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INDIA TO SEND A SPACESHIP TO MARS- India is to launch a space probe that will orbir Mars. The groundbreaking mission marks a giant leap in the country's ambitious space programme, underlining India's burgeoning status as an economic and technological superpower.
BRENT NORTH MP AND CHAIRMAN LABOUR FRIENDS OF INDIA BARRY GARDNER rebuts claims that UK aid to going to India when it doesn't really need it...
SONAKSHI SINHA: HER FILM SUCCESS IS NO JOKE
INDEPENDENCE DAY JOY: CELEBRATIONS IN INDIA, UK AND PAKISTAN
Three pages on events from around the world, inlcuding the Indian Independence day marked at Indian gymkhana in Isleworth...
JAMUNA: THE RIVER OF TRUTH – Interesting new play Jamuna exposes harsh realities from the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 and tackles sensitive issues such as the impact on women who were sexually assaulted during the conflict.
CELEBRITY STYLE: SARAN KOHLI DRESSES JAY SEAN
STUDENTS WINNING “SURVIVAL OF FITTEST” - There were smiles galore as thousands of students got theor A level results last week, despite the number of A grade students falling for the first time in 21 years. Find out how five high-flying students got on...
GET READY TO SALUTE CITIZEN KHAN - DJ turned comedy-writer performer Adil Ray insists his new BBC One series will be a positive representation of Asian life...
KIDS RACIALLY “ABUSED AT CHESS COMPETITION” - A Father of three chess players who were allegedly subjected to racist abuse by their own supporters is furious at the English Chess Federation, which says the accusations are unfounded.
ANNI TRIAL: DRAMATIC ACCOUNT – A South African court trying to a man for the murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani – allegedly on the orders of her British husband Shrien – heard evidence last week from a witness who said he was asked to find a hitman for a foreigner.
“NO MONEY TO TRACK OTHER HATE CRIMES” - AN activist behind the UK's first official anti-Muslim violence helpline says a lack of funding is the reason similar help is not available to other communities...
LEMON GOES LARGE IN COMEDY “SHOCK” FILM – With a cast that includes glamour model Kelly Brook, Baywatch legend David Hasselhoff and actress Nina Wadia, Paul Angunwala's debut film looks set to shock both audiences and be a barrel of laughs.
LONDON'S BEST KEPT-SECRET IS OUT – More than 80,000 are estimated to enjoyed the O2 London Mela on Sunday (19) as the sun shone and the organisers basked in glory of notching up what has come to be Europe's largest outdoor Asian festival.
ATUL PATHAK: HANDS ON HELP – One of the biggest McDonald's frachisees in the country believes it's the duty of every successful business to give back to the community.
HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES – A top Indian classical singer who has performed for the Queen and Nelson Mandela has started a new musical group to attract young British Asians to the genre.
NOVARTIS WIN WILL BE “A BITTER PIL TO SWALLOW” - India's highest court will hear final arguments from this week in a landmark case over drug patents that could change the country's healthcare sector and potentially end its role as a supplier of cut-price generic medicines.
ORACLE FINED FOR INDIA SUBSIDIARY SLUSH FUND - American software and systems giant Oracle was fined $2million (£1.3m) to resolve charges that its India subsidiary kept a million dollar off-books slush fund.
BANKING ON A BETTER FUTURE – Street children can save meagre earnings and prepare for a more solid future...
“REPRISAL RUMOURS TRIGGER MASS PANIC” - The anonymous text message on the Bhumindar Das' mobile phone was chilling: “Muslims will attack and kill our people after Ramadan. Return home.”
DISABLED PAKISTANI GIRL ARRESTED FOR BLASPHEMY – Activists outrage at young girl being arrested for allegedly burning pages of a Qur'an.
SIKH SHOT IN MILWAUKEE STORE ATTENDED OAK CREEK GURDWARA – A 16-year-old high school student from Milwaukee appeared in court last Friday charged with the faal shooting of Dalbir Singh, a member of Oak Creek gurdwara where six worshippers were gunned down earlier this month.
TIGERS RUNNING OUT OF LIVES – Royal Bengal tigers have been under threat from habitat destruction, illegal trade for body parts, natural calamities, and angry villagers but cubs are now facing a new danger – poachers.
BOLLYWOOD LOSES A “SHINING LIGHT” Star cinematographer Ashok Mehta mourned...
NAVIN KUNDRA – In tune with changing tastes...
LAXMAN RETIRED HURT? - Mystery continues to surround the reason why celebrated Indian batsman VVS Laxman suddenly decided to hang up his international cricket boots last week...
BLACKBURN'S LEAGUE GOAL: Indian-owned Rovers have set manager Steve Kean a stiff target as the club seeks to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking...
BHUPATHI AND BOPANNA OUT OF DAVIS CUP TEAM – The All India Tennis Association reacted ruthlessly to Mahesh Bhupathhi and Roshan Bopanna's refusal to play alongside veteran Leander Paes in the mens' doubles at London 2012 by casting aside the pair for the Davis Cup tie against New Zealand.
LAXMAN: UNFLAPPABLE AND VERY VERY SPECIAL – VVS Laxman who announced his retirement frm international cricket last Saturday (18) will always be known as India's go-to man during a crisis.
SHOAIB AKHTAR WANTS COACHING ROLE – Controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has made a bid to become Pakistan's next bowling coach.
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