Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tag Archives: UK

British investigation agency gives PCB green signal to probe Nasir Jamshed

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LONDON: British investigation institute, National Crime Agency, has allowed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to start interrogation against Nasir Jamshed, main suspect of PSL spot fixing scandal. According to sources, PCB contacted Britsh agency and asked for mutual investigation from Jamshed to which it has agreed. PCB can continue its investigation ...

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PM Backs Trusted Free Press and Warns of Dangers of Fake News

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has given her backing to the local press industry’s Fighting Fake News campaign by warning of the dangers of fake news distributed on social media and giving her strong support to a free press which underpins democracy by investing in highly trusted journalism. On a ...

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Elections 2017: Tories win four new mayors

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MANCHESTER: Former John Lewis boss Andy Street cemented a series of Conservative victories in the elections for new English regional mayors. Mr Street won the contest to become the West Midlands regional leader, defeating former Labour MP Sion Simon. Labour’s Andy Burnham won in Greater Manchester, despite the party suffering ...

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Brexit won’t stop Asia from investing in the UK

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LONDON: For most Asian property investor, the UK has been one of the most desirable additions to their portfolio and according to the latest figures, this isn’t going to change any time soon. Research from property investment firm JLL reveals that neither the Brexit uncertainty nor the somewhat rushed snap ...

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Theresa May accuses EU of trying to affect UK election

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LONDON: Theresa May has accused European politicians of making “threats” against Britain to try to influence the general election result. The PM launched a stinging attack on the “bureaucrats of Brussels” in a speech outside 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen. She said some in Brussels wanted Brexit talks ...

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Polling stations open across England

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LONDON: Polling stations have opened for voting in England’s local council and mayoral elections. There are nearly 2,400 positions being elected, including the first votes for six new combined authority mayors created under devolution deals. Elections are also taking place in county, unitary and metropolitan councils and for local council ...

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Pakistani man jailed in UK for beating wife

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LONDON: A Pakistani man has been imprisoned in the UK for beating his wife with a hammer after she forgot to cook his dinner. 21-year-old Mohsin Akram shouted ‘you’ve had your chance to be a good wife’ when he attacked her while drunk at their home in Cardiff. After his ...

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Boxer Khan, wife Faryal adopt orphan child

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LONDON: Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom have gone one step ahead in their social work, and adopted an orphan child. According to details, Amir Khan went to Gambia, a country in West Africa, to help the needy on behalf of his foundation and was greatly ...

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UK students on hunger strike in support of Palestinians

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LONDON: A group of students in the UK have launched a hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Activists at the University of Manchester said the strike, which began on Thursday, would last for at least one week. More than 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners, led by senior ...

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Wealthy Pakistani Couple Jailed in UK for Fraud

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LONDON: Wealthy Pakistani asylum seekers with £250,000 in savings who claimed asylum in Britain before taking £40,000-a-year in benefits have been jailed six months apart to prevent their children going into care. Syed Zaidi, 41, and wife Rizwana Kamal, 40, claimed they were being persecuted in their Pakistan homeland. They ...

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