LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

  • Indiaborn millionaire's arrest shakes up UK politics February 16, 2014

    London: The arrest of an Indiaborn businessman and his son as part of a probe by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into allegations of bribery at aerospace and defence major RollsRoyce has shaken the corridors of power in Britain. Multimillionaire Sudhir Choudhrie and his son Bhanu, wellknown as major political...
  • Japan's next PM must cope with China, economy December 17, 2012

    Tokyo: Conservative expremier Shinzo Abe will get a second chance to lead Japan after his Liberal Democratic Party surged back to power in Sunday's election, but he must move swiftly to bolster a sagging economy and manage strained ties with China to avoid the fate of his shortlived predecessors. Abe,...
  • Japan's Liberal Democratic Party surges back to power December 17, 2012

    Tokyo: Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) surged back to power in an election on Sunday just three years after a devastating defeat, giving exPrime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe. An LDP win will usher in a government committed to a...
  • Japan votes in election, LDP may return to power December 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Japan voted on Sunday in an election expected to return the conservative Liberal Democratic Party to power after a threeyear hiatus, giving exPrime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe. Polls opened at 0700 am (2200 GMT) and will close at...
  • Conservative party favored as voting in Japan begins December 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Voting has begun in Japanese parliamentary elections that will likely put the oncedominant conservatives back in power after a threeyear break amid widespread voter dismay with the current ruling Democrats. Major newspapers are predicting Sunday's vote will give the Liberal Democratic Party, led by the nationalistic former Prime Minister Shinzo...
  • Sir Gulam Noon, Raj Loomba conferred peerages in UK November 19, 2010

    London: Indian origin entrepreneurs Sir Gulam Noon and Raj Loomba were today conferred peerages of the UK for life, as the appointment of 53 new members to the House of Lords prompted criticism that several former party donors had been named. While Mumbaiborn Sir Gulam Noon, a leading entrepreneur...
  • Brown to quit as UK PM to keep Labour in power May 11, 2010

    London: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday he would step down this year, sacrificing himself to give his Labour Party a chance of forming a government with the smaller Liberal Democrats. The Lib Dems are already being courted by the Conservatives, who did best in an election last week....
  • Battle for Britain: No clear winner in polls May 8, 2010

    There is an extraordinary verdict in the United Kingdom General Elections. For the first time since 1974 General Elections in the country called the mother of democracy have thrown up a hung Parliament and the prospect of a coalition government. The Conservatives have won 306 seats, a gain of 97 seats...
  • Japan ruling party set to lose power after 54 years August 30, 2009

    Tokyo: Japan's opposition party won historic elections in an apparent landslide on Sunday, media projections said, sending the conservatives to defeat after 54 years of nearly unbroken rule amid widespread economic anxiety and desire for change. The leftofcenter Democratic Party of Japan was set to win 300 or more of the...
  • British councillor suspended for 'coconut' slur July 2, 2009

    London: A local councillor in a British city has been suspended for calling an Indianorigin rival "coconut" a racial slur. Shirley Brown, a councillor belonging to the Liberal Democrat party in the city of Bristol, hurled the slur at her Tory rival Jay Jethwa during a debate in February. Brown has...
  • 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...
  • Abe, 52, is Japan's youngest PM September 26, 2006

    Tokyo: Shinzo Abe, an advocate of tighter ties with Washington and a bigger say for Japan in world affairs, was elected Japan's prime minister by parliament on Tuesday, becoming at 52 the youngest Japanese leader since World War II. The hawkish Abe, a relative novice by Japanese political standards, faces the...