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UK Government launches 'Public Leaders' Development Courses
Seema Malhotra, co-Project Leader for GEO & The Cabinet Office on Public AppointmentsThe UK Government has opened applications for 'Public Leaders' training & development courses that will run from February 2010 onwards. Designed to encourage under-represented groups - like women, ethnic minorities and the disabled - to consider joining a Public Body, the courses will offer 300 applicants the chance to develop their skills & obtain mentoring advice.right arrow read more


Oxfam recalls fifth anniversary of the Asian tsunami
Homes have been completely destroyed by the tidal waves. © UNICEF Maldives/2004/Shah.By the fifth anniversary of the 2004 Asian tsunami, 26 December 2009, international agency Oxfam will close the last few remaining tsunami aid projects having helped approximately 2.5 million people. The tsunami response was the largest aid effort Oxfam has ever undertaken in its 67-year history. 2.5 million people were helped, 10,800 wells, 2,900 houses, 102 schools, 31 bridges built and 100 km of roads cleared and constructed. right arrow read more
Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Award Winners 2009
Aisha Kasim (R) - winner of the Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Award 2009 for Career Acheivement.The Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards returned once again to celebrate the successes of individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds who have inspired others, as well as positively contributing to life in Scotland. Guests at this year's ceremony, held in Glasgow on 14 December 2009, included Minister for Housing and Communities, Alex Neil MSP. right arrow read more
Too many re-appointments in Public Sector discriminating against British Asians
Glass ceilingAn excessive number of re-appointments in the UK Public Sector are preventing British Asians from getting their first public appointment claims the Hindu Council UK. It has published a list of re-appointments in the past year showing that the majority of UK's NDPBs are re-appointing board directors far too frequently; paying them too much and signing them up for far too long. right arrow read more
Hindu Public Appointees in Britain
Jitesh GadhiaAs part of The Hindu Council (HCUK) Public Appointments Strategy launched today (10 December 2009), the organisation has released a list of Hindu Public Appointees in Britain. HCUK hopes to improve the representation of this community at the highest levels in the public sector. This list features current Board Members of UK Public Bodies from the Hindu community. right arrow read more
Hindu Council UK launches its Public Appointments Strategy
Mr Dilip Joshi MBEThe Hindu Council (HCUK), the UK's largest representative body for Britain's 560,000 Hindus, today launched its Public Appointments Strategy to help improve the representation of this entrepreneurial community at the highest levels in the public sector. Spearheaded by successful Interim Manager Dilip Joshi MBE, the 12-strong HCUK Public Appointments Taskforce has already met with major government departments. right arrow read more
Asian Achievers Awards 2009
Nitin GanatraThe ninth annual Asian Achievers Awards, as organised by the Asian Business Publications Group, were celebrated on Thursday 3rd December 2009 at Wembley Stadium in London. Over 750 individuals had gathered to see chief guest Baroness Shriti Vadera honour Asians in nine categories. Among those recognised was actor Nitin Ganatra, who received an award for his contribution to the 'Food for Life' campaign. right arrow read more
BME Women ready to "Step up to the Board" in Public Appointments
Naaz Coker, Chair of St George's NHS TrustMany of London's leading professional women attended the 'BME Women into Public Appointments' seminar held on 18th November 2009. They had gathered to hear the experiences of Naaz Coker, Chair of St George's NHS Trust; Sukhvinder Kaur Stubbs, Chair of Volunteering England and Parminder Vir OBE, a Non-Executive Director at DCMS. right arrow read more
Jewel Awards 2009 - Southern Region
L-R: Sheetal Mehta of Innovative Social Ventures, Kamel Hothi of Lloyds TSB and Naaz Coker, Chair of St George's NHS Trust.The seventh Lloyd's TSB Jewel Awards, celebrating the successes of Asian businesses in London and the South East, was held Saturday 7th November 2009. Among the winners were Dr Kartar Lalvani, Founder of Vitabiotics, Navin Engineer, Founder of Chemidex Pharma and Rami Ranger, CEO Sun Mark. Naaz Coker, Chair of St George's NHS Trust was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award. right arrow read more
 Indian woman helping to rebuild Sri Lanka with the 'Hansa' Pre School
Lina DesaiIndian woman Lina Desai, has been helping to rebuild Sri Lanka following the traumatic effects of the Asian Tsunami in 2004. Mrs Desai raised funds and founded the 'Hansa' Pre School in the Uragasmanhandiya. Named after her late mother Mrs Hansa Patel, who was a teacher and keen enthusiast for education, the Hansa Pre School opened in August 2007 and is now at full capacity. right arrow read more
 Redhotcurry.com founder awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List
Mrs Lopa Patel, Founder of South Asian Lifestyle Portal Redhotcurry.com has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2009Redhotcurry.com founder, Mrs Lopa Patel, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2009 for her services to the creative industries. A businesswoman with extensive digital media experience, Patel set-up the award-winning South Asian lifestyle portal in 2001 and has since developed it into the most successful business of its type in Britain. right arrow read more
 Asian Women of Achievement (AWA) Award Winners 2009
Vin Murria, Asian Woman of the Year 2009The achievements of ten Asian women were recognised at an awards ceremony in London last night (20 May 2009) attended by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Businesswoman Vin Murria, who holds several senior roles with multi-national companies such as Advanced Computer Services, was presented with the Lloyds TSB AWA Award by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. The judges said that Vin was a 'role model for Asian women in Britain'. right arrow read more
 Mittal tops Britain's Rich List 2009 despite losing 61% of his wealth

