Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Top diplomat says India doesn’t need British foreign aid

LONDON: India’s top diplomat has told Britain that his country does not want to receive UK taxpayer-funded cash handouts and never asked for this financial assistance. YK Sinha, the High Commissioner to Britain, said this weekend that his country had never asked for the estimated £2billion ($2.5 billion) which Britain ...

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Protesters hit the streets again in Britain against a Trump visit

LONDON PROTEST

LONDON: Thousands of people have protested outside Westminster in London overnight as a House of Commons debate raged inside over the decision by the May Government to offer US President Donald Trump a state visit to the UK. Protesters are trying to get Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw her ...

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UK is Europe’s third most traffic-congested country

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LONDON: The UK has the third worst traffic congestion country in Europe, a study has found. Drivers are spending an average of 32 hours a year stuck in jams during peak periods in the UK, according to traffic information company Inrix. Researchers calculated that the direct and indirect costs of hold-ups reached ...

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Google and Bing agree crackdown on pirate websites

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LONDON: Internet users will find it harder to search for illegally streamed live football matches and pirated music under a new crackdown on illegal websites. Search engine giants Google and Bing have signed up to a new voluntary code designed to stop people from visiting disreputable content providers. The code ...

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Sajid Javid hits back at business rates ‘scaremongering’

Sajid Javid - Communities Secretary

LONDON: “Unscrupulous” companies have been accused of trying to scare business owners into thinking their taxes will rise in order to make a profit. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said “scaremongering” rating agents are manufacturing reports about business rates going up while “cynically” promising to help firms win an appeal against ...

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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson condemns Sehwan blast

Boris Johnson

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Friday condemned the explosions in Pakistan and Iraq that killed 80 and 50 people respectively. Voicing his condemnation on a social networking website, the foreign secretary said his country stands with Pakistan and Iraq in the fight against terrorism. In this tweet, Johnson said, ...

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UK product house TESCO comes to Pakistan

TESCO PAKISTAN

KARACHI: The launch of Tesco Label products at Alpha Supermarkets in Pakistan was announced by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew and Limestone Private Limited at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi. According to a statement issued by British Deputy High Commission here on Wednesday, the Tesco PLC is ...

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