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Hindujas file appeal against Swiss court’s order

THE HINDUJA family, Britain's wealthiest, expressed their dismay over a Swiss court's ruling that sentenced some members to jail terms. They have filed an appeal in a higher court against the verdict that found them guilty of exploiting vulnerable domestic workers from India at their villa in Geneva. A spokesperson…

India contacts family of man accused in US assassination plot

NEW DELHI is in touch with the family of an Indian man who is accused of plotting with an Indian government official to kill a Sikh separatist in the US, the foreign ministry said on Friday (21) in reaction to a report. Nikhil Gupta, extradited to the US this month…

Indian man pleads not guilty in US court for plot…

An Indian man suspected by the US of involvement in a failed plot, allegedly backed by the Indian government, to kill a Sikh separatist on American soil pleaded not guilty on Monday to murder-for-hire conspiracy charges in federal court in Manhattan. Nikhil Gupta is accused by US federal prosecutors of…

Former cop jailed for having sex with woman he met…

An Asian-origin former police constable was sentenced to four years in prison after he was found guilty of having sex with a vulnerable woman student he met while on duty, according to media reports. The Liverpool Crown Court heard that Shamraze Arshad, 38, met the woman in October 2020 after…

Disguised in hijab, US woman came to Birmingham for contract…

An American woman assassin's gun jammed during a contract killing attempt in Birmingham. Later, her identity was unmasked through social media posts and police investigations. Aimee Betro, 44, was hired by Mohammed Nazir, 30, and Mohammed Aslam, 56, to kill Aslat Mahamud or his family after a 2018 jewellery store…

Nobel laureate Yunus indicted, trial next month

A DHAKA court on Wednesday (12) indicted Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and 13 others for embezzling over $2 million (£1.56m). Special judge Syed Arafat Hossain rejected a plea for the dismissal of charges by the accused and ordered the indictment. The charges are related to Yunus' non-profit Grameen Telecom.…

Labour commits to trade deal with India if it wins…

COMPLETING a long-awaited free trade agreement (FTA) with India would be a priority for Labour, should the party come into government, MP Jonathan Reynolds has told Eastern Eye. A 14th round of negotiations between India and the UK ended in March without an agreement being reached. Progress stalled further with…

Hunter Biden guilty of federal gun charges in historic verdict

A jury found Hunter Biden guilty on Tuesday (11) of federal gun charges in a historic first criminal prosecution of the child of a sitting US president. The 54-year-old son of president Joe Biden was convicted on all three of the felony counts stemming from his 2018 purchase of a…

Illegal hajj pilgrims save money but risk arrest

TENS of thousands of Muslims try to complete the annual hajj pilgrimage on the cheap, officials and travel agents have said. The hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and must be undertaken at least once by all Muslims with the means. It involves a series of rituals…

12-year-old machete killer was obsessed with blades

ONE of the 12-year-old boys who was found guilty of murdering a 19-year-old youth using a machete in a Wolverhampton park last November had an obsession with blades. Hours before the killing Shawn Seesahai, along with an accomplice, the boy had posed for a picture with the murder weapon tucked…

Scotland gang boss killed three friends in high-speed M8 crash

Lee Docherty, a 38-year-old crime gang leader, caused a fatal crash on the M8 near Bishopton, Renfrewshire, Scotland, killing three friends and injuring four others. The accident occurred in the early hours of September 19, 2021, when Docherty fell asleep while driving a hired Audi Q7 at 127 mph (204.39…

Two 12-year-olds found guilty of murder

TWO 12-year-old boys were found guilty of murdering a 19-year-old youth using a machete in a Wolverhampton park in November last year. The pair, who cannot be named because of their age, are among the youngest convicted murderers in the UK. They are expected to be sentenced next month. They…

Care home abuse: Rotherham Council ‘acknowledges failings’

ROTHERHAM Council has said it has ‘acknowledged failings’ after seven men were found guilty of abusing girls in the council’s care in the early 2000s. The trial of the men, at Sheffield Crown Court, was the result of a five-year investigation by officers from the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood.…

Tories promise tougher sentences for murderers

TORIES have pledged to toughen sentences for murderers, aiming for a significant overhaul in homicide laws. This move comes following cases like the Nottingham killings, where Valdo Calocane received an indefinite hospital order rather than a prison sentence for fatally stabbing three people, The Times reported. The proposed changes include…

Essex face points deduction, heavy fines over racism claims

THE English county cricket team Essex face a possible points deduction and heavy fine after being charged with alleged “systemic” racist language and conduct over a nine-year period.  The charge, brought by the independent Cricket Regulator, has echoes of the racism row involving former Yorkshire bowler Azeem Rafiq that caused…

Inquest reveals ‘delays in paperwork’ to recall Zara Aleena’s killer

DOCUMENTATION delays postponed the recall of Zara Aleena's murderer to prison, just days before he fatally attacked her, an inquest disclosed. Jordan McSweeney, who fatally assaulted the 35-year-old law graduate in June 2022, had breached the terms of his release from prison. The paperwork for his recall was initiated on…

Asian doctor who sexually assulted patient was let off with…

An Asian-origin NHS doctor who sexually assaulted a patient after promising he could cure her headaches with a 'specialist' massage was allowed to return to work with a written warning, Daily Mail reports. Dr Simon Abraham, 35, a Specialty Registrar in Rheumatology at Eastbourne District General Hospital, was suspended by…

Aliya Ali-Afzal: Countdown to wedding dramas

THE pressure of delivering best-selling debut novel Would I Lie To You doesn’t seem to have affected Aliya Ali-Afzal.  The talented author has followed up that fabulous first effort with her newly published book The Big Day, another immersive novel filled with relatable moments. The story of unexpected events leading…

Police officer sentenced for sharing pro-Hamas images

A POLICE officer from Bradford was on Tuesday (4) sentenced to 18 months of community service for sharing messages on WhatsApp supporting the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Mohammed Adil, 26, pleaded guilty to two charges under the Terrorism Act for sending the messages in October and November last year. He…

Man awaits verdict on false confession to stealing from mother’s…

AN Asian man who claims he falsely admitted to stealing funds from his mother's Post Office to prevent her imprisonment is now awaiting a decision on whether his conviction will be overturned. Ravinder Naga admitted to taking £35,000 after auditors identified a deficit at the Belville Street Post Office in…

Man sent to hospital sentence for killing Indian student

A 24-YEAR-OLD man of Brazilian heritage, who admitted to the manslaughter of Indian student Tejaswini Kontham and the attempted murder of her friend in London last year, has been sentenced to detention in a mental institution. Keven Antonio Lourenco De Morais appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday where he…

Trump found guilty on all counts, first US president convicted…

Donald Trump became the first US president to be convicted of a crime on Thursday. A New York jury found him guilty of falsifying documents to cover up a payment to silence a porn star ahead of the 2016 election. After two days of deliberation, the 12-member jury pronounced Trump…

Indian immigration agent sentenced for visa fraud scam

AN Indian immigration agent at the centre of a scam to cheat students from the country by issuing fake college admission to procure Canadian visas has been sentenced to three years in jail after he pleaded guilty before a court in Vancouver to immigration offences, according to a media report.…

Priyanka, Alia and many Bollywood celebrities stand in solidarity with…

Prominent Indian celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, and Kareena Kapoor Khan, have shown solidarity with Palestine after an Israeli airstrike on a camp in Rafah killed 45 people. Israel has faced condemnation for the strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah that local health officials said killed at…

Archana Kumar: Married to a hit theatre comedy

HIT comedy play Mrs Kapoor’s Daughter’s Wedding 2: Mauritius has been playing to packed houses during another successful UK tour. The current tour will conclude with a historymaking performance in London’s West End with a show at Adelphi Theatre on July 16. With nearly 100,000 tickets sold, it’s a great…

Narinder Kaur describes ongoing trauma over ‘upskirt photo’

TV presenter Narinder Kaur has opened up about the distressing aftermath of actor turned Reclaim Party politician Laurence Fox's posting of an upskirt photograph of her on social media. Kaur expressed her anguish over the continuous bombardment of the image, describing the experience similar to being "assaulted every day." “[I’m…

Leicester textile company directors jailed for £1.3 million tax fraud

Hifzurrehman and Ehsan-Ul-Haque Patel, directors of a Leicester textile company, have been jailed for setting up fake sub-contractors to evade £1.3 million in tax. Their company, Midlands Trading Ltd, produced clothes for brands like Boohoo, Primark, and New Look. They used fake invoices from non-existent companies to avoid paying VAT…

Telford child sex offender sentenced to 12 more years

A Telford paedophile was handed a 12-year prison sentence for offences relating to child sexual exploitation. Murabek Ali, of HMP Hewell, was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Monday (20)for crimes he carried out between 2004 and 2008 against a girl who was 14-years old at the time. The 40-year-old…

Asian GP becomes Newcastle’s first Tory winner in 32 years

RETIRED GP Doc Anand made history this month as he claimed the Tories’ first election victory in the city since 1992, defeating the Liberal Democrats to win a seat in Gosforth. Breaking their 32-year duck in Newcastle was a rare election night highlight for the Tories, as Rishi Sunak’s party…

Teenagers jailed for life for Luton double stabbing

A teenager who used a relative’s ID to purchase nearly 80 knives online before stabbing a man to death has been sentenced to life in prison. The judge o Monday (20) lifted reporting restrictions to allow 17-year-old Rayis Nibeel to be named alongside 18-year-old Umer Choudhury for the murder of…

Two pharmacists sentenced to two years for illegal drugs supply

SOUTHWARK CROWN COURT last Thursday (16) sentenced two pharmacists to two years imprisonment each, suspended for 24 months, after they were found guilty of selling ‘industrial’ quantities of Class C controlled drugs. Mandip Sidhu (47) of Littleover, Derby and Nabeil Nasr (42) of Cheadle, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty at an…

Man who killed pensioner in ‘Gaza revenge’ jailed for life

A Moroccan man who fatally stabbed a man in UK, claiming it was revenge for Israeli actions in Gaza, was sentenced to at least 45 years in prison on Friday. The judge described the murder as an act of terrorism. Ahmed Alid, 45, who had sought asylum in Britain, killed…

‘Prosecutions of around 100 sub-postmasters could be tainted’

PROSECUTIONS of around 100 sub-postmasters by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) might be "tainted" due to collaboration with discredited Post Office investigators in securing convictions, a Sky News investigation has revealed. These legal actions usually involved the cashing in of stolen order books from 2001 to 2006. The…

Natalie Elphicke wouldn’t have been a Scottish Labour candidate: Sarwar

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has made it clear that he would not have permitted Natalie Elphicke to join the party, differing from Keir Starmer's decision. Sarwar described past comments by Elphicke as “reprehensible” following her defection from the Conservatives to Starmer's party last Wednesday. Elphicke has issued an apology…

Asian property owner admits planning enforcement breach

A property owner has admitted breach of a planning notice after uPVC windows were installed in a conservation area – but he said the building’s tenants were responsible for the work. Amran Khan added that the tenants were already occupying the commercial premises in Woodbank Street, Burslem, when he acquired…

Indian man pleads guilty to White House truck attack

A 20-year-old Indian national living in the US as a permanent resident has pleaded guilty to attacking the White House last year with a rented truck with the intent to replace the democratically elected government with a dictatorship fuelled by the ideology of Nazi Germany, according to a US attorney.…

Man convicted for trying to mislead FCA investigators

An Asian-origin man has been convicted for providing a forged document to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigators while they were probing a £1.3-million boiler room fraud. Taheer Sardar (46) was on Friday (10) sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for perverting the course of justice at Southwark Crown Court. He pleaded…

Beshenivsky murder: Life term for mastermind

The mastermind of a 2005 armed robbery in Bradford, in which a woman police officer was shot dead, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 40 years. Piran Ditta Khan, 75, was last month found guilty of murdering West Yorkshire Police officer Sharon Beshenivsky, who was shot…

Step-father convicted for murder of actress Laila Khan, five others

The sessions court in Mumbai on Thursday convicted Parvez Tak for the 2011 murder of his step-daughter and actress Laila Khan, her mother, and Laila’s four siblings. Tak was found guilty of murder and destruction of evidence among other offences under the Indian Penal Code. The court will hear arguments…

Conservative MP Natalie Elphicke defects to Labour

Another lawmaker from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party defected to the opposition Labour Party on Wednesday, the second to do so in less than two weeks, criticising what she called broken promises of a "tired and chaotic government". Sunak's Conservatives trail Labour by about 20 points in opinion polls…

Wife of doctor who drove car off a cliff seeks…

The wife of an Asian-origin doctor in the US, who drove his family off a cliff in his car last year, has pleaded with a judge not to jail him, according to media reports. Neha Patel’s husband, Dharmesh, 43, a radiologist from Pasadena, Los Angeles, has been charged with attempting…

Binaca founder Changpeng Zhao becomes world’s richest prisoner

As rare as it sounds, this prisoner who received a sentence for jail by the Seattle court is the founder and chief executive of Binaca company, a cryptocurrency firm. He was sentenced after pleading guilty to violations of US anti-money laundering and sanctions last year. A US judge had given…

25 men sentenced in Kirklees child sexual abuse case

TWENTY FIVE men who sexually abused young girls in Kirklees have been imprisoned for a total of 346 years after a major investigation, West Yorkshire police said in a statement on Saturday (27). They were sentenced for their roles in the rape, sexual abuse and trafficking of eight young girls…

Asian gets 16 years jail for bid to murder ex-girlfriend

A 25-year-old Asian-origin man charged with attempted murder of a female student, also an Asian, in an east London restaurant two years ago has been sentenced to 16 years' imprisonment by a court here. Sriram Ambarla, who was arrested at the crime scene, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey court…

Humza Yousaf faces party rebellion over juryless rape trial plans

Scotland's first minister, Humza Yousaf, is encountering a rebellion within the SNP regarding proposals to eliminate juries from rape trials. Six SNP (Scottish National Party) MSPs, including former finance secretary Kate Forbes, abstained from backing the Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill during its initial parliamentary approval. Among the…

Young people are forgetting value of free speech: Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie has cautioned young individuals about the importance of preserving free speech and has weighed in on the potential repercussions of a second Donald Trump presidency. Rushdie, who has lived under the shadow of a death threat due to his controversial writings, made a rare public appearance on Sunday…

Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh’s killer attacked in Lahore

Amir Sarfaraz Tamba, an accused in the murder of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan, was attacked by unidentified gunmen in Lahore on Sunday. Though some media reports claimed that Tamba was killed in the attack, Pakistan daily Dawn quoting some officials said he was alive but…

Gang sentenced to 122 years for Asian driver’s murder

FOUR Asian men in their 20s, who were found guilty of the murder of a 23-year-old delivery driver, were on Friday (12) sentenced to a total of 122 years' imprisonment. British Indian Aurman Singh was pronounced dead at the scene when the local West Mercia Police attended reports of an…

Landlady made to pay £200,000 for keeping woman in servitude

An Asian-origin millionaire woman in West Sussex was jailed and made to pay over £200,000 for keeping a vulnerable woman in domestic servitude for 16 years, Sky News reports. The landlady, Farzana Kausar, forced the woman to work unpaid in her home in Worthing, making her cook, clean and look…

Vietnamese property tycoon sentenced to death for corruption case of…

Truong My Lan, a prominent Vietnamese property tycoon and chair of major developer Van Thinh Phat, has been sentenced to death in a large-scale corruption case that caused an estimated £21 billion in damages. A panel of three jurors and two judges in Ho Chi Minh City found Lan guilty…

NHS manager jailed for defrauding GP surgery

A former NHS manager has been jailed for three years for defrauding a GP surgery in High Wycombe. Nabeel Asghar, 43, of Brands Hill, High Wycombe, was jailed at Aylesbury Crown Court last month. Asghar served as the Practice Manager at Hughenden Valley Surgery on Valley Road, working on a…

Bradford man jailed for 13 years for rape, sexual assault

A 26-year-old man from Bradford has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to a series of offenses, including rape, sexual assault, and the production of indecent images of a child. Abdullah Mhana of Hirst Lodge Court, Bradford, admitted to 17 offences at Bradford Crown Court on…

British billionaire Joe Lewis avoids jail in insider trading case,…

British billionaire Joe Lewis was fined $5 million (£4m) by a US judge for insider trading. The judge also ordered him to serve three years of probation. Lewis, founder of the Tavistock Group, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and securities fraud. He admitted passing inside information on his portfolio companies to…

Man extradited from Pakistan convicted of killing Sharon Beshenivsky

A 75-year-old man who was extradited from Pakistan was on Thursday (4) convicted of the murder of a police officer nearly 20 years ago. Piran Ditta Khan fled Britain after the shooting of police constable Sharon Beshenivsky who was killed as she tried to foil a robbery at a travel…

British man’s son criticises government over father’s India detention

THE son of a British man held in an Indian jail for more than five years awaiting trial on Tuesday (2) criticised the government over its response to the case. Arms dealer Christian Michel, 62, has been detained in India since December 2018 after being extradited from the United Arab…

Birmingham teacher fired for Islam dominance claims and anti-feminist views

A Muslim teacher in Birmingham, who suggested Islam was going to take over and claimed Westernised girls were “lunatics,” has been sacked. Aqib Khan was dismissed for allegedly "undermining fundamental British values," as determined by a professional misconduct panel of the Teaching Regulation Agency, reported The Telegraph. During his tenure…

Bankman-Fried’s former aides await sentences

With the crypto exchange FTX's former billionaire boss Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced on March 28, the focus is now on the fate of three former members of his inner circle. Caroline Ellison, Nishad Singh and Gary Wang admitted their roles in the fraud and provided testimony at Bankman-Fried’s trial in return…

Two sentenced for mortgage fraud

Southwark Crown Court has sentenced two individuals for committing mortgage fraud by cheating lenders and violating Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) norms. The FCA initiated criminal proceedings against the pair, Larry Barreto (69) and Tassib Hussain (45), in April 2021, and they were convicted in November 2023. Between January 1, 2015,…

Four Asians found guilty of killing delivery driver

FOUR men of Asian origin were found guilty on Thursday (28) of the murder of a 23-year-old delivery driver, also of Asian heritage, last August in Shrewsbury, western England. Aurman Singh was pronounced dead at the scene when the local West Mercia Police attended reports of an attack in the…

Sri Lankan Buddhist monk gets jail for Islamophobic comments

A firebrand Sri Lankan Buddhist majority hardliner monk was on Thursday sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment for Islamophobic comments made in 2016. Galagodatte Gnanasara, 49, was additionally fined Rs 100,000 by the High Court here. The monk, who was running an anti-Muslim minority campaign since 2012, was charged…

