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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Madhur Jaffrey is about to launch Curry Easy Vegetarian

Madhur Jaffrey: The doyenne of curry is back... but tikka's not

Forty years after her first book, the godmother of Indian cooking puts vegetables centre stage
Barbara Henning issued another plea to her husband Alan's captors

Alan Henning: Wife renews plea over Isis hostage as RAF jets strike in Iraq

'We've not abandoned Alan and we continue in our attempts to communicate with you' she tells captors

Police divers search the river Brent for clues in the hunt for missing school girl Alice Gross in London

Alice Gross case: Police searching for missing teenager find body in River Brent

Police searching for the missing teenager Alice Gross have found a body in the River Brent, one of London's longest rivers.

Macmillan Cancer Support is calling for a month of abstention in October to raise awareness of the health benefits and financial savings

Average Briton spends £50,000 on alcohol over course of lifetime

Drinkers in London spend sizably more than in other parts of the country

The five-minute film marks Mr Cantlie's third appearance, again sat behind a desk in his familiar orange jumpsuit

Isis hostage John Cantlie appears in new propaganda video criticising US air strikes

As there is no mention of the British decision to join the US-led coalition with airstrikes the video may well have been filmed before last Friday

Breast density is assessed through mammograms and other types of medical imaging

700,000 face ‘hidden risk’ of breast cancer, warns charity

Clinical trials suggest that 8.3 per cent of women aged 47 to 75 in the UK have a high breast density

Aid worker Alan Henning was kidnapped in Syria in December

Alan Henning kidnapping: Family receives audio file of Isis hostage 'pleading for his life'

Wife Barbara Henning appeals to Isis captors to 'see it in their hearts' to release him

General Martin Dempsey has said that he could envisage recommending US soldiers to embed with the Iraqi and Kurdish forces in a “close combat advising” role

Islamic State: Is prospect growing of US being drawn into another ground war in Iraq?

Top military commander would recommend deploying US soldiers alongside Kurdish and Iraqi forces

Seven British hostages died during a four-day siege at the In Amenas complex in 2013 in Algeria

Disgruntled worker 'had threatened bloodshed' at Algerian gas plant where seven British hostages died

Seven British hostages were killed during four-day siege

A report has recommended that hospitals and railway stations play classical music to calm the public and reduce attacks on staff

Play classical music in hospitals and railway stations to ‘calm public’, report says

Recommendation follows new figures that estimate around 400 public sector workers are assaulted each week

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
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From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers
Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

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Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
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Meet Racton Man

Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
Garden Bridge: St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters

Garden Bridge

St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
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An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel
Joint Enterprise: The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice

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