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Labour MP demands withdrawal of UK Labour Party's 'divisive' resolution on Kashmir

Labour Party MP, Keith Vaz,  points out that the resolution had been passed without the approval of the party`s ruling National Executive Committee or the party leader Jeremy Corbyn, despite unanimously passed at the party Conference Brigton

"I have therefore written to the Chair of the NEC, Andi Fox, and to the Leader of the Party, Jeremy Corbyn, asking them to recall the motion and hold a proper debate at the NEC to adopt a common Party position that does not divide our communities", Vaz added.

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How Britain's opium trade impoverished Indians

In Amitav Ghosh's acclaimed novel, Sea of Poppies, a village woman from an opium-producing region in India has a vivid encounter with poppy seed.  "She looked at the seed as if she has never seen one before, and suddenly she knew that it was not the planet above that governed her life; it was this minuscule orb - at once beautiful and all-devouring, merciful and destructive, sustaining and vengeful."

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Cricket, it has famously been said, is an Indian game accidentally invented by the English.

By a curious historical irony, a sport that was the exclusive preserve of colonial elite is now the national passion of the formerly colonised. What is equally extraordinary is that India has become world cricket's sole superpower. It is a status much savoured by contemporary Indians, for whom their cricket team is the nation. They regard "team India" as a symbol of national unity, and its players a reflection of the country's diversity.

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Sam Manekshaw: Why is this Indian war hero trending?

An announcement that a Bollywood film will be made on Indian war hero Sam Manekshaw has seen him trend on social media 11 years after his death. Manekshaw is arguably India's best-known army general. He was the chief of the Indian army during the 1971 war with Pakistan, which led to the creation of Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan.

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Theresa May expresses 'regret' for 1919 Amritsar massacre

However, PM stops short of apologising for killings by British troops who opened fire on the crowd of defenceless men, women and children.

On 13 April 1919, a crowd gathered at Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden, including families having picnics and people protesting about the deportation of a pair of nationalist leaders. Many were unaware there was a ban on public gatherings in the city, which had been placed under the direct rule of the British Indian army to curb recent unrest.


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