KFC outlet fined £25,000 for poor hygiene

A KFC outlet in London was fined around £25,000 for posing a risk to public health, after rats were found in the kitchen during a surprise inspection. The Waltham Forest Council inspected a KFC outlet in High Road, Leytonstone, East London, in August 2022 and ordered its closure with immediate…

Trader fined for selling illegal tobacco

An Asian-origin trader in Hillingdon was recently fined more than £3,400 for selling illegal and smuggled tobacco products. The trader, Kultar Rajwansi, from Hayes has pleaded guilty to 26 offences at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on March 5. Hillingdon Council’s trading standards team carried out an inspection following reports from some…

Pro-Khalistan activist jailed for stabbings

A 26-year-old pro-Khalistan Sikh activist who pleaded guilty to causing injury to two Asian-origin men and a female police officer at an Indian Independence Day event in London last year has been sentenced to 28 months imprisonment. Gurpreet Singh appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty in…

Poor hygiene: Southall cash and carry fined £27,000

A cash and carry in Southall has been handed a hefty fine after rodent droppings were found on shelves next to food. The owners and manager of Sira Cash & Carry, at 43 South Road, have been issued with more than £27,000 due to an investigation by Ealing Council’s food…

My creative process is an ongoing jam session with life:…

At just 19 years old, indie pop singer-songwriter Ridi Oswal captivates audiences with her unique blend of Indian heritage and Western influences, showcased in hits like Merry Go Round and Happier, garnering over 65,000 monthly listeners on platforms like Spotify, while her latest single, Guilty Feet, is a vibrant testament…

Pharma firm former official sentenced for falsifying data

A Harrow-based pharmaceutical company and its former director were sentenced by a London court after pleading guilty to two charges of falsifying data regarding the shelf life of a medicine for treating hypothyroidism. Southwark Crown Court, London sentenced Kamlesh Vaghjiani, former director of Kappin Ltd, to eight and seven months…

Indian American manager of US football team jailed for fraud

A 31-year-old Indian American former financial manager of the American football team Jacksonville Jaguars has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail for stealing more than $22 million (£17.2m) and engaging in an illegal monetary transaction, according to court documents. Amit Patel was sentenced by US District Judge Henry L…

Sunak pays tribute as government moves to overturn Post Office…

PRIME MINISTER Rishi Sunak paid tribute to hundreds of Post Office branch managers, including several British Asians, as a new law to quash their wrongful convictions was introduced on Wednesday (13). Sunak had pledged action in the historic Post Office scandal involving a faulty accounting software named Horizon, which wrongly…

Bangladesh releases Islamist leader after 15 months

Bangladesh has freed the head of the largest Islamist party, officials said Tuesday, 15 months since counter-terrorism officers arrested him after he vowed to take part in anti-government protests. The release of Jamaat-e-Islami party chief Shafiqur Rahman comes as political tension eases following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's fourth consecutive election…

British hedge fund trader Sanjay Shah on trial in Denmark

A British hedge fund trader accused of defrauding Danish tax authorities in a billion-dollar scam goes on trial in Copenhagen on Monday, just days after his associate was handed an eight-year sentence. Sanjay Shah, who was arrested in June 2022 in Dubai where he was living, is accused of running…

Police officer and friend convicted of insurance corruption

A police constable and his friend have been found guilty of corruption in motor insurance claims after abusing their positions. PC Akeel Kadir, 54, from Wigan, exploited his role within Greater Manchester Police to access confidential information, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said in a statement. He misused this data…

Judge who declined to jail terrorism offence trio to be…

A senior judge who spared jail terms for three women protesters, accused of displaying pro-Hamas images during a pro-Palestinian march in London, will now be investigated over his alleged bias, The Times reports. Heba Alhayek (29), Pauline Ankunda (26), and Noimutu Olayinka Taiwo (27) were found guilty of a terror…

Shehbaz Sharif elected Pakistan’s prime minister for second term

PAKISTAN's newly formed parliament elected Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday (3) as prime minister for a second time, three weeks after uncertain national elections caused delays in the formation of a coalition government. "Shehbaz Sharif is declared to have been elected the prime minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan," National…

Police failings led to officer’s rape and murder, inquiry finds

A public inquiry into a British police officer whose rape and murder of a woman horrified the nation concluded on Thursday (29) that without a sweeping overhaul of failed vetting procedures, there was nothing to stop another similar case arising. Wayne Couzens, 51, whose job was to guard diplomatic premises…

Canadian white nationalist given life sentence for Muslim family’s murder

A SELF-CONFESSED Canadian white nationalist who deliberately ran over and killed four members of a Muslim family with his pickup truck in 2021 was given a life sentence last Thursday (22) with no chance of parole for 25 years. Nathaniel Veltman, 23, had been found guilty of first-degree murder last…

Cough syrup deaths: Uzbek court sentences Indian, 22 others

A court in Uzbekistan sentenced 23 people to prison terms on Monday (26) over the deaths of 68 children linked to contaminated cough syrups produced by India's Marion Biotech, following a six-month-long trial. The Central Asian nation had previously reported 65 deaths linked to the medicines, but last month the…

Nottingham stabbing: Families accuse police of ‘ongoing mismanagement’

THE families of British Indian teenager Grace O'Malley Kumar and her friend Barnaby Webber, who were stabbed to death near their university in Nottingham last year, have accused the police of “ongoing mismanagement” in their handling of the case. Both the Kumar and Webber families issued a joint statement, reported…

Maryam Nawaz takes over as first-ever woman chief minister in…

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of three-time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, made history by becoming the first-ever woman chief minister of Pakistan's most populous Punjab province, a development described by her party as a "giant leap" for the country. The 50-year-old senior vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)…

Dentist who threatened to kill Labour MP detained

A dentist who had tweeted that he would kill his local MP has been detained in hospital, according to media reports. Amit Kerai, 34, had during a four-year campaign of harassment tweeted that Brent North MP Barry Gardiner would be "stabbed, shot, beheaded". Kerai appeared at the Old Bailey court…

Government appeals against Nottingham killer’s ‘unduly lenient’ sentence

THE government approached the Court of Appeal over the “unduly lenient” sentence imposed on a 32-year-old man guilty of killing a British Indian teenage student, her friend and a school caretaker in Nottingham last year. Valdo Calocane was sentenced to a mental health order to be detained in a high-security…

Muhammad Yunus ejected from two firms he helped found

A BANGLADESH bank confirmed last Saturday (17) it had ousted Nobel Peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus from two businesses he founded, weeks after his conviction in a criminal case his supporters say was politically motivated. Yunus, 83, is credited with lifting millions out of poverty with his pioneering microlender Grameen…

UK court convicts small boat pilot of migrant deaths in…

A man who piloted an "unseaworthy" boat across the English Channel was found guilty Monday of the manslaughter of four migrants who drowned during the crossing. Ibrahima Bah, from Senegal, took the helm of the poor quality inflatable carrying 43 people, which should have held no more than 20 passengers,…

Policemen face misconduct charges in Grace O’Malley-Kumar stabbing case

AN unnamed British policeman underwent a misconduct hearing after it emerged that he had shared details of injuries via WhatsApp following a stabbing attack on a British Indian teenager and her friend in Nottingham last year. According to a report in The Sun newspaper on Monday (19), a misconduct hearing…

NHS doctor suspended for treating private patients during pandemic

A physician responsible for managing several coronavirus admissions has been suspended for secretly attending to private patients during NHS hours at the peak of the pandemic. Dr Enson Thomas, 58, a consultant for nearly 21 years, from Bromham, near Bedford, was appointed as the Covid-19 Lead by Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS…

Mechanic running child sexual abuse site gets 16 years jail

A Cheshire-based mechanic has been jailed for 16 years for creating sites dedicated to child sexual abuse on the dark web, according to media reports. Nathan Bake, 28, was the second in command of the now-defunct site ‘The Annex’, which had 90,000 global members and they discussed extreme sexual abuse…

Woman gets seven years jail for assisting in genital mutilation

A woman was sentenced to seven years in jail by a judge on Friday (16) for aiding in the genital mutilation of a three-year-old girl while on a trip to Kenya. Amina Noor, 40, was found guilty last year at the Old Bailey of assisting a non-UK person to carry…

Part-time immigration judge convicted of defrauding Legal Aid Agency

A barrister and part-time immigration tribunal judge has been convicted of defrauding the Legal Aid Agency, along with other legal professionals, in a £1.8 million scam, according to media reports. The barrister, Rasib Ghaffar, 54, along with Gazi Khan, 55, legal clerk; Azar Khan, 52, solicitor advocate, and Joseph Kyeremeh,…

Asian-origin man convicted for murder committed 30 years ago

An Asian-origin man was convicted for the gruesome murder of a Colombia-born woman almost 30 years after the crime, thanks to advances made in forensic science investigation methods, according to media reports. Interestingly, the crime took place near the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes - Baker Street, and a bloody…

Former Goldman Sachs analyst convicted for insider trading

A former Goldman Sachs analyst was convicted in a London court of using inside information to buy shares in listed companies and make more than £140,000, a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) spokesperson said. Mohammed Zina, 35, was employed by Goldman Sachs International in its conflicts resolution group in London. Prosecutors…

Man extradited from Pakistan for 2005 armed robbery in Bradford

The mastermind of an armed robbery that took place in Bradford in 2005 has been captured and extradited from Pakistan, according to media reports. A police officer was killed and another seriously injured when they responded to reports of a robbery at the Universal Express travel agency in Bradford, West…

UK imposes Serious Crime Prevention Orders on 9 Indian-origin criminals

A nine-member gang of Indian-origin criminals found guilty of smuggling goods and migrants have been placed under Serious Crime Prevention Orders (SCPOs) by the UK authorities.  Swander Dhal, 38, Jasbir Kapoor, 36, Diljan Malhotra, 48, Charan Singh, 46, Valjeet Singh, 35, Jasbir Dhal Singh, 33, Jaginder Kapoor, 48, Jacdar Kapour,…

Braverman slams claims of countryside racism as ‘ridiculous left-wing militancy’

FORMER home secretary Suella Braverman has said it is 'wrong, dangerous, and disempowering' to claim the British countryside is racist. In an article for The Telegraph on Monday (12), Braverman added that white individuals should not be made to feel guilty for their race. The former home secretary’s comments follow…

Hampshire family doctor found guilty of sexual assaults on three…

Mohan Babu, 47, a family doctor from Emsworth has been found guilty by a jury of four offences of sexual assault against three of his female patients on Wednesday 31 January 2024, one of whom was battling terminal cancer. He now faces jail. According to The Daily Mail, the incidents…

Yunus faces fresh fraud charges in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH’S anti-graft agency last Thursday (1) submitted fresh corruption charges against Nobel Prize winner economist Dr Muhammad Yunus, days after a court granted him bail in a case for violating labour laws. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) accused the 83-year-old economist and 13 others of misappropriating approximately $2.29 million (£1.82m) from…

Indian hockey team eye title win to seal World Cup…

CAPTAIN Harmanpreet Singh spoke of his wish for India’s hockey team to seal a direct qualification for the 2026 World Cup with a title-winning run in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The men’s team arrived on Monday (5) to participate in the FIH Pro League scheduled at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium from Saturday…

Yorkshire former chairman vows ‘inclusive culture’ after racism scandal

THE senior official accused of downplaying allegations of racism made by former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq called for a “line in the sand” to be drawn last Friday (2), after members approved his return as chairman of the financially stricken English county club. Colin Graves, Yorkshire’s chairman from 2012- 2015,…

Embrace solo bliss on Valentine’s Day

VALENTINE’S DAY is a celebration of love, but for many single people it can be triggering, making them feel sad, left out and lonely. But that doesn’t have to be the case because for those not in a relationship, there are plenty of empowering things to do. With that in…

Court dismisses case against Greta Thunberg and protesters

A public order case against climate activist Greta Thunberg and four other protesters was dismissed by a London court on Friday (2), with the judge criticising the "unlawful" conditions imposed by police at the time of their arrest. District judge John Law dismissed the cases against the 21-year-old Swedish campaigner…

Former chairman accused of downplaying racism allegations returns to Yorkshire

THE senior official accused of downplaying allegations of racism made by former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq is set to return for a second stint as chairman of the financially stricken English county club. Colin Graves, Yorkshire's chairman from 2012-2015 having first saved the club from commercial collapse in 2002, was…

India look for new ways to tackle England’s bazball attack

Facing pressure and limited resources, India must devise innovative strategies to challenge England's bold 'Bazballers' in the upcoming second Test, beginning in Visakhapatnam, on Friday (2). India is seldom stretched at home but following a dramatic loss in Hyderabad, they have plenty to ponder and the absence of injured Ravindra…

Indian national forfeits £118m from sale of drugs in Britain…

AN INDIAN national extradited from the UK pleaded guilty to operating a global dark web enterprise to sell “deadly and dangerous drugs to communities across America” and agreed to forfeit approximately $150 million (£118m) in cryptocurrency. According to court documents, Banmeet Singh – originally from Haldwani in India’s Uttarakhand state,…

Muhammad Yunus to fight back against court cases

BANGLADESHI Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus vowed last Sunday (28) to overcome scores of court cases that his supporters say are politically motivated to achieve his environmental and economic policies. “Our dream is to create a new world,” 83-year-old Yunus told reporters outside court after he was formally granted bail…

Imran, wife get 14 years jail in graft case

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan received a 14-year jail sentence on a graft charge on Wednesday (31), following a 10-year prison term issued the previous day, in verdicts that were handed down just a week before the country's national elections. Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi were found guilty…

Sunak has not ruled out public inquiry into Nottingham attacks:…

FAMILIES of the victims of last June’s Nottingham attacks said prime minister has not ruled out a public inquiry into the incident after they met Rishi Sunak at Downing Street on Monday (29) evening. Barnaby Webber's father, whose son was fatally stabbed alongside Grace O'Malley Kumar, 19, and school caretaker…

Former British Asian Post Office operator alleges racial bias in…

Kuldeep Kaur Atwal, a former post office operator, has shared a distressing account of her experience with the Post Office, alleging that she was unjustly accused of theft and faced discrimination due to her British Asian heritage. Atwal, then 46, and 73 now, was charged with stealing £30,000 from her…

British Indian chess prodigy appears in Spanish court over Taliban…

A British Indian chess prodigy faced trial in a Spanish court on Monday (22) for a public disorder offense stemming from a Snapchat message sent in July 2022. University student Aditya Verma, 20, on his way to Menorca with friends, jokingly wrote, "On my way to blow up the plane…

Gang convicted for £1m Ponzi scheme in investment fraud case

A gang that used aliases from films and TV shows have been jailed for orchestrating a cold-calling Ponzi scheme that defrauded victims of £1 million. Scammers Sujanthan Sotheeswaran, 35, Darren Peck, 43 and Denis Deegan, 49, have employed fake identities inspired by TV series like Suits, The Riot Club, and…

Trump mocks Haley’s first name in ongoing attacks

Former US President Donald Trump has launched racially charged attacks against his Indian-American Republican rival Nikki Haley, consistently referring to her as “Nimbra," intentionally misspelling her birth name. Trump's attack against Haley, a daughter of Indian immigrants who served as his UN ambassador, comes days before a hotly contested New…

Serial fantasist Eleanor Williams unmasked in police video footage

THE elaborate web of lies fabricated by serial fantasist Eleanor Williams, about being groomed by an Asian gang, were revealed in 50 hours of police videos obtained by the BBC. The footage captures the evolution of Williams' deceit over a three-year period, with one video showcasing her feigning drugged behaviour…

Post Office’s Watergate approach

JUST before Prince William and Kate Middleton got married in Westminster Abbey, on April 29, 2011, I went to see Hasmukh and Chandrika Shingadia in the Berkshire village of Upper Bucklebury, where they ran the local Peach’s grocery store cum sub-post office. They had been invited to the royal wedding…

Musical aims to decipher the Enigma of brilliant Turing

JOEL GOODMAN, a lyricist and composer, wanted to write a musical “about someone who changed the world. I brainstormed different people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and also Alan Turing. In the end we decided on Alan Turing.” The result is Alan Turing: A Musical Biography at the…

‘They picked on the wrong woman’, says former sub-postmistress

SEEMA MISRA, who was pregnant when she was maliciously and wrongly jailed for stealing from the Post Office, has told Eastern Eye that more than a decade later she still gets flashbacks about her time in prison and being tagged. The former Surrey sub-postmistress revealed that she was prepared to…

Fujitsu is sorry and says will compensate subpostmasters

FUJITSU has a moral obligation to help compensate UK postmasters wrongly convicted because of a bug in its accounting software, its European director said on Tuesday (16). Paul Patterson apologised to those affected by the glitches in its Horizon system that saw some 700 local post office managers receive theft…

REVEALED: Asian subpostmasters faced racist abuse and injustice

ASIAN sub postmasters have described the devastating impact of the Post Office Horizon scandal as they revealed the consequences of the injustice on their families as well as their health and finances. In interviews with Eastern Eye, some post masters recalled the fallout of discriminatory and racist behaviour by Post…

Amol Rajan admits respect for ‘traditional figures of authority’

BRITISH ASIAN presenter, Amol Rajan, has revealed his admiration for "pale, male, and stale" figures, expressing his respect for traditional figures of authority and intellectual weight. “I’m a big fan of pale, male and stale people, figures of white middle-class authority or intellectual heft. I don’t assume those people are…

Bromley couple sentenced for gym thefts to fund their lavish…

A couple's criminal scheme to fund their extravagant lifestyle has come to an end with their recent conviction. Ashley Singh, 39, and Sophie Bruyea, 20, of Widmore Road, Bromley, have been found guilty of stealing bank and SIM cards from gym-goers' lockers. Singh and Bruyea executed their crimes with precision,…

‘Kate Middleton backed us amid Post Office scandal’: Former postmaster

A postmaster, who once served sweets to Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa during their teenage years, has revealed the unwavering support he received from the Duchess of Cambridge when he was wrongly accused in the Post Office scandal. Hasmukh Shingadia, 63, and his wife Chandrika, 55, were even invited…

‘Mr Bates vs the Post Office’ changes debate about scandal

THE four-part ITV drama, Mr Bates vs the Post Office, has changed the debate about the scandal resulting from the implementation of the faulty Horizon software by Japan’s Fujitsu company. Following the national outcry triggered by the show, prime minister Rishi Sunak told the BBC’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg last…

Rushdie stabbing trial postponed over memoir release

THE trial of the man charged with stabbing Salman Rushdie is delayed due to the release of the author's memoir about the attack, reported The Guardian. Hadi Matar's lawyer, who represents the accused attacker, successfully requested Judge David Foley to postpone the trial just before its scheduled start on Monday…

