Neela Debnath

Neela Debnath is a member of the Independent's online editorial team. She has an MA in Journalism (NCTJ accredited) from Brunel University. She is interested in current affairs, media and dipping into other areas of journalism.

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The officers take karate lessons

Delhi female police officers learn karate in move to improve women's safety

They are being given self-defence lessons so that they can protect themselves

Zelyoniy the cat after he was rescued

Miracle cat survives after kitchen knife is removed from skull

The feline was found two days after the attack

Russian adventurer Valery Rozov makes his descent

Watch the first-ever BASE jump from Mount Kilimanjaro

The historic jump was from the top of Africa’s highest mountain took a year to plan

Homeless man John Jones has criticised the spikes

Homeless man condemns spikes outside Manchester Selfridges

The metal studs were installed back in December last year

The Colima Volcano erupted on Sunday

Watch amazing footage of volcano eruption in Mexico

The Colima Volcano is the most active in Mexico and North America

A woman throws punches while holding a tray of chip

Manchester racist bus rant: Shocking footage as gang 'target Hispanic men'

Passengers were verbally and physically assaulted by the gang

Raleigh Ritchie started his music career back in his early teens (Olly Burn)

Raleigh Ritchie: Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson talks about balancing his acting and music careers

Despite the phenomenal global success of Game of Thrones, there is very little crossover between Anderson's two careers

Nikesh Patel as Aafrin in Channel 4's Indian Summers

Indian Summers TV review: A vibrant, intense kaleidoscope of conflict that makes Downton Abbey look like a soap opera

Paul Rutman's impressive drama is not your average cosy Sunday night drama, tackling race, caste and religion

The track is the lead single from Ronson’s album Uptown Special a

Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' sells over 1 million copies

The infectious soul-funk song was only released 10 weeks ago

Richard Madden as Prince Charming in Cinderella

Cinderella: Kenneth Branagh's film moves away from 'sexist' Disney cartoon version, says Richard Madden

One of the film’s stars says that Cinderella and Prince Charming are on a more equal playing field in the new Disney live action adaptation

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...