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Thyssenkrupp could bid to supply six submarines to Indian Navy

GERMANY's Thyssenkrupp AG is likely to bid for a project to supply six submarines for the Indian Navy, German defence minister Boris Pistorius said on Tuesday (6), during a visit to New Delhi. Earlier, Pistorius met his counterpart Rajnath Singh, at a time when the south Asian nation is looking…

Confirmed: Salman to host ‘Bigg Boss OTT 2’

After weeks of speculations, it has been confirmed that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is set to host Bigg Boss OTT 2. The second season of Bigg Boss OTT is set to stream on Jio Cinema from June 17. On Tuesday, the makers unveiled a new teaser featuring none other than…

Ayushmann supports LGBTQIA+ community to turn entrepreneurs

Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana is supporting the LGBTQIA+ community in Chandigarh by investing in building food trucks for the community and helping them become self-reliant through food business. The food trucks are being called "Sweekar", promoting the importance of acceptance for the community in today's society. Ayushmann, who is the…

Snag forces Air India’s Delhi-San Francisco flight to land in…

AN Air India plane flying from Delhi to San Francisco was forced to divert and land at an airfield in Russia's Far East after it developed a technical issue with one of its engines, the airline said on Tuesday (6). The 216 passengers onboard are being offered support on the…

Report: Shekhar Kapur to direct ‘Masoom’ sequel

According to a report, well-known filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is planning a sequel to his 1983 film Masoom, which starred Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Supriya Pathak, Saeed Jaffrey, Jugal Hansraj, and Urmila Matondkar in lead roles. Written by the legendary lyricist and screenwriter Gulzar, Masoom was an adaptation of Erich Segal’s…

Suspension bridge in Bihar collapses again

A suspension bridge being built in India's poorest state collapsed for the second time in 14 months, with one person reported missing, reported ANI. The bridge was being built over the River Ganges in Bhagalpur district of India's eastern state of Bihar. Construction was scheduled to be completed in 2019…

Gita Gopinath: Immigration can help reduce inflation in UK

IMMIGRATION can help reduce Britain's high inflation rate, the deputy head of the International Monetary Fund has told the BBC as the UK restricts the net amount of legal migrants. UK inflation is cooling slower than expected, in part owing to sectors including hospitality and farming paying higher wages to…

Moeen Ali considering test return ahead of Ashes: report

ENGLAND all-rounder Moeen Ali is considering a comeback to test cricket ahead of the Ashes against Australia after spinner Jack Leach was ruled out with a lower back stress fracture, according to reports. The 35-year-old, who announced his retirement from the longest format of the game in September 2021, is…

Maitreyi on ‘Never Have I Ever’ concluding with season 4

There is sadness but also hope that the friendships that she formed on Never Have I Ever will continue to thrive beyond the show, says series lead Maitreyi Ramakrishnan ahead of the premiere of the final season of the popular young-adult drama. The fourth and final season of the Netflix…

UK writers to support WGA strike with London protest

Screenwriters from the UK are set to gather in London’s Leicester Square in support of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and their ongoing strike. The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is inviting members to join the major June 14 protest for the US writers’ strike. The protest will…

World Bank’s Ajay Banga meets Kamala Harris

THE World Bank’s newly-appointed president Ajay Banga has met US vice president Kamala Harris during which they talked about developing and implementing an action plan to raise the level of ambition in mobilising private investment. It was the first official US engagement with the World Bank since Banga took office…

BBC admits to understating income in India: reports

THE BBC has “informally” admitted to having under-reported its income in India and paid less tax than its actual obligation, media reports said on Tuesday (6). Tax authorities had surveyed the corporation’s offices in New Delhi and Mumbai in February, weeks after the broadcaster aired a documentary on Prime Minister…

Police charge Bob Stewart MP with racially aggravated order offence

POLICE said on Monday (5) they had charged a member of parliament (MP) from prime minister Rishi Sunak's ruling Tory party with racially aggravated behaviour. Bob Stewart was charged after police received an online report from a man alleging he had been "verbally racially abused" in December last year. Stewart…

Crisis-hit business lobby CBI faces survival vote

BRITAIN'S scandal-hit business lobby group, the CBI, faces a vote crucial to its survival on Tuesday (6), with members urged to back reform under new leadership after allegations of sexual harassment by staff. The Confederation of British Industry risks folding after claims that more than a dozen women were sexually…

Airbus ‘nears 500-jet order from India’s IndiGo’

AIRBUS is closing towards a potentially record deal to sell 500 narrow-body A320-family jets to India's largest carrier IndiGo, industry sources have said. The European planemaker has emerged as front-runner for an order eclipsing Air India's historic provisional purchase of 470 jets in February, the sources said on the sidelines…

World Test final takes centre stage amid T20 boom

The World Test Championship final between Australia and India at the Oval in London starts on Wednesday (7) against a backdrop of fears for the long format given the growth of Twenty20 franchise leagues. Not that there's anything new about cricket-lovers worrying about the future of their sport. Indeed, it…

India and US agree defence deal ahead of Modi’s state…

India and the United States have concluded a roadmap for defence industry cooperation for the next few years, the two countries said on Monday (5), a landmark move expected to bolster New Delhi's defence manufacturing ambitions. Washington is working to deepen ties with India and sees stronger military-to-military and technology…

UK to house more asylum-seekers on accommodation barges

BRITAIN has ordered two more accommodation barges to house asylum-seekers, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Monday (5). Sunak has pledged to stop crossings of the Channel from northern Europe made in small boats, after record numbers of people arrived last year. But huge backlogs in the processing of applications…

Bear Grylls approaches Priyanka, Virat for his next adventure

After taking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, actors Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, and Ranveer Singh on an adventure, British adventurer Bear Grylls is now planning to have some wild adventures with actress Priyanka Chopra and cricketer Virat Kohli. Yes, you heard that absolutely right! Grylls, who is known for his globally…

Prabhas prays at Tirumala temple ahead of ‘Adipurush’ event

Indian superstar Prabhas, who is gearing up for his upcoming mythological drama Adipurush, paid a special visit to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams on Tuesday along with the team to seek the blessings of Lord Venkateswara ahead of the event in Tirupati. Pictures from his visit went viral on social media. In…

Veteran actress Sulochana cremated with state honours

Veteran actress Sulochana Latkar, known for her innumerable mother roles in Hindi and Marathi cinema, was cremated with state honours at the Shivaji Park crematorium here on Monday. The 94-year-old actor died on Sunday due to prolonged illness at a hospital here. Sulochana's daughter Kanchan Ghanekar performed the last rites.…

Rushdie reveals plan to write book about on-stage stabbing incident

Author Salman Rushdie revealed at the Hay literary festival (May 25 to June 4) which recently took place in Wales that he is currently working on a book recounting the incident in which he was stabbed on stage in New York last year, resulting in the loss of vision in…

‘The Watchers’: From cast to release date, everything we know…

The Watchers is one of the most-awaited films of the year 2024. The upcoming thriller marks the directorial debut of Ishana Night Shyamalan, daughter of renowned filmmaker M Night Shyamalan.  Ishana has previously served as writer and director on the critically-acclaimed Apple TV+ series Servant, which was showrun by her…

Terrorists who plotted to bomb targets in Kent and London…

Two terrorists, Jawad Akbar from Crawley and Salahuddin Amin, from Luton, have been granted a parole hearing, MailOnline reported. Both terrorists were part of a five-strong gang involved in plotting major attacks in the UK, between January 1, 2003, and March 31, 2004, including targeting popular locations like Bluewater and…

Bournemouth drowning: Police say it will take time to establish…

Dorset Police in south west England have opened several lines of enquiry including the presence of a pleasure boat in the sea following the drowning of two young people off Bournemouth beach last week. Sunnah Khan, a 12-year-old girl from Buckinghamshire, and Joe Abbess, 17, from Southampton were rescued from…

India takes the lead as Europe’s biggest supplier of refined…

India emerged as the leading supplier of refined fuel to Europe, in April 2023, surpassing other countries in the market. Vortexa, an energy cargo tracking system, reported that India exported approximately 406 thousand barrels per day (kbd) of refined fuel to European nations during that month, The New Indian Express…

India train crash: King Charles sends condolence message

KING CHARLES III on Monday (5) sent a condolence message to Indian President Droupadi Murmu, expressing his shock over Friday’s (3) deadly train accident in the south Asian country. The monarch also recalled his memories of a visit to the Odisha state 43 years ago. The accident, involving three trains,…

ZEE5 Global announces world digital Premiere of Hatyapuri

ZEE5 Global, the world's largest streaming platform for South Asian content, announced the world digital premiere of its latest film, Hatyapuri. Starring popular actor Indraneil Sengupta as the famous sleuth Feluda, the upcoming mystery thriller is based on legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s novel Hatyapuri. With the launch of this title,…

With back-to-back releases ‘Asur 2’ and ‘Badtameez Dil’, all eyes…

Riding high on the success and critical acclaim of her latest release, Asur 2, Ridhi Dogra is eagerly awaiting the release of her next offering, Badtameez Dil, releasing on 9th June. With back-to-back releases – Asur 2 and Badtameez Dil in June – Ridhi Dogra feels quite excited to showcase…

Sajal Aly and Humayun Saeed to lead Main Manto Nahin…

Pakistani actors Sajal Aly and Humayun Saeed are set to headline a new drama titled Main Manto Nahin Hoon. The drama has been written by the acclaimed writer Khalil Rehman Qamar with Nadeem Baig attached as director. Earlier, speculations were rife in the industry that actresses Mehwish Hayat and Maya…

Post Office racism: Pregnant British Asian postmistress was wrongly accused…

A pregnant victim was wrongly imprisoned during a Post Office accounting scandal involving over 700 former Post Office staff, based on prosecution documents that contained a racially discriminatory classification. Seema Misra, a postmistress, who managed a post office in Surrey, received a 15-month prison sentence for theft after being accused…

Theatre director-actor Aamir Raza Husain dies at 66

Veteran theatre director-actor Aamir Raza Husain, known for his larger-than-life outdoor stage productions, died in New Delhi at the age of 66. Husain was suffering from a heart-related ailment and passed away on Saturday, his son said. "He was hospitalised for two days and had undergone heart surgery, but wasn't…

World Environment Day: Bhumi Pednekar plants 3000 saplings

Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar, who is an environmental advocate, planted 3000 saplings across Maharashtra to mark World Environment Day. Speaking about her commitment to environmental conservation, Bhumi said, "The planet is in peril because of various human activities, especially deforestation, and if we fail to do something about it now,…

This is what Anil and Aditya have to say about…

And the countdown has begun. Part 2 of The Night Manager is set to be out. On Monday, the makers unveiled the trailer of part 2 -- starring Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sobhita Dhulipala. Excited about the film's second part, Anil Kapoor said, "Playing Shelly Rungta in The…

Sushmita Sen wraps up filming Aarya 3

Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen says she has finished filming for the third season of her acclaimed web series Aarya. The 47-year-old actor took to social media on Sunday night to share the update with fans and followers.     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sushmita…

Big B remembers ‘gentle, caring’ on-screen mother Sulochana

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday said the Indian film industry lost "another great" in the death of noted actor Sulochana Latkar, his colleague of several films. Known for her innumerable mother roles in Hindi and Marathi cinema, Sulochana died on Sunday due to prolonged illness at a hospital here. She…

Single blood test can now detect over 50 types of…

A major NHS trial has shown promising results for a blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer, researchers from Oxford University said. According to media reports, the test accurately identified two-thirds of cancers among 5,000 individuals who had visited their GP with suspected symptoms in England or…

Pakistan politics: Imran Khan accuses military of trying to destroy…

PAKISTAN'S embattled former Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused the powerful military and its intelligence agency of openly trying to destroy his political party, saying he had "no doubt" he would be tried in a military court and thrown in jail. Khan has hinted previously at the military's hand in…

Gufi Paintal of ‘Mahabharat’ fame dies at 79

Actor Gufi Paintal, best known for playing 'Shakuni' in the epic TV serial Mahabharat, died on Monday at a hospital in Mumbai due to age-related issues, his nephew Hiten Paintal said. He was 79. The veteran actor was admitted to a hospital in suburban Andheri. "Unfortunately, he is no more.…

Indian-Americans upbeat about Modi’s state visit to US

Indian-Americans are upbeat about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first state visit to the US and his address to the joint session of Congress later this month. They feel it is going to be an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations in areas including security cooperation, defence, trade, energy, technology and space.…

WTC Final: Indian batting takes on Australian pace for test…

A duel between India's formidable top order and Australia's fiery pace attack could determine who comes out on top when the World Test Championship (WTC) final gets underway at the Oval on Wednesday (7). India have dominated, both home and away, the recent duels between the test heavyweights, who claimed…

India train crash: Services resume as officials indicate ‘sabotage’

PASSENGER and freight trains were running again on Monday (5) at the site of India's deadliest train disaster in decades, which the railway officials blamed on possible "sabotage" and tampering with the electronic system. An investigation has been opened into the three-train crash near Balasore in the eastern state of…

Rumours and false claims surround Sri Lanka’s holiest tree

The Sri Lankan government responded swiftly to rumours circulating on social media that the 2,300-year-old Sri Maha Bodhi tree, considered the country's holiest tree, was being harmed by 5G mobile signals. President Ranil Wickremesinghe organized a team of experts to investigate the matter at the 2,300-year-old tree located in Anuradhapura,…

Long-term effects of Covid-19 found in 1 in 6 unvaccinated…

A new study published in The British Medical Journal reveals that one in six unvaccinated individuals continue to experience health effects related to Covid-19 up to two years after infection. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Zurich and other institutes, examined 1,106 unvaccinated adults who had a…

Touching lives: How blind women in India are detecting breast…

Visually impaired women are playing a vital role in detecting breast cancer through a groundbreaking training programme in India known as Medical Tactile Examiners (MTEs). One such individual is Ritika Maurya, a 23-year-old trainee MTE at Enable India, a disability rights organisation in Bengaluru. Despite facing limited mobility due to…

Families and rescuers search for victims in India’s deadliest train…

In the aftermath of India's worst rail crash in over two decades, rescuers and families tirelessly combed through the wreckage of mangled train carriages on Sunday (03), in a desperate search for additional victims. The incident, which occurred near the district of Balasore in the eastern state of Odisha, was…

Tom Holland on India visit: ‘It was the trip of…

Tom Holland and Zendaya made several heads turn when the couple landed in India on March 31 to be a part of the inauguration ceremony of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai. The Spider-Man actor recently opened up about his India visit and his wish to return to…

First look of Rakul Preet Singh’s ‘I Love You’ unveiled

Actors Rakul Preet Singh and Pavail Gulati are set to come up with a new project titled I Love You, which promises to be a gripping narrative with an adrenaline-pumping cinematic experience. Presented by Jio Studios, an Athena Production produced by Jyoti Deshpande, Sunir Kheterpal, and Gaurav Bose and directed by…

I’m hyper as an actor, says Dimple Kapadia

Veteran actress Dimple Kapadia says she is passionate about her craft to the extent that she drives herself "crazy" and overlooks her health when engrossed in work. The actor is known for headlining Bollywood classics Bobby, Saagar, Rudali, Ram Lakhan, Gardish, Dil Chahta Hai, and contemporary hits such as Finding…

US court detains Canadian businessman over Bitcoin laundering

An American court has detained a Canadian businessman pending trial following his indictment on charges of laundering millions of dollars in cryptocurrency. Firoz Patel, 48, is accused of unlawfully transacting 450 Bitcoin valued at $2.4 million (£1.93m) at the time of the transaction shortly before he reported to prison in…

Ajay Banga asks staff to ‘double down’ on development, climate…

THE World Bank's new president Ajay Banga has asked the lender's 16,000 staff to "double down" on development and climate efforts as he seeks to accelerate the bank's evolution to tackle the most pressing global problems. On his first day in the job, the former Mastercard CEO told staff in…

Nurse accused of killing seven-year-old boy with multiple health conditions

A nurse with over three decades of experience is facing charges of gross negligence manslaughter for the death of seven-year-old boy at the largest private children's hospital in Britain. James Dwerryhouse died after his breathing monitor was turned off for more than two hours. Anuradha Bhupathiraju, 62, appeared before Westminster…

Barclays CEO in bid to stem US talent flight

BARCLAYS chief executive C S Venkatakrishnan held a virtual town hall this week to address management changes that have led to about two dozen US investment bankers fleeing in the last few weeks, people familiar with the matter said. The bankers have left for rivals including Citigroup, UBS Group and…

Scottish Mortgage firm ‘misleading’ shareholders, claims fired director

The director who was removed from the board of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust following a dispute in March has alleged that the company is 'seriously misleading' shareholders. Amar Bhidé lodged a complaint with the Financial Conduct Authority, asserting that Scottish Mortgage had misrepresented the primary cause of his disagreement…

India’s deadliest rail accidents

AT LEAST 250 people were killed and 900 injured when two passenger trains collided in Odisha on Friday (2). It is one of India's worst rail accidents in years. Here are details of some of the deadliest rail accidents in India in recent decades: June 1981: At least 800 people…

Book on Sidhu Moosewala’s death to release on Monday

A new book gives a detailed account of the death and the subsequent investigation into the murder of Punjabi singer-rapper Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu -- popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala. "Who Killed Moosewala?", scheduled to release on Monday, is written by journlaist-author Jupinderjit Singh. Published by Westland Books, it looks at…

Varun Dhawan gears up for last schedule of ‘Citadel’

Actor Varun Dhawan is set to begin the last schedule of Citadel. On Saturday, the actor took to Instagram Story and dropped a picture from the airport. In the image, he is seen donning a brown t-shirt. He looks super cool in a summer hat. If reports are to be…

Salman, Jr NTR, Kriti saddened by Odisha triple train crash

Indian film stars Salman Khan, Kriti Sanon, Jr NTR, and other celebrities on Saturday expressed grief over the loss of lives in a train accident in Odisha’s Balasore district. At least 238 people were killed and more than 900 injured in the train crash involving the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the…

British teenager, who converted to Islam, jailed over terrorism plot

A British teenager who detectives believe may have been just hours away from launching an attack on police or soldiers, was on Friday (2) sentenced to a minimum of six years in jail for terrorism offences. Matthew King, 19, who converted to Islam during the Covid-19 lockdown and then became…

Padma Lakshmi to leave ‘Top Chef’ after 20th season

Indian American model and author Padma Lakshmi has announced that she will be exiting the long-running cooking show, Top Chef. In a statement posted on social media, Lakshmi said Top Chef season 20 will be her last run with the beloved cooking competition series, which airs on NBC's Bravo cable network.…

