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Wakanda Forever trailer introduces new Black Panther to MCU after…

The first official trailer of the long-awaited Marvel film 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' has finally been released on Monday and it provides a better look at the mysterious new Black Panther. The almost 2-minute-long trailer gives viewers a closer glimpse at a new underwater nation, which is being led by…

Bird flu: What happens if you consume an infected chicken?

With the virus being detected across 155 sites so far, and 47.5m birds being culled since last autumn, the UK continues to be affected by one of the worst avian flu outbreaks in its history. According to the National Farmers' Union (NFU), avian flu H5N1 has been confirmed in captive…

Hrithik Roshan and Falguni Pathak match dance steps at Garba…

Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan, who can be currently seen in Vikram Vedha alongside Saif Ali Khan, celebrated the Navratri Maha Saptami with well-known singer Falguni Pathak at a Garba night event in Mumbai. The Kaho Na Pyaar Hai actor arrived at the event along with the writer-directors of Vikram Vedha,…

Sadiq Khan receives online abuse over Trafalgar Square statue issue

London mayor Sadiq Khan has become the subject of online abuse after media reports suggested he was blocking the installation of Queen Elizabeth's statue at Trafalgar Square.A sculpture depicting Malawi’s resistance icon John Chilembwe was unveiled on the Fourth Plinth of the famous square last month and Khan’s office had…

Dwayne Johnson’s Brazilian look-alike is a hit in Rio de…

Dwayne Johnson, who is also known as The Rock, is one of the most popular Hollywood actors in the world. With his towering personality and signature bald look, he has been winning people’s hearts for several years now. Though Johnson is one of a kind, he too has a number…

Explainer: What is Bigorexia, a condition triggered by bizarre fitness…

“Bulking and cutting” is a dietary technique in which people alternate between periods of high caloric surplus, which is ‘bulking’, and periods of caloric restriction which is ‘cutting’, to increase muscle definition and to achieve their desired shape. However, a Canadian study has found that the process of bulking weight…

Ex-India envoy blames ‘Khalistani terrorists’ for vandalisation of Hindu sites…

Former Indian Deputy Envoy to Canada Niraj Srivastava on Monday blamed "Khalistani terrorists" for the vandalisation of Shri Bhagavad Gita Park sign in Canada's Brampton on Saturday, saying that such incidents have happened in the past too. "This is not the first time such a hate crime has occurred in…

Adam Levine’s wife supports him at concert in Las Vegas…

Adam Levine's wife Behati Prinsloo was seen supporting her husband at his recent concert amid all the allegations of cheating levelled against him by several women. According to Page Six, Maroon 5 performed live in Las Vegas where his wife Behati was spotted backstage. This was Levine's first public appearance…

Billionaire Arora family diversified gains from B&M before a 50%…

While the cost-of-living crisis in the UK has hit hard B&M European Value Retail SA, the erosion of wealth has been relatively modest for the family that runs the company because of the trimming of their shareholding and diversification of investments. The market capitalisation of the Luxembourg-based company has halved…

First ever drug for alopecia hair loss disorder which affects…

The first-ever drug for alopecia hair loss gets the green signal as the NHS considers funding it. Alopecia, which is a hair loss condition affects roughly 40% of women, and 30% of men at some point in their lives. Hollywood star Jada Pinkett Smith and 100,000 Britons are also affected…

‘I don’t vote in this country, my husband can and…

  Priyanka Chopra, who now lives in the United States with her husband Nick Jonas, took to Instagram to share a note on her discussion with US Vice President Kamala Harris. Both women held their discussion at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum conference in Washington DC. Sharing a…

Manisha Tailor: First female Assistant Head of Coaching in English…

Manisha Tailor been named as QPR’s Community Captain in recognition of her incredible work in becoming Assistant Head of Coaching at the club. Manisha is the first woman of South Asian heritage to hold such a role in the English game. The Community Captain accolade is being given to more…

80 years on from the ‘Indian Titanic’ – it’s time…

November 23, 2022 marks 80 years since the S.S. Tilawa ship was sunk in the middle of the Indian Ocean during World War 2. A commemoration has been organized on this date at the Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Mumbai, India. This will be the first time the incident is officially…

‘Showing too much skin reflects inferiority complex’: Psychologist reveals what…

A Romanian life coach and psychologist based in the US has taken to TikTok to explain what your social media profile picture might reveal about your personality. Though many people put up the picture they feel they look the best in, according to life coach Francesca, the picture you choose…

Fraud and aggressive sales practices charge dropped against Fischer Future…

A criminal case against Fischer Future Heat has been dropped after the Leicester-based company reached a compromise with the consumer law enforcement agency Trading Standards.The family-owned business had faced criminal proceedings after it was accused of making false claims to customers about the suitability of its products, Leicester Mercury reported.Owned…

Indian state begins campaign to replace ‘hello’ with ‘Vande Mataram’…

An Indian state has launched a campaign to Indianise the greeting on the telephone. The Maharashtra government passed a resolution that appealed to its employees to say ‘Vande Mataram’ instead of ‘hello’ while receiving official or personal phone calls.However, the government clarified that it was not mandatory to use the…

Film crew shoots movie inside gurudwara in Pakistan while wearing…

A film crew entered the premises of Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Punjab province of Pakistan while wearing shoes and shot a movie without permission that has outraged the Sikh community in the country, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa claimed, sharing a video of the incident. "Blasphemous actions continue…

India terms vandalism of Bhagvad Gita park in Toronto a…

Canadian authorities have denied any vandalism at a recently unveiled park named 'Shri Bhagavad Gita' in Brampton city and clarified that the reported blank sign was left during the repair work, hours after India condemned the incident and urged the city administration to take prompt action. The park – previously…

Indian American gets Lifetime Achievement award in US

Vivek Lall, an Indian-origin General Atomics Global Corporation chief executive, is honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by US President Joe Biden with the citation of 'With Grateful Recognition'. The citation was given to Lall, who has done PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University in Kansas, by the…

Liz Truss’s conservative government takes U-turns on plan to scrap…

Days after UK Prime Minister Liz Truss insisted she would not abandon the tax cut for the wealthiest, the conservative government on Monday took a U-turn on the plan to scrap a 45 per cent tax cut. The British government has announced it will reverse plans to scrap the highest…

From street bazaars of Tajikistan to Bigg Boss fame, Abdu…

Abdu Rozik, who famously calls himself 'Chota Bhaijaan' in the Bigg Boss house, has come a long way. While many confused him to be a kid owing to his short height, he proudly stands tall with his medals of achievement and crazy fanbase across the world! He is the world's…

Netizens troll Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan starrer Adipurush for…

Fronted by Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan, and Kriti Sanon, Adipurush is one of the most-awaited films of 2023. On Sunday, the makers unveiled the official teaser of the mega-budgeted film at a grand event in Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama. The film is based on the epic Ramayana with…

Embrace Your Tourist Side in Paris With These 12 Activities

Are you planning a trip to Paris soon? Do not be afraid to be a tourist. Many places can feel strange taking part in touristy activities. But when you are in a place as beautiful and historic as Paris, you must take it all in as best you can Embrace…

10-year-old influencer Aqsa Masrat takes internet by storm with her…

A ten-year-old girl from Kashmir's Sopore has taken the internet by storm with her social media videos. Known as the youngest social media influencer from the Kashmir Valley, Aqsa Masrat has enthralled hundreds of thousands of people who watch her videos regularly. The young girl puts videos not just about…

British newspaper vows to ‘redouble efforts’ against racism after giving…

A British newspaper has pledged to 'redouble efforts' against racism after it used picture of a wrong person in chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng story. The Mirror newspaper has also apologised for the 'terrible error' which happened on October 1, the first day of Black History Month. “This morning a picture in…

Britain has ‘too many’ low-skilled migrants, says Braverman

Britain has too many low-skilled migrant workers and very high numbers of international students, who often brought dependents with them, the country's new home secretary Suella Braverman said in an interview with The Sun on Sunday newspaper. Braverman said new Prime Minister Liz Truss's government aimed to stick to a…

Ben Stokes in verbal duel with Harsha Bhogle after Indian…

England's Test captain Ben Stokes was involved in a verbal duel with Indian commentator and cricket expert Harsha Bhogle over Charlie Dean's 'Mankad' dismissal last month. India bowler Deepti Sharma ran out England's Dean for the final wicket in a one-dayer at Lord's after the non-facing batter had stepped out…

Iran’s security force arrest woman for eating at restaurant without…

The Iranian security forces arrest a woman for eating at a restaurant in public without her hijab, according to her family. Donya Rad was arrested after a photo of her and another woman eating at a Tehran restaurant without their headscarves was widely circulated online, reported CNN. The photo emerged…

1984 marks one of ‘darkest’ years in modern Indian history:…

The anti-Sikh riots of 1984 marks one of the “darkest” years in modern Indian history, a US senator has said, as underlined the need to remember the atrocities committed against Sikhs so that those responsible may be held accountable. Violence erupted in Delhi and other parts of the country after…

Marvel Studios greenlights Deadpool 4 two years before the release…

Ryan Reynolds recently took the internet by storm with a surprise announcement. He did not only announce the official release date of the much-anticipated Deadpool 3 but also revealed that Hugh Jackman could team up for the continued adventures of the Merc With a Mouth in the upcoming installment. Reynolds…

Dheeraj Dhoopar dazzles in this monochromatic regal Kashmiri look

The festive season is here. Great food, festivity, and of course dressing up to make many heads turn is what we all aspire for, isn’t it? Are you also looking for ways to add the dapper factor to your Indian look this time? Dheeraj Dhoopar may have a perfect solution…

‘You can’t buy my love for Ram Charan and Chiranjeevi…

Starring Chiranjeevi in the lead role, the much-awaited film Godfather is set to release in theatres on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra. The Hindi trailer of the film was released in Mumbai today at an event attended by Chiranjeevi and superstar Salman Khan who plays an important role in the…

Navinder, who couldn’t even run to front door, is set…

At one point of time, she could not even run to the front door but now, she is all geared up to run in a marathon, thanks to a special cause. Navinder Molyneux, a mother of two from Surrey, is all set to take part in the TCS London Marathon…

‘He is right about that’: George Clooney on Brad Pitt…

A few weeks after Brad Pitt called him “the most handsome man in the world,” George Clooney has reacted to his longtime friend’s claim. It turns out that the 61-year-old Academy Award winner completely agrees with what the Bullet Train actor said. “He's right about that," Clooney said while visiting…

68th National Film Awards: Ajay Devgn receives Best Actor honour…

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn on Friday was conferred with the National Award for Best Actor and Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' at the 68th National Film Awards. For the award ceremony, the actor donned a black suit as he received the award from President…

Truly a moment I’ll never forget: Suriya after winning National…

Actor Suriya won the National Award for Best Actor for 'Soorarai Pottru' on Friday. President Draupadi Murmu presented him with the award in New Delhi. Upon receiving the honour, Suriya, while speaking to ANI, expressed his elation and said, "Huge honour. Truly grateful to the National Film Award jury and…

Coach Manisha Tailor calls for greater diversity in football

Football coach and author Manisha Tailor has called for action to bring more British Asian women to the top division of the game.Despite making up the largest single ethnic minority female group, South Asian women account for just 0.3 per cent in the top division of football.Tailor, who trained as…

Cockroach alert! Dixy Chicken restaurant in Edgbaston fined £3,000 for…

A company has been fined £3,000 for a host of hygiene-related issues at a Dixy Chicken restaurant in Edgbaston. The Acocks Green-based firm 349 DDR, which admitted nine hygiene offences, is also ordered to pay a further £2,423 in costs after the defects discovered in July last year. Birmingham’s City…

Heather Dubrow addresses cheating rumors surrounding husband Terry

Actor Heather Dubrow has finally broken her silence over the cheating rumours surrounding her husband Terry. Heather shut down claims she's been skipping out on shooting scenes for the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Orange County show due to cheating rumors surrounding her longtime husband, Page Six reported. "This…

Alia Bhatt gives sneak peek into her maternity wear brand’s…

Actor Alia Bhatt, who is expecting her first child with Ranbir Kapoor, has come up with her maternity wear brand called 'Edamamma'. On Saturday, she took to Instagram and gave a glimpse of the photoshoot that she recently did for the brand. In the video, Alia is seen posing in…

Indian tech firm Mphasis to create 1,000 jobs in northern…

Bengaluru-headquartered global technology and business process outsourcing company Mphasis will create 1,000 jobs in the northern England region of West Yorkshire, according to the regional Mayor who has just returned from a visit to India. West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin led a trade mission to India recently and announced on…

Marvel’s Don Cheadle-starrer Armor Wars series now being made as…

Marvel's 'Armor Wars' project has gone through a major change as now what would have been a series for Disney Plus will be redeveloped as a feature film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this move essentially pushes back the title further down the development slate. The outlet has reported that…

‘Plunder of India…’Putin rails against Western powers in his speech

Accusing the West of provoking colour revolution in any country for geopolitical gains, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that the West has "plundered" countries like India in contradiction to the values of "truth, freedom and justice," according to Reuters translation of Putin's speech. "The West ... began its…

Half of Brits think new UK PM Truss should quit:…

New UK Prime Minister Liz Truss's early missteps have prompted turmoil in her personal poll ratings, as well as financial markets, with a survey Friday finding half of Britons think she should resign. Less than four weeks into the top job, and a week after the disastrous unveiling of a…

Truss: I recognise there has been market disruption

British Prime Minister Liz Truss said on Friday she recognised there had been some financial market disruption following the government's so-called mini-budget and that it was important monetary and fiscal policy are coordinated. Truss has so far argued market turbulence following the announcement of planned tax cuts a week ago…

Hugh Jackman to be seen in his iconic Wolverine character…

After saying again and again that he would never play Wolverine after the 2017 film Logan, Hugh Jackman announced this week that he would be putting on the adamantium claws once more for the much-anticipated Deadpool 3. Even Ryan Reynolds, who headlines Deadpool 3, confirmed the same when he announced…

Mahesh Bhatt heaps praises on Ayan Mukerji after watching Brahmastra:…

The much-talked-about Ayan Mukerji directorial Brahmastra is unstoppable at the box office. The film has been doing phenomenal business ever since landing in cinemas on September 9 and has already emerged as the highest-grossing film of 2020. Apart from the lead pair of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, the one…

Love hormone ‘Oxytocin’ could be the ‘magic bullet’ to heal…

A latest study suggests that the ‘love hormone’, or oxytocin may have the power to heal a broken heart. Scientists in Michigan have discovered that oxytocin which is produced by our body when we fall in love, cuddle or have sex, may also have the ability to repair cells in…

Hamza Mansoor, 21, drowned in freak accident at Crosby Beach,…

A 21-year-old Pakistan-born man drowned after getting into difficulty at Crosby Beach in July last year, an inquest has found out. Hamza Mansoor, 21, from Stoke-on-Trent, who was unable to swim, died 'during lovely day out' with friends at the beach. Mansoor was paddling with four friends when he got…

Preet Kaur Gill MP elated as her campaign to increase…

Preet Kaur Gill, the British shadow secretary of state for international development, has welcomed Air India's plan to increase flights between Birmingham and India from one a week to six. Reacting to the Indian carrier's decision to add more weekly flights to the UK, the MP for Birmingham Edgbaston said,…

This woman has few months to live after doctors misdiagnose…

What medics thought was a urinary tract infection, tragically turned out to be a brain tumour for Jo Fletcher-Cross, a mother who is now given just months to live. Around three months ago Jo began to suffer some health issues and was eventually diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of…

Star Plus drops the promo of highly anticipated fiction show…

With the world changing its pace and outlook for the better, the content that is being produced is seeing a refresh. Here comes - Faltu, starring Niharika Chouksey and Aakash Ahuja in a new serial, with a quirky title and a witty tale of a girl who makes her dreams…

Angelina Jolie says Iranian women need ‘freedom to live and…

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie wants the world to divert its attention to what is happening in Iran, which is currently gripped by protests from women following the death of a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini. Amini died on September 16 in Iran after being detained by the country's Morality Police…

Dr Ranj Singh urges older people to get jabs as…

British doctor and television presenter Dr Ranj Singh has urged all older people in UK to get their Covid booster jabs and flu vaccinations ahead of winter. He joined charity Age UK and warned that there will be a 'particularly nasty flu strain' in circulation this winter. British health officials…

Five Bangladeshi taxi drivers in east London charged with smuggling…

Five Bangladeshi mini cab drivers from east London has been charged with aiding people smuggling network in UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said in a statement on Wednesday (28). The group, all aged between 40 and 52, appeared before Barkingside Magistrates on Wednesday charged with attempting to facilitate breaches…

Woman compared to fictional characters Lord Farquaad and Buzz Lightyear…

Twenty-three-year-old Brooke Martin who has over 40,000 followers on TikTok recently slammed followers who suggested she get surgery to 'correct' her prominent jawline – the bold trait responsible for her being compared to fictional animated characters like Lord Farquaad and Disney’s Buzz Lightyear. The mother-to-be has chosen to embrace her…

Planet of the Apes new film first look, title unveiled

Makers of the 'Planet of the Apes,' on Thursday, unveiled the title and the first look of the next installment of the franchise. Titled 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' will star actor Freya Allen, Owen Teague, and Peter Macon in the lead roles. According to Variety, the next…

Nine in 10 adults reported rise in cost of living…

The period between September 14 and 25 was one when Britain faced a gloomy situation. While it marked a phase when the country mourned the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II, culminating in the state funeral on September 19, the common people continued to cope with the rising cost of…

NHS nurses not eating to feed and clothe their children,…

Nurses are skipping meals to feed and clothe their children, and staff are finding it hard to make the journey to work due to rising living costs, a new survey (weblink) reveals. Every trust that responded reported concerns about the mental, physical, and financial wellbeing of staff as a result…

