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Pathaan nears £60 million mark on day six

Production house Yash Raj Films (YRF) on Tuesday said its latest offering "Pathaan", headlined by Shah Rukh Khan, has raised Rs 591 crore (£59 million approx) gross worldwide in six days. According to YRF, on its sixth day, the film registered Rs 26.50 crore (£2.6 million approx) nett in India,…

Sania Mirza hugs husband Shoaib Malik amid divorce rumours –…

Well-known Indian tennis player Sania Mirza on Friday, January 27, called time on her Grand slam career after 18 long and successful years in which she won six Grand Slam titles. The 36-year-old finished as the runners-up along with Rohan Bopanna in the mixed doubles final held in Australia. As…

Somerset House to unveil major outdoor installation by Indian artist…

Noted Indian contemporary artist Jitish Kallat will present in February Whorled (Here After Here After Here), a new courtyard commission by Somerset House and his first major public commission in the UK. The striking outdoor installation, over 30 metres in diameter, comprises two intersecting spirals that echo the signage of…

Bradford boy, 8, died of Strep A after being sent…

The mother of an eight-year-old boy who died of Strep A said her son had been sent back home from Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) twice in December before finally admitting on the third day.Sajida Jabeen of Yorkshire said Mohammad Izaan Danish who had a cough and a temperature was given…

Bangladesh secures $4.7 bln from IMF as other South Asian…

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved loans of $4.7 billion to Bangladesh for disbursal starting immediately, making it the first to secure such funds out of three South Asian countries that applied last year amid economic trouble. The loans are a win for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ahead of…

Actor Alan Cumming hands back UK medal in anti-empire protest

Scottish actor Alan Cumming said on Friday he had returned a UK state honour in protest at the "toxicity" of the British Empire, 14 years after receiving the award. Cumming, who is largely US-based, was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2009 in recognition…

Pathaan running packed shows in South Africa amid hope for…

With houseful shows across South Africa, superstar Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan has emerged as a harbinger of hope for Hindi cinema that enjoys a special following in the country. Thousands of fans saw the film on 21 screens in the country over the weekend with all major cinema chains and…

Bolton Student teacher, 21, who died from rare cancer honoured…

Family of Bolton teacher who died from rare cancer has started a fundraising for Cancer Research UK ahead of world cancer day on Saturday (4). Jenna Patel, 21, who wanted to become a primary school teacher, died of Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare but aggressive form of cancer, last year, reported Manchester…

The Sri Lankan migrant worker who plans to open a…

A Sri Lankan migrant worker who learned how to coach soccer in Qatar is planning to return to his country to teach the sport at grassroots level as part of the country’s World Cup legacy. Inamul Hasan Najeem, 31, left his family seven years ago to work as a catering…

The Growth Of The Online Gaming Industry

The online gaming industry has seen unprecedented growth over the past decade, and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. With the rise of digital technology, gaming has moved from a niche hobby to a mainstream activity, with millions of players from all over the world engaging…

‘Whenever Siddharth wants me to do Pathaan 2 I’ll do…

Actor Shah Rukh Khan during the success event of his recently released Pathaan talked about the sequel of the film and said, "Whenever he (Siddharth) wants me I'll do it." While hinting Pathaan 2, during the interaction, director Siddharth Anand said, "Pathaan aayi hai, hit hui hai. Uske baad kya banayege?",…

Martyrs’ Day marked at Gandhi statue at London’s Parliament Square

Mahatma Gandhi’s 75th death anniversary, being commemorated as Martyrs’ Day the world over on Monday, was marked with tributes at the statue of the Father of the Nation at Parliament Square here. Indian High Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami was joined by community leaders, parliamentarians and Indian diaspora representatives…

UK vows to deport foreign criminals under slavery overhaul

Britain's government Monday enacted new measures to accelerate the deportation of foreign criminals, clamping down on some who have claimed protection under UK law as purported victims of "modern slavery". It cited the case of one convicted rapist who appealed against a decision by the Home Office (interior ministry) to…

ASER education report 2022, largest citizen-led rural survey, released

Ajay Piramal, chairman of the Piramal Group and Pratham Education Foundation, on January 18 released the 17th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2022 in New Delhi, India. ASER is an annual survey which aims to give reliable estimates of children’s enrolment and basic learning levels for each district and…

EG Group ropes in investment bankers to market several parcels…

The UK's EG Group has reportedly roped in investment bankers to market a number of parcels of US assets with Eastdil, a real-estate investment bank, leading the process. According to a report by Sky News that cited sources, the transactions were most likely to be structured as sale-leaseback deals and…

Thousands of UK investors anxious after investing £50 million in…

Eros Media World’s bondholders in the UK have become anxious as the India-based media and entertainment company has not come out with any update on its coupon payment.In 2014, it issued bonds worth total £50 million, offering an annual coupon of 6.5 per cent and thousands of investors in Britain…

61 killed, over 150 injured in Taliban suicide attack at…

A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque packed with worshippers during afternoon prayers on Monday in the high-security zone in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city, killing at least 61 people and wounding more than 150 others, mostly policemen, security and health officials said. The blast occurred inside the…

Sadiq Khan launches biggest vehicle-scrappage scheme to aid businesses, charities,…

London mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday (30) launched the biggest scrappage scheme worth £110 million to help charities, sole traders and business with 10 or fewer employees or those city dwellers on lower incomes or disabled, to replace or retrofit their old, polluting vehicles. To accompany the scrappage scheme, Khan and…

Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathaan’ raises £50 million gross worldwide in…

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's spy thriller "Pathaan" has become the "highest opening weekend" grosser in the history of Hindi cinema with the earnings of Rs 542 crore (£50 million approx) in five days. The Siddharth Anand-directed feature, which also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, has recorded Rs 207.2 crore…

Kremlin says Johnson’s claim about Putin missile threat a ‘lie’

The Kremlin on Monday dismissed as a "lie" accusations from former British prime minister Boris Johnson that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally threatened him with a missile attack. "What Mr Johnson said is not true. More precisely it's a lie," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "Moreover, this is either…

Watch: Indian diaspora protest against BBC over controversial documentary on…

Hundreds representing different Indian diaspora organisations gathered outside the BBC headquarters in central London on Sunday to protest against what they branded as “fake news” behind the broadcaster’s controversial series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The “Chalo BBC” protests were coordinated across BBC studios in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and…

‘I killed my dad’, said Southgate son who bludgeoned father…

A Southgate man was found guilty of murdering his father after bludgeoning him to death with a bottle of Champagne in October last year. Deekan Singh Vig, 54, was found guilty of murdering shopkeeper Arjan Singh Vig, 84, at the family home in Southgate, north London, on 30 October 2021.…

Foreign newspapers use adjectives like ‘Hindu nationalist’ government for us:…

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday (28) reprimanded foreign newspapers for reserving adjectives like "Hindu nationalist" for the Indian government. "If you read foreign newspapers, they use words like Hindu Nationalist Government. In America or Europe, they won't say Christian Nationalist... these adjectives are reserved for us. They don't…

Two Indian air force jets crash, one pilot killed

Two Indian air force fighter jets crashed on Saturday after becoming involved in an accident and one pilot was killed, the air force said. "The aircraft were on routine operational flying training mission. One of the three pilots involved, sustained fatal injuries. An inquiry has been ordered to determine the…

UK under fire over retreat from Windrush scandal reforms

Britain's government came under withering criticism Friday after retreating from reforms it had promised to prevent a repeat of the "Windrush" scandal affecting black immigrants. Home Secretary Suella Braverman said that three of the changes previously promised were unnecessary. Baroness Floella Benjamin, a former TV presenter who chairs the government's…

Charity boss accused of telling woman to drink his semen…

A woman has demanded justice after a “puppet master” who allegedly abused her was allowed to indirectly control a charity he previously headed.Lara Hall said it was “totally inappropriate” that Wilson Chowdhry was replaced by his wife as the boss of the Ilford-based British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA).Hall said Chowdhry…

UK teen jailed for far-right videos linked to US killings

A British teenager was on Friday sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for videos promoting racist violence that has been linked to two mass killings in the United States. Judge Patrick Field called Daniel Harris, 19, "highly dangerous" and a "propagandist for an extremist right-wing ideology". "You were…

Racism ‘systemic’ in Britain: UN experts

Racism is "structural, institutional and systemic" in Britain, a group of United Nations experts concluded on Friday, warning that people of African descent were witnessing the "erosion of their fundamental rights". Public spending cuts have exacerbated racial discrimination and intolerance, the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African…

You’re meant to move forward: Shah Rukh Khan on big…

“Pathaan” has been called the grand comeback of Shah Rukh Khan but ‘King Khan’, as the star is known among his adoring fans, on Friday said it’s all about trying to finish what one started. Quoting Ethan Hawke’s dialogue, “I never saved anything for the swim back”, from Andrew Niccol’s…

THE TOP 10 Things that made Sohrab Modi specialACTING

The pioneering actor, producer, and director introduced grandeur into the early days of Bollywood and tackled taboo topics in his films that helped turn a fledgling industry into a juggernaut. He lived and breathed cinema right up until he passed away on January 28, 1984, at the age of 86.…

50 per cent London homes now able to access full-fibre…

Full-fibre broadband means that homes can access speeds of up to a gigabit per second – more than 10 times faster than some speeds available on legacy copper connections. These faster speeds mean homes can support more devices at the same time, with much better reliability and performance. The Mayor…

Get ready for feet-tapping South Asian dance show by Sampad

Sampad is a highly respected cultural organisation that has been at the forefront of promoting South Asian arts in mainstream culture in Birmingham and the United Kingdom since 1990. Through various initiatives such as production, promotion, performances, advocacy, education, and outreach activities, Sampad supports and nurtures British Asian arts and…

‘People enjoying my content feels good’

SOME of the most exciting young creative talent emerging in India are not from the worlds of film, music or television, but Gen Z digital content creators like Naveen Singh, who is carving out his own path online. The 20-year-old from Delhi, popularly known as ‘Bihari Ladka’, has drawn in…

Nana Patekar to lead highly anticipated film The Vaccine War,…

The shoot of the much-awaited and anticipated film The Vaccine War by Vivek Agnihotri has finally come to an end and now is time he reveals the leads of the film. While the makers were keeping the cast of the film a secret, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri recently revealed that Sapthami…

‘Learning and earning on the job is a great bonus’

UMAIR PATEL, 21, is a third-year project management apprentice at BAE Systems in Samlesbury, working on military aircraft programmes. “My role supports a major F-35 fighter jet contract, ensuring project deliverables are met and that we are meeting customer expectations on the world’s largest defence project,” outlines Umair. “This is…

Meet Navjot Sawhney and Khalid Raza – winners of Rishi…

Sikh engineer Navjot Sawhney, who created hand-cranked washing machine to support families worldwide and Glasgow charity founder Khalid Raza, who recycles wheelchairs for the disabled, have won the UK prime minister Rishi Sunak's Points of Light Award. Sawhney set up the Washing Machine Project four years ago which can be…

Bestway Group buys stake in Sainsbury’s but says no offer…

Bestway Group has acquired a 3.45 per cent stake in J Sainsbury (trading as Sainsbury's), Britain's second-largest grocer, but said it was not considering an offer for the latter. The privately owned conglomerate said this in a short statement to the stock exchange and added that it "may look to…

UK soft drink taxes associated with decreased obesity in girls

According to a new study published January 26th in PLOS Medicine by Nina Rogers of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK, and colleagues, the implementation of the two-tier soft drinks industry levy in the UK in 2018 was associated with an 8 per cent reduction in obesity…

UK mulls permitting foreign students to work longer hours

Britain is weighing up allowing international students to take up more part-time jobs to address staff shortages businesses are facing.Foreign students are currently permitted to work for a maximum of 20 hours a week during term time and The Times has reported that discussions have begun within the government on…

Derby man who shot dead businessman in botched Birmingham robbery…

A Derby man who fled to Pakistan after killing a business owner in Birmingham in a botched robbery has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being extradited to the UK to face justice.In February 2016, Tahir Zarif, and three other members of his gang raided the Direct Source 3 warehouse…

‘Goonjega toh yahan sirf Jai Shri Ram’: Kangana Ranaut criticizes…

Shah Rukh Khan's recent blockbuster 'Pathaan' has drawn sneaky criticism from Kangana Ranaut for portraying Pakistan, an "enemy nation" of India, and its intelligence agency ISIS in a "good light". In the thread of tweets, Kangana wrote, "All those who are claiming Pathaan is a triumph of love over hate,…

‘Pathaan’ continues blockbuster run at BO, total worldwide collection crosses…

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's "Pathaan" continued to rake in big numbers at the global box office as the film's worldwide collection on day two reached Rs 219.6 crore (£20 million approx) the makers announced on Thursday. According to production house Yash Raj Films (YRF), the SRK-Deepika Padukone starrer raised Rs…

Indian envoy celebrates ‘remarkable’ Indian Constitution on Republic Day

The Indian High Commission in London hosted its annual Republic Day celebrations at the historic Guildhall with music, dance and glimpses from the Kartavya Path parade in New Delhi. Indian High Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami addressed the gathering of British parliamentarians, community leaders, diplomats, entrepreneurs, and members of…

India police charge 10 with homicide over bridge collapse that…

Police in India on Friday (27) charged 10 people with homicide in connection with the collapse of a colonial-era footbridge last year that killed at least 135 people, a top official told Reuters. The 145-year-old suspension bridge in the town of Morbi was packed with sightseers when it collapsed on…

Police charge man with terrorism after arrest at Leeds hospital

British police on Thursday (26) said a 27-year-old man has been charged with terrorism and other offences after he was found last week with a suspicious device in the grounds of a hospital in Leeds, in northern England. Mohammed Farooq from Leeds was charged with preparation of a terrorist act…

UK to give COVID booster dose to higher-risk groups in…

British health minister Steve Barclay said on Wednesday a COVID-19 booster vaccination would be offered in autumn this year for those at higher risk of severe disease. Earlier on Wednesday Britain's vaccine advisers, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said plans should be made to offer such a booster…

SRK’s ‘Pathaan’ sets cash register ringing with £5.5 million opening,…

Shah Rukh Khan made a grand comeback to the big screen with his new Hindi film "Pathaan" raising a whopping Rs 55 crore nett (£5.5 million) and its dubbed versions bringing in additional Rs 2 crores on the opening day, the makers announced on Thursday. According to production house Yash…

Foreign Secy wishes India on Republic Day, says looking forward…

As India celebrates its 74th Republic Day, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly extended greetings to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the people of the country. https://twitter.com/JamesCleverly/status/1618502632229961728?s=20&t=Bk4KLbT8lFEUIoWG_nM-kg Taking to his Twitter handle, Cleverly stated that the UK looks forward to another year of "friendship and cooperation." James Cleverly tweeted, "Happy Republic…

India-UK FTA has hallmarks of being global standard: Foreign Secretary

The free trade agreement (FTA) being negotiated between India and the UK has all the hallmarks of being a genuine global standard, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said on Wednesday. Addressing the annual India Global Forum (IGF) UK-India Parliamentary Lunch co-hosted by the Indian High Commission, the foreign minister highlighted the…

My playlist with Fusion

WITH more than 20 music releases to his name, Braford-born Fusion has entertained audiences with songs like Cha Sha, Jaaniye, Aashiqui and Deewani. The singer and rapper started off 2023 by teaming up with acclaimed British Asian music producer Kami K for newly released single Influencer. The dance floor-driven track,…

Decoding Katrina Kaif’s Insta story for Pathaan

Katrina Kaif who has reprised the role of Zoya an ISI agent in Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hain, an integral part of Aditya Chopra's spy universe, took to Instagram to promote Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham starrer spy thriller, Pathaan ahead of its release. In her post,…

SBI UK Introduces 50% LTV product, refreshes product range

State Bank of India (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce the re-launch of its Fixed Rate Buy-to-Let products, which offer competitive rates across a multitude of product options and introduces a new Loan-to-value band of 50 per cent aimed at low gearing borrowers. The reintroduced products offer competitive deals to…

INTERVIEW: Quality education that women get in UK is something…

For Chayn Sanjay Kohli, a second-year BSc student in Management at Warwick Business School, her journey towards gender equality and women’s empowerment started during a football league in Mumbai, her home town some years ago. At the football event, women players between 18 and 35 had taken part and since…

Here’s why we are looking forward to Regina Cassandra’s next…

The year has started on a positive note for Regina Cassandra as she will be seen in the upcoming Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke on ZEE5 Global. By the looks of the trailer, Regina has carved herself all over again to fit well in the skin of an IPS Officer. The crime…

Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan sees bumper Bollywood opening despite protests

Shah Rukh Khan's Hindi spy thriller opened to packed movie theatres in India on Wednesday in one of Bollywood's top openings on record, despite protests from some religious groups over scenes they deemed obscene. The success of "Pathaan", where Khan plays a spy fighting a militant outfit, is crucial for…

Leon Ung: ‘There are not enough roles for people like…

BEING of mixed race means benefiting from the richness of multiple cultures, but it sometimes is a hindrance when it comes to landing lead roles, child actor Leon Ung has said. After winning hearts in short film The Long Goodbye and currently seen in Netflix’s Matilda the Musical, the 12-year-old…

Pathaan release: Deepika Padukone’s saffron bikini from ‘Besharam Rang’ makes…

Ever since 'Besharam Rang', the first track of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Pathaan', came out last year, it courted controversy due to the colour of Deepika Padukone's bikini in it, leading to speculations of its removal. Now that the film has officially been released, the film's makers have decided…

Unfortunate that people have stopped trusting filmmakers: AR Rahman

Music composer AR Rahman, who has scored the music for Rajkumar Santoshi’s "Gandhi Godse: Ek Yudh", says it's unfortunate people judge films even before they watch them. Santoshi’s film is at the centre of a debate with some arguing that the film undermines the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and glorifies…

Telling the story of a match made in Bollywood heaven

WHETHER it is lead stars and a filmmaker, or amazing onscreen couples, Indian cinema has offered up perfect partnerships across the decades, which have resulted in all-time classics that entertained global audiences. Perhaps the most iconic, successful, and important Bollywood partnership of the modern era has been between actor Shah…

Photo artist puts focus on Asian female identity and heritage

IN HER quest to carve a space for Asians in UK’s art world, photographic artist Arpita Shah hopes to elicit and celebrate the country’s multicultural history, with a focus on south Asian female identity. Commissioned by Birmingham-based arts organisation GRAIN Projects and funded by Arts Council England and Birmingham City…

UK to offer £600m in pollution-cutting support for steelmakers: Report

Britain will offer grants to help its two largest steelmakers replace dirty blast furnaces with less carbon-intensive technology, media reported. The BBC reported that grants worth £600 million ($744m) will "likely" be unveiled this week for Chinese-owned British Steel and Indian-owned Tata Steel UK, to help slash damaging emissions, cut…