A year of elections

BILLIONS of voters across south Asia, the UK and the US will go to polls in the next 12 months in what will be a test of democracy, analysits have told Eastern Eye. In the UK, prime minister Rishi Sunak has to call a general election by January 28, 2025,…

Killer of Muslim family in Canada to be sentenced

A sentencing hearing started on Thursday (4) for the man found guilty of using his truck to murder four members of a Muslim family over two years ago in Canada. Nathanial Veltman, a 23-year-old self-proclaimed white supremacist, was found guilty of murder in November. He has denied the claims. On…

Probe into prison worker’s alleged sexual relationship with Zara Aleena’s…

A female prison worker is under investigation after being accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with Jordan McSweeney, the convicted killer of Zara Aleena, inside the high-security Belmarsh jail, reported The Telegraph. McSweeney, 30, was sentenced to life in December 2022 for stalking, sexually assaulting, and murdering the 35-year-old…

British Indian man gets jail term for masturbating on train

A British Indian man has been sentenced to nine months in prison after being found guilty of masturbating on board a London underground train in front of a lone woman in the carriage. Mukesh Shah, 43, from Wembley in north London, was found guilty of indecent exposure at London inner…

Nepal cricketer Lamichhane found guilty of rape

NEPAL’S cricket star Sandeep Lamichhane was last Friday (29) convicted of rape after a repeatedly delayed trial that had left him free to continue his sporting career. Lamichhane, 23, was once the poster boy for the rise of cricket in Nepal. The leg spinner’s onfield success had boosted the sport’s…

New and returning Hindi shows to stream in 2024

Streaming services Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, and ZEE5 are packing ample programming, including new as well as returning shows to keep audiences entertained throughout 2024. Here are some of the most anticipated shows of the year: Netflix Killer Soup: The first new original series from the streamers stars…

Imran Khan barred from 2024 national elections

According to party officials, the jailed former Pakistan prime minister, Imran Khan, and the majority of his supporters, were rejected candidacy for the February 8, 2024, national elections as nominations for the ballot closed on Sunday (31). Khan has been in prison since August, facing trial over a slew of…

Two men jailed for smuggling illegal drugs worth £29 million

TWO men have been sentenced to a total of 34 years’ imprisonment after a London trial found them guilty of smuggling drugs hidden among farm produce from Africa and South America. Anand Tripathi, 61, and Varun Bhardwaj, 39, were also convicted of evading import duty payable on cigarettes, hidden alongside…

DJ Shai Guy selects the biggest dance anthems of a…

WITH the party season being upon us, it is the perfect time to reflect on the power-packed dance anthems that were released in 2023. Eastern Eye requested DJ Shai Guy from one of the UK’s leading club night promoters, Bombay Funkadelic, to select the most upbeat songs from this year…

Marvel, Disney drop actor Jonathan Majors

Jonathan Majors was convicted on Monday of assaulting his former girlfriend after a trial that he hoped would vindicate him and restore his status as an emerging Hollywood star. It did just the opposite: Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Co. dropped him hours after the verdict. A Manhattan jury…

Sara Sharif’s family members plead not guilty to her murder

THE father of a 10-year-old Woking girl whose death sparked an international manhunt pleaded not guilty to her murder in a UK court on Thursday (14), as did two other members of her family. Sara Sharif's body was discovered at her family home on August 10. A post-mortem examination found…

Raveena Tandon onboards Indian adaptation of ABC series ‘Revenge’

Actress Raveena Tandon will be seen in an interesting avatar in a new web series titled Karmma Calling. As per a statement, Karmma Calling is the Indian adaptation of the ABC series Revenge. In the series, Raveena plays the role of Indrani Kothari, the reigning queen of society in Alibaug,…

Police don’t have ‘full understanding’ of child sex abuse, says…

A POLICE watchdog said that forces up and down the country do not have a “full understanding of the nature of scale” of child exploitation, writes Danielle Andrews. A review of 27 cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE) was undertaken by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue…

Jaydeep Sarkar Interview: ‘Response for ‘Rainbow Rishta’ has been unprecedented’

Amazon Prime’s docuseries Rainbow Rishta has been hailed by critics and audiences as one of the most important and exciting series premiered on the platform in 2023. The docuseries tells six heartwarming stories of individuals who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community from different parts of India. Eastern Eye recently spoke…

Jury convicts trio in brutal murder of Shakira Spencer

THREE people have been convicted for the brutal murder of 35-year-old Shakira Spencer, who suffered prolonged torment and abuse leading to her death. Ashana Studholme, 38, Shaun Pendlebury, 26, and Lisa Richardson, 44, were found guilty of murder and preventing the lawful burial of Spencer after a 12-week trial at…

Australian man charged for crash that killed 5 of Indian…

A 66-year-old Australian man faced multiple charges on Monday (11) in connection with a fatal crash that resulted in the deaths of five members from two Indian origin families at a pub's outdoor dining area last month, a media report said. William Swale was arrested on Monday over the incident…

Gangster jailed for smuggling drugs

A 34-year-old man, who was part of a four-member drugs smuggling gang, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday (8). The gang was busted and convicted for their role in conspiring to supply cocaine and cannabis from the Netherlands to the UK and Ireland.…

Imran Khan challenges 5-year election ban in court

Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister, Imran Khan has lodged a challenge against his five-year disqualification in a Pakistani court on Thursday (7), ahead of the general elections due in February 2024. Khan, 71, has been in jail since August 5, when he was arrested after a conviction in the Toshakhana…

Court sentences former London police officers for racist messages

SIX former London police officers on Thursday (7) were given suspended prison sentences for sharing offensive and racist messages on WhatsApp, including references to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and other members of the royal family. In a statement after the sentencing hearing Commander James Harman, who leads the Metropolitan…

UAE extradites British trader accused of fraud to Denmark

THE United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday (6) extradited a British hedge fund trader accused of massive fraud and money laundering to Denmark to face charges, the official WAM news agency reported. Sanjay Shah, who was arrested in Dubai in June 2022, is wanted over an alleged £1.44 billion ($1.8…

Family of Kerala nurse on death row in Yemen seeks…

A court has asked the Indian government whether it was willing to grant permission to the mother of Kerala nurse, Nimisha Priya, who is on death row in Yemen, along with three others to travel to that country. They wanted to travel to Yemen to negotiate with the victim’s family…

Kissinger’s south Asia policies a ‘strategic fiasco’

DR HENRY KISSINGER, who died last Wednesday (29), aged 100, was an American diplomat of Jewish-German extraction who served as national security adviser and secretary of state to US presidents Richard Nixon and his successor, Gerald Ford. Kissinger’s long life was proof of the old adage, “You can fool all…

Indian origin man pleads guilty to firebombing US anti-abortion office

A 29-year-old man of Indian origin has pleaded guilty to firebombing a prominent anti-abortion group's office in Wisconsin on Mother's Day, May 8, last year, the Justice Department has said. Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury of Madison, who was arrested from Boston's International Airport in March, pleaded guilty to attempting to cause…

Ex-Met officer spared jail after unlawful searches on police systems

A FORMER Met Police officer who searched police computer systems for his own purposes has been spared jail. Constable Mohammed Rahman, 39, who “abused” his position of trust, was on Friday (1) sentenced to 12 months of imprisonment, suspended for two years. However, he is subjected to 100 hours of…

Landlords of London flat in fire tragedy plead guilty to…

During a brief hearing at Thames Magistrates' Court in east London, Sofina Begum, 50, and Aminur Rahman, 53, the landlords of an east London flat where a deadly fire occurred in March, pleaded guilty to a total of nine criminal charges. The fire at 18 Maddocks House in Shadwell led…

West Yorkshire cop found guilty of imitating Indian woman’s accent

A disciplinary tribunal has found a police officer from northern England guilty of gross misconduct for imitating the Indian accent of a woman reporting a hate crime to the West Yorkshire Police call centre. Patrick Harrison was found guilty following a misconduct hearing last month, and the panel concluded that…

Former Newport GP sacked over sexual misconduct

AN independent tribunal has struck off a former Newport GP and Labour councillor after finding him guilty of sexual misconduct. The tribunal, following a hearing concluded on Wednesday (22), ordered that Dr  Ibrahim Hayat's fitness to practice is currently impaired and imposed an immediate suspension, pending a 28-day appeal window.…

Fake pharmacist jailed for drug dealing after student’s death

A drug dealer who claimed to be a 'pharmacist' has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after the death of an Indian-origin University of Cambridge student. Benjamin Brown was tracked down by the Cambridgeshire Police after officers found 20-year-old Keshava Iyengar dead in a friend's room at Trinity College, Cambridge University,…

Bangladesh convicts 139 opposition officials, activists

BANGLADESH has convicted 139 senior opposition party officials and activists in the past two days, prosecutors and lawyers said Monday (20), as a crackdown on anti-government protesters intensifies ahead of elections. Those convicted included scores of activists from the country's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), including on historic charges…

London’s deputy mayor is Labour candidate for Leicester East

LONDON’S deputy mayor for business has been chosen as the Labour candidate for the Leicester East parliamentary constituency which has one of the largest south Asian populations in the UK. Rajesh Agrawal was chosen at a hustings held in Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday (18) to succeed incumbent MP Claudia…

Man and woman plead guilty to racially abusing Humza Yousaf

TWO people who pleaded guilty to racially abusing Scotland's first minister, Humza Yousaf, have been issued community sentences. Tracie Currie, 35, and Carl O'Brien, 25, admitted targeting Yousaf and directing offensive remarks at other SNP politicians in Dundee. They both avoided jail after pleading guilty. According to reports, Currie and…

Canadian white nationalist found guilty of murdering Muslim family in…

A 22-year-old self-confessed Canadian white nationalist, who intentionally drove his truck into a Muslim family in 2021, was convicted of first-degree murder on Thursday (16). The killings shocked Canada, a country that encourages mass immigration and takes pride in its multiculturalism. The jury took around six hours to convict Nathaniel…

Muhammad Yunus says corruption claims are ‘media fabrications’

THE Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus has condemned what he says is a smear campaign driven by “powerful quarters”, saying news outlets in Bangladesh have falsely accused him of corruption. Yunus, 83, is credited with lifting millions out of poverty with his pioneering micro-credit bank. However, he has fallen afoul…

Bradford teenager jailed for plotting to kill worshippers at mosque

BRADFORD’S teenage right-wing supremacist has been jailed for 10 years after plotting to disguise himself as an armed police officer and kill Muslims worshipping at a mosque. Joe Metcalfe, 17, has also been imprisoned for separate charges of multiple rape and coercive controlling behaviour against a teenage girl but the…

Some die and some feast, that’s the picture of prison,…

WHEN he first went to prison, Shahjahan Bhuiyan was accused of killing only one man. By the time he was released decades later, he had put dozens more to death as Bangladesh’s most prolific hangman ever. Each execution was rewarded with a special meal including beef, chicken and scented pilau…

British Sikh pensioner gets 15-year jail term for murdering wife

A British Sikh retired postmaster has been jailed for at least 15 years for murdering his wife with a rounders bat. Tarsame Singh, 79, was sentenced on last Wednesday (1) at Snaresbrook Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to killing his wife, Maya Devi, 77, in May. The incident took…

Man who set fire to mosque worshippers found guilty of…

A MAN who set alight two men who were walking home from mosques in two British cities earlier this year was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder, police said on Tuesday (7). Police said they found no evidence that Mohammed Abbkr, 27, was motivated by a particular ideology…

Tories face demands to return Lycamobile donation post fraud ruling:…

THE Tories are facing mounting pressure to return donations received from Lycamobile after its French entities were convicted of fraud in a Paris court, reported the Financial Times. The UK-based global mobile network operator had gifted £2.15 million to the Tories between 2011 and 2016, as per records from the…

Tory lawmaker fined for racially abusing activist

A British lawmaker who once commanded UN peacekeeping troops in Bosnia was fined after being found guilty of racial abuse. Tory MP Bob Stewart, 74, was convicted of a racially aggravated public order offence on Friday (3) and ordered to pay £600 ($743) plus costs after a one-day trial at…

Indian student stabbed in US remains on life support

AN Indian student, who was stabbed at a fitness centre in the US over the weekend, continues to be in a critical condition and is on life support, sources said. P Varun Raj, a Computer Science student, was stabbed with a knife in the temple by the assailant, Jordan Andrade,…

Nikki Haley warns of chaos under potential Trump victory

INDIAN-AMERICAN Republican presidential aspirant Nikki Haley has said former president Donald Trump's victory in the 2024 election would result in "four years of chaos, vendettas and drama" that would be dangerous for the US, which needs a captain who will steady the ship, not capsize it. Haley, 51, launched her…

British lawyers weigh pros and cons of extradition treaty with…

LEADING lawyers are split on whether Britain should have an extradition treaty with Pakistan so suspects can be questioned by police quicker. The two countries do not currently have any formal agreement, but there have been cases of people being brought back to the UK to be quizzed. Last year,…

Imran Khan ‘indicted in official secrets case’

A PAKISTANI court indicted former prime minister Imran Khan and his deputy in an Official Secrets Acts case on Monday (23), his party said, in another blow for the jailed former cricket star ahead of a general election expected in January. The charge is related to a classified cable sent…

Doctor cleared to continue practice after illegal ICU visit during…

A doctor, who faced allegations of falsely entering an intensive care unit (ICU) during the Covid-19 pandemic to visit a critically ill relative, has been allowed to retain his job, according to reports. The decision came after trainee GP Ashbal Chaudhary claimed that he was unaware he was violating lockdown…

Naga Munchetty reveals decades of medical neglect over chronic health…

BBC broadcaster Naga Munchetty has told MPs her diagnosis of adenomyosis - where the womb's lining grows into its muscular walls - came decades after doctors dismissed her symptoms and told her to “suck it up” despite suffering from heavy periods, repeated vomiting and incapacitating pain. In her testimony before…

British mother gets death sentence for killing husband in India

A WOMAN who murdered her husband in a plot with her lover has been sentenced to death in India. Ramandeep Kaur Mann, 38, from Derby, found guilty of the murder of Sukhjit Singh whiile on a family holiday at his mother's house in north India in September 2016. Mann is…

Rotherham man admits to raping teenager

A PREDATOR who was previously jailed for more than 20 years for a string of sexual offences has admitted to raping a 13-year-old girl in Rotherham in the early 2000s. Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 42, appeared in Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday (17) where he pleaded guilty to committing two…

Fatal crash: Car driver’s sentence enhanced to 15 years

A LANCASHIRE man, jailed for killing a pregnant woman in a road accident in May this year, has had his prison term increased to 15 years. Adil Iqbal was sentenced by Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown in July to a 12-year jail term after he was found guilty of driving a…

Thousands rally in solidarity with Palestinians

TENS of thousands of people rallied on Saturday (14) in London and other UK cities at pro-Palestinian demonstrations, amid police warnings that anyone showing support for the militant group Hamas could face arrest. Protesters marching through the heart of the British capital were shadowed by a heavy police presence of…

Woman arrested in Brighton for supporting Hamas

POLICE have arrested a 22-year-old woman in England suspected of having made a speech backing Hamas, despite laws forbidding explicit support for banned organisations, the local force said Friday (13). The woman was detained under the terrorism act Thursday (12) following an investigation into a speech given at a protest…

Rushdie’s memoir on near-fatal stabbing to be published next year

SALMAN RUSHDIE, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, will publish a memoir on his 2022 stabbing in New York, book publisher Penguin Random House said on Wednesday (11). Rushdie's new memoir, "Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder,"…

Exclusive: “Stop demonising muslims” say community leaders

MINISTERS and the media are contributing to hate crime against British Muslims, according to politicians and community leaders. Last week (5) saw a nine per cent year-on-year increase in reported religious hate crime figures. Politicians, religious leaders and campaigning groups are urging them to stop demonising Muslims. Of the almost…

Three men get 10 years in jail for kidnapping woman…

Three men have been jailed for kidnapping a woman who got into their car after a night out, believing it was a taxi. Ajay Doppalapudi, Vahar Manchala, and Rana Yallambai coerced their victim into their Audi in Leicester in the early hours of Sunday 16 January last year. They then…

Man, 74, denies involvement in Beshenivsky murder

A 74-YEAR-OLD man accused of being involved in the killing of police constable Sharon Beshenivsky 18 years ago has pleaded not guilty to her murder. Piran Ditta Khan, extradited from Pakistan, however, admitted to one charge of robbery on the day of the West Yorkshire Police officer’s murder but denied…

Man inhales laughing gas, drives at 98mph, boasts on Snapchat…

Reckless driver Rohail Jillani from Rusholme, Greater Manchester responsible for a tragic accident that killed a 17-year-old girl during a 98mph collision, was sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday…

Man rapes 13-year-old girl in Warwick jailed for nine years

A 27-year-old man, Sheikh Mahmood of Whitehall Road, West Bromwich, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for the rape of a 13-year-old girl, he met on social media. Mahmood lured the teenager into his car in February after arranging a meeting. He then drove her to a secluded car…

Man sentenced to nine years for foiled crossbow attack on…

A man who confessed to attempting to kill the late Queen Elizabeth II after being found on the grounds of Windsor Castle with a loaded crossbow was on Thursday (5) given a nine-year sentence. Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, will serve the first part of his term in the high-security Broadmoor…

Indian national found guilty of orchestrating £2.3 million healthcare fraud…

A federal jury in Michigan has convicted an Indian national for orchestrating a USD 2.8 million healthcare fraud scheme which equals £2.3 million and engaging in money laundering. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Yogesh Pancholi, 43, owned and operated Shring Home Care Inc., a home health…

Great Post Office scandal

SUBPOSTMASTERS and mistresses, many of them Asian, are to receive compensation of £600,000 each because they were wrongly convicted of stealing money from the Post Office when, in fact, a new Japanese computer system called Horizon was at fault. In what has been called “the biggest financial miscarriage of justice…

Financial watchdog faces criticism from MPs over debanking review

THE Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is under fire from MPs who have raised 'serious questions' about its recent review of the debanking scandal, calling it a 'whitewash', reported the Telegraph. The FCA on Tuesday (19) said that there is no evidence so far that Britain's banks have been closing accounts…

Postmasters convicted for flawed IT system to get reparations

THE government on Monday (18) announced that every postmaster convicted because of a flawed IT system will be offered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation. Around 700 people running small local Post Offices were found guilty of false accounting and theft between 1999 and 2015 because of a software…

I subconsciously come up with strong female characters: Vishal Bhardwaj

The generational oppression that women have faced makes him "feel guilty" as a man, says filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who believes it is his duty as a storyteller to speak up against injustice whether it is political or social. Right from the beginning, Bhardwaj's stories have featured women with agency, be…

Horizon scandal: Government offers £600,000 settlements for overturned convictions

