House Of Commons

  • House of Commons to discuss EU's ban on Indian mangoes May 2, 2014

    London: The 28member European Union's ban on the import of Indian mangoes will figure in a debate in Britain's House of Commons next week, amidst widespread criticism of the ban from exporters and consumers. "The Speaker of the House of Commons has granted a parliamentary debate on the EU ban...
  • India, Bangladesh, UK join hands to honour Tagore April 4, 2014

    India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom joined hands to honour Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets of the Commonwealth, at the mother of parliaments - the House of Commons. Speaking at a landmark event Thursday evening at a packed committee room of the Palace of Westminster - as the houses...
  • House of Commons congratulates Sachin Tendulkar November 18, 2013

    London: A Motion was laid in the House of Commons in the United Kingdom on Monday congratulating batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on his "magnificent" career. The Early Day Motion, moved by Indianorigin MP Keith Vaz, said that Tendulkar served as an inspiration for millions around the world and recognised his "selfless...
  • Over 3,00,000 attempts made to watch porn in UK Parliament: Report September 5, 2013

    Over 300,000 attempts were made to access pornographic websites from the British Parliament in the past year, according to official figures. Following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from the 'Huffington Post UK', the House of Commons authorities acknowledged that users of the Parliamentary Network servers have repeatedly attempted to access...
  • Narendra Modi thanks British MPs for inviting him to give a speech in House of Commons August 14, 2013

    Stating that dialogue strengthens democracies, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked the British MPs for inviting him to UK in the spirit of dialogue and engagement. Barry Gardiner, a MP of UK, had sent a letter to Modi last week inviting him to the House of Commons to...
  • Narendra Modi gets invite to visit UK, to address House of Commons August 13, 2013

    Nearly 10 months after the British government warmed upto Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the India groups of the country's two main political parties have invited him to visit the UK. Labour MP Barry Gardiner said Modi has been one of the key political figures in India and he has...
  • UK: Lawmaker Nigel Evans arrested for allegedly raping two men May 5, 2013

    London: British MP and senior Conservative Party politician Nigel Evans was arrested on Saturday by the London Police after being accused of raping two men. The reports identify the politician as Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans, a 55yearold from Lancashire, northwest England, who has served in Parliament for two...
  • Lawmaker arrested on suspicion of rape, say reports May 5, 2013

    London: British media say that a senior Conservative Party politician has been arrested for questioning on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The reports identify the politician as Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans, a 55yearold from Lancashire, northwest England, who has served in Parliament for two decades. British police do...
  • British MPs want cameras that make them look good January 6, 2013

    London: British lawmakers have backed plans for new cameras to be set up in the House of Commons that will not show their bald spots, bags under the eyes and extra weight. Filming is currently limited to eight cameras in fixed, high positions, The Sun reported. Prime Minister David Cameron has been...
  • K M Mani to be honoured by British house of commons August 26, 2012

    Veteran Kerala Congress leader and State Finance Minister K M Mani is all set to create history by entering the British House of Commons as a special invitee.The strongman from Pala, who has an unmatched record in the country of registering 10 victories successively from the same Assembly segment, is...
  • Internet breeding ground of terrorism: UK MPs February 6, 2012

    London: The Internet is one of the most significant vehicles for promoting violent radicalism more so than prisons, universities or places of worship, according to a UK parliamentary report. The Home Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons report 'Roots of Violent Radicalism', said that according to witnesses,...
  • HCL asked for Murdoch group details July 26, 2011

    London: The Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons has asked Indian IT major HCL Technologies to provide information about its relationship with Rupert Murdoch's News International, which has been the focus of the phonehacking controversy in Britain. Keith Vaz, chairman of the committee that has been in the forefront...
  • NOTW: can Cameron survive the scandal? July 21, 2011

    The News of the World controversy has stretched from the newspaper to Scotland Yard and into the British government, here's a look at the case a day after Rupert Murdoch's testimony and David Cameron's defence. ...
  • Murdoch denies prior knowledge of hacking July 20, 2011

    New Delhi: A lot of questions and lot of explanations were presented by Rupert Murdoch and his team at the hearing of the hacking scandal surrounding his media empire in front of the House of Commons on Tuesday. However not all of the explanations were convincing enough. Murdoch on Tuesday...
  • UK man on shooting spree kills 12, injures 25 June 3, 2010

    London: In Britain's deadliest mass shooting since 1996, at least 12 people were killed and 25 others injured on Wednesday when a taxi driver went on a rampage in rural northwest England before turning the gun on himself. Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons that "the government will...
  • 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...
  • Slumdog kids to attend tea party at House of Commons June 2, 2009

    London: Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, the child stars of Oscaraward winning film Slumdog Millionaire, have agreed to visit Britain to attend a tea party hosted in their honour at the House of Commons. Indianorigin British MP Keith Vaz, who had extended them an invitation in April to visit...
  • British speaker resigns over expenses row May 19, 2009

    London: The Speaker of Britain's lower house of parliament on Tuesday announced he will resign next month over his handling of a scandal on MPs' expenses, becoming the first British Speaker to be forced out of office in over 300 years. "Since I came to the house 30 years ago I...
  • Britain hikes immigration fee, tough changes on the anvil February 1, 2008

    London: Britain has announced a hike in its immigration fees to fund sweeping changes it plans to introduce to improve border security over the next 12 months. The proposal introduced in the House of Commons on Thursday comes just weeks before the introduction of a...
  • Indiaorigin Brit MP dies June 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Indianborn Piara Khabra, a British Member of Parliament is dead. Eightyyearold Khabra, the oldest member of the House of Commons, was undergoing treatment for liver abscesses at the Hammersmith Hospital. Khabra, who is a Labour MP has represented Ealing Southall since 1992. He was one of the first Asian MPs to...
  • Shilpa Shetty gets UK work permit June 20, 2007

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty has been granted a work permit by the British government that would enable her to make money from lucrative personal appearances and media interviews in the country. A covering letter for the permit application was written by NRI leader and former minister for foreign and...
  • Tony Blair was sweet to me: Shilpa June 20, 2007

    London: From Big Brother house to the royal House of Commons, Indian actor Shilpa Shetty has sure taken a big leap. Shilpa along with her mother, Sunanda Shetty, paid a visit to the House of Commons in London on Wednesday and met Prime Minister Tony Blair. Shilpa is on an emotional...
  • Shilpa meets Blair in UK Parliament June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: This is one house where actor Shilpa Shetty got no nasty remarks and not only that, she even met British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Shilpa along with her mother, Sunanda Shetty, paid a visit to the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. After making an appearance at an...
  • Shilpa goes to House of Commons June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Shilpa Shetty is flying high. Riding the crest of international fame after an episode of racist attack on her on British television Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother reality show, the Bollywood star visited the British House of Commons on Wednesday to attend a lunch hosted in her honour by...
  • Big B to address Brit Parliament November 8, 2006

    Mumbai: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend will be held in Yorkshire in United Kingdom in June next year and an official announcement to this effect will be made on Thursday in the House of Commons in the British Parliament. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, IIFA's brand ambassador, will address dignitaries, including...
  • Shabana chosen for Gandhi Peace Award September 9, 2006

    Mumbai: Actress and social activist Shabana Azmi has been named the recipient of this year's Gandhi Peace Award, which will be given to her at a ceremony to be held in the British Parliament next month. "I am very honoured at being chosen for such a prestigious award, whose previous recipients...