High-quality FTA with India a priority, says trade minister

Britain's trade minister in charge of negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with India says clinching a high-quality deal is among her top priorities for the year, while admitting the talks had hit a "bit of an impasse” which she broke by flying to New Delhi last month. In a…

Suella Braverman mulls cut to post-study student visa stay: Report

British Home Secretary Suella Braverman is said to be on a collision course with the country's education department over plans to cut the period of stay allowed for overseas students under a post-study visa route, according to a UK media report on Wednesday (25). The new Graduate Visa route, which…

Traffic pollution affects brain function: Study

According to a new study conducted by experts at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, ordinary levels of traffic pollution can damage human brain function in a matter of hours. The peer-reviewed findings, published in the journal Environmental Health, show that just two hours of exposure…

‘I’m getting threat calls…,’ India’s former Defence Minister’s son quits…

Congress leader Anil K Antony, the son of former Defence Minister A K Anthony on Wednesday (25) announced his resignation from the party, a day after he criticised the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "This is my personal decision and I do think this is the best course…

Defiant Indian students to hold more screenings of BBC documentary…

Indian students said they would show again a BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the government has dismissed as propaganda after a Tuesday campus screening was disrupted by a power cut and intimidation by rivals. The Students' Federation of India (SFI) plans to show the documentary, "India: The…

UK says 200 asylum-seeking children missing, some aged under 16

Two hundred asylum-seeking children, including some aged under 16, are missing from temporary hotel accommodation in Britain, the government said on Tuesday, raising new questions over ministers' handling of migrant arrivals. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's government is under pressure on two fronts over immigration: from those who say he is…

Dolar Amarshi Popat asks BBC to halt screening of second…

The House of Lords member Dolar Amarshi Popat on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Director General of BBC Broadcasting House Tim Davie asking him to stop the screening of the second part of the documentary series to avoid exasperating the already tense situation between British Hindus and Muslims in…

Why making migrants feel welcome matters

DOWNING STREET had a make-over last week. There were hanging lanterns in the staircases alongside the portraits of former prime ministers. Cherry blossom and auspicious orchids decorated the reception rooms. Rishi Sunak was celebrating Lunar New Year, noting that the year of the rabbit’s traditional association with peace and prosperity…

Photographer Bunshri Chandaria to launch artist book depicting dementia experience…

Celebrated photographer Bunshri Chandaria will on Sunday (29) launch Silent Voice, an artist's book depicting a photographic exploration of dementia at an event hosted by St Alban's Museum and Gallery. The book-launching event will include 'an artist in conversation' talks with publisher Eddie Ephraums and a multi-media installation designed to…

Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes government’s vision to tackle dementia crisis

Alzheimer’s Research UK has welcomed the government's commitment to increase healthy life expectancy, reduce ill-health and tackle the UK’s dementia crisis as part of its new major conditions strategy, a statement said. The charity said that it wants to see the concept of brain health embedded within the strategy as…

Indian documentaries All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers make…

Indian documentary All That Breathes and the short documentary film The Elephant Whisperers are now in the race for the Oscars! All That Breathes is now in the race to bag the Oscars this year in the 'Documentary Feature Film' category. The film, directed by filmmaker Shaunak Sen, revolves around…

Guj: VHP withdraws protest against Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan after…

The Gujarat unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday withdrew its protest against Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Pathaan”, a day before its release, expressing satisfaction over the removal of “objectionable” contents from the film. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has revised the “obscene song” and “lewd words”…

HMRC urges 3.4 million customers to complete self assessment of…

The HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has urged fewer than 3.4 million customers to complete self assessment of tax returns as the deadline is on 31 January, a statement said. More than 12 million customers are expected to file a tax return for the 2021 to 2022 tax year and…

British Board of Film Classification gives 12A rating to Shah…

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's "Pathaan '' has received a '12A' rating from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) ahead of its release on Wednesday. The BBFC shared the rating for "Pathaan" on its official website along with detailed rating information. As per the rating system, no one younger than…

Fugitive businessman Atul Gupta loses bid to get new S…

Atul Gupta, one of the three Gupta brothers now in self-exile in Dubai, has lost a high court bid to get a new passport from the South African government. Atul, Ajay, and Rajesh Gupta are accused of siphoning billions of rands from South African parastatals through their close association with…

Not familiar with BBC documentary, very familiar with shared ‘democratic…

The US is not familiar with the BBC documentary, but it is familiar with the shared “democratic values” that connect Washington and New Delhi, a US State Department spokesperson has said. The two-part BBC series, titled "India: The Modi Question" claimed it investigated certain aspects relating to the 2002 Gujarat…

Freedom fighter Netaji’s birth anniversary marked with tributes, exhibition in…

The 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Parakram Diwas, was marked with tributes and a special diaspora portrait exhibition at the Indian High Commission in London. The special event, hosted by the Indian High Commission in London on Monday evening, brought together community leaders and members of the…

Banknote printer De La Rue refutes corruption allegations in India

Banknote printer De La Rue, one of Britain's oldest listed companies, has said that it had been made aware of an investigation by Indian authorities into a former Indian finance secretary Arvind Mayaram in which the historical activities of De La Rue in India prior to 2016 have been implicated.…

Retrial of TikTok star Mahek Bukhari and others over murder…

A retrial of TikTok star Mahek Bukhari, her mother Ansreen and six others for murder has will begin on April 17.All defendants have been charged with the murder of two 21-year-old men - Saqib Hussain and Hashim Ijazuddin - who died in a high-speed car chase at Six Hills junction…

Athiya Shetty-KL Rahul exude charm in first official wedding photos

Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul dropped their first wedding pictures on Monday and they look like a regal couple. The couple tied the knot in Suniel Shetty's Khandala farmhouse on Monday. Talking about the new bride and groom's outfit, Athiya opted for a neutral-toned lehenga with a heavy polki embellished…

‘We are stretched’ and A&E department is ‘on a knife…

Accident and emergency departments in UK hospitals are reeling under enormous pressure due to a shortage of beds and strikes by staff during the thick of flu season.A record 54,532 people waited for more than 12 hours once arriving at A&E in December, according to NHS England.The average wait for…

Tata Steel ‘studying’ UK government support package

Tata Steel said on Monday that it is studying the British government’s support package plans for the steel industry and will consider it carefully before arriving at strategic decisions on the future of its UK business. It comes amid British media reports that Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is set to sign…

South Asian food group Vibrant Foods appoints Damian Guha as…

Vibrant Foods, Europe's biggest south Asian food group, has announced the appointment of Damian Guha as its new chief executive officer (CEO) and Nish Kankiwala as non-executive chair. Guha will replace Umesh Parmer, the current CEO who moves to the role of managing director (MD) and will oversee operations, supply…

Three teens charged over Khalfan Seif murder in Huddersfield

Three persons have been charged with murder and robbery in connection to the murder of Khalfan Seif in Huddersfield on January 14. Seif, 33, was brutally stabbed at his residence in Springdale Avenue around 11 pm. He was rushed to hospital but could not be saved. The three accused, all…

We have a beautiful relationship: Deepika Padukone on her blockbuster…

Ahead of the highly anticipated release of Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Pathaan', the film's female lead Deepika Padukone recently spoke about how her magical pairing with SRK has always managed to deliver a blockbuster. Deepika made her Bollywood debut in 2007 alongside the superstar in 'Om Shanti Om'. Following that…

Leicester woman believes prompt treatment could have saved elderly father

A Leicester woman believes her ailing father would not have died if he had received prompt treatment during the Christmas-New Year period when the healthcare system came under pressure.Gurmukh Banwait, 75, complained of breathing difficulties on December 26 but there were delays in the ambulance service. On December 28, he…

Akshay Kumar hails PM Modi for urging BJP workers to…

Superstar Akshay Kumar on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for asking BJP workers to refrain from making unnecessary remarks on films. In his address to the BJP national executive meeting on Tuesday, PM Modi suggested party workers refrain from making unnecessary remarks on irrelevant issues such as movies, saying…

Early conclusion of India-UK free trade deal now ‘down to…

Even as India and the United Kingdom recently wrapped up round six of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), Britain's High Commissioner Alex Ellis highlighted that after covering a lot of ground now the question is down to not just the technical details but political will on both…

Will get married when right girl comes along, bar ‘very…

Viewed as India’s most eligible bachelor by some, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says he’ll get married when the right girl comes along and part of the problem is that his parents' “really lovely marriage” has set the bar very high. In a free-wheeling, light-hearted chat on food and travel platform…

Married Hindu girl abducted, raped after she refused to convert…

A married Hindu girl abducted from Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has said she was threatened by her kidnappers to convert to Islam and raped after she refused to change her religion, the latest in a string of such atrocities committed against members of the minority community. The girl said in…

Jemima Khan: ‘I hope my film What’s Love Got To…

British screenwriter and producer Jemima Khan, who is also known as Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith, is presently busy promoting her forthcoming film What’s Love Got To Do With It? Directed by Shekhar Kapur, the film stars Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, Emma Thompson, Sajal Aly, Oliver Chris, Asim Chaudhry, and…

Petition demands independent probe into BBC series on Modi

A new online petition has demanded an independent probe into a "serious breach" by the BBC in its duties as a public broadcaster in the UK over the controversial documentary series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ‘Call for an Independent Investigation into the BBC over Modi documentary’ on Change.Org, which…

Kareena Kapoor reacts to ‘Boycott Bollywood trend, says ‘If there…

Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan recently at an event reacted to the rising 'Boycott Bollywood' trend. On Sunday, Kareena attended the Indian Chamber of Commerce-Young Leaders Forum event in Kolkata. And during the discussion, speaking about the 'Boycott Bollywood' trend, she said, "I don't agree with it at all. If…

India FTA can be clinched this year, but no more…

The India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) is expected to be clinched this year but it won't involve any boost of free movement visa offers for Indians, British trade minister in charge of the negotiations has said. Kemi Badenoch, who was in New Delhi last month to kick off the sixth…

Rishi Sunak scores over Boris Johnson in new survey

Prime Minster Rishi Sunak is seen as more trustworthy, more economically competent and more likely to win votes than his former boss, Boris Johnson, in a new survey of voting intentions that was released on Saturday.The Savanta ComRes survey for The Independent newspaper found that Johnson’s perceived popularity as the Conservative…

Protests in Stockholm, including Koran-burning, draw strong condemnation from Turkey

Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden's bid to join NATO, including the burning of a copy of the Koran, sharply heightened tensions with Turkey at a time when the Nordic country needs Ankara's backing to gain entry to the military alliance."We condemn in the strongest possible terms…

Pooja Entertainment’s biggest action-entertainer Bade Miyan Chote Miyan begins filming…

There has been a lot of buzz around Pooja Entertainment's upcoming massive action entertainer Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. The film brings together two of the biggest action heroes of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar, and Tiger Shroff, a combination that will surely be a delight for audiences. Prithviraj Sukumaran joins this spectacle…

Actor Nora Fatehi has always been jealous of Jacqueline Fernandez,…

In a recent development, where Economic Offences Wings of Delhi Police has filed a supplementary chargesheet in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case, alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar on Saturday claimed that Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi has always been jealous of Jacqueline Fernandez. Sukesh in a press statement issued…

Foreign pupils ‘win-win’

EARLIER in the autumn, briefings from the Home Office appeared to indicate that the UK government was seriously considering limiting the number of international students to help reduce net migration. At that time one of us, along with 13 other vice-chancellors, joined with the former education secretary, Justine Greening, to…

India’s PM Modi can play key role in facilitating talks…

There is a need for someone who can bring Ukraine and Russia to the table for talks and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can play a key role in facilitating the negotiations between the two warring neighbours, a veteran French journalist said. However, at this moment it looks "extremely difficult"…

‘Strong trade deal with India could boost UK economy by…

The Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and the United Nations at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Lord Tariq Ahmad said that a strong trade deal with India could boost the economy by billions of pounds over the long term. "A strong trade…

Lord Rami Ranger lodges protest with BBC over documentary series…

Lord Rami Ranger, a prominent member of the House of Lords of the UK Parliament, has lodged a protest with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) over its documentary series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I am appalled by the documentary produced by the BBC implicating the Hon. Prime Minister of…

PM Modi is one of the most powerful persons on…

British-Indian parliamentarian Lord Karan Bilimoria on January 19 referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "one of the most powerful persons on the planet", while underscoring the importance of the UK's ties with the fastest-growing major economy in the world. "To conclude, as a boy, Narendra Modi sold tea at…

Prime Video celebrates golden era of 90s Hindi pulp movies…

A Vice Studios Production and created by maverick filmmaker Vasan Bala, the unscripted Amazon Original series will premiere in India and across 240 countries and territories worldwide starting January 20 Amazon Original Reality docu-series Cinema Marte Dum Tak takes audiences behind the scenes into the never-seen-before fascinating and undocumented world…

Javed Akhtar on #BoycottBollywood trend: We should respect Indian films

Films are in the DNA of the country and we must "respect Indian films", said noted lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar on Friday as he responded to a question about the social media trend of #BoycottBollywood at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) here. Akhtar termed Indian cinema "one of…

Birmingham cop Shaukat Zaman cleared of sexual assault on woman…

A police officer in Birmingham has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman after going to her home to repair her gas cooker. It had been alleged that the cop named Shaukat Zaman forced his tongue into the mouth of the woman, a mother, after asking her about matters that…

BBC defends Modi documentary as ‘rigorously researched’

The BBC on Friday (20) defended its controversial series on prime minister Narendra Modi as a “rigorously researched” documentary that sought to highlight important issues, a day after the Indian government condemned the programme as a “propaganda piece” lacking objectivity. “The documentary was rigorously researched according to the highest editorial…

MP urges UK government to ‘redouble efforts’ for Jagtar Singh…

Scottish National Party MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has urged the UK government to secure the release of a Sikh campaigner who has been in the custody of Indian authorities for more than five years. Jagtar Singh Johal was arrested in Punjab when he was shopping with his wife in November 2017.…

Leicester violence: Police release new images of accused after Muslim…

Police have released 16 new images appealing for public help to identify the men in connection with the investigation into the disorder in Leicester last autumn. A Muslim group expressed had concerns after the force had released the previous set of images earlier this month. In a statement posted on…

Mental health racial bias ‘still persists’ and on some key…

The joint committee on the draft mental health bill has said that mental health racial bias still persists and may even be getting worse. The report urged ministers to use legislation to address racial disparity which is prevalent in the mental health sector in England and Wales, The Guardian reported.…

‘As Asian girls, we often are encouraged to stick to…

Anita Saha, who is the reigning Miss England Manchester 2022/23 and Miss World England finalist, recently finished her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at The University of Manchester and has now begun a master’s of research degree this year to pursue her career aspirations in Medical Research and Development. In an exclusive interview with Eastern Eye, the 21-year-old speaks about her…

UK police ‘looking into’ video of Sunak sans seatbelt

British police will be "looking into" a video in which prime minister Rishi Sunak can be seen riding in a car without a seatbelt -- an "error of judgment" for which he has apologised, according to Downing Street. In Thursday's (19) video, produced for distribution on Sunak's social media channels,…

EYE SPY: Ranveer Singh: Real deal or king of lucky…

IS RANVEER SINGH a talented movie star or an over-rated actor who has got lucky? I have always thought it was the latter, but many disagree and believe he is a big screen idol with bags of talent. Now that he has had three epic failures in a row, it…

Mob is out of control now: Kashyap on PM Modi…

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advice to his party workers to stop commenting on movies comes late as the "mob is out of control now". According to party sources, in his address at the BJP national executive on Monday, PM Modi had suggested party workers…

Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan in February: Senior PML-N…

Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to return to the country next month to end his over three-year self-exile in the United Kingdom, some senior leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said on Thursday. Punjab province Governor Baligur Rehman of PML-N said Nawaz's daughter and PML-N chief organiser…

Rishi Sunak defends Modi in Parliament over controversial BBC documentary

Defending Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the British Parliament, Rishi Sunak distanced himself from the BBC documentary series, saying he "doesn't agree with the characterization" of his Indian counterpart. Sunak made these remarks on the controversial documentary that was raised in the Parliament by Pakistan-origin MP Imran Hussain. "The UK…

Football has been used for fuelling racism, far right activity,…

Member parliamentarians of the Women and Equalities Committee of the UK parliament was on Wednesday (18) told that that game of football has been 'used to fuel racism, far right activity and misogyny'. According to a report by the Mirror, campaigner Shaista Aziz told the committee that there were "two…

Bhavik Haria: My mission is to make bhajan music more…

The UK live music has been thriving since lockdown was lifted, with singers from all genres entertaining audiences. One of the most unique has been British Asian singer Bhavik Haria. The talented vocalist has taken bhajans to the live arena, connecting spiritual music rooted in Indian tradition with cross-generational audiences,…

UK gambling: The facts you need to know!

