HOUSE OF LORDS

  • Hinduja brothers presented Lifetime Achievement Award in UK September 25, 2014

    London: Leading NRI businessmen G P Hinduja and S P Hinduja have been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Business at a ceremony in the House of Lords. The award, constituted by the Indo-European Business Forum (IEBF), was presented to the Hinduja brothers at the event which was hosted...
  • UK Parliament to spend 1 lakh pounds to refurbish 2 toilets June 30, 2013

    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...
  • Drop neutron bomb on PakAfghan border: exUK MP November 27, 2012

    London: In an bizzare suggestion to crack down on terrorism, a former British Labour defence minister has suggested to drop a neutron bomb on the PakAfghan border for creating an impassible barrier between the two countries. Speaking in the House of Lords, John Gilbert said Britain could use the radiation warheads...
  • Sex abuse row: BBC to pay 185,000 pounds in damages November 16, 2012

    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 70yearold Alistair McAlpine, a member of the House of Lords, to child sex abuse that happened decades ago in Wales. The mistaken report,...
  • House of Lords is flawed, says Deputy PM July 9, 2012

    London: British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday said the House of Lords is a 'flawed institution' that exercises power without legitimacy, which made it necessary to reform the 700yearold upper house. Opening a twodebate in the House of Commons on the government's controversial plans to reform the upper chamber,...
  • Swraj Paul hints at racism behind his suspension May 20, 2012

    London: Hitting back at those behind his brief suspension from the House of Lords in 2010, prominent Indianorigin industrialist Swraj Paul has insisted that he did not do anything wrong, and believes that racialism may have something to do with the unfair treatment he received. Paul was one of the Lords...
  • Lord Swraj Paul resigns from the House of Lords November 2, 2010

    London: Unhappy over his 4month 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 October 19, 2010

    London: In Britain, the House of Lords will take a crucial vote on Thursday on whether a Bangladeshi Baroness and two Indianborn 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 May 1, 2008

    London: Its a landmark judgment for Indian doctors working in the UK as the House of Lords dismissed a government appeal that preference should be given only to those from the European Union. After two years of court battles, Britain's highest court of appeal has ruled in favour of Indian...
  • Twins 'marry by mistake', separated January 12, 2008

    London: British twins who had been separated at birth learned they were related only after they had become husband and wife, a senior British lawmaker said. The marriage has been annulled. The couple's identities have been protected for legal reasons. Their case was first highlighted by Lord Alton of Liverpool during a...
  • NRI appointment to House of Lords kicks up row January 2, 2008

    London: The appointment of a leading NRI doctor to the House of Lords has kicked up a row in London with a probe sought into the alleged donations made to the Liberal Democratic Party by Alpha Healthcare, which is linked to him. Demanding an investigation into the appointment of Lord...