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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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Kolkata litterateurs to protest ‘persecution’ of ‘Satanic Verses’ readers


January 24th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Describing as "shameful" the cases filed against writers who had read excerpts of banned book "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Police lied, tweets Rushdie; Gehlot fumes (Second Lead)


January 22nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) An angry Salman Rushdie Sunday accused the Rajasthan Police of concocting a supposed death threat to keep him away from the Jaipur Literature Festival. However, Chief ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Police lied, tweets angry Rushdie (Lead)


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) An angry Salman Rushdie Sunday accused the Rajasthan Police of concocting a supposed death threat to keep him away from the Jaipur Literature Festival. The police ... Read more...

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Digvijay snubs Mulayam on higher Muslim quota


January 20th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Friday dismissed Mulayam Singh Yadav's pledge to reseve more jobs for Muslims by claiming the Samajwadi Party leader was not serious.He ... Read more...

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Suspense continues over Rushdie’s Jaipur visit (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) Speculation continued over the visit of controversial writer Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature Festival, with representatives of some Muslim organisations Thursday meeting the organisers ... Read more...

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Suspense continues over Rushdie’s Jaipur visit


January 19th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) A mystery literary session on the Jan 24 roster of the Jaipur Literature Festival called "Midnight's Child", without naming the participants, kept fuelling speculation that ... Read more...

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Rushdie trip to Jaipur uncertain, cleric seeks apology (Roundup)


January 17th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur/New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Controversial writer Salman Rushdie may not attend the Jaipur Literature Festival beginning Friday, informed sources said Tuesday, as a leading Muslim scholar asked him ... Read more...

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Rushdie unlikely to attend Jaipur Festival


January 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur/New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Controversial writer Salman Rushdie is unlikely to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival beginning in Jaipur Friday, highly placed sources said Tuesday.Although there is no ... 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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Taslima Nasreen being cared for in Swedish clinic


March 22nd, 2008 - 11:06 pm ICT by admin
By Alfred de Tavares Stockholm, March 22 (IANS) Taslima Nasreen, the controversial writer from Bangladesh, is being cared for in a Swedish clinic since her highly hush-hush arrival in this country from India ... Read more...

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Former MP offers to adopt Taslima Nasreen as his daughter


November 24th, 2007 - 8:21 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Former Parliamentarian B L Sharma Prem Singh Sher has offered to adopt controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen as his own daughter. Nasreen, who reached Delhi on Friday night ... Read more...

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