The British government has approved applications for 15 new faith schools, including two Sikh schools. UK education secretary Michael Gove cleared the applications as part of 102 new 'free schools' which are to be opened from 2014 and beyond. Free schools are state-funded schools, independent of the local authority's control. As per rules, faith schools under the category are able to select a maximum of 50% of pupils on the basis of religion.
A Sikh bus driver in Finland is fighting for his right to wear a turban while at work. Gill Sukhdarshan Singh, who works at the Veolia bus company at Vantaa near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, is trying to set a precedent by making the authorities allow him to wear a turban at work.
The British politician campaigning on behalf of an Indian-origin girl whose organs were removed at a hospital in Patiala on Sunday expressed shock and outrage that the organs were yet to be returned to the girl's parents, more than 45 days after her sudden death. Dipankar De Sarkar
Refuting the allegations of the parents of a British Sikh schoolgirl, 8, authorities at Government Rajindra Hospital here have denied that it was for harvesting that her organs were extracted during autopsy.
The parents of an eight-year-old British Sikh school girl have alleged that their daughter was killed by health workers in India in a failed attempt to harvest her organs.
Three men have been arrested on public disorder and assault offences after a brawl outside a gurdwara in England. Witnesses reported that about 10 worshippers at a weekly Sunday service at Gurdwara Shri Guru Ram Das Prakash on the Old Palace Road in Norwich were involved in the fracas. Local police in the Norfolk county town have ruled out any racist motivation behind the incident.
Ludhiana's Sanya Aggarwal has made the country proud by being part of a global team involved in a groundbreaking research in the UK. The young research scientist was a crucial member of a team of world experts that has successfully inseminated the UK's only female giant panda through artificial means. The research was carried out at Edinburgh Zoo. The research was supported by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, the conservation charity that owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo, and was part of a global panda conservation effort.
An Indian-origin nurse is on trial in the UK over charges that she attempted to "poison" her boss by spiking her coffee with mercury amalgam used in dental fillings.
One for the taste buds! An Indian-origin woman in the UK has been shortlisted out of 600,000 applicants for the post of Western Australia taste master, described as one of the "best jobs in the world". VIDEO INSIDE
The Indian nurse who hanged herself last year after passing on a hoax call to Princess Kate in a London hospital last year has apparently blamed the two Australian radio DJs who played the prank on the hospital.
In a major victory for 4 lakh Dalits in the UK, a bill that will outlaw discrimination on the basis of caste in Britain has received the royal assent from the queen. The enterprise and regulatory reform bill made history in the British Parliament this week when the House of Commons bowed to reassure from the House of Lords to include caste as an aspect of race as part of the Equality Act 2010.
From May 1, United Kingdom visa applicants in India will have the option of paying visa fee online through credit or debit cards. Other methods of payment, including payment at the visa application centre by demand draft or in cash, will continue to be accepted.
Three people have been found guilty of abusing a 39-year-old Indian woman, who was kept as 'slave' in a multi-million pound luxury home in London and was raped while being passed between three families.
Amid protests by UK-based Sikhs against the death sentence of Delhi bomb blast accused Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, a prominent human rights group has called on the Indian government to establish a "moratorium" on capital punishment.