The UK’s online gambling industry is one of the largest in the world, let alone Europe. Over the years, it has also grown at an accelerating rate, as has the gambling industry in many other countries, with the pandemic and the constant stream of new technological innovations. Whether you are…

I only wanted to be an action hero: Shah Rukh…

Shah Rukh Khan, who is gearing up for his upcoming action thriller 'Pathaan', revealed his 32-year-long dream of being an action hero on the big screen in the latest video. In a 'Pathaan conversations with Shah Rukh Khan' video released by the producers, Yash Raj Films, SRK said, "I came…

Multi-award-winning RRR streaming exclusively on ZEE5 Global in original language…

The RRRoar gets louder. Days after the coveted Golden Globe win, the SS Rajamouli creation continues to script history with its latest wins at the prestigious Critics Choice Awards (CCA), winning Best Song, for M.M. Keeravani’s Naatu Naatu and Best Foreign Language film at CCA. This follows its recent win…

How the UK Gambling Market Is Growing

Out of the many industries that exist around the world, some significantly outperform others in terms of financial performance. They see almost continuous overall growth and attract numerous new clients each year. Gambling is one industry that is experiencing expansive growth. Starting as a pastime that allowed players to try…

Film bodies hail PM Modi as he warns his party…

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told Bharatiya Janata Party workers and leaders to refrain from making unnecessary comments on movies. His stern message comes amid controversies around Bollywood films that have been facing strong opposition from some BJP leaders for some time for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments. The…

Return of a music maestro

SHE has delivered stunning albums, sung superb songs, composed amazing music, and done great cross-cultural collaborations, but Bombay Jayashri has always been at her very best on stage. One of the world’s greatest live performers, she has been entertaining global audiences for decades and setting an undeniably high standard for…

Kumail Nanjiani on new series Welcome to Chippendales: ‘It’s the…

Pakistani-American actor, comedian, and screenwriter Kumail Nanjiani, who is known for his role in the popular HBO comedy series Silicon Valley and for co-writing and starring in the romantic comedy film The Big Sick, was recently busy promoting his new series Welcome to Chippendales, which first finished its run in…

Shah Rukh Khan is a gentleman: Vijay Sethupathi on teaming…

Actor Vijay Sethupathi says Shah Rukh Khan was a gentleman who never let his stardom come in the way of their collaboration in Atlee's film "Jawan". The south superstar said they often discussed scenes together and had a great time. "I had a good time working on 'Jawan’ with Atlee…

Two illegal immigration agents held in case related to death…

Two agents were arrested for facilitating illegal immigration almost a year after four members of a family from Gujarat froze to death near the Canada-US border while trying to cross into the US, police said on Sunday. Ahmedabad crime branch officials arrested the agents from Kalol in Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad,…

‘Harry often wants to have his cake and eat it…

“CAN you make no use of your discontent?” is one of Prince Harry’s lines in his rare foray into performing Shakespeare, where he was cast as the drunken playboy Conrade in an Eton production of Much Ado About Nothing. Harry’s own discontents now divide opinion sharply. Spare has become the…

Nurses in England stage new walk-out over pay

Nurses across England began two days of strikes over pay on Wednesday, threatening fresh disruption for patients in the creaking state-run health service, as new figures showed inflation still surging. The walkout comes after nurses held their union's first stoppage in more than a century last month, joining a wave…

Sharadkumar Parikh, former NCGO president & Geeta Foundation trustee, passes…

Sharadkumar Balmukund Parikh, former president of the erstwhile National Congress of Gujarat Organisations UK (NCGO); committee member and trustee of Sardar Patel Memorial Society UK; and trustee of the Geeta Foundation, passed away on Friday (13) after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 74 and is survived by wife…

Watch: Fake video of Rishi Sunak hosting traditional Pongal lunch…

A video went viral on Tuesday (17) apparently showing staff members of the UK prime minister's office celebrating the traditional south Indian festival of Pongal. However, fact-checkers later debunked the video and clarified that the clip was not from Rishi Sunak's office but from Waterloo in Canada where the Tamil…

Is it Bade Miyan Chote Miyan? Tiger Shroff hints at…

Tiger Shroff is all set to take it to the next level in 2023. The 'War' actor latest post teased fans with a hint of the biggest film of his career and we guess it is 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan'. Taking to his Instagram, Tiger shared his video in which…

Pramukh Swami Maharaj centenary: More than 12m pay tributes during…

His Holiness (HH) Pramukh Swami Maharaj (1921-2016), the fifth spiritual successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, was on Sunday (15) given a grand devotional tribute in the closing ceremony of his centenary celebrations in India in the divine presence of HH Mahant Swami Maharaj, his spiritual successor. In the month-long festival, more…

Milap to showcase the best of UK Indo-Jazz at Liverpool…

Across two nights in February, Milap and The Liverpool International Jazz Festival will be showcasing the very best of UK Indo-Jazz, featuring Zoe Rahman and the Milap Indo-Jazz Club, as well as British Asian bass sensation, Shez Raja. Bringing together six of the UK’s top musicians across Jazz and Indian…

ZEE5 Global announces new crime thriller Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke starring…

ZEE5 Global, the world's largest streaming platform for South Asian content, set a benchmark for thrillers in 2022. From hit releases like Abhay 3 to Rangbaaz – Darr Ki Rajneeti and Duranga, the platform saw a successful year and is now ready to bring its next original, Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke,…

Indian Sarod maestro brothers Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayan Ali Bangash…

Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, renowned Indian classical Sarod players and brothers, presented an enthralling performance at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences on Wednesday (11) as part of the hotel's Rendezvous event series. The occasion was graced by members of Taj's own private members club, Taj,…

UK home secretary orders extradition of arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari…

British Home Secretary Suella Braverman has ordered the extradition of Sanjay Bhandari, an accused middleman and consultant in arms deals, to India to face charges of tax evasion and money laundering. According to Home Office sources, the extradition was ordered last week and Bhandari now has 14 days until the…

Apollo Tyres (UK) announced Top Employer in UK: ‘It will…

Apollo Tyres (UK) Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Apollo Tyres Ltd, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tyres, has been recognised as a Top Employer in the UK. The certification, awarded by the Top Employers Institute, a global authority on HR excellence, was based on an in-depth survey of…

Pakistan-based LeT’s deputy leader Abdul Rehman Makki designated global terrorist…

In a major diplomatic victory for India, Abdul Rehman Makki was designated a global terrorist by the UN after China lifted its hold on a joint India-US proposal to blacklist the deputy chief of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba. The UN Security Council’s 1267 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee…

Former Conservative treasurer Malik Karim makes a fortune with pandemic-time…

Malik Karim, a former Conservative Party treasurer, earned £13.8 million in 2022 from his boutique investment bank after advising on several takeover deals before the war in Ukraine broke out in February. According to The Sunday Times which reported it, Karim's payout from Fenchurch Advisory Partners, of which he is…

UK government to block controversial Scottish gender law

The UK government will block Scotland's controversial gender reform bill, Scotland Secretary Alister Jack said on Monday in a move that is likely to set up a legal showdown between the two governments. Jack said he was concerned that the move by the devolved legislature in Edinburgh to make it…

Chesterfield Pizza Hut worker banned from roads over drink-driving

A Chesterfield Pizza Hut worker has been disqualified from driving for 22 months for drink driving, according to a report. Sukhpreet Singh,25, of Higher Albert Street, Chesterfiel, was sentenced at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving, reported Derbyshire Live. The report stated that when Singh was…

Australia: Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple vandalised with anti-Hindu graffiti

The Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Australia's Carrum Downs has been vandalised with anti-Hindu graffiti. This has left Australia's Indian-Australian community in shock, The Australia Today reported. This comes a week after the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Australia's Mill Park was smeared with anti-India and anti-Hindu graffiti. The act came…

Lord Rami Ranger hosts special dinner in support of Maidenhead…

Long-time Tory supporter Lord Rami Ranger CBE has hosted a special dinner in support of the Maidenhead Conservative association at the Carlton Club in London on January 11. Former prime minister Theresa May MP was the guest of honour and Indian high commissioner Vikram Doraiswami was the special guest at…

FTA talks with EU, UK are on track: Indian govt…

The ongoing negotiations of India for the proposed comprehensive free trade agreements with the UK and European Union (EU) are on track and the next round of talks with both regions will happen soon, a top government official said on Monday. India has recently concluded the sixth round of talks…

Outstanding Oshwal community members recognised with New Year Honours

Oshwal Connect, a network dedicated to bringing together members of the Oshwal community, has awarded Year New Year Honours to 30 outstanding achievers.The awardees chosen from 12 countries have contributed to various fields including charity, mental health, golfing, hospitality and music and encouraged diversity, inclusion and equality in their fields.…

India envoy Vikram Doraiswami visits Stockport in landmark visit; discusses…

His Excellency Vikram Doraiswami, the Indian high commissioner to the UK, recently paid a visit to Stockport in what constituted the first-ever visit by an Indian envoy to Stockport Borough. In Stockport, Doraiswami was given a tour round Christy Towels of England, which supplies and sponsors Wimbledon, and is owned…

London comes together to raise awareness about changes to democratic…

The Greater London Authority (GLA) and Shout Out UK (SOUK) have launched an unprecedented and impartial public awareness campaign about forthcoming changes to the voting system to ensure every eligible Londoner can continue to access their civic and democratic rights. The campaign, which is backed by boroughs, civil society groups,…

Pakistan captain Babar Azam lands in fresh row as internet…

Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam is not having the best of time on the ground as his team has faced some humiliating losses at home of late, including a 0-3 defeat against England in Tests but now it seems the ace batter has courted a serious off-the-ground controversy as well.…

London court allows appeal over UK’s Rwanda migrant plan

London’s High Court on Monday granted permission to a group of asylum seekers to appeal against a ruling that Britain’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda is lawful. Judges Clive Lewis and Jonathan Swift allowed a bid to take a legal challenge over Britain’s policy to the Court of Appeal.…

Did You Know These Bollywood Stars Enjoy Casinos?

Luxury and opulence are the hallmarks of Bollywood celebrities. The things that bring them joy, comfort, and happiness are the things they love to spend money on. The practice of gambling has been one of the few sources of entertainment and enjoyment for celebrities. There is an obsession with card…

UK got richer at India’s expense, Russia says, rubbishes British…

Amid its growing confrontation with the West, particularly in the wake of the intervention in Ukraine, Russia has slammed the UK saying the latter caused "real damage to the people of India" with its colonial policies and caused millions of deaths. Russia's foreign ministry said this on Saturday (14) while…

UN experts to tour UK to investigate ‘racial discrimination’

UN experts will investigate discrimination and examine the situation of people of African descent in the country.Beginning their visit with a meeting with equalities minister Kemi Badenoch in London, they will travel around Britain this week to collect evidence of racism, xenophobia and “Afrophobia”, The Telegraph reported.The experts seek to…

Thousands of families opt for mediation scheme to avoid costly…

Thousands of families in the UK could now avoid the stress and expenses of lengthy courtroom battles through a breakthrough mediation scheme. The country's government could reveal on Monday (16) that the scheme has provided over 13,500 mediation vouchers worth £500 to separating couples in order to assist them in…

India, UK sign, exchange letters to formalise Young Professional Scheme…

High Commissioner of India to the UK, Vikram K Doraiswami and Matthew Rycroft, the permanent secretary at the Home Office of the UK signed and exchanged letters for formalising the Young Professional Scheme at an event in London on Monday. The event took place at the High Commission of India…

Man arrested after uranium found at UK’s Heathrow Airport

A man in his 60s has been arrested in connection with an investigation linked to the discovery of traces of uranium found in a cargo package at London's Heathrow Airport, the UK Metropolitan Police said on Sunday. The man was arrested on suspicion of a terror offence on Saturday and…

Prime Video gives a special treat to Vijay Sethupathi’s fans…

On Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi’s birthday, Prime Video drops an intriguing video of their upcoming crime thriller Farzi, featuring the actor as Michael, a supercop on the hunt for con artist Sunny aka Artist, played by Shahid Kapoor. The video gives a glimpse into the life of the fiery police…

Taste with a twist could be the real deal in…

TWISTS on classic dishes and a renewed effort to tackle waste are set to be among the trends in 2023 to give fans of south Asian cuisine food for thought. Leading chefs have predicted what they believe will be popular this year – with experimentation leading the way and a…

‘Asian pensioners need help to avoid slipping into poverty’

URGENT action needs to be taken to prevent more Asian elderly people being plunged into poverty, charities and MPs have urged. They have also backed calls to raise the state pension amount further, to lower the threshold for auto-enrolment in workplace pension schemes and for more education for workers of…

Lost Mary 3500 Puffs Disposable Device – Vape Online Store

The Lost Mary 3500 has been priced at £29.99 in the UK and it's not a particularly expensive piece of equipment for such a long-lasting taste. You might be able to find a cheaper price, but there is no need to look for that because this gadget will last you for…

Nadhim Zahawi agrees to pay millions in tax after dispute…

Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi has agreed to pay several million pounds in tax to settle a dispute with authorities over his family’s financial affairs, media reports said.His move follows questions raised over whether the former chancellor avoided tax by using his family’s offshore trust to hold shares in the…

Sunak says will send heavy tanks to Ukraine

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday pledged to provide heavy tanks to Ukraine to help Kyiv's forces "push Russian troops back".Sunak made the pledge to supply the tanks and additional artillery systems as a sign of the UK’s "ambition to intensify our support to Ukraine", according to a readout…

Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck dies due to bacterial meningitis –…

Legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck, ‘suddenly’ died this week at the age of 78. Taking to Instagram, his team wrote, “On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing.” According to their statement, his team revealed that he…

‘Not even British forced it’: Opposition slams reported move of…

Opposition Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab on Friday (13) strongly opposed the reported move of induction of helmets for Sikh soldiers in the Army. Senior Congress leader and former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that Sikhs bravely fought the 1962, 1965, 1971 wars and the…

Young woman dreams of ‘full head of hair’ but in…

It is estimated that in the UK, trichotillomania, or TTM, affects around 350,000 people. and most of them are women. According to the NHS, TTM, also known as trich, is when a person cannot resist the urge to pull out their hair. They may reportedly pull out the hair on…

Relentless Trevor Noah hits back at Britain again: ‘The UK…

Former The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has lashed out at Britain again saying the country wishes to believe that it exists in some post-racial utopia. In a recent interview with The Times, the South African comedian-political commentator who dons many other hats, said, "The UK wishes to believe it…

Lakhman Arjan Vara, Conservative MP Shailesh Vara’s father, dies at…

Lakhman Arjan Vara, the father of Conservative parliamentarian Shailesh Vara, passed away in London on Tuesday (10). He was 98. He was born in Ranavav in Porbandar district of the western Indian state of Gujarat on September 7, 1924. The day of the funeral was yet to be known. The…

Pooja Bhatt hits out at trolls questioning Jr NTR’s accent…

Headlined by Jr. NTR and Ram Charan, the Telugu-language Indian film RRR (2022) is on a winning spree at various prestigious award ceremonies across the world. The latest historic win that the film scored came on Wednesday when it bagged the Golden Globes Awards for its super energetic song “Naatu…

Racist nurse who called colleague ‘the black one’ to be…

An NHS nurse in Croydon who called colleague 'the black one' to be struck off from service for misconduct and racist behaviour, according to a report. Katrina Mclaughlin, who was a registered nurse with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, was suspended with the intention of being struck off after the…

The Benefits of Attending Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to drugs, attending Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings can be a beneficial way to get help and support. NA meetings waukegan provide an open and safe space for individuals to share their experiences and struggles, as well as receive encouragement from…

UK government to introduce new passport fees for all applications…

The UK government is set to introduce new passport fees for all applications from February 2, marking for the first time in five years a rise in the cost of applying for the document. The proposals to change the fees, which are subject to parliamentary scrutiny, will include: The fee…

More than 100 hook steps tried before ‘Naatu Naatu’ moves…

Some 100 variations of the hook steps, two months of rehearsals, and 20 days of shooting… that's what went into creating the perfectly synthesised moves in the global hit "Naatu Naatu" from the film RRR, says choreographer Prem Rakshith. The track, filmed on the movie's leading stars Jr NTR and…

‘We need to foster religious inclusivity all year round’

World Religion Day shines an important light on the topic of religious equality, encouraging peace and understanding between different religious groups. However, we still have much more to do to ensure open and empathetic discussion around religion happens all year round. This is especially apparent in the workplace, with our…

UK charitable body funds sanitary pad-making plant in Uganda to…

Lives of up to 50,000 Ugandan girls and women were set to witness a significant improvement as the Ugandan Red Cross Society (URCS) joined hands with a charitable foundation from the UK for the purpose of setting up a manufacturing plant for reusable sanitary pads. The upcoming plant in Namakwa…

‘Pagdi’ sturdier than helmets, protects Sikhs from every trouble: Ex-Punjab…

The central government should reconsider a proposal by the Indian Army to purchase helmets for Sikh soldiers, according to former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa who pointed out that turbans have been protecting Sikhs so far from "every trouble." "Sikhs posted in the army in England, America,…

Resetting ties, UK’s Sunak to have private dinner with Scotland’s…

British prime minister Rishi Sunak will travel to Scotland and meet first minister Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday (19) for a private working dinner, as part of efforts to reset the two nations' strained ties. Sunak makes his first official visit to Scotland since taking office in October at a time…

Cricket Hall of Fame, US, endorses India’s Road Safety World…

In a first since 1981, Cricket Hall of Fame (CHOF) has endorsed the Road Safety World Series, a T20 cricket league played in India by former players to create awareness towards road safety in India and around the globe. In a meeting held virtually among the CHOF board members in…

161 Met officers on restricted duties over racism, sexual misconduct…

There has been a rise in the number of Metropolitan Police officers put on restricted duties because of ongoing investigations into allegations of racism or sexual misconduct levelled against them.While 43 officers were not allowed to hold public-facing roles at the end of November because of the allegations of racism,…

UK review of ‘golden’ visas for millionaires finds links to…

The British government said on Thursday that a small number of people who were granted so-called "golden visas" for millionaire investors might have obtained their wealth through corruption or organised crime. The government last year scrapped the visas, which offered a route to residency for those investing at least 2…

What’s On: Sufi Rock and Bollywood with Irfan Ahmed

LIVE PERFORMANCE RAISE THE ROOF When: Saturday January 14 Where: Opera House, 3 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HP What: A live concert promoting mental health and wellbeing, headlined by popular British Asian singers Malkit Singh, Navin Kundra, and Arjun, who will be performing bhangra, Bollywood and r’n’b hits. www.atgtickets.com ATTAULLAH…

‘The response to Thunivu is mind blowing’, says producer Boney…

The response to the much-awaited 2023 Tamil film Thunivu has been shocking. The tickets were sold out on day one across all cinemas including special shows in over 130/140 cinemas in Tamil Nadu & social media hasn’t stopped buzzing about the grand-scale production, incredible acting & much more. Producer Boney…

My Top 10-Rajniesh Duggal

SUPERMODEL TURNED ACTOR Rajniesh Duggal won the title of Grasim Mr India 2003, and made his cinema debut with successful 2008 horror film 1920. He has been entertaining audiences ever since then by mixing accomplished performances in movies with winning turns on top TV dramas, such as Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran…

‘We know Madhubala, Kareena Kapoor to Deepika Padukone, but India…

Pakistani actress Sanam Saeed, who is best known for playing the role of Kashaf Murtaza in Momina Duraid’s popular show Zindagi Gulzar Hai, also starring Fawad Khan and Mahir Khan, has said in an interview that while several generations in Pakistan grew up on films and content from Bollywood and…

EYE SPY: Why gambling on one-hit wonders is risky business

WHETHER it is a genre, a musical trend or a supposed hot new star, Bollywood loves jumping onto a bandwagon, and most of the time it just doesn’t work. In terms of ideas, this has been apparent with the awful number of cover versions of classic songs that keep ruining…

Nutritionist shares foods with ‘miraculous powers’ that help ‘slow down’…

As we begin to age, the foods we consume on a regular basis can greatly affect our overall fitness, appearance, quality of life, and risk of contracting diseases. Various nutrients help to support the natural ageing process and according to some experts, certain nutrients may even help to slow down…

Imperial College London welcomes India high commissioner Vikram Doraiswami to…

The Imperial College London on Tuesday (10) welcomed the Indian high commissioner to the UK, His Excellency Vikram Doraiswami, to discuss deepening ties between the UK and India. The College has been growing research connections with the South Asian nation in fields such as sustainability, public health, and water management.…

Shah Rukh Khan’s secret to happiness: Keep your lows to…

"Keep your lows to yourself" was how Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan responded on Thursday when he was asked to share the secret to his happiness during a fan interaction on social media. The 56-year-old actor, who is conducting frequent Q&A sessions on Twitter ahead of the release of his…

