How to improve vaccine uptake among ethnic minorities

COVID vaccines protect people from severe illness and death, but in the UK, they’re not doing so evenly. While overall uptake of COVID vaccines in Britain is high, it isn’t uniform across all ethnic groups. At the beginning of December, 90% of all white people aged 50-54 had been vaccinated …

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Biden nominates Bangladeshi-American Muslim woman to federal bench in historic first

A civil rights lawyer is on the verge of becoming the first Bangladeshi American and just the second Muslim to ever serve as a federal judge after US President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated her for the Eastern District of New York. If confirmed Nusrat Choudhury would also become the …

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Facebook delaying publishing report on India human rights review

Critics of Facebook have called on the world’s largest social network to release a human rights impact assessment it commissioned in 2020 to investigate hate speech on its platforms in India. The social media company, which is now called Meta faces increasing scrutiny over its handling of abuses on its …

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Understanding the History and Politics behind Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

The Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan this week announced that more than $100,000 had been raised by businesses and individuals in the north-eastern city of Sialkot for the family of a Sri Lankan factory manager murdered by a mob over allegations of blasphemy, in December. Hundreds of people, believed to …

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Benefits of Turmeric: Not just a spice!

Turmeric isn’t just a spice which should be used for cooking. It has many more benefits which most of us are unaware of. From offering healing to antiseptic properties, turmeric offers a bit of everything. Turmeric for wounds Just rubbing a bit of turmeric on a wound can help with …

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India’s coronavirus pandemic shines a light on the curse of caste.

Long before the outbreak of COVID-19, a more pernicious form of social distancing was widespread across India: the Hindu caste system. In one form or another, this system – which has existed in the region for over a millennium – has long ensured social segregation based on one’s place in …

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More South Asians in the UK dying from Covid-19 than white people.

People of South Asian origin are most likely to die from the novel coronavirus after being admitted to hospital than white counterparts, according to a major new study involving tens of thousands of patients. The study, to be published in the Lancet medical journal on Friday, found that 350 of …

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Sardani breaks barriers by graduating from West Point.

An Indian-American woman has made history at the West Point Military Academy by becoming the first observant Sikh to graduate from the venerable 218-year-old institution. Anmol Narang, 23 and from Georgia, graduated as a second lieutenant this weekend alongside 1100 other cadets, 230 of whom were women. Lieutenant Narang told …

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West Indian Cricketer Darren Sammy calls out IPL teammates over ‘Derogatory’ Nickname.

The West Indian cricketer Darren Sammy has criticized his former teammates in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after discovering that a nickname he was given – ‘Kaala’ – was a derogatory term for black people. The 36-year-old St Lucian, who played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the IPL in …

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COMMENT: Why do certain Western Sikh ‘Influencers’ protest racists by promoting one?

This week marks a sad one in India’s history. In June 1984, Operation Blue Star, one of the darkest parts of the Punjab Insurgency, occurred. The wounds of these events are still healing in India, but nefarious forces are politicising them in the UK. It saddens me to see people …

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