Black and Asian people in England are up to 50% more likely to die after becoming infected with COVID-19, an official study said on Tuesday, putting pressure on the government to outline plans to protect the most at-risk communities.Read more
In The Press
Recently, Facebook launched ‘Avatars’ the cartoon like miniatures that its users can make of themselves, by adding features including headgears and facial features. Though it is yet to be launched in India, this service is now available to users in US and UK.Read more
Thousands of more highly skilled Indians could potentially land full-time jobs in Britain from next year as the UK launches a new points-based immigration system.Read more
The surprise elevation of Rishi Sunak as the Chancellor of the UK Exchequer and Priti Patel already the home secretary, persons of Indian origin now hold two top posts in the new Boris Johnson cabinet in post-Brexit Britain.Read more
The growing number of global CEOs of Indian origin, according to social media, news reports and online searching (incidentally, Google is run by an Indian).Read more
Labour Party MP, Keith Vaz, points out that the resolution had been passed without the approval of the party`s ruling National Executive Committee or the party leader Jeremy Corbyn, despite unanimously passed at the party Conference Brigton.
"I have therefore written to the Chair of the NEC, Andi Fox, and to the Leader of the Party, Jeremy Corbyn, asking them to recall the motion and hold a proper debate at the NEC to adopt a common Party position that does not divide our communities", Vaz added.Read more
It states the people of Kashmir should be given the right of self-determination in accordance with UN resolutions and urges the party to stand with the Kashmiri people "fighting against the occupation." The Indian high commission India in London cancelled its annual reception withLabour Friends of India on Tuesday night immediately after the debate on the motion began.Read more
In Amitav Ghosh's acclaimed novel, Sea of Poppies, a village woman from an opium-producing region in India has a vivid encounter with poppy seed. "She looked at the seed as if she has never seen one before, and suddenly she knew that it was not the planet above that governed her life; it was this minuscule orb - at once beautiful and all-devouring, merciful and destructive, sustaining and vengeful."Read more
Oldham Council has approved plans for the temple, which will feature a prayer hall, teaching and community spaces, gardens and up to 60 parking spaces. The building, on Copster Hill Road, will be the new home of the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir temple. Suresh Sorasia, speaking on behalf of the temple, said it would be a "landmark" building.Read more
By a curious historical irony, a sport that was the exclusive preserve of colonial elite is now the national passion of the formerly colonised. What is equally extraordinary is that India has become world cricket's sole superpower. It is a status much savoured by contemporary Indians, for whom their cricket team is the nation. They regard "team India" as a symbol of national unity, and its players a reflection of the country's diversity.Read more
An announcement that a Bollywood film will be made on Indian war hero Sam Manekshaw has seen him trend on social media 11 years after his death. Manekshaw is arguably India's best-known army general. He was the chief of the Indian army during the 1971 war with Pakistan, which led to the creation of Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan.Read more
However, PM stops short of apologising for killings by British troops who opened fire on the crowd of defenceless men, women and children.
On 13 April 1919, a crowd gathered at Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden, including families having picnics and people protesting about the deportation of a pair of nationalist leaders. Many were unaware there was a ban on public gatherings in the city, which had been placed under the direct rule of the British Indian army to curb recent unrest.
BAPS Charities, in collaboration with The Royal Free Hospital and The Lipid Association of India, hosted a conference on ‘Preventing Cardiovascular Disease’ on Saturday 1 June 2019 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.Read more