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‘I’m lucky’, says Salman Rushdie on surviving ‘colossal attack’ in…

Salman Rushdie, the Mumbai-born author of Booker Prize-winning novel 'Midnight’s Children’, said on Monday that he feels lucky to have survived the last year’s brutal stabbing at a literary event in the US as he spoke for the first time about the “colossal attack”. The 75-year-old British American novelist was…

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,…

Happy Valley actor Amit Shah teases he knows the ending;…

As the final episode of Happy Valley airs on Sunday, actor Amit Shah, who plays the character of troubled pharmacist Faisal Bhatti on the series, has revealed that he knows the ending of the critically acclaimed and hard-hitting BBC One crime drama. The 41-year-old actor recently appeared on ITV’s Lorraine…

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…

Woman, who lived in fear of knife-obsessed son & killed…

A woman's years of fear about her knife-obsessed son came to be true as he murdered both her and his step-father at their home in Oldbury in a frenzied act. It has also been revealed that authorities failed to save the lives despite the family's repeated pleas for help against…

Family pays heartfelt tribute to teen fatally stabbed in Levenshulme:…

The family of Ibraheem Ali, a 19-year-old who was fatally stabbed in south Manchester on January 22, has paid him a heartfelt tribute. According to a report by the Manchester Evening News, the teen's mother expressed pain over losing her young son and prayed that no mother should experience what…

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s new character in Hansal Mehta’s next inspired…

In her forthcoming film, Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan is set to play a role that is inspired from Hollywood star Kate Winslet's Emmy-winning performance in the web series Mare of Easttown. Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in Laal Singh Chaddha (2022), wrapped up the film recently. She portrays…

Murder Mystery 2 Trailer: Jennifer Aniston rocks a lehenga by…

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, who have previously collaborated on several successful projects, are set to reunite for their much-awaited offering Murder Mystery 2. The trailer for Murder Mystery 2 hit the internet which was released on Monday and received a great response from fans. However, if there is one…

US: Driver of Tesla that fell off California cliff with…

The driver of the Tesla vehicle that fell from a height of around 250 metres over a treacherous cliff in California, US, earlier in January has been released from the hospital and taken to a local jail on grounds of suspicion of attempted murder and child abuse, Associated Press reported.…

‘Ideology of hate’ consuming India, says Gandhi’s great-grandson

India's rising tide of Hindu nationalism is an affront to the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, his great-grandson says, ahead of the 75th anniversary of the revered independence hero's assassination. Gandhi was shot dead at a multi-faith prayer meeting on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse, a religious zealot angered by…

‘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…

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…

Adil Ray onboards new Channel 5 drama The Inheritance; filming…

British actor, comedian, and television presenter Adil Ray has joined the cast of the recently announced brand-new Channel 5 thriller The Inheritance. The four-part series has already started filming in Ireland. The Inheritance features several prominent names on the ensemble cast. In addition to Ray, it also stars Robert James-Collier,…

Chinmay Mandlekar reacts to protests against Gandhi Godse: ‘You might…

Actor Chinmay Mandlekar delivered a very nuanced performance in Vivek Ranjan’s Agnihotri The Kashmir Files (2022). He played the character of terrorist Farooq Malik Bitta in the blockbuster film and impressed everyone with his riveting act. The actor can be currently seen in Rajkumar Santoshi’s latest directorial Gandhi Godse: Ek…

Racist who killed Asian cellmate 23 years ago could be…

A racist who murdered Asian cellmate with table leg in 2000 could be freed in summer, the Mirror reported. Robert Stewart, who was 20, was sentenced to life for killing Zahid Mubarek, 19 then, in his sleep in March 2000 at Feltham Young Offenders Institution in West London. He then…

‘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…

Gandhi Godse…: Director Rajkumar Santoshi writes to Mumbai Police, seeks…

Ahead of the release of 'Gandhi Godse -Ek Yudh', filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi on Monday wrote to the Special Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, requesting additional security for him and his family, claimed that he has been receiving repeated threats. Director Santoshi announced that he had sought protection in the light of…

Retrial of TikTok star Mahek Bukhari and others over murder…

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

Three teens charged over Khalfan Seif murder in Huddersfield

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

Indian-origin man shot dead during armed robbery in US: Report

A 66-year-old Indian-origin gas station employee was shot dead during an armed robbery in the US city of Philadelphia and police are searching for three men in connection with the murder, according to media reports.Philadelphia police on Thursday released a surveillance video showing the three suspects wanted for killing the…

Lucy Letby trial: Dr Ravi Jayaram rejects claim that his…

A senior doctor in the Lucy Letby trial has rejected the claim that the insertion of a chest drain contributed to a baby's cardiac arrest. The lead paediatrician at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Dr Ravi Jayaram, was said to have inserted a lung drain in the wrong part of…

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…

London family puts up £50k reward to hunt down killer…

Desperately hoping to hunt down their teenage son's murderer, a family in London has put up a reward of £50,000. It was on April 2, 2018, when Amaan Shakoor was shot in the head outside Walthamstow leisure centre after two men approached him. The 16-year-old succumbed to his injuries in…

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

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

Alia Bhatt’s Hollywood debut film Heart of Stone to release…

Streaming service Netflix shared the release date of the Gal Gadot-led movie along with a bunch of other marquee titles through a teaser video on its social media platforms on Wednesday. Directed by Tom Harper, the movie also stars Jamie Dornan, Sophie Okonedo, and Matthias Schweighofer. It follows Rachel Stone…

Bradford professor who uses facial recognition technology to nab assassins…

Renowned computer scientist Hassan Ugail has used his facial recognition technology to solve the longstanding mystery surrounding the de Brécy Tondo.The Tondo is a circular painting of the Madonna and child. But there is little on record to authentically conclude as to who created the artwork although it is believed…

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…

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…

‘I don’t intend to see films which glorify murderers,’ says…

Director Rajkumar Santoshi's upcoming period drama film 'Gandhi Godse -Ek Yudh' has triggered a fresh controversy as Congress recently sought a ban on the film in Madhya Pradesh. Amid the ongoing row, Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandson, Tushar Gandhi expressed his views about the film. "I'm not surprised because for them Godse…

A story of ‘hope, courage, and standing up against bigotry,’…

The makers of Faraaz released its hard-hitting trailer today. The trailer gives a glimpse into the night when Dhaka stood still as a bunch of young terrorists massacred an upscale cafe by going on a murderous spree. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film marks the first collaboration between him and…

Documentary says Vishal Mehrotra, 8, may have been murdered by…

A new documentary provides evidence that strengthens the fears that the mysterious disappearance of schoolboy Vishal Mehrotra was linked to a notorious paedophilic gang led by fairground worker Sidney Cooke.Vishal, aged 8 at the time, vanished from London after watching the wedding procession of Charles and Diana on July 29…

Sri Lanka Catholic Church hails Supreme Court order for ex-president…

The leader of Sri Lanka's Catholic Church on Friday praised a Supreme Court decision to order the former president and four officials to pay compensation for the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 260 people. The civil case brought by families of the victims charged that lax security…

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…

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

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

My Top 10-Rajniesh Duggal

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

‘He looked harmless’: The journalist who nabbed ‘The Serpent’

Journalist Joseph Nathan went for food at a Kathmandu casino one night in 2003 but ended up with the scoop of his life: French serial killer Google topmost was there playing baccarat. His resulting article in the Himalayan Times led to the arrest of Sobhraj and his incarceration - which…

Indian-origin man accused of killing son in US, charged with…

A 39-year-old Indian-origin man has been charged with capital murder for allegedly stabbing to death his 9-year-old son in the US state of Texas, police said. Subramanian Ponnazhakan was charged on Sunday for stabbing his son on January 6, and his warrant was set for USD one million, the Mckinney…

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

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

Anakh Singh death: Taxi safety screens in Wolverhampton come under…

Licensing bosses will review taxi safety screens in Wolverhampton following the tragic death of driver Anakh Singh in October last year. Singh, 59, was was found with fatal injuries in Nine Elms Lane, Park Village, on October 30, and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was an employee with…

Mindy Kaling confirms she is not returning to star in…

Months after Pixar at D23 Expo confirmed that a sequel to their Oscar-winning animated film Inside Out is in the works, Mindy Kaling, who starred as Disgust in the much-loved film, has confirmed that she will not be returning for Inside Out 2. Talking to a publication, Kaling revealed that…

Asian cinema gems that sparkled last year

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

US: Indian-origin man drives car off cliff with family inside,…

An Indian-origin man, Dharmesh A Patel, has been arrested for attempted murder and child abuse after California Highway Patrol officials say he intentionally drove his car over a cliff with his wife and two children, reported ABC News. The Southern California man faces multiple charges on suspicion of attempted murder…

Imran Khan alleges former Army chief Gen (retd.) Bajwa wanted…

In a fresh attack on Gen (retd.) Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Imran Khan has alleged that the former army chief wanted to have him murdered and impose a state of emergency in the country. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, made the startling allegation during…

‘Seeing how far I’ve come inspires me’

HAVING grown up in Nepal with parents who were closely connected to theatre and acting, Nirisha Basnett was introduced to films, photography and music from a young age. She combined that early passion with natural talent and good looks to land acting projects in India, which have made her a…

Indian-origin man arrested in US for deliberately driving car off…

A 41-year-old Indian-origin man has been arrested in the US on suspicion of attempted murder and child abuse after he intentionally drove a Tesla off a cliff with his wife and two children inside, according to media reports. Dharmesh A Patel of Pasadena, California, will be booked into San Mateo…

Sri Lankan govt expresses concerns over intelligence agencies after drug…

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday (3) raised concerns over the country’s intelligence network after notorious underworld gangster and drug lord Kanjipani Imran alias Mohammed Imran fled to India after his release on bail. Imran, wanted by the Sri Lankan authorities for various offences, including murders and criminal intimidation, was…

Unsolved murder: Mystery continues to shroud Surjit Takhar’s death years…

It has been eight years since delivery driver Surjit Takhar was found dead near Shifnal but there has been no conclusive answer as to what led to his death.In 2015, road workers discovered human remains at the side of a motorway near Shifnal in Shropshire, some 30 miles from where…

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

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

‘I request PM Modi to make strong laws against polygamy’:…

As the Indian entertainment industry continues to pay its tributes to late actor Tunisha Sharma, four-time National Film Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut has taken to Instagram Stories and shared her thoughts on the death of the popular television star. She has also requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement…

Afghna girl, 4, who disappeared from Texas playground last year,…

The four-year-old missing Afghan girl was seen walking out of a gated playground at her San Antonio, Texas, apartment complex in a recently emerged surveillance footage. Lina Sardar Khil, 4, was last seen at the playground inside the gated Villas Del Cabo apartment complex on December 20, 2021. In the…

Archie Panjabi joins Vritika Gupta, Javon Walton, and Aiyana Goodfellow…

Archie Panjabi, known for Life on Mars, The Good Wife, and Departure, has been roped in to play a pivotal part in Hulu’s series adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey’s popular novel Under the Bridge. The Emmy-winner joins Vritika Gupta, Javon Walton, Aiyana Goodfellow, Riley Keough, Izzy G, Chloe Guidry, and Ezra…

Serial killer Charles Sobhraj plans to sue Netflix, BBC for…

Charles Sobhraj, the French serial killer released from a Nepalese prison last week, seeks to sue Netflix and the BBC which co-produced a crime serial that chronicled his life. The Serpent, an eight-part series that was aired on BBC One in early 2021, shows how he terrorised Asia in the…

EXCLUSIVE: Investigate Clarkson for hate crime

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

NHS nurse, kids’ death cause revealed: Indian man accused of…

Saju Chelavalel, accused of murdering his wife, a National Health Service (NHS) nurse and her two children under seven, reportedly choked them to death, The Sun reported. The accused has appeared in court. Chelavalel has been charged with the killings of Anju Ashok, 35, and the two kids -- Jeeva Saju,…

Four Indian showrunners who kept audiences hooked to screens with…

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

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…

Who is Charles Sobhraj known as the ‘Bikini Killer’?

The apex court of Nepal has ordered the release of French serial killer Charles Sobhraj from jail owing to his health condition and age. The French citizen with Vietnamese and Indian parentage committed a string of murders throughout Asia in the 1970s. Sobhraj, who has been implicated in more than…

Mindy Kaling’s Velma set to premiere in January on HBO…

Mindy Kaling’s Velma adaptation has locked an official date for its premiere. A spinoff of the family-friendly Scooby-Doo series, Velma will officially land on HBO Max on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Kaling serves as both the creator and star of the series which follows the origin story of Velma Dinkley…

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

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

Sinéad Keenan joins Sanjeev Bhaskar on the cast of ITV…

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

Sikh man charged for wife’s murder in Canada

A 40-year-old Sikh man has been charged with second-degree murder for fatally stabbing his wife at their home in Canada's British Columbia province, police said. Navinder Gill was charged last week for stabbing 40-year-old Harpreet Kaur Gill on December 7 in Surrey, a Canadian police statement said. On December 7,…

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

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

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

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

Indian-American woman charged in 2018 death of her newborn baby

An Indian-origin woman was arrested in the United States for allegedly tossing her newborn into a Florida inlet in 2018, The New York Post reported. The 29-year-old woman, Arya Singh, confessed to her crime after being brought into custody, Palm Beach Sheriff officials said during a press conference on Thursday…

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

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

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

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

Two teenagers arrested over London murder; police seek public help

Two teenage men were detained at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday (6) by police probing the murder of 21-year-old Omar Abdullah, who succumbed to his injuries after getting stabbed last month, along with another man who is receiving treatment in a hospital. The two accused, aged 18 and 19, were later…

Taliban defends public execution, says it’s Afghanistan’s ‘internal matters’

Following criticism over the public execution of a man, the Taliban on Thursday defended its actions. The Taliban on Thursday termed the international criticism over its public execution "reprehensible" and "interference" in Afghanistan's internal matters, Voice of America (VOA) News reported. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement said that…

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

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

Family pays tribute to ‘cheerful’ taxi driver Mohammed Istakhar who…

Police have so far arrested two men in connection with the murder of taxi driver Mohammed Istakhar, 44, who was found fatally stabbed in Solihull on 29 November. A 19-year-old man was detained in the Creswell area of Derbyshire on Tuesday (6) following a widespread public appeal for information. Last…

Trial of TikTok star Mahek Bukhari, mother over murder scrapped…

The trial of TikTok star Mahek Bukhari, her mother and six others for murder has been scrapped due to “ jury irregularity”.All defendants in the case would be tried again before a fresh jury next year, Justice Pushpinder Singh Saini said in a statement at Leicester Crown Court on Thursday.The…

Victim of London’s fatal stabbing identified as Omar Abdullah

A young man stabbed to death in London’s Westminster on Monday has been identified as Omar Abdullah, as the Met Police have appealed for information from the public to find out the attackers. Officers, who arrived at the spot in the vicinity of Lilestone Street, found Abdullah, 21, dead at…

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…

Indian-origin businessman’s store attacked in New Zealand

A store owned by an Indian-origin businessman was attacked by a group of young armed robbers in New Zealand and they held a knife to a worker's neck during the horrifying incident, a media report said, days after a shopkeeper of Indian descent was killed during an alleged robbery. The…

‘It’s tough to ignore me,’ says Kartik Aaryan as some…

There is no denying the fact that Kartik Aaryan has emerged as one of the most bankable Bollywood stars over the past few years. In a time when several established actors are having a tough time at the box office, his films have been performing extremely well at the ticket…

Kartik Aaryan reveals he got ‘disturbing nights’ playing murderer dentist…

Kartik Aaryan, who is still basking in the thunderous success of his last release Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2022), is set to play a grey character for the first time in his career in his forthcoming film Freddy. The much-anticipated film sees the actor in the role of a murderous dentist.…

Sarah Hussain’s death: Inquest seeks to establish whether Bury shop…

A pre-inquest review at Rochdale Coroners’ Court on Friday (25) heard that officers will seek to establish whether Sarah Hussain, 31, was unlawfully killed after suffering severe burns outside her house in Bury last year. Lisa Judge, an assistant coroner, told the court that she was awaiting the Bury Community…

Union ‘sceptical’ of reforms in institutionally misogynist and racist London…

The union representing UK firefighters said Saturday it was "sceptical" London Fire Brigade (LFB) leaders would implement reforms after an independent review concluded the service was institutionally misogynistic and racist. The LFB has promised a "zero tolerance approach to discrimination, harassment and bullying" and accepted around two dozen recommendations from…

Murder accused Rekan Karwan driving TikTok star Mahek Bukhari’s car…

The man who was driving TikTok star Mahek Bukhari's Audi TT which killed two men admitted being behind the wheel just before the start of the trial, the jury heard. Rekan Karwan was behind the wheel of the car when the fatal crash happened which killed Saqib Hussain and Mohammed…