Jaguar Land Rover unveils new logo to reflect ‘modernity’

Jaguar Land Rover will henceforth be known only by its initial letters 'JLR' as the British carmaker has unveiled a new logo to reflect its “modernity” and “forward-thinking essence”. The new brand identity seeks to “remove ambiguity and bring to the fore the unique DNA of each of JLR’s brands…

288 dead in India’s triple train crash

At least 288 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a three-train collision in India, officials said Saturday (3), the country's deadliest rail accident in more than 20 years. Wreckage debris was piled high at the crash site near Balasore, in the eastern state of Odisha, where some carriages…

THE POWER OF CUSTOM BAGS: BOOSTING BRAND EXPOSURE AND RECOGNITION

Custom shopping and packaging bag manufacturers like Universal Bags offer several benefits to businesses looking to enhance their advertising efforts, establish a unique brand identity, and protect their products from potential harm. They provide a wide range of customization options, including printing, embossing, labelling, and creating bespoke bags that meet specific…

Rana Daggubati says Project K can be next global phenomenon…

Rana Daggubati is looking forward to the multi-lingual film Project K, starring Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. During a recent event, the Baahubali star said that the film will break new boundaries. “We celebrate each other’s cinema fully. Like there is another film called Project K,…

Karishma Tanna believes she manifested ‘Scoop’

Actress Karishma Tanna says she always wanted to work with filmmaker Hansal Mehta, a wish that came true with the Netflix series Scoop. Tanna believes she manifested the role for herself and recalled the message that she sent to the filmmaker after she watched his critically-acclaimed series Scam 1992. "I…

Birthday Special: 5 widely popular Mani Ratman films to watch

Veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam is celebrating his 67th birthday today. He is presently riding high on the thunderous success of his latest directorial Ponniyin Selvan. However, Ratnam has several blockbuster films to his credit. Let’s look at his top 5 widely popular films that one can watch several times. Roja…

Gambia hires US law firm to consider action on toxic…

Gambia has hired a US law firm to explore legal action after a government-backed investigation found that contaminated medicines from India were "very likely" to have caused the deaths of children last year, the justice minister said. At least 70 children in Gambia, most under fiver years old, died from…

India urges Germany for prompt return of baby Ariha

India has called on Germany to expedite the return of an Indian baby girl, Ariha Shah, who has been living in foster care in Berlin for more than 20 months. The Indian government has emphasised the importance of placing the child in her linguistic, religious, cultural, and social environment. The…

Arif Ahmed: Universities face threats to free speech and academic…

THE governments new free-speech champion, Prof Arif Ahmed, said that universities face urgent threats to free speech and academic freedom, reported The Times. Ahmed, a professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge, was recently appointed as the first director for freedom of speech and academic freedom at the Office…

Indians make up largest foreign group granted UK work visas

India topped as the nationality of foreign workers granted work visas in the UK in the year to March, official figures revealed as Britain struggles to tackle its labour shortage after Brexit.One out of three migrants given a British work visa during the period was an Indian, The Times reported,…

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs accuses liquor giant Diageo of racism

MUSIC producer and rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs is suing spirits company Diageo, accusing it of neglecting their business agreement and failing to invest in his liquor brands because he is black. The complaint, filed Wednesday (31) with the New York Supreme Court, said that while Diageo publicly promotes itself as…

UK government initiates legal battle over messages during Covid pandemic

The UK government declared its intention on Thursday (01) to launch a legal challenge concerning the disclosure of documents to a public inquiry investigating its management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Cabinet Office revealed that it would pursue a judicial review of the directive issued by inquiry chair Judge Heather…

Freddie Mercury’s draft lyrics for Queen hits unveiled

A trove of Freddie Mercury's previously unseen handwritten draft lyrics for some of Queen's biggest hits goes on show Thursday in New York, ahead of their sale in London later this year. The manuscripts include working drafts for "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- which Mercury initially planned to call "Mongolian Rhapsody" --…

Kajol urges people to think about this

Bollywood actor Kajol shared an introspective post on her Instagram which piqued the curiosity of social media users. Taking to Instagram, Kajol dropped a photo of herself and asked fans to think about it. She captioned the post, "#thinkabouthis. Isn't it odd that we live in a society that encourages…

Kamal Haasan wishes Mani Ratnam on birthday

Superstar Kamal Haasan on Friday penned a heartfelt note for Mani Matnam on the filmmaker's 67th birthday, calling him a "doyen of Indian cinema who has touched the hearts of millions through his art". The two cinema legends are set to collaborate on a new film, which will mark their…

BRICS ministers open to welcoming new members as Putin looms…

Top diplomats representing BRICS countries expressed openness to welcoming new members into the group during discussions held in South Africa on Thursday (01). The bloc aims to strengthen its influence in the international arena and seeks a broader representation to amplify its voice. Foreign ministers from the five-nation grouping of…

Humza Yousaf accused of ‘incompetence’ after sharp rise in waiting…

SCOTTISH first minister Humza Yousaf was accused of 'incompetence' after latest figures revealed a 39 per cent increase in the number of patients dying on waiting lists, reported The Times. Scottish Labour leader, Anas Sarwar, said that the fundamental basis of our National Health Service (NHS) was founded on the…

Tahawwur Rana petitions US court against extradition to India

Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana has filed a writ of habeas corpus challenging a recent US court order that paved the way for his extradition to India where he is facing trial for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Last month, the US district court central district of…

Modi invited to address joint meeting of US Congress on…

The leaders of the US Congress said on Friday (2) they had invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and Senate on June 22, one of the highest honours Washington affords to foreign dignitaries. "During your address, you will have the…

Rahul Gandhi says united Indian opposition can defeat Modi in…

Rahul Gandhi, a leading figure in India's opposition and a member of the Congress Party, openly criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dominance over Indian society during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday (01). Gandhi remains optimistic about the opposition's prospects in the forthcoming 2024 elections…

The Jaipur Literature Festival makes its debut in Madrid

Thousands of kilometres away from its city of origin, the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) began on Thursday evening (01). The festival debuted in the Spanish capital with an aim to provide a platform for the exploration of Spanish writing. JLF Valladolid Spain, hosted in the northwestern city, is set to…

National Trust indicates openness to restitute colonial artefacts

Britain's National Trust has indicated its openness to restitute colonial artefacts, raising hopes that Robert Clive’s treasures could be returned to India. The Clive Museum at Powis Castle in Wales managed by the heritage conservation charity houses the UK’s largest private collection of south and east Asian artefacts amassed during…

Pope accepts resignation of Indian bishop accused of rape

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Franco Mulakkal as bishop of Jalandhar in northern India, who was acquitted last year of repeatedly raping a nun over a two year period. The Vatican announced the decision on Thursday (1), without giving any further information. Mulakkal, 59, was appointed bishop of…

‘The Night Manager Part-2’ trailer to be out on THIS…

Makers of the upcoming thriller show The Night Manager Part -2 starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles announced the trailer release date of the series. The official trailer of Part-2 will be out on June 5. The Night Manager is a Hindi remake of the…

Dhoni doing ‘well’ after knee surgery: Chennai Super Kings

M S DHONI is doing well after knee surgery, IPL champions Chennai Super Kings said Friday (2), as the skipper weighs up whether to play on. The 41-year-old former India captain played the just-concluded Indian Premier League season with his left knee heavily strapped. "The surgery has been done in…

Tamannaah’s Prime Video series ‘Jee Karda’ sets premiere date

Jee Karda, an upcoming Amazon Original series starring actor Tamannaah Bhatia, will make its debut on Prime Video on June 15, the streamer announced Friday. The romance drama, about seven childhood friends who discover that life at 30 is definitely not what they had imagined while growing up, is written…

Harry to become first British royal in 130 years to…

Prince Harry will become the first senior British royal to give evidence in court for 130 years when he testifies next week in his lawsuit against a newspaper group he accuses of unlawful behaviour. Harry, King Charles' younger son, will appear in the witness box at London's High Court as…

Virat and Anushka enjoy coffee date in London

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma, popularly known as Virushka, are among the most loved celebrity couples. As soon the duo steps outside in the city, their pictures and videos go viral in no time. Recently, Virat and Anushka were spotted enjoying a coffee date in London and…

Netflix sets Tudum for June 17; Alia and The Archies…

Streaming platform Netflix on Thursday announced it will treat fans with exclusive first looks from returning and upcoming titles through the global event 'Tudum', which will be attended by Indian star Alia Bhatt and the cast of The Archies, directed by Zoya Akhtar. After two years as a virtual event,…

Rajinikanth, Tamannaah wrap up filming Jailer

The shooting of Jailer, starring Rajinikanth and Tamannaah Bhatia, is complete, announced the makers on Thursday. Written and directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, the upcoming Tamil film will hit the screens across the country on August 10. Sun Pictures, the production banner behind Jailer, shared the update on its official Twitter…

The Endocannabinoid System: How CBD and Other Herbs Work in…

The endocannabinoid system is one of the lesser-known and less-understood biological systems in the human body, but its importance cannot be underestimated. Within recent years, with advances in medical research and technology, modern science has begun to shed light on how CBD derived from cannabis interacts with this unique bodily…

Vaseem Khan becomes first non-white chair of Crime Writers’ Association

Author Vaseem Khan has made history by becoming the first person of colour to be elected as the chair of the Crime Writers' Association, The Guardian reported. Known for his crime series set in India, Khan's debut novel, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, became a bestseller translated into multiple…

Mother forged documents to secure admission for son in top…

A court heard that a mother pretended she was living in an elderly couple's home to secure admission for son in a top school in north London. Bhakti Shah, 38, a trainee conveyancer, claimed that she was living in the home in Edgware, as it fell within the catchment area…

Sara Ali Khan responds to being trolled for temple visit

Bollywood star Sara Ali Khan, who faced trolling by a section on social media for her visit to Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar temple, has said her "belief" is her "personal matter" and she will continue to visit shrines of all faiths without worrying about what others say. Sara, the daughter of actors…

Pakistan inflation rockets to record 37.97 per cent

Pakistan's year-on-year inflation hit a record 37.97 per cent in May, official data revealed on Thursday (1), with the nation on the brink of economic collapse and crucial bailout talks stalled. Non-perishable foods and transport costs climbed more than 50 per cent over May 2022, while average inflation for the…

Leonardo DiCaprio spotted with Neelam Gill in London

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio on Tuesday was spotted breaking bread with Indian-origin British model Neelam Gill and his mother, Irmelin Indenbirken, in London. As per media reports, the trio was joined by a few close friends. The Titanic star hid his face when the paparazzi spotted him. He was wearing…

Sri Lanka responds to falling inflation with first rate cut…

Sri Lanka on Thursday (01) implemented a substantial reduction in interest rates for the first time since the onset of its severe economic crisis last year. The country's central bank has expressed optimism about signs of recovery. Following the release of official data indicating a decline in inflation from 35.3…

Simone Ashley to lead animated feature 10 Lives

Bridgerton star Simone Ashley is set to star in the upcoming animated film, 10 Lives. In addition to Ashley, the film’s voice cast also includes Zayn Malik, Mo Gilligan, Sophie Okonedo, Bill Nighy, and Jeremy Swift. Taost Entertainment, a London-based media production startup, has obtained Chinese distribution rights to the…

Indhu Rubasingham steps down as artistic director of Kiln Theatre

Kiln Theatre today announces that Indhu Rubasingham will step down as Artistic Director of the company, leaving early 2024, having led the company for over a decade. Indhu Rubasingham said today, “I never had an inkling of the journey ahead when I was first was appointed. I immediately felt the…

Heart attack potential factor in long-term cognitive decline: Study

According to a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine in the US, individuals who have experienced a heart attack exhibit a notably faster decline in cognitive abilities over the years following the cardiac event. The research involved an extensive analysis of six separate large-scale studies conducted between 1971 and…

UK’s largest business lobby CBI outlines survival plan

Britain's biggest business lobby group on Wednesday (31) pledged a significant shakeup following allegations of sexual harassment by staff that could reportedly cause it to fold. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has been mired in a scandal since the claims were made public this year, sparking an exodus of…

Global airlines group task force to address non-CO2 emissions

A task force is being established by global airlines to address the issue of non-carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by aircraft, specifically focusing on contrails. Contrails, the cloudy streaks formed by airplanes, have been recognised as an environmental concern that has received less attention up till now, in comparison to…

JP Morgan hikes India’s FY24 GDP forecast

JP Morgan raised its forecast for India's annual growth by 50 basis points to 5.5 per cent for fiscal 2024, but warned that a global economic slowdown and tighter financial conditions will still drag the economy. The change comes after growth in India's gross domestic product (GDP) accelerated to 6.1…

UK house prices fall by most since 2009: Nationwide

British house prices fell by the most since 2009 in the 12 months to May and the country's housing market faces further headwinds after a recent jump in borrowing costs, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Thursday (1). Compared with May last year, the average house price was down 3.4 per…

Kumail Nanjiani bags Thread: An Insidious Tale

Actors Kumail Nanjiani and Mandy Moore have been roped in to star in Thread: An Insidious Tale, a new film in the globally popular film franchise, Insidious. The Insidious horror film franchise began back in 2010 and has so far spawned four installments. A fifth film, titled The Red Door,…

Militants kill Pakistan soldier guarding polio team

A Pakistani soldier was killed on Wednesday (31) when militants opened fire on a polio vaccination team, the country's military said, in the latest attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. Attempts to eradicate polio in Pakistan have been hit by attacks targeting inoculation teams that have claimed hundreds of lives…

Disqualification from Parliament has given me ‘huge opportunity’: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, India’s top opposition figure, has said his disqualification from Parliament has given him a "huge opportunity" to serve the people. The former Congress president, who is a US tour, made the remarks on Wednesday (31) night in response to a series of questions from Indian students on the…

Johnson hands over Covid-era WhatsApp messages to government

Former British prime minister Boris Johnson has submitted his pandemic-era notebooks and messages to the government and has encouraged officials to transfer them to an independent Covid-19 inquiry, his spokesperson said on Wednesday (31). A stalemate has arisen between the inquiry and the Cabinet Office, the governmental body responsible for…

India asks protesting wrestlers to wait for police probe outcome

India’s sports minister has urged wrestling champions who have staged protests accusing their federation chief of sexual harassment to await the outcome of investigations into the allegations before deciding their next course of action. Minister Anurag Thakur said the national capital's police is investigating the case, following directions from the…

US to allow GE to make engines for military jets…

THE Biden administration is poised to sign off on a deal that would allow General Electric (GE) to produce jet engines powering Indian military aircraft in that country, according to three people briefed on the decision. A deal finalising the joint production of the engines is expected to be inked…

5 saree looks inspired by Lakshmi Manchu’s chic and effortless…

As the summer heat intensifies, it's time to revamp your wardrobe with some breezy and stylish saree looks. And who better to take inspiration from than the gorgeous Lakshmi Manchu? Besides her acting skills, Lakshmi is also admired for her impeccable fashion sense, which is a perfect blend of traditional…

Alia joins Julia Roberts, Idris Elba, Salma Hayek for Gucci…

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt is unstoppable. With her work especially this year, she has been giving multiple reasons to fans to beam with pride. If you are her admirer, then the latest update about the actress will surely make your heart swell with happiness. The 30-year-old, who was recently appointed…

Mahira Khan, Sarwat Gilani to read stories by famed writers…

Yaar Julahay, a series of dramatic readings that bring to life stories by legendary writers from the Indian subcontinent such as Gulzar, Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai, and Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, will air on Zindagi channel's DTH services on June 3. Pakistani stars Mahira Khan, Sarwat Gilani, Nimra Bucha, and…

Mahesh Babu’s next titled Guntur Kaaram

Superstar Mahesh Babu has announced that his latest Telugu film has been titled Guntur Kaaram. The 47-year-old actor shared the title and teaser of the new film on social media on Wednesday as he paid tribute to his father and actor Krishna on his birth anniversary. "Today is all the…

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How a Stainless Hopper Dryer Can Improve Your Business

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Dhruv Chhatralia BEM 400th public talk on Hanuman Chalisa commemorated…

The UK Parliament recently celebrated the momentous milestone of Dhruv Chhatralia BEM delivering his 400th public talk on the Hanuman Chalisa on 23 May 2023. The event took place at the House of Commons and was attended by esteemed individuals such as Padma Shri Bob Blackman MP, Sir Graham Brady…

Karan Soni on voicing Indian Spider-Man 

Planning to watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in English? Then you must know that it's actor Karan Soni who has voiced Pavitr Prabhakar aka Indian Spider-Man in the film. Speaking about people's response to him voicing Pavitr Prabhakar and the film being dubbed in nine Indian languages, Karan said, "I think…

Mira Nair on Monsoon Wedding musical

Helmed by Mira Nair, Monsoon Wedding, set on the eve of a big fat Indian wedding, continues to impress audiences even after more than two decades of hitting cinemas. Made on a shoestring budget, the film remains one of the highest-grossing international films at American box office. Almost two decades…

Anti-racism police team accused of racism: Report

Allegations of racism have emerged within an initiative aimed at combating racism in policing in England and Wales, with some ethnic minority staff involved raising concerns, according to a report. Former members of staff at the Police Race Action Plan told the BBC that their perspectives were ignored. The Action…

Dark chocolate could be ‘nutrient for ageing brain’: Study

A study on flavanols and cognition suggests that consuming black tea, apples, berries, and a small amount of dark chocolate may help maintain cognitive function, The Times reported. According to the study, flavanols, which are compounds found in various foods like fruits, vegetables, cocoa, and tea, have shown potential for…

Young Asian men most at risk of nerve damage from…

A new study has said that male and Asian young people most likely to experience nerve damage from the use of nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas. The study of patients admitted to hospital in England has revealed a predominance of young men of Asian ethnicity among those experiencing…

German brand Blaupunkt to take India-made TV to global markets

German consumer electronic brand Blaupunkt is planning to export LED TV to markets such as Australia and South America, making India a hub for production, said its managing director Andrzej Cebrat. The company, which operates in India through its brand licensee Super Plastronics Pvt Ltd (SPPL), is also working on…

Zayn Malik posts a gratitude note for fans

Well-known singer Zayn Malik returned to Twitter and posted his second tweet of 2023 on the microblogging site. On Sunday, the singer took to Twitter and shared a gratitude note for his fans. “I would like to say thank you to everyone that has supported me throughout this amazing journey,…

‘Heroines of Horticulture’ lauded at Chelsea show

This year’s Chelsea Flower Show has celebrated eight ‘Heroines of Horticulture’, among them the Indian scientist Dr Janaki Ammal, who struggled against the odds and especially male prejudice to make their mark. Ammal, who was born in Kerala in south India in 1897, did cutting-edge research at RHS Wisley in…

