British Government

  • NSA cracked most online encryption, spied on thousands of internet users: Report 06-09-2013 03:50 PM

    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...
  • Engagement with Narendra Modi is not an endorsement: British envoy 22-08-2013 07:03 PM

    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...
  • Britain loses bid to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada 27-03-2013 09:15 PM

    London: The British government on Wednesday lost the latest round of its long-running 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...
  • Prince William's role as search and rescue pilot to end 27-03-2013 12:53 PM

    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 search-and-rescue operations from a US firm. The 1.6 billion pounds deal will end 70 years of...
  • UK ordered 'virginity tests' on Indians: report 10-05-2011 10:24 AM

    London: Newly discovered documents indicate that the British government concealed how often it administered so-called "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 27-03-2011 06:48 AM

    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...