The husband of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died last year in Ireland after being denied abortion, plans to initiate medical negligence proceedings in the High Court against the Galway University Hospital.
Parents of a British Sikh girl who died suddenly while on holiday in India have moved a step closer to getting answers about her mysterious death. Birmingham-born Gurkiren Kaur Loyal fell ill on a family holiday in Punjab in April and was being treated for dehydration at a clinic in Khanna when the staff reportedly gave her a mystery injection.
Nostalgia for her own mother's home-cooked meals has led British Indian professional Shelina Dhuna to set up her own food business in London. Indian Home Cooks offers an innovative home-delivery-cum-catering service that provides authentic home-cooked Indian food at doorsteps anywhere in London.
A British-Indian couple was paid an undisclosed amount after they lost their unborn child as a result of a wrong drug being prescribed to the mother. Varun and Sarah Sharma, from Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire county of England, were expecting their first child last year when the mother-to-be was prescribed acne drugs that are not suitable for pregnant women.
A Sikh man has been elected first Indian-origin mayor of the 'historic' Warwick town in Britain's West Midlands region. Prabhjit Singh Dhillon, who became the 280th mayor of the town, described his appointment as a 'privilege'.
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.
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.
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.
Three NRIs and a Nottingham-based organisation have been honoured by the Indian High Commission here for their outstanding work in promoting Hindi in the UK. High commissioner Jaimini Bhagwati presented them with shields, shawls and citations last evening in connection with World Hindi Day 2013.
A group of Sikhs in UK protested outside the Houses of Parliament as part of a campaign to end the death penalty in India.
An Indian-origin eye surgeon has announced what is being described as a major advance in efforts to help the blind see. Dr Lyndon da Cruz said on Wednesday that clinical trials he had conducted over several years with a bionic eye had enabled his blind patients to read simple letters and words.
British Prime Minister David Cameron promised full cooperation with India and its police as a probe into alleged kickbacks in a helicopter deal clouded his meetings on Tuesday with leaders in New Delhi.
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in India on Monday to try to win new investment in the face of fierce global competition as a scandal engulfs an Anglo-Italian helicopter deal.
Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma has said that there will be substantial outcome from the forthcoming visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to India later this month. Sharma who was here to address the investor community said, "We have two incoming high-level visits within few days - in less than 12 days. First President Hollande of France and then Prime Minister Cameron."
Punjabi is the third most-spoken language in England and Wales, as per figures of the 2011 census. English tops the list, followed by Polish. More than 92% of residents speak English as their main language, and the majority of the rest speak it as well, although 1.38 lakh residents less than 0.5% do not speak English at all, the Office for National Statistics said.