The murder by a Hindu mob of a Muslim man rumoured to have slaughtered a cow has thrown a spotlight on the hard-line, polarising agenda of some followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, undermining his promise of development for all. On a tour of Silicon Valley last month where he …Read More »
The Shadow Europe Minister has hailed comments by a senior executive of India’s Tata Group who spoke of the importance of Britain’s continued membership of the European Union for international investors. Nirmalya Kumar – an executive council member of Tata Sons, which owns such iconic British brands such as Jaguar …Read More »
Across Europe, immigration and multiculturalism is under attack.
From Hungary's "politically incorrect" Prime Minister Viktor Orban through the Pegida movement in Germany to the rise of France's National Front and the UK Independence Party, migrants and liberal attitudes are under attack.
Whilst the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the radicalization of Londoner Mohammed Emwazi have fed the often xenophobic vitriol, they have also focussed attention on the role of 'indigenous' communities in the integration - or lack of it - of migrants.
A small enclave in the Portuguese city of Lisbon however, offers a ray of hope for the rest of Europe.
Isira Makuloluwe, a TV producer and Londoner of Sri Lankan origin, investigates.Read More »
Ed Miliband may be fighting against an apparent attempt by several senior Labour figures to unseat him as their leader but his party colleague Keith Vaz continues to score well in the popularity stakes. Leicester East MP Mr Vaz, who is of Goan origin and is one of the most …Read More »
English cricket’s governing body will launch a major new initiative this week aimed at creating the first national physical disability squad in Bangladesh. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has teamed up with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for the initiative which will see the ECB …Read More »
The Indian government has unveiled plans for its $26 billion universal healthcare plan which will provide all citizens with free drugs and diagnostic treatment as well as insurance cover to treat serious ailments. The plan by Narendra Modi’s government will be rolled out in phases from April 2015 and cover …Read More »
One of Britain’s leading Muslim academics has vowed to go ahead with the establishment of a mosque that will welcome women and gay Muslims in South Africa, despite receiving threats against his life. Dr Taj Hargey, the outspoken director of the moderate Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, said his ‘Open …Read More »
The first British Asian editor of a national daily says that the newspaper business needs to emulate broadcast and new media in employing more ethnic minority journalists. Columnist Amol Rajan, 29, was appointed editor of The Independent this week, becoming one of the youngest and first non-white editor of a …Read More »