Parminder Nagra to return to screens for a second series…

Parminder Nagra, best known for portraying Jess Bhamra in Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the NBC medical drama series ER, is set to return to headline the second series of her hugely popular and thought-provoking crime drama DI Ray. Parminder stars in the…

Indian with $1 million bounty on his head for murdering…

The Delhi Police on Friday arrested a person accused of killing an Australian woman in Queensland in 2018. The Australian Police had offered 1 million Australian dollars to exchange information about the accused Rajwinder Singh who killed Toyah Cordingley in 2018. Accused Rajwinder Singh was arrested after a joint operation…

West London man jailed for 28 years for shooting lover’s…

A west London man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for the attempted murder of his lover’s wife.Firad Muhammed of Ellison Gardens, Ealing, travelled to his victim’s home in Bromley in October 2020 and shot the 32-year-old man in his legs twice. He fled the scene leaving no…

Every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by…

Asserting that a woman or a girl is killed every 11 minutes by an intimate partner or a family member, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said that violence against them is the most pervasive "human rights violation" in the world and called on governments to implement national action plans that…

Teenage Bradford boy killed while on holiday with mother in…

In a shocking incident, a teenage British boy has allegedly been killed in Pakistan where he had gone with his mother for holidays. Fourteen-year-old Adil Khan from Bradford in West Yorkshire was reportedly shot dead while he was going to his relatives with his mother. Police said two arrests have…

‘Govinda Naam Mera’ ode to pulpy Bollywood masala ’90s films:…

Actor Vicky Kaushal on Sunday said his upcoming feature "Govinda Naam Mera" is a tribute to the 1990s pulpy Bollywood masala films like the Akshay Kumar-led "Khiladi" series. Written and directed by Shashank Khaitan, the comedy crime thriller tells the tale of an underdog and his family's madness. It also…

Two death row convicts in Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy’s murder…

Two Islamist militants, who were sentenced to death for killing prominent Bangladeshi-American secular blogger Avijit Roy and his publisher, escaped dramatically from the premises of a crowded court in Dhaka on Sunday with the help of unidentified bikers who sprayed some chemicals on police and created a smoke screen before…

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…

Rishi Sunak wants to make UK streets safer as he…

Prime minister Rishi Sunak vowed to tackle crime as he revealed his worries about his daughter walking to school alone.He said as the father of two school-age girls, he shared people’s concerns about public safety in the UK.Sunak who has two daughters - Krishna, 11, and Anoushka, 9 – with…

Saudi Crown Prince has given the same protection from prosecution…

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given the same level of protection from prosecution in the US that was recently accorded to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a US State Department spokesperson said in a briefing on Friday. "This is not the first time that the United States has…

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…

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…

Teenager convicted of murdering knife bin campaigner

A teenager has been convicted of murdering a young knife bin campaigner in Slough. The 16-year-old boy admitted to stabbing Abdul Aziz in May this year and the victim, described by his family as a “community leader”, died a day later. Reading Crown Court on Tuesday convicted the boy, whose…

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…

‘Calling out racism is everyone’s business’

LAST month, the UK made history by appointing its first British Asian and Hindu prime minister. While Rishi Sunak’s appointment demonstrates that there is no office in the land which is not open to minorities, our recent Racism at Work research highlights that many people of colour still face major…

TikTok star Mahek Bukhari’s mother tells court she slept with…

TikTok influencer Mahek Bukhari’s mother Ansreen claimed a young man who was killed in a high-speed chase earlier this year had blackmailed and harassed her during their relationship. Saqib Hussain, 21, and his friend of the same age were killed after their Skoda Fabia was hit by one of the…

Gruesome Delhi murder shocks India: Boyfriend kills live-in partner, chops…

Delhi police claimed to have solved a six-month-old murder case, and arrested a man for allegedly killing his 28-year-old live-in partner, chopping her body into 35 pieces, and disposing of the body parts at different places in and around the national capital. Officials said that the accused identified as Aftab,…

Mahek Bukhari trial: No evidence TikTok star’s car was involved…

A court has heard that there was no evidence to prove that the car used by TikTok star Mahek Buhkari led to the deaths of two men on the A46 as the vehicle has 'no record of a collision'. Social media star Mahek Bukhari is one of eight defendants, including…

Jaz Singh Deol confirms exiting EastEnders’ as Kheerat Panesar

Actor Jaz Singh Deol has bid adieu to his character Kheerat Panesar in the popular British soap opera EastEnders. The actor made his final appearance in EastEnders on Thursday, November 10, when his character was seen being ushered away by police in a storyline linked to the death of Ranveer…

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)…

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…

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…

More than £10,000 raised for Wolverhampton taxi driver murdered at…

Anakh Singh, Wolverhampton taxi driver was allegedly murdered at work. Singh, a private hire driver, was pronounced dead in Nine Elms Lane, Wolverhampton, on October 30 after he was discovered with serious injuries. Tomasz Margol, 35, of Bamford Road, Wolverhampton, has been charged with Singh's murder. The cabbie was believed…

Sanjeev Bhaskar to headline drama series Inspector Singh Investigates

Indian-origin British actor Sanjeev Bhaskar has been tapped by BritBox International to play the central character in the drama series Inspector Singh Investigates. According to the entertainment website Deadline, the three-part crime drama will be shot in Malaysia. It is based on the novel of the same name by author…

Pak PM Sharif, Minister Sanaullah and and Major General Faisal…

Former Pakistan premier Imran Khan on Friday claimed that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Major General Faisal Naseer were part of the sinister plot to assassinate him in the same way former Punjab governor Salman Taseer was killed in 2011 by a religious extremist. Khan, 70,…

Three accused deny murdering Hounslow dad and dumping his body…

Three men on Thursday (3) denied murdering and burning the body of Mohammed Shah Subhani from Hounslow in 2019, according to reports. Shah Subhani, 27, known as Shah, was reported missing in May 2019 when he failed to return to his home. The father-of-one had been missing for seven months.…

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…

Mahek Bukhari trial: Crash victim made over 1,700 calls to…

In a sensational revelation made during the hearing of a murder trial on Thursday (2), it was said that one of the two men who were killed in a car crash on the A46 in Leicestershire in February this year had made over 1,700 calls to TikTok star Mahek Bukhari's…

Australian police offer record $1 million reward for Indian nurse…

Australian police on Thursday announced a record one million dollar reward for any information to arrest an Indian nurse who fled to India after allegedly murdering a 24-year-old woman on a beach in Queensland in 2018. https://twitter.com/QldPolice/status/1587927699963940865?s=20&t=6IOJ9A0fKlrxjkAwKPALPQ Toyah Cordingley was walking her dog on Wangetti Beach, 40km north of Cairns…

Morbi bridge collapse that killed 135 an ‘act of God’:…

A manager of the Oreva group, one of the nine persons arrested in connection with collapse of a suspension bridge in Gujarat’s Morbi town, sought relief from a local court claiming the tragedy which has claimed 135 lives was an “act of God”, the prosecution said on Wednesday (2). Chief…

Aya Hachem murder: Accused middleman Louis Otway says ‘he had…

A Manchester man accused of being 'middleman' in a shooting which killed Salford student Aya Hachem has denied the charges saying that he was unaware of the murder plot. Louis 'Junior' Otway, 42, is accused of sending hitmen Anthony Ennis and Zamir Raja to shoot Pachah Khan, who owned the…

BR Chopra: 20 greatest movies

Anniversary special to remember the incredible filmmaker’s magnificent body of work BR Chopra rose from humble beginnings to become one of India’s greatest and most influential filmmakers. An incredible career that lasted more than 50 years saw him make all-time classics, cross new cinema horizons, launch talent like his younger…

Damning UK report slams police for inadequate vetting of officers

A culture of misogyny and predatory behaviour is "prevalent" in many police forces across England and Wales, and fuelled by lax vetting standards, according to a report published Wednesday after a high-profile murder. Former Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens was last year jailed for life for the kidnap, rape and…

Morbi bridge collapse: What we know about tragedy in Gujarat

The death toll from an Indian foot bridge collapse rose to 135 on Tuesday (1), while the army, navy and national disaster response teams kept up search operations for a third day. HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR 135 people have died and one person is missing at present. 152…

Young man who died in car chase was ‘head over…

A young man who died in a high-speed car chase in southern England earlier this year had been madly in love with TikTok star Mahek Bukhari’s mother, more than twice older than him. Saqib Hussain and his friend, both aged 21, were killed after their Skoda Fabia was hit by…

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…

Gujarat bridge collapse toll rises to 134; rescue operation on

According to the latest estimates, at least 134 people, including women and children, were killed and over 100 are receiving treatment for their injuries sustained after a cable suspension bridge in Morbi town collapsed on Sunday, plunging people, into the Machchhu River. Prime Minister Modi, who is in Kevadia said…

The Devil’s Hour star Nikesh Patel: ‘There’s this assumption that…

Actor Nikesh Patel, who is best known for his role as Aafrin Dalal in the TV series Indian Summers, Kash Khan in the mini-series Four Weddings and A Funeral, and Tom Kapoor in the popular sitcom Starstruck, can be currently seen in Amazon Prime Video’s The Devil’s Star. A chilling…

Murder co-accused Mohammed Patel pins blame on TikTok star Mahek…

The co-accused in the Leicestershire accident-murder case has pointed fingers at TikTok star Mahek Bukhari who hatched a plot to kill her mother's secret lover, reports said. One of the defendants in the case, Mohammed Patel, told the court that though he wanted to help the victim he was instructed…

Tabu: 20 greatest performances

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE VERSATILE ACTING ICON’S DIVERSE ROLES ACROSS GENRES AND LANGUAGES Talented Bollywood star Tabu is seen as one of the finest actresses of this generation and has a brilliant body of work to back it up. The versatile performer has shown off her impressive range in a…

TikTok star Mahek Bukhari murdered mother’s secret lover, trial hears

A court on Thursday (27) heard that a TikTok star hatched a plot to kill her mother's secret lover after he blackmailed the latter with a sex tape. Social media star Mahek Bukhari, 23, hired men to 'silence' Saqib Hussain, 21, who had an affair with her mother Ansreen Bukhari,…

Prime Video unveils a breathtaking trailer for Breathe: Into the…

Prime Video has unveiled a rip-roaring trailer of its highly-anticipated Amazon Original Breathe: Into the Shadows Season 2. Peppered with high-octane action sequences, the trailer showcases how remorseless J (Abhishek A Bachchan) has returned from where he left off to complete the unfinished task of catching the remaining 6 victims.…

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…

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…

Prime Video drops a suspenseful teaser for upcoming Original Breathe:…

Prime Video unveiled a teaser of the much-anticipated Amazon Original series Breathe: Into the Shadows Season 2, and it is going to leave you biting your nails. Produced by Abundantia Entertainment and Vikram Malhotra, the second installment of the show promises to be a gripping thriller that entails a complex…

Canada: Sikh man accused of killing his kids charged with…

A 45-year-old Indian-origin Canadian Sikh has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after two of his children were killed in their home in Montreal, according to a media report. Kamaljit Arora has been accused of killing his son and daughter, aged 11 and 13 respectively, on October 17.…

Fourth member of Cardiff family dies from ‘poisoning’ in Bangladesh

The fourth member of a family from from Riverside, Cardiff, has died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in Bangladesh. Husnara Begum, 45, died in hospital in Dhaka recently, nearly three months after the incident, reported the BBC. Her husband, Rafiqul Islam, 51, a taxi driver, died along with son, Mahiqul,…

Kanye West facing potential $250 million lawsuit from George Floyd’s…

The mother of George Floyd's underage daughter and the sole beneficiary of his estate, Roxie Washington, has ordered a USD 250 million dollar lawsuit against American rapper and songwriter Kanye West. According to Variety, the lawsuit is in response to comments made by West about Floyd's murder on a recent…

Zara Aleena’s alleged killer to face trial in December

The alleged killer Zara Aleena will stand trial in December for murder, attempted rape and robbery, a High Court judge ruled on Wednesday (19). Jordan McSweeney, 29, reportedly attacked Aleena, 35, when she was walking home after a night out in Ilford, east London, on June 26. He is also…

Jury sworn in to try TikTok star Mahek Bukhari, seven…

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of TikTok star Mahek Bukhari, her mother Ansreen and six others in connection with the death of two young men in a car crash in southern England earlier this year.The trial, scheduled to begin on Thursday is expected to last about…

Sri Lanka’s Shehan Karunatilaka wins Booker Prize for afterlife thriller

Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka has been named the winner of the 2022 Booker Prize for his second novel ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida', described by judges as a whodunnit and a race against time, full of ghosts, gags and deep humanity. Karunatilaka, 47, became only the second Sri…

Man, accused of stabbing 2 police officers, appears in court

A man appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday (14) on charges of stabbing two police officers in central London in September. The officers were carrying out their routine duties when the man attacked them. The incident happened in Leicester Square on September 16. The 24-year-old accused, Mohammed Rahman of…

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…

Korean student who stabbed Indian-origin roommate in US university, charged…

A Korean student, who allegedly stabbed his Indian-origin roommate to death in their dormitory at the prestigious Purdue University has been charged with murder, according to US media reports. Ji Min Sha, a 22-year-old cybersecurity major from Seoul ruthlessly attacked Varun Manish Chheda on October 5 by stabbing him multiple…

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…

Indian student stabbed 11 times in Australia in alleged racial…

The Indian mission in Australia is providing consular assistance to a 28-year-old student from the north-western city of Agra who was stabbed multiple times in Sydney and is under "serious but stable" condition after undergoing surgery at a local hospital. "The Indian Consulate in Sydney has provided consular assistance to…

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…

Azeem Rafiq set to leave England shores after abuse and…

Azeem Rafiq, whose allegations of racism at Yorkshire led to a series of reviews into the culture of the sport, is leaving England to protect his family from abuse and intimidation. (More Sports News) In 2020, the 31-year-old opened up about an "institutionally racist culture" at Yorkshire, including by former…

More than 600 domestic and sexual abuse allegations against Met…

The Metropolitan Police has formed a specialist team to investigate domestic and sexual abuse allegations against police personnel, reports said. It was reported that the new Domestic and Sexual Offences Unit, nicknamed the Daso team, has received 625 complaints so far. The unit resembles the fictional unit, AC-12, in BBC…

Lucy Letby denies murdering seven newborn babies

A neo-natal nurse went on trial in Britain on Monday, charged with the murder of seven babies in her care and the attempted killing of 10 others. Lucy Letby, 32, has denied murdering five boys and two girls, and attempting to murder another five boys and five girls between June…

Man charged with four counts of murder of Indian-origin Sikh…

The man involved in the kidnapping and killing of an Indian-origin Sikh family, including an eight-month-old baby, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, one for each life lost, authorities in California said. The Sikh family of four, 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri, her 27-year-old mother Jasleen Kaur, her 36-year-old…

Florida woman kills sister for flirting with her boyfriend

A woman has admitted to murdering her sister for flirting with her boyfriend in Orlando, Florida. Fatiha Marzan, 21, was arrested last month for murdering her 20-year-old sister, Sayma Marzan, with a knife she allegedly bought on Amazon. According to police, she hid the weapon in a closet in the…

Three charged with murder of man outside Coventry mosque

Three people have been charged with the murder of a Handsworth man who was fatally stabbed outside a Coventry mosque earlier this month. Haji Choudhary Rab Nawaz, 52, was found with severe injuries after a fight reported outside the Jamiah Masjid & Institute on October 2 and he died in…

Keanu Reeves drops out of Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Devil…

Keanu Reeves is no longer a part of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's project 'Devil in the White City. As per The Hollywood Reporter, Reeves exited the Hulu series. Reportedly, the Disney-backed streamer is already searching for a replacement star to lead the drama, which has been in various stages…

‘American Dream Gone Wrong’, says wife of Indian-origin man killed…

"This is the story of our American dream gone wrong," the grieving wife of an Indian-origin Sikh man killed along with three members of his brother's family, including an 8-month-old baby, has said. Bodies of 36-year-old Jasdeep Singh, 27-year-old Jasleen Kaur, their eight-month-old child Aroohi Dheri and the baby's uncle,…

Six police officers and an ex-officer face probe over ‘offensive’…

UK police watchdog has started a criminal investigation against six serving police officers and a former officer over 'discriminatory, derogatory or pornographic' messages on a WhatsApp group, according to reports. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched the probe against five officers serving with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary…

Met chief says he will be ruthless in rooting out…

The Metropolitan police commissioner has promised that he 'will be ruthless in rooting out' racists from the force following the emergence of a WhatsApp group chat scandal involving serving and retired officers, according to reports. Former Met officer Rob Lewis, who created the group, was suspended this week for posting…

California Sikh family murder suspect once worked for them, says…

The suspect in the killing of an Indian-origin Sikh family, including an eight-month-old baby girl, had once worked for the family's trucking business and had a longstanding dispute with them that got "pretty nasty" and culminated in an act of senseless killing, authorities and a relative said. Merced County Sheriff…

