She came under criticism from members of her own party who distanced themselves from her remarks
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Thursday 15 December 2011
A tainted batch of bootleg alcohol has killed at least 102 people and sent dozens more to hospital in villages outside the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Seven directors of private clinic in Calcutta face charges of culpable homicide
Tuesday 25 October 2011
Officials say the death toll has risen to 31 in the collapse of a wooden bridge in the northeastern Indian district of Darjeeling.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Wednesday 15 June 2011
One of India's most celebrated social institutions, the Calcutta Club, has sparked an angry backlash from the city's intelligentsia after refusing to allow entry to a Bengali painter who was wearing traditional clothes judged to be in breach of strict regulations.
Thursday 19 May 2011
A British spy turned arms dealer who nearly died in an Indian prison told a Copenhagen court yesterday how he was beaten and humiliated while serving a life sentence there.
Saturday 14 May 2011
The steamy city of Kolkata, where peeling walls have for decades been painted red with the symbol of the Hammer and Sickle, is set to turn green.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
Tuesday 15 March 2011
Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Scotland international back-row forward Richie Vernon.
Monday 07 March 2011
Could a new film about one of India’s most remarkable sporting encounters help spread the popularity of football in a country renowned for its obsession with cricket?
Sunday 06 March 2011
For Peter Bleach, the scariest moment came when the ancient Russian Antonov cargo aeroplane he had procured took off from Varanasi airport in northern India, laden with arms and ammunition. He fully expected to be dead within minutes.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Martin Johnson has warned England how desperate Scotland will be to wreck their Grand Slam dreams at Twickenham a week on Sunday.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
A barefoot village boy stumbles across an escaped African convict in the shadows of a graveyard, cursing the "white devil" colonisers of the Indian subcontinent where he finds himself.
Monday 21 February 2011
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
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