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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…

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…

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…

Cannes 2023: Mrunal Thakur excited about her debut

Actress Mrunal Thakur is set to attend Cannes Film Festival for the first time. She will be in the French Rivera from May 17 to May 19. Excited about her Cannes debut, Mrunal said, "I am thrilled to be attending the Cannes Film Festival for the first time. It is…

Mughal-E-Azam to Manhattan: Feroz Abbas Khan on taking grand musical…

For theatre director Feroz Abbas Khan, taking the grand ‘Mughal-E-Azam: The Musical’ to the land of Broadway, the US, has been the biggest challenge of his career. One of the grandest Indian musicals, on its maiden American tour, will be showing at the heart of Broadway theatre at New York’s…

Let Lee Rigby’s name be remembered – and his killers’…

It will be ten years next week since the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. There were so many shocking, frightening aspects of this brutal killing.  It was the vicious murder of a soldier in broad daylight of a Wednesday afternoon. In contrast to the coordinated plots of 9/11 and 7/7,…

Sudha Murty: I gave 10 Downing Street as my address

The mother-in-law of prime minister Rishi Sunak, Sudha Murty, has said that the UK immigration officer looked at her incredulously when she mentioned 10 Downing Street as her London address. “They asked me my residential address. My elder sister was with me and I thought should I write '10 Downing…

Pakistan high court extends bail for Imran Khan

A Pakistan high court on Tuesday (16) extended bail for former prime minister Imran Khan in two cases relating to inciting violence and sedition until June 8. A single bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) heard the pleas in cases pertaining to allegations against top officers of state institutions…

Brexit was not a failure, says UK

Britain's departure from the European Union has not been a failure, prime minister Rishi Sunak's spokesperson said on Tuesday (16), rebuffing criticism from prominent eurosceptic politicians about how Brexit had been implemented. Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who helped force a Brexit referendum in 2016 and successfully campaigned to leave…

Anirban Lahiri eyeing major glory ahead of PGA Championship return

After 15 years as a professional golfer, Anirban Lahiri has experienced the highs and the lows of a sport in which mere millimetres can separate glory from heartbreak and success from failure. The Pune putter has made the big decision to uproot from the PGA Tour and his Florida base…

Cannes 2023: Sara and Manushi set to make their debut

If reports are to be believed, Bollywood actresses Sara Ali Khan and Manushi Chhillar are to make their mark on the red carpets of the Cannes Festival, 2023 alongside Anushka Sharma. The two beauties of the tinsel town are spotted at Mumbai airports on Monday night. They are reportedly flying…

Campaign seeks to educate that dementia is an illness, not…

One in three people who notice symptoms of dementia in themselves or a loved one wait for more than a month before seeking medical attention, an Alzheimer's Society survey to mark Dementia Action Week has revealed.    A campaign - ‘It’s not called getting old, it’s called getting ill’ – aims…

Ishita Dutta drops adorable pictures from her baby shower

Actress Ishita Dutta, on Tuesday, shared adorable pictures from her baby shower. Taking to Instagram, Ishita shared a string of pictures which she captioned, "Love, Laughter, Gratitude, Happiness, Blessings. This day was everything we could have asked for...Thank you for all your wishes and love. Some moments from the ceremony."…

Nick Jonas open to making more music for Bollywood movies

American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas recently made headlines when he collaborated with Indian artiste King for the rendition of the popular Bollywood song, “Maan Meri Jaan,” which was originally featured in the 2005 Hindi film, King’s Song. Jonas spoke to BBC Asian Network Breakfast host Nikita Kanda after the release of…

Kennedy darker than Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly: Rahul Bhat

Kennedy is darker than what Anurag Kashyap explored in Ugly, says actor Rahul Bhat who believes his role of a cop-turned-assassin is the director's version of an "angry middle-aged man". The upcoming noirish thriller, set for Cannes premiere later this month, follows the titular character working for a corrupt police…

16 killed in Pakistan tribal clash over coal-rich mountains

Sixteen people were killed over a decades-long land dispute between two tribes in Pakistan's coal-rich northwest, police said Tuesday (16). The Akhorwal tribe opened fire on the Suni Khel tribe from an elevated position on Monday (15), police said, as the latter marked the boundaries of their territory in the…

India-UK trade agreement: Next round of talks in June

A senior Indian government official said discussions for the proposed free trade agreement between India and the UK are scheduled for June in New Delhi. The objective of both parties is to finalise the negotiations as soon as possible. Santosh Kumar Saranagi, the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), emphasised…

Alia’s pictures with Thai superstar Davikah Hoorne go viral

Actress Alia Bhatt, who is currently in Seoul for the Gucci Cruise 2024 show, can be seen having a good time with Thai superstar Davikah Hoorne. On Monday, Davikah took to Instagram and dropped a couple of adorable pictures where Alia and Davikah can be posing in different styles. Alia…

Eurovision 2023: Here’s who won the song contest

Sweden has won the 67th Eurovision song contest. The Swedish singer-songwriter Loreen was named the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 for her pop ballad “Tattoo,” She beat out 25 other nations at the event’s final on Saturday night and created Eurovision history by becoming the second person in…

Bafta: Adeel Akhtar bags Best Supporting Actor

Popular actor Adeel Akhtar has added one more prestigious award to his string of accolades. The 42-year-old on Sunday won Best Supporting Actor at the Bafta TV Awards 2023. This is not the first time Akhtar has taken home a Bafta trophy. In 2017, he became the first non-white male…

The Kerala Story inches closer to £15 million mark in…

The Sudipto Sen directorial The Kerala Story has been performing exceptionally well at the domestic box office in India. The film, which hit cinemas on May 5, 2023, entered the much sought-after £10 million mark on Saturday, May 13. On Sunday, May 14, the film saw its first single-day highest…

Asian gang convicted in UK for fake pharma drug factory

A group of Asian men, including a father-son duo, have been convicted of running what the Metropolitan Police described as a large-scale fake pharmaceuticals drugs factory in west London.  The Cyber Crime Unit of the Met Police said it led an investigation after receiving intelligence from the US Drug Enforcement…

Nimrat Kaur, Sonali Kulkarni to headline thriller show School of…

Actresses Nimrat Kaur and Sonali Kulkarni are set to star in the upcoming thriller drama show School of Lies. Taking to Instagram, Nimrat shared the first poster of the series which she captioned, "Growing up with lies, secrets and chaos! #Firstlook #HotstarSpecials #SchoolOfLies Coming soon only on @disneyplushotstar!!"   View…

Union Minister Murugan to lead Indian delegation at Cannes

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan will lead the Indian delegation at this year's Cannes Film Festival. He will be accompanied by some well-known names from the world of Indian cinema on the red carpet at the French Rivera. This year too India will be showcasing its…

US calls on India to condemn religious violence

The United States wants India to condemn persistent religious violence, a senior official said on Monday (15), one month before a state visit by prime minister Narendra Modi. The State Department on Monday released an annual report on religious freedom which listed attacks against religious minorities including Muslims and Christians…

