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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Some of the 52 columns of the memorial in Hyde Park were stencilled with red and black slogans

Police hunt for vandals after 7/7 monument is defaced hours before memorial service

Some of the 52 columns of the memorial in Hyde Park were stencilled with red and black slogans

Copycat government websites targeted in crackdown on hoaxers

A crackdown on hoaxers who trick people out of money via  copycat government websites has been launched as the Coalition takes action following thousands of complaints over the practice.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum (left), ruler of Dubai, looking at a model of the 'Mall of the World' project during its presentation in Dubai

Can’t stand the heat? Come to world’s first climate-controlled city

Dubai to build the world’s largest shopping centre inside a 48 million square-foot climate-controlled 'city'

President Obama said he would deploy around 300 additional troops, bringing the total number of US military personnel in Iraq to 750

Iraq crisis: President Obama to send another 300 troops to protect US interests from Isis militants

The United States is increasing its military presence inside Iraq after President Obama said he would deploy around 300 additional troops and a detachment of helicopters and surveillance drones.

Sir Alex Ferguson watches Andy Murray in action

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray reveals Sir Alex Ferguson has been offering advice

The defending Wimbledon champion also took time to chat about the World Cup with the former Manchester United manager

Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, to claim 3.3 million British jobs are connected to a place in Europe

Over three million jobs at risk if Britain leaves EU, claims Treasury report

Disclosure likely to frustrate David Cameron and infuriate Tory Eurosceptics who insist the UK could be more prosperous outside Europe

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.

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