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Sardani breaks barriers by graduating from West Point.

An Indian-American woman has made history at the West Point Military Academy by becoming the first observant Sikh to graduate from the venerable 218-year-old institution. Anmol Narang, 23 and from Georgia, graduated as a second lieutenant this weekend alongside 1100 other cadets, 230 of whom were women. Lieutenant Narang told …

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COMMENT: Priti Patel – Opportunism, hypocrisy and ambition that was far greater than ability.

“Grim”, “Thick” and “Naïve”: just three of the words that have been used to describe the former International Development Secretary Priti Patel, who was forced to resign this week after having unauthorized meetings with Israeli government officials during holidays to Israel in August and September. For me, “opportunistic” and “hypocritical” …

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Telangana woman dead in “suspicious circumstances” in London, claims family.

A woman from the Indian state of Telangana has died in London in what her parents say are suspicious circumstances, according to local reports in India. Thirumalagiri Swathi, from the Hanamakonda district of Telangana, was reported by her husband to have died after “falling into the sea”. Swathi’s family however, …

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Award-winning photographer Souvid Datta admits to doctoring images.

The award-winning British Indian photographer Souvid Datta has admitted to photoshopping images and using copyrighted material of other photographers after a furore about a photo story on  Calcutta’s red light district. Datta, a widely-hailed talent who has won countless awards and worked for the likes of The Guardian, was forced …

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“Winston Churchill? He’s no better than Adolf Hitler” – Dr Shashi Tharoor.

He may be the subject of worship from London’s Parliament Square to the Oval Office in Washington DC, but Winston Churchill was little more than a mass murderer, with as much blood on his hands as Hitler does. That’s according to the Indian politician and author Shashi Tharoor, whose new …

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Socialite Neishaa Gharat Arrested In Delhi In Connection With Multi-Million Pound Fraud.

The well known London-based socialite and fashion designer Neishaa Gharat has been placed in police custody in New Delhi over an alleged multi-million pound fraud perpetrated involving her and members of her family. Mrs Gharat – who runs the ‘House of Gharats’ design consultancy – was arrested by police at …

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