Articles about House of Commons

England enters second lockdown as coronavirus outbreak worsens

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.

UK: London, other areas moving into Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown

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.

Premier League targets a return behind closed doors in June

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.

UK: Narayana Murthy's son-in-law among 15 Indian-origin MPs elected

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.

Justin Trudeau wins second term in Canada polls; loses majority

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.

Trump cables leak: Britain's Ambassador to US, Kim Darroch, resigns

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.

UK PM May offers to resign to save Brexit divorce-bill

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.

UK: Dozens of girls subjected to breast ironing. But why?

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.

Brexit: Theresa May's deal rejected by lawmakers in historic fashion

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.

UK amends new weapons bill to allow possession of kirpans

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.

UK PM May faces no-confidence threat after top officials quit

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.

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Noble Peace Prize

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.

Trump asked me to sue EU over Brexit: Theresa May

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.

British-Indian MPs lobby May over torture of British-Sikh in Punjab

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.

Brexit: EU (Withdrawal) Bill suffers 15th defeat in House-of-Lords

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.

Shatrughan Sinha honored with "lifetime achievement award" in the UK

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.

What is the British Parliament sex scandal all about?

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

Democrat Congressman moves for Trump's impeachment in the House

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.

UK election- Record 12 Indian-origin MPs in 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.

Hung parliament in the UK, what can happen next?

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.

Tight than expected race as Britain goes to the polls

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.

UK elections 2017: Who are the Indian candidates?

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.

EU leaders hammer out tough conditions for Brexit

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.

EU agrees on Brexit guidelines in Brussels summit

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.

UK: May says snap polls will strengthen Brexit hand

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.

EU president Tusk to issue Brexit negotiation guidelines

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.

UK to begin formal Brexit process

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.

Gloomy Brexit Report: MPs stage walkout

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".

UK Parliament attack: Police deny IS links of suspect

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.

London Attack: UK seeks WhatsApp encryption key

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.

Police: London Parliament attacker acted alone

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.

Fresh arrest over London Parliament attack

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.

UK Parliament attacker named Khalid Masood by London Police

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.

UK Parliament attack: ISIS claims responsibility

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.

UK Parliament attack claims 5 lives, injures 40

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.

UK Houses of Parliament: Gunshots fired, Parliament on lockdown

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.

Parliament clears way for Brexit bill

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.

UK House of Commons passes 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.

UK PM Theresa May to discuss post-Brexit ties with EU

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.

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as Labour party leader

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.