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First Victoria Cross awarded to civilian, who played key role…

The first Victoria Cross awarded to a civilian will be auctioned at Noonans Mayfair on September 14, The Telegraph reported. Thomas Henry Kavanagh, known as ‘Lucknow Kavanagh’, is one of just five civilians ever to receive the medal. His act of bravery happened at the Siege of Lucknow, during India's First…

Salman Rushdie attack suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder,…

The man accused of stabbing novelist Salman Rushdie last week in western New York pleaded not guilty to second-degree attempted murder and assault charges on Thursday and was held without bail. Hadi Matar, 24, is accused of wounding Rushdie, 75, on Friday just before the "The Satanic Verses" author was…

Sex, gore, killings: Paddy Considine says House of the Dragon…

There will be "some rumbles" when ardent fans of "Game of Thrones" watch its prequel "House of the Dragon", says actor Paddy Considine, who promises that the upcoming series will honour its parentage. Considine said he knew what he was getting into when he signed up to play Viserys I…

Gandhi statue outside Hindu temple in New York vandalised in…

In a possible hate crime, unidentified persons have destroyed a handcrafted statue of Mahatma Gandhi with a sledgehammer at a Hindu temple here after vandalising it earlier this month, media reports said on Friday. Surveillance video shows a person thrashing a statue of Gandhi with a sledgehammer on Tuesday, before…

Rishi Sunak takes time out of campaign for Janmashtami temple…

Britain's prime ministerial candidate, Rishi Sunak, took some time out of a hectic campaign schedule to make a visit to a Hare Krishna temple on the outskirts of London to celebrate Janmashtami. Sunak, 42, who swore his oath of allegiance on being elected member of Parliament in the House of…

‘I want to continue cooking and feed people for as…

British Indian chef Manjula Patel, 85, one of its oldest chefs and restaurateurs in the UK, opened her restaurant in Brighton when she was 80 with the help of her sons. Manju’s – Indian Restaurant, a Gujarati restaurant in north Laines, Brighton, has been delighting locals and tourists since 2017.…

Hindu spiritual leader visits Leicester

The spiritual leader of a religion whose followers are dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shree Hanuman is making a special visit to Leicester next week. His Holiness 1008 Acharya Shri Rakeshprasadji Maharaj from South Gujarat, India, is visiting the city as part of a week-long festival to celebrate Krishna’s…

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of…

The fantastic ensemble of the much-anticipated Amazon Original series The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power journeyed to Mumbai for their epic Asia Pacific Premiere. Ahead of the grand evening, Showrunner and Executive producer JD Payne along with the cast - Robert Aramayo, Charles Edwards, Nazanin Boniadi, Lloyd…

Minneapolis Public Schools defends policy to sack white teachers first

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) has stood by its policy of prioritising the retention of educators of underrepresented backgrounds while determining layoffs, saying aimed at remedying “the continuing effects of past discrimination”. The American public school district’s agreement with the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) stipulates that teachers belonging to "populations…

Jacqueline shares ‘Dear me…’ cryptic note after being named in…

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez has shared a cryptic note on her Instagram, after being named in the chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate in the Rs 200 crore (USD 25 million approx) extortion case against conman Sukesh Chandrashekar. Taking to Instagram, the 'Race 3' actor shared a post on Wednesday,…

Kolkata-born Amol Rajan is new host of BBC’s University Challenge…

Kolkata-born journalist and broadcaster Amol Rajan will host the BBC’s quiz programme University Challenge from the autumn of 2023. He will succeed Jeremy Paxman who has been its quizmaster since the show was revived by the corporation in 1994. Rajan, a cricket enthusiast, was appointed as the BBC’s media editor…

Kapil Sharma’s Zwigato film to have world premiere at Toronto…

Comedian Kapil Sharma-starrer 'Zwigato' is all set to have its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Written and directed by Nandita Das, the film features Kapil a new food delivery rider who is exploring the world of gig economy. The film also stars Shahana Goswani, who will…

‘I am here to kill the queen,’ Windsor Castle intruder…

A man arrested at Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle home on Christmas Day last year wearing a mask and holding a crossbow told security "I am here to kill the queen", a British court heard on Wednesday. Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, who has been charged under Britain's Treason Act, had spent…

Salman Khan: Sultan of Bollywood

A look at the superstar’s extraordinary career as he completes 34 years in cinema This week marks 34 years since movie superstar Salman Khan made his Bollywood acting debut with a supporting role in comedy drama Biwi Ho To Aisi, which released on August 22, 1988. He has since gone…

Thrice as nice for Jitwam with his new music release

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST PRODUCER AND VOCALIST DISCUSSES HIS ALBUM THIRD An amazing ability to combine artistry with awesomely commercial beats has turned Jitwam into a majestic musical force. The multi-instrumentalist producer, vocalist, and psychedelic soul-savant has combined high energy live performances around the world with songs that put a new spin on…

Review: The Lost Man of Bombay – Historical crime drama…

British writer Vaseem Khan has shown quite comprehensively that he can write historical crime fiction well. He returns to that territory with this third and latest book in the Malabar house series, which reunites readers with India’s first female detective Persis Wadia. The story set in 1950s post-colonial Bombay sees…

Most Wanted comedy show by Vir Das

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip sha­k­ing dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuis­i­ne. www.proudcabaret.com DILJIT DOSANJH When: Saturday August 20; Friday August…

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s magical voice and his 12 greatest…

Singing sensation Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns for another major UK tour later this month and will be looking forward to entertaining audiences with his greatest hits. Although he has sung iconic qawwalis, delivered solo singles, performed Pakistani film/TV songs, and done stunning collaborations, like the Coke Studio classics, the…

INS Tarangini in London to celebrate 75th anniversary of India’s…

The Made-in-India naval ship INS Tarangini, docked at Thames Quay in east London on its UK voyage to coincide with the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, has been the focal point of celebrations for the Indian diaspora this week. Following a grand welcome to the docks for Commanding Officer Praveen…

Raw sewage discharged into beaches of England and Wales after…

Pollution warnings were issued for nearly 40 beaches in England and Wales on Wednesday (17) as water companies discharged untreated sewage into rivers and the sea, media reports said.  Downpour on Tuesday and Wednesday led to mass sewage dumps into the sea around the south coast of England. The Environment Agency warned…

Writers to read from Salman Rushdie’s works in solidarity event…

Hundreds of writers, including the Booker Prize-winning Indian author Kiran Desai, will converge on New York on Friday to express solidarity with novelist Salman Rushdie who was stabbed in the city last week. They will read from Rushdie’s works on the steps of the New York Public Library, in an…

‘100 people were looking at me as I was the…

Though we have started to observe several Indians playing pivotal parts in many Hollywood projects and doing other behind-the-camera jobs, there is still a long way to go before we see total inclusivity. Things are definitely changing with time, but they were not the same almost a decade ago when…

Indian high commission in London celebrates 76th Independence Day at…

The Indian high commission in London on Monday (15) celebrated the country's 76th Independence Day with a flag-hoisting ceremony held at the India House. Acting Indian high commissioner Sujit Ghosh hoisted the Indian Tricolour after which the National Anthem was sung. The diplomat thereafter read out the address of Droupadi…

ICC must protect test, ODI formats amid rise of T20…

Former India captain Kapil Dev has called on cricket's governing body (ICC) to take steps to protect the test and one-day international formats amid the global growth of lucrative domestic Twenty20 competitions. The proliferation of T20 leagues has further strained cricket's already-bloated calendar, with new competitions in the United Arab…

Stokes wants England to stick to their guns over ‘Bazball’

England test captain Ben Stokes says he hopes his team has retained their "venom" ahead of the start of the three-match series against South Africa which begins at Lord's on Wednesday. There has been a lot of chatter about England's attacking style of play, nicknamed 'Bazball' because of new coach…

PM Modi, French President Macron discuss Ukraine conflict and its…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday discussed the Ukraine conflict with French President Emmanuel Macron in a telephonic conversation. "The Head of State and the Prime Minister of India exchanged views on the Russian-led war in Ukraine and its destabilising consequences for the rest of the world. The President of…

India has never been defensive about its stand on buying…

The US and other nations in the world may not appreciate India buying Russian oil, but they have accepted it as New Delhi has not been defensive about its stand but made them realise the obligation the government has to its people amidst "unreasonably high" oil and gas prices, External…

Amol Rajan to succeed Jeremy Paxman as University Challenge host

British Indian journalist Amol Rajan is the frontrunner to succeed Jeremy Paxman as University Challenge host, The Telegraph reported. Rajan has been the BBC's Media Editor since December 2016 and a presenter on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 since 2021. Paxman, 72, who is leaving the quiz show…

Goans in UK celebrate the feast of The Assumption of…

On the auspicious day of 15th August 2022, the Goan Chaplaincy along with the Goan diaspora in the UK celebrated the solemnity of The Assumption of Mother Mary at the St Joseph's RC Church in Wembley London. The Feast of the Assumption marks the day when the Blessed Virgin Mary…

Guildhall decked up in Indian Tricolour to mark 75 years…

On 15th August 2022, the Guildhall - headquarters of the City of London Corporation spanning more than 800 years was illuminated with India’s Tricolour to celebrate the country’s 75th Independence Day. The lighting also celebrates the strong trade links between the UK and India - the total annual trade in…

At 7.3 per cent, India ranks 7th in crypto ownership:…

More than seven per cent of India's population owns digital currency, according to the UN, which said the use of cryptocurrency rose globally at an unprecedented rate during the Covid-19 pandemic. The UN trade and development body UNCTAD said that in 2021, developing countries accounted for 15 of the top…

Uganda envoy Madhvani to focus on trade with UK

NIMISHA MADHVANI, whose appointment as Uganda’s high commissioner in London was reported in Eastern Eye last December, took up her post last week. She does so at an important phase in Uganda-UK relations. First, 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Idi Amin’s expulsion of 90,000 Uganda Asians, nearly 30,000 of…

Artist explores What is Seen and What is Not in…

MIGRATION, capitalism and climate change are among the themes explored by British Asian artist Osman Yousefzada in his new work at the V&A in south London. A tripartite of site-specific installations, the works draw upon Yousefzada’s Pakistani heritage and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the country this weekend. What is…

India’s 76th Independence Day celebrated at Cardiff Castle

Hundreds of guests attended the flag-hoisting ceremony at the Cardiff Castle on Monday (15) to observe India's 76th Independence Day. The venue was illuminated in saffron, white and green colours of the Indian Tricolour while flags were flown from the ramparts to celebrate the special occasion. The event was organised…

UK leadership candidates seek to undermine new push for Scottish…

The two candidates battling to be Britain's next prime minister will vie to present themselves as defenders of Scotland's place in the UK on Tuesday (16) by promising more scrutiny of Scotland's government to undermine a new push for independence. The Scottish National Party, which heads Scotland's semi-autonomous government, wants…

India’s investment in knowledge since 1947 is paying off today:…

India-born Gupta, the first medical doctor to ever lead the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), also said that both India and the US have a bright future together and it cannot be reversed. India's investment in education and knowledge in the 75 years of its independence…

India and US did more than any other country in…

India and the US have done more than any other nation in the fight global against COVID-19, the White House's top health official has said, as he highlighted the massive efforts by the two countries to vaccinate their people along with supporting and donating to other nations to tackle the…

Indian defence attaché now has unescorted access to Pentagon, says…

Indian defence attaché now has unescorted access to the Pentagon, a top US Defense Department official has said. Such a move is aligned with the trust and cooperation that we share with India, US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said on at a reception hosted by India’s Ambassador to the…

RRR: Variety picks Jr NTR for Oscars’ Best Actor prediction;…

It has been more than four months since the release of SS Rajamouli's RRR, but the epic period drama is still winning audiences' hearts not just in India but all across the world. The film reached a wider audience after it was released on Netflix weeks after its theatrical release.…

Salman Rushdie ‘pulling through’ after stabbing ‘nightmare’, says ex-wife Padma…

Padma Lakshmi, TV personality and former wife of Indian author Salman Rushdie, said that Rushdie is pulling through after Friday's nightmare and hoped that he heals swiftly following the stabbing incident that shocked the world. In a tweet, Padma Lakshmi wrote, "Relieved Salman Rushdie is pulling through after Friday's nightmare.…

UK PM Johnson hails ‘thriving Living Bridge’ on India’s 76th…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson led India's 75th Independence Day celebrations in the UK on Monday with a throwback image from Sabarmati Ashram during his visit to Gujarat earlier this year. Congratulations to the people of India on 75 years of independence, he said. "During my recent visit to Gujarat and…

Akshay Kumar to people boycotting Bollywood films: ‘Don’t do such…

Bollywood has been having a tough time at the box office for the past few months. Several high-profile films have tanked amid relentless calls for a boycott of Bollywood from a certain segment of the audience. The most recent releases to have suffered massively from the same are Raksha Bandhan…

From £52 to £4.81 billion: Life of India’s ‘Warren Buffett’…

VETERAN stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, often referred to as India's Warren Buffett, died in Mumbai on Sunday (14). He was 62.Jhunjhunwala died early in the morning due to a cardiac arrest, a source in his newly set up airline said.Known as the Big Bull of Indian markets, his net…

Mother of Salman Rushdie’s alleged attacker expresses disbelief that her…

Silvana Fardos, mother of Hadi Matar, 24 who is accused of repeatedly stabbing Indian-born-British author, Sir Salman Rushdie in western New York State on Friday morning as he prepared to give a lecture, told the MailOnline in an interview that her outgoing American-raised son turned moody and introverted after he…

UK Yoga ‘warriors’ fighting to diversify booming industry

London-based yoga instructor Stacie Graham is on a mission to make the ancient practice more racially and socially diverse, urging her charges to become "warriors for change" in the booming industry. Yoga, which originates from India, and pilates -- a form of exercise focused on postural alignment -- are now…

PM Modi gives 5 pledges ‘Panch Prans’ to fulfil dreams…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on the people of India to take "panch pran" (five pledges) for a developed nation and aim to fulfil the dreams of the freedom fighters by the year 2047- the 100th year of India's Independence. The Prime Minister while addressing the nation on…

JK Rowling receives death threat after condemning attack on Salman…

Renowned writer JK Rowling received an online death threat after condemning the attack on Indian-born novelist Salman Rushdie, prompting Police Scotland to investigate the matter. Soon after the news broke of the attempt on Rushdie’s life in New York on Friday, the Harry Potter author tweeted, “Feeling very sick right…

Deutsche Bank’s former India-born co-CEO Anshu Jain dies after long…

Anshu Jain, Deutsche Bank's former India-born co-CEO, who played a crucial role in the development of the German bank, has died after a nearly five-year battle with cancer.Deutsche Bank said in a statement Saturday that it "mourns the death of its former Co-CEO Anshu Jain, who passed away in the…

Guildhall light display marks 75 years of India independence

Guildhall, in the heart of the City of London, will be lit orange, white, and green on Monday (15) to mark the 75th anniversary of the independence of India. [caption id="attachment_197984" align="alignleft" width="200"] Chris Hayward[/caption] The lighting of the City of London Corporation’s headquarters also celebrates the strong trade links…

Rushdie attack a ‘wake-up call’ on Iran, says UK PM…

Rishi Sunak, one of two candidates seeking to become Britain's next prime minister, said Friday's attack on author Salman Rushdie should serve as a wake-up call to the West over Iran, the Sunday Telegraph reported.Indian-born author Rushdie, who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him over…

UK visa delay: British High Commissioner to India apologises, says…

British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, on Friday (12) apologised for the delay in UK visa approvals. The envoy shared a video message on Twitter detailing what the country is doing to address the issue. He also shared details about what applicants can also do to solve the crisis.…

Complaint filed against Aamir Khan for hurting Hindu sentiments and…

With his latest film Laal Singh Chaddha, Aamir Khan returned to the silver screen after a long period of four years as he was last seen in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan, which also starred Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh in lead roles. Just like Thugs of Hindostan,…

Salman Rushdie stabbing: Kangana Ranaut condemns ‘appaling act by Jihadis’

Attack on author Salman Rushdie has evoked widespread condemnation from people across the world. Like many, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut also took to social media to express anger over the shocking incident. Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and abdomen at a literary event in New York, US, on…

‘Bravo to this courageous and duty-conscious man’: Iran conservative media…

Iranian ultra-conservative newspaper Kayhan on Saturday (13) hailed the man who stabbed British author Salman Rushdie -- the target of a 1989 Iranian fatwa calling for his death. Rushdie was on a ventilator after the attack during a literary event in New York state on Friday, more than 30 years…

‘I’d like Nayanthara to narrate Devi Vishwakumar’s life in Never…

After the huge success of Season 1 and Season 2, Netflix dropped Never Have I Ever Season 3 on August 12. The show has a solid fanbase across the globe and fans had been waiting for Season 3 with bated breath. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who plays an Indian-American teenager, Devi Vishwakumar,…

Reports: Mumbai Police calls Ranveer Singh for questioning on August…

Mumbai Police has summoned Bollywood star Ranveer Singh for questioning in a case registered against him for posting nude photographs of himself on social media. The Bajirao Mastani (2015) actor has been hitting the headlines ever since he bared it all for a magazine photoshoot. A case was registered under…

Why doctors are strongly against viral TikTok trend ‘vabbing’

Doctors are warning against “vabbing” or vaginal dabbing which is reportedly a new viral TikTok trend that sees women using their vaginal discharge as perfume. According to media reports and TikTok, where the trend has recently gone viral, the idea is that women are using their bodily fluids as fragrance…

Salman Rushdie stabbed in neck at event in western New…

British author Salman Rushdie, whose writings made him the target of Iranian death threats that forced him into hiding, was attacked on stage Friday (12) in western New York state. Video footage posted on social media showed people rushing to his aid after he was attacked at the event in…

India’s approach to development partnership

In a globalising world, there was an increasing shift towards development partnership. Today, when globalisation is threatened due to the pandemic and a new war in Europe, there is a greater requirement for development partnership programmes. India's approach to development partnership was rooted in the experience of India's freedom movement.…

Everyone should have a crazy amount of self-confidence: KGF star…

Headlined by Yash, KGF: Chapter 2 prides itself on being one of the highest-grossing Indian films of 2022. Originally made in Kannada-language and later dubbed in various popular Indian languages, the period action film, written and directed by Prashanth Neel, garnered ₹1250 crores (USD 150 million approx ) globally by…

Mexican President proposes commission for a global truce, led by…

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is planning to submit a written proposal to the UN to create a commission, made up of three world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to promote a world truce for a period of five years, MSN web portal reported. "I will make the…

