Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Tag Archives: UK

Conservative Party Fined And Referred To Police Over Election Expenses

LONDON: The Conservative party has been fined £70,000 after the Electoral Commission found “significant” errors in the accuracy of the party’s spending returns for the 2015 general election. The party’s then-treasurer has now been referred to the Metropolitan police to investigate whether any criminal offence was committed by the party ...

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Britain Attempts to Defuse Afghanistan’s Tensions With Pakistan

FILE – Mark Lyall Grant, then-Britain’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mark Lyall Grant addresses members of the U.N. Security Council. LONDON: Britain will host top officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan to discuss Afghan and regional security and try to resolve Kabul’s current political tensions with Islamabad. British National Security ...

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British House of Lords passes landmark Brexit Bill

LONDON: British Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by ...

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Pakistan HC in UK seeks new visa services contractor

LONDON: A dedicated team in the Pakistan High Commission has been tasked to ensure that contract for visa services is given to a company which fulfils the merit criteria ensuring that the actual beneficiary is the British Pakistani community, a credible source has said. The News has reliably learnt that ...

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Vodafone to Create 2,100 Customer Services Jobs Across the UK

LONDON: British telecom giant Vodafone is to bring 2,100 customer service jobs back to the UK over the next two years. The move is said to be part of its £2bn ($2.44bn) investment plan aimed at improving operations in its home market. The world’s second biggest mobile operator said it ...

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Sajid Javid considers business rates discount plan

LONDON: Plans to help nearly 100,000 small businesses due to be hit by changes to rates next month are being considered by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. Out of those, some 25,000 firms face a “cliff edge” under the new revaluation of business rates, according to ratings agency CVS. It presented ...

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Willing to fight for country, Pakistan ranks top in the list: Gallup

LONDON: WIN Gallup International recently announced the results of their international survey on people’s willingness to fight for their country. Pakistan ranks 3rd in the list of countries where its citizens are willing to fight for their country, according to a global survey from WIN/Gallup International. 89% Pakistanis said they would ...

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British firm invest $400m in Pakistan for cement plant

LONDON/PESHAWAR: British firm Asian Precious Minerals announced an investment of $400 million in building a new cement plant in K-P in a meeting between company executives and K-P Chief Minister. Both sides discussed the potential of bilateral trade between the UK and K-P, says a statement issued by the British High ...

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British-Pakistani man denied US visa

LONDON: US authorities have denied issuing visa to a British-Pakistani man because of visiting Iraq, one of the seven states the Trump administration had sought to have immigrants and travelers banned from. Syed Nasir Abbas Jafri, 57, who lives in Northampton, applied for US visa to visit relatives and participate ...

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Deported grandmother: I’ve been treated as a terrorist

A WOMAN deported despite living in Britain for nearly 30 years has hit out at the UK Government, saying she has been treated like a terrorist and accused of being violent. Irene Clennell, 53, who is the main carer for her British husband John, was placed in the Dungavel immigration ...

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