Publication: Eastern Eye

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Pensioner gets set for 2,600 mile trek across India

Bobby GrewalA FITNESS fanatic pensioner is preparing to undertake the most gruelling challenge of his life when he will trek 2,600 miles across India for charity. Balwant Grewal, 79, who is known as Bobby, will begin his epic journey in December in Kanyakumari, ... [Published Eastern Eye - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Gandhi statue fund set up

PLANS: Gandhi statue at Tavistock Square in LondonA charity trust has been launched to raise £1 million for a statue of Mahatma Gandhi to be installed at London’s Parliament Square next year.Established by economist Meghnad Desai, the Gandhi Statue Memorial ... [Published Eastern Eye - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

India train rams school bus killing 20, mostly children

Wailing relatives of the victims near the train accident siteA PASSENGER train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday (July 24) killing 20 people, mostly young children, officials said in the latest fatal accident on the country's rail ... [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

India Lord’s it over England

RESPECT: The Indian cricket team with politicians Matthew Hancock (fifth from left) and Keith Vaz (fourth from right) at the high commissioner’s receptionThe Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has warmly congratulated Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s young side ... [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Cricket, India, Mihir Bose
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

India faces dwindling number of girl children

A girl in Bangalore shouts against the abuse of a child in a city schoolTHE dwindling numbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion of millions of babies, has reached “emergency proportions”, fuelling an increase in crimes such as kidnapping ... [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lankan asylum seekers in

DISPUTE: Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back to their home country as per Australia’s immigration policy, outside a court in GalleThe fate of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers held at sea for almost a month before being brought to a detention centre ... [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Australia, India, Sri Lanka
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

HSBC bank closes accounts of Muslim organisations

HSBC's decision could have negative repercussions for the bankA mosque and other Muslim organisations have been sent a letter by HSBC bank telling them that their accounts will be closed.The BBC report found that some of the reasons given for the closure ... [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Michael Fallon: Armed forces

INCLUSIVE: Michael Fallon (centre) with guests at the Armed Forces Muslim Forum eventDEFENCE secretary Michael Fallon admitted more work has to be done to make it clearer to the Muslim community that the armed forces are working to protect “everybody” ... [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Sukhdev Reel: Why did police

TRAGIC: Sukhdev Reel (centre) and her daughter look at a photograph of RickyA GRIEVING mother who has led a 17-year campaign for an inquiry into her son’s death has “lost all hope” in the Metropolitan (Met) Police after discovering last week that she ... [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Police, Officer, Imran Khan
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Asian peers promoted as part

NEW ROLE: Lord Dolar PopatTwo prominent Asians in the House of Lords were promoted as part of prime minister David Cameron’s reshuffle.Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon was appointed as the parliamentary-under secretary at the Department for Communities and ... [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Housing scheme helps Muslim offenders turn away from crime

Justice secretary Chris GraylingTHE Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has opened a supported housing scheme to help Muslim offenders in London turn their backs on crime.The charity Better Community Business Network (BCBN) have begun The Date Palm Project ... [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Protests rock Bangalore

FURY: Protesters in BangalorePOLICE in India had to beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said on Monday (21).Several hundred activists from a ... [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 24 2014]
Entities: Bangalore, Protest, Police

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"It is tragically ironic that the one who creates life is herself denied the right to be born,” said Lakshmi Puri, deputy executive director of UN Women, at the launch of a new study on sex ratios and gender-biased sex selection."
"We do not discuss relationships we may or may not have with a customer, nor confirm whether an individual or business is, or has been a customer."
Project Director Sabah Gilani said the project "will be crucial in helping many individuals get their lives back on track, reducing crime and improving our communities."
Speaking in the film, Helen whose son flew to Syria said: "It was just anguish and fear and living in constant horror. You feel guilty if you smile  because you don't know if they are dead or alive."

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