Players prioritising T20 leagues hardly a Boult from the blue

Trent Boult giving up his New Zealand Cricket contract is another sign of a revolution sweeping through the game -- a change happening not at the leisurely pace of a test match but at the breakneck speed of a Twenty20 inning. A key figure in the teams that won the…

India, UK conclude fifth round of talks for FTA

India and the United Kingdom concluded the fifth round of talks for an India-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA) last month, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said on Thursday. The ministry said that negotiation officials undertook these technical talks in a hybrid fashion - with some of the teams meeting…

‘Never Have I Ever’ star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan appears on Jimmy…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan looked like a million bucks as she posed for pictures on the sets of 'Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon'. Maitreyi is one of the guests on one of the most popular American late-night talk shows - 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon'. She will be seen promoting her upcoming…

Indian Matchmaking’s Sima Taparia thinks Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas…

The second season of Indian Matchmaking is out now and, as expected, has managed to grab audiences’ attention yet again. The new season of the show also features returning cast members, including Aparna Shewakramani, Pradhyuman Maloo, and Nadia Jagessar. Available to watch on Netflix since Wednesday, the show has already…

London home of Dadabhai Naoroji, UK’s first Indian MP, gets…

The south London home where Dadabhai Naoroji, a prominent member of the Indian freedom struggle and Britain's first Indian parliamentarian, lived for around eight years at the end of the 19th century has been honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque. The Blue Plaque scheme, run by the English Heritage charity,…

London medical school benefitted from and contributed to British colonialism:…

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) benefitted from and contributed to British colonialism in a variety of ways between 1899 and 1960, according to a report on its history. It is largely to its role in British colonialism that the LSHTM owes its current power and position…

‘Economy, not ethnicity, may cost Sunak the race’

MEET Richie Saint, a capable, charming but ultimately imaginary politician bidding to be prime minister of this country. The son of a GP and a chemist was head boy at a top private school, with a first in PPE at Oxford followed up by a Stanford MBA. Saint met his…

I would rather lose than win on a false promise:…

Britain's prime ministerial candidate Rishi Sunak has insisted that he would rather lose the Conservative Party leadership race to replace Boris Johnson than win on a false promise on how he plans to tackle the economic crisis.In an interview with the BBC, the British Indian former Chancellor said he was…

Akshay Kumar likens dowry to ‘extortion’, says not many films…

Dowry is like “extortion” and the malpractice continues to plague India even today, said Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Wednesday. It is in the “layers”, the actor said referring to the deep-rooted social evil. “We cannot disagree with the fact that dowry is very much there in India. It’s in…

Olympic diver Tom Daley blames Britain’s colonial legacy for homophobic…

Britain's Olympic diving champion Tom Daley has blamed colonialism behind homophobic laws still in place across many Commonwealth countries. Daley visited 'the most homophobic countries in the Commonwealth' for a new BBC documentary. In the documentary, Tom Daley: Illegal To Be Me, he claimed that he discovered the colonial legacy…

Remarkable road to Roja success

Thirty interesting facts about iconic Indian film to celebrate its 30th anniversary This week marks the 30th anniversary of iconic Indian film Roja. The Tamil romantic thriller about a man kidnapped in Kashmir by terrorists and his wife’s desperate attempts to get him free resonated strongly with audiences when it…

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan: Perfectly ready for the Proms

SAROD MAESTRO USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN SPEAKS ABOUT HIS SPECIAL LONDON SHOW The BBC Proms is widely regarded as the greatest classical music festival in the world and a beautiful highlight from this year is a concert headlined by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. The Indian sarod maestro will deliver what…

Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Tribute to the king…

NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN REMEMBERED BY THE LEGEND WHO DISCOVERED HIM Late great maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is regarded as the greatest qawwali artist of all time and one of the most important musical voices of the 20th century. After an incredible career, the supremely gifted Sufi star…

Jamila Gavin: Human stories and heroes rooted in history

Author discusses her writing journey, classic book and new novel A distinguished writing career has seen Jamila Gavin combine gripping st­o­rylines, deep meaning and teaching the reader something new in her novels. The important literary voice has part­i­cularly connected with younger readers through acclaimed books such as Coram Boy, which…

U.S. President Biden will expedite India-specific CAATSA sanctions waiver because…

The recent India-specific CAATSA sanctions waiver by the U.S. House of Representatives is the most consequential vote since the civilian nuclear deal, an influential Indian-American Democratic Congressman has said, asserting that U.S. President Joe Biden will expedite the waiver because he has the “political mileage” and the backing of 300…

Boris Johnson defends leaving cost-of-living crisis to new UK PM

Outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended leaving his successor, either former Chancellor Rishi Sunak or Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, to deal with the soaring inflation and cost-of-living crisis, saying he is confident the government will have the fiscal firepower and the headroom to look after people. Addressing a…

Life and signs of an Asian deaf artist

Comedian Rinkoo Barpaga discusses his new one-man show Being a deaf British Asian isn’t highlighted in popular culture, and it is rarely discussed in everyday life. Rinkoo Barpaga is hoping to change that with his unique new one-man comedy show Made in India Britain, which recently premiered at the Edinburgh…

‘If I’ve hurt anyone, I regret it’: Aamir Khan responds…

Aamir Khan has time and again trended on Twitter for his past controversial remark. Recently, netizens again brutally trolled him on the micro-blogging site once again and went one step ahead by making the hashtag #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha go viral. With Aamir's film 'Laal Singh Chaddha' releasing on Thursday, the actor has…

Counting and Cracking: A Sri Lanka migrant story

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com DILJIT DOSANJH When: Friday August 12 Where: The…

Genevieve Sabherwal: Speed Dial for mystery, puzzles, and physical comedy

High energy stage play Speed Dial has been delighting audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. The 1970s-set physical comedy thriller, filled with puzzles, a mystery and funny moments, has a talented cast that includes Genevieve Sabherwal. The talented British actress is enjoying being on stage with fellow cast members and…

What Are Different Types Of Balls Used In Cricket And…

Cricket is a game that revolves around the bat and ball. Here you will get to know about cricket news taja. A ball is estimated to weigh between 155.9 to 163 grams, and its circumference is between 22.4 to 22.9 centimeters. In the past, the red ball was utilized for both Test…

T20 Match Highlights Are Must To Watch

Cricket is one of the most well-known games in the world and has been a recognised team sport for hundreds of years. It was invented in England and is now very well-liked in nations including South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, and the West Indies. In its most basic…

‘Class is permanent and form is temporary’ Jayawardene backs Kohli…

Star India batter Virat Kohli is a quality player and has all the tools needed to come out of his prolonged dip in form, said former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene. Kohli and a fit-again KL Rahul on Monday returned to a 15-member Indian squad for the Asia Cup scheduled…

Tata Motors to acquire Ford India’s plant in Gujarat

Automotive giant Tata Motors said its subsidiary will acquire Ford India's Gujarat-based manufacturing facility for Rs 7.25 billion (£75 million). Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEML) and Ford India Pvt Ltd (FIPL) have signed a unit transfer Agreement (UTA) for the acquisition of the plant in Sanand. Tata Motors will…

Marking 50 years since the arrival of the Ugandan Asians…

The Ugandan South Asian community came together at Brent Cross Shopping Centre, in the heart of northwest London, on Saturday 6th August, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their expulsion from Uganda in 1972, and to celebrate the positive contribution they have made to Britain since arriving as refugees. The…

Modi’s party loses power in Bihar after alliance setback

A COALITION, comprising prime minister Narendra Modi's party has lost power in Bihar, the third most populous state in India after its partner pulled out on Tuesday (9). Bihar sends the fourth most number of elected lawmakers to parliament and is considered politically very important in the Hindi-speaking belt of…

Rejoice ‘Indian Matchmaking’ fans, Sima Aunty is back!

Actor Sima Taparia is back again as Mumbai matchmaker in the Netflix original 'Indian Matchmaking', which is returning for a second season. Sima Taparia gained fame and popularity right after the show dropped in 2020 and two years later she is back again! After receiving a lot of love and…

The Bhavan London celebrates India’s 75 years of Independence

The Bhavan London on August 4 celebrated India's Independence Day with a grand event of illuminating speeches by guests and cultural performances. The celebration marked the 75 years of India’s Independence. The evening began with a prayer by M N Nandakumara, executive director of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, UK, followed…

Lady Mone pays £50,000 to settle Lynton-Jones’ claim over racist…

A LEGAL case between Conservative peer Michelle Mone and Indian-origin financial consultant Richard Lynton-Jones over a “racist slur” has ended with the baroness paying £50,000 to settle his claim. “Both parties have settled their differences on a no fault or damages basis… and the matter is now concluded,” the peer’s…

Hum Do Hamare Baarah: Director reacts to allegations of Islamophobia,…

Veteran actor Annu Kapoor, who has played a range of characters in his storied acting career, next stars in Kamal Chandra’s upcoming directorial venture Hum Do Hamare Baarah. The team officially announced the film on August 5 along with unveiling the first-look poster. The poster shows Kapoor as the head…

‘It’s like taking up 25 films at once’: Mahesh Babu…

There is no denying the fact that Mahesh Babu is one of the biggest superstars that Telugu cinema has ever produced. The actor has delivered dozens of blockbusters ever since stepping into the industry and a number of his films have joined the much-coveted ₹100 crore club. The Telugu superstar…

Top-notch benefits of hiring a cryptocurrency accountant

Cryptocurrency is growing everywhere because of its unique functionalities and benefits. These days, people are using cryptocurrency to make clear-cut trading and digital exchanges. As a result, the cryptocurrency accountant is always helpful in delivering high-quality services to the account holders. It will take a good solution and create a…

Boycotting movies doesn’t make sense: Akshay Kumar on hashtags against…

Boycotting films in a free country like India doesn't make sense because cinema as an industry also contributes to nation-building, said Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Monday. The actor was speaking at a press conference where he was asked to comment on the boycott calls on social media against his…

UK’s newest Hindu temple officially opens in Oldham

Britain's newest Hindu temple has been officially opened and it is located in Oldham in Greater Manchester. The Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, which cost £7 million with the local Hindu community donating all the funds, features an entranced gate which is hand-carved in marble that has been imported from India. Construction…

Harmanpreet rues the trend of mistakes in the big final,…

Heartbroken after a gold medal slipped out of their hands, India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur harped on the need to stop repeating the same mistakes in 'title clashes', saying the "mental block" has to be broken, going forward. The Indian team came to close winning coveted gold on women's cricket's CWG…

Matt Smith on playing princes in ‘House of the Dragon’,…

They both are "blonde and mavericks" in their own way, says British star Matt Smith, who plays royalty in the upcoming fantasy drama series "House of the Dragon" after portraying Prince Philip in the acclaimed show "The Crown". But there is a difference between Prince Philip and Daemon Targaryen; the…

India’s Pandya open to full-time captaincy role

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya said he is open to assuming the captaincy on a full-time basis after leading the side to a comprehensive victory in the final match of their Twenty20 series against West Indies. India, who rested regular skipper Rohit Sharma, cruised to an 88-run win on the back…

Fan tries to hold Shah Rukh Khan’s hand, watch how…

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, in the past faced many difficulties due to his anger issues. Well in a recent incident his son Aryan Khan came at the right moment and controlled the 'Baazigar' actor's rage in front of the paps. Talking about the incident, the 'Chak De India' actor…

Overseas medics helping UK fight workforce crisis

Foreign doctors – including from south Asia – are increasingly filling shortages in the NHS as the proportion of medics hired from within the UK has gone down over the past seven years, analysis by the BBC has revealed. International doctors accounted for 34 per cent of the recruitment in…

Raksha Bandhan 2022: 5 Ways to Celebrate Rakhi This Year!

Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner and ready to knock on our doors anytime soon. It is the festival to show your sibling how much you love, appreciate, and care for them. This ancient-rooted Indian festival is one of the most awaited occasions and is observed widely by siblings…

Justin Beiber issues apology to an Instagram user; read why

Justin Beiber is known to be very kind to his friends and fans and has on numerous occasions won the hearts of many with his generosity. On Sunday, the pop star took to his Instagram to apologise for "inappropriate comments" on a user's post. Justin mentioned that he had earlier…

Justin Beiber locks lips with Hailey as he tours Norway…

Justin Beiber and Hailey Beiber are undoubtedly one of the most adorable couples in the showbiz industry. The couple often makes sure to keep their fans happy by sharing cute, intimate pictures of themselves on social media. Justin and Hailey are currently in Norway where Justin performed on Sunday night.…

We used to think 10 times before stepping out of…

Their grim existence for nearly a year changed on August 3, when they arrived in India as part of a group of 28 Afghan Sikhs who were flown in from Kabul with the help of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the Indian World Forum and the central government Recounting…

Mandeep Kaur’s death: Indian consulate in NYC expresses grief, extends…

The Indian Consulate in New York City has expressed grief over the death of Mandeep Kaur, an Indian-origin who committed suicide and said that it will render all kinds of assistance required. This comes after Kaur, who was tortured at the hands of her husband, allegedly committed suicide on August…

Fear losing the 50-over format in a couple of years…

ENGLAND all-rounder Moeen Ali has warned that other players could follow teammate Ben Stokes in quitting one-day internationals and that the format could become completely obsolete if nothing is done to fix the game's hectic calendar. Stokes, England's test captain, announced his shock retirement from 50-over cricket at the age…

The Gray Man sequel: Dhanush announces his return as Avik…

Indian actor Dhanush, who recently impressed critics and audiences with his performance in the Hollywood film The Gray Man, has confirmed that he would be reprising the role of Avik San a.k.a The Lone Wolf in the sequel. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Dhanush wrote: “The Gray Man universe is…

No hope of winning next election if inflation remains at…

Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak said his party stood no chance of winning the next general election unless the surging inflation was tamed. The former chancellor of exchequer said at a hustings that the moderation of price rise would be his immediate priority if he became the prime minister succeeding…

Chris Hemsworth says CWG gold medallist Mirabai Chanu is worthy…

Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth, who is popular for portraying the Norse god of thunder, Thor, has showered praise on Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, stating that "she is worthy" of his MCU character's hammer. The praise comes after Chanu recently clinched India's first gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022…

Indiana House passes abortion ban with some exceptions

The Indiana lawmakers passed a near-total ban on abortion on Friday, with some exceptions, becoming the first state in the US to pass this new legislation since the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The measure now goes to Governor Eric Holcomb, a Republican who encouraged legislators…

Indian drummer’s jagrata wins Justin Bieber’s heart – watch the…

An Indian drummer’s performance at a ‘jagrata’ has caught the attention of international pop singer Justin Bieber, who is all set to perform in the national capital this October. The music sensation shared on his Instagram account a video of the drummer in action while tagging friend and drummer Devon…

5 memorable Kajol film performances to watch as actor turns…

Bollywood actor Kajol, who turned 48 on Friday, is an unconventional beauty who made her name in the Hindi film industry by showcasing her acting prowess over the years. She made her debut in 1992 with the movie 'Bekhudi' and recently celebrated 30 years in the movie industry. From girl-next-door…

We have a very good friendship, we are like one…

Pakistan javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem says he will miss competing against India's Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra at the Commonwealth Games here as they are part of 'one' family. Neeraj won a historic silver at the World Championships last month with a throw of 88.13m as Arshad finished fifth after becoming…

ICC hopes to retain all-format players despite busy calendar

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is optimistic about retaining the game's all-format players despite their mounting workload in a busy calendar, chief executive Geoff Allardice said. England talisman Ben Stokes quit the 50-overs format last month, citing an "unsustainable" schedule, while India's Virat Kohli has been vocal about the growing…

UK PM race: Five reasons why Rishi Sunak faces tough…

The Conservative party leadership results are just weeks away and it looks like Liz Truss's victory over Rishi Sunak is imminent. The result of the vote to decide who will replace Boris Johnson as the next British Prime Minister is due on September 5. The latest poll showed how a significant…

Play explores the political legacy of migrant families

PLAYWRIGHT Sonali Bhattacharyya has taken inspiration from her own family to tell the story of a political activist who arrived in Leicester from Kolkata in the early 2000s for her play Chasing Hares, currently wowing audiences packed at London’s Young Vic. She wanted to tell the story of political engagement…

‘Advantage Truss unless Sunak springs surprise’

LIZ TRUSS has all the momentum in the race to be the next British prime minister. In theory, Rishi Sunak has five weeks and 10 more candidate debates before voting closes. In practice, this fortnight is crucial. Ballot papers drop through letterboxes from this week. Half of members may send…

‘We’ll be heartbroken if people don’t like Laal Singh Chaddha’:…

Last seen in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is gearing up for the release of his next film Laal Singh Chaddha, which is the official remake of the Hollywood classic Forrest Gump headlined by Tom Hanks. Khan is leaving no stone unturned to promote the…

Windsor Castle intruder Jaswant Singh Chail charged with treason

A man, arrested with a crossbow at Windsor Castle in London last year, has been charged with treason. Met Police said Jaswant Singh Chail from Southampton has also been charged with making threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to "alarm her Majesty”. The 20-year-old man…

Karan Johar claims Aamir Khan is responsible for loss of…

Director Karan Johar, in the recent episode of 'Koffee with Karan 7' claims that actor Aamir Khan is responsible for losing the tonality in Hindi cinema that South cinema offers. In conversation with Aamir, the 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' director said, "There's been so much success that some of the…

9 Indian-origin men on most violent gangster list of Canada…

Police in Canada have issued a public warning identifying 11 men, of whom nine are of Indian origin, linked to extreme levels of gang violence. The public have been warned to avoid being near them. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) in partnership with Vancouver Police…

Cricket to make case for 2028 LA Games this month

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will make a presentation to the Los Angeles Olympics organisers later this month in its bid for the sport to return to the Games after a gap of 128 years, sources told Reuters. Cricket has been shortlisted for potential inclusion at the 2028 Los Angeles…

Starting anew: UK city marks 50 years since Ugandan Asians…

Fifty years ago, dictator Idi Amin announced his intention to expel Uganda's thriving community of British South Asians. They were given 90 days to leave, or be rounded up in concentration camps. More than 27,000 ethnic Indian and Pakistani holders of UK passports made their way to Britain, which reluctantly…

Suella Braverman says diversity zealots have created dangerous ‘new religion’,…

Attorney general Suella Braverman said she scrapped diversity training which “does nothing to create solidarity and support but rather keeps emphasising difference”. The Indian-origin Tory politician called the diversity industry a “new religion” where zealots sought to “punish unbelievers while others are too scared to speak out”. The staff of…

Kinaara: A melting pot of musical styles

LEEDS TRIO KINAARA DISCUSS THEIR NEW SOUND AND EP COLOURS IN BLACK Kinaara are a terrific trio from Leeds combining varied musical influences in contemporary songs that have connected with cross-cultural listeners. Their impressive repertoire ranges from Punjabi folk to Celtic songs, which are presented with dynamically distinctive arrangements. Since…

