A devoutly Christian Conservative minister has claimed that secularism in Britain is “pushing more young Muslims into the arms of Islamic State”. Delivering the annual Conservative Christian Fellowship lecture, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb also said the danger posed by Islamic fundamentalists could not be defeated by increased secularism. Britain’s “hard-edged …Read More »
Harjit Sajjan, a former police officer and veteran of three military deployments to Afghanistan, was named Canada’s new minister of defence on Wednesday, bringing first-hand expertise to one of the country’s top cabinet positions. Sajjan will oversee an anticipated change in Canada’s military involvement in the battle against militants in …Read More »
The election of liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rejuvenated Canada, once a beacon of hope for a divided world.
Mr Trudeau, much like his legendary father Pierre Trudeau, is seen as dynamic and, most importantly, inclusive. He’s received overwhelming support from Canada’s large migrant population.
And now he’s proved that he can get down with the Bhangra boys.
A video has emerged of the 43-year-old PM clad in a proper Kurta-Pyjami grooving like a LEGEND at an event organized by the India Canada Association of Montreal.
Dragged onto the floor by one of the participating women, Mr Trudeau proved himself an ace dancer, adapting to the steps quickly and then dancing away with abandon.
Seeing his enthusiasm, more people join in.
David Cameron tried to get “IN” with the Indian community in Britain by declaring: “Phir Ek Bar, Cameron Sarkar”.
British Indians, in turn, helped Mr Cameron sweep to power in May.
Imagine what would have happened if he had done a bit of “Light Bulb...Light Bulb...?”Read More »
The Indian minister in charge of matters relating to the environment has claimed that only an “Indian Lifestyle” can save the world from the worst effects of climate change. Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that the West should also free itself from its “extravagant habits” to save the world. Javadekar …Read More »
India will use all its “might” to ban the slaughter of cows across India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Sunday. Mr Singh made the pledge during a speech to spiritual leaders in Delhi in the latest sign that the Hindi nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Prime Minister Narendra …Read More »
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday fired India’s highest-ranked diplomat, replacing her with the country’s ambassador to the United States. Modi’s appointment of Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as foreign secretary, the top bureaucrat at the foreign ministry, underscores the prime minister’s control over foreign affairs. But his abrupt sacking of Sujatha …Read More »
A judge in the US has thrown out a lawsuit against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which alleged that Mr Modi had failed to stop anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat in 2002. The lawsuit was filed in September by a small human rights group called the American Justice Centre (AJC) ahead …Read More »
A government minister in Goa has announced a new initiative that will provide “medical” and “psychological” remedies to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people to “make them normal”. Ramesh Tawadkar, Goa State Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, said the initiative will be built along the lines of the state’s …Read More »
Teenage Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai says she wants to become the Prime Minister of her country. Yousafzai, 17, will become the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize when she is officially made a laureate later today in the Norwegian capital Oslo. Speaking to the BBC ahead …Read More »
Yoga may have become achingly fashionable and a multi-billion dollar business in the West but in India the ancient Hindu tradition enjoys a status akin to everyone’s favourite uncle – much-loved but severely neglected, always in the background rarely acknowledged. It’s a status that the India’s newly-appointed yoga minister Shripad …Read More »