May’s racial audit reveals gap between Asians and whites

ASIAN and ethnic minority households are more likely to be poor and in “persistent poverty”, a government racial audit has revealed. Women from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds are the least likely to be employed, although the proportion of women from the communities in employment has increased since 2004, according to the audit. Commissioned by prime […]

Karan Johar announces Brahmastra, a trilogy with Ranbir, Alia and Big B!

After announcing a period film called Kesari, with superstar Akshay Kumar on Tuesday, acclaimed Hindi filmmaker Karan Johar announced another mega-budgeted film on Wednesday. Titled Brahmastra, the movie will be a trilogy featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles. Earlier titled Dragon, Brahmastra is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on August […]

India v/s Australia, 2nd T20I: Australia wins by 8 wickets

It is Australia’s first T20I victory against India on Indian soil and also their first in eight encounters between the two sides. On Tuesday Australia outplayed Indian in all departments to register an 8-wicket victory against India in 2nd T20 played at Guwahati. Left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff set up his side’s with a brilliant opening […]

Sebi bans 28 entities for four-year period for illegally raising funds

28 entities have been banned for at least four years from the securities market for raising illegal funds from the public, according to Sebi. The cases involves two different companies — Roofers Infra-Projects Ltd and Rahul Inn Hospitality Ltd — mopping up more than Rs 74 crore by way of issuing secured redeemable non-convertible debentures in […]

Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar’s film on Battle of Saragarhi titled Kesari!

Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar are perhaps the busiest filmmaker and actor respectively in Bollywood today because by the time their last film wraps up its run at the box office they announce their new projects. But this time around, both the heavyweights of Hindi cinema have teamed up together to announce their mega collaboration […]

Pakistan to build fence along Afghan border to prevent terrorist attacks

Pakistan, worried by Islamist attacks, is building a fence to prevent militants criss-crossing the porous 2,500 km (1,500 mile) frontier along the disputed colonial-era Durand line drawn up by the British in 1893. Thousands of Pashtun tribal people who for decades ignored the invisible line that bisects their dusty villages and demarcates the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier […]

Hate crimes targeting mosques, Muslims doubled in UK

Violence, assaults, arson and other hate crimes targeting mosques and Muslims more than doubled across the UK this year, a media report said today, quoting latest official figures. Police forces recorded 110 hate crimes directed at Muslim places of worship between March and July, up from 47 over the same six month period in 2016, […]

ISIS supporter jailed for life over UK bomb plot

An ISIS supporter was today (10) sentenced to life for plotting to blow up railway lines in the UK using a home-made bomb from a pressure cooker and Christmas fairy lights after becoming radicalised online. Zahid Hussain from Birmingham, who filled a device with 1.6 kg of shrapnel and made “improvised igniters” from the festive […]

Indians highest skilled among UK minorities, reveals new race audit

Britain’s Indian-origin population tends to be among the most highly skilled in comparison to the country’s other ethnic minority categories, according to a new Race Disparity Audit released today. The audit, commissioned by prime minister Theresa May to tackle racial discrimination within the UK’s public services, also found that students from an Indian background showed […]

Mayor Sadiq Khan to visit India and Pakistan to promote London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced today that he would visit India and Pakistan this year to promote the British capital as a destination of choice for trade and cultural ties. Khan, whose grandparents were born in India and parents migrated from Pakistan to the UK, said he was “very excited” to become the first senior […]

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