Big marketing madness massacres Hindi movies

HOW MAJOR BOLLYWOOD DISASTERS ARE BEING HARMED FURTHER BY SILLY PROMOTIONS Hollywood blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One won’t release until July 2023, but that didn’t stop producers from releasing a thrilling trailer in May of this year. This will be accompanied by intriguing teasers and carefully orchestrated interviews…

ICC Men’s T20 Rankings: Suryakumar Yadav achieves career-best second position

After an astonishing knock in the third T20I match against West Indies, Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav achieved his career-best ranking of the second spot in ICC T20I men's player rankings. India batter Suryakumar Yadav and South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi have made remarkable gains in the ICC Men's T20I Player…

Partition set novel hasn’t lost power 30 years after its…

Acclaimed 1992 book The Wheel of Surya was the first part of a fascinating trilogy. A 30th anniversary edition of the Partition set story has recently been republished to mark 75 years of Indian independence this year. The story revolves around young siblings in Punjab who get caught up in…

Samsara brings East and West together

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com DILJIT DOSANJH When: Friday August 12 Where: The…

The top 10 Kajol performances

Acclaimed actress Kajol is widely regarded as one of the finest leading ladies in Hindi cinema history. She has delivered unforgettable performances in iconic classics and helped Bollywood go global with successful blockbusters. The notoriously picky actress has done this, despite turning down multiple record-breaking movies. The popular star turns…

Aadil Khan: A love for real stories

Talented newcomer Aadil Khan caught the attention of audiences with his debut film Shikara and continued to surprise with his negative turn in Hotstar show Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story. He is currently seen as squadron leader Salim Kamali in Hotstar series Shoorveer and carries on his impressive recent…

Indian carrier Vistara flags off non-stop service between Mumbai &…

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, on Tuesday (2) successfully inaugurated non-stop flights between Mumbai, India, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The inaugural flight departed from Mumbai at 1805 hours (IST) on Tuesday and landed in Jeddah at 2050 hours (AST) the…

Arush Paul, grandson of Lord Swraj Paul, picks up the…

Family tradition continued at the Caparo Group which was founded by Lord Swraj Paul in the late 1960s with his grandson Arush Paul becoming the vice chairman and chief executive officer of Caparo India Operations in April this year. Arush, who is the son of Akash Paul, chairman of Caparo…

Woman declared stateless in India, UK and Uganda, moves court

A 66-year-old woman living in Mumbai has been declared stateless in India, UK and Uganda. Ila Popat has been living in India for 55 years and has driving licence, voter identity card and Aadhar card. Last month, Popat approached Bombay High Court to issue a passport so that she can…

Sunak pledges to treat those who ‘vilify’ UK as ‘extremists’…

Rishi Sunak said he would reform legislation to treat those who vilify the UK as “extremists”, as the Conservative leadership candidate pledged to do “whatever it takes” to keep the country safe.He also promised to refocus the deradicalisation programme Prevent on Islamic extremism as the biggest threat to the security…

More than 75,000 enjoy ‘Festival of Inspiration’ at Neasden Temple

More than 75,000 members of the local community as well as visitors from across London in particular and the UK in general experienced the ‘Festival of Inspiration’ at Neasden Temple – from July 22 to 31. The event celebrated the very best of Hindu values and Indian culture across a…

Google introduces ‘Simplicity Sprint’ to step up efficiency as Sundar…

Google has asked its employees to improve their productivity after the tech giant’s parent Alphabet reported a drop in its profit last week. With the global macro-economic environment looking uncertain, Google launched “Simplicity Sprint”, an initiative to crowdsource ideas for quicker product development from its 1,70,000 full-time employees.   It’s an…

‘Grave consequences’ if Pelosi visits Taiwan: China warns US

Hours ahead of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Taiwan, China upped the ante and threatened Washington with "very grave" consequences if the high-level visit takes place. Pelosi is likely to visit Taiwan Tuesday evening, as per reports. She is going to Taiwan for meetings scheduled with top government…

Ex-Pak PM Imran Khan in the dock after election commission…

In a setback to ousted prime minister Imran Khan, Pakistan's election commission on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party for receiving prohibited funding from 34 foreign nationals and 351 foreign-based companies. A three-member bench of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), comprising Chief Election Commissioner…

Here’s what MCU star Tessa Thompson thinks about exploring a…

The recent MCU film Thor: Love and Thunder, which hit screens on July 8, put up a great show at the box office. Actress Tessa Thompson, who plays the character of Valkyrie in the superhero flick, recently said that she is open to exploring the possibility of a romantic relationship…

Richest Actors in Bollywood

Red Carpet Royalty – Bollywood Billions! Adoring fans of Bollywood legends need no introduction to these high-flying superstars. They walk the walk, they talk the talk, and they rule the roost. Today, we're going to sneak a peek at the creme de la creme of Bollywood bosses. These actors are…

Preet Kaur Gill and 11 other MPs writes to Air…

Following a positive response to her initial letter to Birmingham Airport Executives on increasing the number of flights from Birmingham to Amritsar, Preet Kaur Gill MP has written to Air India to demand the number of flights increase from one flight per week to six per week which were flying…

Aamir Khan requests ‘please don’t boycott my Laal Singh Chaddha’

Last seen in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan in 2018, Aamir Khan is presently waiting for the release of his next film Laal Singh Chaddha, which has faced a series of setbacks ever since mounting the floors. But it seems there are some more setbacks in store for the…

England players gatecrash coach’s conference after Euros win, watch video

England coach Sarina Wiegman's news conference after their Women's European Championship win on Sunday was interrupted by her celebrating players, who danced into the room belting out a rendition of the "Three Lionesses" anthem. https://twitter.com/KathrynBatte/status/1553837406440267777?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1553837406440267777%7Ctwgr%5E650a6e70c05321017c0d2b32da347e7862ca7aef%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fzeenews.india.com%2Ffootball%2Fwatch-england-women-football-team-players-gatecrash-coach-s-conference-after-euro-2022-win-over-germany-2491829.html Wiegman had just finished answering a question about tactics and where the game was won…

EXCLUSIVE: Breast cancer warning for Asian women

ASIAN women are being urged to carry out regular checks of their breasts and attend screenings after a study found they were delaying in presenting with breast cancer symptoms – which means they are more likely to die from the disease than their white counterparts. A study commissioned by the…

SS Rajamouli feels ‘honoured’ as Russo Brothers call him ‘great’…

The Russo Brothers, who are presently riding high on the worldwide success of their latest film The Gray Man, recently sat down in a special interaction to discuss RRR, an Indian period action drama. Helmed by SS Rajamouli, the film has received an overwhelming response from some of the best…

NHS faces drug shortages: Millions could be left without vital…

Amid a supply chain crisis, millions of Brits may be left without important medications, as the NHS is reported to face a shortage of medicines, reports The Sun. Experts have warned that these medications include even antibiotics and painkillers. Also, the conditions which are expected to be impacted by the…

Adnan Sami opens up on his body transformation: ‘going up…

Recently, singer Adnan Sami’s pictures went viral on all popular social networks where he is seen in a much leaner avatar. People who have followed the singer over the years would agree that he has undergone a massive body transformation. His journey from fat to fit is nothing but inspiring…

China says its massive loans, projects did not push Sri…

China on Thursday defended its massive infrastructure ventures and investments in crisis-hit Sri Lanka and said that they have "boosted" its economic development, amid criticism from the US of Beijing's unproductive projects and opaque loan deals among the reasons for the country's bankruptcy. The China-Sri Lanka practical cooperation has always…

Need to focus on present and not on past: Rohit…

Indian captain Rohit Sharma said on Thursday that the team needs to focus on the present and not on what happened in the past. Indian captain Rohit Sharma rested in the ODI series against West Indies but will be returning to the squad for the five-match T20I series starting from…

‘Let us also feast our eyes’: Vidya Balan on Ranveer…

After Alia Bhatt, Vidya Balan has now come out in support of actor Ranveer Singh over his controversial nude photoshoot. While speaking to the media at Kubbra Sait's book launch on Thursday, Vidya gave a hilarious response when she was asked if she liked Ranveer's naked pictures and what she…

UK rivals for PM hold first clash in front of…

British Conservatives Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss Thursday underwent their first grilling in front of party members as they wage a bitter duel to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The hustings in Leeds, northern England, were the opening bout of 12 nationwide events as the grassroots members elect a new…

Team India receive special Birmingham welcome ahead of Commonwealth Games…

MEMBERS of India’s elite athletic squad were on Thursday (28) given a rapturous welcome by fans on arrival in the UK, as part of a special event organised by the Indian High Commission and hosted by Birmingham City University (BCU). Hundreds of supporters from across the Indian diaspora -- drawn…

Ben Stokes’ infectious love for the game will eventually see…

To say English Test cricket was a mess before the organization went through root and branch reform in the spring of 2022, would, to say the least, be putting it mildly. Indeed, England had only recorded one win in 17 attempts before the Black Caps jetted into London Heathrow Airport…

‘Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam films are rooted in their culture, Hindi…

Known for his distinct cinema, renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is set to present his new directorial Do Baaraa to the audience. On Wednesday, the filmmaker along with producer Ekta Kapoor launched the theatrical trailer of the film. At the event, when Kashyap was asked to share his thoughts on Hindi…

Indian High Commission, FICCI UK play friendly T20 cricket match…

THE Indian High Commission in the UK and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), UK, organised a friendly T20 cricket match at the Indian Gymkhana in London on Sunday (24) to celebrate 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', an initiative of the Indian government to celebrate the 75th…

IPL’s global dominance in T20 franchise cricket is dangerous, says…

Former Australia captain Adam Gilchrist on Wednesday voiced concerns over the Indian Premier League's (IPL) expanding global footprint, saying the cash-rich league's efforts to monopolise T20 franchise cricket are becoming "a little bit dangerous." Gilchrist's comments came in the wake of reports in Australian media saying batter David Warner will…

Boys are young, but played maturely: Shikhar Dhawan after series…

Following his side's 119-run win over West Indies in the third and final ODI, Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan said that the young players performed maturely. Top bowling spells from spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and pacers Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur helped India crush West Indies by 119 runs in the rain-hit…

Rishi Sunak pledges major crackdown on sex offenders: I will…

Rishi Sunak has vowed to hunt down and stamp out grooming gangs who prey on children and young women, and make their ringleaders subject to maximum life sentences as part of his campaign pledge to be elected Conservative Party leader and the next British Prime Minister. Under a government headed…

Vir Das: Most Wanted comedy star

Vir Das discusses his new show and UK tour Unstoppable Indian star Vir Das has been blazing a trail of comedy fire across the globe with red-hot stand-up shows powered by joked-fuelled bombs and explosive observations. By combining humour with a surgical-like dissection of life, love, relatable situations, politics and…

UK will be perceived as ‘racist’ if Sunak loses Tory…

British businessman and Conservative donor Lord Ranger has warned that the UK will be perceived as a “racist” country if Tory members do not elect former chancellor Rishi Sunak as the party leader.The peer, whose company Sun Mark has donated £1.54 million to the Conservatives and its lawmakers since 2009,…

Daley condemns homophobia across Commonwealth nations ahead of Games

Britain's Olympic diving champion Tom Daley has condemned homophobia across Commonwealth nations on the eve of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Birmingham on Thursday.Homosexuality is a criminal offence in 35 of the 56 nations that make up the Commonwealth, with many still enforcing colonial-era laws from the British empire.…

Decoding the story of a princess spy

BARNABY JAMESON DISCUSSES HIS GRIPPING NOVEL INSPIRED BY NOOR INAYAT KHAN Newly published adventure novel Codename: Madeleine draws inspiration from the life of Noor Inayat Khan. The meticulously researched historical fiction debut from Barnaby Jameson tells an incredible true story of the Muslim princess turned World War II spy, whose brave…

The Loophole celebrates queer identity with humour, emotion and magic

The half-Indian, half-Malay author has drawn upon personal experiences of growing up as a gay Muslim for his newly published young adult (YA) debut novel. The story revolves around a USA-based 17-year-old, Sy, who was too afraid to go travelling abroad with his boyfriend Farouk and is now stuck in…

Farhan Akhtar: I felt like it was going to be…

Actor Farhan Akhtar reveals what drew him to his Ms Marvel role He may have made a name for himself in Bollywood as a writer, director, producer, singer, and actor during a distinguished 21-year career, but Farhan Akhtar is now getting global recognition with a new audience for his impactful…

Take a journey through Indian culture, dance, and music with…

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com RIZWAN-MUAZZAM QAWWAL When: Saturday July 30 Where: St…

Prem Rog: Twenty interesting facts about the socially relevant classic

Fortieth anniversary special to celebrate a path-breaking and popular film This week marks the 40th anniversary of classic Bollywood film Prem Rog, which became a big commercial success when it released on July 30, 1982, and has since become a cult classic. The Raj Kapoor directed drama about a man…

Hounslow to host ANHAD, an outdoor South Asian contemporary arts…

COME August 13 and the Hounslow Town Centre will be transformed as it celebrates South Asian Heritage Month and hosts ANHAD, a new and exciting outdoor multi-arts festival featuring exceptional, cutting-edge contemporary work by South Asian artists based in the UK. The festival will be directed by Mira Kaushik, OBE,…

India to host 2025 Women’s ODI World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday finally unveiled the host countries for the next major ICC tournaments in the women's category, with India to host the marquee 50-over 2025 World Cup. The next ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in 2025 will be hosted by India and Sri Lanka will…

Neeraj Chopra expresses disappointment on being ruled out of CWG…

After being ruled out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games, star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra expressed disappointment about not being able to represent the country at the prestigious event at Birmingham. Neeraj Chopra sustained a groin injury in the finals of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on Sunday, where…

No showering of petals on Muslims, they bulldoze our houses:…

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi hit out at the BJP on Wednesday over the showering of flower petals on Kanwariyas in Uttar Pradesh, saying this warmth is not for Muslims, whose houses are bulldozed. Talking to reporters in the Parliament complex, the Hyderabad MP said all communities should be treated equally.…

More than 15,000 people attend London Sri Murugan Temple chariot…

THE 'Ther' annual chariot festival of the London Sri Murugan Temple was held with fanfare on Sunday (24) at East Ham in the British capital. The event saw participation of more than 15,000 people on Eastham Street and the colourful celebrations were a spectacular treat for the eyes.  The chariot…

‘Stop dividing Asian communities’

A SENIOR Conservative peer, who has given more than a million pounds to the Tories, has accused its treasurer of “disgracing” his office. In a letter to Malik Karim, seen by Eastern Eye, Lord Rami Ranger said that the party’s first south Asian treasurer had been “rude” towards him and…

An Asian prime minister is ‘now just a matter of…

LIZ TRUSS or Rishi Sunak will become Britain’s next prime minister in September. A fierce ‘blue on blue’ contest is underway, though the two candidates actually have much in common. As Boris Johnson’s foreign secretary and chancellor, respectively, they were the more experienced leadership candidates against insurgent rivals. Both are…

Indian Legend Sunil Gavaskar feels ‘blessed’ as Leicester ground named…

CRICKET ground in East Midlands in England has been named after Indian cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar. Honouring the cricketer, a ground in Leicester has been named after him. Gavaskar shared a picture of the event on his Instagram page. “Blessed to have a ground in Leicester named after me. This…

Taliban claims to solve security problems, urges Hindus, Sikhs to…

The Taliban claimed that the security situation in Afghanistan has been solved and urged its minorities - Hindus and Sikhs to return back to the country. The assertion comes after the Director General of the Office of the Minister of State of the Taliban, Dr Mullah Abdul Wasi met with…

India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: India target clean sweep,…

A ruthless Indian team is unlikely to take its foot off the pedal as it aims to top up a world-record winning feat with another clean sweep against the West Indies on Wednesday India created a world record on Sunday by sealing their 12th consecutive series win in the ODI…

Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss neck and neck after first TV…

There was no clear winner between former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Tuesday after the UK's prime ministerial candidates went head-to-head in their first television debate as finalists and clashed fiercely on their economic policies and tax plans. A snap Opinium poll of who performed best…

Family’s agony 16 years after Grandad, 68, brutally beaten and…

IN a curious case, the mystery about the death of a granddad in East Ham still remains unresolved even after 16 years. Mehar Singh Kataria, 68, in Byron Avenue in East Ham was killed on February 3, 2006, reportedly for £200. According to reports, his killer remains on the loose…

Indian meal kit brand Spice Tailor acquired by Premier Foods…

The Spice Tailor, a meal kits company founded by an Indian-origin couple, has been sold to Premier Foods for an initial consideration of £43.8 million.The Spice Tailor, specialised in Indian and South East Asian food, has clocked a compounded annual growth of more than 20 per cent over the last…

South Africa submits formal extradition for two Gupta brothers from…

The South African government on Monday said it has submitted a formal extradition application to the United Arab Emirates for Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta of the wealthy India-born brothers of the Gupta family.The two brothers, along with their elder brother Ajay, have been in self-exile in Dubai since the…

‘Marvel making a series with a Pakistani Muslim girl at…

Filmmaker-sibling duo Russo Brothers were recently in India to promote their much-talked-about film The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Dhanush, and Ana de Armas in prominent roles. During their short visit, the two also met actor-producer Farhan Akhtar and his business partner Ritesh Sidhwani and revealed that they…

Rishi Sunak vs Liz Truss: UK PM race gets fierce…

It has been dubbed a bruising blue on blue battle, a reference to attacks within different factions of the governing Conservative Party as they turn on each other in the leadership contest to replace Boris Johnson as Tory leader and British Prime Minister.Ahead of a key head-on televised BBC debate…

This Pakistani girl with neck bent at 90 degrees was…

An Indian doctor successfully performed complicated surgeries to straighten a Pakistani teenage girl’s neck which had been bent 90 degrees, in “probably the first case of its kind in the world”.Afsheen Gul, now 13, had fallen from her sister’s arm when she was aged 10 months in the Sindh province…

Thousands enjoy food, music and adventure at Festival of Inspiration

THOUSANDS of visitors enjoyed a free day out on the opening weekend of the Festival of Inspiration at Neasden Temple. Families explored the children’s adventureland before tucking into mouth-watering Indian street food whilst listening to a vibrant blend of music at a cosy spot inside the gardens of the festival…

Our domestic and IPL cricket keeps us ready: Axar Patel…

Axar Patel smashed a whirlwind unbeaten 35-ball 64, his maiden ODI fifty, to steer India to a series-clinching two-wicket win over the West Indies in a tense second match here Set a stiff target of 312, the visitors were tottering at 205 for five in 38.4 overs but Patel rescued…

