Books

London: Anna Burns from Northern Ireland has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her third novel “Milkman”. She won the much coveted 50,000 pound award for her timely, troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man. Burns, 56, became the first Northern Irish winner of the award and accepted the …

New Delhi: Congress parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor announced his new book ‘The Paradoxical Prime Minister: Narendra Modi And His India’ on Wednesday. Divided in five sections comprising 50 chapters, the book will arrive at the stands on October 26. “Narendra Modi is a paradoxical man. He says one thing and does another. He gives voice to a …

Mumbai: National Award-winning veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will launch the book “Beloved Delhi- A Mughal City And Her Greatest Poets”, written by Delhi based-debutant author Saif Mahmood, here on September 17. The book cover was unveiled in June at an event organised by Cine Ink in London. Saif Mahmood told that the book features only eight …

 

New Delhi: Google on Friday celebrated freedom fighter, women’s rights activist, Hindi poet and Jnanpith awardee Mahadevi Varma with a doodle. On this date, in 1982, the Bharatiya Jnanpith honoured her with the prestigious award for her “outstanding contribution towards literature”. Guest artist Sonali Zohra has designed the doodle that shows the transformative poet busy penning …

New Delhi: Harried over re-reading the syllabus and anxious whether they will match or improve their previous performance, about 600,000 class 12 CBSE students across the country will appear for their re-exam for economics paper on Wednesday. The exam, which was earlier cancelled by the CBSE after the question paper got leaked, will be conducted at …

New Delhi: Hostel students from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Castes will now be entitled to 15 kg of foodgrain per month at subsidised rates. Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday announced that the students coming from SC, ST and OBC families will get food grains at subsidised rates and 13 …

New Delhi: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the Congress-led opposition’s notice for impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra. The rejection came of Monday before the Supreme Court began its proceedings. The Congress had on Sunday appealed that the Chief Justice should himself consider recusal from judicial administrative work. It said …