Kohli ‘most complete player’ around, says England’s Root

England’s test captain Joe Root considers India’s Virat Kohli as currently the most complete player around and said he expects England team mate Jos Buttler to soon replicate his limited-overs dominance in test cricket. Root himself is considered one of the four best batsmen in contemporary cricket, alongside the prolific Kohli, Australian run-machine Steve Smith […]

Community voices, celebrities urge South Asians to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in new campaign

COMMUNITY VOICES and celebrities have urged South Asians in the UK to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in new NHS campaign. Celebrity chefs Atul Kochhar, Anjum Anand and media medic Dr Ranj Singh are part of the inaugural campaign supported by the South Asian Health Foundation, the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin […]

Walmart-owned Flipkart buys stake in Aditya Birla Fashion

INDIA’s Flipkart on Friday(23) said that it will buy 7.8 per cent stake in Aditya Birla Fashion, which operates over 3,000 stores including the Pantaloons clothing chain, for $203.8 million. As part of the strategic partnership, Walmart-owned Flipkart will sell and distribute various brands of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail. This is the latest development […]

Trump’s remarks about India’s ‘filthy air’ sparks protest

US president Donald Trump on Thursday(23) accused India’s air as “filthy” during the final presidential debate with his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in Nashville, Tennessee. “Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India. The air is filthy,” Trump said adding that he walked out of the Paris Accord as the […]

India great Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, stable after angioplasty

India’s first World Cup-winning cricket captain Kapil Dev suffered a heart attack and underwent an angioplasty on Friday (23) but is expected to be discharged in the next couple of days, said the hospital where he is currently admitted. The 61-year-old complained of chest pain on Thursday following which he was taken to Fortis Escorts […]

Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty Steel starts Indian operations

INDIAN-ORIGIN British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty Steel group has started operations in India with production starting at Adhunik Metaliks and Zion Steel. The UK-based group, part of Sanjeev Gupta-owned diversified GFG Alliance, acquired Adhunik Metaliks and its arm Zion Steel in February for £46 million. In a statement Liberty Steel has said that it restarted […]

Grammar school drops Clive from House name after debate

  By Amit Roy THE headmaster of a high-achieving grammar school, which has dropped Robert Clive as the name of one of its houses, said he supports the idea of teaching the colonial history of India to schoolchildren. Gary Hickey, headmaster of Haberdashers’ Adams in Newport, Shropshire, spoke to Eastern Eye following the school’s decision […]

Bollywood film feast for Diwali

  By Amit Roy THE British Board of Film Classifica­tion (BBFC) is planning a “Bollywood takeover” for Diwali because its CEO David Austin is keen to establish a close working relationship with the British Asian community. “We are doing actually quite a bit for Diwali,” Austin told Eastern Eye in an ex­clusive interview. For a […]

India-born Judge to hear case against Google in the US

INDIA-BORN US district judge Amit Mehta will preside over the justice department’s crucial lawsuit against Google in which the internet search giant’s business model based on free services and advertising will be put to the test. The lawsuit filed on Tuesday(20) accuses Alphabet’s Google of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals like Microsoft’s […]

UK provides £47.5m for Rohingya refugees; urges others ‘not to forget their plight’

AT UN aid meeting on Thursday(22) Britain announced £47.5 million new funding for Rohingya refugees in camps in Bangladesh and urged other donors not to forget their plight. Foreign secretary Dominic Raab outlined a further £47.5m ($63m) in aid, both for the Rohingya and to help Bangladesh deal with the coronavirus pandemic and its frequent […]