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Indian spy to be honoured with London memorial

A memorial to Indo-American World War 2 heroine Noor Inayat Khan is to be unveiled by Princess Anne in London Gordon’s Square. The bronze bust, by London-based sculptor Karen Newman, will be unveiled November 08 following a decade-long campaign by the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial to establish a permanent monument …

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Stars gather for Indian children: Pratham UK Gala 2012

The City’s ornate Guildhall was the setting as stars of Film and TV, artists, designers, City bankers, businessmen and even a brace of Bollywood divas gathered for ARTiculate; the 2012 Pratham UK fundraising gala dinner. More than half a million pounds was raised at the £15,000-per-table event for the children’s …

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No Indian release for Mehta’s ‘Midnight’s Children’

A new film of Salman Rushdie’s 1981 novel “Midnight’s Children”, which is set in India after independence, may not be released in the country, its director has said, blaming “insecure politicians”. The adaptation, which has been showed at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, is due for worldwide release …

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Indian diplomatic mail bag found after 46 years

A bag containing Indian diplomatic mail dating back some 46 years has been found by climbers on Mont Blanc in the French Alps. The jute bag was found on August 21 and was stamped “Ministry of External Affairs” and was reportedly found close to the site of an Air India …

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SRK booked for flying Indian flag “upside down”

Actor Shah Rukh Khan has been booked by police in the Indian city of Pune for allegedly insulting the national flag by “flying it upside down”, reports say. It comes after a complaint brought by a member of a local political party who had witnessed the superstar’s flag-waving celebration following …

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Indian physicist among winners of inaugural Milner prize

An Indian physicist and string theorist has been named one of the nine recipients of the lucrative Fundamental Physics Prize. Ashoke Sen, 56, from the Harish Chandra Research Institute in the Indian city of Allahabad, was granted $3m as part of the award which was launched by Russian Venture Capitalist …

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Mittal Champions Trust hosts Indian Olympians at the Serpentine

His ambition to become the world’s leading steel magnate is legendary and has often been described as being ‘Olympian’. The mogul himself has drawn parallels between success on the track and in business. Unsurprising then that billionaire Lakshmi Mittal has been spearheading a $10m initiative aimed at providing Indian athletes …

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Indian BPO worker “caused NatWest glitch” – Reports

The IT malfunction which left millions of RBS and Natwest Bank customers unable to access their accounts was caused by a junior BPO technician in India, according to reports. Technology website The Register says an “inexperienced operative” based at a support centre in Hyderabad had accidentally deleted information during a …

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