THE first-ever woman vice-president of the US Kamala Harris has credited her mother Shyamala Gopalan for showing faith in her and always reminding her two daughters that ‘though we may be the first, we should not be the last’. The late Gopalan was a cancer researcher and civil rights activist from India. Harris, 56, created history […]
THE retail veteran Lord Rose of Monewden, former boss of Marks & Spencer, has been appointed as chairman of the Issa brothers’ petrol station empire as it seeks to allay corporate governance concerns before a potential multibillion-pound stock market listing this year. Lord Rose, 71, has taken the non-executive role at EG Group with immediate […]
UK home secretary Priti Patel has said that discussions are underway for a bespoke post-Brexit partnership with India in the field of youth mobility, which would involve a two-way flow of students and experts between the two countries. As a result of Britain’s formal exit from the European Union (EU) at the end of last […]
A new research has revealed that six in ten black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) psychiatrists have faced racism at work, but only 29 per cent of these incidents were reported. The BAME psychiatrists who have experienced racism said that it affected their health and four in ten (41 per cenr) revealed it had an […]
A fire broke out Thursday(21) at India’s Serum Institute, the world’s largest maker of vaccines, but a company source said production of drugs to prevent coronavirus was not affected. The Serum Institute is producing millions of doses of the Covishield coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, for India and many other countries. Local […]
THE NHS has released a new infographic film featuring Dr Ranj Singh to spread awareness about the new Covid-19 variant and emphasising why people need to stay home. The film, developed with NERVTAG data, demonstrates how in some parts of the country 1 in 30 people are infected with the virus, so bending the rules could […]
BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson resisted calls for an inquiry into his government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday(20) as the country’s death toll neared 100,000 and his chief scientist said hospitals were looking like war zones. Johnson has been accused of reacting too slowly to the crisis, failing to supply sufficient protective equipment […]
AN analysis by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) published on Wednesday(20) revealed that one in 12 black and minority ethnic (BME) workers now unemployed in the UK, compared to one in 22 white counterparts. The BME employment has plummeted by 5.3 per cent over the last year, compared to drop of 0.2 per cent for […]
The national treasure tells us how she beat up racists, and why she is optimistic for the future for Asian artists by Barnie Choudhury Meera Syal is ferociously funny, intensely intelligent, and she has an edgier side that shows off her campaigning spirit for equality. Let’s get one thing clear. Her home life with Goodness […]
by LAUREN CODLING ASIANS have been urged to take the coronavirus vaccine as doctors expressed concerns that “fake news” was causing many from the community to reject it. Rumours claiming that the vaccines contain alcohol and animal products (such as beef and pork) have been circulating on social media and WhatsApp in recent months. There […]
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