After Keir Starmer, Sadiq Khan too says Rupa Huq’s comments…

London mayor Sadiq Khan said Rupa Huq MP’s recent comment on the chancellor of exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng was “racist” and “wrong”. But he asserted that the lawmaker was not “not racist”. Huq earlier this week described Kwarteng as “superficially black” and said the way he spoke did not give an…

London Assembly ‘to grill’ Sadiq Khan over Cressida Dick resignation

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been summonsed to face London Assembly on his role in the resignation of former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick earlier this year. Khan will be the first sitting mayor to be summonsed in this way through by the Assembly’s police and crime committee, reports said.…

Food labels should inform about exercise needed to burn off…

As ministers are reviewing the Government’s anti-obesity strategy, behavioral scientists have said the labelling of foods should inform consumers regarding how much exercise it would take to burn off calories. Compared with a traffic light system of categorizing foods and drinks into three groups – green, amber, and red, it…

What to Expect from the 2022 World Cup

With the kick-off date for this year’s unique winter FIFA World Cup fast approaching, it’s time to get excited, start building your fantasy teams, sort out your tickets, or find a comfortable seat to stream the game. With pools of footballing talent overflowing from every corner of the world, this…

Bridgerton star Charithra Chandran to lead Olivia Hetreed drama ‘Song…

Actor Charithra Chandran, who starred in season two of 'Bridgerton,' has been cast as the lead in the Olivia Hetreed drama 'Song of the Sun God.' According to Deadline, the six-part series, which is based on Shankari Chandran's novel and is being produced by The Cry indie Synchronicity Films and…

Danny Boyle to direct dance adaptation of ‘The Matrix’ titled…

Film-maker Danny Boyle is set to direct a dance adaptation of the 1999 sci-fi blockbuster 'The Matrix.' According to Variety, titled 'Free Your Mind,' the Warner Bros. The play billed as a 'large-scale immersive performance,' will make its world premiere at Factory International, a brand-new arts centre in Manchester, U.K.,…

Prabhas unveils his look as Lord Ram from Adipurush

Actor Prabhas on Friday shared his first look as Lord Ram from the multilingual period saga ‘Adipurush’, directed by Om Raut. Prabhas shared on Instagram a glimpse into the world of ‘Adipurush’, a big-screen adaptation of the Hindu epic Ramayana. "Aarambh," the ‘Baahubali’ actor wrote in the caption of the…

UK ‘working intensly’ with India for FTAs: UK Foreign Secy

The UK is "working intensely" with India to achieve the Free Trade Agreements soon, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said. This comes after Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal had said the UK is keen to stick to the Diwali deadline for free trade agreements. "We have signed Free Trade Agreements…

Labour Party reaches out to Indian diaspora

The Labour Convention of Indian Organisations (LCIO) is aiming to close the gap between British Indians and the Labour Party by boosting the Indian diaspora connection. The party announced that it will bridge the gap between the Labour Party and British Indians and India by fostering inclusive sustainable growth for…

Dulquer Salmaan: Speaking the right cinema language

HE MAY have enjoyed big success in Malayalam cinema, but Dulquer Salmaan has always been willing to cross new horizons with Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films. The versatile actor followed up a winning performance in smash hit Telugu language period romance Sita Ramam with a darker role in newly released…

Leicester remains ‘violence free’ as police step up ‘reassurance patrols’;…

Leicester city has remained calm for the past two days as no new untowardly incident was reported on the streets of East Leicester, according to reports. According to police, the Navratri observations are going on peacefully and Diwali celebrations are likely to take place as planned. A spate of communal…

DJ Shadow Dubai: Spinning songs and creating hits

THESE are exciting times for DJ Shadow Dubai. The Indian DJ has mixed up mastery on the decks with creating music for films and web series, along with rolling out big collaborations with major names such as Guru Randhawa, Rick Ross, and Jason Derulo. His recently released dance hit Casanova,…

What exactly is the probate process?

The probate process is often a mystery to those not familiar with it. This legal process can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when it comes to handling the estate of a loved one. However, understanding what Probate is and how it works can help make the process easier for everyone…

Top 5 Sports in the World Ranked

Top Five World Ranked Sports   Sport is one of the most popular pastimes for people around the world, both for playing and watching. Most people first get excited about a particular sport when they play it at a young age, while they eventually become even more interested when watching…

Trevor Noah leaving ‘The Daily Show’; recalls how Indians showered…

Comedian Trevon Noah's journey on 'The Daily Show' is coming to an end after seven years. During a taping of the Comedy Central satirical news program, Noah, on Thursday, announced that he is leaving the show. "I remember when we first started... so many people didn't believe in us. It…

Rapid rise of new British stand-up star Tej Dhutia

THE live British Asian comedy scene going from strength to strength is perfectly illustrated by the number of stand-up shows, top talents, and fast emerging newcomers like Tej Dhutia. The funny comic introduced herself with a fabulous appearance on the televised BBC Asian Network show and is fast making a…

Shakti: Clash of the movie titans

LEGENDARY crime thriller Shakti will always be remembered for bringing together Bollywood’s biggest two stars Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar on screen for the only time. Powered by the tagline, ‘clash of the titans’, the grand movie released on October 1, 1982, and has since gained iconic status. The Ramesh…

Trailer Talk: Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation lawsuit gets…

Free streaming platform Tubi has unveiled the trailer of a film dramatization of the widely covered Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial that took place earlier this year. Titled Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial, the film is a Tubi Original Movie from FOX Entertainment’s indie studio MarVista Entertainment. It…

Is Brad Pitt keeping his romance with Emily Ratajkowski low-key…

Brad Pitt and Emily Ratajkowski have been spotted together, sparking rumours of them being in a relationship. However, the pair has not made their relationship official due to their legal battles with their respective exes. It is said that the We Are Your Friends actress filed for divorce from her…

Manish Gohel: ‘I had to fight to be part of…

THE challenges for Asian women getting married and adjusting their ways for the in-laws are well known, and so are the perceptions of a divorced mother in the Asian community. But what about the Asian father who has been divorced? Well, as an Asian father, I can say first hand…

Malala Yousafzai calls out Hollywood for lack of Muslim representation:…

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was recently in attendance at Variety’s Power of Women event where she spoke about the poor representation of Muslim actors in Hollywood, highlighting the fact that Muslim actors account for only 1 percent of popular television series leads. The activist recently raised the curtain…

Top court says ‘human rights’ protections were no defence to…

The laws protecting human rights do not shield protesters involved in significant criminal damage from conviction, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled in a verdict which could set precedent for future trials.During her tenure as the attorney general, Suella Braverman had made a referral to the court…

Racism and sexual harassment rife in UK music industry, reveals…

A survey of professional musicians has revealed 'devastating scale' of sexual harassment, racism and bullying in the music industry in UK, according to a report. As many as 66 per cent of the respondents to the 2022 report, titled 'Dignity at work 2: Discrimination in the music sector', said that…

Manchester Islamic centre imam condemns ‘politically motivated’ attack on mosque

The imam of an Islamic centre in Manchester has said that the place is not owned by the Iranian government as alleged, according to reports.  He also condemned the 'politically motivated' attack on mosque on Sidney Street, Manchester, and called for 'peace'. A group of ten people sprayed graffiti on…

Stockport councillors claim Nav Mishra is behind ‘hard left’ plan…

Two councillors of Stockport have accused Nav Mishra MP of orchestrating a “hard left” plan to take control of the Labour group in the local council.Councillors Matt Wynne and Amanda Peers have claimed Mishra was behind a ‘weaponised’ selection process to replace moderate councillors with leftist ‘yes men’, an allegation…

Leicester violence: Lord Popat urges Braverman to ‘restore the ability…

Conservative Peer Lord Dolar Popat has written to British home secretary Suella Braverman seeking immediate action to ease tension in Leicester. In his letter, Lord Popat, the first Gujarati to represent the Tories in House of Lords, has urged the minister to "restore the ability of people in the country…

Chloë Grace Moretz reveals viral meme made her ‘super self-conscious’…

American actress Chloë Grace Moretz, who has several successful films to her credit, is getting candid about the impacts of a viral meme about her body. During a recent interview, the actress, 25, opened up about how a specific Family Guy meme and social media attention negatively impacted her mental…

Indian food takeaway in Newcastle fined more than £100,000 for…

A Newcastle takeaway which serves Indian food has been fined more than £100,000 for tax default, according to the latest report from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The Eastend Diner takeaway at Moulton Court, Blakelaw, Newcastle Upon Tyne, has been slapped with a penalty of £100,948.31. The fine is based…

England cricket board reports more progress to promote equity across…

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday (29) set out the continued progress that cricket is making in its commitment to promote equity, diversity and inclusion, at all levels of the game. Since the announcement of cricket’s game-wide action plan in November 2021, the ECB has continued to…

Indian-American Uber Eats delivery person stabbed by career criminal in…

An Indian-American Uber Eats delivery person has been stabbed several times in an attack in the US by a career criminal with more than 100 arrests on his rap sheet, according to a media report. Bharatbhai Patel was stabbed on the Lower East Side, New York on Tuesday by the…

Braverman pursuing deal with France to tackle illegal Channel crossings

Britain’s home secretary Suella Braverman is pursuing a stalled deal with France that would allow joint patrols of beaches in northern France to prevent illegal migrants from taking small boats to the UK. Negotiations between London and Paris on tackling the English Channel crisis were reportedly derailed following Liz Truss’…

No statue of Queen at London’s Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s office has said no statue of Queen Elizabeth II will be erected on the Fourth Plinth of Trafalgar Square in the foreseeable future.A statue of Malawi’s resistance icon John Chilembwe has been unveiled on the platform, although there were calls for installing a monument in memory…

UK must continue to use water wisely as drought remains…

Most of England remains in drought and careful management of water resources will be needed throughout the winter, Britain's National Drought Group said on Wednesday. England had its sixth driest summer on record, according to Met Office data, with drought officially declared in parts of England in August for the…

“WE MUST REMAIN A BEACON OF UNITY”

MPs, peers, religious and civic leaders are urging Hindus and Muslims to stand together after disturbances and protests in Leicester and the West Midlands. They are also calling on the police to communicate and better engage with south Asian communities to stop religious tensions from rising. Last week [20], hundreds…

‘Landmine threats’: Canada says don’t travel to areas in India…

In what appears to be a bizarre travel advisory, Canada has advised its citizens to avoid all travel to areas in states of Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, which share a border with Pakistan due to the "presence of landmines" and "unpredictable security situation." "Avoid all travel to areas within 10…

5 Ways to Fight Shrinkflation: Keep Prices Down and Savings…

Many people are familiar with the term "inflation," which refers to the general increase in prices for goods and services over time. However, shrinkflation may be a new concept for you. Shrinkflation is the sneaky phenomenon of products shrinking in size while prices remain the same. Companies often do this…

Truss breaks silence on markets slump, defends her ‘controversial’ tax…

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday defended her tax cuts policy, despite it triggering market turmoil and forcing a Bank of England intervention to prevent "material risk" to the economy. "We had to take urgent action to get our economy growing, get Britain moving, and also deal with inflation,"…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘demoted’ on Royal family official…

The images of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were relegated all the way to the bottom of the Royal Family's website over the last weekend. Several media reports said that the Royal Family had "demoted" the couple. The couple's dedicated pages were put just…

Half of adults in England and Wales receive ‘phishing’ messages,…

New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that half of adults in England and Wales received a 'phishing' message for the year ending March 2022. According to results from the Telephone-operated Crime Survey of England and Wales (TCSEW), those aged 25 to 44 years are most likely…

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Dubai's iconic skyscraper Burj Khalifa lit up with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's message on Wednesday evening. The world's tallest building screened a campaign video for Burjeel Holdings, one of the private healthcare operators in the UAE. In the video, SRK is seen promoting the brand in his special way.…

Elizabeth Olsen shares thoughts on Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine,…

Hollywood actor Elizabeth Olsen, who plays the role of Scarlet Witch in the MCU, has shared her thoughts on Hugh Jackman's return as Wolverine. Olsen got the news about Jackman's return at Variety's Power of Women, where she expressed shock over the revelation. "Oh really?" Olsen asked when she heard…

Saudi Arabia introduces Yoga in Universities

A virtual introductory lecture on Yoga was organised for all Saudi university representatives across the kingdom to spread awareness and motivate its practice as a lifestyle for all segments of society. The lecture, organised on Monday, aimed to introduce both traditional yoga and yogasana sports to Saudi universities and give…

British Hindu community protests outside Guardian office over ‘anti-Hindu &…

Around 50 members of the British Hindu community on Wednesday (28) gathered outside the office of The Guardian newspaper in London to protest over its allegedly misleading and biased reporting against the community and India. The protesters accused the newspaper of showing the Hindu community in poor light and also…

Sadiq Khan announces London’s Diwali on the Square celebrations on…

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that Diwali on the Square will take place on October 9, which is a Sunday, with a host of entertainment on offer suitable for all ages. The capital’s celebration of the festival of lights will see Londoners and people from around the world come…

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‘Was quite close to landing the Spider-Man role,’ reveals Bollywood…

Known for pulling off jaw-dropping action sequences on his own, Bollywood star Tiger Shroff has revealed that he once auditioned for the role of Spider-Man. Yes, you read that absolutely right! The actor also told the makers that they would save a lot of money on the visual effects because…

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Introduction One question comes to your mind. How do nail our watch look? We may look our best in our attire, but, if our accessories are not on point, there always lacks the charm your personality needs. When it comes to watches, there are numerous options available for men's watches.…

Twenty facts about Tamil neo-noir thriller Vikram Vedha and its…

THIS week’s big Bollywood release Vikram Vedha is a remake of a smash hit 2017 Tamil film of the same name. The story revolves around a tough police officer trying to kill a feared gangster, who voluntarily surrenders and tells him three stories which may change his perceptions of good…

‘It was such a celebration of life,’ says actor Gajraj…

It takes a lot to be an actor who leaves an indelible mark on the viewers forever, and Gajraj Rao is one of them. With perfect comic timing, powerful one-liners, and amazing performances, he has been a name on many minds for a long time. Prime Video’s first Indian Amazon…

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NFL pre-season predictions arrive in abundance each year. Still, I can guarantee that almost nobody anticipated we'd be looking at the Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins as the only undefeated teams three weeks into the 2022/23 football schedule. OK, perhaps a handful of psychopaths made this prediction. But I…

American actor Tituss Burgess slams ‘Little Mermaid’ haters, calls America…

Looks like the unfavourable response to the new 'Little Mermaid' trailer featuring the black actress Halle Bailey did not surprise Tituss Burgess. Page Six reports that Tituss Burgess spoke to them at the 'Hocus Pocus 2' premiere and said, "You know what? I'm not surprised by anything. We live in…

Amol Rajan blasts BBC for being ‘too posh’ and having…

BBC presenter Amol Rajan has slammed the BBC for being ‘too posh’, having ‘accent bias’ and not recruiting presenters with ‘working-class’ voices. Rajan recently commissioned research which showed 70 per cent of newsreaders across the four main UK broadcasters, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, speak with Received Pronunciation (RP),…

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RISING music star Ridi followed up her powerful debut single Top Guy with recently released song Merry Go Round. She has once again combined meaningful lyrics with commercial music and great vocals on a song exploring the circular nature of life. The brilliant song continues an interesting journey for the…

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‘It wasn’t violent, but it was rape’: Constance Wu reveals…

In her upcoming autobiography Making a Scene, actress Constance Wu has revealed that she was raped early in her career during a date with an aspiring novelist named Ty. The actress, who is now 40, was 20 when the incident took place. In an excerpt of Making a Scene, published…

Avatar VFX artist recalls harsh working conditions under James Cameron;…

Well-known filmmaker James Cameron, who is gearing up for the release of his much-anticipated film Avatar: The Way of Water, a sequel to his 2009 blockbuster Avatar, has been accused of going rough on the VFX artists for the film in a bid to get Oscars. Taking to Twitter, Nick…

This Indian village in Maharashtra goes on digital detox every…

A village in India's Maharashtra state has started an innovative 'digital detox' experiment and it was a huge success that now it spreads to other areas, according to reports. Around 3,000 people living in Mohityanche Vadgaon in Sangli district will switch off their mobile phones and TVs at 7 pm…

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Lean people going on a weight loss diet are likely to gain more weight in later years of their life, new research has warned. The study by Harvard University scientists explains the likely reasons for the result: Lean people who underwent dramatic weight loss had higher levels of hunger hormones,…

Baroness Sandip Verma: ‘There should be no place for mob…

AS A British Indian, I have spent my lifetime in Leicester – from the 1960s to the present day. I am proud to belong to a community known for its hard work, being law-abiding and adding both economic and cultural value to the places they settle in. Sadly, though, while…

Theatre owners in Canada receive threats ahead of the release…

According to reports, several theatre owners in Canada have received threats against the screening of the Tamil-language Indian film Ponniyin Selvan 1, which is slated to debut worldwide on September 30. Helmed by well-known filmmaker Mani Ratman, the high-profile epic period action film features a galaxy of stars on its…

UK eyes big TikTok fine over child privacy lapse

Britain on Monday warned it could fine TikTok £27 million ($29 million) over a potential failure to protect children's privacy on the Chinese-owned video app. The Information Commissioner's Office said the social media company "may have processed the data of children under the age of 13 without appropriate parental consent".…

New chief declines to call Met Police institutionally racist

Sir Mark Rowley, the new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, refused to call the force institutionally racist, although he said he was “candid” about the challenges it was facing. Specifically asked if the Met was institutionally racist, he said he was “not interested in using labels that are being kicked…

‘I have never held such a new-born baby,’ says Rakul…

The makers of the upcoming medical campus comedy-drama 'DOCTOR G' has been treating the fans with the melodies from the film and now they are here with a video to take us behind the scenes from the sets of Doctor G, with Dr. Fatima Siddiqui aka Rakul Preet Singh. Be…

‘You saved my life’, Hindu man thanks Muslim activist who…

A Hindu man thanked the Muslim activist who saved his life during the violence in Leicester. Ram Keshwala, 32, needed stitches after his head was slashed during the incident on 17 September. He was rescued by Muslim community activist Majid Freeman. "He saved my life. Because of that, I'm still…