Protests against Pakistan’s top judge as Imran Khan back in…

Several thousand pro-government protesters on Monday (15) demanded the resignation of Pakistan's top judge for releasing Imran Khan from arrest last week, as the former prime minister went back to court facing yet more legal cases. Khan, who was ousted from power in April last year, was arrested on corruption…

Rising Popularity of Korean Art

In recent years, the art world has witnessed a fascinating phenomenon - the increasing global recognition and appreciation of Korean art. From traditional painting and sculpture to innovative installations and digital art, Korean artists are captivating audiences worldwide with their unique blend of ancient traditions and contemporary creativity. The influence…

Eric Garcetti: India-US relations aim at peaceful Indo-Pacific

THE RELATIONSHIP between India and the United States is based on a common desire to have a strong and peaceful Indo-Pacific region, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti said on Monday (15). He asserted that the two countries are an important part of a mutual strategy to protect the Indo-Pacific…

Bar Standards Board (BSB) seeks interim Director of Standards

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is seeking to recruit an interim Director of Standards on an initial year-long contract to join its Senior Management Team and to lead its strategic and operational work to sustain high standards of professional practice at the Bar. The BSB is the independent regulator for…

Here’s why Gulshan Devaiah is called encyclopedia by Dahaad co-stars

Sonakshi Sinha’s cop drama, Amazon Original Dahaad has been receiving roaring applause since its release last weekend for multiple reasons. Be it its splendid cast, exceptional direction, or interesting camera work, that made each and every shot look like a masterpiece! Dahaad sees Sonakshi Sinha as an underdog cop engaged…

Hrithik gives shout-out to Priyanka for Citadel

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan gave a shout-out to Priyanka Chopra for her performance in Prime Video's Citadel. Taking to his Instagram Story, Hrithik shared a poster of Citadel and heaped praises on Priyanka. Sharing the poster, he wrote, "Watching Priyanka in Citadel is such a fantastic surprise! Brilliant work! Also, incredibly…

Bombay Jayashri recovering well after health setback

Well-known Carnatic musician Bombay Jayashri Ramnath on Monday said she is "recovering well" after suffering a health setback in March. Jayashri Ramnath, who is in her 50s, had a health scare while touring the UK in March. "With all your blessings, prayers, and wishes, I am recovering well. Please keep…

Bafta: Meera Syal calls for more diversity in TV industry

Meera Syal, a well-known actor, screenwriter, and novelist of Indian origin based in the UK, has been conferred a BAFTA fellowship, the highest honour awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film and/or television. The…

IPL 2023: Kolkata down Chennai to keep play-off hopes alive

Fifties from skipper Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh led Kolkata Knight Riders to a six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings and stay alive in the Indian Premier League on Sunday (14). Kolkata kept Chennai down to 144-6, a total they overhauled riding on a key stand of 99 between Rinku…

Here’s what to expect from MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023

Get ready to witness an array of films at the upcoming edition of MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image). MAMI has confirmed that the Film Festival is returning as a physical event this October. The festival is dedicated to showcasing the best of South Asian, South Asian Diaspora, and international…

Jyotika teams up with Ajay for a supernatural thriller film

Well-known south star Jyotika has been roped in to play a pivotal role in filmmaker Vikas Bahl's supernatural thriller movie, which stars Ajay Devgn in the lead role. According to a press note issued by the makers, the project will mark Jyotika's return to Hindi films after 25 years. The…

Pakistan may boycott World Cup if it loses Asia Cup…

THERE is a "very real possibility" that Pakistan will boycott this year's World Cup in India if they lose rights to host the Asia Cup, the chairman of the country's cricket board Najam Sethi said. Bilateral cricket has been a casualty of the soured political relations between India and Pakistan…

Senior doctors in England begin voting on strike action over…

A trade union representing senior doctors in England said its members had begun voting on Monday (15) on whether to take industrial action after the government failed to put forward a "satisfactory" offer on pay. The British Medical Association (BMA) is urging consultant doctors to vote in favour of strike…

Study examines peak periods of suicidal thoughts and behaviours: Time…

According to a study conducted by the University of Nottingham's School of Psychology in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and Harvard University, researchers have determined that December is the month when individuals in the US, UK, and Canada are most likely to experience suicidal thoughts. Additionally, the study revealed…

Link found between pandemic stress and altered placentas in pregnant…

Researchers at the Developing Brain Institute at Children's National Hospital in the US have discovered that the heightened stress experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the structure, texture, and other characteristics of the placenta. The placenta, a vital organ that forms during pregnancy to provide…

Great Waldingfield man convicted of murdering wife, daughter

A 47-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering his wife and daughter at their home in Great Waldingfield last autumn.Peter Nash strangled Jillu, 43, to death over her "infidelity" and fatally stabbed Louise, 12, before trying to kill himself.Emergency Service discovered the crime on September 8, 2022, after a…

Study reveals link between sleep apnoea and deteriorating brain health

New research suggests that individuals with sleep apnoea and reduced deep sleep may be at higher risk for developing brain biomarkers associated with stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and cognitive decline. Although the study only establishes an association and not a causal relationship, it sheds light on the potential impact of sleep…

Top 5 things to do in Kashmir

Amid political turmoil in neighbouring countries, India, as the current G20 presidency, is poised to make a bold statement by hosting the third G20 tourism working group meeting in the picturesque region of Kashmir. From May 22 to 24, the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar will be abuzz…

India’s growth path lies in liberal democracy: Raghuram Rajan

India's growth path lies in building on its culture of tolerance and respect for all, former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan said on Friday (12). He said India has the potential to take a leadership role in the services industry and strengthening the country's liberal democratic values was…

IPL 2023: Punjab, Lucknow boost play-off hopes, Delhi out

Opener Prabhsimran Singh hit his maiden IPL century to set up a 31-run win for Punjab Kings and push Delhi Capitals out of the play-off race on Saturday (13), while Lucknow Super Giants beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets. Sunrisers batsman Heinrich Klaasen was docked 10 per cent of his…

India plans ‘repatriation of Koh-i-noor diamond from UK’

India is planning a repatriation campaign for artefacts dating back to the colonial era, including the controversial Kohinoor diamond, a British media report has said. The Daily Telegraph newspaper claims the issue is among the priorities of the Indian government of prime minister Narendra Modi, with it likely to spill…

13 killed in Pakistan security base hostage-taking attack

More than a dozen people were killed in an overnight battle between Pakistan paramilitary troops and militants who stormed their base and took families hostage, the army said. "Well equipped" fighters assaulted a Frontier Corps compound in Muslim Bagh, Balochistan province, and captured three families in a residential block, the…

Sonam to Alia, Bollywood moms who’re celebrating their first Mother’s…

Mother's Day is a one-of-a-kind occasion that recognises all mothers, who often go unnoticed for their contributions. It is a day to honour all mothers' enormous and selfless contributions. Many prominent celebrities have recently become mothers and have repeatedly demonstrated that they can accept and enjoy pregnancy while still pursuing…

Priyanka stuns in ruffled saree at sister Parineeti’s engagement

Fans were as eager to watch Parineeti Chopra's engagement pictures as they had been waiting with bated breath to have a glimpse of Parineeti's 'Mimi' didi's style statement! While leaving the Kapurthala house after the engagement ceremony of Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chadha, Priyanka posed for the shutterbugs waiting outside…

