British Government

  • NSA cracked most online encryption, spied on thousands of internet users: Report September 6, 2013

    The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports based on internal US government documents. The NSA has bypassed or altogether cracked...
  • Engagement with Narendra Modi is not an endorsement: British envoy August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The British government has cleared the air over an invitation to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to visit its Parliament saying the invitation does not mean an endorsement of the BJP leader. Speaking over the issue, British High Commissioner James Bevan said that the invitation to Modi was extended...
  • Britain loses bid to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada March 27, 2013

    London: The British government on Wednesday lost the latest round of its longrunning legal battle to deport radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, who is wanted in his native Jordan after having been convicted of terrorism charges in 1999. Successive British governments have tried for years to get rid of the cleric,...
  • Prince William's role as search and rescue pilot to end March 27, 2013

    London: Duke of Cambridge Prince William may soon be out of a job. His career as a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot is under threat after the British government decided to outsource searchandrescue operations from a US firm. The 1.6 billion pounds deal will end 70 years of...
  • UK ordered 'virginity tests' on Indians: report May 10, 2011

    London: Newly discovered documents indicate that the British government concealed how often it administered socalled "virginity tests" to female immigrants from India hoping to enter the country in the 1970s on marriage visas. The documents, unearthed by legal researchers Marinella Marmo and Evan Smith from Australia's Flinders University, showed that...
  • Thousands protest against Govt cuts in Britain March 27, 2011

    London: Tens of thousands of people on Saturday demonstrated against British Government's cuts in public spending in one of the biggest protests in the capital since the rally against war in Iraq in 2003. Around 400,000 activists and campaigners descended on London, far outstripping the 100,000 anticipated by organisers the...
  • British spy chief's cover blown on Facebook July 5, 2009

    London: The wife of the new head of Britain's spy agency has posted pictures of her husband, family and friends on Internet networking site facebook, details which could compromise security, a newspaper said on Sunday. Sir John Sawers is due to take over as head of the Secret Intelligence Service...
  • British MPs take up the cause of ethnic Indians December 3, 2007

    New Delhi: British MPs have urged the Malaysian government to take up the plight of the Hindus in Malaysia and not demolish temples. A group of ministers urged the British government to take up the matter with the Malaysian government in the strongest possible manner. Meanwhile, speaking out for the first...