India’s top court paves way for Rohingya deportations to Myanmar

India’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea to stop the government from deporting to Myanmar some 150 Rohingya Muslims police detained last month, paving the way for them to be sent to a country where hundreds have been killed following a military coup. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s government has been trying to send back […]

Nine out of ten households in UK have completed Census 2021

THERE has been a fantastic response to Census 2021, with nine out of ten households across England and Wales having had completed their questionnaire. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Although Census Day – March 21, 2021 – has gone past, it is still not late to fill out the form […]

Prince Phillip’s royal visits to India

PRINCE PHILIP, husband of the Queen and a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday (9). The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, had been by his wife’s side throughout her 69-year reign, the longest in British history, during which […]

Ten key dates in the life of Prince Philip

HERE are 10 key dates in the life of Britain’s Prince Philip, who died Friday (9) at age 99: Birth June 10, 1921: Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark is born on a kitchen table in Corfu. Aged 18 months, he was spirited out of Greece in an orange box when his uncle king Constantine […]

Modi hails Philip’s ‘distinguished’ career

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi paid tribute on Friday (9) to Prince Philip who visited the former British colony four times, not always helping to mend ties. Modi praised the “distinguished” military career of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, who has died at the age of 99. “My thoughts are with the British people and the […]

Johnson hails Philip’s ‘extraordinary life’; says country would mourn with the royal family and Queen

BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to Prince Philip, who died on Friday (9), saying the country would mourn with the royal family and Queen Elizabeth, who had lost her ‘strength and stay of more than 70 years’. “We remember the duke … above all for his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen, not just as […]

COVAX says India’s Serum Institute legally bound to supply Covid-19 vaccines

INDIA is currently experiencing a surge in Covid-19 infections and in order to ramp up the vaccination programme in the country, Serum Institute of India (SII) has nearly diverted all its production to the domestic market. But the world’s biggest vaccine maker’s efforts to boost domestic supplies could get hampered because it is legally compelled […]

Prince Philip dies aged 99

Prince Philip, husband of the Queen and a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, had been by his wife’s side throughout her 69-year reign, the longest in British history, during which time […]

Panel to review India’s two Covid-19 vaccines after blood clot warning

A panel of experts is investigating for any cases of blood clotting as a side effect of the two Covid-19 vaccines being used in India, a newspaper reported on Friday (9). India is currently administering Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and branded Covishield, and the second one called COVAXIN […]

Muslim man alleged of holding ‘extremist Islamic views’ wins £3,500 payout

A Muslim engineer at a supply plant for nuclear reactors near Preston, Lancashire has been awarded £3,500 after workmates alleged that he holds ‘extremist Islamic views’ Mo Master, an employee at US firm Springfields Fuels, was questioned by the police after colleagues reported that he had said British troops ‘deserved to die’, reported The Times. Workers […]

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