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Zohra 100 years young, says Salman Rushdie


April 27th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed author Salman Rushdie has sent out birthday wishes to Indian theatre doyenne Zohra Sehgal, who turned a century old Friday. Rushdie says ... Read more...

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British Muslim faces war crimes charges in Bangladesh


April 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A top Muslim activist in Britain -- a former Bangladeshi citizen -- has been accused of involvement in the abduction and murder of intellectuals during Bangladesh's ... Read more...

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Mahasweta Devi slams cancellation of Taslima’s book launch


February 4th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winning author Mahasweta Devi Friday strongly criticised the cancellation of the release of controversial writer Taslima Nasreen's book following objections from fundamentalists."It is ... Read more...

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Rushdie is poor, sub-standard writer: Katju


January 25th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A day after Salman Rushdie's video conference at Jaipur Literature Festival was cancelled, Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju Wednesday said the author is ... Read more...

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Police complaint against ‘The Satanic Verses’ reading


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) A complaint has been lodged with the police here against the four authors who read out excerpts from Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" in an unscheduled ... Read more...

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Jaipur fest: Protest over ‘The Satanic Verses’ reading


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Police Saturday stepped up security at the Diggi Palace, the venue of the Jaipur Literature Festival, after some authors allegedly read out excerpts from Salman ... Read more...

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Writers resent muzzle on Salman Rushdie


January 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Outrage and resentment were the dominant emotions on the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival here Friday as writers, intellectuals and fans cried foul over ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s Jaipur visit under cloud (Second Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Salman Rushdie's proposed visit to Jaipur for the Literary Festival has come under cloud with the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband saying Monday that ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s Jaipur visit under cloud (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Salman Rushdie's proposed visit to Jaipur for the Literary Festival has come under cloud with the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband saying Monday that ... Read more...

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Don’t allow Rushdie in India: Deoband vice chancellor


January 9th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) India's top Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband Monday opposed Salman Rushdie's visit to India and asked the government not to allow him to travel ... Read more...

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Rajasthan ex-royal threatens stir if assailants not arrested


September 6th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Bharatpur, Sep 5 (IANS) Former MP and erstwhile royal Vishwendra Singh Monday threatened a stir across Rajasthan if action was not taken against those responsible for firing on his supporters ... Read more...

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Rajasthan author questioned on proposed book ban


September 4th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Sep 4 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has issued notice to author Raghuraj Singh seeking his reply over the ban proposed on his controversial book "Bharatpur Rajvansh - Achhooti ... Read more...

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Taslima tweets praise for Mamata, sarcasm for Buddhadeb (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Controversial writer of Bangladeshi origin Taslima Nasreen Friday heaped praise for Mamata Banerjee and posted sarcastic tweets on the dismal performance of West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb threw me out, now he’s losing, Taslima tweets


May 13th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Controversial writer of Bangladeshi origin Taslima Nasreen Friday posted sarcastic tweets on the dismal performance of West Bengal's Left Front in the assembly elections ... Read more...

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Book on Gandhi stays on top (IANS Books)


April 21st, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The controversial book by Joseph Lelyveld, "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India", tops the non-fiction list again this week. Jeffrey Archer's "Only ... Read more...

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Controversial book on Gandhi new bestseller (Book List)


April 14th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India" by Joseph Lelyveld - that created quite a storm in India - is the new bestseller on ... Read more...

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Ban book on Gandhi: BJP leader


April 1st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly Friday asked the Delhi government to ban a controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi, accusing its American author ... Read more...

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Gujarat Govt. bans controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi


March 30th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Gandhinagar, Mar 30 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced total ban on the controversial book "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India" by Pulitzer-winning author Joseph ... Read more...

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Gujarat bans book on Gandhi, Modi calls it perverse (Lead)


March 30th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 30 (IANS) A controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi was banned in his native state of Gujarat Wednesday, with Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying its contents were perverse ... Read more...

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Gujarat bans controversial book on Gandhi


March 30th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 30 (IANS) A controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi was banned in his home state of Gujarat Wednesday.A resolution to ban the book, "Great Soul", was moved in ... Read more...

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Maharashtra may ban controversial book on Gandhi


March 30th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Tuesday indicated that it would take steps to ban "Great Soul - Mahatma Gandhi and his Struggles with India", penned by Pulitzer prize-winning ... Read more...

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HBO making a miniseries on Dick Cheney


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) HBO is reportedly making a miniseries about the former Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney.HBO recently announced that they would be making a movie ... Read more...

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Malaysian parliament shuns debate on novel opposed by Indians


March 17th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) The Malaysian parliament has rejected a motion to debate a controversial book that has upset sections of ethnic Indian community for having references to the ... Read more...

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Ex-aide attacks Sarah Palin in new book


February 20th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) Frank Bailey, formerly the right hand man of Sarah Palin, ex-governor of Alaska and Republican candidate for vice president of the US in 2008, has attacked his ... Read more...

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Emma Watson to star in ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’


February 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Emma Watson has signed on to star in a Hollywood adaptation of a book criticised for its treatment of sex, drugs and suicide.The 20-year-old 'Harry Potter' actress will ... Read more...

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Uma Bharti may rejoin BJP, indicates Advani


December 11th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti may soon rejoin Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and concentrate on revival of the party in Uttar Pradesh, party veteran ... Read more...

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Smith hurt by book, but says Gibbs still welcome to team


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Duabi, Nov 2 (IANS) South African cricket captain Graeme Smith Tuesday said that he is hurt by the some of the claims Herschelle Gibbs has made in his controversial book but the ... Read more...

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Tell-all book about Oprah Winfrey’s life to be adapted into movie


July 13th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey's life story is to be made into movie.Filmmaker Larry A. Thompson has acquired the rights to Kitty Kelley's controversial book Oprah: A Biography and is ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to enact law to prevent defamation of national heroes


July 12th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) In the wake of state-wide protests over US author James Laine's controversial book on Chhatrapati Shivaji, the Maharashtra government Monday announced plans to enact a law to prevent ... Read more...

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Opposition parties’ protest lifting of ban on controversial book on Shivaji


July 12th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jul 12 (ANI): Opposition parties came together in Mumbai on Monday to protest against the lifting of ban on a controversial book which allegedly carries derogatory references to the legendary ... Read more...

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Maharashtra politicians oppose lifting ban on Shivaji book


July 10th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) More than three years after the Supreme Court stayed an order of the Bombay High Court vacating a ban on James Laine's controversial book on Chhatrapati Shivaji, ... Read more...

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Nepal bans school book after Muslim outcry


June 21st, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) The Nepal government Monday banned a school textbook after growing outcry by Muslims over an "objectionable" illustration depicting Prophet Mohammed as a woman-like figure and containing "erroneous interpretations" ... Read more...

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Controversial book on Sonia to be out by year-end?


June 7th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Indian publisher Roli Books said Monday that it intends to bring out the English translation of the book "El Sari Rojo" on Congress president Sonia Gandhi's ... Read more...

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Naomi Watts to star as Marilyn Monroe in new book-based biopic


May 14th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): Naomi Watts is set to play Marilyn Monroe in a new biopic, which is based on a controversial book detailing the actress' love affairs and encounters on ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey slams Kitty Kelley’s ’so-called biography’


April 20th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 20 (ANI): Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is said to have slammed investigative journalist Kitty Kelley's controversial book about her, putting it down as a 'so-called biography'.According to ... Read more...

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