Articles about House of Commons
05 Nov 2020
England enters second lockdown as coronavirus outbreak worsens
A second coronavirus lockdown has come into force in England, forcing people indoors and shutting down non-essential shops, pubs, and gyms.
15 Oct 2020
UK: London, other areas moving into Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown
This weekend, Londoners will face stricter COVID-19 restrictions as authorities have decided to move into a Tier 2 lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
28 Apr 2020
Premier League targets a return behind closed doors in June
The Premier League is targeting a return in June this year behind closed doors.
14 Dec 2019
UK: Narayana Murthy's son-in-law among 15 Indian-origin MPs elected
As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to power with a big majority in the United Kingdom elections on Friday, the polls also marked a victory for diversity.
22 Oct 2019
Justin Trudeau wins second term in Canada polls; loses majority
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in the national elections on Monday. However, Trudeau's Liberal Party lost the Parliament majority as the opposition Conservatives closed in.
10 Jul 2019
Trump cables leak: Britain's Ambassador to US, Kim Darroch, resigns
British Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, announced on Wednesday that he was resigning from the post, following a diplomatic row over leaked cables criticizing President Donald Trump.
28 Mar 2019
UK PM May offers to resign to save Brexit divorce-bill
Theresa May yesterday bowed to mounting pressure from within her own Conservative Party and offered to resign as UK Prime Minister if her MPs agreed to back her twice-defeated Brexit divorce bill to get it over the line in a third parliamentary vote.
27 Jan 2019
UK: Dozens of girls subjected to breast ironing. But why?
An investigation by Guardian has revealed the African practice of ironing breasts has found its way in the United Kingdom and dozens of pre-teen girls have been subjected to it.
16 Jan 2019
Brexit: Theresa May's deal rejected by lawmakers in historic fashion
On Tuesday, lawmakers in the UK voted against the Brexit deal painstakingly negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union in astonishing fashion.
30 Nov 2018
UK amends new weapons bill to allow possession of kirpans
The UK government has confirmed an amendment to a new weapons bill going through the Parliament to ensure that it wouldn't impact the right of the British Sikh community to possess and supply kirpans, or religious swords.
16 Nov 2018
UK PM May faces no-confidence threat after top officials quit
Embattled British Prime Minister, Theresa May, yesterday faced a possible "coup" after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Indian-origin minister Shailesh Vara and two other ministers resigned from her divided Cabinet over UK's "half-baked" divorce deal with the EU.
05 Oct 2018
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Noble Peace Prize
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon, and Nadia Murad, the face of the women forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State.
15 Jul 2018
Trump asked me to sue EU over Brexit: Theresa May
British Prime Minister Theresa May today revealed that US President Donald Trump suggested her to "sue" the European Union instead of negotiating with the economic bloc on Brexit.
04 Jul 2018
British-Indian MPs lobby May over torture of British-Sikh in Punjab
Indian-origin MPs are among 70 lawmakers in Britain lobbying Prime Minister Theresa May to intervene at the "highest levels" with the Indian Government over allegations of torture against a British-Sikh murder suspect lodged in a Punjab jail.
17 May 2018
Brexit: EU (Withdrawal) Bill suffers 15th defeat in House-of-Lords
UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government has suffered the 15th defeat in the House of Lords (also known as House of Peers) on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill after peers voted by a majority of 50 to form a body to enforce EU "environment standards" after Brexit.
03 Mar 2018
Shatrughan Sinha honored with "lifetime achievement award" in the UK
Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has been honored with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the fields of arts and politics at a ceremony in the UK's Parliament in London.
03 Nov 2017
What is the British Parliament sex scandal all about?
Ever since numerous sexual harassment allegations popped up against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, a number of men/woman have been speaking out about their experiences on harassment at the hand of powerful individuals
13 Jul 2017
Democrat Congressman moves for Trump's impeachment in the House
Congressman Al Green from Texas, who has been calling for Trump's impeachment became the first legislator to raise the issue in the House of Commons.
