Monday, 15 October 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Theresa May announces £2bn for council homes expansion

MANCHESTER: Councils and housing associations have welcomed government plans to spend £2bn on a “new generation” of council houses and affordable homes for rent. In her conference speech, Theresa May pledged to dedicate her premiership to fixing the “broken” housing market. The state, she said, must get “back in the ...

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Vijay Mallya Arrested In UK In Money Laundering Case

LONDON: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya was arrested in London for the second time this year, in a case of money laundering. Mr Mallya is out on bail after his arrest in April following India’s extradition request. The 61-year-old tycoon, who has been staying in the UK for over a year ...

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Muslims Gather Worldwide on Ashura Against Terrorism

LONDON: Millions of Muslims around the world gathered to commemorate the seventh-century killing of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, thousands of which used the Ashura event as an opportunity to stand against terrorism at a time of increasing Islamophobia. Pilgrims flocked to Karbala, where Hussain ibn Ali was killed by the ...

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May Pledges Britain Will Defend EU From Russian Aggression

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that Britain will defend its allies from an increasing Russian threat even after Brexit, as she carried on her courting of European Union leaders. “Russia’s continued aggression represents a growing threat to our friends here,” May told British troops in Estonia on Friday. “Our ...

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India to roll out red carpet to UK SMEs

LONDON: India has started to “roll out the red carpet” to UK SMES instead of subjecting them to a barrage of regulations. The move comes as India hopes to ramp up exports from Britain. “Earlier the mindset of the Government was all about being the regulator – these are the ...

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Violence must stop, UK minister urges Myanmar

LONDON: Foreign Office minister Mark Field has told Aung San Suu Kyi to end violence in Rakhine State and grant full humanitarian access. But Mr Field said the country’s de facto leader was in a “difficult position”, with public opinion in Myanmar “strongly anti-Rohingya”. And Aung San Suu Kyi was ...

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Australia joins UK space radar mission

LONDON: Australia is to be a launch partner on the UK’s innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR. The spacecraft, which will track shipping and forestry change from orbit, is due to launch on an Indian rocket early next year. Australia’s main research organisation, CSIRO, has signed a 10% share in ...

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‘Parchi’ teaser has good potential

KARACHI: The official teaser of Parchi may not have “blown your mind” (as it claimed it would), but the comic caper does look like it shall bring its makers – third-time producers Imran Kazmi and Hareem Farooq, also a popular actress – good returns on their investment. If the 60-second, ...

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UK to support Pak trade growth

LONDON/LAHORE: UK Minister of State for Trade Policy 2017 marks 70 years since this country’s birth, and 70 years of bilateral relations between Pakistan and the UK. This is also a momentous time for the UK. As we prepare for our departure from the European Union we will look to ...

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