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige says it was ‘much too soon’…

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of the most-awaited Hollywood films of 2022. However, it won’t centre around the main character of T’Challa like the first installment of the film, but rather his legacy in the MCU. Fans are still coming to terms with the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman,…

Bassam Tariq exits Marvel’s Blade movie as director

Filmmaker Bassam Tariq will not be serving as the director on Marvel Studios much-anticipated Blade movie. The Pakistani-American filmmaker, who joined the Blade team last year, will still be attached as an executive producer on the project. “It’s been an honour working with the wonderful folks at Marvel. We were…

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British health officials warn of difficult winter with flu and…

British health officials on Wednesday warned that increased circulation of flu and a resurgence in COVID-19 could lead to a difficult winter that increases pressure on the already stretched National Health Service (NHS). Warnings over a possible "twindemic" of COVID-19 and flu have been issued each winter since the start…

Wealthy landlady kept domestic servant as ‘unpaid slave’, made her…

A domestic servant has accused her wealthy landlady of subjecting her to violence and mental cruelty that drove her close to suicide. Jacqueline Whittington, 60, claimed Farzana Kausar made her work as an “unpaid slave” for for 14 hours day. Lewes Crown Court in East Sussex heard that Whittington, 60,…

Suella Braverman raps Sussex Police for ‘playing identity politics’ over…

Home secretary Suella Braverman called out Sussex Police for “playing identity politics and denying biology” after the force’s reference to a sex offender as a woman kicked up a row. The controversy began after the force put out a press release titled, “Woman convicted of historic offences against children in…

Keir Starmer calls Rupa Huq’s comments on Kwarteng ‘clearly racist’

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has termed the comments by Rupa Huq MP about chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng being 'superficially' black as 'racist'. He also welcomed the party's 'swift action' to suspend Haq following the controversy. Haq was suspended from the party on Tuesday (27). “What she said, in my…

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Bollywood actress Saba Azad is a hub of talent. She can act, write, sing and whatnot!! While acting allows her to express herself in many forms, music is a happy place for the Rocket Boys actress. The actress is also enjoying a skyrocketing in her acting career with several interesting…

‘I made that decision’: Ana de Armas says she didn’t…

Actress Ana de Armas is currently in the limelight for her upcoming film Blonde, which is a fictional look at the life of Marilyn Monroe, especially during her rise to fame in the 1950s and up to her death in 1962. de Armas plays Monroe in the film, and talking…

Barry Gardiner: ‘We must not allow identity politics to create…

IDENTITY politics is infecting our communities in the UK. Last week, some hate preacher decided it would be a good idea to try to organise a demonstration against a Hindu temple in my constituency. I responded immediately, pointing out that their inflammatory post was incitement to religious hatred and was…

‘Emphasize what PM Modi said, not an era of war’:…

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday (local time) emphasized the remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Samarkand, and said that he "could not agree more" with PM Modi's advice. On the sidelines of the SCO summit in Samarkand on September 16,…

Karan Johar says he was embarrassed after not being invited…

The finale episode of 'Koffee with Karan 7' saw host Karan Johar sharing interesting details about his life with guests Tanmay Bhatt, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Niharika NM. He also honestly expressed feeling bad about not being invited to famous Bollywood weddings that happened recently -- especially of Vicky…

IMF and Moody’s censure UK policy, Bank of England says…

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and ratings agency Moody's criticised Britain's new economic strategy, as investors braced for more havoc in bond markets that has already forced the Bank of England to promise "significant" action. The statements overnight from the IMF and Moody's piled more pressure on new finance minister…

VIRAL VIDEO: See how Kim Kardashian struggles to walk in…

Kim Kardashian is once again making headlines for her fashion choices! Kim recently attended Milan Fashion Week and, although she did not walk the runway, she made headlines for her super-tight glittery attire. Wearing the super tight body-con dress, Kim posted a comical behind-the-scenes video of herself having a hard…

Family of Bolton doctor who died in car crash suspects…

The family of Bolton doctor Jyothis Manalayil, who died in a collision in Larbreck on June 10, has said that it suspects involvement of a third party in the fatal accident. Malalayil, 28, was travelling alone in his car from Lancaster Royal Infirmary Hospital to Royal Victoria Hospital, after a…

Madhuri Dixit talks about the ‘maja’ the whole team had,…

As the Patel family prepares to take all viewers on a roller-coaster ride with Maja Ma, the excitement is at an all-time high for the premiere of the upcoming Amazon Original movie Maja Ma this festive season. The cast of the much-awaited movie recently shared their experiences while shooting for…

Hugh Jackman to return as Wolverine for Deadpool 3

'Deadpool' actor Ryan Reynolds on Wednesday announced Hollywood star Hugh Jackman's return as fan-favourite Wolverine in the third film in the franchise. In a video uploaded on his social media platforms, Reynolds revealed that the 'Deadpool 3' will hit the theatres in 2024. Hey everyone, we're extremely sad to have…

Bad lifestyle linked to 400 cancer cases a day in…

Experts in the UK have warned today that fast food, alcohol and excessive exposure to the sun contributes to about 400 preventable cancer cases a day, the Daily Mail reports. According to experts, about 155,000 diagnoses could be prevented each year, if Britons were to lead healthier lifestyles. About 387,820…

China risks being ‘isolated’ from rest of world, says Asia’s…

Indian billionaire and Asia’s richest Gautam Adani has said that China could become increasingly isolated from the rest of the world and the country would find it hard to bounce back from a period of economic weakness. He added that increasing nationalism, supply chain risk mitigation, and technology restrictions will…

Millions affected with chronic pain like Lady Gaga – here’s…

According to the Lancet, chronic pain affects more than 30% of people worldwide. It has been defined as pain that persists or recurs for longer than three months. So, if you have been suffering discomfort anywhere in your body for 12 weeks or more, you could be one of the…

Rupa Huq suspended as Labour MP after calling Kwasi Kwarteng…

Rupa Huq MP has been suspended from the Labour party on Tuesday (27) after calling Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng 'superficially black'. She will now sit in Parliament as an independent MP. While speaking at a party conference fringe event on Monday (26), Haq said: "He's superficially, he's, a black man but…

Labour to reinstate Britain’s commitment to spend 0.7% of income…

In a speech to Labour’s annual conference in Liverpool, shadow international aid secretary Preet Preet Gill confirmed the party’s commitment to restore the requirement for 0.7 per cent of national income to go to aid, after it was slashed to 0.5 per cent by Boris Johnson. "The world faces energy,…

Report: Looming pharmacy collapse is a national emergency

A new report has warned that thousands of community pharmacies are facing closures due to the sector’s financial position. The report by Professor David Taylor of University College London coincides with the release of opinion poll which showed that pharmacy closures would lead to unnecessary GP appointments and a deteriorating…

Mani Ratnam has a hilarious response to his upcoming film…

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam, whose filmography includes a number of award-winning films including Roja, Bombay, and Dil Se, is presently gearing up for the release of his next directorial venture Ponniyin Selvan 1, starring Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, R Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu,…

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Dry skin and cracked lips are a sign that winter is approaching. However, health experts state it could also be a sign of a vitamin deficiency. Cracked lips or bleeding lips indicate a deficiency of vitamin B. Lips get cracked because the lips are 10 times thinner than any other…

Does direct mail still work?

Direct mail involves mailing promotional materials, such as leaflets, brochures, or letters, to potential customers. It's one of the oldest forms of marketing and remains popular today. Despite the rise of digital marketing, direct mail can be an effective way to reach your target audience. Let's take a closer look…

The Best Ways To Enjoy Your Casino Experience

One of the most prevalent abstains among low minimum deposit casino newcomers is that they will lose all of their cash. They may freely enter a gambling house and set a budget for gaming. But when they do this, they appear confident that the casino will take their cash. In…

‘Residents living in fear, feeling too frightened to leave their…

Claudia Webbe, MP to Leicester East, has written to the Home Secretary in response to the violence and disorder in Leicester. She has urged the government to take seriously the politics of division as tensions remain. In her letter, the MP said that the violence and public disorder that escalated…

Hrithik Roshan reveals his kids love to dig up his…

Last seen in Yash Raj Films’ War (2019), Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan is presently busy promoting his much-anticipated film Vikram Vedha, which is the official remake of the cult Tamil film of the same name. During a recent interview, Roshan said that he has always been very critical of his…

INTERPOL issues diffusion notice against rape accused Nepal former cricket…

A diffusion notice has been issued by INTERPOL against Sandeep Lamichhane, the former Nepali cricket team captain who is facing rape accusations. The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) issued the notice at the request of the Nepal Police registering him as one of the fugitives on large. The Interpol department…

Aqua addresses the absence of popular song ‘Barbie Girl’ from…

Aqua’s iconic ‘Barbie Girl’ will not be on the soundtrack of Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film, which stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in lead characters. Despite the song not being a part of the film’s soundtrack, the Danish-Norwegian Europop band is excited for the film nonetheless. In a recent…

Half of Asian UK employees experience microaggressions at work, reveals…

A new research has revealed that around half of workers in UK from Chinese (49 per cent), Pakistani (51 per cent) and Bangladeshi (51 per cent) backgrounds had experienced microaggressions at work. The study by Censuswide for Wates Group added that one third of employees from Indian (33 per cent)…

Met Police boss vows to ‘ruthlessly’ root out racists from…

New Metropolitan Police boss Sir Mark Rowley has vowed to “ruthlessly” root out racists and misogynists from the organisation. He admitted Scotland Yard had been “far too weak” in taking on those who undermined the honest and dedicated majority. But he said he was determined to “get the culture right”…

‘Rishi was ridiculed for predicting it, but it looks like…

Former chancellor Rishi Sunak’s warning against increased government borrowing amid elevated inflation has become a social media trend as the pound plummeted after the UK unveiled its mini-budget last week.His successor Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday announced a multi-billion-pound package to support households and businesses. The current chancellor reduced taxes and…

Shocking! More than million prescriptions for anti-depressants handed to teenagers…

According to a recent Unicef survey, the UK was ranked in the bottom third of wealthy nations when it came to assessing the quality of children’s mental health. Now, shock figures obtained by The Sun have revealed that last year, more than a million anti-depressants were prescribed to teenagers. It…

Former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s close aide attacked in London

Rashid Nasrullah, the personal secretary of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was attacked in Ilford town in east London on Monday. The Dawn newspaper reported that Nasrullah filed a complaint with the police alleging that he was attacked and beaten by three men. Nasrullah said that the attackers threatened…

Alan Rickman’s journal reveals why he continued playing Severus Snape…

Excerpts from late British actor Alan Rickman's journal have shed light on his decade-long journey through the 'Harry Potter' franchise and why he decided to continue playing the anguished wizard and Professor Severus Snape in it. According to EW, in the excerpts published in a British newspaper, Rickman shared entries…

600 patients recalled to hospital after faulty surgery by Walsall…

A shoulder surgeon has put hundreds of patients at risk at an NHS Trust in West Midlands due to faulty operations over a decade, media reports said. More than 600 complaints were received against Mian Munawar Shah who has been practicing at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. Following a series of…

Aishwarya Rai has stolen everyone’s heart, says Vikram

It seems like actor Vikram is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's huge admirer. The actor, who will be seen sharing screen space with Aishwarya in 'Ponniyin Selvan', recently spoke about how the actress has stolen many hearts with her beauty and work. "She has stolen everyone's heart. Ash has always been symbolic…

My family kept me alive after ‘Rust’ shooting, says Alec…

Actor Alec Baldwin, who recently welcomed his seventh child with wife Hilaria Baldwin, expressed gratitude to his family for keeping him alive over the last year after the fallout of the accidental shooting on the set of "Rust" in October 2021. Alec alluded to the tragedy in an Instagram post…

Woman whose video of tying her unscarved hair back to…

Hadis Najafi, a young Iranian woman, whose video of tying her unscarved hair back and boldly stepping into the middle of a protest went viral, was allegedly shot dead in the country, according to reports. https://twitter.com/AlinejadMasih/status/1573963922306129920?s=20&t=74G-k2lK9F4xByJT5TUBvA A video of her funeral has gone viral, which shows people weeping over a…

‘I am a victim,’ says so-called ‘Con Queen of Hollywood’…

It is not an exaggeration to say that showbusiness attracts a lot of people. There are millions out there who want to try their luck in moviemaking industries like Hollywood and make a name for themselves. While some toil for years to get a ticket to Hollywood, others do not…

Prime Video unveils Varun Dhawan as first Prime Bae; now…

As Prime Bae, super-star and Prime Video super-fan, Varun Dhawan, will treat fans and audiences with ‘never heard before’ updates on all the amazing series and movies in the works at Prime Video! MUMBAI, India – 26 September, 2022 – Prime Video, India’s most loved entertainment hub today announced Varun…

The Best Ways to Market Your Business Online

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How can you tell your children they’re adopted?

When a person or couple decides to adopt a child, they are making the decision to become parents, even if they cannot have children biologically. Adoption is a process that can take time, effort, and money. It is also a process that can be emotionally rewarding for both the adoptive…

Brad Pitt in talks to make his MCU debut with…

If reports are to be believed, Brad Pitt might join the cast of Deadpool 3. It is being reported that the Bullet Train actor is presently in talks to star in the third installment of the successful Deadpool franchise, which is currently in the works at Marvel Studios. The film…

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Everyone enjoys keeping themselves engaged in their leisure time, regardless of where they reside or what they do. There's nothing like kicking back and relaxing after a long day at work or home! Modern technology has provided us with more options than ever before, from streaming the newest music to…

Zayn Malik unfollows Gigi Hadid on Instagram amid her link-up…

Gigi Hadid’s ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik seems unhappy about her romance rumours with Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, so much so that he has reportedly unfollowed the supermodel, whom he dated on-off for six years before calling it quits a year ago, on Instagram. Hadid, however, is still following the former One…

Woman partially blinded with eye infection from dirty makeup bag

Laura Hawkins, 24, a personal trainer who was travelling in Australia, woke one morning in “excruciating pain” and partially blinded after she got a bacterial eye infection from her dirty makeup bag. She is now warning others of the risks involved in wearing contaminated contact lenses. Her contact lenses had…

Prayers for peace at Leicester Hindu temple

More than two hundred people gathered at a Hindu temple in Leicester to pray for peace following recent disturbances in the city. Local councillors joined the police and other members of the community at the Shree Hanuman Temple next to Rushey Fields on Melton Road to offer prayers to Lord…

Doctor shares best way to swallow pills without gagging

Many people have difficulty swallowing tablets, and this can turn out to be a painful ordeal if medication needs to be taken on a daily basis. We are accustomed to chewing food before swallowing it, however, tablets and capsules require us to disregard the normal chew and swallow reflex which…

‘Chorni, Chorni’: Pakistan minister Marriyum Aurangzeb heckled at a cafe…

Pakistan’s information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has blamed the “hate and divisive politics” of previous prime minister Imran Khan for her heckling in London. In a widely shared video, a group of people, believed to be supporters of Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), can be seen harassing the minister at a…

London premiere of epic dance work ‘Samsara’ comes to Sadler’s…

Aakash Odedra Company’s epic new dance work 'Samsara' was recently premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival to a host of 5-star reviews and now the work, which speaks a powerful story of cultural exchange and shared philosophy, is set to have its London premiere at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on October…

Bestway donates US$1.0 million to help flood affectees

Bestway Group, the country’s leading foreign investor, has announced financial and material support to the people of Pakistan of US$1.0 Million. In a statement released by Bestway Group in London, the Group CEO Lord Zameer Choudrey, CBE SI Pk said, “On behalf of our founder and Chairman Sir Anwar Pervez,…

Helping Bangladesh’s tea workers cope with Leprosy

Leprosy is a persistent problem in the tea-growing area of Moulvibazar District, Sylhet, where leprosy management has been neglected for many years, due to poorly funded and under-equipped health system structures. Poor case detection and the lack of early treatment have led to an increase in disabilities caused by leprosy,…

‘Being yourself is the most beautiful accessory you can wear’:…

Twenty-three-year-old Anjali Sinha from Essex, who recently won Miss London 2022, is now gearing up for Miss England final 2022 in Coventry this year. The lucky winner of Miss England 2022 will qualify for the Miss World international beauty pageant. In a freewheeling interview with Eastern Eye, the beauty pageant…

MP Vara pays tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II and…

The Rt. Hon. Shailesh Vara MP has paid tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II in a speech to Parliament. Mr. Vara spoke of the Queen’s extraordinary sense of duty and commitment to public service and her impact on the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world. Mr. Vara also spoke of…

Met Police officer investigated for 13 child sex offences

A serving officer of the Metropolitan Police is facing trial for his alleged involvement in child sex. Police constable Hussain Chehab has been charged with 13 offences including sexual activity with an underage girl and taking indecent images of children. Chehab, arrested in July 2021, is accused of sexual activity…

Top 3 Culturally Themed Casino Games and Their Fascinating Origins

Casino games in the real world and online come in all shapes and sizes with many themes based on diverse cultures. Three of the most popular cultural themes for these games are Indian Bollywood, Irish Lore, and Ancient Egypt. Bollywood Many casino games give culture nods to India with games…

Subhanu Saxena becomes new chairman of The Bhavan London

Subhanu Saxena has taken over as the new chairman of The Bhavan London. He succeeded Joginder Sanger who stepped down from the position to make way for his successor. Sanger joined The Bhavan London in the late 1970s and became a part of its executive committee after a decade. Saxena's…

Scientists engineer mosquitoes that cannot transmit malaria

Half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria, which remains one of the world’s most devastating diseases. In 2021 alone, it infected 241 million and killed 627,000 people, mostly children aged below five years old in sub-Saharan Africa, the Imperial College of London informs. Scientists have engineered mosquitoes…

