Pompeo denounces China ‘aggression’ toward India

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Wednesday (8)  denounced China’s “aggression” toward India and said that a fresh dispute over Bhutan showed Beijing’s plan of “bullying.” The remarks were the most extensive by the top US diplomat since a deadly clash between the world’s two most populous nations on June 15, which killed 20 […]

India’s cricket boss Ganguly opposes four-day Test plan

INDIA’s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has come out against playing four-day Tests, proposed by the world governing body as a way to squeeze more cricket into a packed calendar. The International Cricket Council has floated the idea of reducing matches in the World Test Championship by one day from 2023, but Ganguly said officials should […]

Sunak unveils £2bn ‘kickstart scheme’ to help up to 300,000 youngsters get jobs

RISHI SUNAK has announced a new scheme to stave off youth unemployment as he attempts to revitalise the economy following its pandemic lockdown. The £2-billion “kickstart scheme” will enable employers to hire unemployed young people aged 16-24, using government funds to pay them the national minimum wage for 25 hours a week. “I’m making available an […]

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Break the code of silence’ – police failing Asian victims of child sex abuse, say activists

By Barnie Choudhury SOUTH ASIAN children who have been sexually abused are being let down by police not being thorough in their investigation and having a “poor” grasp of the trauma that victims experience, campaigners said. Eastern Eye can also reveal that a women’s group has this week launched a ‘super complaint’ against the Home […]

Government’s funding can “revitalise” UK arts and culture sector

The UK government’s £1.57 billion emergency support package for the arts and culture sector has been described as a lifeline for an industry “brought to its knees” by the coronavirus pandemic. The package covers funding for Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues. It includes a £1.15bn for cultural organisations in […]

Priti Patel says ‘will not tolerate’ crimes against shopworkers, promises crackdown

PRITI PATEL has vowed to initiate a “crackdown on abuse and violence against shopworkers”. The home secretary assured that the guilty will be made to face the law as her office published its response to a call of evidence regarding the issue on Tuesday (7). “As the daughter of shopkeepers, I know what a vital […]

Lack of Black players in county cricket not good enough, says Atherton

The lack of Black players in county cricket is “clearly not good enough” according to former England captain Michael Atherton. A study carried out by Leeds Beckett University this year found that there were only nine Black players competing in county cricket last season, down from 33 in 1995. “When I started playing in the […]

UK’s Sunak plans tax cuts to boost Covid-19 recovery: report

BRITISH finance minister Rishi Sunak will try to restart the country’s economy by giving homebuyers a tax break and cutting value-added tax for pubs, restaurants and other hospitality firms, The Times newspaper reported. Sunak is due to announce on Wednesday (8) the next stage of his attempt to steer the world’s fifth-biggest economy away from […]

Boohoo to ditch suppliers that don’t meet standards

BRITISH online fashion retailer Boohoo will end relationships with any supplier found to have breached its code of conduct, it said on Monday (6) following a media report about poor working conditions in one factory in England. Boohoo shares slumped more than 12 per cent after The Sunday Times newspaper said workers in a factory […]

America loves India, says US president Donald Trump

US president Donald Trump has said that America loves India as he thanked prime minister Narendra Modi for greeting him on the occasion of the 244th Independence Day of the United States. The Fourth of July — also known as Independence Day or July 4th – is a federal holiday in the US commemorating the […]