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No social media access for Britons under 13

Under a new legislation to be debated in the UK`s House of Lords later this week, children under the age of 13 will be banned from joining Facebook and Twitter to keep them safe from child abuse on the social media platforms.

Nov 05, 2017, 18:52 PM IST

UK must agree implementation period for EU migration curbs: Lawmakers

Concerns over immigration were a key driver behind last year's vote to leave the EU, and the government has made controlling Britain's borders central to its Brexit plans.

Jul 21, 2017, 16:14 PM IST

UK seeks to overturn Brexit bill's defeat by House of Lords

The UK government will seek to overturn an amendment to a Brexit bill on guaranteeing rights for European Union (EU) citizens living in Britain after the country's exit from the bloc.

Mar 02, 2017, 15:51 PM IST

Britain's EU commissioner steps down after Brexit vote

 Britain's European Commissioner Jonathan Hill announces that he will stand down following his country's decision to leave the EU, saying he was "very disappointed" but "what is done cannot be undone."

Jun 25, 2016, 19:19 PM IST

Disgraced UK peer resigns after prostitutes, drugs scandal

A senior peer in Britain's House of Lords was forced to resign on Tuesday after being caught on camera allegedly snorting cocaine with two prostitutes in his flat.

Jul 28, 2015, 17:38 PM IST

Cavorting, snorting British peer quits House of Lords

A senior British peer said on Tuesday he was leaving the House of Lords, Britain`s unelected upper parliamentary chamber, after a newspaper published a video which it said showed him using cocaine and cavorting with prostitutes.

Jul 28, 2015, 15:08 PM IST

British lord exposed in `drugs and prostitutes` romp

A senior member of Britain`s House of Lords responsible for upholding standards was facing calls to quit the chamber Monday after he was filmed allegedly snorting drugs off a prostitute`s breasts.

Jul 27, 2015, 16:37 PM IST

Lord Kamlesh Patel becomes first British-Asian appointee to ECB

Professor Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford, an OBE and a leading voice on health, social care and community cohesion in the UK, has become the first British Asian to join the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Jul 08, 2015, 18:39 PM IST

British politician charged with historic child abuse

British prosecutors on Monday brought 22 charges of abuse against an elderly politician accused of using his position to have sex with young boys.

Jun 29, 2015, 17:07 PM IST

House of Lords holds first yoga session

British lawmakers led by prominent Indian-origin entrepreneur Karan Bilimoria on Tuesday performed Yoga in the UK Parliament, celebrating the first International Yoga Day.

Jun 23, 2015, 22:22 PM IST

UK Parliament faces repair bill of up to £7.1 bn

The bill to repair Britain`s crumbling Houses of Parliament could hit £7.1 billion unless lawmakers move out for up to six years, according to a study published Thursday.

Jun 18, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

UK, EU 'sleepwalked' into Ukraine crisis: Parliament

A parliamentary report has accused the British government and European diplomats of "sleepwalking" into the Ukraine crisis.

Feb 21, 2015, 01:03 AM IST

House of Lords speaker praises Modi's women empowerment agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday received praise from the speaker of Britain's House of Lords for his agenda on women empowerment.

Feb 18, 2015, 00:38 AM IST

David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

Nov 22, 2014, 08:49 AM IST

Black money won't come back, if it does, would fuel inflation: Lord Parekh

Renowned political theorist Lord Bhiku Parekh Monday said that it was not easy to bring the black money back to the country, and even if that happened, it would not alleviate the poverty but increase the inflation.

Sep 01, 2014, 23:06 PM IST

Tories accused of false pretence in Lord Suri`s appointment

Downing Street has been accused of deliberately creating a misleading impression in the appointment of an Indian-origin businessman to the House of Lords, a leading British daily reported Thursday.

Aug 14, 2014, 21:14 PM IST

Britain not chasing 2022 World Cup - govt

Britain has no intention of lobbying to get the 2022 football World Cup that was awarded to Qatar shifted to the United Kingdom, the government said on Thursday.

Jul 24, 2014, 19:21 PM IST

UK Parliament to spend one lakh pounds to refurbish 2 toilets

The British Parliament plans to spend up to 100,000 pounds to refurbish two toilets used by peers and VIP guests at the Palace of Westminster.

Jun 30, 2013, 20:11 PM IST

Creaking UK parliament may shut for 5 years

The House of Commons and the House of Lords would be evacuated for the first time since the second world war.

Aug 26, 2012, 16:44 PM IST

Plan to reform House of Lords abandoned by UK govt: Nick Clegg

Reforming the upper house was part of the coalition agreement, but seen as being mainly driven by the Liberal Democrats.

Aug 06, 2012, 23:49 PM IST