Indian-American man, 74, kills daughter-in-law at parking lot: Report

A 74-year-old Indian-American man has been arrested in the US state of California, for fatally shooting his daughter-in-law at a parking lot possibly out of anger over her plans to divorce his son, according to a media report. Sital Singh Dosanjh killed his daughter-in-law Gurpreet Kaur Dosanjh last week in…

Big B turns 80: Journey of a film icon

Magic moments from Amitabh Bachchan’s amazing movie career Being the greatest Bollywood star of all time has given Amitabh Bachchan many landmark moments throughout his distinguished career. Although he has had many achievements apart from acting including national honours, helping to eradicate polio in India, hosting a popular TV quiz…

Charity offers £20,000 reward for information on last year’s Leicester…

An independent charity has announced a reward of £20,000 for information that could lead to the conviction of anyone for the murder of a 41-year-old man. Raju Modhwadia, also Kara Muru, was stabbed to death in Stoneygate, Leicester, in December last year. But the charges of murder and conspiracy to…

Suspected killers of British Botanist couple who were murdered and…

The suspected killers of a noted British botanist couple allegedly had links with the terror group Daesh, media reports said as the trial into their four-year-old murder in South Africa has continued.Horticulturist Rod Saunders, 74 and his microbiologist wife Rachel, 63, were kidnapped and beaten to death in February 2018.…

Former Met officer suspended for posting racist content on WhatsApp

A former Metropolitan Police officer has been suspended for posting 'vile and deplorable' racist and derogatory comments on a WhatsApp group, which included former Met officers, media reports said. Rob Lewis, who has been working on contract with Border Force, has allegedly created the group. According to the BBC, his…

Who was Varun Manish Chheda, the student who was allegedly…

A twenty-year-old Purdue University student was allegedly killed by his roommate overnight with "multiple sharp force traumatic injuries" at a residence hall on the Indiana campus in the United States. The death of the student has left a number of questions unanswered behind as the preliminary autopsy results say that…

Dulquer Salmaan: Speaking the right cinema language

HE MAY have enjoyed big success in Malayalam cinema, but Dulquer Salmaan has always been willing to cross new horizons with Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films. The versatile actor followed up a winning performance in smash hit Telugu language period romance Sita Ramam with a darker role in newly released…

Met Police boss vows to ‘ruthlessly’ root out racists from…

New Metropolitan Police boss Sir Mark Rowley has vowed to “ruthlessly” root out racists and misogynists from the organisation. He admitted Scotland Yard had been “far too weak” in taking on those who undermined the honest and dedicated majority. But he said he was determined to “get the culture right”…

Police clash with Iran protesters in London and Paris

Police clashed with demonstrators trying to reach Iran's embassies in London and Paris on Sunday. French police used tear gas and employed anti-riot tactics to prevent hundreds of people protesting in the capital from marching on Tehran's diplomatic mission, AFP reporters and eyewitnesses said. In London, police said they made…

University of Cambridge says it gained from slave trade

Britain's University of Cambridge said on Thursday it had benefited from the proceeds of slavery over its history, and promised to expand scholarships for Black students and fund more research into the murderous trade. The acknowledgement comes as a string of leading institutions - from the bank of england to…

From Kollywood to Bollywood

TWENTY HINDI FILMS SUCCESSFULLY ADAPTED FROM TOP TAMIL CLASSICS, AHEAD OF VIKRAM VEDHA REMAKE Hotly anticipated film Vikram Vedha is a Bollywood remake of a hit 2017 Tamil neo-noir action thriller of the same name. Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan take on the lead roles in the story of…

Leicester police stabbing: Man charged with attempted murder

A man was charged with attempted murder following the stabbings of two police officers in in Leicester Square on Friday (16), the the Metropolitan Police said. Mohammed Rahman, 24, from west London, has been charged with attempted murder of a male constable; and with causing grievous bodily harm with intent…

Queen’s death shines spotlight on wrongs suffered by indigenous people

When newly elected indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lidia Thorpe took her oath to office last month, she raised her fist above her head in protest and labelled Queen Elizabeth II a "colonising queen". "It was like kneeling to the murderer," the Greens senator told Reuters this week. "I had to swear…

R Balki recalls directing Chup

Ahead of the release of 'Chup: The Revenge of the Artist', filmmaker R Balki opened up about shooting a few sequences of the project in Mumbai, especially at JJ School of Arts. "Chup relates to the life of an artist, and the School was a perfect location for us. It's…

Cocaine and gambling addict, 28, strangled his girlfriend with dressing…

A 28-year man who killed Sainsbury's marketing manager Amani Iqbal in her Walthamstow flat, seemingly claimed he “got rid” of his girlfriend and appeared “happy and upbeat”, an inquest heard. Iqbal was done to death with a dressing gown and was left in a bathtub after she was last seen…

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…

Gran Turismo video game adaptation casts Stranger Things fame David…

Hollywood actor David Harbour of 'Stranger Things' fame is all set to star in Sony and PlayStation Productions' upcoming video game adaptation of 'Gran Turismo'. According to Variety, the adaptation, set to release on August 11, 2023, will be directed by Neill Blomkamp, the filmmaker behind sci-fi hits like 'District…

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…

Hush Hush: Fans are bowled over by the riveting trailer…

Yesterday on September 13, Prime Video unveiled the trailer of its highly-anticipated crime drama, Hush Hush in the presence of the ensemble cast - Soha Ali Khan, Shahana Goswami, Kritika Kamra, Ayesha Jhulka, and Karishma Tanna along with director Tanuja Chandra and producer Vikram Malhotra. Within moments, the riveting trailer…

The top 10 Mahesh Bhatt films

Legendary Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt will turn a year older this week and celebrate his 74th birthday on September 20. The writer, director, and producer has masterminded popular movies, which have entertained cross-generational audiences across the decades. He has also introduced new talent and kick-started franchises. The movie maverick will…

EXCLUSIVE: “King Charles be defender of all faiths” 

SENIOR SOUTH ASIAN and Black leaders have urged King Charles to make sure their communities continue to have a strong influence on Britain’s future. While he was a prince, the new monarch was outspoken on issues which concerned him. They included highlighting the dangers of climate change, the benefits of…

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…

US anchor says Britain gave India civilization, abolished practice of…

An Indian MP has fumed at an American anchor over a pro-British India rant on Twitter, according to reports. Congress leader and former diplomat Shashi Tharoor hit back at Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson who on social media said that India has not built a single structure as beautiful as…

Zendaya bags Emmy award for her role in Euphoria

Zendaya has won yet another Emmy for her performance in the celebrated series 'Euphoria'! On Tuesday, Zendaya bagged the Emmy award for 'Lead Actress in a Drama' for her portrayal of Rue Benett in Euphoria. This is Zendaya's second Emmy award. She won her first in 2020 for Euphoria. Zendaya…

Rijula Das: Unveiling Kolkata’s underbelly

Rijula Das discusses her award-winning debut novel and literary influences New novel Small Deaths is a powerful debut from award-winning writer Rijula Das. The story follows a sex worker, dreaming of a better life, who is drawn into a nefarious web of prostitution, pimps, sex rings, cults, unimaginable secrets, and…

Iranian woman sentenced to death dies of heart attack after…

An Iranian woman was hanged despite dying before her execution was carried out, media reports said. Zahra Esmaili, who had been sentenced to death for killing her husband, suffered a fatal heart attack watching more than a dozen people hanged ahead of her. Yet, officials carried out the death sentence…

Inspired by KGF, a teen brutally murders 4 security guards…

Madhya Pradesh Police on Friday arrested a 19-year-old suspected to be involved in the murders of four security guards in their sleep, a senior police official said. Named Shivprasad Dhurve, the accused was reportedly inspired by the pan-India blockbuster KGF, starring Kannada superstar Yash. He apparently carried out the murders…

What we know about the mass stabbings in Canada

Police in western Canada say two men went on a stabbing rampage that was one of the deadliest acts of violence to hit the country. Here is a summary of what we know about the Sunday attacks: What happened?  The stabbing spree early Sunday at 13 separate locations in the…

Amitabh Bachchan unveils the trailer for R Balki’s latest directorial…

R Balki’s Chup has created quite the buzz across the country. From the mysterious motion picture to having Amitabh Bachchan’s original score in the movie, the film has garnered a lot of curiosity and anticipation amongst fans. The makers released the trailer for the inquisitive audiences on 5th Sept. Big…

Kabir Bedi honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at Venice

Veteran actor Kabir Bedi, who has an extensive body of work in Italy including the all-time favourite TV series 'Sandokan', was honoured on Saturday with the lifetime achievement award at Venice. According to Variety, at the Venice Production Bridge market Bedi was presented with the Filming Italy Movie Lifetime Achievement…

Dame Cressida Dick ‘felt intimidated’ into stepping down as Met…

Dame Cressida Dick “felt intimidated” into stepping down as the chief of the Metropolitan Police after an ultimatum from London mayor Sadiq Khan, a review into the circumstances leading to her resignation has concluded. Dame Cressida - the first woman to head the Met Police - quit as its commissioner…

JK Rowling’s new book features a character murdered after being…

Author JK Rowling, who made headlines for sharing her controversial views on transgender rights lately, has come up with a new novel that involves a storyline about a woman who is killed after being accused of transphobia. In conversation with Graham Norton, Rowling told that her new novel, "The Ink…

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…

Chris Rock declines offer to host 2023 Oscars after Will…

Comedian Chris Rock has reportedly declined an offer to host the Oscars next year after he was slapped by actor Will Smith during this year's award ceremony back in March. As per the Arizona Republic, during a comedy set at the Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday, Chris…

Prince Charles guest edits Black British newspaper

Britain's Prince Charles has guest edited an edition of the country's only Black newspaper to mark its 40th anniversary, honouring the contributions of African-Caribbean communities to the arts and society. The Voice newspaper records Charles' "long-standing collaboration with Black leaders", his office said, as the royal family increasingly engages with…

India-Pakistan soldiers groove to Sidhu Moose Wala’s song along LoC:…

Someone has rightly said that music has no barriers and no borders. It is the universal language of mankind that binds us together. A beautiful example of the same was recently witnessed along the LoC where soldiers from India and Pakistan were seen dancing to a song of slain singer…

Sadiq Khan says report accusing him of unfairly ousting ex-Met…

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said that he has 'been disturbed by the apparent degree of bias' in the draft report over the handling of former Metropolitan police commissioner Cressida Dick, media reports said. Sadiq Khan has written to home secretary Priti Patel regarding the report by Sir Tom Winsor,…

UK police appeal to underworld after girl, 9, shot dead

Police in Liverpool, northwest England, on Wednesday urged criminals to give up a gunman after a nine-year-old girl was shot dead in the crossfire of a suspected gang war. Olivia Pratt-Korbel was killed on Monday night when the shooter's intended target, a 35-year-old man, burst into her house to try…

Modi leads plans to mark 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo

By A fortunate coincidence, India marks its 75th anniversary as a free country at the same time as the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Aurobindo (1872-1950) was a poet, revolutionary, philosopher, mystic, and yogi par excellence. He was not interested in huge statues, grandiose projects, or big institutions in…

UK intelligence agencies tipped off India about Jagtar Singh Johal…

A rights group has accused the UK’s intelligence agencies of sharing information with Indian authorities about a Sikh campaigner before his “unlawful arrest”. Jagtar Singh Johal, from Dumbarton in Scotland, was detained in the north Indian state of Punjab while he was shopping with his wife in November 2017. In…

Met Police apologises for racially stereotyping people of Turkish heritage

The Metropolitan Police has apologised over its training material which appeared to "racially stereotype" people of Turkish heritage.Scotland Yard said it “misjudged the wider impact” of a case study in the material, which had been “designed by educational professionals”. A Turkish Muslim man was the subject of the case study…

Tyson Fury calls for action on knife crime after cousin…

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury urged the UK government to take tougher action against knife crime after his cousin was stabbed to death in the early hours of Sunday. British media reported that Fury's cousin Rico Burton, 31, was one of two people attacked in Manchester. Burton and a 17-year-old…

Writers, friends gather in support of Salman Rushdie, read from…

A week after author Salman Rushdie was stabbed onstage at a literary event, writers and friends of the Mumbai-born author gathered at the New York Public Library here and read from his works, expressing their solidarity with him and his relentless advocacy for free expression. Literary and advocacy group PEN…

Killer UK policeman charged with indecent exposure

A former policeman jailed for life for the kidnap, rape and murder of a London woman has been charged with two further counts of indecent exposure, prosecutors said Friday. The alleged offences took place in Kent, southeast England, in June 2015 and November 2020, four months before officer Wayne Couzens…

Author seeks ‘new narrative’ to discuss racism and intolerance

IS RACE an imagined construct? It is a question that Mohsin Hamid dwells on in his new book, The Last White Man. Anders, the protagonist, is a white man working as a gym worker in an unnamed (Western) city who wakes up one day to find his skin has turned…

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

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

UK police detail ‘remarkable’ probe into IS ‘Beatles’ cell

UK police lifted the lid Wednesday on a years-long probe into the notorious Islamic State (IS) kidnap-and-murder cell dubbed the "Beatles" by their captives. Counter-terrorism officers said the hostages' recollections helped "zero in" on three of the British captors. The IS cell members, who tried to keep their identities hidden,…

UK police release image of suspect in 87-year-old pensioner killing

London police on Wednesday released CCTV footage of a man suspected of knifing an 87-year-old grandfather to death, while on his mobility scooter, in a crime that has shocked the country. The pensioner was murdered in Greenford, west London, in broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Metropolitan Police.…

Rushdie attacker says ‘surprised’ author survived

The New Jersey man accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie told the New York Post in an interview published Wednesday that he was "surprised" the author had survived the attack. "When I heard he survived, I was surprised, I guess," Hadi Matar, 24, told the tabloid, which said they held a…

Review: A Kiss After Dying – Revenge thriller packs in…

Acclaimed author Ashok Banker serves up a thrilling read about family, murder, and revenge in his latest novel A Kiss After Dying. The story opens with a dreamy scene on a blissful white sandy desert island, where the main protagonist is on honeymoon with someone who seems to be her…

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

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

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

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

Iran denies link with Rushdie’s attacker, blames writer

Iran on Monday denied any link with the attacker of British author Salman Rushdie but blamed the writer himself for "insulting" Islam in the novel "The Satanic Verses". "We categorically deny" any link with the attack and "no one has the right to accuse the Islamic Republic of Iran," said…

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

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

Rushdie family ‘relieved’ he is off ventilator: son

The family of Salman Rushdie are "extremely relieved" he has been taken off a ventilator following his stabbing, and the British author has retained his "defiant sense of humour", his son said on Sunday. "We are extremely relieved that yesterday he was taken off the ventilator and additional oxygen and…

JK Rowling receives death threat after condemning attack on Salman…

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

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and able to talk

Salman Rushdie has been taken off a ventilator and was able to talk, a day after the Mumbai-born author was stabbed, in what US authorities said was a "targeted, unprovoked, preplanned" attack.Rushdie, who faced Islamist death threats for years after writing "The Satanic Verses", was stabbed by a 24-year-old New…

UK to jail men who sexually harass women in public…

The UK is planning to jail men who sexually harass women in public for up to two years under the new rules proposed by the government, media reports said. The Home Office launched a consultation in this regard for amending the 1986 public order act to create a new offence…

Salman Rushdie stabbed in neck at event in western New…

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

Rangzieb Ahmed: Rochdale-born al Qaida leader who plotted mass murder…

A British Pakistani operative for al-Qaeda who plotted to commit mass murder has been denied parole as the panel ruled that it will be difficult to manage the terrorist in the community, media reports said. Rochdale-born Rangzieb Ahmed, 47, was the first person to be convicted in the UK of…

Leytonstone murder: Boy, 17, charged with fatal daylight stabbing of…

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Ghulam Sadiq, 18, who was stabbed to death in High Road, Leytonstone, on Saturday (6). He sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The teenager was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon in a…

Amid soaring cost of living, partnership work key to reduce…

As the cost of living crisis threatens to reverse reductions in violent crime, closer partnership between the Met Police and communities is key to preventing and tackling violence, London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Thursday (11), a release from his press office said. He visited Engine Room youth centre in…

‘ISIS Beatle’ Aine Davis charged with terror offences after arrest…

A British man accused of being part of an Islamic State (IS) kidnap-and-murder cell known as the "Beatles" has been charged with terrorism offences after returning to the UK, police said Thursday."A 38-year-old man has been charged with various terrorism offences following an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command,"…

Afghan Muslim arrested for killings that shook New Mexico’s Islamic…

A Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan has been arrested as the prime suspect in the serial killings of four Muslim men that rattled the Islamic community of New Mexico's largest city, police said on Tuesday. After days of bolstering security around Albuquerque-area mosques, seeking to allay fears of a shooter driven…