How Garden of Unity can plant seeds of inclusion

THE Chelsea Flower Show hosted its first wedding this year.  Having designed the Garden of Unity for Eastern Eye and the Royal Horticultural Society, Manoj Malde married his partner, Clive Gillmor amidst its bright orange and pink marigolds, its array of vegetables, fruit and diya oil lamps, intended as a…

EU to tackle India’s concerns over import of high carbon…

The European Union has assured New Delhi that it will hold two-way talks to tackle its concerns over tariffs proposed on imports of high carbon goods such as steel and iron ore from India, the bloc’s climate policy chief said last Friday (26). Last month, the 27-nation EU approved the…

Ranj Singh: ‘I was managed out of ITV’

The doctor and TV presenter Ranj Singh has criticised the “toxic culture” at ITV, claiming he was under-utilised and “managed out” of This Morning after he complained about the editor of the show. His statement follows veteran presenter Phillip Schofield’s admission that he was in an “unwise, but not illegal”…

The Night Manager Part 2: When and where to watch

Actor Anil Kapoor has shared the poster of The Night Manager 2 on his Instagram handle. While sharing his look, he mentioned in the post that 'King has returned'. He wrote in the caption, "The king has returned to his Lanka, and he ain't ready to lose The saga continues!…

Sri Lanka extends invitation to Rajinikanth, says his visit will…

Sri Lanka has invited superstar Rajinikanth to visit the country in an effort to boost tourism. Dr D Venkateshwaran, the Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) of Sri Lanka, met the superstar on Monday at his residence and extended an invite to Rajinikanth. In a statement posted on Instagram, the DHC said…

Ethnic minorities most affected by air pollution in UK, study…

A new study published on Wednesday (31) said that ethnic minorities are more affected by higher exposure to air pollution than the rest of the UK population. The study by researchers at the University of St Andrews also revealed that people from Indian, Pakistani/Bangladeshi, and black/African/Caribbean backgrounds tended to report worse…

Poppy Jaman highlights mental health issues at Chelsea flower show

The Centre for Mental Health found an innovative way to attract Asian communities to London’s famous Chelsea Flower Show (CFS). The national charity’s trustee Poppy Jaman and two other women wore sarees to “visibly make CFS a place that Asian women should go to”, considering that they often don’t see…

Shalini Boland: ‘It’s fun to make readers gasp’

Shalini Boland was signed by Universal music and trying to make it as a singer/songwriter when she took a decision that changed her life. After having her first child, she missed being with family, so decided to give up music, and started writing fiction to remain connected to her creative…

Jaguar Land Rover recalling I-PACE vehicles in US over fire…

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said it was recalling nearly 6,400 I-PACE vehicles in the United States due to fire risks because the high-voltage electric vehicle battery may overheat. JLR, which is owned by India's Tata Motors on Wednesday (31) said the battery energy control module software will be updated and…

Leicester riots: Britain doesn’t want subcontinent’s politics

The government must be concerned about the Hindu- Muslim, Indian-Pakistani communal disharmony that surfaced in Leicester in September last year. This is why Michael Gove, secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities and minister for intergovernmental relations, has ordered an independent review into the unrest. There are two…

The Covenant of Water: An epic story set across generations

There was always going to be a lot of pressure on Abraham Verghese to follow up his best-selling novel Cutting for Stone, which became a sleeper super-hit and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years. The talented American author has risen to the challenge with an epic…

High salt intake causes cognitive impairment linked to hypertension, study…

Researchers have discovered a correlation between hypertension, resulting from high salt intake, and emotional and cognitive dysfunction according to a recent study conducted by Fujita Health University in Japan. The study reveals that excessive consumption of table salt, a commonly used food seasoning, has been associated with cognitive impairment. Additionally,…

Nirad Chaudhuri biography a ‘new chapter’ about a ‘known Indian’

In the Indian literary world, this is quite big news. Prabhu Guptara, who runs a niche publishing house in the UK called Pippa Rann Books & Media (named after his late wife), tells me he is bringing out a fresh biography of Nirad C Chaudhuri next year to mark the…

Lord Ahmad: Strong UK-India ties ‘already making a real-world difference’

I was born in South London, but like millions of British people, my family’s story embodies the “living bridge” that connects the UK and India. My father moved to Glasgow with only £5 to his name. He worked hard, initially on the railways, studied hard to become an accountant and…

Belief helps HS Prannoy end six-year drought

India shuttler HS Prannoy had almost given up on winning his next title and breaking a six-year drought before chief national coach Pullela Gopichand instilled in him the belief that there is more to come from him. Last Sunday, Prannoy ended the title drought with a 21-19, 13-21 21-18 win…

Sunak set to visit Washington next week for talks with…

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is scheduled to engage in discussions with U.S. President Joe Biden, next week, focusing on enhancing economic relations and exploring avenues to provide ongoing military assistance to Ukraine amidst its conflict with Russia. During his visit to Washington on Wednesday and Thursday, Sunak will hold meetings…

Nimrat Kaur says ‘School of Lies’ ‘profoundly impacted’ her state…

Actress Nimrat Kaur, who plays a psychologist in School of Lies shared the impact of her character on her mind. She also spoke about the shooting experience at different picturesque web series locations. Nimrat said, “It absolutely profoundly impacted my state of mind while we were filming. To my great…

Sadhguru: What decides our success?

QUESTIONER: If we want to succeed in life, what plays a major role – fate, God, effort or luck? Sadhguru: Fate, God, luck, effort – maybe all of them, but in what proportion? When you say fate, obviously it is something you cannot do anything about. When you say luck,…

Pharmacy worker who stole medical kits worth more than £330,000…

A pharmacy worker who stole diabetes test kits worth more than £330,000 from his workplace has been jailed for 43 months.Abdul Nargoliya, 30, stole the products during his stint as an assistant for a pharmacy in Leicester.It was discovered that more than 22,000 test kits had been ordered since January…

New Carl Grose play explores caste dynamics through Robin Hood…

Carl Grose's new theatre production on Robin Hood is more than an age-old classic tale as it goes far beyond in exploring hierarchy, patriarchy and class divides, a cast member has said. In an interview with Eastern Eye, actor Samuel Gosrani explained how the new production is a fresh take…

Garden of Unity: Celebrating diversity at the flower festival

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)-Eastern Eye “Garden of Unity”, designed by Manoj Malde, appears to have been one of the big hits of the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Located prominently on Main Avenue and close to the Great Pavilion, Malde’s vivid colours attracted even King Charles and Queen Camilla.…

Five Greek border police accused of smuggling migrants

Five Greek border police officers were arraigned Tuesday (29) as suspected accomplices of a smuggling network that illegally brought migrants into the country from Turkey. The five men appeared before a prosecutor in the northeastern city of Orestiada, a day after the police department's internal affairs division said they had…

Shubbak Festival brings ‘creative and uplifting’ encounters to London

The Shubbak Festival returns for a seventh edition with an action-packed line-up of over 80 events including visual arts, performances, music, comedy, dance, film, literature, debates, and workshops. The largest contemporary Arab arts festival mixes up exciting newcomers, established names and unique presentations across London. The various platforms bringing Middle…

Shaan remembers KK on his first death anniversary

KK, one of the most talented Indian playback singers, died on this day 12 months ago. He died on May 31, 2022, due to a heart attack while he was performing in Kolkata. He sang thousands of songs in his career with songs such as “Yaaron Dosti,” “Tadap Tadap Ke,” “Pal,”…

Trans rights activists stage protest in Oxford against feminist academic

A university debate in the UK sparked a demonstration on Tuesday (30) as hundreds of transgender rights campaigners voiced their opposition. The protest centered around a gender-critical feminist academic, Kathleen Stock, whose views have been criticised by opponents who accuse her of transphobia. Stock asserts that biological sex should take…

Aksha Pardasany on her upcoming show Rafuchakkar

Actor Aksha Pardasany, who will be seen in the web series Rafuchakkar, is excited about her new project. A recent teaser for Rafuchakkar provided a sneak peek into the realm of duplicity, piquing the audience's excitement for the show. The teaser shows Aksha as a crime branch officer in the web…

Vivian Dsena: What dreams may come

Concentrating on quality over quantity has given Vivian Dsena an impressive body of work on Indian television and that’s why there is always excitement when he agrees to be part of any project. Recently, the acclaimed actor added to his list of wonderful work by joining the cast of hit…

Muslim-hating is fashionable these days: Naseeruddin Shah

Veteran Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah, who can be currently seen playing the character of Mughal emperor Akbar in ZEE5’s historical drama Taj: Divided By Blood and its sequel Taj: Reign of Revenge, has commented on the rising trend of “Muslim hating” in current times, saying hate against the Muslims is…

Indian-American to receive Cricket Hall of Fame lifetime achievement award

INDIAN AMERICAN multi sports coach, Jatin Patel, who pioneered the American Cricket Education Council (ACEC, has received the Cricket Hall of Fame lifetime achievement award, a statement said. Patel, a USA Cricket Hall of Famer, became the eighth individual since 1981 to receive the award. Legendary West Indies all-rounder Sir…

Gilska’s top 10 favourite songs

A great recent release by a British Asian singer has been Don’t Need Your Love. The superb new song from Gilska is an intense alternative-electronic-pop sonic experience, powered by her impressive vocals and meaningful lyrics. It adds to a growing list of achievements for the classically trained singer, including eyecatching…

Indian agency seeks death sentence for Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik

India's top anti-terrorism investigation agency last Friday (26) again sought the death sentence for a leading Kashmiri independence figure and former rebel leader after he was given life in prison, official sources said. Muhammad Yasin Malik, 57, chief of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), pleaded guilty last year to funding…

Top 10 Dimple Kapadia moments in movies

Legendary actress Dimple Kapadia may have taken a big career break and at times been selective about her work, but that hasn’t taken away from the remarkable impact she has made on popular culture. Whether it is her work in cinema, becoming a role model for single working mothers, breaking…

KJo gets nostalgic as Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani turns 10

As Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani completes ten years of its release, producer Karan Johar shared several scenes from the film on Instagram and said the story is always refreshing and can never get old. The 2013 released film was directed by Ayan Mukerji, written by…

Birthday Special: From 3 Idiots to Rocketry, best films of…

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We cannot believe the mass murderers, Rohingyas tell Myanmar team

A Myanmar government team visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh last Thursday (25) as part of a mooted pilot repatriation scheme. Most of the refugees have been stuck in ramshackle camps in southeastern Bangladesh since fleeing a 2017 crackdown by the Myanmar military that is now subject to a United…

How to beat the fitness blues

Have you ever been in a rut with your health and fitness? Perhaps you’ve lost the zest for life and don’t feel like yourself. Or maybe you don’t have time to get to the gym, but you’d like to feel fitter, healthier, and more energised? Most of us have been…

Meet the teen powerlifting duo taking on the world

Two young teenage girls with astounding strength can likely lift more than you. Kasha Sachdev, 15, started powerlifting at the age of eight and 13-year-old Noa Eappen was inspired to join her when she was 10. The firm friends, trained by Sachdev’s professional power lifter and body builder father Nicholai…

India’s big problem: Urban unemployment of youth

On a hot summer afternoon, 23-year old Nizamudin Abdul Rahim Khan is playing cricket on a muddy, unpaved road in the Rafiq Nagar slum in India’s financial capital, Mumbai. Here, there is scant evidence of India’s fast-growing economy. Bordering what was once Asia largest garbage dumping ground, Rafiq Nagar and…

Illegal migration law strips people’s right to safety, say charities

Britain's proposed illegal migration law will lead to more people missing vital medical treatment for fear of detention, large bills and deportation, say charities and health workers. The Illegal Migration Bill, currently making its way through parliament, would prevent tens of thousands of migrants arriving in the country via irregular…

Unemployment ‘getting worse for ethnic groups’ in UK: Report

The unemployment rate for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers is more than double that of white workers, a new analysis published last Friday (26) by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) revealed. The study of the most recent ONS labour market statistics pointed out that the BAME unemployment rate…

Manoj Bajpayee: When a one-man army goes to war

Self-made star Manoj Bajpayee has gone from small roles in films to winning multiple awards, acclaim, and adulation for stunning performances as a leading man. That incredibly rich career has enabled the versatile actor to play a wide array of roles in diverse projects that have shown off his impressive…

UN rights chief expresses concerns over UK migration bill

The UN human rights chief has said that he has formally conveyed his concerns over a new British migration law to the government, saying he was worried it would bar people from seeking asylum. Stopping small boat arrivals across the Channel from France is a priority for prime minister Rishi…

Displaced people ‘can prove to be great assets’ for London’s…

Refugee employment among the London business community remained “very low”, a survey found, calling for concrete steps to hire more displaced people. A report, jointly published by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and the Refugee Investment Network last Wednesday (24), revealed that only three per cent of…

Pakistan politics: Imran Khan gets bail on new charge of…

Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan was on Tuesday (29) granted bail on a new charge of abetting violence against the military by his protesting supporters after he was arrested and detained on May 9 in a corruption case, his lawyer said. The embattled Khan, who says the corruption charges…

A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing Custom Cigarette Display Racks for…

Introduction Cigarette store fixtures play a crucial role in creating an organized and visually appealing environment for tobacco retailers. Among these fixtures, custom cigarette display rack are essential for showcasing cigarette brands, ensuring compliance with regulations, and maximizing sales potential. In this guide, we will explore the importance of cigarette store…

Will do a film when emotionally ready: Aamir Khan

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Tuesday said he is enjoying spending time with his family right now and will decide to do a film when he is "emotionally ready". Months after his last film Laal Singh Chaddha opened to mixed reviews and poor box office collections, the actor had in…

Shubman Gill hints at making acting debut

Indian cricketer Shubman Gill, who has lent his voice to the upcoming Marvel film Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, has expressed his desire to act in films, but before venturing into film, he would like to take proper acting classes. “This is one skill that I would like to access. I…

AI poses ‘extinction’ risk, experts warn

A collective of industry leaders and experts on Tuesday (30) cautioned that global leaders must strive to mitigate "the risk of extinction" posed by artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Dozens of specialists, including Sam Altman, whose company OpenAI developed the ChatGPT bot, endorsed a concise statement emphasising the significance of addressing…

England to stick with ‘Bazball’ approach for the Ashes: McCullum

ENGLAND head coach Brendon McCullum said the team will head into the Ashes series against Australia without fear of defeat and he sees no reason to rein in their high-risk, high-reward 'Bazball' approach that has proven so successful over the last year. England were thrashed 4-0 in Australia in the…

Ethnic minority students to get funding to study at Goldsmiths

The City of London Corporation’s education board will provide £320,000 funding to support 35 undergraduate students from ethnic minority backgrounds to study at Goldsmiths, University of London, a statement said. The money will fund bursaries over three years and the students will also get pastoral and academic support. Founded in…

Government gets more time to deliver Johnson’s messages to Covid…

British ministers have been granted an extension to provide unredacted messages from ex-prime minister Boris Johnson to a public inquiry investigating the management of the Covid-19 crisis. Initiated in 2021, the inquiry was tasked with examining the nation's readiness, as well as the response to public health and economic challenges,…

Diabetes UK, Tesco urge men under 40 to get tested…

Diabetes UK and Tesco recently launched a campaign during Diabetes Prevention Week (22-28 May 2023), urging men aged 40 and under to take a free and simple check to assess their risk of type 2 diabetes. The campaign emphasised the importance of proactive measures and not waiting for symptoms to…

Martin Scorsese meets Pope Francis, announces film about Jesus

Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese met Pope Francis over the weekend and said he is inspired to make a film about Jesus. According to entertainment news outlet Variety, the 80-year-old cinema icon and his wife Helen Morris met Pope Francis during a brief private audience at the Vatican on Saturday. "I…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to launch new Tim Hortons Dream Cookies

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, star of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, is set to promote new Tim Hortons Dream Cookies. The Canada-based coffee chain has partnered with the actress to launch three new Dream Cookies flavours on 21 June 2023. Tim Hortons chief marketing officer Hope Bagozzi said: “We’re really proud to…

Lule Demmissie: eToro, Twitter Partnership Creates Symbiosis

On April 13, financial services provider eToro announced a partnership with social media site Twitter. Through this collaboration, Twitter users could trade stocks and other digital assets on eToro. In a recent interview with Cointelegraph, Lule Demmissie, CEO of eToro U.S., said the partnership created a natural symbiosis. She said…

Asda to acquire EG Group’s UK and Ireland business for…

SUPERMARKET group Asda said on Tuesday (30) it would acquire petrol station operator EG Group’s UK and Ireland business for an enterprise value of £2.27 billion. The deal will create a company with combined revenues of nearly £30bn. Asda, Britain’s third-largest grocer, and EG are both owned by brothers Zuber…

Onir unveils first look of his next Pine Cone

Filmmaker Onir on Tuesday released the first look of his upcoming movie Pine Cone, which is set to receive its world premiere at the 14th edition of the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival in Mumbai. The film will be screened on June 7, the opening day of the gala,…

Is Your Mosque Wasting Money on Energy?

