KEITH VAZ

  • Mango import ban: EU to send highpowered delegation to India June 2, 2014

    London: A highpowered team of scientific experts from the European Commission will visit India in September to check measures put in place by the country in order to help lift the EU ban on the import of Indian mangoes. This was confirmed to Indianorigin Labour MP Keith Vaz, who visited Brussels...
  • Keith Vaz presents Indian mangoes to David Cameron as EU ban looms April 29, 2014

    London: Leading BritishIndian MP Keith Vaz on Tuesday took his fight against the European Union's impending ban on the import of Indian mangoes to the Prime Minister's office. The senior Labour party leader accompanied representatives of retailers and importers of the fruit to deliver two boxes of Alfonso mangoes for Prime...
  • Furore over British MP's political outing in Goa February 14, 2012

    Panaji: British MP of Indian origin Keith Vaz's electoral campaigning on Sunday for a controversial political family in Goa has triggered outrage in the Goan diasopra and on internet. Vaz shared the stage with Valanka Alemao, one of the four members of the Alemao family contesting the March 3 polls...
  • Bidve murder: Accused Briton to appear in court January 2, 2012

    London: A 20yearold Briton has been charged with the murder of the Indian student Anuj Bidve, who was shot in the head in Salford on Boxing Day in an unprovoked incident. Kiaran Stapleton, from the Ordsall area, has been charged with the murder and will appear before the City of Manchester...
  • UK's proposed cap on migration may not work November 4, 2010

    London: There is some potential good news for Indians wanting to migrate to the UK. A parliamentary inquiry in Britain says that the proposed cap on migration will not work as it might damage their nation. The report by the parliamentary home affairs committee headed by Keith Vaz says the present...
  • Sanjay Dutt campaigns for UK politician May 2, 2010

    Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was seen actively campaigning for British Labour politician Keith Vaz. ...
  • British MP seeks action over Aussie attacks on Indians February 4, 2010

    London: A British MP representing one of the largest Indianorigin settlements in Europe has demanded to be told what actions the Australian government is taking to prevent further violent attacks on Indians living in Australia. Keith Vaz, Britain's longestserving MP of Indian origin, told Australian High Commissioner John Dauth his...
  • Slumdog kids to attend tea party at House of Commons June 2, 2009

    London: Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, the child stars of Oscaraward winning film Slumdog Millionaire, have agreed to visit Britain to attend a tea party hosted in their honour at the House of Commons. Indianorigin British MP Keith Vaz, who had extended them an invitation in April to visit...
  • Brit MP Keith Vaz seeks probe into himself September 23, 2008

    London: Keith Vaz, the longestserving British MP of Indian origin, has offered himself for an official inquiry after a week of charges that he used his influence to try and intervene in a court case, newspapers reported on Monday. Vaz, who chairs the influential parliamentary committee on home affairs, is alleged...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to join Keith Vaz in diabetes appeal August 19, 2008

    London:Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is to join Indianorigin MP Keith Vaz this week to open the new premises of a diabetes charity in Leicester. The new building of the Silver Star Appeal will help support the work of the Leicesterbased charity which aims to raise awareness about diabetes and provide free...
  • Britain to review rules affecting HSMP March 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The British government is considering a review of the new immigration laws, after witnessing resentment of thousands of Indian doctors who fear losing jobs due to the altered laws. Britains Immigration Minister Liam Byrne held a meeting with representatives of the HSMP Forum at the House of Commons....
  • Tony Blair was sweet to me: Shilpa February 8, 2007

    London: From Big Brother house to the royal House of Commons, Indian actor Shilpa Shetty has sure taken a big leap. Shilpa along with her mother, Sunanda Shetty, paid a visit to the House of Commons in London on Wednesday and met Prime Minister Tony Blair. Shilpa is on an emotional...
  • Shilpa meets Blair in UK Parliament February 7, 2007

    New Delhi: This is one house where actor Shilpa Shetty got no nasty remarks and not only that, she even met British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Shilpa along with her mother, Sunanda Shetty, paid a visit to the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. After making an appearance at an...
  • Shilpa goes to House of Commons February 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Shilpa Shetty is flying high. Riding the crest of international fame after an episode of racist attack on her on British television Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother reality show, the Bollywood star visited the British House of Commons on Wednesday to attend a lunch hosted in her honour by...