The landmark Domestic Abuse Bill has become a law after receiving Royal assent at the start of May 2021. While several significant amendments have been added to it, "rough sex" defence has been banned, non-fatal strangulation has become an offence and threats to share intimate images has become illegal. 

Gourmet Treats

Wondering where to dine this Eid? We’ve got you covered. 

One to One : Mayur Damodar Kotecha, Marathon Man

Mayur Damodar Kotecha is a Property Developer and Disabled Marathon Runner. He was born in Mwanza, Tanzania. A bustling town on the edge of Lake Victoria. He came to the UK at the age of 8. All his studies were in the UK. His BSc degree in information...

Lancet sees flaws in govt response to Covid crisis

India needs to overcome its shortcomings in combating Covid quickly by adopting a two-pronged strategy to control the outbreak that include setting right the vaccination campaign and measures to ensure poorer and rural citizens are not left...

Kamala pledges more aid to India

Asserting that the “welfare of India is critically important to the US,” Vice-President Kamala Harris, whose mother hailed from India and whose aunt is a physician in Chennai, pledged that the Biden administration will do even more for India...

Mamata inducts 43 ministers into her cabinet

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday inducted as many as 43 Ministers into her Cabinet, including 18 new faces. The Ministers, including nine junior ministers, were administered the oath of office by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar...

Lockdown in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has announced complete lockdown in the state from May 8 to 16 over the rising Covid-19 cases in the state. Kerala earlier recorded single-day spike with over 35,801 fresh Covid cases and 68 more deaths on Tuesday....

RBI allows recast of home, personal & small biz loans

Reserve Bank of India extended relief to individuals and small businesses who have loans up to £2.5 million by allowing them to seek a loan restructuring if they are affected by the second wave of the Covid-19. Announcing a series of steps to...

Tatas sue Gupta for late payment in £7.9 mn deal

Tata Steel has sued three of Sanjeev Gupta’s metal units for 7.9 million pounds over missed payments, piling more woes onto the embattled tycoon’s corporate empire. The London lawsuit centres on the 2017 sale of Tata’s specialty steel business...

Call to shift T20 WC to UAE becomes louder

One of the major reasons behind hosting this year’s IPL in India was setting an example for hosting the ICC T20 World Cup in Oct-Nov this year. However, with the Indian cricket board (BCCI) postponing the IPL midway through the season, the chances...

Hardik Pandya out of India Test squad

For the first time in over a year, the Indian Test team will be at full strength when they travel for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand - followed by the five-Test series in England - next month. However, all-rounder...

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.

Trailer of 'November Story' shows promising web series

The trailer of upcoming Tamil web series 'November Story' was released last week. The seven-episode series featuring Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead, follows events that unfold in the aftermath of a murder. Going by the trailer, an acclaimed crime...

Brand new video features Dhanush serenading wife Aishwarya

In a new video circulating online, actor Dhanush could be seen singing 'Ilamai Thirumbuthe' from his Father-in-law and ace actor Rajinikanth's movie 'Petta', to his wife Aishwarya. The video appears to have been from the pre-pandemic world,...

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.

British Bindi: Four Best Friends

Beautiful and culturally brimming, online platform British Bindi was founded by four best friends who “wanted to create an honest space for expression to build a community for everyone to share.” Kiran, Amani, Jasmeen and Tanisha (pictured),...

Raj Khaira: South Asian Therapists

South Asian Therapists is the largest digital Director­y of its kind: the brainwave of systemic activist, Raj Khaira, it was created during the high-pressure time of lock-down. Raj has represent­ed the underacknowledged issues of the South Asian...

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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