Parineeti Chopra gets engaged to Raghav Chadha

The love story might have blossomed in the soil of London, but they are desi at hearts! Parineeti Chopra got engaged to her 'Ishaqzaade' Raghav Chadha in an intimate ceremony on Saturday. The ceremony was observed following Sikh rituals. After months of speculations, the duo put an end to it…

Cannes 2023: A look at Indian films to be screened…

The 2023 Cannes Film Festival is right around the corner and the Indian cinema is already creating a buzz. At this year's festival, several Indian films will be screened including director Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy and actor Rahul Roy's Agra. Let's talk about them in detail. Kennedy Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy has…

Kumar Sanu’s daughter Shannon to make her Cannes debut

Singer Kumar Sanu's daughter Shannon K is set to make her Cannes Film Festival debut. Shannon Kumar Sanu, who started her career as a singer in 2018 with Poo Bear, added an acting feather in 2020 with The Big Feed in Hollywood and an anti-bullying song, 'Give Me Your Hand'…

R Madhavan joins Ajay Devgn in Vikas Bahl’s next

Actor R Madhavan is set to star alongside superstar Ajay Devgn in filmmaker Vikas Bahl's upcoming supernatural thriller film, the makers announced Saturday. The yet-untitled movie will be produced by Devgn, Kumar Mangat Pathak, and Abhishek Pathak under the banner Ajay Devgn Ffilm and Panorama Studios. The film marks the…

Priyanka reaches Delhi to attend Parineeti’s engagement

Preparations are in full swing for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha and actress Parineeti Chopra's engagement ceremony on Saturday. The ceremony, to be held at the Kapurthala House, will be attended by around 150 guests, including family and close friends, a party source said. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind…

Karnataka polls: Market of hatred shut, says Congress leader Rahul…

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday (13) thanked the people of Karnataka on party’s expected victory and said that “market of hate has been shut and shops of love have opened”. He also said that the power of crony capitalism has been defeated by the power of poor people. Speaking…

Assam to ban polygamy amid bid for uniform civil code

Authorities in an Indian state want to ban polygamy as part of a bid by the Hindu-nationalist central government to standardise the civil code across the country. Polygamy, the practice of having more than one spouse, is illegal under the Indian Penal Code but Muslim men are allowed to have…

1.6 million British households yet to face mortgage cost surge

Some 1.6 million British households are yet to face a £2,300 surge on average when their fixed-rate mortgages roll over this year and next, a report from the Resolution Foundation showed on Saturday (13). The think tank, which focuses on living standards, said only around half of the 7.5 million…

Pakistan appoints New Zealand’s Grant Bradburn as head coach

Pakistan have appointed former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Bradburn as the head coach of their men's team on a two-year deal after a successful spell as consultant, the country's cricket board (PCB) announced on Saturday (13). Bradburn was in charge during Pakistan's recent home series against New Zealand, where the…

Karnataka polls: Congress set to win southern Indian state defeating…

India's main opposition Congress party was set to win elections on Saturday (13) in the southern state of Karnataka defeating the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), TV channels said, a big boost ahead of national elections due next year. The election is the first of five crucial state polls this…

Met officer who left man paralysed found not guilty of…

A Met officer has been found not guilty of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm following an incident in Haringey in 2020, a statement said. PC Imran Mahmood, 36, was acquitted following a trial at Southwark Crown Court. According to reports, Mahmood wept in the dock at the court as the…

Aishwarya Nagar: Tributes to ‘beautiful angel’ who died in Tamworth…

Tributes have been paid to a young woman who died in a car crash in Tamworth, north east of Birmingham. Aishwarya Nagar, 20, the driver of a black Vauxhall Corsa, died when her car collided with a white BMW on Coleshill Road on May 4. She died on the scene.…

Uncovered: Rishi Sunak’s grandfather’s life during British colonial rule in…

British colonial troops bombed an area where prime minister Rishi Sunak’s paternal grandfather lived, according to a report in The Times. Ram Dass Sunak was two years old in 1919, the year in which the Jallianwala massacre took place - with British troops firing at unarmed civilians who had gathered…

Lawmakers launch probe as food price inflation at 46-year high

British legislators initiated an inquiry on Friday (12) to assess the equity of the food supply chain in the country, aiming to comprehend the reasons behind households experiencing the most substantial food price inflation since the 1970s. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee, consisting of members from various…

Know everything about Parineeti Chopra’s engagement

Bollywood actress Parineeeti Chopra and AAP leader Raghav Chadha are all set to get engaged after being rumoured about dating for a long time. Here is everything you need to know about the event. When and Where? The engagement vows will be taking place at the Kapurthala House in New…

The Kerala Story inches closer to £10 million mark in…

The controversial Indian film The Kerala Story (2023) has taken the domestic box office by storm by pocketing a whopping £8 million within a week of its theatrical release. The film is likely to enter the much coveted £10 million club by Saturday. Starring Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Siddhi Idnani,…

Galata Tower: A Landmark and Things to Do Near It

Galata Tower, also known as Galata Kulesi in Turkish, is a prominent landmark situated in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey. This iconic tower has stood tall since the 14th century and has been a popular destination for locals and tourists alike for centuries. Galata Tower Tickets: Visitors can get…

Exploring Stonehenge: Plan Your Visit, Tickets and Tours.

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England. This ancient site has been a source of wonder and fascination for people for centuries. With its towering stones and mysterious history, it is no surprise that it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United Kingdom. In…

Ajay Devgn onboards Vikas Bahl’s supernatural thriller film

Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn is set to star in director Vikas Bahl's next supernatural thriller film. The yet-to-be-titled film will go on floors in June 2023 and will be extensively shot in Mumbai, Mussoorie, and London. Taking to Instagram, trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared announced the news and wrote. AJAY…

Exploring the Marvels of St. Mark’s Basilica: A Comprehensive Guide…

St. Mark's Basilica is a beautiful and iconic church located in Venice, Italy. It is known for its intricate architecture, stunning mosaics, and rich history. Visiting St. Mark's Basilica is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Venice, and in this article, we'll provide you with all the information you need…

“Discovering the Beauty of Keukenhof Gardens: A Guide to Keukenhof…

Keukenhof Gardens is a breathtakingly beautiful park located in Lisse, Netherlands, that spans over 79 acres. The garden is known for its stunning displays of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other spring flowers that bloom in a riot of colors every year from mid-March to mid-May. The park was first established…

Safari World Bangkok: Exploring The Best Wildlife Park in Thailand

Safari World Bangkok is a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. This incredible park is home to over 8,000 animals from various parts of the world, including Africa and Asia. The park is divided into two sections, the Safari Park and the Marine Park, and offers a wide…

“The Museum of Modern Art NYC: Exploring Its Architecture, Exhibitions,…

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an iconic institution that is home to some of the most influential works of modern and contemporary art. Located in the heart of New York City, MoMA is one of the world's largest and most prestigious museums dedicated to modern art. In this…