Lakshmi MittalIndian steel tycoon Lakshmi Niwas Mittal has once again topped the Sunday Times Rich List - the definitive rundown of Britain's wealthiest people - despite losing more than 61% of his personal wealth. The steelmaker's enormous fortune has taken a distinct dive. right arrow read more

UK NEWS 2009

UK Government launches 'Public Leaders' development courses (12/09)
Oxfam recalls fifth anniversary of the Asian tsunami (12/09)
Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Award Winners 2009 (12/09)
Too many re-appointments in Public Sector discriminating against British Asians (12/09)
Hindu Public Appointees in Britain (12/09)
Hindu Council UK launches its Public Appointments Strategy (12/09)
Asian Achievers Awards 2009 (12/09)
Swiss Minaret Ban – A Tragic and Deplorable Development (11/09)
Lady Thatcher supports Indian charity CINI (11/09)
UK to protect South Asian women against violence (11/09)
EHRC awards £10 million funding to organisations across Britain (11/09)
Celebrating 40 Years of the 'Hare Krishnas' in London (11/09)
Hindu students address debasing of Hindu Culture (11/09)
New governance guide for faith-based charities (11/09)
Women's National Commission launches 'Women in Public Life' events (11/09)
BME Women ready to "Step up to the Board" in Public Appointments (11/09)
BME Women into Public Appointments (11/09)
Mayor opens Shiraz Mirza Trust Manor Park Hall in New Malden (11/09)
Jewel Awards 2009 - Southern Region (11/09)
Jains host seminar to celebrate Interfaith Week (11/09)
Hindu Leaders Launch International Plan to Fight Climate Change (11/09)
City Hindus Network, a saffron revolution in the City of London? (10/09)
The Queen's Baton Relay starts the Commonwealth Games 2010 countdown (10/09)
The Queen hosts a State Banquet for the President of India (10/09)
Indian dance opens Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 (10/09)
If you want diversity, you need voting reform, says Electoral Reform Society (10/09)
Judicial Review of Gurkha Pensions at the Royal Court of Justice (10/09)
Hindus and Tamils to join forces to campaign for action in Sri Lanka (10/09)
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets Israeli and Palestinian Leaders (10/09)
Inaugural celebration of Diwali at No 10 Downing Street (10/09)
Dominic Grieve MP lights the Diwali lamp at the House of Commons (10/09)
The Queen hosts an Indian reception at Buckingham Palace (10/09)
Art of Living Foundation speeds up Millennium Development Goals (10/09)
India lagging in race against hunger (10/09)
Bangladesh "Climate Catastrophe" is a fault of the West (10/09)
Exodus of immigrants from UK is speeding up (08/09)
Fair Access to the Professions: 'Closed shop' Britain must end (07/09)
Indian businessmen pledge to stop bankrolling Labour if 'non-dom' tax bill passes (07/09)
Oxfam launches 'We Can' campaign to end violence against women in Bangladesh (07/09)
Clore Fellowships Announced including three scholars from India & Dubai (07/09)
Indian woman helping to rebuild Sri Lanka with the 'Hansa' Pre School (07/09)
Hindus launch major plan for environmental change (07/09)
Asian sisters supporting Indian slum and street children (07/09)
Legacy of Asian expulsion from Uganda to be presented at the House of Lords (07/09)
Jewel Awards honour succesful Asian Businesses in the Midlands (07/09)
Exploitation has driven 180,000 Indian farmers to suicide (07/09)
Tesco breaking it's promises on ethical trading claims War on Want (07/09)
Tony Blair awarded medal for contribution to UK-India Relations (07/09)
Homosexuality legalised in India as Delhi High Court amends Indian Penal Code (0/709)
New Guidance issued as reports of forced marriage increase (07/09)
