Coventry’s Sikhs take to the streets in aid of planting 550 trees

Coventry’s Sikh community will take to the streets for this year’s Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Charity Walk from 10am on Sunday 6thOctober, in aid of planting 550 native trees and shrubs in Longford Park.

Balidan divas, 30 years in exile for Kashmiri Hindu Pandits

On Saturday 14th September, at the Zoroastrian Centre, the Kashmiri Pandit Cultural Society (KPCS) commemorated the 30th anniversary of the mass extermination of Kashmiri Hindu Pandits from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The event marked the...

Dr Sohom Das: A new age Forensic Psychiatrist

Dr Sohom Das from London, is not just your regular Consulting Forensic Psychiatrist. Currently in his early 40s, Sohom is quirky, witty, dabbles in stand-up comedy and does battle rapping on TV. He is also a debut fiction novelist, writing a...

Jet Airways’ Manchester-Mumbai set to bring £400m to northern economy

Jet Airways’ first ever non-stop flight connecting Mumbai, India’s economic capital, and Manchester is now operating. Launched on Dhan Teras (Nov 5) - the most auspicious day for businesses, and second day of Diwali, in the Hindu calendar -...

770,000 people in England unable to speak English well

In an interview, the communities secretary, Sajid Javid revealed that 770,000 people living in England speak little or no English at all, and warned that up to 70% of them are women from the Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities.

Sigma sponsors transformation of Community Pharmacy 2025 vision

A donation from Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc is funding a three year PhD scholarship aimed at developing a coherent and transformative vision for English community pharmacy in 2025. The project has already begun in the Department of Pharmacy and...

Schools in England are being asked to put pupils through extra mock maths exams after concerns were raised over the new maths GCSE. In December, two examination boards accused a rival of offering sample maths papers that are too easy. Schools...

Mr Salim Ahmed, from Ilford IG1 who rented a potentially dangerous property to tenants in Ilford has been fined a total of £7,467.20. It is the latest in a number of successful prosecutions taken by the Council against irresponsible landlords.

Ofsted has been given the green light to take a closer look at the work of groups running chains of academies. But it will not be allowed to make judgments about whether a trust is effective or not.

A demonstration against the closure of the Upton Centre took place on Saturday 24th January outside the Eastham Town Hall. Approximately 300-400 people, mainly Hindus, participated in this demonstration to reopen the centre which had been closed...

The highest-ranked British Asian member of the UK Independence Party has switched to the Conservative party. Pakistani-origin Mr Amjad Bashir is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) representing Yorkshire and Humber constituencies in northern...

The Indian High Commission hosted a reception to honour the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 Sanman Awardees Lord Raj Loomba and Prof Nat Puri in London at the High Commission of India. Mr S S Sidhu, Minister (Coordination) started the evening proceedings,...

A private reception was hosted by Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar in Shakti Hall, for Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, a senior Cabinet Minister for Education, Higher and Technical Education, Law and Justice, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer...

Well known Indian chef Vivek Singh, CEO of London's popular restaurant empire of Cinnamon Club, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick in recognition of his efforts in developing Indian cuisine in the UK. Mr Singh,...



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