Diaspora Matters

Alok Sharma Appointed as David Cameron’s Infrastructure Envoy to India


Following Chancellor George Osborne and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s recent dialogue in London, Alok Sharma MP, co-Chairman of Conservative Friends of India, has been appointed as David Cameron’s Infrastructure Envoy to India. [Read More]

Osborne & Jaitley Reach Agreements

Britain's Chancellor George Osborne, left, welcomes the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to Downing Street for the 8th Uk-India Economic and Financial Dialogue, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Following the eighth UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) in London, Chanellor George Osborne and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley have reached a number of agreements concerning the future of trade and investment between the UK and India. [Read more]

Employment Minister Priti Patel Opens New Deputy High Commission in Gujarat


Minister of State for Work and Pensions, Priti Patel, will today open a new British Deputy High Commission in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. [Read more]

Sajid Javid Visits India, Announces 300 New Scholarships


Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, revealed earlier today that Britain will be awarding around 300 new scholarships during 2016-17 to Indian students who choose to study in the UK. The announcement is part of the launch of ‘2016: UK-India Year of Education, Research and Innovation’. [Read more]

Priti Patel: WHEF is clear symbol of how Britain’s Hindu community contribute to British culture (Conference Photos)

Conservative MP Shailesh Vara
Conservative MP Shailesh Vara

On Saturday, the government’s Indian Diaspora Champion, Priti Patel MP, said that the World Hindu Economic Forum strengthen economic relations and trade links between India and the UK.

“It is a clear symbol of how Britain’s Hindu community are vibrant and engaged… [Read More]

Raksha Bandhan celebrations in Houses of Parliament

Photo courtesy of Amit Patel, Count Photography
Photo courtesy of Amit Patel, Count Photography

Yesterday, Portcullis House stood host to the second annual Raksha Bandhan celebration in the Houses of Parliament. The event was arranged by the All Party Parliamentary Group of British Hindus… [Read More]

Independence Day (Photos)


CF India spent the weekend celebrating Independence Day. On Saturday, we joined London’s only Conservative Indian Mayor – Cllr Roy Arora – in Kingston. On Sunday, we went to the Indian Gymkhana Club in Osterley… [Read More]

Britons now eligible for Indian E-Visa


From August 15, British citizens will be able to travel to India on an E-Visa.

With the introduction of the E-Visa, Britons will now apply and pay for their travel document online. [Read More]

Gov’t Ensures Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali Remains GCSE and A-level Subject


The Government announced July 22nd that community languages such as Gujarati, Punjabi and Bengali will continue to be taught as GCSE and A-level subjects until September 2018.

Exam boards have in the past warned that some modern languages taught in British schools may have to be discontinued. The Government will work with exam boards and Ofqual to ensure that students are offered as many language options as possible. [Read More]

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