THE government on Monday (18) announced that every postmaster convicted because of a flawed IT system will be offered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation. Some 700 people running small local post offices were found guilty of false accounting and theft between 1999 and 2015 because of a software…

Jayant Digambar’s ‘Sthal’, Tarsem Singh’s ‘Dear Jassi’ win big at…

Writer-director Jayant Digambar Somalkar's debut feature film Sthal (A Match) and Tarsem Singh Dhandwar's Dear Jassi emerged winners on Sunday at the closing ceremony of the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). While Sthal, which is a Marathi-language Indian film, won the NETPAC Award, Dear Jassi (Punjabi/English) earned the Platform…

British Sikh on trial for threatening late Queen apologises to…

A British Sikh crossbow-armed intruder who has admitted to committing treason after telling royal guards at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day 2021 that he was there to kill Queen Elizabeth II has apologised to King Charles III and the royal family, a UK court heard on Friday (15). Jaswant Singh…

Ex-Met officers guilty of sharing racist jokes

FIVE former Metropolitan Police officers have been found guilty of sharing “grossly offensive racist messages” including mocking prime minister Rishi Sunak and other British Asian politicians. Peter Booth, 66, Robert Lewis, 62, Anthony Elsom, 67, Alan Hall, 65, and Trevor Lewton, 65 retired from the UK’s largest force between 2001…

Canadian man planned terror attack on Muslim family, says prosecutor

The Canadian man charged with the murder of four members of a Muslim family acted intentionally and with premeditation, the prosecutor said. The man whose trial began on Monday (11) faces accusations of driving his pick-up truck into the family, leading to their tragic deaths in what is being characterised…

‘Sthal’ a commentary on patriarchy in arranged marriages: director Jayant…

The unpleasant reality of how patriarchy functions in rural India, where women continue to be seen as commodities, particularly in an arranged marriage scenario, is the subject of director Jayant Digambar Somalkar’s debut film Sthal, which will have its world premiere at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on…

Five former Met officers guilty of sharing racist slurs

FIVE former Metropolitan Police officers have been found guilty of sharing “grossly offensive racist messages” including mocking prime minister Rishi Sunak and other British Asian politicians. Peter Booth, 66, Robert Lewis, 62, Anthony Elsom, 67, Alan Hall, 65, and Trevor Lewton, 65 retired from the UK’s largest force between 2001…

Canada man accused of running over Muslim family pleads not…

A CANADIAN man accused of slamming his pick-up truck into a Muslim family, killing four people in an alleged terrorist attack, pleaded not guilty to murder on Tuesday (5). Nathaniel Veltman, 20 at the time of his arrest, appeared in court in Windsor, southern Ontario province, during the opening of…

California highway named after heroic Indian-American officer Ronil Singh

TO honour a fallen national hero, a stretch of a highway in California, US, has been named after 33-year-old Indian-origin police officer Ronil Singh who was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in 2018. The stretch of Highway 33 in Newman was dedicated last week to Singh from the…

EXCLUSIVE: Parliament must probe judiciary

THE union which represents judges has called for a parliamentary inquiry into the way the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) uses taxpayers’ money to fight legal cases. For three months, Eastern Eye has used freedom of information requests to investigate court action against the JAC from unsuccessful candidates. South Asian judges…

TikToker Mahek Bukhari, mother get life term for ‘callous and…

A social media influencer and her mother were sentenced to jail last Friday (1), after being convicted of the "callous and cold-blooded" murder of two men, whose car was forced off a dual carriageway in a high-speed chase and caught fire. Leicester crown court judge Timothy Spencer KC sentenced Mahek…

Imran Khan remanded in jail over leaked documents

FORMER Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan was on Wednesday (30) remanded in jail over a leaked documents case, extending his detention despite the suspension of his prison term for graft a day earlier. Khan has been tangled in a slew of legal cases he says are politically motivated since being…

Imran Khan grilled in jail, admits losing diplomatic cable

JAILED former prime minister Imran Khan admitted “misplacing” a confidential diplomatic cable as he was interrogated by Pakistan's top investigative agency. Khan, 70, sentenced to a three-year jail term earlier this month in a corruption case, was grilled at the Attock prison for wrongful use of the classified document, according…

Why more women need to be like Seema Patel in…

THOSE who grew up in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, likely encountered a lot of single mothers, including being brought up by them. This could have been due to divorce or the early passing of a husband. Either way, these women became our role models and those who we ultimately…

Former Met officer jailed for rape

A former officer with London's Metropolitan Police was on Tuesday (22) jailed for 16 years for a series of rapes, in the latest scandal to hit the force. Adam Provan, 44, was found guilty in June of raping a 16-year-old girl in 2010 and six counts of rape against a…

‘Cruel, calculated’ killer-nurse jailed for life

NURSE Lucy Letby will spend the rest of her life behind bars for killing seven newborn babies after a judge on Monday (21) ruled Britain's most prolific serial child killer of modern times should never be released. Letby, 33, murdered the five baby boys and two baby girls at the…

Court to hear Imran’s appeal in Toshakhana case on Tuesday

A petition filed by imprisoned former prime minister Imran Khan against his conviction and sentence in the Toshakhana corruption case will be considered by a two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday (22). Judge Humayun Dilawar of the Islamabad-based sessions court on August 5 found the 70-year-old chairman…

Child-killer nurse Lucy Letby facing life sentence

A British nurse will be sentenced on Monday for murdering seven newborn babies and attempting to kill six others while they were in her care. Lucy Letby, 33, was convicted of killing five boys and two girls, making her the UK's most prolific child serial killer in modern history. She…

Solicitor struck off roll for breach of code of conduct

A SOLICITOR found guilty of misrepresentation of facts and breaching code of conduct has been struck off the roll.Neelash Mehta was found driving a vehicle while being disqualified from doing so following his conviction for drunk driving. Later he was found to have concealed his conviction while entering into a…

British Indian paediatrician helps catch ‘killer nurse’ Lucy Letby

A UK-born Indian-origin consultant paediatrician at a hospital in northern England is among those who raised concerns and helped convict a nurse found guilty of killing seven babies by a UK court. Dr Ravi Jayaram, from the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, said some of those lives could have…

Government launches independent inquiry following hospital infant murders

The government has initiated an independent inquiry following the conviction of nurse Lucy Letby on Friday (18) for the murder of seven newborn babies and the attempted murder of six others in the neonatal unit of a hospital in northwest England. In the case involving the nurse, 33, who was…

Rochdale verdict: Five men convicted of sexually exploiting two girls

Five men from Rochdale, including two brothers, have been found guilty of sexually exploiting two girls aged 12 and 13, according to recent official figures. The Manchester Minshull Street crown court heard that the girls were treated as objects by the defendants, subjected to abuse and humiliation before being discarded,…

UK’s medical murderers: A grim gallery nurse Lucy Letby joins

Nurse Lucy Letby's conviction on Friday for murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six others makes her one of the UK's worst medical serial killers. Here are details of previous notorious cases: Harold Shipman [caption id="attachment_247733" align="alignleft" width="213"] Harold Shipman (Photo: Getty Images)[/caption] One of Britain's most prolific serial…

Nurse Lucy Letby found guilty of killing seven babies, trying…

A trial court has reached a verdict in the case of nurse Lucy Letby, finding her guilty of the murder of seven babies. The landmark decision was handed down on Friday (18), following a lengthy legal process. Letby's sentencing is scheduled for Monday (21). The trial jury also declared Letby…

Kriti Sanon, Kajol start shooting for Kanika Dhillon’s ‘Do Patti’

The shooting for actresses Kriti Sanon and Kajol starrer upcoming film Do Patti has now begun. Makers began the filming of the film in Mumbai today. The film is set to take viewers on a thrilling suspense-filled ride like never before and transport audiences to the mesmerizing hills of North…

London’s ‘slum landlord’ barred from letting houses for five years

A ‘slum landlord’ in London has been banned from letting houses in England for five years after being found guilty of multiple offences, including squeezing dozens of tenants into a home.Brent Council also barred Jaydipkumar Rameshchandra Valand, 48, from engaging in any sort of property management work in the country…

Lord Patten’s son-in-law convicted for shooting at Indian restaurant

THE son-in-law of Lord Patten of Barnes, the former governor of Hong Kong, was convicted for his part in the shooting at the PBK curry house in Greenford, west London, reported The Telegraph. Elton Charles, 51, who is married to Patten's daughter Laura, 48, was convicted of his part in…

Family ran decade-long operation to defraud Royal Mail of £70m

A family in Berkshire ran a decade-long operation to defraud the Royal Mail of £70 million, a court heard. Three men reportedly gained millions of pounds by engaging in a scheme involving the deliberate under-reporting of mail in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, reported The Evening Standard. Parmjeet Sandhu, 56, along with…

Author Joya Chatterji explores the deadly price of love in…

THOSE who pursue romantic love across boundaries of caste, religion or class in India are even today “just asking to be murdered”, says the historian Joya Chatterji, emeritus professor of South Asian History at Cambridge University. She has given several examples of love leading to murder in her new book,…

Former teacher jailed for abusing children in India

A FORMER deputy head teacher at a London primary school who had pleaded guilty to paying and instructing teenagers in India to abuse younger children has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Matthew Smith, 35, from East Dulwich in south London was arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA)…

Criminal gangs on social media helping drivers to avoid speeding…

Criminal gangs are profiting from aiding motorists in evading speeding fines and penalty points, a Daily Mail investigation has revealed. These gangs are resorting to using fake or stolen information to contest that someone else was driving the vehicle caught speeding on police cameras. The prevalence of such scams has…

Separatist leader Yasin Malik virtually appears in Delhi court

SEPARATIST leader Yasin Malik on Wednesday (9) virtually appeared before the Delhi high court from jail in connection with the National Investigation Agency’s plea seeking death penalty for him in a terror funding case. Last week, the high court had directed that the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief, who…

Police officer in fatal pedestrian collision jailed

A POLICE officer who pleaded guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving of a woman in London was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for over four years by a court. Police Constable (PC) Nadeem Patel, 28, was behind the wheel of a marked police patrol…

Imran Khan is third former prime minister banned from public…

PAKISTAN'S former prime minister Imran Khan became the third former premier barred from public office since 2012 after the country's election commission on Tuesday (8) banned him for five years. The ban followed Khan's conviction in a graft case on Saturday (5). The law says such a conviction disqualifies an…

Imran Khan barred from Pakistan politics for five years

FORMER Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan, who has been convicted and jailed on graft charges, was barred from politics for five years on Tuesday (8), an official order said. The order by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), seen by Reuters and confirmed by a senior officer, said Khan was…

Police officer jailed for fatal car crash

A police officer who pleaded guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving of a woman was sentenced to three years' imprisonment and disqualified from driving for more than four years by a court. Police Constable (PC) Nadeem Patel, 28, was behind the wheel of a marked police patrol car…

Explainer: What are the future prospects of Imran Khan after…

In a recent blow to the political trajectory of Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan, who has been found guilty in a corruption case, he has been sentenced to three years in prison. The 70-year-old former cricket icon, now a prominent opposition figure, confronts an arduous legal struggle as he…

Imran Khan’s lawyers initiate legal proceedings against jail sentence

Lawyers representing former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan, on Monday (7) were making efforts to initiate legal proceedings against his three-year sentence on corruption charges. This sentence has effectively disqualified him from participating in national elections. The ex-international cricket icon had been arrested at his residence on Saturday (5) and…

TikTok influencer Mahek Bukhari, mother found guilty of double murder

A social media influencer, Mahek Bukhari, 24, and her mother, Ansreen Bukhari, 46, from Tunstall in Stoke-on-Trent have been found guilty of the murder of two men, Saqib Hussain and Hashim Ijazuddin, both 21, who died when their car was deliberately rammed off the road near Leicester in February 2022.…

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary faces terror trial in May 2024

A radical Islamist preacher with dual British and Pakistani nationality charged with three terrorism-related offences will face a trial in May next year, a UK court ruled on Friday (4). Anjem Choudary, 56, was arrested at his home in east London by the Metropolitan Police last month and charged with…

Indian American judge presides over Trump’s court appearance

INDIAN American judge Moxila A Upadhyaya has presided over the initial appearance of former US president Donald Trump in a federal courthouse in downtown Washington DC on charges of trying to stay in power despite his electoral loss in 2020. Trump, who is seeking to contest the 2024 presidential election…

Death toll in communal clashes in India rises to six

RIOT police were patrolling urban neighbourhoods near India's capital on Wednesday (2) following a second night of sectarian riots that have killed six people so far. The unrest began Monday (31) when mobs hurled stones at a Hindu religious procession and set cars alight in the predominantly Muslim district of…

Elderly British Sikh man admits to murdering wife with wooden…

AN ELDERLY Asian man, who walked into a London police station earlier this year to inform officers he had killed his wife, has pleaded guilty to murdering her with a hard wooden bat used in the English game of rounders. Tarsame Singh, 79, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday…

Communal clashes in India’s Haryana kill at least five

AT LEAST five people, including two police personnel, were killed in clashes between Hindus and Muslims in India's Haryana state, neighbouring capital New Delhi, on Monday (31), police officials said. The violence erupted when a Hindu religious procession passed through the Muslim dominated Nuh region, located around 50 kilometres away…

Crossbow intruder at Windsor castle planned to kill guards

In a court hearing, it was revealed that a 21-year-old man named Jaswant Singh Chail, who was armed with a crossbow and who had entered the grounds of Windsor Castle on Christmas Day with the intention of "killing" the late Queen had also planned to kill guards at the castle. However,…

Yorkshire punished over Azeem Rafiq racism scandal

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club were slapped with a huge 48-point deduction in the English County Championship on Friday (28) after admitting four charges related to the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal. The independent Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) also fined the club £400,000, out of which £300,000 is suspended for two years.…

Pakistan’s Supreme Court rejects Imran Khan’s plea to halt trial

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday (26) dismissed a plea by former prime minister Imran Khan, in which he sought to halt his trial on charges of unlawfully selling state gifts. Khan had expressed concerns over the merits of the trial and alleged bias from the judge presiding over the case.…

Hillingdon stores fined for selling alcohol to minor

LICENCE holders at two off licences have been fined after being caught selling alcohol to under-age children, following an operation by Hillingdon council. The shop assistants who sold the alcohol at each store were also fined, after being witnessed making the sales by plain-clothed officers from the council’s trading standards…

Political unconscious bias or fair cop, guv? The Asda case…

WHEN Rishi Sunak became prime minister, TV and radio programmes asked for my thoughts. In almost every interview, I said this was our Barak Obama moment, but Sunak would be seen through a different lens from any of his prime ministerial predecessors. He was the first person of colour in…

Indian pharma exports soaring despite cough syrup deaths

INDIA'S pharmaceutical exports this fiscal year are set to grow nearly twice as fast as last year to hit sales of $27 billion, driven by strong US buying, a government-backed trade body said, despite deaths linked to Indian-made cough syrups. The robust forecast comes against the backdrop of earlier concerns…

Court orders Asian lawyer to pay £28m over fraud

A LAWYER who was convicted more than a decade ago on fraud and money laundering charges has been ordered by a UK court to pay over £28 million associated with criminal activity. Bhadresh Gohil, 58, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2010 after being convicted of money laundering,…

Photographer guilty of raping model sentenced to 11 years in…

Photographer Sritharan Sayanthan, 42, from Fitzrovia, was sentenced on Friday (21) to 11 years in prison following his conviction on two counts of rape and one count of attempted rape after a seven-day trial at Hendon Crown Court. The victim, a woman in her 30s, visited Sayanthan's photography studio on…

Accrington man jailed for dangerous driving that killed pregnant woman

AN Accrington man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for dangerous driving that resulted in the death of a pregnant woman last spring.Adil Iqbal filmed himself driving a black BMW at 123 mph before his vehicle hit Frankie Hough’s stationary car on the hard shoulder of M66 in…

Indian court wants parliament to rethink age of consent

The Bombay High Court has highlighted the need for India and its Parliament to be aware of international developments, where several countries have reduced the age of consent for adolescents to engage in consensual sexual relationships. A single bench of Justice Bharati Dangre in an order passed on July 10…

Gigi Hadid released after being arrested for travelling with marijuana

Supermodel Gigi Hadid's summer vacation did not start on a good note. As per eonline.com, Hadid and her friend Leah McCarthy were arrested and then released in the Cayman Islands after customs officials found marijuana in their possession. According to local outlet Cayman Marl Road, shortly after Hadid and her…

Gang convicted of ‘honeytrap killing’ of Vishal Gohel

A group of three men and two women were found guilty of committing a 'honeytrap' murder, reported Mailonline. Vishal Gohel, aged 44, was fatally attacked in his flat in Bushey in Hertfordshire, on 23 January 2022 and he died at the scene. A jury at St Albans Crown Court on…

Leicestershire ex-cop sentenced to jail for sending sexual threat letter

Mohammed Miah, a former police community support officer (PCSO), was sentenced to 14 months in prison at Leicester Crown Court for sending a threatening letter containing a sexual threat to a woman. The letter was hand-delivered to the woman's address on April 9, 2022, while Miah, 27, of Clover Way,…

West London man, relatives sentenced to jail for ‘honour-based’ abuse…

In a case of "honour-based" abuse, a husband and his four relatives were sentenced to jail for subjecting the man's wife to five years of extreme mistreatment. The victim, who entered an arranged marriage with Mohammed-Shuaib Arshid, 28, in Pakistan, arrived in the UK with her husband. They moved into…

Rushdie opens up about troubling ‘crazy dreams’ linked to New…

Author Salman Rushdie has for the first time revealed his personal experiences in relation to the knife attack on him in New York, which resulted in the loss of vision in one eye. Rushdie has shared that he has been having "crazy dreams" about the incident and has sought assistance…

Father kills estranged partner’s 15-year-old son, tries to flee country

In a murder trial, a jury at Manchester Crown Court was told that a father stabbed to death the 15-year-old son of his estranged partner before attempting to flee by crossing the English Channel on a dinghy. An RNLI crew responded to a report of a drifting dinghy and found…

Traffic warden sentenced to life for brutal murder of wife

Asim Hasan, a 34-year-old traffic warden, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife, Aisha Hasan, 32. The Old Bailey heard that Asim stabbed Aisha 26 times with a large kitchen knife in their home on Burrard Road in Canning Town while their young children were…

Adelaide woman bound and buried alive in act of revenge,…

A 21-year-old nursing student, Jasmeen Kaur, was tragically buried alive in an act of revenge, according to court proceedings. Tarikjot Singh, a 22-year-old man from Adelaide, pleaded guilty to the murder. Singh, who had been rejected by Kaur, bound her with tape and cable ties before carrying out the horrific…

