Saturday, 24 August 2019

Tag Archives: British Asian

Too Much: Zayn Malik teams up with Timbaland

Former One Direction man Zayn Malik has released another taste of his forthcoming second solo LP, a team-up with superproducer Timbaland. The song boasts a quintessential Timbaland beat, with gauzy synths around a thumping drum track, creating an atmosphere that’s sensual and futuristic. Timbo lends a vocal hook as well. ...

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Sadiq Khan calls for easier UK visas for Indian students

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called on the UK government to add India to the list of low-risk countries offered a more simplified student visa application process, asserting that it is vital the country maintains its reputation for higher education excellence. In a letter to UK Home Secretary Sajid ...

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British-Pakistani appointed UN special rapporteur on human rights

LONDON: British-Pakistani Javaid Rehman has been appointed as the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. A legal scholar, Rehman obtained his initial education from Pakistan but continued his law studies in the United Kingdom where he became a professor of law and led Brunel’s ...

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Adeel Akhtar on being a Muslim funnyman

LONDON: Adeel Akhtar has a face that you could stare at for hours. You might call it hangdog, but in those dark, rather tired eyes there is both a humanity and a sense of humour, a hint of irony and a sense of resignation. It’s a face that has served ...

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British-Pakistani boxer Atif Shafiq aims to create history

LONDON: British Pakistani boxer Atif Shafiq says he intends to create history for the sporting union of Britain, Pakistan and himself by becoming the first British lightweight champion of Pakistani origin. The 24 year-old rose to prominence after knocked down Rotherham fighter Lee Appleyard three times. “By the end of ...

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Barnardo’s celebrates Eid and #FastforaDay campaign finale

LONDON: Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity, celebrated Eid with a special dinner, to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal was attended by Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan and an array of popular celebrities and media personalities from the British Asian community who took part ...

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Amir Khan launches Super Boxing League in Pakistan

LONDON: Renowned boxer Amir Khan launched Pakistan’s first professional boxing league in a star-studded event. The event led under the vision of two-time world champion Amir Khan and promoted by the British business tycoon Bill Dosanjh is aptly named “Super Boxing League”. Salman Iqbal and Amir Khan will jointly serve ...

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Indian-origin student racially abused in UK

LONDON: A 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the UK has been racially attacked by a man, shouting “Brexit, go back home” after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman, media reports said. Rickesh Advani, a political science student at Cambridge University, confronted the man for his comments towards the ...

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Sikh soldier becomes first to wear turban for Trooping the Colour

Image Credit: REUTERS LONDON: A Coldstream Guards soldier has become the first person to wear a turban during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. More than 1,000 soldiers took part in the ceremony to mark the Queen’s official birthday on Saturday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined other senior royals ...

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