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30 Murders by Firearm in England 2012 (equiv. 164), vs. 8,855 in US

By Juan Cole | May. 25, 2014 | By Juan Cole The mentally imbalanced individual who hunted down UC Santa Barbara students and knifed three and shot 6 of them to death, wounding with gunfire 7 more, on Saturday, used a semi-automatic handgun. The most… Continue Reading →

Narendra Modi victory would bode ill for India, say Rushdie and Kapoor

Salman Rushdie and Anish Kapoor among artists and academics to sign letter to the Guardian to express ‘acute worry‘ at Hindu nationalist‘s expected victory in general election Jason Burke in Delhi The Guardian, Thursday 10 April 2014 17.35 BST   Novelist Salman… Continue Reading →

Controversy erupts in Britain’s parliament complex over Modi

London, Feb 27, 2014, PTI: A debate on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi‘s controversial past sparked a row at a meeting within Britain’s parliament complex. Human rights groups and organisers of ‘Narendra Modi and the Rise of Hindu Fascism’… Continue Reading →

Did UK help Indira Gandhi plan Operation Bluestar ?

All India | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Updated: January 13, 2014 File photo: Indira Gandhi New Delhi:  A law-maker from the Labour party  claims that he has seen documents that suggest Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s administration helped Indira Gandhi plan the storming of… Continue Reading →

Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era

  The number of public sector workers on low wages doubles to more than one million, with women and part-time staff disproportionately affected by squeeze on incomes NIGEL MORRIS  Monday 09 December 2013 The biggest drop in living standards since… Continue Reading →

India’s caste campaigners win EU backing to end ‘apartheid’ conditions #goodnews

EU passes resolution against caste-based discrimination, as campaigners accuse India of failing to protect Dalit rights   Harriet Grant theguardian.com, Friday 11 October 2013 13.32 BST   India’s lowest castes, such as the Dalits, are often forced into dangerous work, despite… Continue Reading →

Press Release- UK’s longstanding opposItion to #deathpenalty #abolishDP

Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi highlights the UK’s longstanding opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances. Senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi said: Today is World Day Against the Death Penalty 2013, an occasion to highlight the UK’s longstanding… Continue Reading →

Narendra Modi, British invitation and universal jurisdiction

N. JAYARAM 16 August 2013, Open democracy   Some British MPs have invited an Indian politician widely accused of having committed crimes against humanity in his Gujarat state more than a decade ago. It is not a crisis but an opportunity:… Continue Reading →

UK Tells Sikh Delegation It Will Ask India To Commute Bhullar’s Death Sentence

LONDON – A British foreign office minister on Tuesday told Sikhs that UK will ask India to drop the death penalty against Davinderpal Singh Bhullar. Hugo Swire — Britain’s minister for India in the foreign office — met Sikh representatives… Continue Reading →

The woman who nearly died making your iPad #mustread

| Aditya Chakrabortty Tian Yu worked more than 12 hours a day, six days a week. She had to skip meals to do overtime. Then she threw herself from a fourth-floor window Aditya ChakraborttyMonday 5 August 2013, The Guardian Tian Yu… Continue Reading →

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