A recent report published in the Lancet medical journal, that explores ‘Ethnic differences in SARS-CoV-2 infection and Covid-19’ has revealed that in UK’s second wave of coronavirus (from September to December 2020), the South Asian communities were more likely to test positive for Covid, become severely ill and die than any other minority ethnic groups.

Issa brothers told to sell 27 fuel stations to takeover ASDA

The £6.8 billion takeover of Asda by the Issa brothers has hit a roadblock. The billionaire duo have been told they will need to sell 27 fuel stations for the takeover to go ahead, the Mirror reported. It is being alleged that they would have...

University students included on first Sikh panel at prestigious international religions event

Three PhD students and their Director of Studies will be presenting at the 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) on their first ever Sikh studies panel.

US to restrict travel from India over Covid

WASHINGTON: The US will restrict travel from India starting May 4, the White House said, citing a devastating rise in Covid-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus. White House press secretary...

Indiana prosecutor facing criticism after FedEx shooting that killed 4 Sikh Americans

INDIANAPOLIS: An Indiana prosecutor is facing mounting criticism for declining to pursue court hearings that could have prevented a man from accessing the guns used to shoot and kill eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. The leader...

11 killed in Bengal post-poll violence

Kolkata: Days after Trinamool Congress' extraordinary win in the recently concluded assembly elections in West Bengal, violence erupted in several parts of the state, leading to the death of 11 people while several others were left wounded....

Covid negative report or jab certificate must to enter Punjab

Chandigarh: Imposing stricter restrictions to check the spread of Covid-19, the Punjab Government banned the entry of persons from outside the state by air, rail or road without negative Covid report not more than 72 hours old or vaccination...

ADB raises India's FY22 GDP forecast to 11%

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said that India’s GDP will rebound strongly by 11% in 2021-22 due to continued economic recovery boosted by increased public investment, vaccine rollout, and a surge in domestic demand. But it also cautioned...

Tatas get CCI nod for $1.2bn Bigbasket buy

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) cleared Tata Digital’s acquisition of a majority stake in Bigbasket without conditions. Tata Digital’s interest in Bigbasket first became public last October. The acquisition of a 64.3% stake in Bigbasket...

Indian athletes forced out of World Relays

The Indian athletics team, including sprinters Hima Das and Dutee Chand, was forced out of next month's Olympic qualifying World Athletics Relays in Poland after the suspension of a connecting flight to Amsterdam owing to a record-shattering...

Haseeb Hameed regains form and love of game

When Haseeb Hameed registered his second century of the match for Nottinghamshire in the County Championship game against Worcestershire last week, the dressing room and the country was bursting with pleasure for a young man who was treated...

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.

Tamil filmmaker KV Anand dies at 54

Well-known Tamil cinematographer-turned-filmmaker KV Anand, 54, passed away from a cardiac arrest last week. He leaves behind a rich legacy of movies across the Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi film industry. Anand began his career as a photojournalist....

Cinema fraternity wishes Thala Ajith on his 50th birthday!

From K'Town to Bollywood, Thala Ajith received birthday wishes from all over! Actor Sivakarthikeyan shared a collage of his pictures with Ajith. From a young Sivakarthikeyan sharing screenspace with Ajith, to him standing shoulder to shoulder...

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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