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Bangladesh court revises civil service rules amid deadly protests

BANGLADESH's top court on Sunday (21) pared back contentious civil service hiring rules but failed to mollify university student leaders, whose demonstrations against the scheme sparked nationwide clashes that have killed 151 people. What began as a protest against politicised admission quotas for sought-after government jobs snowballed this week into…

Adam Peaty calls for fairness amid doping controversy

ADAM PEATY and other British swimmers said there needs to be a level playing field after 23 Chinese swimmers escaped punishment after testing positive for a banned drug. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed reports in April that 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for TMZ (trimetazidine) -- a medication that…

One dead from Nipah virus in India

AUTHORITIES in southern India's Kerala state are taking preventive steps after the death of a 14-year-old boy from the Nipah virus and the identification of 60 persons in the high-risk category, the state's health minister said on Sunday (21). Parts of Kerala are among those most at risk globally for…

Reeves mulls inflation-busting pay hikes for public workers

CHANCELLOR Rachel Reeves said she will consider giving inflation-busting pay increases for almost two million government employees later this month to avoid crippling public sector strikes. Two pay review bodies who advise the government have recommended a 5.5 per cent wage rise for 460,000 teachers and 1.4 million staff in…

Musk applauds Modi on being most followed leader on X

TESLA CEO Elon Musk has congratulated Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on being the most followed world leader on social media platform 'X'. Taking to X, Musk stated, "Congratulations PM @NarendraModi on being the most followed world leader!" Musk's statement came after Modi became the world's most followed leader in…

Over 100 Killed in Bangladesh unrest as soldiers patrol cities

Soldiers patrolled Bangladeshi cities on Saturday to address civil unrest from demonstrations. Riot police fired on protesters defying a government curfew. At least 115 people have been killed this week, according to AFP's count of police and hospital reports. This unrest presents a major challenge to prime minister Sheikh Hasina's…

UK announces £84 million package to tackle illegal migration

Keir Starmer has announced a funding package of up to £84 million for projects across Africa and the Middle East to address the causes of illegal migration. The prime minister unveiled these plans at the European Political Community summit in Oxfordshire on Thursday. “Our package of up to £84 million…

India eye hockey gold in Paris after 2020 Olympics bronze

India ended a 41-year wait for an Olympic men's hockey medal with a bronze in Tokyo three years ago, sparking hopes for a ninth gold medal at the Paris Olympics. Most of India's titles came in a different era when the game was played on grass pitches, often after soccer…

CEO keeps job despite assault conviction

The chief executive of KAU Media Group (KMG), which received £40 million in government Covid contracts, has been convicted of sexually assaulting three female employees. Mohammed Kashif Khokhar, 43, remains in his role despite his conviction in November, as reported by The Times. Khokhar was arrested in February 2021 but…

Super-rich entrepreneurs consider leaving Britain over tax: Report

For entrepreneur Bassim Haidar, living in London has become an expense he can no longer justify. As Keir Starmer takes office, Haidar is looking for homes in Greece and Monaco. He says a proposed inheritance tax change will make Britain undesirable for the wealthy. Starmer argues that the overhaul will…

Myth vs. Fact: Debunking Common Misconceptions About Hair Transplants

When speaking about hair loss, it's hard to ignore a popular solution like the hair transplant turkey. Despite its increasing popularity, there are several misconceptions still surrounding this procedure. In this blog, our focus is on separating myths from facts about hair transplants. Myth 1: Hair transplants are only for…

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Steroids Online Safely

In today's digital age, buy steroids online has become increasingly popular. But with great convenience comes great responsibility, particularly when it comes to ensuring both safety and legality. This guide is tailored for those looking to purchase steroids online while minimizing risks and maximizing benefits. By the end of this post,…

UK activates crisis team in response to global IT outage

The British government activated its civil contingencies committee on Friday to address a global IT outage affecting its transport and health services. Cabinet secretary Pat McFadden said that ministers in the impacted sectors were collaborating with business leaders. He mentioned being "in close contact with teams coordinating our response through…

Conservative Party announces interim opposition front bench

The Conservative Party has announced the appointment of interim opposition front benchers. Party leader Rishi Sunak and interim opposition chief whip Stuart Andrew revealed these appointments on Friday, 19 July. These appointments follow the formation of the interim shadow cabinet last week and aim to prepare the Conservative Party to…

NHS reviews north-east London maternity services amid rising birth rates

The NHS is reviewing its maternity services in north-east London due to pressure from an increasing birth rate. Women are experiencing more complicated pregnancies and births, driving up the demand for adequate hospital care, according to a report by NHS North-East London (NEL). Concerns have also been raised over neonatal…

Suryakumar Yadav named new captain of India’s T20 team

Suryakumar Yadav has been appointed as India's T20 captain, the country's cricket board announced Thursday. Rohit Sharma stepped down from the role following last month's World Cup win. Suryakumar, 33, will lead a 15-member T20 squad for a tour of Sri Lanka, with three internationals starting on July 27 in…

Police oppose licence for North London venue after ‘illegal’ wedding…

The Metropolitan Police have strongly criticised a North London venue's licence application, describing the company as a 'complete mess' and casting doubt on the owners' ability to manage the venue legally. Officers had been called to the premises after a fight broke out at an ‘illegal’ wedding reception, resulting in…

Nurse convicted of fraud charges also lied about being shot

Tanya Nasir, a former nurse from Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, was convicted of nine fraud charges at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday, 16 July. Not only that, she also lied about having been shot twice while she was in the military, reported the Watford Observer. Gayle Ramsay from the Crown Prosecution…

Neeraj Patil elected to Labour’s national executive committee

Dr Neeraj Patil, former mayor of the London Borough of Lambeth, has been elected to the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the British Labour Party. This was confirmed by David Evans, the General Secretary of the Labour Party, in a letter dated 15 July 2024. Dr Patil, a consultant in…

39 dead in Bangladesh violence; rallies banned and internet shut…

Police in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka banned all public rallies on Friday following the deadliest day of student protests, during which government buildings were torched, and a nationwide internet blackout was imposed. This week's unrest has resulted in at least 39 deaths, including 32 on Thursday. Clashes have been reported in…

Global tech outage disrupts airlines, banks, and media

A global technology outage on Friday disrupted operations in various industries. Airlines halted flights, some broadcasters went off-air, and sectors ranging from banking to healthcare faced system problems. The UK's largest rail franchise reported "widespread IT issues" affecting its four train lines, leading to potential cancellations. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)…

Vehicles overturned, set on fire in unrest in Leeds

A police car was overturned and a bus set on fire during unrest in Leeds on Thursday evening. Residents were advised to stay at home. Footage showed people throwing objects at the police car before it was flipped in Harehills, east of the city centre. Home Secretary Yvette Cooper condemned…

Introduction to Olxtoto: Your Ultimate Gaming Platform

Gaming has evolved from a niche hobby to a mainstream pastime, captivating millions globally. Whether you're a casual player or a hardcore gamer, finding the right platform to match your gaming aspirations can be a game-changer. Enter Olxtoto, the ultimate gaming platform that promises to revolutionize your gaming experience. This…

Exploring the Variety of Games Available on Pussy888

Pussy888 is a popular online gaming platform known for its diverse selection of games catering to various tastes and preferences. From classic casino games to modern video slots and live dealer experiences, Pussy888 offers a wide array of entertainment options for players. This article delves into the variety of games…

Wealth Solutions LTD: reviews from traders for beginners

A job that brings good profit and pleasure is sporadic. But today, this opportunity is more than just available. Many people know it, but not everyone can decide to leave their comfort zone. If your interest in profitable work is increasing, it is worth checking out Wealth Solutions LTD. Reviews…

Train derailment near Ayodhya kills two

AN Indian passenger train derailed and overturned several of its cars on Thursday (18), killing at least two people and injuring 24 others with rescue and relief efforts ongoing. India's railway network is the main form of travel in the vast country, but it is poorly funded and deadly accidents…

Boycott undergoes successful surgery to remove throat tumour

England cricket great Sir Geoffrey Boycott has successfully undergone surgery to remove a tumour from his throat, according to his daughter Emma. The former England batter previously underwent extensive chemotherapy for throat cancer in 2002. In May, the 83-year-old learned his cancer had returned. "Just to let everyone know, my…

Former Post Office minister expresses ’embarrassment’ over scandal

A FORMER Post Office minister has expressed her "embarrassment" and "utter shame" over the wrongful accusations against sub-postmasters for theft and false accounting. Kelly Tolhurst, the former minister responsible for the Post Office from July 2018 to February 2020, on Wednesday (17) testified at the Post Office Horizon IT inquiry.…

England record fastest team fifty in Test cricket

England recorded the fastest-ever team fifty in Test cricket, reaching the milestone in just 4.2 overs against the West Indies on the first day of the second Test in Nottingham on Thursday. Openers Ben Duckett (33 off 14 balls) and Ollie Pope (16 not out off 9 balls) hit ten…

FCA calls on firms to improve treatment of politically exposed…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has told banks, payment firms, and lenders to ensure that parliamentarians, senior public servants, and their families are not treated unfairly. The FCA made this announcement in a statement on Thursday. "Public service naturally comes with greater scrutiny. But it must be proportionate and shouldn't…

Starmer urges European cooperation on illegal migration

PRIME MINISTER Keir Starmer called on Thursday (18) for closer cooperation in Europe to advance support for Ukraine and tackle the continent's most pressing problems: illegal migration, climate change and energy security. Opening a meeting of the European Political Community (EPC) of more than 40 nations at Blenheim Palace, the…

Inquiry blames flawed planning and leadership for Covid failures

BRITAIN let down its citizens by leaving the nation ill-prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic because of significantly flawed planning and failures by ministers and scientific experts, a public inquiry concluded in a scathing report on Thursday (18). The country recorded more than 230,000 deaths by December 2023, a similar death…

Family of Usha Vance, wife of Trump’s VP pick, known…

Usha Chilukuri Vance, the wife of Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate in the US election, has a great-aunt in southern India, aged 96, who is celebrated in local media as the country's oldest active professor. Academic achievement is prominent in the family of US-born Vance, notably Shanthamma Chilukuri, who…

Hathras stampede: Bhole Baba says death was inevitable

AN INDIAN preacher whose latest sermon ended in a deadly stampede that killed more than 120 people insisted that fate could not be challenged and death was inevitable. In his first appearance before the media since July 2, when 121 people were crushed to death following a sermon he delivered…

LT Foods opens new facility in Harlow to tap £1…

LT Foods, an Indian-origin global FMCG company, has opened a new facility in the UK. The facility aims to meet the growing demand for rice and rice-based food products. The new 100,000 square-foot facility in Harlow will use the latest technology to offer both branded and private-label products. LT Foods…

Can Leon Edwards add another title defense to his championship…

UFC 304 will see Leon Edwards defend his UFC Welterweight Championship title belt once again as he takes on Belal Muhammad for the second time in his career. The duo met at UFC Fight Night on March 13, 2021, in Las Vegas in a bout that would end as a…

Tech firms slam job quota proposal in Bengaluru

INDIAN tech companies have slammed a proposal to reserve more than half of all private jobs for local hires in Bengaluru, a city that has powered the country's growth into an IT powerhouse. Known as India's Silicon Valley, Bengaluru is home to Google's national headquarters and those of local tech…

JD Vance says South Asian immigrants enriched America

Republican US vice-presidential nominee Senator JD Vance on Wednesday highlighted the contributions of South Asian immigrants to America. He praised his wife, Usha Chilukuri Vance, during his acceptance speech for the Republican Party's nomination for vice president in the upcoming November 5 presidential election. “I am married to the daughter…

Researchers discover cost-effective antidote for cobra venom

SCIENTISTS have discovered that the common blood thinner heparin can be repurposed as an inexpensive antidote for cobra venom. Researchers at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Sydney believe that this breakthrough could save thousands of lives and prevent serious injuries caused by cobra bites each…

US cop who said Indian student killed had ‘limited value’…

A US police officer has been fired from the Seattle Police Department after making insensitive comments following the death of a 23-year-old Indian student. Jaahnavi Kandula was struck by a speeding police vehicle driven by Seattle police officer Kevin Dave while crossing a street on January 23 last year. Dave…

Pay growth at slowest pace in two years

Wage growth in UK has slowed but remains at levels that could challenge the Bank of England's 2 per cent inflation target, casting doubt on the likelihood of an interest rate cut in two weeks. Official data showed that earnings excluding bonuses, a key measure of inflation pressure for the…

Vance likes vegetarian diet and can cook Indian food, reveals…

J D VANCE would make a great vice president for America, his Indian American wife Usha Chilukuri Vance has said, as she introduced him at the Republican National Convention by giving an insight into their life, about him accepting her vegetarian diet and his ability to cook Indian food. A…

Understanding Your Rights: Car Crash Compensation Explained

Introduction to Car Crash Compensation Car accidents are unfortunate events that can lead to significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Being aware of your rights and understanding the compensation process is crucial in obtaining the support you deserve. Knowing the steps to take following an accident, such as collecting evidence…

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring an Escort in Toronto

Imagine having the perfect companion for a night out, someone who not only looks stunning but also knows how to make your evening unforgettable. In Toronto Escorts is a way to experience just that. However, if you're new to this, the process might seem daunting. This guide aims to simplify everything…

Government plans to remove 92 peers from House of Lords

THE government on Wednesday (17) announced plans to axe 92 House of Lords seats retained for hereditary lawmakers, resurrecting reform of the unelected chamber started under Tony Blair's Labour government in the 1990s. King Charles III, opening the first parliamentary session after Keir Starmer's general election win for Labour, said…

The Body Shop nears rescue agreement

THE UK arm of cosmetics group The Body Shop is in exclusive rescue talks with investment firm Aurea, administrators brought in to save parts of the distressed company said Wednesday (17). Body Shop International is close to a deal with the Aurea-led consortium, FRP Advisory said in a statement, adding…

MY PLAYLIST by Nijjar

RISING music star Nijjar added to his marvellous momentum with new hit song Accounts. The North America based Punjabi artist has teamed up with popular rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh on the top track, which adds to his reputation. With more music on the way, the lyrical maestro behind songs…

Top 10 movies of Gunjan Utreja

GUNJAN UTREJA has entertained TV audiences as popular host and a versatile actor.  Although he starred in hit serials like Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Aamna Saamna – Investigative and Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyar, one of the projects that has been closest to his heart is new short film…

Indian aims to roll with the punches to win Olympic…

A CONFIDENT Nishant Dev has set his sights on bettering the shade of India’s boxing medals from bronze to gold at this month’s Paris Olympics. Three Indian boxers – Vijender Singh (2008), MC Mary Kom (2012) and Lovlina Borgohain (2021) – have stood on the podium at the Olympics, all…

Sayli Salunkhe: Be good and the world will be good…

RISING star Sayli Salunkhe has shone brighter with each project and dazzled Indian TV audiences with her acting ability. She has followed up winning performances in successful dramas Baatein Kuch Ankahee Si and Bohot Pyaar Karte Hai with recently premiered serial Pukaar-Dil Se Dil Tak. The versatile actress has taken on…

Sunil Chhetri vows to elevate Indian football post-retirement

INDIAN football icon Sunil Chhetri might have ended his international career, but he cares about the team and said he would do everything in his power to take the country to the “promised land”. Speaking at a function attended by the country’s president Droupadi Murmu, who flagged off the trophy…

Girl, 9, shot in Hackney may never ‘speak or move…

A nine-year-old who was injured in a shooting by a motorcyclist may never "speak or move properly again," her parents have said. The girl remains in critical but stable condition after she was caught up in a shooting incident outside a Turkish restaurant in Hackney, north-east London on 29 May.…

Asian widow says racist campaign left her ‘mentally unwell’

AN Asian widow in Darlington said that she has been living in constant fear due to ongoing anti-social behaviour and suspected racist abuse. Since moving into her council house three years ago, Kumudini Nicola has endured harassment, including dog waste left on her doorstep, vandalism, and thefts from her garden.…

Diving into the dynamic history of Dhollywood

IT MAY have faced a deep decline for decades, before a recent revival, but Gujarati cinema and filmmakers from the region have a rich heritage that stretches right back to the silent era. This has included many moments and talents that will likely surprise modern audiences.   Eastern Eye decided…

King Charles unveils Labour government’s plans in his speech

King Charles outlined Labour's first government programme in 15 years on Wednesday, focusing on economic stability, tougher action on irregular immigration, and improving post-Brexit relations with Europe. "We will unlock growth and take the brakes off Britain," prime minister Keir Starmer stated in his remarks before the King's Speech, a…

Malala: Pakistan’s deportations threaten Afghan women’s future

NOBEL PRIZE winner Malala Yousafzai urgently calls for Pakistan to stop deporting undocumented Afghans, highlighting the “dark future” awaiting women and girls sent back. More than 600,000 Afghans have fled Pakistan since Islamabad ordered undocumented migrants to leave or face arrest last year. “It is deeply concerning that Pakistan is…

NCA dismantles London crime group for laundering millions in drugs…

AN organised crime group involved in money laundering, drug trafficking, and attempted fraud has been dismantled after a two-year investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Rickinder Hare, 36, and Neelen Balarajah, 34, received sentences totalling 14 years and six months for their roles in money laundering and conspiracy to…

