London: Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday lauded the efforts of the hundreds of Sikhs and other people of Indian origin who gathered outside the Guru Singh Sabha gurdwara over the last 48 hours to protect it from rioting mobs on the streets of London.
Cameron made a special mention of the efforts in his statement during the special session of the House of Commons, as he highlighted how Britons in many places had come forward to protect and clean up their neighbourhoods.
"(In) the past few days we have seen a range of emotions sweep this country - anger, fear, frustration, despair, sadness - and finally a determined resolve that we will not let a violent few beat us," said Cameron.
He added, "We saw it in the hundreds of people who stood guard outside Southall Temple, protecting it from vandalism."...more
06:19 PM, Aug 11, 2011
London: Cries of 'Jo bole so nihal, sat sri akal' rent the air as over 700 Sikhs and other Britons of Indian origin gathered around the Guru Singh Sabha gurdwara in Southall to protect the place of worship against rioting mobs on the streets of London. The gurdwara, the largest in London, brought together the Asian community in Southall with people holding swords, 'kirpans' and hockey sticks. There were reports...
07:23 PM, Aug 10, 2011
London: Former captain Geoffrey Boycott has questioned England's ability to play spin on the turning sub-continent pitches after they lost three quick wickets in the first Test against India in Ahmedabad. After India declared at a mammoth 521 for eight on the second evening, opener Nick Compton, James Anderson and Jonathan Trott fell in the space of 13 balls to leave the visitors struggling at 41 for three at the...
12:30 AM, Jul 20, 2008
Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Zaheer Abbas is delighted at resumption of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan and expressed wish to see a full Test series between the two countries. Speaking ahead of Pakistan's upcoming tour to India, Zaheer said, "I would love to see both countries play a full Test series but I am sure even through this tour there will be a lot of a goodwill created...
07:42 AM, Jul 17, 2008