Mosques play an important role in many communities. They are places of worship, gathering, and education. However, running a mosque can be expensive, and energy bills can be a significant expense. The importance of finding ways to reduce energy consumption is growing as the cost of this resource continues to…

Braverman wants rigid family visa rules to cut net migration

THE Home Office is planning to make it more difficult for partners, spouses, children, and parents of British residents to join them in the UK in an effort to reduce record net migration, reported The Times. Home secretary Suella Braverman wants to raise the minimum income requirement for family members…

UK ‘appalled’ by Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law

In a statement issued on Monday (29), the British government said it was "appalled" at the recently implemented anti-homosexuality law by the Ugandan government. The government further emphasised its unequivocal opposition to the imposition of the death penalty in any circumstances. "This legislation undermines the protections and freedoms of all…

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BAPS Hindu Mandir testament to power of cultural diplomacy: Indian…

In a recent interview, S Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs of India explained the profound significance of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi, UAE. For him, this architectural marvel transcends being a mere symbol of India's ancient civilization; it embodies thousands of years of culture, wisdom, creativity, and…

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Are you interested in starting up your very own Delta 8 Carts business just like Delta 8 carts? This can be a great way to make extra income, but getting started requires research and planning. You must figure out how to brand your carts, attract customers, and maximize profits. Luckily,…

MS Dhoni: ‘Captain cool’ hailed as one of a kind…

M S Dhoni, who led Chennai Super Kings to a record-equalling fifth IPL title on Monday, could have spent his life inspecting tickets on Indian Railways if he had listened to his father. Instead he followed his dream and became one of his cricket-crazy country's most beloved players, second only…

7 Easy To Go Recipes For Your Morning Breakfast

If you want to start your day off right, you must fuel up with the proper breakfast to keep your energy levels high and give yourself a more successful day. Whether you are looking for something hearty, light, refreshing, or just plain simple, here's our go-to list of 7 easy…

Air India hiring 550 cabin crew members, 50 pilots every…

Air India chief Campbell Wilson has said that the airline is hiring 550 cabin crew members and 50 pilots every month and also expects to have six wide-body A350 planes in its fleet by the end of this year. After taking over the reins from the government in January last…

Rani believes an actor’s gender has no role in a…

Bankrolled by Emmay Entertainment, Rani Mukerji’s Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway hit screens in March and turned out to be a success at the ticket window. The film, which is based on the real-life tale of Sagarika Chakraborty whose children were taken away by the Norwegian government as they thought she…

First song from Shahid Kapoor’s Bloody Daddy out

The first song 'Issa vibe' from Shahid Kapoor's upcoming action thriller Bloody Daddy is out. Makers on Tuesday unveiled the song. Actor Shahid Kapoor shared the song video on his Instagram stories and wrote, "Issa Vibe. out now. #BloodyDaddy." Composed and written by rapper Badshah, the song is beautifully sung…

Nick praises Tiger for recreating Maan Meri Jaan Afterlife song

Singer Nick Jonas lauded actor Tiger Shroff after the latter on Monday sang "Maan Meri Jaan (Afterlife)" version of Indian artiste King and Nick. Tiger dropped a video of himself singing the "Maan Meri Jaan (Afterlife)" song and captioned it, "My small take on the 'afterlife' #maanmerijaan."   View this…

Birmingham gets first British Indian Lord Mayor

Birmingham has recently appointed its first British-Indian Lord Mayor, Councillor Chaman Lal, following the decision of local councillors in the West Midlands city of England. Representing Birmingham as its first citizen, Lal hails from the Ravidassia community of British Sikhs and was born in the village of Pakhowal in Hoshiarpur.…

Associate members concerned over ICC’s new revenue model

CRICKET's cash-starved associate member nations fear the proposed new international revenue distribution model, which heavily favours the game's superpowers, could potentially stall the growth of the game. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has proposed a new revenue sharing model for the 2024-27 cycle to be voted on at its July…

Netflix unveils first look of Amar Singh Chamkila

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and Netflix on Tuesday shared the first look teaser of the upcoming film Amar Singh Chamkila, based on the life of the iconic music star of Punjab from the 1980s. Directed by Ali, the film stars Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles. It presents the…

Indian wrestlers to throw medals in river Ganga in protest

THE ongoing wrestlers' protest in New Delhi has taken a new turn as India's star grapplers Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat have declared to throw their medals in River Ganga in Haridwar on Tuesday (30) evening. The wrestlers took to Twitter and shared a post about the chain…

‘I am deeply concerned’, says Sunak on teen vaping

THE British government said on Tuesday (30) it would close a loophole that lets retailers give free samples of vapes to children in a clampdown on e-cigarettes, whose colourful designs and fruity flavours make them stand out on grocery store shelves. "I am deeply concerned about the sharp rise in…

IPL 2023: Chennai clinch fifth title in last-ball thriller

Ravindra Jadeja hit a six and four off the last two balls as Chennai Super Kings edged out Gujarat Titans to win a record-equalling fifth IPL title and send superstar MS Dhoni out with a bang in his likely swansong. Chennai chased down their revised target of 171 in 15…

Sara shares her Cannes experience; says ‘important to promote Indianness

After making her debut at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2023, Bollywood star Sara Ali Khan is back in India. She is now busy promoting her much-anticipated film Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, co-starring Vicky Kaushal. In an interview with a news agency, the 27-year-old actress spoke about how she loved…

UK imposes export ban on Tipu Sultan’s sporting gun

A valuable 18th-century gun, intricately decorated and created in India for Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, has been prevented from being exported. The gun, estimated to be worth approximately GBP 2 million, will now have the opportunity to be acquired by a UK institution, allowing for its public study…

Kamal Haasan says he saw streaming revolution coming before anyone…

Well-known actor and politician Kamal Haasan says that he foresaw the revolution of streaming platforms long before anyone else, but people did not agree with him. He was speaking on Saturday on the sidelines of a press conference for IIFA 2023 Awards. When asked about his take on streaming platforms,…

Suffragette Indian princess Sophia Duleep Singh honoured with blue plaque

The former residence of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, an influential suffragette Indian princess, has been commemorated with the unveiling of a blue plaque in south-west London, the BBC reported. Princess Sophia, a prominent member of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) led by Emmeline Pankhurst, held a significant role…

Cops always make for great cinematic characters: Randeep Hooda

In his latest outing Inspector Avinash, Randeep Hooda once again plays a police officer and the actor says people in uniform always make for "great cinematic characters". Based on the life of Uttar Pradesh cop Avinash Mishra, the crime thriller series revolves around the titular character who is on a…

JioCinema, NBCUniversal sign multi-year partnership pact

Viacom18's streaming platform JioCinema on Monday announced a multi-year agreement with NBCUniversal (NBCU) to bring several NBCU films and TV series to India. The development comes a month after JioCinema said it will be the new home to HBO and Warner Bros content in the country starting May. As per…

Nothing new Hindi film industry is keeping mum on important…

The Hindi film industry was never the one to roll up its sleeves and tackle issues head-on, says veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, asking whether anyone will make a movie on the protesting wrestlers in the national capital. The 72-year-old actor, a vocal critic of the BJP-led central government and someone…

Sri Lanka gets $350m loan boost from Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday (29) approved a $350 million special policy-based loan to provide budget support to Sri Lanka for economic stabilisation, the regional lender said in a statement. The programme is part of a broader package of financial assistance anchored by the International Monetary Fund's (IMF)…

IPL 2023: Chennai opt to bowl against Gujarat in delayed…

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first against holders Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League final on Monday (29). Play was washed out on Sunday (28) without a ball being bowled after rain and thunderstorms hit the western city of Ahmedabad, disappointing…

Afternoon exercise most effective to maintain stable blood sugar levels:…

Individuals with type 2 diabetes may benefit from exercising in the afternoon rather than the morning, to effectively control their blood sugar levels, research suggests. A team from Harvard Medical School conducted a study involving 2,416 patients who were encouraged to adopt healthier lifestyles. The participants were divided into groups…

Pakistan to share budget details with IMF to unlock funds

Pakistan will share its upcoming budget details with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to unlock stalled funds, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Sunday (28). Hopes for a resumption of an IMF deal are diminishing, analysts say, with a bailout programme agreed in 2019 due to expire on…

One more cheetah released into wild in India’s Kuno National…

Another cheetah was released into the wild at Kuno National Park (KNP) in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, bringing the total count to seven, an official said on Monday (29). The newly introduced cheetah, named Neerva, is a female aged between 3 to 4 years and hails from South Africa.…

The Indian Kurta: An Epitome of Versatility and Tradition for…

The adaptability of traditional clothing is demonstrated by the Indian kurta, a garment with origins in the long and interesting history of the Indian subcontinent.  In addition to securing its position in Indian closets, its beautiful simplicity and broad appeal have made it a global fashion hit. With its ability…

Zaira Wasim reacts to picture of woman eating in niqab

Former actress Zaira Wasim, who bid adieu to a promising career in Bollywood in 2019 after delivering award-winning performances in such films as Dangal (2016), Secret Superstar (2017), and The Sky Is Pink (2019), has reacted to a follower’s tweet on Twitter which had a picture of a woman eating…

Priyanka drops a pic from picnic date with daughter and…

Actress Priyanka Chopra had a fun Sunday with her husband Nick Jonas and daughter Malti Marie. The trio went on a picnic date. Taking to Instagram, Priyanka Chopra posted a super sweet picture in which she is seen sitting next to her daughter and hubby in a park. Malti looked…

Father-son duo elected to Hertsmere borough council

An Indian-origin father-son duo has been elected to the Hertsmere borough council in southern England. Prabhakar Kaza was elected from the Borehamwood Kenilworth ward as a Labour and Cooperative candidate in the May 4 election while his son Aaditya of the Labour Party emerged victorious from the Borehamwood Hillside seat.…

The Little Mermaid director on working with Indian talent

The Indian film industry has been making great strides internationally. With incredible stories and great talent, Indian cinema has found a huge fan base on foreign soil. Ace filmmaker Rob Marshall is also an admirer of Indian talent. In an interview with ANI, Rob, who is currently being lauded for…

Sunny Leone pens gratitude note for husband

Actress Sunny Leone, on Sunday, penned down a heartfelt note for her husband Daniel Weber. The actress recently made her red-carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival 2023, where she arrived with her husband. Taking to Instagram, Sunny shared a video of her moments at the prestigious film festival and…

Shah Rukh, Akshay celebrate ‘new Parliament for new India’

Superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar believe the new Parliament building will contribute towards a "new India" and become a symbol of the country's growth story. The Hindi film stars shared a glimpse of the new Parliament house on Twitter on Saturday night and expressed their happiness over its…

Indian opposition alleges Modi’s parliament inauguration resembled a ‘coronation’

The inauguration of the new Parliament building on Sunday (28) witnessed a significant development as 21 opposition parties boycotted the event, levelling allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for treating it as his personal "coronation." According to the opposition leaders, they believe that democracy is upheld by the people rather…

Fresh deadly clashes break out in northeast India

Fresh deadly clashes were reported on Sunday (28) in the remote northeastern Indian state of Manipur although the exact number of fatalities was not immediately clear. Manipur has been on edge after an explosion of inter-ethnic violence this month killed at least 70 people and left tens of thousands displaced.…

IPL 2023: Rain forces final match into reserve day

Heavy rain and thunderstorms in Ahmedabad on Sunday (28) forced the Indian Premier League (IPL) final between holders Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings into a reserve day for the first time. Rain began 35 minutes before the toss and went on for over two hours and 40 minutes before…

Post Office used ‘racist language’ in ‘fraud’ investigation

Investigators probing alleged ‘false accounting’ in Post Office were asked to categorise suspects according to their racial backgrounds, a media report said. Hundreds of sub-postmasters were wrongly subjected to investigation for ‘fraud’ based on information from the Horizon computer system which was later found to be faulty. More than 700…

Police detain Indian wrestlers as protest intensifies

INDIAN police dragged away and detained on Sunday (28) two Olympic wrestlers and dozens of others as they tried to march to parliament demanding the arrest of the sport's federation chief over allegations of sexual harassment and intimidation. In an escalation of the month-old standoff, police also cleared the site…

Avalanche kills 11 in northern Pakistan

At least 11 people died after an avalanche hit members of a nomadic tribe as they crossed a mountainous area in northern Pakistan, the country's disaster management agency said on Saturday (27). Another 13 people were injured in the avalanche which struck a group of families at Shounter Top Pass…

Chennai stand between Gujarat and IPL history

REVENGE will fuel Gujarat Titans' title defence when they clash with four-time winners Chennai Super Kings in Sunday's (28) Indian Premier League (IPL) final in Ahmedabad. Gujarat, who won the title in their debut season last year, topped the group stage this season but went down to Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led…

Man sentenced to life for trying to join Daesh a…

A UK court jailed a man for life for travelling to Syria to join Daesh (the Islamic State group) nearly a decade ago. Judge Mark Lucraft handed Shabazz Suleman, from High Wycombe northwest of London, the prison term on Friday (26) for making his way to Syria to enlist in…

Independent review launched into Leicester unrest

An independent review has been launched into the unrest that occurred in Leicester last year. Community tensions in September 2022 led to a spate of vandalism, assaults, and attacks on places of worship and other properties in Leicester, in some cases highlighting divisions between different groups across the city and…

Modi inaugurates India’s new parliament building

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's new parliament building on Sunday (28), a modern complex which is part of his Hindu nationalist government's grand plan to give a makeover to the British colonial-era architecture in the nation's capital. The inauguration, and the ongoing revamp of the heart of New Delhi…

Health secretary says government will not negotiate on pay with…

HEALTH secretary Steve Barclay said on Sunday (28) that the government would not negotiate on pay with the nurses' union, as the threat of further strikes looms. The government's offer, which includes a one-off payment equivalent to 2 per cent of salaries in the 2022/23 financial year and a 5…

Cinema is instrument of social change: Dia Mirza 

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza who is in Abu Dhabi for IIFA 2023 on Saturday discussed the role of cinema and IIFA as a platform in raising awareness and driving action for sustainable development. Dia who is also a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador and United Nations Secretary-General Advocate for Sustainable Development…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan says THIS show helped Never Have I Ever…

After the astounding success of two seasons, Netflix is set to launch season 3 of Mindy Kaling’s hit series Never Have I Ever. The show sees Maitreyi Ramakrishnan return to reprise her popular role as Devi. As the successful Netflix series, which follows a group of three best friends during…

I’m against propaganda films: Kamal Haasan on The Kerala Story…

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Saturday called The Kerala Story a propaganda, saying a film does not become a "true story" just by carrying a tagline. Directed by Sudipto Sen, The Kerala Story has polarised the political discourse in the country as it depicts how women from Kerala were forced to…

AI identifies effective antibiotic against drug-resistant infections

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and McMaster University have utilised machine learning, a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to discover a new antibiotic that shows promise in fighting drug-resistant infections caused by a bacteria called Acinetobacter baumannii. This bacterium is commonly found in hospitals and can lead to…

The truth about artificial sweeteners: Are they harmless zero-calorie alternatives?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines discouraging the use of non-sugar sweeteners as a healthier substitute for real sugar. The review highlights artificial sweeteners such as Splenda, Equal, and Stevia, do not guarantee long-term weight loss and should not be relied upon to manage body weight, media…

RHS-Eastern Eye Garden of Unity celebrates diversity and inclusivity

The RHS-Eastern Eye Garden of Unity, unveiled at the Chelsea Flower Show, captivated visitors with its vibrant and diverse display. Landscape designer Manoj Malde highlighted the garden's striking colors, including shades of pink, orange, aubergine, and alabaster. The garden received distinguished guests, such as King Charles and Queen Camilla, who…

Running in middle age found to delay memory loss as…

Regular long-term running during middle age has been found to assist in connecting newly generated neurons to a network crucial for maintaining episodic memory as we age. Episodic memory involves remembering past experiences and their associated details like time, place, and emotions. The study, published in the journal eNeuro, was…

Trailer for Idris Elba, Archie Punjabi-starrer Hijack out

Apple TV+ on Thursday dropped the first trailer for its upcoming action thriller series Hijack starring Idris Elba and Archie Punjabi in lead roles. Created by George Kay (Lupin) and Jim Field Smith (Criminal) and executive produced by Elba himself, the seven-part miniseries is about a plane that gets sabotaged…

American Sikh to world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

The animated short film American Sikh, which chronicles the life of a ‘Sikh Captain America’ in the aftermath of 9/11, will world premiere at the OSCAR-qualifying Tribeca Film Festival this June. The film was created in partnership with Singh Vishavjit as the producer and Los Angeles-based director Ryan Westra. It…

Will not make Stree 2 under pressure: Rajkummar Rao

Actor Rajkummar Rao says they will make the sequel of his hugely acclaimed horror-comedy film Stree with the same honesty and affection they had for the original. Also featuring Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Banerjee, Aparshakti Khurana, and Shraddha Kapoor, the movie turned out to be one of the most commercially-successful and critically-acclaimed…

Pakistan ‘establishment’ closes ranks in crackdown on Imran Khan

With military courts, intimidation of the press and mass arrests, Pakistan's rulers are seeking to destroy former prime minister Imran Khan's support ahead of elections, analysts say. Khan's brief arrest earlier this month sparked days of street protests freighted with anger at the powerful army perceived to have orchestrated his…

Indian government official suspended for draining canal to find lost…

In a peculiar incident, a government official decided to drain a dam of water after losing his expensive smartphone while attempting to take a selfie at the Kherkatta Dam in Chhattisgarh, central India. Rajesh Vishwas, a food officer, dropped his Samsung S23 phone, worth (Rs 96,000) or (£ 941,44) into…

Jameela Jamil says she ‘regrets’ feuding with Piers Morgan

Jameela Jamil, who had earlier said that Piers Morgan's “relentless campaign of lies and hatred" against her in 2020 made her suicidal, says she regrets feuding with the former host of Good Morning Britain. The actress recently expressed her regret over her participation in the public feud and said, “I…

Cannes 2023: Anushka Sharma makes her red carpet debut

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma on Friday made her red carpet debut at the 76th Cannes Film Festival and truly made heads turn with her stunning look. She wore an off-shoulder ivory Richard Quinn Couture gown which has hand-crafted embroidery from the in-house atelier and ivory silk taffeta roses. The actor…

Regular exercise can protect against major brain hemorrhages: Study

According to research conducted by the University of Gothenburg, regular physical activity and exercise have been found to decrease bleeding in individuals with intracerebral haemorrhage. The study, published in the journal Stroke and Vascular Neurology, examined data from 686 individuals who received treatment for intracerebral haemorrhage at Sahlgrenska University Hospital…

European Union will tackle India’s concerns on carbon tax, official…

The European Union has assured New Delhi it will hold two-way talks to tackle its concerns over tariffs proposed on imports of high-carbon goods such as steel and iron ore from India, the bloc's climate policy chief said on Friday (26). Last month, the 27-nation EU approved the world's first…

Ambassadors from more than 30 nations visit BAPS Hindu Mandir…

Ambassadors from more than 30 nations visited the construction site of the BAPS Hindu Mandir Abu Dhabi. Ashok Kotecha, Yogesh Mehta, Chirag Patel, Pranav Desai and the dedicated directors and volunteers overseeing the mandir's construction welcomed more than 85 guests, a statement said. Indian ambassador to the UAE, Sunjay Sudhir,…

Chinese online fashion retailer Shein to re-enter Indian market

Shein, the Chinese fashion retailer, is poised to make a comeback in India after a three-year ban. Known for its trendy and affordable clothing and accessories targeted at young women, Shein's return is eagerly anticipated. Founded in October 2008 by Chris Xu, Shein swiftly made a name for itself as…

Pakistan hands over 33 pro-Imran Khan protesters for trial in…

Thirty-three supporters of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan have been handed over to the army to face trial in military courts on charges of attacking armed forces' installations, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday (26). The 33 accused are among the thousands detained since Khan's May 9 arrest…

Nimrat Kaur talks about her character in School of Lies

Actress Nimrat Kaur, who plays a psychologist in School of Lies shared the impact of her character on her mind. She also spoke about the shooting experience at different picturesque web series locations. Nimrat said, "It absolutely profoundly impacted my state of mind while we were filming. To my great…