SRK flaunts his abs in new shirtless photo; Gauri has…

Shah Rukh Khan posted a photo of himself on his social media account and well, we just can’t keep our eyes off! SRK posted a shirtless photo of himself on Instagram and wrote, “Tum hoti toh kaisa hota….Tum iss baat pe hairaan hoti, Tum iss baat pe kitni hansti…….Tum hoti…

Britney Spears claims her security could watch her ‘change naked…

Months after Britney Spears' conservatorship terminated, the singer, on Monday, penned a post in which she criticised her family and her former management group. In the note, she spoke about how badly she was treated by security members. She cited the example of another 90s pop icon Jennifer Lopez to…

‘Hindu community in this country are seriously concerned about their…

British member of parliament (MP) Bob Blackman on Thursday (22) came forward in support of the Hindu community after violence between Hindu and Muslim communities have affected areas such as Leicester, saying he condemned "violent attacks on Hindu temples in Leicester and Smethwick" and cautioned that the Hindu festivals of…

False claims about kidnap and attacks on mosque fuelled Leicester…

Unfounded rumours on social media - about an attempted kidnap of a teenage girl and attacks on a mosque - fuelled trouble in Leicester earlier this month, a media report said. Tensions flared up between Hindu and Muslim groups leading to disorder on September 17 and further protests the next…

British Asian women of Leicester condemn ‘senseless violence’, say troublemakers…

British South Asian women living in Leicester have come together to denounce the recent “senseless violence” in the city and call for peaceful coexistence of communities. Tensions between Hindu and Muslim groups, apparently triggered by an India-Pakistan cricket match in last August, escalated to disorder earlier this month leading to…

The Latest Housing Trends You Should Be Aware Of

If you're thinking of buying a new home or selling your current one, it's important to be up-to-date on the latest housing trends. After all, the real estate market is constantly changing, and what was popular last year may not be so popular this year. With that in mind, here…

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What are SARMs? Before you decide that you want to Buy SARMs, you should know every detail about them. Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or SARMs are a type of anabolic compound. These anabolic compounds bind themselves to androgen receptors. Till now SARMs have been studied as a potential cure for osteoporosis,…

Police clash with Iran protesters in London and Paris

Police clashed with demonstrators trying to reach Iran's embassies in London and Paris on Sunday. French police used tear gas and employed anti-riot tactics to prevent hundreds of people protesting in the capital from marching on Tehran's diplomatic mission, AFP reporters and eyewitnesses said. In London, police said they made…

India’s External Affairs Minister takes dig at American media for…

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has slammed the mainstream American media, including The Washington Post, for their “biased” coverage of India. “I look at the media. You know, there are some newspapers you know, exactly, what they are going to write including one in this town,” Jaishankar told a gathering…

New book reveals some Royal staff used to call Meghan…

Author Valentine Low has written a book about the staff who work for the royal families called 'Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown'. In the book, she quoted many staff who worked for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their term as senior royals in the UK. According to…

Pound hits record low versus dollar, markets hit by recession…

The pound hit a record low against the dollar Monday on surging fears about the UK economy after the government unveiled a huge tax-cutting budget. The selloff came as equity markets across Asia and Europe fell again owing to a growing expectation that central bank interest rate hikes to fight…

158 incidents under investigation following Leicester communal unrest

No fresh report of disturbance came from Leicester for a week, the local police said, but added that they are investigating 158 incidents as officials have sent out a strong message against violence in the city. LeicestershireLive reported on Friday (23) citing the local cops saying that eight men were…

Ali Abbas Zafar and wife Alicia blessed with baby girl,…

Film-maker Ali Abbas Zafar and his wife Alicia have become parents for the first time, as the couple is blessed with a baby girl on Saturday. On Sunday, the 'Tiger Zinda Hai' director took to his Instagram handle and shared this 'happy' piece of information with his fans, family, and…

Storm Reid bags lead role in The Nun 2

Euphoria star Storm Reid has bagged a lead role in 'The Nun 2'the sequel to the surprise 2018 hit that makes up part of New Line's collection of horror movies known as 'The Conjuring Universe'. After directing The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the most current installment in…

Rihanna set to headline the next Super Bowl Halftime Show

Pop star Rihanna has signed to perform at the mega-event, which is set to take place during Super Bowl LVII, on February 12 just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 2023 Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show has found its main act. The programme will be…

Lost in Space showrunner Zack Estrin passes away at 51

Writer-producer Zack Estrin, showrunner known for his work on Fox's 'Prison Break' and Netflix's recent revival of 'Lost in Space,' passes away at 51 on September 23, in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Estrin's death was confirmed Sunday by his longtime talent agency, WME. Estrin was remembered by friends and family as…

Labour MP warns against ‘white, privileged male’ as Britain’s head…

A Labour MP has warned against a “white, privileged male” as Britain’s head of state for the next century as dozens of ‘woke’ republicans pitched for the abolition of the monarchy.At a fringe event organised by the pressure group Labour for a Republic ahead of the opposition party’s annual conference…

Boat captain charged with manslaughter after Florida Keys parasailing incident

A Florida Keys boat captain has been arrested and charged with manslaughter after his “negligence” led to the death of a parasailing woman earlier this year. Daniel Gavin Couch was booked into the Monroe County Jail and was being held on a $100,000 bond, CBS Miami News reported as details…

Will back my players, it shows our awareness: Harmanpreet on…

Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur came out in support of all-rounder Deepti Sharma after the latter ran out England's Charlotte Dean at the non-striker end while she was backing up, an act known as 'Mankading', saying that the act speaks about her players' awareness during the game. Sometimes, the batter at…

Religion at its core is meant to connect us God,…

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Aaradhya was mesmerised to be on Ponniyin Selvan sets: Aishwarya…

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan says her daughter Aaradhya joined her on the sets of Mani Ratnam's magnum opus ''Ponniyin Selvan – I'' and it was an enchanting experience for her. Based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel, the much-anticipated Tamil historical drama chronicles the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman, a…

Watch: Outrage after Sikh student detained for wearing Kirpan at…

A Sikh student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was allegedly detained on campus for wearing a Kirpan, one of the integral parts of five Sikh Kakars. The video of the incident was initially shared by the student, who posted it on Twitter saying that the police handcuffed…

Over 700 arrested in Iran since protests began over Mahsa…

Over 700 people have been arrested in one province of Iran since the protest erupted after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after her arrest for allegedly failing to comply with Iran's strict rules on women's dress by wearing an "improper hijab". According to Tasnim…

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Greatest Monarch’

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Lord Mohamed Sheikh was so pleased with our talk that…

THE news was more than shocking. It was only on August 18 that I took an interview of Lord Mohamed Sheikh, Britain’s first Conservative Muslim peer and a successful businessman, as he was picked as one of the '50 Great Ugandan Asians' on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of…

Sadbhaavna Sammelan Celebrates 90 years of Harijan Sevak Sangh in…

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This scientist is creating a revolutionary heart healing patch that…

Professor Sanjay Sinha, who is leading the British Heart Foundation (BHF)-funded research to develop the heart healing patch, will run the TCS London Marathon 2022, a statement said. His initiative is to fund the patch, which could be applied to damaged hearts like a plaster to help them repair, to…

Businessman sues developer for £1m over unbearable ‘bubble wrap’ noise…

A £2.6 million luxury flat owner in London is suing the developer for £1m over an unbearable ‘bubble wrap’ noise in his home, media reports said. Pharmaceutical tycoon Nazirali Tejani bought the property ten years ago in Fitzroy Place near Oxford Street. Soon after moving in, the 70-year-old started complaining…

Johnny Depp’s new ladylove Joelle Rich separates from her husband…

Ever since Johnny Depp’s much-publicised defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard ended with him winning the case, the Hollywood star has been making it to the headlines almost every single day, for some good and some bad reasons. The latest reports doing the rounds suggest that he has now begun…

Anthony Mackie reveals the one thing he wants in Captain…

Hollywood actor Anthony Mackie has revealed his biggest hope when he takes over the role of Captain America in Marvel's 2024 film 'Captain America: New World Order'. According to E! News, in an exclusive interview with the outlet, Mackie, who knows he has some big shoes to fill and an…

Falguni Pathak upset with Neha Kakkar’s recreation of her song…

Seems like singer Falguni Pathak is not happy with Neha Kakkar's recreation of her iconic song 'Maine Payal Hai Chhankai'. Several fans criticised Neha for 'ruining' the original. Falguni, the original singer behind the 90s hit track, reshared fans' posts on Instagram Story, indirectly showing her disapproval of Neha's version…

Samantha Prabhu in USA for Citadel

Actor Samantha Ruth Prabu is in the US for her project 'Citadel'. A source close to the actor informed, "Samantha has been working on getting into her character for Citadel in the US. She is following a very strict fitness and lifestyle regime there to get into the physicality of…

Tom Hardy reveals reason behind his surprise victory at jiu-jitsu…

'Venom' star Tom Hardy has revealed the reason behind his participation in the jiu-jitsu tournament in which he emerged victorious last week. On Wednesday, the 'legend' actor explained his reasoning on Instagram, claiming that he was not only competing for himself. Hardy entered the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship under…

Queen Charlotte: Netflix unveils first look of Bridgerton spinoff

Netflix has unveiled the first official look at its 'Bridgerton' spinoff, officially titled 'Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,' on Friday morning ahead of its Tudum fan event on Saturday. According to Variety, the upcoming limited series spinoff will follow the early years of Queen Charlotte, played by Golda Rosheuvel in…

Kamal Pankhania welcomes stamp duty cut; urges more reforms

Kamal Pankhania, CEO of Westcombe Group, has welcomed the government decision to cut the rate of stamp duty through increasing thresholds at which people need to pay. British Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday (23) announced that stamp duty, a tax on house purchases, will be cut to help families to…

Sadiq Khan will not be allowed to ‘decriminalise’ use of…

London mayor Sadiq Khan's plan to legalise cannabis has suffered a set back as the Labour shadow justice secretary said that the party will oppose any such move if it wins the next general election, media reports said. Steve Reed said that the party would not look to decriminalise or…

Britain sends investors fleeing with historic tax cuts and borrowing

Britain's new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng unleashed historic tax cuts and huge increases in borrowing on Friday in an economic agenda that floored financial markets, sending sterling and British government bonds into freefall. Kwarteng scrapped the country's top rate of income tax, cancelled a planned rise in corporate taxes and…

King Arthur’s birthplace Tintagel Castle at risk from climate change:…

The cliff-top ruins of an ancient castle long claimed as the birthplace of the legendary King Arthur is "at risk of being lost for ever" as climate change quickens the pace of coastal erosion, a UK heritage body warned on Friday. Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, southwest England, attracts tens of…

Labour Party debunks baseless narratives on Leicester violence

UK's opposition Labour Party has debunked baseless narratives pushed out by radical groups behind the recent clashes involving some Muslims and Hindus in the city of Leicester, including baseless allegations of interference by political forces in India. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Labour Convention of Indian Organisations (LCIO)…

Ayesha Jhulka shares her experience of prepping for her character…

Prime Video's crime drama Hush Hush has finally been released for the audience and is garnering praises for its story well studded with strong women characters. The Hindi thriller 7-episode series brings forward a story of a group of women who get embroiled in a situation. Ayesha Jhulka who is…

Reports: Johnny Depp is dating his UK libel lawyer Joelle…

Johnny Depp may have lost his libel lawsuit against News Group Newspapers, but it seems that the 2020 UK trial helped him find love again. Yes, you read that absolutely right! According to reports, the 59-year-old Hollywood star is dating lawyer Joelle Rich from the firm that represented him during…

What is freshers flu? Here’s all you need to know…

Many students across the UK have started their first term of university this week, and you are more likely to get ‘freshers flu’ as the name suggests, in your first few weeks of studying at university. University students are bound to contract ‘freshers flu’ as their lives are filled with…

Brad Pitt debuts genderless skincare line Le Domaine; fans stunned…

Brad Pitt is the latest Hollywood celebrity to venture into the world of beauty by launching a genderless skincare line, Le Domaine. The 58-year-old Oscar winner has co-founded Le Domaine with organic wine growers, the Perrin family, who worked with Pitt to restore Chateau Miraval a decade ago. Pitt raised…

Farah Damji, once dubbed London’s ‘most dangerous woman’, will be…

A convicted stalker who was once dubbed London's 'most dangerous woman' will be extradited to the UK as a judge at the High Court in Dublin last week ordered that she would not face further charges in Ireland of failing to surrender to bail, according to reports. Farah Damji, 55,…

Do you wear contact lenses? Here’s how to avoid this…

A study published in the journal Ophthalmology found that reusing contact lenses, wearing them overnight or in the shower increased a person's risk of a sight-threatening eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) which is an infection of the cornea - the clear outer layer of the eye, The Sun reports.…

Rich haul for India’s Vistara at 2022 World Airline Awards…

India’s full-service carrier Vistara has won the ‘Best Airline in India and Southern Asia’ award for the second time in a row at the coveted Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 in London, UK, on Friday (23). Vistara was also awarded for the ‘Best Airline Staff Service in India and Southern…

Microsoft survey says employers think workers do less from home,…

Bosses and workers hold diagonally opposite views on the productivity of remote working, according to a major survey from the technology giant Microsoft. The study shows that 87 per cent of workers surveyed feel they are as productive or more working from home than in office, while 80 per cent…

Swimming in cold water could cut ‘bad’ body fat and…

Thanks to the popularity of wellness gurus and influencers like Wim 'The Iceman' Hof, swimming in sub-zero temperatures has become increasingly popular in recent years. Now, a major review has found that going for a swim in cold water could help you lose weight and also protect you against diabetes.…

Drew Barrymore reacts to Andrew Garfield’s claim of giving up…

Hollywood star Andrew Garfield made headlines when he appeared on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast last month and said that he abstained from sex for six months as a part of his process for Martin Scorsese’s 2016 film Silence wherein he played a Jesuit priest. Now, his fellow actor…

Read to know why James Cameron came up with ‘Avatar…

Director James Cameron revealed that it took at least 13 years to come up with the screenplay for 'Avatar 2'. According to Variety, Cameron shared that before "Avatar: The Way of Water" there was a full 'Avatar 2' screenplay that was written and then thrown into the trash. It turns…

Businessman and first Conservative Muslim peer Lord Mohamed Sheikh, 81,…

British politician and first Conservative Muslim peer Lord Mohamed Sheikh passed away on Thursday (22) aged 81. A successful businessman and a writer, Lord Sheikh achieved many things during his lifetime. He founded the Conservative Muslim Forum and chaired it for several years.Currently, he is the president of the Forum.…

Saudi Arabia to send first female astronaut to space in…

In a first, Saudi Arabia plans to send astronauts, including a woman, into space next year, media reports said. The country on Thursday (22) announced that it has started an astronaut program and aims to send two of its citizens to space, at least one of them a woman, as…

UK provides life-saving aid for the most vulnerable in crisis-hit…

The UK is providing urgent food and farming support to Sri Lankans hit hardest by the economic crisis, Lord Tariq Ahmad, the UK minister of state for the Middle East, South Asia, and the UN said on Friday (23). More than one third of the people of the island-nation are struggling…

1,150 migrants illegally crossing English Channel in 21 small boats…

Britain has intercepted more than 1100 migrants illegally crossing the English Channel, taking the total number of people making such journeys to the UK well past 31,000 so far this year. According to the Ministry of Defence, 1,150 people travelling in 21 small boats were detected on Thursday. The figure…

UK’s Kwarteng to scrap top rate of income tax, cut…

Britain's new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday he would scrap the country's top rate of income tax and cut the basic rate next April - a year earlier than expected - to spur economic growth. Kwarteng said from April 2023 Britain would have a single higher rate of…

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ detected in children’s school uniforms – Study

A recent study has found that millions of students are exposed to cancer-causing “forever chemicals” nearly every day through their school uniforms. The study published in the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology has reportedly discovered “high” levels of per-and polyfluoroalky substances (PFAS) also known as “forever chemicals” in 65%…

‘Please be aware’: Johnny Depp alerts fans of imposters as…

Hollywood star Johnny Depp recently took to social media to warn his fans of imposter accounts pretending to be him online. Taking to his Instagram story, his representatives said, “We have been made aware that there continue to be fraudulent imposters pretending to be Johnny or those in his teams,…

Kanye West breaks his silence on co-parenting fight with ex-wife…

In his first interview since his split with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West opened up about co-parenting with the reality TV star. The rapper told Linsey Davis about the struggles of co-parenting his four children with Kim. “This is the mother of my children, and I apologize for any stress that…

Suella Braverman vows full force of law against Leicester ‘thuggery’

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman has met with local police officers and Hindu and Muslim community leaders in Leicester and assured them that thugs behind recent violent clashes would face the full force of the law. During a visit to the eastern England city on Thursday, the Indian-origin Cabinet minister…

Leicester disorder: Independent review to find out what went wrong

An independent review will be conducted into the recent unrest in Leicester, the city's mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has said. The exercise aims at finding out the reasons for the disorder last weekend and what can be done to prevent confrontations in the future. However, no appointment has yet been…

Church of England bans Desmond Tutu’s daughter from leading funeral…

The Church of England has prohibited the late Desmond Tutu's daughter from leading her godfather's funeral as 'she is married to a woman', media reports said. Mpho Tutu van Furth is an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Washington DC. She was invited to preside over the funeral of Martin…

British millionaire jailed for beating up ex-girlfriend and burning her…

British millionaire Ajaz Shah Hussain, 38, has been sentenced to more than four years in prison in Italy for brutally torturing his model ex-girlfriend and threatening to burn her house down, according to media reports. The court heard that Hussain had beaten Rania Baffoun, 28, and burnt her face with…

French police bust Channel people-smuggling ring

French police have busted a major people-smuggling ring that has been sending migrants to Britain in dinghies, seizing more than a dozen boats and 700 life jackets in a raid, French officials said Thursday. The ring, run by Iraqi Kurdish migrants, had a logistics hub in Lille, a northern French…