Third member of Cardiff family, woman, 20, dies from ‘poisoning’…

A woman from a British family has died from suspected poisoning in Sylhet, Bangladesh, media reports said. Samira Islam, 20, is the third and latest victim from a family of five who were on a two-month holiday visiting relatives in the south Asian country. They were from the Riverside area…

Diversity officer held guilty of discrimination for assuming her colleague…

An employment tribunal has found a diversity officer of a broadcaster guilty of racism for her comment that assumed her colleague was “oppressed” because of her Latina heritage. Rosemary Cook’s “blunt” assumption amounted to stereotyping her colleague’s race, although she did not mean to offend, the tribunal ruled. It awarded…

Don’t strip at London nightclub’s ‘porn idol’ event, Met police…

The Metropolitan Police warned officers against participating in 'porn idol' events at a nightclub in London even if they are off duty, media reports said. The force said that officers may face 'disciplinary action' if they participate in the event. Men and women strip for cash prizes in the weekly…

The top 10 Kajol performances

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

Hundreds of Met officers and staff lose £450,000 in concert…

A Metropolitan Police officer based in central London was arrested and freed under investigation following a concert ticket fraud worth £450,000, reports said. Around 400 Met officers and staff paid for cheap tickets through the social club fund, ran by the accused officer, which did not materialise and were not…

Martin Scorsese to collaborate again with Leonardo DiCaprio for a…

Ace Hollywood director Martin Scorsese is all set to collaborate once again with actor Leonardo DiCaprio for another Apple digital film 'The Wager'. According to Variety, Scorsese is attached to direct an adaptation of New Yorker journalist David Grann's upcoming nonfiction book "The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and…

Three Met officers shared ‘racist and sexist’ messages with Sarah…

A court has heard that three Metropolitan Police officers shared posts discussing rape, domestic abuse and violence against women in a WhatsApp group with Wayne Couzens, the ex-cop who killed Sarah Everard, reports said. The officers, Jonathon Cobban, 35, William Neville, 34, and Joel Borders, 45, have denied the charges. The ‘racist,…

Cardiff man, son die of poisoning in Bangladesh flat, two…

A father-son duo from Cardiff died of poisoning in Bangladesh and three other members of their family were receiving treatment.Rafiqul Islam, 51, and his son Mahiqul, 16, died when they were being taken to a hospital. His wife Husnara and daughter Samira - both in critical conditions - and eldest…

Khushi Du­bey: From gifted child star to a popular leading…

Khushi Dubey discusses her career and new thriller series Being confident as a yo­ungster got Khushi Du­bey noticed and a photoshoot for a major advertising campaign, which, subsequently, led to her being cast as a child actor in the Vikram Bhatt directed film Ankahee (2006) as a six-year-old. Not being…

Stranger Things star David Harbour and Game of Thrones fame…

David Harbour of Stranger Things fame and Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones will be seen sharing screen space in a new crime series titled My Dentist's Murder Trial. Written by Steve Conrad, who is set to direct the pilot episode, My Dentist's Murder Trial is inspired by James Lasdun's…

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

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

Criminal complaint filed against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Singapore for ‘war…

A South Africa-based rights group has submitted a criminal complaint to the Attorney General of Singapore requesting the arrest of former Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, for alleged war crimes. Lawyers from the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) submitted a 63-page complaint that argues that Rajapaksa committed grave breaches…

Teenager found guilty of double murder in Doncaster

A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a man and a teenager in Doncaster town centre in January this year, South Yorkshire Police said on Thursday (21). Amrit Jhagra, 19, murdered Janis Kozlovskis, 17, and Ryan Theobald, 20, in Silver Street on 29 January. Police said that CCTV footage…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hina Bashir: Man charged with murder of 21-year-old Ilford woman

A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of a body in Folkes Lane, Upminster in the early hours of Sunday, 17 July. While formal identification is yet to take place, the family of 21-year-old Hina Bashir, who had been reported missing from Ilford, have been informed. They are being…

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

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

Forensic psychiatrist Sohom Das recalls how he was knocked unconscious…

Forensic psychiatrist Sohom Das who handles the difficult task of assessing mentally ill offenders recalled his first day on the job when he was knocked unconscious by a man whom he had never known before.During his chat with ITV presenters Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond on This Monday show, the…

MI5 needs more funds to tackle rightwing terrorism in UK,…

A British parliamentary committee has said that domestic security agency MI5 needs more funds to tackle the increasing threat of extreme-right terrorism, according to a report. The intelligence and security committee has said that the agency could not expand other activities since it is more focused on dealing with Islamist…

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

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

IMDb releases top 10 Indian films and streaming shows of…

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

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: India’s global superstar

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

Charles Bronson: Britain’s most notorious prisoner seeks free pardon after…

BRITAIN's most notorious prisoner has requested the justice secretary to give him a free pardon as he already spent nearly 50 years in jail, according to a report. Charles Bronson, 69, was jailed aged 22. Born Michael Peterson, he was originally sentenced to seven years for armed robbery in 1974.…

‘Salman Khan and his father either tender public apology or…

Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, the alleged mastermind behind the horrific murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala on May 29 in Mansa district of Punjab, has now said that his community will not forgive Salman Khan unless the Bollywood star tenders an apology. Bishnoi is presently being interrogated in the Sidhu…

UK and European police forces marred by growing ‘culture of…

A new report has warned that there is a growing ‘culture of extremism’ among the UK and European police forces, the Guardian reported.  The report by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has added that there is an increase in officers sharing racist and far-right content online. It further said…

Met officer’s bragging of ‘Asian assault cover-up’ points to ‘corrupt…

A Scotland Yard officer, jailed for misconduct, claimed he had covered up an assault on Asian men.Deniz Jaffer said in a WhatsApp group that the attackers were let off after his “off the record” chat. The disgraced officer also used racist language to describe the Asians.Jaffer said the incident involved…

Shinzo Abe shooting: What we know

Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe, the country's best-known politician and longest-serving leader, died on Friday after being shot at a campaign event. Here is what we know so far: What happened? Abe was speaking at a campaign rally in the western region of Nara when the attack occurred. He…

Pakistan: Government targeting journalists, says former Minister Rasheed

Pakistan's former Home Minister Shaikh Rasheed on Friday said that the government is targeting journalists in the country. Popular news anchor Imran Riaz Khan was arrested on Tuesday near the outskirts of Islamabad, hours after he claimed that his life was under threat. Khan was heading to Islamabad when he…

Man jailed for 41 years for murder, attempted murder of…

A MAN who murdered a woman and attempted to murder another in two unprovoked stranger attacks has been sentenced to 41 years in prison. Thirty-one-year-old James Sinclair of Three Colt Street, E14, was found guilty of the murder of Shadika Patel and the attempted murder of a 48-year-old woman after…

Somaiya Begum’s disappearance: Man rearrested on suspicion of murder

West Yorkshire Police, investigating the disappearance of Somaiya Begum from Bradford, said a man has been rearrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found.Extensive enquiries were carried out since Begum, 20, had been reported missing from Bradford on June 26, the force said. The body, found near Fitzwilliam…

Five found guilty of murdering teenager in Redbridge revenge attack

FIVE people have been found guilty of murdering teenager Mohammed Usman Mirza in Redbridge, London, in an apparent revenge attack for the attempted murder of another man two months earlier. The defendants’ trials were split due to Covid-19 restrictions in place last year. Following a seven-week trial at the Old…

Man guilty of murdering British Indian mother in London and…

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

Ronan Kanda: Man, 2 teenagers charged with murder

A man and two teenagers have been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Ronan Kanda, who tragically died last Wednesday after he was reportedly attacked with a knife. According to West Midlands Police, the results of the post-mortem revealed that the school boy had died after being stabbed twice. The…

Family pays tributes to Wolverhampton teenage stab victim Ronan Kanda,…

Tributes have been paid to 16-year-old Ronan Kanda who was mercilessly stabbed to death in Mount Road, Lanesfield. The teenager from the Black Country died in Wolverhampton after emergency services discovered he had suffered serious stab wounds. According to the post-mortem examination, the school boy died after being stabbed twice.…

Ilford man sentenced to 18 years for killing his wife

A MAN who was convicted of murdering his wife at their home in East London has been handed life imprisonment. Forty-one-year-old Muhammad Ilyas of Kingston Road, Ilford, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday (1) and will serve a minimum sentence of 18 years, the Metropolitan Police said in…

Oldham man who stabbed mother-of-six to death gets life

OLDHAM man who stabbed his ex-partner to death as he thought she was in a relationship with his brother or best friend has been given a life sentence on Thursday (30), according to a statement. Abid Mahmood, 35, stabbed mother-of-six Tamby Dowling, 36, eight times after breaking into her home…

Richard III review – Doran’s production oozes energy, excitement and…

Richard IIIRSC, Stratford-Upon-Avon Directed by Gregory Doran Some key features of many popular Bollywood films are family feuds, deception and lies, and ruthless ambition, occasionally sprinkled with dark humour. Coupled with abject violence, burning desire, and moral bankruptcy, it creates a (seemingly) malign universe that’s robbed of hope and justice.…

Karamjeet Singh Reel: Two arrested in connection with Hounslow murder

SLEUTHS investing the murder of Karamjeet Singh Reel, a 31-year-old man who was stabbed to death outside a pub in Hounslow, have arrested two men. Both the accused, aged 32 and 23, are from Ealing and they were arrested late on Tuesday (28). They were in custody at a police…

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

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

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

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

‘Madrassas teaching children punishment for blasphemy is beheading: Kerala Governor…

A day after the brutal murder of a tailor in Rajasthan triggered shock waves across the country, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Wednesday (29) came out against Madrassas and wondered whether young children were taught there that punishment for blasphemy is beheading. He also called for broad-based education for…

Man charged with murder of Zara Aleena in Ilford

A man of no fixed abode has been charged with the murder of Zara Aleena, who died after being attacked at Cranbrook Road, in Ilford, the Metropolitan Police said. Aleena, 35, was found with extensive head injuries on Sunday (26) morning and was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. Jordan McSweeney, 29,…

‘Jab zinda tha toh show me bhi nahi bulaya’: Netizens…

Sidhu Moose Wala was murdered on 11th June. While the police continue the investigation, many celebrities have mourned his demise. Among others is comedian Kapil Sharma who sang his song 295 at the Canada concert. But netizens are now complaining and accusing the TKSS host of allegedly doing it all…

Grandson charged with murdering his 89-year-old grandmother in Croydon

A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his 89-year-old grandmother in south London, Scotland Yard said.Verushan Manoharan, 31, was charged by detectives investigating the murder of Sakunthala Francis in Croydon earlier this week.He was arrested at the scene a short time after Francis was found dead with…

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

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

Mikhail Sen: This role is a dream come true

MIKHAIL SEN EXPLAINS THE CHALLENGES OF HIS NEW PLAY AND WHY BEING PRESENT IS IMPORTANT HUGELY popular theatre production The Play That Goes Wrong is the longest running comedy in central London’s West End and is beautifully blundering its way through an eighth year of entertaining enthralled audiences. The laughter-filled…

Khalsa TV surrenders UK broadcast licence over Khalistani propaganda

Khalsa Television Limited has surrendered its licence to broadcast in the UK after an investigation by the country’s media watchdog found its KTV channel breached broadcasting rules with Khalistani propaganda and issued a draft notice to revoke last month. The Office of Communications (Ofcom) announced on Tuesday that having received…

Stranger Things actor Joe Quinn spills the beans on this…

British actor Joe Quinn, whose performance in Stranger Things was praised, has revealed a couple of tantalising insights about the highly-anticipated season four finale. According to Deadline, Quinn's character Eddie Munson, who first appeared at the beginning of the fourth season as the big-haired metalhead who runs the Hellfire Club…

Trust Tories like you trusted GPs after Harold Shipman, says…

Nadeem Ahmed, the Conservative candidate for Wakefield by-election, said the people of the West Yorkshire seat were “forgiving” despite the party’s previous MP being jailed for a child sex offence.The by-election for the “Red Wall” constituency is triggered by the resignation of Imran Ahmad Khan from the House of Commons…

Can’t wait to share it with you guys: Arjun Kapoor…

Looks like the wait for Arjun Kapoor starrer Ek Villain Returns is nearing its end! The actor teased his fans with a ‘behind the scenes’ picture on his Instagram and mentioned that the trailer of the upcoming movie is almost ready. Arjun took to his Instagram story to share a…

Netflix seeks recruits for real-life Squid Game

Want to play Squid Game for real? Netflix is looking for recruits to compete for millions of dollars -- and even promises not to have you violently murdered if you lose. "With the largest cast in reality TV history, 456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of a…

Pakistan’s ex-military dictator General Pervez Musharraf critical in UAE: Ex-minister

Pakistan’s former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf is critical and on a ventilator support at a hospital in the UAE, his close aide and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday. Gen. Musharraf, 78, ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008. “Musharraf is critical as he is on a ventilator,”…

If telling the truth is rebellion…’: Sadhvi Pragya comes out…

Bhartiya Janata Party MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Friday came out in support of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma saying "if telling the truth is rebellion, then I am also a rebel". Thakur took to Twitter to extend her support to Sharma. He wrote, "If telling the truth is rebellion,…

Producer of ‘Blasphemous’ film ‘The Lady of Heaven’ blasts protesters

THE producer of the movie The Lady Of Heaven has blasted Muslim protesters and accused them of 'poisonous rhetoric, bullying tactics and propaganda', according to a report. Executive producer Malik Shilbak asked his critics to 'take their heads out of the clouds' in a heated discussion with Roshan Salih, editor…

Ireland, UK envoys meet Goa CM; seek quick conclusion to…

TWO diplomats from the UK and Ireland met Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday (9) and sought a quick conclusion to the case of rape and murder of a 28-year-old British-Irish woman in the coastal state in 2017. A local man was arrested on charges of raping and killing…

White supremacist targeted Harry and Meghan’s son Archie in podcast,…

A court has heard that a white supremacist described Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie as an ‘abomination that should be put down’ in his online podcast, media reports said.  Christopher Gibbons, 38, also called for the duke to be ‘prosecuted’ and ‘judicially killed for treason’ in the ‘Black…

Masked burglars, who threatened to kill Asian mother’s newborn for…

THREE men have been sentenced to jail for a robbery at an Asian family’s home in Wrexham, UK, in September 2020. In the incident, the family faced a grave danger after the burglars entered the house threatened to murder its newborn if its mother didn't hand them over gold. In…

Manchester: ‘Twisted’ woman kills partner after torturing, humiliating

IN a gruesome incident, an allegedly twisted woman in her mid-20s strangled her partner after tying up and throttling him with electrical cables at his home in Manchester. She also humiliated him by sharing a photograph of him tied by the cables to another man she was reportedly flirting with…

What’s written in Salman Khan’s threat letter? Read inside

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and his father, veteran screenwriter Salim Khan have received an anonymous letter, threatening to kill them, Mumbai Police informed the media on Sunday. An FIR has been filed at Bandra police station against an unknown person in the case and a further probe is currently underway.…

Did Basu’s views on race cost him top police job?

