Theresa May

  • Proposed UK visa bond scheme to be scrapped November 3, 2013

    London: The controversial 3,000-pound "security bond" for some "high-risk" 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...
  • UK faces drop in Indian students due to stringent visa policy January 12, 2013

    London: Britain's stringent norms in student visa has resulted in decline of number of Indian students in higher education by nearly a quarter last year. Students from India coming to study at UK schools and universities fell by 23.5 per cent overall, including a 28 per cent drop at postgraduate...
  • Indian Mujahideen banned in the UK July 6, 2012

    London: Britain on Thursday banned the Indian Mujahideen (IM), making it a criminal offence to join and support the LeT-linked terror group which carried out "indiscriminate mass casualty attacks" in India and "posed a threat" to British nationals there. MPs at the UK's House of Commons unanimously approved a motion on...
  • UK rolls back some 9/11 security restrictions January 27, 2011

    London: Britain on Tuesday overturned unpopular curbs on personal freedoms imposed in the wake of the September 11 attacks but stopped short of scrapping a contentious programme that detains suspected terrorists without trial. Home Secretary Theresa May announced the results of a six-month review into Britain's tough anti-terrorism laws and...
  • Radical Muslim preacher banned from entering UK June 19, 2010

    London: Britain on Friday banned from entering the country an Indian preacher who has expressed radical views about Islam, including some that appear to justify acts of terrorism. Conservative Home Secretary (interior minister) Theresa May said she had barred Zakir Naik, a 44-year-old television preacher based in Mumbai, for inflammatory remarks...