Bairstow row casts shadow over third Ashes Test

AUSTRALIA can expect to face a fired-up England and a furious crowd in the third Ashes Test at Headingley starting Thursday (6) as the row over Jonny Bairstow's divisive dismissal at Lord's rumbles on. British prime minister Rishi Sunak and Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese have even traded verbal bouncers over…

British Indian driver gets seven years in jail for drug…

A disqualified British Indian driver who was caught with more than £1 million worth of cocaine after being stopped by officers has been sentenced to seven years and four months. Sukhchain Dale was found with a large stash of Class A banned drugs after his van was pulled over by…

Man accused of urinating on tribal youth arrested in India

INDIAN Police on Wednesday (5) arrested a man accused of urinating on a tribal youth in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district, an official said. On Tuesday (4), an official from the state chief minister’s Office said a case was registered against the accused, identified as Pravesh Shukla, under Indian Penal Code…

Woman sentenced to jail for murder of elderly Indian-origin patient…

A 56-year-old woman, who admitted to the manslaughter of an elderly Indian-origin patient while they were both receiving medical care at a hospital in the UK, has been handed a seven-year prison sentence. Philomena Wilson, known as Brenda, was a patient at City Hospital in Birmingham in January 2021 when…

Cake Box founder denies tree felling charges

THE millionaire boss of a successful egg-free confectionery company has denied being responsible for cutting protected trees in Essex. Sukh Chamdal, the founder of Cake Box, is accused of causing or allowing the felling of at least 132 trees in woodland at Debden Hall for constructing a mansion, according to…

‘It stings’: Sunak says he experienced racism growing up

PRIME Minister Rishi Sunak has acknowledged having experienced racism while growing up in Southampton. Reacting to last week’s damning report that claimed discrimination in English cricket, he said racism “stings” and “hurts”. Sunak, son of an Indian-origin couple who migrated to the UK from east Africa, told the BBC: "Of…

Sabita Thanwani: Boyfriend pleads guilty to manslaughter

THE boyfriend of City University student Sabita Thanwani has accepted responsibility for the death of 19-year-old but denied any intent to commit murder, reports said. Maher Maaroufe, 23, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Thanwani at her university accommodation in central London during a hearing at the Old Bailey on…

Kevin Spacey is a ‘sexual bully,’ UK prosecutor tells court

Actor Kevin Spacey is "a sexual bully" and "a man who sexually assaults other men," a British prosecutor alleged Friday at the start of a sexual assault trial in which he is charged with 12 offenses against four men, CNN reported The two-time Oscar-winning actor entered a not-guilty plea to…

Johnson loyalists including Priti Patel ‘named and shamed’ in parliament…

A panel of British MPs on Thursday (29) accused diehard supporters of former prime minister Boris Johnson, including former home secretary Priti Patel, in parliament of waging a campaign of abuse and contempt against his "Partygate" investigators. Eight Johnson loyalists, including former ministers Jacob Rees-Mogg, Nadine Dorries, were named and…

Ben Stokes ‘deeply sorry’ after cricket report exposes racism and…

ENGLAND captain Ben Stokes on Tuesday (27) said he was "deeply sorry" to learn of the scale of discrimination in the sport after a damning report revealed "widespread" racism, sexism and classism in the game. His comments followed the publication by the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (ICEC) of…

English cricket on a sticky wicket

THE head of English cricket has admitted to Eastern Eye that the game is in an “appalling position” after a damning report found the sport was beset with racism and misogyny. Cricket boards were accused of failing to prevent “structural and institutional racism, sexism and class-based discrimination,” in a report…

Cricket racism: ECB recommends £500,000 fine for Yorkshire

ENGLAND cricket chiefs have recommended that Yorkshire be fined £500,000 and given hefty points deductions over their handling of the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal. Pakistan-born bowler Rafiq, 32, went public with allegations of racism and bullying in September 2020, related to his two spells at the English county. The sanctioning…

Racism ‘entrenched’ in English cricket: Report

ENGLAND cricket chiefs have promised to "reset" the game after an independent report on Tuesday (27) said not enough had been done to tackle institutional racism and sexism in the game. The England and Wales Cricket Board set up the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket in 2021 to look…

London doctor sentenced to six years for involvement in dark…

Kabir Garg, a 33-year-old junior doctor from Lewisham, south-east London, has been sentenced to six years in jail for his role in operating a chat site on the dark web dedicated to sharing child sexual abuse images. Garg, who worked as a psychiatrist for the South London and Maudsley NHS…

Ex-teacher of Prince George’s former school admits to sex offences…

A FORMER deputy head teacher at a prominent London school previously attended by royals has pleaded guilty to financially rewarding Indian teenagers for sending him indecent images of children. Matthew Smith, 34, from East Dulwich, admitted to 22 charges, including having instructed teenagers in India online to abuse younger children…

Games Johnson plays as he switches media allegiances

The 30,000-word report from the Commons privileges committee, finding the former prime minister Boris Johnson guilty of deliberately “misleading parliament”, was entirely predictable. That Boris should throw his toys out of the pram and call the committee a “kangaroo court” was also predictable. He didn’t want to defend his seat,…

Nine ‘people smugglers held’ over Greek migrant disaster

NINE Egyptians suspected of being people smugglers connected with the deadly sinking of an overloaded migrant boat off Greece have been charged with human trafficking and remanded, a Greek legal source said on Tuesday (20). The men were arrested last week in the port of Kalamata after surviving the disaster,…

Bangladeshi hangman who killed over two dozen in jail says…

A JAILED Bangladeshi hangman who executed more than two dozen fellow prisoners, including killers and coup plotters, in exchange for sentence reductions was released last Sunday (18), officials said. Shahjahan Bhuiyan gained notoriety for putting 26 people to death during his time inside after he highlighted to officials his skills…

Sunak, Braverman among Asian MPs who skipped voting against Johnson

Prime minister Rishi Sunak and home secretary Suella Braverman were among prominent Asian Conservatives who did not take part in the vote on Monday (19) on a report that concluded Boris Johnson deliberately lied about rule-breaking parties during the pandemic. MPs voted 354 to seven to endorse the Privileges Committee's…

Lawmakers set to punish Boris Johnson for ‘Partygate lies’

BRITISH MPs vote on Monday (19) on a damning report that found former prime minister Boris Johnson deliberately lied to parliament about lockdown-breaking parties, in what the government hopes will be the final chapter in the damaging "Partygate" scandal. The parliamentary vote is being held on Johnson's 59th birthday as…

Massage parlour manager who raped women in London jailed

A 50-YEAR-OLD, who used the lure of jobs at his massage parlour to rape young women across London, has been sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment. Wood Green Crown Court unanimously found Raghu Singamaneni guilty of rape and sexual assault involving four women. His sentencing took place on Friday (16).…

Stop saying that racism is banter, say England cricket chiefs

The former Yorkshire chairman, Colin Graves, has been criticised by England cricket chiefs for claiming that incidents of racism at his former club were “banter”. Last month, six former Yorkshire players who were found guilty of using racist language in the Azeem Rafiq case, were fined by the Cricket Discipline…

Trump pleads not guilty in federal documents case

Former US president Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (13) to federal criminal charges that he unlawfully kept national-security documents when he left office and lied to officials who sought to recover them. Trump's plea, entered before US Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman in a federal court in Miami, sets…

Stop throwing hand grenades at Sunak, says Asian parliamentarian

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak standing up to Boris Johnson could be the making of him as a leader, an Asian parliamentarian told Eastern Eye. Sunak on Monday (12) revealed that his predecessor had asked him to “do something that I wasn't prepared to do,” in relation to the latter’s resignation…

India’s opposition demand probe into Covid vaccination data leak

The opposition parties in India called for an inquiry on Monday (12) into the alleged breach of data on the CoWIN platform, which contains information about registered citizens who took vaccination against Covid-19. They also urged the government to take necessary action to prevent such incidents in the future. The…

Londoner jailed for glorifying terrorism on online platforms

A LONDONER has been jailed for four years for glorifying terrorism on online platforms. Mohammad Zubair Khan pleaded guilty to multiple terrorism offences at the Old Bailey after initially denying any wrongdoing. He came under the lens of Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) officers in June 2021 after a…

World Test Championship: India, Australia fined heavily for slow over…

INDIA have been fined 100 per cent and Australia 80 per cent of their match fees for slow over rates in the World Test Championship final, the International Cricket Council said Monday (12). Indian batsman Shubman Gill was also docked 15 per cent of his match fee for a social…

As India’s coach, Rahul Dravid bats for a long-term goal

India may not have won an ICC title for 10 years, but head coach Rahul Dravid insists his team is not feeling any pressure in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia, set to begin on Wednesday (7). India lost the inaugural WTC final to New Zealand in 2021…

Terrorists who plotted to bomb targets in Kent and London…

Two terrorists, Jawad Akbar from Crawley and Salahuddin Amin, from Luton, have been granted a parole hearing, MailOnline reported. Both terrorists were part of a five-strong gang involved in plotting major attacks in the UK, between January 1, 2003, and March 31, 2004, including targeting popular locations like Bluewater and…

Families and rescuers search for victims in India’s deadliest train…

In the aftermath of India's worst rail crash in over two decades, rescuers and families tirelessly combed through the wreckage of mangled train carriages on Sunday (03), in a desperate search for additional victims. The incident, which occurred near the district of Balasore in the eastern state of Odisha, was…

US court detains Canadian businessman over Bitcoin laundering

An American court has detained a Canadian businessman pending trial following his indictment on charges of laundering millions of dollars in cryptocurrency. Firoz Patel, 48, is accused of unlawfully transacting 450 Bitcoin valued at $2.4 million (£1.93m) at the time of the transaction shortly before he reported to prison in…

Scottish Mortgage firm ‘misleading’ shareholders, claims fired director

The director who was removed from the board of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust following a dispute in March has alleged that the company is 'seriously misleading' shareholders. Amar Bhidé lodged a complaint with the Financial Conduct Authority, asserting that Scottish Mortgage had misrepresented the primary cause of his disagreement…

British teenager, who converted to Islam, jailed over terrorism plot

A British teenager who detectives believe may have been just hours away from launching an attack on police or soldiers, was on Friday (2) sentenced to a minimum of six years in jail for terrorism offences. Matthew King, 19, who converted to Islam during the Covid-19 lockdown and then became…

288 dead in India’s triple train crash

At least 288 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a three-train collision in India, officials said Saturday (3), the country's deadliest rail accident in more than 20 years. Wreckage debris was piled high at the crash site near Balasore, in the eastern state of Odisha, where some carriages…

Pharmacy worker who stole medical kits worth more than £330,000…

A pharmacy worker who stole diabetes test kits worth more than £330,000 from his workplace has been jailed for 43 months.Abdul Nargoliya, 30, stole the products during his stint as an assistant for a pharmacy in Leicester.It was discovered that more than 22,000 test kits had been ordered since January…

Indian agency seeks death sentence for Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik

India's top anti-terrorism investigation agency last Friday (26) again sought the death sentence for a leading Kashmiri independence figure and former rebel leader after he was given life in prison, official sources said. Muhammad Yasin Malik, 57, chief of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), pleaded guilty last year to funding…

Man sentenced to life for trying to join Daesh a…

A UK court jailed a man for life for travelling to Syria to join Daesh (the Islamic State group) nearly a decade ago. Judge Mark Lucraft handed Shabazz Suleman, from High Wycombe northwest of London, the prison term on Friday (26) for making his way to Syria to enlist in…

Rushdie says ‘struggle continues’ in first public appearance since attack

British-American novelist Salman Rushdie attended a New York gala on Thursday (18) night in his first public appearance since a knife attack that nearly took his life last year. The Mumbai-born writer, a naturalised American who has lived in New York for 20 years, lost sight in one eye after…

Britons shouldn’t feel guilty about country’s past: Braverman

Home secretary Suella Braverman has said Britons should not feel guilty about their history and asserted that the country has “no future without reverence for its past”. British people should take pride in “who we are” instead of living in a “special state of sin or collective guilt,” she said…

Asian gang convicted in UK for fake pharma drug factory

A group of Asian men, including a father-son duo, have been convicted of running what the Metropolitan Police described as a large-scale fake pharmaceuticals drugs factory in west London.  The Cyber Crime Unit of the Met Police said it led an investigation after receiving intelligence from the US Drug Enforcement…

Great Waldingfield man convicted of murdering wife, daughter

A 47-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering his wife and daughter at their home in Great Waldingfield last autumn.Peter Nash strangled Jillu, 43, to death over her "infidelity" and fatally stabbed Louise, 12, before trying to kill himself.Emergency Service discovered the crime on September 8, 2022, after a…

Met officer who left man paralysed found not guilty of…

A Met officer has been found not guilty of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm following an incident in Haringey in 2020, a statement said. PC Imran Mahmood, 36, was acquitted following a trial at Southwark Crown Court. According to reports, Mahmood wept in the dock at the court as the…

Modern love: Pros and cons of dating apps

Perhaps the most popular form of dating in the technology driven modern world is dating apps. Whether it is Tinder, Bumble, Hinge or others, millions globally are swiping to find that special someone. From being ghosted and encountering unsuitable people to getting exhausted trying to keep up with it all,…

Rishmeet Singh: Two teenagers get life for murder

Two teenagers have been sentenced to life in jail after they were found guilty of killing a 16-year-old boy who they mistakenly thought belonged to a rival gang. Vanushan Balakrishnan of Waylands and Ilyas Suleiman of St Jeromes Grove, Hillingdon, both 18-year-old, were sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday…

Essex teachers allowed to continue despite being found guilty of…

Three teachers from a school in Essex will be allowed to continue to teach despite being found guilty of paying students to mark each other’s work. Faisal Iqbal, Inderjeet Panesar and Reiss Joseph, who were all teachers at Oaks Park High School in Ilford, have resigned from their post after…

Trump ordered to pay $5m to E Jean Carroll in…

Former US president Donald Trump must pay $5 million in damages for sexually abusing magazine writer E Jean Carroll in the 1990s and then defaming her by branding her a liar, a jury decided on Tuesday (9). In response to the verdict, Carroll expressed that this outcome represents a triumph…

Asian gang convicted of money laundering in UK

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Tuesday that 16 people, including several men and women of Indian descent, had been found guilty after a major investigation into an organised crime gang operating out of west London engaged in both international money laundering and human smuggling. Between 2017 and 2019,…

Gang jailed after smuggling cannabis from Canada to UK

Four members of an organised crime group who smuggled cannabis worth around £1 million into the UK from Canada have been jailed. Kuran Gill, Jag Singh, Gregory Blacklock and Govind Bahia, all in their early 30s, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import the class B drug. Their offence was discovered…

Ed Sheeran wins Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On copyright…

'Shape of You' singer Ed Sheeran won the copyright trial case on Thursday which alleged that he plagiarized the Marvin Gaye hit 'Let's Get It On' for his 'Thinking Out Loud' song. According to Variety, a US-based media house, after just a few hours of discussion on Thursday, the jury…

Yorkshire racism scandal: Cricket chiefs want guilty players fined

England cricket chiefs on Wednesday (3) recommended fines totalling £37,000 for players charged in connection with the explosive Yorkshire racism scandal. Pakistan-born bowler Azeem Rafiq, 32, went public with allegations of racism and bullying in September 2020, related to his two spells at the county. A Cricket Discipline Commission panel…

Man jailed for threatening Priti Patel

A 65-year-old man was sentenced to five months in jail by the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London last week, for sending a threatening letter to former Home Secretary Priti Patel. Pooneeraj Canakiah admitted to sending a grossly offensive letter to Patel. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in England stated that…

‘Won my dignity, confidence back’: Sooraj Pancholi after acquittal in…

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Mumbai on Friday acquitted actor Sooraj Pancholi of abatement charges in Jiah Khan's suicide case after almost 10 years. Reacting to the acquittal Sooraj said, "The verdict has taken 10 long painful years and sleepless nights, But today I have not…

Jiah Khan: Actor Sooraj Pancholi acquitted

After almost a decade, a Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Mumbai on Friday (April 28) acquitted Bollywood actor Sooraj Pancholi from charges of abetting the suicide of model-actress Jiah Khan. Khan, 25, was found dead at her suburban home on June 3, 2013. Pancholi, who was dating…

Rahul Gandhi moves Gujarat High Court for relief in defamation…

According to Indian National Congress advocate BM Mangukia, Indian politician Rahul Gandhi has submitted an application to the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday (25), challenging the Surat sessions court's order that refused to suspend his conviction in a criminal defamation case last week, related to his "Modi surname" comment. The…

Former police officer convicted of sexually assaulting cadets

A former Greater Manchester Police officer, once regarded as a role model, has been convicted of misconduct and sexual assaults on young men and women. Mohammed Adnan Ali, 36, came in contact with young people while working as a volunteer Police Cadet leader and a student development officer and assessment…

UK: Indian delivery drivers arrested over working illegally

The UK government has reported the arrest of 60 moped drivers, including Indians, Brazilians, and Algerians, who were working illegally for major food delivery firms in the country. The crackdown on illegal migration to the UK lasted a week, during which the arrests were made for offenses such as illegal…

Judge: “Failures endemic” at Judicial Appointments Commission

JUDGES are sharing so-called “live questions” used in recruitment exercises with consultants offering to coach candidates to get top judicial appointments, a tribunal has heard from a senior south Asian judge.  On the second day of the online hearing, Judge Abbas Mithani KC, suggested the current process could be open…

Judicial head “guilty of gross negligence and deliberate recklessness”

THE body which appoints judges is “avoiding public scrutiny” and one of its heads is “guilty of gross negligence and deliberate recklessness”, a senior south Asian judge has told a tribunal. Abbas Mithani KC, a designated civil judge for the West Midlands and Warwickshire, is asking the General Regulatory Chamber…

Rahul Gandhi disqualification: Court refuses to stay defamation conviction

A court in Gujarat on Thursday (20) dismissed the plea of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to halt his conviction in a defamation case, causing doubts about his eligibility to run for an upcoming election next year. Last month, Gandhi was found guilty in a case filed by a lawmaker from…

SNP funding probe: Former treasurer Colin Beattie released

Police in Scotland said a 71-year-old man who was arrested on Tuesday (18) in connection with an investigation into the Scottish National Party's funding was released without charge. Police had arrested the suspect in its ongoing inquiry. The party's leader said the arrested man was the SNP treasurer Colin Beattie.…

London driver jailed for intentionally running down two men

A driver who used his BMW car “like a weapon” as he deliberately drove towards a group of men in London has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Bristan William drove his car to strike two men on Leadenhall Street on July 26, 2022, leaving them both with serious…

London burglars who often targetted Asians jailed

A “prolific” group of four burglars who often struck Asians across London, targeting them for their high-value gold, has been jailed. They stole jewellery worth £39,695 and £13,340 in cash by targeting the elderly and vulnerable during their burglary spree which lasted a little more than two months last year.…

