Sunday, 5 July 2020

Tag Archives: LONDON

London City Airport reopens as UK slowly opens up

LONDON City Airport received its first commercial flight in nearly three months as Britain moved another step closer to fully emerging from its coronavirus lockdown on July 4. The gateway to the once-bustling Canary Warf and City financial districts welcomed a short flight from the Isle of Man in the ...

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Property tycoon Malik Riaz’s UK assets to be returned to Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistani property tycoon Malik Riaz has agreed to pay UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) £190m in a settlement after eight UK bank accounts linked to him were frozen in August 2019. “The assets will be returned to the State of Pakistan,” the NCA said, referring to the settlement amount. ...

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Vigils held for victims of London Bridge attack

LONDON: Tributes were paid to victims of the London Bridge terror attack, as the government said it was reviewing the early release from prison of dozens of convicted terrorists. Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were commemorated in a service at Guildhall Yard in the City of London. They ...

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Gurudwara in UK’s slough displays Khalistan banners

Gurdwara Sri Singh Sabha in Slough, part of Greater London, displays two huge Khalistan banners in its main hall. It is one of the main gurdwaras of the area that elected first turban clad Sikh MP of the Britain, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi. Speaking to India Today, the former president of ...

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Miss World 2019 contestants arrive in London

LONDON: The 69th Miss World competition has returned to London for its finale taking place on December 14, 2019. Here are the pictures of contestants arriving in London. The England Miss World contestant Bhasha Mukherjee. (Image: AP) The Sweden Miss World contestant Daniella Lundqvist. (Image: AP) The New Zealand Miss ...

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London’s mayor praises entrepreneurial spirit of British Sikhs

LONDON: The mayor of London Sadiq Khan praised British Sikhs for their entrepreneurial spirit and achievements, as well as their service to the community, at an event he hosted to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. Three hundred British Sikhs packed into the oversubscribed event at City Hall, ...

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Indian Manipur separatists announce exiled government in UK

LONDON: Dissident political leaders from the Indian state of Manipur said they were unilaterally declaring independence from India and forming a government-in-exile in Britain. The former princely state became part of India in 1949, two years after the country won independence from Britain, but has since seen decades-long violent separatist ...

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Two held for human trafficking over London truck deaths

LONDON: The police investigating the deaths of 39 people in a truck near London said they had arrested a man and a woman on Friday on suspicion of human trafficking amid signs that some of the dead may be Vietnamese. As forensic experts began the process of identifying the victims, ...

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