I have come to believe, the simplicity of Indo-Chinese food is one of the world’s great gourmet triumphs. This fact is merely enhanced by the fact that this particular cuisine offers quick and easy “turn-to” dishes that are perfect for our busy lives. Ever since tofu sprouts 5-spice rice became …Read More »
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this week formally launched the UK subsidiary of India’s revered Union Bank of India.
The bank’s move into the UK signals the 96-year-old institutions global expansion plans – it plans to deliver 10% of overall business from overseas markets by 2019 as it looks to tap into the increasingly influential Indian Diaspora community whilst also providing banking services to companies and individuals queuing up to invest in India.
The bank, the 6th largest public sector bank in India with more than $59 billion in assets, will undertake retail and wholesale banking.
In retail banking the focus will be on current, savings, fixed term deposits and remittances while the wholesale banking arm will focus will be on syndicated loans, external commercial borrowings, SMEs, trade finance facilities and current accounts.
The UKAsian caught up with the bank’s chairperson Mr Arun Tiwari to find out more.Read More »
The General Secretary of Britain’s Trades Union Congress has added her voice to calls demanding that Channel 4 cancel a controversial documentary on immigration. Frances O’Grady said the Southampton-set show, titled Immigration Street, would “encourage social division and “hostility towards migrants”. “Channel 4 needs to respect the views of the …Read More »
Hundreds of jobs are threatened under reorganisation plans by NHS England which could involve work being transferred to India, according to a leading union. Unison said cuts could hit 900 mainly low-paid workers in administration jobs such as dealing with prescription charges, and payments to GPs, opticians and dentists, as …Read More »
The Student Union of the University of Bradford has called for the “resignation” of the university’s chancellor Imran Khan, saying the Pakistani cricket legend has failed to attend any recent graduation ceremonies. The motion has been tabled by student union member Mohsin Tanveer who has accused Mr Khan of “negligence” …Read More »
The hallowed Oxford Union at the University of Oxford has played host to some rather distinguished personalities, from civil rights campaigners such as Malcolm X and Desmond Tutu through Mother Theresa to Prime Minister David Cameron and President Ronald Reagan. This month will see a rather unusual addition to that …Read More »
The European Union is to consider using its trade preference system to encourage Bangladesh to improve working conditions in the country’s garment sector. It comes in the wake of a factory collapse in the capital Dhaka which left more than 400 people dead in the worst industrial accident in Bangladesh. …Read More »
At a lunch meeting suggesting an end to a decade-long boycott, the European Union has told Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi that “accountability” for the communal riots that tore his state apart in 2002 is important. The Congress has said it is “ignominious to be reminded by foreigners”. Joao …Read More »