Man extradited from Pakistan charged with murder of British cop

A man has been extradited from Pakistan to Britain and formally charged in connection with the 2005 murder of a British police constable, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Wednesday (12). Sharon Beshenivsky, 38, died after being shot when trying to stop a gang robbing a travel agent in…

Designer clothing scam mastermind convicted of tax fraud

An Indian-origin mastermind of a fake designer clothing scam has been convicted of tax fraud in the UK. Socks manufacturer Arif Patel, 55, was accused of trying to steal around £97 million through VAT repayment claims on false exports of textiles and mobile phones with the help of a criminal…

India opens new investigation into BBC

India's financial crime-fighting agency has opened an investigation into alleged violations of foreign exchange rules by the BBC, a source said on Thursday (13), months after tax officials searched the broadcaster's Mumbai and Delhi offices. The tax raids in February had come close on the heels of the release of…

Indian-origin start-up executives found guilty of $1bn corporate fraud

A federal jury in the US has convicted two Indian-origin executives of a Chicago-based start-up on charges of orchestrating a corporate fraud scheme that defrauded the company's clients, lenders, and investors of $1 billion. After a 10-week long trial, Rishi Shah, co-founder and former CEO of health technology firm Outcome…

British Pakistanis write to Sunak over Braverman’s comments on child…

A group of British Pakistanis has written an open letter to the prime minister Rishi Sunak, requesting him to clarify the comments made by his home secretary, Suella Braverman. According to the group, Braverman's remarks have caused harm to their community in relation to the child sexual exploitation carried out…

Shefali Shah: After watching Satya, Mira Nair said, ‘don’t know…

Shefali Shah, who has several notable films to her credit, has been a part of the entertainment industry for over 30 years. She began her acting career in 1993 with a TV show called Campus before transitioning to films. However, it was Netflix’s 2019 streaming series Delhi Crime that made…

Husband pleads guilty to murder of Indian nurse, 2 kids…

A SUSPECT charged with the triple murder of an Indian nurse and her two children has pleaded guilty at a court hearing in eastern England. Saju Chelavalel, 52, on Wednesday (5) appeared at Northampton Crown Court, where he admitted to killing wife Anju Asok, 35, and children Jeeva Saju, 6,…

Optician convicted of pushing his wife to death at Arthur’s…

A WEST YORKSHIRE optician has been convicted of murdering his pregnant wife by pushing her off a rocky cliff at Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.Fawziyah Javed suffered serious head injuries due to her fall from a height of 50 ft on September 1, 2021 but she told a police officer during…

EXCLUSIVE: Stop putting Asians in danger

THE home secretary is pandering to right-wing racists and putting south Asian lives in danger, MPs and experts have told Eastern Eye. It follows Suella Braverman’s comments over the weekend (2) that “vulnerable white girls living in troubled circumstances have been abused, drugged, raped, and exploited”. She highlighted cases in…

Donald Trump’s indictment makes 2024 Presidential race uniquely volatile

US voters woke on Wednesday (5) to a uniquely volatile 2024 presidential election landscape, where Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate, now faces trial and the incumbent, Joe Biden, has not even confirmed he's running. Trump pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (4) to 34 felony charges linked to alleged attempts…

Donald Trump slams criminal charges as ‘insult’ to America

Former US president Donald Trump offered a full-throated defense of his conduct on Tuesday (4) in his first public remarks since being charged over hush money payments to a porn star, blasting the criminal prosecution as "an insult to our country." Hours earlier, he pleaded not guilty to 34 felony…

Rahul Gandhi to appeal conviction in defamation case

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to visit Surat city in Gujarat on Monday (03) to file an appeal in court against his criminal defamation conviction for his "Modi surname" comments. According to sources, senior Congress figures, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and the chief ministers of three Congress-ruled states, as…

Indian jailed for 188 months for distributing child porn in…

An Indian national, 34, has been jailed for 188 months for distributing child sexual abuse material. The accused has been identified as Angelo Victor Fernandes, a native of Goa. Fernandes was working on a cruise ship and was sentenced by a federal district court, the US Department of Justice said.…

What next for Rahul Gandhi after disqualification from Parliament

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified as an MP after being convicted in a defamation case and sentenced to two years in jail. The law The Representation of the People Act, 1951, the law that governs elections in India, mandates disqualification of any lawmaker who is "convicted of…

Rahul Gandhi won’t be disqualified as MP if conviction is…

Rahul Gandhi will not face disqualification as an MP if India’s Surat appellate court suspends his conviction and two-year jail term, legal experts have said. Gandhi was on Thursday (23) found guilty of defamation over his 2019 campaign trail remark implying that prime minister Narendra Modi was a criminal. The…

‘Themes of sex and assault can easily stir up race…

In a case that ignited more racial tensions than had been seen for decades (in that particular region of the UK), Eleanor Williams, 22, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice and jailed on March 14 for eight-and-a-half years. Preston Crown Court found that she had falsely claimed…

Casey review terms London police ‘institutionally racist and sexist’

An independent review published on Tuesday (21) has said that the Metropolitan Police in London is institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic and unable to police itself. The report also suggested that the force has failed to hold itself accountable for its actions. The release of this review puts pressure on…

UK financial analyst found guilty of terror offences

A BRITISH financial analyst has been found guilty of multiple terrorism offences after his laptop led police to dangerous bomb-making plans. Asad Bhatti, from Redhill in Surrey, south-east England, was arrested and charged in January 2021. A search was carried out at an address in the area which revealed a…

Pakistan’s PM calls for unity; Imran expresses willingness for dialogue

According to an aide, Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, is scheduled to appear in court on Friday (17) to support his request for a halt to a police operation aimed at arresting him for not attending a hearing. Fawad Chaudhry, the aide, informed Reuters that Khan would…

Shoplifter in Wiltshire makes half a million pounds through refund…

A 53-year-old woman, Narinder Kaur, has been found guilty of tricking high street stores into giving her refunds for goods she had stolen, netting half a million pounds. She was found guilty of 25 separate offences after a four-month trial at Gloucester Crown Court and warned to expect a "substantial"…

Uncle receives life sentence for killing Somaiya Begum for rejecting…

Mohammed Taroos Khan has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for murdering his niece, 20-year-old Somaiya Begum, who refused to marry a man in Pakistan. The attack occurred at her home in Bradford, West Yorkshire on 25 June 2022, and Khan then disposed of her body on waste ground.…

Somaiya Begum trial: Uncle found guilty of murder

The trial of Mohammed Taroos Khan, who stands accused of killing his niece Somaiya Begum, came to a sudden halt due to unforeseen circumstances. One of the jurors involved in the case was involved in a car accident, while another suffered an injury from a fall. Khan, who resides on…

Eleanor Williams sentenced to eight and a half years for…

In January, Eleanor Williams, a 22-year-old from Barrow-in-Furness, was found guilty of nine counts of perverting the course of justice. She had falsely claimed to have been raped and trafficked by an Asian grooming gang and made similar false rape allegations against several other men. On Tuesday (14), she was…

Court told three men attempted suicide following false accusations of…

According to testimony in court on Monday (13), three innocent men were driven to attempt suicide following false accusations of rape by a woman named Eleanor Williams. The 22-year-old woman from Barrow-in-Furness had posted on Facebook in May 2020, claiming that she had been the victim of rapists and an…

Priya Joi: ‘Our stories are important’

AS SOMEONE who didn’t actively want children, Priya Joi came around to the idea after her biological clock started to ring the alarm. She read loads of books on motherhood, but they were either amusing anecdotes about stressed mothers dreaming about an uninterrupted glass of wine in the bath, or…

London religious teacher, 68, jailed for child sex offences

A RELIGIOUS teacher in South London has been jailed for 10 years for sexually abusing two boys and inflicting “severe psychological harm” on them. Croydon Crown Court found Muhammad Asgar, 68, guilty of attempting to rape one of the boys and sexually abusing the other. The offences took place over…

Salisbury surgeon who stored child abuse images in phone gets…

A SALISBURY plastic surgeon who stored more than a hundred serious category child abuse images in his phone has been sentenced to eight months of suspended jail term.Mansoor Khan was in December found guilty of three counts of making indecent images of children after he was found with 106 images…

Legal age rises to 18 in England and Wales to…

A NEW law raising the legal age for marriage in England and Wales to 18 years came into force on Monday (27), aimed at protecting vulnerable young people from being forced into weddings against their will. Until now, those aged 16 or 17 could get married with parental consent as…

Bradford man who supplied drugs worth £4.2 million in 11…

A BRADFORD man involved in a wholesale drug trafficking enterprise across the UK has been jailed for 15 years. Faiz Rehman supplied cocaine, heroin and cannabis worth more than £4.2 million within a short period of 11 weeks in 2020, using the encrypted messaging platform Encrochat to traffic the drugs.…

British police face struggle to clean up sexist culture after…

BRITAIN's police force is under unprecedented pressure to reform after the conviction of officers for murder and rape, alongside evidence of widespread sexism and misogyny in its ranks. London's Metropolitan Police has been hardest hit: After years of saying serious misconduct cases were isolated incidents, it now says it must…

Iranian foundation offers land to Salman Rushdie’s attacker: State TV

An Iranian foundation has praised the man who attacked novelist Salman Rushdie last year, leaving him severely injured and said it will reward him with 1,000 square metres of agricultural land, state TV reported on Tuesday through its Telegram channel. Rushdie, 75, lost an eye and the use of one…

Seattle City resolution seeking ban on caste discrimination sparks debate

A resolution moved by an upper-caste Hindu official in the Seattle City Council to bring in an ordinance banning caste-based discrimination in the city has generated intense debates among members of the Indian-American community. The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote on the resolution moved by Council member Kshama…

Londoner who murdered father with champagne bottle jailed

A Londoner man who was found guilty of the murder of his father by smashing a champagne bottle over his head in north London has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Deekan Paul Singh Vig, 54, was convicted following a trial at the Old Bailey last month and was sentenced to…

Self-styled ‘gangster’ who took £1,800 from his mother after threatening…

A self-styled ‘gangster’ of Newport who took £1,800 from his mother after intimidating her with a hunting knife and threatening to kill his family.Sadikur Rahman who had a “turbulent upbringing” was under the influence of drugs when he was “acting strangely.” He also stole his mother’s car after taking the…

Stanwell businessman jailed for 12 months for Covid loan abuse

A businessman from Stanwell in Surrey has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment after admitting abuse of an interest-free loan offered by the UK government to businesses to cope with the Covid-19 lockdown. Kulwinder Singh Sidhu, 58, pleaded guilty to offences under the UK Companies Act and the Fraud Act…

Vinesh Kotecha, owner of shut 50s American Diner, fined for…

Vinesh Kotecha, owner of much-loved 50s American Diner which has now been shut, has been slapped with a fine of £1,000 after he was caught driving a Lamborghini Aventador at 113 miles per hour (mph) while heading to a supercar rally. Caernarfon Magistrates' Court in Wales heard that Kotecha, who…

Wife of California physician accused of attempted murder of his…

The wife of a 41-year-old Indian-origin doctor accused of attempting to murder his family, including his two children, in a car crash in the US has said that she doesn't want him to be prosecuted, media reports said. Dharmesh A Patel, a physician from Pasadena, California, was accused of intentionally…

California doctor Dharmesh Arvind Patel who allegedly drove family off…

A 41-year-old Indian-origin man accused of intentionally driving a Tesla off a cliff with his wife and two children inside pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges in a Redwood City courthouse on Thursday. "He is charged with three counts of pre-meditated and deliberate attempted murder," said San Mateo County…

Former Pakistan PM Abbasi says Imran can sue Bajwa for…

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said former prime minister Imran Khan could move court over retired Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's involvement in ousting his government last year, the Dawn reported. Speaking at a Dawn News broadcast on Saturday, Abbasi said the inquiry…

Drug-dealing pair caught with crack cocaine, cash after dramatic police…

In a dramatic event in December 2021, two men were caught by law-keepers with crack cocaine and cash after chasing their car through Leicester city centre toward Loughborough. According to a report by LeicestershireLive, the officers acted after receiving a tip-off that the vehicle had links to an organised crime…

India’s Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking a complete ban on…

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking to impose a complete ban on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in India in wake of a controversial documentary regarding the 2002 Gujarat riots, terming it "entirely misconceived" and "absolutely meritless". A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and M M Sundresh…

Judge sentences Scotland Yard ex-officer to 36 life terms for…

In a shocking case that has dominated headlines in the UK, an Indian-origin judge on Tuesday handed down 36 life sentences to a serial rapist convicted of violent and brutal sexual offences against a dozen women over a 17-year period as a Scotland Yard police officer. Justice Parmjit Kaur "Bobbie"…

Bradford shopkeeper fined for selling out-of-date food including stale sausage…

A shopkeeper in Local Mini Market in Bradford has been slapped with a fine after he was caught trying to sell out-of-date food, including a sausage which went past its use-by date by more than five months. It has been reported that during a routine inspection drive at the market…

London paedophile, 61, jailed for having sex with minor girl…

A paedophile in north London, aged above 60, has been sent to jail for having sex with a teenage girl. Anandarajah Bremakumar from Colindale, Barnet, abused the girl in 2010 when she was 16 but the police came to learn about the incident only in 2019 when a report was…

Rushdie releases new novel, six months after knife attack

Six months after being stabbed, British author Salman Rushdie on Tuesday publishes his new novel "Victory City", an "epic tale" of a 14th-century woman who defies a patriarchal world to rule a city. Written before the US knife attack that nearly took the Indian-born author's life, the novel purports to…

Pervez Musharraf: Architect of Kargil War, brought Pakistan and India…

Pakistan's former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf, the architect of the Kargil War, toppled the democratically-elected government in a bloodless military coup in 1999 and ruled the country for nine years during which he survived numerous assassination bids.Born in a middle-class family of Urdu-speaking Mohajir parents in Delhi in 1943,…

Musharraf was first Pak military dictator to be sentenced to…

Pakistan's former dictator General Pervez Musharraf who died in Dubai on Sunday due to prolonged illness, earned the ignominy of being the first military ruler to receive capital punishment in the country's history for subverting the Constitution in 2007.Musharraf, 79, who was suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by…

Nitin Sawhney wins top honour at Eastern Eye’s annual Arts,…

ACCLAIMED musician Nitin Sawhney won the top award at Eastern Eye’s annual Arts, Culture and Theatre Awards (ACTAs), which recognise the achievements of Britain’s south Asian community in the arts, creative and media industries. Sawhney, whose latest album, Immigrants, examines the complexities of identities in modern Britain, was presented The…

Jaswant Singh Chail who wanted to ‘kill’ late queen with…

A British Sikh man who wanted to “assassinate” Queen Elizabeth II on Christmas Day in 2021 and was caught on the grounds of Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow has admitted to committing treason. Jaswant Singh Chail, who identified himself as an “Indian Sikh”, wanted to kill the late monarch…

More could have been done for Oldbury couple killed by…

More could have been done to protect an Indian-origin couple murdered by their son by taking note of early warning signs about his violent behaviour and poor mental health, according to a new report this week into the fatal attack in Oldbury in 2020. Anmol Chana was sentenced to life…

Londoner who ran escort agency website jailed for rape, prostitution…

A Londoner who preyed upon young women looking for jobs has been jailed for 31 years after being convicted of rape and sexual assault.Nuruzzaman Shahin of Camden who targeted women through an escort website was also found guilty of controlling prostitution for gain.The 40-year-old man, who committed the offences against…

Former West Midlands Police officer face jail for sexually assaulting…

A disgraced former West Midlands student police officer is facing jail for sexually assaulting teenager. Haider Siddique, 22, admitted grooming, abducting and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday (31), The Independent reported. He also pleaded guilty to inciting a child to commit a sex act.…

Sri Lanka’s ex-President Sirisena apologises for 2009 Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lanka’s former President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday apologised to the country's minority Catholic community for the devastating 2019 Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 270 people, including 11 Indians. Nine suicide bombers belonging to the local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaat (NTJ) linked to ISIS carried out a…

‘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.…

Leyton man jailed for life for murdering fellow hostel resident…

A Leyton man has been jailed for life for murdering fellow hostel resident following a row over text messages in August last year. Mahi Noor, 25, of Lea Bridge Road in Leyton, has been sentenced for killing Abdi Khadar Adan, 32, after the former was found guilty following a trial…

Man convicted of strangulating, raping woman in Birmingham woodland

A man has been convicted of kidnapping and raping a woman in a woodland of Birmingham in broad daylight last summer.Mustafa Hakim from Quinton is also found guilty of strangulating the woman when she was trying to resist the sexual assault in July last year.The 30-year-old man approached the woman…

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…

‘They have blood on their hands’: Family blames government and…

The family of law graduate Zara Aleena who was murdered by a violent misogynist last June has accused the government and the probation service of being responsible for the loss of life.“They have blood on their hands,” Aleena’s aunt Farah Naz said after a watchdog revealed the Probation Service “incorrectly…

Nelson twins who ran drug gang & thought themselves ‘untouchable’,…

Two brothers -- twins -- thought they were 'untouchable' but their belief was shattered when both landed in jail for running a drugs gang. The incident happened in Nelson. According to a LancsLive report, an investigation was launched into Rohail Khan and his brother Sohail by Lancashire Police as part…

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…

Met Police ‘missed chances’ to save pregnant mother who was…

A new report has revealed that the Metropolitan Police missed many chances to protect a woman from her former husband in the six years before he killed her with a crossbow. Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo fired an arrow into Sana Muhammad's, 35, stomach at her Ilford home on 12 November, 2018. Muhammad…

Two men convicted over murder of father-of-four in Dudley

Two men have been convicted for murdering a taxi firm manager on his birthday in Dudley in January last year. Gurdeep Sandhu, 23, of Blowers Green Road and Hassan Tasleem, 23, of Richmond Road, Dudley were convicted of murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and perverting…

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…

Indian man sentenced to 7 years in prison for illegal…

A 34-year-old Indian man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty to his role in a $3.5 million international drug smuggling conspiracy that brought illegal opioids from India and Singapore into the US. Manish Kumar shipped millions of illegal and unapproved pills to…

Inebriated racist who made ‘monkey gestures’ at hospital security guard…

A racist who had absconded for nearly two years following a public disorder offence has been brought to justice after he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife.In February 2021, Richard Mcerlean made monkey gestures and noises at a security guard of Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport and talked about throwing a banana…

Upset over warning for parking in wrong space, Leicester man…

In a bizarre incident, a man took out a hockey stick to smash a window after he got a note on his car warning him against parking in the wrong space. Forty-eight-year-old Jotinder Singh, who had been living at De Montfort House in Leicester city centre where he committed the…