SCOTLAND YARD’S head of counter-terrorism policing, Neil Basu, said he was “disappointed” with the way the process for a new appointment which involved a promotion has been handled, and plans to seek an explanation from the Home Office, a UK media report has claimed. Basu, a Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner…

Sidhu Moose Wala’s family threatens to take legal action against…

The family of late singer Sidhu Moose Wala has requested music producers not to share any unreleased songs without the consent of his father. The family shared a statement, which read, “We request all the music producers Sidhu has worked with in the past, to refrain from releasing or sharing…

Akshay Kumar’s historical war drama Samrat Prithviraj banned in Kuwait,…

The much-anticipated Bollywood film Samrat Prithviraj, which opens in cinemas on June 3, has been banned in Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar. The high-profile historical war drama stars superstar Akshay Kumar in the lead role. Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar makes her silver screen debut with the film. Directed by Chandra…

Kashmiri Pandits protesting but BJP busy celebrating its eight years:…

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the government over the killing of a Hindu woman teacher in Kulgam, saying Kashmiri Pandits are protesting but the BJP is busy celebrating eight years of the Modi government. "In Kashmir, 15 security personnel have been martyred and 18 civilians have been killed…

Here’s why Daler Mehndi wants govt to regulate songs glorifying…

Sidhu Moose Wala’s brutal murder on May 29 shocked his fans and well-wishers to no end. The 28-year-old was shot dead while he was driving his SUV in the village of Jhawahar Ke in Mansa district with two others. As per reports, over 30 rounds of bullets were shot, and…

Is Salman Khan in danger? Bhaijaan’s security beefed up; read…

Mumbai Police has beefed up the security of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan after Lawrence Bishnoi appeared as a prime accused in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case. Police said that they have enhanced the actor's security to make sure he is safe from the activities being done by the gang…

Pakistani woman meets her Indian brothers after 75 years

A Pakistani woman separated from her family during the 1947 India Partition met her brothers after 75 years in April, according to a media report.  Mumtaz Bibi met her brothers Gurmukh Singh and Baldev Singh at the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan, the BBC reported. The Partition of India was…

Inside an assassin’s mind: Why Godse killed Gandhi

THE National Theatre’s new play, The Father and the Assassin, examines why Nathuram Godse, initially a supporter of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, turned against the Mahatma and shot him dead at a prayer meeting in New Delhi on January 30, 1948. Eastern Eye readers will appreciate this is a multi-layered play,…

Moosewala’s father went after son with security, witnessed his killing

Fearing a threat to his son’s life, slain Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala’s father followed him with guards when he did not take his security men with him and witnessed the 28-year-old fall to a hail of bullets, according to an FIR. Balkaur Singh, who took Moosewala and two others to…

Drake condoles Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala’s death

Canadian rapper-singer Drake has paid a tribute to popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, who was shot dead on Sunday by unidentified assailants in Punjab's Mansa district. The 27-year-old singer, also a Congress leader, was killed a day after the state government curtailed his security cover Drake took to his Instagram…

Was the Texas shooter, who took 21 innocent lives, an…

UNFOUNDED claims that the gunman was born outside the US began to circulate on Twitter, Reddit and other social media platforms within hours of the shooting. According to media reports, two Telegram groups with ties to white supremacist figures proclaimed that the shooter illegally crossed over from the Mexico border…

Ayushmann Khurrana: The actor who redefined the Bollywood hero

THE past decade has seen Ayushmann Khurrana become an in-demand actor, who has had a transformative effect with game-changing films that have expanded the horizons of Hindi cinema and redefined the Bollywood hero. The increasingly unpredictable actor headlines this week’s big Bollywood release Anek, which is an action-thriller that sees…

Neil Basu urges police chiefs to admit institutional racism to…

BRITAIN's most senior minority ethnic police officer has urged police chiefs to admit institutional racism to "win back trust", according to a report.  Neil Basu, an assistant commissioner in the Metropolitan police and former head of counter-terrorism, added that “positive discrimination” should be introduced to boost numbers of minority ethnic…

Two Pakistani-origin Spanish sisters tortured, shot dead in honour killing…

POLICE in Pakistan were investigating the murder of two Pakistani-Spanish sisters as an "honour killing", a brutal patriarchal practice that sees women put to death for bringing "shame" on their families. In deeply conservative Pakistan women have been shot, stabbed, stoned, set alight and strangled for the charge of tainting…

Nearly 30 years’ after the killing of Stephen Lawrence in…

NEVILLE LAWRENCE, the father of slain teenager Stephen, criticised England and Wales police forces for their “refusal” to admit to institutional racism and mend their ways.Stephen, a black Briton, had been killed in a racially motivated attack while he was waiting for a bus in south London in April 1993.Six…

To curb racial abuse, Police officers to be given mandatory…

THE head of a new scrutiny board has urged police officers to embrace the label “woke” as a report on Monday (23) said that officers will be taught black history to curb racism, according to a report.  Abimbola Johnson, chairwoman of the scrutiny panel that will hold forces to account…

Murder of US model: Indian police officers in Prague to…

Leona Swiderski, 33, who arrived in Mumbai in February 2003 was due to marry her fiancee Pragnesh Desai but she was found dead off a highway near the city the next day.Police believe Desai plotted her murder to claim her insurance money of $1 million (£800,000) and hired three contract…

Sheena Bora murder case: Mother gets bail after seven years

Indian former media executive Indrani Mukerjea walked out of a Mumbai jail on bail Friday (20), nearly seven years after being arrested for allegedly murdering her daughter. The sensational case, centred on Indrani and then-husband Peter Mukerjea -- a former chief executive of then-Fox-owned broadcaster Star India -- received breathless…

Somy Ali’s Top 10 Inspirations

AN ACTION-PACKED journey led Somy Ali from a thriving Bollywood career to becoming a hard-working humanitarian and setting up the USA-based No More Tears NGO, which has helped over 30,000 victims of domestic abuse. The driving force behind the charity, she has fearlessly fought for what is right and features…

Right-wing terror group co-founder convicted

THE CO-FOUNDER of the fascist group National Action has been convicted of being a member of a proscribed organisation.Alex Davies, 28, had advocated the deportation of ethnic minorities to establish an “overwhelmingly white Briton”. National Action was jointly founded by Davies in 2013 and it joined the list of extremist…

Met officer dismissed for ‘gross misconduct’

A Met Police constable has been dismissed for failing to safeguard a woman who was later killed by her partner.Sandeep Khunkhun, attached to London’s North West Command Unit, was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.The Scotland Yard…

Alankrita Shrivastava to direct a film on Pakistani social media…

Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava is set to direct a film on the late Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch, the makers announced on Tuesday.  Producers Vikas Sharma and Sunny Khanna, along with Shrivastava have acquired the rights to the book "The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch" by Pakistani journalist…

Review attacks Prevent programme on “double standards”

A leaked review of the government’s counter-terrorism programme has said that it is too focused on right-wing extremism and should now crack down on Islamist extremism, according to a report.  The government-commissioned Prevent review by Sir William Shawcros has claimed that there has been a “double standard” approach to tackling different…

No intention to change the way I live: Sadiq Khan…

LONDON mayor Sadiq Khan has said that he would not allow threats from “terrorists” to change the way he leads his life, according to a report.  He was responding to the threats by the alleged Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron, 18, at a supermarket in the US. Khan was reportedly described…

Buffalo gunman’s manifesto names ‘Sadiq Khan as enemy’

LONDON mayor Sadiq Khan was on the hit list of a teenager who gunned down 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo in the US state of New York on Saturday (14), according to media reports.A 180-page “manifesto” of Payton Gendron, who surrendered after the racist rampage, named Khan as…

Tributes paid to ‘warm and generous’ Lady Aruna Paul

LADY ARUNA PAUL, who died suddenly at her home in London last Tuesday (3) at the age of 86, was married to the industrialist Lord Swraj Paul for over 65 years. After her passing, Lord Paul, who is 91 and the founder and chairman of the Caparo Group, told Eastern…

Oscar Winners Riz Ahmed & Aneil Karia reunite for modern…

Actor Riz Ahmed and filmmaker Aneil Karia, who won the 2022 best live-action short film Oscar for The Long Goodbye, have joined forces again to give a modern spin to William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Hamlet. Deadline reports that Ahmed will star as the titular Prince of Denmark in a script…

‘DI Ray shows what is possible’

THE significance of DI Ray on ITV was that such a crime drama, with an Asian actress in the lead role, has been made at all – Parminder Nagra plays Detective Inspector Rachita Ray in the four-episode thriller which ended last week. Parminder – if I can call her by…

Kareena Kapoor Khan starts filming for Sujoy Ghosh’s next

Last seen in Maddock Films’ Angrezi Medium (2020), Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan on Wednesday started shooting for her upcoming film with filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh. The untitled murder mystery is based on the 2005 bestselling Japanese novel The Devotion of Suspect X by acclaimed author Keigo Higashino. In addition to…

Dea-John Reid’s family plans to campaign for diverse juries

THE FAMILY of a schoolboy who was stabbed a year ago is planning to launch a campaign for making juries ethnically diverse.Dea-John Reid, 14, was chased down by a “lynch mob” in Kingstanding, Birmingham where he was stabbed to death in May 2021.Birmingham Crown Court on Friday (6) sentenced a…

Dame Sara Khan urges to ban Patriotic Alternative for racially…

A top government adviser on extremism has urged to ban Britain’s biggest far-right organisation Patriotic Alternative for racially abusing the England footballer Raheem Sterling, according to a report.  Dame Sara Khan, the first counter-extremism commissioner and No 10’s independent adviser for social cohesion and resilience has made the demand as footage…

Why child victims of crime ‘need more real-life superheroes’

IT WAS another day and another story for me to cover, as a trainee reporter, for a regional television audience hungry for more “news from where you are”. Words that the BBC One news presenters still say before handing viewers to a more local team for stories closer to home.…

Man jailed for strangling ex-girlfriend and torching her body

A man who murdered his ex-partner in a jealous rage and then set her body on fire has been sentenced to at least 23 years in prison. Habib Jackson, 32, of Dunstable Road, Toddington, was sentenced on Wednesday (4) for the murder of Louise Rump, 29, at her home in…

Bromsgrove pizza shop owner guilty of murdering wife

A PIZZA shop owner has been found guilty of murdering his wife in Bromsgrove in 2020, and two of his brothers guilty of assisting an offender.Nezam Salangy had reported his 28-year-old wife Zobaidah missing but a police investigation discovered that he had murdered her and, with the help of his…

EXCLUSIVE: Did judge ‘bully’ Asian interpreter?

This is a story the judiciary tried to dismiss. It is one which those in power hoped they would pressure Eastern Eye into not publishing. But after a four-month investigation we can reveal that South Asian and white judges have demanded a detailed investigation into one of their colleagues whom…

Azeem Rafiq takes part in the March of the Living…

FORMER Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq has urged everyone to do their bit to end discrimination in the world, according to a report.  He made the appeal while taking part in the March of the Living to Auschwitz-Birkenau, an annual walk between the original labour camp at Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site…

Senior police officer arrested over Sri Lanka protest death

A top Sri Lankan police officer was arrested Wednesday after ordering his subordinates to fire on anti-government protesters, in clashes that left one man dead and nearly 30 others wounded. Last week's demonstration in the town of Rambukkana was one of many around the country protesting a rise in fuel…

Nicola Walker excels in tender revival of The Corn is…

WE ALL know how our lives can be transformed by an inspirational teacher. Miss Moffat is just such a teacher in The Corn is Green, which is running at London’s National Theatre. She is an Englishwoman who turns up on a bike in Glansarno, a small village in a remote…

Monaghan man pleads guilty to murdering infant

A man has pleaded guilty to murdering an infant in Keady, County Armagh, according to a report. Sharyar Ali, 34, of Westenra Terrace in Monaghan, has admitted murdering his then girlfriend's 11-month-old son Hunter McGleenon, the BBC reported. Ali's lawyer asked that the murder charge be put to the Pakistani…

Police arrest man who tried to bury his daughter alive

AN Indian father about to bury his daughter alive in a human sacrifice, which he believed would lead him to a hidden treasure, was arrested moments before carrying out the killing, police said. The 18-year-old was rescued on Wednesday (27) moments before the man and eight accomplices, including a Hindu…

Luton boy posted Snapchat video of man he stabbed, court…

A Luton court heard that a16-year-old boy posted a Snapchat video of man he had allegedly stabbed moments before, according to a report. The teenager allegedly stabbed Ghulam Raja, 63, from Bolton, at a house in Dorrington Close, Luton, last November. The boy denied murder, and is currently undergoing trial…

Islamist takeover of prisons: UK to take strict action

THE UK government said Wednesday (27) it will clamp down on "no-go" areas in jails carved out by extremist Islamist inmates who have been imposing Sharia law including floggings on other prisoners. Justice secretary Dominic Raab accepted the findings of an official investigation, which said that other prisoners were at…

Anil Kapoor on working with son Harsh Varrdhan in Netflix’s…

When it comes to working with his son Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor, Anil Kapoor says he finds it difficult to shift gears between being a father and a student of cinema, a situation he deals with by following the golden rule of "listen then react".        Starting from his first film…

Man arrested in London after four people found dead

BRITISH police on Monday (25) said a man had been arrested on suspicion of murder after three women and a man were found dead at a property in south London.Officers forced entry to a residential address in the Southwark area of the capital after reports of a disturbance at about…

Twenty facts to celebrate Arijit Singh’s birthday and huge UK…

POPULAR singer Arijit Singh turns a year older on April 25 and then returns to UK the first week of May for two huge arena concerts, where he will be performing his greatest hits. To celebrate India’s most popular solo star returning for a British tour and his 35th birthday,…

‘BBC is not able to move the dial on diversity’

In 1999, a court found a brother and mother guilty of murdering a 19-year-old Muslim woman. While he strangled her, their mother sat on her legs. Her crime was to be carrying the baby of her childhood sweetheart while her husband, by forced marriage, was in Pakistan. The story of…

Man charged following incident near Downing Street

BRITISH police said they had charged a 29-year-old man who was armed with a knife when he confronted two ministry of defence police officers near prime minister Boris Johnson's official residence in central London on Monday (18). Prashanth Kandaiah was charged with attempted grevious bodily harm and possession of a…

Six sentenced to death in Pakistan for ‘blasphemy’ killing of…

A PAKISTAN court Monday (18) sentenced six men to death and dozens more to jail for the brutal mob slaying of a Sri Lankan factory manager accused of blasphemy.The vigilante attack in Sialkot last December 3 caused outrage, with then prime minister Imran Khan calling it a "day of shame…

Meet Bollywood’s greatest anti-heroes

AN ANTI-HERO is the protagonist of a movie who is morally compromised in some way and lacks the traditional heroic qualities but will still have the audience rooting for them and invested in their journey. They are often grey characters with unpredictable qualities rooted to reality and central in a…

Author Humayun Azad’s murderers receive death sentence

A Bangladesh court sentenced four extremists to hang Wednesday for their fatal machete attack on a celebrated writer, in a case that took nearly two decades to reach a verdict. The men brutally maimed award-winning author and language professor Humayun Azad outside a book fair in 2004 -- the first…

Lord MacDonald: Judges need powers to force guilty offenders to…

FORMER head of Crown Prosecution Service has said that judges should be given powers to force guilty offenders to attend court and face victims' families, a media report said. Lord MacDonald has called for 'urgent change' to stop killers from insulting families by not attending court to face their sentencing,…

Mohit Suri teams up with Vinod Bhanushali for an action-musical

Filmmaker Mohit Suri, whose filmography includes such notable films as Zeher (2005), Murder 2 (2011), Aashiqui 2 (2013), and Malang (2020), has teamed up with producer Vinod Bhanushali for an action-musical. To be directed by a debutant filmmaker, the upcoming film will be made under Bhanushali Studios Limited and Mahana…

Nessa case got less publicity than Everard’s ‘because of ethnicity’

SABINA NESSA’S sister Jebina Islam has claimed the young primary school teacher’s ethnicity may be why her death did not get the media coverage Sarah Everard did.Everard, 33, a white London resident who worked as a marketing executive, was killed by serving police officer Wayne Couzens on March 3 last…

Jaishankar sends condolences after Indian student killed in Canada

AN INDIAN student has been shot dead by an unidentified man at the entrance of a subway station in Toronto while he was on his way to work, Canadian police said.Kartik Vasudev, 21, was shot on Thursday (7) evening at the Glen Road entrance to Sherbourne station in St James…

Bangladeshi man’s murder in US exposes apps’ safety gaps

TWO years after fleeing political persecution in Bangladesh, Salauddin Bablu was stabbed to death in Manhattan by a man who stole the electric bike he used to deliver food during long shifts for the Grubhub app. "When Salauddin died, his family lost everything," Bablu's brother-in-law, Muhammad Ahsan, said by phone from…

Sabina Nessa’s killer Koci Selamaj jailed for at least 36…

A man was jailed for life on Friday for the brutal murder of a female teacher found dead a short walk from her London home in a killing that fuelled public anger about violence against women in Britain. Sabina Nessa, 28, was attacked and killed after leaving her home in…

Sabina Nessa’s parents describe her killer as an ‘animal’ after…

Primary school teacher Sabina Nessa's parents told her killer that 'he had no right to touch her' after he refused to face them in court. Koci Selamaj, 36, beat and strangled Nessa, 28, as she walked through a park in Kidbrooke, south-east London, on 17 September. He refused to leave…

UK media suspends Khalsa TV licence over Khalistani propaganda

THE UK'S media watchdog has suspended the licence of Khalsa Television Limited to broadcast in the country after an investigation found its KTV channel breached broadcasting rules with Khalistani propaganda.The Office of Communications (Ofcom) announced its decision last week after serving a suspension notice to the company over a ‘prime…

Law set to end child marriage in England and Wales

AT 16, Payzee Mahmod was coerced by her Iraqi-Kurdish family in London into marrying a man around twice her age.Two years later her elder sister Banaz, who had left a marriage she was forced into aged 17, was murdered by members of her family in a so-called honour killing.Laws in…

Banned Pakistani film Javed Iqbal to premiere at UK Asian…

Banned, Pakistani film, Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story Of A Serial Killer, will receive its World Premiere as the Opening Gala at the 24th, UK Asian Film Festival – the world’s longest-running South Asian film festival outside India. The ‘Dare To Dream’ theme of this year’s festival commemorates 75 years…