Lot of hard work has been put into making Pathaan:…

Bollywood star John Abraham on Thursday thanked fans for showering love on the trailer of his highly-anticipated film Pathaan, describing the action spy thriller as a "biggie" that is a result of a lot of hard work. The actor completes 20 years in cinema next week and said the release…

Hope Shehzada crosses £20 million-mark: Kartik Aaryan

Calling Shehzada a “family mass entertainer”, actor Kartik Aaryan on Thursday said he hopes the upcoming film crosses the £20 million milestone at the box office. Aaryan, whose Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was among the handful of hit films to come out of Bollywood in 2022, said the success of the…

Standing up for talented females

BBC ASIAN NETWORK listeners will know about the winning personality of popular radio presenter Noreen Khan. The radio and TV host has taken that infectious energy onto the live circuit as a stand-up comedian and entertained audiences around the UK. Her biggest triumph has been spearheading the path-breaking Ladies Of…

Alzheimer’s Research UK seeks volunteers to boost dementia awareness in…

Alzheimer’s Research UK, a leading charity specialising in finding preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia, is helping people from south Asian communities in Leicester with the opportunity to sign up to become Dementia Community Champions and contribute towards spreading awareness and understanding around the condition. In a press release,…

Amrish Puri Death Anniversary: Revisit his iconic dialogues that continue…

Amrish Puri was arguably one of the finest actors in the Indian film industry. He was so prolific that no Hindi film was complete without his presence. With his intense baritone and imposing presence, Puri always managed to bring magic to the characters. After making his acting debut as a…

Pakistan denies uranium-tainted cargo found at Heathrow Airport came from…

Pakistan on Thursday (12) rejected the reports in British media that a uranium-tainted cargo package that landed at London's Heathrow Airport last month originated from Karachi, saying the news is "not factual". The BBC reported on Wednesday that British counterterrorism police were investigating after border officers seized cargo contaminated with…

600 people are diagnosed with leprosy every day; Your chance…

UK-based charity, Lepra has been at the forefront of treatment, care, support, and research of leprosy for the last 99 years. Over its long history, Lepra has gained important insights into this highly complex disease. It also helped develop the first effective cure for leprosy in the 1950s. Therefore, for…

Prince Harry hits out at press over reports of Afghan…

Prince Harry has hit back at "hurtful" responses to his record-selling memoir, saying he was particularly upset by the "lie" he had boasted that he had killed 25 people in Afghanistan when serving as a military helicopter pilot. In his book "Spare", King Charles's younger son recounts his two tours…

Rock like a homemade hurricane

SPARKLING new music star Maya Lakhani emerged during the dark days of lockdown and has been shining brightly ever since then. Having played in bands since the age of 12, the British Indian rock artist had always wanted to release solo music, and used the time indoors during the pandemic…

‘Alcohol goes to your brain within five minutes’: Neurosurgeon warns…

According to data from the NHS, 1 in 3 drivers who are killed in road traffic accidents is over the legal alcohol limit. Also, each year, there are reportedly 280 fatalities due to drink driving. After losing his 18-year-old son to drink driving, a US-based neurosurgeon Dr Brian Hoeflinger has…

More Black, Asian heritage donors needed to help patients seeking…

A new report published on Thursday (12) by NHS Blood and Transplant has shown that there is a significant requirement for more organ donors of Black and Asian heritage to help the growing number of patients seeking life-saving transplants. NHS Blood and Transplant is a joint England and Wales Special…

Both films are different: Santoshi on BO clash between Gandhi…

Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi on Wednesday said he isn't worried about the box office clash between his upcoming feature "Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh" and Shah Rukh Khan-led "Pathaan" as both films are different from each other. "Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh", is a period film releasing on January 26, while "Pathaan”, which…

‘I’m just so much more than Daesh’, Shamima Begum tells BBC…

Shamima Begum, who left the UK to join Daesh (Islamic State group) in Syria, has said that she understands the public anger towards her and admitted that she joined a terror group. She told the BBC podcast The Shamima Begum Story that public now see her 'as a danger, as…

UK ambulance strikes are terrifying for patients: Sunak

The current round of strikes among British ambulance workers is terrifying for patients in need of urgent care, prime minister Rishi Sunak said, while trade unions have blamed the government for not stepping in sooner to resolve the pay dispute. "What's terrifying is that right now, people not knowing whether…

Golden Globe: Did you know RRR’s ‘Naatu Naatu’ was shot…

Many may not be aware that RRR's 'Naatu Naatu' song, which won a Golden Globe trophy, has a special Ukrainian connection. Yes, you read it right. 'Naatu Naatu' was shot in August 2021 in Ukraine and that too outside Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's official residence. The track was filmed a…

The Apprentice’s ‘hijabi receptionist’ Khadeejah Khan wins hearts on social…

The ‘hijabi receptionist’ of The Apprentice has drawn the attention of social media users as the latest series of the BBC’s iconic reality show has kicked off.Khadeejah Khan is the new right-hand woman of the show host and ‘boss’ Alan Michael Sugar. The Pakistani woman shared a video of herself…

India celebrates RRR triumph at Golden Globes

India celebrated a rare Hollywood award triumph after local film RRR won a Golden Globe for best song on Wednesday, seeing off competition from US superstars Taylor Swift and Rihanna. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the "very special accomplishment" after the win by the action movie's barnstorming, high-octane number "Naatu…

Tale of two speeches

TWO years is a long time in politics, but only a short time in government. That challenge of political pace-making presented different dilemmas to Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer, as the prime minister and Labour leader, respectively, gave keynote speeches last week to kickstart the penultimate year of this…

Action set-pieces from Pathaan compared to Fast & Furious, Mission…

After a long wait, the trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s much-awaited film Pathaan finally came out on Tuesday. Helmed by Siddharth Anand, the upcoming action entertainer stars Khan alongside Deepika Padukone, with John Abraham seen as the antagonist. While fans are on cloud nine after watching the trailer, there are…

Indian businessman Anand Mahindra lauds ISRO after UK space mission’s…

India's Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Tuesday (10) hailed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) after the launch failure of UK space organisation. "I recognise that this was a very different type of orbital launch but it stills tells me how much more we should appreciate and admire the…

‘When your RRR team brings Oscar to India, please let…

Makers of the upcoming action thriller film 'Pathaan' starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham unveiled the trailer on Tuesday. King Khan thanked actor Ram Charan for his shoutout to the movie in his trademark style. The 'RRR' star who is in Los Angeles for the Golden Globe…

Indian-origin Ranj Pillai to become 10th premier of Yukon territory…

Indian-origin Cabinet minister Ranj Pillai will on January 14 take oath as the tenth premier of Canada’s territory of Yukon, becoming the second politician of Indian heritage to head a region in the country, according to a media report on Tuesday (10). Pillai, whose roots can be traced from Kerala,…

This is why Prince Harry urged wife Meghan Markle not…

The new memoir of Prince Harry has made the headlines, thanks to a series of explosive accusations he has brought against members of his family, including private confrontations with other senior royals, but the book also has details about some witty incidents. For example, the Duke of Sussex has revealed…

Javed Akhtar sarcastically comments on controversy surrounding ‘Besharam Rang’: ‘We…

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s much-anticipated film Pathaan is just two weeks away from entering theatres worldwide, but the controversy surrounding its first song ‘Besharam Rang’ is far from getting over. Amid reports that the Central Board of Film Certification has asked the makers to make changes to the…

Trailer for Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone’s action thriller Pathaan…

The makers of the upcoming action thriller film Pathaan finally unveiled the official trailer on Tuesday. Taking to Instagram, actor Shah Rukh Khan shared the trailer which he captioned, "Mehemaan nawaazi ke liye Pathaan aa raha hai, aur pataakhen bhi saath laa raha hai! Pathaan trailer out now! Link in…

From Avatar 2 to Drishyam 2, top films in theatres…

2022 has come to an end but some of the films that hit screens in the last month of the year gone by are still dominating the box office. While filmmaker James Cameron’s big-ticket Avatar: The Way of Water has earned over a billion dollars within four weeks of its…

Leicester violence: Police release images of men wanted for questioning

Leicestershire Police have released images of 10 men and sought public help to identify them as the investigation into the serious disorder during last autumn has continued.Detectives believe questioning the men in the bodycam images would help them make further headway into the investigation.About 100 people have so far been…

Anahat Singh clinches U-15 British Junior Open title

Indian squash prodigy Anahat Singh clinched the girls under 15 squash title at the most prestigious British Junior open tournament on Sunday in Birmingham. The 14-year-old defeated Sohaila Hazem of Egypt, 3-1 in the final. The British Junior Open is held in January every year in the UK where all…

Afghan protesters call for Prince Harry’s trial after his Taliban…

Protesters in Afghanistan have demanded a trial of Prince Harry whose claim of having killed 25 Taliban fighters nine years ago has triggered a controversy.The Duke of Sussex revealed the number in his memoir ‘Spare’, comparing the killing to removing "chess pieces" from a board.Harry, who served in Afghanistan as…

Genelia on her 10-year sabbatical from screen: I’d have taken…

Actor Genelia Deshmukh says her decade-long break from showbiz helped her breathe life into the character of Shravani from her latest film release "Ved", which marks the directorial debut of her husband-actor Riteish Deshmukh. While she appeared in cameos through the years in Hindi films such as "Jai Ho" and…

TikTok video claiming Asians are ‘better’ photographers than Brits goes…

A video claiming Asians are “better” photographers than Britons has gone viral on social media with its producer Mark O’Dea saying he always preferred Asians to take his images.In the TikTok video, the Malaysia-based British YouTuber and television presenter Mark O’Dea compares the photographic efforts of a UK man and…

National Express bus driver turns into a popular singer: ‘I…

He has passion for driving and singing and Ranjit Singh has now combined both to create a new YouTube hit which features many of his colleagues. The feel-good music video of the 59-year-old man, who is based at National Express West Midlands' depot in West Bromwich, had been filmed in…

King Charles III greets BAPS community amid Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s…

British King Charles III on Sunday (8) gave a special message to the BAPS (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha) community as it celebrates the birth centenary of His Holiness (HH) Pramukh Swami Maharaj (1921-2916). In his message which was tweeted by UK in India, the King said, "As you commemorate…

Harry’s racism ‘olive branch’ dismissed in UK as the book…

Prince Harry's denial that he accused his family of racism was interpreted in the UK press Monday as a bizarre peace offering, but commentators argued the damage had already been done as his unflinching memoir comes out. The midnight release of "Spare" is being accompanied by four television interviews, with…

Liberty Steel yet to repay £7 million loan to Scottish…

Liberty Steel Group, controlled by commodities tycoon Sanjeev Gupta, is yet to repay the £7 million loan it secured from the Scottish government for the revival of twin steel plants.However, the steelmaker has been paying interest to the government, which is exploring “avenues of support” for the company.Liberty, part of…

UK pledges extra support to help Pakistan rebuild after 2022…

The UK and its international partners were set to join forces on Monday (9) to support Pakistan rebuild and recover from the unprecedented floods that devastated the country last summer and affected tens of thousands of people and destroyed property worth billions. Currently, Pakistan and the United Nations are jointly…

Asians in Europe: who are the best players in the…

The development of Asian football in recent decades has been astounding, with many of the continent’s best players representing elite-level teams around the world. This is no better evidenced than in Europe, whose most prestigious competition, the UEFA Champions League, has seen several Asian players feature prominently. With that in…

Sunak backs ‘radical’ action to resolve healthcare crisis

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday called for "bold and radical" action to reform the crisis-hit state healthcare system as he held emergency talks with health leaders. After years of underfinancing, the NHS state-funded health service is struggling to meet the demand for emergency medical care during a particularly…

Royal family has ‘dark history of occupying Muslim lands’ says…

British extremist Anjem Choudary has called Prince Harry a ‘Muslim killer’ after his revelations in memoir and said that the Royal family has a 'dark history of occupying Muslim lands, the MailOnline reported. In his highly personal book 'Spare', Harry said that he had killed 25 people in Afghanistan when…

Barry Gardiner MP urges to frame policies to achieve climate…

British MP Barry Gardiner has said that though it is important to set climate targets, more emphasis should be given to create polices to attain these goals. Gardiner also admitted that the current funding by the UK to other countries to enable them to achieve climate targets is 'critically insufficient',…

Where To Read Demon Slayer Manga?: The Ultimate Guide

Demon Slayer is one of the most well-known comic series in latest years, which centers on Tanjirou Kamado, who returns home after a night away to find almost his whole clan dead at the hands of demons. Nezuko, his sister, is the sole survivor, but he distressingly discovers that she…

Aryan Khan’s selfie with Pakistani actor Sadia Khan at New…

Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, is grabbing headlines quite often these days. He was recently in news for announcing his debut directorial project, followed by his business venture in association with business partners Bunty Singh and Leti Blagoeva and then link-up rumours with actress Nora Fatehi.…

Rinat Akhmetov Is Building Shelling-Resistant War Shelters

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Rinat Akhmetov‘s Metinvest Group has made every effort to provide the defenders of Ukraine with tactical equipment, vehicles, protective gear, and special shelters. Among other efforts, the assistance is provided as part of Akhmetov’s Steel Front military initiative. Now, Rinat Akhmetov, the owner…

Mansion seized from Gupta family in South Africa up for…

A huge mansion in the elite Cape Town suburb of Constantia that was seized from the Gupta family, originally from Uttar Pradesh, is now being offered for sale with a price tag of $1.1 million. The property is part of assets worth $301m that were seized by the National Prosecuting…

‘I was doing more harm than good’, says Britain’s strictest…

Britain's strictest head teacher, Katharine Birbalsingh, has quit as the UK government’s social mobility head saying that her outspoken views meant she was 'doing more harm than good'. She said that her presence as chair of the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) undermined its impartiality, The Guardian reported. The New Zealand-born…

Keir Starmer lauds Pramukh Swami Maharaj & BAPS for inspiring…

British opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer on Friday (6) lauded former BAPS (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha) guru and president Pramukh Swami Maharaj (1921-2016) whose birth centenary celebrations are currently underway in India saying the spiritual leader had built more than 1,200 temples and the effort has been recognised across…

Cryptocurrencies gain trust of charities as giving goes digital

MORE charities doing life-saving work in south Asia have revealed that they are ready to accept donations via virtual cryptocurrencies. A crypto currency is a digital form of payment that can be used as a currency and a virtual accounting system. On GivingTuesday in 2021, crypto donating increased by 839…

She-Hulk actor Jameela Jamil flays PM Sunak: ‘Unelected, out of…

She-Hulk actor Jameela Jamil on Friday (6) came up with an explosive post on her Instagram account where she blasted UK prime minister Rishi Sunak calling him "Unelected, out of touch, right wing, TOSSER". She started off the post with "I cannot stress this enough... F*CK RISHI SUNAK" before taking…

New study lauds digital apps’ potential to tackle health inequalities

A new analysis of National Health Service (NHS) data has revealed a lack of coordination which is limiting insight into how online healthcare services and apps are used by ethnicity and to tackle health inequalities. A new report published on Friday (6) by the NHS Race and Health Observatory reviews…

Top UK bosses earn average person’s annual wage in days:…

Britain's top bosses earned more in the first few days of 2023 than most ordinary workers will all year, a study showed Thursday, as many grapple with a cost-of-living crisis. Chief executives of London's FTSE 100-listed firms earn 103 times the median annual wage, the High Pay Centre think-tank said…

Woman faces UK trial for genital mutilation of girl, 4

A woman appeared in a London court Thursday accused of helping in the genital mutilation of a four-year-old girl, a common but risky practice in parts of Africa, the Mideast and Asia Amina Noor, 39, who required a Somali interpreter, pleaded not guilty to an offence dating back 16 years…

Birmingham doctor saves man’s life twice on flight to India

A British Indian doctor battled for five hours to save a man’s life after the passenger went into cardiac arrest twice on a flight to India. Dr Vishwaraj Vemala, a consultant hepatologist at University Hospitals Birmingham, responded when the cabin crew on board the 10-hour-flight frantically started calling for a…

Birthday Special: 5 tracks of Diljit Dosanjh to keep your…

It's the birthday of actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh. Known for his work in Hindi and Punjabi films, as well as his glorious singing voice shining in some of the most bombastic party anthems of the country, Diljit began his career by singing kirtans and rose to popularity from his 2005 Punjabi…

AR Rahman Birthday Special: 5 songs which showcase his influence…

AR Rahman, the Mozart of Madras, is celebrating his 56th birthday today. Known for bringing a revolution to the music of Indian cinema with his unique composition style, AR Rahman has indeed shown the way forward to the Indian film soundscape. In his illustrious career spanning over 3 decades now,…

Everything you need to know about ‘Phir Dhan Te Nan’…

The announcement of bringing the new and unique 'Phir Dhan Te Nan' song in Vishal Bhardwaj & Luv Ranjan’s KUTTEY has in itself created a lot of excitement among the audience. Putting up a break on audiences' long waits to witness 2023's first blockbuster song, 'Phir Dhen Te Nan' is…

Pathaan troubles grow: VHP, Bajrang Dal want ‘Besharam Rang’ removed,…

Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Pathaan” slid further into trouble with posters of the film being vandalised in an Ahmedabad mall and members of the VHP and Bajrang Dal saying they would not allow its screening in Gujarat unless their problems over its song “Besharam Rang” are resolved. Several videos circulating on…

Deepika Padukone’s close-up shot of b******s and visuals of sensuous…

The controversy around Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s highly anticipated film Pathaan refuses to die down. The film has been at the center of controversy ever since the makers dropped its first song “Besharam Rang” a couple of weeks ago. Several right-wing outfits and a few members of the…

‘Studying Britain’s past will help shape its future’

CHRISTMAS DAY was the first time that a king’s speech has been televised to the nation. King Charles’s Christmas message took care to acknowledge the economic anxieties many people are facing, praised the contribution of public services and the civic spirit shared across faiths in modern Britain. This tradition began…

EYE SPY: Predicting entertainment highs and lows in 2023

LIKE every year, 2023 will likely be a rollercoaster ride for the entertainment industry, filled with highs, lows, excitement and unexpected twists. There will be artistic excellence, celebrity surprises, path-breaking moments, bad times, things that shouldn’t happen and so much more. With that in mind, Eastern Eye looked ahead to…

Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson…

Speculations are rife in the tinsel town of Bollywood that Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is dating Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda. For those not in the know, the two are gearing up to begin their acting career together with Zoya Akhtar’s much-anticipated Netflix film The Archies, which started…

What’s On: New Year Live Punjabi Concert at Beck Theatre

LIVE PERFORMANCE NEW YEAR LIVE PUNJABI CONCERT When: Sunday January 8 Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE What: A live Punjabi music concert to celebrate the new year, which will be headlined by popular artists Jenny Johal, Jigar, Jang Dhillon, and Baldev Aujla Bullet. www.becktheatre.org.uk RAISE THE…