The Magic and Marvel of the Eiffel Tower: A Must-Visit…

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, standing tall at 324 meters in the heart of Paris, France. The tower was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the World's Fair, and it has since become a symbol of the city and a must-visit…

Husband charged with the murder of east London woman

A man has been charged with the murder of his wife in Tower Hamlets, the Metropolitan Police said. Aminan Rahman, 45, of Orchard Place, appeared in custody at the Old Bailey on Tuesday (9) for murdering Suma Begum, 24. She was reported missing from an address in Orchard Place, Tower…

Vishal Mehrotra murder: Sussex Police to re-examine 42-year-old case

Sussex Police have said they will “re-examine” the case of the schoolboy Vishal Mehrotra who was found dead months after his mysterious disappearance from London more than 40 years ago. Vishal, aged 8 at the time, disappeared as he walked home from shops in Putney after watching the royal wedding…

Comedy preview: Laughter-filled live UK stand-up shows to look out…

Whether it is solo headline tours, ensemble shows featuring top names or something a little different, there are great stand-up comedy shows on the UK live scene. With that in mind, here is a quick list of some fabulously funny tours and shows you can look forward to, in no…

Top 10 dance numbers of Madhuri Dixit

Whether it is her striking good looks, amazing acting ability or brilliant body of work, there is a lot to love about Madhuri Dixit. She is also arguably the finest dance exponent in Bollywood history and set a standard no one has ever reached. With that in mind, Eastern Eye…

Mridul Kumar: ‘I have many dream roles’

The incredible success of hit drama serial Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Mein is illustrated by it recently crossing 800 episodes. A fan favourite from the Star Plus show, also available on streaming site Hotstar, is the character portrayed by acclaimed actor Mridul Kumar. It adds to his wide variety of…

BBC presenter Nihal abused twice over after ‘racially aggravated’ incident

BBC presenter Nihal Arthanayake was racially abused, twice, following an encounter outside a pub in Altrincham, Greater Manchester last month. Arthanayake, who hosts an afternoon talk show on BBC Radio Five Live, visited Stretford police station in Manchester to provide a statement recounting how he was subjected to racial slurs,…

Tata Motors’ profit soars on Jaguar Land Rover sales

India's Tata Motors reported better-than-expected profits for the first three months of the year on Friday (12), boosted by a strong performance at its British subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover and sales in the domestic market. The Mumbai-headquartered automaker posted a net profit of Rs 54.08 billion (£525.65 million), compared to…

Bridgerton 3: From premiere date to cast, here’s everything we…

After the grand success of Seasons 1 and 2, Netflix is set to bring Bridgerton Season 3 to our television screens. The team reportedly wrapped up filming for season 3 in March 2023 and now everyone is wondering when they can finally binge-watch the new episodes of the high-profile historical…

Pakistan needs significantly more financing for bailout review: IMF

Pakistan needs significant additional financing for a successful completion of the long-stalled ninth review of the International Monetary Fund's bailout package, the IMF said on Thursday (11). Obtaining commitments of "significant additional financing" is essential before the IMF approves the release of pending bailout funds that are crucial for Pakistan…

Taarak Mehta actress accuses producer, 2 others of sexual harassment

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal on Thursday accused producer Asit Kumarr Modi and two others of sexual harassment, a charge they denied, claiming she was let go from the show due to misbehaviour. Modi also said that he will take legal action against the actress for…

Two-thirds of young British women experience workplace harassment: Survey

Two-thirds of young women in Britain have encountered workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying, or verbal abuse, a survey released on Friday (12) revealed. However, the majority of these victims choose not to report such incidents due to concerns of not being believed, damaging work relationships, or negatively impacting their…

APDA celebrates Eid-al-Fitr 2023 and King Charles III’s coronation

The Asian People's Disability Alliance (APDA), a UK-based charity that has been providing culturally designed and unique services to disabled and elderly individuals in the London Boroughs of Brent, Harrow, and Tower Hamlets for over 30 years, recently organized a combined celebration for Eid-al-Fitr 2023 and the coronation of King…

Parineeti Chopra’s home lit up as engagement rumours swirl

Bollywood actress Parineeeti Chopra and AAP leader Raghav Chadha are all set to get engaged after being rumoured to date for a long time. Adding up to the suggested date of May 13 set for the engagement, the actress' house in Bandra is all decked up with beautiful lights. On…

Pakistan court orders Imran Khan’s release on bail: Lawyer

A Pakistani court ordered former Prime Minister Imran Khan's release on bail for two weeks, his lawyer said on Friday (12), following an arrest that sparked deadly unrest in the nuclear-armed nation. The arrest, ruled "invalid and unlawful" by the Supreme Court a day earlier, fuelled instability in the nation…

Imran Khan arrives in court after unlawful arrest

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan appeared at court for a bail hearing on Friday (12), after the Supreme Court ruled unlawful his arrest this week that triggered deadly clashes across the country. "Your arrest was invalid, so the whole process needs to be backtracked," Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial…

Indian firms in UK Reach 954, generate £50.5bn turnover

THE number of Indian-owned companies operating in the UK has reached an all-time high of 954 this year, according to the 'India Meets Britain Tracker 2023. The analysis, released on Thursday (11), revealed that the combined turnover of these companies has more than doubled since 2014, growing from £19 billion…

Scourge of explicit photos sent by men

I recently saw a documentary by Emily Atack, titled Asking for It, which dealt with the issue of women who receive unwanted photos. The actress and comedian discussed how she, on a daily basis, received explicit messages and pictures, but this X-rated phenomenon is not just limited to celebrities. They…

The Best of British Theatre: Unmissable Shows and Venues

The UK is home to some of the world's most celebrated theatre productions and venues. From London's West End to regional theatres across the country, there is a wealth of diverse and exciting theatre experiences to be had. In this article, we'll explore the best of British theatre, including must-see…

US proposes sweeping changes to Green Cards, H-1B visas

The Democratic party introduced a new bill on Wednesday (10) that would create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and make changes to the H-1B visa system. The bill, called the US Citizenship Act of 2023, was introduced by Congresswoman Linda Sánchez. It would create an 'earned roadmap to…

Sobhita Dhulipala reacts to dating rumours with Naga Chaitanya

Popular actress and former beauty pageant winner Sobhita Dhulipala is currently riding high on the thunderous success of her latest film Ponniyin Selvan 2. Apart from her work, the actress has been in the news a lot lately because of dating rumours with well-known Tollywood actor Naga Chaitanya, who was…

Muslim, Jewish worshippers demand free parking in Aberdeen

Muslim and Jewish worshippers at Aberdeen, Scotland, have demanded free parking on holidays, a privilege now enjoyed by Christians on Sundays. The port city has waived charges for parking on Sundays until after 1pm which allows Christians to travel to church without a financial barrier or fear of having a…

BoE lifts interest rate to 15-year high

The Bank of England on Thursday (11) lifted its key interest rate to the highest level since the 2008 financial crisis, noting inflation remained stubbornly high but that the economy would now avoid recession this year. The BoE hiked the rate by a quarter-point to 4.5 per cent, its 12th…

