Asian Network Reports
Summary: A weekly round-up of news, sport and entertainment from a British Asian perspective. The ten best stories taken from Asian Network Reports presented by Rozina Sini, every weekday at 12.30 and 6pm. Please note, this podcast is only available in the UK. Asian Network Reports was formerly known as British Asian News.
One woman thought her family jewellery would be safe in the bank - but now they say they've lost it. We speak to Rajiv Ouseph, England's top Badminton player to find out what's next and a two year old girl at risk of forced marriage has been helped out - we hear about the governments plans to tackle the problem
Scientists are doing ground breaking research into stem cells which could save Asian lives. Manish Malhotra's latest collection has been showcased in the UK with Bollywood actresses walking the ramp and a non-faith school is facing accusations of discriminating against kids because of their religion.
Some Muslims are missing out on University because paying interest on a loan is forbidden in Islam. We spoke to Ali Zafar, Salman Ahmed and Abbas Hassan for Pakistan Music week and David Cameron's been paying his respects in Amritsar.
A quarter of home-care services in England aren't up to scratch - so what's the best way to look after your parents in old age? Plus - the coach for Bangladesh's national football team is in the UK looking for a new player and we hear about a multilingual parrot.
Authorities crackdown on slums and illegal immigrants in Southall, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban speaks publicly and a top Asian cop accuses the force of failing ethnic communites
Find out how thousands of Britons are fighting for millions of pounds worth of ancestral land in India and an increasing number of Pakistani women are claiming they've been forcibly separated from their children
Doctors from India and Pakistan are failing their exams more often than British Doctors - they say it's because of discrimination. Ex-President Pervez Musharraf tells us he intends to return to Pakistan and Saif Ali Khan defends Bollywood's portrayal of women.
Police have appealed for calm between communities in Leicester after a Muslim restaurant was ransacked. We go behind the scenes at what's being called the first British Asian serial and the crowds were out for Saif Ali Khan in London.
The lawyer defending three of the accused in the Delhi rape case claims his clients were forced to confess to calm public anger about the case. A charity in Scotland is challenging the misconception that violence against women is allowed in Islam and a British doctor has become the first person to finish what's claimed to be the world's hottest curry.
Vigils are held here and in India as five men appear in court accused of the gang rape of a woman on a bus in Delhi who later died. We speap to one Indian rape victim about how she felt humiliated by her treatment after the assault. Also - More Muslims being buried here in the UK is adding to a shortage of grave space and Malala Yousafzai has left hospital in Birmingham.
As the popularity of Kabaddi grows our reporter has been following the progress of England womens team at the world cup in Punjab. Some Muslims say they're being discriminated against whenever they catch a plane and are calling for change, and Asian Network celebrates 10 years as a national station - we look back at how we covered the big stories of the decade.
Legendary sitar player Ravi Shanker has died, we take a look back at his life and speak to some of the people who knew him. We also speak to the man setting off on a three month drive from London to South Asia in an attempt to spread his message of peace. Also - is learning English enough to integrate? One group in London doesn't think so and has been giving intensive leadership training to new migrants.
Controversy over whether a Sikh soldier should be allowed to swap the bearskin for a turban in a parade outside Buckingham Palace. One pound fish man is vying for a Christmas number one, we're in the studio with him and plans for a 'mega-mosque' in East London have been turned down.
Lung cancer rates fall across the board in the UK except among Asians. Thousands turn out for Star Parivaar live, and new guidelines on interfaith marriages.
A special report on how some British Asians are blaming the supernatural for mental health problems. We hear from the Qawaali group who've auditioned for Britain's Got Talent and a heavily pregnant woman was left standing on a tram when nobody would give up their seat.