Durham shopkeeper who defrauded elderly woman battling Alzheimer’s jailed

A Durham shopkeeper who defrauded an elderly woman and stole a part of her savings during the height of the pandemic has been hailed.Ponnampalam Jeyapalan, who ran Woodham Village Store in Newton Aycliffe, was supposed to help the isolated woman in her 90s. But he obtained her bank details and…

First car misses boy, 8, by ‘chance’ before he was…

A speeding car missed “by chance” an eight-year-old boy playing an Ashton-under-Lyne street before he was fatally struck by a BMW, a trial heard.Safiullah Latif Asif died days after the catastrophic crash which took place on Ryecroft Street on July 23, 2020. Two men were arrested following the incident. Kevin…

Hundreds of police face sack as part of clean-up –…

Hundreds of officers in London are likely be sacked for sexual and domestic abuse offences, Britain's most senior policeman said on Tuesday as he sought to regain public trust after an officer admitted being a serial rapist. London's Metropolitan Police, which has been rocked by scandals in recent years, was…

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…

London police officer pleads guilty to 24 counts of rape

A serving London police officer has admitted carrying out 24 counts of rape in a near two decade-long campaign of abuse against women, making him one of Britain's most prolific sex offenders. The Metropolitan Police and the country's prosecution service said David Carrick, 48, had used his position of power…

US man found guilty of death of five-year-old Indian-origin girl

A 35-year-old man has been found guilty in the 2021 killing of a five-year-old Indian-origin girl in the US state of Louisiana. A stray bullet struck Mya Patel's head on March 20, 2021, when she was playing in her motel room in Shreveport. She was rushed to a hospital but…

Wandsworth driver jailed for killing man while speeding to nightclub

A driver has been jailed for two years for killing a pedestrian while speeding to avoid red traffic light on his way to a South West London nightclub. Ibnu Rizwan, 28, of Brightwell Crescent, Wandsworth, had been on a night out with friends and was driving a hire car when…

Indian guru, popularly known as ‘Jalebi baba’, jailed for 14…

An Indian guru, popularly known as 'Jalebi baba', has been jailed for 14 years for raping more than 100 women. Amarveer, 63, also known as Amarpuri, was jailed under a law related to the protection of children from sexual offenses by a fast-track special court in northern Indian state of…

Making resting a habit-Mita Mistry

NOW that we’ve said goodbye to 2022, perhaps you are already setting goals for new  projects for the year ahead. And that’s great. But while the focus during the first month of 2023 might be on creating plans for exercise, health, personal development, or getting closer to your dreams, it’s…

Five Manchester men jailed as police bust drugs network during…

Five members of an organised crime group involved in drug supply in Manchester have been jailed. Sadek Shek, Imran Hossain, Muteeb Tahir, Jawwad Iqbal-Wahid - all residents of Longsight - and Michael Gill of Burnage were found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine, MDMA, cannabis and ketamine.They sourced large amounts…

Sri Lanka’s former president ordered to pay £224,000 in compensation…

Sri Lanka's former president Maithripala Sirisena was on Thursday ordered by the apex court to pay SLRs 100 million (around £224,000) as compensation to victims of the 2019 Easter attack for his negligence in preventing the country's one of the worst terror strikes despite having credible information of an imminent…

Dangerous driver who killed young mum while showing off to…

Netizens expressed outrage at the court's decision to award just six years jail term for Hashim Aziz, who killed a young mum in Walsall while showing off to 'impress his cousins'. Aziz, 23, struck Baljinder Kaur Moore at 62mph as she was turning into a junction of Broadway and Magdalene…

Armed robber who threatened to ‘smash’ Morrisons worker’s head during…

An armed robber who threatened to 'smash' a Morrisons worker's head if they did not hand over 10 boxes of Benson and Hedges cigarettes has spared jail. Amir Master, 27, of Brownlow Way, Bolton, was sentenced 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years at the Bolton Crown Court, reported Manchester…

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…

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…

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…

Five get jail as multi-million pound drugs gang busted in…

Five men have been sent to jail for their role in an operation worth multi-million pound which sold large quantities of cocaine, MDMA, cannabis, and ketamine over four years. According to a report by Manchester Evening News, the network, led by brothers Mohammed and Ebrahim Sadigh, supplied illegal drugs worth…

Cumbria woman, who claimed she was raped by Asian gang,…

A woman who alleged that a group of Asian men had raped and trafficked her was found guilty of perverting the course of justice. Eleanor Williams, 22, used a hammer to hurt herself before notifying police that an Asian gang in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, had sexually assaulted her since childhood, reported…

Man who attacked son-in-law with meat cleaver jailed

A Birmingham man who grievously attacked his son-in-law with a meat cleaver due to a 'festering feud' over a trip to India has been jailed for eight and a half years.Bhajan Singh was under the influence of alcohol when he swung the weapon at the victim in the offender’s family…

Burnley siblings who sexually assaulted girl for five years jailed

Two Burnley brothers who sexually assaulted a girl for five years since she was aged 11 have been jailed.Nozmul and Azizul Haque have both been placed on the sex offenders register for life following their conviction for pedophilic offences.Preston Crown Court heard that the sexual assault on the girl came…

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…

Fleeing Audi driver jailed for injuring couple before crashing into…

A Bradford driver who fled an accident scene after injuring a couple before crashing into school has been jailed for 16 months by Bradford Crown Court. Syam Khan, 26, of Kimberley Street, Bradford, was spotted in the unregistered and uninsured Audi RS4 on Jackson Street on November 28, The Telegraph…

Brothers who punched woman, 59, in the face and split…

Two brothers who had punched a woman, 59, in the face during a row over football scuffs on their neighbour’s car in a Manchester suburb have been spared jail.Shahid Alam, 44, has been sentenced to 27 weeks in jail which is suspended for 18 months, while his older brother Tuhudul…

Indian-American IT professional convicted in US of making illicit profits…

An Indian-American former IT professional was convicted of four counts of securities fraud in the US state of California for using a company’s confidential information for trading in its securities, making an illicit profit of $7 million, authorities said. Sivannarayana Barama (48), who had earlier worked at multiple technology firms…

Racist thug avoids jail for throwing scalding hot water in…

The Metropolitan Police has questioned a court's decision to suspend the sentence of a man who threw scalding hot water over a police officer's face during a racist attack. Earlier this month, the Uxbridge Magistrates' Court suspended the 26-week prison term of Astric Mala, 47, who a attacked the officer.…

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…

Court refuses to overturn Bury man’s conviction for filming teens…

London's Appeal Court has refused to overturn the conviction of a Greater Manchester man jailed for filming teenage girls having sex with men.Hashim Hussain was convicted in May 2021 of taking and possessing indecent images of girls aged 16 and 17. But his lawyer claimed the videos were “lawful', arguing…

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,…

Drug dealer, 27, found with cocaine and taser, jailed; legal…

Adil Rafiq, a drug dealer who was found with over £30,000 of cocaine for street dealing and a 'taser', has been imprisoned. The 27-year-old man was stopped by police personnel at a Bolton town centre on July 10 for being under the influence of alcohol and disorderly, and when the…

I am happy, and have great respect for Nepal’s judiciary:…

After meeting French serial killer Charles Sobhraj in the prison, his lawyer and Mother in law, Sakuntala Thapa said that she was happy and has great respect for the judiciary. "I'm happy and have great respect for our judiciary and Supreme court," Thapa said after Supreme Court gave its order…

Lanarkshire doctor, jailed for abusing dozens of women patients over…

A doctor convicted of sexually assaulting dozens of women patients over decades could have his medical licence scrapped. Krishna Singh, 72, targeted 48 women through kissing, groping, inappropriate examinations, and sleazy remarks during appointments during his 35-year career. His targets mainly included a rape victim, teenage kids and pregnant women.…

Drug dealer arrested in Longsight after cops’ stormy raid discovers…

A drug dealer was recently caught in south Manchester following a raid by the police at his home that unearthed cocaine and cash. He was sentenced to four years and five months. The arrested, identified as Yasir Ali, was found alone in his bedroom, trying to use his phone, when…

Medic reveals ideal ‘dinner-to-bed time’ duration

Eating dinner late is one of the several unhealthy lifestyle habits many of us are guilty of. We often push our dinner time to late hours and don’t realise that by doing this we are gradually causing our body harm. Experts suggest that the ideal time to eat dinner should…

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…

Hungry Sheffield thief orders two lamb burgers at the gun…

Four men have been jailed for burglary and firearm offences after one of them was caught telephoning a takeaway from the scene of the theft to order food.Musfer Jabbar, 22, and his three accomplices - Shabaz Ismail, Andrew Coy and Andrew Cross - struck a gun store in Sheffield in…

Doctor convicted of sexually assaulting women after persuading them to…

A former GP who abused his trusted position has been convicted of sexually assaulting his patients after persuading them to undergo unjustified invasive examinations.Manish Shah, whose appointments would often be fully booked, is found guilty of 25 sexual assaults against four women at his Romford clinic in east London.He is…

Man jailed for four years after police recovered cocaine from…

A drug dealer has been jailed for four years after police recovered cocaine and cash from his property in Longsight, south Manchester. Yasir Ali, 25, of Meade Grove, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to four years and five months on Tuesday (13). Police said that Ali was alone in…

Man fined for trying to break into Highfields council flat…

A homeless man who tried to break into Highfields council flat pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Friday (9). Mohamed Miah, 50, was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and the court ordered him to pay the city council £500 compensation, the Leicester Mercury. He…

Blackburn goon jailed for robbing pensioner and forced the victim…

A street robber was jailed on Monday (12) for robbing a pensioner in Blackburn town centre and then fraudulently using his bank card in November last year. He even forced the victim to sing before stealing his bank card and cash. Zahier Zafar, 23, of Bastwell Road, Blackburn, was jailed…

Policewoman found guilty of gross misconduct for ‘cooking up’ story…

A policewoman was found guilty of gross misconduct for fabricating a story about transphobia in the workplace during an appraisal interview, according to a report. Sergeant Sarah Srivastava falsely claimed that a transgender officer had experienced discrimination at workplace from colleagues, reported MailOnline. Srivastava added that she had stepped in…

‘Coward’ Blackburn man fled scene of road crash, leaving injured…

A young Blackburn man who left his friend for dead ‘in a cowardly way’ after causing an accident by driving recklessly has been jailed.Akhlaq Ahmed, 21, will undergo imprisonment for 18 months for dangerous driving causing injuries and a further four years for possession of Class A drugs with intent…

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…

Man who kicked his partner and called her ‘w****’ spared…

A 32-year-old man who kicked his partner and called her a "w****" has been spared a prison sentence but subjected to an 18-month community order. Mohammed Raza of Dundee, who pleaded guilty to common assault and criminal damage is also prohibited from contacting the woman for five years. The pair…

Manston man guilty of careless and dangerous driving that killed…

A Manston man has been found guilty of careless and dangerous driving which resulted in the death of two people and injuries to three others.Nitesh Bissendary was driving a black Alfa Romeo which mounted a kerb in Ramsgate, Kent and fatally hit Israel’s Tel Aviv University mathematics lecturer Yoram Hirshfeld,…

Thugs who shot boy, 11, cut mum’s throat and stabbed…

Three thugs were jailed for shooting an 11-year-old boy when he tried to defend his parents during a terrifying robbery at his home in Upminster, east London in May 2020. Snaresbrook Crown Court jailed Antony Lascelles for 23 years for the vicious robbery. Other gang members Christopher Sergeant and Ajaypal…

Former lawmaker Imran Ahmad Khan loses sexual assault conviction appeal

Former Member of Parliament Imran Ahmad Khan on Monday lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Khan, who was a lawmaker from the governing Conservative Party, was sentenced to 18 months in jail at London’s Southwark Crown Court in May after he was found guilty…

Sex offender Zulquarnain Rafique jailed for breaching court order 12 times

A convicted sex offender was jailed for 12 months for breaching his Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) 12 times as he used a website designed for teenagers, according to reports. Zulquarnain Rafique, 24, of Hill Top Drive, Rochdale, previously appeared before the court in March after admitting to attempting to…

Darlington man locked up for 23 weeks for racially abusing…

A man who racially abused a teenage girl at her home and threatened to “cut up” her brother “into peace” has been locked up for 23 weeks. David Welsh, 43, who pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment is also subjected to a seven-year restraining order to stay away from the…

Two Bradford men jailed for peddling drugs

Two Bradford men were sentenced for a total of more than four years for supply of drugs and assault, according to reports. Mohammed Miah, 22, attacked shop workers at the Kirkgate Shopping Centre in Bradford in July last year while he was drunk. Prosecutor Andrew Stranex told Bradford Crown Court…

East London man who posted his girlfriend’s nude photos online…

An East London man who stalked his girlfriend and posted her nude photos online has pleaded guilty to harassment. Anhar Hussain, 33, who has been remanded in custody, will be sentenced on December 19. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard that his relationship with the woman which began in 2020 soured the…

Woman threatened by Met police officer in road rage incident 

A Metropolitan Police officer has been found guilty of threatening a woman driver in a road rage incident in Wandsworth. Trainee detective constable Ajitpal Lotay appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (30). The officer, who is attached to the south east command unit, has been found guilty of a…

Watch: Moment gunman extradited from Pakistan is nabbed on UK plane…

A gunman who killed a Digbeth businessman in a botched robbery in 2016 now faces life in jail. Tahir Zarif, 31, was convicted on Wednesday (30) for murdering Akhtar Javeed, 56, six years ago. Zarif was arrested by the British police in 2020 on UK plane after being extradited from…

Ramsgate: Driver charged for killing pregnant mum and her dad…

A jury at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday (28) heard that a driver who killed a pregnant mum and her father returned to the scene to retrieve drugs from his car. Nitesh Bissendary, 30, from Manston, is on trial at the court for allegedly killing Yoram Hirshfeld, 81, and Noga…

Couple who ran drugs enterprise and lived lavish lifestyle jailed

A Greater Manchester couple who ran a Class A drug line in Rochdale and lived a “luxurious lifestyle” with the proceeds have been jailed. Rashid Hussain of Rochdale and his partner Szenm Asghar of Bury were both found guilty of possessing criminal property and supply of drugs including heroin and…

Asylum seeker gets 18 months suspended sentence for stalking and…

An Asylum seeker has been sentenced for stalking and burglary after he terrified his victim by repeatedly calling her and threatening to burn down her house, according to a report. The Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard that Noor Muhammed, 22, of Corporation Street, Stoke, became infatuated with a woman and even…

Smethwick brothers who run 24-hour drugs network jailed

Two brothers from Smethwick who ran a 24-hour County Lines drugs network in Stoke-on-Trent have been jailed. Mohammed Awais Khan and Mohammed Luqman Khan showed off their ill-gotten wealth by posting photos of designer watches, luxury cars and bundles of cash. Awais, 27, who called himself 'Snowman 24' for his…

Beauty scientist points out ‘five beauty red flags’ you must…

According to a Sydney-based beauty scientist Hannah English, there are five 'beauty red flags' all women are guilty of. Some of the things people shouldn’t be doing include using a loofah, mixing sunscreen with foundation and spraying perfume on their neck and chest – all of these are bad things…

Man guilty of manslaughter after ‘accidentally shooting friend’ in Harlington

A man has been convicted of manslaughter after accidentally shooting and killing a friend on Halloween in Harlington. Chiragh Chiragh, 39, of Paulhan Road, Harrow, was convicted guilty of manslaughter and possession of a weapon with intent to endanger life by the Isleworth Crown Court last week. Mohamed Muhyidin, 28,…

Indian-origin Singapore grandmother pleads guilty to 48 charges of maid…

Prema S Naraynasamy pleaded guilty to 48 charges - mostly of voluntarily causing hurt to her daughter’s maid Piang Ngaih Don. A 64-year-old Indian-origin grandmother in Singapore, who abused her daughter's maid from Myanmar until she died, on Monday pleaded guilty to her role in the fatal abuse, a media…

Wrong to categorise commercial films as theatrical releases, alternate cinema…

Filmmaker Karan Johar says he doesn't believe in the common perception among storytellers that commercial films are meant for theatrical release and art-house films are ideal for digital platforms. Johar was speaking at the trailer launch of his upcoming production “Govinda Naam Mera”, which is slated to be released on…

Police failed mother and daughter who were brutally murdered in…

West Midlands Police apologised to the family of a mother and daughter who were brutally murdered by the latter's ex-lover after a jury ruled that police 'had so many opportunities to save their lives', according to reports. Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khowla Saleem, 49, were murdered by Oudeh's…

Jordan McSweeney admits to murdering law graduate Zara Aleena

A sexual predator on Friday (18) pleaded guilty to the murder of the 35-year-old law graduate Zara Aleena. Jordan McSweeney, 29, also confessed to sexually assaulting Aleena as she headed home in the early hours of June 26 from a night out in Ilford, east London. Horrified onlookers discovered Aleena…

Car wash worker jailed for taking driving and theory tests…

A man has been jailed for sitting people's driving and theory tests after charging up to £1,000 in Leicester, media reports said. As part of a scam that lasted for more than a year, car wash worker Ali Ahmad, 46, of Griffiths Close in Ipswich, pleaded guilty to many counts…

Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif’s murder ‘well planned’: Kenya Human Rights…

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), a non-profit organization, on Thursday, said the murder of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif was "well-planned," Dawn reported. Sharif was killed by two shots fired at close range. This is one of the few hard facts to have emerged in the two weeks since his…

Nottingham man jailed for urging government staff to sack or…

A Nottingham man has been sentenced to three months in jail after asking government staff to “kill” Sajid Javid MP when the Conservative politician was the home secretary. Kestutis Cesna sent 22 emails to the HM Treasury in 2018 asking the staff to “sack” Javid or “kill” him if he…

East London man pleads not guilty to Pakistani student’s murder

The boyfriend of a Pakistani student who was found murdered in East London in July this year has denied any role in her death. Hina Bashir, 21, who had come to the UK in November 2021 to study business management at Coventry University London was last seen alive on July…

Special songs and stunning moments

TIMELESS tracks have enabled Adnan Sami to closely connect with cross-generational listeners and remain relevant in an everchanging musical landscape. Whether it is creating new songs or delivering blockbuster live performances, the singer, songwriter, and master musician still has the same passion for his craft, despite all the impressive achievements.…

Teenager jailed for peddling cocaine for Manchester drugs gang

A teenager has been sentenced to 28 months for peddling cocaine for Manchester drugs gang, media reports said. Talha Chaudry, 20, of Park Road, Prestwich, Bury, was detained by police when they observed him acting suspiciously outside a café in Swansea, South Wales, in January 2020. He had a distinct…

Former Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan, jailed for groping a…