The great Gujarati cinema revival

AFTER being in the doldrums for decades, Gujarati cinema has enjoyed a revival in recent years and delivered entertaining films that have delighted audiences around the world. The last six years in particular have been special with cinema successes inspiring producers to make diverse films in the language, which have…

Sri Lanka reduces power tariffs

SRI LANKA cut power prices by 22.5 per cent from Tuesday (16), the utilities regulator said, as the country attempts to ease the cost of living for millions of people amid its worst financial crisis in decades. After the crisis shrank its economy by 7.8 per cent in 2022, Sri…

Pakistan IMF loan will be spread over three years

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to loan Pakistan $7 billion (£5.4bn) to bolster its faltering economy, with Islamabad pledging last Saturday (13) that it would be the last time it relied on relief from the Washington-based lender. The country agreed to the deal – its 24th IMF payout…

Suhani Shah: It’s a kind of magic

SEEING a magician perform seemingly impossible feats on television as a mesmerised six-year-old inspired Suhani Shah to pursue the same profession.   Her parents supporting that dream, if she agreed to give it her full commitment and do it on a larger scale, inspired the fearless youngster to deliver grand…

‘Paper Flowers’ review: Emotional drama based on real story is…

The American drama based on a true life story had its European premiere at the recent London Indian Film Festival. Young Gujarati American Shalin Shah is in a long-term romance with his Chinese American girlfriend Fiona, but reluctant to tell his parents. After they graduate, he decides to do work…

Shiwani Chakraborty: ‘I’ve been my own competition’

Small town girl Shiwani Chakraborty has been lighting up television from a very young age. The acclaimed actress has followed up winning performances in hit dramas like Nimki Mukhiya and Pavitra: Bharose Ka Safar with newly premiered serial Maati Se Bandhi Dor. She has taken on a challenging role in the…

England qualify for Women’s Euro 2025 with Sweden draw

Reigning champions England secured a goalless draw against Sweden in their final Women's Euro 2025 qualifier on Tuesday, ensuring their place at next year's finals. Italy and the Netherlands also qualified for the tournament. Sarina Wiegman's team knew that avoiding defeat in Group A3 would guarantee a top-two finish and…

FIFA probes racist chants by Argentina players after Copa America…

FIFA said on Wednesday (17) it was opening an investigation into racist chants by Argentina players after they won the Copa America. "FIFA is aware of a video circulating on social media and the incident is being looked into," a spokesperson for world football's governing body said. They added: "FIFA…

Hasina ‘cracks down on corruption’ as ex-employee amasses wealth

BANGLADESH prime minister Sheikh Hasina says she is “taking measures” after a slew of corruption scandals, including one involving her former household servant who now travels by helicopter after amassing a staggering $34 million (£26.2m) fortune.   Recent accusations dominating Bangladesh’s media have involved a former army chief, an ex-police chief,…

Bangladeshi police charge 26 for destroying mangrove forest to create…

BANGLADESHI police charged 26 people for destroying a swath of mangrove forest that protects the low-lying nation from storm surge waters exacerbated by climate change, environmental officers said last Thursday (11). “They have destroyed parts of a unique ecosystem, which has been declared as an ECA (Ecologically Critical Area),” said…

Maahi: Musical son rise

THERE is a lot more to talented teenager Maahi than being the son of massively popular singer Shaan. Having been connected to music from a young age, the 18-year-old has turned all that hard work into a newly launched music career that has got off to a flying start. The…

After surviving malaria, British doctor helps develop new vaccine

Dr Mehreen Datoo, a British infectious disease specialist, has been instrumental in the development of a new malaria vaccine following her own near-fatal encounter with the disease during her medical studies. "I collapsed getting off a bus in Uganda, and the next thing I knew I was in hospital being…

First all-hydrogen power plant in Europe by 2027

ESSAR Energy Transition announced last Friday (12) its plans to build Europe’s first 100 per cent hydrogen-fuelled power plant at its Stanlow refinery in the UK by 2027. Hydrogen-fuelled power is essential for the decarbonisation of industry and will help the UK reduce its emissions in line with government targets.…

India expects digital boom by 2028, says former minister

INDIA’S former IT minister believes the country’s digital economy will be worth $1 trillion (£0.772tn) by 2027-2028 as the country targets getting its entire 1.4 billion population connected to the internet in the next two years. Since 2015, when the Digital India programme was launched to transform services, the country…

Asians should be ‘savvy on social media’ to combat identity…

SOCIAL media posts of south Asians expressing hatred for their brown skin and parts of their culture have triggered concern among experts. Videos on TikTok include an influencer who said he disliked being brown skinned, growing up as an Asian teenager due to the 9/11 terror attacks and revealed he…

Priti Patel to enter Tory leadership race

FORMER home secretary, Priti Patel, is expected to contest the Tory leadership race to replace Rishi Sunak as opposition leader in the House of Commons. According to media reports, the 52-year-old British Indian MP is considering throwing her hat in the ring after she won her Witham, Essex, seat with…

Doctor wants to raise awareness of cancer symptoms among Asians

AN ASIAN GP who recently survived a rare cancer has urged members of the community to “listen to their bodies” to detect early signs and improve their chances of beating the disease. Kripa Shortt, a GP in London, told Eastern Eye that her “Indian values” helped her to survive sarcoma, an…

13 Indians among 16 missing as oil tanker sinks off…

Thirteen Indians are among the 16-member crew of an oil tanker that went missing after it capsized off the coast of Oman, according to the country's maritime authority. The Comoros-flagged tanker capsized 25 nautical miles southeast of Ras Madrakah in the Wilayat of Duqm. A search and rescue operation was…

Republican leader Nikki Haley endorses Donald Trump

Indian-American Republican leader Nikki Haley has endorsed her former boss Donald Trump as the party's candidate for the presidential election. Haley, 52, previously challenged Trump, 78, for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination but has now called for unity within the party. Last week, Haley instructed her 97 delegates to vote…

Asians urged to exercise caution over low rates of physical…

BRITISH Asians are at a greater risk of health problems after government figures showed that they continue to do less exercise than other groups. The percentage of people from a south Asian background doing at least 150 minutes of moderate or intense physical activity a week was 55 per cent,…

New play ‘After Sex’ breaks stereotypes for Asian actors

AZAN AHMED hopes his leading role in After Sex will help change the perception of characters Muslim actors are willing to play. Described as an erotic two-hander, After Sex opened at north London’s Arcola Theatre on Tuesday (16) and explores the relationship of a couple through a series of post-coital scenes. Writer…

Inflation holds at two per cent in June

THE UK's inflation rate remained steady in June after meeting the Bank of England's target in May, official data showed on Wednesday. This defied expectations for a slight decrease. The Consumer Prices Index stayed at 2.0 per cent in June, the same level as in May, according to the Office…

Bangladesh schools, universities closed after six students killed in protests

BANGLADESH ordered schools and universities across the country to close indefinitely on Tuesday (16) after six students were killed in protests, prompting the mobilisation of paramilitary forces to maintain order.  All high schools, universities, and Islamic seminaries were instructed to remain shut until further notice following weeks of escalating demonstrations…

Indian captain and crew honoured for ‘exceptional bravery’ in Red…

THE CAPTAIN of an oil tanker and his crew have been named winners of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2024 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for their “extraordinary courage” shown in a Red Sea rescue mission. Avhilash Rawat and his crew were honoured for their “determination and endurance” while…

Economy, reforms to get priority in new government’s plans

PRIME MINISTER Keir Starmer will set out his first package of proposed laws on Wednesday (17), fleshing out how he will honour his election-winning pledge to rebuild the country after years of weak economic growth and political turmoil. In a grand ceremony to mark the opening of the new parliament,…

Pakistanis, Indian among six killed in Oman shooting

SIX people including four Pakistanis, one Indian were killed and nearly 30 wounded in a shooting near a Shiite mosque in the Omani capital Muscat, officials said Tuesday (16), a rare attack in the otherwise stable Gulf sultanate. Monday's (15) mosque attack, which has yet to be claimed, came as…

Indian tribunal begins bankruptcy proceedings against edtech firm Byju’s

An Indian tribunal began bankruptcy proceedings against troubled educational technology firm Byju's on Tuesday over a £14.6 million unpaid sponsorship debt owed to the country's powerful cricket board. Byju's had ridden a boom in demand for online learning products during the coronavirus pandemic but crashed hard after locked-down students returned…

Plant-based oils reduce heart disease risk, study finds

Researchers have said that replacing butter and coconut oil with plant-based fats like groundnut and olive oils can reduce the risk of metabolic diseases. This was determined through blood fat analysis, or lipidomics, which measures diet-related changes and their direct link to heart disease and diabetes risks. The study's findings…

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Study: Covid-19 may accelerate type 1 diabetes symptoms in children

CONTRACTING Covid-19 may accelerate the onset of visible symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children, an autoimmune condition, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers found that children infected with the virus and in the early stages of type 1 diabetes without…

Shabana Mahmood takes oath as the new lord chancellor

Shabana Mahmood, the new justice secretary, was sworn in as the new lord chancellor at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Monday. The former barrister, who is the second woman after Liz Truss to hold these positions, said she will be a champion of the Rule of Law.…

Suspect appears in court over Bristol murder

A 34-year-old man appeared in court on Monday (15) charged with murder after the bodies of two men were found dumped in suitcases on a landmark bridge. Yostin Andres Mosquera spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth when he appeared at a London court, assisted by…

Asylum seekers on barge protest for faster processing

DOZENS of asylum seekers living on a barge in southern England staged a protest on Monday (15) to urge the government to speed up asylum procedures, a charity said. Between 60 to 100 residents of the government-leased Bibby Stockholm in Portland harbour withdrew from meals and organised a two-hour-long sit-in,…

Invest a lumpsum through systematic transfer plans

Should you consider investing through systematic transfer plans (STPs) that can help you benefit from market opportunities? Know everything about STPs and how you can invest a lumpsum amount through STPs in this article. What is a systematic transfer plan, and what are its types? You can use a systematic…

Welsh first minister Gething resigns

WALES's first minister Vaughan Gething announced on Tuesday (16) that he would step down after just four months in the job, dealing a blow to the new Labour government. Gething has been dogged by controversies since he was elected in March, and his position became increasingly untenable Tuesday after four…

Southgate quits as England manager after Euro final defeat

Gareth Southgate announced his resignation as England manager on Tuesday, following their loss to Spain in the Euro 2024 final. "It's time for change, and for a new chapter. Sunday's final in Berlin against Spain was my final game as England manager," Southgate said in a statement. Potential successors for…

Scientists create first bone marrow model supporting human stem cells

Scientists have developed the first bioengineered bone marrow model that can support human stem cells crucial for bone marrow transplants and in vitro studies. The research, published in Nature Communications and led by the University of Glasgow, replicates key aspects of the human bone marrow microenvironment to support rare long-term…

Who is Usha Chilukuri Vance, wife of Trump’s running mate?

Indian-American lawyer Usha Chilukuri Vance has come into the spotlight after her husband, JD Vance, was named by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as his running mate. Usha, 38, could become the first Indian American second lady if Trump and Vance win the 5 November general election against Joe Biden…

Labour received more donations than all other parties combined: Report

Labour declared over £9.5 million in donations during the general election campaign, more than all other parties combined. Final figures from the Electoral Commission show the Conservatives raised just under £1.9 million, a significant drop from the £19 million declared in 2019. The Conservatives’ largest source of donations was a…

UK to strengthen armed forces amid threats

PRIME MINISTER Keir Starmer -- just back from a NATO summit -- launched on Tuesday (16) a review of Britain's armed forces to set out a path to increasing defence spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP. The ministry of defence said the "Strategic Defence Review" would begin work "immediately…

Poll reveals majority support for new migrant policy

HALF of the public and two-thirds (67 per cent) of the 2024 voters who elected Labour to power support the government's new migrant policy, a new poll has revealed. The poll conducted by Focaldata for the British Future think tank revealed that only 20 per cent of the population disapprove…

King Charles writes to Trump after assassination attempt

King Charles has written to former US president Donald Trump after he survived an assassination attempt, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. Charles' message was delivered on Sunday via the UK embassy in Washington, the palace said, adding that the contents would be kept private. Trump, set to be confirmed as…

Comment: Football really is coming home in 2028 – we’d…

Spain are football’s champions of Europe. England lost the final to the better team, on the night and through the tournament. Spain had already beaten Germany, Italy and France – the hosts, European champions and most recent World Cup winners from our continent. Nobody could deny that they are worthy…

SBI UK celebrates 50th anniversary of Southall branch

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Pakistan to ban Imran Khan’s PTI, minister says

Pakistan plans to ban former prime minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, the country's information minister said on Monday. The decision was based on several factors, including the charge that Khan's PTI had received foreign funds from sources that are illegal in Pakistan and rioting by the party's leadership…

Bank of England’s Swati Dhingra advocates for rate cuts

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Man charged with murder in Bristol after bodies found in…

A suspect has been charged with murder after the bodies of two men, one from France, were found in suitcases on a bridge in Bristol, police said on Monday. The police stated that the victims had previously been in a relationship but continued to live together in west London. The…

Alcaraz retains Wimbledon crown

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Spain beat England to win Euro 2024

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Star-studded wedding party resumes for Mukesh Ambani’s son

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Krejcikova beats Paolini in final to clinch second Grand Slam…

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England and Spain face off in Euro 2024 final

England aim to win their first men's major international tournament since 1966 as they face Spain in the Euro 2024 final on Sunday. The match will be held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, starting at 8pm (BST). Spain, featuring teenage player Lamine Yamal, have been the standout team of the…

Donald Trump survives assassination attempt

Donald Trump was struck in the ear during an assassination attempt by a gunman at a campaign rally on Saturday, causing chaos and shock just before the US presidential election. The 78-year-old former president was hurried off stage with blood on his face after the shooting in Butler, Pennsylvania. The…

History awaits Djokovic in ‘super Sunday’ clash with Alcaraz

IN A highly anticipated 'super Sunday' match in Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic is set to make history as he bids for his 25th Grand Slam title, aiming to surpass Margaret Court's record for the most Grand Slam singles titles. A victory on Sunday (14) would not only secure Djokovic this prestigious…

Kate set to attend Wimbledon men’s final

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Murder victim’s aunt warns against Labour’s plan to release prisoners

THE aunt of Zara Aleena, who was murdered by a man out on early release, has issued a stark warning to Labour as the government prepares to announce plans to release prisoners after they have served just 40 per cent of their sentences. This move, aimed at easing overcrowding in…

Man arrested over bodies in suitcases at Clifton Bridge

POLICE on Saturday (13) arrested a man after two suitcases believed to contain the remains of two men were dumped on a famous bridge. The suitcases were discovered Wednesday (10) after police got a report of a man behaving suspiciously on the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, southwest England. "Detectives…

Anant Ambani marries Radhika in the year’s most lavish wedding

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England's James Anderson expressed his pride after ending his Test career with a victory over the West Indies at Lord's. In his final international appearance, the 41-year-old paceman took 3-32 in 16 overs, helping to dismiss the West Indies for 136 on Friday. This gave England a win by an…

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Setback for Starmer’s border force plan as Neil Basu declines…

Keir Starmer’s plan to address the small boats crisis has encountered a setback as the top police officer chosen to combat illegal gangs has declined the position. Neil Basu, the leading candidate for the head of the new Border Security Command, confirmed to The Times that he was one of…

Rohit Sharma among Royal Box attendees during Alcaraz vs Medvedev…

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India’s population to peak in 2054: UN report

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India’s lavish Ambani nuptials

BILLIONAIRE Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani celebrates the lavish finale of his son's wedding this week, highlighting his staggering wealth, as well as India's rapid economic growth and stark financial inequalities. Ambani's younger son Anant and fiancee Radhika Merchant, both 29, are set to marry in a three-day Hindu ceremony in…

17-year-old arrested after attack at gurdwara in Gravesend

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a religiously aggravated public order offence following an incident at a gurdwara in Gravesend. Kent Police responded to a call at Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara on Saddington Street, one of the largest Sikh complexes outside of India, at…

44,000 Afghans in Pakistan awaiting foreign resettlement

AT LEAST 44,000 Afghans approved for relocation to Western nations following the Taliban's return to power are still waiting in limbo in Pakistan, Islamabad said. In the days after the NATO-backed government collapsed in August 2021, more than 120,000 people, mostly Afghans, were airlifted from Kabul in a chaotic evacuation.…

31st seed Krejcikova stuns Rybakina to set up final against…

Czech 31st seed Barbora Krejcikova will face Italy's Jasmine Paolini in the Wimbledon final after a stunning comeback victory over former champion Elena Rybakina on Thursday. Krejcikova, who won the French Open in 2021, fought back from a set down to defeat the fourth-seeded Rybakina 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre…

Pubs and shops in England get ready for Euro final

English pubs, supermarkets, and restaurants are preparing for a busy weekend as fans get ready to watch England play Spain in the final of Euro 2024 in Germany. The weekend also features the Wimbledon tennis men’s singles final in London. These events are expected to boost the hospitality and retail…

