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Cricket  /  Published 15.01.22

Choke the funds to curb racism

A damning report from a British parliamentary committee, which heard evidence from a tearful Azeem Rafiq in November last year, has recommended that the UK government should cut off public funding giv...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 14.01.22

Commons speaker warns MPs of ‘influence by China’

A woman suspected of working on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party has been attempting to improperly influence MPs, the speaker of the House of Commons said in a letter to lawmakers on Thursday. S...
By Reuters in London

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.22

Heed that raised fist

Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism at Yorkshire County Cricket Club are not new. They were first voiced three years ago to the hierarchy of the club, who ignored them. They were confirmed in a ...
By Alexis Tadié

World  /  Published 15.09.21

UK ban on China envoy

The Chinese ambassador to Britain has been banned from attending an event in the country’s parliament because Beijing imposed sanctions earlier this year on lawmakers who highlighted alleged hum...
By Reuters in London

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.20

Wealthy immigrants have a special responsibility

Offered West Bengal’s finance ministership, Tulsi Charan Goswami, the brilliant but mercurial Serampore zamindar, laughed that if he managed public money as he did his own, the state would ...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

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Sports  /  Published 24.10.20

Food plan hurdle for Rashford

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford’s campaign to feed poor students has sparked a partisan political battle that makes scoring goals for his club seem trivial by comparison. The 22-year-old...
By AP in London

World  /  Published 22.10.19

Trudeau retains power, loses majority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was headed to a second term on Monday after an often ugly campaign that became a referendum on his character and on his authenticity as an earnest standard-bear...
By Ian Austen and Dan Bilefsky/ NYTNS in New York

World  /  Published 04.10.19

Banksy canvas fetches £10m

Devolved Parliament, a painting of the House of Commons showing MPs as chimpanzees by the British “street artist” Banksy, sold at auction at Sotheby’s in London on Thursday evening for a record...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.19

A thriller set in London and Assam

About a year ago, I sent Neil Basu a copy of Abir Mukherjee’s detective thriller set in Calcutta in 1919, A Rising Man, which introduces an unlikely partnership between Captain Sam Wyndham of the Im...
By Amit Roy

World  /  Published 10.01.20

House of Commons votes 330-231 to pass Brexit bill

Britain passed a long-elusive milestone on the road to Brexit on Thursday when the House of Commons approved a bill authorizing the country's departure from the European Union at the end of the month....
By AP in London


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