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British leaders hail Modi's blueprint for a new India

IMPRESSIVE: Modi speaking during his first Independence Day speech
Keith Vaz has described Narendra Modi’s hour-long Independence Day address, delivered in Hindi from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi, as “an historic speech”. Vaz, chairman of the home affairs select committee and arguably the most influential Asian politician in the UK, told Eastern Eye: “Narendra Modi has been a breath of fresh ai...




Civil Service programme 'will give BME interns confidence'

ONE of the government's diversity champions believes that lack of confidence is one of the main reasons behind ethnic minority workers not getting to the top of the civil service. Sue Owen, permanent secretary at the department of culture More News »

Indian firms tool up for defence orders on Modi's 'buy India

SOME of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories. More News »

A-Level above the rest

The anxiety-inducing wait for A-Level results was finally over for hundreds of thousands of students across the UK who picked up their sealed envelopes last Thursday (14). Though the pass rate fell nationally for the first time in 32 years, ma More News »

Clegg sets out agenda ahead of India visit

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will advise Narendra Modi’s government to clean up its act and remove red tape, allowing more British businesses to invest in India when he visits the country next week. The Liberal Democrat leader will h More News »
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Travel

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Technology

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