The Return of Faraz Ali: Debut novel helps author define…

THE DEBUT novel of Asian author Aamina Ahmad combines crime fiction and 1960s Pakistan to tell a story of murder, corruption and finding long-lost family. The Return of Faraz Ali is available on Amazon from Tuesday (5). Set in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1968, it tells the story of inspector Faraz…

Top 20 films from actor Ajay Devgn’s action-packed career

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE THE VERSATILE STAR’S ENTERTAINING PERFORMANCES POPULAR Bollywood star Ajay Devgn has had a glittering 31-year Bollywood career loaded with memorable performances and a wide array of films in diverse genres. He will receive good wishes from around the world this week as he celebrates his 53rd…

Bangladesh to hang four over atheist blogger’s murder

An anti-terror court in Bangladesh sentenced four people to death Wednesday for killing an atheist blogger seven years ago when the country saw a spate of murders of secular and gay activists by suspected Islamist extremists. Ananta Bijoy Das, 33, whose writing was critical against Islam and other organised religions,…

Hyderabad man arrested for stabbing Indian student in London restaurant

AN Indian man from Hyderabad has been charged with attempted murder after a female student from Kerala was stabbed inside a restaurant in east London. Sriram Ambarla, 23, was arrested from Hyderabad Wala biryani restaurant in East Ham(London) for stabbing Sona Biju, who worked part-time as a waitress at the…

Sunny Deol to begin filming the remake of Malayalam hit…

Sunny Deol, who currently has multiple projects in his hand, recently signed on to topline the Hindi remake of the successful Malayalam crime thriller Joseph (2018). M Padmakumar, who directed the original, is attached to helm the remake as well. Kamal Mukut is producing. The latest we hear is that…

Bangladesh shuts largest private school in Rohingya camps

Bangladesh has shut the largest private school for Rohingya refugees, officials said Monday, in a further blow to the educational prospects of thousands of children stuck in vast camps in the country's southeast. Bangladesh has been sheltering about 850,000 Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar since a military offensive in 2017…

East London murder: Man charged with Yasmin Begum’s death

DETECTIVES investigating the death of Yasmin Begum in East London have charged a man with murder.Quyum Miah, 40, of High Street, Homerton, who was arrested on Sunday (27) has also been charged with burglary and two counts of fraud by false representation, Met Police said in a statement on Monday…

Rochdale Crime: Four men jailed following burglary and ‘businessman’ death…

FOUR men have been jailed for their violent burglary attempt in Rochdale(England) more than a year ago that resulted in the death of a businessman.Ahmad Mirza, of Norris Street in Lincoln, and Blackpool residents Saman Ali and Ali Karimi are sentenced to 11 years in prison after they pleaded guilty…

Maher Maaroufe charged with the murder of Sabita Thanwani

A man with no fixed address has been charged with the murder of teenager Sabita Thanwani, the Metropolitan police said.  Maher Maaroufe, 22, has been charged with Thanwani’s murder and also assaulting an emergency worker. Thanwani was found dead at student accommodation in London on Saturday (19). She was studying psychology…

Family pays tribute to Sabita Thanwani

THE FAMILY of student Sabita Thanwani have paid tribute after a man was arrested on suspicion of her murder and assault in her student accommodation in London.Thanwani, a 19-year-old British national, was found with serious injuries to her neck at Arbour House student flats in Clerkenwell, London, last Saturday (19).In…

Parents of slain photojournalist start legal action against Taliban

THE PARENTS of Reuters photographer Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan last year, have begun legal action at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the Islamist group, a lawyer for the family said on Tuesday (22).Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was embedded with Afghan special…

Alleged killer of David Amess was ‘Islamist terrorist’, court hears

BRITISH lawmaker David Amess was "assassinated" while meeting constituents last year by a "fanatical, radicalised Islamist terrorist," a court heard as the accused killer went on trial. Veteran Conservative MP Amess was stabbed to death at a Methodist church in Leigh-on-Sea in southeast England in October. Ali Harbi Ali, 26,…

British Indian teenager murdered in London’s student flat

SCOTLAND YARD have arrested a Tunisian national on suspicion of the murder and assault of a British woman of Indian origin in her student accommodation in London.Sabita Thanwani, 19, was found with serious injuries to her neck at Arbour House student flats in the Clerkenwell area of London on Saturday…

Police officer, jailed for murder of Sarah Everard, charged with…

A former London police officer, who was jailed for life last year for a rape and murder that horrified the nation, was charged on Friday (18) with four new counts of indecent assault which took place just weeks earlier. Wayne Couzens, 49, whose job was to guard diplomatic premises, abducted…

Police officers accused of domestic abuse are still in service,…

NEW data has revealed that more than 1,000 police officers accused of domestic abuse are still in service, according to a media report.  Eight out of 10 such officers kept their jobs after the allegations, with a small fraction being disciplined or dismissed, the Guardian reported. A series of freedom…

UK police flag concern over children involved in far-right terrorism

BRITAIN's head of counter-terrorism policing has said that the police had serious concern about a rise in the number of young people and children becoming caught up in far-right extremism. Matt Jukes said youngsters, mainly boys in their early teens, were becoming self-radicalised online and then progressing to actually planning…

Two found guilty of Leicester man’s murder

TWO people have been convicted of murdering a Leicester man who was found fatally injured in the boot of a car.Anand Parmar, 47, who was brutally attacked, died in a hospital on April 12 last year, a day after the incident. Leicester Crown Court on Tuesday (15) convicted Renaldo Baptiste,…

Insurgents murdered Rohingya leader, Bangladesh police admit

BANGLADESH police have admitted for the first time that an insurgent group ordered last year's murder of a respected Rohingya leader, saying they were threatened by his growing popularity. The assassination of Mohib Ullah last September sent shockwaves through the sprawling border settlements that house hundreds of thousands of stateless…

Kareena Kapoor Khan signs a Netflix film to make digital…

Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has delivered a number of blockbusters ever since making her silver screen debut with Refugee in 2000, is branching out to digital space with an upcoming Netflix film directed by well-known filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh. The actress is set to make her digital debut with the screen…

Johnson meets Saudi, UAE leaders as war roils oil prices

BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson began lobbying Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to pump more oil to calm markets roiled by Russia's invasion of Ukraine as he met the Gulf states' leadership on Wednesday (16).Johnson arrived in Abu Dhabi for talks with crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed and…

UK man gets life term in jail for plot to…

A WOULD-BE hitman was jailed for life in Britain after being convicted of plotting to kill a prominent exiled Pakistani blogger, prosecutors said on Friday (11).Muhammed Gohir Khan, 31, was told he would serve at least 13 years in jail for conspiring to murder Ahmad Waqass Goraya last year, the…

Police watchdog warns against rush to recruit more officers

A police watchdog has warned that the rush to recruit 20,000 more police officers increased the risk of introducing misogynist and racist recruits, according to a media report.  In his ninth and final annual review, Sir Tom Winsor said that to restore damage to public confidence police must confront a series of…

US congressional hearing questions India’s UN vote on Ukraine issue

US lawmakers have questioned India's UN vote on the Ukraine issue during a Congressional hearing on the Indo-Pacific on Wednesday (9). India, a non-permanent member of the powerful United Nations Security Council for a two-year term ending December this year, has repeatedly abstained on resolutions against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.…

Abu Aleeha: ‘Serial killer’s story needs telling’

EARLIER this year, Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer was banned in Pakistan shortly before its highly anticipated release, despite being passed by censors. The hard-hitting drama is based on the investigation of real-life 1990s serial killer Javed Iqbal, who sexually abused and murdered 100 children in…

REVEALED : “I’m looking forward to the point where we…

The best thing about Adeel Akhtar, apart from his charisma, his ability to give life to ‘ordinary people’, his brilliant acting, must be that he thinks about your question, and then he answers it without spin or trying to sell his latest film Ali & Ava. He is, by the…

Russia announces humanitarian corridors in Ukraine

RUSSIA announced humanitarian corridors would open in several Ukrainian cities on Monday (7) after terrified civilians came under fire in two previous attempts and with Moscow's forces pummeling cities across the country.The announcement came after another night of relentless bombardment by Russian forces from the air, land and sea, and…

Imam Qari: Anti-Shia violence in Peshawar is abhorrent

The grisly bomb explosion in Peshawar claiming over 60 lives and injuring hundreds of people is utterly condemned. There can be no justification for the godless and cowardly attack on civilians and worshipers in Peshawar on Friday 4 March. People should be able to worship without fear, abuse and violence.…

Copywood: 21 Hindi film remakes on the way

The biggest Bollywood trend is remakes of successful films from different genres, languages, and industries. Looop Lapeta, which was a remake of German film Run Lola Run has already released this year and there are many more Hindi cinema adaptations on the way. Eastern Eye decided to look ahead to…

Eastbourne man admits murdering Sabina Nessa

AN Eastbourne man has pleaded guilty to murdering primary school teacher Sabina Nessa at the Old Bailey on Friday (25), according to a media report.  Koci Selamaj, 36, beat and strangled Nessa, 28, as she walked through a park in Kidbrooke, south-east London, on 17 September. He will be sentenced…

Met Police arrest suspect in 2000 murder of Sri Lankan…

British war crimes police have arrested a suspect in connection with the 2000 murder of high-profile Sri Lankan journalist Mylvaganam Nimalrajan during the country's brutal civil war, they said on Thursday. Officers from London's Metropolitan Police War Crimes team arrested a 48-year-old man in Northamptonshire, on Tuesday and subsequently released…

UN experts slam online attacks on Indian journalist

UN rights experts have called for an end to "misogynistic and sectarian" online attacks against a female Muslim Indian journalist, asking the authorities to investigate the harassment. Rana Ayyub, a fierce critic of prime minister Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist government of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been…

Pakistani American sentenced to death for beheading girlfriend

A PAKISTAN court sentenced the scion of a wealthy industrialist family to death on Thursday (24), for raping and beheading his girlfriend in a murder that sparked an outcry over the brutalising of women in the deeply patriarchal nation.Pakistani American Zahir Jaffer, 30, attacked Noor Mukadam at his Islamabad home…

Mohammed Ali Ege travelled to many countries, Police reveal

ONE of Europe's most wanted men had travelled to many countries while on the run, it has emerged. South Wales Police is working with the National Crime Agency and international law enforcement agencies to trace Mohammed Ali Ege and return him to the UK, a statement said. Ege is wanted…

Manchester bomber’s brother gets extended jail term for assault

THE BROTHER of the 2017 Manchester suicide bomber and an Iraqi asylum seeker behind a botched London Underground train bombing had their sentences extended on Tuesday (22) after being found guilty of assaulting a prison officer.Hashem Abedi, 24, Ahmed Hassan, 22, and fellow convicted terrorist Muhammed Saeed, 23, were all…

Hindu activist’s murder sparks violence in Indian city

MOB violence broke out in a south Indian city, leaving several people injured, following the murder of a Hindu activist over the weekend.Harsha, 26, a member of the hardline outfit Bhajrang Dal, was allegedly stabbed to death by a group in Shivamogga, about 300 kilometres (186 miles) from Bangalore, on…

Brother freed over ‘honour killing’ of social media star Qandeel…

A Pakistani man who murdered his celebrity sister was freed on Saturday after a court ruled it was not an "honour killing", allowing their mother to pardon him, lawyers said. Qandeel Baloch was strangled to death in 2016 by her brother Muhammad Waseem, who described her suggestive behaviour on social…

Sri Lanka clears police, defence chiefs over Easter bombings

Sri Lanka's High Court on Friday acquitted two top officials accused of "crimes against humanity" for failing to prevent the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings that killed 279 people. The state had indicted the two men in November for failing to act on early warnings from an Indian intelligence agency that…

Ahmedabad blasts: Indian court sentences 38 to death

AN Indian court sentenced 38 people to death on Friday (18) over a string of bomb blasts in 2008 that killed dozens in the city of Ahmedabad, in one of the country's biggest mass death sentences. Coordinated attacks in western Gujarat state's commercial hub in 2008 killed 56, launching shrapnel…

London police hit by new ‘offensive’ messages scandal

THREE London police officers were charged on Thursday (17) with sharing "grossly offensive" messages, prosecutors said, in the latest scandal to hit the UK capital's increasingly tarnished force. The messages were posted in a WhatsApp group chat that also included former officer Wayne Couzens, who was last year jailed for…

India objects to Singapore prime minister’s remarks about ‘criminal’ MPs

INDIA has complained to Singapore about a remark its prime minister made on the number of Indian parliamentarians facing criminal charges, an Indian official said on Friday (18), in a rare instance of friction between the Asian allies. Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong made the remark in Singapore's parliament on…

Vishal Gohel murder: Two more charged

TWO more people have been charged with murdering a man in a flat in Bushey in January, Hertfordshire Police said.  Vishal Gohel, aged 44, was discovered unresponsive inside a flat in High Street in the morning of 23 January and pronounced dead at the scene. Now, six people have been…

Exclusive: “If you raise something you are going to be…

On 31 July 2015, former Met police sergeant, Gurpal Virdi, stood on the steps of Southwark Crown Court and breathed in the air. He had just spent the week in the dock charged with a historic case of racially and sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy. The jury took just 50…

A46 crash probe: Three accused appear in court

IN a road crash case three women appeared before court with charge of murdering two people. Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin, both 21 and from Banbury, Oxfordshire, were killed on the A46 near the Six Hills junction in Leicestershire on Friday (11), the BBC reported. Natasha Akhtar, 21, Ansreen…

Exclusive: “STOP CULTURE OF POLICE COVER UP”

There must be a root and branch investigation into the culture of racism, misogyny, and Islamophobia in every police service in England and Wales. That is the demand from south Asian and black MPs, as well as serving and past police officers. They have told Eastern Eye that they do…

‘New Met chief must have a fresh mandate’

LONDON needs a police service it can respect and trust. And the police officers serving London’s communities need the leadership that can foster that trust and respect. I want to say upfront that the police officers I meet day-to-day are often amazing; both in my local borough of Brent, and…

The top 10 Nutan movies

THIS week marks the death anniversary of late great Indian film star Nutan, who passed away aged 54 on February 21 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Hailing from a famous film family, she left a permanent mark on the cinematic landscape with her timeless talent and is regarded as…

UK speaker warns of social media ‘abuse’ risk to female…

BRITAIN's parliamentary speaker Lindsay Hoyle warned that "relentless abuse" on social media targeting female lawmakers was damaging the democratic process and driving women out of politics. Hoyle on Tuesday (15) said the reason female MPs had quit parliament was not due "to the long hours, time apart from their families,…

Racism is an issue with Met Police, professional standards chief…

A senior officer has admitted that racism is a problem in the Metropolitan Police, however, he denied that Met was a "racist organisation". Deputy assistant commissioner Bas Javid, brother of health secretary Sajid Javid, told BBC Two's Newsnight that some officers "have racist views and are racist". His comments came…

Spain arrests cousin over teen’s disappearance in Italy

ANOTHER relative of a teenage girl thought to have been murdered in Italy last year by her Pakistani family was arrested Monday (14) in Spain, Spanish and Italian police said.Spanish police arrested a cousin of Saman Abbas at an apartment near Barcelona in a joint operation carried out with Italian…

US sanctions have stopped Bangladesh killings: rights activists

From Russia to North Korea to Zimbabwe, the impact of diplomatic sanctions has long been questioned. But Bangladeshi activists have no doubts: extrajudicial killings have suddenly stopped since punitive US measures were imposed two months ago, they say. Around 2,500 Bangladeshis have allegedly been killed by security forces since prime…

Gunmen attack high-profile Sri Lanka TV journalist

Armed men stormed the home of a high-profile Sri Lankan television journalist critical of the government Monday, police said, sparking condemnation by local media rights groups. Chamuditha Samarawickrama, who had criticised the powerful ruling Rajapaksa family and their allies in recent broadcasts, including on YouTube, was shaken but unhurt after…

Brother acquitted for ‘honour killing’ of Pakistani social media star

The brother of a Pakistani social media star who was murdered in one of the country's most notorious "honour killings" was acquitted on Monday after serving less than six years in prison, lawyers said. Qandeel Baloch, 26, became famous for her suggestive and defiant posts which flew in the face…

Tiger 3: Fresh details emerge on the last schedule of…

Starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in their popular roles as Avinash Singh ‘Tiger’ Rathore and Zoya Rathore, Tiger 3 is one of the most-awaited films of 2022. It also stars Emraan Hashmi in the lead role. The Murder (2004) actor will be seen playing the lead antagonist in the…

Met chief’s resignation sparks row between Sadiq Khan and Priti…

THE dramatic resignation of the London Met Police chief has sparked a row between mayor Sadiq Khan and home secretary Priti Patel as Khan did not warn the Home Office or Queen he was going to get rid of the commissioner, according to a media report.  The MailOnline reported that…

The nightingale who soared high

WHEN Lata Mangeshkar passed away aged 92, a tidal wave of sadness swept across the globe in a way never seen before for an Indian music icon. A state funeral for the legendary Indian singer was followed by two days of national mourning. It is no surprise that so many…

