Pak gives reign to Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's former prime minister, is all set to take over charge of the country for an unprecedented third time following the electoral victory of his party.
Caste Legislation; Unjust and Unwarranted slur on British Hindus
Under the Employment and Regulatory Reform Bill (ERRB), the government have accepted defeat, but instead of bringing separate primary registration, they have activated a clause in the 'equalities act' 2010.
Congress back to power in Karnataka
The Congress returned to power in Karnataka on its own after nine years with its leader Siddaramaiah taking oath as the 28th chief minister of the state in a ceremony.
Railway, law ministers resign over corruption charges
Corruption issue has forced railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and law minister Ashwani Kumar to leave the Manmohan Singh government. They were forced to resign after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi discussed the corruption charges against the ministers with the Prime Minister sending
Youth Conference 2013
The first half of the event comprised of a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session. The panel had distinguished members including Alok Sharma, MP, Navin Kundra, singer-song writer, Shekhar Bhatia, journalist, Monica Juneja, Senior Manager, Accenture, Geeta Sidhu Robb, Founder Nosh Detox, and Andy Claesens, RAF.
Jayalalithaa threatens to ban PMK for inciting violence
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa issued a stringent warning to the PMK saying her government would not hesitate to ban any political party involved in endangering public peace.
Shiromani Akali Dal to fight out against acquittal of Sajjan Kumar
Shiromani Akali Dal chief and Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has accused the Congress and party chief Sonia Gandhi family of making efforts in saving party leader Sajjan Kumar.
UK launches 'super-priority' visas for Indians
Britain has launched a new "super priority" same-day visa service for urgent travellers from India, the first-of-its-kind service to be launched by the UK anywhere in the world.
Narendra Modi blasts UPA govt in his address to Indian diaspora in US
Reaching out to the Indian diaspora in the US through video conferencing, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi tore into UPA 2 Government and its weak policies. He was addressing the Indians across 20 cities in the US on the occasion of Gujarat Day celebrations.
Pakistani prisoner dies in India after revenge beating
Sanaullah Haq, a convicted Pakistani militant jailed in India died in hospital after being beaten by another inmate in an apparent revenge attack for the death of Indian spy prisoner Sarabjit Singh, threatening already fraught relations between the two nations.
SC calls CBI a caged parrot, slams govt's interference
The Supreme Court has questioned the credibility of CBI probe into the coal scam and has asked for a thorough and qualitative investigation.
Queen's speech on 'immigration bill' sends 'wrong signals,' claim ethnic communities
The government is expected to outline tougher rules on immigration after last week's Queen's Speech, which included a parliamentary bill aimed at making it easier to deport foreign criminals and those who enter the UK illegally. Other bills that got mentioned were cap on social care costs in England and introduction of single state pension.
Manchester Road bridge shortlisted for steel design awards scheme
Manchester: The skill, workmanship, architectural and engineering excellence of the Manchester Road bridge in Bradford has shortlisted it for the 2013 Structural Steel Design Awards.
The awards will be announced at Madame Tussauds in London on July 9. They are open to steel based structures situated in the UK or overseas that have been built by UK or Irish steelwork contractors.
Lord Ahmed resigns from the Labour party
The Labour peer Lord Ahmed has resigned days before he was due before a hearing over allegations that he made anti-Semitic comments in a television interview.
'Curry' comes to rescue British youth from unemployment
Indian curry has come as the saviour for Britain's unemployed youth. As it continues to win British hearts with its taste, it now promises to fill some pockets with pounds and life with valuable expertise.
Schoolgirl sold to Eddy Shah to pay credit card bills?
A teenager was allegedly "sold" to former newspaper owner Eddy Shah to pay off a prostitute's credit card bills, a court has heard.
Swann and Bresnan get England recall
Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan were both recalled by England in a 12-man squad announced on Saturday for first Test against New Zealand at Lord's following their respective recoveries from elbow surgery.
Off-spinner Swann and seamer Bresnan both last played Test cricket in the series-clinching win over India in Nagpur in December and missed the recent drawn three-Test series in New Zealand.
Ferguson gets perfect send-off
Manchester United scored a trademark late goal to seal a 2-1 Premier League victory over Swansea City on Sunday which gave Alex Ferguson the perfect sendoff in his last home match as manager of the Old Trafford club. Rio Ferdinand struck three minutes before closure to hand Ferguson a win in his 1,499th match in charge of United and the manager held the Premier League trophy aloft in emotional scenes at the Theatre of Dreams.
