November 12th, 2015Thousands of people from across the country came to Leicester last night to watch the annual Diwali celebrations.
Around 37,000 people attended the festivities which took place on Leicester's Golden Mile and Cossington Street Recreation Ground.
Diwali, known as the festival of light, is celebrated...By November 12th, 20150 comments
October 19th, 2015A glamorous awards ceremony in London took place last week celebrating the achievements of British Asian men and women at the height of their professions.
Around 250 people attended the Asian Professional Awards at the Grange Hotel in London on Friday 9 October.
Nominees from the length and breadth...By October 19th, 20150 comments
July 22nd, 2015A group of sixteen Muslim people from Leicester took part in a panel discussion, to discuss the issue of extremism.
The discussion took place at Central Mosque on Conduit Street, and involved men and women ranging from 14 years of age to late 40s.
Many different issues surrounding extremism were...By July 22nd, 20150 comments
July 21st, 2015Whilst driving to Nottingham for a special wedding performance, we spoke to King G Mall on his latest song, ‘Keep Fit Ji.’
Labelled King of Dhol, Gurcharan Mall is one of the most creative and fun musical personalities in the Bhangra industry, with him being the first pioneer of making Dhol popular around the...By July 21st, 20150 comments
July 11th, 2015Around 200 people from many different faiths came together on Friday evening for an Iftar event at Central Mosque in Leicester.
The Iftar, which is the evening meal in which Muslims who have been fasting during the day at Ramadan end their daily fast at sunset.
The Iftar also remembered the...By July 11th, 20150 comments
May 15th, 2015The Global Punjabi Society held their annal awards ceremony in Leicester.
Now in its 4th year, the awards celebrate the achievements of people from across the globe who have Indian origins.
The event was attended by many high profile guests including the Leader of the House of Lords,...By May 15th, 20150 comments
May 11th, 2015When most people think of Thailand, they imagine an exotic and luxurious holiday destination, but little is known about the harsh reality of the lives of the Pakistani Christian asylum seekers, who are being treated like criminals in Thailand’s capital Bangkok.
Many of these Pakistani Christians moved to...By May 11th, 20150 comments
May 2nd, 2015On Friday, Leicester's Sikh community came together to raise money and donate much needed items to support the relief efforts for victims of the Nepal Earthquake.
Working alongside UK charity Khalsa Aid as part of a national mobilisation, a collection of key items such as Hand Sanitizer, Wet Wipes, Dried Baby...By May 2nd, 20150 comments
April 27th, 2015This Sunday, thousands of Sikhs from across the country descended on Leicester to take part in the annual Vaisakhi parade.
Starting at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara on Holy bones, the procession made its way through the city centre and up towards the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdawara on East Park...By April 27th, 20150 comments
April 12th, 2015The Sikh community in Leicester have today been taking part in the annual Vaisakhi food drive to try and collect over 10 tonnes of food for local charities.
The event was held at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara on East Park Road, throughout the day thousands turned up to offer food.
Vaisakhi is the...By April 12th, 20150 comments
March 24th, 2015Thousands of people lined up outside Leicester Cathedral on Monday to pay their final respects to King Richard III, who is lying in repose in the place of worship. At one stage people were being urged not to turn up with the wait to get in and file past the coffin reaching 4 hours.
In fact demand to get in to...By March 24th, 20150 comments
February 12th, 2015Pukaar News Proudly Presents ‘King of the Dhol Drum’, a documentary about the life of a drumming superstar, who propelled Bhangra music to new heights in the western world.
The documentary shows the rise of King G Mall, a Bhangra musician from Birmingham, and how he turned a traditional Punjabi instrument...By February 12th, 20150 comments
November 23rd, 2014Thousand of Sikhs took to the streets of Leicester today to take part in the annual Nagar Kirtan parade, as they celebrate the birthday of the first Guru, Nanak Dev Ji.
The parade was lead by the Panj Pyaras or the five Sikh clerics, and was followed by floats and the devotess.
...By November 23rd, 20140 comments
November 14th, 2014A new book exploring the relationships between Hindus and Christians living in the west, has been launched in Leicester.
The book entitled 'The Meeting of Opposites' was written by the former Director of the St Philips Centre, Canon Andrew Wingate. Speaking at the launch he said, "We have 50,000 Hindus living here, and...By November 14th, 20140 comments
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