UK PARLIAMENT

  • Sex protest outside UK Parliament over porn 'censorship' December 13, 2014

    London: Campaigners in favour of hardcore pornography staged an unusual protest outside the British Parliament against new rules banning a series of extreme sex acts from online videos. They were protesting an amendment to the Communications Act requiring video-on-demand online pornography to follow tougher rules, already laid out by the...
  • Man arrested for throwing marbles at MPs in UK Parliament October 23, 2014

    London: In a major security breach, a man on Wednesday managed to enter the British Parliament and hurl marbles at some MPs during British Prime Minister David Cameron's weekly questions. No-one was hurt as the marbles hit the security screen. Later, Scotland Yard officers arrested him. The major security breach...
  • BJP, Congress slam UK parliament's move to hold debate on Kashmir September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP and Congress were on the same page on Thursday as they frowned upon a proposal in Britain's House of Commons to hold a debate on the state of human rights in Kashmir. "British Parliament's decision to discuss Kashmir issue condemnable. Can we take up Falkland Islands or Scotland...
  • Debate on Kashmir in UK Parliament causes stir September 10, 2014

    London: A debate on the human rights situation in Kashmir to be held in the UK Parliament building on Thursday has caused a stir among Indian groups here who fear it could be used as an India bashing opportunity. Liberal Democrat MP David Ward has secured a 'General debate on political...
  • UK Parliament may have to consider Diwali, Eid holidays June 1, 2014

    British parliament may soon have to consider a request for a day off for Diwali and Eid with an online petition seeking a holiday for the festivals already attracting more than 119,500 signatures. Under the rules of the epetition scheme introduced in 2011, once the 100,000 signature mark is reached it...
  • Watch: Cameron defends Mandela memorial 'selfie' in UK Parliament December 12, 2013

    British Prime Minister David Cameron found himself in a spot of bother after he posed for a self portrait with Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. So much so that Cameron had to defend himself in Parliament on Wednesday saying the photo was only in tribute to Mandela who...
  • After UK, Australia invites Gujarat CM Narendra Modi August 16, 2013

    Ahmedabad:Close on the heels of British MPs inviting him to address their Parliament, Australia on Friday extended an invitation to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to visit that country. Australian High Commissioner to India Patrick Suckling met Modi in Gandhinagar and invited him to visit Australia, a statement from the Gujarat...
  • UK Parliament debate on Kashmir draws few takers September 16, 2011

    London: Efforts to rake up the alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir by backbenchers in the UK Parliament virtually fell flat as the debate on the issue drew few takers, even as the government here asserted that it was for India and Pakistan to resolve the problem bilaterally. "No...
  • 'First turbaned' Sikh in UK Parliament September 6, 2011

    London: Dr Indarjit Singh, the director of a charity linking several Sikh organisations in the UK, has become the "first turbaned Sikh" member of the British Parliament. "I am delighted to be the first turbaned Sikh in Parliament. It is an honour for the whole Sikh community," said Singh, the...
  • Riots spread out of London, over 500 arrested August 10, 2011

    Riots spread out of London on Day 4. The parliament has been recalled from recess, 16000 policemen have been deployed to battle the mobs. ...
  • Text of Rupert Murdoch's statement to UK panel July 19, 2011

    London: Text of a prepared statement by Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corp, for the hearing on Tuesday by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee. He was permitted to read the statement towards the end of his appearance. The text was released by News Corp. "Mr Chairman....
  • Rupert Murdoch attacked in UK Parliament July 19, 2011

    London: A protester rushed at Rupert Murdoch as he gave testimony to British lawmakers on Tuesday, setting off a scuffle and spattering Murdoch with what appeared to be white foam in a foil pie dish in a shocking interruption of a hearing into the phone hacking scandal that's rocked the...
  • No financial motive for closing NOTW: Murdoch July 19, 2011

    London: Media titan Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday denied that the closure of the News of the World tabloid was motivated by financial considerations. He said he shut down the News of the World because of criminal allegations. There has been speculation that Murdoch wanted to close the Sunday newspaper in order to...
  • Indianorigin MP in race for House of Commons Speaker June 22, 2009

    London: Indianorigin lawmaker Paramjit Singh Dhanda is among the 10 contenders for the job of Speaker of House of Commons as the British Parliament votes on Monday for the post amidst raging controversy over the expenses row. The 37yearold Labour MP from Gloucester is in the run up to succeed Michael...