Will prefer to die in free democracy of India, rather…

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Thursday said that he would prefer to breathe his last surrounded by the genuine and loving people of India, a free and open democracy, rather than among "artificial" Chinese officials. He made these remarks during a two-day dialogue with youth leaders at his residence…

India conveys concerns to Canada about activities of extremist elements;…

Terming the so-called Khalistan referendum conducted by separatist groups as a "farcical exercise", India on Thursday said it had conveyed concerns to Canada about the use of its territory by politically motivated "extremist elements". Some Canadian groups had participated in the separatist event in Brampton city of Canada on September…

Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira gets engaged, deets inside

Bollywood star Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan got engaged to her beau Nupur Shikhare and the duo took to social media to make the announcement. The pair had been dating for two years took to Instagram, to share a post making the announcement of their engagement at a cycling event.…

US journalist denied an interview with Iran President for not…

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on Thursday cancelled the scheduled interview with the US journalist as she refused to wear a hijab for the interaction. This comes amid massive protests in Iran that escalated after the death of a woman in police custody for breaking hijab laws. An interview of Iranian…

University of Cambridge says it gained from slave trade

Britain's University of Cambridge said on Thursday it had benefited from the proceeds of slavery over its history, and promised to expand scholarships for Black students and fund more research into the murderous trade. The acknowledgement comes as a string of leading institutions - from the bank of england to…

British chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng to bring strict changes to boost…

British chancellor of the exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng is expected this week to announce changes to the country's welfare system that will help boost people’s earnings, get them into work and support economic growth. Changes to Universal Credit expected to be announced later this week will require benefit claimants working up…

Brad Pitt reveals who he thinks are the ‘most handsome…

In a recent interview with Vogue, Brad Pitt dubbed George Clooney and Paul Newman the “most handsome men” on the planet. When asked who is the most handsome man in the world, past, and present, Pitt said, “You know in the acting world because it’s my day job … the…

‘Labour party lacks understanding regarding tackling domestic abuse,’ says Apsana…

A Labour MP has alleged that her party failed in its duty of care in relation to her health and well-being, adding that it lacks understanding while tackling domestic abuse. Poplar and Limehouse MP Apsana Begum, in a statement on Thursday (22), said that she faced a relentless and sustained…

Waist-to-hip-ratio better predictor of overall health than BMI, says Experts;…

BMI or body mass index is still recognized by Government and NHS doctors as a method to calculate whether an individual is a healthy weight. However, experts have now shunned this health calculating system and have called for it to be replaced with a more accurate measure, The Sun informs.…

Rohit Saraf on working with Hrithik Roshan in Vikram Vedha:…

The excitement for Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan starrer Vikram Vedha among the audience is constantly rising up to the next level as the film is traveling close to its release date. As the film is well studded with a talented star cast, heartthrob Rohit Saraf who will be…

Amir Khan’s Greatest Victories

Back on May 13th, British boxing sensation Amir Khan announced his retirement from the sport. In what turned out to be his final fight - against fellow Brit and archrival Kell Brook - the Bolton-born fighter looked like a shadow of his former self. Online bookmakers such as Bet365, which…

Explained: What is vaccine-related myocarditis and should you be worried…

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis is inflammation of the lining outside the heart. In both cases, the body’s immune system causes inflammation in response to an infection or some other trigger. In their most severe and rare…

Unsafe prescription-only drugs being advertised to teens as weight-loss solutions…

After an investigation conducted by the Pharmaceutical Journal discovered that TikTok users were being offered prescription drugs as diet pills, the social media platform has removed postings promoting drugs to treat migraine and epilepsy to under-18s as weight loss aids. The probe revealed that dangerous prescription-only drugs are being marketed…

‘I will treasure my last few moments with the Queen’

THE Queen’s death has prompted people to collate and share their memories. It is said that the Queen has met a third of the British public through her countless parties and audiences. If you are leading an ambitious life in London, then all paths eventually take you to the doors…

Nigel Farage: Lawmakers who ‘promoted multiculturalism and diversity’ are responsible…

Far-right British politician Nigel Farage has alleged that politicians who promoted the policy of multiculturalism are responsible for the ongoing violence in Leicester. Virtually every single MP in Westminster is responsible for the ethnic and religious violence seen in Leicester, Farage wrote on Twitter on Wednesday (21). "They decided to…

Ana de Armas concerned her nude scenes from Netflix’s Marilyn…

Actress Ana de Armas is having a hard time thinking that her nude scenes in the forthcoming Netflix film Blonde will eventually go “viral” once the psychological drama premieres on the streaming platform. For those not in the know, the Cuban actress plays legendary Marilyn Monroe in the forthcoming film,…

Greater cultural awareness, better support key for South Asian families…

Bliss, the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature and sick, has published a new research which highlights the largely unexplored experiences of South Asian communities in neonatal care. In a new report, Bliss has shared the outcomes of research which shows a greater cultural awareness and better support is…

Brahmastra sequels will be darker: Ayan Mukerji

There will be both light and darkness in the subsequent sequels of “Brahmastra”, says director Ayan Mukerji, who teased that fans will be treated to a “dramatic conflict” in the forthcoming part two titled “Dev”. “Part One: Shiva”, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, was just the set-up for the…

Shakira speaks up about her split from ex-Gerard Pique

Almost three months after singer-songwriter Shakira and Gerard Pique confirmed their split; she has now spoken up and shared how their kids are coping with the breakup. According to E! News, recently she told a magazine, "I've remained quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yeah, it's…

Equal rights ‘had not gone far enough’ for black and…

Nearly half (45 per cent) of the respondents to a survey has said that equal rights 'had not gone far enough' for black and Asian people in UK. Two decades ago, the proportion was 25 per cent. The latest annual poll of British social attitudes has also revealed that the…

Hotter temperatures linked to increase in kidney stones – Study

According to a new study, doctors have warned that in the coming decades, rising temperatures due to the climate crisis will lead to a rise in people suffering from kidney stones. Kidney stone disease is a painful condition caused by hard deposits of minerals like calcium that develop in concentrated…

Met Police not properly recording grounds for strip and search:…

The Metropolitan Police needs to improve its recording of the grounds for stop and search, a watchdog has found. His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) estimated in its report that close to 76 per cent of all stop and searches conducted by Scotland Yard during…

Claudia Webbe MP says Leicester violence left people traumatised

While calm has been restored in Leicester amid “proactive patrols”, local MP Claudia Webbe has said people in her constituency left traumatised by the recent violence are too “scared” to go out. Community tensions in the English city, apparently sparked by a cricket match between India and Pakistan in Dubai…

Harmanpreet powers India women to first series win in England…

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur smashed a scintillating unbeaten ton to power India to a comprehensive 88-run win in the second ODI, that sealed country’s first series win against England since 1999. A vintage Harmanpreet rekindled the memories of 2017 World Cup with a magnificent 143 not out which came off just…

In meeting with UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, Jaishankar voices…

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Wednesday met his British counterpart James Cleverly and shared India's concern about the security and welfare of the Indian community in the UK. His remarks came in the wake of recent reports of violence in several UK cities against the Indian community. Jaishankar…

‘Nothing can be worse than what we have been through’:…

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan, on the latest episode of Koffee with Karan 7, broke her silence on Aryan Khan's arrest. In the latest episode of Karan Johar's chat show, the star cast of Netflix's web show 'Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives', Gauri Khan, Maheep Kapoor and…

PM Modi has influential voice on world stage, welcome his…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a powerful, influential voice on the world stage and the Russian leadership respects India’s position on the global arena, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has said, emphasising that London hopes President Vladimir Putin listens to those voices who are calling for peace amid the Ukraine…

‘British Muslims and British Hindus should always be allies not…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged to take a stand against all forms of hatred, intolerance and extremism amid reports of 'large-scale unrest' and 'serious disorder' in Leicester following communal clashes over the weekend. In a series of tweets, Khan said that British Muslims and British Hindus should always be…

Apple may move a quarter of iPhone production to India…

Apple Inc may make one out of four iPhones in India by 2025, J.P.Morgan analysts said on Wednesday, as the tech giant moves some production away from China, amid mounting geopolitical tensions and strict COVID-19 lockdowns in the country. The brokerage expects Apple to move about 5% of iPhone 14…

Never seen anything like this, says Angelina Jolie after meeting…

Hollywood star and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has said the flood disaster in Pakistan should be a "wake-up call" for the world regarding climate change, calling for more international aid after meeting with victims. Pakistan has been lashed by unprecedented monsoon downpours that flooded a third of the country -- an…

VHP raises concern over violence against Hindus in UK

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday stressed on the need to take prompt action against the continued violence against Hindus in Leicester and Birmingham. In a letter to British Prime Minister Liz Truss, VHP said they are alarmed at the ongoing violence in Leicester in which a large number…

7 promising cryptocurrencies for 2022: these coins are worth considering

Cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular every day, even if you can't deny the recent downward trend. However, it is this downward trend that is now setting the stage for a new rise in prices. While bitcoin is still the best known and most valuable cryptocurrency and is used in Bluechip…

Brad Pitt makes a surprise art debut in Finland with…

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt has added one more feather to his cap. He and Australian musician Nick Cave have debuted as artists in an exhibition in Finland that displays sculptures and ceramics created by the superstar and the singer-songwriter. The Sara Hilden Art Museum, located in the southern Finnish city…

TV lionheart hunts down a fierce new role

ACTRESS SURBHI CHANDNA SPEAKS ABOUT HER NEW SERIES SHERDIL SHERGILL Talented small-screen star Surbhi Chandna makes a return with bright new TV serial Sherdil Shergill. The popular actress plays an empowered woman determined to make her way in the world, who unexpectedly finds a special connection – in the Colors…

20-year-old man charged with rape in Bolton

A 20-year-old Bolton man has been charged with rape of a woman, media reports said. Prashant Gurung of Manchester Road, Bolton, will appear at Wigan Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (21), police said. Earlier, he has been remanded into custody. According to police, the alleged attack took place in the early…

From Kollywood to Bollywood

TWENTY HINDI FILMS SUCCESSFULLY ADAPTED FROM TOP TAMIL CLASSICS, AHEAD OF VIKRAM VEDHA REMAKE Hotly anticipated film Vikram Vedha is a Bollywood remake of a hit 2017 Tamil neo-noir action thriller of the same name. Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan take on the lead roles in the story of…

Review: These Are the Words – Artistic poems offer life…

Those who have followed the work of acclaimed British poet Nikita Gill will know the deep meaning attached to her work and how wonderfully unpredictable she can be. She has continued that impressive literary journey with what could perhaps be her best work yet. The book, divided into four sections,…

Eight out of ten Britons will be overweight or obese…

The UK is in the grip of an “obesity emergency” that threatens to bankrupt the NHS and cut lives short, a report warns. According to experts, more than eight in ten Britons will be overweight or obese by 2060 – costing the economy £142 billion a year, the Daily Mail…

Ira Mathur: Reclaiming the past

Award-winning journalist’s debut novel explores family, empire and migration Being introduced to centuries-old stories connected Ira Mathur to writing from a very young age. This led towards an award-winning career as a multi-media journalist and writing newly published debut novel Love The Dark Days. The creative memoir, written like a…

Leicester police stabbing: Man charged with attempted murder

A man was charged with attempted murder following the stabbings of two police officers in in Leicester Square on Friday (16), the the Metropolitan Police said. Mohammed Rahman, 24, from west London, has been charged with attempted murder of a male constable; and with causing grievous bodily harm with intent…

How Divian Ladwa is breaking ground for British Asian talent

Versatile actor discusses his new film, inclusive casting and inspirations British actor Divian Ladwa has balanced acclaimed roles on television, radio, and theatre with eye-catching performances in international films such as Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Personal History of David Copperfield and the recently released Mr Malcolm’s List. He has…

UK elections watchdog calls for action to prevent abuse and…

Many candidates at the May elections reported experiencing abuse, threatening behaviour and intimidation, the UK’s elections watchdog revealed.The Electoral Commission’s reports found that while 40 per cent of candidates in England and Wales reported intimidation in elections, the proportion went up to 44 per cent in Scotland. But it was…

House of the Dragons producer and writer suggests the show…

Sara Hess, who is the executive producer and writer of the ongoing Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon, has suggested the show may depict sexual violence in the future. Interestingly, she has previously said that the show would not feature in the first season. Hess spoke to Vanity…

Letitia Wright on returning to set of Black Panther 2…

Actress Letitia Wright, who essays the character of fan-favourite Shuri in Black Panther, opened up about what it was like working on the second installment of the film after the unfortunate death of actor Chadwick Boseman who played T’Challa. Talking on The Playlist Podcast Network, Wright said that it was…

Pak spy agency ISI considers me its ‘enemy’, says Indian-American…

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has said that Pakistan's spy agency ISI considers him an "enemy" because of his stand against the radicals in the South Asian country. The Democratic Party lawmaker from Illinois said this while addressing community members during a fundraiser hosted by him in Boston at the residence…

Top Tips For Staging Your Home To Sell

When it comes time to sell your home, first impressions are everything. Given that potential buyers will make up their minds about your home in the first few seconds of seeing it, it's important to stage your home in an appealing and inviting way. Here are a few tips to…

‘Bring back the British empire’ comment on UK TV show…

Two journalists praised the British empire on a prominent news channel in the UK, sparking a backlash on social media, as the death of Queen Elizabeth II rekindled memories of the kingdom's colonial rule. While both said the decolonisation led to chaos in many countries, journalist-writer Rowan Dean’s call to…

Second man sentenced over Leicester violence

A second man has been sentenced in connection with Leicester violence which saw the arrest of 47 people since August 28. Leicester Magistrates' Court handed down a suspended one-year jail term to Adam Yusuf, 20, after he pleaded guilty to possessing a knife at a march on Sunday. While Yusuf…

“We won’t tolerate unrest in our city”

Outsiders are coming to Leicester to cause tensions among the city’s south Asian communities, sources have told Eastern Eye. In the past three weeks, police arrested 47 people following violence in the city. Last weekend (16-17), they arrested 18 suspects, and some of those were from outside the city, sources…

Denied dental care, UK adults turning to DIY dentistry –…

According to a new survey of 2,234 UK adults, almost a quarter of people have been unable to access care from an NHS dentist in the last year, resulting in many turning to “DIY dentistry” the Independent reports. The poll suggests that just over a third (36%) said they got…

Bedfordshire woman crowdfunds to save husband suffering from aggressive brain…

A woman in Bedfordshire has started crowdfunding in a desperate bid to get her ailing husband, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, treated abroad. The case of Mohsin Mughal, a father of three from Luton, was later found to be an inoperable grade 4 glioblastoma (GBM). The tumour…

Watch: 200 masked men gathered outside Hindu temple as Leicester…

A minor disorder during a protest outside a Hindu temple in the city of Birmingham involving fireworks targeted at police officers has resulted in a man's arrest and stop and search powers being deployed, UK police said on Wednesday (21). Videos of Tuesday's (20) protest outside Durga Bhawan temple on…

Sumner Stroh shares cryptic message after Adam Levine denies cheating…

Sumner Stroh appeared to throw shade at Adam Levine after his denial of having an affair with the 23-year-old Instagram influencer. She has shared a cryptic message on her Instagram Stories, writing, “Someone get this man a dictionary,” just hours after the musician, 43, made a statement in response to…

Six reported killed as Iran protests spread over woman’s death

Protests have spread across Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini after the young woman was arrested by the morality police, as a rights group said Wednesday (20) two more protesters were killed overnight, raising the toll to six. Public anger has flared since Iranian authorities on Friday announced the…

This teenager suffers with rare condition that makes her allergic…

Aquagenic urticaria, a rare skin disease causes sufferers to break out in hives after their skin comes into contact with water. Sadie Tessmer, 14, from Missouri, is one of only 100 people in the world to have water allergy aquagenic urticaria. The teenager who lives in Buffalo, Missouri was diagnosed…

Tom Hardy surprises fans with appearance at Milton Keynes’ Jiu-Jitsu…

Hollywood star Tom Hardy surprised everyone in Milton Keynes this weekend when he appeared in a real-life Jiu-Jitsu competition and won the finale Donning his blue belt, Hardy made his powerful entry at the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship, held at Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes, on Saturday, September 17.…

Eminem’s daughter Hailie speaks out about being “bothered” with questions…

American rap legend Eminem's daughter Hailie Jade, who has often been mentioned in his songs, recently spoke out on the attention surrounding her relationship with her father. According to E! News, during the 'Ask Me Anything' episode of her podcast, Hailie addressed the questions she received about her father and…

Don’t Look Up director Adam McKay pledges to donate USD…

Filmmaker Adam McKay, who directed the disaster-inspired apocalyptic political satire 'Don't Look Up' has taken another public step in the fight against climate change. According to The Hollywood Reporter, on Tuesday, McKay announced that he has pledged USD 4 million to the Climate Emergency Fund, which gives out grants to…

Nikki Haley blasts ‘racist’ talk show host for claiming she…

Indian American politician and diplomat Nikki Haley has called TV host Sunny Hostin a 'racist' for claiming that the former hides her Indian name to appease Republican voters, media reports said. Slamming the former governor of South Carolina as a “chameleon" on Tuesday’s (20) episode of The View talk show,…

India, UK working to meet Diwali deadline for FTA: Piyush…

Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the UK is keen to stick to the Diwali deadline for India-UK free trade agreement and both countries are working towards it. He referred to the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II and said "as we are expanding our engagements, the UK…

PM Narendra Modi was right, time is not for war:…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was right when he said that the time is not for war, France President Emmanuel Macron said at the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. "Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India was right when he said the time…

Eleven schoolchildren killed in Myanmar air strike: UNICEF

At least 11 schoolchildren died in an air strike and firing on a Myanmar village, according to the United Nations children's agency, an attack the country's junta said targeted rebels hiding in the area. UN chief Antonio Guterres on Tuesday condemned the strike, according to his office, which stated at…

Forever in our hearts: Bollywood mourns the demise of Raju…

Jovial, vibrant, and full of life -- the Indian film and television fraternity outpoured its love for comedian Raju Srivastav who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 58. Paying condolences, superstar Hrithik Roshan took to Twitter and wrote, "Forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Raju Srivastava Sir.…