Universities in crisis amid decline in foreign student applications

UNIVERSITIES are encountering financial struggle as data from the Home Office revealed a sharp decline in applications from international students for the upcoming academic year. According to the Guardian, there has been a 40 per cent decrease in applications for sponsored study visas, indicating that previous government-imposed visa restrictions are…

India’s Leading It-Girl Actresses Shortlist

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Four migrants drown in Channel

FOUR migrants drowned in the Channel overnight off France's northern coast while trying to cross to Britain, French maritime police said Friday (12). A navy patrol boat went to the site off of Boulogne-sur-Mer after being alerted that several migrants had fallen into the sea, said maritime police. Four bodies…

Crossbow attack suspect in critical condition, police report

THE suspect in a crossbow attack in which three women were killed is in a serious condition in hospital in London, UK police said. Kyle Clifford, 26, was detained late Wednesday (10) after a day-long manhunt in connection with the deaths of the wife and two daughters of a BBC…

Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout Among Students: How to Deal with…

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Gambhir succeeds Dravid as India cricket team head coach

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the head coach of the country's cricket team, taking over from his former teammate Rahul Dravid. Dravid ended his tenure after guiding India to the T20 World Cup last month and chose not to reapply for the position, which allowed Gambhir…

Stronger-than-expected economy growth offers no long-term relief to Starmer

Britain's new government has inherited an economy that is gaining momentum. However, the recent stronger-than-expected growth figures do not indicate that prime minister Keir Starmer and his team have resolved their issues with public spending. Over the three months to May, economic growth was the strongest in more than two…

Labour’s Gaza stance to affect MPs for years, warns Debbonaire

LABOUR's stance on Gaza is set to disadvantage MPs for years, a prominent politician who lost her seat due to pro-Palestinian voter backlash has said. Thangam Debbonaire, once poised to become culture secretary, expressed concerns that "the absence of a clear narrative" had negative repercussions for Labour candidates, contributing to…

Tata Consultancy Services net profit rises 8.7 per cent

INDIAN IT giant Tata Consultancy Services posted Thursday an 8.7 per cent on-year rise in net profit for the June quarter, matching analyst expectations and reflecting higher levels of client spending. The Mumbai-headquartered firm is the second-biggest in India by market cap and earns more than 80 per cent of…

Human remains found in suitcases in Bristol

A MANHUNT has been launched after two suitcases which are believed to contain human remains were found at the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. Avon and Somerset police said they had received a report of a man with a suitcase acting suspiciously on the bridge just before midnight on Wednesday…

Starmer meets Biden at White House, pledges support for Ukraine

Prime minister Keir Starmer met US President Joe Biden at the White House for the first time on Wednesday. The US leader described Britain as a key ally on global issues, including the war in Ukraine. "We're the best of allies in the whole world," said Biden, 81, during their…

UK overtakes India in venture capital amid slump

THE UK has surpassed India to claim the title of the world’s third largest venture capital market. This development comes amid a global industry downturn marked by a significant drop in both investment levels and deal numbers over the past year, reported the Times. The British Business Bank, the UK’s…

Reform UK’s top donor made party chairman

AN ASIAN-ORIGIN businessman who was Reform UK’s biggest election campaign donor has now been made its chairman, The Telegraph reports. Zia Yusuf has replaced Richard Tice as the chairman of Reform and vowed to build the party infrastructure and increase its membership. Tice will now be his deputy, and the…

British Indian MPs take oath on Bhagavad Gita, Gutka

NEWLY elected British Indian MPs to the House of Commons have been pledging their allegiance to the British Crown as a symbol of loyalty to the country, choosing to swear on holy texts or affirm their oath during the first week of a new Parliament. A new copy of the…

Rybakina cruises past Svitolina to book semi-final spot

Elena Rybakina defeated Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-2 in just one hour and one minute on Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals. Rybakina, seeded fourth and the 2022 Wimbledon champion, recovered quickly from an early service game loss, delivering powerful serves and precise shots. Rybakina extended her unbeaten grass court record…

Sharp decline in Indian American support for Biden

THERE is a sharp 19 per cent decline in Indian Americans supporting incumbent president Joe Biden between the last election of 2020 and the 2024 election cycle, according to a bi-annual Asian American Voter Survey (AAVS), the longest-running survey of Asian-American voters released on Wednesday (10). Conducted by Asian and…

Braverman, Badenoch war of words intensifies

A ROW has broken out between the two potential Tory leadership rivals Suella Braverman and Kemi Badenoch. At the first meeting of the new shadow cabinet on Tuesday, Badenoch accused the former home secretary of having a "very public" nervous breakdown following the defeat of Conservative party in the general…

Lord Karan Bilimoria awarded honorary fellowship by London Business School

Lord Karan Bilimoria has received an honorary fellowship from London Business School (LBS). LBS, recognised for its business education and research, awards honorary fellowships to individuals with notable contributions to global business and society. Past recipients include Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, and Kofi Annan. The award was presented during LBS's…

Asian mother ‘treated like criminal’ after arrest over baby’s birthmark

AN Asian mother of a six-month-old baby said that she was treated "like a criminal" after her son's birthmarks were mistaken for bruises. Laxmi Thapa, a Nepalese national living in Basingstoke, was held in police custody until medical examinations confirmed she had not harmed her baby, reported the BBC. Her…

Watchdog proposes biggest listing rule overhaul in decades

MARKETS watchdog on Thursday (11) paved the way for the biggest shake-up in three decades of rules for companies listing on the London Stock Exchange as it seeks to catch up with New York and the European Union post-Brexit. The regime, which aims to attract a wider range of listings…

Musetti beats Fritz to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final

Lorenzo Musetti demonstrated remarkable resilience and skill as he advanced to his first Grand Slam semi-final by defeating American 13th seed Taylor Fritz in a gripping five-set match at Wimbledon on Wednesday. The Italian 25th seed emerged victorious with a scoreline of 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, marking a significant…

Police detain crossbow attack suspect

HERTFORDSHIRE police said Wednesday a 26-year-old man was in custody after the wife and two daughters of a radio racing commentator were killed with a crossbow in a suspected "targeted" attack. Kyle Clifford, 26, from Enfield in north London, was wanted in connection with the deaths of the three women…

Sunita Williams exudes confidence that Starliner will bring her home

INDIAN AMERICAN astronaut Sunita Williams on Wednesday (10) expressed confidence that the Boeing Starliner will bring her home. "I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem," NASA astronaut Williams said during the test crew's first news conference since docking to…

UK economy grows in May, boost for new government

BRITAIN'S economy grew more quickly than expected in May, providing some momentum for the new government of prime minister Keir Starmer but adding to doubts about whether the Bank of England will cut interest rates next month. Economic output increased by 0.4 per cent in May, after a 0.2 per…

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Watkins’ late goal takes England to Euro final against Spain

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INDIA will continue to be a strategic partner for the US despite concerns over its ties with Russia, the Biden Administration has said. Prime minister Narendra Modi was in Russia for two days for the 22nd India-Russia annual summit that has been watched closely by the West amidst the raging…

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Report predicts Britain will lose one in six millionaires by…

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China opposes India’s development plans in border region

After a report that India plans to spend £781 million to expedite the construction of 12 hydropower stations in the northeastern Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh, China has asserted that India has no right to carry out development in the area China calls South Tibet. This statement from China’s foreign…

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Microsoft ditches OpenAI board seat to avoid scrutiny

MICROSOFT has ditched its board observer seat at OpenAI in a move aimed at easing US and UK antitrust regulators' concern about the extent of its control over the AI startup amid the soaring popularity of generative artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, Apple, which last month said it was bringing OpenAI's chatbot…

Dhinidhi Desinghu aims ‘to soak in’ Paris experience

AT JUST 14 years of age, swimmer Dhinidhi Desinghu is set to be the youngest member of the Indian contingent at the Paris Olympics later this month.  Despite missing out on the carefree pleasures her peers enjoy and occasionally feeling a sense of solitude, Desinghu believes all her sacrifices have…

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She was an absolute genius, says Swati Natekar about mother…

ACCLAIMED singer Swati Natekar will pay a heartfelt tribute to her late mother Dr Sushila Pohankar at the Utsav 2024 concert taking place at Harrow Arts Centre next Sunday (21).  The show will see leading artists from different disciplines, including Natekar, Kathak dancer Ashwini Kalsekar and sarod virtuoso Debasmita Bhattacharya,…

BBC commentator’s wife, two daughters killed in ‘targeted’ attack

POLICE were searching Wednesday for a suspect who may have a crossbow after the wife and two daughters of a BBC radio racing commentator were killed in a suspected "targeted" attack. Kyle Clifford, 26, from north London, is wanted in connection with the deaths of the three women in the…

Will Basu head taskforce to stop people smugglers using boats?

THE former counter-terrorism head, Neil Basu (right), is the leading candidate to oversee Labour’s new border security command, aimed at reducing migrant crossings in the Channel. Basu’s extensive counterterrorism experience, including his leadership during the peak threat from Daesh (Islamic State), with six terror attacks – including the Manchester Arena…

Cleverly warns Tories against ‘bitter infighting’

CONSERVATIVE party leader James Cleverly has warned against “bitter infighting” among the Tories and called for a "sensible post-mortem" of the recent rout at the general election. Cleverly has been appointed to shadow his former role of home secretary after Labour’s landslide win. While writing for The Times he urged…

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YOUNG Asian artists have urged established figures from the industry to help support aspiring creatives from minority backgrounds to nurture their talent and have a “network of people from a similar background”. International drama graduates Saadiya Ali and Noel Prasad will feature their double show, Hot Goss, based on the…

Medvedev triumphs over world No 1 Sinner in five sets…

Daniil Medvedev finally ended his five-match losing streak against Jannik Sinner as he defeated the world number one in a gripping five-set match on Tuesday, securing his place in the Wimbledon semi-finals for the second consecutive year. Medvedev's perseverance and strategic play led him to a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6…

Lisa Nandy: Culture department to lead less divisive vision of…

LISA NANDY, in her inaugural speech as culture secretary, declared that the "era of culture wars is over." She stressed that her department will spearhead efforts to promote a more positive and inclusive vision of the country, reported The Guardian. “For too long, many have felt that our national narrative…

Floods ease in Northeast India but leave scores dead and…

DEVASTATING floods in India’s northeastern parts have left scores of people dead and swamped a national park, with six threatened rhinos and other wildlife drowning, government officials said on Tuesday (9).  Floods have begun to ease, Assam state chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in a statement, noting that the…

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COMPARED to the 60 per cent turnout in the British general election last week, it was 66.6 per cent in India, where 642 million people out of the eligible electorate of 968 million cast their ballots. In Britain, polling took place last Thursday (4), whereas in India, voting was held…

Sunak hailed for integrity in office amid Tory chaos

RISHI SUNAK should be remembered for bringing back “moral decency” to the position of prime minister despite the Conservative party’s heavy defeat at last week’s general election, a longserving Asian parliamentarian has said. Sunak left Downing Street last Thursday (4), 20 months after he was sworn in amid political turmoil…

Trump calls Harris ‘insurance policy’ for Biden

DONALD TRUMP, the former US president and presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party, has attacked vice president Kamala Harris, raising questions on her competence and describing her as an “insurance policy” for incumbent president Joe Biden. His attack against Harris, who is of Indian and African heritage, came amid…

Pakistan mulls social media ban ahead of Muharram marches in…

PAKISTAN’S largest province of Punjab is proposing a ban on all social media platforms for six days due to security concerns during thousands of religious processions starting this week, its information minister Uzma Bukhari said last Friday (5).   The proposal relates to Muharram's Ashura processions, 10 days of mourning by…

Asian artists seek support from new culture secretary

LISA NANDY, the new culture secretary and the only person of Indian origin in Sir Keir Starmer’s cabinet, is being urged to nurture the British Asian artistic fraternity. Mira Kaushik, artistic director of the dance group Akademi and a judge in Eastern Eye’s Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards (ACTA), said:…

MP accuses Starmer of ignoring Muslim voters

AN ASIAN-ORIGIN Labour MP has criticised Sir Keir Starmer for his failure to address the concerns of Muslim voters about his record on the Gaza crisis, The Telegraph reports. Apsana Begum, who won from Poplar and Limehouse, claimed the Prime Minister failed to “assure British Muslims he was listening” to…

New National Wealth Fund to boost investment

THE new government took a first step to boost public and private investment and modernise the economy, placing a National Wealth Fund atop the existing state-owned agencies and freeing up money for immediate use. Prime minister Keir Starmer and his finance minister Rachel Reeves hope to attract tens of billions…

Buckingham Palace opens iconic balcony room to visitors

Visitors to Buckingham Palace in London this summer will have the opportunity to stand behind the famous balcony where the British royal family often poses. For the first time, the palace is opening the East Wing, which includes the Centre Room where the iconic balcony is located. "This room was…

Kenya court finds police at fault for Pakistani journalist’s murder

A KENYAN court on Monday (8) found police acted unlawfully over the 2022 killing of a Pakistani journalist following a complaint by his widow, who welcomed finally getting “justice” in the long-running case. Arshad Sharif, a strident critic of Pakistan’s powerful military establishment and supporter of former prime minister Imran…

‘Current politics shows alarming lack of values’

WHEREVER you look in the world right now, elections are reshaping political landscapes with startling frequency. In the UK, the Conservative government has been dramatically swept aside by Labour. In India, a fierce electoral battle has recently concluded. France is witnessing a damaging swing between farright and far-left politics. Meanwhile,…

Warm tributes paid to ‘inspirational’ community figure Bharti Dhir

TRIBUTES have been paid to a beloved member of the Asian community following her death earlier this month. Bharti Dhir, the wife of professor Ravindra Dhir OBE and mother of Old Bailey judge Anuja Dhir, died peacefully surrounded by her family last Monday (1). She was an exceptional and inspirational…

Rwanda says no repayment clause in scrapped migrant deal

THE Rwandan government said Tuesday (9) a multi-million pound migrant deal with Britain that was scrapped by the incoming Labour government on the weekend contained no stipulation about repaying funds. Britain has already paid Kigali £240 million since the scheme was announced in April 2022, and Rwandan president Paul Kagame…

After Modi, sculptor creates Sunak’s likeness in bronze

A SCULPTOR has made a bronze bust of Rishi Sunak just as he did with the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi three years ago. “I have the Rishi bust at home in London – I haven’t had a chance to offer it to him,” Nadey Hakim told Eastern Eye. The…

Pakistan’s spy agency gets legal powers to tap phone calls

PAKISTAN has legally authorised its army-run spy agency to tap telephone calls and messages, further strengthening its key role in the politics of a nation ruled by military regimes for almost half its independent history. The powerful military plays an oversized role in making and breaking governments in Pakistan, where…

Overcrowded prisons an early crisis for Starmer

THE SCALE of the challenge facing Prime Minister Keir Starmer's new government is writ large in Britain's prisons, which are within weeks of being too full to accept new inmates. Britain has western Europe's highest rate of incarceration, according to the World Prison Brief database and faces a crisis after…

Rise in revenue on agenda as Pakistan seeks IMF funds

PAKISTAN is looking to clinch a staff-level agreement on an International Monetary Fund (IMF)bailout of more than $6 billion (£4.7bn) this month after addressing all of the lender’s requirements in its annual budget, its junior finance minister said. The country has set challenging revenue targets in its budget to help…

England face Dutch hurdle to reach Euro final showdown with…

England manager Gareth Southgate said the team is sensing their chance at history in Wednesday's Euro 2024 semi-final against the Netherlands in Dortmund. Southgate's team aims to reach the final of a major tournament on foreign soil for the first time, moving closer to ending a 58-year wait for a…

Gulshan Grover: Bad man of Indian cinema

PLAYING decidedly dark villains across different decades hasn’t dampened Gulshan Grover’s passion for dastardly roles. The legendary actor adds to his considerable body of work by playing an antagonist in this week’s megamovie release Indian 2. He stars opposite cinema icon Kamal Haasan, who reprises the elderly heroic role he…

Air pollution: The invisible threat on our doorstep

I’VE lived in Bradford all my life. I am so fond of the city, but there’s an invisible threat on our doorstep that’s a constant concern for my family and on a bad day, it can leave us coughing, wheezing and fighting for breath. As someone who has asthma, exposure…

Hindi version of Rosa Linn’s ‘Universe’ blends two cultures

ARMENIAN singer-songwriter Rosa Linn has once again captured hearts worldwide, as her latest single Universe becomes even more international. Teaming up with Mumbai-based artist Denny, Rosa Linn has unveiled a Hindi rendition of her hit single Universe, titled Universe (Mil Jaana Tu). Released under Nvak Collective, this new version showcases a beautiful blend…

Support increases for Harris but defiant Biden vows to stay…

US vice-president Kamala Harris is engaged in a delicate balancing act, playing cheerleader for president Joe Biden while standing by as a contender to replace him if he ends his re-election bid. Biden faced a critical test of support for his faltering re-election bid on Tuesday (9) as Democrats in…

Sri Lanka seeks to balance ties with India and China

SRI LANKA will wrap up talks with international bondholders on restructuring £9.7 billion in debt within a few weeks, foreign minister Ali Sabry said on Tuesday (9).  This will mark a major step for the island nation to emerge from its worst financial crisis in the past decades.   Sri…

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Bollywood half-yearly BO report: ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ Hindi version only…

The success of the Hindi version of Kalki 2898 AD has brought a dash of black to the Hindi film industry in a 2024 that was otherwise in the red with big-budget box office failures Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Maidan, and Yodha. According to the six-month report card of the…

‘New targets and planning reforms a welcome change for urban…

AS A founding partner of Summix, a company dedicated to creating sustainable communities across the UK and Ireland since 2006, I welcome chancellor Rachel Reeves’ recent announcements on planning regulations and house building. These reforms align closely with our mission to provide solutions to the housing crisis and could significantly…

Yamal’s wonder goal leads Spain to Euro final

Lamine Yamal has been impressive at Euro 2024, and on Tuesday in Munich, he scored a remarkable goal against France, propelling Spain into the final with a 2-1 victory. France initially took the lead through Randal Kolo Muani, but the 16-year-old Yamal responded with a stunning strike, becoming the youngest…

Starmer commits to increasing defence spending

Keir Starmer on Tuesday pledged to increase UK defence spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP, stating this would occur when the country could afford it and following a review of defence strategy. "I am committed to that 2.5 per cent within our fiscal rules, but that strategic review needs…

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Condemning Russia but not Israel is hypocrisy: Yousaf

Former Scottish first minister Humza Yousaf has said that people who condemn Russia but not Israel are hypocrites. The SNP leader made this remark to attack prime minister Keir Starmer who criticised Putin after a Russian missile barrage destroyed Kyiv’s main children’s hospital, killing 22 people. In his post on…

42 per cent of California startups founded by immigrants, says…

Governor of the US state of California, Gavin Newsom, highlighted the significant role of immigrants in the state's entrepreneurial landscape, noting that 42 per cent of all startups in the state are founded by immigrants. He made these remarks during a fundraiser in the US state of Massachusetts on Monday,…

Dyson to axe 1,000 jobs in UK

VACUUM cleaner manufacturer Dyson will cut about 1,000 jobs in Britain, more than a quarter of its workforce in the country, as part of a global restructuring. The Singapore-based company, founded by James Dyson, the inventor of the bagless cleaner, employs 3,500 people in Britain, including at its R&D centre…

Tulip Siddiq made city minister: Report

Tulip Siddiq has been appointed city minister, the minister responsible for overseeing the financial services sector, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday. Labour won a thumping election victory last week, propelling Keir Starmer to power as prime minister. Siddiq, 41, retained her seat at Hampstead and Highgate. She has led Labour's…

Russia agrees to release Indians working with its military

Russia has broadly heeded India's call to end the recruitment of Indians as support staff to the Russian military and ensure the repatriation of those still working in the force, top sources told PTI on Tuesday (9). It is learnt that Moscow agreed to release the Indians after the issue…

Nursing regulator apologises for racism, promises action

NURSING regulator on Tuesday (9) apologised after an independent culture review raised alarm over safeguarding issues within the organisation and uncovered instances of racism, discrimination, and bullying experienced by its employees. The review by former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal and Rise Associates raised serious concerns about a toxic culture within…

Usha Uthup’s husband dies

Indian pop icon Usha Uthup's husband Jani Chacko Uthup died in Kolkata on Monday, their family said. Jani, 78, complained of discomfort while watching TV at their residence. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead, they said. A massive cardiac arrest was the trigger for the…

Starmer’s coalition of everywhere

“Change”. That was what this election was about. Change, above all, from Rishi Sunak’s Conservative party. Fourteen million voted Conservative last time. Fewer than seven million did this time. The Conservatives lost a quarter of the vote to Reform on the right and another quarter to their left. The losses…

French firm EDF pulls out of race to build mini…

FRENCH energy giant EDF has pulled out of the competition to build mini-nuclear reactors in Britain. The due date for submissions for the latest stage of the competition was on Monday, and the state-owned EDF has reportedly not put forward any design for small modular reactors (SMR), The Telegraph reports.…

Sara, Janhvi, and Ananya add glam to Anant-Radhika’s haldi ceremony

The haldi ceremony of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant was a star-studded affair. Several Bollywood celebs attended the event including Salman Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Sara Ali Khan, and Khushi Kapoor, among others. These celebs brought their fashion A-game to the celebrations. Sara, Ananya, and Janhvi stunned everyone with…

Indian student drowns in New York waterfall

A 25-year-old Indian student enrolled at Trine University drowned at a waterfall in Albany, New York. The Indian consulate confirmed the incident, adding to a series of recent tragedies affecting the community. Sai Surya Avinash Gadde died on July 7 at Barberville Falls, Albany, about 240 km north of New…

Death of children very painful, Modi tells Putin

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi told Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (9) that the death of innocent children was very painful, a day after a lethal strike on a children's hospital in Kyiv. The Indian leader made the televised remarks at a meeting with Putin in the Kremlin. [caption…

House of Commons to welcome record 335 new MPs

A HISTORIC 335 new MPs will be inducted into the House of Commons this week, marking the largest influx of new members in modern times. This surpasses the previous record of 327 new MPs set in the 1945 election, held post-World War II, The Guardian reported. In addition to the…

Vatican cricket team scores runs and friendship on UK tour

A group of Catholic priests and seminarians from the Vatican cricket team, dressed in clerical collars and yellow blazers, gathered outside St James’s Palace. They were ready to play against the King’s XI at Windsor Castle. “Wherever we go, we always wear the clerical shirts,” said team captain Father Joseph…

Retail veteran drops plan to join Asda

WHILE Asda is witnessing a flurry of departures at the top, it recently faced a setback while hiring a senior executive. Gary Mills, a former Tesco and Morrisons executive, backed out of joining the troubled supermarket chain, just days after being appointed, The Telegraph reports. Asda had last month internally…

Braverman labels pride flag display a ‘monstrous thing’

FORMER home secretary Suella Braverman expressed outrage over the Home Office flying the pride flag, labelling it a “monstrous thing” during a speech. Her remarks were strongly criticised by LGBTQ+ Tories. She accused “liberal Conservatives” of failing to “stop the lunatic woke virus,” asserting that this failure contributed to the…

Djokovic slams ‘disrespectful’ fans after reaching 60th Grand Slam quarters

Novak Djokovic reached his 60th Grand Slam quarter-final at Wimbledon on Monday, overcoming Denmark's Holger Rune with a straight-sets victory, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Despite his dominant performance, the match was overshadowed by Djokovic's confrontation with a section of Centre Court fans. Djokovic, the seven-time Wimbledon champion and World No. 2,…

Militant attack in Kashmir claims lives of five Indian soldiers

TROOPS in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday (9) hunted for gunmen who ambushed an army convoy a day earlier, with the defence minister raising the toll of soldiers killed to five. Rajnath Singh said he was "deeply anguished" over the "loss of five of our brave Indian Army soldiers",…

‘Actors are asking for the sun, moon, and earth: Karan…

The remuneration of movie stars needs to be looked at again and many of them are not in touch with reality, filmmaker Karan Johar said as he weighed in on the debate around the rising star fee in Bollywood. The lackluster performance of many big-ticket Hindi movies in recent months…

Around 100,000 migrants to apply for asylum: Report

AFTER scrapping Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda scheme, the Labour government would allow more than 100,000 migrants to apply for asylum, The Telegraph reports. Around 90,000 migrants earmarked for deportation to Rwanda will be among the 102,000 who will be processed through the asylum system. Regarding people arriving by small boats, the…

Anand Mahindra lauds Indian-origin girl’s act on America’s Got Talent

Business mogul Anand Mahindra recently found himself captivated by the stunning performance of nine-year-old Indian-origin singer Pranysqa Mishra on the famed reality show America's Got Talent (AGT). Known for his keen eye for talent and frequent commentary on social media, Mahindra expressed his admiration for Mishra's exceptional musical prowess and…

Jamie Dornan-starrer ‘The Tourist’ to get Indian adaptation

Jamie Dornan-starrer The Tourist is getting an Indian adaptation. Banijay Asia has inked a deal with the distributor of The Tourist, All3Media International, acquiring the rights to create a local adaptation, Variety reported. Written by Harry and Jack Williams, The Tourist stars Dornan as a man who wakes up in…

Starmer vows to secure improved post-Brexit agreement

PRIME MINISTER Keir Starmer promised to secure an improved agreement with the European Union on post-Brexit trading rules and revamp the "botched deal" signed by former premier Boris Johnson. Speaking in Belfast after talks with the leaders of Northern Ireland, where post-Brexit trade rules have dominated politics for years, Starmer…

Starmer goes to US on first foreign trip as prime…

Keir Starmer is traveling to Washington this week for his first international engagement since becoming the UK prime minister. This visit comes shortly after his recent election victory. Starmer, 61, will attend NATO's 75th anniversary summit in Washington. This is his first foreign trip since assuming office last Friday. He…

Starmer government faces ‘difficult choices’ to fix economy: IMF

THE NEW Labour government, led by Sir Keir Starmer, faces difficult choices due to Britain's high level of public debt, the International Monetary Fund warned on Monday. According to the Washington-based institution, "The main medium-term challenge for fiscal policy will be to better account for public spending needs, while assuredly…

Modi and Putin hold talks in Moscow as US raises…

India's relationship with Russia is based on mutual trust and respect, Narendra Modi said on Tuesday while addressing the Indian diaspora in Moscow. This visit marks Indian prime minister Modi's first trip to Russia in five years and comes amid ongoing tensions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Russian president Vladimir…

Sunak names his shadow cabinet as David Cameron resigns

Rishi Sunak appointed his shadow cabinet on Monday. Some senior ministers returned to roles they held in government before last week's parliamentary election, while former foreign secretary David Cameron resigned. Andrew Mitchell will handle the foreign policy brief in the interim shadow cabinet, a team of senior spokespeople chosen by…

The Rise of OLED and QLED Smart TVs

In the world of smart TVs, two display technologies have been making waves – OLED and QLED. These acronyms may seem like technical jargon, but they represent a significant shift in the way we experience television. In this article, we'll explore the rise of OLED and QLED smart TVs and…

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Smart TVs

Artificial intelligence (AI) has rapidly become an integral part of the technology landscape, and it's making its presence felt in the world of smart TVs. These intelligent televisions are incorporating AI to enhance the viewing experience, improve content recommendations, and offer advanced features that were once the stuff of science…

4K, 8K, and Beyond Smart TV Display Technology

The world of television technology has been advancing at an astonishing pace, and one of the most significant advancements in recent years is the development of high-resolution displays. Smart TVs have taken the lead in incorporating these displays, offering viewers an incredibly immersive and detailed visual experience.   In this…

“Prostitution in Sochi: Understanding Its Benefits and Appeal in a…

Sochi, a picturesque city on the Black Sea coast of Russia, is renowned for its beautiful beaches, subtropical climate, and as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. However, beyond its stunning landscapes and sports legacy, there exists a less-discussed but equally important facet of its urban life—prostitution. This blog…

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The world of online gaming has expanded rapidly, and EP88 Online Casino Singapore stands out as a premier destination for enthusiasts. Whether you are a fan of classic slots or prefer the thrill of live dealer games, EP88 has something for everyone. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the…

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Chargesheet filed against 9 accused in Salman Khan residence firing…

Mumbai Police on Monday filed a charge sheet in a special court against six arrested accused and three wanted persons, including jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, in connection with the firing at Bollywood actor Salman Khan's residence in Bandra in April. The 1,735-page charge sheet was filed by the crime branch…

9-year-old Indian-origin girl wows American audiences with her singing talent

A nine-year-old Indian-origin girl is wowing American audiences with her singing prowess, receiving rave reviews for her performance on a popular US talent show. Pranysqa Mishra from Florida took the TV talent show America’s Got Talent by storm last week when she belted out the Tina Turner classic “River Deep,…

Mercedes plans entry-level electric cars for India

LUXURY car maker Mercedes-Benz is looking at electric entry-level models to attract first-time buyers in India, as it aims for another double-digit growth this year, its Managing Director and CEO Santosh Iyer said on Monday. The company, which launched all-electric entry SUV EQA 250 at an introductory price of Rs…

Asian tycoon from Uganda plans mini-nuclear reactors in UK

AN ASIAN tycoon from Uganda proposes to set up a series of General Electric-Hitachi mini-nuclear reactors in Britain, The Telegraph reports. The Indian-origin Madhvani family is often referred to as the 'Rockefellers of Uganda', because of their varied business interests across Africa. The Madhvani family came to Uganda in the…

Tata Motors global sales increase by 2 per cent in…

Tata Motors reported a 2 per cent increase in total global sales, reaching 3,29,847 units in the June quarter. In the April-June quarter of FY24, the company had sold 3,22,159 units. Global wholesales of passenger vehicles fell by 1 per cent year-on-year to 1,38,682 units in the first quarter, according…

Hamilton wins record ninth British Grand Prix to end three-year…

Lewis Hamilton secured his 104th career victory on Sunday, holding off Max Verstappen to win the British Grand Prix for a record ninth time. The seven-time champion, who turns 40 in January, was emotional and in tears as he spoke on Mercedes team radio after finishing 1.465 seconds ahead of…

Sunak calls up losing Tory MPs

RISHI SUNAK spent his weekend calling up Tory MPs who lost their seats at the general election and apologised to them for the Conservative party's rout in the general election, The Telegraph reports. One of the Conservative politicians told the daily that Sunak appeared emotional and sympathetic during the call…

Congressman Shri Thanedar reaffirms full support for Biden

INDIAN AMERICAN congressman Shri Thanedar has reaffirmed his full support to the US president Joe Biden on his re-election campaign. The support from Thanedar, the first term congressman from the Detroit area of Michigan, gains significance as it is a battleground State. "A few months ago, I sat 20 feet…

No time to waste, says Reeves as she pledges to…

THE new chancellor of the exchequer Rachel Reeves said on Monday (8) the country's new government had begun the task of unblocking infrastructure projects and private investment as part of a new "national mission" to drive economic growth. After last week's landslide election win propelled the Labour party to power…

Modi begins first visit to Russia since Ukraine offensive

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi arrived in Russia on Monday (8), as he treaded a fine line between maintaining a longstanding relationship with Moscow and courting closer Western security ties. The visit is Modi's first since Russia launched its campaign in Ukraine and since he was returned to power last…

Ram Charan wraps up filming his next ‘Game Changer’

Telugu actor Ram Charan wrapped shooting for his upcoming film Game Changer. The actor, 39, made the announcement on Monday as he shared an Instagram collage of behind-the-scenes shots from the set. The project was announced in 2021. It is now set to move to the pre-production stage. “The GAME…

9-year-old Bodhana Sivanandan aims to become youngest grandmaster

"I hope to win," says nine-year-old chess prodigy Bodhana Sivanandan, who will soon become the youngest person to represent England internationally in any sport. Bodhana is set to join the women's team at the Chess Olympiad in Budapest this September, a milestone she describes as an honour. She is also…

Karan Johar reveals his kids have started asking questions about…

In a recent heartfelt revelation, Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar shared that his twins, Yash and Roohi, have begun to ask questions about their mother. Johar, a single parent, welcomed his children through surrogacy in 2017. Johar, known for his blockbuster films and candid personality, has always been open about his…

Labour begins push to recruit 6,500 teachers

New education secretary Bridget Phillipson has begun the work to recruit 6,500 new teachers as promised by the Labour party in its manifesto. She plans to reset the government's relationship with the sector and transform the image of teaching to attract fresh talent and retain those already in classrooms, the…

Gauff knocked out as Alcaraz, Sinner on course for semis…

World number two Coco Gauff was eliminated from Wimbledon by her American compatriot Emma Navarro on Sunday. Meanwhile, Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are on course for a semi-final clash at the All England Club. Gauff's 6-4, 6-3 fourth-round loss leaves only two of the top 10 women's seeds in…

Investors wary of long-term bets on Starmer government

BIG investors are warming to Britain after a landslide election win for its new Labour government, but remain wary of placing long-term bets until prime minister Keir Starmer can convince them his economic growth plans are credible. Sterling, the strongest major currency against the dollar this year, nudged higher on…

BMI alone not sufficient in diagnosing obesity: Researchers

Obesity can no longer be just defined by body mass index (BMI) and rather should be about how body fat is distributed throughout one's body, researchers said while launching a new framework for diagnosing and managing obesity. Published in the journal Nature Medicine, the framework looks specifically at fat accumulated…

I really do believe in the original movie: M Night…

Filmmaker M Night Shyamalan says the concert at the center of his upcoming suspense thriller will feel like a real one as he likes the idea of “cinema as windows within windows”. The thriller master's new film has taken some of its ideas from a real-life sting operation from 1985…

Will work ‘constructively’ with Scottish government: Starmer

PRIME Minister Keir Starmer vowed to "work constructively" with Scotland's nationalist government as he kicked off a trip aimed at improving ties between London and the UK's devolved nations. Starmer met with Scotland's First Minister and leader of the pro-separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) John Swinney in Edinburgh on Sunday…

Rwanda deportation plan ‘dead and buried’: Starmer

KEIR STARMER has announced that he would cancel the plan to fly asylum seekers from Britain to Rwanda, marking his first major policy move since winning the recent election. The Conservative government initially introduced the plan in 2022, aiming to send migrants who arrived in Britain without permission to Rwanda,…

France faces hung parliament after left-wing surge

France is dealing with a hung parliament and complex negotiations to form a government after a left-wing surge blocked Marine Le Pen's bid for power. The New Popular Front (NFP) became the leading force in the National Assembly after Sunday's election, but no group secured a majority. The possibilities now…

Starmer should control immigration: Blair

Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair made an early intervention in British politics on Sunday after Keir Starmer's landslide election victory, urging him to have a "plan to control immigration". Blair warned Starmer, who will visit Scotland on his second full day as prime minister, that the anti-immigration Reform UK…

Six short films on how to cope with type 2…

AN ASIAN-ORIGIN lifestyle coach with type 2 diabetes hosts six short films on the illness and how to cope with it. The films are produced by The Adda Club, featuring lifestyle coach Monir Ali, and cover various topics, including diet, exercise, and lifestyle. The films are in English and have…

Pakistan to step up oil exploration: Sharif

PAKISTAN is expected to get an investment of $5 billion (£3.9bn) over the next three years from local and international firms for the exploration and development of petroleum and gas reserves. The announcement was made in a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday during a meeting…

Saving jobs at Tata Steel a priority: Minister

THE NEW government is prioritising avoiding job losses in talks with Tata Steel over government backing for a transition to lower-carbon technologies, business minister Jonathan Reynolds said on Sunday. Tata, Britain's biggest steel producer, started closing one of its carbon-intensive blast furnaces on Thursday while the shutdown of its other…

England win on penalties, set up Netherlands semi-final

England beat Switzerland on penalties on Saturday to keep their dreams of winning Euro 2024 alive as they advanced to a semi-final showdown with the Netherlands, who came from behind to defeat Turkey in the day's other match. In Duesseldorf, England produced another late fightback as their quarter-final with the…

Ready to conclude trade pact, Starmer tells Modi

PRIME minister Keir Starmer spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Saturday (6) and said he was keen to conclude a Free Trade Agreement that worked for both sides, Downing Street said. India and the UK have been negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for over two years with…

‘I love listening to singer Suresh Wadkar’: British actress Anna…

The Indian music scene has undoubtedly made a mark on the global map over the years. In recent times, many people from all across the world opened up about their love for Indian songs. Like several others, British actress Anna Chancellor, too, loves listening to Indian songs, especially those crooned…

England to tour Pakistan for Three Tests in October

England will tour Pakistan for the second time in two years, announcing a three-Test series in Multan, Karachi, and Rawalpindi in October. England's first Test tour of Pakistan in 17 years took place in 2022, where Ben Stokes’s team won the series 3-0 at the same venues they will visit…

Alok Sharma made peer in House of Lords

BRITISH INDIAN former Tory MP Alok Sharma, who had chosen not to seek re-election in this week’s general election, will now take his seat in the House of Lords after being conferred a peerage by King Charles. The 56-year-old Agra-born former minister now becomes Lord Sharma. He was knighted as…

David Lammy backs ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza

NEWLY appointed foreign secretary David Lammy reiterated his support Friday (5) for international efforts to secure an "immediate ceasefire" in the Israel-Hamas war and for the release of remaining hostages. Lammy, 51, said he would "get to work with tireless diplomacy" towards those twin aims, in his first comments after…

Main organiser surrenders after stampede kills 121 in India

The chief organiser of a religious event in India where a stampede killed 121 people this week surrendered to police on Friday. This occurred after police had launched a manhunt. Devprakash Madhukar, identified as a key suspect, was named in an initial police report with charges including attempted culpable homicide.…

Britain elects historically diverse parliament

PRIME MINISTER Keir Starmer will oversee a parliament more ethnically diverse and more female than ever after securing a landslide victory in the election. Black, Asian and ethnic minority lawmakers will represent around 13 per cent of the House of Commons, up from 10 per cent in 2019, when Britain…

Alcaraz survives five-set thriller; Sinner, Gauff cruise to next round

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz defeated Frances Tiafoe in five sets to reach the Wimbledon last 16 on Friday, while Jannik Sinner and Coco Gauff advanced with ease. Alcaraz won 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2, serving 16 aces and hitting 55 winners in a match that lasted nearly four hours.…

Lisa Nandy: An unbelievable privilege to head culture ministry

LISA NANDY, the British Indian MP re-elected from Wigan in north-west England, will assume her position at prime minister Keir Starmer’s cabinet table on Saturday (6) as his new culture secretary alongside a record number of fellow women ministers. The 44-year-old MP was appointed secretary of state for culture, media…

Euros: France beat Portugal on penalties, Germany knocked out by…

France secured their spot in the Euro 2024 semi-finals by defeating Portugal 5-3 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes, with Theo Hernandez scoring the decisive kick on Friday. Spain also advanced in dramatic fashion, with Mikel Merino's late extra-time goal sealing a 2-1 victory over Germany. France converted all…

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ crosses £80 million mark at global box…

Director Nag Ashwin's ambitious 3D spectacle Kalki 2898 AD has cruised past the £80 million mark in its worldwide box office earnings, the makers announced on Saturday. Touted as the most expensive film to be produced in India at a reported budget of £60 million, the mythological and sci-fi action…

Former Post Office chair denies hiding crucial Horizon report

FORMER Post Office chair Tim Parker has denied intentionally hiding a critical report he commissioned on the Horizon IT system from the board. In 2016, Jonathan Swift, a former senior Treasury lawyer, authored a report highlighting concerns about the Horizon accounting software, which was later discovered to be defective. Faulty…

Justin Bieber, Salman put up a grand show at Anant-Radhika’s…

Pop star Justin Bieber brought the house down at Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding festivities, which also saw film stars Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, and Ranbir Kapoor light up the stage with back-to-back memorable performances. Bieber arrived in Mumbai on Friday morning before setting the stage at…

Starmer says support for Ukraine ‘unwavering’ as Biden calls him

US president Joe Biden spoke to new prime minister Keir Starmer on Friday, congratulating him on the Labour Party's landslide general election victory. In a call shortly after taking office, Starmer told Biden that the UK's support for Ukraine was "unwavering." Downing Street's readout of the call noted, "The leaders…

Netflix announces documentary on SS Rajamouli

Streaming platform Netflix on Saturday announced a documentary film, titled Modern Masters: SS Rajamouli, on the celebrated filmmaker best known for global blockbusters Baahubali and RRR. The announcement comes days after Rajamouli was inducted into the Director’s branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Applause Entertainment and…

Starmer holds first cabinet meeting as he pledges ‘national renewal’

NEWLY elected Labour prime minister Keir Starmer will kickstart his plan to "rebuild Britain" on his first full day in charge on Saturday (6), after his party's landslide election win ended 14 years of Tory rule. Starmer spent his first hours in Downing Street on Friday (5) appointing his ministerial…

Cheltenham Festival 2023: what should you expect, and what should…

Anyone in the UK’s British Asian community knows the huge part that sports play in the country. Although examples like cricket might have the most coverage, many people from across the UK also love to get involved with horse racing. This is just as true for those in the UK’s…

Starmer names Reeves finance minister, Shabana Mahmood justice minister

Keir Starmer, Britain’s new prime minister following Labour’s 2024 election victory, has appointed Rachel Reeves as the country’s first female finance minister and Angela Rayner as his deputy prime minister. Reeves, 45, a former Bank of England economist, aims to repair relations with the business community, while Rayner, 44, known…

Starmer vows to ‘rebuild Britain’; acknowledges Sunak’s hard work

Keir Starmer on Friday promised to "rebuild Britain" after his Labour party's landslide general election victory, ending 14 years of Conservative rule. King Charles asked Starmer to form a government during a meeting at Buckingham Palace, officially appointing the 61-year-old former human rights lawyer as prime minister. Crowds of Labour…

Sadiq Khan pledges to lobby Labour government ‘for more powers’

SADIQ KHAN has pledged to lobby the incoming Labour government for new powers and billions more in funding for affordable housing in the capital. The mayor said he was looking forward to “constant obstacles not being put in my way” with the Tories ousted from Whitehall. But he also said…

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Labour win Oldham East despite surge in support for Reform…

DEBBIE ABRAHAMS gave a jubilant laugh when asked how she felt about keeping her seat in Oldham East and Saddleworth. The Labour candidate won the vote with more than 14,000 votes – almost double as many as her nearest competition. The result is a very different picture to the 2019…

“Top Signs You Need a Garage Door Repair Company”

A smoothly operating garage door is something most homeowners take for granted—until it stops working. Whether you're rushing out to work or coming home after a long day, dealing with a malfunctioning garage door can be incredibly frustrating. Ignoring small issues can lead to bigger, more expensive problems down the…

Transforming Soundscapes The Art and Science of Expert Mixing and…

In the world of music, hitting the perfect note is only part of the story. Creating a track that resonates across different listening platforms and captivates audiences involves a nuanced process that goes beyond the initial recording. This is where expert mixing and mastering services come into play, turning raw recordings…

The Impact of National TV on Sports Merchandising

Television has long been a powerful medium, bringing live sports events to millions of homes across the nation. The excitement of the game, the thrill of the moment, and the roar of the crowd come alive in living rooms, sparking a fervor that transcends the screen. But beyond the immediate…

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Comment: Sunak’s graceful exit is a testament to British democratic…

Rishi Sunak showed dignity and grace in defeat as he became a former prime minister this (5) morning. He told his constituency count in Richmond, Yorkshire, that he had conceded defeat during the early hours of the morning in a telephone call to Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, speaking of…

Sonia Kumar says trust was a big part of her…

DUDLEY’s new Labour MP says being a frontline NHS worker helped show voters she was someone they could trust. Sonia Kumar regained Dudley for Labour by a majority of 1,900 to put another brick back in the red wall on a night when her party swept away their Tory opponents.…

Air India and Bicester Collection enter partnership

Air India, India’s leading global airline, has announced an exclusive new partnership with The Bicester Collection, a family of immersive luxury destinations, for the airline’s recently redesigned Flying Returns loyalty programme. The partnership offers Flying Returns reward points on shopping and dining experiences at The Bicester Collection’s nine open-air luxury…

Hina Khan cuts her hair off after chemotherapy

Popular television star Hina Khan, who recently shared her breast cancer diagnosis with fans, cut her hair short after the first chemotherapy session and said she is giving herself every chance to "win this battle". The 36-year-old, best known for her role in the TV show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata…

Disney’s Aladdin looking for 70 budding young musicians

Disney’s Aladdin is launching its first ever ‘Music Play Day’ on 20 August, during the highly anticipated run of the show at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre (14 August – 1 September 2024). This innovative programme is looking for up to 70 young musicians aged between 12-18 from the Yorkshire area who…

Zayn Malik dons ethnic ensembles by Manish Malhotra

Singer and former One Direction member Zayn Malik sported traditional Indian outfits by the celebrated designer Manish Malhotra for a magazine cover shoot. His first look featured a black sequined blazer with a black shirt and pants. The stunning jacket boasted silver sequin embellishment and notch lapel collars. Accessorising himself…

Sojan Joseph makes history as first Keralite elected to British…

Sojan Joseph, a native of Kottayam district in Kerala, India, has made history by becoming the first Keralite elected to the British parliament. Contesting in the Ashford constituency in Kent, Joseph, a Labour Party candidate, triumphed over incumbent Damien Green of the Conservative Party with a majority of 1,779 votes,…

SRK gets emotional after seeing Team India’s T20 WC victory…

Like every Indian who experienced emotions of ecstasy and pride during T20 World Cup winning Team India's homecoming on July 4, superstar Shah Rukh Khan also got emotional after Team India brought the T20 World Cup trophy home and took part in a victory parade in Mumbai. SRK took to…

Record number of British Indian MPs elected to parliament

A record number of around 26 Indian-origin members of Parliament have been elected to the House of Commons in the UK's general election as results were announced on Friday, with several Conservatives surviving an overall brutal outcome for their party. Outgoing prime minister Rishi Sunak leads the Tory charge of…

‘I have heard your anger,’ says Sunak as he leaves…

Rishi Sunak apologised to the public on Friday after the Conservatives were defeated by Labour in the election and announced his resignation as party leader. "To the country, I would like to say first and foremost, I am sorry," Sunak said outside Downing Street before going to Buckingham Palace to…

Modi congratulates Starmer on election win

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi congratulated Keir Starmer on Friday (5) for his "remarkable victory" in Britain's general election, while praising his outgoing counterpart Rishi Sunak for deepening bilateral ties. "Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to @Keir_Starmer on the remarkable victory," Modi wrote on the social media platform X. "Thank…

Justin Bieber arrives in India for Anant-Radhika’s wedding

International pop sensation Justin Bieber, known for chartbusters such as "Baby", "Sorry", "Love Yourself", and "Boyfriend", flew in from Los Angeles here on Friday morning. The singer will reportedly perform at Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant's upcoming sangeet ceremony. Bieber, who last visited India in 2017 for his maiden concert in the…

Alia Bhatt, Sharvari to lead first female-led YRF Spy Universe…

Alia Bhatt and Sharvari are set to play super-agents in Yash Raj Films' next Spy Universe movie Alpha, the makers announced on Friday. Billed as the first female-led YRF Spy Universe film, the movie will be directed by Shiv Rawail, who previously helmed the banner's Netflix series The Railway Men.…

10 cabinet ministers lose their seats

A RECORD number of senior ministers, including the defence secretary and one touted as a possible future leader, lost their parliamentary seats as the governing Conservative Party suffered a series of catastrophic defeats in Britain's election. Defence minister Grant Shapps and Penny Mordaunt, leader of the lower house of parliament,…

Labour stages a comeback in Scotland

SCOTLAND'S pro-separatist Scottish National Party was virtually wiped out at the UK general election on Friday, suffering a devastating blow to its withering independence movement. Keir Starmer's Labour party overturned more than a decade of SNP domination by winning a majority of Scottish seats as it rode to power in…

Former prime minister Liz Truss loses seat

Former British prime minister Liz Truss, who became the country's shortest-serving leader ever when she sparked a bond market meltdown and a collapse in sterling, lost her parliamentary seat in the election on Friday. Truss secured 11,217 votes in her South West Norfolk constituency in eastern England, behind 11,847 votes…

Revolt against establishment has begun: Farage

BREXIT figurehead Nigel Farage claimed to have kickstarted a "revolt against the establishment", as his hard-right party made significant gains in UK election results announced early Friday. Reform UK, a re-brand of the Brexit Party that Farage founded in 2018, had won four seats after around four-fifths of the UK's…

Country first, party second: Starmer

KEIR STARMER on Friday will become Britain's new prime minister, as his centre-left opposition Labour party swept to a landslide general election victory, ending 14 years of right-wing Conservative rule. "The Labour Party has won this general election, and I have called Sir Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his…

Sunak says Labour has won, congratulates Starmer

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak conceded defeat in the national election on Friday, saying the opposition Labour Party had won. "The Labour Party has won this general election and I have called Sir Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory," Sunak said after winning his parliamentary seat in northern England.…

Senior Tory leader Penny Mordaunt loses

Penny Mordaunt, once viewed as a possible leader of Conservative Party, lost her parliamentary seat to a candidate from the opposition Labour Party, election results showed early on Friday. Mordaunt, 51, secured 13,715 votes, or 33 per cent of the total, in the Portsmouth North constituency in southern England, behind…

Styling Mastery: A Step-By-Step Guide To Applying Hair Wax For…

Hairstyling is part of an effective grooming routine to make you appear presentable and good-looking. Therefore, it can be understandably frustrating when a meticulously made hairstyle doesn’t stay in place. However, trying new hairstyles and hair grooming tips need not be daunting if you have good hair wax in your…

Corbyn retains his seat as independent

Veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn won his parliamentary seat, beating the candidate of the Labour Party he used to lead and promising to be a thorn in the side of Keir Starmer's incoming government after an acrimonious falling out with his successor. Corbyn resigned as Labour leader in 2019 after the…

Reform leader Farage wins in Clacton

Nigel Farage, leader of the right-wing Reform UK party, won a seat in the British parliament for the first time on Friday in the seaside English town of Clacton-on-Sea, as voters deserted Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party. Farage, whose career of anti-immigration, pro-Brexit campaigning has made him one of…

Defence secretary Shapps loses Welwyn Hatfield

Defence secretary Grant Shapps lost his seat at Thursday's parliamentary election, becoming the most senior Conservative cabinet member so far to be defeated in what is set to be a clear overall victory for the Labour Party. Shapps was defeated by Labour's Andrew Lewin in the Welwyn Hatfield constituency in…

Time for Labour to deliver: Starmer

Keir Starmer on Friday said Britain was "ready for change", as his main opposition Labour party looked set to sweep to power in a landslide election win, ending 14 years of Conservative rule. The Labour leader won re-election in his north London constituency with ease, while around the country Labour…

First seat for Reform, Anderson wins Ashfield

Reform UK, the right-wing populist party led by Nigel Farage, looks set to emerge as a new force in British politics, winning its first seat in an election and squeezing the Conservative vote in the early results declared. Farage, a driving force behind Britain's decision to leave the European Union,…

Galloway fails to retain Rochdale

Veteran left-wing political maverick George Galloway lost his parliamentary seat in Britain's election on Friday, defeated by the Labour candidate in the northern English town of Rochdale. Galloway had served for just four months after winning a by-election triggered by the death of the town's previous MP. Back in March,…

Labour to win massive election majority, exit poll shows

The Labour party looks set for a landslide election win, exit polls indicated on Thursday (4), ending 14 years of Conservative rule marked by financial austerity, Brexit division and scandal. As polling stations closed at 10:00 pm, the survey for UK broadcasters suggested Labour would win 410 seats in the…

Mbappe needs a rival like Ronaldo had Messi, says Michael…

Kylian Mbappe is set to become "one of the greatest players," but he will need a rival to push him like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi did for each other, said former England player Michael Owen on Wednesday. With Ronaldo confirming that Euro 2024 will be his last appearance in…

Modi to visit Russia and Austria

PRIME minister Narendra Modi will visit Russia and Austria from July 8 to 10, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Thursday. He will visit Moscow to attend the 22nd India-Russia annual summit to review bilateral ties. This will be Modi's first trip to Russia since it invaded Ukraine…

Six arrested in connection with Hathras stampede

INDIAN police said on Thursday (4) they had arrested six people overa stampede at a Hindu religious event in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh this week in which 121 people were killed. The incident occurred on Tuesday (2) in the village of Phulrai Mughal Garhi in Hathras district where…

Simon Cowell reveals he wants to find ‘the next Zayn’

Television personality, record executive, and judge, Simon Cowell recently spoke about his upcoming nationwide search to assemble a new British boy band. He is looking to recreate the success of the popular boyband One Direction and find the next Zayn Malik. For those not in the know, the former X…

What Labour promises to do if elected

Britain's Labour Party is projected to win Thursday's national election with a large majority, returning to power after 14 years in opposition. Below are some of the party's main domestic policy plans, set out in its manifesto : ECONOMY Labour's first mission is sustained economic growth. The plan focuses on…

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ finalist joins festival celebrating South Asian culture

A festival featuring award-winning magic, comedy, dance and free family activities is set to take place next week to celebrate the start of South Asian Heritage Month. Five events will be held as part of the Sensasian festival, which will be held at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme in…

Starmer: No EU reentry in my lifetime

Labour leader Keir Starmer has said that the UK will not rejoin the EU, the single market, or the customs union during his lifetime, reported The Guardian. This declaration is his strongest commitment yet that Labour will not pursue significantly closer ties with Europe while he serves as prime minister.…

7 per cent of deaths in India’s big cities due…

MORE than seven per cent of all deaths in 10 of India's biggest cities are linked to air pollution, a large study said Thursday, leading researchers to call for action to save tens of thousands of lives a year. Smog-filled Indian cities, including the capital Delhi, suffer from some of…

India, China agree to ‘properly handle’ border issues

India's foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday in Kazakhstan. The two agreed to increase talks to resolve border issues, according to a statement from New Delhi. India and China share a long Himalayan border that is poorly marked. Relations have been strained since a…

A healthy diet in your forties can stave off dementia:…

A HEALTHY diet in your 40s can minimise the risk of getting dementia as you grow old, according to a research study. The study, presented at the American Society for Nutrition conference, shows that eating habits in middle age plays a bigger role than previously thought in preventing memory decline,…

‘Trap’: M Night Shyamalan drops second trailer for his new…

Director M Night Shyamalan, who is known for horror classics like The Sixth Sense, has dropped the second trailer for his next film, Trap. The serial killer thriller is the director’s follow-up to 2023’s polarizing Knock at the Cabin, though he did executive produce daughter Ishana Shyamalan’s The Watchers in…

Ex-Gurkha double amputee from Kent conquers fourth peak

A former Gurkha, Hari Budha Magar, has climbed North America's highest mountain, Denali. Magar, who lives in Kent, became the first double above-the-knee amputee to climb Everest in May 2023. Magar lost both legs in Afghanistan in 2010 to an improvised explosive device (IED) while serving with the British Army.…

Kamala Harris engages in ‘balancing act’ as Biden struggles

US VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris is engaged in a delicate balancing act, playing cheerleader for president Joe Biden while standing by as a leading contender to replace him if he ends his re-election bid. Biden's dismal performance in last week's debate with Donald Trump has triggered panic in much of…

What comes after conversations about representation is a sense of…

Riz Ahmed, British actor, rapper, and activist, has long been at the forefront of conversations about representation in the entertainment industry. With his insightful commentary and award-winning performances, Ahmed has highlighted the importance of diversity on screen more often than not. However, he believes that the ultimate goal goes beyond…

First blast furnace to close in Port Talbot

ONE of the blast furnaces at Tata Steel's Port Talbot plant in Wales will close down by Friday (5), BBC reports. The furnace has been operational since 1959 and will make way for a greener electric arc furnace. Engineers have been preparing to decommission Blast Furnace 5 (BF5) from the…

Social media platform Koo shuts down operations

INDIAN social media platform Koo is shutting down operations permanently, the company's co-founder Mayank Bidawatka announced on Wednesday (3). Koo was initially launched to give an alternate option to users speaking different Indian languages and in a way act as rival to giant global platform X. The founders cited lack…

Kate Winslet receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Munich Film Fest

Kate Winslet has a remarkable career trajectory. She rose to fame with her role in James Cameron's Titanic and gained further recognition for her performances in Finding Neverland, Little Children, The Holiday, and many more. Kate received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Primetime Emmy…

Chris Evans to receive Spirit of Service Award

Marvel star Chris Evans will receive a Spirit of Service Award with his A Starting Point (ASP) partners Mark Kassen and Joe Kiani. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the honour is given by the Washington-based nonprofit organisation Partnership for Public Service. Evans and his business partners on ASP, the video-based…

Veteran actress Smriti Biswas dies

Veteran actress Smriti Biswas, who worked in several Hindi, Marathi, and Bengali films, has died at her residence in Maharashtra's Nashik city, sources said on Thursday. Biswas, 100, breathed her last late Wednesday night following age-related issues, they said. A noted yesteryear actress, she was living in a one-room-kitchen rented…

Bopanna-Ebden move to men’s doubles second round

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden advanced to the second round of the Wimbledon men’s doubles event with a win over Robin Haas and Sander Arends. Bopanna and Ebden defeated their Dutch opponents 7-5, 6-4 in a rain-interrupted match on Wednesday, finishing in one hour and 11…

Inside pics of Anant, Radhika’s ‘Mosalu’ ceremony out

Ahead of their big fat wedding, stunning visuals from Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's 'Mosalu' ceremony have been released. The family organised the spectacular event at their Mumbai residence, Antilia. Visuals from the event show stunning decorations and happy moments shared by the family. Antilia was beautifully adorned with colourful…

Sunak expected to remain Tory leader if party loses election:…

Rishi Sunak is expected to stay on as Tory leader if he loses the election to prevent party infighting and to ensure an orderly transition. Cabinet ministers have requested Sunak remain party leader until September to avoid chaos following a potential Labour victory, The Times reported. A veteran Tory MP…

Alcaraz, Sinner advance to third round, Ruud knocked out

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and top seed Jannik Sinner advanced to the third round of Wimbledon with contrasting victories, while eighth seed Casper Ruud was eliminated on a cloudy Wednesday. Alcaraz nearly lost the first set against Australian Aleksandar Vukic but recovered to win 7-6(5) 6-2 6-2. He showed glimpses…

Starmer – an enigma for many voters

LABOUR leader Keir Starmer is a former human rights lawyer turned state prosecutor whose ruthless ambition and formidable work ethic look set to propel him to Britain's highest political office. The 61-year-old, named after Labour's founding father Keir Hardie, is the centre-left opposition party's most working-class leader in decades. "My…

Voting begins, trends favour Labour

BRITONS headed to the polls Thursday in a general election widely expected to emphatically return the opposition Labour party to power and end nearly a decade-and-a-half of Conservative rule. The country's first national ballot since Boris Johnson won a landslide for the Tories in 2019 follows prime minister Rishi Sunak's…

Pictures from Anant, Radhika’s mameru ceremony out

As Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are set to tie the knot on July 12, the celebrations have started in full swing. The family organised a spectacular mameru ceremony on July 3. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani with mother Purnima Dalal, Akash Ambani with wife Shloka, Anant and…

Fawad Khan likely to make a Bollywood comeback

Pakistani star Fawad Khan is expected to return to Indian cinema with a rom-com, which also stars Vaani Kapoor. Aarti Bagdi has come on board to direct the project, which will be shot entirely in the UK. "Fawad Khan has a massive international pull given his popularity amongst South Asians…

Sajid Javid joins private equity firm Centricus

FORMER chancellor Sajid Javid is set to become a partner at London-based investment firm Centricus. The move, effective from Monday (9), follows approval from the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba), which assesses the propriety of former ministers taking roles in the private sector, reported The Guardian. Javid, who previously…

Five standout moments from Andy Murray’s Wimbledon journey

Andy Murray withdrew from the singles at Wimbledon on Tuesday after not recovering from a back operation. The two-time champion is expected to play doubles with his brother Jamie in his final appearance at the All England Club before retirement. Here is a look at the five key moments in…

Georgie David quits Reform UK over ‘racism and misogyny’

A SECOND Reform UK candidate has stepped down, citing racism and misogyny within the party. Georgie David, who was running for West Ham and Beckton, announced her departure through a statement issued by the Conservative party, which she now supports. David's resignation follows that of Liam Booth-Isherwood, the Reform UK…

Conservative party should rediscover its ‘soul’: Braverman

FORMER home secretary Suella Braverman has declared the election battle “over” for the Conservatives and it should now fight to save itself from extinction. Braverman, who was sacked last year by Sunak after a series of outspoken comments, said the party needed to rediscover its “soul” and move back to…

Indian version of ‘Big Brother’ accused of promoting bigamy

Bigg Boss OTT, the Indian version of Big Brother, landed in controversy for including a male contestant with his two wives, which critics say has promoted bigamy to an audience of millions. Armaan Malik, 36, a YouTuber, entered the show with his two wives Kritika and Payal Malik. Host Anil…

Conservatives admit Labour heading for a big victory

The Conservative Party almost conceded election defeat to Labour on Wednesday, a day before polling stations opened, warning that the opposition party was on course for a record-breaking victory. Opinion polls indicate that Labour is set for a significant win in Thursday's vote, ending 14 years of Conservative government and…

Bhole Baba: Preacher at centre of Hathras stampede

A MASSIVE gathering addressed by an Indian policeman-turned-preacher, considered an incarnation of God by his followers, turned horribly wrong on Tuesday (2), as at least 121 people, mostly women and children, died in a stampede. "Bhole Baba", or the Innocent Elder, is the sobriquet of a self-styled godman who was…

Johnson tries to fire up flagging Tory campaign

FORMER prime minister Boris Johnson tried to rally the Conservative party faithful as UK politicians on Wednesday spent a final day campaigning ahead of the general election. The Brexit stalwart, ousted by his own Conservative lawmakers in 2022 after a string of scandals, made a surprise appearance at a party…

India probes Foxconn over alleged hiring bias

INDIAN labour officials visited a Foxconn factory in the country's south this week and questioned executives about the company's hiring practices, an official said, after Reuters reported that the major Apple supplier has been rejecting married women from iPhone assembly jobs. A five-member team of the federal government's regional labour…

Fabulous exploration of finding life lessons in world travel

WITH Why We Travel, award-winning journalist, author and keynote speaker, Ash Bhardwaj shatters the glossy veneer of travel brochures by delving into the human desire to explore. The captivating blend of memoir and travelogue tackles big questions: What drives us to venture beyond the familiar? How can travel enrich our…

Cooking safety warning issued for Asian families

ASIAN households have been urged to take extra precautions when cooking for family gatherings this summer after a spate of fires. Cooking is the number one cause of accidental house fires in the UK. Of the 24,083 accidental dwelling fires in the year ending March 2023, 44 per cent were…

Pakistan says US has no right to interfere in country’s…

PAKISTAN’S defence minister last Wednesday (26) criticised a US House of Representatives resolution calling for a probe of alleged voting irregularities in the country’s general election. The vote, in which no single party won a clear majority, was marred by violence, communication blackouts, and allegations by the party of jailed…

Turkey beat Austria to set up Euro quarters clash with…

Turkey will face the Netherlands in the Euro 2024 quarter-finals after a 2-1 victory over Austria, marking the first time both countries have reached the last eight of a European Championship since 2008. Merih Demiral was the standout for Turkey, scoring an early goal in Leipzig and then heading in…

UN says Pakistan must free ex-prime minister Khan now

A PANEL of UN experts has determined that the detention of former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan was arbitrary and a violation of international law, calling for him to be released “immediately”. In an opinion published on Monday (1), the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention raised concerns about…

Pressure mounts on social media to address fake news

SOCIAL media firms have been urged to do more to tackle conspiracy theories and false information being posted on their platforms. These include messages and videos speculating about tragedies such as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1984 and the 2017 Manchester Arena bombings. There are also false allegations about vaccines,…

Sunak’s struggles as leader

AT THE time of writing, the result isn’t in from the general election. But it is fair to say that Rishi Sunak had to endure an undercurrent of racism, not only during the election campaign, but even before he became Conservative party leader. Some of it is overt. When Rishi…

AI-model to predict osteoporosis risk

A NEWLY-DEVELOPED model could predict an individual's chances of developing osteoporosis, in which the bones degrade and become weak and brittle, according to a study. Testing the AI-based model on real-world health data of people, researchers identified the ten most important factors for predicting the risk of osteoporosis, including weight,…

‘Fantastic’ pharmacists hailed on Bestway visit

PRIME MINISTER Rishi Sunak thanked pharmacists for providing “fantastic healthcare” as he visited a healthcare service depot on Monday (1). Just two days before the general election on Thursday (4), Sunak visited Bestway Healthcare Service Centre (HSC) depot in Stoke-on-Trent. He was accompanied by Bestway’s chief executive, Lord Zameer Choudrey,…

Italian employer who left injured Indian worker to die arrested

Italian police have arrested the owner of an agricultural company who abandoned a 31-year-old Indian worker on the road without medical assistance after his arm was severed by heavy farm machinery, leading to his death. Satnam Singh's arm was severed by a strawberry wrapping machine in Lazio, near Rome, last…

Bigger and bolder cakes trend in 2024 weddings

PICTURE a wedding cake emerging from an elegant wardrobe with the song Leke Prabhu Ka Naam blaring in the background and a light show. As the wedding season gets underway, this is set to be a trend this year for the big day’s sweet treat, according to experts. A cake…

Being a father has made me a better human: Zayn…

Zayn Malik, the former One Direction member and solo artist, has recently opened up about the heartwarming bond he shares with his three-year-old daughter Khai, whom he shares with ex Gigi Hadid. In a recent interview obtained by E! News, Malik revealed the adorable way Khai perceives his music. According…

Past defeats made me better politician: Anas Sarwar

FOR Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar, a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in 2015, and losing the party leadership battle in 2017 were two painful experiences that made him a better politician. The Asian-origin leader told The Times that those two defeats helped him…

Kavita Krishnamurthy: Songs for the heart and soul

KAVITA KRISHNAMURTHY has become an integral part of people’s lives with the stunning songs she has delivered across the decades. The timeless tracks like Pyaar Hua Chupke Se, Mera Piya Ghar Aaya, Dola Re Dola, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hawa Hawai, Tu Hi Re and many more have turned…

Khanzaadi: ‘My struggle inspires me’

THERE is no denying that Khanzaadi is currently one of the most exciting talents on the Indian music scene. The singer, rapper, songwriter and musician, real name Firoza Khan, has made a huge impact in a short space of time with top tracks like Azaadi. Having appeared on popular reality…

Salman Rushdie stabbing suspect rejects plea deal

THE suspect in the 2022 stabbing of author Salman Rushdie has refused a plea deal on Tuesday (2) that would have reduced his state prison sentence but subjected him to a federal terrorism-related charge, according to his lawyer. Hadi Matar, 26, has been held without bail since the attack, in…

Geoffrey Boycott diagnosed with cancer for second time

Geoffrey Boycott, the former England cricket player, announced on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer for the second time and will undergo surgery. Boycott, 83, learned last week that the cancer had returned after previously being treated for the illness in 2002 with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Boycott…

Adah Sharma: Big controversial story clash

BEING fearless with her choices has enabled Adah Sharma to surprise audiences with each role she takes on. She recently followed up controversial super hit 2023 movie The Kerala Story by teaming up with the same creative team for the equally provocative Bastar: The Naxal Story. The political thriller set…

Exclusive: Starmer says Labour needs wealth creators as party courts…

LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to listen to Asian communities, saying he would like its business leaders to play an integral part in the UK’s rejuvenation, should the party win the election on Thursday (4). In an exclusive interview with Eastern Eye on the sidelines of a visit to…

Why sarod virtuoso Debasmita Bhattacharya loves performing on stage

THE pressure of being legendary sarod maestro Pandit Debasish Bhattacharya’s daughter did not deter Debasmita Bhattacharya from pursuing the same path. The naturally gifted talent grew up in a musically rich environment, which included her acclaimed vocalist mother Sangita Bhattacharya and used all that learning to become one of the…

Nurse convicted of plotting hospital and RAF base bombings

A MAN was convicted on Tuesday (2) of planning an attack on a military base after being arrested with an explosive device in the grounds of a hospital, Britain's Crown Prosecution Service said. Mohammad Farooq was found guilty of preparing acts of terrorism following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court,…

Exciting yet challenging time for real estate industry

IN A first, Eastern Eye marked the outstanding contribution made by the Asian community in the real estate industry at the Eastern Eye Property Awards in London last week. By recognising excellence, best practice and creativity, the awards brought to prominence the impact and vision of this diverse ethnic group.…

Nottingham killings: 3 officers face probe over contact with killer

Three Leicestershire Police officers are being investigated by the police watchdog for their contact with Valdo Calocane before he killed three people in Nottingham. Two police constables and a sergeant may face charges of potential misconduct regarding how they investigated an earlier case against Calocane. Barnaby Webber (19), Grace O'Malley-Kumar…

New poll predicts Labour winning 484 of the 650 seats

Labour Party is expected to gain a record number of seats in Thursday's national election, according to a forecast by polling company Survation. Survation's central scenario shows Keir Starmer's Labour winning 484 of the 650 seats in parliament, surpassing the 418 seats won by Tony Blair in 1997, and marking…

Solving Britain’s housing crisis is going to take years, experts…

LEADING property and real-estate developers have cautioned that the next government faces a battle to fix the country’s housing system. Kamal Pankhania, a property developer and entrepreneur who leads Westcombe Group, said at last week’s inaugural Eastern Eye Property Awards that the lack of houses being built to meet demand…

Life and times of a jubilee star

RAJENDRA KUMAR starred in some of the greatest Bollywood films ever made. The legendary actor was so successful that he was given the nickname Jubilee Kumar because his films earned silver and golden jubilee runs in cinemas. Born on July 20, 1929, the iconic star passed away on July 12,…

Eminem releases new single ‘Tobey’ featuring Big Sean

Eminem has recently announced a release date of July 12 for his upcoming album titled 'The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grace).' Alongside this announcement, he released a new single named 'Tobey,' featuring fellow Detroit artists Big Sean and Babytron, showcasing his fondness for his hometown. The single's cover…

‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’ to open Venice Film Festival

The 81st Venice Film Festival has been set to open with the world premiere of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice Beetlejuice starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Justin Theroux, and Monica Bellucci, with Jenna Ortega and Willem Dafoe, reported Deadline. The Warner Bros. sequel will be screened out of competition on…

Cate Blanchett to be honoured at Toronto International Film Festival

Australian actress and producer Cate Blanchett will be honoured with the TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award at the 49th Toronto International Film Festival. The two-time Oscar winner, who has been part of films such as Tar, The Aviator, Blue Jasmine, and Thor: Ragnarok, will receive the honour on September…

Dr Chintal Patel: Empowering families with food

A MISSION to transform cooking and eating led Dr Chintal Patel towards writing a newly published book with quick, easy, healthy meals for the whole family. With Dr Chintal Patel’s Kitchen, the London-based NHS GP with over 20 years of experience has created a cookbook that aims to empower families…

Aleksandr Katsuba: Driving Economic Growth through Strategic Foreign Investments in…

Aleksandr Katsuba, a Ukrainian entrepreneur, emphasizes the attraction of foreign investments in IT, agriculture, renewable energy, and infrastructure despite the challenging economic situation. The government is improving the investment climate. Katsuba believes these investments drive economic growth and strengthen Ukraine as a resilient European state. Aleksandr Katsuba is a Ukrainian…

Nine-year-old Bodhana Sivanandan joins England chess team

Bodhana Sivanandan, a nine-year-old chess prodigy from London, will become the youngest player to represent England in any sport. She will join the England women’s team at the Chess Olympiad in Budapest this September. Her father, Sivanandan Velayutham, according to The Times, shared that Bodhana was unaware of the news…

Jigyasa Singh: ‘Every role presents an opportunity for growth’

JIGYASA SINGH has shown off her impressive range as a performer in hit drama serials like Thapki Pyar Ki and its much loved sequel. Other shows where she has consolidated that special audience connection includes iconic serial Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki. This has given her a dedicated fan…

‘Kill’ review: Violent film should have been titled overkill

THE Indian action movie has followed up a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2023 with a cinema release on Friday (5). Two tough commandos from the Indian army board a sleeper train. The woman one of them loves is also making the same overnight journey with…

Vondrousova knocked out, Murray withdraws, easy win for Djokovic

Marketa Vondrousova, last year's Wimbledon women's champion, faced a surprising first-round exit on Tuesday, losing to Spaniard Jessica Bouzas Maneiro 6-4, 6-2. Vondrousova, the Czech sixth seed, became the first defending women's champion in 30 years to be eliminated in the first round. "Today I was really nervous since the…

‘Diversity in the property sector leads to inclusive and resilient…

BRITISH ASIAN entrepreneurs were recognised for their contribution in developing the country’s property and real-estate sectors at the inaugural Eastern Eye Property Awards in London last Wednesday (26). With the event’s focus on urban planning, commercial and residential development and regeneration of neighbourhoods, the ceremony showcased the achievements of Asians…

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ review: Futuristic drama offers new film experience

INDIAN films set in the future traditionally not doing well is why big budget release Kalki 2898 AD was always going to be an expensive gamble. From the eye-catching sets and special effects to a flashy star cast, no expense has been spared on the action drama combining ancient Indian…

Pakistan approves new budget with hefty tax hikes

PAKISTAN’S parliament last Friday (28) passed the government’s tax-heavy finance bill for the coming fiscal year amid an annual inflation projection of up to 13.5 per cent for June. The bill comes ahead of more talks with the IMF for a loan of £4.7 billion to £6.3bn to avert a…

India stampede survivors recall the horror

SURVIVORS of India's deadliest stampede in more than a decade recalled on Wednesday the horror of being crushed at a vastly overcrowded Hindu religious gathering where 121 people were killed. A police report said more than 250,000 people attended the event in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state, more than triple…

Economic warnings dominate the final day of campaign

LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer and prime minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday kicked off the last day of campaigning before polls open in a national election, each warning voters of dire economic consequences if the other man wins. Opinion polls show Starmer's Labour Party is set for a big win…

A Comprehensive Guide to Performance Marketing Channels

Performance marketing channels have revolutionized the advertising landscape, enabling advertisers to measure the direct impact of their campaigns. By focusing on specific, trackable actions such as clicks, leads, or sales, performance marketing allows for a higher return on investment (ROI) and more precise targeting. This guide will explore various performance…

India’s Real Estate Industry: $48 Billion Worth of Investment Opportunities

Introduction The Indian real estate market is undergoing a great revolution in recent years. With the introduction of the concept of fractional ownership, the market has seen a rise in investments since investors can now co-own high-value properties. The office space in Delhi has seen a significant impact through this revolution.  …

Unlocking the Power of Data: Leveraging Analytics in Recruitment CRM…

In the competitive landscape of talent acquisition, recruitment Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software has become indispensable for streamlining processes and optimizing hiring outcomes. As organizations strive to attract top talent and stay ahead of the curve, leveraging analytics within recruitment CRM software has emerged as a game-changer. In this blog, we'll…

Why Term Life Insurance is a Must-Have for Every Woman?

Life throws curveballs. It's a truth we all know, but rarely do we truly prepare for its impact. As women, we often wear many hats – career women, mothers, daughters, partners – and our contributions are vital to the well-being of those around us. But what happens if the unexpected…

Anjem Choudary claims ‘Kevin Keegan effect’ in trial

ISLAMIST preacher Anjem Choudary has claimed that the "Kevin Keegan effect" is responsible for people still associating him with a banned group, a court has heard. Choudary, 57, is facing charges of directing the group Al Muhajiroun (ALM), which he said was disbanded in 2004, being a long-time member, and…

Jameela Jamil rewears ‘The Good Place’ outfit for Wimbledon

The Championships at Wimbledon have long been a prestigious event, drawing not only the world's best tennis players but also a dazzling array of celebrities. Wimbledon 2024 was no exception, as actors, reality TV stars, and even royalty graced the historic Grand Slam tournament, adding an extra layer of glamour…

Asian man’s death: Attacker acted in self-defence, says court

AN ASIAN-ORIGIN man Amarpal Atkar (33) died after being punched twice in the head by a stranger after an altercation outside a Birmingham bar. Nearly three years after the incident, the attacker, Thomas Coleman, was found not guilty of any offence as the court ruled he had acted in self-defence,…

English remake of Hindi film ‘Kill’ in the works

Filmmaker Chad Stahelski, best known for directing the Hollywood blockbuster franchise John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, is set to produce the English-language remake of the upcoming Indian action movie Kill. The announcement comes days before the release of the Hindi-language title, directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, on Friday. Kill had…

Hamza Shaikh named England Under-19 Test captain

Warwickshire batter Hamza Shaikh will lead the England Under-19 team in the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. The 18-year-old, who has progressed through Warwickshire’s Youth Pathway since he was 10, expressed his excitement about captaining the team for the first time. Shaikh will captain the U19s in two…

Migrant nurse to get major payout in unfair dismissal case

A MIGRANT nurse may receive a substantial payout from a UK healthcare firm after an employment judge ruled he was likely to succeed in his unfair dismissal case, a decision that could open the door for numerous similar claims, The Guardian reported. Employment Judge Natasha Joffe ruled that Clinica Private…

Sunak to voters: Don’t do something you might regret

PRIME MINISTER Rishi Sunak kicked off his campaign with a distribution centre visit in eastern England in the early hours of Tuesday (2), the penultimate day of campaigning ahead of polling day on Thursday (4), urging voters to not "do something they regret". All pre-election opinion polls indicate a strong…

With Emotional AI Showing Empathy Customers Enjoy Better Experiences

Emotional AI is still a pretty new concept, and not everyone knows exactly what it is. However, customers who do experience it tend to respond positively. A survey by Gartner found that around 56% of customers felt more satisfied with their interactions when the service seemed to understand their emotions.…

Labour will focus on legal migration and tackle worker inactivity:…

A future Labour government would have a greater focus on legal migration while also tackling inactivity among British workers in order to reduce net migration to the UK, the party’s chair, Anneliese Dodds, said at an election debate hosted by Eastern Eye in London on Monday (1). In its election manifesto launched…

Ambani launches mass weddings to celebrate son’s nuptials

ASIA'S richest man, billionaire Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani, launched Tuesday the start of the lavish finale of his son's wedding celebrations with mass nuptials for 52 "underprivileged" couples. Pre-wedding parties for his son have already included multi-day galas, a European cruise for 1,200 guests, a specially-built Hindu temple, and entertainment…

Alcaraz advances to second round after overcoming Lajal’s challenge

Carlos Alcaraz, the defending champion, overcame a spirited challenge from Estonian qualifier Mark Lajal, securing a 7-6(3), 7-5, 6-2 victory to move into the second round at Wimbledon on Monday. The 21-year-old Spaniard, fresh from his maiden French Open victory last month, faced a tough test in his opening match…

Newham to celebrate South Asian Heritage Month

Newham is set to celebrate South Asian Heritage Month from 18 July to 17 August with a vibrant and diverse programme under the theme 'Free to be Me.' The month-long celebration aims to raise awareness and honour the rich British South Asian heritage in Newham. It promises a rich cultural…

More than 100 people feared dead in India stampede

MORE THAN hundred people were crushed to death at a Hindu religious gathering in northern India, with scores of others injured, a senior government official said Tuesday (2). "We have confirmed 97 deaths so far and are focusing on providing relief and medical aid for the victims," said Chaitra V.,…

SRK to receive career achievement award at Locarno Film Festival

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be feted with the career achievement honour at the 77th edition of the Locarno Film Festival, the organisers announced on Tuesday. He is also the first Indian personality to be honoured with the 'Pardo alla Carriere Ascona-Locarno Tourism'. Italian filmmaker Francesco Rosi, American singer-actor Harry…

‘Girls Will Be Girls’ bags Grand Jury Prize at Indian…

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal's debut production Girls Will Be Girls has bagged the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2024. Taking to Instagram, the Heeramandi actress expressed gratitude by sharing a film poster and a lengthy note. The note read, "Before…

Postal ballot delay worries voters

The delays in the delivery of postal ballots to the voters have evoked widespread concern as thousands fear they may not be able to cast their vote in the July 4 general elections. The Telegraph claims that voters in 91 constituencies, including those of Cabinet ministers, have raised concerns about…

Accountant accused of spending £160,000 of company’s money on escorts

A coach company is suing its former accountant, Mohammed Asif Khan, for £1 million, alleging he used company funds to pay escorts. Khan, a former finance director at North of England Coachworks, is accused of spending around £160,000 on escorts, including £56,000 on Gemma Massey, previously known as Britain’s highest-paid…

Costa’s penalty saves propel Portugal past Slovenia at Euros

Portugal's goalkeeper Diogo Costa saved three penalties from Slovenia, leading to a 3-0 shoot-out victory after a dramatic Euro 2024 last 16 match on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo redeemed himself after missing a penalty in extra time, scoring in the shoot-out to help Portugal advance to the quarter-finals against France. Ronaldo…

1.8 million Britons owe over £50,000 in student loans, data…

NEARLY 1.8 million people in the UK now owe at least £50,000 in student debt and 50 people owe more than £200,000 each, the BBC reported. The figures from the Student Loans Company (SLC) revealed that over 61,000 people have debts exceeding £100,000. These statistics were disclosed following a Freedom…

Sunak’s early morning campaign: Among robots and at McDonald’s

Rishi Sunak, trailing in the election race, started his day early on Tuesday by visiting a retail distribution centre. Before 5 am, he was at an Ocado warehouse in Luton, north of London, observing robots picking items for delivery. Sunak, who has appeared tired during the six-week campaign, spent the…

Asda, Tesco face legal action over E. coli cases

LAWYERS representing two people who fell ill during an E. coli outbreak in the UK have initiated legal proceedings against two major supermarkets, the BBC reported. Law firm Fieldfisher announced last week that it had issued letters of claim for violation of the Consumer Protection Act regarding own-brand sandwiches purchased…

Former Asian nurse accused of stealing charity money

AN ASIAN-ORIGIN woman accused of lying about her nursing qualifications to get employed in a hospital had also stolen charity money, Cardiff Crown Court has heard. Tanya Nasir, 45, who had earlier worked as the manager of a neonatal unit in Bridgend, has been accused of stealing £860 donated by…

Adani short bet: Hindenburg denies allegations from Indian regulator

Hindenburg Research has denied allegations from India's securities regulator on Monday. The regulator accused Hindenburg of colluding with a US asset manager to use non-public information to establish its short bet against Adani Group last year. In a statement on its website, Hindenburg provided a 46-page show cause notice from…

Tata Steel workers suspend strike action

A proposed strike next week at Tata Steel UK's Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales has been called off, unions said on Monday (1), citing a resumption of talks with management. As a result, the owner of the steelworks, Tata Steel, has cancelled plans to begin shutting down both of…

Alcaraz and Sinner progress, Sabalenka withdraws, Nagal exits on day…

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and world number one Jannik Sinner progressed to the Wimbledon second round on Monday. However, Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka withdrew due to injury. Alcaraz defeated 269th-ranked qualifier Mark Lajal of Estonia 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 6-2, recovering from breaks in the first two sets. The 21-year-old…

Probe Foxconn’s hiring norms: Indian human rights body

India's human rights watchdog has asked government officials to examine reported discrimination by Foxconn. There have been media reports that the major Apple supplier has been rejecting married women from iPhone assembly jobs in the country. In a statement on Monday (1), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it…

Comment: Politics, not race, will decide Sunak’s fate on Thursday

British voters rarely choose to change the government at a General Election, doing so only three times in the last half century: in 1979, 1997 and 2010. You need to be older than prime minister Rishi Sunak – born in 1980 – to have an adult memory of the last…

Election gives hope to first time immigrant voters

Voting for the first time in a British election, Prathesh Paulraj and other immigrant voters are excited to take part in the July 4 ballot, hoping they can influence change in the country that they have chosen to call home. The opposition Labour Party is widely expected to win by…

UEFA to investigate Bellingham’s Euro celebration gesture

UEFA will investigate England midfielder Jude Bellingham for potential indecent conduct after he was seen grabbing his crotch while looking at the crowd following a last-16 victory over Slovakia at Euro 2024. Bellingham, 21, scored a 95th-minute equaliser to push the game into extra time. After his goal, he gestured…

Man falls off a pole while celebrating India’s cricket win

THE CELEBRATION of India's T20 world championship victory at Queensbury Circle in London on June 29 turned tragic when a man plunged from a towering pole he was trying to climb. The footage shared on various social media platforms showed the incident happened around 7:30 pm. Huge crowds who had…

‘Scarred but not scared’: Hina Khan shares note amid breast…

After being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, actress Hina Khan gave an insight into her journey and penned a motivational message for all the men and women fighting this tough battle. Hina took to her Instagram story on Sunday and wrote, "A window to my journey. This is to…

US firm partners with India for human spaceflight programme

THE US-based Space Exploration and Research Agency (SERA) on Monday (1) announced India as a partner country in its human spaceflight programme, which will see six citizen astronauts from across the world launched into space. The programme, being executed in collaboration with Blue Origin, is meant for people from countries…

Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan drops debut single for charity

Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan celebrated Pride Month by releasing her first song and donating the proceeds to LGBTQ+ charities Not a Phase and The Trevor Project. Titled “Shoes… More Shoes,” the pop song was inspired by queer icons and Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise. Coughlan teamed up with Ellis Miah…

Farage: Reform UK doing better than expected

REFORM UK party leader Nigel Farage said his party was doing better than expected after a "tough" few days, as he addressed supporters at a rally with days to go before the country votes on July 4. Farage, one of the country's most recognisable and divisive politicians, has been a…

India enacts new criminal laws, ending British-era legislation

Three new criminal laws came into effect across India on Monday, bringing changes to the country's criminal justice system and replacing colonial-era laws. The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam will replace the British-era Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, and the Indian Evidence…

Body mass index can be explained by genes: Study

ONE'S body mass index (BMI) could be explained genetically, researchers have said after they found a 77 per cent chance of children developing obesity at the age of 17 if their parents had the condition at the same age. A team of researchers, including those at Tel Aviv University, used…

Kareena Kapoor’s ‘The Buckingham Murders’ sets release date

Director Hansal Mehta's much-awaited film The Buckingham Murders, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, will hit the screens on September 13, the makers said on Monday. Kareena, who most recently appeared in Crew alongside Tabu and Kriti Sanon, is also making her production debut with the murder mystery which she has co-produced…

Tata Steel workers suspend strike action

TATA Steel workers in Britain have suspended a planned all-out strike and overtime ban after the company agreed to negotiations about future investment, the Unite trade union said on Monday. Around 1,500 Tata Steel workers at Tata's Port Talbot and Llanwern sites were due to begin an indefinite strike from…

Haleon sells nicotine replacement business for £500m

Haleon, the FTSE 100 consumer healthcare group, has sold its nicotine replacement therapy business for £500 million to Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, an Indian multinational generic drugs group. Since its separation from GSK almost two years ago, Haleon has been selling non-core brands to manage its portfolio and reduce debt. The…

Sudheer Babu to headline supernatural mystery thriller

Sudheer Babu, the celebrated Telugu star also known as Nawa Dhalapati, will be leading an upcoming supernatural thriller film. This film is set to break new ground with its unparalleled visual effects and a storyline that promises to be larger than life. Directed by debutant Venkat Kalyan, this film will…

‘DI Ray’: Parminder Nagra says Rachita got closure in reunion…

Parminder Nagra once again takes centre stage in the popular police drama, DI Ray, which returns with Season 2 on ITV. The actress plays the titular character, DI Rachita Ray, a homicide detective working on a murder investigation in Birmingham. Discussing a scene from episode 2 of the latest season…

‘Barzakh’ is downright experimental and I love it: Fawad Khan

Pakistani superstar Fawad Khan says he jumped at the opportunity to feature in the upcoming drama series Barzakh as he always wanted to attempt something "out of the ordinary". Asim Abbasi, known for Churails and Cake, has directed the show which reunites the actor with his Zindagi Gulzar Hai co-star…

A car battery that can be charged in five minutes

A Cambridge-based battery company has come up with a breakthrough that could provide relief to EV users battling lengthy plug-in times. Nyobolt has developed an electric car that can be charged in just five minutes and has a range of 155 miles, according to media reports. Last week Nyobolt held…

Priest sued for £8m for sexual assault and swindling of…

Rajinder Kalia, a 68-year-old "guru," faces a lawsuit for up to £8 million from former disciples who accuse him of falsely presenting himself as 'God on Earth' to manipulate and sexually assault them. According to the Daily Mail, Kalia allegedly used staged videos of miracles, such as squeezing blood from…

Conservatives struggle to raise funds: Report

With pollsters favouring Labour in the July 4 general elections, business donors are now turning their backs on the Conservative party as it struggles to raise money. In the first two weeks of election campaigning, the Tories have raised less than £900,000, compared with the almost £9 million they brought…

Virat Kohli’s World Cup win is India’s most-liked Instagram post

Indian cricket superstar Virat Kohli has set a new record on Instagram, surpassing the much-celebrated wedding photo of Bollywood couple Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra as India's most-liked post. The former India captain broke the internet on Saturday night when he posted a heartfelt message about his team's victory in…

India’s Sumit Nagal faces Kecmanovic in Championships first round

India’s top singles player, Sumit Nagal, will make his first appearance in the men’s singles main draw at Wimbledon, facing higher-ranked Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia in the first round on Monday. World number 72 Nagal faces a challenging path, as he is in the same section of the draw as…

AR Rahman’s ‘Headhunting to Beatboxing’ to world premiere at IFFM

The musical documentary Headhunting to Beatboxing, directed by Rohit Gupta and produced by AR Rahman, is set to have its world premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2024. Presented by the Victorian government, the film gala will celebrate its 15th year this edition, which will run through…

Alcaraz, Sinner, and Gauff in action on opening day of…

Carlos Alcaraz will be the main attraction on the opening day of Wimbledon as he begins his quest to retain the title. Later in the day, world number one Jannik Sinner will look to make a strong start in his opening match. Alcaraz, 21, who defeated Novak Djokovic to win…

UK house prices edged up in June: Report

BRITISH house prices showed a small gain in June from May but the impact of higher borrowing costs is still weighing on the property market, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Monday. Prices rose by 0.2 per cent in monthly terms and were 1.5 per cent higher than in June last…

Bellingham, Kane rescue England from Euro exit

ENGLAND escaped an embarrassing last-16 exit at Euro 2024 thanks to Jude Bellingham's overhead kick before Harry Kane struck in extra-time to grab a 2-1 win over Slovakia on Sunday. The Three Lions have been hyped as one of the favourites as they bid to end a 58-year wait for…

Labour for closer EU ties, but wary of Brexit wounds

FOR a decade, leaving the European Union was the question that dominated British politics. These days it barely comes up. Which is clearly how Labour Party leader Keir Starmer likes it. He has worked diligently to win back the support of working class voters, millions of whom were lured away…

How To Make a Fresh Start After Experiencing Medical Negligence

Beginning anew after enduring medical negligence can be challenging. But with the right steps, it is achievable. The following reading will cover guidelines for understanding the implications of such an incident, mental healing approaches, pursuing justice, re-establishing health care, and regaining stability in day-to-day living. Keep reading.   Understanding Medical…

Navigating the Cryptoasset Shift: Binance’s Strategic Moves

Introduction Cryptocurrencies have shifted from being a niche interest to becoming a global phenomenon, drawing the attention of investors, developers, and financial institutions. As this dynamic market grows, understanding the mechanisms driving the price of cryptoasset move binance becomes crucial. Binance, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, plays a pivotal role…

Six sentenced for using stolen ID to evade motoring fines

SIX drivers have been sentenced at Bradford Crown Court last week for using a woman's stolen identity details in an attempt to evade motoring fines. The drivers, all based in West Yorkshire, used the stolen ID details of a Scottish woman when completing Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) forms sent…

Law Society hosts Indian Bar Council in London

THE Law Society of England and Wales hosted the Bar Council of India at its premises in Chancery Lane in London on Thursday (27). The Bar Council of England and Wales also participated in the discussions, building on a joint Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening legal exchange, transitional legal…

Kohli, Rohit retire from T20 internationals

TWO of Indian cricket’s all-time greats, skipper Rohit Sharma and superstar Virat Kohli, announced their retirement from T20 Internationals after playing monumental roles in the team’s second world title conquest in the format. Kohli was the first to declare his decision after being adjudged player of the match for his…

Sunak, Akshata seek blessings at Neasden Temple

PRIME MINISTER Rishi Sunak and wife Akshata Murty sought divine blessings on the last weekend ahead of the July 4 general election at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London, popularly known as Neasden Temple. The couple were greeted with loud cheers as their convoy drove into the mandir grounds…

India erupts with joy as Rohit-led team clinch T20 World…

FANS in blue India jerseys shed tears of joy and danced on tabletops at a sports bar in New Delhi on Saturday (29) as Rohit Sharma's team edged South Africa to win the T20 World Cup and end a global title drought. India won a thrilling final by seven runs…

New portrait of King Charles released for Armed Forces Day

A new photographic portrait of King Charles in military uniform was released on Saturday to mark Britain’s Armed Forces Day. The photograph shows the King wearing his Field Marshal's ceremonial dress with medals, sword and decorations, reported Reuters. King Charles, who serves as commander-in-chief of the armed services, resumed public…

Euro 2024: Germany face Denmark in last 16 after Swiss…

Euro 2024 hosts Germany face Denmark in the last 16 in Dortmund on Saturday, following a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their final group stage match. Germany had a strong start to the Euros with wins over Scotland and Hungary but were challenged by Switzerland, only securing a draw with…

Mistreatment of funds: FCA penalises SVS Securities

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned three individuals who were involved in running SVS Securities Plc (SVS), a discretionary fund manager, for mismanaging customers' pension funds. The FCA has decided to fine Kulvir Virk, the former CEO and majority shareholder, £215,500; Demetrios Hadjigeorgiou, former finance director, £84,600; and David…

Glastonbury Festival 2024 line-up, stage splits & stage times

Several prominent artists will be performing at Glastonbury 2024 on Saturday, as the second day of music gets underway at the world-famous festival. Coldplay will be taking to the Pyramid Stage from 10pm until 11.45pm on Saturday 29 June, with country pop superstar Shania Twain, Eric Prydz and American singer…

India score highest team total in women’s Test cricket

India achieved a historic milestone in women's Test cricket on Saturday, setting a new record for the highest team total. They amassed 603 for 6 in 115.1 overs against South Africa, surpassing Australia's previous record of 575/9. This accomplishment marks the first instance of any team scoring at over five…

India rejects US religious freedom report

New Delhi on Friday rejected the US State Department's 2023 religious freedom report on India, calling it "deeply biased" and one that does not understand the South Asian nation's social fabric. The report, released on Wednesday, noted violent attacks on minority groups, especially Muslims and Christians, including killings, assaults and…

Shailesh Vara presents Bhagavad Gita to the House of Commons

Shailesh Vara presented a special copy of the Bhagavad Gita to the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, for use by Hindu MPs during their swearing-in ceremonies. Upon their election, all MPs take an oath of allegiance to the Monarch, and this blessed Bhagavad Gita will be…

Kingsbury Temple a beacon of compassion: Starmer

LABOUR leader Keir Starmer visited the Sree Swaminarayan Mandir in Kingsbury, London on Friday (28) and interacted with the local British Indian community. In his address, Starmer described the Kingsbury Temple as "a beacon of care and compassion" and lauded the way it treats all people, irrespective of their backgrounds,…

Eastern Eye to host election debate featuring senior political leaders

The Eastern Eye Election Debate, organised by the Asian Media Group, will take place on Monday (1), featuring senior leaders from the three main political parties. Watch the live stream on the below link: https://www.youtube.com/live/2XSYHLeCTSU This event underscores the Asian Media Group's commitment to amplifying the political voice of the…

Undefeated India, South Africa clash in T20 World Cup final

India will aim to end their global title drought, while South Africa seeks to shed their 'chokers' tag at Kensington Oval on Saturday in the T20 World Cup final. Both teams have had flawless campaigns and secured comprehensive victories in the semi-finals, ensuring that the tournament's best two sides have…

Ahead of son’s wedding, Mukesh Ambani to organise mass wedding…

Preparations are in full swing for the wedding of Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Radhika Merchant, daughter of industrialist Viren Merchant. Mumbai is abuzz with excitement as Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are set to tie the knot soon. The Ambanis are planning…

Big B’s granddaughter launches fellowship to empower women

Lucknow anticipates the launch of a transformative initiative as Navya Naveli Nanda, granddaughter of Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, along with Samyak Chakravarti's foundation, unveils the Smart Fellowship aimed at empowering over 1000 women to forge successful careers. Expressing her enthusiasm for the project starting on Saturday., Navya Naveli Nanda stated,…

Venice Film Fest to honour Sigourney Weaver

Hollywood veteran Sigourney Weaver will be honoured with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2024 Venice Film Festival. Weaver, who has been a part of several blockbuster projects across her career including Gorillas in the Mist as well as franchises like Ghostbusters, Alien, and Avatar, will receive the…

‘Bad Newz’ trailer promises hilarious chaos

Get ready for a paternity pandemonium! The trailer for Dharma Productions' latest comedy, Bad Newz, just dropped, and it promises a side-splitting ride. This quirky film takes a hilarious detour from the usual rom-com tropes, diving into the chaotic world of heteropaternal superfecundation--yes, that's a fancy way of saying two…

Boney Kapoor-led firm signs concession agreement for Noida Film City

Filmmaker Boney Kapoor and Bhutani Group-backed firm Bayview Bhutani Film City Pvt. Ltd. signed a concession agreement with the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on Thursday for the development of Noida International Film City in India. Boney Kapoor told the media, “This is the mission of my life to…

‘Would like to make a Bollywood movie’: Tom Hopper

Actor Tom Hopper, best known for his acting skills in Game of Thrones and The Umbrella Academy, would now like to explore Indian cinema. Speaking with ANI, Tom expressed his desire to make a Bollywood movie one day. "Yes, yes, absolutely (I do follow Indian cinema). I actually would love…

Uganda investment unit hosts UK, Dawoodi Bohras business delegation

The Statehouse Investors Protection Unit (SHIPU) hosted a delegation from the United Kingdom and the Dawoodi Bohras Business Group to discuss investment opportunities in Uganda on June 11. SHIPU in Uganda was established by the country's president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, to create a favourable investment environment by protecting investors from…

Starmer appears on Bangladeshi TV after his comments spark row

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has appeared on Bangladeshi TV channel after his comments on illegal migrants triggered a backlash, The Telegraph reports. During an interview with The Sun, Starmer said the number of people being returned to the country of their origin had fallen by 44 per cent under…

Sunak hurt and angry over Reform activist’s racist slur about…

Rishi Sunak expressed his hurt and anger after a supporter of Nigel Farage's Reform UK party was recorded making a racist slur about him. Sunak, Britain’s first ethnic-minority prime minister, was responding to comments aired by Channel 4 News. A man identified as Andrew Parker was recorded calling Sunak a…

Murray, Djokovic battle injury concerns to make Wimbledon draw

Former champions Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have overcome injury concerns to participate in the Wimbledon draw. Murray, the 2013 and 2016 champion, was expected to miss his farewell appearance at the All England Club after a back operation last weekend. Djokovic, a seven-time champion, also underwent surgery earlier this…

London to host Global Chess League in October

THE second edition of the Global Chess League will be held in London from October 3 to 12, said the International Chess Federation (FIDE). The 10-day, one-of-a-kind chess league featuring top players, will take place at Friends House in central London. The first edition was held in Dubai in 2023. It…

Tata threatens early shutdown of Port Talbot blast furnaces

TATA STEEL UK has threatened to close its two blast furnaces in Port Talbot in south Wales earlier than planned due to an upcoming strike, sparking concern among politicians before next week's general election. The Indian-owned giant had planned to start shutting the first furnace in late June and the…

Euro: Italy face Swiss challenge after narrow group stage progress

Champions Italy are gearing up to face Switzerland in the Euro 2024 round of 16 on Saturday, having narrowly advanced from the group stage. The Azzurri secured their place with a last-gasp 98th-minute equaliser from Mattia Zaccagni against Croatia, securing second spot in Group B, five points behind group leaders…

UN human rights office urges India to drop cases against…

The United Nations human rights commission has expressed concern over India's use of the anti-terror law to stifle dissent, calling for authorities to dismiss cases against author Arundhati Roy and former professor Sheikh Showkat Hussain for their remarks on Kashmir. "#India: We are concerned by use of #UAPA anti-terror law…

Farage dismisses campaign members over racist comments

REFORM UK party leader Nigel Farage has dismissed members of his election campaign after they were filmed making racist and homophobic comments, he said in a statement Thursday. Farage, a former EU parliamentarian who has tried and failed to run for the UK parliament seven times, is seeking a seat…

Biden delivers shaky performance as Trump launches ‘false attacks’

US president Joe Biden delivered a shaky, halting performance while his Republican rival Donald Trump battered him with a series of often false attacks at their debate on Thursday (27), as the two oldest presidential candidates ever exchanged personal insults ahead of the November election. The two men traded barbs…

UK economy pulls up in first quarter, but outlook weak

BRITAIN'S economy pulled out of recession at a faster pace than previously thought in the first three months of this year, revised official data showed on Friday, but the broader economic backdrop remains fragile ahead of next week's election. The country's gross domestic product expanded by 0.7 per cent from…