Priyanka’s Citadel renewed for season 2

On Thursday, Prime Video announced Season 2 of the globally successful spy thriller Citadel featuring Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden in lead roles. Joe Russo is set to helm every episode and executive producer David Weil will return as a showrunner. Excited about the second season, Jennifer Salke, head of…

BME unemployment rate more than double that of white workers:…

THE unemployment rate for black, minority and ethnic (BME) workers is currently more than double (2.2 times) that of white workers, a new analysis published on Friday (26) by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) revealed. The study of the most recent ONS labour market statistics pointed out that the BME…

British Airways cancels flights at Heathrow due to technical glitches

British Airways announced that it had to cancel a number of flights at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday (25) due to a technical issue. The airline did not disclose the exact number of affected flights. Earlier, the airport had reported that British Airways was addressing a technical problem with several…

Tipu Sultan’s bedchamber sword sold for £14 million at London…

The bedchamber sword of an 18th-century ruler of a south Indian kingdom has been sold for a record £14 million at Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art sale in London. The weapon had been retrieved from Tipu Sultan’s palace after he had died in Srirangapatna vainly trying to defend the kingdom…

Tamil Golfers’ Association Gala unites community and sponsors in spectacular…

The first-ever Tamil Golfers' Association (TGA) Gala proved to be an overwhelming success as it brought together the Tamil community and TGA sponsors from around the globe. The event, held to celebrate the accomplishments of Tamil golfers and raise funds for Tamil Aid and the TGA Junior Academy, was a…

Indian maestro Vishwa Mohan Bhatt to perform in London

Grammy-award-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt will perform in London on Sunday (28). The musical journey and the concert will showcase the brilliance of the maestro's unique talent and his contribution to Indian classical music. Renowned for his exceptional musicianship, he has firmly established the slide guitar, known…

Sunny Deol’s Gadar to re-release in cinemas

Actors Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel are set to make you nostalgic with the re-release of their iconic film Gadar Ek Prem Katha. On Thursday, Sunny and Ameesha took to Instagram and shared the update with their fans and followers. The audience can once again watch the film in theatres…

‘Documented dreamers’ urge US lawmakers to pass America’s Children Act

A group of long-term visa holders in the US, commonly known as ‘documented dreamers’, are seeking an end to their uncertain future. Members of the group, a significantly large number of whom are Indian-Americans, have visited lawmakers seeking support for the recently introduced ‘America’s Children Act’. The ‘dreamers’ are basically…

Indira Varma onboards BBC drama Doctor Who

Game of Thrones actress Indira Varma has signed on to star in the new series of Doctor Who. The series features Ncuti Gatwa as The Doctor and Millie Gibson as the new companion Ruby Sunday. Not much is known about Varma’s character at the moment but is reported that she…

Keir Starmer calls for broader India-UK ties

UK opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer has expressed the need to expand the India-UK relationship in various crucial domains in his foreign policy pitch leading up to the anticipated general election next year. Starmer emphasised the immense potential for mutual benefits that can be derived from enhancing bilateral ties. According…

Police Scotland is ‘institutionally racist’, admits chief constable

Police Scotland is "institutionally racist" and "discriminatory", the force's chief constable said, after a review into its culture. The admission by Iain Livingstone comes with wider concern about UK police, notably at the country's largest force, the Metropolitan Police in London. The independent review into Police Scotland, published on Wednesday…

India’s monsoon seen normal this year despite El Nino

India is likely to receive a normal amount of monsoon rains in 2023 despite the likely emergence of the El Nino weather phenomenon, the state-run weather office said on Friday (26), the fifth year of normal or above-normal summer rains. The monsoon is the lifeblood of the country's $3 trillion…

Kohinoor display gets ‘transparent’ makeover at Tower of London

The Kohinoor diamond, claimed by India, is on display at the Tower of London with the organisers of the exhibition trying to contextualise its turbulent colonial history in a “transparent” way. Kohinoor, also referred to as Koh-i-Noor, forms part of the new Jewel House exhibition at the tourist attraction and…

Manoj Bajpayee’s Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai receives thunderous response

ZEE5 Global, the world's largest streaming platform for South Asian content, released their most anticipated and talked about film Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai on May 23. Starring Padma Shri and National Award recipient Manoj Bajpayee, the film received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. From calling it Manoj…

Aparna Nayr to debut in Bollywood with Bloody Daddy

The upcoming Bollywood film Bloody Daddy has been generating immense buzz among movie enthusiasts and fans and one such great piece of news to be added is that Middle Eastern Beauty Aparna Nayr is set to amaze the audience with her presence in Ali Abbas Zafar's action thriller film. Aparna…

Tiger 3 has been a hectic shoot, says Salman Khan

Superstar Salman Khan said working on the third part of his popular spy franchise Tiger has been "hectic" yet fun. Tiger 3 will see Khan and Katrina Kaif return as spy agents – Tiger and Zoya. The 57-year-old star said he has recently wrapped filming for the action-thriller movie, which…

Asda owners to announce £10bn merger with EG group: report

THE owners of supermarket Asda and petrol stations company EG Group will announce a £10 billion merger of their operations, Sky News reported. Asda, Britain's third-largest grocer, and EG are both owned by brothers Zuber and Mohsin Issa and private equity group TDR Capital. According to the report, the announcement…

Over 13,000 people in England denied vote due to new…

Over 13,000 individuals experienced the denial of their voting rights in the English local elections this month, due to the implementation of the government's new identification law, according to a Reuters survey of local authorities. The impact of this measure was particularly felt in disadvantaged areas. The May 4 elections…

Gurinder Chadha reveals how difficult it was to score finance…

Well-known filmmaker Gurinder Chadha has some remarkable films under her belt, but whenever we talk about her filmography, her film Bend It Like Beckham is always held in high regard. But do you know that the film is one of the most challenging projects Chadha has ever directed? Speaking at…

Indians lead UK skilled worker and student visas

INDIANS top the tally of skilled worker and student visas issued by the UK over the past year, according to official immigration statistics released on Thursday (25). The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data collated by the UK Home Office shows that Indians were the top nationality for cross-sector skilled…

Adopt a Grandparent, Barclays team up to empower the elderly…

The initiative, Adopt a Grandparent, dedicated to combating loneliness among elderly care home residents, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Barclays Digital Eagles, a press release said. Together, they are launching a specialised training programme for volunteers and creating a tailored digital space for seniors and care workers to…

Imran Khan’s arrest: Lawyer says 16 suspects to face military…

A PAKISTANI court in the eastern city of Lahore on Thursday (25) handed 16 civilians over to the military for trial over their suspected involvement in violent protests following the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan this month. The military said after the violence that the suspects would be…

Boris Johnson referred to police for potential violation of new…

Boris Johnson has been referred to police over further potential breaches of lockdown rules during the Covid-19 pandemic, a charge the former prime minister's office portrayed as "yet another politically motivated stitch up". The Cabinet Office, which is responsible for overseeing the operation of government, said it had made a…

Two more cheetah cubs die at Kuno Park in India

According to a forest official, two additional cheetah cubs, both born in India, tragically passed away at Kuno National Park (KNP) on Thursday (25). With these recent losses, the total number of cheetah cubs that have died at KNP in the past three days now stands at three. One cub…

Shahid Kapoor bags Siddharth Roy Kapur’s next

Actor Shahid Kapoor is set to star in an untitled action thriller to be produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film will be directed by the renowned Malayalam director Rosshan Andrews, known for Malayalam blockbusters like Salute and Kayamkulam Kochunni. Taking to its official Instagram handle, Zee Studios announced the…

KJo unveils first looks of Ranveer, Alia from his next

The first looks of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt from the upcoming Bollywood film Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani were unveiled on Karan Johar's birthday Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are "the newest couple in the Dharma cinematic universe" in the first look of director Karan Johar's Rocky Aur…

Cannes 2023: Sunny Leone’s husband reacts to her ‘big moment’

After making a glorious debut at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival in a resplendent maroon velvet gown, Bollywood star Sunny Leone walked the red carpet at the screening of her film Kennedy in a flowy high-slit pastel gown. Kennedy director Anurag Kashyap and her co-star Rahul Bhat accompanied her and…

Former Gurkha soldier becomes first double above-the-knee amputee to conquer…

A former Gurkha soldier named Hari Budha Magar, who lost both legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first double above-the-knee amputee to conquer Mount Everest. At the age of 43 and residing in Canterbury, Kent, Budha Magar completed this remarkable feat…

Anurag Kashyap compares streaming platforms to East India Company

Well-known Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose film Kennedy premiered at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, has equated streaming platforms to East India Company. In a conversation with Forbes India, the filmmaker said, "All the streamers are like that. They come in, they are your best friends, then they are the…

Record net arrivals highlight UK’s post-Brexit migration dilemma

NET MIGRATION to Britain reached a record high of 606,000 last year, data showed on Thursday, drawing fresh promises from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to reduce arrivals, but underscoring the difficulty of doing so at a time of acute labour shortages. The increase was driven by people from outside the…

Net migration to UK hits record 606,000 in 2022

Annual net migration to the United Kingdom reached a record high of 606,000 last year, official estimates showed on Thursday (25), heaping pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak who has pledged to bring numbers down. High levels of legal migration has long dominated Britain's political discourse and the topic was…

Bangladesh vows fair elections in response to US visa restrictions

Bangladesh will take steps to tackle and prevent unlawful practices or interference in its elections, authorities said on Thursday (25), a day after the US threatened curbs on citizens of the South Asian nation who undermine them. Concern flared after accusations of vote-rigging and the targeting of the political opposition…

‘Visionary titan’ SP Hinduja mourned

What was Srichand Parmanand Hinduja – “SP” to everyone – really like? I will miss our walks in St James’s Park, which were invariably at dawn. He walked briskly, much faster than someone half his age. More than 10 years ago, he decided to tell me his life story. At…

Review: Live at Wembley Park with Sindhu Vee

A host of comedians gathered at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on May 5 to present London’s hottest new comedy show to a packed audience. The inaugural comedy show featured the headline act from critically acclaimed comedian and star of Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, and Netflix’s feature film Matilda, Sindhu Vee.…

Sri Lanka expects FDI to jump to £1.05bn with India…

Sri Lanka is expecting foreign direct investment inflows to rise by a fifth to $1.3 billion (£1.05bn) this year, a government official said on Wednesday (24), with India likely to play a lead role despite the Sri Lankan economy facing its worst crisis in decades. Although it was pushed to…

Solar power investment to exceed oil production for the first…

The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced on Thursday (25) that investment in clean energy is projected to further surpass spending on fossil fuels in 2023. This shift is anticipated to be particularly evident in solar projects, which are expected to exceed investments in oil production for the first time in…

Remembering SP Hinduja: How ‘Hinduja onions’ got the Shah of…

Srichand Hinduja (SP) interacted with many world leaders – among them Sir Edward Heath, Sir John Major, Tony Blair, George HW Bush, Morarji Desai and Indira Gandhi. Indeed, SP was in the habit of sending briefs with his thoughts to heads of government. Quite often these were on how to…

Bangladesh’s dollar woes worsen, owes $300 million to six overseas…

Bangladesh is struggling to pay for imported fuel because of a dollar shortage, letters from the state petroleum firm show, with it warning of an “alarming decrease” in fuel reserves. It owes more than $300 million to six overseas companies, some of which have either sent fewer cargoes than scheduled…

Akash Madhwal: Tennis-ball cricketer who entered IPL record books

Akash Madhwal was working as an engineer and playing tennis-ball cricket just a few years ago, now he is in the Indian Premier League (IPL) record books. The 29-year-old fast bowler returned stunning figures of 5-5 in the playoffs to lead five-time champions Mumbai Indians to victory over Lucknow Super…

From Vicky Kaushal to Kunal Kemmu, here’re the most versatile…

The Indian entertainment industry has over the years seen a wide variety of actors. While all actors are naturally talented, there are some who like to stick to one genre and make it their forte, and others enjoy versatility in their craft. In Hindi cinema, we have witnessed actors who…

Refugee employment remains low in London: Survey

Refugee employment among the London business community remained “very low”, a survey found, calling for concrete steps to hire more displaced people. A report, jointly published by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and the Refugee Investment Network on Wednesday (24), revealed that only three per cent of…

Team Kennedy poses at Cannes; Sunny calls it ‘proudest moment’

Director Anurag Kashyap and lead stars of his film Kennedy Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone made an appearance at the red carpet of the 76th Cannes Film Festival early Thursday morning here ahead of the movie's world premiere. The film was showcased under the Midnight Screenings section of the prestigious…

Are freeports the solution to the UK’s growth problem?

Britain has a chronic growth problem. Average annual growth rates have more than halved since the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast that this year we will be the worst performing large, advanced economy in the world. Underlying this is a productivity crisis, which…

Freida Pinto talks about postpartum depression struggle

Detailing her brush with postpartum depression, Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has said she used to cry a lot and feel alone months after she gave birth to her son in 2021. The actor, now based out of Los Angeles, first talked about her postpartum struggle in an Instagram post last…

Imran Khan says his party officials pressured to quit

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan said Wednesday (24) that senior leaders were being pressured into resigning from his party amid a crackdown, as a former cabinet minister became the latest to quit. Rights monitors said authorities have detained thousands of supporters of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party since days…

Muslim activists disrupt The Kerala Story screening in Birmingham

Toplined by Adah Sharma, filmmaker Sudipto Sen’s The Kerala Story has been hitting headlines ever since entering cinemas on May 5, 2023. Despite facing opposition from several states and political leaders, the film has been performing exceptionally well in India and some key international territories. Resultantly, it has managed to…

Remembering SP Hinduja: When SP took Raj Kapoor to Teheran

When Srichand Hinduja first told me that the Indian filmmaker and star, Raj Kapoor, had been a special friend, I was initially a little dubious, but I should have known better, writes Amit Roy. SP’s staff in Bombay (now Mumbai) dug up a black and white photograph of the legendary…

UK faces lower energy bills as inflation eases

UK regulators took action to reduce the cap on domestic energy bills on Thursday (25), aiming to alleviate the cost-of-living challenges faced by consumers. This decision came shortly after data revealed a slowdown in heightened inflation. Ofgem, the regulatory body, announced that starting from July, the maximum amount suppliers can…

Rajiv Karia: I decided to play it safe and become…

One reviewer wrote that an hour with Rajiv Karia is a smooth comedy experience, and they are not wrong. The fast-rising stand-up comedy star delighted audiences last year at the Edinburgh Fringe and brings that show to Soho Theatre in London in June. The talented writer and performer tackles diverse…

Jaguar to pick UK over Spain for battery plant: Report

Tata Motors, the Indian owner of carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, is set to select Britain over Spain to for a giant battery plant employing up to 9,000 people, the BBC reported Wednesday (24). The broadcaster, citing sources familiar with the matter, added that the boss of Tata Motors was expected…

New York to recognise Diwali, Lunar New Year as federal…

The New York State Assembly plans to enact a legislation that recognises Diwali and the Lunar New Year as official federal holidays. This development marks the culmination of persistent endeavours by legislators and members of the diaspora to establish these festivals as recognised holidays in the state. In a statement…

Ten Pound Poms: Portrait of a racist Australia

NHS doctors and nurses, who are not getting the salary rises they think they deserve – and I am, like most of the public, sympathetic to their cause – are threatening to quit Britain for the sunny beach life of Australia where their wages will apparently double overnight. There are…

Niharika NM: I’m here today only because of my audience

With more than 4.6 million followers across all social media platforms, Niharika NM has made a name for herself as a leading digital content creator. The 25-year-old, with more 3.2 million Instagram followers, has entertained a rapidly growing list of fans around the world with hilarious reels. This has led…

Viewing images of food repeatedly may help reduce overeating, study…

A study conducted by researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark has found that repeated exposure to images of the same food product can trick the brain into feeling full, potentially assisting in curbing overeating. The experiments conducted by the researchers demonstrated that viewing the same image more than 30 times…

Kathal movie review: Sanya Malhotra shines in rural comedy with…

Building a story around two giant jackfruits may seem like a strange idea, but it works well in the newly released Netflix film Kathal: A Jackfruit Mystery. Sanya Malhotra plays a dedicated police inspector in a fictional rural town who is pushed by her superiors into investigating the case of…

Speeding fine row: Sunak will not investigate Braverman

Prime minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday (24) he would not investigate home secretary Suella Braverman over her handling of a speeding offence last year, ruling that her actions did not breach the ministerial code. The move spares Braverman, a minister who has become a favourite among right-wing lawmakers for…

G-20 meeting in Rishikesh commences with Parmarth Niketan’s renowned Ganga…

The G-20 Meeting of the Anti-Corruption Working Group commenced with a remarkable gathering at Parmarth Niketan, the largest ashram in Rishikesh and one of India's leading spiritual institutions. On Wednesday (24), 200 delegates representing all 20 G-20 countries, along with representatives from around the world, participated in a special Ganga…

Salman Rushdie collects royal honour at Windsor Castle

Author Salman Rushdie said Tuesday (23) he was back at his writing desk after being repeatedly stabbed at an event last year in the US. Rushdie returned to Britain to be formally invested as a 'Companion of Honour', an exclusive royal accolade whose ranks are capped at 65 members. Speaking…

Australia’s prime minister Albanese reveals plans for consulate in Bengaluru

Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese revealed on Wednesday (24) that Australia will establish a new Consul-General in Bengaluru this month. This announcement follows Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's statement that India will open a consulate in Brisbane, demonstrating the efforts of both countries to strengthen their bilateral relations. After discussions…

Celebrating Amar Akbar Anthony

Cult classic Amar Akbar Anthony is always included in the lists of greatest Bollywood films of all time. The highest-grossing Hindi movie of 1977 had a star-studded cast, memorable music, magical moments, and a legendary story of three brothers, brought up in different faiths after being separated as children. The…

‘Jodi’ steals thunder of biopic planned by Imtiaz Ali

New Punjabi movie Jodi has stolen the thunder of a hotly anticipated Bollywood biopic being directed by acclaimed producer/director Imtiaz Ali. The musical, clearly inspired by the lives of late Punjabi singers Amar Singh Chamkila and Amarjot Kaur, was finally released in cinemas worldwide after several delays to great acclaim…

India Caucus urges McCarthy to invite Modi for US Congress’…

The influential Congressional India Caucus co-chairs on Tuesday (23) urged house speaker Kevin McCarthy to invite prime minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress during his upcoming state visit. “We respectfully request your consideration in inviting Modi for a joint address to Congress, thus highlighting…