Met Police chief Cressida Dick resigns after scandals rock force

CRESSIDA DICK announced her resignation last night (10) after a string of scandals rocked London's Metropolitan Police, including racism, sexism and a serving officer murdering a young woman. Dame Cressida, who became the first woman to head the force in 2017, said she had "no choice but to step aside" after London…

49 convicted in India over deadly 2008 bomb attacks

INDIA convicted 49 people over a 2008 attack in the western city of Ahmedabad that left dozens dead, in what perpetrators said was retaliation for earlier deadly communal violence. The string of bombings killed 56 people and wounded more than 200 others as shrapnel ripped through markets, buses and other…

Hansal Mehta teams up with Netflix for new thriller series…

Acclaimed Hindi filmmaker Hansal Mehta has teamed up with streaming media giant Netflix for a new thriller series, titled Scoop. Currently in production, the series is inspired by author Jigna Vora’s book, Behind The Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison. “Reading the book piqued my interest and compelled me…

Lata Mangeshkar obituary: India’s nightingale is mourned by a billion…

By Asjad Nazir How the Indian nightingale went from working to feed her impoverished family as a 13-year-old to becoming a global singing sensation and music icon! When Lata Mangeshkar passed away aged 92, a tidal wave of sadness swept across the globe in a way never seen before for…

Murder accused husband dies before trial

AHEAD of his trial, a man charged with murdering his wife (Sukhjeet Uppal) has died in custody. On 22 January, Jai Singh Puni, 50, died in a hospital in Birmingham, BBC reported. Sukhjeet Uppal was found stabbed at her home on Tangmere Road in Wolverhampton in September, and Puni was…

Met commissioner on notice after ‘shocking’ findings by watchdog

LONDON mayor Sadiq Khan has put Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick "on notice" after "shocking" behaviour by some officers was found, media reports said.  A report by the police watchdog on Tuesday (1) found out that London police sent each other "shocking" racist, sexist and homophobic messages, piling pressure on…

A new Indian mystery

ACE writer Vikas Swarup had his acclaimed debut novel Q & A adapted into smash-hit Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire and now his second book Six Suspects has been turned into newly launched Hotstar web series The Great Indian Murder. The twist-laden drama has been produced by Ajay Devgn and…

Congressman urges Biden to reject Pakistan ambassador-designate

A US Congressman has urged president Joe Biden to reject Pakistan’s ambassador-designate Masood Khan’s diplomatic credentials and termed him a “bona fide terrorist sympathiser” working to undermine America’s interests in the region. Republican Congressman Scott Perry also alleged that Khan had encouraged young men to emulate jihadists and praised foreign…

Italy dismisses case against marines over India murder

A Rome judge on Monday (31) dismissed a murder investigation into two Italian marines who killed two fishermen in Kerala in 2012, months after the case was dropped by India's top court. In a statement, Italian defence minister Lorenzo Guerini welcomed the "positive outcome" for Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre.…

Dead woman in Bordesley Green murder probe has been named

A woman who was found dead in a critically injured situation outside a block of flats has been named. Marina Shaban, 41, had died at North Holme, off Garrison Lane in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, on Friday (28), as reported by the BBC. Her family in a statement said that they…

Blogger claims Pakistan behind attempted contract killing

AN EXILED political blogger has accused Pakistan of being behind a plot to kill him after a would-be hitman was convicted in a British court.Supermarket worker Muhammed Gohir Khan, 31, was found guilty of plotting to kill Ahmad Waqass Goraya after being recruited by middlemen apparently based in Pakistan.The judge…

Jury hearing solicitor’s murder case discharged

A JURY hearing the case of a solicitor killed outside Sheffield United’s Bramhall Lane football stadium last year has been discharged this week. Khuram Javed, 30, died after being shot three times and stabbed in the back on the night of April 10, 2021, around 9:30 pm, a jury was…

UK man found guilty of plot to murder Pakistan blogger

A BRITISH man has been found guilty of plotting to kill a prominent Pakistan political blogger in the Netherlands after being hired as a hitman with a fee of £100,000.A jury trial convicted supermarket worker Muhammed Gohir Khan, 31, of plotting to kill the blogger and liberal activist Ahmad Waqass…

Pakistan boy shoots mother, 3 siblings dead ‘under PUBG influence’

A PAKISTAN boy, 14, shot dead his entire family, including mother and two minor sisters, "under the influence" of the online game PUBG, police said in Lahore on Friday (28).Nahid Mubarak, a 45-year-old health worker, was found dead along with her 22-year-old son Taimur and two daughters aged 17 and…

‘Tories, leave the BBC alone’

FOR anyone who has had to move cities for a new job, you have my heartfelt sympathies. That is exactly the situation I faced this month. Finding a rented place. Moving in. Getting the bills set up. Make sure everything works. The worst part for me is having to buy…

New promo drops more details on Ali Fazal’s character in…

Talented actor Ali Fazal is presently in news for his forthcoming Hollywood mystery thriller film Death On The Nile.  Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film also stars Gal Gadot, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Dawn French, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright. After…

UK police arrest two more over Texas siege

BRITISH police said on Wednesday (26) they were holding two more men in connection with an armed hostage-taking at a Texas synagogue by a man from northwest England.Malik Faisal Akram from Blackburn took four people, including a rabbi, hostage at the synagogue in the small town of Colleyville on January…

Pakistan YouTuber jailed for justifying lynching

PAKISTAN’S anti-terrorism court has sentenced a man to one-year imprisonment for justifying the lynching of a Sri Lankan citizen in a video.On December 3 last year, a mob of more than 800 men attacked a garment factory in the Sialkot district near Lahore and lynched its general manager Priyantha Kumara,…

Rights groups, victims call UN to ban Bangladesh paramilitary force

Families of victims of enforced disappearances allegedly perpetrated by an elite Bangladesh paramilitary group on Friday called on the UN to ban the security force from serving as peacekeepers. They made the call a day after 12 international rights groups including Amnesty International made similar demands to the UN Department…

Manish Gupta: Thrills of filmmaking

MANISH GUPTA has balanced writing duties on Bollywood films such as Sarkar and Section 375 with directing his own features Rahasya and The Stoneman Murders. His new movie as a writer-director is 420 IPC, which premiered recently on streaming site ZEE5. The courtroom drama about a man on trial for…

Texas hostage-taker ‘prayed for two years’ for attack

A BRITISH man who took hostages at a Texas synagogue told his family he had prayed for two years to carry out the attack, media reported on Thursday (20), as police made two arrests.Malik Faisal Akram, 44, from Blackburn in northwest England, was shot dead by the FBI during a…

Texas hostage-taker named as British citizen as UK police arrest…

THE MAN who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was on Sunday (16) identified by US authorities as a British citizen while UK police later arrested two teens over an attack that president Joe Biden called an "act of terror."The captor, who died in the 10-hour siege in…

Nelson man found guilty of killing daughter’s mother-in-law

A Nelson man has been found guilty of killing a woman and injuring her husband over a marriage feud, the BBC reported.  Mohammad Malik killed Ishrat Ahmed and injured Afaq with an axe on their doorstep in Nelson on 4 July 2021, Lancashire Police said. He committed the crime after his…

Hostages freed in Texas synagogue standoff, suspect dead

ALL FOUR people taken hostage in a more than 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue have been freed unharmed, police said late Saturday (15), and their suspected captor is dead.The siege in the small Texas town of Colleyville - in which the suspect was apparently demanding the release of a…

Texas siege: Who is Aafia Siddiqui?

AAFIA SIDDIQUI, a Pakistan prisoner in the United States whose release was reportedly demanded by a Texas hostage-taker this weekend, is serving an 86-year sentence for the attempted murder of American soldiers.Four people were freed unharmed on Sunday (16) following a more than 10-hour standoff at a synagogue in the…

UK man on trial for attempted contract hit on Pakistani…

A BRITISH man went on trial on Thursday (13) accused of attempting to carry out a contract killing of a prominent Pakistani blogger who lives in self-imposed exile in the Netherlands.Muhammed Gohir Khan, 31, was arrested and charged in June last year with conspiracy to murder the liberal activist Ahmad…

Sri Lanka prison chief gets death penatly for massacre

A top Sri Lankan prison official was sentenced to death Wednesday over the killing of 27 inmates in an execution-style massacre that attracted international condemnation. The Colombo High Court convicted Prisons Commissioner Emil Lamahewage, but discharged his co-accused, police commando Moses Rangajeewa, over the killings in November 2012. The duo…

Ali Fazal drops his character poster from Kenneth Branagh’s crime…

The countdown to the release of the much-awaited Hollywood film Death on the Nile has begun. Ahead of the film’s release, the makers have started sharing new character posters, and the first character poster that the team has released belongs to Bollywood star Ali Fazal, who plays a significant part…

ZEE5 drops the trailer of Subhash Ghai’s 36 Farmhouse

This film also marks Subhash Ghai’s digital debut as a storyteller and his debut as a music composer. ZEE5 on Tuesday launched the trailer of 36 Farmhouse, a family comic drama written by legendary filmmaker Subhash Ghai and produced by ZEE Studios and Mukta Arts Ltd. 36 Farmhouse revolves around…

“She’s unlike anyone I know or have even heard of:”…

Human will be available on Disney+ Hotstar from 14th January 2022, onwards. The recently released trailer of Disney+ Hotstar’s upcoming streaming show Human has been creating waves all around. The series features National Film Award-winning actor Shefali Shah as a surgeon, Gauri Nath. It is a little-known fact that it…

Man jailed for killing father with cricket bat

A man who beat his father to death with a cricket bat and a metal dog bowl has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years, reported the BBC.  Phillip Badwal, 25, had denied murdering his father but changed his plea on Wednesday (5). Santokh Singh, 59, known as Charlie,…

“It’s always amazing to work with her; she’s an absolute…

Human is a medical thriller based on Human drug trials in India. Disney+ Hotstar’s upcoming streaming show Human has been creating waves all around. The series boasts of an absolute stellar cast headlined by National award-winning actor Shefali Shah and versatile actor Kirti Kulhari along with Vishal Jethwa, Ram Kapoor,…

Qissa director Anup Singh announces book on Irrfan Khan on…

Filmmaker Anup Singh, who directed Irrfan Khan in the critically-acclaimed film Qissa: The Lonely Ghost (2013), has announced a special book, titled Irrfan: Dialogues with the Wind, on the actor’s 54th birthday as a tribute to the late star. Singh said that the book may have emerged from “tremendous grief”…

Protesters acquitted over pulling down of slave trader statue

THREE men and a woman were cleared on Wednesday (5) of causing criminal damage for helping to pull down a statue of a 17th century slave trade magnate and throw it into Bristol harbour in southwest England during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. The bronze statue of Edward Colston,…

Raab vows to stop violence against women by putting “fear…

Britain's justice secretary said Wednesday he wanted to put the "fear of God" into those who threaten women and that restoring women's faith in the legal system was his "top priority" following a string of high-profile murders in London. Dominic Raab said he was "shocked and horrified" by the recent…

Stephen Timms MP plans to meet his attacker

A Labour MP has said that he would welcome the opportunity to meet the woman who stabbed him in 2010 as part of a “restorative justice process”, The Guardian reported.  East Ham MP Stephen Timms has said that he had received a letter from Roshonara Choudhry apologising for having stabbed…

Husband faces trial for killing wife after 20 years

A husband, who fled to Pakistan after allegedly killing her wife when she asked for a divorce 20 years ago, has denied the charges, reported MailOnline. Zafar Iqbal, 61, allegedly strangled Naziat Khan, 38, with a scarf at their home in Norbury, southwest London, in August 2001. Recently, Iqbal appeared…

Shefali Shah on playing Dr. Gauri Nath in Disney+ Hotstar’s…

Directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Mozez Singh, Human releases on 14th January on Disney+ Hotstar and will be available in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Bengali. Starring Shefali Shah, Kirti Kulhari, Vishal Jethwa, Ram Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Aditya Srivastava, Mohan Agashe, and others, Human is one of…

Parents yet to recover from the shock of Fawziyah Javed’s…

PARENTS of Fawziyah Javed, a pregnant newlywed who fell to her death on honeymoon, are yet to recover from the shock, The Times reported.  Her mother said that her “world has collapsed” after the tragedy. Javed, 31, fell from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, on September 2. The solicitor was expecting a baby…

Irrfan Khan’s Murder at Teesri Manzil 302, Sanjay Mishra’s Turtle…

Streaming platform ZEE5 on Thursday announced that three of their upcoming films – Irrfan Khan’s Murder at Teesri Manzil 302, Waah Zindagi, and Turtle – both starring Sanjay Mishra – will release on December 31.    Starring Khan and Ranvir Shorey in pivotal roles, Murder at Teesri Manzil 302 is a…

Tamannaah among the top ten most popular actors on streaming…

2021 is undisputedly the year of Tamannaah Bhatia! After delivering four back-to-back blockbusters in a row, pan-India star Tamannaah has now earned a spot on the list of the most popular actors on streaming platforms in India. Tamannaah ventured into the digital space with 11th Hour and November Story. While…

Third man charged with murder of Yahya Sharif

A third man has been charged with the murder of teenager Yahya Sharif, who was stabbed to death on a Birmingham street. Sharif was found fatally injured in the Small Heath area on 10 December and died on the scene. City magistrates have remanded Gaman Sheek, 18, of Castle Way,…

Actress Sanam Saeed has murder on her mind

PAKISTANI STAR DELVES INTO HER ‘DEADLY’ SIDE IN NEW DRAMA AND DISCUSSES THE PROCESS OF PLAYING AN EVIL CHARACTER WHETHER it is cinema, short films, drama serials, theatre, or fashion, Sanam Saeed has consistently shown that she is magnificent at making great choices. Her latest masterstroke is deciding to be…

Top 10 novels of 2021

BRILLIANT BOOKS BY BRITISH AUTHORS IN DIVERSE GENRES THE pandemic hasn’t been able to prevent this from being a strong literary year filled with brilliant books by great British authors. What made 2021 special was the range of genres that were tackled and the number of unique protagonists that filled…

Police name man in stabbing death of Yahya Sharif

IN connection with the stabbing of 18-year-old Yahya Sharif, police have named a man who they want to trace. Sharif, from Nechells in Birmingham was found seriously injured in the Small Heath area of the city on December 10 and died on the scene. West Midlands Police said they wanted…

UN envoy ‘deeply concerned’ over Rohingya school closures

The decision by Bangladesh to close schools for Rohingya refugees risks leaving a generation of children "practically uneducated", a United Nations human rights envoy warned on Sunday (19). Authorities this week ordered the closure of "unauthorised" education centres in border camps hosting around 850,000 members of the stateless Muslim minority,…

Racist remark: Met Police officer sacked

A Metropolitan Police officer has been dismissed without notice after gross misconduct was proven at a disciplinary hearing, a statement from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has said.  PC Harry Chandler, based at a North East Borough Command police station, was sacked following an investigation by IOPC. Chandler…

Aranyak 2 in the works, confirms Sidharth Roy Kapur

With Raveena Tandon-led streaming show Aranyak receiving positive response from the critics and the viewers, producer Sidharth Roy Kapur says the plans are already in motion to develop a potential second season.      The crime thriller series, which has filmmaker Rohan Sippy attached as the showrunner, has been garnering positive response…

Man accepts responsibility for killing Sabina Nessa

A man has accepted responsibility of having killed primary school teacher Sabina Nessa. Nessa, 28, was found dead in cator park, Kidbrooke in south-east London on 18 September, a day after she went from her home to meet a friend at a nearby bar. Koci Selamaj, 36, of Terminus Road,…

When Johnson met serial killer Charles Sobhraj

WRITER and filmmaker Farrukh Dhondy has written a plausible and entertaining new book on the serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who was the subject of an eight-part BBC-Netflix drama, The Serpent, earlier this year, with French actor Tahar Rahim in the lead role. Dhondy’s book is called Hawk and Hyena because…

Anil Kapoor: Young at heart forever

AN A TO Z BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE PETER PAN OF BOLLYWOOD’S AMAZING LIFE AND CAREER THIS week massively popular movie star Anil Kapoor will turn a year older and celebrate his 65th birthday on December 24. The big Bollywood icon has a brilliant body of work, broken ground internationally…

Once charged with killings, ex-Sri Lanka navy chief made provincial…

A FORMER Sri Lanka navy chief previously charged over a spate of killings during the island's long civil war was last Thursday (9) named a provincial governor. The investigation into Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda cast a spotlight on extrajudicial murders during the 37-year conflict, which ended in 2009. He was one…

US sanctions two Sri Lankan military officers

THE US has imposed sanctions on two Sri Lankan military officers, including a murder convict pardoned by president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, for human rights violations, banning them and their immediate family members from entering America. Chandana Hettiarachchi, a naval officer, and Sunil Ratnayake, a former staff sergeant of the Sri Lankan…