Covid infection may impact semen quality in men: Study

Infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may negatively impact semen quality, according to a study on 30 males conducted by researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The team led by researchers at AIIMS Patna, Bihar noted that COVID-19 can lead to multiorgan damage through the angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 receptor…

My brother ‘knocked’ me to the floor during an argument…

Prince Harry has made a shocking revelation in his upcoming autobiography that his brother Prince William "knocked" him to the floor during an argument over his American wife Meghan Markle, according to a media report. Describing a confrontation at his London home in 2019, Harry says William called Meghan "difficult",…

Birthday special: Revisiting moments when Deepika Padukone marked her footprint…

Deepika Padukone needs no introduction as her 15-year-long professional journey is enough to speak about the stature of the actress. After Priyanka Chopra, it's definitely Deepika who helped put India on the global map, especially in the year 2022. As she turned a year older on Thursday, let's take a…

Robbery conspirator on the run after temporary release from Sudbury…

A robbery conspirator has been on the run following his temporary release and Derbyshire Police have appealed for information to find.Faruk Suleman, 52, convicted in 2018 of plotting to commit robbery and possess a firearm, was lodged in HM Prison Sudbury, serving a jail term of 13 years and six…

Asian cinema gems that sparkled last year

LAST year may have been a bad one for Bollywood, but that didn’t stop it from being an interesting 12 months for films with a strong south Asian connection. There were marvellous movies made across different languages and genres, which delighted audiences on multiple platforms, from streaming sites to cinemas…

This shower habit could cause heart attack in winter. Deets…

Earlier last year, The Conversation reported that cold showers may negatively affect people with heart disease “as it could precipitate a heart attack or heart rhythm irregularities." Therefore, according to experts, exposure to sudden gushes of cold water can prove to be dangerous for those with heart disease. Apparently, colder…

2 minutes vigorous exercise can reduce risk of death by…

Relatively moderate amounts of vigorous physical activity which is done in short bouts in a week can help to reduce health risks, states a recent study published in the European Heart Journal. According to this study, vigorous physical activity (VPA) of 15 to 20 minutes can reportedly reduce mortality by…

In tune with audiences

THERE is more than enough evidence to back up the commonly held belief that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the finest Indian filmmaker of this generation. His masterpiece movies like Devdas, Black, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat and the most recent release, Gangubai Kathiawadi, have combined technical excellence with compelling storytelling. An important…

Shocking! Record number of ‘foreign objects’ found in UK patients…

New NHS figures reveal a record number of 'foreign objects' including scalpel blades, swabs, gauze, drill bits, and other surgical tools, were left in patients during surgeries conducted in 2021/22. According to an analysis last year, surgeons supposedly fished out these objects from inside patients. Blunders that involve items that…

I’m inspired by regular people, not achievers: Shah Rukh Khan

He may be one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema, but Shah Rukh Khan says he draws inspiration from regular people because it's "special to be ordinary". The 57-year-old superstar, who is awaiting the release of his much-awaited spy action film "Pathaan", was interacting with his fans in his…

Varada Sethu opens up about playing Cinta in Star Wars…

Varada Sethu, a British actress of Indian Origin, has shown her acting skills in both shows and films. The 20-year-old is best known for playing DS Mishal Ali in the BBC apocalyptic TV Series Hard Sun and has also appeared in the heist thriller Now You See Me 2 (2016).…

Step into the Past with Retropie Downloads: The Ultimate Retro…

The world of gaming has come a long way since the 80s and 90s, but there are still many old-school gamers who crave the look and feel of the classic arcade and console games of days gone by. If you’re one of those gamers, Retropie downloads are the ultimate retro gaming…

Support your hair not only from the outside! Trust in…

When we dream of beautiful, thick and shiny hair, we use all sorts of shampoos, conditioners, masks, treatments and even ampoules. However, we sometimes forget that hair health starts from the inside out and that in order to have beautiful hair, we also need to take care of a healthy…

‘He is a fighter’: Shah Rukh Khan wishes Rishabh Pant…

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, on Wednesday, sent good wishes to cricketer Rishabh Pant for his speedy recovery. During an #AskSRK session on Twitter, a user asked the 'Chak De India' actor," Please send good wishes to Rishabh pant for his speedy recovery." To which he replied, "Inshaallah he will…

Asian families avoid British countryside due to ‘white and middle…

A British Asian BBC presenter has said that Asian families avoid visiting countryside in UK due to the impression that these areas are 'white and middle class' and are not 'minority friendly'. BBC Radio 5 Live host Nihal Arthanayke pointed out that social media trolls have created such an image…

Britain to proscribe Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terror group

Britain will officially declare Iran's Revolutionary Guard, which has arrested seven people with links to the United Kingdom over anti-government protests, as a terrorist group, the Telegraph reported on Monday, citing sources. The move, which will be announced within weeks, is supported by Britain's security minister, Tom Tugendhat, and Home…

Hrithik Roshan opens up about being ‘on the verge of…

Hrithik Roshan needs no introduction. He is a successful Bollywood actor who has been entertaining the audience for over two decades now. Apart from his Greek God looks and incredible versatility, the superstar is also known for his endless penchant for fitness and is considered one of the fittest actors…

Action star Vidyut Jammwal gives a hysterical reply to Twitter…

Daredevil actor Vidyut Jammwal never misses a chance to amaze his fans with his stunts. Vidyut is ranked among the top 10 martial artists worldwide. He had been part of hit films like Commando, Khuda Hafiz, and so on. Recently he gave a hysterical reply to a tweet about him…

Regina Cassandra to star in ZEE5’s series Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke

Streaming platform ZEE5 on Tuesday announced its next original series Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke, headlined by actor Regina Cassandra. The edge-of-the-seat thriller is helmed by filmmaker Srijit Mukherji and focuses on Kavya, a woman IPS officer, played by Cassandra. The 32-year-old actor, known for films such as Siva Manasulo Sruthi, Mughizh,…

Modi speaks with King Charles III, discusses climate action

Prime minister Narendra Modi spoke with King Charles III of UK on the telephone on Tuesday (3) and discussed several subjects including climate change, biodiversity conservation, and solutions for the financing energy transition. As this was PM Modi's first conversation with King Charles III after he assumed the Office of…

When Indian actor Satish Shah’s reply to racist remarks at…

He is one of India's favourite actors because of his comic timing on the screen. But Satish Shah recently proved that he is as good when it comes to delivering in reality and that too against what is presumably a serious act of racist mockery. The 71-year-old actor recently travelled…

An Ayurveda remedy to effectively treat cold & cough

During the winter, seasonal ailments like cold, cough, and sore throat can end up hampering your daily activities. And though medications available over the counter can provide the much-required relief, they can also make you feel drowsy and lethargic. So, if you are looking for ideal and effective remedies to…

Pakistani actresses Sajal Aly, Kubra Khan and Mehwish Hayat respond…

In a shocking revelation, an ex-Pakistani military officer recently claimed that several popular Pakistani actresses were being used as honey traps for garnering secret and classified information from politicians. Major Adil Raja on his YouTube channel ‘Soldier Speaks’ hinted that Pakistani actress Sajal Aly, who has also worked in the…

Pujya Chidanand Saraswatiji visits Pramukh Swami Maharaj Nagar in Ahmedabad

The head of Paramarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, Pujya Chidanand Saraswatiji, Muniji, visited the assembly celebrating the birth centenary of Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj at Pramukh Swami Maharaj Nagar in Ahmedabad on December 25. While addressing the gathering, Pujya Muniji said, “I have been deeply touched by Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s…

These are the 20 most painful health conditions, according to…

There are many illnesses and ailments that can leave us feeling debilitated and interfere with the way we go about our daily lives. In fact, we all feel different kinds of physical pain in our lives from time to time. However, certain conditions can cause severe pain which can affect…

‘Hey Ram’ was my way of saying sorry to my…

Veteran actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi recently sat down for a candid conversation. Kamal Haasan, who on December 24 joined Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra as the foot march entered Delhi, discussed politics, India-China, Mahatma Gandhi, and cinema during their one-on-one when the MNM leader opened up…

Foreign minister defends India’s move to import Russian oil; says…

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has defended India's move to import crude oil from Russia notwithstanding the growing disquiet over it by Western powers, saying that Europe has imported six times the fossil fuel energy from Russia than India has done since February 2022. Jaishankar, who arrived here from Cyprus…

University urges students to have ‘hard conversations’ over ‘white privilege’

A British university has issued a new guidance urging students to have ‘hard conversations’ with friends and family over 'white privilege'. On its guidance on equality, diversity and inclusion page, Imperial College London told students that they 'have white privilege' and asked them become a 'white ally' by contributing to…

Ranjeet Rathore, first Indian who became head of UK students’…

The first Indian and the first international student to win university student elections in the UK has urged people to call out 'systemic racism' in the country to eradicate it. Jaipur-born Ranjeet Rathore hopes that the future is immensely bright for the exchange of knowledge and business between India and…

Pakistani singer hints Pathaan’s ‘Besharam Rang’ copied from song he…

Starring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan in lead roles, Yash Raj Films’ Pathaan has been hitting headlines ever since the news emerged that Khan would end his four-year-long break from films with this Siddharth Anand directorial. However, the release of the film’s first song “Besharam Rang” made it even…

Hrithik Roshan welcomes 2023 by flaunting 8-pack abs leaving fans…

There is no denying the fact that Hrithik Roshan, who was most recently seen in Vikram Vedha (2022) alongside Saif Ali Khan, is one of the fittest actors in the tinsel town of Bollywood. The superstar welcomed 2023 by giving his fans some major fitness goals. The 48-year-old actor on…

Windrush 75th anniversary sees huge support from British society: ‘Like…

The 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush in the UK, which marked a key moment in the country's history of migration, is a "Diamond Jubilee for modern, diverse Britain", according to campaigners. Voices from across British society – from sport and culture to politics, faith and business…

Breakthrough NHS treatment transforms the life of Sanah Shaikh, who…

For a woman from Manchester, her Sickle Cell condition was so painful that she once thought it might end her life, but a new revolutionary NHS treatment gave her a new hope and she now feels "as if she has wings". Sanah Shaikh is one of the first patients in…

China’s approach to India same as Russia’s to Ukraine: Rahul…

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said China is adopting the same principle with India as Russia is with Ukraine, as it is threatening to alter India's boundaries. He also claimed that the Sino-Indian border conflict has a link with a weak economy, a confused nation without any vision, hatred…

Aamir Khan to join forces with RRR star Jr NTR…

According to a report, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan may next be seen in a pan-India film, to be helmed by KGF: Chapter 1 (2018) and KGF: Chapter 2 (2022) director Prashanth Neel. The untitled film already has RRR (2022) star Jr NTR in the lead role. A newswire reports that…

Raise legal age to buy tobacco to prevent million cancer…

England cannot become smoke-free until 2039 as the progress in getting people to quit cigarettes has “slowed”, an anti-cancer charity has said.The government in 2019 set a target for England to be smoke-free by 2030, meaning only 5 per cent of the population would smoke by then. But Cancer Research…

Exploring the Benefits of Laser hair removal london: Is It…

Laser hair removal in London is a fast and effective way to reduce unwanted hair growth. This hair treatment can be a great option for those who want to reduce the time spent shaving, waxing, or plucking, or for those looking for a more permanent solution to their unwanted hair.…

Ram Charan to Ranbir Kapoor, actors who gave biggest commercial…

2022 was a year filled with many box office hits. While many big-budget films performed below expectations at the box office, many unexpected ones did extremely well. Check to see if your favourite actor made the cut. 1. Kartik Aaryan 2022 was a successful year for Kartik Aaryan who gave…

US President Joe Biden condoles death of PM Modi’s mother

US President Joe Biden has sent his deepest condolences to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the loss of his mother Hiraben who passed away in Gujarat at the age of 99. Hiraben passed away at a hospital in Ahmedabad in the early hours of Friday. Her mortal remains were consigned…

Pakistan: Hindu woman raped & brutally murdered in Sindh province,…

In a horrific case of sexual violence, a Hindu woman in Pakistan has reportedly been gang-raped by a group of men who allegedly mutilated her body after the crime, The Mirror reported. The victim, Diya Bheel, was a 42-year-old widow and a mother of five. She belonged to the South…

UK brings in negative COVID test requirement for travellers from…

The UK has joined a growing list of countries, including India, to introduce curbs on travellers from China amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the country after Chinese authorities relaxed the strict "zero-COVID" rules. Passengers arriving from China to England from January 5, 2023, will need to show a…

UK’s problems won’t go away in 2023, warns Sunak in…

Rishi Sunak struck a cautious note with his first New Year message as British Prime Minister on Saturday (31) as he warned that the UK’s problems won’t go away in 2023, at the end of an “tough” 12 months. The 42-year-old Indian-origin leader, who took charge as the UK’s Prime…

Former Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi wanted Putin to defuse India-Pakistan…

Italia’s former leader Silvio Berlusconi suggested to world leaders in 2002 that Russian president Vladimir Putin could be used to broker peace between India and Pakistan, according to the UK’s now-revealed confidential papers. Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister at the time, put forth the idea at a lunch organised for world…

New Year honours: Professor Partha Dasgupta leads British Asian recognition…

A Cambridge professor who is a leading global figure in the economics of the natural environment, Professor Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta; COP-26 president Alok Sharma and drinks company Diageo’s CEO Ivan Menezes are among prominent Asians who have been recognised in the New Year Honour’s List published late last Friday…

UK favoured ‘whacking’ Osama bin Laden nine months before 9/11…

Britain’s government had backed plans to kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden nine months before the 9/11 terror attacks in the US he masterminded, newly released confidential documents revealed.According to a Times report, a senior Downing Street official told then prime minister Tony Blair in December 2000: “We’re all in…

London pharmacist jailed for 18 months for supplying illegal drugs

An Indian-origin pharmacist who supplied a drug addict with illegal under-the-counter drugs has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by a court in the UK. Dushyant Patel, 67, a London pharmacist with more than 40 years experience, had supplied Class C drugs, or drugs that are illegal under UK law…

Rishi Sunak considers Covid travel curbs for China

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is said to be considering imposing some travel restrictions on China amid soaring Covid-19 infections in the country and a clampdown by other countries such as India and the US, according to UK media reports on Friday (30). Officially ministers have said that adopting tighter…

Walking 100 steps after meals is good for digestion, as…

To be active fit and healthy it is very important to pay attention to not just what you eat but also what you do after consuming your meals. An age-old Indian concept called ‘shatapavli’ encourages one to take a stroll after eating. Taking to her Instagram account, Dr Nitika Kohli,…

Sadiq Khan calls for renationalisation of building safety watchdog to…

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has called for the renationalisation of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to restore public confidence.He said it was necessary to take the building safety watchdog back into the public hands to drive up industry standards and prevent another Grenfell Tower-like fire tragedy.In the UK’s deadliest residential…

Minority Faith leaders are leading the way to build a…

The Office for National Statistics recently published figures which showed for the first time that fewer than half of people in England and Wales describe themselves as Christian. The usual extremists used this as a way to try to divide our communities however the New Year Honours have highlighted again…

Indian leaders condole death of Modi’s mother, recall her simplicity,…

President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and leaders cutting across the political spectrum on Friday condoled the death of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Hiraben, recalling her simple and compassionate life that was an inspiration for all. Hiraben, Hiraba to many, passed away at an Ahmedabad hospital on Friday…

Review finds taxpayers’ money handed to ‘Islamist groups’ while implementing…

Public money has been handed to groups promoting Islamist extremism in the process of implementing the government’s counter-radicalisation scheme Prevent, a review is believed to have found.A leaked draft of the report, seen by The Telegraph, said key figures in organisations funded by Prevent are alleged to have supported the…

UK Border Force official, who arrived 20 years ago, arrested…

A UK Border Force official was arrested after concerns were raised over the legal status of the official who arrived the UK 20 years ago. The Home Office suspended the official who is believed to be in his late 30s, according to reports. He arrived the country from the Balkans…

Photo of Ranbir Kapoor proposing to Alia Bhatt goes viral,…

Months after Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt tied the knot and embraced parenthood, a throwback picture of the couple from the day when the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani star proposed to the Gangubai actress went viral. Alia's mother and veteran actress Soni Razdan, on Thursday (29), dropped a video featuring…

UK will require over 10m tonnes of steel to become…

The UK will require more than 10 million tonnes of steel in the coming years to become more energy self-sufficient, according to new figures published. Earlier this year, the country's government set out plans to secure ‘clean and affordable’ energy in its Energy Security Strategy. Achieving greater self-sufficiency has become…

Rishi Sunak ‘concerned’ after reports reveal MPs and peers engage…

British prime minister Rishi Sunak has said that he is 'very concerned' after reports revealed that MPs and peers engage in 'sex and heavy drinking' on foreign trips arranged by all-party parliamentary groups (APPGs). In the wake of the report, Sunak urged lawmakers to focus on working for the public…

New rules allowing students to switch to UK work visa…

The recent easing of eligibility criteria for students to secure skilled worker visas in the UK is in line with the country’s goal of attracting the brightest global talent, a top immigration specialist has said.Britain’s new rules state that an applicant is not required to hold a degree-level qualification to…

Molnupiravir doesn’t reduce Covid-19 hospitalisation/deaths in vaccinated people at high…

Researchers from the University of Oxford on December 22 released findings from a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of the antiviral treatment molnupiravir against Covid-19 – the first treatment tested in the ongoing PANORAMIC (Platform Adaptive trial of NOvel antiviRals for eArly treatMent of COVID-19 In the Community) trial. In…

First Lady Akshata Murty offers peek into 10 Downing Street…

Akshata Murty, the Indian wife of Rishi Sunak, plans to make 10 Downing Street a more accessible place during her tenure as UK First Lady and has offered a peek into the official residence of the British Prime Minister, according to a magazine feature released on Wednesday (28). The February…

British soldier, who survived multiple gunshots in Ukraine war and…

A British army veteran from Bristol has been nicknamed Rambo by colleagues after he survived multiple shrapnel wounds in battle with Russian troops in Ukraine. Shareef Amin, 40, a former soldier in Britain's 1st Battalion 'The Rifles', suffered injuries to every limb but said that he is ready to do…

Shah Rukh-Taapsee to Vicky-Sara, 5 fresh Bollywood pairs to look…

As the new year is approaching, filmmakers across Bollywood are also revamping their onscreen castings to bring new and fresh 'jodis' to the audience. Bollywood films are known for several things: their storylines, song-and-dance sequences, and of course, the on-screen pairings of actors, which sometimes even define entire decades of…