Deepika Padukone sports a fierce look in Pathaan motion poster

Yash Raj Films on Monday presented Bollywood star Deepika Padukone's first look from the upcoming action movie "Pathaan". The movie is headlined by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who returns to the big screen after a gap of five years. The motion poster, released by the studio on social media, shows…

Author aims to record Partition Voices before they ‘fall silent’

PARTITION, for so many people from south Asia, evokes the horrors of the violent and brutal separation of India and the creation of Pakistan. Less mentioned, however, is life before 1947, when people from different cultures and religions lived side by side largely in harmony for many years. Author Kavita…

Sanjay and Raakhi: All you need to know about Rishi…

TORY leadership battle is heating up and Rishi Sunak remains a strong contestant in the race for the top job in the country. Sunak, 42, is just one step away to become the first prime minister of Indian origin in the UK. According to a report in the MailOnline, his…

The hunger for gold will continue: Neeraj Chopra after winning…

NEERAJ CHOPRA on Sunday (24) expressed delight after winning a historic silver at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon and said that he will try to change the colour of the medal and the hunger for gold will continue. Neeraj recorded a distance of 88.13m in his fourth attempt in…

Sunak pledges to fix ‘broken’ UK immigration system; would cap…

TORY leadership candidate Rishi Sunak has pledged to fix the 'broken' immigration system in the UK and added that he will make tackling Channel crossings a priority in his first 100 days if he becomes the prime minister, reports said. He also declared plans to introduce an annual cap on…

‘I am the underdog’, says UK PM candidate Sunak

Former British finance minister Rishi Sunak, one of two remaining candidates to become Britain's next prime minister, on Saturday described himself as the underdog in the contest. Sunak's resignation helped trigger a revolt that saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson agree to step down after a series of scandals. Members of…

U.K. Parliament panel warns against rushing India FTA to meet…

A U.K. parliamentary panel on Friday warned the government against accepting a "poor" deal to rush things through simply to meet a Diwali deadline set for the completion of a landmark free trade agreement (FTA) with India. The House of Commons International Agreements Committee, in a report entitled ‘UK-India free…

Work begins on crematorium

LEADING Hindu saints, religious and community leaders, MPs and peers took part in a ground-breaking ceremony of Europe’s first purpose-built Hindu crematorium in Buckinghamshire last Friday (15). AUM will be the first dedicated crematorium for the Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities in England after the Anoopam Mission UK received planning…

Things that will inspire you to discover Tanzania

Tanzania is a country that offers a natural adventure. Its landscapes and the greatness of its fauna make it a haven for adventurers who want to discover this wonderful pearl in Africa. Tanzania is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, with an amazing landscape and wildlife. It has…

Ajay Devgn and Suriya share Best Actor at India’s 68th…

The winners of India’s 68th National Film Awards were announced on July 22, 2022, in New Delhi. Established in 1954, the prestigious National Film Awards are administered by the Government of India’s Directorate of Film Festivals. What made the 68th National Film Awards special was the fact that the ceremony…

UK’s Tories vaunt diversity in race for next PM

A political party whose membership skews white and male will decide in the coming weeks between an ethnic Indian and a woman to be its new leader, and hence Britain's next prime minister. The Conservative runoff between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss means that Boris Johnson's successor in 10 Downing…

A rare record awaits Rishi Sunak if he bags UK…

A rare record awaits Britain's Rishi Sunak if he wins the race to become the prime minister, according to a report. Sunak will be the sixth person of Indian origin in the world to hold the highest position. US-based non-profit organisation Indiaspora has recently released a detailed list of people…

Jade Goody’s son Bobby Brazier joins the cast of EastEnders,…

Late reality-TV star Jade Goody’s 19-year-old son Bobby Brazier is set to join the cast of BBC One’s popular show EastEnders. The model-turned-actor has notched up the role of Freddie Slater. It was announced on Thursday night that the young actor has been cast in the role of Freddie Slater,…

Emmy Award-winning Netflix series Delhi Crime returns with Season 2;…

After receiving a thunderous response and record viewership for Delhi Crime in 2019, Netflix is gearing up to launch the second season of the Emmy Award-winning series. Shefali Shah is back as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi to take on a new threat. In addition to Shah, the much-loved series also stars…

Have been hearing it for 10 years now: Shikhar Dhawan…

Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan said that he is not troubled by the criticism that he faces after almost every time he failed to score big in a couple of matches. Dhawan will become the seventh skipper to lead India this year during the three-match ODI series against the Men…

India’s External Affairs Minister urges Indians living abroad to join…

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday urged Indians home and abroad to join the Har Ghar Tiranga Movement between 13th and 15th August and hoist the Indian Tricolour. "Har Ghar Tiranga" is an initiative by the Ministry of Culture to mark celebrations for India's 75th year of Independence. As…

Two Indian brothers, their Indian-American friend charged in first-ever cryptocurrency…

New York, Jul 22 (PTI) Two Indian brothers and their Indian-American friend have been charged in the US in the first-ever cryptocurrency insider trading scheme in which they made illicit profits totalling over a million dollars. Ishan Wahi, 32, and his brother Nikhil Wahi, 26, are citizens of India and…

Man indicted in rape of Ohio girl who crossed state…

An Ohio grand jury on Thursday returned a two-count indictment against the man accused of raping a girl who later travelled to Indiana to obtain an abortion because she was barred from terminating the pregnancy in her home state. The indictment also reveals that the girl was just 9 years…

3,500 jobs at stake as Tata Group seeks £1.5bn in…

AS many as 3,500 jobs are at stake as India's Tata Group has threatened to close down operations of Port Talbot steelworks, UK’s largest steel plant, media reports said.  Tata seeks £1.5 billion in subsidies next year to shift to greener production methods. Tata's subsidiary Tata Steel UK employs about 8,000 people in…

Here’re Indian celebrities who went naked in front of camera…

Ranveer Singh, on Thursday, set the internet on fire as his pictures from the latest magazine shoot went viral. Ranveer went naked for the photoshoot, raising the temperatures on social media. As we drool over his pictures, let’s turn the pages back in time when other Indian celebrities got shot…

Rushed back from US last December to stop Britain from…

Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak revealed he rushed back home from the US in December last year to stop Britain from “sleepwalking into a national lockdown”.The Omicron variant of the coronavirus was raging around Christmas time last year triggering fears that the country would have to take harsh measures to…

‘The British live in denial about their past’: Netizens school…

Helmed by visionary Indian filmmaker SS Rajamouli, RRR has emerged as one of the most loved Indian films ever made. Ever since its premiere on Netflix after a great run in cinemas, fans, filmmakers, and screenwriters from all across the world have been heaping praises on the lavishly mounted film.…

UK varsities boosted by ‘landmark’ India agreement to recognise qualifications

THE UK and India on Thursday (21) signed an agreement to recognise each other’s higher education qualifications in a move welcomed by British universities. The memorandum of understanding, which is part of the UK-India Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) agreed by British prime minister Boris Johnson and his Indian counterpart Narendra…

Aamir Khan makes up for missing The Gray Man premiere…

Set to land on Netflix on July 22, The Gray Man is one of the most-talked-about films in recent times. The American action thriller has created a lot of buzz around the world. Indians are especially looking forward to the premiere of the film as it stars their beloved actor…

‘Long tradition of storytelling in India, not being able to…

The Indian film industry churns out the maximum number of films in the world. These films are made in several popular Indian languages spoken throughout the country. There are several successful film-producing industries within the Indian film industry, including Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood, and Mollywood. Together these industries produce over 2000…

This eight-year-old UK girl shatters world record by naming every…

AN eight-year-old British Indian girl in Cardiff has created the world record as she became the youngest person to recite the capitals of 195 countries along with their currencies in 7 minutes and 15 seconds, according to reports. Anne Winston from Kerala in southern India achieved the feat during a live-streamed…

Doesn’t make sense at this time to call me or…

At a time when lines between film industries are fading, superstar Dhanush believes people should not attach regional identities to actors. The National Award winner, who features in director duo Joe Russo and Anthony Russo's much-awaited action spectacle "The Gray Man", said efforts must be made to produce movies as…

‘Humanity over rivalry’ says Indian woman as she re-visits Pakistan…

As a 90-year-old Indian woman, Reena Varma stands on the balcony of the house in Pakistan where she was born, visiting on Wednesday for the first in 75 years, she recalls her playful childhood. "I would stand here and sing," said Varma, as her eyes filled with tears. "These are…

Rishi Sunak faces image and tax challenges in UK PM…

Rishi Sunak will claim credit for steering Britain's economy through the COVID-19 crash but must overcome accusations that he is too rich and too willing to raise taxes to win the race to be the next prime minister.After coming first in successive rounds of voting by Conservative Party lawmakers, Sunak…

Bill Gates congratulates PM Modi for India achieving 2 billion…

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on yet another milestone of administering 200 crores (2 billion) vaccinations in India. Taking to Twitter, Bill Gates expressed gratitude for the continued partnership with Indian vaccine manufacturers and the government for mitigating the impact of COVID-19. "Congratulations @narendramodi for yet…

Nandita Das: Film rebel with a cause

FILMMAKER AND ACTRESS DISCUSSES HER FEARLESS CINEMA JOURNEY She might have made a name for herself as one of the finest actresses of her generation, but Nandita Das is now more focused on filmmaking. She has just directed her third movie, which revolves around a delivery rider and stars popular…

Dhanush: Tamil cinema’s power player

All you need to know about the superstar’s incredible life and fascinating career It will be a double delight for Dhanush this week. The popular actor makes his Hollywood debut in action film The Gray Man, which has a Netflix premiere on July 22, and then celebrates his 39th birthday…

A witty peep into desire, shame and freedom in modern…

Aravind Jayan discusses his new book and love for writing Terrific new Asian authors tackling taboo topics and, subsequently, expanding the literary horizon is illustrated perfectly by newly published novel Teen Couple Have Fun Outdoors. The fearless debut from 27-year-old Indian writer Aravind Jayan revolves around a scandal that breaks…

Policy views of final two candidates in race to succeed…

The race to succeed Boris Johnson as British prime minister was on Wednesday (20) reduced to the final two candidates, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, who will go forward for a summer of campaigning to win over the around 200,000 Conservative Party members who make the final decision. Below is…

Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan to headline Lokesh Kanagaraj’s next; makers…

Mega-starrers have always managed to catch the fancy of the audience. Ever since the beginning of Indian cinema, a number of films starring a bunch of prominent actors have been made and are enjoyed generation after generation. The trend, however, dissipated some time ago but looks like there are some…

Indian fraudster Jatin Mehta leads ‘luxurious lifestyle’ with family in…

A fraudster wanted in India over a $1 billion diamond and gold scam has been enjoying a luxurious life with his family in London, according to reports. The High Court in London heard that Jatin Mehta, his wife Sonia, their sons Vishal and Suraj, and business associate Haytham Obidah have conducted…

Geeta Jhala goes back to her roots with Gujarati pop…

British singer discusses her new single and rise of regional music A decade-long career has seen Geeta Jhala make a name for herself with songs in diverse languages, including Punjabi, Hindi, and English. In recent years, the versatile singer has also reconnected with her roots with commercial Gujarati songs like…

New play explores lives of a working-class Muslim family

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com AN EVENING WITH PARRY & REKHA When: Friday…

Comedy star Kai Samra gets Native with new stand-up show

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the presence of rule-breaking newcomers and rising stars like award-winning comedian Kai Samra. The exciting British talent follows up his critically acclaimed debut Underclass – recorded for Amazon Prime – with his new stand-up show Native, which runs…

‘We are not cars, you can’t just fill us up’:…

AUTHORITIES should stop treating players like "cars" and fix cricket's "jam-packed" schedule to retain multi-format players, England's Ben Stokes said. Stokes announced his shock retirement from one-day internationals on Monday (18) saying playing all three formats of the game had become "unsustainable" for him. He elaborated further on his decision…

This Bollywood actor in talks to join Allu Arjun in…

Toplined by Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna, Pushpa: The Rise was one of the most successful Indian films of 2021. Apart from performing extremely well in its original language Telugu, the Sukumar directorial set the box office on fire in the Hindi belt also where its dubbed version gave tough…

Meet India’s mango man, father of 300 varieties

Every day, Indian octogenarian Kaleem Ullah Khan wakes at dawn, prays, then ambles about a mile to his 120-year-old mango tree, which he has coaxed into producing more than 300 varieties of the beloved fruit over the years. His footsteps quicken as he draws nearer and his eyes light up…

Justin Beiber set to perform in India in October; ticket…

Rejoice all Justin Beiber fans! Justi is back on his 'Justice' world tour and will soon be performing in India. Justin had earlier cancelled a lot of his shows in North America after being diagnosed with partial face paralysis, leaving millions of fans concerned. Now, as a part of the…

‘He opened all doors for me in Hollywood’: Mallika Sherawat…

Mallika Sherawat needs no introduction. She redefined the term ‘bold’ in Bollywood in a time when actresses shied away from taking up anything ‘bold’ or too ‘glamorous’. In a male-dominated industry, she fronted a number of films that went on to do well at the ticket counter. Sherawat is presently…

Prophet row: India’s SC grants protection to Nupur Sharma, issues…

THE Supreme Court on Tuesday (19) granted protection to suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma from arrest in multiple FIRs. The SC was hearing a plea moved by her seeking a stay on her possible arrest and clubbing nine cases filed against her across India in alleged hate…

Koffee With Karan 7: Akshay Kumar lifts Samantha in his…

Hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar, Koffee With Karan Season 7 has started with a bang! The seventh season of the show has taken a detour from its television premiere and currently streams on Disney+ Hotstar. After two sizzling episodes, Koffee With Karan Season 7 will soon be airing its third…

‘Felt I had a responsibility now that the West is…

Dhanush is one of the most-loved actors in India. He has several notable films to his credit. Apart from delivering a series of blockbusters in Tamil cinema, he has worked in some Bollywood films as well, including Raanjhanaa and Atrangi Re. The actor, who previously made his Hollywood debut with…

Birmingham bhangra star Balwinder Safri made a ‘miracle’ recovery from…

BRITISH INDIAN bhangra artist Balwinder Safri has been discharged from the hospital after being in a coma for 86 days following heart surgery, according to reports. His wife Nikki Davitt called the recovery 'a miracle' as Safri's family had been told to prepare for the worst. "He is incredible -…

Birthday Special: Check out 7 facts you never knew about…

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who turned 46 on Tuesday, is known for his portrayals of intelligent, often upper-crust characters, his deep resonant voice, and his distinctive name. Along with gaining widespread popularity for playing a modern Sherlock Holmes in the television series 'Sherlock', the actor has also brought to life…

If I had about 20 minutes with him, it might…

The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels he can help the out-of-form Virat Kohli regain touch by sorting his batting woes, especially his weakness outside off stump. Kohli is enduring a wretched run with the bat and has failed to score a century since November 2019. He could manage just 76 runs…

Chef Asma Khan confronts diners after they refused to be…

PROMINENT British Asian chef Asma Khan confronted a group of diners at her restaurant after they refused to be served by a black waitress, according to a report. The incident took place at Khan's Darjeeling Express restaurant in London's Covent Garden. When an Asian Indian family told a waitress they…

‘The schedule is a bit of a joke at the…

THE number of games being crammed into the global cricket schedule is "madness" and more players could follow Ben Stokes in quitting the one-day format, said former England captain Nasser Hussain. Stokes, who helped England win their maiden 50-overs World Cup in 2019, announced his shock retirement from one-day cricket…

Grand procession commemorates Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s centennial birth anniversary

A GRAND procession took place from Alperton to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as ‘Neasden Temple’ – on Sunday (17) to commemorate the birth centenary of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, one of the world’s great spiritual leaders and the creator of the iconic Neasden Temple. The…

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar visits Neasden Temple, London, UK

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as ‘Neasden Temple’ – on Wednesday 13 July 2022. Tendulkar and his family prayed at the temple and were blessed by His Holiness Mahant…

Rishi Sunak praises father-in-law Narayana Murthy: ‘He came from nothing…

The five Conservative contenders still vying to be Britain's next prime minister clashed over tax cuts in a second televised debate on Sunday. With no clear candidate to succeed Boris Johnson who is stepping down after a series of scandals, the battle to be the next leader remains unpredictable and…

Legal professionals celebrate South Asian Heritage Month

SOLICITORS in England and Wales on Monday (18) marked the beginning of the South Asian Heritage Month, which this year is focusing on celebrating and commemorating South Asian culture and educating the public. Law Society vice president Lubna Shuja said, “I am delighted to mark the start of South Asian…

Kartik Aaryan announces new project based on true story with…

Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan, on Monday, revealed that he has signed a project with Sajid Nadiadwala's production house which will be helmed by Kabir Khan. The 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' actor took to his Instagram handle and shared a picture collage that featured him along with Nadiadwala and Kabir. Along with…

Nadal is the best despite injuries.