Amitabh Bachchan retrospective, Kennedy, Joram part of Sydney Film Festival…

A retrospective on screen icon Amitabh Bachchan, Anurag Kashyap's detective drama Kennedy, and Joram starring Manoj Bajpayee are some of the Indian films that are heading to the 70th Sydney Film Festival. In total the festival, which will be held in Sydney from June 7 to June 18, will play 90…

Mindy Kaling debuts new swimsuit line

Mindy Kaling on Wednesday officially launched a swim collection. She co-created a 33-piece collection of bathing suits, bikinis, and cover-ups that she co-designed with the swimwear brand Andie Swim. "This collection marks Mindy’s debut in swim design," according to Andie's press release. “I wanted the collection to be bold, fun,…

Queen Camilla’s Indian holistic expert dishes on coronation and tea…

A wellness expert who runs a holistic care centre in Bengaluru, which has been frequented by Queen Camilla, has spoken about his experience attending the coronation of King Charles in London last weekend. Dr Isaac Mathai and his wife Suja head Soukya, on the outskirts of the south Indian city,…

Observed policemen to play the role of cop for Dahaad,…

After being a part of mega-successful stories such as Tumbadd, Talvar, Maharani, and Ship of Theseus among others, National award-winning actor and producer Sohum Shah gears up for his next much-awaited Amazon Original series Dahaad. While he has played the role of a cop previously, Sohum shares that he had…

Man who praised French teacher Samuel Paty’s murder jailed in…

A man who praised the killer of French teacher Samuel Paty and posted images of his severed head was on Thursday (11) sentenced by a UK court to five and a half years in jail. Ajmal Shahpal, 41, was convicted in March at Birmingham Crown Court for posting tweets which…

Areas with large Asian population have more adults living with…

Parts of London with a large Asian population have more adult children living with their parents in 2021 compared to a decade ago, latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. Published on Wednesday (10), the survey showed more than one in four (26.8 per cent) London…

Modern love: Pros and cons of dating apps

Perhaps the most popular form of dating in the technology driven modern world is dating apps. Whether it is Tinder, Bumble, Hinge or others, millions globally are swiping to find that special someone. From being ghosted and encountering unsuitable people to getting exhausted trying to keep up with it all,…

Dr Fharat Raja: Addressing breast cancer screening challenges among south…

As a breast cancer specialist and advocate for women's health, consultant medical oncologist Dr Fharat Raja has dedicated her life to educating and empowering women about breast cancer. In her latest charitable initiative, she has developed a bespoke programme of activities for the Asian community along with Future Dreams, Breast…

Kanwar Dhillon: ‘I want to keep working hard and stay…

Soap opera Pandya Store has been massively popular ever since it premiered in January 2021 and it recently crossed 700 episodes. Actor Kanwar Dhillon has won praise for his portrayal of Shiva Pandya in the family drama pulling in audiences on Star Plus and streaming site Hotstar. This adds to…

Pakistan’s top court ruled Imran Khan’s arrest was illegal, says…

Pakistan's top court on Thursday (11) ruled that the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan was illegal, his lawyer said, two days after his detention on graft allegations ignited deadly protests and a tussle with the powerful military. "The Supreme Court reversed all legal proceedings against Imran Khan ...…

Aide claims Johnson ‘plotted to sack Sunak’ as chancellor

Rishi Sunak was accused by Boris Johnson loyalists of stabbing the then prime minister in the back when he resigned from the cabinet – but dramatic new evidence suggests the chancellor was acting in self-defence and was also morally in the right when he quit government. What exactly happened between…

Imran Khan’s U-turn from military’s man to army critic

Former prime minister Imran Khan has gone from being the chosen one to a thorn in the side of Pakistan's military - long considered the nation's political power brokers. His arrest this week - after delivering another broadside against a senior intelligence officer - marks an escalation in the duel…

Kier Starmer: Labour on course for general election success

The Conservatives suffered big losses last Friday (5) in the local election results, undermining prime minister Rishi Sunak’s attempts to revive the party’s fortunes - while Labour said it was on course to win the next national election, expected in 2024. The Tories’ worst fears were confirmed as results came…

Happy Birthday Sunita: Rifco play sees Asian women take centrestage

Actress Harvey Virdi, known for her role as Dr Misbah Maalik on Hollyoaks, said she relished the chance to write about “strong Asian women” in the play Happy Birthday Sunita, despite her packed schedule. Having first played at The Rifco in 2014, Happy Birthday Sunita has been revived at the same…

IPL 2023: ‘Don’t make me run,’ says 41-year-old Dhoni as…

A late cameo by skipper MS Dhoni and disciplined bowling helped Chennai Super Kings edge closer to an IPL play-off berth with a 27-run win over Delhi Capitals on Wednesday (10). Dhoni, who hit a nine-ball 20, put on a key seventh-wicket stand of 38 with Ravindra Jadeja, who hit…

Do Over wins the Best Social Awareness Film Award in…

The Norway Tamil Film Festival is an annual film fest held in Oslo that celebrates both artistic and technical excellence in Tamil cinema. The festival entered its 14th year this year. Tamil Movie Do Over, directed by Sharvi, won the Best Social Awareness Film Award at the closing ceremony of…

Rishi Sunak: UK is monitoring situation in Pakistan carefully

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday (10) said the arrest of former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan was an internal matter of the country but the UK was monitoring the situation “carefully”. Asked about the ongoing "civil unrest" in the country by Pakistan-born Conservative MP Rehman Chishti during Prime Minister's…

UK High Commissioner condemns vandalism at Indian High Commission in…

The UK High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, voices strong disapproval over damage to Indian High Commission in London, stating it as unacceptable and stressing the importance of mutual respect for diplomatic missions. “I completely understand the anger here about what happened... that was a completely unforewarned small group of people…

Hansal Mehta’s web series Scoop to release on June 2

Director Hansal Mehta's series Scoop will premiere on June 2, streaming platform Netflix announced Thursday. Inspired by Jigna Vora's biographical book Behind the Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison, the show is co-created by Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul (writer of Thappad).   View this post on Instagram  …

Karan Johar and Guneet Monga join hands to push landscape…

After The Lunchbox, Karan Johar and Guneet Monga are set to bring unique and impactful stories to the screen. Taking to Instagram, Guneet shared an article and captioned the post, "From The Lunchbox to now, Thank You Karan and Apoorva for being a Guiding light and for being so generous.…

Calls on mobiles for 30 minutes or longer linked to…

Researchers have found talking on a mobile phone for 30 minutes or longer per week can be linked to a 12 per cent increased risk of developing high blood pressure or hypertension. Almost three-quarters of the global population aged 10 and over own a mobile phone. Mobile phones emit low…

Pakistan’s deepening political crisis douses hopes for IMF relief

The political crisis engulfing Pakistan is eroding hopes that the south Asian country can get its much needed programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) back on track soon and escape a full-blown debt crunch, analysts said. Deadly clashes between supporters of Imran Khan and police spread across the country…

Deepika on TIME magazine cover, says ‘don’t feel anything’ about…

Hindi cinema star Deepika Padukone, the latest Indian personality to feature on the cover of the TIME magazine, says she doesn't feel anything about the "constant political backlash" she has faced in her over 15-year career. In her cover interview with the US-based outlet, the actor briefly addressed being in…

