‘Are you Taliban?’: Passengers assault Sikh musician-turned-cabbie in Reading

By S Neeraj Krishna POLICE have launched an investigation after a Sikh music teacher, who had taken up taxi driving due to Covid constraints, was assaulted by passengers in an alleged hate crime in Reading. Vaneet Singh, 41, said that a group of four men slapped and shoved him, after he picked them up from […]

Research finds out a new phenomenon of obesity with the multiple burden of malnutrition in India

By Pramod Thomas A new research has found out the ‘under-researched’ rare phenomenon of obesity and the multiple burden of malnutrition in India. The study by Dr Chandana Maitra, an academic fellow in the school of economics at Sydney University, has investigated the ‘triple burden of malnutrition,’ – the simultaneous existence of overnutrition, undernutrition and […]

Migrants make up nearly 25 per cent of UK’s top earners, says study

By S Neeraj Krishna MIGRANTS make up about a quarter of top-most paid people in the Britain, an analysis of official tax data has revealed. The study by Warwick University academics found that about 24 per cent of 525,000 people constituting the top 1 per cent — each earning over £128,000 — were adults who […]

India sends ‘strong message’ to China by testing Rafale jets near border

INDIA tested its new French Rafale jets near the China border to send a ‘strong message’ to the neighbour. The”familiarisation” flights flew above the border region contested with China where a deadly clash between soldiers from the nuclear-armed neighbours took place in June, an official said. The first five planes of a $9.4 billion order […]

Death toll climbs to 20 from India building collapse

THE death toll from the building collapse in western India climbed to 20 on Tuesday (22) as the search for survivors is on. Officials said that more bodies are likely to be recovered from the rubble of the building in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai. Emergency workers from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have pulled 20 […]

Marsha de Cordova wants Labour to ‘move away’ from using ‘a blob of the term BAME’

By S Neeraj Krishna LABOUR MP Marsha de Cordova believes the party should “really move away” from using “a blob of the term BAME” to describe minority ethnic groups in the UK Speaking at online Labour meet on Sunday (20), the shadow women and equalities secretary said the blanket categorisation under “BAME” (black, Asian and […]

Indian man accused of slashing pregnant wife’s stomach ‘to check gender’

A man has been arrested in northern India after slashing his pregnant wife’s stomach with a sickle, leaving her critically ill and causing the death of their unborn baby boy, police and her relatives said. The woman was in intensive care in a hospital in the capital, New Delhi, said police in Budaun, Uttar Pradesh […]

Eight Indian MPs suspended after chaotic parliament protests over farming legislation

Eight Indian lawmakers were suspended from parliament on Monday (21) for “unruly behaviour” after opposition to contentious new farming legislation sparked some of the most chaotic scenes in recent years. MPs in the upper house had on Sunday torn up copies of the legislation, broke microphones, hurled copies of the parliamentary rule book and staged […]

Sadiq Khan slams UK’s ‘identity kit version of history’, backs equality renaissance

By S Neeraj Krishna SADIQ KHAN has accused the British education system of offering “one-dimensional, identity kit version of history”, while urging people to “go around” it to tackle racism. The London mayor said in a virtual discussion on Sunday that the anti-racism protests following the custodial death of black American George Floyd served as […]

UK furlough scheme ends in 40 days; employers return £215m ‘unwanted’ cash

AS the UK furlough scheme officially ends on 31 October many firms in the country have voluntarily returned £215m which they did not need or took in error. Some firms claimed smaller payouts the next time they were given furlough cash. According to HMRC figures, some 80,433 employers have returned the money so far. Under the […]