10 Jun 2017
UK election- Record 12 Indian-origin MPs in House of Commons
A record 12 Indian-origin individuals were elected as MPs in the UK House of Commons.
09 Jun 2017
Hung parliament in the UK, what can happen next?
The UK is set for a hung parliament after the incumbent Theresa May-led Conservative party failed to gain absolute majority.
08 Jun 2017
Tight than expected race as Britain goes to the polls
Polls have opened in Britain, nearly two months after PM Theresa May called a snap general election.
08 Jun 2017
UK elections 2017: Who are the Indian candidates?
One of the oldest and largest immigrant communities in the United Kingdom, Indians have been quietly but steadily working their way up into the country's top political rung.
30 Apr 2017
EU leaders hammer out tough conditions for Brexit
In an unusual act of harmony, the 27 EU leaders who gathered in Brussels took just a few minutes, approved eight pages of negotiating terms and conditions for the Brexit.
29 Apr 2017
EU agrees on Brexit guidelines in Brussels summit
Donald Tusk, the European Council President said that the EU leaders had unanimously accepted to negotiate Brexit guidelines.
19 Apr 2017
UK: May says snap polls will strengthen Brexit hand
UK Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the snap General Election would help strengthen the need for Brexit. The elections were first scheduled to be held on 8 June.
31 Mar 2017
EU president Tusk to issue Brexit negotiation guidelines
European Council President Donald Tusk is due to issue draft proposals outlining how the EU plans to negotiate the Brexit with the UK over the next two years.
29 Mar 2017
UK to begin formal Brexit process
Prime Minister Theresa May has signed and sent off an official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to European Council president Donald Tusk, to trigger the formal Brexit process.
29 Mar 2017
Gloomy Brexit Report: MPs stage walkout
Pro-Brexit MPs "politely walked out" of a meeting of the Brexit Select Committee after a report presented was deemed "too gloomy".
28 Mar 2017
UK Parliament attack: Police deny IS links of suspect
Though Khalid Masood's attack on the UK parliament echoed Islamic State methodology, British police denied any association between him to either IS or al-Qaeda.
27 Mar 2017
London Attack: UK seeks WhatsApp encryption key
The UK government said security agencies should have access to WhatsApp's encryption system as the London parliament attacker used WhatsApp.
26 Mar 2017
Police: London Parliament attacker acted alone
London Metropolitan Police said that based on investigations, it appeared that the perpetrator of the London Parliament attacks worked alone.
24 Mar 2017
Fresh arrest over London Parliament attack
Authorities in London said they made two "significant" arrests over the London Parliament attack, taking the total number of arrests to 9.
24 Mar 2017
UK Parliament attacker named Khalid Masood by London Police
On Thursday, London Police named British-born Khalid Masood as the perpetrator of the Parliament attack.
23 Mar 2017
UK Parliament attack: ISIS claims responsibility
British police have identified and arrested 7 individuals connected to the attack on the UK Parliament.
23 Mar 2017
UK Parliament attack claims 5 lives, injures 40
On Wednesday, a car drove into pedestrians outside the British Parliament houses; a policeman was also stabbed by a possible IS-inspired terrorist.
22 Mar 2017
UK Houses of Parliament: Gunshots fired, Parliament on lockdown
The Houses of Parliament and Palace of Westminster are on lockdown after shots were fired outside the Parliament.
14 Mar 2017
Parliament clears way for Brexit bill
The parliament has paved the way for the UK to trigger Article 50 of Lisbon Treaty and begin the Brexit process after passing Brexit bill.
09 Feb 2017
UK House of Commons passes Brexit bill
The House of Commons in the UK passed the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill by 494 votes to 122, allowing Theresa May to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start the Brexit process.
21 Oct 2016
UK PM Theresa May to discuss post-Brexit ties with EU
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May would reportedly convey to the EU that it is time to discuss the bloc's future ties with Britain post-Brexit.
26 Sep 2016
Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as Labour party leader
After witnessing motions and voters looking to oust him from the Labour party, British politician Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as the Labour party leader.