India will overtake the UK to become 3rd largest economy…

India will overtake the United Kingdom to become the third largest economy by the end of the decade and thus New Delhi and London need to work together, British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis said on Tuesday. "For two economies roughly the same size, India will grow fast overtaking…

Islamic preacher who raped young girl caught after she identified…

An Islamic preacher who raped young girl 13 years ago was caught after she identified him on YouTube. However, the grandfather-of-three has not been jailed as he is suffering with dementia, according to reports. Khandaker Mohammed Rahman, 67, raped the victim, then under-13, in a washroom in 2005 in South…

Researcher to study effects of overweight fathers on children’s future…

This World Alzheimer’s Day (Wednesday, 21 September), Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced new funding for a research project to better understand dementia risk. A researcher from Lancaster University has been awarded just under £350,000 to embark on a major research project over four years looking at the links between obesity…

Let’s get physical

A recent study by Nuffield Health reports that more than 50 per cent of women do not get any vigorous exercise. Understandably, the main barriers are lacking motivation, getting out of the habit of not exercising during the lockdown, lack of time due to work and busy lives in general.…

The Essential Guide to Swedish Massage: All You Need To…

We all lead very busy lives, and we all want to feel good. Maybe it’s the stress of daily life, or maybe it’s just a result of the constant pressure to perform. Whatever the case may be, many people struggle to feel their best. Yet with so many different treatment…

Finding freedom from an unhappy marriage

WHY SONIA GUPTA THREW A DIVORCE PARTY AFTER SPLIT Only those who have gone through a divorce know how painful it is and, perhaps, more so within the south Asian community because of outdated attitudes. But now an empowered generation is changing that and taking control of their lives, which…

Ayesha Jhulka makes a Hush Hush return

BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS DISCUSSES HER WEB DEBUT Back in the 1990s, Ayesha Jhulka made a name for herself as a leading lady in films like Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Khiladi (1992), and Waqt Hamara Hai (1993). After stepping away from the spotlight, the much-loved actress makes her return with a…

Fabulous south Asian features and shorts at this year’s London…

This year’s London Film Festival runs from October 5-16 and once again has a strong south Asian line-up, which touch upon diverse genres and have interesting storylines. There will be cinema screenings, and some films will be available online. Eastern Eye looked ahead to the annual event, with a preview…

Lincolnshire celebrates India Day

LIVE PERFORMANCE Lincolnshire India Day When: Saturday September 24 Where: The Engine Shed, Lincoln, LN67TS What: Free event by the Indian Cultural Organisation of Lincolnshire, which will present a day of live classical, Bollywood, and Bhangra performances, along with offering delicious Indian food. There will be free and exciting workshops…

Angelina Jolie visits Pakistan to support people affected by floods

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Tuesday arrived in Pakistan to support people affected by the devastating floods in the country. According to the Express Tribune, the 'Salt' actor landed in Dadu, Pakistan, and will hear from people affected directly about their needs and about steps to prevent such suffering in…

Priyanka Chopra shares pictures from her first trip with daughter…

Global icon Priyanka Chopra, on Tuesday, shared pictures from her first trip with her daughter Malti Marie to New York. Taking to Instagram, the 'Don' actor shared a couple of pictures which she captioned, "Our first trip to the big apple." In the first picture, Priyanka could be seen seated…

Mani Ratnam says pandemic cannot be an excuse for making…

Celebrated Indian filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who has several award-winning films to his credit, is presently busy promoting his upcoming directorial venture, Ponniyin Selvan, based on the novel of the same name. The magnum opus faced several setbacks during its filming due to the coronavirus pandemic. During an interview, when Ratman…

Why you should eat fewer carbs

Diabetes UK estimates that one in three adults in the UK have pre-diabetes, meaning their blood glucose levels are above normal but below the threshold for a diabetes diagnosis. Around 90% of those with diabetes have type 2 diabetes which is usually caused by obesity. Type 2 diabetes is a…

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine breaks his silence after being…

On Monday, Instagram model Sumner Stroh posted a video on TikTok alleging that she and the Maroon 5 singer, Adam Levin, were having an affair. The singer is already married to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo for eight years and the pair is presently gearing up to welcome their third…

‘The toxic messages of hate and fake news being spread…

The UK police said on Tuesday (20) that they have made 47 arrests as part of an ongoing operation to deter further disorder in the eastern England city of Leicester, which saw scenes of violence over the weekend. The development comes as the Indian High Commission in London issued a…

Daily multivitamin supplement may protect against dementia – Study

There are about 900,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is expected to increase to 1.6 million by 2040. According to a new study, taking a daily multivitamin tablet helps to keep those over the age of 65 mentally alert, and may also protect against dementia, which…

Leicester violence: Hindus and Muslims make joint appeal for harmony

Leaders of the Hindu and Muslim communities in the eastern England city of Leicester presented a united front on Tuesday as they appealed for harmony in the wake of violent clashes following an India-Pakistan cricket match, which has led to 47 arrests. Pradyumna Das, President of the city’s ISKCON Temple,…

Vidyut Jammwal’s Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2 crosses a whopping 100…

Did we savour an action-packed thriller with Khuda Haafiz? Well, ace director Faruk Kabir gave us another treat with the sequel to the thriller Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2- Agni Pariksha. Taking the tormented lives of Sameer (Vidyut Jammwal) and Nargis (Sheevalika Oberoi) ahead, the sequel undoubtedly doubles the thrill and…

From Rajiv Adatia and Meera Deosthale to Vishal Singh and…

It has been quite a while since Namish Taneja has been missing from the scene. He was last seen in Shashi Sumeet Productions’ Aye Mere Humsafar, where he played the role of Ved Kothari, and his loyal fans have been missing him on screen ever since. While there is no…

Fabien Frankel reveals he spent seven months planning one House…

Actor Fabien Frankel, who plays Rhaenyra’s knight in once-shining armour in House of the Dragon, has revealed that he spent seven months preparing for a big sex scene with co-star Ser Criston Cole that featured in the fourth episode of the show. “It was something we talked about over seven…

Nine in ten companies give thumbs-up to four-day week trial,…

Almost nine in ten companies participating in the four-day working week trial has said that they plan to make the arrangement permanent as productivity has improved, according to reports. According to a mid-term survey, 88 per cent of respondents said it was working well, while 86 per cent said they…

Gujarati film Chhello Show is India’s official entry for Oscars…

Gujarati coming-of-age drama "Chhello Show" is India's official entry for the 95th Academy Awards, the Film Federation of India (FFI) announced on Tuesday. Titled "Last Film Show" in English, the movie, directed by Pan Nalin, will release in theatres countrywide on October 14. "'Chhello Show' is India's official entry for…

Night owls at greater risk of type 2 diabetes and…

A new study has found that night owls may be at higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes compared to early birds. If you prefer to go to bed late and get up later – you are a sleep chronotype known as being a night owl. Scientists have…

Warner Bros didn’t allow Zack Snyder to use the iconic…

Director Zack Snyder, who entered DCEU in 2013 with the Man of Steel, is no longer attached to DC projects other than Teen Titans Go, but his first DCEU film is still making noise online. A fan claimed that Snyder fans, who did not want to hear the original John…

All about Airtel Global VPN

With the world moving towards cloud-based systems rapidly, businesses today need to equip and prepare themselves to cope up with the change. As a business owner in this dynamic marketplace, you need to ask yourself an important question. Is my current network equipped to survive and perform in the rapidly…

Kate Winslet rushed to hospital after falling accident on ‘Lee’…

Hollywood star Kate Winslet was taken to the hospital after she suffered an accident while filming Lee in Croatia. According to Deadline, the 'Titanic' actor fell while on the set of the movie and a representative for the star has offered an update on her health condition. "Kate slipped and…

Emraan Hashmi dismisses reports of being injured in stone pelting…

Emraan Hashmi has dismissed reports that he was injured in stone pelting during the shooting of his upcoming film in Kashmir. A few weeks ago, a Bollywood actor shared a picture on Instagram after he headed to Srinagar to shoot for his upcoming film. Some reports claim that the actor…

New mask to detect coronavirus in just 10 minutes, alert…

Scientists have developed a face mask that can detect the coronavirus in just 10 minutes. The mask is supposedly highly sensitive and is able to identify common respiratory viruses such as Covid-19 and influenza by the droplets or aerosols that are present in the air. The mask wearers are alerted…

Debunking the bizarre health fads of celebrities

Outrageous celebrity health trends have always fascinated us – from leech therapy and vampire facials to drinking wee-wee, charcoal, and basically everything, including voluntarily getting stung by bees, celebrities seem to have tried it all. For the sake of their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, celebs are open to trying…

Leicester Violence: 20-year-old armed man sentenced to 10 months prison;…

A 20-year-old man arrested during the disorder in East Leicester over the weekend has been sentenced to 10 months in prison even as calm returned to the area after unsavoury incidents. Amos Noronha of Illingworth Road who appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday pleaded guilty to possession of an…

A top British doctor says ‘Australia is quite racist’ and…

A top British doctor has alleged that Australians are 'quite racist' and added that they always looking down on international medical graduates (IMG), according to media report. While sharing his experience of studying to be a medical professional in the country, Dr Salim Uddin said that 'Aussies can be quite…

UK plans to replace Chinese language schools with teachers from…

A group of cross-party British lawmakers is in talks with Taiwan to provide Chinese-language teachers to the United Kingdon as the government seeks to phase out Confucius Institutes, according to media reports. Chinese state-linked Confucius language learning and teaching project has been under heavy scrutiny as the bilateral relations between…

Canelo Alvarez reveals he was ‘scared’ after seeing Amir Khan…

Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has revealed that he was ‘scared’ during his fight with Britain's Amir Khan in 2016 after seeing Khan falling to the floor, according to a media report. Alvarez, 32, emerged winner in a six-round fight at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena in May 2016 as he…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas at United Nations SDG Moment: Global solidarity…

The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador said “all is not well with our world”. With just under eight years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas said "a just, safe and healthy world" is the right of every individual which can become a reality with global solidarity.…

Taliban frees US Navy veteran Mark Frerichs after over 2…

US Navy veteran Mark Frerichs, who was taken hostage in Afghanistan, was released by the Taliban after more than two years, according to media reports citing a spokesman. Earlier in the year, the US had raised concerns over the release of Mark Frerichs. Afghanistan's acting Foreign Minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi…

‘I’m not saying all Britishers are villains’: S Rajamouli responds…

SS Rajamouli shot to overnight fame with Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion, but it was his recent blockbuster RRR that cemented his position as one of the finest filmmakers in the world. Starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan as revolutionaries Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitaraman respectively, RRR is…

Moeen Ali ‘proud’ to lead England in Pakistan T20s

Allrounder Moeen Ali said Sunday that captaining England against Pakistan -- where his family have roots -- was a "huge and proud moment". England are on their first tour of Pakistan in 17 years, and will play seven Twenty20s. The first T20 will be played in Karachi on Tuesday. Captain…

About 250,000 attended Queen Elizabeth’s lying-in-state, UK minister says

Some 250,000 mourners filed past Queen Elizabeth's coffin at Westminster Hall in London during her lying-in-state, Britain's culture minister Michelle Donelan said on Tuesday. "It's approximately around the 250,000 mark. We're just crunching those final numbers," Donelan told Times radio. The full figures would be released in due course, she…

Five killed in Iran during protests over woman’s death after…

Five people were killed in Iran's Kurdish region on Monday when security forces opened fire during protests over the death of a woman in police custody, a Kurdish rights group said, on the third day of turmoil over an incident that has ignited nationwide anger. Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from…

Viral video: Passenger onboard Pakistan Airlines flight tries to break…

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has blacklisted a passenger for creating ruckus mid-Air on Peshawar-Dubai flight last week. According to reports, the male passenger suddenly started punching seats, kicking the aircraft's window and indulged in a brawl with the flight crew on PIA's PK-283 flight on September 14. A video of…

International Gita Mahotsav celebrated in Canadian Parliament

International Gita Mahotsav was celebrated in Canada, during which Member of Parliament House of Commons of Canada Chandra Arya emphasized a bill to celebrate November as Hindu Heritage Month. According to a statement issued by Bharat Sevashram Sangha Canada, the Mahotsav was celebrated from September 16-18 in Canada's Parliament. It…

Sundar Pichai meets Indian ambassador in the US, discusses Google’s…

GOOGLE CEO Sunder Pichai has held discussions with the Indian envoy in the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, about the technology giant's activities in India, particularly its aggressive push towards digitisation, as he became the first top Indian-American tech business leader to visit the country's embassy here. Thank you Ambassador Sandhu…

The King’s duty to protect diversity depends on our finding…

IF this was the end of an era - the Elizabethan age - what an ending it was. The scale of global attention for the Queen’s funeral renewed the sense that nobody does tradition quite like the British. It was broadcast magnificently too. Sweeping shots of Westminster Abbey combined with…

Real Estate Vs. Mutual Funds – Which is a Better…

If there is one platform of investment that lets you go far and beyond- that would definitely be the mutual fund platform. Yes, this is the one place where you can explore different sectors, industries, geographies, and so much more. Should I put my money into real estate or mutual…

Anil Kapoor’s American doppelganger eyeing a career in Bollywood, netizens…

Almost every popular actor has one or more doppelgangers who look exactly like them and their uncanny resemblance always amazes fans. Now, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor has a new doppelganger who has surprised the netizens for looking strikingly like a young Anil Kapoor. Not just that, he is also looking…

Contraceptive jab could make vasectomies a thing of the past…

Sterilisations of men and women in NHS hospitals have reportedly dropped, in 2010-11 there were 19,510 vasectomies carried out in NHS hospitals. However, by 2020-21 this number supposedly fell to 4,486 – amounting to a 77% fall. However, vasectomies or ‘the snip’ could soon become a thing of the past…

Gopichand Hinduja pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II: ‘Rare to…

Gopichand P Hinduja, co-chairman of the Hinduja Group and chairman of Hinduja Automotive Limited, UK, on Monday (19) paid a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch who passed away on September 8. The late Queen's funeral, attended by several people and foreign dignitaries, took place on Monday.…

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin lowered into vault ahead of private burial

Queen Elizabeth's coffin was lowered into a vault at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, on Monday after a day of inimitable pageantry that drew world leaders to her funeral and huge crowds to the streets to say farewell to a revered monarch. Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers lined the…

British Indians honour the late Queen in Gujarat

Today marks the State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, which takes place at Westminster Abbey (London, UK). This day is also the first day of a seven-day religious festival (Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Suvarna Mahotsav), which sees thousands of followers of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan from around the world…

South Asians with dementia die younger than white British counterparts:…

British South Asians with dementia are at higher risk of early death than their white British counterparts, new research has revealed. According to the findings of the study, South Asian people with dementia die 2.97 years younger and black people 2.66 years younger than white Britons with similar conditions. The…

Shocking study reveals religious people more content with their sex…

A new study states that people with strong religious beliefs are happier with their sex lives. According to a study published in the Journal of Sex Research, religious people enjoy sex more. The findings of the study reveal that pious married women reportedly have more satisfying sex lives than non…

Prime minister Edi Rama urges Albanians to stop crossing the…

Albanian prime minister Edi Rama urged his country’s youngsters to invest their money in tourism businesses instead of paying people smugglers who promise to help them cross the English Channel into Britain illegally. His appeal comes amid reports that around 2,000 Albanians are camping in Dunkirk and Calais in France…

‘You know what? I made Titanic’: James Cameron recalls using…

James Cameron is considered one of the finest filmmakers to have ever been born in Hollywood. The successful filmmaker has a number of blockbusters to his credit, including Titanic and Avatar. However, despite having an unbeatable track record at the box office, he still had to lock horns with the…

Joe Biden says US would help Taiwan if China attacks

Beijing on Monday (19) said president Joe Biden's latest comments that the United States would defend Taiwan against a Chinese invasion "severely violate" Washington's policy towards the island. "The US remarks... severely violate the important commitment the US made not to support Taiwan independence, and send a seriously erroneous signal…

Indian student succumbs to injuries sustained during Canada shooting rampage

A 28-year-old Indian student has succumbed to the injuries sustained during a shooting rampage in Canada’s Ontario province that also claimed two other lives, including that of a police constable, police said. Satwinder Singh, who was injured in the shooting last Monday in Milton, died at the Hamilton General Hospital…

Doctor suspended for a year for not revealing shoplifting records

A Manchester hospital doctor has been suspended for a year for not revealing her shoplifting records to the General Medical Council. Sunita Sharma had been caught trying to steal jeans and sunglasses from Harvey Nichols’ Knightbridge store in London and a handbag from Harrods in 2008. She was arrested after…

15 arrested over East Leicester violence as police appeal for…

Fifteen people have been arrested in East Leicester in response to public disorder “fanned by distorted social media” over the weekend. Policing operations continued on Monday although there were no further reports of disorder. The arrests came after Sunday’s protest which followed large-scale disorder the previous day amid tensions involving…

Do blue light-blocking glasses prevent digital eye strain?

