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India appeals to extradite terror accused Kuldeep Singh from UK

THE Indian authorities have moved the High Court in London to seek permission to appeal against a magistrates’ court order turning down the extradition on human rights grounds of Kuldeep Singh, wanted in India as an alleged member of the banned terrorist organisation Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF). Singh, also known as Keepa Sidhu, is charged […]

Coventry to host innovative events and installations from May

THE Coventry UK City of Culture Trust on Tuesday (2) started preparations for its year of culture, which starts on 15 May 2021 and runs for 12 months. The Coventry Moves event on 15 May will provide a playful and engaging introduction to Coventry, its stories and its people. The other major events include Terry […]

Sri Lanka offers strategic deep-sea port to India, Japan

SRI LANKA will offer a strategically located deep-sea port to India and Japan, an official said Tuesday (2), as the island seeks to balance traditional ties against China’s rising regional influence. The government last month abruptly pulled out of an agreement with Delhi and Tokyo to jointly develop the partially built East Container Terminal, located […]

Four plead not guilty in case of toppled slave trader’s statue in England

THREE men and a woman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (2) to a charge of criminal damage over their alleged role in the toppling of a statue of 17th century slave trade magnate Edward Colston in Bristol in southwest England last year. The statue was pulled down and tossed into Bristol harbour during an anti-racism […]

‘Pawri’ power: 5-second social media clip pulls India, Pakistan closer

A 19-YEAR-OLD Pakistani student who shot to fame after her five-second video went viral on social media across the subcontinent, hopes numerous renditions of her monologue will translate into more dialogue between rival neighbours India and Pakistan. The short video shot by Dananeer Mobeen in the Nathaigali mountains of northern Pakistan and uploaded onto Instagram […]

Indian artist captures migrants’ lockdown ordeal in dozens of paintings

Jatin Das, one of India’s best known contemporary artists, was so moved by the plight of migrant workers trekking out of the cities during lockdown, he felt compelled to depict their ordeal. Titled Exodus 2020, a selection of the 200 ink paintings he created are being shown at the Art Alive gallery in New Delhi […]

Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at opposition protesters

Dozens were injured on Sunday as Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in a third day of protests sparked by the death of a prominent writer and government critic in jail. Mushtaq Ahmed, 53, collapsed in a high-security prison and died late Thursday, 10 months after being arrested under a “digital security” law […]

Family of UK man held in India appeal to Boris Johnson for help

The son of a British man held in India — in a case linked with a Dubai princess who claims she was kidnapped — has appealed to prime minister Boris Johnson for help. Arms dealer Christian Michel, 59, has been detained in India since December 2018 after being extradited from the United Arab Emirates over […]

First-ever online International Yoga Festival starts on March 7 in Rishikesh

THE International Yoga Festival (IYF) 2021 will be held virtually for the first time at Parmarth Niketan at Rishikesh, India. This year’s edition will be held from March 7 to 13, and yogis of every culture, colour and creed will come together for the global event. In the 7-day event, enlightened spiritual leaders, master Yoga teachers, […]

Parmarth Niketan’s Pujya Swamiji gives funds for Ayodhya Ram Mandir

A LEADING Indian spiritual leader, His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (HH Pujya Muniji), gave a cheque of Rs 5,100,000 (around  £50,000) towards the rebuilding of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, north India. During his meeting last week with the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state Yogi Adityanath, HH Pujya Swamiji offered the funds […]

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