Community fights to save Christmas

Christmas celebrations for some British Asians are as important as the Diwali festivities, including exchanging gifts, hosting dinners and parties. But for many families this year, the spirit is marred with the cost of living crisis, as they contemplate giving the usual festivities a miss, in order to save for what they need versus what they want. Adding fuel to the fire, is the recent Autumn Statement released by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. What a small family might spend on one dinner, is now the currency of the monthly allowance of a disabled person, in a heart-rending situation. As the UK enters recession, it does not make it easy for most Britons, especially those who are exceptionally underprivileged, for example, the rough sleepers and homeless.

Vaz completes Annual Diabetes Awareness Walk

Keith Vaz a diagnosed type 2 diabetes who has completed his annual diabetes walk in Leicester last Saturday 19th November 2022 and raised £1,556 for Diabetes UK Britain’s leading diabetes charity.  The walk takes place each year to highlight...

Vital aid leaves UK for Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic joins hands with Bestway Group to deliver medicines to the victims of humanitarian crisis

Trump to run for US presidency again

Florida: Donald Trump, who tried to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election and inspired a deadly riot at the Capitol in a desperate attempt to keep himself in power, announced he is running again for president in 2024.

G20 with India at helm will be action-oriented, says PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that the G20 meet under India's presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, decisive, and action-oriented, and that it will work to make the summit a catalyst for global change as Indonesia handed the...

India launches Vikram-S, first privately made rocket

India has achieved a significant milestone in its efforts to establish a commercial space industry and compete on price by successfully launching its first independently developed rocket.

Impose cost on nations that support terrorism, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a full-scale war against terrorism, not just against terrorists, and urged nations to "pursue terrorists, break their support networks, and hit their finances." He also argued for levying sanctions against...

Tatas, SIA finalise merger deal of Air India and Vistara

The proposed merger of Air India and Vistara has been finalised by the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines (SIA). SIA would own the remaining portion in the combined company; Tata will have around 75% of it. In Vistara, Tatas and SIA hold 51%...

CBI asks government to focus on growth

The UK's recent austerity budget may avert a deeper recession, but the government must focus more on growth to improve the country's long-term prospects, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said.

Indian cricket may go for a different captain for each format

The Indian cricket board (BCCI) decided to sack all four senior men’s national selectors following another disappointing T20 World Cup campaign.

Manika creates history by winning bronze

Star paddler Manika Batra created history by becoming the first Indian woman table tennis player to finish the Asian Cup TT tournament with a bronze medal at the Hua Mak Indoor Stadium in Bangkok on Saturday.

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.

DJ Snake performs to ‘Patakha Guddi’ in his Gurugram concert

After three years, French electronic artist DJ Snake returned to the grounds of Delhi-NCR and surprised his fans by adding a desi twist to his set. The anticipation for the artist to get up on stage and plug in the party music was high among...

Actors are being given 'too much credit', says Priyanka

Actor Priyanka Chopra was recently in India to launch her hair care brand in the country. Since then, she has returned to Los Angeles and was recently spotted attending singer-husband Nick Jonas’ concerts in the US. During her time in the country,...

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.

SPOTLIGHT: Roopa Kotecha: Cassio Road Dental Practice

Cassio Road Dental Practice is the very definition of modern healthcare. The Practice maximally makes use of the digital ecosphere to deliver the best available quality service. Business Development Lead and Adminstrator, Roopa, elaborated on...

Sheila Chadha: The Credit Collections Company

In a tumultuous economic climate, The Credit Collections Company emerges to counterbalance at least some of the confusion and chaos. Drawing from over 25years of experience in her sector, CEO and Chartered Credit Manager, Sheila, established...

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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