“Today, I beg the forgiveness of my countrymen and say with a pure heart and honest mind that perhaps there was some shortcoming,” said, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Gurunanak Jayanti (Gurupurab) last week. With this apology, Modi left British Asians and Indians emotional across the globe as he announced that his government would repeal three farm laws in order to breathe life into the struggling agricultural economy of India. 

Hero NHS doctor dies of Covid

In a tragic incident NHS doctor Dr Irfan Halim, 45, died of Covid just days away from his boosters coming in. The doctor had spent months away from his family when he died.

‘Being a woman of colour and heavily pregnant did not stop me from winning my first investment pitch’

Zaffrin O’Sullivan, is the co-founder of Five Dot Botanics, an eco-friendly, gender-neutral, minimalist vegan beauty brand available online, on Amazon and across various online retailers. When not leading the minimalist skincare revolution,...

US expresses ‘concern’ over S-400 deliveries to India

The US defence department has reiterated “concern” over reports of India receiving the first supplies of the Russian S-400 missile defence system but there were no indications yet that the Biden administration was moving towards sanctions under...

Huge protests across Europe over new Covid restrictions

Brussels: Tens of thousands of people have been marching in the Belgian capital, Brussels, to protest against anti-Covid measures. Some protesters threw fireworks at police officers, who intervened with tear gas and water cannon. Demonstrators...

Bengal govt launches ration at doorstep scheme

Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal launched the ‘Duare Ration’ (ration at doorstep) scheme which the administration said will benefit around 10 crores of people of the state.

BJP slams Sidhu for reported ‘bada bhai’ address for Imran

New Delhi: BJP hit out at Congress after its Punjab president Navjot Singh Sidhu reportedly called Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan his "elder brother" during a trip to Kartarpur Sahib, alleging the opposition party sees terror groups like...

Reliance shares fall following scrapping of Saudi Aramco deal

Shares in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries fell more than 4 per cent after the revelation that the $15bn deal with Saudi Aramco had been called off.

India, US vow to boost trade ties, focus on supply chain

India and the US vowed to improve their trade ties and “take it to the next level” with closer partnership on supply chains flagged as a key thrust area.

Cricket authorities in England promise cultural change

England's leading cricket institutions have apologised to former player Azeem Rafiq for the racism he suffered during his career, admitting that discrimination is a “blight” on the game, and promised cultural change. The statement followed crisis...

India make clean sweep of T20 series against NZ

India produced a clinical all-round performance to thrash New Zealand by 73 runs in the third and final T20 and complete a 3-0 clean sweep in the three-match series at the iconic Eden Gardens, in Kolkata on Sunday. A fantastic 50 by captain...

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.

Simbu breaks down during ‘Maanaadu’ pre-release event

In a shocking turn of events, actor Simbu broke into tears while speaking at the pre-release event of his upcoming film ‘Maanaadu’. Without taking names, he claimed that he has been hounded by some people and requested his fans to keep supporting...

Suriya over ‘Jai Bhim’ controversy: Thankful for the trust

Tamil superstar Suriya took to Twitter last week to thank everyone who expressed solidarity with him in light of the fresh controversy surrounding his latest movie ‘Jai Bhim’. Suriya tweeted, “Dear all, this love for #Jaibhim is overwhelming....

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.

Circular Threads: Your New Home for Preloved South Asian Fashion

Anoli is the founder of the UK’s first preloved South-Asian fashion platform: Circular Threads. Launched just this August, the online marketplace has generated widespread ecstatic buzz. 

Jaya Mehta: Gifting Inspiration

Jaya is the founder of uplifting colourful accessories boutique: Siya + Pari. Her attractive handcrafted items range from bracelets and phone charms to hair clips and whole jewellery sets. 

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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