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Indian-origin men, women face higher death risk from Covid-19 in England: Report – world news

Men and women belonging Indian ethnicity communities in England an d Wales are roughly 50-75% more likely to die of Covid-19 than white men and women, according to a latest statistical analysis released in London on Friday. The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which concluded a similar ethnic variation in relation to the impact of coronavirus earlier this year, updated ...

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Indian-origin academician Srikant Datar named dean of Harvard Business School – world news

Srikant M Datar, an alumnus of Mumbai University and IIM Ahmedabad, has been named the new dean of Harvard University’s business school. Datar will succeed Nitin Nohria, another Indian-American, and will be the second dean of Indian origin at Harvard University, with Rakesh Khurana, who heads Harvard College. “Srikant Datar is an innovative educator, a distinguished scholar and a deeply ...

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Indian-origin billionaire brothers from UK buy retail giant Asda – world news

Zuber Issa and Mohsin Issa, sons of an immigrant from Gujarat who arrived to work in the textile industry, on Friday announced the acquisition of retail giant Asda (valued at £6.8 billion) currently owned by Walmart of the US, marking another success story in the UK’s Indian community. Based in Blackburn, Zuber Issa, 48, and Mohsin Issa, 49, began small, ...

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UK crime officials seize £300,000 from Indian-origin couple – world news

Britain’s crime prevention officials and Scotland Yard have recovered from an Indian-origin couple more than £300,000 (around 2.8 crore rupees) in cash suspected of being the proceeds of crime. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Tuesday that searches of a house belonging to husband and wife Sailesh and Harkit Singara in Edgware in north-west London revealed a total of ...

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Indian-origin writer Avni Doshi’s novel shortlisted for 2020 Booker Prize for fiction – world news

Burnt Sugar, Indian-origin writer Avni Doshi’s debut novel about love between mother and daughter, is among six books shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction, organisers announced on Tuesday. The winner will be announced on November 17. The shortlisted authors each receive £2,500 and a specially bound edition of their book. The winner will receive a further £50,000. The ...

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Indian-origin politician dropped from London mayor candidate list for anti-semitism – world news

Britain’s Liberal Democrats have dropped Geeta Sidhu-Robb as one of their candidates for London mayor and suspended her from the party after a video emerged of her making anti-semitic remarks during the 1997 general election. The lawyer and businesswoman, who has roots in Punjab, was the Conservative candidate in Blackburn, Lancashire in the 1997 election. Her opponent was senior Labour ...

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UK: Indian-origin man guilty of estranged partner’s murder – world news

A 23-year-old man who arrived from India as a partner for a woman in the east Midlands town of Leicester and later fell out with her and stabbed her to death in March, has been found guilty, awaiting sentence in the Leicester Crown Court on September 16. The Leicestershire police said on Friday that Jigukumar Sorthi had stopped a policeman ...

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Another UK honour for Indian-origin spy Noor Inayat Khan – world news

Noor Inayat Khan, the Indian-origin British spy who worked as an undercover radio operator in Nazi-occupied France in 1943, was captured and killed in the Dachau concentration camp in 1944 at the age of 30, is to be honoured through another London landmark on Friday. The Bloomsbury home of Khan – 4, Taviton Street – will be marked prominently with ...

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