Opposition parties to boycott India’s new parliament inauguration

INDIAN opposition political parties said on Wednesday (24) they would boycott the inauguration ceremony for the new parliament building to be conducted by prime minister Narendra Modi, sidelining the country's president. In a joint statement, 19 national and regional opposition parties said Modi's decision to dedicate the building on Sunday…

Sadia Azmat: Memoir of an Asian Babe

Perhaps the most surprising British Asian book published in 2022 was 'Sex Bomb: The Life and Loves of an Asian Babe'. Apart from being an accomplished debut, the acclaimed memoir tackled taboo subjects, presented a unique protagonist, and offered up the kind of comedy not seen before. The widely acclaimed…

‘Tories must tackle housing shortage to remain in power’

NOW that the dust has settled on the May 4 local elections, we can step back and take stock of the results and their implications for British politics over the next 18 months. More than 8,000 seats were contested in 230 councils across England and over 1,000 Tory councillors lost…

Manchester lord mayor Yasmine Dhar to bat for “empowerment”

‘Proud Mancunian’ Yasmine Dar has become Manchester’s 125th lord mayor – and the first Asian woman to hold the ceremonial role, reports Joseph Timan. The Labour representative for Moston ward since 2014 was elected by fellow councillors last Wednesday (17). Addressing the annual council meeting at the town hall, the…

Bangladesh garment industry in a spin after Cyclone Mocha

Apparel makers in Bangladesh are considering rare bulk exports by air to Europe and the United States, as they race to meet deadlines and avoid cancellations after a cyclone delayed shipments, caused power cuts and disrupted production. The crunch could disrupt summer clothes supplies for retailers such as Walmart, Gap,…

Sonakshi Sinha: Arresting on-screen presence

She may have starred in blockbuster cop films Rowdy Rathore and the Dabangg franchise, but Sonakshi Sinha never got to put on the police uniform. That has all changed with newly released Amazon Prime series Dahaad. The crime mystery thriller created by filmmakers Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar sees her…

Sri Lanka navy finds 14 bodies in overturned Chinese fishing…

The Sri Lankan navy announced on Wednesday (24) that they had found 14 bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that had capsized the previous week. The boat had a total of 39 crew members on board, including 17 Chinese, 17 Indonesians, and five Filipinos. The tragic discovery was made following…

Further UN food aid cuts compound misery of Rohingya refugees…

The United Nations food agency said on Monday (22) that lack of funding has forced it to cut food aid for around one million Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh for the second time in three months. Rations would be cut from $10 (£8.05) per person per month to…

Conference welcomes ‘bigger future plans for pharmacy’

Ministers are looking at the future of community pharmacy in England in a “bigger way” and have a vision to go “beyond the Scotland model”, the CEO of the Pharmaceutical Service Negotiating Committee has said. Community pharmacy in England has long campaigned for a Scotland-style “Pharmacy First” service which allows…

IMF asks Sri Lanka to speed up debt restructuring

The International Monetary Fund asked Sri Lanka on Tuesday (23) to speed its debt restructuring and warned any delays could undermine efforts to overcome the country’s worst economic crisis. Sri Lanka expected a quick deal with creditors shortly after defaulting on its $46 billion (£37.03bn) foreign debt in April last…

Indian-origin driver charged with threatening Biden after White House truck…

A Missouri man who drove a rented box truck into security barriers near the White House was charged with threatening the president after what authorities appear to believe was a deliberate crash. According to a witness, investigators pull a Nazi swastika flag from inside the truck, which plowed into barriers…

From Gujarat to Preston: Councillor Yakub Patel makes history as…

Yakub Patel, a dedicated member of the local community and originally from Gujarat, has assumed the esteemed position of Mayor in Preston, a city situated in Lancashire County, northern England. Preston has a long-standing tradition of having a city Mayor dating back to the 14th century. Hailing from the Bharuch…

Tanika Gupta: Colonial play ‘The Empress’ still relevant and more…

A play – set in 1887 and exploring the lives of Indian ayahs, sailors and servants in the heart of the British Raj – still has a lot to say about modern society, playwright Tanika Gupta MBE has said, as her work is set to return this July. After a…

G20 event a chance to show Kashmir’s tourism potential

The Group of Twenty (G20) is now “the premier forum for international economic cooperation.” The G20 comprises 19 countries and the European Union. Founded in 1999 and upgraded after the 2007-08 financial crisis, “it plays an important role in shaping and strengthening global architecture and governance on all major international…

Trailer for Shahid Kapoor’s Bloody Daddy trailer out

The makers of the upcoming action thriller film Bloody Daddy on Wednesday unveiled the official trailer. Taking to Instagram, actor Shahid Kapoor unveiled the trailer which he captioned, "One hell of a BLOODY night...Trailer out now!" Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film is all set to stream on the…

Charli XCX reveals who has influenced her music

Charli XCX, who recently won the Visionary Award at the 2023 Ivor Novello Awards, says that her 1975 drummer and lyricist boyfriend, George Daniel, has inspired her to slow down and appreciate the tunes she has made rather than try to drop several albums a year. Talking to The Sun,…

Britain recruits record number of international nurses to plug shortage

Britain recruited a record number of international nurses in the last financial year to plug hospital staffing shortages, with as many as 10 per cent coming from so-called 'red-list' countries where health staff should not be actively recruited. Britain has long hired from abroad to staff its state-run National Health…

Netflix teams up with Clean Slate Filmz for Kohrra

Netflix and Clean Slate Filmz on Wednesday announced a new crime series, titled Kohrra. Sudip Sharma of Pataal Lok has co-created the series with writers Gunjit Chopra and Diggi Sisodia. Sharma will also as serve showrunner with Randeep Jha as director, a press release stated. Kohrra will feature an ensemble…

Exclusive: Sunak must do more business with Modi, say business…

Britain must “up its game” when it comes to trading with India, the co-founder and chair of Cobra Beer, Lord Karan Bilimoria has told Eastern Eye. The peer has written to Rishi Sunak, urging him to lead the first cross-party UK prime ministerial delegation to Delhi, Mumbai and other major…

Sunny Leone: India’s only real deal at Cannes 2023

The first week of the 76th Cannes Film Festival saw a steady stream of Mumbai actors sashay up the steps of the Grand Lumiere at the gala but without a film of their own in the official selection. On Wednesday night, Sunny Leone is set to change that. Leone, one…

New study reveals how to ‘measure’ chronic pain using brain…

New research has shown that chronic pain can be objectively measured using brain signals, a report in The Conversation said. According to the report, a team of researchers conducted a study using brain implants capable of recording neural signals over an extended period. Their aim was to identify reliable markers…

Pakistan considering banning Imran Khan’s party: Minister

Pakistan is considering banning former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party for attacking the state, the defence minister said on Wednesday (24), a decision likely to enrage his supporters and exacerbate his confrontation with the military establishment. The former cricket star is embroiled in the latest, critical phase of a decades…

Richa reacts to people making fun of Cannes attendees online

Netizens are surprised to see how the ongoing 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is being attended by social media influencers apart from A-listers. Many have even expressed disappointment with the state of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, emphasising that the festival, which is meant to celebrate the art…

SRK video calls 60-year-old fan battling cancer

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's fans have an undying love for him and the star too, never misses a chance to reciprocate the love and support he has been receiving from the audiences worldwide. He recently took time off his work and fulfilled a 60-year-old cancer patient Shivani's wish. The fan…

UK annual inflation slides to 13-month low

BRITAIN'S annual inflation rate fell sharply to a 13-month low of 8.7 per cent in April with energy prices much weaker than a year earlier, official data revealed Wednesday (24). The rate of price increases slowed from 10.1 per cent in March, bringing inflation under 10 per cent for the…

Modi discusses temple attacks in Australia with Albanese

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (24) raised with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese India's concerns over the recent incidents of attacks on temples in Australia and activities of pro-Khalistani elements in that country. In their talks in Sydney, the two prime ministers also decided to focus on firming…

IPL 2023: Dhoni says will take time to decide on…

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni said on Tuesday (23) that he will take time before IPL's December auction to decide on his playing future after he led Super Kings to their 10th final in the T20 tournament. Dhoni might have played his last match at home MA Chidambaram Stadium…

Imran Khan’s aide Shireen Mazari quits party and active politics…

Shireen Mazari, Pakistan's former human rights minister and a close aide of ousted prime minister Imran Khan, on Tuesday (23) quit the party and announced her retirement from active politics following her arrest over the recent violence. Mazari, 72, made the announcement after she was released following her arrest for…

IPL 2023: Ravindra Jadeja leads Chennai Super Kings to final

Ravindra Jadeja starred with bat and ball as Chennai Super Kings beat holders Gujarat Titans by 15 runs on Tuesday (23) to enter the IPL final that could be skipper MS Dhoni's farewell. Four-time winners Chennai posted 172-7, a total their bowlers defended as they bowled out Gujarat for 157…

Everything You Need to Know About Cosmostation Wallet

Blockchain technology is becoming more prevalent as people become more interested in cryptocurrencies and their potential applications. Whether it be for payments, investments, or just for fun, there are many digital assets that people are buying, selling, or trading every day. However, to transact digital assets, it’s important that users…

How to attract property investors in London

London is known to be a hub of property investments, with its ever-growing population and diverse economy. As a result, the competition among property investors in London has become fiercer than ever. So how can you make your property stand out from the rest? In this blog post, we'll discuss…

Ban on The Kerala Story not correct: Kangana

Actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday said the ban imposed on The Kerala Story by some states was "unconstitutional" after it was cleared by the CBFC. "Banning a film which has been passed by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) amounts to insulting the constitution. The ban on The Kerala…

Aditi Rao Hydari and Paige Sandhu onboard Indo-UK film Lioness

Aditi Rao Hydari and Indian-origin British actress Paige Sandhu have been confirmed as female leads for an upcoming Indo-British production, titled Lioness. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Kajri Babbar, the film tells the story of two British Punjabi women living in the UK a century apart. It is basically…

Immigration is ‘more than just a numbers game’

How much is immigration mainly a question of numbers? Record levels of net migration certainly create a political headache for the Prime Minister.  The figure was just over half a million, when the statistics were last published six months ago. This week’s statistics, published on Thursday, will be higher still. They…

Junior doctors in England determined to continue strikes for better…

Junior doctors in England, represented by the British Medical Association (BMA), have announced plans to hold additional strikes in June. Following the collapse of pay negotiations with the government on Monday (22) without a resolution, the doctors’ union said the strikes will take place from June 13 to 17. The…

BCCI says kit sponsorship deal with Adidas runs until 2028

India's cricket board (BCCI) said on Tuesday (23) its kit sponsorship deal with Adidas would run until March 2028 and that players would wear the new apparel for the first time when they face Australia in the World Test Championship final next month. BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who confirmed the…

IMF no longer expects recession in Britain this year

The International Monetary Fund no longer expects a recession in Britain this year, it said on Tuesday (23), praising steps taken by the government to stabilise the economy and fight inflation and warning against pre-election tax cuts. The IMF said gross domestic product now looks set to grow by 0.4…

King and Queen present first Elizabeth medal of honour at…

In a momentous occasion at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, his Majesty King Charles III and Queen Camilla awarded the first recipients of The Elizabeth Medal of Honour on Monday (22). According to a press release, the distinguished individuals honoured with this prestigious recognition include world-renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf, the…

Nick reveals Priyanka taught him ‘inspiring facets of Hinduism’

In a recent interview, popstar Nick Jonas opened up about his interfaith marriage to actress Priyanka Chopra and how she taught him ‘inspiring facets of Hinduism’. The 30-year-old also said that he would be raising his daughter Malti Marie Jonas with both, the Hindu and Biblical principles. Nick and Priyanka…

Britain to limit migration by family of international students

BRITAIN on Tuesday (23) announced a package of measures aimed at international students, including a ban on some family members, as ministers come under growing pressure to cut immigration. After a drop during the pandemic, net migration has been steadily on the rise and is reportedly expected to hit a…

UK offers £500m package to Jaguar Land Rover to set…

BRITAIN’S government has offered incentives worth £500 million to help Jaguar and Land Rover set up a new electric battery “giga-factory”.Chancellor of Exchequer Jeremy Hunt’s offer comes amid the reports that JLR is weighing up the option of having a giga-factory production facility in Spain as the UK’s largest carmaker…

Wanted to explore sexual repression through Agra: Kanu Behl on…

Director Kanu Behl says he wanted to explore sexual repression, a feeling that often doesn't get addressed in India, through his film Agra, which is set to have its world premiere at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. The movie, which will be screened in the Directors' Fortnight section…

King Charles and Queen Camilla visit the Chelsea Flower Show

The King and Queen, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, attended the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Tuesday (23). Their majesties were greeted by Keith Weed, president of the Royal Horticultural Society, the official site of the British Royal Family said. They embarked…

The Kerala Story raises £20 million in India

Director Sudipto Sen’s controversial film The Kerala Story has raised £20 million at the domestic box office in India. Fronted by Adah Sharma, the film released theatrically in India on May 5 and received a polarised response from the audience, with states like West Bengal and Tamil Nadu banning it.…

RHS-Eastern Eye Garden of Unity unveiled at Chelsea Flower Show

Landscape designer Manoj Malde has spoken of the highlights of the RHS-Eastern Eye Garden of Unity which was unveiled on Monday (22) at the Chelsea Flower Show. “It’s a very colourful garden – pinks, oranges with hints of aubergine and alabaster,” said Malde. Even amidst the riot of colour, his…

Sadiq Khan says frequent death threats left him with mental…

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said that he is suffering from a 'cumulative' type of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to a combination of the regular death threats as well as dealing with the aftermath of disasters and terror attacks. Khan added that his doctor friend had told him about…

India abuses G20 presidency by holding conference in Kashmir: Bilawal

India is "abusing" its presidency of the G20 by holding a tourism conference in the portion of Kashmir it controls, Pakistan's foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said. "I wish I could say I was surprised, but I think that this is a continuation in what is becoming a norm now,…

Australia to take ties with India to ‘next level’

AUSTRALIA vowed to take ties with India to the "next level" on Tuesday (23) as it hosted Narendra Modi for a lavish visit heavy on trade and light on criticism. Lured by the world's most populous market and a counterweight to China's growing military, diplomatic and economic clout, Australia's government…

Cyclists help save the lives of 60 Tanzanian children with…

Members of a London-based cycling club, who cycled from Makkah to Madinah in February to raise money to provide life-saving surgery for children with congenital heart defects, travelled to Tanzania last week to meet some of the families and children they supported. H&K Cycle Club raised an incredible £128,000 as…

‘Falling in love with Kashmir again’: Saumya Tandon

Popular actress Saumya Tandon is in Kashmir, shooting and spending a good vacation. The Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai actress is in all praise of the changes she can witness in the state especially in terms of development in the status of women and destination feeling "nicer and safer". She…

Dominic Raab to stand down as MP at next election

Dominic Raab will not seek re-election as an MP in the upcoming general election, the Telegraph reported on Monday (22). Raab recently resigned from the government after being accused of bullying officials in an independent report. Citing letters to the chairman of Raab's local Conservative Association, the newspaper states that…

SS Rajamouli mourns demise of RRR actor Ray Stevenson

British actor Ray Stevenson, who played a pivotal part in the Oscar-winning Indian film RRR (2022), passed away on Sunday in Italy. He was 58. His reps at Independent Talent confirmed the news. However, there is no update on the cause of his death. Rajamouli took to his Twitter handle…

India makes tests mandatory for cough syrup export

India will make tests mandatory for cough syrups before they are exported, a government notice showed on Tuesday (23), after Indian-made cough syrups were linked to the deaths of dozens of children in Gambia and Uzbekistan. Any cough syrup must have a certificate of analysis issued by a government laboratory…

Jeremy Hunt to meet food manufacturers to address price surge

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced his intention to express concerns about the significant increase in food prices and explore potential solutions to alleviate the burden on families during his scheduled meeting with food manufacturers on Tuesday (23) his office said in a statement. "High food prices are proving stubborn so we…

From Roja to Raazi, five must-watch films shot in Jammu…

Jammu & Kashmir is hosting the 3-day long G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting in Srinagar. It is the first big event to be organised in Kashmir after the Indian government revoked Article 370 in 2019. As the G20 summit gets underway and around 60 delegates and 20 journalists from…

London mayor visits Neasden Temple to meet His Holiness Mahant…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan met prominent Hindu spiritual leader, His Holiness (HH) Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj, who is currently visiting the UK to inspire faith, service, and global harmony, at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in north London on Sunday (21). During their meeting, the mayor thanked HH Pujya Mahant…

Ram Charan: Kashmir coolest place to shoot in India

RRR star Ram Charan on Monday said Kashmir is the "coolest" place to shoot films in India and it is a surreal feeling to visit the Valley. The actor was speaking at the 'Film Tourism for Economic and Cultural Preservation' event here at Sheri Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), being…

Mindy Kaling joins picket line to support striking writers in…

Ever since the writers’ strike began in Hollywood, a number of celebrities have come out to show their support and solidarity, with some of them even joining the picket lines in New York and California. Well-known actress, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling also joined the picket line of striking writers…

SKLPC (UK) initiates construction of £20 million India gardens project…

The Shree Kutch Leva Patel Community UK (SKLPC (UK), a prominent Hindu community in Ealing, London, recently commemorated a significant milestone with a groundbreaking ceremony. The event, which took place on Wednesday, 17 May 2023, marked the beginning of the construction of their state-of-the-art sports and community centre. Located at…

Coventry gets its first turban-wearing Lord Mayor

A councillor has made history as Coventry’s first Lord Mayor to wear a turban in a move hailed as an example of the city’s diversity, reports Ellie Brown. Born in the Punjab region of India, councillor Jaswant Singh Birdi moved to Coventry 60 years ago and has served as a…

Hundreds rally in Pakistan-ruled Kashmir against India G20 meet

Hundreds of people rallied in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Monday (22) to protest arch rival India's decision to host a G20 tourism meeting in its part of the disputed Himalayan region, said a government official. New Delhi is hosting the key conference in Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar from Monday to Wednesday,…

Angad Bedi to headline legal drama series A Legal Affair

Actor Angad Bedi is set to feature in A Legal Affair, the official adaptation of the popular Korean series Suspicious Partner, which starred Ji Chang-wook and Nam Ji-hyun. Bedi has been paired opposite actor Barkha Singh in the Hindi version, produced by Jio Studios, a press release stated. The show…

Vikram reacts to Anurag’s claims of never responding to Kennedy…

South star Vikram on Monday said he called Anurag Kashyap "immediately" after he came to know the filmmaker had tried to contact him for Kennedy. In a recent interview with news outlet Film Companion, Kashyap said that Vikram, whose real name is Kennedy John Victor, was his first choice to…

