Mallya ‘optimistic’ after arrest, says Force India driver Perez

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is upbeat about the future despite facing potential extradition from Britain to India after his arrest last week, the Formula One team’s Mexican driver Sergio Perez said. “I think Vijay himself is happy that finally action has been taken because then the decision will be quite soon and he is […]

British Sikh politican hopes to become first turban-wearing MP

A British Sikh local politician has been selected by the Labour party as its candidate for the June 8 general election and hopes to become the first turban-wearing MP in the House of Commons. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, known as Tan, will be hoping to hold on to the Slough constituency, where previous Labour MP Fiona […]

Restaurant in Middlesbrough fined as neighbours complain of ‘curry smell’

Owners of an Indian restaurant in Middlesbrough have been fined by a court after neighbours complained of strong ‘curry smells’ emanating from the eatery. Middlesbrough Council fined Khushi Indian Buffet Restaurant owners Shabana and Mohammed Khushi after the establishment sent aromas of ‘biryanis’ and ‘bhajis’ filtering through the area. According to the local authority, the […]

Indian ambassador to UK: No place for discrimination in world

There is no place for any kind of discrimination in the modern world, India’s envoy to the UK has said on the occasion of 883rd birth anniversary of Indian social reformer Basaveshwara. Paying tribute to Basaveshwara in Albert Embankment, India’s High Commissioner Y K Sinha said: “We must celebrate values and teachings of Basaveshwara and […]

World Health Organisation urges polio vaccine dose cut amid global shortage

Faced with a shortage of polio vaccine, the World Health Organization has urged countries to resort to smaller, fractional doses to ward off outbreaks of the crippling disease. “We do have a problem with the vaccine in the sense of not having enough of it,” Alejandro Cravioto, head of WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts […]

UKIP’s Paul Nuttall compares himself to Mahatma Gandhi

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has compared himself to Mahatma Gandhi, claiming that his controversial views on Islam and immigration are “a decade ahead of our time”. The North West England MEP was speaking to the Express & Star after announcing his party’s “integration policy” for the upcoming general election, which includes introducing mandatory checkups for […]

Anti-racism protesters crash anti-EU UKIP election launch

The election campaign launch of Britain’s eurosceptic UKIndependence Party got off to a troubled start on Friday, when protesters accused its leader Paul Nuttall of promoting racist propaganda after he promised to ban full face veils. UKIP, whose former leader Nigel Farage helped drive support for Brexit before last year’s referendum, was once seen as a […]

Philip Norman: The Beatles’ 1968 trip to Rishikesh ashram was “fantastic advert” for India

By Reena Kumar Travellers often arm themselves with a concoction of pills in a bid ease symptoms of the dreaded Delhi belly if it strikes, but it was baked beans for Ringo Star who took a tin with him on his sojourn in India back in 1968. Accompanied by fellow Beatles, Star visited Indian guru […]

Exclusive: Kailash Satyarthi calls for ‘global effort’ to end modern slavery

By Drew McLachlan Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has called for governments around the world to reject isolationism and embrace collaboration in order to tackle “the global epidemic of modern slavery”. Satyarthi, who shared the prize in 2014 with teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, runs an organisation that has rescued more than over 85,000 children […]

Terrorism plot foiled after woman shot in north London

AN ACTIVE terrorism plot has been thwarted, police said this morning (28), after a woman was shot during an armed raid on a house in north London. Neil Basu, Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, told reporters that six people had been arrested in an operation which saw counter-terrorism officers using CS gas storm […]