Kamlabai Gokhale: The first lady of Indian cinema

When Kamlabai Gokhale passed away on May 17, 1998, aged 98, she had long been forgotten despite being a massively important figure. [caption id="attachment_231814" align="alignright" width="474"] Kamlabai Gokhale[/caption] The pioneering actress became the first female to play a lead role in a movie in Indian cinema history and later performed…

Prime Video sets July premiere for Good Omens season 2

The second season of the fantasy comedy series Good Omens will arrive on Prime Video on July 28. The British series is originally based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's international bestselling novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. The new season, consisting of six…

Vinay Pathak: A man for all seasons

Whether it is live theatre, film, television or the web space, Vinay Pathak has consistently shown that he is one of India’s finest performers. That versatility has enabled the chameleon-like actor to effortlessly transform himself for roles in varied genres, be it comedy, high drama, and everything in between. Although…

Archbishop of Canterbury: Rwanda migration plan is ‘morally unacceptable’

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has criticised the UK government's plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda. He called the policy 'morally unacceptable' and urged the government to abandon it. Welby spoke out in his role as a lawmaker in the House of Lords, where the government's plans are being…

Third blast near India’s Golden Temple in a week

A third blast in less than a week shook the area around the Sikh holy site of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Indian police said Thursday (11). No injuries were reported in what police described as a low-intensity blast at around midnight in the northern Indian city. The cause was…

Pakistan arrests Imran Khan’s aides; army deployed to quell unrest

Pakistani authorities took senior functionaries of former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party into custody as the government called out the army to help end widespread and deadly protests sparked by Khan's arrest. At least three senior functionaries of the party have been arrested so far, one from outside the Supreme…

SS Rajamouli opens about his 10-part film version of Mahabharata

It has been a long time since acclaimed filmmaker SS Rajamouli has been nurturing the dream of making a film on the Indian epic Mahabharat. Even during the promotions of his last film RRR, he had said that he wanted to give his spin on the original Mahabharata in his…

Here’s how Vijay Varma mocked his Dahaad co-star Gulshan Devaiah

Actor Vijay Varma has been treating the audience with his flawless performances and amazing fashion sense. The versatile actor has become the talk of the town ever since the trailer of the much-anticipated Prime Video show Dahaad has been released in which he is back as a unhinged villain. Stepping…

Karnataka: BJP trails Congress in exit polls in south Indian…

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trailing the main opposition Congress party in elections held on Wednesday (10) in the southern state of Karnataka, but neither seemed set for a clear win, TV exit polls showed. The election in Karnataka, where BJP led the outgoing government, is the first…

Legalising same-sex marriage will shake India’s cultural roots: RSS

An affiliate of the women's wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organisation, Samwardhini Nyas, has written a letter to the Indian Supreme Court expressing its apprehensions about the potential consequences of legalising same-sex marriage. According to the letter, legalising same-sex marriage would contradict the purpose of the Hindu Marriage…

Rishmeet Singh: Two teenagers get life for murder

Two teenagers have been sentenced to life in jail after they were found guilty of killing a 16-year-old boy who they mistakenly thought belonged to a rival gang. Vanushan Balakrishnan of Waylands and Ilyas Suleiman of St Jeromes Grove, Hillingdon, both 18-year-old, were sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday…

‘Entire trial was a mockery of judiciary system’: Jiah Khan’s…

Days after actor Sooraj Pancholi was acquitted of abatement charges in Jiah Khan's death case by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Mumbai, Jiah's mother Rabia Khan reacted to the decision, describing the entire trial as a "mockery of the judiciary system." Rabia Khan in a statement…

Asian and faith leaders hail king’s service vow

British Asian leaders have praised King Charles for using his coronation  an essentially Christian ceremony which also showcased Britain’s “diversity of faith and communities”  to pledge his life to service. Last Saturday’s (6) coronation of the King as monarch of the UK and 14 Commonwealth countries was the first in…

Yogi Adityanath meets makers of The Kerala Story

Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday met the team of the recently released film The Kerala Story in Lucknow. He greeted actor Adah Sharma, director Sudipto Sen, and producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah. During the meeting, the team discussed the film with CM Yogi…

Queen Charlotte: Bridgerton prequel trends No. 1 in 76 countries…

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has turned out to be a mega success on Netflix. The mini-series, which delves into the early days of Queen Charlotte and her enchanting love story with King George III, emerged as the No. 1 show on the streaming platform within a matter of days.…

Priyanka Chopra on past relationships: Always ended up dating actors…

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she took a break from romantic relationships before meeting husband Nick Jonas as she wanted to figure out her patterns and mistakes. During her appearance on Call Her Daddy podcast with host Alex Cooper, the actress opened up about her love life and how at…

Modi’s US state visit: Prime minister to affirm close ties

The White House announced on Wednesday (10) that US president Joe Biden will be hosting India's prime minister Narendra Modi for a state visit on June 22. This visit is set to reinforce the strong and extensive partnership between the two nations, the statement added. It represents the highest level…

Pakistan minister in the US eyes ‘green energy security’

Facing a deep economic crisis, Pakistan has started to buy Russian oil, but the country’s petroleum minister said the future lies in diversified, especially green, energy. Minister Musadik Malik visited the US for talks with corporations as well as with the government, with Washington leading global efforts to choke off…

Indian consumers’ growing appetite drives up UK export of this…

India's love of British chocolate has rocketed in recent years, according to UK government figures. Demand for brands – including Cadbury – has hit the sweet spot and led to UK exports of confectionery to the country rising from £700,000 in 2018 to £3.8 million in 2022. That is an…

How Shehnaaz Gill is self-sabotaging

Most celebrity careers are defined by the choices they make. The right moves have so much power that even not-so-talented individuals can achieve incredible success, but on the flip side, bad choices can kill promising careers of gifted individuals. Those wrong turns can be the result of poor judgement, bad…

Cambridge college names building after Cipla chief Yusuf Hamied

A new residential building named after Dr Yusuf Hamied has opened at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where the head of the Indian pharma giant, Cipla, was an undergraduate and then PhD chemistry student between 1954 and 1960. In more than 800 years that Cambridge University has been in existence, this is…

Imran Khan remanded in custody for eight days

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan was remanded in custody for eight days on Wednesday (10) by an anti-graft court as violent nationwide protests over his arrest erupted for a second day. Khan was arrested during a routine hearing in the capital Islamabad Tuesday (9) and whisked away to an…

UN Report: India dominates maternal and newborn mortality rates

India is among 10 countries that combined account for 60 per cent of global maternal deaths, stillbirths, and newborn deaths, a United Nations report released on Tuesday (9) said. Sub-Saharan Africa and Central and Southern Asia are regions where the largest number of deaths are recorded, the survey said. Global…

Northampton restaurant prepares world’s most expensive curry dish

A chicken tikka curry, topped with a 24 carat gold leaf in celebration of King Charles’s coronation, is supposedly the world’s most expensive curry at over £2,000. Made by Saffron restaurant in Northampton, the dish also has been infused with expensive spices. Owner Naz Islam says it’s “fit for a…

