The Bank of England has issued a warning saying that the UK will fall into recession this year as it raised interest rates by the most in 27 years. The forecast hints that the last three months of the year will witness a shrink in the economy and it’ll continue until the end of 2023. 

Celebrating the South Asian heritage

As South Asian Heritage Month celebrates its 3rd year, the theme for 2022 is ‘Journeys of Empire’.  The theme reflects on major anniversaries taking place this year:  75th anniversary of the independence of India, Partition, the creation of...

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan receives Sitara-i-Pakistan award

The High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK, Moazzam Ahmad Khan, conferred the civil award on the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan on behalf of the President of Pakistan. Felicitating the Mayor, the High Commissioner underlined that conferment of...

Rushdie off ventilator, able to talk

New York: Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was hospitalised last week with serious injuries after being repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state, is off a ventilator and his condition is improving, his agent, Andrew...

Lanka allows entry for Chinese ship despite India's concerns

Colombo: Sri Lanka's government granted permission for a controversial Chinese research vessel to visit the island despite neighbouring India's concerns that it could spy on New Delhi's military installations, officials said.

'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign generates business of £50 mn

As India celebrated its 75th year of independence on August 15, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for "Har Ghar Tiranga" was widely adopted by the countrymen. Sale of more than 300 million national flags this year generated about £50...

Freedom fighters’ kin share untold stories of struggle

Revolutionary leader Kanailal Dutta of the Jugantar group was hanged on November 10, 1908, for the assassination of British approver Naren Goswami in the Alipore Central Jail’s hospital. A day before the hanging, his brother, Ashutosh, had requested...

Budget airline IndiGo drastically reduces its losses

India’s budget airline IndiGo has reported a loss of £106.43 million in the April-June 2022 quarter, down by almost two-thirds from a loss of £317.42 million in the same period last year. Record high jet fuel prices and a weaker rupee meant...

Increased revenue reduces Vodafone Idea loss

India's telecom service provider Vodafone Idea (VI) has reported its consolidated loss to £729.7 million for the June quarter. It is a marginal narrowing as compared to £7,31.9 million loss reported year-ago period, as tariff hikes boosted its...

Ten Sri Lankans go missing from Commonwealth Games

Ten members of crisis-hit Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games contingent in Birmingham have disappeared in a suspected attempt to remain in Britain, a top sports official said. The nine athletes and a manager vanished after completing their events,...

Rajasthan Royals owner slapped me, alleges Ross Taylor

Former New Zealand batter Ross Taylor revealed that he was ‘slapped’ by one of the owners of the Rajasthan Royals franchise during the 2011 IPL season.

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.

New spy thriller on cards

Hollywood star Alec Baldwin and former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko - who played Camille Montes in 2008’s 'Quantum of Solace' alongside Daniel Craig as 007, and is also known for her role as Taskmaster in the 2021 Marvel blockbuster 'Black Widow'...

'Raksha Bandhan' to premiere on OTT platform in mid-Nov

Aanand L Rai's new directorial venture, 'Raksha Bandhan' starring Akshay Kumar, Sadia Khatib, Smriti Shrikant, Deepika Khanna, and Sahajmeen Kaur with Bhumi Pednekar has been released in theatres last week. Now, the producers are planning to...

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: Nina Darmeci: Cosmopolitan Choreography

Nina is the Founder & Director of award-winning company: Nina’s Choreography. The vibrant platform specialises in teaching cosmopolitan dance inspired by classical Bollywood. Using her professional experience in traditional Bharatanatyam training,...

Vinesh Pomal: Inside Diverse Architecture (Part Two)

Allocation of space has long since been a staple of strong architecture: Vimesh embraces this to professionally specialise in structural interconnectivity.

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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