Rafa Nadal has just won his 22nd Grand Slam, becoming one of the best tennis players in history and the absolute winner of Roland Garros. But every year he battles against hellish pains that almost have left him out of achieving such a milestone. At Wimbledon, he suffered and stated…

You were fantastic throughout, what a player: Indian cricket fraternity…

Following wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant’s match-winning knock, many Indian cricketers took to social media to heap praises on the heroics of the star batter in Manchester. Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 125* and his 133-run partnership with Hardik Pandya helped India chase down 260 in the final ODI of three-match series at Manchester.…

PV Sindhu thanks PM Modi for his wishes on her…

Indian ace shuttler and Olympic medalist PV Sindhu thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his wishes after she clinched her maiden Singapore Open title on Sunday. Indian ace shuttler and Olympic medalist PV Sindhu clinched the Singapore Open 2022 title after defeating China's Wang Zhiyi in the final of the…

State of emergency declared in Sri Lanka ahead of July…

Sri Lanka's acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday declared a state of emergency in the country with immediate effect, ahead of the July 20 election for the post of the president which fell vacant after Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation following the popular public uprising against him. The government gazette dated July…

Colonial-era steamroller set to find place in Indian museum

A colonial-era steamroller that gathered dust for decades on the premises of a government building cluster in the eastern Indian city of Patna will be preserved as an artefact.The John Fowler & Co engine was among several steamrollers brought to India from Leeds to level thousands of miles of roads.…

Comedian Paul Chowdhry attacked while driving in London

British Indian comedian Paul Chowdhry said he was attacked when he was driving in central London, in yet another incident of ethnic minority people becoming targets of thugs.He confirmed the incident in an Instagram message on Saturday but said he was “fine”.His message came in response to two posts which…

‘Asia Cup 2022 likely to shift from Sri Lanka to…

Amid the ongoing economic crisis, the upcoming Asia Cup 2022, which was supposed to be hosted by Sri Lanka is now likely to be shifted to UAE. According to ANI sources in Sri Lanka Cricket Board, the country is facing a huge financial crisis and the board has finally taken…

Chris Pratt shuts down rumours of wanting to replace Harrison…

Hollywood star Chris Pratt has shut down rumours that he is interested in taking over the iconic role of Indiana Jones from Harrison Ford. According to Fox News, during a recent appearance on the 'Happy Sad Confused' podcast, Pratt discussed the possibility of taking over the role in potential remakes…

‘Perspective’: Virat Kohli posts cryptic one-word tweet ahead of final…

FORMER India skipper Virat Kohli is going through a rough patch in his career and ahead of the third and final ODI against England, the Indian batter tweeted a one-word cryptic post on Saturday (16). Kohli took to his Twitter and shared a post, the India player can be seen…

There is no agenda when I do stand-up: Comedian Zakir…

COMEDIAN Zakir Khan says his aim as a comedian has always been to connect and entertain the audience without making any kind of commentary. Khan is regarded as one of the popular names on the Indian comedy circuit due to his witty stand-up performances where he often uses his real-life…

3rd ODI: India need to change batting approach in series…

Jolted by a thumping defeat in its last game, the Indian team is expected to tweak its batting template from cautious to a more fearless one in the series-deciding third ODI against England here on Sunday. The team under Rohit Sharma did put up an ultra-aggressive batting show with a…

‘Who is playing Ludo?’, Kaneria echoes Kapil Dev’s comments on…

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has backed Kapil Dev's comments on star batter Virat Kohli's form, who is at present going through a lean patch. Following the continuation of Kohli's disappointing form in the white-ball setup, World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev, while speaking to the media last week, had said…

Indian-American Naureen Hassan named President of UBS Americas and CEO…

A prominent Indian-American finance executive, Naureen Hassan, has been appointed President of UBS Americas and CEO of UBS Americas Holding, according to the Switzerland-based financial giant. Currently, Hassan is the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY). She will also be…

Sushmita Sen’s father reacts to his daughter dating Lalit Modi:…

It has been just two days since IPL founder and businessman Lalit Modi dropped the bomb by announcing that he is dating Bollywood star and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen. Sen was on a romantic vacation in Sardinia. For those who may have not believed, Modi even dropped a couple…

More than 400 teachers call to boycott Adani sponsored show…

INDIAN company Adani has come under fire in the UK over its sponsorship of a show at the Science Museum in London. More than 400 teachers and educators have written a warning letter to the Museum stating that they would not send students to the show if Adani Green Energy…

Where is Home? Leicester exhibition explores answers

ALNOOR MITHA had an idyllic childhood, spending his days climbing hills, swimming in lakes and listening to the sounds of lions roaring in his home town of Ngora in Uganda. Then, when he was nine, it was all snatched away in a heartbeat. He and his family were among the…

Sushmita shares 1st post after Lalit Modi said he’s dating…

NOT married and unconditionally surrounded by love, Sushmita Sen said in a cryptic Instagram post on Friday, a day after former Indian Premier League chairperson Lalit Modi set social media abuzz with a tweet on his relationship with the Bollywood star. The "Aarya" star, who did not comment on Thursday…

Why Brahmastra could prove to be a costly mistake

LONG-DELAYED FILM IS SIMILAR TO MAJOR HOLLYWOOD FAILURE Hollywood fantasy adventure The Last Airbender (2010) was supposed to be the first part of a trilogy, but it received so much negativity that no further films were made. Lead star Dev Patel later admitted to disliking the film and regretted being…

‘I2U2’ good model for practical cooperation: PM Modi

Four-nation grouping 'I2U2' has established a positive agenda and its framework is a good model for practical cooperation in the face of increasing global uncertainties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday at the first virtual summit of the coalition With US President Joe Biden, Israeli PM Yair Lapid and…

Sikh man, acquitted in 1985 Air India bombings, shot dead…

The Canadian police have said they are still working to determine the motive behind the targeted killing of Ripudaman Singh Malik, a 75-year-old Sikh man acquitted in the tragic 1985 Air India Kanishka terrorist bombing case. Malik was shot dead in Surrey, British Columbia on Thursday. Malik and co-accused Ajaib…

‘This too shall pass’, Babar Azam backs Virat Kohli as…

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has come out in support of star Indian batter Virat Kohli after the latter's dip in form. Babar took to his Twitter and wrote, "This too shall pass. Stay strong. #ViratKohli," along with a photo of him and Kohli. After missing the first ODI against England…

Rishi Sunak tops round 2 as 5 left in UK…

The race to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative leader and Britain's prime minister is down to five candidates after the second round of voting among Tory MPs on Thursday.While former finance minister Rishi Sunak is leading the way with his MP colleagues, second-placed Penny Mordaunt is polling out front with…

Netizens go on a meme fest after Lalit Modi confirms…

After Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi announced that he is currently dating former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen and the couple is planning to get married soon, Netizens have been having a meme fest. Taking to Twitter, Modi, 56, dropped a string of pictures with the 'Main Hoon Naa' actor,…

‘Female actors are replaced with ease while filmmakers wait for…

Taapsee Pannu, who has several notable films to her credit, is presently waiting for the release of her much-anticipated film Shabaash Mithu, set to enter cinemas on Friday 15. She plays Indian cricketer Mithali Raj in the film which tells the story of her struggles and victories. During an interview,…

India’s aviation regulator asks country’s first Transgender trainee-pilot to reapply…

INDIA's aviation regulator has asked the country's first trans pilot to undergo fresh medical examination to obtain his commercial pilot's licence, reports said. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday (13) asked Kerala native Adam Harry, 23, to get his “medical procedures” done. "I received an email from…

Dhanush thinks his sons ‘completely stole the show’ at The…

Dhanush, who will next be seen in Russo Brothers' The Gray Man suited up in style for the film's premiere which was held in Los Angeles. Wearing a tuxedo, the actor walked the red carpet in the company of his two sons - Yathra and Linga. All suited up, both…

EXCLUSIVE: Is the UK ready for an Asian PM?

Senior Conservative parliamentarians have told Eastern Eye the country is ready for its first south Asian prime minister. They believe the days of the Tories being considered as the “nasty and racist” party are over. Four candidates of colour were among the eight nominated in the leadership race as Eastern…

Ohio man charged with raping 10-year-old who later crossed state…

AN Ohio man has been charged with raping a 10-year-old girl who later traveled to neighboring Indiana for an abortion, a case that President Joe Biden highlighted in criticizing a US Supreme Court decision eliminating a nationwide right to abortion. Gerson Fuentes, 27, who was arrested on Tuesday (12), appeared…

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi defaced at Hindu temple in Canada,…

INDIA on Wednesday (13) expressed its deep anguish over the desecration of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Richmond Hill city of Ontario in Canada and for a probe into the vandalism, which police said is being investigated as a hate crime. The statue was vandalized at Vishnu Mandir…

Viral Pic: Young girl gifted India cap, England jersey after…

Bumrah's match-winning spell and Rohit Sharma's half-century helped India gain a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. During the course of his innings, Rohit hit five massive six and one of those shots hit a six-year-old girl, Meera Salvi, on the head. The match was temporarily halted and media…

Top 5 Players With Most Sixes in ODI Cricket History

After Test cricket, the One Day International (ODI) format was added to the game. With the game just lasting a single day, it was intended to improve the viewing experience. It served as a greater form of entertainment for the audience as well. The audience is drawn to cricket in…

Pushpa: The Rule: Is Allu Arjun charging double of what…

There is no denying the fact that Pushpa: The Rise was one of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema in 2021. The Telugu-language film did not only fare phenomenally well down south, but it also surprised everyone with its thunderous performance in the Hindi belt where its dobbed version went…

Do you have high cholesterol? Add this ‘tasty fruit’ to…

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death globally, affirms the World Health Organisation (WHO). Approximately 17.9 million people reportedly died from CVDs in the year 2019, representing 32 percent of worldwide deaths. The leading cause of heart disease is cholesterol, which causes blockages in the blood vessels that…

Kangana Ranaut starts filming for Emergency; reveals first look as…

Actor Kangana Ranaut on Thursday commenced shooting for her next film Emergency, in which she plays the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The actor also shared the teaser of the film and her first look as Gandhi on Instagram. She has written and directed Emergency, billed as the…

Virat Kohli meets his U-15 teammate Ravi Teja in UK:…

INDIAN cricketer Virat Kohli met his former U-15 teammate Dwaraka Ravi Teja in London. Teja shared the picture of their meeting on Twitter. Indian cricket team is in UK for the ongoing India vs England ODI series. Teja played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League…

What would be the fate of the Asia Cup? Sourav…

Ahead of the Asia Cup scheduled to be held in August in Sri Lanka, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said that the board will keep monitoring the situation in the island nation amid the ongoing political and economic crisis there. "I cannot…

Sri Lanka’s anti-government protesters to hand back iconic govt buildings…

Sri Lanka's anti-government demonstrators on Thursday decided to vacate some of the iconic administrative buildings, including the President's House and the Prime Minister's Office, which they have been occupying since April 9 demanding president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation. On July 9, protesters occupied President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's presidential palace and Prime Minister…

‘Was only answering to Nupur Sharma’s questions’, Ajmer Dargah cleric’s…

After his derogatory remarks on Hindu gods and beliefs, the son of Ajmer Sharif Dargah Khadim Sayed Sarwar Chishti's son, Syed Aadil Chishti, issued an apology stating that he didn't intend to hurt anyone's religious belief or sentiments. In a video, Syed Aadil Chishti is seen apologising for his remarks…

Emmy nominations 2022: Here’s what you need to know about…

The Emmy Awards nominations for the year 2022 have been announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, with the HBO drama Succession leading the pack with 25 nominations. It was followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus with 20 nods apiece. Comedy series Hacks and Only Murders…

IMDb releases top 10 Indian films and streaming shows of…

Internet Movie Database (IMDb) on Wednesday took to its social media handles to release the list of top 10 Indian movies and streaming shows of 2022 so far. Vikram, starring Kamal Haasan, Fahad Faasil, and Vijay Sethupathi, bagged the top spot. Yash, Sanjay Dutt, and Raveena Tandon starrer KGF: Chapter…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: India’s global superstar

Forty magical moments from the life and career of Priyanka Chopra Jonas A path-breaking global career has turned Priyanka Chopra Jonas into perhaps the most famous Indian celebrity on the planet. From her stunning Miss World win to becoming a frontline Bollywood star and then cracking Hollywood, she has blazed…

Hindu decoration of 10 Downing Street! Anand Mahindra’s meme on…

Indian business magnate Anand Mahindra’s meme on the ongoing political developments in the UK has amused social media users.The image he posted on Twitter shows the British prime minister’s official residence decorated in the traditional Indian way - a garland of mango leaves (toran) adorning the top of the front…

Gingger Shankar: Marvellous journey of a maestro

GINGGER SHANKAR DISCUSSES HER MUSIC AND GREAT FAMILY LEGACY Being the daughter of master violinist L Subramaniam and great singer Viji Shankar, along with having legendary classical Indian vocalist Lakshmi Shankar as a grandmother, meant that Gingger Shankar was introduced to music from a young age. This connection evolved into…

Exploring the significance of the ‘sacred’ seven

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com DARBAR FRINGE: JASDEEP DEGUN When: Sunday July 17…

Ancestral ties: India avidly watching British leadership race

HALF a world away from the political drama in London, many Indians are closely following the twists and turns of who replaces Boris Johnson as British prime minister, curious to see how two candidates with Indian ancestry fare. Rishi Sunak, the bookmakers' favourite to prevail, and Suella Braverman are campaigning…

The eight contenders battling to replace Boris Johnson as next…

THE race to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative leader and Britain's prime minister is heating up, with eight candidates facing a first vote among Tory MPs on Wednesday (13). While several possible successors are seen as frontrunners, there is no clear favourite -- and such contests are notoriously volatile. Rishi…

Here’s how Thor: Love and Thunder star Chris Hemsworth hammered…

Chris Hemsworth, one of the world’s highest-paid actors who featured in Marvel’s latest release Thor: Love and Thunder, is reported to have struggled with his mental health and spoke about the same in 2019, reports the Express. The 38-year-old actor is quoted as saying, “When you’re constantly self-analysing, it’s ultimately…

Matchmaker Sima Taparia returns with second season of Netflix’s controversial…

Matchmaking season is back as popular matchmaker Sima Taparia has announced the renewal of the second season of streaming platform Netflix's Indian Matchmaking. "Matchmaking is my passion, and it's a joy to share my work with audiences around the world for giving a me lot of love and respect. Sima…

ENG vs IND: Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian to hit…

Rohit Sharma on Tuesday became the first Indian batter to smash 250 sixes in the one-day international (ODI) format. The Indian skipper got to this landmark during the first ODI against England at The Oval in Kennington on Tuesday. In the match, Rohit played a fantastic knock of 76* off…

India denies ‘baseless and speculative’ media reports about facilitating President…

India on Wednesday categorically denied "baseless and speculative" media reports that it facilitated the travel of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled to the Maldives on a military jet in the face of a public revolt against his government for mishandling the country's economy. The 73-year-old Sri Lankan President…

Hijab ban: India’s SC to hear next week appeals against…

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear next week appeals challenging Karnataka High Court's order which upheld the state government's decision to ban wearing hijabs in school and college classrooms. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli said it…

ENG vs IND: Bumrah reveals his strategy behind match-winning spell…

Following his side's ten-wicket win over England in the second ODI, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah said that when the ball is doing something, the bowler does not have to try a lot. Bumrah's match-winning spell and Rohit Sharma's half-century helped India gain a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series…

Emergency in Sri Lanka: PM cannot exercise President’s powers, says…

Amid reports that embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the interim President of Sri Lanka, the country's main opposition leader Sajith Premadasa on Wednesday said that the PM cannot exercise the powers of President, and cannot declare a curfew or a state of emergency. Wickremesinghe…

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel rules herself out of bid…

Priti Patel, widely expected to become another Indian-origin candidate in the race for the post of Conservative Party leader and the next British prime minister, on Tuesday ruled out a bid, saying she was "grateful" for the encouragement but her focus remains on her current job as Home Secretary. "I…

Eng vs Ind: Bumrah, Rohit shine as visitors register 10-wicket…

Blistering partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan and a six-wicket haul by Jasprit Bumrah guided Team India to a 10-wicket win over England in the first ODI of the three-match series here at the Kennington Oval on Tuesday. Rohit smashed 76 runs off 58 balls while Shikhar scored 31…

Simran Jhamat can inspire next generation of British South Asian…

BRITISH INDIAN footballer Simran Jhamat is a 'role model' and can inspire the next generation of British South Asian female footballers, her former manager Vicky Jepson has said. At the junior level, Jhamat, 20, from Walsall played for the local club Sporting Khalsa. Later, she joined Aston Villa's Girls' Centre of…

UK leadership candidate Sunak: We can’t promise lower taxes and…

Britain's former finance minister, Rishi Sunak, set out his leadership campaign pitch on Tuesday, offering himself up as an "honest" prime minister who would balance the books, reduce the role of the state and grow the economy.A frontrunner who received a further boost from two senior ministers, Sunak said he…

‘First hijab wearing woman elected to US Congress meets first…

BRITISH Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, best known as Tan Dhesi, has met US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in London. Last week, Tan Dhesi shared a picture of their meeting on Twitter. "When first hijab wearing woman elected to US Congress @IlhanMN meets first ever turbaned Sikh elected to any European…

Dhanush’s response to how he landed his part in The…

The Gray Man by the Russo Brothers is one of the most-awaited films of 2022. Film enthusiasts all over the world are eagerly waiting for the premiere of the film. Indians are also very excited as the film also stars National Award-winning actor Dhanush in a pivotal role, alongside the…

New research talks about measures to address gender-based violence in…

A NEW research from Akshay Mangla, associate professor in International Business at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, has found that registration of cases on crimes against women in India  increases significantly in police stations with dedicated women’s help desks (WHDs). The study, which was published in 'Science' on July…

Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on how Ms Marvel is a ‘moment…

The superhero series Ms Marvel from the house of Marvel Studios has emerged as a global success on Disney+. Earlier, the show was in news for starring Iman Vellani as Marvel Studios’ first Muslim superhero. Later, the show also arrested viewers’ attention for Indian star Farhan Akhtar’s cameo and Pakistani…

I am naturally disappointed, says Vijay Mallya on India’s Supreme…

Former Kingfisher Airlines boss Vijay Mallya, who is based in Britain for over five years, Monday, expressed his disappointment at the Supreme Court verdict sentencing him to four months in a contempt case. The 66-year-old UK-based businessman did not comment further on the verdict handed down by a top court…

Sri Lankans turn to bicycles amid fuel shortage, skyrocketing prices

As hundreds of Sri Lankans continue to queue up at petrol pumps across the debt-ridden country every day amid fuel shortage, a large number of people are ditching their cars and motorcycles for bicycles for their daily commute. The economic crisis which is the worst in Sri Lanka's history has…

McCullum: England Test team not a finished product yet, need…

His reign off to an excellent start, red-ball coach Brendon McCullum said England is not a “finished product” yet, adding that winning in all conditions should become a norm for the team. Playing an ultra-aggressive brand of cricket, England has won all four Tests since the new head coach took…

About 60 startups registered with ISRO since unlocking of Indian…

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that about 60 startups have registered with ISRO since the "unlocking" of the Indian Space sector recently by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and quite a few of them are dealing with projects related to space debris management The other startups' proposals vary from nano-satellite, launch…

ENG vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan likely to play his 150th…

SHIKHAR DHAWAN is likely to play the 150th one-day-international (ODI) match of his career on Tuesday (12) against England at The Oval in Kennington. With this, he will become the 21st player to represent Team India in 150 ODIs or more. Sachin Tendulkar (463), MS Dhoni (347), Rahul Dravid (340),…

MP Preet Kaur Gill writes to CEO of Edgbaston Cricket…

BIRMINGHAM Edgbaston MP Preet Kaur Gill has written to Warwickshire's chief executive Stuart Cain regarding racist abuse being directed at Indian fans at Edgbaston stadium recently. "Racism is cancer in our society and we all have a duty to act when it raises its ugly head," the MP wrote in…

Gujarat: Fake T20 cricket league to take bets from Russian…

Police have busted a gang conducting a fake T20 cricket tournament here in Gujarat to take bets from Russian bookies by live-streaming the matches and arrested four of its members, an official said on Monday. To create an impression of an Indian Premier League (IPL)-like major tournament, key accused Shoeb…