New Indian visa rules: more time to travel to these…

The Indian government has changed the rules for obtaining the Indian visa. The aim is to support the tourism industry in the country. Tourists will be able to spend more time in India and discover new attractions, like for instance the filming locations of some of the most famous Bollywood…

Essex teachers allowed to continue despite being found guilty of…

Three teachers from a school in Essex will be allowed to continue to teach despite being found guilty of paying students to mark each other’s work. Faisal Iqbal, Inderjeet Panesar and Reiss Joseph, who were all teachers at Oaks Park High School in Ilford, have resigned from their post after…

Never Have I Ever 4 to premiere on THIS date;…

The full-length trailer for the fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever is finally out. Co-created and co-written by Mindy Kaling, the globally popular series features Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Darren Barnet, and Jared Lewison in important roles and revolves around the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation…

Study identifies link between long Covid and self-reported cognitive difficulties

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) reveals that individuals with symptomatic long Covid may encounter cognitive difficulties, including memory problems. Long Covid refers to the persistent symptoms experienced by individuals for more than four weeks after the initial infection of the disease.…

Imran Khan arrest: Pakistan police arrest hundreds of PTI supporters

Police in Pakistan on Wednesday (10) detained numerous followers of the deposed prime minister Imran Khan on charges of violence following his arrest on corruption allegations, deepening a political crisis in the nuclear-armed country. The arrest of the former cricket star, who is also the country's most popular politician based…

Trump ordered to pay $5m to E Jean Carroll in…

Former US president Donald Trump must pay $5 million in damages for sexually abusing magazine writer E Jean Carroll in the 1990s and then defaming her by branding her a liar, a jury decided on Tuesday (9). In response to the verdict, Carroll expressed that this outcome represents a triumph…

Arjun Rampal to make Telugu debut with Nandamuri Balakrishna’s next…

Arjun Rampal is set to foray into Telugu cinema in veteran star Nandamuri Balakrishna's upcoming feature film, the makers said Wednesday. Rampal, 50, will play the antagonist, they added. The untitled film is directed by Anil Ravipudi and produced by Shine Screens' Sahu Garapati and Harish Peddi. The production banner…

Mammootty begins filming for his next Bazooka

South star Mammootty on Wednesday started shooting for his upcoming film Bazooka in Ernakulam, Kerala, the makers announced on Wednesday. The Malayalam-language crime drama is directed by debutant filmmaker Deeno Dennis, son of veteran scriptwriter Kaloor Dennis. Mammootty said he was instantly drawn to Bazooka, which has a taut script…

Janhvi Kapoor to star in thriller Ulajh

Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor will headline Ulajh, a film billed as a patriotic thriller, the makers announced Wednesday. Directed by National Award winner Sudhanshu Saria and produced by Junglee Pictures, the movie also stars Gulshan Devaiah and Roshan Mathew. Set in the prestigious and intriguing world of Indian Foreign Services…

Asians star in coronation concert at Windsor Castle

The coronation concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday (7) featured the Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor, the Punjabi poet Daljit Nagra and several Asian women in bright pink outfits from the Bradford-based SongGeet choir. The “wonderful Sonam Kapoor”, described as “one of Hindi cinema’s biggest stars”, introduced a virtual choir from…

Imran Khan arrest: What is the corruption case against him?

Imran Khan was arrested on Tuesday (9) by an anti-graft agency on corruption charges. Government officials alleged that Khan and his wife received land worth millions of dollars as a bribe from a real estate tycoon through a charitable trust. Khan and his aides have denied any wrongdoing. The developer…

Sam Billings urges cricketers to prioritise skin cancer prevention

Skin cancer prevention should be a priority for cricketers and fans spending hours under the sun, England wicketkeeper Sam Billings has warned after suffering a scare last year. Billings underwent two operations last year to remove a malignant melanoma on his chest following a routine screening organised by his county…

Imran Khan faces court after arrest prompts riots in Pakistan

Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan is scheduled to appear in a special court located at the police headquarters in the capital city, where he will address allegations of corruption on Wednesday (10). His unexpected arrest triggered widespread violent protests throughout the country. Khan's detention comes after a prolonged period…

Scientists use AI to create single test to detect hepatitis…

A team of scientists has utilised AI technology to streamline a single test that can detect both hepatitis C and the Covid-19 virus. The simplified test can be conducted within minutes in a small test tube, and with additional advancements, it could soon be available at doctor's offices and even…

Imran Khan arrest: PTI supporters storm Pakistan Army headquarters

Supporters of Imran Khan on Tuesday stormed the Pakistan Army headquarters in Rawalpindi and the Corps Commander's residence in Lahore after the former prime minister was arrested in connection with a corruption case. Khan, who travelled from Lahore to capital Islamabad, was at the Islamabad High Court when the paramilitary…

Our new King sets out his Coronation Manifesto

“WHEREVER you may live in the United Kingdom, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavour to serve you with loyalty, respect and love”. A hereditary monarch does not need to run for office, unlike the candidates standing in England’s local elections last week. Yet his constitutional…

Dhak Dhak set to release in second half of 2023

Actress Sanjana Sanghi on Tuesday unveiled that her film Dhak Dhak is set to hit the theatres this year. Taking to Instagram, she dropped a poster of the film along with an announcement of the release. Sharing the poster, she wrote, "Dhak Dhak. The journey of our lifetimes, biking our…

Sunak expands role of pharmacies to cut GP waiting times

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who worked in his mother's pharmacy as a young boy growing up in Southampton, was back in his hometown on Tuesday (9) to unveil plans for an expanded role for pharmacists with the aim of reducing wait times for patients wanting to see a GP. Sunak,…

Tom Hanks sees Idris Elba as new James Bond

The world waits for the new James Bond as actor Daniel Craig concluded his Bond journey with the movie No Time to Die in 2021. Actor Tom Hanks has given his input for the new James Bond and it is none other than Idris Elba. According to Deadline, Hanks said…

‘We have made Adipurush with a lot of love and…

Baahubali star Prabhas on Tuesday hoped that the audiences like his portrayal of Lord Ram in Adipurush, Om Raut's big screen adaptation of Ramayana, which the actor said has been made with "a lot of love and respect". The makers of the multilingual period saga released the trailer of the…

Trailer for Prabhas and Kriti Sanon’s Adipurush out

The trailer of Adipurush released on Tuesday afternoon. Actor Prabhas treated fans to the trailer of the upcoming mythological pan-India film and shared the poster of his look as Lord Rama. He captioned the post, "Hari Anant, Hari Katha Ananta. Jai Shri Ram. #AdipurushTrailer out now! #Adipurush in cinemas worldwide…

Survey urges health staff to listen to ethnic minority patients…

Better connections between ethnic minority patients and health care professionals can provide more positive health care experience, a study published on Wednesday (10) said. Patients want health staff to listen to them and allow them to talk, the survey found. Analysis of the social and cultural influences in the experience…

Asian gang convicted of money laundering in UK

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Tuesday that 16 people, including several men and women of Indian descent, had been found guilty after a major investigation into an organised crime gang operating out of west London engaged in both international money laundering and human smuggling. Between 2017 and 2019,…

