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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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Rushdie slams Imran Khan at India Today conclave


March 18th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Writer Salman Rushdie, the author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses", Saturday evening hit out at Pakistan politician Imran Khan describing him as a ... Read more...

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Now Pranab, Omar drop out of conclave


March 17th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday cancelled their participation at the India Today Conclave that is to ... Read more...

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Rushdie session postponed (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie's literary session at the India Today Conclave has been postponed by a day to Saturday following a sudden change in schedule, the ... Read more...

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Tight security for Rushdie’s arrival


March 16th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Tight security arrangements are in place here to prevent any trouble during the visit of Salman Rushdie, the controversial author of "The Satanic Verses", police ... Read more...

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Rushdie factor: Imran Khan stays away from India Today conclave


March 14th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan would not be attending the two-day India Today conclave because of the presence of "The Satanic Veres" author Salman Rushdie, the ... Read more...

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Rushdie likely in India this weekend for India Today conclave


March 13th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) After his aborted visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival, controversial Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie is expected to be in India this weekend to ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s writings painful: Imran Khan


January 31st, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Describing the writings of Salman Rushdie as "painful" for the Muslim community, Pakistani politician and former cricket captain Imran Khan Monday said no one had a ... Read more...

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Sentiments vs freedom: Rushdie issue festers


January 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Days after Salman Rushdie was not allowed to speak at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the issue continues to touch a raw nerve among Muslim ... Read more...

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Rushdie affair: Wimpish government fails to stop bigots (Comment)


January 28th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
There was much less of a furore when "The Satanic Verses" was banned in 1988. Some major newspapers even approved of it. The probable reason for endorsing what would now be ... Read more...

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Vikram Seth attacks government, terms Rushdie affair madness


January 26th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) Novelist Vikram Seth Thursday accused the government of "knuckling under" an "enforced disgrace because of power and politics" and "misusing" religion ahead of assembly polls over ... 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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Rushdie show: Chronicle of a gag foretold


January 25th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) It was Tuesday, another sunny winter morning in Jaipur. Sanjoy Roy, an organiser of the Jaipur Literature Festival, came to a terrace of the sprawling Diggi ... Read more...

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‘Black farce’ says Rushdie as shut out of Jaipur even via videolink (Intro Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Twenty-four years after "The Satanic Verses" was banned, its India-born author Salman Rushdie was again under attack Tuesday and forced to cancel his address via videolink ... Read more...

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Convenient for Congress I didn’t come: Rushdie


January 25th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Salman Rushdie Tuesday said "it was very convenient for everyone in the Congress that he did not come to India just before the Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Congress defends Rajasthan on calling off Rushdie address


January 24th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday sought to play down the decision of the party-led Rajasthan government against allowing Salman Rushdie to address the Jaipur Literature Festival ... Read more...

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Rushdie & god: Jaipur Lit Fest ends on sombre note


January 24th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) God came to the rescue of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Tuesday evening. The spirits were marginally lifting during a lively debate about man and ... Read more...

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Rushdie episode worst communal vote bank politics: BJP (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
JalandharNew Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday slammed the government for "bowing to fundamentalists" and cancelling Salman Rushdie's Jaipur visit and said the celebrated author ... Read more...

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Jaipur delegates slam Rushdie ‘gag’


January 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The intellectuals fraternity at the Jaipur Literature Festival responded with outrage to the new "fatwa" on author Salman Rushdie, who was stopped from addressing the audience ... Read more...

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Muslim groups stifled free speech: Rushdie


January 24th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Calling the scrapping of his video conferencing at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) as "awful", writer Salman Rushdie Tuesday said a threat of violence by ... Read more...

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Writers flay Rushdie fiasco


January 24th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Expressing unhappiness over Salman Rushdie's thwarted address via video link at the Jaipur Literature Festival, several writers Tuesday said it was a "sad day ... Read more...

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Rushdie shut out of Jaipur, even via videolink (Roundup)


January 24th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Twenty-four years after his book "The Satanic Verses" was banned, India-born Salman Rushdie was again under attack Tuesday and forced to cancel his address via videolink ... Read more...

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Rushdie should have been allowed to come: Jaitley (Lead, changing dateline)


January 24th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, Jan 24 (IANS) Slamming the government for "bowing to fundamentalists", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Tuesday said controversial author Salman Rushdie should have been allowed to ... Read more...

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Muslims threaten trouble if Rushdie speaks


January 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Minutes before Salman Rushdie was to speak to the Jaipur Literary Festival via video link, dozens of Muslims started praying in the courtyard of the ... Read more...

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Fresh shadow on Rushdie’s address after protests (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The flip-flop continues. A much awaited video address by controversial author Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature Festival Tuesday afternoon came under a cloud again following ... Read more...

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Rushdie should have been allowed to come: Arun Jaitley


January 24th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Tuesday said author Salman Rushdie should have been allowed to come to India and given police ... Read more...

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Rushdie to address lit fest after all(Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Controversial author Salman Rushdie is all set to address the Jaipur Literature Festival via videolink Tuesday afternoon, with festival organiser Sanjoy Roy saying the issue had ... Read more...

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Rushdie to address lit fest via videolink


January 24th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Salman Rushdie would be addressing the Jaipur Literature Festival via videolink Tuesday afternoon, festival organiser Sanjoy Roy announced as speculation swirled on whether the controversial author ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP spar over Rushdie’s cancelled visit (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday accused the Rajasthan government of playing an "active role" in author Salman Rushdie cancelling his visit to the Jaipur ... Read more...

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Uncertainty looms over Rushdie’s video address (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur/New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The much-touted video address by Salman Rushdie on the concluding day of the Jaipur Literary Festival Tuesday hangs in the balance as the Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Rushdie controversy is case of match-fixing: BJP


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday termed as a "clear case of match-fixing" Salman Rushdie cancelling his visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival ... Read more...

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La’affaire Rushdie casts long shadow (Jaipur Diary)


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) There was no getting away from the shadow of Salman Rushdie at the sprawling Diggi Place where the grand literary show Monday continued to draw big ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s video conference may be cancelled


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Salman Rushdie's interaction with the audience via video link, scheduled for Tuesday, may be cancelled citing law and order concerns, a source in the police said.The ... Read more...

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Rushdie to speak via video on ‘Midnight’s Children’ (Second Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Days after his visit was cancelled over security fears, author Salman Rushdie will address the Jaipur Literature Festival via a video link Tuesday, the last day ... Read more...

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