‘No other option’ but to implement IMF deal: Pak PM…

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that his government has “no other option” but to implement the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme to revive the cash-starved economy. He regretted that if the government wanted to give any subsidy in any sector, it had to go to the IMF "which…

Woman has to leave UK after husband, 40, dies of…

A grief-stricken woman in the UK is raising funds to bring her husband’s body back to India after he died of a heart attack in Hull earlier this month.Ratandeep Bhosale, a software engineer working for Siemens in Hull, died on December 11, aged 40, shortly after complaining of severe chest…

Afghan Hindu family endlessly waits for India visa to immerse…

A Hindu couple had fled Afghanistan nearly three 30 years ago when the first Taliban regime in that country was ready to take control. Three decades later, the duo have found their fate linked to the religious fundamentalist group again as it has returned to power in Kabul again in…

Ex-Met officer who paid woman for sex during Covid lockdown…

A former Met Police officer, found guilty of misconduct during pandemic restrictions, has been barred from returning to any policing role.Hassan Mahmood visited a woman in her house in Mitcham in south London in January 2021 and paid her for sex. He was fined £660 at the City of London…

Scientists redefine obesity with discovery of two major subtypes

A team led by Van Andel Institute scientists has identified two distinct types of obesity with physiological and molecular differences that may have lifelong consequences for health, disease and response to medication. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Metabolism, offer a more nuanced understanding of obesity than current…

‘I count on India’s participation in peace formula implementation’: Zelenskyy…

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sought India's help in the implementation of a peace formula with Russia. "I had a phone call with PM Modi & wished him a successful G20 presidency. It was on this platform that I announced…

Here’s what you can expect from John Abraham’s character in…

Get ready to witness actor John Abraham's action-packed face-off with superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Pathaan. In the film, John will be seen playing Jim, who is the menacing arch-enemy of Shah Rukh. Sharing more details about John's character, director Siddharth Anand said, "I have always believed in the fact…

Pakistan makes ‘special’ security plan for Islamabad amid terror alert…

Pakistan Police on Tuesday announced special security measures, including setting up 25 new check-posts, to tighten security in the federal capital here after several countries, including the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia asked their citizens to restrict their movement, warning of a possible terror threat. According to the security…

Confirmed: Fawad Khan’s Pakistani blockbuster The Legend of Maula Jatt…

Pakistani film The Legend of Maula Jatt, starring Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, is likely to be released on the big screen in India this Friday, an INOX official said. This will perhaps be the first film from Pakistan in over a decade to get a theatrical release here. “It…

‘There is no peace without justice,’ says grieving mother of…

The mother of Ricky Reel whose body was found in the River Thames 25 years ago has said 'publishing the book Ricky Reel: Silence is Not an Option and receiving a human rights award for her fight for justice' were the two positive things happened in her life in 2022.…

Study suggests people sleep least from early 30s to early…

A new study led by UCL, University of East Anglia, and University of Lyon researchers has found that people sleep less in mid-adulthood than they do in early and late adulthood. Sleep duration declines in early adulthood until age 33 and then picks up again at age 53, according to…

UK to stop publishing infections data in new year for…

The UK health authorities said on Monday that they will stop publishing their regular COVID-19 infections modelling data in the new year because it is seen as “no longer necessary” as the country moves to a phase of living with the virus with the help of vaccines and medicines. The…

Charles chooses multi-faith theme in first Christmas broadcast as UK…

King Charles III chose a multi-faith message for his first-ever Christmas Day broadcast on Sunday as the British monarch, referencing the work of churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and gurdwaras across the UK and wishing everyone a Christmas filled with “peace, happiness, and everlasting light”. The 74-year-old King, who had recorded…

Celebrations may benefit your health, well-being: Study

A new study has revealed that making a conscious effort to recognize positive life events and successes while meeting for food and drink can leave you feeling more socially accepted. The research, published online in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, finds that celebrations with three conditions -- social…

UK cricket exports eye boost with India free trade deal

Cricket bat and pad exports from the UK to India could be in line for a big boost if a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries gets finalised, the UK government has said. The Department for International Trade (DIT) issued the update on Saturday following the sixth round…

Saba Azad poses with Hrithik Roshan’s family in Christmas picture

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, on Sunday night, shared an adorable family picture from an undisclosed location on his social media. Taking to Instagram, Hrithik shared a picture which he captioned, "Merry Christmas beautiful people." In the picture, Hrithik could be seen posing with his rumoured girlfriend Saba Azad, his sons…

Shah Rukh Khan’s wittiest response to a fan’s query if…

Shah Rukh Khan, who was last seen in his home production Zero (2018), is set to sizzle the silver screen with his much-anticipated film Pathaan, which also features Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in lead roles. Apart from his impeccable acting and on-screen persona, Khan is also known for his…

A Ukrainian toymaker and its fans respond to Russia’s full-scale…

Russia's February 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine unleashed untold destruction and suffering on its neighbor. One unnoticed casualty of this senseless war was the manufacturing facility and warehouse of Ugears, a Ukrainian toy company that makes ingenious DIY wooden models and 3D puzzles. Located near Bucha, the company lost £439,881…

Anushka Sharma concludes shooting for Chakda ‘Xpress

Bollywood star Anushka Sharma on Monday announced that she has completed filming for her upcoming feature "Chakda 'Xpress", a biopic on former Indian cricket captain Jhulan Goswami. The film, directed by Prosit Roy, traces Goswami's journey as she moves up the ladder despite the hindrances posed by misogynistic politics to…

Genisys Group founder Sir Ashok Rabheru, 70, dies

Prominent British entrepreneur and Genisys Group founder Sir Ashok Rabheru died on Friday. He was aged 70. The former trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is survived by his wife Harshida and children Nikita, Rishi and Shayan. Sir Rabheru was born in the eastern Tanzanian city of Morogoro on…

Chinese intruded into Indian territory to collect Cordyceps fungus: Report

Several attempts of Chinese intrusion into Indian territory were to collect Cordyceps, also known as caterpillar fungus or the Himalayan Gold, an expensive herbal drug in China, according to the Indo-Pacific Centre for Strategic Communications (IPCSC). Chinese soldiers have been accused of illegally entering Arunachal Pradesh in search of the…

India: Bombay HC quashes FIR against UK national for carrying…

The Bombay High Court has quashed an FIR and subsequent charge sheet filed against a United Kingdom citizen for carrying a satellite phone.The HC said the offence was non-cognizable in nature and, hence, the police could not have registered a case without permission of the magistrate.A division bench of Justices…

Opposition slams Rishi Sunak’s ‘excruciating’ exchange with homeless man

The UK Opposition Labour Party on Saturday slammed Rishi Sunak over a television clip showing an awkward exchange with a man while volunteering at a soup kitchen for the poor and homeless at Christmas.The British Indian leader was caught on camera during a visit to a shelter run by the…

‘To my fellow mamas, listening to your body post-delivery is…

Alia Bhatt has vowed to get back in shape after welcoming her first child, baby daughter Raha, with actor-husband Ranbir Kapoor on November 6. Today, she took to her Instagram handle to share an extensive post on body positivity and her postpartum journey. Sharing a picture of herself doing aerial…

Sunak thanks diplomats, and workers with surprise Christmas calls

Rishi Sunak surprised diplomats, military personnel, charity workers and other public servants working across the world this Christmas by calling them to personally thank them for their sacrifice and dedication in an "extraordinary" year. Downing Street said the British Indian leader’s calls on Friday to diplomats included one to Pakistan…

EXCLUSIVE: Investigate Clarkson for hate crime

A RETIRED judge has asked the Metropolitan Police commissioner, Sir Mark Rowley, to investigate TV celebrity, Jeremy Clarkson, for hate crime. It follows the former BBC Top Gear presenter’s column in The Sun in which he said he hated the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Clarkson wrote, “At night, I'm…

Man from Wigan, probed by counter-terror cops over racist, anti-Semitic…

A 45-year-old man from Wigan was on Wednesday (21) sentenced at Bolton Crown Court for making several anti-Semitic posts on social media. Stuart Sutton was convicted of five counts of publishing or distributing written material likely to stir up racial hatred, violating Section 19 of the Public Order Act 1986,…

Weekly subsistence allowance for asylum seekers to be hiked by…

Asylum seekers in the UK are set to get a 10 per cent jump in their subsistence allowance to compensate for high inflation after the high court in London admonished Home Secretary Suella Braverman for failing to fulfil her obligations. The increase will mean asylum seekers will get £45 a…

Sunak: Concerns about Scotland’s gender reforms should be examined

British Prime Minster Rishi Sunak said it was "completely reasonable" for his government to examine transgender reforms passed in Scotland on Thursday given concerns raised by campaigners about the impact on women's safety. "Lots of people have got concerns about this new bill in Scotland, about the impact it will…

London’s mayor powers could be reviewed: Report

Senior figures in the government are believed to favour a review of devolution for London amid concerns over mayor Sadiq Khan’s handling of the Met Police and the fire service.His recent announcement on the expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (Ulez) across the capital next summer has further ruffled the…

People were more sensible earlier: Honey Singh on ‘Besharam Rang’…

Singer-rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh believes the controversy around the song "Besharam Rang" from upcoming Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Pathaan" shows that audiences have become way too "sensitive". "Pathaan" has been receiving backlash for showing lead star Deepika Padukone in a saffron bikini alongside Khan in "Besharam Rang". Protests have been…

England reports 94 deaths due to scarlet fever so far…

England reported 94 deaths, including those of 21 children, from scarlet fever and invasive strep A infections so far this season the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Thursday. The British government last week said it was enacting protocols to ease shortages of penicillin medicines used to treat strep…

How A tantric massage in London Can Energize Your Whole…

Have you ever heard of a London tantric massage? There's a reason why so many people in the UK have. Tantra is not just some trend that will pass, it is a practice rooted in natural, normal parts of life that are known all over the world. Ancient cultures, such…

Lords inquiry launched into journalist’s claims of abuse by Tory…

The House of Lords has opened an investigation into Conservative peer Rami Ranger after a journalist accused him of a campaign of bullying and harassment, a media report said.The inquiry is related to Lord Ranger’s alleged abusive response to freelance reporter Poonam Joshi over the invitation extended to Atmadaya -…

Scotland passes bill making it easier to change gender

Scotland's parliament on Thursday approved disputed reforms that make it easier for transgender people to change their legal gender, including removing the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and lowering the minimum age to 16 from 18. The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) bill passed by 86 votes to…

Round 6 of India-UK FTA ends with detailed draft treaty…

The sixth round of negotiations between India and the UK to finalise a free trade agreement (FTA) concluded last week with detailed draft treaty discussions across 11 policy areas over 28 separate sessions, the British government said on Thursday. The UK's Department for International Trade (DIT) issued a joint outcome…

Asian artists hit high notes this year

AN ACTION-PACKED year for Asian music in the UK had everything from new talent, stunning songs and awesome albums to unforgettable live performances from big-name international stars. The musical melting pot of genres, languages and diverse artists illustrated everything that is great about Britain, and why the past 12 months…

KGF and Kantara producer Hombale Films to invest £300 million…

Hombale Films, the production house behind Kannada blockbusters “KGF” and “Kantara”, aims to invest £30o million crore in the Indian entertainment industry in the coming five years. Vijay Kiragandur, the founder of Hombale Films, said the company is planning to produce movies in all southern languages. “We intend to invest…

Four Indian showrunners who kept audiences hooked to screens with…

With the availability of new content in abundance on every streaming platform, the competition to leave an indelible mark on viewers’ minds and keep them excited about what is next is a goal hard to hit. However, these shows have hit the bull’s eye in captivating the audience’s attention till…

Reliance Industries to acquire Metro’s India business for $344 million

Reliance Industries has agreed to buy German firm Metro AG's wholesale operations in India for $344 million as the conglomerate run by billionaire Mukesh Ambani seeks to strengthen its dominant position in India's mammoth retail sector. Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL), a subsidiary of the oil-to-telecom conglomerate, signed definitive agreements…

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan says he had rift with brother over…

Award-winning comedian Romesh Ranganathan said he had a rift with his younger brother over financial matters after their father’s death. The Weakest Link presenter said the differences cropped up at a time when he was not earning much and his sibling Dinesh thought he (Romesh) was not pulling his weight.…

What Bollywood stars revealed in 2022

THE box-office figures may have been cold, but that didn’t stop it from being another year of hot revelations in Bollywood. From future hopes and inspirations to dreams and secrets, there was a lot of things that popular stars shared about themselves. With that in mind, Eastern Eye put together…

Chapter and verse

A WONDERFUL variety of books turned 2022 into another strong year powered by British Asian writers, with everything from gripping novels to perfectly crafted poetry collections. There were also great new literary voices who had their first books published this year, and stories for children featuring south Asian protagonists. Eastern…

EXCLUSIVE: “Tackle mental health Tsunami”

THE bosses of 20 mental health organisation have written an open letter to the prime minister to step in and stop suicides which are being caused by the cost-of-living crisis. The message, seen by Eastern Eye, warns Rishi Sunak that “people living in the most deprived 10 per cent of…

EYE SPY: The best of 2022

THE world of performing arts quickly moved on from Covid-19 with an amazing array of wonderful work. Whether it was films, songs, live performances, web serials, stage shows and everything else, top talents made up for lost time and entertained audiences with boundary-breaking projects that offered something new and cool…

Sadiq Khan to seek re-election as London mayor for record…

Sadiq Khan will seek re-election as the mayor of London as the Labour party has chosen him as its candidate for the 2024 election. If the incumbent succeeds in his bid to win a third term, he will be the first person to achieve the feat in the history of…

Navendu Mishra MP calls for direct flights between north England,…

Labour MP Navendu Mishra has called for direct flights between Britain’s third-largest airport in Manchester in northern England and key cities in India during a debate in the UK Parliament. Mishra told the House of Commons on Tuesday that it is vital that passengers get better connectivity between the north…

Nutrition Geeks launches B12 Dual Power and Ashwagandha Calm +

Nutrition Geeks, one of the UK’s fastest growing consumer brands, has launched two new products: B12 Dual Power and Ashwagandha Calm +. The B12 Dual Power innovative formula includes two forms of Vitamin B12 in one easy swallow tablet: Methylcobalamin, which is the most common form of B12 in the…

Waiting time for Indian visas eased considerably to facilitate travel…

The post-pandemic travel demand spike resulting in long delays for travellers seeking Indian visas has considerably eased in time for the busy Christmas travel period, visa facilitation service VFS Global said here this week. The restoration of the electronic visa (e-visa) facility for UK travellers earlier this month is expected…

Suffering with constipation? Try these Ayurvedic diet hacks

Constipation usually occurs as a result of lack of water consumption, heavy meat intake, lack of exercise and fibre intake within the diet and various other factors.  Lifestyle changes need to introduce, if the condition persists for a long time. Frequent travelling, irregular eating, and changes in sleeping patterns may…

Burnley family pays moving tribute to elderly member killed in…

The family of a 'true gentleman' with a 'heart of gold' who was killed in a road accident in Burnley earlier in December has paid him a moving tribute. The tragedy happened at the junction of Colne Road and Hebrew Road around 12.45 pm on December 6. The man, identified…

Power crisis: Pakistan plans to shut markets by 8 pm,…

Markets and restaurants across Pakistan will have to pull down their shutters by 8 pm while wedding halls will be limited till 10 pm, as the cash-strapped country on Tuesday unveiled a desperate plan to conserve energy. Pakistan is in the midst of an acute energy crisis, high inflation and…

Leicester’s bishop calls for ‘robust strategies’ to support migrant integration…

Leicester’s bishop Martyn Snow said the recent unrest in the East Midlands city demonstrated the need for “robust strategies” to support migrant integration. In his first address to the House of Lords during a debate on Britain’s asylum and refugee policy, he said it was “naive” to assume that “cohesive…

Police investigate Tory MP Bob Stewart for ‘racist’ comments on…

Conservative MP Bob Stewart is being investigated after being accused of racially abusing a Bahraini rights activist. Sayed Alwadaei, who had fled his native country in 2012 after being jailed and tortured for taking part in pro-democracy protests, complained to the Met Police that Stewart told him to “get stuffed”…

Use common sense as ambulance workers strike, says Health Secretary…

Britain's health minister Steve Barclay on Wednesday said people should use their common sense as the healthcare system will be under pressure as ambulance workers strike on Wednesday. "I think just use their common sense the system will be under very significant pressure," he told BBC News. "I think people…

Pathaan row: Ayodhya seer says ‘will burn Shah Rukh Khan…

A seer from Ayodhya has threatened to "burn Shah Rukh Khan alive," in the wake of the controversy triggered by the recently released "Besharam Rang" song, a dance sequence from the superstar's upcoming movie "Pathan" which features Deepika Padukone and Khan. Talking to reporters here on December 19, Jagadguru Paramhans…

Shah Rukh Khan only Indian to feature on British magazine’s…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has become the only Indian to be named in an international list of 50 greatest actors of all time by a prominent British magazine. The 57-year-old actor is included in Empire magazine's list which also recognises Hollywood giants like Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Anthony Marlon…

Aladdin pantomime with an all-white cast and offensive language branded…

The Liverpool production featuring actor Scott Sutcliffe in the title role as Aladdin, Coronation Street star Connor McIntyre as Abanazar, Kelsey Beth Crossley as Princess Jasmine, and actor Nigel Peever as The Emperor has landed into controversy due to an all-white cast and use of offensive language. Calling the production…

Pramod Mittal accused of being ‘unreasonable and obstructive’

The younger brother of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal was accused of being unreasonable and obstructive by a UK judge, according to a report. Insolvency and Companies Court Judge Briggs on Monday (19) denied permission to allow Pramod Mittal, 66, to appeal the revocation of his individual voluntary arrangement (IVA), the…

Shah Rukh Khan recalls how he asked Aditya Chopra to…

After staying away from films for four long years, superstar Shah Rukh Khan is set to return to the silver screen with Yash Raj Films’ much-anticipated action thriller Pathaan, which has been in news ever since its announcement. The superstar was last seen in Zero (2018), which he also co-produced…

Tributes pour in as Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s centennial birth anniversary…

The centennial birth anniversary of His Holiness (HH) Pramukh Swami Maharaj (1921-2016) was observed at a special commemorative event in the UK parliament on Monday (19). The occasion saw the presence of a number of dignitaries, including the virtual presence of prime minister Rishi Sunak. At the centennial celebration, special…

Man attacked former partner, killed her son, 15, before trying…

A man stabbed a 15-year-old boy after attacking his mother and tried to flee the country on a dinghy, a trial heard. Manchester Crown Court heard that Suleman Altaf, 44, allegedly murdered Jakub Szymanski and stabbed his former partner, Katarzyna Bastek, on Bednal Avenue in the Miles Platting area of…

