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Why was Guwahati molestation video put on YouTube, ask netizens


July 13th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Social networks were Friday flooded with angry reactions over the molestation of a teenager in Guwahati, with many questioning as to why the video was ... Read more...

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PM as FM: revisiting 1991?


June 30th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Till now, the end run of the Manmohan Singh government's present tenure hasn't quite followed the scenario envisaged at its start in 2009. Instead of pushing ahead with reforms in ... Read more...

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Maoist group meet to focus on Green Hunt, economic crisis


April 19th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Resistance group Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), at its first conference here April 22-23, will demand an end to the anti-Maoist Operation Green Hunt and discuss how ... Read more...

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Penguin’s annual ‘Spring Lit Fest’ in Delhi March 16


March 9th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) A series of sneak peeps into new books by top Indian writers will be the cornerstone of a festival of literature, "Spring Fever", to ... Read more...

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Six Indians among top 100 global thinkers


November 29th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare, software czar Azim Premji and four other Indians have been named in the US-based Foreign Policy magazine's list of the top ... Read more...

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Kashmir court won’t hear petition against Arundhati Roy


November 24th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday asked activists of a Kashmiri Pandit organization who had sought action against renowned writer Arundhati Roy for her ... Read more...

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Kashmir Pandit group files PIL against Arundhati Roy


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 22 (IANS) Activists of a Kashmiri Pandit organisation Tuesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) case, seeking action against writer-cum-activist Arundhati Roy over her reported remarks in New ... Read more...

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Mark Tully, Amish Tripathi top book chart (IANS Books)


October 27th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Veteran journalist Mark Tully's "Non-Stop India" tops the non-fiction section while "The Secret of The Nagas" by Amish Tripathi still rules the fiction section ... Read more...

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Use stuff you know as springboard for novel: David Davidar


September 29th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Life and books often come close to each other in the world of fiction as with ace publisher and author David Davidar. His new book, ... Read more...

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Amish Tripathi leads with two bestsellers (IANS Books)


September 8th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) "Poor Economics" by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo rules the non-fiction set of the bestseller list yet again, while Amish Tripathi takes the first ... Read more...

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Jan Lokpal bill regressive, Anna used as prop: Arundhati Roy


August 30th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Jan Lokpal bill is a "regressive piece of legislation" and Anna Hazare has been "used as a prop by foreign-funded NGOs" to lead ... Read more...

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No political party has reacted to Jan Lokpal Bill: Patkar


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 23 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar, who is supporting the anti-corruption campaign of Anna Hazare, Tuesday said that no political party had so far given their written support ... Read more...

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Arundhati Roy’s book launch disrupted


May 21st, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The launch of Brooker Prize winning author Arundhati Roy's new book "The Broken Republic" was disrupted by a group of protesters at the India Habitat ... Read more...

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Of wars, tsunami, republic and Satyajit Ray (IANS Books This Week)


May 19th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A war story set in the summer of 1545, a tale of love in the times of tsunami, a compilation of three essays by Arundhati ... Read more...

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Scandinavian master of suspense finds inspiration from India (With Image)


May 17th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Raconteurs, the lifeline of the frozen Scandinavian winters, keep the entertainment mill running with storytelling when the fjords sink beneath mountains of ice.Meet Denmark-based Jussi ... Read more...

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David Davidar announces new publishing house


May 16th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Noted publisher and writer David Davidar, who last year exited as CEO of Penguin's international division amid controversy, has tied up with Rupa Publications, ... Read more...

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Activists demand strong Lokpal Bill


April 30th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Raising a voice against corruption, activists including lawyers, social reformers and journalists Friday demanded a strong Lokpal (ombudsman) Bill.Addressing a convention organised by ... Read more...

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Arundhati Roy loses appeal to retain Pachmarhi wildlife holiday home


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
A government ruling has confirmed that only tribesmen with inherited plots can build on land setaside for the Pachmarhi wildlife sanctuary where Roy has her abode.The reserved area is home ... Read more...

