Johnson tells public ‘to behave responsibly’ as England reopens

IN a “major step” towards freedom from the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, Britain has allowed its shops including hairdressers, gyms and pub gardens to reopen on Monday (12). Pubs and restaurants will only be able to serve outdoors, although early rules requiring meals to be served with drinks and curfews have been scrapped. Indoor […]

Prince Philip’s death leaves ‘huge void’ for Queen: Prince Andrew

The Queen has been left bereft at the death of her husband, Prince Philip, said Prince Andrew on Sunday, as prayers were said at memorial services across Britain. Prince Andrew said his 94-year-old mother was “incredibly stoic” but had been hit hard by the death of the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99 […]

Pakistan’s Hazara women strike back with martial arts

Hundreds of Pakistani Hazara women are learning how to deliver side kicks and elbow blows as martial arts booms within the marginalised community. Hazaras, who are mainly Shia Muslims, have faced decades of sectarian violence in the southwestern city of Quetta, living in two separate enclaves cordoned off by checkpoints and armed guards to protect […]

Indian couple found dead in US, both ‘apparently stabbed’

AN Indian couple was found dead at their home in the US after neighbours saw their four-year-old daughter crying alone in the balcony of their house, family sources said. The bodies of Balaji Bharat Rudrawar (32) and his wife Arati Balaji Rudrawar (30) were found at their 21 Garden Terrace apartment in the Riverview Gardens […]

‘Ramadan should not stop anyone from getting the Covid vaccination’

TWO leading Muslim figures working in the NHS have joined other medical leaders and Islamic scholars in stressing that Ramadan should not stop anyone from getting the NHS Covid vaccination. Imam Yunus Dudhwala, head of chaplaincy at Barts Health NHS Trust, and senior GP Dr Farzana Hussian have stressed that getting the jab does not […]

Cameron regrets not approaching Sunak formally in Greensill lobbying

A lobbying row has erupted after it was out in public domain that the former prime minister David Cameron has sent texts to chancellor Rishi Sunak and two other ministers seeking help for Greensill Capital. As reported in Financial Times, a friend of Cameron said he now thinks it would have been better to approach […]

British-Pakistani terrorist Omar Sheikh shifted from Karachi to Lahore jail

BRITISH-BORN Al-Qaeda terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh has been shifted to Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail from Karachi, officials said on Friday (9). He was on death row for 18 years before his acquittal last year in the kidnapping and beheading of US journalist Daniel Pearl. Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for The Wall […]

Race report ‘whitewashes daily challenges’, groups urge Johnson to withdraw

CAMPAIGNERS of groups including Black Lives Matter UK say the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has “provoked national indignation”. In a letter to prime minister Boris Johnson they have asked to withdraw the report and instead look to implement recommendations of previous inquiries. They also allege that the report “whitewashes the […]

Rishi Sunak and David Cameron texts released in Greensill lobbying row

THE release of text messages between Rishi Sunak and David Cameron has put the chancellor in a spot, where he is accused of trying to facilitate Greensill Capital to gain access to emergency Covid loans. The text messages shows Sunak telling Cameron that he has told his team to see if it can be done. […]

Mass grave of kidnapped miners unearthed in Pakistan

The decomposed bodies of 16 miners kidnapped nearly a decade ago in northwestern Pakistan have been found in a mass grave, officials said Friday. The miners went missing in December 2011 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province — once a stronghold of Pakistan’s Taliban, who raised funds by kidnapping workers for ransom. Members of Pakistan’s Rescue 1122 […]

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