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UK parliament committee attacks British aid to India

Seeking an "early exit strategy" from the India development aid programme, a committee of the British House of Lords on Thursday alleged that the assistance may provide a "perverse incentive" to......

Lord Paul cleared in House of Lords expenses row

Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has been cleared by the police in the MPs expenses row involving scores of British parliamentarians across the political spectrum.The 78-year-old Labour......

Swraj Paul is Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords

Leading Non Resident Indian entrepreneur Lord Swraj Paul has scripted history by becoming the first Asian deputy speaker of the British House of Lords. Though people of Indian origin have held......

Indian doctors win landmark legal battle in UK

Indian doctors on Wednesday won a landmark legal battle against the British government when the House of Lords ruled that the state "was wrong" in issuing guidelines discriminating against overseas......

India-born Khalid enters House of Lords

Lucknow-born Khalid Hameed, High Sherrif of Greater London, has been appointed to Britain's Upper House as one of the six new non-party political peers.Hameed, a hospital management expert, has......

UK acts after key SC ruling on immigration

Britain's immigration rules in force since November 2008 were rushed to the House of Lords after the Supreme Court ruled in a major judgement that they were illegal because they had never been......

Swraj Paul denies 'expense' charges; demands probe

The British House of Lords has announced a probe into expenses claimed by NRI industrialist , after he requested for an inquiry into allegations that he wrongly claimed parliamentary allowances, a......

India must opt for full convertibility: Meghnad De

India should opt for full convertibility of the Rupee, Lord Meghnad Desai, Member of the House of Lords said."Putting off the day of full convertibility is costing dearly the small and medium......

REDIFF ARCHIVES: 'The most boring person is one who plays safe'

Mumbai-origin Gulam Kaderbhoy Noon, who migrated to Britain with little funds and went on to found several Indian food companies that made him known as Britain’s first ‘Curry......

Why these Aranmula mirrors sell for Rs 1 lakh!

With fake products making its way into the market, Aranmula's metal mirror makers are finding new ways to keep the glory of the traditional craft intact, finds Manu A B/ Image: Aranmula......

Twinkle shoots with mom Dimple Kapadia

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Twinkle Khanna recently shot with her mother Dimple Kapadia for a jewellery brand.Celebrity photographer Dabboo......

Amitabh Bachchan returns to television!

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Amitabh Bachchan is all set to return to television with his new show Aaj Ki Raat Hai......

Mohanlal teams up with Sidharth Bharathan

A lowdown on the Malayalam film industry.   Actor-filmmaker Sidharth Bharathan, who is recuperating following a serious car accident, is reportedly working on a project with Mohanlal in the......

PIX: Vivek Oberoi, Shilpa, Arjun celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi

Welcoming Ganpati home, Bollywood style!Several Bollywood stars marked the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi by welcoming Lord Ganesh in their Mumbai homes on September 17. A look: Vivek Oberoi......

'My film's sequel will be bigger than Avatar'

Love Charger (or Charzerr) exploded on the scene last year, and has become somewhat of a cult now – the chubby arms raised high in the air, the falsetto that nearly knocks you out, the......

Kapil Dev honoured with Lifetime Achievement award in the House of Lords

Kapil Dev (This image is used for representational purposes only). Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a......

Milkha Singh honoured at House of Lords

Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh was honoured for his services to sports at a special event at the House of Lords on Friday. House of Lords member and NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul......

Former Eng captain Sheppard dead

Former England captain David Sheppard, ex-Bishop of Liverpool and a member of the House of Lords, has died of cancer. He was 75.Sheppard, who won 22 England caps between 1950 and 1963 and captained......

Why the World Athletics boss is under fire again...

‘I did not lobby anyone on behalf of the Eugene 2021 bid’ ‘It smells and it has to be investigated’ IMAGE: President of International Association of Athletics Federations......

'I am in a good state of mind'

'I try to play my best and put India in a good position.' Murali Vijay on his rise as India's durable opener. Harish Kotian/ listens in. IMAGE: Murali Vijay on Day 2 of the first Test in......
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