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Keith Vaz, longest-serving UK MP of Indian origin, announces retirement in wake of drugs scandal
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Keith Vaz, longest-serving UK MP of Indian origin, announces retirement in wake of drugs scandal

Vaz had been the Labour Party's MP for Leicester East since 1987 but announced in a statement overnight on Sunday

British-Indian MP Keith Vaz resigns from House of Commons after reports of sex scandal
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British-Indian MP Keith Vaz resigns from House of Commons after reports of sex scandal

Britain's longest serving Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz on Tuesday resigned from his post as chair of the influential House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee in the wake of being embroiled in a sex scandal.

British-Indian Labour MP Keith Vaz may face parliamentary inquiry over sex scandal
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British-Indian Labour MP Keith Vaz may face parliamentary inquiry over sex scandal

Britain's longest serving Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz faces a possible investigation by the House of Commons standards watchdog after a newspaper claimed that he had paid for male prostitutes.

British-Indian MP Keith Vaz embroiled in sex scandal
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British-Indian MP Keith Vaz embroiled in sex scandal

Keith Vaz, Britain's longest serving Indian-origin MP, was on Sunday embroiled in a sex scandal and announced that he will "stand aside" as the chair of the influential House of Commons Home Affairs Committee after a newspaper claimed he had paid for male prostitutes.

British MPs rebuke Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for becoming 'recruiting platforms for terrorism'
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British MPs rebuke Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for becoming 'recruiting platforms for terrorism'

British MPs on Thursday rebuked global social media giants for failing to act against extremist material and allowing their sites to become "recruiting platforms for terrorism".

British panel criticizes Google, Facebook and Twitter for failing to tackle terrorism
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British panel criticizes Google, Facebook and Twitter for failing to tackle terrorism

In the first-ever widespread criticism of US technology giants and social media platforms, the British Home Affairs select committee has slammed the internet behemoths of becoming a "recruiting platform for terrorism" and "passing the buck".

UK MPs led by Indian-origin lawmaker urge govt to decriminalise prostitution
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UK MPs led by Indian-origin lawmaker urge govt to decriminalise prostitution

A cross-party group of British MPs led by Indian-origin lawmaker Keith Vaz has called on the UK government to decriminalise sex work and prostitution.

Lalit Modi used names of British royals while seeking travel papers: Report
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Lalit Modi used names of British royals while seeking travel papers: Report

Tainted former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi invoked the names of British royalty, including Prince Charles and his brother Andrew, while seeking his

Amid Lalit Modi row, Keith Vaz re-elected chair of UK Parliament committee
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Amid Lalit Modi row, Keith Vaz re-elected chair of UK Parliament committee

Keith Vaz, Britain's longest-serving Indian-origin MP was on Thursday re-elected as chair of Parliament's influential Home Affairs Select Committee, even as a controversy rages over his help to scam-tainted former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in obtaining British travel documents.

Sushma Swaraj is a woman, stop pestering her over Lalit Modi controversy, says Lalu Prasad
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Sushma Swaraj is a woman, stop pestering her over Lalit Modi controversy, says Lalu Prasad

Amid Opposition's demands for External Affairs Minister Sushma's resignation over the Lalit Modi issue, RJD president Lalu Prasad on Monday said she shouldn't be pestered over the matter because she is a woman.

Lalit Modi's champion Keith Vaz faces his Hindujas moment again
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Lalit Modi's champion Keith Vaz faces his Hindujas moment again

Keith Vaz, the British Labour MP, whose penchant for rushing to help high-profile Indians in distress has landed him in trouble before.

Venkaiah Naidu defends Sushma Swaraj, says her actions were not illegal
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Venkaiah Naidu defends Sushma Swaraj, says her actions were not illegal

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday came out in defence of his colleague Sushma Swaraj, who is embroiled in a major row over helping scam-tainted

The root of Sushma Swaraj woes: Keith Vaz, the NRIs go-to-MP in Britain
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The root of Sushma Swaraj woes: Keith Vaz, the NRIs go-to-MP in Britain

With banner headlines like SUSH-MASHED and “Chorus grows for Sushma Swaraj’s resignation”, it’s easy to think that the favours scandal du jour rocking India is all about the External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. But no one was hacking Swaraj's email.

Collateral damage or insider plot? Sushma Swaraj's future now shaky due to Lalit Modi controversy
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Collateral damage or insider plot? Sushma Swaraj's future now shaky due to Lalit Modi controversy

After a furore over backing former IPL chief Lalit Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj might have found the support she received from her party and some unlikely sources rather heartening.

'Teflon MP' Keith Vaz: UK legislator at centre of Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi scandal no stranger to controversy
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'Teflon MP' Keith Vaz: UK legislator at centre of Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi scandal no stranger to controversy

The MP has also been earned the moniker “the Teflon MP” and “Keith Vazeline” for the ease with he has escaped trouble.

Why did Sushma Swaraj help expedite ex-IPL chief Lalit Modi's UK visa process
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Why did Sushma Swaraj help expedite ex-IPL chief Lalit Modi's UK visa process

Sushma Swaraj has responded to claims that she helped expedite ex BCCI vice president Lalit Modi's visa appeal by writing to Labour MP Keith Vaz.

Lalit Modi visa controversy: BJP decides to give Sushma Swaraj full backing despite Oppn calls for resignation
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Lalit Modi visa controversy: BJP decides to give Sushma Swaraj full backing despite Oppn calls for resignation

After Sushma Swaraj responded to claims that she helped expedite ex-BCCI vice president and IPL bigwig Lalit Modi's visa appeal by writing to Labour MP Keith Vaz, BJP had come out in her support.

David Cameron to German diplomat: Phoren politicians and their love for Bollywood
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David Cameron to German diplomat: Phoren politicians and their love for Bollywood

Cameron’s “Neela Hai Asman” has of course been overshadowed by the German Embassy’s ode to Bollywood.

Abhishek Bachchan campaigns for Indian-origin UK MP Keith Vaz
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Abhishek Bachchan campaigns for Indian-origin UK MP Keith Vaz

Abhishek Bachchan visited Leicester to support Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz's poll campaign.

House of Commons to discuss EU ban on Indian mangos
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House of Commons to discuss EU ban on Indian mangos

The 28-member European Union's ban on the import of Indian mangoes will figure in a debate in Britain's House of Commons next week, amidst widespread criticism of the ban from exporters and consumers.