Hindu charity Sewa International raises £10,000 for BBC Children in Need (06/09)
IPCC Survey: ethnic minorities believe that they will be treated fairly (06/09)
BNP: Commission takes action over potential breach of the Race Relations Act (06/09)
France considers a total burqa ban (06/09)
Redhotcurry.com founder awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List (06/09)
Harriet Harman: Action to improve diversity in public appointments (06/09)
Muslim woman is University of Leicester's MBA Student of the Year 2009 (06/09)
BHA welcomes 'multi faith' call to end religious discrimination in schools (06/09)
OpEd: Mrinal Patel, cheating Harrow school mum, should not be prosecuted (06/09)
Asian woman becomes Secretary General of the Hindu Forum of Britain (06/09)
Hindu Council UK backs 'Friends of the Tamils' (06/09)
The Met's Hindu Police Officers attend Washington Memorial Service (05/09)
Applications invited for £1.5million Social Leadership Programme (05/09)
Swift UK response to UN appeal for Pakistan (05/09)
Gurkhas given right to settle in the UK: Lumley delighted over the deal (05/09)
Prince Charles Awarded Global Empowerment Award 2009 (05/09)
Asian Women of Achievement (AWA) Award Winners 2009 (05/09)
Sri Lanka: Three Doctors who helped the BBC now missing (05/09)
Sri Lanka celebrates victory over Tamil Tigers (05/09)
Congress Party Alliance wins Indian Elections (05/09)
Baroness Pola Uddin in scandal of £100k expenses claims (05/09)
Stanmore Mosque raises funds to rebuild school in Kashmir (05/09)
Hate Preachers excluded from the UK (05/09)
Children protest over Primark 'sweatshops' (05/09)
Protection of civilians in Sri Lanka is absolutely paramount (04/09)
Harriet Harman publishes Britain's Equality Bill (04/09)
Mittal tops Britain's Rich List 2009 despite losing 61% of his wealth (04/09)
Bangladesh and India among worst affected by climate change (04/09)
Gurkhas betrayed by the British Government (04/09)
Pakistan: 650,000 people at mercy of Taliban (04/09)
Indian Humanitarian on 3-day Sri Lanka Peace Mission (04/09)
Tamil Protesters besiege London's Parliament Square (04/09)
Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2009 - Shortlist Announced (03/09)
Baroness Warsi named as Britain’s most powerful Muslim Woman (03/09)
Indian sanitation innovator awarded $150,000 Stockholm Water Prize 2009 (03/09)
UK under threat from a 'Dirty Bomb': Government launches new strategy (03/09)
England to have first-ever 'Inter FaithWeek': 15 -21 November 2009 (03/09)
Britain's biggest immigration removal centre opens (03/09)
Empowering Muslim community leaders (03/09)
Obama has inspired mixed race workers to achieve: New Research (03/09)
Muslim students preventing Hindus from using QMU's Multi-faith centre (03/09)
Muslim women to be trained for public office (03/09)
Mayor condemns Government immigration failure (03/09)
India's 50 Million Missing Women (03/09)
Vijay Mallya buys Gandhi heritage for $1.8 mn (03/09)
Attack on cricketers shows Pakistan faces emboldened militants (02/09)
Mayawati to be next Indian PM: pollster (02/09)
Mayawati's budget allocates lion's share to infrastructure, social sector (02/09)
Eastern European Migrants fleeing Britain as Recession bites (02/09)
Government outlines new plans for achieving race equality in the UK (02/09)
UK's Mosques Failing to Reach out to Young British Muslims: Quilliam Survey (02/09)
First British Mosque Survey (02/09)
Asian Women of Achievement Awards celebrates 10 years: Nominations Open (02/09)
Ken Livingstone conference to back multiculturalism.(01/09)
The RSPCA gifts a cow to Watford's Hindu Temple (01/09)
Muslim Women's Power List 2009 (01/09)

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