Our computers, phones, or tablets emit blue light, and staring at these screens for an extended period of time can lead to computer vision syndrome (CVS), experts state. CVS is a type of eyestrain that causes symptoms like redness, dry eyes, headaches, and blurred vision. Eyeglass manufacturers propose blue-light-blocking glasses…

What Do You Need To Know About Accounting Services For…

Are you looking to expand your operations or undergo a transformation? If so, you might want to keep reading. As your small business grows and expands into new markets, it is helpful to have accounting services on hand that can help make sure everything is running smoothly. In today’s fast-paced…

James Gunn talks about Guardians of the Galaxy jokes involving…

It is no secret that Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is one of the most-awaited films of 2023. It is set to debut in theatres on May 5, 2023. The film brings back not just filmmaker James Gunn but also Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and the voices…

‘This is terrible and disturbing’: Ex-envoy to UK Ruchi Ghanashyam…

Following the eruption of clashes in the British city of Leicester due to the defeat of Pakistan by India in the Asia Cup match on August 28, former Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ruchi Ghanashyam said that the incident is very disturbing and a development of grave concern.…

Priyanka Chopra recalls being given the nickname ‘Plastic Chopra’ after…

Priyanka Chopra has always been that powerful woman who never shies away from speaking her mind. In 2021, she released her memoir called Unfinished in which she got candid about a lot of things from her personal life, including the botched surgery she underwent in the early 2000s that left…

Vikram Vedha: Hrithik Roshan reveals doctors advised him not to…

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan is known for his amazing dance moves and hard-hitting action sequences. During the 'Alcoholia' song launch event, on Saturday, he revealed that the doctors had restricted him from doing action or dance films before the release of his first film 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai' in 2000.…

You freak me out and my kids out: Pregnant Blake…

Blake Lively, who is expecting her fourth child with husband and actor Ryan Reynolds, slammed the paparazzi for stalking their home. Taking to Instagram, Blake shared candid pictures of her baby bump and penned a note slamming the shutterbugs. "Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the…

Nick Jonas calls Priyanka Chopra “a treasure” as he shares…

Singer Nick Jonas and global star Priyanka Chopra never leave a chance to express their love for each other. On Sunday, Nick shared a video on his social media and called Priyanka "a treasure" for making him feel so loved. Taking to Instagram, Nick dropped a reel video in which…

VIRAL VIDEO: Singer Enrique Iglesias locks lips with fan on…

American singer Enrique Iglesias shocked his fans with a video he posted on Instagram. In the clip, Enrique, who has been dating Anna Kournikova for 20 years, is seen getting intimate with a fan! In the video, the singer is initially seen giving the woman fan a kiss on the…

Queen’s funeral: King Charles III thanks Bangladesh PM Hasina for…

King Charles III, the new British monarch who has succeeded Queen Elizabeth II after her death, on Saturday (17) dialed Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka to express gratitude to her for personally attending his mother's funeral in London on Monday (19). The King also thanked the president of…

Leaders and monarchs gather for final farewell to Queen Elizabeth

Leaders and monarchs from across the globe gathered in London on Monday to bid farewell to Britain's Queen Elizabeth at a state funeral of inimitable pageantry, marking the passing of a beloved figure who unified the nation through her 70-year reign. Thousands of people lined the streets to witness the…

FACTBOX-Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth’s home and now final resting place

Queen Elizabeth will be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip in a small chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in a private ceremony after her state funeral on Monday. Her parents were also laid to rest in St. George's Chapel. Elizabeth's funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey, before…

‘Make sure you do what you’re supposed to do’: Biden…

Expressing his condolences to the royal family, US President Joe Biden on Sunday (local time) paid his respects at Queen Elizabeth's coffin and said that the Queen had always reminded him of his mother. While mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth, Biden remembered Queen's warm candour and said, "The way…

Iranian women chop off hair, burn hijabs to mark protest…

A slew of protests erupted in Iran on Sunday over the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, following her detention by the country's morality police as women protesters cut their hair and burnt hijabs to protest against the mandatory veiling of women, media reports said. Masih Alinejad, an Iranian…

Indian President Droupadi Murmu meets King Charles III at Buckingham…

Ahead of Queen Elizabeth's state funeral, President Droupadi Murmu met King Charles III at a reception held at Buckingham Palace on Sunday. President Murmu also signed the condolence book for Queen Elizabeth II, at the Lancaster House near Buckingham Palace in London. "President Droupadi Murmu signed the Condolence Book in…

Police appeal for calm as India-Pak post-match ‘disorder’ spills over…

Police is calling for calm after clashes between fans following an India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match at the end of last month spilled over into "serious disorder" on Saturday and the early hours of Sunday in the city of Leicester in eastern England. Reports circulating on social media claimed the…

Undertaker explains ‘preserving’ process after death of royals

As the Queen lies-in-state at Westminster Hall before being removed for Monday's state funeral at Westminster Abbey, many have questioned how Her Majesty's coffin can be publicly displayed for so long. One mortician has taken to TikTok to explain the procedures. TikTok mortician 'AskTheUndertakr', who uses his platform to answer…

Racially and religiously aggravated crimes hit record high in England…

Racially and religiously aggravated crimes have hit new record in England and Wales, according to the latest figures from the Home Office. Police are investigating more than 80,133 crimes motivated by either racism or religious intolerance in the year ending March 2022, reported the Wales Online. There were 76,884 offences…

Tech workers paying at least $75,000 for surgical procedure to…

Stigmas around plastic surgery for men have begun to decrease in recent years and it has become a way for men to reach their physical goals. In 2020 men were reportedly turning to techniques like Botox, fillers, and laser treatments in an effort to get ahead in their careers. Currently,…

South Africa wants UK to return ‘stolen’ 500 carat Great…

The death of Queen Elizabeth II has reignited the debate in South Africa, a former colony of Britain, over the ownership of world's largest clear-cut diamond. The African nation said that the precious diamond-the Great Star of Africa, or Cullinan l, belongs to them. The diamond was was mined in…

Pakistan Prime Minister in London to attend Queen’s funeral

Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif reached in London on Saturday (17) to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday (19). According to the Foreign Office, Sharif will represent the country at the state funeral. The funeral of the Queen will take place at 11:00 BST on Monday…

Queen Elizabeth’s favourite brands face losing royal warrant

Queen Elizabeth II's death means that around 600 of her favourite brands risk losing their royal warrant and must now await the approval of her successor King Charles III. Fortnum and Mason teas, Burberry raincoats, Cadbury chocolate and even broomstick and dog food manufacturers are among those facing the loss…

Queen’s death shines spotlight on wrongs suffered by indigenous people

When newly elected indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lidia Thorpe took her oath to office last month, she raised her fist above her head in protest and labelled Queen Elizabeth II a "colonising queen". "It was like kneeling to the murderer," the Greens senator told Reuters this week. "I had to swear…

Over 100 British cinemas, big city screens to show queen’s…

Queen Elizabeth's state funeral on Monday (19) will be shown by around 125 cinemas across Britain, while parks, squares and cathedrals will also set up viewing screens for the huge ceremonial event, the government said on Saturday (17). The funeral service at Westminster Abbey and related processions across London will…

Indian President Murmu arrives in London to attend funeral of…

President Droupadi Murmu arrived in London on Saturday (17) evening to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and to offer condolences on behalf of the Indian government. Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 at her summer residence of Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, is lying-in-state…

Spider-Man named the most popular superhero in the US, find…

A report by Wisevoter has come up with some interesting findings about who is the most favourite superhero in the United States. A survey was conducted in all 50 states of the country and half of those states chose Spider-Man as their favourite superhero. The caped crusader Batman came in…

Rana Daggubati unveils teaser of Kannada film Kabzaa, set to…

After the success of KGF, KGF 2, 777 Charlie, and Vikrant Rona, the Kannada film industry is all set to release another big action entertainer titled Kabzaa. The film directed by R Chandru stars Upendra Rao, Kicha Sudeep, Shriya Saran, Manoj Bajpayee, and Nawab Shah. While the film is set…

B-lister Amber Heard bagging lead role in Aquaman shocked many…

Amber Heard notching up the lead role in the 2018 DC blockbuster Aquaman reportedly surprised a number of Hollywood executives who could not believe she ‘hacked it as the worst actor’. During an interview with Pop Topic, an elite member of Hollywood revealed, “A lot of us were actually pretty…

Filming for Tom Cruise starrer Mission Impossible 8 paused due…

Tom Cruise recently faced a rather unusual setback on the sets of the much-anticipated Hollywood biggie Mission: Impossible 8. The actor and his crew were forced to stop production after a flock of sheep invaded the sets in England’s Lake District, according to reports. Photos that have been doing the…

Winter Coats: How and Where to Get the Best Ones?

Winter coats have always been a staple piece of cloth across the globe, especially for the communities that are prone to extreme temperature fluctuations. Although winter coats have always been weather essential, the changing times have caused them to get elevated into a fashion must-have. The rise in popularity of…

R Balki recalls directing Chup

Ahead of the release of 'Chup: The Revenge of the Artist', filmmaker R Balki opened up about shooting a few sequences of the project in Mumbai, especially at JJ School of Arts. "Chup relates to the life of an artist, and the School was a perfect location for us. It's…

Double agent ‘involved’ in smuggling Shamima Begum into Syria may…

A double agent believed to be involved in the trafficking of Shamima Begum and two other British teenage schoolgirls into Syria is likely to be granted political asylum in Canada following his release from Turkish jail on August 5, media reports said. Mohammed al-Rashed, recruited by Canadian Security Intelligence Service…

Cocaine and gambling addict, 28, strangled his girlfriend with dressing…

A 28-year man who killed Sainsbury's marketing manager Amani Iqbal in her Walthamstow flat, seemingly claimed he “got rid” of his girlfriend and appeared “happy and upbeat”, an inquest heard. Iqbal was done to death with a dressing gown and was left in a bathtub after she was last seen…

Leonardo DiCaprio might feature in future season of ‘Squid Game’

Emmy-winning smash hit 'Squid Game' could have a Leonardo DiCaprio feature in a future season of the show, series writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk has said. According to Variety, recently, during a congratulatory press conference in Seoul, it was asked if any known Hollywood actor would star in 'Squid Game' season 2.…

Keanu Reeves and Francis Lawrence to re-unite for Constantine 2

Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves is all set to reunite with director Francis Lawrence for Warner bros supernatural thriller 'Constantine 2'. According to Deadline, Warner bros is currently working on the second instalment of the 2005 supernatural thriller film 'Constantine,' which will be helmed by Francis Lawrence who also directed the…

90 pc Afghans in online poll support reopening girls’ schools…

About ninety per cent of voters in Afghanistan supported the reopening of schools for girls beyond grade six, and 10 per cent opposed the decision, as per an online poll conducted by Afghanistan's local media outlet TOLO news. This comes as the Taliban-led education minister said that girls' schools have…

King Charles pledges ‘additional duty’ to protect faith diversity of…

King Charles III has pledged to uphold the “additional duty” as a new monarch of protecting the diversity of the UK and be a sovereign of all communities around the Commonwealth. Addressing a group of faith leaders on Friday evening in the Bow Room at Buckingham Palace, where just days…

Iran: Outrage as 22-yr-old woman, Mahsa Amini, dies after arrest…

Controversy sparked on social media after a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, died after slipping into a coma following her detention by Iran's morality police, a dedicated unit that enforces strict dress codes for women, such as wearing the compulsory headscarf, media reports said. As per Al Jazeera, Mahsa Amini, 22,…

‘There were moments when she came across credible’: Johnny Depp’s…

In the brand-new, Johnny vs. Amber: The US Trial documentary on Discovery+, Johnny Depp’s attorney Benjamin Chow acknowledges that Amber Heard “came across as credible” in her deposition. A teaser from the two-part documentary series, which will premiere on Discovery+ on September 20, shows the actor’s team addressing the trial.…

Raj Aggarwal: My recollections of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It was my great privilege be appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to serve as her representative in South Glamorgan as Deputy Lord Lieutenant and also as Honorary Captain in the Royal Navy. During that time I was incredibly lucky to have met her on a number of occasions,…

Eating late can increase cancer risk by 25% – Study

Our appetite, our body temperature, when we wake up, and our mood is all controlled by our circadian rhythm - our body’s internal clock, which manages our sleep and wake cycle. The body’s central clock is found in the brain and gets its signals mainly from the presence of light.…

Gas cookers can put your family at risk of multiple…

Experts have warned that the hobs, which are used by almost a third of households in the UK, emit potentially dangerous gases, even when switched off. Based on findings of a new study, scientists state that gas cookers emit the same particles emitted by cars and trucks and can, therefore,…

Donation pours in for American teen ordered to pay $150K…

Donations poured in for an American teenager who was ordered by a court to pay $150,000 to the family of a man who she killed for allegedly assaulting her sexually.Pieper Lewis of Des Moines in the US state of Iowa was sentenced in Polk County earlier this week to five…

As Ben Affleck gears up for his return as Batman,…

Sparking a debate online, actor George Clooney has sarcastically claimed that his version of Batman in Batman and Robin is the “best.” For the uninitiated, Clooney played the role of Batman aka Bruce Wayne in the 1997 film Batman & Robin with Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, and Arnold…

Carlo Ancelotti reveals the two sides most likely to win…

With only a couple of months to go until the World Cup in Qatar, anticipation levels are reaching fever pitch and the participating teams are fine-tuning their preparations. As always, there has been frenzied debate about who will clinch the coveted Jules Rimet trophy and there is a phalanx of…

5 Common Things In Knowing Your Ways In Poker Odds

The odds in poker believe its mathematical side, and this is much more convenient to play poker online. The odds in poker are the probability of an event occurring, usually expressed as a ratio, like 1:4 or 2:1. This process calculates the expected result of a bet or activity. The…

Saudi man, nicknamed as polygamist of the century, marries 53…

A 63-year-old Saudi man has claimed that he had married 53 women in 43 years to find 'stability and peace of mind', according to a media report. Abu Abdullah, now nicknamed as the 'polygamist of the century', has said that currently married to one woman and has no intention to…

How often do you wash your bras? Woman sparks fierce…

A woman has sparked a massive debate about how long you can go without cleaning your undergarments, revealing in a TikTok video that she only washes her bra once a week. The video has gone viral and has now been viewed more than 1.5 million times. Renee Hogan, who is…

‘Werewolf killer’ released from mental health facility spotted on dating…

A Virginia man who had stabbed a stranger to death claiming the victim a “werewolf” has been barred from using social media after he concealed his violent past in his dating profile. Pankaj Bhasin, 37, released conditionally after his three-year stay in a mental health facility, has stated in his…

Amir Khan on accusing Joshua of sleeping with his wife:…

Former world champion Amir Khan now regrets about the public spat he had with fellow boxer Anthony Joshua almost five years ago, according to media reports. Khan said that he feels 'really bad' about the Twitter episode in which he accused Joshua of sleeping with his wife. According to the…

Uganda envoy to UK, Nimisha Madhvani, pays tribute to Queen

UGANDA'S high commissioner to the UK, Nimisha Madhvani, has paid tribute to the Queen following her death last Thursday (8). Guests who gathered last weekend in Denham to mark the 50th anniversary of the expulsion of Asians from Uganda also paid tribute to the late Queen who Madhvani described as…

China banned from viewing Queen Elizabeth lying-in-state: Report

The Chinese delegation visiting London to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral on Monday (19) will not be allowed to view her coffin at the lying-in-state vigil inside parliament, the BBC reported on Friday (16). Some parliamentarians had raised concerns about inviting representatives from China after several British lawmakers were sanctioned by…

A big breakfast could help you lose weight – Study

Researchers suggest that the key to controlling your appetite could be a big breakfast. They have discovered that eating a smaller dinner and a big breakfast could help you lose weight by making you feel less hungry. A study from the University of Aberdeen found that people burned the same…

Ahead of Nov mid-term elections, Trump coins India-US friendship slogan…

Former US president Donald Trump has coined an India-US friendship slogan in Hindi as part of his efforts to woo the influential Indian-American community before the mid-term elections in November. “Bharat and America sabse achhe dost” Trump is seen rehearsing and saying in a video released by the Republican Hindu…

Texas, Florida send migrants to VP Kamala Harris’ residence

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took credit Thursday for sending two planeloads of undocumented Venezuelans from Texas to wealthy Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, as Republicans play up immigration issues before November midterm elections. Around 50 of the migrants, including children, landed Wednesday on the island, where Democratic presidents from John F. Kennedy…

SS Rajamouli commences Oscar campaign for RRR, says ‘still trying…

Maverick filmmaker SS Rajamouli has kick-started the Oscar campaign for his globally successful film RRR (2022), starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan. A couple of weeks ago, a well-known international magazine predicted that RRR could be nominated in two categories - Best International Feature and Best Original Song (Dosti). The…

Gigi Hadid and Leonardo DiCaprio’s romance rumours upset Zayn Malik,…

According to reports, Zayn Malik has been trying to win back Gigi Hadid as speculations of her new romance with Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio swirl around everywhere.  The former One Direction band member was with the supermodel for six years before they broke up. They also share a little girl…

US based NGO apologies for ‘waste colonialism’ report blaming Asia…

A Washington-based environmental advocacy group has apologised for its seven-year-old report which claimed five Asian countries were primarily responsible for polluting the ocean with plastic waste. In its now-retracted report, titled Stemming the Tide, Ocean Conservancy had blamed China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand for the bulk of ocean…

France told to rethink repatriation requests of women who travelled…

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered France to promptly re-examine the requests to repatriate two women who had travelled to Syria to join the jihadist group Islamic State or Daesh. It told the government to reconsider the case, saying there had not been sufficient reviews to ensure…

Music Review – Posse Of Fireflies: A great blend of…

A limited number of albums being released and even fewer Indian classical ones, makes this a unique musical offering. What makes it even more interesting is that a female artist has masterminded the songs. Acclaimed India-born, Yorkshire-based Carnatic vocalist and musician Supriya Nagarajan has put together an eclectic eight-track album,…

Matthew McConaughey’s soccer film ‘Dallas Sting; scrapped, read to know…

The Rocky-esque fact-based women's soccer film has been abruptly scrapped six weeks from the start of production by Skydance, The Hollywood Reporter reported. The feature project, set in 1984, was to tell the true story of a Dallas girls' soccer team that travelled to China and, against the odds, defeated…

Even friendly countries now look at Pakistan as country with…

True picture of Pakistan's devastating economic state now lay bare as the country's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed regret that even friendly countries have now started looking at Pakistan as a country that was always begging for money, media reports said. "Today, when we go to any friendly country or…

Who’s invited — and who’s not — to Queen Elizabeth’s…

Hundreds of foreign royals and leaders are expected to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday in one of the biggest diplomatic gatherings in decades. Westminster Abbey has space for around 2,000 people, so only heads of state and one or two guests have reportedly…