Sri Lanka ex-Navy chief appointed governor after murder charges dropped

A former Sri Lanka navy chief previously charged over a spate of killings during the island's long civil war was on Thursday named a provincial governor. The investigation into Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda cast a spotlight on extrajudicial murders during the 37-year conflict, which ended in 2009. He was one of…

Fighting back: Woman launches self-defence classes

An east London woman has launched an initiative to help make women and girls feel safe on the streets of London no matter what time of day. April Mehmet, from Chadwell Heath, founded Walk It Out – a project with the aim of improving the physical and mental wellbeing of…

Batley murder: Minimum jail terms of convicts enhanced

THE COURT of Appeal has extended the minimum jail terms of six people, who murdered a man in Batley last year, by up to six years. Usman Karolia, 20, Raja Nawaz, 19, Ahmed Karolia, 24, Nabeel Nasser, 19, Nikash Hussain, 17, and Irfan Hussain, 18, were convicted of stabbing Bradley…

20 Bangladesh students sentenced to death for political murder

BANGLADESH sentenced 20 university students to death on Wednesday (8) for the 2019 murder of a young man who criticised the government on social media. The battered body of Abrar Fahad, 21, was found in his dormitory hours after he wrote a Facebook post slamming prime minister Sheikh Hasina for…

Holding calls for more sports stars to speak out against…

WEST INDIES bowling great Michael Holding wants more sportspeople to step forward and speak out against racism because they have an important platform, he said in an interview at  the  Reuters Next conference on Wednesday (1). Holding said it was important that public figures used their celebrity and status to…

Humza Hussain: Teenager jailed for murder outside Luton school

A teenager has been jailed for 16 years for murdering his schoolmate outside Luton school in a revenge killing, the BBC reported. Ibrahim Khan,16, of Atherstone Road, attacked Humza Hussain, 16, near Challney High School for Boys in Luton on 8 June. Hussain was stabbed three times in the chest…

Police issue public appeal in British Sikh teenager’s murder

THE SCOTLAND YARD on Sunday (28) issued a public appeal for information related to the murder of a British Sikh teenager, stabbed to death in a fight involving a group of people on a west London street. The Metropolitan Police officially named the victim as Rishmeet Singh, earlier named locally…

Murder probe after British Sikh boy, 16, dies in Southall

THE Metropolitan Police has launched a murder investigation following the fatal stabbing of a British Sikh boy, 16, in west London. Ashmeet Singh died after being stabbed in Raleigh Road, Hounslow on Wednesday (24) night. Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the boy died at the scene a short…

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor stalker warned

A stalker of singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor will face criminal prosecution if he tries to contact her again. 39-year-old Nishil Patel targeted the Murder On The Dancefloor singer on Instagram with "unsettling" and abusive messages. He also left presents outside her neighbour's house thinking it to be Ellis-Bextor's home, and also…

UK study finds link between domestic violence and radicalisation risk

THERE is a significant prevalence of domestic abuse in the lives of those referred to a British scheme for people at risk of being radicalised, according to research commissioned by British counter-terrorism police published on Thursday (25). The study, which looked at 3,045 individuals who had been classified as vulnerable…

Johnson shocked at Channel deaths, urges cooperation

British prime minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said he was horrified after at least 27 migrants died trying to cross the Channel from France, offering closer cooperation to tackle criminal gangs behind the practice. "I am shocked, appalled and deeply saddened by the loss of life at sea," he said…

Ridhiema Tiwari: Reconnecting with Disha will be a spiritual experience…

WHY THE ACTRESS IS REVISITING A CLASSIC TV CHARACTER AFTER 11 YEARS AN action-packed acting career has seen Ridhiema Tiwari leave a lasting impression with powerful roles across diverse drama serials and acclaimed Bollywood film Begum Jaan. The beautiful Indian star has shown that few can play an unpredictable character…

Abhishek Banerjee and Barkha Singh to star in Raaj Shaandilyaa’s…

Actors Abhishek Banerjee and Barkha Singh will star in writer-director Raaj Shaandilyaa’s The Great Weddings of Munnes! The series, which is set to premiere on Voot Select in 2022, marks Shaandilyaa’s digital debut. A Jio Studios Original, The Great Weddings of Munnes! Is directed by Sunil Subramani. It tells the…

Sri Lanka begins trial of 25 men over Easter Sunday…

A SRI Lankan court on Tuesday (23) began the trial of 25 men accused of plotting the Easter Sunday bombings that killed nearly 270 people in 2019, as lawyers warned of a protracted and complicated legal battle ahead. The suspects were brought under heavy guard in batches from different prisons…

Silent sufferers: Report reveals domestic, sexual abuse of Sikh women

DOMESTIC and sexual abuse in the Sikh community has become a challenge for women, thanks to “toxic cultural practices” and a lack of culturally sensitive services which leaves them suffer in silence, The Observer has reported citing a comprehensive report. The report made by Sikh Women’s Aid (SWA), the only…

Hindu boy sexually assaulted, murdered in Pakistan

A HINDU boy, 11, was sexually assaulted and murdered in Pakistan's Sindh province, according to a media report. He went missing on Friday (19) evening and his body was found the next day in an abandoned house in Babarloi town in Khairpur Mir area of the province, about 460 kilometers…

A penchant for detective work

NO BRITISH ASIAN author in recent years has had as much success as Abir Mukherjee, who began in 2013 by submitting 5,000 words to a Daily Telegraph novel writing competition – and has just published his fifth detective thriller, The Shadows of Men. Mukherjee’s books, which have been translated into…

Museum hints statue of Robert Geffrye could move

A HOXTON museum has indicated it wants to move the controversial statue of a slaver from its position above the doorway. The Museum of the Home said it thinks the monument of Sir Robert Geffrye, who profited from enslaving people from Africa, could be moved to a less prominent site…

US court sentences Indian professional to life for killing family

AN INDIAN IT professional in the US who confessed to killing his wife and three children in 2019 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Investigators said Shankar Nagappa Hangud, 55, confessed to the murders at his apartment in California, saying he could not provide for them financially, KCRA-TV reported…

UK MPs celebrate Diwali in parliament

ASIAN MPs and peers came together to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, at an event in parliament on Monday (1). MPs Navendu Mishra (Labour, Stockport), Shailesh Vara (Conservative, North West Cambridgeshire) and Virendra Sharma (Labour, Ealing Southall) hosted a reception for about 100…

15-year-old boy charged with murder in east London

A 15-year-old who cannot be named due to his age has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old man after the victim was found stabbed to death on the street in east London. On Monday (1), the boy was due to be presented before the magistrates in Barkingside, Scotland…

Sharp increase in ‘honour-based’ offences in last five years, data…

THERE was a sharp increase in the number of “honour-based” abuse (HBA) offences recorded by English police forces in the last five years, The Guardian reported analysing official figures. The number of HBA cases – including offences such as rape, death threats and assault – rose from 884 in 2016…

Rape charge against serving Met police officer Adam Zaman

A serving Metropolitan police officer has been charged with rape, which allegedly took place last week at a hotel in London, reported The Guardian. Adam Zaman, 28, is accused of raping a woman on Sunday (24) evening while he was off duty, and was arrested the following day, the Met…

BBC documentary re-examines how a tuft of blue fibre solved…

A BBC documentary has explained how a tuft of blue fibres found in the mouth of a murder victim helped lead police to her killer, according to a report in The Daily Mail. The documentary Expert Witness has re-examined the investigation of Vina Patel murder, which focused on the work…

Balancing safety with ‘unique’ UK traditions

VIRENDRA SHARMA and other Asian-origin MPs in Britain have spoken about the threat facing them following the murder last week of Sir David Amess, the Conservative member for Southend West, who was stabbed 17 times in a frenzied attack. British politicians have to decide whether their traditional approach of freely…

Man accused of murdering David Amess to face trial next…

THE man accused of stabbing to death British lawmaker David Amess at a church where he was meeting voters last week is due to go on trial next year, London's Old Bailey court heard. Ali Harbi Ali, 25, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of…

MPs to be offered guards during constituency visits

MPs from Friday (22) will be offered security guard while meeting constituents after being warned that their work puts them at risk from "a small minority of hostile individuals". This follows after the killing of Sir David Amess a week ago at a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. In a…

‘We didn’t sign up to be killed’

AN ASIAN MP has spoken of her safety fears, saying, “we didn’t sign up to have our children burying our bodies”, as police and security authorities review security for parliamentarians following the fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess last week. Eastern Eye spoke to Asian and black MPs who revealed…

Pakistani-American goes on trial over rape, beheading

A PAKISTANI-American man accused of raping and beheading his girlfriend, the daughter of a former ambassador, went on trial on Wednesday (20) in Islamabad. The brutal murder of Noor Mukadam, 27, in July sparked protests across the country and calls for reform to Pakistan's gender violence laws. Zahir Jaffer, 30,…

Stephen Timms MP says he wants to meet his attacker

A Labour MP who was stabbed by an Islamic extremist has said that he wanted to meet his attacker and asked her why she did it, reported the BBC. Stephen Timms, 66, who has represented East Ham for 27 years, was stabbed twice in the stomach by Roshonara Choudhry in…

David Amess was a champion of small shops and the…

FROM his support for animal welfare to well-funded social care, Sir David Amess was known for championing several causes. One among them was his backing for the High Street and small shops. The Conservative MP for Southend West, who died last Friday (15) after being stabbed multiple times while in…

Leicester man gets life for murdering wife

A MAN who stabbed his wife multiple times before driving to a nearby street where he left her body on the pavement has pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court on Monday (18). Kashish Aggarwal, 28, attacked wife Geetika Goyal at their home on…

MPs to be ‘vigilant once again’ to rape and murder…

AFTER the murder of Sir David Amess, reality has hit home for many MPs as they no more can't ignore threats from trolls on social media. Tulip Siddiq on an estimate receives an abusive message every day on social media and some violent - threatening that she will be raped,…

Britain pays tribute to murdered lawmaker Amess

BRITAIN pays tribute on Monday to David Amess, the veteran lawmaker stabbed to death while meeting constituency voters, as police questioned a 25-year-old man for the murder which they are treating as a potential terrorism incident. Amess, 69, was knifed repeatedly at a church on Friday (15) in Leigh-on-Sea, east…

British MP’s murder suspect held under Terrorism Act

THE attacker who fatally stabbed British lawmaker David Amess was referred to an official counter-terrorist scheme for those thought to be at risk of radicalisation, according to media reports. Police said late Saturday (16) that detectives had until Friday, October 22, to question the suspect after he was detained under…

Security review after David Amess MP stabbed to death in…

THE fatal stabbing of British lawmaker David Amess was a terrorist incident, police said Saturday (16), as MPs pressed for tougher security in the wake of the second killing of a UK politician while meeting constituents in just over five years. Veteran Conservative MP David Amess, 69, was talking with…

Tory MP David Amess dies ‘after stabbing’

Conservative MP David Amess has died this afternoon (15) after being stabbed at an event in his local constituency in southeast England. Police did not name Amess, but said: "A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea" and that the victim "later…

5 Indian actors set to star in major Hollywood projects

Hollywood has always fascinated actors from across the industries, and the Indian film industry is no exception. Over the years, we have seen a few prominent Indian actors playing significant characters in Hollywood productions. And the list is expected to get even longer in times to come as some popular…

Cobra killer gets life for murdering wife

An Indian man who used a cobra and a viper to murder his wife was sentenced to life in jail on Wednesday (13) in what prosecutors called the "rarest of rare" cases. Sooraj Kumar set loose a highly venomous Russell's viper snake on his wife Uthra that left her in…

Norway suspect is Muslim convert known to police

A Danish man suspected of killing five people with a bow and arrows in Norway had converted to Islam and was previously known to police over fears that he had radicalised, officials said on Thursday (14). Five people were killed -- four women and one man -- aged between 50…

Emigration enquiries from South African Indians spike after July violence

EMIGRATION consultants in South Africa have reported a huge surge in enquiries from South African Indians following the violence and looting that wrecked KwaZulu-Natal province in July. The province is home to about a third of South Africa's 1.4 million citizens of Indian origin, largely descended from the first settlers…

Hate crimes in England and Wales increase during the pandemic:…

A new Home Office report has revealed that reported hate crimes in England and Wales have increased by 9 per cent to a record number of more than 124,000 since the start of the pandemic, reported The Guardian. Racially motivated crimes, which are nearly three-quarters of the total hate crimes,…

Bangladesh arrests 16 Rohingya refugees in anti-militant crackdown

BANGLADESH police arrested at least 16 Rohingya refugees in a series of raids on camps in Dhaka after the murder of a top leader of their community last week, officials said on Sunday (10). Rights advocate Mohib Ullah was gunned down 10 days ago by unidentified assailants outside his office…

Burnley man jailed for killing doctor and her daughter

A man who murdered a doctor and her daughter has been sentenced to jail for life. In "a brutal, shocking attack", Shahbaz Khan drugged Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and Vian Mangrio, 14, before killing them and setting the house on fire in Burnley in 2020. Khan, 51, had told…

‘Why are we still using the black, Asian minority ethnics…

by Khadija Mussa, ambassador for Diversity, Inclusion, and Acceptance (DIA) Student Collective at Royal Holloway, University of London How can higher education students be aware of the brutal inequalities and hypocrisy they may encounter in the corporate world? In a world of increased awareness around identity and multiple ethnicities, a…

Five arrested over killing of Rohingya leader in Bangladesh

FIVE Rohingya men have been arrested over the killing of a prominent community leader in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, police said, adding that they were probing links to a militant group. Mohib Ullah -- a high-profile figurehead for the more than 800,000-strong Muslim minority who fled the Myanmar military…

Raab rapped for ‘misogyny’ gaffe

JUSTICE secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday (6) came under fire after saying that "misogyny is wrong, whether it's a man against a woman or a woman against a man". His confusion about the definition arose during an interview with the BBC in which he was asked why the government rejected…

Sadiq Khan calls for thorough inquiry into Met failings

THE inquiry into police failings over the murder of Sarah Everard must “leave no stone unturned”, mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said. Home secretary Priti Patel announced earlier that a new two-part inquiry would examine police vetting practices, professional standards and wider issues around workplace conduct following the conviction…

Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar denied bail in murder case

A Delhi court on Tuesday (5) denied bail to Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar in the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case. Additional Sessions Judge Shivaji Anand refused to grant relief to Kumar after hearing the arguments of both the prosecution and defense at length. Kumar had sought relief from the court…

Raab promises to fight ‘nonsensical’ human rights laws

JUSTICE SECRETARY Dominic Raab has promised to fight “nonsensical” human rights laws that allow foreign criminals in the UK escape deportation. Members of the public want offenders sent back to their native countries, Raab told the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on Tuesday (5). “Too often they see dangerous criminals…

Sabina Nessa: Hundreds gather for vigil in Eastbourne

HUNDREDS of people have gathered on Tuesday (5) evening for a vigil in memory of Sabina Nessa, the primary school teacher who was killed three weeks ago. About 200 people attended the event held in Eastbourne, where the suspect was arrested late last month, reported The Guardian. The peaceful demonstration was…

Shabnam Chaudhri: The only way to help the Met is…

It was classed as banter, and as a probationer and then a junior officer I put up with casual sexism and racism. The canteen culture not only went unchallenged but was dismissed as “boys will be boys”. [caption id="attachment_162093" align="alignright" width="232"] Shabnam Chaudhri[/caption] Looking back, I’m ashamed to say that…

Priti Patel vows to crack down on crime, disruptive protests

BRITAIN'S home secretary Priti Patel on Tuesday (5) set out a series of crime-fighting measures, including stringent action on crimes against women, and tougher penalties for protesters disrupting highways. In her speech at the ongoing annual Conservative Party conference in Manchester, the senior Indian-origin politician also highlighted the progress of…

Man attacked Sabina Nessa with a 2ft-long weapon, court hears

THE man who attacked primary school teacher Sabina Nessa in Kidbrooke, south London, used a 2ft-long weapon, the court heard. Koci Selamaj, 36, appeared in court on Thursday (30) accused of the “predatory” murder of the 28-year-old teacher. Nessa was attacked while walking through Cator Park on her way to…

Sikh medicine practitioner shot dead in Pakistan

A SIKH ‘hakeem' (Unani medicine practitioner) was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday (30) in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, police said. 'Hakeem' Sardar Satnam Singh (Khalsa) was at his clinic when the attackers barged into his cabin and opened fire at him. Singh, who received four bullets, died…

Family blames Rohingya militants for murder of community leader

The brother of slain Rohingya community leader Mohib Ullah on Thursday (30) blamed militants for murdering him in a Bangladesh refugee camp because of his popularity and rights work. Mohib Ullah emerged in recent years as one of the most prominent representatives of around 850,000 Rohingya stuck in camps in…