Friday, 20 September 2019

Tag Archives: Indian-origin

Priti Patel Appointed UK’s Home Secretary

LONDON: Priti Patel, an ardent Brexiteer who was among the most vocal critics of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, on Wednesday took charge as Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary in the newly-unveiled Boris Johnson Cabinet. Priti Patel had been a prominent member of the “Back Boris” campaign for the Conservative Party ...

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Indian-origin stabbed to death in Munich

MUNICH: An Indian man died and his wife sustained injuries after they were stabbed by an immigrant near Munich in Germany, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Saturday. “Indian couple Prashant and Smita Basarur were stabbed by an immigrant near Munich. Unfortunately, Prashant has expired. Smita is stable. We are ...

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Leicester: Indian-origin man jailed for burqa-clad robbery

LONDON: An Indian-origin robber who dressed up in a burqa to steal from a jewellery store while threatening a shop worker with a knife in the city of Leicester has been jailed for over four years behind bars. Imtiaz Patel, 42, had pleaded guilty to the knife-point robbery and possession ...

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Indian-origin man jailed in Singapore for bomb hoax call

SINGAPORE: An Indian-origin man has been jailed for four months over 2004 hoax call about a bomb at the house of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Ganesan Singaravel, now 61, was sentenced on Monday after he pleaded guilty to an offence under the Telecommunications Act, The New newspaper ...

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Scotland Yard’s first Indian-origin counter-terror chief wins award in UK

MANCHESTER: Scotland Yard’s first Indian-origin counter-terrorism chief has won the Asian Achievers’ Award in the Uniformed and Civil Services category for his contribution to policing in the UK. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, who is the Metropolitan Police’s National Lead for Counter Terrorism and the Head of the Met Police’s Specialist ...

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British Indian bank employee jailed for money-laundering

LONDON: An British-Indian employee of Barclays Bank who acted as a “personal bank manager” to two money launderers has been jailed for six years and four months for his role in a conspiracy to launder more than £2.5 million that had been stolen using malware. Cyber crime officials said London-based Jinal ...

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Indian-origin Ameet Jogia Targeted by Racist Voter

LONDON: Ameet Jogia, an Indian-origin Tory candidate, was allegedly subjected to racial abuse after a racist graffiti was drawn on a wall of a voting booth in his own constituency during the UK polls, according to a media report. Jogia, who stood against Labour’s Barry Gardiner in Brent North, was ...

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UK-based Liberty Group to buy ArcelorMittal’s US unit

LONDON: UK-based Indian-origin entrepreneur Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group announced an in-principle agreement to acquire ArcelorMittal’s Georgetown Steelworks in South Carolina. The proposed deal between Liberty House and NRI steel magnate Lakshmi N Mittal’s US steelworks includes a 540,000- tonne a year electric arc furnace and 680,000-tonne a year rod ...

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