Mobile phone auction could raise £60bn

THE government of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi last Wednesday (22) approved a mega auction of mobile phone radio waves, hoping to scoop about $85 billion (£63.6bn) from the sale of licences in the world’s second-largest market. The new mobile radio wave spectrum on auction are seen as crucial for companies competing in the lucrative […]


THE run of bad luck Barun Sobti has suffered since he quit hit serial Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon in 2012 continues. After failed and delayed Bollywood projects, the popular actor’s comeback TV series Satya Ki Kiran looks as if it has been shelved after beginning shooting. Sobti owes it to his fans to […]

Sadiq Khan on a mission to break down barriers during Ramadan

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will use Ramadan to try and break down cultural barriers. Speaking at a round table briefing, the newly elected London mayor told journalists that he would use the holy month to “show Londoners who may not understand the faith of Islam what the true Islam really is.” He […]

Tim Farron: referendum could lead to ‘fractured’ society

A fractured society and a setback to race relations could be the result of the EU referendum warned Liberal Democrat party leader Tim Farron. “The deployment of the Muslim card, the race card against Sadiq Khan in the London mayoral election has carried itself over into the European Union referendum,” said Farron. Speaking at a […]

Police had secret ethnic minority database claims former employee

An alleged secret police database to track ethic minority officers is set to be at the center of a legal action by a former Asian officer. A Sunday Times investigation found how Mark Dias, who had joined the Cleveland police force in 2006, and other officers of Asian descent, had made allegations about how ethnic […]


ALL those who are associated with recent Bollywood release Housefull 3 should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. The cast, crew and distributors may have received money for the film, but they reached deep into the gutter to earn it with racist and mindless jokes about disabled people among other subjects. With terrible movies like this, […]


POPULAR Bollywood singer Benny Dayal married his model-actress girlfriend Catherine Thangam at a lowkey ceremony. Music director Vishal Dhadlani shared this photograph with the couple and was one of many big names from Bolly- wood to offer his congratulations on social media. You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.

shankar hosting meditation event

ART of living founder Sri Sri ravi Shankar will be in Brit- ain this month when he will host a meditation meet. Bridgewater Hall in Man- chester will host the guru and his followers on Sunday June 12. There will also be a Q&A session. For tickets and event in- formation, see tickets. gle/SyoS.aspx?p=33439 […]

Perez’s Monaco milestone

mexican inspires force india to fourth podium McLaren reject Sergio Perez hopes his impressive third place at the Monaco Grand Prix will remind Formula One’s top teams of his talent. The Mexican hailed last Sunday’s (29) race as one of the best of his career, while dedicating the British-based team’s fourth ever podium appearance to […]

17 killed in arms depot fire

A FIRE at one of India’s largest military ammunition depots on Tuesday (31) killed at least 17 people and injured many more, officials said. The blaze broke out overnight at the high security depot with tonnes of weapons and ammunition near the city of Nagpur in central India. “Seventeen people have died. Nineteen are injured […]

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