New UK PM Keir Starmer announces scrapping of Rwanda deportation plan

New UK PM Keir Starmer announces scrapping of Rwanda deportation plan

Britain’s new Prime Minister Keir Starmer said on Saturday he would scrap a controversial plan to fly thousands of asylum seekers from Britain to Rwanda in his first major policy announcement since winning a landslide election victory. The previous Conservative government first announced the plan in 2022 to send migrants who arrived in Britain without … Read more

UK Woman Murdered Parents, Lived With Their Dead Bodies For Several Years

UK Woman Murdered Parents, Lived With Their Dead Bodies For Several Years

She will be sentenced on October 10 and 11. A woman from the United Kingdom pleaded guilty to murdering her parents and living in their home for several years after, as per a report in the Independent. Virginia McCullough, 36, entered a guilty plea to the murders of Lois McCullough, aged 71, and John McCullough, … Read more

Starmer Corners Sunak As Private Guard, Tory Leaders Face Scrutiny For Election Date Betting

Starmer Corners Sunak As Private Guard, Tory Leaders Face Scrutiny For Election Date Betting

The political landscape in the United Kingdom is currently ablaze with controversy as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s gamble for a snap election on July 4th has sparked a storm of criticism and scandal. Sunak, facing dwindling public support and internal party strife, initiated the early polls amid plummeting approval ratings and a mounting series of … Read more

Oxford University to return stolen 500-year-old bronze idol to India

Oxford University to return stolen 500-year-old bronze idol to India

The UK’s prestigious Oxford University has agreed to return a 500-year-old bronze idol of a saint believed to be stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu to India. “On 11 March 2024, the Council of the University of Oxford supported a claim from the Indian High Commission for the return of a 16th-century bronze sculpture … Read more

Indian-origin British businessman charged with bribing Antiguan minister

Indian-origin British businessman charged with bribing Antiguan minister

A British-Sikh businessman, who is a donor to both the Conservative and Labour parties, has been charged with bribing a minister from Antigua, reports UK newspaper The Telegraph. Peter Virdee, 50, also known as Hardip Singh, is wanted by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in a multi-million-pound corruption probe. On May 23, Virdee visited Westminster … Read more

Salary threshold hike on UK Family Visa to be in stages, higher end in 2025

Salary threshold hike on UK Family Visa to be in stages, higher end in 2025

The UK’s proposed hike in the minimum annual salary threshold for British citizens and permanent residents to be eligible to sponsor a spouse or partner on a Family Visa will take place in “incremental stages” instead of an instant rise to GBP 38,700, the government has told Parliament. Speaking to reporters on a visit to … Read more

Indian-origin man escapes jail time for drunken attack on neighbour in UK

Indian-origin man escapes jail time for drunken attack on neighbour in UK

An Indian-origin man has escaped serving time behind bars after being handed a two-year suspended sentence and a 10-year restraining order for a drunken attack on a neighbour in the West Midlands region of England. Gurjap Singh, 41, launched a manic assault on a woman who suffers from dementia as she walked towards her home … Read more

King Charles to set out UK PM Sunak’s plans on crime, climate before election

King Charles to set out UK PM Sunak’s plans on crime, climate before election

King Charles will set out the government’s plans on crime, climate, housing and other legislation on Tuesday in what could be British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s first and last so-called King’s Speech before an election next year. Sunak will use the event, when the monarch delivers a speech listing the government’s priorities for a new … Read more

British Sikh invited to discuss incident involving kirpan in UK court

British Sikh invited to discuss incident involving kirpan in UK court

A British Sikh man who said he was barred from jury duty because he was carrying a kirpan at a UK court has been invited by the authorities to discuss the matter further, after it was claimed that his discharge was due to a surplus of jury members on the day. Jatinder Singh, a former … Read more

Indian-origin ex-cop found guilty of misconduct, barred from policing in UK

Indian-origin ex-cop found guilty of misconduct, barred from policing in UK

A gross misconduct hearing has found that an Indian-origin former Scotland Yard sergeant would have been dismissed without notice when he was still in his post after being found to have breached professional standards with “inappropriate behaviour” as a police officer. Former Metropolitan Police Sergeant Anish Sharma, who was based in the West Area Command … Read more