Jailed former Conservative parliamentarian Imran Ahmad Khan has challenged his conviction in a case over groping a 15-year-old boy at the Court of Appeal. Khan, 49, was found guilty of sexually assaulting the teenager after a party 14 years ago and given a 18-month jail sentence at Southwark Crown Court in…

Teens sentenced for racially motivated attack on Asian couple in…

A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to a young offenders’ institute over a racially motivated attack on an Asian couple. Another teen, aged 16, who was also involved in the incident, is subjected to a two-year youth referral order.The duo turned up at the couple’s home in Thornaby in North…

Six men sentenced for street brawl in Bradford which left…

Six men were sentenced on by Bradford Crown Court this week for their part in violent disorder which led to the death of Bradford man Muhammed Mujahid Hussain. On April 22, 2021, Mujahid Hussain, 19, was stabbed after an altercation in Bradford's Duckworth Lane. He later passed away in the…

Single mum who mowed down pedestrian in Birmingham avoids jail…

The single mum status of a woman helped her to avoid prison as she was given a suspended sentence after the mother-of-two mowed down a pedestrian at a Tesco car park in Birmingham, reports said. Aimee Palmer, 28, from Coleshill, crashed her Ford Fiesta into complete stranger Paramjit Malhi after…

Aya Hachem murder trial collapses as jury gets discharged

The trial related to the murder of teenage student Aya Hachem involving two accused men has collapsed as the jury has been discharged after less than a day's deliberation. According to a report by LancsLive, the jury was told following an application that it had been discharged on Wednesday (9)…

Met Police officer bombarded ex with homophobic, racist deportation threats…

A misconduct panel found a Met Police officer had sent dozens of “grossly obscene, racist and deeply distressing” messages to his former boyfriend. Police constable Mohammed Afzal’s text messages to his former partner in 2020 included “ur going back to P**iland I mean Karachi wasteland" and "go find the Hindu…

Four guilty of murdering Abdirahim Mohamed during fake drug deal…

Four men were found guilty of killing teenager Abdirahim Mohamed in Leicester in September of last year following a fake drug deal. Following a trial on Tuesday (8) at Leicester Crown Court, Rizwan Gul, 26, Mohammed Hansrod, 30, Israfeel Gul, 28, and Zakir Brant, 26, were all found guilty. Although…

Rochdale teenager who launched terrifying bomb hoax in ‘suicide attempt’…

A teenager from Rochdale has been sentenced to 14 months detention in a Young Offenders Institute at Minshull Street Crown Court for a bomb hoax and possessing weapons. Husnain Masood, 18, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a bladed article, possessing an imitation firearm with the intent to cause…

Man guilty of stabbing Walthamstow dad-of-two to death while protecting…

A man was found guilty of murdering a Walthamstow dad-of-two following a stabbing in Brent in June last year. Abraheem Sikander, 24, of Dale Grove was found guilty at the Old Bailey on Monday (7) of murdering Mohammad Raza Gulzar, 29. Sikander was also found guilty of possession of an…

Sri Lanka Cricket suspends Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of…

Sri Lankan batter Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended from all forms of cricket by the Sri Lanka Cricket board after the batter was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a woman in Australia during the T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday. "The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket decided…

SL cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka arrested in Sydney for alleged sexual…

Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka, who was with the national squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia, was arrested on charges of sexual assault here on Sunday. It has been learnt that the 31-year-old Gunathilaka was arrested and taken to Sydney City police station in the wee hours of…

Bury man gets 10 years in jail on birthday for…

It was a forgettable birthday for Nabeel Rashad from Southbank Road, Bury, on Friday (4) as he was sentenced to a decade in jail after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide cocaine and heroin and conspiracy to money launder. He was sentenced by Judge Alan Conrad KC.…

Morgue monster David Fuller admits abusing a total of 101…

A hospital electrician serving a full-life sentence in Britain for murdering two women and sexually abusing corpses in mortuaries on Thursday admitted defiling a further 23 dead women. David Fuller, 68, previously admitted strangling 25-year-old Wendy Knell and 20-year-old Caroline Pierce months apart in Kent, southeast England, in 1987. He…

Two met officers jailed for sharing misogynistic and racist messages…

Sarah Everard's killer Wayne Couzens' colleagues in the Metropolitan Police were jailed for sharing misogynistic and racist messages on WhatsApp, according to reports. PC Jonathon Cobban, 35, and former PC Joel Borders, 45, were sentenced for three months by District Judge Sarah Turnock at Westminster magistrates court. They were members…

Thugs who attacked man with learning difficulties with paving slab…

Two thugs have been jailed for more than 23 years for beating a man with learning difficulties with bricks and a paving slab to steal just £3, according to reports. Mohammed Ali and Umair Anys fatally attacked the victim, in his 30s and has not been named, while he was…

Met officer jailed for stealing £80 from wallet handed into…

A serving Met officer has been jailed for stealing £80 from a wallet that had been handed into the police. PC Mohammad Ghalayini, 33, who is attached to North Area Command Unit, was sentenced to 22 months of imprisonment and was imposed a fine of £3,000 at Southwark Crown Court…

Woman murdered by partner had feared social services would take…

A young Syria-born woman, murdered by her controlling partner in the UK, had feared losing access to her baby if she had reported the full extent of domestic violence directed at her, an inquest heard. Raneem Oudeh and her mother were stabbed to death outside the latter’s home in the…

Picture warnings on sugary drinks can help curb child obesity…

Amid an obesity crisis in the UK and the US, experts have suggested that slapping cigarette-style warnings on sugary drinks may be able to help tackle child obesity. In the UK, every four in 10 children are either overweight or obese. Also, more than half of the adults fall into…

Texas man sentenced to death for murder of US’ first…

A jury in the US state of Texas has sentenced a man charged with killing Sandeep Dhaliwal, America's first turbaned Sikh police officer, to death. Sandeep Dhaliwal, who was the first Sikh deputy for the Harris County department, was killed in the line of duty in September 2019, Fox News…

Sunak favourite to be UK prime minister after Johnson drops…

Rishi Sunak looked set to become Britain's next prime minister after Boris Johnson withdrew from the contest on Sunday (23), saying that although he had enough support to make the final ballot he realised the country and the Conservative Party needed unity. Johnson had raced home from a holiday in…

Salman Rushdie lost sight in one eye following attack, agent…

Salman Rushdie lost sight in one eye and the use of one hand following an attack on stage at a literary event in western New York in August, his agent said. Andrew Wylie, who represents literary giants such as Saul Bellow and Roberto Bolano, described the extent of the injuries…

Man jailed for 22 years for murdering mother

A Burnley man who murdered his mother has been jailed for a minimum of 22 years, Lancashire Police said in a statement. Mumtaz Ahmed, 44, of Prairie Crescent, Burnley, was jailed at Preston Crown Court on October 18 following the death of Inayat Begum, 85. He pleaded not guilty but…

Kevin Spacey wins 1986 sexual assault civil lawsuit brought by…

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey can finally heave a sigh of relief as a New York court on Thursday dismissed a sexual assault case against him filed on a complaint by another actor Anthony Rapp. The trial had been underway for three weeks with testimonies from both sides. In 2017, Rapp,…

Hundreds attend funeral services for four members of Indian-origin Sikh…

Hundreds of people attended the funeral services for four members of an Indian-origin Sikh family, including a baby girl, who were kidnapped and killed by a man earlier this month in the US State of California. The Sikh family of four, 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri, her 27-year-old mother Jasleen Kaur, her…

Met Police report: Systemic bias towards black and Asian officers,…

British Asian officers and staff of the Metropolitan Police are substantially more likely to receive an allegation of misconduct than their white colleagues, a damning report has concluded. Baroness Louise Casey's review into the UK’s largest police force has found racial disparity exists in the misconduct system and “white officers…

Review into Met Police’s culture to pitch for easier sacking…

A much-awaited review into the Metropolitan Police’s culture and standards is pitching for easing of procedures to sack misogynist and racist officers of the force, media reports said. According to the probe by Baroness Louise Casey, too many “abhorrent” individuals continued to remain on the frontline of Scotland Yard because…

Leicestershire car crash: Murder trial involving TikTok star Mahek Bukhari,…

TikTok star and social media influencer Mahek Bukhari is set to go on a trial for murder next week along with her mother Ansreen Bukhari and six other people in connection to the deaths of two young men, reportedly cousin brothers, in a deadly car crash on the A46 in…

Suspect accused of killing Sikh family in California pleads not…

The main suspect who kidnapped and killed four members of a Sikh family, including a baby girl, in California has entered a not guilty plea in court, the authorities said. The Sikh family of eight-month-old Aroohi Dheri, her 27-year-old mother Jasleen Kaur, her 36-year-old father Jasdeep Singh, and her 39-year-old…

Sona Mohapatra lambasts Salman Khan over MeToo accused Sajid Khan’s…

Sona Mohapatra, who is known for not mincing her words, has criticised Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on social media over the participation of MeToo-accused Sajid Khan in his show Bigg Boss which he hosts on Colors TV. The singer said that the host was guilty of whitewashing him. On Wednesday,…

MP Preet Kaur Gill calls for ‘urgent action’ over anti-Sikh…

Preet Kaur Gill, a British Sikh member of Parliament for the Opposition Labour Party, has written to UK ministers calling for “urgent action” over a spike in anti-Sikh hate crimes in the country. In her role as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Sikhs, Gill has…

Man jailed for fatal attack on Sikh priest in Manchester;…

A Manchester court on Thursday (6) jailed a man for three years for severely attacking a Sikh priest in the street and left him for dead, media reports said. In June this year, Claudio Campos, 28, of Ladybarn Lane, Fallowfield, punched Avtar Singh, 62, in Manchester city centre's Northern Quarter.…

Drug peddler pleads judge not to prison him as he…

A drug dealer in Wales has asked a judge not to send him to prison as he is carer for his girlfriend who has an on-going debilitating illness, according to a report. Usman Khan, 25, of Barry was caught twice (in 2019 and 2021) while in possession of cocaine by…

Fraud and aggressive sales practices charge dropped against Fischer Future…

A criminal case against Fischer Future Heat has been dropped after the Leicester-based company reached a compromise with the consumer law enforcement agency Trading Standards.The family-owned business had faced criminal proceedings after it was accused of making false claims to customers about the suitability of its products, Leicester Mercury reported.Owned…

Navinder, who couldn’t even run to front door, is set…

At one point of time, she could not even run to the front door but now, she is all geared up to run in a marathon, thanks to a special cause. Navinder Molyneux, a mother of two from Surrey, is all set to take part in the TCS London Marathon…

Five Bangladeshi taxi drivers in east London charged with smuggling…

Five Bangladeshi mini cab drivers from east London has been charged with aiding people smuggling network in UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said in a statement on Wednesday (28). The group, all aged between 40 and 52, appeared before Barkingside Magistrates on Wednesday charged with attempting to facilitate breaches…

Trailer Talk: Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation lawsuit gets…

Free streaming platform Tubi has unveiled the trailer of a film dramatization of the widely covered Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial that took place earlier this year. Titled Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial, the film is a Tubi Original Movie from FOX Entertainment’s indie studio MarVista Entertainment. It…

Barry Gardiner: ‘We must not allow identity politics to create…

IDENTITY politics is infecting our communities in the UK. Last week, some hate preacher decided it would be a good idea to try to organise a demonstration against a Hindu temple in my constituency. I responded immediately, pointing out that their inflammatory post was incitement to religious hatred and was…

UK elections watchdog calls for action to prevent abuse and…

Many candidates at the May elections reported experiencing abuse, threatening behaviour and intimidation, the UK’s elections watchdog revealed.The Electoral Commission’s reports found that while 40 per cent of candidates in England and Wales reported intimidation in elections, the proportion went up to 44 per cent in Scotland. But it was…

Second man sentenced over Leicester violence

A second man has been sentenced in connection with Leicester violence which saw the arrest of 47 people since August 28. Leicester Magistrates' Court handed down a suspended one-year jail term to Adam Yusuf, 20, after he pleaded guilty to possessing a knife at a march on Sunday. While Yusuf…

“We won’t tolerate unrest in our city”

Outsiders are coming to Leicester to cause tensions among the city’s south Asian communities, sources have told Eastern Eye. In the past three weeks, police arrested 47 people following violence in the city. Last weekend (16-17), they arrested 18 suspects, and some of those were from outside the city, sources…

Islamic preacher who raped young girl caught after she identified…

An Islamic preacher who raped young girl 13 years ago was caught after she identified him on YouTube. However, the grandfather-of-three has not been jailed as he is suffering with dementia, according to reports. Khandaker Mohammed Rahman, 67, raped the victim, then under-13, in a washroom in 2005 in South…

Leicester violence: Hindus and Muslims make joint appeal for harmony

Leaders of the Hindu and Muslim communities in the eastern England city of Leicester presented a united front on Tuesday as they appealed for harmony in the wake of violent clashes following an India-Pakistan cricket match, which has led to 47 arrests. Pradyumna Das, President of the city’s ISKCON Temple,…

Leicester Violence: 20-year-old armed man sentenced to 10 months prison;…

A 20-year-old man arrested during the disorder in East Leicester over the weekend has been sentenced to 10 months in prison even as calm returned to the area after unsavoury incidents. Amos Noronha of Illingworth Road who appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday pleaded guilty to possession of an…

Doctor suspended for a year for not revealing shoplifting records

A Manchester hospital doctor has been suspended for a year for not revealing her shoplifting records to the General Medical Council. Sunita Sharma had been caught trying to steal jeans and sunglasses from Harvey Nichols’ Knightbridge store in London and a handbag from Harrods in 2008. She was arrested after…

Donation pours in for American teen ordered to pay $150K…

Donations poured in for an American teenager who was ordered by a court to pay $150,000 to the family of a man who she killed for allegedly assaulting her sexually.Pieper Lewis of Des Moines in the US state of Iowa was sentenced in Polk County earlier this week to five…

‘Werewolf killer’ released from mental health facility spotted on dating…

A Virginia man who had stabbed a stranger to death claiming the victim a “werewolf” has been barred from using social media after he concealed his violent past in his dating profile. Pankaj Bhasin, 37, released conditionally after his three-year stay in a mental health facility, has stated in his…

Bolton man who led double life jailed for 23 years…

A Bolton businessman who led a double life has been jailed for 23 years for supplying 537 kg of drugs worth £40 million, according to media reports. A court heard that Irtiza Bashir, who owned two luxury homes and drove a Bentley, used Encrochat to hatch plans to smuggle huge…

Prosecutors move to vacate murder conviction of Adnan Syed whose…

Baltimore prosecutors asked a court to vacate the 2000 murder conviction of a man found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend in a case that has drawn national attention when the podcast "Serial" raised doubts about his guilt, local media reported on Wednesday. Adnan Syed, now 42, has always maintained his…

American Singer R Kelly found guilty in child pornography case

American singer R Kelly has been convicted on federal child pornography charges. On Wednesday, R Kelly was convicted for making videos of himself abusing his 14-year-old goddaughter. The victim is now 37 years old. After a month-long trial in Chicago, the verdict was announced. According to New York Post, on…

US teenager who killed alleged rapist ordered to pay his…

A teenager who killed her alleged rapist has been ordered to pay $150,000 to the victim's family by a court in US, according to media reports. Pieper Lewis, 17, was also sentenced to five years' probation by Polk County District judge David M Porter on Tuesday (13). Lewis murdered Zachary…

Trevor Sinclair accuses Queen of allowing racism to ‘thrive’, pulled…

Football pundit Trevor Sinclair has has been taken off air by TalkSport after the former English footballer tweeted that the Queen allowed racism to thrive in England within hours of Buckingham Palace confirming the Monarch's death, media reports said. Sinclair tweeted: "Racism was outlawed in England in the 60’s &…

Iran sentences two LGBTQ rights activist to death for ‘spreading…

Iran has handed down capital punishment to two female gay rights activists for “promoting homosexuality” on social media. Zahra Sedighi Hamedani and Elham Chubdar were convicted of "spreading corruption on earth" - a charge the Hengaw Kurdish rights organisation said was often imposed on people deemed to have broken the…

New leaked email claims Amber Heard is ‘guilty’ – read…

It has been months since Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s much-publicized defamation trial came to an end, but it seems Heard’s troubles are far from over. In new upsetting news for the actress, her PR team accidentally leaked an email where she is dubbed ‘guilty’. This revelation has been made…

Four jailed for peddling drugs in Manchester

Four men were sentenced at Manchester Crown Court last week for a string of offenses including drugs operation and road rage, according to media reports. Akaash Hussain, 23, was sentenced on Thursday (1) along with three others. Hussain jumped on a woman's bonnet, smashed her windscreen without provocation and then…

Myanmar junta sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to jail for…

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday was sentenced to three years in jail with hard labour after a court found her guilty of electoral fraud. Zabuthiri Township judge Maung Maung Khin handed down the sentence at a junta-controlled closed court in the Naypyitaw Detention Centre, News Agency,…

Teenage schoolboy jailed for killing three men in horror crash

A teenage schoolboy has been jailed for six years for killing three men in horror crash on the M606 motorway in West Yorkshire in June, media reports said. Jack Simpson, 16, caused the tragic deaths of Sohail Ali, Simon McHugh and his friend Kyden Leadbeater. This week, he appeared at…

Madonna gets chatty about her current obsession with sex, big…

In an explosive new interview, popular American singer-songwriter Madonna has opened up about her greatest guilty pleasure, her life mantra, her current favorite obsession, her life motivation, and much more. In a new Q&A YouTube video, the 64-year-old is seen running around her mansion answering 50 questions about her life…

Bury sisters who ran drug ring from beauty salon ordered…

Two sisters who ran a drug ring in Bury, Greater Manchester, have been ordered to pay back over £300,000 they laundered through their beauty salon, according to reports. Shazia Din, 44, and Abia Din, 47, led a beauty business, called The Beauty Booth, as a money laundering operation. They were…

A Saudi woman gets 45-year prison term for social media…

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a woman to 45 years in prison for social media posts, a rights group said, in the latest example of a crackdown on women activists that followed a visit by U.S. President Joe Biden to the kingdom. Nourah bint Saeed al-Qahtani was convicted "likely…

Home Alone actor Devin Ratray under investigation for allegedly drugging…

According to reports, Home Alone actor Devin Ratray is under investigation by New York City police for a rape that allegedly occurred in 2017. While authorities in New York City are investigating the case against Ratray, the actor denied the allegation in a phone call with CNN. He is currently…

Former Formula One boss Ecclestone indicates not guilty plea to…

Former Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has indicated a not guilty plea to a charge of fraud over a failure to declare more than 400 million pounds ($472 million) of overseas assets, Sky News reported on Monday. Last month the Crown Prosecution Service said it had reviewed a file of…