Friday, 18 August 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Airlines must implement Electronic ban by Saturday: British goverment

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LONDON: Britain’s ban on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin on flights from several Middle Eastern and North African countries must be implemented by Saturday, the government said. The airlines have until 0001 GMT Saturday (8.01am Saturday, Singapore time) to implement the measure. But passengers “should go to the airport with the expectation ...

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Pakistan, UK agree to settle anti-terrorism, immigration issues

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LONDON: United Kingdom and the Pakistan and pledged to resolve the common problems being faced by the two countries including security, counter-terrorism and immigration. After holding a meeting in Islamabad, Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali and his British counterpart Amber Rudd conducted a joint press conference, and described their talks ...

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Google to revamp policies, hire staff after UK ad scandal

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LONDON: Google vowed to police its websites better by ramping up staff numbers and overhauling its policies after several companies deserted the internet giant for failing to keep their adverts off hate-filled videos. Google has found itself at the center of a British storm in recent days after major companies ...

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Vodafone’s Indian unit and Idea Cellular announce merger

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MUMBAI: UK telecoms giant Vodafone has merged its Indian business with Idea Cellular, India’s third-largest network, to create the country’s largest operator. The combined company will have almost 400 million customers, accounting for 35% of the market share, the firms said in a statement. The announcement ends months of speculation ...

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Bradford MP Imran Hussain says Chancellor must act to cut poverty

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BRADFORD: Another four thousand children in Bradford could fall into poverty in the next five years, a Bradford MP has warned. Imran Hussain, MP for Bradford East, has issued the warning following a report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies., which found national absolute child poverty is set to rise ...

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Shana was fined for wasting police time before she was murdered

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SUSSEX: Six months after complaining Michael Lane was stalking her, Shana Grice’s throat was allegedly cut by the ex-boyfriend. Shana Grice was issued with a fine for wasting police time after reporting her ex-boyfriend to police. Months later she was found dead with her throat slit. Last August, The body of Shana Grice, 19, ...

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Facebook agrees to send team to Pakistan

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LONDON: In a major development, the Facebook administration has agreed to send a delegation to Pakistan to sort out the issue of blasphemous content circulating on the social networking site. “The administration of Facebook has agreed to send its delegation to Pakistan to address the concerns of the government. The ...

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Scotland – Food and drink exports hit record high

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LONDON: Food and drink exports from Scotland rose to a record £5.5bn last year, government figures show. Significant growth in sales of seafood and whisky helped exports increase £421m (8%) in 2016. Exports to EU countries were worth £2.3bn, up £133m, which the Scottish government said underlined the importance of ...

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17% of mothers still lend money to their adult children

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One in six (17%) mothers with adult children say they lend them money, compared with around one in 10 (9%) fathers, Nationwide Building Society found. And 16% of mothers with adult children still cook and bake for them, compared with 2% of fathers. Some 15% of mothers still wash or ...

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ECB chairman slams Imran Khan

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LONDON: England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has slammed former Pakistan captain Imran Khan for “disrespecting” leading cricket stars Darren Sammy and Dawid Malan, who recently visited Lahore for the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017. In an exclusive interview with Pakistani tv in London, Graves ...

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