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Former BBC Hindi producer is first South Asian finalist of Guardian Development Journalism Competition

A former BBC Hindi Service producer has become the first South Asian-origin journalist to be shortlisted for The Guardian’s prestigious annual International Development Journalism Competition. Nishtha Chugh made the 2013 shortlist of 12 journalists for her piece on “Burro”, a novel new eco-friendly, renewable battery rental service that’s bringing electricity …

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Home Office confirms £3000 bond for visitors from South Asia

The British Home Office confirms it will demand a £3,000 ($4,350) refundable bond for visas for “high-risk” visitors from six former colonies in Africa and Asia. A statement on Monday says Britain will go ahead with the pilot scheme which has caused outrage, charges of discrimination and warnings of retaliation …

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LIFF 2013: Celebrating the Finest in Independent South Asian Cinema

Two Indian favourites at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and an acclaimed Pakistani film are set to be the focus of the 2013 London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) which gets underway on Thursday. Amit Kumar’s critically acclaimed film noir thriller ‘Monsoon Shootout’ and ‘Bombay Talkies’, the four-film tribute to Bollywood …

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