Ethnic minorities elected to Scottish Parliament

The 2021 Scottish Parliament election has witnessed the victory of some ethnic minorities, elected as the Member of Scottish Parliament. Read about them below: FOYSOL CHOUDHURY: First Bangladeshi origin to mark presence in Scottish Parliament Scottish Labour’s Foysol Choudhury becomes the first ethnic minority MSP in the Lothians. He is a Bangladeshi-born British businessman and chairman […]

Tracy Brabin says ‘humbled’ to be first female metro mayor

By Richard Beecham TRACY BRABIN starts her first day in her new job as West Yorkshire Mayor today (10), following her thumping victory in the region’s first ever vote for a metro leader. Brabin insisted she would work co-operatively with the government but would “stand up” for the region’s interests while also backing Keir Starmer […]

Three arrested in Gujarat for running fake call centre targeting US citizens

GUJARAT police on Monday (10) arrested three persons for operating a fake call centre in Ahmedabad which targeted US citizens by offering them quick loans. A cyber crime team raided the call centre located in Jagatpur on Sunday (9) and nabbed Ahmedabad-residents Bharatsingh Mandola (35), Akhilesh Nair (23) and Ajay Sonavane (28). They used to […]

Quick look at Asian-origin MPs in Labour shadow cabinet

By Pooja Shrivastava Shabana Mahmood MP (Birmingham- Ladywood)- National Campaign Coordinator Labour MP Shabana Mahmood has represented Birmingham-Ladywood since 2010. She was appointed as the party’s National Campaign Coordinator in the Shadow Cabinet. Born and brought up in Birmingham, Mahmood traces her roots to Pakistani Kashmir. After attending local schools in Birmingham, she graduated from […]

Bharat Biotech starts direct supply of Covaxin vaccine to 14 states

BHARAT BIOTECH has commenced direct supply of its Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ to 14 states, including Delhi and Maharashtra, with effect from May 1, according to the company’s joint managing director, Suchitra Ella. The Hyderabad-based firm has started supplying its Covid-19 treatment vaccine to the states based on the allocations received by the central government. “Bharat […]

Bangladesh To Get Half-Million Sinopharm Doses By May 12

By Pooja Shrivastava Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Monday (10) officially announced that 500,000 doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine will reach Bangladesh on Wednesday (12).  “It’s the latest outcome of China-Bangladesh anti-pandemic cooperation which again shows that our two peoples are in the same boat and we will stand with each other till […]

Sri Lanka Covid-19: Medical Associations Warn Of Catastrophe If Travel Restrictions Aren’t Tightened

By Pooja Shrivastava Four medical associations of Sri Lanka have written to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa informing him that a major catastrophe would ensue if strict travel restrictions are not imposed to control the Covid epidemic in the country.  The letter says that the death toll could rise in the next three weeks and beyond as […]

Scientists warn new Covid variants will continue to enter UK with the reopening of international travel

SCIENTISTS have warned that new Covid variants will continue to enter the UK with the reopening of international travel as there are ‘flaws’ in the government’s system. Members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) are concerned that the government’s traffic light system is not based on evidence about the risks of the spread […]

Boris Johnson to set out next phase of lockdown easing in England

BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson will set out on Monday (10) the next phase of lockdown easing in England. The green light would then allow pubs to serve customers pints inside after months of strict measures. Aided by one of the fastest vaccine rollouts in the world, Britain’s daily case and death numbers have dropped […]

Khalid Mahmood Slams Labour’s ‘Niche Culture War’

By Pooja Shrivastava Labour MP Khalid Mahmood said the party is seen as “out of touch” as he criticised its election strategy which led to a disappointing result in Thursday’s (6) elections. Writing in the Telegraph, the MP for Birmingham said, “There is a national narrative that runs strongly against my party now. We are […]

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