Opposition slams PM Modi over unveiling of national emblem atop…

Opposition parties slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday over the unveiling of a cast of the national emblem atop the new Parliament building, hurling a slew of accusations ranging from the absence of opposition leaders, conducting a religious ceremony on Parliament premises and "subverting" the principle of constitutional separation…

SS Rajamouli’s RRR spellbinds Doctor Strange and Dune writer: ‘Has…

Helmed by SS Rajamouli, RRR continues to impress viewers even after more than three months of its theatrical release. The film has truly emerged as an international film appealing to audiences across the globe. Over the course of three months, a number of Hollywood artists have showered praises on the…

Mega procession in London on July 17 to commemorate Pramukh…

A GRAND procession will take place from Alperton to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as ‘Neasden Temple’ – on Sunday (17) to commemorate the birth centenary of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj (1921-2016), one of the world’s great spiritual leaders and the creator of the iconic Neasden…

EXCLUSIVE: Leadership race shows how diversity is the ‘new normal’…

Prime minister Boris Johnson certainly went down fighting. Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak had decided that enough was enough, resigning last week from the Cabinet over Downing Street’s inability to tell the truth. Fifty ministerial resignations later, the refusal of the prime minister to accept that the game was up…

Monica Dogra on being pansexual: ‘Growing up, I was ashamed…

Actor-singer Monica Dogra, who received glowing reviews for her performance in Ekta Kapoor’s streaming show The Married Woman, has made it to the headlines for opening up on her pansexuality and how she was ashamed of her gender growing up as a confused queer girl. She also spilled the beans…

Amazon Prime’s new series will centre around disgraced ‘King of…

Controversial journalist Mazher Mahmood, who exposed many celebrities but ended up in jail himself for breaching the law, will be the subject of a new series on Amazon Prime.Mahmood, who had won several awards for investigative journalism, would often disguise himself as a rich Arab man because of which he…

Diwali target for India-UK FTA possible but not definite, say…

It is always good to have a deadline to work towards while negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) but the Diwali target set for the India-UK FTA by the outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not have to be set in stone, according to strategic and industry experts here.…

India’s SC awards 4 months jail to Vijay Mallya; directs…

India's Supreme Court on Monday awarded four months in jail to fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya who was found guilty of contempt of court in 2017 for withholding information from the court. A bench of Justices UU Lalit, Ravindra S Bhat and PS Narasimha also imposed a cost of Rs 2,000…

Global voices respond to UN population projections

THE United Nations (UN) World Population Prospects report released on the occasion of the World Population Day on Monday (11) projects a further two-and-a-half billion people to be added to the global population. The world population is projected to peak 10.4 billion in the 2080s. The population of the world…

Is Virat Kohli’s form a major concern? Rohit Sharma disagrees…

Following the continuation of Virat Kohli's disappointing run of form in the final T20I against England, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma expressed disagreements with former skipper Kapil Dev's comments about the star batter's place in the team, saying that he is watching the game from the outside and does not know…

Russo Brothers to visit India to attend Indian premiere of…

Director duo Joe and Anthony Russo will be in India for the premiere of their upcoming Netflix film The Gray Man, the streamer said earlier today. The filmmakers, known for Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, will join Dhanush at the event to be held here. The Russo…

Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes first bowler in T20I history to bowl…

INDIA star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar wreaked havoc on the England batting lineup as he went on to become the first Indian bowler to bowl 500 dot balls in the T20s powerplays with his stunning spell. Bhuvneshwar gave India a perfect start defending 171 as the 32-year-old senior pacer removed English…

Akshay Kumar’s Capsule Gill to be the biggest Indian production…

Most recently seen in Yash Raj Films’ Samrat Prithviraj, Akshay Kumar has announced a new film, Capsule Gill. The upcoming film is a biopic of chief mining engineer Jaswant Gill. If reports are to be believed, Kumar has landed in the UK and is currently filming some important scenes under…

Eng vs Ind: Police arrest fan after racism allegations during…

Birmingham Police on Friday said that a fan has been arrested for a 'racially aggravated public order offence', following reports of racist behaviour during the fifth rescheduled Test match between India and England at Edgbaston. A number of allegations were made on social media following the close of the Day…

I don’t really like that silly term that people are…

England coach Brendon McCullum said the term "Bazball", used to describe the team's new swashbuckling approach to test cricket since his appointment, is "silly," adding that there is more to England's style of play than all-out attack. England, who had been mired in a run of one win in 17…

Leena Manimekalai: Kaali is queer, a free spirit that spits…

Amid the ongoing Kaali poster row in the country, filmmaker Leena Manimekalai struck another stir as she referred to Goddess Kali as 'queer' and called her a free spirit who spits on patriarchy. Taking on a micro-blogging site she wrote that Kali dismantles Hindutva. "My Kaali is queer. She is…

Asian Inclusion Mentoring Scheme is only going to get bigger…

Former Wales defender Neil Taylor said the Asian Inclusion Mentoring Scheme of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) is getting better in its efforts to help aspirational footballers of Asian origin.The professional player of mixed Welsh-Indian descent, who is working as a mentor for the scheme, said he regularly attends training…

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna introduces legislation in US House on…

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna has introduced a legislative amendment in the US House of Representatives seeking a waiver to India against the punitive CAATSA sanctions for its purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Russia, underlining that this will strengthen US-India defence ties and deter “aggressors.” CAATSA is a…

He was a towering global statesman, an outstanding leader, and…

Prominent South Asian leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday expressed shock and anguish over the assassination of Shinzo Abe, hailing the former Japanese prime minister for his contributions towards bolstering bilateral ties and regional economic development. Abe, 67, one of his nation's…

‘Scale up the frequency of direct flights to Amritsar, Punjab…

PREET KAUR GILL along with 11 other West Midlands MPs with large Punjabi and Sikh diaspora have written to Birmingham Airport CEO Nick Barton about more regular direct flights to Amritsar, Punjab from Birmingham. Direct flights resumed in August last year as Covid travel restrictions were relaxed. But there is…

Shailesh Vara vows to work ‘tirelessly’ to restore Northern Ireland’s…

Shailesh Vara, the UK’s new secretary of state for Northern Ireland, has vowed to work “tirelessly” to restore the Stormont institutions.The Uganda-born Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire succeeds Brandon Lewis who quit the Boris Johnson government in a mass resignation of ministers.His appointment comes at a time when the…

Edgbaston Stadium to have undercover spotters to tackle racist abuse…

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has decided to deploy undercover spotters to Edgbaston Stadium in its renewed bid to check racist abuse of fans.The club’s pledge follows complaints of racist slurs hurled at India supporters and the inaction of stewards during a Test match between England and India last week.The venue…

My mindset doesn’t take me too high, neither low: Hardik…

Success and failure have stopped influencing star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has learnt to live a "neutral life" with a lot of clarity. Battling an injury-ravaged body, it was not easy for Pandya to return to the game. His career was in jeopardy but he made a grand comeback by…

India cricket fans racially abused

LEADING Asian MPs and commentators have condemned racist attacks on Asian fans watching the fifth Test between England and India at Edgbaston on Monday (4), which left some “literally in tears”. Footage shared on Twitter showed India supporters being targeted with abuse such as “you smelly P****”. One fan, Anil…

British Indian woman jailed for taking 150 driving tests for…

A British Indian woman from Llanelli has been jailed for eight months for taking about 150 theory and practical tests for other drivers, Police said. Inderjeet Kaur, 29, admitted to driving test fraud on behalf of candidates between 2018 and 2020. According to Police, she committed the offences throughout England…

World reacts to Boris Johnson’s downfall

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision on Thursday to step down as leader of his Conservative Party, paving the way for a new premier to take over, drew a spectrum of reactions from leaders worldwide. Johnson, who quit as Tory leader following a series of scandals and an exodus of…

Karnataka warns against cattle slaughter on Bakrid, warns of stern…

A minister in India's southern Karnataka state has urged people not to sacrifice cattle for the upcoming Eid ul-Adha (Bakrid) festival during the weekend, according to a report. Animal husbandry minister Prabhu B Chavan has also warned of stern action against offenders, the Hindustan Times reported. He added the police…

For the first time in India’s history, no Muslim MP…

India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been left with no Muslim parliamentarians following the exit of union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. His resignation followed the expiry of his term as a member of the Rajya Sabha or the Upper House of Parliament. Naqvi, who headed…

Certain Blacks to organise Ensemble Festival at Victoria Docks

East London arts organisation Certain Blacks in association with Without Walls, the national network for outdoor arts, will be organising the day-long Ensemble Festival at Victoria Docks, Newham on Saturday July 23 from midday to 7pm. This free programme includes an array of non-stop innovative performance including dance, aerial work,…

Priyanka Chopra teams up with Mindy Kaling to play her…

Priyanka Chopra has joined forces with Mindy Kaling to headline an upcoming Hollywood rom-com, marking their first collaboration together. The Quantico actress will play Kaling’s Punjabi cousin in the yet-to-be-titled film. Apart from playing one of the female leads, the Late Night actress has also co-written the film. She will…

Fawad Khan sends internet into a meltdown as he makes…

And the wait is finally over! Pakistani superstar Fawad Khan has made a grand entry in the first episode of Ms. Marvel. Fawad essays the role of a freedom fighter in the British Raj who falls in love with Aisha, a woman from another dimension who is attempting to return…

I’m gonna blow this plane up: Brit teenager Aditya Verma…

A British teenager appeared in court in the Spanish island Menorca on Tuesday (5) over a bomb hoax on an EasyJet flight from the UK. He was identified as Aditya Verma, 18, a chess-playing prodigy who has been offered a place at Cambridge University, the MailOnline reported. Verma was released…

‘I want to be a part of Avengers and play…

Bollywood star Taapsee Pannu, who was last seen in the Telugu language film Mishan Impossible, is presently busy promoting her upcoming Hindi film, Shabaash Mithu. Based on the life of former Test and ODI captain of the India women's national cricket team, Mithali Raj, the Srijit Mukherji directorial is slated…

Conman convicted for impersonating wealthy landlord’s missing son for 41…

A court in the north Indian state of Bihar has jailed a man who impersonated the missing son of an influential landlord and sold part of his property.After four decades of hearing, Dayanand Gosai, 60, was convicted of cheating, impersonation and conspiracy to seize the property of Kameshwar Singh who…

Time will tell whether loss at Edgbaston will have an…

India are defeated and deflated now. But skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said only "time will tell" how the crushing loss at Edgbaston impacts the side in the long run India let slip a golden opportunity to record their first series win in England since 2007 as the hosts, in…

A ‘friend’s thoughts’ on yoga, spirituality and life

Teacher and reformer Sri M gives meaningful insights in new book Everyone needs a friend – for hand-holding during life’s many crises, and one who can give good directions at the many crossroads we reach. Who better than a wise and gifted spiritual guru? The book, The Friend, is the…

Nikhita Gandhi: Magic voice mesmerising music fans

HOW SINGER NIKHITA GANDHI CAST A SPELL WITH HIT SONGS Being able to effortlessly take on any genre has turned Nikhita Gandhi into an in-demand singer with impressive momentum behind her. The versatile Indian star’s sparkling voice lighting up songs in languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali, has established…

Spotlight on a great master in world cinema

Sangeeta Datta explains how she structured the BFI's Ray season My first meeting with Satyajit Ray was on my graduation day at Jadavpur University in Calcutta (now Kolkata). It was convocation day and we were getting our degrees. Ray was stood at the back of the hall after he was…

Devdas: 20th anniversary special

TWENTY FACTS ABOUT THE 2002 FILM AND LEGACY OF THE TIMELESS NOVEL THAT INSPIRED IT This week marks the 20-year anniversary of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Bollywood film Devdas, which released globally on July 12, 2002, and became a blockbuster success. The highest grossing Bollywood film of that year…

Reena Aggarwal: An actor’s life isn’t easy

Talented actress Reena Aggarwal always enjoyed watching movies in childhood and was massively impacted by cinema, but only realised she loved being in front of a camera after landing her first television role. This love for acting has since driven her to take on popular projects on film and television…

My top 10 books – Dr Aman Singh Maharaj

A Dalliance with Destiny by Aman Singh Maharaj: The tale, set in South Africa and India, spans a century and follows the exploits of a young man searching for his epic life story. Using magical realism, the reader is taken through a guttural introduction of the woebegone archetype, wading through…

Reinterpreting Frida through Indian classical music

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com USTAD SHAHID PARVEZ KHAN When: Saturday July 9…

Twitter deletes Leena Manimekalai’s ‘Kaali’ poster tweet portraying a Hindu…

Microblogging site Twitter has removed the controversial July 2 tweet of filmmaker Leena Manimekalai. Leena had released the poster of the film Kaali via a tweet which led to outrage in India. The poster of her film depicted a woman dressed in a costume portraying the goddess and smoking. Reacting…

We are trying to rewrite how Test cricket is played…

Following his side's seven-wicket win over India in the fifth Test, England captain Ben Stokes said that his team is trying to re-write how Test cricket is played in England. A 269-run partnership between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow helped England create history, with the side completing their highest successful…

Man guilty of murdering British Indian mother in London and…

A man was found guilty of murdering a British Indian mother of two in London and attacking another stranger, the Metropolitan Police said. James Sinclair, 31, will be sentenced on Friday (8) for killing Shadika Mohsin Patel, 40, in East Ham. Later, he attempted to kill another woman after he…

With $1.4 billion net worth, Rihanna becomes the youngest self-made…

Singer turned business mogul Rihanna has added one more feather to her cap. She has just emerged as the youngest self-made billionaire in the US. The nine-time Grammy Award winner has reached the mark of 1,400 million dollars of net worth. Forbes estimates that a major portion of her net…

Nalini Malani’s exhibition featuring 40-metre animations to open at National…

AN exhibition of 40-metre animated projections based on pictures from the National Gallery, London, is set to take place later this year. Twenty-five striking new animations have been designed to immerse the viewer in a panorama of nine big video projections, played on a continuous loop. The projections are based…

BBC tells Antiques Roadshow to be mindful of ‘reputational risk’…

The BBC has urged potential producers of its long-running Antiques Roadshow to be careful about handling “sensitive” historical subjects as the corporation is outsourcing the antiques appraisal show.The content must be able to address “colonial history” to stay clear of a “reputational risk”, according to the BBC’s online documents reported…

Sunak and Javid: Big hitters who quit UK government

Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid were two of the biggest hitters in UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government until they quit on Tuesday in protest at his scandal-hit leadership. Sunak, 42, had been on a meteoric trajectory to power that could have made him Britain's first Hindu prime minister. Javid,…

Preet Kaur Gill and 11 other MPs bat for more…

Birmingham Airport authorities have urged the region’s parliamentarians to prevail upon Air India to operate more direct flights between the West Midlands city and India’s Amritsar.The airport chiefs said fleet shortages and spare part issues have hindered the efforts of two airlines’ to link the international destinations better.They, however, said…

Kali is meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess: TMC’s Mahua Moitra; views personal,…

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Tuesday stirred a controversy by saying that she has every right as an individual to imagine Goddess Kali as a meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess, as every person has the right to worship God and goddess in his or her own way. While the BJP…

Deepti Naval feels Bollywood being singled out as ‘worst place…

Veteran actor-director Deepti Naval says it was unfortunate the Indian film industry was being labelled as "the worst place in the world", a perception she wants to change through a future book. Naval, known for her starring roles in Chashme Buddoor, Katha, Kissi Se Na Kehna, and Saath Saath, was…

We could not maintain intensity with bowling, could not bat…

Following his side's seven-wicket defeat to England in the fifth Test, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid admitted that the team could not seize its opportunities fully and maintain intensity in bowling. He also said the team could not bat well in the second innings. A 269-run partnership between Joe Root…

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to join forces for…

Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan might be collaborating after 27 years for a thriller film, penned by Aditya Chopra, that could be the biggest movie of Indian cinema. As per recent reports, the Karan Arjun duo is currently in talks with the producer for a project that…

From Shahid Kapoor to Farhan Khan and Taapsee Pannu to…

Shabana Azmi, one of the finest actresses that Indian cinema has ever produced, is currently vacationing with her husband, noted screenwriter and poet Javed Akhtar, in London. While enjoying her time in the city, she realised that a number of celebrities from the tinsel town of Bollywood are also chilling…

Not afraid of failing, just want to put pressure on…

Following his side's seven-wicket win over India, England batter Jonny Bairstow said that he is not afraid of failing and just wants to put pressure on the opposition. A 269-run partnership between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow helped England create history, with the side completing their highest successful run chase…

Participation of Sikh delegations from UK and Australia in ‘controversial’…

INDIA is not happy over the participation of Sikh delegations from both the UK and Australia in various events, according to a report. Last week, 12 Sikh soldiers of the British Army visited religious sites in Pakistan under the Defence Sikhs Network. Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Bajwa invited them…

Pesticide storm in teacup: Excessive chemicals make brew ‘unfit for…

CONSIGNMENTS of Indian tea are being sent back because of the presence of excessive chemicals, amidst fears they are unfit for human consumption.Media reports last month said Taiwan and Iran sent back three containers of Indian tea, clouding New Delhi’s efforts to fill up the gap caused by the short…

City Corporation donates £25,000 to Bangladesh flood relief

THE City of London corporation has donated £25,000 to a fund providing relief to victims of floods in Bangladesh, a statement said. It has donated the money from its International Disasters Fund to the charity Save The Children’s response to the humanitarian crisis in the country.  Heavy monsoon rains and floodwater…

Chris Pratt hints at bidding adieu to MCU and Guardians…

Chris Pratt has played a variety of characters ever since he first started, but a majority of the audience still associates him with Peter Quill, also known as his alias Star Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Hollywood star has headlined the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies as…

Home Office suggests siblings visit India to care for mother…

The Home Office suggested that a British professor and his sister visit India to take care of their terminally ill mother instead of trying to bring her to the UK.Rohit Rahi, an associate professor at the London School of Economics, and his sister Ana Jackson, an operational commander with the…

Conservative Friends of India bids grand farewell to outgoing Indian…

THE Conservative Friends of India recently held a farewell reception in honour of the outgoing high commissioner of India, Her Excellency Gaitri Kumar Issar. High commissioner Issar began her service in May 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. She not only represented the high commission at the best…

‘Is gay love story a bad thing?’: Baahubali producer hits…

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty recently found himself in hot waters when he called filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s epic action-drama RRR a gay love story. Pookutty, who won an Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing in 2009 for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, made the comment on Twitter, in response to…

