Harry and Meghan want UK to end ‘structural racism’, usher in ‘colourful’ future

PRINCE Harry and his wife Meghan have urged the UK to end “structural racism”, and pave the way for an “inclusive, equal and colourful” future. In an interview to the Evening Standard, Harry said Britain could be a better place if white people understood more about those “of a different coloured skin” as the couple […]

‘Grooming’ criminals of dual nationality will be deported, says Priti Patel

By S Neeraj Krishna PRITI PATEL has vowed to deport grooming gang members of dual nationality, asserting that the Conservatives were living up to the “party of law and order” tag. The home secretary noted that a series of “abhorrent” grooming crimes — mostly sexual exploitation by gangs of south Asian men — had ruined […]

Ashvir Sangha forms ‘Our West Midlands’ party to offer a new ‘local alternative’

INDIAN-origin independent mayoral candidate for West Midlands has formed a new local party to fight elections in May 2021. Ashvir Sangha, 31, has formed ‘Our West Midlands’ party to offer voters a ‘new local alternative. “We have formed a new local party, Our West Midlands, to fight the May 2021 mayoral election. My independent candidacy […]

‘Really good news’: Indian doctors hail NHS surcharge exemption scheme

THE UK has announced a new exemption and reimbursement scheme for the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) paid in by foreign healthcare professionals, which British Indian doctors had branded as “unfair”. Set to rise from £400 to £624 this month, the surcharge aimed at raising funds for the NHS is imposed on anyone in the UK […]

Rolls-Royce expects ‘sufficient headroom’ with its £5b fund raising plan

BRITISH engine maker Rolls-Royce on Thursday (1) said it will raise £5 billion ($6.5 billion), including £2 billion from shareholders as the coronavirus pandemic has hit its cashflow. The market value of the firm reduced to just £2.5 billion this year. Airlines pay Rolls based on how many hours its engines fly in their larger […]

‘Total transformation’: Priti Patel promises ‘fairer, more compassionate’ Home Office

By S Neeraj Krishna PRITI PATEL has pledged to make all Home Office staff undergo training on Britain’s “history of migration and race” as part of a “comprehensive improvement plan” initiated following the scathing Windrush scandal report. The home secretary said she was determined to make up for the Home Office’s “shameful” failings of the […]

Lord Bilimoria’s campaign targets to include more BAME directors on boards of top UK companies

LORD BILIMORIA, the first ethnic minority president of the confederation of British industry (CBI), launched a campaign on Wednesday(30) to increase the numbers of black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) directors on the boards of top UK companies. The drive-Change the Race Ratio- targets at least one BAME board member at every FTSE 100 company by […]

Tantra’s links to woman power and divine union explored in new show

  By Amit Roy “WHY is Tantra so often equated with sex? And where does this stereotype come from?” This was the first question posed by someone called Julia Thompson when the British Museum launched a “land­mark” exhibition Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution, aimed at “demystifying” the ancient Indian practice. Imma Ramos, curator of the exhibition […]

Board telling Clive’s history to be installed next to Shropshire statue after £7,000 grant

By Keri Trigg, Local Democracy Reporting Service AN INTERPRETATION board telling the story of Clive of India will soon be put up to accompany the statue in Shrewsbury after Shropshire Council received a £7,000 grant. Councillors discussed the controversial statue for a third time at a full council meeting on September 24 after a petition […]

British Asians ‘most positive’ about local area integration

By Nadeem Badshah NEARLY 90 per cent of British Asians believe that people from different backgrounds get on well in their local area, a higher percentage than other groups, research has revealed. Community leaders have wel­comed the results of the govern­ment study, which found 86 per of people of south Asian heritage had a positive […]

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