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Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan


Torture is a public secret, expose the hypocrisy

There have been cases where very strong statements have been made about police brutality but an automatic referral that there should be a prosecution has not happened.


Resolving conflicts worrying young civil servants: Governor

Retired bureaucrats should address the issue at training institutes set up for young civil servants.


Vice President Releases Book ‘A Leaf Turns Yellow : The Sufis of Awadh’

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled “A Leaf turns Yellow” edited by Shri Muzaffar Ali at a function here today.


Pulitzer prize goes to novel about North Korea

Adam Johnson has made just one trip to North Korea, but the American academic's novel The Orphan Master's Son has won him the Pulitzer prize for fiction for carrying his readers "on an adventuresome journey into the depths" of the totalitarian country.


Chinua Achebe is no more.

Chinua Achebe, the internationally celebrated Nigerian author, statesman and dissidentwho gave literary birth to modern Africa with Things Fall Apart and continued for decades to rewrite and reclaim the history of his native country, has died. He was 82.


Vice President Releases A book on Former President

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled ‘The First Woman President of India, Reinventing leadership, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil’ written by Professor Sunaina Singh


Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket

The gracious actor Sharmila Tagore released the book, Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket, a collection of reminiscences contributed by former players, friends, journalists, editors, writers and even an actor about the late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, in its Bangalore launch at the Taj West End on Saturday.


Indians who have won Man Booker Prize in the past

Salman Rushdie, Arudhati Roy, Kiran Desai, Aravind Adiga


Steel Minister Unveils ‘Indian Saga of Steel’ – A Chronicle of Indian Steel Industry

The Union Minister for Steel, Beni Prasad Verma unveiled a Coffee Table Book titled ‘Indian Saga of Steel’ that chronicles the progress of the Indian Steel Industry and details the various milestones achieved by the industry, right from its initial years to the present times. India today is the fourth largest steel producing country in the world.


Vice President of India Released Walking With Lions: Tales from a Diplomatic Past


Devanoor’s collection of articles released

Devanoor Mahadeva’s collection of articles Edege Bidda Akshara were released at a function organised by the Hassan district unit of the Dalit Sahitya Parishat and pro-Dalit organisations here on Sunday.


Civil Aviation Minister launches Shubh Yatra Magazine


The first copy of the book “Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Germany”, presented to the President

The first copy of the book, “Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Germany”, by Professor Anita B. Pfaff was presented to the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, today (February 6, 2013). The book has been brought out by the Federation of Indo-German Societies in India.


Centenary celebrations of the National Test House

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the National Test House today (January 20, 2013) at Kolkata. On the occasion, the Governor of West Bengal released a book on history of National Test House and presented its first copy to the Hon’ble President.


China’s Travel Attractions, a book in Tamil

Zhao Jiang the Director of the Government-run China Radio International’s (CRI) Tamil station has written a book in Tamil titled China’s Travel Attractions. The book will carry her Tamil name Kalaimakal.


Hilary Mantel awarded Man Booker Prize

The 2012 winner, announced on 16 October, was Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. This made her the first woman to receive the award twice