Smelly p**’, ‘Paki bas****s’: Indian fans allege racist abuse at…

While India and England were involved in an intense battle on the fourth day of a test match at Edgbaston on Monday evening, several fans in the stands allegedly faced racist slurs and complained of inaction by stewards.India supporters took to social media claiming they were called ‘smelly p**’, ‘curry…

Antique vampire-slaying kit belonging to former administrator of British India…

A vampire-slaying kit which looks like something straight out of a vampire movie has sparked an international bidding war before being sold for six times its estimated price, Hansons Auctioneers in the UK told CNN. While the spooky item attracted bidders from around the world including countries like France, the…

PM Modi’s determination not to allow normalisation of cross-border terror…

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's determination that he would not allow cross-border terrorism to be normalised has helped in shaping India's Pakistan policy since 2014. Speaking at an event at Delhi University, S Jaishankar noted that Prime Minister Modi is perceived abroad…

Kaali poster showing Goddess smoking draws New Delhi’s ire; India…

The Indian High Commission in Canada on Monday urged the Canadian authorities to withdraw the ‘disrespectful depiction of Hindu Gods’ in the poster of Kaali, a film showcased as part of the 'Under the Tent' project at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The poster that was tweeted last Saturday…

In talks with IMF, Sri Lanka is participating as bankrupt…

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday said that the island country is participating in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a bankrupt country. In his speech in Parliament today regarding the economic recovery plan, the Prime Minister of the crisis-ridden country noted that a round of…

How Telangana emerged as the second Silicon Valley of India…

FOUNDED only in 2014, India's southern state of Telangana is increasingly becoming a destination for US tech giants, The Times reported. The information technology minister of the state, Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao hopes to transform this agricultural region into a new-age tech mecca. The state administration led by Rao’s father,…

Freida Pinto admits to taking ‘stereotypical’ roles after Slumdog Millionaire…

Freida Pinto became an overnight sensation after the global success of her 2008 British drama film Slumdog Millionaire, co-starring Dev Patel. Helmed by Danny Boyle, the film was nominated for ten Academy Awards in 2009 and won eight—the most for any 2008 film—including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted…

Indian restaurant owner found to have abused UK COVID support…

The owner of an Indian restaurant in Wales has been placed under nine-year bankruptcy restrictions after reportedly spending most of the taxpayer support from a COVID fund on drinking and gambling. Rathudi Mahesh Manglanand, 47, was a sole trader who ran the Chutney Roti Indian Restaurant in Cardiff. According to…

Netizens troll Resul Pookutty as he calls RRR a ‘gay…

After filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty has also called SS Rajamouli’s epic action-drama RRR a ‘gay love story.’ Pookutty, who is known to have worked on a series of notable films over the years, also had a few words to say about Alia Bhatt, who was…

Fight should go on for access to Nehru-Lady Mountbatten correspondence:…

Historian Andrew Lownie, who gave up his legal battle for the release of some of the redacted papers related to Earl Mountbatten of Burma and his wife because of the enormous cost, has called on authorities to release the archive.Andrew Lownie, who fought for the release of the papers for…

‘Ms Marvel song ‘Aye Khuda’ is a composition I did…

Music composer Atif Afzal believes every song has its own journey and something similar happened with “Aye Khuda”, one of his two tracks for the Disney+ series “Ms Marvel” which was originally supposed to be part of a film starring Salman Khan. Ten years ago, Mumbai-born Afzal almost got his…

Who is India’s freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju whose statue…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled the 30-feet tall bronze statue of Alluri Sitarama Raju at a special program on his 125th birth anniversary celebrations in Andhra Pradesh's Bhimavaram. Born on July 4, 1897, Alluri Sitarama Raju is remembered for his fight against the British, in order to safeguard…

Jasprit Bumrah holds new wicket record for India against England…

India stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah created a new record for the most wickets taken by an India bowler during a Test series in England. The pacer achieved this feat in the ongoing fifth Test against England, where he scalped three wickets and conceded 68 runs. His three-wicket haul took his…

Do you ask a male cricketer who their favourite female…

With a common goal of equal recognition for women in their career, much like her current on-screen avatar as Mithali Raj, actor Taapsee Pannu says she plunged into her hardest role of the former Indian women's cricket team captain in the biopic Shabaash Mithu. Regarded as one of the greatest…

RRR emerges as second-best film at Hollywood Critics Association Awards…

It has been more than three months since the release of SS Rajamouli’s magnum-opus RRR, but the film is still continuing its winning streak. After taking the global box office by storm, the high-profile drama has now emerged as the second-best film at Hollywood Critics Association Awards 2022, leaving behind…

US: 10-year-old Ohio girl denied abortion after SC ruling

A 10-year-old girl six weeks and three days pregnant in Ohio was denied an abortion in the state after the Supreme Court of US overturned the Roe vs Wade decision last week.The patient is now travelling to Indiana for an abortion, the Hill reported on Saturday. A child abuse doctor…

UK Parliament Honours Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra deputy CM

The British Parliament has awarded the ‘Indian of the World’ award to Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. Amruta’s visit to the UK coincided with the culmination of the political upheaval in Maharashtra – with Eknath Shinde becoming the chief minister and her husband  Devendra…

‘His magic, his aura so realistic’: Fans elated as Shah…

Shah Rukh Khan fans are on cloud nine as they get to see the megastar on the silver screen after a massive gap of 42 months. Last seen in his home production Zero, which also featured Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in lead roles, Khan can be currently seen in…

Vikram Doraiswami: Here’s all you need to know about the…

VIKRAM DORAISWAMI, the current Indian Ambassador to Bangladesh, will become the Indian envoy to the UK. A 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Doraiswami is a Chinese speaker who has served as Indian ambassador to Uzbekistan, South Korea and served in US as well as private secretary to prime minister.…

Boris Johnson slams ‘arbitary detention’ of British citizen Jagtar Singh…

BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson has said that he raised the issue of the arrest of Scotsman Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi Johal with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his visit in April. He added that Johal has been “arbitrarily detained” in a Delhi jail, the Indian Express reported.…

I can testify to the openness, fairness, and warmth, with…

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has opened up at length about his Indian heritage and growing up in Britain in a hard-working British Indian family at an awards ceremony celebrating Indian diaspora achievements across different fields. The 42-year-old finance minister, born in the UK to National Health Service…

‘Easily the best WK batter in Tests right now’: Former…

Flamboyant India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant's sublime counter-attacking ton on the opening day of the rescheduled fifth Test against England earned praise from the cricket fraternity, which described the knock as "a special one under pressure". India was staring down the barrel at 98 for 5 before Pant (146 off 111…

Vijay Deverakonda sets the internet on fire with his semi…

Starring southern heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda in a lead role opposite Ananya Panday, Liger is one of the most awaited films of 2022. The film has been creating a lot of noise ever since it went on the floors. On Saturday, Deverakonda dropped yet another poster from the much-anticipated pan-India film.…

With a dash of spice, Reliance and Britain’s Pret bet…

British snack chain Pret will adapt its menu to local tastes when it opens in Indian cities and airports under a partnership with retail giant Reliance to try to satisfy the nation's growing appetite for upmarket refreshment. As part of its broader plan to target the most affluent 50 million…

Two arrested for girl abduction, 3, in East London

TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of abducting a child who was snatched from her carer in East London on Thursday (30). Manjinder, 3, was found "safe and well" within an hour of being taken from her legal guardians after an urgent search and appeal was launched, Met Police…

Shilpa Shetty captures rainbow sky as she strolls around London…

Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra captured a rainbow sky as she shared a picture with her mother on social media from the streets of London. Taking to Instagram, the Hungama 2 actor posted a picture of her mother wearing a printed blue salwar suit and a jacket knotted on her…

Save your Money by mastering the tax game

Income tax calculation may seem complicated, but it does not have to be. You need to know the basic terminology and how to calculate the proper income tax amount you are supposed to pay. The majority of people avoid paying taxes due to a lack of knowledge. This is a…

Norway welcomes India’s single-use plastic ban, praises PM Modi for…

Norway's charge d'affaires, Martine Aamdal Bottheim on Friday welcomed the Centre's decision of 'single-use plastic ban' in India and congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the 'important step.' "I would really like to congratulate India and Prime Minister Modi for this important step of banning single-use plastic items. This…

Touch: Sama Blake releases brand new single with Rameet Sandhu

Sama Blake is back with a brand new single called Touch. The song, accompanied by British-Asian singer and actress Rameet Sandhu, tells the story of a couple unknowingly falling in love. The man is hesitant to make a move fearing rejection. Together they created a music video to beautifully visualize…

‘I met some very interesting men in my life, the…

Sushmita Sen, who recently announced break up with her long-time boyfriend Rohman Shawl, has said in an interview that despite meeting “some very interesting men” in her life, the only reason she “never got married is they were a let down.” Sen, who won the prestigious Miss Universe pageant in…

EXCLUSIVE: End our cost of living crisis suffering

The chancellor must do more to help families and business. The call comes from Lord Karan Bilimoria, who is stepping down as the president of the Confederation of British Industry after two years at the helm. In an exclusive interview with Eastern Eye, the peer said the cost of living…

‘I was too good looking for it’: Gauahar Khan on…

Bollywood actress Gauahar Khan needs no introduction! She has played some memorable characters on screen and has also been a participant in a couple of reality shows, including Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss. In a conversation with a leading entertainment portal, Khan opened up about losing out on a big-ticket project…

Antibiotic research tie-up with India will tackle world’s big health…

It is critical for the world to prevent the overuse of antibiotics and the India-UK collaboration in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the next big frontier after the vaccine partnership during the COVID-19 pandemic, UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Thursday. His comments at the India Global Forum’s UK-India Week…

UK announces 75 scholarships to commemorate India’s 75 years of…

THE UK government has partnered with leading businesses in India to offer 75 fully-funded scholarships for Indian students to study in the UK from September. This is the highest number of fully-funded scholarships given for the one-year master’s programme to date. HSBC, Pearson India, Hindustan Unilever, Tata Sons and Duolingo…

India FTA by Diwali absolutely achievable’, says UK trade minister

Confirming that both sides are now getting on with the market access aspects of a trade deal, the minister in-charge of the negotiations on the UK government side said that some compromise and cooperation will be required on both sides to get a deal over the line. A free trade…

Ms. Marvel: Is Fawad Khan a part of Episode 5?…

It was confirmed a long time back that Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan, is going to be a part of the Hollywood web series 'Ms. Marvel' which is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, a glimpse from the latest episode swamped the social media with fans' predictions that the actor might be…

Chris Hemsworth reveals his kids to make cameos in Thor:…

Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth has revealed that two of his three kids would be featured in the upcoming Thor: Love & Thunder movie. In an interview with a journalist, Hemsworth shared the information that two of his kids would be seen in the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,…

Madhavan: Rocketry and role

R MADHAVAN TAKES ON HIS GREATEST FILM CHALLENGE What R Madhavan has done with this week’s big cinema release Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is perhaps the most remarkable challenge undertaken by any Indian actor. He has written, produced, directed, and played the demanding lead role in the big budget biopic,…

Ranveer Singh: Chameleon like actor’s colourful career

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL COUNTDOWN OF ALL THE BOLLYWOOD STAR’S FILMS This week Ranveer Singh turns a year older on July 6 and celebrates his 37th birthday. The popular actor will receive good wishes from all those who have been entertained by his movies, since he made a winning debut in 2010…

Dancing Nikita Company presents an array of Kathak dances

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com USTAD SHAHID PARVEZ KHAN When: Friday July 1…

Seven deadly reasons why Sunidhi Chauhan is a sensational singer

The supremely talented Sunidhi Chauhan is one of the finest live performers in the world and returns to the UK for two hotly anticipated shows this month. She will deliver dynamite concerts with a full live band at Morningside Arena in Leicester on July 9 and Eventim Apollo in London…

I’m not thinking about it for another three-four years’: Prabhas…

A number of leading stars have made their digital debut over the past few years, including Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. However, Prabhas, who shot to overnight fame after the earth-shattering success of Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion, is still apprehensive about stepping into the…

‘At the moment, we can’t do anything that is remotely…

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has several notable films to his credit, including Dev D, Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1, Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2, and Manmarziyaan. He has always chosen subjects that other filmmakers generally avoid attempting. However, Kashyap feels that nowadays filmmakers are “dealing with a kind of…

My top 10 artistic encounters – Shireen Isal

A phenomenal 40-year career of managing world-class artists in Europe and organising unforgettable shows led Shireen Isal towards writing her new book Joy, Awe and Tears. The culturally rich collection of chapters sees her document unforgettable moments with musical giants that include Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Smt Lakshmi…

Mohammad Nazim: An impressive performer

Popular shows including two seasons of super hit drama Saath Nibhaana Saathiya have enabled Mohammad Nazim to show off his impressive range as a performer. The popular Indian actor is currently starring in Tera Mera Saath Rahe, wh­i­ch has quickly crossed ov­er 200 episodes since it pr­emiered last year. The…

Jet Airways may strike $5.5-billion deal with Airbus as the…

Jet Airways is likely to strike a $5.5-billion deal with planemaker Airbus SE to buy aircraft as the Indian aviation firm has continued its transformation efforts after going through bankruptcy.The airline and the European aerospace company are negotiating A320neo jets and A220 planes, Bloomberg reported citing sources privy to the…

Rohit not yet ruled out of England Test: head coach…

Ahead of the upcoming fifth Test against England beginning July 1, India head coach Rahul Dravid has said that skipper Rohit Sharma is yet not been ruled out. Rohit Sharma tested COVID-19 positive following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. Since then there has been speculation about him…

Babar Azam vs Virat Kohli: Pakistan captain shatters the record…

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has surpassed India's Virat Kohli in becoming the world No.1 T20I batter for the longest period of time after he maintained his top spot in the latest ICC T20 batting rankings Kohli was the No.1 ranked T20I batter for a total of 1,013 days during his…

‘When evil takes over, destruction is imminent’: Kangana Ranaut reacts…

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, on Thursday, via social media shared her reaction to Uddhav Thackeray's recent resignation from the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister. The Queen actor took to her Instagram handle and shared a minute-long video along with the caption, "When evil takes over, destruction is imminent. After that,…

PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC becomes 1st hospital in western…

P D HINDUJA Hospital & MRC recently introduced ‘FDG labeled Leukocyte PET-CT scan’ for early detection of infection in occult & difficult cases and currently, it is the only hospital in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra and entire western India to offer such a medical facility. According to a…

Udaipur Beheading: From Kangana Ranaut to Richa Chadha, Bollywood celebs…

The gruesome murder of a Hindu shopkeeper, Kanhaiya Lal, by two men in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district on Tuesday sent a shockwave across India. If reports are to be believed, the shopkeeper was beheaded over a social media post that he had shared in support of BJP leader Nupur Sharma, who…

‘Chhello Show’ director Pan Nalin to become first Gujarati filmmaker…

WRITER and director-producer Pan Nalin has become the first Gujarati filmmaker to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy, the organisation which presents The Academy Awards, popularly called the ‘Oscars’, has extended invitation to 397 artistes and others to join it in 2022. “The Academy of…

US Senator blames Imran Khan for strained Washington-Islamabad relations

US Senate Majority Leader Charles E Schumer on Tuesday blamed former prime minister Imran Khan for strained relations between the US and Pakistan. "Your former prime minister did not talk positive about the US but the incumbent Pakistani premier is expected to help foster bilateral ties between Pakistan and the…

Pakistan reaches out to China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to…

Pakistan is reaching out to its close allies in the group of twenty - China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to boycott the G20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir. "Pakistan to ask China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to boycott the G20 meeting in J-K," tweeted WLVN Analysis, geopolitics, defence, and national…

Michael Vaughan steps down from his commentary role with BBC…

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has decided to step back from his commentary at BBC amid the "ongoing dialogue" around him for making racist comments ahead of a Yorkshire cricket game in 2009. Vaughan believes his decision to step down is the best thing for the game of cricket.…

Indian diplomat Raj Aggarwal leads 1st Yoga Day celebrations since…

IN a first since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, Raj Aggarwal OBE, India’s honorary consul in Wales, recently led celebrations on the occasion of the International Yoga Day at Cardiff Castle. He was joined by several yoga enthusiasts on the occasion. Aggarwal, who organised the event, said, “It was a…

Priyanka Chopra gets a shout-out from Hollywood friend Mindy Kaling…

Priyanka Chopra recently announced the launch of her own homeware line in the US, Sona Home. The Quantico star posted a video featuring some of the products, and she got a shout-out from Mindy Kaling for her new venture. Priyanka announced her homeware line named Sona Home, last week. She…

‘Even before I met him, his journey felt too personal’:…

Bollywood star Taapsee Pannu says for an ardent fan like her, working in a Shah Rukh Khan-led movie "Dunki" is a personal achievement Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is directing the movie from a script he co-wrote with Abhijaat Joshi and Kanika Dhillon As per media reports, "Dunki" will highlight the rampant…

England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan retires from international cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday confirmed that England Men's white-ball captain Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket with immediate effect. During his 13-year international career with England, the 35-year-old won the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup as Captain in 2019 at Lord's, the first time…

‘I was so engrossed in the character, didn’t realise I…

Popular Indian television heartthrob Simba Nagpal has been making headlines every day with his outstanding performance in his hit show, Naagin 6. The actor who plays the lead role of an army officer, Rishabh Gujral, left the viewers stunned with his double role in the latest episode of the supernatural…

Alia Bhatt hits out at patriarchal report writing Ranbir Kapoor…

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt took the internet by storm on Monday by announcing her pregnancy through an Instagram post when she uploaded a picture of herself with husband Ranbir Kapoor looking at an ultrasound monitor screen. The couple married in April this year. While fans and celebrities have been showering…

R Madhavan compares Nambi Narayanan to James Bond; says fictional…

Renowned Indian actor R Madhavan is currently busy promoting his upcoming biographical drama biopic Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, which also marks his directorial debut. During an interview, Madhavan compared Nambi Narayanan to James Bond and said the latter is a ‘bachcha’ (child) in front of the aerospace engineer. For the…

‘It’s been luxury working with different directors and different cast,’…

Eight films and over a decade later, Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth says from being an “obvious” comic book superhero, Thor has evolved into a character that embodies a lot of his personality traits. Since 2011’s origin story Thor, the Australian actor has appeared as the Marvel superhero in The Avengers,…

From Gulabi Meenakari to Kashmiri carpet: Here’s what PM Modi…

For foreign dignitaries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often chosen gifts that showcase India's rich cultural and artistic traditions, and it was no different this time as he picked a variety of products for the heads of governments at the G7 Summit. It was distinct artistic products identified with different…

