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UK Resident Found Dead in Pakistan After Rejecting Marriage Proposals
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UK Resident Found Dead in Pakistan After Rejecting Marriage Proposals

Mayra Zulfiquar, a 24 year-old Law graduate was found dead on Monday 3rd May in her flat in Lahore. Police are searching for 2 men suspected of her murder. She had arrived at Pakistan 2 months ago to attend a wedding and stayed there in Lahore. Her uncle, Mohammad Nazeer reports that she discussed being involved in an argument with two male friends as they had given marriage proposals which she rejected. He also states that they had threatened her with terrible consequences. Mr Nazeer found Zulfiquar's body after her father, living in London, had called him, giving him the news that she had been found dead. Police report that she was lying in a pool of her own blood, with bullet shot wounds in her neck and arm, while she was in her rented flat room. They also found bruises on her ...
Qatar Airways to Ship Essential Medical Supplies to India Free of Charge
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Qatar Airways to Ship Essential Medical Supplies to India Free of Charge

 29 April 2021 300 tonnes of aid from around the world to be consolidated and transported in a three-flight cargo aircraft convoy from Doha to India on Monday, 3 May 2021, as part of the WeQare initiative DOHA, Qatar — Qatar Airways is supporting international efforts to tackle the second COVID-19 surge in India by shipping medical aid and equipment to the country free of charge from global suppliers. The airline intends to transport 300 tonnes of aid from across its global network to Doha where it will be flown in a three-flight cargo aircraft convoy directly to destinations in India where it is most desperately needed. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The State of Qatar has a long and special relationship with India, and we have wat...
Writer chronicles how life on Mars Street in Oldham became an entirely different planet
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Writer chronicles how life on Mars Street in Oldham became an entirely different planet

An entrepreneur who swapped life in a Bangladeshi village surrounded by paddy fields for a daily dose of division and bricks through the windows in 1980’s Oldham, has now seen Britain become a place where he is able to thrive – and “give back”. In his first book, “The Gift of Giving”, Muzahid Khan charts a life filled with the strife of civil war in Asia, a huge readjustment in living conditions when his family came to Oldham and settled on Mars Street, a year-long fight against depression and now the joy of working in a diverse community. This has enabled him to raise family, and his charitable work has seen him return to Bangladesh to help build a health clinic in the village of Sylhet. “Much has been written and said about the Windrush generation and their stoicism and heroism in ...
UK Sends Life-Saving Medical Equipment to India
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UK Sends Life-Saving Medical Equipment to India

25 April 2021 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, and The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP UK announces more than 600 pieces of vital medical equipment will be sent to India to support the country in its fight against Covid-19. UK sends life-saving medical equipment to India to help fight Covid-19 Ventilators and oxygen concentrator devices due to leave UK today The support follows a request from India and PM pledge for the UK to do all it can First package due to arrive in Delhi early on Tuesday, with further shipments later this week More than 600 pieces of vital medical equipment will be sent to India to support the country in its fight against Covid-19, the UK Government has announced. The assistance p...
Power roll: bringing cheap solar power to Africa and India
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Power roll: bringing cheap solar power to Africa and India

Power Roll has installed two mini solar grid systems in rural locations in Africa and India. These grids demonstrate the use of their innovative solar film and energy storage technologies that have the potential to disrupt the global solar power market. Paul Laidler, project lead at Power Roll, explained: The mini solar grid systems use flexible solar PV that is thin, light, easy to install and can be used off-grid. This makes it very attractive to communities who might struggle to get access to technology, particularly if their location is remote. Power Roll’s solar film will be produced as a roll and can be used on a variety of surfaces in off-grid settings; for example, curved around a technology pole or attached to a fragile roof. Its lightness and versatility give it numerous adv...
North Korea missile tests: UK statement
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North Korea missile tests: UK statement

Minister for Asia, Nigel Adams said: "We are deeply concerned that North Korea has conducted two short-range ballistic missile tests. These tests are a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolutions and a threat to regional peace and security. "Alongside our allies and partners, the UK is committed to peace on the Korean Peninsula, upholding the rules-based international system and securing an end to North Korea’s illegal activities. "North Korea must refrain from further provocations, and engage in meaningful negotiations with the US."