Clothing factory in Leicester faces modern slavery probe

A clothing factory named Jaswal Fashions based in Leicester faces a modern slavery investigation after an undercover reporter alleged sweatshop-like conditions and below minimum wage payments to its workers, many of them from India. According to The Sunday Times, its undercover reporter found that workers were being paid as little as £3.50 an hour as […]

Sri Lanka minister offers ICC evidence 2011 World Cup was fixed

Sri Lanka’s former sports minister said on Saturday he has offered more evidence to cricket’s world governing body that he says shows the 2011 World Cup was fixed. Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s remarks come a day after local police dropped an investigation into the claims, citing a lack of evidence that Sri Lanka deliberately lost the final […]

Reliance launches JioMeet to take on Zoom

INDIA’s Reliance has launched JioMeet video conferencing app with unlimited free calling facility and starts a rate war on rival Zoom. It is available across Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and web, the company said. JioMeet supports HD audio and video call quality with up to 100 participants and offers features like screen sharing, meeting schedule […]

Bangladesh shuts jute mills, lays off 25,000 workers

Bangladesh has shut its loss-making jute mills and laid off 25,000 employees, saying the state-owned plants could not compete with the private sector. Jute, a vegetable fibre spun into coarse threads, grew in popularity over the past decade after a long decline, as it became an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags. But the state-run […]

‘No reason to doubt integrity of 2011 World Cup final’: ICC Anti-Corruption Unit

THERE is no “no reason to doubt the integrity” of the 2011 World Cup final in which India defeated Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council has said, ruling out a probe into match-fixing claims. Former Sri Lankan sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged last month that the match — which India won by six wickets in […]

Man jailed for “devastating” arson attack in Leicester shopping centre

A man has been sentenced to 34 months” imprisonment after pleading guilty to arson following a fire at a shopping centre in Leicester last year. Parvinder Singh, 28, was jailed this week after he admitted “arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered” when he appeared at Leicester Crown Court in April, in relation […]

Naughty Boy reveals Asian-influence on his upcoming album

by LAUREN CODLING AWARD-WINNING record producer Naughty Boy has appealed to Eastern Eye readers to help him on a new Asian-inspired track for his hugely-anticipated new album, due out later this year. The musician – whose real name is Shahid Khan – is due to release his latest record in December. The star, known for […]

Sri Lanka drops WC cricket fixing probe for lack of evidence

SRI LANKAN police on Friday (3) dropped a match-fixing investigation into the 2011 World Cup final, saying they found no evidence of Sri Lankan players letting their Indian opponents win. Former chief selector Aravinda de Silva, ex-skipper Kumar Sangakkara and opening batsman Upul Tharanga were questioned this week over suspicions that have dogged the match […]

Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan passes away

A few days ago, it was reported that Saroj Khan has been admitted to the hospital due to breathing issues. Her COVID-19 test reports were negative. However, this morning, we woke up with the sad news that the veteran choreographer passed away due to cardiac arrest. Her nephew Manish Jagwani told PTI, “She passed away […]

Four in Daniel Pearl case to remain jailed in Pakistan for now

Pakistani authorities renewed the detention orders on Thursday for four men whose convictions in the kidnapping and killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl had been overturned, meaning they will remain jailed at least three more months, an official said. A Karachi court sparked outrage in April when it acquitted British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh […]