Until Asian Voice went to press on Tuesday evening, those who took a single or double dose of Covishield were considered “unvaccinated” by the UK government. However, after serious backlash against Britain and increasing pressure on officials, on Wednesday morning, the UK released an updated travel advisory stating: "Formulations of the four listed vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Modern Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines."

'Newly qualified, Ismat Khan, drawn to Allied Health Professional career by her interest in wider healthcare roles’

Moved by the care that her grandparents received, Ismat Khan was inspired to choose a career and qualification in the NHS. Ismat says, “I always knew I wanted to get into healthcare. I explored options through a career programme and open days....

Celebration of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2

High Commission of India in London and India League will celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Anniversary, which is marked as International Day of Non-Violence. The programme will be held at Tavistock Square Garden, London WC1H 9JE on Saturday,...

Indian American charged for insider trading of Mylan stock

NEW YORK: An Indian American former executive at pharmaceutical company Mylan has pleaded guilty to insider trading in the company’s securities, the Justice Department said. The department said Dayakar Mallu, 51, of Orlando, Florida, worked...

Washington urged to act against US-based Khalistanis operating in India

WASHINGTON: The Indian government has provided the United States considerable evidence of links between US-based Khalistan groups and militants and terrorists operating in India but Washington has been largely "unresponsive,” says a report by...

Former union minister Babul Supriyo joins team Mamata

Kolkata: Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo joined Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, two months after he was asked to resign as junior minister in the Environment Ministry and a month after saying he won't join any...

Channi, Sidhu both will be faces of Cong in Punjab polls: party

New Delhi: Hours after rivals BJP, Shiromani Akali Dal and BSP accused the Congress of appointing a Dalit CM in Punjab as a gimmick, the grand old party came out firmly in support of Charanjit Singh Channi and said it would fight state elections...

Lenders to Videocon make U-turn, approach NCLAT for fresh bids

After getting rapped for accepting Vedanta group's bid that would give just 5 per cent of their outstanding loans, lenders to Videocon Industries approached the insolvency appellate tribunal NCLAT seeking fresh bids for the debt-laden consumer...

Tatas, SpiceJet promoter submit financial bids for Air India

Tata Sons, the holding company of India's largest conglomerate, and SpiceJet chief Ajay Singh are among those who submitted financial bids to acquire loss-making state airline Air India. Tuhin Kanta Pandey, secretary of the department that is...

IPL: Nine-wicket win for Royal Challengers

An authoritative Kolkata Knight Riders bossed Royal Challengers Bangalore from the beginning to the end to record a convincing nine-wicket win in their IPL match on Monday. Showing serious intent after their mediocre outing in the first phase...

After New Zealand, England too call off Pakistan tour

First it was New Zealand which abruptly abandoned their tour of Pakistan citing a security alert in a massive blow to the South Asian country's hopes of staging regular international cricket. Following the footsteps of New Zealand, England also...

Leading Lights with Rani Singh

Indian-origin lady helms important UK Screen Body

  • 19 Aug 2019

Seetha Kumar is the CEO of ScreenSkills, based in central London but operating UK-wide.

Monty's Spin with Monty Panesar

Monty's Spin

  • 25 Mar 2020

The Covid-19 virus has taken the world by storm. It has stopped all sporting events and the risks should be taken seriously. We should be at home for at least 3 weeks and we should take the government advise very seriously.

Prithviraj’s ‘Bhramam’ set to premiere on Amazon Prime next month

Malayalam superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran’s crime thriller ‘Bhramam’ just got a release date. The film will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 7, as announced by the streaming giant. Directed by Ravi K Chandran, the movie will be jointly...

Aishwarya wraps up Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has wrapped up the shoot of Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. She took to Instagram to share a poster of the period drama and revealed that the movie is scheduled to hit the screens around summer in 2022. Aishwarya...

Stream Cream

Bytes to bingeGenre: Comedy DramaWritten by: Timothy GreenbergDuration: 26 minWhere to watch: Netflix

I spy "The spy”!

Yes. that’s right we see the comedian in a 360 U-turn role like we have never seen him before and I am pleasantly surprised!

Ajeeb Dastans

Ajeeb Dastans is an anthology of four short films and is produced by the super Producer/Director Karan Johar. The premise of the film is that each story will bring us a shocking and horrifying twist that we were not betting on.

When horror meets comedy in a love triangle

Two small town boys fall in love with the same girl but all is not what it seems. One is in love with the girl and the other is in love with a spirit that is trapped in her body.

Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now! (Touring)

As warm and socially progressive as he is funny, rising comedian, Daliso, wowed the judges on much-loved television show, Britain’s Got Talent, in 2017. He even garnered praise from infamous critic, Simon Cowell, in the audition, going on to...

SPOTLIGHT: The Clicc: Tablescapes

Over lockdown we learned to appreciate the domestic space. From introducing throw-cushions into the living room to expanding the garden, people began to attend to the nuances of the immediate; noticing its emotive impact. The Clicc have then...

Customers of Southall Travel refunded £22 million worth of payments

Southall Travel Group has announced measures to ‘ramp up’ its capacity to deal with refund and other queries, as it issued £22 million worth of payments to its customers. The firm reportedly said it has refunded 94% of customers with package...

Hiking up the Yosemite National Park

The UK is in lockdown and we have no idea when the world is going to be back on its feet leave aside the travel industry. But you have this urge to get away from the four walls of your room – what should you do?

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