Design for new King Charles III bank notes unveiled in…

The design for the first set of bank notes to feature the new monarch of Britain, King Charles III, was unveiled by the Bank of England here on Tuesday. The 74-year-old monarch’s portrait will appear on the existing designs of all four polymer banknotes in the denominations of £5, £10,…

Mega events mark first week of centennial celebration of Pramukh…

Many events were held during the first week of centennial celebration of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The grand centennial celebration was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi and His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj on December 14. The celebration will continue through January 15, 2023, and each…

Absolutely don’t believe Britain a racist country: Rishi Sunak

Britain's first Indian-origin Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has defended the UK's record on race amid a brewing row over controversial remarks by a columnist attacking Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle, who is of African-American heritage. Sunak was addressing questions posed by reporters during a visit to the Latvian capital of…

Sudeep Sen declared joint-winner of the Rabindranath Tagore literary award

Indian author Sudeep Sen has won the Rabindranath Tagore literary award 2021-22 along with Shobhana Kumar and Sanjoy K Roy. Sen's book Anthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion, Consolation, was published by Pippa Rann Books, UK, has been selected for the award. The winners were selected from a shortlist of 11 authors.…

Racist attack victim feels system let him down after attacker…

A 40-year-old man, who has faced a vile racist attack and physical assault on the streets of the UK, has said that he felt "let down" by the system after his attacker managed to escape jail. Shabir Makim, was allegedly attacked in the street by a 56-year-old man named Robert…

PM Rishi Sunak reaffirms UK defensive support to Ukraine for…

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak used a European summit in the Latvian capital of Riga to reaffirm the UK’s support for Ukraine in its ongoing conflict with Russia and announced a fresh defensive aid package for the new year as part of a GBP 250-million contract. Addressing the meeting of…

Shah Rukh Khan reveals his alternate career plans if he…

Shah Rukh Khan is presently in news for his much-anticipated film Pathaan, which is almost a month away from hitting theatres worldwide. Helmed by Siddharth Anand for Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films, the upcoming action thriller also features Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in lead roles and is expected to…

Health alert! Here’s why you shouldn’t spend more than 10…

According to a recent survey in the UK, it was found that on average, in a week, Brits spend three and a half hours sitting on the toilet. Nowadays, many people spend a lot of time sitting in the toilet, as this place tends to provide some kind of refuge…

Sinéad Keenan joins Sanjeev Bhaskar on the cast of ITV…

British crime drama television series Unforgotten, which initially hit the airwaves on ITV on 8 October 2015, has been entertaining the audience season after season. Recently actress Sinéad Keenan joined actor Sanjeev Bhaskar on the cast for the forthcoming S5 of the show following the tragic S4 finale and the…

Braverman’s rhetoric is fuelling racism, ‘normalising’ the politics of Nigel…

British home secretary Suella Braverman's "crazy rhetoric" on the issue of immigration is fuelling racism and "normalising" the politics of Nigel Farage, a senior home office aide, who is on her way out, has alleged. According to a report by The Independent, Nimco Ali, a campaigner against female genital mutilation…

Sunak ‘as angry as anyone else’ about migrant crisis and…

Prime minister Rishi Sunak has said he is “determined” to tackle the migrant crisis which is eating into the UK’s taxpayers’ money.As the number of migrants and asylum seekers illegally crossing the English Channel in small boats has already reached record levels, the government’s policy to deport them to Rwanda…

Piyush Mishra slams recent Hindi films: ‘Directors of south more…

Actor-Singer Piyush Mishra did not mince his words when speaking about why Bollywood is earning lower than South Indian films nowadays. In a conversation with ANI, the Gangs of Wasseypur actor said, “Directors of South Indian film industries are more intelligent, have more IQ and are more innovative compared to…

Should you really drink warm water first thing in the…

Starting the day with a glass of warm water is a habit many people follow. It is believed that this morning habit can play a major role in promoting good health. It also supposedly has numerous health benefits including “promoting weight loss, aiding digestion, and even stimulating the kidney for…

UK’s Rwanda deportation plan is lawful, court rules

Britain’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda is lawful, London’s High Court ruled on Monday but upheld eight asylum seekers' individual legal challenges. The policy, which was announced in April, would involve Britain sending tens of thousands of migrants who arrive on its shores more than 4,000 miles away (6,4000…

Couldn’t have asked for more: Deepika after unveiling FIFA World…

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone on Monday said she is grateful to have unveiled the trophy for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which culminated with a thrilling final that saw Argentina clinch the title for the third time. On Sunday night, Padukone and former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas presented the trophy…

From Shah Rukh Khan to Kartik Aaryan: Here’s how Bollywood…

As Argentina scored a spectacular victory over France in the final of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Bollywood celebrities simply couldn't hold back their emotions. Several stars from the tinsel town took to social media to celebrate the crowning moment of Lionel Messi and his men. KARTIK AARYAN: The 'Freddy'…

Husband charged with triple murder of NHS nurse, 2 kids…

The male suspect being questioned by UK police in connection with the murder of an Indian nurse and her two children has been charged with three counts of murder and will appear in court on Monday (19). Saju Chelavalel, 52, known locally as the husband of the deceased nurse Anju…

Priya Lakhani among experts appointed to develop Silicon Valleys in…

British Indian Priya Lakhani OBE is among the five industry experts appointed by the government to accelerate development and deployment of emerging technologies in the UK. A member of the AI Council, Lakhani has been appointed to support work to harness new digital technology such as artificial intelligence, a statement…

Different kind of pressure with films releasing on digital platforms,…

Actor Bhumi Pednekar says there is pressure before the release of every film regardless of the platform it arrives on. While the fate of a theatrical release hinges on its box office collection, a movie launching directly on a streamer has to compete for views with global content available on…

Shah Rukh hosts ‘AskSRK’ session, takes questions on Pathaan but…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday (17) said he is in the business of entertainment and not predictions as he fielded queries about the success of his controversy-plagued movie "Pathaan", amid calls for its boycott from right-wing groups. The 57-year-old actor hosted an impromptu Twitter session, where he answered…

India has been world’s leading incubator of human capital: Indian…

Leo Varadkar, the Irish leader of Indian heritage, is back for a second term as prime minister. Varadkar's father Ashok Varadkar, a doctor, hailed from Varad, around 500 km from Mumbai. He moved to the United Kingdom in the 1960s. In a historic development, Britain got its first Asian-origin Prime…

Modi’s views on nuclear weapons impacted Russia amid Ukraine war:…

Prime minister Narendra Modi's views on the use of nuclear weapons had an impact on the Russians and could well have averted a global disaster in the context of the Ukraine war, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Bill Burns said, according to PBS. "I think it's also been…

Male suspect being questioned over NHS nurse, kids murders in…

A 52-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the triple murders of an Indian nurse and her two young children discovered with serious injuries at their home in Kettering is continued to be questioned, the police said on Saturday (17). Northamptonshire Police named the victims on Friday as 35-year-old Anju Asok…

Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone’s song ‘Current Laga’ copied from…

Starring Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Pooja Hegde in lead roles, Cirkus is one of the most-awaited films of 2022. Recently, the makers unveiled the official trailer of the film, which set the internet on fire in absolutely no time. This is the first time Singh will be seen in…

Besharam Rang: Mukesh Khanna tags the song as ‘an attack…

The song “Besharam Rang” from Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s much-anticipated film Pathaan has been mired in what seems like an endless controversy ever since Yash Raj Films dropped it on YouTube on Monday. While a section of the audience loved the catchy song and the sizzling chemistry that…

Beware! Harmful fungal toxins in pasta and bread in UK

The WHO estimates that 1.7 million people die every year due to fungal disease and warns that deadly fungal infections are on the rise globally. Now, a new analysis reveals that most wheat that is produced in the UK is infected with a fungal disease called fusarium head blight (FHB),…

Anyone devoted to saffron should boycott Pathaan: Former Indian minister

Former BJP minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya on Friday waded into the row over the song 'Besharam Rang' featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone from their upcoming film 'Pathaan'. Speaking to ANI, Jaibhan Singh said, "I support the statement of the Madhya Pradesh government and the seers of Ayodhya that…

‘What kind of husband allows or tolerates public molestation of…

Recently, the makers of the much-awaited Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Pathaan launched the first song “Besharam Rang” from the film, which started trending on YouTube within minutes of going online. While “Besharam Rang,” composed by Vishal-Sheykhar, has a peppy tune and showcases the sizzling chemistry between SRK…

Top 50 Asian stars of 2022

A GROUND-BREAKING year saw glass ceilings being shattered, greater heights reached, horizons expanded, and new paths created globally. There was also fresh creative work, international crossovers and exciting new artists announcing their arrival. Top south Asian talent from diverse fields were at the forefront of the moves being made and…

Amazon delivery driver who killed biker while using Snapchat jailed

A law student from Bradford whose dangerous driving while using Snapchat caused the death of a biker has been jailed for three and a half years.Daniaal Iqbal, 23, who was also working as an Amazon delivery driver when the fatal accident took place in September 2019 is banned from driving…

Apsana Begum MP wins Young People’s MP of the year…

Poplar and Limehouse MP Apsana Begum has won the 2022 Young People’s MP of the Year award by the Patchwork Foundation at the MP of the Year awards ceremony. The event was hosted and presented by the Patchwork Foundation’s Patron and speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle in Speaker’s House. Begum was…

Kettering nurse, two children found dead; husband in police custody

An Indian-origin woman, identified by police as Anju Asok, and her two young children died after being found with serious injuries at their home Petherton Court, Kettering, local police said as they launched a murder investigation on Friday. A 52-year-old man, believed to be the woman's husband, has been arrested…

Apple TV+ cancels Shantaram after season 1

British actor Charlie Hunnam-led Shantaram series has been cancelled by Apple TV+ after first season. The news comes ahead of the Friday premiere of the final episode of season one. The show is based on Gregory David Roberts’ epic novel Shantaram. According to entertainment website Deadline, the series was written…

Troubles continue for Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan as Indian Ulema…

The makers of the upcoming Bollywood film Pathaan would have not imagined in their wildest dreams that their film would land into trouble even before they release its theatrical trailer for the audience to watch. After releasing the official teaser of the film on the leading star Shah Rukh Khan’s…

‘Racial Bias’ hits Asian mothers

URGENT action needs to be taken to tackle racial health inequalities in maternity care, the NHS’s policy lead on race equality has told Eastern Eye, after a damning report found that the majority of interventions over the last 40 years did not include a specific focus on race, ethnicity or…

Suicide hard-wired into some people, suggests research

According to WHO, suicide remains one of the leading causes of death, worldwide. Also, several reasons reportedly make risk assessment challenging. This is because it relies on reporting by suicidal patients who may not want to disclose their plans. Therefore, accurate measures to predict suicide remain obscure and elusive. And…

Varadkar to become Irish PM for second time

Leo Varadkar takes over for the second time as Ireland's prime minister this weekend, in a handover of power between the two main political partners in the three-party governing coalition. Varadkar, who is mixed race, openly gay and is still one of Ireland's youngest-ever leaders even in his second stint…

NHS won’t survive unless we start making fundamental reform: Sajid…

Former health secretary Sajid Javid has called for an “honest debate” on funding the NHS to make the health organisation sustainable for the future.He did not specify how it should be funded but suggested the UK should emulate Germany and France which run hybrid health systems.In Germany, employees pay seven…

Economist Jeevun Sandher is Labour candidate for Loughborough in next…

Economist Jeevun Sandher has been chosen as the Labour candidate for the Loughborough parliamentary constituency for the next general election due in 2024. “It is the greatest responsibility of my life,” he said after his selection by a voice vote of local Labour functionaries at Charnwood College this week. Conservatives…

No matter what, will stay positive, says Shah Rukh Khan…

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday, while participating in the inaugural ceremony of the 28th International Kolkata Film Festival, emphasized that as negativity has increased social media consumption but individuals like him won't be affected and continue to remain positive. "Social media is often driven by a certain narrowness…

Former UK prime minister Boris Johnson visits Jaipur

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the famous Amber fort and Jaigarh fort in Jaipur on Thursday, an official said. He and other delegates reached Amber fort and visited places like Diwan-e-Aam hall, Sheesh Mahal and other parts of the fort. Johnson also went to Jaigarh fort, which is…

Modi hails Pramukh Swami Maharaj as reformer as he launches…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (14) hailed BAPS leader Pramukh Swami Maharaj as a reformer who devoted his life to selfless service of others and recalled his long association with the late saint, who he said, treated him like a son. Recalling his conversation with Pramukh Swami Maharaj when…

UK Visa, Settlement or Citizenship Exam: How to book and…

If you need to apply for a UK visa, a visa extension, Settlement, Leave to Remain or British Citizenship, you may need to sit and pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application. As well as it being a requirement of the visa and immigration…

Besharam Rang controversy: Demand to boycott Pathaan grows on Twitter,…

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s much-awaited film Pathaan has landed into controversy thanks to its first song “Besharam Rang”, which dropped on YouTube a couple of days ago. In some scenes of the film, Padukone is seen clad in a saffron-coloured outfit, and Khan holds her from behind. Padukone…

How to prevent cold when everyone around you is sick

With the cold temperatures during winter, many may find that they are feeling under the weather due to colds, coughs, flu symptoms, and germs that seem to be all around. One way to avoid the dreaded winter lurgies is to ensure your immune system is ready to fight the germs…

Living your best life

AMONG the most iconic actresses of her generation, Kajol has been ruling the silver screen with her irresistible combination of talent and beauty for three decades. She continues her amazing cinema journey with newly released Bollywood drama Salaam Venky, which is directed by actor-filmmaker Revathi, and features another riveting performance…

Dr Kiran Shankla wins best young dentist at Dentistry Awards

British Indian dentist Dr Kiran Shankla has won the best Young dentist at The Dentistry Awards for the South East. There were 12 finalists in the category. "This is an extremely prestigious and distinguished award. It hasn't been won by a female Asian dentist for many years and is the…

Diamond magnate Nirav Modi loses bid to appeal against extradition…

Nirav Modi, the fugitive diamond merchant wanted in India to stand trial on fraud and money laundering charges, on Thursday suffered another setback in his legal battle against his extradition as the High Court here denied him permission to appeal against the move in the UK Supreme Court. In a…

Indian student at Cambridge solves 2,500-year-old Sanskrit grammatical problem that…

An Indian PhD student at the University of Cambridge has solved a 2,500-year-old Sanskrit grammatical problem which, ever since the fifth century BC, has baffled academics. Rishi Rajpopat, 27, successfully cracked a law created by ancient Sanskrit language master Panini, who lived in India 2,500 years ago. In order to…

France, UK reiterate support for India as permanent UNSC member

France and the United Kingdom, two veto-wielding permanent members of the Security Council, reiterated their support for a permanent seat for India at the powerful horse-shoe table. “France supports the candidacy of Germany, Brazil, India and Japan as permanent members. It also wishes to see a stronger presence of African…

UK nurses stage unprecedented walkout

UK nurses on Thursday staged an unprecedented one-day strike as a "last resort" in their fight for better wages and working conditions, despite warnings it could put patients at risk. Up to 100,000 members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are stopping work…

South Asians urged to get life saving GP checks as…

An NHS campaign backed by South Asian healthcare professionals is encouraging people with potential cancer symptoms to come forward for life saving checks. Despite abdominal and urological cancers making up nearly half of all cancer diagnoses in England, as well as two in five cancer deaths, new data reveals that…

Suella Braverman vows action after ‘terrible tragedy’ of migrant deaths

Britain's Home Secretary Suella Braverman on Wednesday pledged to work hard to destroy the business model of "people smugglers" after the deaths of four migrants attempting to cross the English Channel to reach the UK border illegally in a small boat. As a major search and rescue operation was mounted,…

Patel: Panto debut is a dream come true for me

BRITISH ASIAN performer Parle Patel said he is “ecstatic” after making his panto debut in Cinderella at the Beck Theatre. Patel, 32, who has played the lead role of Mrs. Kapoor in Mrs Kapoor's Daughter's Wedding in 25 sell-out shows throughout the UK, said portraying Prince Charming’s sidekick Dandini was…

Can drinking warm water bring healthy glow to your face?

