• Saturday, June 15, 2024

Kerala chief minister honours team of Cannes winner ‘All We…

PINARAYI VIJAYAN, the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Kerala, has honoured the cast and crew of the film All We Imagine As Light for their remarkable achievement at the Cannes Film Festival 2024. The film, helmed by director Payal Kapadia, clinched the prestigious Grand Prix, bringing international…

Booker-winning Indian writer to be tried under anti-terror law

DELHI'S federally-appointed lieutenant-governor (LG) VK Saxena has approved the prosecution of Booker Prize-winning author Arundhati Roy and former professor Sheikh Showkat Hussain under the anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), for comments made about Kashmir in 2010. The case began with a police complaint filed by social activist Sushil…

Bank of England rate cut unlikely, hurting Sunak’s pre-election hopes

THE Bank of England is expected to delay any potential interest rate cut that Rishi Sunak may have been hoping for before the upcoming election. Scheduled for June 20, the Bank’s meeting is likely to maintain current rates amid ongoing inflation pressures, pushing any possible reduction to after the election.…

Labour commits to secure trade deal with India if it…

COMPLETING a long-awaited free trade agreement (FTA) with India would be a priority for Labour, should the party come into government, MP Jonathan Reynolds has told Eastern Eye. A 14th round of negotiations between India and the UK ended in March without an agreement being reached. Progress stalled further with…

Sir Mark Rowley urges to close ‘outrageous gaps’ in hate…

BRITAIN’s top police officer has urged to close ‘outrageous’ gaps in hate crime laws, which he claims permit individuals to legally incite racial and religious hatred. Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Mark Rowley found it ‘startling’ that such incitement is possible as long as people avoid avoid being explicitly threatening or…

K S Bhamrah: Special tribute to dedicated fathers

BRITISH bhangra legend KS Bhamrah is celebrating Father’s Day this week with his newly released single Daddy. The Apna Sangeet frontman has sung, written and composed the heartfelt solo song that expresses the inner feelings of a father, along with all they do. What makes this family friendly track special…

Former cop guilty of having sex with woman he met…

AN ASIAN-ORIGIN former police constable was found guilty of having sex with a vulnerable woman student he met while on duty, according to media reports. The Liverpool Crown Court heard that Shamraze Arshad, 38, met the woman in October 2020 after he and a colleague were called out to her…

Commons set to be most diverse ever

BRITAIN is on course to have the most diverse parliament in history no matter which party wins the general election, according to research by leading race and diversity thinktank British Future. Analysis of final candidate selections suggests there will be an increase of at least 20, and as many as…

What Modi & Sunak spoke at G7 meeting

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday (14) met his British counterpart Rishi Sunak and reaffirmed his commitment to further strengthen the India-UK strategic partnership in the third term of the NDA government and reviewed the progress made in the ongoing FTA negotiations. The two leaders greeted each other with…

Top Malayalam survival films

MALAYALAM cinema making great survival thrillers has been illustrated by Manjummel Boys breaking box office records earlier this year and becoming the highest grossing movie the industry has ever produced. It is one of many powerful dramas produced by an industry that very much relies on clever writing and interesting settings to…

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