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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Data had shown that India’s tiger population had grown 30 per cent since 2010

Indian tiger triumph may be based on shoddy science, study says

Data released in January suggested India was home to 30 per cent more tigers than four years ago

Bethnal Green Academy, where Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum are students (AFP)

Missing Syria girls: Headmaster claims 'no evidence’ that girls were radicalised at school

Mark Keary, the head of Bethnal Green Academy, said that access to social media was strictly regulated

An Isis propaganda video purporting to show fighters near the Iraqi city of Tikrit

Isis is winning the digital propaganda war, says extremism expert

Haras Rafiq says the West should have 'flaunted' its victories such as the one in Kobani last month

'Ten hours walking in Paris as a Jew': Film by Israeli journalist shows anti-Semitic experiences

While his reception in tourist areas appear peaceful, it is in suburban areas with high Muslim populations where he claims to have received 'hateful stares, belligerent remarks, and hostile body language'

The “aura of prestige” connected with a career in writing may suggest why 60 per cent of people secretly want to be an author

The three most desirable jobs in Britain are author, librarian and academic

60 per cent of people secretly want to be an author

President Obama vowed to 'bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla's captivity and death'

Kayla Mueller: President Obama defends US hostage policy despite death of aid worker

Mr Obama claimed a rescue mission by US Special Forces missed Ms Mueller and other captives 'by a day or two'

Australia has been on terror alert since a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in December resulted in three people, including the gunman, losing their lives

Australian police foil potential terror attack after two men are arrested in Sydney

Officers found a machete, a hunting knife and a home-made Isis flag at a premises in the suburb of Fairfield

Prince Charles with Saudi King Salman at Al Ergah Palace

Prince Charles in Saudi Arabia: Heir to throne raises issue of jailed blogger Raif Badawi with King Salman

Human rights campaigners hail prince for highlighting plight of man sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for setting up a website for Saudi liberals

Andri Lugovoi is a former FSB officer, and he is accused of murder along with Dmitry Kovtum

Alexander Litvinenko inquiry: All traitors to Russia 'should be exterminated', suspect claims

The inquiry also heard Dmitry Kovtun wanted to be a ‘porno star’ and had no links to the gas and oil industry

Richard Reid after his arrest in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in December 2001

Shoe bomber Richard Reid shows no remorse after a decade in prison for failed terror atrocity

Letters to researchers into criminal psychology show Briton who tried to blow up passenger jet in 2001 has maintained his militant views

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'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
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This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
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...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
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The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
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Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
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Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
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The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
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Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?