Kunal Dutta

Kunal Dutta is a news writer and reporter. He has written for The Economist, The Guardian, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, Independent Voices and More Intelligent Life.

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The dress contained a label reading “forced to work exhausting hours”

Primark shopper finds 'cry for help' stitched into her £10 dress

Dress from a Primark store in Swansea reportedly contained a label reading 'forced to work exhausting hours'

The letter accuses Mr Blair of trying to “absolve himself” of responsibility for the crisis in Iraq

Diplomats call on Tony Blair to quit as Middle East peace envoy over Iraq legacy

Tony Blair is facing calls to step down from his role as Middle East envoy after a scathing letter signed by former British ambassadors and politicians that accuses him of trying to “absolve himself” of responsibility for the crisis in Iraq.

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt

'No more boob jobs on the NHS': Breast enlargements, tummy tucks and nose jobs won't be available, says Jeremy Hunt

The average health authority in England carried out 10 operations of this kind in 2012

NHS patient data ‘was sold to private companies’

Hundreds of patient medical records have been sold to private companies, according to a damning new report that concludes the NHS has made “significant lapses” in the handling of patient data.

Rolf Harris is accused of 12 counts of indecent assault on four women between 1968 and 1986, all of which he denies

Rolf Harris trial: Entertainer ‘ran away from giggling young girls,’ court told

The entertainer Rolf Harris, 84, complimented Joanne Charles, his daughter Bindi’s friend, on her “lovely curves” when she was a teenager but not in a “lurid way”, she told Southwark Crown Court.

Northern Ireland police chief accused over inquiry into killings

Northern Ireland’s outgoing Chief Constable Matt Baggott faces criminal action over claims that he obstructed police ombudsman investigations into 60 murders during the height of the Troubles.

Labour MP Stella Creasy

Women would have to breed for Britain if immigration is curbed, says Stella Creasy

Stopping immigration would leave British women having to have “a lot of children very quickly” to keep the NHS and economy afloat, says Stella Creasy.

The Leonardo da Vinci self-portrait, which scientists believe is gradually vanishing as the red-chalk image fades

Scientists try save only existing self-portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci

Scientists are close to deciding how to restore a fading chalk sketch believed to be the only existing self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, following a hi-tech study of the paper.

Garcia served as a counter-terrorism prosecutor for President George Bush

Michael Garcia profile: The Fifa investigator into ethics and corruption

Michael Garcia is a former US attorney who became a household name after leading the successful prosecution against former Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 after a high-profile sex scandal.

Firefighters rescue victims at a hospital in Jangseong, South Korea

South Korea hospital fire: '20 killed' as blaze sweeps through ward for elderly patients

At least 20 patients and a nurse have been killed after a fire swept through a hospital in South Korea.

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform