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Activists slam new Home Office “Go Home” poster campaign

The Home Office has come under fire again for placing posters encouraging immigrants to “ask about going home” at immigration reporting centres. The posters have been displayed at centres in Hounslow and Glasgow and have been branded “shameful” by campaigners and Scottish MP’s, according to a report in The Guardian. …

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The Problem with selling Satyajit Ray

For the past two weeks I’ve been enjoying the world of Satyajit Ray. Pushed by the Editor of this portal to explore the work of a filmmaker many describe as “India’s Greatest”, I have taken in a number of his films at the British Film Institute’s ‘Retrospective’ on Ray; a …

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Immigrant Children are a “Positive Influence”, study finds

  Non English-speaking children are helping drive up standards at British schools, a survey by the London School of Economics has found, dispelling fears that immigrant children are holding back British students. According to the LSE survey, “The growing proportion of non-native English speakers in primary schools should not be …

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Rupee slide continues, hits 104 against Sterling

The Indian rupee continued its slide on Wednesday going past 68 per dollar and 104 against Sterling. The currency’s slump was compounded by fears that foreign investors will continue to sell out of a country stiff economic challenges, with BNP Paribas cutting India’s GDP growth forecast for 2014 to 3.7% …

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