‘Jewish Trail’ aims to boost cultural exchange between India and…

The "Jewish Trail" in Mumbai, India will be officially launched by Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen during his visit to New Delhi from May 9 to 11. This trail aims to highlight significant Jewish landmarks in Mumbai and Maharashtra, which will be accessible to tourists worldwide. Maharashtra has been home…

Airbus C295 built for India completes maiden flight in Spain

The first Airbus C295 aircraft built for India has successfully completed its maiden flight in Spanish city of Seville, in a significant milestone towards its delivery by the second half of this year. In September 2021, India sealed a nearly Rs 210 billion (£2.03 bn) deal with Airbus Defence and…

Lions could be introduced in India’s Kuno Park once cheetahs…

Renowned wildlife expert and nature conservationist Divyabhanusinh, a member of the Indian government's Cheetah Task Force, suggests that once the cheetahs brought from Namibia and South Africa stabilise and breed in Kuno National Park in the state of Madhya Pradesh, there is a possibility of introducing lions into the area.…

Jofra Archer doubtful for Ashes after injury during IPL

England fast bowler Jofra Archer was ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League on Tuesday (9) in a fresh injury blow ahead of the Ashes. His franchise the Mumbai Indians said the 28-year-old will be replaced by England team-mate Chris Jordan. Archer only returned to international cricket in January…

Manipur violence: People who fled ethnic clashes return home

Thousands of people who fled deadly rioting and ethnic clashes in northeast India last week were returning home, escorted by security personnel, officials said on Monday (8).  Fierce fighting broke out in the state of Manipur bordering Myanmar when members of about 30 tribal groups clashed with a non-tribal group, the ethnic majority Meitei, over the…

India, US, Saudi Arabia and UAE discuss shared vision on…

India, US, Saudi Arabia, UAE on Sunday (7) worked towards advancing their shared vision of a ‘more secure, prosperous Middle East region interconnected with India and the world’, according to a readout issued by the White House. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval,…

Imran Khan arrested outside Islamabad court over corruption charges

Pakistan security forces arrested former Prime Minister Imran Khan at Islamabad High Court on Tuesday (9), his aides said, in a dramatic move that threatens fresh turmoil in the nuclear-armed country. Geo TV reported that cricketer-turned-politician Khan was arrested in connection with a corruption case. Footage of the arrest shared…

Gang jailed after smuggling cannabis from Canada to UK

Four members of an organised crime group who smuggled cannabis worth around £1 million into the UK from Canada have been jailed. Kuran Gill, Jag Singh, Gregory Blacklock and Govind Bahia, all in their early 30s, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import the class B drug. Their offence was discovered…

iPhone maker Foxconn buys large site in Bengaluru

Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn has bought a huge tract of land on the outskirts of Indian tech hub Bengaluru, the key Apple supplier said in a filing Tuesday (9). Also known by its official name, Hon Hai Precision Industry, Foxconn is the world's biggest contract electronics manufacturer and a principal…

15 die as bus crashes off bridge in India

At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured when a bus crashed off a bridge in central India, officials said Tuesday (9), after the driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. The accident occurred in Khargone district, around 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Indore, the largest city in…

Flats in London’s Old War Office find wealthy buyers

Billionaire businessman Gopichand Hinduja last year said buyers from across the globe were evincing interest in the redeveloped Old War Office (OWO) in London. The Edwardian-era property, featured in Skyfall and other James Bond movies, appears to be living up to its billing now. Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg,…

Salman Khan death threat: Mumbai Police issues lookout notice against…

Mumbai Police has issued a lookout circular (LOC) against a man accused of sending threatening email to actor Salman Khan. As per the officials, the man allegedly emailed threatening messages to the Dabangg star in the name of gangster Goldy Brar in March. Salman, who has been receiving death threats…

Lipoma Lump Removal Procedure – What To Expect? 

A lipoma is a non-cancerous lump that grows under the skin composed of fat cells. While they are generally not harmful, some people may choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or if they cause discomfort. The removal of a lipoma is typically a straightforward procedure that can be…

Chiropractic Care: Different Types and Advantages of Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic care includes functional and alternative medicine that can heal your pain with the help of particular hands-on customization from professional experts. To avoid the side effects of general medicine, many people are looking for alternate options, especially for back and neck pain. When you want complete pain relief, you…

Going Green: The Advantages of Roof Replacement with Solar Panels

The world is facing an ever-increasing need for sustainable energy sources as global warming continues to threaten the planet. As such, more and more people are turning towards green initiatives and embracing renewable technologies such as solar energy. Solar energy is quickly becoming a popular option for homeowners looking to…

Upsurge in TikTok views indicate popularity – what is the…

Views, likes, followers, and comments are the lifeblood of social media accounts because these elements indicate the popularity and authority of social media accounts. The more, the merrier is the best way to explain the importance of these elements. The higher the number of views and the associated factors, the…

Top Tips for Designing an Accessory Dwelling Unit Ideal for…

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are a great option for homeowners seeking to extend their living space to accommodate a growing family, provide a place for seniors to live comfortably, use it as a home office, or generate rental income. However, you must plan and design it for the best form…

Local SEO can boost your business prospects and make it…

Local customers are the stepping-stones for expanding the business and attaining a broader reach by implementing local SEO. Since search engines got the better of yellow pages and other directories, it has become mandatory for small businesses to embrace search engine optimization (SEO), which holds the key to success. Regardless…

Save Valuable Time And Money With Experienced Movers For Managing…

Organizing office relocation is a complex task that requires careful planning, attention to detail, and the involvement of experienced movers. Whether you're moving your office to a new building or just rearranging the furniture, there are several reasons why you should hire professionals to handle the job. Expertise and Experience …

Is Investing In IRA Gold A Wise Decision?

Investing in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a popular way to save for retirement while taking advantage of tax benefits. One option available to investors is to invest in gold through an IRA. Gold has historically been a popular investment choice due to its ability to retain value and…

How to Choose the Front Door? Effective Tips on Selecting…

The entry door of your house is the first and the last thing to be observed by your guests and therefore plays a great role in creating an impression. It also plays an important role in maintaining the safety of your family. When your entry door is energy-efficient, it can…

How to Choose the Best Eyedrops for Treating Dry Eyes…

Eye drops are used for lubricating dry eyes and keeping them moisturized around the outer surfaces of the eyes. Dry eyes generally result from side effects of certain medicines, aging, eye surgery, windy, smoky conditions, and several other factors. You should take care of a few things before selecting the…

Explore Top Reasons to Start Training Your Puppy at the…

When you bring a pet into your home, it can be a super exciting experience. You may feel euphoric. However, bringing up a little puppy is not a joke and involves tremendous dedication and effort. Proper puppy training is the way to go. Your puppy will be blessed with a…

Excavation Services: Understanding the Benefits of Professional Site Preparation

The process of excavation is a fundamental part of preparing a site for construction, and it requires the expertise of experienced professionals. Excavation services, such as grading and leveling, are essential to ensure that a construction project goes smoothly from start to finish. Professional excavation services can help reduce costs…