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in numbers

Here are a few numbers related to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. 1,500 The number of miles (2,414 kilometres) travelled by the new King Charles III in his first week on the throne. Charles began his reign with visits to Scotland, where he was at the…

No way to repay what Shah Rukh Khan has done…

True to the opening credits of ''Brahmastra Part One: Shiva'', Ayan Mukerji is ''eternally grateful to Mr Shah Rukh Khan'' who, besides his extended cameo, brought his expertise of having worked on many VFX-heavy films to the director's most ambitious project. ''Brahmastra'', headlined by Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, may…

First time ‘God Save the King’ sung in National Mosque…

Over 300 Muslims from across the UK came together at London Central Mosque to honour the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to mark the accession of His Majesty The King, Charles III on Thursday, 15th September 2022. Guests included Shabir Randeree CBE, the first Muslim chair of…

How Seasonality Affects Global Markets

We all know that different seasons bring about different weather conditions. But did you know that this is also reflected in global markets? Markets generally perform differently, depending on the season. Whether you trade in the foreign exchange or invest in the stock market, understanding how seasonality affects the global…

Justin Bieber’s India tour gets cancelled due to singer’s health…

Singer Justin Bieber, who was supposed to perform in India in October 2022, has called off his concert due to his health issues. BookMyShow, on Thursday, confirmed the update by issuing an official statement. "We are extremely disappointed to share that the 'Justin Bieber Justice World Tour - India' scheduled…

Prince William ‘cyber-dated’ Britney Spears before he met Kate Middleton

American singer-songwriter Britney Spears has claimed that she and Prince William had a 'cyber relationship' during their teenage years before he met Kate Middleton. Spears revealed that she and Prince William had an email interaction while they were teenagers in an interview with talk show host Frank Skinner in 2002.…

TIFF to hold special screening of ‘Elizabeth: A Portrait in…

The Toronto International Film Festival is all set to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II with a special screening of director Roger Michell's 'Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s)'. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The last film from the 'Notting Hill' rom-com director stars Queen Elizabeth II and the documentary…

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard’s defamation trial to be the subject…

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's highly-publicised defamation trial is being adapted into a film. Titled 'Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial', the film is set to debut exclusively on the free Tubi streaming service. The film stars Mark Hapka ('Parallels', 'Days of Our Lives') as Depp and Megan Davis ('Alone in…

Garba queen Falguni Pathak announces her new Navratri song Vasaladi

As the festival of Navratri is just around the corner, Garba queen Falguni Pathak has come up with a new track titled 'Vasaladi'. For this Navratri single produced by Vinod Bhanushali's Hitz Music, Falguni Pathak has teamed up with Shail Hada who composed and co-sung the track. Bhojak Ashok Anjam…

Gran Turismo video game adaptation casts Stranger Things fame David…

Hollywood actor David Harbour of 'Stranger Things' fame is all set to star in Sony and PlayStation Productions' upcoming video game adaptation of 'Gran Turismo'. According to Variety, the adaptation, set to release on August 11, 2023, will be directed by Neill Blomkamp, the filmmaker behind sci-fi hits like 'District…

‘I wish this day would have never come’: Reaction to…

Following is a roundup of reaction to Roger Federer, a 20-times Grand Slam champion and former world number one, announcing his retirement from the sport at the age of 41 after the Laver Cup later this month: RAFA NADAL, 22-TIMES GRAND SLAM WINNER "I wish this day would have never…

Roger Federer’s retirement statement

The following is Roger Federer's letter in which the 20-times Grand Slam champion announced he would retire from the sport after the Laver Cup this month: To my tennis family and beyond, Of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, has…

Roger Federer’s records and milestones

Following is a list of records and milestones achieved by Roger Federer after the Swiss great said he would retire from tennis following this month's Laver Cup: * Won 20 Grand Slam titles, only behind Rafa Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21). * Claimed 103 titles, second only to Jimmy…

Federer to call time on glittering career after next week’s…

Roger Federer, regarded by many as the greatest male player to wield a tennis racket and who took the sport to new levels during a career spanning more than two decades, will retire after next week's Laver Cup in London. The 41-year-old, who won 20 Grand Slam singles titles and…

Senior Tory leaders against inviting China to Queen’s funeral over…

Senior leaders of UK's ruling party have raised concerns about inviting Chinese leaders to the Queen's funeral on Monday (19) over genocide of Uyghur minority. A group of MPs and peers, including former Tory leader leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith, have urged the government to withdraw the invitation to the…

Biden administration has appointed 130 Indian-Americans to key positions, says…

US President Joe Biden has appointed 130 Indian-Americans to key positions in his administration so far, a senior White House official has said, the best representation from the community that makes up around one per cent of the American population. Representing the Biden administration at an event to celebrate 'Azadi…

British Indian officer’s bravery during World War II retold

The story of a brave British Indian officer who escaped from the Nazis and made his way to Britain during World War II, despite all odds is being retold in Ben Macintyre’s forthcoming book.Birendranath Mazumdar was an Indian-born doctor whose appearance not only made him stand out in wartime France…

Blue light from LED can harm human and animal health…

Throughout evolution, humans have lived with stable and regular cycles of light and darkness until the beginning of the 20th century, when the pattern started to change – first with the widespread use of artificial lighting at night and, then more recently, due to our increased exposure to white light…

Five arrested for smuggling migrants in Europe via private jet

Five people were arrested in Rome and Brussels for smuggling migrants from Turkey to western Europe via private jet in trips costing around 10,000 euros ($10,000), Italian police said Wednesday (14). The suspects, held on warrants issued by Belgian authorities, are accused of belonging to a criminal organisation aimed at…

Cyrus Mistry accident: Dr Anahita Pandole undergoes pelvic reconstruction surgery

Gynaecologist Dr Anahita Pandole has undergone pelvic reconstruction surgery at a hospital in Mumbai on Thursday (15), media reports said. According to the reports, the condition of her husband Darius is stable. The couple sustained severe injuries in a car crash earlier this month that killed former Tata Sons chairman…

Have sex four times a week to get rid of…

A tenth of Britons and Americans suffer kidney stones, with 30 to 60-year-olds most reported to be the most vulnerable. Having stones in the kidney can be an extremely painful experience and if they get too big, surgery is usually needed to remove them. Drinking plenty of water is known…

Biden allowed to use Beast for Queen’s funeral but lesser…

American president Joe Biden is among the few foreign dignitaries allowed to use their own cars to the venue of the Queen’s funeral while other world leaders would have to use a shared bus, media reports said. The funeral for Elizabeth II who died in Scotland last week will be…

Celtic fans display massive ‘f*** the crown’ banner

Two Champions League matches involving Scottish teams made headlines on Wednesday over incidents surrounding the late Queen Elizabeth II and the British monarchy. Celtic fans raised offensive banners just before the Glasgow team’s clash with the Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk began at the Polish Army Stadium in Warsaw. The first…

Bolton man who led double life jailed for 23 years…

A Bolton businessman who led a double life has been jailed for 23 years for supplying 537 kg of drugs worth £40 million, according to media reports. A court heard that Irtiza Bashir, who owned two luxury homes and drove a Bentley, used Encrochat to hatch plans to smuggle huge…

T20 World Cup clash between India and Pakistan sold out:…

The ICC T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan has been sold out as over 500,000 fans have already booked their place to attend the showpiece event in Australia, starting October 16. The clash between the arch-rivals, scheduled at the MCG on October 23, is sold out, "with additional…

UK PM Truss preparing to scrap sugar tax on soft…

British Prime Minister Liz Truss is preparing to scrap sugar taxes on soft drinks and ditch some anti-obesity measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis in the country, The Times reported on Thursday (15) citing government sources. British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng has ordered health officials to review obesity control measures,…

Prosecutors move to vacate murder conviction of Adnan Syed whose…

Baltimore prosecutors asked a court to vacate the 2000 murder conviction of a man found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend in a case that has drawn national attention when the podcast "Serial" raised doubts about his guilt, local media reported on Wednesday. Adnan Syed, now 42, has always maintained his…

Indian-origin officer appointed South Africa’s Inspector-General of Intelligence

Imtiaz Ahmed Fazel, an Indian-origin intelligence service officer, has been appointed as the Inspector-General of Intelligence (IGI) of South Africa by the country's Parliament. The IGI has the legislated power to investigate allegations of abuse in South Africa's three main intelligence services, namely the State Security Agency, Military Intelligence and…

Anti-India graffiti by Canadian Khalistani extremists on Swaminarayan temple in…

A prominent Hindu temple has been defaced by “Canadian Khalistani extremists” here with anti-India graffiti in an apparent hate crime, prompting the Indian mission here to condemn the incident and urge authorities to take swift action against the perpetrators. The time of the incident at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto…

19-year-old Emily Carey reveals she was ‘scared’ of filming s*x…

Actress Emily Carey, who essays the character of Alicent Hightower in the HBO series House of the Dragon, a prequel to Game of Thrones, recently opened up to a publication about being “scared” of filming sex scenes in the series with a 48-year-old co-star. In episode 4 of the series,…

How to send a text to multiple contacts without group…

There are many ways to send a text message to multiple contacts. You can use group messaging apps or websites. These apps allow you to send a message to multiple people without the hassle of having to go through a group message system. The first step is to create a…

Nagarjuna on Brahmastra’s success and failure of son Naga Chaitanya’s…

In a family of four actors, there are a lot of “bittersweet moments” every year, says veteran star Nagarjuna, who is basking in the success of Brahmastra: Part One Shiva which comes a month after his son Naga Chaitanya’s Hindi debut Laal Singh Chaddha bombed at the box office. As…

Kit Harington opens up about the truth about his MCU…

Kit Harington has addressed his future in the MCU. While appearing on one recent interview, the actor said he hoped to rejoin the MCU sooner rather than later. Harington played Dane Whitman in Eternals, the love interest of Gemma Chan's Serai, employed at London’s Natural History Museum. “I don’t know…

Britney Spears cries on camera in social media dance video

American singer-songwriter Britney Spears burst into tears while dancing in a video posted on her social media, just before she uploaded photos celebrating the birthdays of her estranged sons. According to Page Six, Spears shared the video on her Instagram handle and it was captioned, "It's been a while since…

Anil Singh: ‘Midday Meeal has a very strong message like…

Anil Singh recently unveiled the first poster for his forthcoming Bollywood film Midday Meeal. After receiving a lot of positive feedback for the initial poster, the actor-turned-director released the official poster for the film on social media. Anil Singh has now spoken about the strong message that the movie has…

American Singer R Kelly found guilty in child pornography case

American singer R Kelly has been convicted on federal child pornography charges. On Wednesday, R Kelly was convicted for making videos of himself abusing his 14-year-old goddaughter. The victim is now 37 years old. After a month-long trial in Chicago, the verdict was announced. According to New York Post, on…

Oprah Winfrey comments Queen’s death could be an ‘opportunity for…

TV legend Oprah Winfrey recently commented that she hopes the Queen’s death will act as ‘an opportunity for peacemaking’ in the royal family. She made the remarks after she was asked at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival about the reunion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Prince and Princes…

Top Met officer admits that police overstepped with anti-monarchy protesters

A top police official has admitted that officers who arrested anti-monarchy protesters don’t understand the law, according to media reports. The chair of the Metropolitan Police Federation, Ken Marsh, added that people have a '100 per cent' right to stage such protests. “That’s part of our democracy, that’s what we…

Donald Trump’s top aide feels ‘vilified’ by fellow Indian Americans

Attorney and former president Donald Trump’s top aide Kashyap Kash Patel has accused the Indian American community of running him down with “hateful messages”. Patel who became the chief of staff to the acting secretary of defence in the final stages of the Trump administration told IANS that he felt…

SS Rajamouli announces ‘a globetrotting action adventure’ with Mahesh Babu:…

Acclaimed filmmaker SS Rajamouli, who is riding high on the global success of his last film RRR (2022), has spilled beans on his next directorial venture, which features Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in the lead role. The award-winning filmmaker is currently in Canada for the Toronto International Film Festival where…

Hush Hush: Fans are bowled over by the riveting trailer…

Yesterday on September 13, Prime Video unveiled the trailer of its highly-anticipated crime drama, Hush Hush in the presence of the ensemble cast - Soha Ali Khan, Shahana Goswami, Kritika Kamra, Ayesha Jhulka, and Karishma Tanna along with director Tanuja Chandra and producer Vikram Malhotra. Within moments, the riveting trailer…

‘She embodied our values’

A DEEP loss is felt in the world as the divine soul Parvatiben Solanki has left her physical body. As Kasturba was a freedom fighter beside Mahatma Gandhiji, so too our Parvati Ba was a fighter beside Ramnikbhai Solanki, a fighter to spread the gifts of our culture, sanskaras and…

The return of Aashiqui star Anu Aggarwal

ACTRESS ON ABANDONING FAME, HER HORRIFIC CRASH AND SPIRITUAL REBIRTH Successful model-turned-actress Anu Aggarwal became an overnight star with her hit Bollywood debut Aashiqui (1990). Instead of getting swallowed up in the stardom bubble generated by the smash-hit musical romance, she did the unthinkable and walked away from the lucrative…

‘Grandma’s loss leaves a deep void in our lives’

WE ARE forever blessed to have loved and been loved by a truly special and remarkable soul, our beautiful grandmother, Parvatiben Solanki. She was our constant, our pillar, and our strength, and leaves a deep void in our lives. Grandma showed us that love is an action. She went above…

Saachisen: Filling The Gap with unique music

SINGER SAACHISEN DISCUSSES HER NEW SONG AND FUTURE PLANS Some of the best new songs are by independent artists such as Saachisen. A perfect example is the talented singer-songwriter’s recently released single The Gap, which is a melting pot of musical influences. The new track represents the arrival of a…

Saints laud contribution

Shri Rameshbhai Oza ‘Bhaishri’: It was Ramnikbhai who ensured that Garavi Gujarat reaches a huge number of Gujaratis settled in Europe and the US, and contributed immenselyin making the Gujarati pride’s flag fly high. Parvatiben stood right next to him as his strength and provided a rocksolid shakti (support) to…

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‘She was a brave pioneer’

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MPs pay rich tributes too

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My playlist – MR.Slade

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Nihal: She was quite regal

BBC presenter Nihal Arthanayake likened Mr and Mrs Solanki’s generation to a mountain range. “We all stand on top of them and their achievements,” he said, adding, “These people were powers in our community. “They came here before there was a race relations act. “We talk about discrimination, systemic racism,…

How bogus Bollywood offers have blighted new film talent

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‘She was our family’s Shakti, guru and guide’

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Ryan Reynolds films his ‘life-saving’ colonoscopy and posts video to…

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Coping with body changes after 40

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Tributes paid to ‘visionary and pioneer’

POLITICIANS, faith and community leaders paid tribute to Parvatiben Solanki, the cofounder of the Asian Media Gr oup (AMG), publishers of Eastern Eye and Garavi Gujarat. Mrs Solanki passed away in London last Thursday (8). She was 86. Along with her husband, the late Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Mrs Solanki played…

Delicious tribute to Gujarati cuisine

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Baluji Shrivastav plays ancient and majestic melodies

LIVE PERFORMANCE RUPI KAUR When: Friday September 16, Sunday September 18, and Monday September 19 Where: Corn Exchange, 2 Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QB; and Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton BN1 1SD; and Gillian Lynne Theatre 166 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PF What: The acclaimed poet continues her UK tour…

Writer Kyo Choi uncovers the uncomfortable truth about ‘comfort women’

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Jay Zaveri: Acting is in my blood

Fans of TV serials like The Gone Game, Ishq Mein Marjawan 2, Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega, and Mere Sai will be familiar with the work of Jay Zaveri. The talented actor is currently playing a key role in Sony Entertainment television series Appnapan – Badalte Rishton Ka Bandhan, which…

The top 10 Mahesh Bhatt films

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Health alert! Plastic may be making you fat – Experts

Globally, the incidence of obesity has tripled since the 1970s, and one billion people are expected to be obese by the year 2030. Scientists are of the opinion that one major overlooked component in obesity is almost certainly our environment - in particular, the widespread presence within it of chemicals…

UK monarchy criticised over staff redundancy notices

Household staff who served King Charles while he was heir to the British throne have already been told they could lose their jobs, drawing criticism from a labour union that called the move "heartless" before Queen Elizabeth is even buried. Charles, who succeeded his mother on her death last Thursday,…

Jada Pinkett Smith celebrates ‘Bald is Beautiful’ day; drops a…

Jada Pinkett Smith is celebrating ‘Bald Is Beautiful’ Day. She took to her Instagram handle to share a stunning picture of herself in honour of the day. For those not in the know, Bald and Beautiful Day honours those without hair. The 50-year-old actress, who first addressed her struggles with…

Keir Starmer urges protesters to respect those mourning Queen

Labour leader Keir Starmer has urged anti-monarchy protesters not to disrupt mourners from expressing their thanks to Queen Elizabeth II in the run-up to her funeral slated for next week. While defending the “British tradition” of the right to protest and disagree, he said it should be exercised “in the…

Rapper Chris Kaba: Met’s firearms officers threaten to hand in…

The suspension of a firearms officer of the Metropolitan Police following the fatal shooting of rapper Chris Kaba last week is believed to have demoralised their colleagues who are threatening to surrender their weapons. “They were planning to hand in their tickets and step back from armed duties” after the…

EXCLUSIVE: “King Charles be defender of all faiths” 

SENIOR SOUTH ASIAN and Black leaders have urged King Charles to make sure their communities continue to have a strong influence on Britain’s future. While he was a prince, the new monarch was outspoken on issues which concerned him. They included highlighting the dangers of climate change, the benefits of…

Four Reasons Why The Self Storage Industry Is On The…

If you’re here, you probably are wondering about the self storage industry, what it entails, what changes it has gone through after the pandemic, and so on. Well, you’re at the right place. This industry's expansion and current developments serve to describe its course and scope on a worldwide scale.…