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Sunak’s tax cuts yield polling boost - EasternEye

SUPPORT for prime minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party has risen by four percentage points following the announcement of tax cuts and financial support this week, the Times newspaper reported on Friday (24), citing polling by YouGov. On Wednesday (22), chancellor of the exchequer Jeremy Hunt announced tax cuts for workers before an expected 2024 election

India warns social media giants against deepfakes menace - EasternEye

INDIA's government on Friday (24) warned social media firms including Facebook and YouTube to repeatedly remind users that local laws prohibit them from posting deepfakes and content that spreads obscenity or misinformation, two sources said. The warning was conveyed by deputy IT minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a closed-door meeting where he said many companies had


Massive London protest demands permanent ceasefire in Gaza

Massive London protest demands permanent ceasefire in Gaza

TENS of thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched through central London on Saturday (25) to call for a permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, the latest in a series of weekend demonstrations in the capital since the seven-week war began.
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First human case of swine flu strain detected in UK - EasternEye

A new strain of swine flu has been detected in a person in the UK for the first time and close contacts are being monitored to determine its potential to spread among humans, health authorities reported on Monday (27). The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the virus strain found in pigs was detected in

Uber to partner with London’s iconic black cabs - EasternEye

The ride-hailing firm Uber, identified as UBER.N, announced on Wednesday (29), its plans to open up its platform to London's black cabs early next year. This move signifies a notable shift in its relationship with drivers of London’s iconic taxis. In recent years, London's black cab drivers - who have to pass a test called

Trust changes board to serve diverse communities - EasternEye

ONE of the largest charitable trusts in Britain has dismissed its entire board as part of an effort to enhance diversity and prioritise “social justice and anti-racism” in its mission, the Telegraph reported. The Tudor Trust, with a £288 million endowment, has been led by a family-dominated board for decades. It was established in 1955


Sadiq Khan activates emergency measures as snowfall threat looms

Sadiq Khan activates emergency measures as snowfall threat looms

MAYOR Sadiq Khan has declared the ‘severe weather emergency protocol’ for London as the possibility of snowfall looms over the city later this week.
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Sunak welcomes Christmas early, admits listening to festive tunes in November - EasternEye

Rishi Sunak has said he started listening to his Christmas music playlist two weeks back. However, the reaction from friends and family has led him to enjoy

Indian-origin Dave Sharma takes oath as Australian senator - EasternEye

Dave Sharma, Australia's first Indian-origin lawmaker in Parliament since 2019, was sworn in as a Senator on Monday (4) following his win in the New South

EXCLUSIVE: Government 'failed whole generation' of Asians - EasternEye

THE government continues to fail south Asian women, girls and boys who are suffering domestic abuse, and it has not learnt lessons from the pandemic, campaigners have told Eastern Eye.

Hybrid exhibition to address racial injustice and inequalities in mental health - EasternEye

Hybrid exhibition to address racial injustice and inequalities in mental health - EasternEye

Queen Camilla supports domestic violence victim at women's refuge - EasternEye

During her visit to a refuge, the Queen offered solace to a young victim of domestic violence who had been brought to the UK through a forced marriage.

COP28: Indian minister calls for equity in climate talks - EasternEye

INDIA's environment minister, Bhupender Yadav, on Saturday (9) demanded "equity and justice" in UN climate negotiations, holding that rich countries should be

Dr Vinay Raniga selected as Conservative parliamentary candidate for Oxford - EasternEye

The Oxford West and Abingdon Conservatives have chosen Dr Vinay Raniga, an award-winning dental surgeon, as their parliamentary candidate, The Oxford Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Tory party told to "unite or die" - EasternEye

A LEADING Conservative parliamentarian has warned fellow Tory politicians they face a decision to either “unify or die” as party infighting threatens to

Indian Mission embraces Christmas with carols and millets - EasternEye

The festivity of the Christmas season was brought to life at India House, adorned with radiant decorations and trees. The renowned Choir of King's College

UK, Italy leaders unite on migration, agree Tunisia deal - EasternEye

PRIME minister Rishi Sunak hailed his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni's approach to tackling illegal migration, in a visit to Rome where they agreed to

Bangladesh prime minister Hasina: BNP can't garner support through arson and killings - EasternEye

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (17) said that the BNP and its allies cannot secure public support through arson attacks and killings, as

Ayodhya sees tourism boom ahead of temple opening - EasternEye

WORKERS in the northern Indian city of Ayodhya are finalizing a $6 billion (£4.7bn) infrastructure facelift ahead of the opening of a grand Hindu temple that

India bans anti-cold drug combination for children aged under four - EasternEye

INDIA'S drugs regulator has banned the use of an anti-cold drug combination in children aged below four and ordered that drugs should be labelled accordingly,

Cameron brands Iran 'malign influence' after shipping attacks - EasternEye

UK foreign secretary David Cameron has branded Iran "a thoroughly malign influence in the region and in the world" in an interview published Sunday in which

US slavery history denial puts Haley in a corner - EasternEye

US PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Nikki Haley faced a firestorm of criticism last Thursday (28) after failing to mention slavery as a cause of the American Civil War

Modi takes on critics in rare media interview - EasternEye

INDIA’S prime minister, Narendra Modi, does not give press interviews, so why did he choose to give one just before Christmas to the Financial Times, of all

US-based Indian activist applauds initiative allowing diaspora contributions to Ram Mandir - EasternEye

As preparations unfold for the consecration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, a notable Indian community activist in New York has expressed appreciation for