mistake', separated 12-01-2008 09:56 AM

    Melbourne: It's not only Ireland fuming over ICC's decision to leave Associate members out of the World Cup competition in 2015 and 2019. A media report here has accused the ICC of favoritism, saying that the governing body of the game kept a "corrupt" Zimbabwe in the loop but deprived...
  • NRI appointment to House of Lords kicks up row 02-01-2008 11:34 PM

    Mumbai: New Zealand's stand-in-skipper Ross Taylor on Wednesday said his bowlers are focussing on reverse swing which, he feels, is proving more effective in getting wickets than seam and spin in this World Cup. Spinners were expected to be the game turners on slow sub-continental tracks but fast bowlers have...