What’s so fun about this film is that it holds…

Oscar-winner Natalie Portman credits Marvel Studios for casting a five-foot-three frame actor like her in the towering role of Mighty Thor in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, an opportunity the star says changed the way she perceived superhero films. Portman returns as Thor’s ex-girlfriend and astrophysicist Jane Foster in…

Gupta brothers’ associate Dinesh Patel appears before South African court…

Dinesh Patel, an associate of South Africa’s Gupta brothers, avoided his arrest by appearing before court.An arrest warrant had been issued against Patel for failing to appear before the Free State High Court, The South African reported.Senior counsel Kenny Oldwedge, who represented Patel, cited the re-routing of his client’s aircraft…

‘I’m a big-screen hero; don’t want to be available for…

Actor John Abraham, who is busy promoting his upcoming thriller, Ek Villain Returns, recently opened up about his preference as an actor for the big screen, rather than streaming platforms. “I would not like to be available for Rs 299 or Rs 499,” the actor was cited as saying. According…

New India-UK free trade treaty text advances at close of…

Detailed draft treaty text for a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the UK has been advanced across the majority of chapters at the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations in London, the UK government said in a joint outcome statement on Monday. The Department for International…

India one of largest opiate markets in terms of users,…

India is one of the world's single largest opiate markets in terms of users and likely to be vulnerable to increased supply as there are already signs that an intensification of trafficking in opiates originating in Afghanistan may be taking place, according to a new report. According to the UN…

IAF receives over 94,000 applications under Agnipath scheme in four…

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received 94,281 applications under the Agnipath recruitment scheme within four days of the registration process getting underway on Friday. After the scheme was unveiled on June 14, violent protests against it rocked several states for nearly a week and several opposition parties have been…

G7 summit: Leaders unveil $600bn plan to rival China’s Belt…

US President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders have unveiled ambitious plans to mobilise USD 600 billion in funding by 2027 to deliver transparent and game-changing infrastructure projects in developing countries like India, in a move seen as a counter to China's Belt and Road Initiative. The Partnership for Global…

US delegation meets Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa; discuss economic crisis

A high-level US delegation on Monday met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and discussed measures to help the island nation cope with an unprecedented economic crisis and severe shortages of essential supplies. US Ambassador Kelly Keiderling, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Department of State, and Robert Kaproth, Deputy Assistant…

‘She came with a pundit & married my…,” Ranbir Kapoor…

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor is on cloud nine today as he is set to embrace fatherhood soon. His wife Alia Bhatt announced her pregnancy earlier today. On the work front, Kapoor has two releases this year- Shamshera and Brahmastra. Fans are eagerly waiting for both films to hit theatres. The…

SBI UK unveils new interest rates across its range of…

AFTER the recent announcement by the Bank of England to increase the base rate, the State Bank of India (UK) Ltd has hiked interest rates on its range of products. The rate of increase is from 35bps to 100bps. The new rates are effective from June 22, 2022. The new…

Mehrwan Irani: The owner of America’s best restaurant ‘Chai Pani’…

Mehrwan Irani, whose Chai Pani has been declared America’s ‘Outstanding Restaurant’ in the 2022 James Beard Awards, is inspired by Indian street food.According to the chef and restaurateur, colourful and delicious Indian street food represent the culinary ethos of the South Asian nation.“The food is much more diverse and interesting…

The Indians living abroad are success story of India, brand…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the contributions of the diaspora in promoting India’s growth story and acting as brand ambassadors of the country’s success as he interacted with them in Munich in Germany. Addressing the Indian diaspora during a massive event at the Audi Dome indoor arena, he highlighted India’s…

Dr Sameer Patel inducted into American Association of Plastic Surgeons

INDIAN AMERICAN Dr Sameer Patel has been inducted Into the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), the largest plastic surgery speciality organisation in the world, according to a statement. Dr Patel is the chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. “This…

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji meets vice president Venkaiah Naidu

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati has met Indian vice president Venkaiah Naidu at his residence in New Delhi. Pujya Swamiji invited him to the Ganga Aarti and presented him with a Rudraksha plant and angavastram, a statement said. He also shared details about the recent International Yoga Day celebrations held at…

Bank rate-setters get below-inflation pay rise after wage restraint row

THE Bank of England in its annual report has said that it awarded its rate-setters a pay rise of one per cent, far below inflation in the financial year 2021-22, according to a report. Recently, the central bank came under fire for calling on workers to temper their demands for…

Look forward to fruitful discussions with world leaders during the…

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi on Sunday (26) arrived here on a two-day visit to Germany during which he will attend the G7 summit and discuss issues like energy, food security, counter-terrorism, environment and democracy with the leaders of the powerful bloc and its partner countries. “Landed in Munich to participate…

Varun Dhawan lauds Pakistani singer Abrarul Haq for Nach Punjaban,…

Weeks after controversy erupted over Karan Johar’s latest production venture Jugjugg Jeeyo copying Pakistani singer Abrarul Haq's song Nach Punjaban, the film's lead actor Varun Dhawan has thanked the singer for the song. He also reiterated the production house's claim that they own the rights to it. For many Bollywood…

UK’s Khushi Patel wins Miss India Worldwide 2022

Khushi Patel, a biomedical student from the United Kingdom, has been declared the winner of the Miss India Worldwide 2022, the longest-running Indian pageant outside of India. Vaidehi Dongre from the US was declared the first runner up on Friday night while Shrutika Mane was adjudged the second runner up.…

2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Sajid Mir quietly jailed in…

An anti-terror court in Pakistan has quietly sentenced the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack mastermind and a senior member of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Sajid Mir. Mir, who is among India's most wanted for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, was awarded 15 years in jail term. Mir was LeT's operations…

From her special diet to high-intensity workout, here’s is everything…

Alia Bhatt is one of the finest actresses working in Bollywood today. She has delivered multiple extraordinary performances and has won numerous awards for her exceptional acting chops. In addition to her impeccable acting talent, Bhatt is also known for having an amazingly gorgeous figure, which is, of course, the…

Ranveer Singh on making his digital debut with Bear Grylls:…

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh is all set to make his digital debut with Netflix India's first interactive show, Ranveer Vs Wild With Bear Grylls. On Friday, Netflix India dropped a new trailer of Ranveer Vs Wild With Bear Grylls, an adventure-based show, which will premiere on July 8. At the…

Fans go crazy as they spot Sidharth Malhotra at the…

In what looks like an older video of the Student of the Year actor Sidharth Malhotra, two fans can be seen getting overwhelmed as they spot the actor at the airport. Malhotra patiently poses for a few selfies with them and walks away after he has given them the photos.…

Commonwealth Summit: Prince Charles expresses ‘personal sorrow’ over suffering caused…

Prince Charles told Commonwealth leaders Friday that the choice to become a republic or abandon the queen as head of state was theirs alone, and expressed "personal sorrow" at Britain's legacy of slavery. The British heir to the throne addressed the opening of a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)…

Baroness Scotland reelected Commonwealth secretary-general despite Boris Jonshon’s support to…

Baroness Scotland of Asthal has won a second term as the secretary-general of the Commonwealth despite British prime minister Boris Johnson’s support for her challenger from Jamaica.Her re-election at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda on Friday came amid her allies’ allegation that the UK government was “sowing…

The rapid-expanding Qmin App by IHCL is now downloadable in…

Qmin was born from a vision fuelled by guest feedback and IHCL’s drive towards ensuring complete guest satisfaction. As the pandemic gripped the country in March 2020, the need for the familiar taste of the food from our signature restaurants began to generate queries on how one could enjoy these…

Watch: Former ICC elite panel umpire Asad Rauf now runs…

A former ICC elite panel umpire now runs a second-hand clothes shop in Lahore, Pakistan, and says he has no interest in cricket anymore, media reports said. Asad Rauf, 66, umpired 170 international games from 2000 to 2013, is now an owner of a shop in Landa Bazaar, Lahore. "I’ve…

Gambling business interests a lot of people

Online gambling gathers more and more players every year. Because of this, the industry also interests more people all the time. If you have been looking into new opportunities for opening an online business, there is a possibility that you have also considered the opportunities in the online gambling industry.…

Here’s why R Madhavan won’t direct a film again after…

R Madhavan, who is set to make his directorial debut with Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, is not sure about directing a film, anytime soon. The actor said he finds the process very ‘exhausting’. Madhavan, who has written, directed, and has also acted in Rocketry, added that his wife Sarita, too,…

Adil Rashid set to miss India series for Hajj pilgrimage,…

ENGLAND spinner Adil Rashid will not be featuring in the white-ball series against India as he is all set to make his way to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage. England will be squaring off against India in a multi-format series, starting from July 1 with the Test match. It will…

‘The character is fascinating:’ Chris Hemsworth on Christian Bale’s Gorr…

Marvel stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman are in absolute awe of Oscar winner Christian Bale’s terrifying turn as Gorr the God Butcher in the latest MCU film Thor: Love and Thunder. In the movie, Hemsworth returns as the titular superhero, a role that he previously played in three solo…

Saif Ali Khan is on a shopping spree in UK,…

Kareena Kapoor Khan's latest Instagram post is proof of the fact that she is having loads of fun vacationing with her family in the UK. Taking to the social media application, Kareena dropped a picture of her husband Saif Ali Khan from the streets of the UK. In the image,…

Bollywood stars break stigma and speak out about having thalassaemia…

What do Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff have in common? The obvious answer is that they are famous Bollywood actors but did you know that both of them also have thalassaemia minor? Whilst this may sound serious, having thalassaemia minor (or thalassaemia trait as it is often referred to) does…

Prince William and Kate’s first official joint portrait released: The…

A new portrait of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate was released on Thursday, the first official artwork to feature the couple destined to be king and queen. The painting, by artist Jamie Coreth, shows William, second in line to the throne behind his father Prince Charles, in a…

Peeling back the layers of being Tabu

WHY THE FILM STAR IS AN ALL-TIME ACTING GREAT TALENTED star Tabu is the go-to actress for Indian producers looking to add weight to their movies, with the heavy hitter able to take on any big challenge. This has resulted in the globally acclaimed actress playing an impressive range of…

Meet Anjali Chaturvedi: Indian-American legal expert Joe Biden nominated for…

Prominent Indian-American legal expert Anjali Chaturvedi has been nominated by US President Joe Biden as General Counsel in the veterans affairs department, the latest from the community to be named for a key position in the administration. Ms Chaturvedi is a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of…

Celebrating 30 years of King Khan

FROM AWARDS TO ZERO AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, WHY SHAH RUKH HAS RULED BOLLYWOOD THIS week marks the 30th film anniversary of Shah Rukh Khan. Hindi cinema’s biggest global star of the modern era made his big screen debut on June 25, 1992, in hit romantic drama Deewana. He went…

Muslim take on a Hollywood rom-com

FILMMAKER IMAN ZAWAHRY AND ACTRESS AIZZAH FATIMA DISCUSS THEIR NEW MOVIE AMERICANISH THIS year’s London Indian Film Festival includes the European premiere of Americanish. The unique romantic comedy with female Muslims at the forefront revolves around a single New York-based first-generation immigrant mother trying to find suitable matches for her…

Nikhil Parmar: I see a lot of myself in my…

NEW theatre production Invisible, written and performed by Nikhil Parmar, is a dark comedy about a man’s desperate struggle to be seen as the hero of his own narrative. The challenging one-man play, which runs at Bush Theatre in London, sees the acclaimed actor adds to his already impressive body…

4 Factors to Consider Before Investing in a Pension Plan…

Planning for one’s retirement is crucial for ensuring a financially independent life post-retirement. Even though most people working in the corporate sector, or government jobs tend to have a pension fund set up by their employer, it’s often not enough to match future inflation rates, considering the fact that inflation…

Bollywood singing sensation Sunidhi Chauhan returns to UK

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com JUBIN NAUTIYAL When: Saturday June 25 and Sunday…

Watch: Indian man holds scorpion pose for 29 minutes, creates…

​A Dubai-based Indian yoga teacher has created the Guinness World Record for holding a yoga pose for 30 minutes, according to media reports. Yash Mansukhbhai Moradiya has held the scorpion pose for 29 minutes and four seconds. The video of Moradiya has been posted by Guinness Worlds Records on their…

Nav Bhatia: My journey with the Toronto Raptors has changed…

NAV BHATIA DISCUSSES HIS FILM, BEING A BASKETBALL SUPERFAN AND MEETING OBAMA THIS year’s London Indian Film Festival closes with Superfan: The Nav Bhatia Story. The inspiring documentary charts the story of Nav Bhatia from being an impoverished Indian immigrant in Canada to becoming first a successful businessman and then…

‘I got rape, death threats, and sh*t delivered in dabbas:’…

Sona Mohapatra, who is known for voicing her opinions fiercely, recounted that she had "actually sh*t coming in dabbas into her studio" in 2016 when she called Salman Khan out for his ‘rape’ remarks while he was promoting Sultan. Salman, during the promotions of Sultan, had said in an interview…

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan to follow Timothee Chalamet’s…

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan reportedly has been planning to make his debut as a director for some time. Reports claimed that he is working on a script for web series and now the latest report claims he is inspired by Hollywood actor Timothee Chalamet. Scroll down to know…

Why this Indian American neurosurgeon almost changed his name to…

AN Indian American neurosurgeon has urged Asians to acknowledge instances of racism in people's lives and to even talk about how they impact them.  In a CNN podcast, Dr Sanjay Gupta revealed why he almost changed his name to Steve. "When I when I was young, probably around six, seven…

Sri Lanka’s economy has ‘completely collapsed’: PM Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka's economy has "completely collapsed" and it is facing a far more serious situation beyond the mere shortages of fuel, gas, electricity and food, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned on Wednesday, underscoring the urgency of arriving at an early agreement with the IMF to obtain an additional credit facility.…

India’s digital sector valuations will cross USD 1 trillion by…

India supports innovation across every sector and its digital sector valuations will cross USD 1 trillion by 2025, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday as he underlined the role of BRICS countries amid the global focus on post covid recovery. The Prime Minister made these remarks at the opening…

Indian High Commission celebrates International Day of Yoga at BAPS…

THE Indian High Commission in London on Tuesday (21) celebrated the eighth International Day of Yoga at BAPS Swaminarayan Temple in Neasden. Besides Indian high commissioner HE Gaitri Issar Kumar, Lord Rami Ranger and East Harrow member of parliament Bob Blackman addressed the gathering. Yoga enthusiasts from all over London…

Tata-owned Air India’s biggest aircraft purchase in history on cards

INDIA's Tata Group-owned Air India may order as many as 300 narrowbody jets in one of the largest orders in commercial aviation history as the airline plans to overhaul its fleet, the Bloomberg reported.  The carrier may order Airbus SE’s A320neo family jets or Boeing Co.’s 737 Max models, or…

Deepika Padukone graces an event in Spain with Rami Malek

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has been making waves across the globe. After representing India at Cannes 2022, she has now reached Spain for the Cartier event. Several pictures from the event have been doing the rounds on the internet in which the Padmaavat star is seen standing next to Hollywood…

BJP’s Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu sweeps temple floor

NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu was seen sweeping the floor at Shiv temple in Rairangpur, Odisha before offering prayers on Wednesday (22) morning. After NDA announced Murmu as their Presidential candidate, the Centre provided a round-the-clock Z+ category security cover for her. If elected, the 64-year-old leader from Odisha will…

Despite its roots in India, yoga is pretty much whitewashed:…

Diversity has eluded the UK’s yoga sector despite the practice having its roots in India, even as black and minority ethnic practitioners are challenging racism in yoga organisations. While the British Medical Journal found in 2020 that 91 per cent of British yoga practitioners were white, there are also reports…

Who is Dr Aarti Prabhakar, nominated Joe Biden’s top science…

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Indian American Dr Aarti Prabhakar as the next White House science adviser as his administration aims to leverage science, technology, and innovation.If confirmed by the Senate, Dr Prabhakar will be Biden's Chief Advisor for Science and Technology, a co-chair of the President's Council…

As Rwanda hosts Commonwealth, here all you need to know…

ESTABLISHED more than 70 years ago, it has the stated aim of upholding democracy, rule of law and good governance around the world. Here are a few key things to know about it: Key facts Full name: Commonwealth of Nations Member states: 54 Head of the Commonwealth: Queen Elizabeth II…

Ruchira Kamboj appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to United Nations

India's envoy to Bhutan Ruchira Kamboj, a 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer on Tuesday appointed as India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Kamboj will succeed TS Tirumurti as the Indian ambassador to the UN. "Ms. Ruchira Kamboj (IFS: 1987), presently Ambassador of India to Bhutan,…

Vijay is my life: A letter to Thalapathy Vijay by…

Talented actor Vijay has entertained audiences, broken box office records and gained a dedicated fanbase that follows his every move. One of India’s biggest film stars turns a year older on June 22 and celebrates his 48th birthday. He will receive a tidal wave of good wishes from his impressive…

Nairita Chakraborty becomes commissioner of UK history preservation body

A British Indian architect and design advocate has been named as the commissioner of the public body overseeing the UK’s environment and heritage.  Nairita Chakraborty has been appointed as the commissioner of Historic England and will start her new role on July 1 for a term of four years until…

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Muslim countries are the biggest hypocrites, they have the…

CONTROVERSIES are not new to him but he remains unfazed even when they tend to take the most sinister form. Geert Wilders is never known for mincing words and often they are hard-hitting, so much so that he often ends up receiving life threats. But the Party for Freedom leader…

Former Zivame CEO Amisha Jain to head Levi Strauss’ South…

Clothing firm Levi Strauss & Co has appointed Amisha Jain as its new senior vice president and managing director for South Asia-Middle East and Africa (SAMEA).She succeeds Sanjeev Mohanty who is currently the company's senior vice president and managing director of the US and Canada. Known as a turnaround specialist,…

Uttarakhand CM leads state’s Yoga day celebration with Yoga Gurus…

THE chief minister of Uttarakhand led the state’s Yoga day celebrations from Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, with Yoga gurus HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji on Tuesday (21), according to a statement.  Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, along with cabinet ministers Subodh Uniyal, Premchand Aggarwal, state lawmakers Renu…

‘Feels like my first film again and I’m really excited,’…

Actor Anushka Sharma has returned to film sets after almost three years (given the pandemic and her maternity break) with Chakda Xpress and she could not be happier. "It feels like my first film again and I'm really excited to start this journey with Chakda Xpress, a film that I…

Long Covid is a real problem, says White House Covid-19-response…

Ashish Jha, the Covid-19-response coordinator at the White House, said it would take more than a year from now to get the disease to fade into the background with a new generation of vaccines that block the transmission of the coronavirus.The Indian-American general internist physician said with herd immunity building…