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Two arrested and ?400k seized in Hajj fraud investigation

An estimated 25,000 British Muslims go for Hajj every year
TWO men were arrested and an estimated £400,000 was seized a travel agencies in East London as part of an ongoing investigation into Hajj fraud. The investigation by Birmingham City Council Trading Standards and City of London Police, saw searches on two travel agencies suspected of selling Hajj packages with false or no travel protection. The tour ...




Indian minister sparks fury over 'small' gang-rape comment

The grieving father of a student who died after being gang-raped on a moving bus in New Delhi spoke of his anger after a senior minister referred to the infamous attack as a "small incident". Finance minister Arun Jaitley said at a t More News »

Modi's blueprint for a new India

Keith Vaz has described Narendra Modi’s hour-long Independence Day address, delivered in Hindi from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi, as “an historic speech”. Vaz, chairman of the home affairs select committee and arguab More News »

Indian hunger striker re-arrested

Indian police on Friday (August 22) rearrested a woman who has been on hunger strike for 14 years to protest against rights abuses, just two days after she was released on the orders of a court. Television footage showed officers forcibly remo More News »

Clegg sets out agenda ahead of India visit

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will advise Narendra Modi’s government to clean up its act and remove red tape, allowing more British businesses to invest in India when he visits the country next week. The Liberal Democrat leader will h More News »
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