Nick Clegg

  • British government planning on an enormous investment in India, says UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has hinted that the UK government is planning on making an enormous investment in India, especially in the areas of infrastructure and defence. In an exclusive interview to Network18, Clegg, who is in India for a 3day trade mission, has also...
  • UK Deputy PM meets Arun Jaitley, discusses retro tax issue August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed various matters of mutual interest, including the retrospective tax amendment issue. Jaitley, according to sources, explained the government's position on the retrospective tax amendments with reference to the tax cases of Vodafone and Cairn...
  • Nobel economists, others urge end to 'war on drugs' May 6, 2014

    London: Global efforts to thwart the drugs trade have failed and the time has come for a radical rethink, according to a group of Nobelprize winning economists, a former US secretary of state, the deputy prime minister of Britain and others. "It is time to end the 'war on drugs' and...
  • Indiaborn millionaire's arrest shakes up UK politics February 16, 2014

    London: The arrest of an Indiaborn businessman and his son as part of a probe by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into allegations of bribery at aerospace and defence major RollsRoyce has shaken the corridors of power in Britain. Multimillionaire Sudhir Choudhrie and his son Bhanu, wellknown as major political...
  • Proposed UK visa bond scheme to be scrapped November 3, 2013

    London: The controversial 3,000pound "security bond" for some "highrisk" foreign visitors to the UK, including those from India, is to be scrapped, the Home Office has confirmed. The scheme, announced by Home Secretary Theresa May in June, was to come into force this month. A Home Office spokesman confirmed a media report...
  • Tributes pour in after Margaret Thatcher's death April 9, 2013

    London: Britain's first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher may have divided opinion during her lifetime but her death here on Monday has attracted a unanimous outpouring of tributes across party and political lines. Prime Minister David Cameron led the tributes to his former Conservative party leader on what he described...
  • Leveson report: David Cameron rejects press law November 30, 2012

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron rejected the idea of a law to regulate the British press on Thursday, risking a split in his government after an inquiry advised legal backing for a watchdog to police the sometimes outrageous conduct of newspapers. Opposing an independent regulator enshrined in law will delight the...
  • House of Lords is flawed, says Deputy PM July 9, 2012

    London: British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday said the House of Lords is a 'flawed institution' that exercises power without legitimacy, which made it necessary to reform the 700-year-old upper house. Opening a two-debate in the House of Commons on the government's controversial plans to reform the upper chamber,...
  • British MPs spend 1,000 hours a year on Twitter July 31, 2011

    London: British MPs seem to be going gaga over 'Twitter', they are spending 1,000 hours a year on the micro-blogging site, and posting some 2,500 tweets in one week, a new research has revealed. The MPs send messages about cats, squidgy cake and Take That. And sometimes about politics. In fact, the...
  • UK polls talk: Conservatives meet Lib Dems May 9, 2010

    Hung Parliament in the United Kingdom. Talks between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats to form a government but the differences between the two will be difficult to sort out. ...
  • UK political leaders to discuss govt deal today May 9, 2010

    London: Britain's Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will hold talks on Sunday after an inconclusive election, but are unlikely to agree on a new government before markets open on Monday, the Conservatives said. The centre-right Conservatives won most seats in Thursday's parliamentary election but fell short of a majority and are...