Kajol’s The Good Wife adaptation has different layering: Suparn S…

The Indian adaptation of the popular American legal TV drama The Good Wife, fronted by Kajol, will be different from the original show in terms of characterisation and subplots, says series director Suparn S Varma. Varma, whose credits include The Family Man season 2 starring Manoj Bajpayee, said Kajol's debut…

Anurag reveals Vikram didn’t respond to his offer of starring…

Well-known Hindi filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is presently busy attending the Cannes Film Festival 2023 where his next directorial venture Kennedy is set for the international premiere, has revealed that he first offered the film to popular Tamil actor Vikram. However, the Ponniyin Selvan actor did not respond to his…

India’s latest currency note exchange less disruptive than 2016

In anticipation of a series of significant state elections, India is preparing for its second currency note exchange programme within a span of fewer than seven years. This time, the focus is on withdrawing the 2,000 rupees note from circulation. Unlike the disruptive 2016 demonetisation move, which abruptly invalidated 86%…

G20 tourism meet in Kashmir: India doubles down on security…

Commencing on Monday (22), a G20 tourism meeting began in Indian-administered Kashmir amidst increased security measures, triggering criticism from China and Pakistan due to the disputed status of the territory. In anticipation of the G20 meeting, which marks the first diplomatic event in the region since New Delhi's revocation of…

Sunak speaks to ethics adviser over Braverman’s speeding offence

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak spoke to his ethics adviser regarding the handling of a speeding offence by home secretary Suella Braverman, his spokesperson said on Monday (22), after calls for an investigation into whether she broke ministerial rules. Suella Braverman, who oversees the police and law enforcement, said on Monday…

Indian court issues summons to BBC over Modi documentary

An Indian court issued a summons to British broadcaster BBC on Monday (22) in a defamation case over its documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that questioned his leadership during the 2002 Gujarat riots, according to reports in local media. The defamation suit states the documentary "India: the Modi question"…

Drishyam set to get a Korean remake

Drishyam, one of the most successful suspense-thrillers ever produced by Indian cinema, will soon get a Korean remake. Kim Jee-Woon, Song Kang-Ho's Anthology Studios has announced the remake of the popular franchise that was directed initially by Jeethu Joseph. According to Deadline, Panorama Studios has teamed up with a Korean…

Fearless producers are making all the difference, says Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap, whose neo-noir thriller Kennedy is set to premiere at midnight on Wednesday at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, believes that the current upswing in independent cinema on the subcontinent is being fuelled by fearless young producers willing to put their money where their mouth is. "It is a new…

NatWest’s stake reduced as Britain sells £1.3 billion worth of…

NatWest, the state-backed bank formerly known as Royal Bank of Scotland, has reached an agreement to repurchase its own shares worth £1.3 billion ($1.6 billion) from the government. This move marks a significant step towards transitioning the bank back to private ownership, a process initiated 15 years ago during the…

Kangana Ranaut wins Best Actress for Thalaivii at Osaka fest

Actress Kangana Ranaut won the Best Actress Award for her movie Thalaivii at Osaka Tamil International Film Festival in Japan. The actress took to Instagram and expressed her gratitude for the recognition and honour given to her. She wrote in her post, "Thank you for this honour... Thalaivii is indeed…

Mental health matters: Deepika after Dwayne says he didn’t know…

Hindi cinema star Deepika Padukone has lent support to Dwayne Johnson following the Hollywood heavyweight's revelation that he struggled with depression during his university days. Padukone, who was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2014, shared a snippet of Johnson's interview with The Pivot podcast on her Instagram Stories late Sunday…

Sunak says China poses greatest challenge to worldwide security

Rishi Sunak stressed that China presents the foremost challenge to worldwide security and prosperity, but has cautioned against complete disengagement from the leading economy. Sunak made these remarks on Sunday (21) following a summit of the Group of Seven (G7) nations in Hiroshima, Japan. "China poses the biggest challenge of…

Mouni Roy to make her Cannes debut

The ongoing 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is special for India as many celebrities from Indian showbiz marked their debut at the prestigious gala this time. Actress Mouni Roy is now the latest Indian celebrity who will make her Cannes debut this year. Excited about her Cannes debut,…

IPL 2023: Shubman Gill ton trumps Kohli’s 101 to knock…

Shubman Gill hit an unbeaten 104 to trump Virat Kohli's record century as holders Gujarat Titans knocked Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the IPL with a six-wicket victory on Sunday (21). The result allowed five-time winners Mumbai Indians to fill the fourth and final play-off spot after they hammered Sunrisers…

Suella Braverman under fire over speeding claims

PRIME MINISTER Rishi Sunak on Sunday (21) faced questions over home secretary Suella Braverman after reports she asked civil servants to arrange for her penalty driving course for speeding to be done in private. Sunak said he did not know the "full details" of the case but a spokeswoman for…

Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s bust in Hiroshima

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (20) unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima during his visit to the city to attend the annual summit of the G7 grouping and the third in-person Quad leaders' meeting. The Gandhian ideals of peace and harmony reverberate globally and give strength…

Tory donor Karan Chanana under investigation in India over fraud…

Major Tory donor and Indian rice magnate, Karan Chanana, is being investigated over allegations of fraud and money laundering, reported The Guardian. He faces probe in India over claims that tens of millions of pounds of bank loans were unlawfully diverted into shell entities. However, the tycoon has not responded…

IPL 2023: Lucknow qualify for play-offs, top-two finish for Chennai

Lucknow Super Kings survived an unbeaten blitz of 67 by Rinku Singh to edge Kolkata Knight Riders by one run and qualify for the Indian Premier League play-offs on Saturday (20). Nicholas Pooran's 58 guided Lucknow to 176-8, a total that was threatened by Rinku, a left-hand batsman, who smashed…

Modi, Sunak agree to deepen cooperation in trade, investment and…

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (21) held productive talks with his British counterpart Rishi Sunak during which they reviewed bilateral strategic partnership, including progress in India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations. The two leaders also agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation across a wide range of areas such as…

Occludin protein facilitates coronavirus spread in humans: Study

Researchers from the University of Missouri, USA, have made a significant breakthrough by identifying occludin, a specific protein within the human body, as a crucial facilitator of coronavirus spread from cell to cell following infection. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, highlights how…

London court dismisses lawsuit against Google regarding medical records

On Friday (19), Google emerged victorious in a lawsuit filed on behalf of 1.6 million individuals regarding the transfer of medical records from a UK hospital trust to the US tech giant. The Royal Free London NHS Trust, an entity within the public National Health Service (NHS), had shared patient…

UK chef Jake Dryan’s Instagram series explores India’s regional cuisines

Indian flavours have gained immense popularity, to the extent that foreign food bloggers now share these enticing tastes on Instagram. Among them, a British food blogger has taken it upon himself to explore the diverse regional cuisines of India. Going by the name @plantfuture on Instagram, Jake Dryan has devoted…

Armed Forces Day: Who’re the famous military kids of Bollywood?

As the nation prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day on 20th May 2023, it's worth noting that the Indian military has a unique bond with the film industry. Many actors and actresses in Bollywood come from military families. They've gone on to make a name for themselves in the entertainment…

Hijack: Idris Elba and Archie Panjabi’s thriller to release on…

Headlined by Idris Elba and Archie Panjabi, Hijack has locked an official date for its premiere. The seven-episode thriller series from Apple TV+ will release its first two episodes on Wednesday, June 28, and the remaining five episodes are then released weekly on Wednesdays. Created by George Kay and Jim…

G7 summit: Modi meets Sunak and Zelensky in Hiroshima

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (20) met his British counterpart Rishi Sunak, Indonesian president Joko Widodo and UN chief Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima. Modi and Sunak shared a warm hug and the British prime minister shared the picture on his Twitter…

Charli XCX wins Visionary Award at Ivor Novello Awards

Charli XCX won the Visionary Award at the 2023 Ivor Novello Awards. Officials from the Ivors Academy announced the winners of the annual awards, which recognise British and Irish songwriters and composers, during a prizegiving staged in London on Thursday. Charli, who put on a plunging black blazer fastened together…

Biden to discuss Ukraine with Modi: White House

US President Joe Biden aims to speak this weekend with Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Ukraine and the "sacrosanct" issue of sovereignty and territorial integrity, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Saturday (20). Lula and Modi are attending a…

ZEE5 Global unveils a line-up of 111 titles

Celebrating five glorious years of creating exclusive streaming content, ZEE5 Global at a star-studded event in Mumbai, titled Hooked to 5, revealed an expansive line-up of titles featuring originals in Hindi and regional languages, sequels to cult-favourite series, big-ticket direct-to-digital releases, blockbuster post-theatrical launches, and intriguing docu-series. For the slate,…

The Kerala Story to be screened at FTII

The makers of The Kerala Story have announced that a special screening of the movie will be held for the students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Directed by Sudipto Sen, The Kerala Story depicts how women from Kerala were forced to convert and recruited by the…

Mahek Bukhari’s mother denies former lover’s car was rammed off

TIKTOK influencer Mahek Bukhari’s mother Ansreen denied having seen her former lover’s car leave the road during a hot chase last year. Saqib Hussain and his friend Hashim Ijazuddin, both aged 21, were killed after their Skoda Fabia was hit by one of the two cars pursuing the duo near…

Modi to inaugurate India’s new parliament building

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new parliament building in New Delhi this month, parliament said on Thursday, as his government seeks to shed India's colonial past in a move that has irked conservationists. India's current parliament building was built under British rule in 1927 and has grown…

House of Commons commemorate contributions of ISKCON founder

The House of Commons hosted a special event last week (11) in honour of Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, also known as the Hare Krishna movement. This event was part of the ongoing UK Tour of the bestselling biography, "Sing, Dance and Pray," which chronicles Prabhupada's remarkable life story.…

India, UK struggle to make progress in free trade talks

India and Britain are struggling to make progress in free trade talks due to differences on some key tariff lines and investment protection rules, making a deal unlikely during prime minister Narendra Modi's second term ending next year, Indian sources said. The two nations are unable to agree on concessions…

Pure Soul: An exhibition to help discover the spiritual heritage…

Visitors can embark on a unique journey to explore the essence of the ‘Pure Soul’ through the UK's first Jainism exhibition in over 30 years, from April 14 to June 25, 2023. The exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS in London seamlessly combines ancient artifacts with contemporary artwork, thoughtfully curated…

India’s ‘largest’ cultural centre to come up in Delhi

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) on Thursday (18) revealed an architectural model of its upcoming building in Delhi, India. Anticipated to be the country's largest cultural centre, the new structure is set to open in 2026. Designed in collaboration between the renowned Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye and S…

Pakistan police talk ‘terms and conditions’ for search of Imran…

Pakistani police and government officials arrived at the Lahore home of former prime minister Imran Khan on Friday (19) to discuss a possible search for suspects involved in this month's attacks on state and army buildings, authorities said. Police would only start the search after agreeing on terms and conditions,…

Minister Paul Scully to run as London mayor

Tory MP Paul Scully has said that he will pause his activities as minister for London to run as the city's mayor. He told the LBC he would step down from the role altogether if selected as the candidate. Tory members will vote for their preferred candidate in July and…

India ramps up security for G20 meeting in Kashmir after…

Security measures in the Jammu and Kashmir region have been heightened by Indian authorities due to a surge in militant attacks leading up to a G20 meeting focusing on tourism in the Himalayan territory. Officials confirmed the increased security measures on Wednesday (17), as the city of Srinagar, the summer…

Modi to meet Zelenskiy on sidelines of G7 summit

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will meet Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, broadcaster CNN-News 18 reported on Friday (19), their first meeting since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. News of the meeting came hours after Modi left New Delhi for Hiroshima,…

Researchers uncover trigger mechanism for onset of multiple sclerosis

Scientists have recently obtained additional evidence supporting the connection between the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and the development or progression of the neurological disease multiple sclerosis (MS). EBV, a herpesvirus that is highly prevalent in humans, infects more than 90 per cent of the global population, remaining latent and typically asymptomatic…

Amazon to invest £10.5 billion in India by 2030

Amazon's cloud computing unit will invest $13 billion (£10.5bn) in India by the end of this decade, doubling down on its past investments to cater to the growing demand for such services in one of Asia's fastest-growing economies. This comes on top of its $6.5bn (£5.2bn) investment in e-commerce in…

IPL 2023: Bangalore crush Hyderabad in a ‘record breaking’ match

Former India captain Virat Kohli smashed a masterful century as his Royal Challengers Bangalore thumped Sunrisers Hyderabad, for whom South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen hit a ton of his own, by eight wickets in the IPL on Thursday (18). The win leaves Bangalore in control of their own destiny in the…

Guneet Monga excited ahead of G20 Summit in Kashmir

The G20 meeting, which is scheduled to be held in Srinagar for the first time, is just a few days away. Like many, even Oscar-winning The Elephant Whisperers' producer Guneet Monga can't keep calm and shared her excitement with her fans. Guneet took to Twitter and posted a video message…

Netflix drops trailer for Riz Ahmed starrer Nimona

Netflix has rolled out a poster and trailer for Nimona, the upcoming animated fantasy adventure based on the New York Times bestselling comic book series of the same name. The adaptation follows the title character, a shapeshifter, as she fights to defeat the authoritarian organization known as The Institution of…

Rishi Singh: ‘Music has given me hope that I can…

The recently concluded season of Indian Idol 13 saw Rishi Singh beat off top competition from world-class singers to win the top prize. The 20-year-old rose from humble beginnings in Ayodhya to delight the judges and huge global audience with his voice. The singer with high hopes for the future…

Practical Tips On Avoiding Being Overwhelmed When Playing Poker Games…

Poker is one of the most popular card games in the world, and playing online poker can be a thrilling experience. However, with so many online poker sites available, it can also become overwhelming for new players. To ensure your online poker journey is enjoyable, here are some practical tips…

Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston: ‘Diversity in the RAF…

The head of the Royal Air Force (RAF), Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, has said increased diversity in the armed forces is “mission critical” in future battles as he vowed to attract the “brightest and best of every single community”. Currently, 2.1 per cent of all RAF service personnel…

Nikhil Advani: Crossing new creative horizons

Emmay Entertainment has established itself with hard-hitting films like D-Day, Airlift, Satyamev Jayate, and Batla House, along with notable streaming shows such as Mumbai Diaries 26/11, Rocket Boys, and The Empire. The latest offering from the leading production house, which was founded by Nikkhil Advani, Monisha Advani, and Madhu Bhojwani…

New Russia sanctions weigh heavy on India’s diamond hub

Britain unveiled new sanctions against Russia on Friday (19), targeting imports of diamonds and other minerals in a bid to choke Moscow's ability to fund the war in Ukraine. Before a G7 summit in Japan began, London said it would introduce "a ban on Russian diamonds", copper, aluminium and nickel,…

Cannes 2023: Madhur Bhandarkar shares fan moment with Michael Douglas

It's a fan moment for Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar as he meets Hollywood veteran Michael Douglas at the ongoing 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Taking to Instagram, the filmmaker dropped the picture with Douglas and wrote, "My Fan moment with the charismatic and legendary @michaelkirkdouglas sir at the…

Always enjoy playing a man in uniform: Rajniesh Duggal

The 1920 actor Rajniesh Duggal, who is seen playing a cop in the web series Inspector Avinash, talked about his character and how he relates to his onscreen persona. The web series also stars Randeep Hooda, and Harjinder Singh in pivotal roles. Talking about his character, Rajniesh said, "I'm playing…

Considering ‘range of options’ to reduce legal immigration: Sunak

Prime minister Rishi Sunak has said his government is weighing “a range of options” to reduce legal migration into the UK, which is “too high”. "The numbers are too high, and we want to bring them down,” told the BBC but refused to “speculate” on the new border control plans…

Nick Jonas on being called ‘jiju’ in India

American singer Nick Jonas has acknowledged that a lot of people in India call him 'Jiju' post his marriage to Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra. Nick, 30, recently made an appearance on a BBC chat show, where the host asked him about being called 'jiju', the Hindi term for brother-in-law. "A…

Sheetal Pandya: I am grateful to do a job that…

New theatre play Patel’s Millions has been delighting audiences since commencing a UK tour. The comedy-drama about a struggling shopkeeper becoming rich beyond his wildest dreams and facing problems has a talented cast that includes actress Sheetal Pandya. She follows up winning performances on Indian TV, by playing a Goddess…

My Top 10: Mai Al-Nakib’s favourite books

Newly published novel 'An Unlasting Home' is a powerful story about freedom of speech, the political development of the Arab region and female Middle Eastern identity. The thought-provoking debut from Mai Al- Nakib, inspired by Kuwait’s parliament passing a (quickly overturned) law that made blasphemy a capital crime in 2013,…

India considers policy change after cough syrup deaths: Modi’s office

India is considering a change to its pharmaceutical industry policy after cough syrups made in the country were linked to the deaths of children overseas, according to a document from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office. A brainstorming session was held in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad "to find a…

Rushdie says ‘struggle continues’ in first public appearance since attack

British-American novelist Salman Rushdie attended a New York gala on Thursday (18) night in his first public appearance since a knife attack that nearly took his life last year. The Mumbai-born writer, a naturalised American who has lived in New York for 20 years, lost sight in one eye after…

Cannes 2023: Aishwarya Rai leads Asian stars on the red…

Every year, the enchanting French Riviera comes alive with a whirlwind of glitz, glamour, and top cinematic talent as the Cannes Film Festival gets underway. The city is abuzz with excitement as the 76th edition of the prestigious festival began this week. From May 16 to May 27, the iconic…

Tiger Zakhmi Hai, says Salman after sustaining shoulder injury

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Thursday said he has suffered an injury in his shoulder. In a tweet, Salman hinted he was hurt on the set of his much-awaited film Tiger 3. "When you think you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, he says duniya ko…

The Chase star Paul Sinha on his battle with Parkinson’s…

The Chase star Paul Sinha says he is “fighting as hard as ever” in his Parkinson’s battle - as he makes his Loose Men debut. The comedian, 52, was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder in May 2019, after he experienced the symptom of a “sudden-onset, frozen right shoulder”. During…

India Business Group partners with Sheffield city council to explore…

LONDON-based advisory firm, India Business Group, has partnered with Sheffield city council and regional stakeholders to leverage emerging business opportunities in the UK and India, a statement said. The partners hosted a special roundtable meeting with business, community and civic leaders to identify opportunities and connections for local and Indian…

Bhawna Bhawsar: ‘Sunita is a complex character’

