Kajol: Back with a Bang

Bollywood InterviewBollywood heroine Kajol made her return to the big screen in the mega-hit film Fanaa opposite Amir Khan. The film was critically acclaimed by both fans and critics alike and it confirmed Kajol’s status as the biggest female...

Briton’s ‘nightmare’ comes to an end

A LEEDS man who faced the prospect of being hanged for the murder of a taxi driver has had his “nightmare” come to an end, his brother said after Pakistani authorities commuted his death sentence. Amjad Hussain welcomed the...

Man ‘innocent victim of revenge attack’

THE FATHER of a man shot dead in Birmingham has urged the community not to take matters into their own hands in retaliation for his murder. Meshack Tesfa Bernard was celebrating his 20th birthday when he was shot in...

Attacked Jeweller family put up £2,000 reward

A £2,000 reward has been put up by the family of a jeweller stabbed and beaten with a hammer in his store. Verinder Kumar Sedheva, 51, was attacked with a knife and hammer by two hooded men who burst into...

Birmingham man admits shooting PC

A BIRMINGHAM man on trial for the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky has admitted he fired the shot that killed her. Yusuf Abdilh Jamma, 20, of Whitmore Road, Small Heath is accused of killing the PC as she answered...

Murder family slam “paltry” compensation offer

THE FAMILY of an Asian teenager brutally killed by his racist cellmate in a young offenders’ institution have slammed the Home Office after they were offered just £25,000 in compensation. A spokesperson for 19-year-old Zahid Mubarek’s family described the sum...

Mukul’s Musical Moods

What do we know of India’s new underground star? In a country where Bollywood is the dominating musical force, one musician is writing his own rules. India’s biggest new star Mukul is creating his own waves with his very...

Big ‘B’ launches Yorkshire’s Bollywood Oscars

Renowned IIFA’S gather pace for 2007 extravaganzaBOLLYWOOD superstar Amitabh Bachchan joined a host of celebrities, and dignitaries at the Houses of Commons to celebrate the official announcement of the International Indian Film Academy Awards Weekend (IIFAs) in Yorkshire next...

Farmers urged to go Halal

DEMANDS for halal meat could open up lucrative new markets for hard-pressed British farmers, business have been told. Consultant Shoeeb Riaz told the annual meeting of the West Midlands Minority Ethnic Business Forum that an Advantage West Midlands-funded feasibility report, looking...

Councillor scores a ‘first’ in University accolade

TELFORD'S Malinslee & Langley ward Councillor Kuldip Singh Sahota has been made a Governor at the University of Wolverhampton. The 55-year-old joins Wolverhampton karate expert Josh Johnson and Dudley College Principal Jeanne Harding as one of three new Governors at...

Veil Row Lawyer replaced by firm

A MUSLIM lawyer who refused to take off her veil at a court hearing has been replaced in the case by her bosses. Shabnam Mughal, a lawyer at the Coventry-based firm The Law Partnership, hit the headlines after refusing...

Racist abuse warning to Monty

Graeme Smith warns England ace ahead of AshesSouth African cricket captain Graeme Smith has warned England spinner Monty Panesar that he may face racist abuse when he takes to the field for England in Australia. The 24-year-old left-arm spinner has...