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‘Ramadan Mubarak’ ; says Theresa May to Muslims

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has extended congratulation to Muslim community over the start of holy month of Ramadan.  In a message, she said “I send my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Ramadan: a...

New Bradford Lord Mayor Zafar chooses two charities

BRADFORD: Bradford's new Lord Mayor Zafar Ali has chosen two charities for which he will work during his one year tenure. Councillor Zafar Ali, who was installed mayor in a ceremony at City Hall Monday...

First female Asian councillors in Blackburn

BLACKBURN: Saima Afzal and Maryam Batan have been elected as Blackburn with Darwen's first ever female Asian councillors Saima who first stood nearly two decades ago was elected in the Central ward alongside two...

Two arrested after hit-and-run near Birmingham mosque bailed

BIRMINGHAM: Two men arrested after a hit-and-run near Shah Jalal Mosque in Birmingham have been bailed pending further inquiries. The suspects, aged 20 and 22, were detained by West Midlands Police on suspicion of...

‘Islamophobic tweets’ led Tory candidate suspended

LONDON: A Conservative Party candidate has been suspended after comparing Islam to Nazism. According to a BBC report, Karen Sunderland, who stood as a candidate for Lewisham Council, called Islam "the new Nazism" in...

Academic collaboration between Pakistan and Oxford discussed

LONDON: Pakistan High Commissioner Syed Ibne Abbas attended inauguration ceremony of Sir Tim Hitchens, CMG LVO as the new President of Wolfson College, Oxford. The ceremony took place in the Haldane Room of Wolfson College,...

“I always stand with J&K people”; says Julie Ward MEP

LONDON: Labour leader and MEP for North West England region Julie Ward has said that as a representative of a large Kashmiri diaspora in the NW of England, and as a human rights campaigner,...

Mirza Masroor urges CW heads to reinvigorate efforts for peace

LONDON: The Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Community, Mirza Masroor Ahmad has written an open letter to all Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) urging them to use their collective efforts to eliminate conflict and...

UK opens permanent military base in Bahrain

BAHRAIN: The first permanent British naval base in Bahrain since 1971 was inaugurated on Thursday, in the presence of Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa and Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. “The...

Syed Ibne Abbas hosts lunch for young British-Pakistanis

LONDON: Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK hosted a group of British Pakistani youth to a lunch at the British Parliament on 27 March 2018. A detailed exchange of views took place...