Popular British Asian theatre play Happy Birthday Sunita has returned with a brand-new cast for another UK tour. The Rifco production, written by Harvey Virdi, is a comedy about a dysfunctional family, whose future is changed forever at an explosive surprise 40th birthday party. Bhawna Bhawsar has taken on the…

Charli XCX to make acting debut; more deets inside

Singer Charli XCX is set to make her silver screen debut in a starring role. She has joined the cast of the upcoming remake of the 1978 cult horror film Faces of Death. She will star alongside ex-Euphoria alum Barbie Ferreira and Stranger Things’ Dacre Montgomery in the upcoming film.…

‘The Motive and the Cue’: Clash of Gielgud and Burton

If there is a play to catch before it disappears, it is The Motive and the Cue, currently playing at the Lyttelton Theatre at the National. Actually, it is a play within a play. Directed by Sam Mendes, The Motive and the Cue is based on the events of 1964…

Norah Jones announces a new London show

The Grammy Award-winning singer Norah Jones has announced a new London show. The singer-songwriter and pianist, who is known for her soulful voice and unique blend of jazz, pop, and country music, will headline EFG London Jazz Festival at Royal Festival Hall on November 16, following an opening set from…

Ugandan Asian exhibition in Leicester wins Museums + Heritage Awards

A groundbreaking exhibition that commemorated the arrival of thousands of Ugandan Asians in Leicester back in 1972 has been awarded joint best 'Temporary or Touring Exhibition' at the prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards in London, sharing the honour with English Heritage, a press release said. At the highly anticipated award…

Anas Sarwar terms SNP a ‘dysfunctional political party’

The Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has called the Scottish National Party (SNP) 'dysfunctional' after the party paused its selection process for a key by-election, reported The Times. During his visit to Glasgow Girls FC, Sarwar said that the SNP was too focused on its internal issues to address the…

‘He touched countless lives’: S P Hinduja’s daughters remember him

The daughters of S P Hinduja, Chairman of Hinduja Group, expressed their deep appreciation for their father's efforts in promoting Indian culture worldwide and his philanthropic endeavours. They paid tribute to him following his peaceful passing in London on Wednesday (17). Shanu and Vinoo Hinduja said their father was surrounded…

Committed to reducing legal immigration into UK: Sunak

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said he is “committed” to reducing legal migration into the UK although he did not set any target for his government. The annual net migration into Britain was 226,000 in 2019 which Sunak’s predecessor Boris Johnson pledged to reduce. But the figure is expected to…

UK calls for evidence to tackle six major health conditions

The UK on Thursday (18) launched a call for evidence to invite views on how best to prevent, early diagnose, treat, and manage the six major groups of conditions, a statement said. It will inform a Major Conditions Strategy and will help people to stay in better health for longer,…

Teaser for Kartik-Kiara starrer Satya Prem Ki Katha out

The much-awaited teaser for the upcoming Bollywood film Satya Prem Ki Katha starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani is finally out to redefine romance. Kartik took to Instagram and treated his fans with a big surprise in the form of a teaser. The teaser begins with Kartik's voice-over, expressing his…

Confirmed: Meera Syal to play Verin in The Wheel of…

There is some exciting news for the fans of Prime Video’s The Wheel of Time. After two years of speculation, it has been finally confirmed that renowned actress Meera Syal is set to play Verin Mathwin in the second season of the popular fantasy show. It is no secret that…

BT set to slash up to 55,000 Jobs by 2030…

BT Group, the largest broadband and mobile provider in Britain, has announced plans to cut up to 55,000 jobs, including contractors, by 2030. This reduction potentially represents over 40% of its workforce as the company finalizes its fibre roll-out and adjusts to emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI). Under the…

Abraham Verghese: Art of taking readers on an immersive journey

Positive word of mouth from enthralled readers will carry a book to great heights and is perhaps more valuable to authors than any critical acclaim or literary awards. That was perfectly illustrated by Abraham Verghese’s popular novel Cutting for Stone, which sold over 1.5 million copies in the USA and…

India, EU ‘committed to deepening partnership’

India and the EU have said they are committed to deepening their partnership to accelerate the growth and deployment of advanced digital technologies. A joint statement after the first meeting of the India-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) said the two sides “emphasised the importance of the rules-based international order…

Higher risk of prostate cancer linked to weight gain before…

A significant study has revealed that young men who experience a weight gain of two stone (28 pounds) before the age of 30 are at a considerably higher risk of prostate cancer-related mortality later in life. Researchers from Sweden conducted a comprehensive investigation involving 258,000 men, monitoring them throughout their…

Tata Group chair Chandrasekaran gets France’s top civilian award

Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran has been given France's highest civilian award for his contributions to strengthen the trade relationship between India and France. French minister for Europe and foreign affairs Catherine Colonna presented the Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur to Chandrasekaran on behalf of the French president on Tuesday…

US court approves extradition of Tahawwur Rana accused in Mumbai…

A US court has approved the extradition of Tahawwur Rana, a Canadian businessman of Pakistani descent, to India where he is sought for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Rana was arrested in the US on an extradition request by India for his role in these attacks in…

IPL 2023: Punjab Kings’ play-off hopes fade

Delhi Capitals survived a blazing 94 by Liam Livingstone for a consolation 15-run win to push Punjab Kings to the brink of IPL elimination on Wednesday (17). South Africa's Rilee Rossouw smashed an unbeaten 82 to guide Delhi to 213-2, a total that was threatened by Livingstone's 48-ball blitz in…

Harry, Meghan were ‘pretty nervous’, says Indian-American cab driver

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were “pretty nervous” as they were chased by paparazzi in New York, according to an Indian-American cab driver who drove the couple for about 10 minutes after picking them up at a police station in Manhattan. Sukhcharn Singh, the driver of the couple briefly…

Sunak will sign defence and technology accord with Japan

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to sign a historic "Hiroshima Accord" on Thursday (18) when he meets with Japan's prime minister Fumio Kishida ahead of a G7 meeting, to step up defence cooperation with Japan, according to a statement from the UK government. As part of the accord, the…

Richa Chadha to star in Indo-UK production Aaina 

Bollywood actress Richa Chadha is set to make her International debut in Indo-Brit Production Aaina alongside British actor William Moseley. The actress has already worked in the international film Love Sonia which was produced by David Womark but was directed by Indian director Tabrez Nooran. The film, set between London…

Tesla discussed ‘car, battery-making incentives with Indian officials’

Tesla Inc. asked how it could take part in domestic incentives in India related to car and battery manufacturing when it held discussions with government officials this week, a source with direct knowledge of the talks said. The electric car maker proposed setting up a factory in India to build…

Pakistan’s anti-graft agency summons Imran Khan for questioning

Pakistan's powerful anti-corruption agency has summoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan for questioning on Thursday (18) into the graft charges that led to his arrest on May 9. A spokesman for the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which has in the past investigated, put on trial and jailed all those who…

The Art of Demand Generation: From Leads to Sales

Demand generation is critical to startups and established businesses that seek to improve brand awareness and attract new customers. Unlike other marketing strategies, demand generation isn’t focused on making a sale. Instead, typical demand generation tactics aim to increase interest in a company’s products among a target audience base. Effective…

Cannes 2023: Mrunal oozes glamour in black ensemble

The curtain is finally lifted over Mrunal Thakur's dress! The Love Sonia actress is set to walk the red carpet of Cannes 2023. Taking to Instagram, Mrunal shared glimpses of her debut look from the Cannes. The Super 30 star sported a blingy black jacket over a black corset. She…

Late diagnosis of autism among British Indians ‘linked to stigma’

British Indian children are being diagnosed with autism nearly two years later on average than white British youngsters, according to a new study. Toddlers of Indian origin in the UK were diagnosed at 68 months, compared to 48 months for their white counterparts. Researchers also found that British Indian parents…

Boohoo boss says company ‘back-to-growth strategy’ after reporting £91m loss

ONLINE fashion retailer Boohoo Group has reported a £91 million annual loss mainly due to supply chain disruption, weakening consumer demand and inflationary pressures, reports said. The Manchester-based group made a loss of £90.7m in the 12 months to February 28, compared with a pre-tax profit of £7.8m last year.…

Hinduja Group chairman SP Hinduja dies in London

Srichand Parmanand Hinduja, the eldest of the four Hinduja brothers and chairman of Hinduja Group, died in London on Wednesday (17). He was unwell for some time. He was 87. "Gopichand, Prakash, Ashok and the whole Hinduja family with a heavy heart regret to announce the passing away of our…

Cannes 2023: Union Minister feels proud to represent Indian culture…

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan on Wednesday shared his proud moment as he walked the Cannes red carpet in a traditional Veshti. Murugan who is leading the Indian delegation at the ongoing year's Cannes Film Festival and attended the event in a traditional outfit than…

Cannes 2023: After debuting in lehenga, Sara rocks black outfit

Actress Sara Ali Khan is making sure that she unleashes her fashionable avatar at Cannes 2023 in the best way. After making her Cannes debut in an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga on Tuesday, the star stole attention at the opening night party in a black and gold outfit. She…

London exhibition explores untold history of Indo-Caribbean community

A new exhibition in London will explore the untold history of the Indo-Caribbean community, its curator has said, as she hoped the display would become a starting point for people to learn and research further. As a part of its 20th anniversary, the Museum of London Docklands will this weekend…

The Kerala Story makers announce initiative to rehabilitate religious conversion…

The Kerala Story producer Vipul Shah on Wednesday announced an initiative to help rehabilitate 300 alleged victims of religious conversion. The Kerala Story, a film on conversion that has polarised the political discourse in the country leading to bans in some states and a tax-free status in others, hit the…

Imran Khan says police surround his house, fears re-arrest

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday (17) that police had surrounded his house and that he expected to be rearrested soon, after the government warned him to hand over supporters who it blamed for attacks on the army. Khan was arrested by the army on May 9…

Elizabeth Holmes loses bid to stay out of prison

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and former CEO Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani were on Tuesday (16) ordered to pay $452 million (£363m) to victims of the blood-testing startup's fraud, and an appeals court also denied Holmes' request to remain out of prison while challenging her conviction. Holmes, who rose to fame after…

Luxury and power of ancient empires on display in new…

At the British Museum’s fabulous new exhibition, Luxury and power: Persia to Greece, which explores the relationship between luxury and power in the Middle East and southeast Europe between 550-30 BC, I came across an old friend – Alexander III of Macedon, better known, of course, as Alexander the Great.…

Sanya Malhotra: ‘I want to try everything possible’

Instead of being crushed by the pressure of making her movie debut with Bollywood’s biggest ever box office hit Dangal, Sanya Malhotra has powered on with winning performances in acclaimed films like Badhaai Ho, Photograph, Pataakha, Shakuntala Devi and Pagglait. Having consistently won praise for her acting talent and screen…

Sundaram Tagore opens new gallery in London

Sundaram Tagore, one of America’s most important art dealers, last week opened a new gallery in London to add to the ones he already owns in New York and Singapore. The “Sundaram Tagore Gallery” in Cromwell Place in South Kensington attracted hundreds of art lovers and collectors at its formal…

Relief as Bangladesh refugees escape fury of Cyclone Mocha

Cyclone Mocha crashed through Myanmar and southeastern Bangladesh last Sunday (14), sparing sprawling refugee camps, but bringing a storm surge to swathes of western Myanmar where communications were largely cut off. Mocha made landfall between Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and Myanmar’s Sittwe packing winds of up to 195 kilometres (120…

Accrington man charged after pregnant woman dies in car crash

A 22-year-old man from Accrington has been charged following his suspected involvement in a car crash in Bury last week in which a pregnant woman died. Adil Iqbal, arrested at the scene of Saturday’s (13) accident on M66, appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on Wednesday (17). Frankie Jules-Hough,…

Digvijay Singh: ‘Take it one day at a time to…

Digvijay Singh's expertise in mental health, physical well-being and confidence building is illustrated by his many success stories, along with more than 100,000 Instagram followers. His impressive skillset includes being a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, ayurvedic expert, animal flow instructor, master yoga teacher and also a conditioning coach. The holistic…

Jitendra Sharma: Dawn of the Ted

There are a lot of content creators online, but few have the uniqueness of Jitendra Sharma. Popularly known as Ted the Stoner, he mixes up entertaining memes and laughter filled videos with making a positive difference with initiatives that have included getting over 30,000 stray animals adopted, crowdfunding for the…

Rahul Gandhi to address Indian-Americans in New York

Indian politician Rahul Gandhi will visit the US in the first week of June and address Indian-Americans on June 4 in New York, sources in the Indian Overseas Congress said Tuesday (16). Gandhi, the former chief of Indian National Congress, is also likely to visit Washington DC and Los Angeles…

India ‘mulls tax cut on British car imports under trade…

Indian carmakers have agreed to eliminate import tax on a limited number of vehicles in a trade deal with Britain “if the need arises”, according to a document seen by Reuters, offering better access to the world’s third-largest automobile market. India currently levies 70 per cent and 100 per cent…

India’s market regulator gets more time to finish Adani probe

India's Supreme Court has granted an extension to the country's market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), until August 14 to conclude its investigation into potential violations of securities law and regulatory disclosures by the Adani group. The court has instructed SEBI to complete its probe within…

India, EU vow to boost trade ties despite differences

India and the EU vowed on Tuesday (16) to boost trade ties and tackle thorny issues through dialogue, after they risked overshadowing a significant meeting between the two sides in Brussels. The European Union held its first-ever trade and technology council with Indian foreign, trade and communications ministers as they…

IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians on shaky ground in play-off race

The IPL is hotting up with seven teams still in the hunt for play-off spots after five-time champions Mumbai Indians suffered a shock loss to Lucknow. Defending champions Gujarat Titans are the only franchise to have booked one of the four play-off places, with the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad…

Imran Khan’s party blames spy agencies for Pakistan violence

Former prime minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has accused intelligence agencies of being responsible for shootings and arson during violent protests that followed his arrest last week. The former cricket superstar has waged a campaign of defiance against Pakistan’s powerful military, which controls the country’s intelligence services, since…

UK promises 45,000 seasonal agricultural worker visas

The UK government on Tuesday (16) promised to award 45,000 visas for seasonal workers in the agricultural sector next year despite calls from within the ruling Conservative party to cut immigration. After a drop during the pandemic, net migration has been steadily on the rise and is expected to hit…

Australia cancels Quad meeting after Biden visit postponement

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Wednesday (17) that a Quad summit would not proceed in Sydney next week without US President Joe Biden, who postponed his trip because of debt ceiling negotiations in Washington. Albanese said the leaders of Australia, the United States, India and Japan would instead…

Cannes 2023: Sara nails her debut appearance in lehenga

Actress Sara Ali Khan nailed her debut appearance on the international red carpet at Cannes International Film Festival 2023 on Tuesday. She looked elegant and graced her presence by bringing Indian energy to the occasion. Representing the Indian culture on an international platform, the actor went for a desi way…

Cannes 2023: Union Minister wears Veshti, shirt with Tricolour on…

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan, who is leading the Indian delegation at the ongoing year's Cannes Film Festival, opted for traditional attire as he arrived on the red carpet on Tuesday. The shirt that Murugan dressed in on the red carpet got the national flag…

Cannes 2023: Johnny Depp receives seven-minute standing ovation

Actor Johnny Depp who made a power-packed comeback at Cannes 2023 with the historical drama Jeanne Du Barry received a seven-minute standing ovation for his performance. According to a Variety report, the actor, who hasn't been seen in public since his long court fight with ex-girlfriend Amber Heard in 2022,…

Alia steals show at Gucci Cruise 2024 in Seoul

Actress Alia Bhatt on Tuesday attended Gucci Cruise Show 2024 as the global brand ambassador in Seoul, South Korea. Several images of the actress went viral which are garnering her fans' attention. The Gangubai Kathiawadi actress makes an appearance in front of a historic place. She wore a mini black…

Cannes 2023: Esha Gupta stuns in white thigh-high slit gown

Actress Esha Gupta on Tuesday walked the red carpet of the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival. She is attending the film festival as part of the Indian government delegation and participated in the opening ceremony and the premiere of the opening film - Jeanne Du Barry, which is…

Love in everyday times: small gestures that keep romance alive

It is easy to let romance slip away in the daily hustle and bustle of life. It's easy to take a partner's existence for granted, especially when things are going well and there have been no major disagreements lately. But love goes beyond grand gestures like flowers and fancy dinners.…

What Are the Different Types of Lingerie?

Lingerie comes in a variety of different styles. These include corsets, babydolls, rompers, bodysuits, bustiers, negligees, and more. You can also find lingerie that will fit specific body types. Babydolls Babydolls are a type of lingerie worn by women. They have a loose fit around the midsection and a tighter…

Cannes 2023: Vijay Varma shares pictures from festival

Actor Vijay Varma is basking in the success of his latest streaming show Dahaad. On Tuesday, Vijay, who is currently in France for the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, penned a note of gratitude. "Thank You for such a thunderous response for Dahaad... I cannot possibly reply to all who messaged…

From The Night Manager to Criminal Justice, 5 Indian adaptations…

Ever since streaming platforms emerged in India and became a large part of Indian audiences’ lives, several British TV shows have received a Bollywood makeover. Right from The Night Manager to Criminal Justice, Hindi adaptations of British shows have received the same amount of love from Indian audiences as they…

Cannes 2023: Check out Sara Ali Khan’s first post from…

Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan is super excited about her Cannes debut. The Kedarnath star is currently in Cannes to attend the 76th edition of the prestigious film festival. On Tuesday evening, she shared a scenic picture from Cannes. In the image, she is seen holding up a cup of…

Britons shouldn’t feel guilty about country’s past: Braverman

Home secretary Suella Braverman has said Britons should not feel guilty about their history and asserted that the country has “no future without reverence for its past”. British people should take pride in “who we are” instead of living in a “special state of sin or collective guilt,” she said…

London sees record housing starts as Sadiq Khan seeks to…

A record number of affordable homes were started in London last year as Mayor Sadiq Khan seeks to address the city’s “housing crisis”. City Hall on Monday (15) said 25,658 affordable homes were started in the British capital in 2022/23, the most for a year since the Greater London Authority…

M. Night Shyamalan to begin filming his next Trap in…

Well-known filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is set to begin filming his next directorial venture Trap in June, according to reports. During his interview with a news outlet, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker spilled some beans on the upcoming project. Describing it as “very unusual” compared to his previous outings, he said, “It’s…

Pakistan unhappy about new ICC revenue model

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is unhappy with the proposed new revenue distribution model for international cricket although it accepts that India, the game's financial engine, should get the biggest share, chairman Najam Sethi has said. The International Cricket Council (ICC), the game's global governing body, has proposed a new…