Domestic cricket is the way for Gambhir, Yuvraj and Sehwag: Srikkanth
To force their way back into the national side, the axed trio of Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag should keep the fighting spirit alive and get back through good performances in domestic cricket, former captain and chairman of selector Kris Srikkanth said.
Chennai Super Kings thrash Delhi Daredevils
After setting a challenging 169, Chennai Super Kings restricted Delhi Daredevils to just 135/9, securing a comfortable 33-run victory at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.
The thumping victory placed Chennai on top of the table. Except skipper David Warner, no Delhi batsmen stood firm against the Chennai attack.
Matt Prior wins England player of the year award
Matt Prior was named the England cricketer-of-the-year for 2012/13, in an acknowledgement of the Sussex wicket-keeper's consistency with both bat and gloves.
Pakistan court declares US drone strikes as illegal
Islamabad: A Pakistani court declared that US drone strikes in the country's lawless tribal belt were illegal and directed the foreign ministry to move a resolution against the attacks in the United Nations.
Woman pulled alive from rubble of Bangladesh factory after 17 days
Savar (Bangladesh): A young Bangladeshi woman who spent 17 days buried alive under a collapsed garments factory was rescued when astonished workmen heard a voice calling "save me, save me" from the rubble.
Bangladesh sentences Islamist leader to death for war crimes
Dhaka: A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal convicted and sentenced an Islamist party leader to death, raising fears of a repeat of clashes between police and protesters after fellow suspects were condemned to death earlier this year.
China premier to visit India, Pak
Beijing: New Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit India and Pakistan on his first foreign trip since assuming office, on a week-long overseas foray that will also take in Switzerland and Germany.
Elderly Sikh man assaulted outside US Gurdwara, one arrested
Washington: An elderly Sikh man was brutally assaulted with an iron rod outside a Gurdwara in the US and was in a serious condition. Police have arrested a person in connection with the incident.
Indian boy leaves US academia awestruck
Washington: A Kolkata-born Indian teenager has become the youngest medalist in a century of the famed University of California, Berkeley, in the process completing a double major in bioengineering and chemical biology in only three years - all the age of 18.
Air Cadets to Tour with Military Wives Choir
Teenagers from 1846 (Southall) Air Cadet Squadron are about to start a major theatre tour with the famous Military Wives Choirs. Last year girls in the Squadron asked if they could form a Bhangra dance team, little expecting that it would lead them to some highly prestigious performances. After appearing at a military tattoo last June, the Squadron was approached to dance in two try-out concerts with the Military Wives of Wattisham Choir at Skegness and Kings Lynn. By then the youngsters, whose number now included two boys, had been training hard with a choreographer from Bollywood Dance London and wowed the audiences with their routine. This success led to the dancers performing at the Ministry of Defence Diwali reception at HMS President in October and an invitation from top music promoter John Hessenthaler for the group to appear in a series of concerts with Military Wives Choirs across the UK in 2103.
“It all started after we won our wing drill competition” said Flying Officer Amen Manget, “and the girls asked if we could do some dance. I felt it would be good for team working and attention to detail so they spent weeks putting a routine together.”
Cadet Warrant Officer Priyanka Narain said: “We are all very excited to be part of these concerts which will help to raise money for service charities. The Military Wives are inspiring and it is such an honour to be appearing in their show. We have all enjoyed working hard for these concerts and getting some expert tuition from our choreographer has been amazing.”
An equally unexpected outcome from this project is how much the cadets have learned about themselves. “None of the staff really expected this, “said Amen, “but the quiet self discipline that dance requires has brought out qualities in some of the young people that we hadn’t previously seen in other cadet activities. For example, there are two cadets who, through helping to develop the dance team, have demonstrated real leadership. These could well be among our cadet NCOs of the future. We are all very pleased that this idea, which came from the cadets themselves, has taken off in this way, it will be such an experience for them”.
You can see the Air Cadet Bhangra Dancers at the following venues as part of the Military Wives Choirs tour:
Saturday January 26th The Central Halls Chatham Kent.
Saturday February 9th The Royal Theatre Harrogate.
Saturday February 16th Bradford St George’s Hall.
Sunday March 10th The Beck Theatre. Hayes. Middlesex.
Sunday March 17th The Alban Arena St Albans.
Saturday April 20th Shanklin Theatre Isle of Wight.
If you are between 13 and 19 and want to find out more about joining the
Air Cadets visit raf.mod.uk/aircadets