Many people rely heavily on expensive beauty products to get healthy glowing skin. However, according to health experts, beautiful skin starts from within. It is majorly influenced by what we eat and drink. So, instead of opting for commercial products laden with chemicals that may damage your skin instead of…

TikTok star Mahek Bukhari, mother and four others get bail…

TikTok influencer Mahek Bukhari and five co-defendants, including her mother, have been released from prison ahead of murder retrial next year. Bukhari, 23, her mother Ansreen Bukhari, 46, Mohammed Patel, 20, Natasha Akhtar, 22, Sanaf Gulammustafa, 22, and Ameer Jamal, 27, were released on Wednesday (14) as their barristers appeared…

Sunak expresses sorrow over migrant deaths in the Channel

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed sorrow on Wednesday (14) after four people died following an incident involving a small migrant boat in the English Channel between Britain and France. "I'm sure the whole House will share my sorrow at the capsizing of a small boat in the Channel in…

6 Chinese diplomats leave UK over Manchester protester attack

In yet another low point in UK-China relations, China has removed six officials from Britain - including one of its most senior diplomats - two months after the violence at its Manchester consulate, reported Politico. Six Chinese diplomats based in Manchester, including Consul-General Zheng Xiyuan, are returning to China in…

Netizens are convinced beats of Pathaan song ‘Besharam Rang’ copied…

There is no denying the fact that Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s Pathaan is one of the most awaited films of 2023. The excitement for the film is sky-high considering the fact that SRK returns to the screen in a full-fledged role after a huge gap of four years.…

Boohoo co-founder parts with 13.3 million shares to settle divorce

Fashion retailer Boohoo’s co-founder Carol Kane has parted with about a per cent of the group’s shares to settle her divorce.The entrepreneur transferred more than 13.3 million shares in the group worth about £5.4m to Mark White, an interior designer, who she had married in 2016 after 30 years together.Following…

JR NTR AND RAM CHARAN TOP GLOBAL ASIAN CELEBRITY LIST…

Popular actors Jr NTR and Ram Charan have jointly topped the 2022 list of the Top 50 Asian Celebrities In The World. The Pan-Indian stars beat off tough global competition to top the latest edition of the list, published annually by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper. The Telugu cinema icons…

Sri Lanka holds an all-party meeting on 13A to resolve…

An all-party meeting was held here to discuss the 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka's Constitution as mooted by India to resolve the long-standing demand for political autonomy for the minority Tamils in the island nation, political leaders said on Wednesday. The Tamil parties which participated in the meeting on Tuesday…

UK far-right terror threat ‘steadily increasing’: MPs

UK lawmakers on Tuesday warned of a growing threat from right-wing extremists and urged the military and police to tighten background checks. The parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee said in its annual report that the phenomenon had been steadily increasing since 2017, with tech-savvy young men driving the rise. A…

Retiring chair says racism still runs through Derbyshire NHS

Derbyshire’s Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust chairman Prem Singh who is leaving office on Thursday has said bullying and racism still run through the state-funded organisation.His retirement caps his 47-year-long health service, having started as a nurse in 1975 around the time he relocated to the UK from Malaysia…

Rishi Sunak would lose seat and Labour would cruise to…

Britain’s governing Conservative Party is facing a rout in the next general election expected in 2024, according to a new poll which shows prime minister Rishi Sunak is on course to lose his home constituency. Keir Starmer’s Labour will win 482 seats in the House of Commons if a vote…

Health alert! These food items may be giving you headaches

Experts inform that there are a variety of triggers that can bring about a reaction of pain that can be felt in the head, jaw, or face. Headaches are very common and everyone experiences them due to varying reasons. But while some may experience regular and chronic headaches due to conditions…

Mukesh Ambani might bid for Arsenal FC instead of Man…

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, 10th on Forbes’ rich list with an estimated wealth of £76.6 billion, may bid for English football club Arsenal instead of Manchester United or Liverpool, according to latest reports. Earlier it was reported that Ambani may buy Liverpool and Manchester United when the US owners of…

Me and my family have been driven out of the…

Former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq said cricket is still "in denial" over racism which drove him out of the UK.Rafiq, 31, appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Tuesday more than a year after he gave evidence about the racism he faced when he was playing…

Jacqueline Fernandez to fight ‘very aggressively’ against Nora Fatehi’s defamation…

Reports of Nora Fatehi filing a defamation case against Jacqueline Fernandez have been doing the rounds in the media since yesterday. Fernandez’s lawyer, Prashant Patil has now said that they are ready to fight it out aggressively in court, and even plan to file a countersuit. For those not in…

Protect yourself from Covid-19 & flu this winter with the…

As the weather gets colder, more of us naturally take to gather indoors, especially as the festive celebrations get underway. However, the reality is that with Covid-19 and flu around, the most vulnerable amongst us, including those with long-term health conditions, are still at risk of getting seriously ill from…

British Library celebrates India ties with exhibition on Hampi

The British Library in London is celebrating the 75th anniversary of India’s independence with a special photographic exhibition on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi in Karnataka. ‘Hampi: Photography and Archaeology in southern India’ is made up of a display of photographs taken between 1857 and 1970 capturing the…

India, UK in pole position to do the trade deal,…

Indian minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal, held a meeting with UK secretary of state for international trade, Kemi Badenoch in New Delhi on Tuesday (13). Badenoch, who began her official India visit on Monday (12), is scheduled to address both teams of negotiators before the sixth round of…

‘Enough is enough’: Sunak announces crackdown on illegal immigration

Britain on Tuesday (13) said it planned to bring in new legislation to prevent migrants who cross the English Channel from remaining in the country, as the government tries to control a surge in people arriving in small boats on its southern coast. The number of people arriving in England…

I connect more with women’s stories, says Revathy

Revathy says while she is naturally drawn to stories about women, her work as an actor and a filmmaker always has a common factor: emotions. In all her feature-length directorial movies such as the 2002 National Award-winning “Mitr” and “Phir Milenge” (2004), she has presented women who realise their strength…

James Cleverly reiterates backing for India UNSC seat, praises PM…

The UK wants India to be among the new permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, alongside Brazil, Japan, Germany and African representation, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said on Monday. In his first major foreign policy speech since taking charge in the Rishi Sunak-led government, Cleverly praised Prime…

London mum with rare condition believed to give birth to…

A 28-year-old mum, Hira Ahmad, who has a rare recessive condition known as Bruck syndrome and who is from Wandsworth, London is believed to be the first in the world to give birth to a healthy baby. Hira gave birth to her daughter who is named Dua, on January 29,…

JK Rowling launches a service to help victims of sexual…

"Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling on Monday launched an organisation for women who have been victims of sexual violence. Beira's Place is billed as a free support and advocacy service run by women for women in Edinburgh and the surrounding area who have experienced abuse. Rowling, who lives in…

7 Advantages of Installing Solar Bollard Lighting

Environmental organizations are heavily promoting and requiring all countries to shift to greener practices. One way households and businesses can help is by using renewable energy. Using solar energy for your lights is a way to change to greener alternatives, which is why solar bollard lights are more popular now.…

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan announces new business venture,…

Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, is making his foray into writing and direction with an upcoming web show set to get off the ground soon. But that is not the only thing that is keeping the young man busy. Aryan is also venturing into the apparel…

2022: A year of ‘sugar rush’ politics

2022 was a year when decades happened. The year of three Prime Ministers and a Royal funeral, war in Europe and recession at home could fill many pages in the future history books. Boris Johnson was sure he could survive the pressure over rule-breaking in Downing Street. For six months,…

Ayurvedic remedies that heal the gut and reduce bloating

Everyone loves to eat flavourful, scrumptious foods even if it means suffering sometimes with painful and uncomfortable digestion-related issues like abdominal bloating. Gastric issues are a result of your eating pattern and lifestyle habits, Ayurvedic practitioner Dr Dixa Bhavsar reportedly said in an earlier report in The Indian Express. The…

Abolition of non-dom status won’t drive people away from UK:…

Abolition of non-domicile tax status would not drive people away from Britain, shadow health secretary Wes Streeting said, citing ‘a case in point in Downing Street’.Prime minister Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty agreed to pay taxes in the UK on her worldwide income after her non-dom status became the subject…

Shah Rukh Khan wishes ‘the coolest, swaggiest, humblest star of…

Popular south Superstar Rajinikanth is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. A number of celebrities from across the industries wished the megastar on his special day. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan also wished the veteran actor by penning down a heartfelt note for him, along with sharing a never-seen-before photo featuring…

Hrithik Roshan opens up on his traumatised childhood: ‘I had…

Hrithik Roshan is one of the biggest superstars that Indian cinema has ever produced. He has been entertaining the audience with his fine performances and incredible dance for over two decades now. Hence, it comes as a big shock to know that in his childhood he was told that he…

World Sindhi Congress thanks UK for sanctions on Pak cleric…

World Sindhi Congress (WSC) thanked the government of the UK for putting sanctions on Mian Mithu, who has been involved with the forced conversions of Sindhi Hindu girls in Sindh. An influential cleric and a Pakistani politician, Mian Mithu was accused of forced conversions and is among the list of…

Met officer ‘unaware’ her lavish life was funded by husband’s…

A now-sacked Met Police officer who lived a “lavish life” claimed she was unaware that her Albanian husband was a drug dealer.Constable Rasvinder Agalliu was booted from the force last month after a police disciplinary panel rejected her claim that she did not know about Julian’s criminal activities that funded…

One-minute bursts of exercise can cut risk of early death…

According to the Government, over a third of Brits are not active enough for good health. Though exercise is one of the best ways to remain healthy, unfortunately, most people find it difficult to find time for regular exercise. However, new research suggests that just doing one-minute bursts of exercise…

Hindu forum defends participation of controversial guru’s representative in Westminster…

The Hindu Forum of Britain has defended the participation of the controversial Indian godman Nithyananda’s UK representative in a Diwali function at the House of Lords earlier this year.Bob Blackman, the Conservative MP for Harrow East, and peer Rami Ranger invited Nithyananda’s representative Atmadaya to the event in October this…

Heavy snow disrupts UK travel; three boys die after falling…

Heavy snowfall blanketed parts of Britain on Monday, disrupting airports, train networks and roads, and three young boys died after falling into an ice-covered lake as the country recorded its coldest night of the year so far. Parts of London's underground network were suspended or faced delays, while motorways were…

Kemi Badenoch in India to ‘kickstart’ new round of FTA…

UK Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch arrives in New Delhi on Monday to “kickstart” the sixth round of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations and hold bilateral talks with her Indian counterpart Piyush Goyal. The new round marks the first formal meeting between the India-UK negotiating teams since July and the first…

After visiting Mecca to perform Umrah, Shah Rukh Khan visits…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan offered prayers at the shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra on Sunday night. Under the protection of paramilitary and J&K police personnel, Khan was accompanied by several friends who visited the shrine and offered prayers. The officials said that the superstar reached Jammu…

London is full of foreign beauties; what are the benefits…

If you are tired of your rigorous work life and want to have fun on the weekends, you have come to the right article. In this article we’ll talk about how you can spend your time with hot divas of London. London is a diverse city and one can find…

Shanti Bhavan celebrates 25th anniversary of providing education to needy

A fundraising event to mark 25th anniversary of Shanti Bhavan as well as the launch of the UK Chapter was held on December 1 at the House of Lords. Lord Waverley, who recently visited the Shanti Bhavan campus in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, hosted the event .…

Police will be forced to pay £25 per day under…

London mayor Sadiq Khan has warned that police officers will be forced to pay £25 a day to travel to work under the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) expansion plans, according to a report. More than half of Metropolitan Police officers live outside of London, and many drive to…

Ngozi Fulani’s charity Sistah Space suspends work after royal race…

The UK charity at the centre of a royal racism controversy says it has suspended work supporting black survivors of domestic abuse, after a torrent of toxic hate. Sistah Space founder Ngozi Fulani, who is British, was asked repeatedly at a Buckingham Palace reception on November 29 where she was…

Karan Johar says Bollywood lacks ‘spine and conviction’ to make…

2022 has not been a great year for Bollywood, which prides itself on being the largest moviemaking industry in India. A number of high-profile films featuring A-list actors fell flat at the box office, incurring unprecedented losses. Now, celebrated filmmaker Karan Johar has held Bollywood’s lack of spine and conviction…

Kajol reveals why Shah Rukh Khan is busy romancing younger…

Seasoned Bollywood actress Kajol can be currently seen in Salaam Venky (2022), an emotional drama film that features her in the role of a mother to a 24-year-old terminally-ill son. While a number of actresses from the 90s have started accepting mothers’ roles without any hesitations, their male co-stars such…

PETA takes UK military to court for rejecting fake fur…

Animal rights group PETA said Friday it is taking legal action against the UK defence ministry over its refusal to test a fake fur version of the distinctive bearskin hats worn by ceremonial guards. The tall black hats are worn by the elite regiments, including for the Changing of the…

From Jacqueline’s ED interrogation to Boycott Trend: Top 5 Bollywood…

Controversies go synonymous with the Entertainment industry! And 2022 was rather full of them. Bollywood celebrities are known to get involved in some controversy or another and as mentioned above, this year was no different. As 2022 is coming to an end, we thought of going down memory lane and…

Head of Kurdish people-smuggling gang sentenced to 8 years’ jail

The convicted ringleader of a "large-scale" Kurdish people-smuggling gang, who is currently on the run, was on Friday sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said. Tarik Namik, 45, of Oldham near Manchester, northwest England, headed a "sophisticated, lucrative criminal enterprise" bringing Kurdish migrants…

Visa delay issue raised with US, UK: India’s foreign minister

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday admitted that there is a delay in the issuing of foreign visas and said that at the ministerial level he had raised the matter with the Western countries including the US, UK, and Germany. While addressing the Agenda Aaj Tak 2022 in New…

Terrorists more likely to be radicalised online, UK’s Ministry of…

Radicalisation now takes place primarily online rather than in person, according to a study published by the UK’s Ministry of Justice.This is evident for the convictions during 2019–2021, although it is unclear to what extent this may be due to the pandemic and associated restrictions.The study also indicated that plots…

Sunak launches new UK-Italy-Japan joint fighter jet project

The UK will work with Italy and Japan on the next generation of combat air fighter jets through an “unprecedented” international aerospace coalition, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Friday. The Global Combat Air Programme (GCAP) is a new partnership dubbed as an ambitious endeavour to adapt and respond…

Sanjeev Bhaskar and others to mentor Sky Comedy Rep’s eight…

Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, Danielle Ward, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Liam Williams, Morwenna Banks, Laurence Rickard, Nathan Foads, and Paul Doolan have come on board to mentor eight new comedy writers of Sky Comedy Rep, the new talent partnership between Sky Studios and Birmingham Rep. These new writers, who hail from different…

Rani Mukherji’s Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway sets March 2023 release…

Fronted by Bollywood star Rani Mukherji, Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway is set to release theatrically next year on March 3, the makers announced on Friday. Billed as an untold story about the journey of a mother's battle against an entire country, the movie is based on a true incident that…

Mian Abdul Haq, Pakistan cleric accused of converting Hindu girls…

The UK on Friday (9) came up with sanctions against 30 people across the world, including Mian Abdul Haq, a Muslim cleric from Pakistan, in a bid to target those it thinks are responsible for violation and abuse of human rights and perpetrate sexual violence in conflict. Mian Abdul Haq…

Viral Photo: Hrithik Roshan and Mahira Khan indulge in deep…

It seems celebrities from all across the world are headed to the ongoing Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. We have seen a number of Bollywood celebrities at the festival over the past few days. Some of them include Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Saif…

Sushmita Shukla appointed First Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of…

Sushmita Shukla, an Indian-origin veteran of the insurance industry, has been appointed as First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, making her the second-ranking officer at the prominent institution. The appointment was approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve…

VR play recreates experiences of women in Bangladesh war

THERE should be a “home” in the UK for south Asian stories, feels director Abdul Shayek whose latest creation is bringing to life what it was for Bangladeshi women to survive 1971 war and restart in a strange new land. Tara Theatre is presenting Virtual Reality (VR) play titled AMMA…

Indian High Commissioner presents credentials to King Charles

Indian High Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami presented his credentials to King Charles III at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday (8), marking the formal start of his UK posting. Doraiswami is the first Indian envoy to be received at the palace by the King since the death of…

Police on look out for Ali Ahmed four months after…

The Greater Manchester Police appealed public to share any information they have about Ali Ahmed, 29, who is wanted on recall to prison. Ahmed had been jailed for breaching a court order and released on license four months ago. Police said that he is known across Manchester. According to GMP,…

Lancashire pacer Saqib Mahmood eyes return to England team by…

Lancashire’s fast bowler Saqib Mahmood hopes to return to the England team before the next summer as he is recovering from a stress fracture of the back suffered in May this year.The 25-year-old cricketer, who made his Test debut against the West Indies in March is now training in the…

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

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which has been viewed by over 100 million people worldwide and has been an unprecedented global success as the top Original series for Prime Video in every region in its first season, has announced an additional eight new recurring cast members…

Record funding from Sadiq Khan to equip communities with hate…

London mayor Sadiq Khan on Wednesday (7) announced a record £725,000 investment for grassroots community groups with the goal of empowering them to counter extremism; tackle the rise in hate crime offences; and protect Londoners from radicalisation. The investment is part of the mayor’s fund of more than £2 million…

‘Sikh community is invisible to policy makers’, says Preet Kaur Gill…

British Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill has said that the ONS decision not to include Sikhs as a legally protected ethnicity has relegated them to a religious tick box in the 2021 census, a statement said. She added that the implications of the omission of the Sikh community as an…

Teenage girls should be taught about ‘fertility’

It has been noted that generally, by the time women in the UK have their first child they are over the age of 30 – this is up from 26.4 years in the mid-1070s. According to experts, women are most fertile in their twenties and fertility tends to decline after…

Leicester businessman guilty of defrauding 18 people still at large

A Leicester businessman was found guilty of selling fraudulent franchise licences to victims across the UK, following a four-day trial at Leicester Crown Court. Nazir Abdul Rashid Daud, 58, formerly of Landseer Road, Leicester, was found guilty in his absence though pleaded not guilty during the trial. Daud was  charged…

Over 250 fall sick in UK due to E. coli…

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has just revealed that more than 250 people in the UK have been struck down by a virulent form of food poisoning that is possibly linked to lettuce grown in the country. Though the food poisoning cases apparently occurred through the months of August to…

New study finds gaps in ethnicity research in maternal care

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has been calling for the development of a central data repository to map improvements around reducing poor outcomes in maternal and neonatal healthcare for Black, Asian and ethnic minority women. And now, a new research carried out by the independent health organisation, the University of…

First King Charles 50 pence coins enter circulation in the…

The first coinage featuring King Charles III will start to appear in circulation at Post Offices around the UK from Thursday, with millions of the new 50-pence coins bearing the new monarch’s portrait given out as change to customers. The coin with the 74-year-old monarch’s image reflects a transition from…

Deepika Padukone to join Rohit Shetty’s cop universe with Singham…

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone will be boarding Rohit Shetty's cop universe with his upcoming directorial "Singham Again", the filmmaker confirmed on Thursday. The actor-director duo have previously worked on 2019's action comedy "Chennai Express" and recently collaborated on the song "Current Laga" from Shetty's upcoming venture "Cirkus", led by Ranveer…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Filmmaker with a golden touch

COUNTDOWN OF ACE PRODUCER-DIRECTOR SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI’S BOLLYWOOD FILMS A great body of work has turned Sanjay Leela Bhansali into one of the most successful filmmakers of the modern era. The multi-talented moviemaking genius recently commenced a BAFTA nomination campaign for his 2022 crime drama Gangubai Kathiawadi. This included a…

The seven deadly sins and their close connection to Bollywood

HOW HINDI CINEMA HAS HARMED ITSELF BY COMMITTING THE CAPITAL VICES This year has been one of the worst in Bollywood history in terms of film quality, box office success, and negative attention. That dramatic decline has been acc­o­mpanied by problems like a boycott movement, lack of new talent, ageing…

My playlist – Akhil Sahni

Great music continues to be produced by talented independent artists like Akhil Sahni. The singer, songwriter, and musician based between London and New Delhi recently released his fabulous fourth single Let Us Be Apart. The soulful song about trying to stay away from someone that isn’t good for you mixes…

The Kirtan Band plays live devotional songs

LIVE PERFORMANCE PADMAVATI - AN AVATAR When: Saturday December 10 Where: The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, London W14 9HE What: Renowned artist Bala Devi Chandrashekar presents a dance drama interpretation of an immortal classic from Gita Govindam. This production gives glimpses into the character of Padmavati, the divine consort of…

Prithviraj Sukumaran joins Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff on the…

The makers of the upcoming Bollywood film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan have roped in one more actor to play a pivotal role. Malayalam superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran is on board to join Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff in the cast of the film. He is set to play the antagonist. The…

5 effective home remedies to make your eyebrows thicker

Healthy eyebrows not only make you look beautiful by shaping your face but also help to naturally highlight your eyes. Eyebrows are also important because they can influence your appearance and play a powerful role in communication. Fuller eyebrows can also make you look younger by helping to take those…

Indian ‘plogger’ starts 30 city clean-up tour of UK

An Indian environmentalist who won a special award from then prime minister Boris Johnson has started a 30 city clean-up tour across UK. Vivek Gurav and his volunteers have picked up 5,000kg of rubbish, including 3,000kg of plastic while out running in Bristol in the past year. Gurav began plogging…