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Film maker, friends lose battle for bungalows


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 22 (IANS) Pradeep Kishan, film maker and husband of writer-activist Arundhati Roy, and his three friends have lost the battle for their bungalows near Bhopal after the ... Read more...

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Sweety Kapoor-Khanna at Anna rally: A satire


April 7th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Apr. 7 (ANI): "For heavens sake Mom! You won't blend with the crowd at Jantar Mantar with your Dior bag and diamonds." I decided to ignore ... Read more...

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BBC Hindi radio service gets temporary reprieve


March 8th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 8 (ANI): The BBC Hindi radio service gets a temporary reprieve after a high-profile campaign opposing plans to end transmissions by the end of March 2011.The BBC world service ... Read more...

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Eminent writers, public figures launch “Don’t silence BBC Hindi radio” appeal


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.17 (ANI): Well known writers and public figures like Arundhati Roy, Sir Mark Tully, Ram Guha and Vikram Seth, have appealed to the British government to reconsider the funding cuts, which ... Read more...

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Don’t silence BBC Hindi radio, say intellectuals


February 16th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Stating that BBC Hindi radio was a source of "accurate, impartial and independent news" for 10 million listeners in India, a group of intellectuals, artists and journalists ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen’s conviction is proper use of a very bad law, says Arundhati Roy


February 12th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 12(ANI): Activists of several civil rights groups and left wing organisations converged in New Delhi on Saturday to stage a rally to demand the release of human rights activist ... Read more...

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Petition against Arundhati, Geelani withdrawn


January 27th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A petition seeking action against hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, writer Arundhati Roy and four others for allegedly making anti-India speeches last year was withdrawn from ... Read more...

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UPA government ’surrendering’ to separatists: BJP (Second Lead)


January 23rd, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks against its youth wing's march to unfurl the national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Chauhan slams Omar, Arundhati for questioning status of J-K


January 13th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
Khajuraho, Jan 13 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Thursday said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and noted writer Arundhati Roy should be prosecuted for questioning the status of ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen unjustifiably prosecuted: Amartya Sen


January 8th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Eminent economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Saturday said that rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life term for sedition over his alleged links ... Read more...

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India urged to repeal sedition law


January 6th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 5 (IANS) The Indian parliament should repeal the colonial-era sedition law which it said was employed to silence peaceful political dissent, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. And the Indian ... Read more...

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Drop sedition case against Binayak Sen: Human Rights Watch


January 6th, 2011 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 6 (IANS) The Indian government should drop sedition cases against rights activists Binayak Sen, Arundhati Roy, and others, the Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The international body has also ... Read more...

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Intellectuals speak up for M.F. Husain, Arundhati Roy


January 1st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The pitch in support of M.F. Husain's return to India, and the opposition to the gag on writer Arundhati Roy and legal action against human rights activist ... Read more...

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Free Binayak Sen: Delhi protestors demand


December 27th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Holding placards and chanting slogans, activists, students and academicians Monday protested in the capital against a Chhattisgarh court sentencing rights activist and doctor Binayak Sen to life ... Read more...

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(After 11) Literature scene in India at a glance (To go with Literature: 2010 in Retrospect)


December 24th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The world of books and litterateurs in India was abuzz with lots of activity, launches and awards. While the Hay Festival debuted in scenic Kerala, grand old ... Read more...

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A Nobel for Arundhati Roy, A media dream


December 13th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Dec.13 (ANI): What if Arundhati Roy was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for err "championing the cause of oppressed minorities in India, particularly Kashmiris and Maoists"?This pithy ... Read more...

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Delhi Police file sedition case against Arundhati, Geelani


November 29th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Acting on a court directive, the Delhi Police Monday registered a sedition case against writer-activist Arundhati Roy and Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani for their alleged ... Read more...

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