Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Manoranjan Byapari, Perumal Murugan on JCB Prize for Literature longlist for third time

NEW DELHI: The jury for the Rs 25-lakh JCB Prize for Literature has unveiled the longlist of the much-anticipated award's sixth edition.

Tomb clusters in S.Korea recommended for Unesco World Heritage list inclusion

Seoul: The Gaya Tumuli, seven tomb clusters from South Korea's ancient Gaya confederacy, has been recommend for inclusion on the Unesco World Heritage list by an international advisory body, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said on Thursday.

Naipaul's celebrated biographer Patrick French passes away at 57 

NEW DELHI: Patrick French, the biographer of Sir Vidia Naipaul and Francis Younghusband, and Dean of the School of Art and Sciences at Ahmedabad University, passed away on Thursday in London, leaving behind his wife Meru Gokhale and four children.

Biden's legal troubles (Opinion)

Recent revelations that classified documents going back to US President Joe Bidens term as vice-president have been found in his private office and at his home, may become a political -- and possibly legal -- liability for the president.

IPL 2023 Mini Auction: 'Happy that Mayank went to a team like Sunrisers', says Anil Kumble

NEW DELHI: In the IPL 2023 mini player auction held in Kochi, opener Mayank Agarwal became the most expensive Indian player when 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad acquired his services for INR 8.25 crores.

'The Chipko Movement: A People's Movement' bags Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize

NEW DELHI: 'The Chipko Movement: A People's Movement' by historian, activist, and writer Shekhar Pathak, translated from Hindi by Manisha Chaudhry (Permanent Black & Ashoka University), has won the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2022, announced by the New India Foundation.

Vikram Sampath's 'Brave Hearts of Bharat, Vignettes from Indian History' launched

NEW DELHI: 'Brave Hearts of Bharat, Vignettes from Indian History' by Vikram Sampath (Penguin), an anthology of 15 stories of men and women and their indomitable spirit of freedom and courage, was launched in the national capital on Friday.

'Jashn-e-Kashmir' festival concludes in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The 'Jashan-e-Kashmir' festival concluded at the Tagore Hall in Srinagar on Wednesday. The festival was organised in collaboration with Shah Qalandar Folk Theatre and Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.

The Afghan conundrum

After a relatively silent phase on Afghan situation, which was overtaken by the global geo-political concerns after the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, it was once again on top of the agenda of regional and global powers in Moscow, last week.

Xi Jinping expects to be in command till 2035

NEW DELHI: Certainly, some critique put him on a par with Deng Xiaoping or even Mao Zedong. Some years ago, Xi Jinping had made a classic statement - "One must build a good cage. If the cage is too loose, or is very good but the door is not closed, and one is free to go in and out, then that is of no use."

Welfare state vs. poll promises: A complex question confronts the apex court 

The democratic set-up we have in our country involves political parties/leaders to express and share their agendas to get elected to power, through their manifestos, social media handles, advertisements and public speeches.

'Move away from Lutyens Zone silos, soft options to achieve India's true global potential'

India needs to come out of the "silos" of the "Lutyens Zone", reverse its penchant for adopting the "soft option" on a plethora of issues and align itself with the changes in the "policymaking matrices" in countries like the US, Russia and China to ensure that the benefits of the rapid economic growth of the past few years are not "cast away", says noted academic and strategic analyst Madhav Das Nalapat in his visionary new book, "75 Years of Indian Foreign Policy".
NEW DELHI: India needs to come out of the "silos" of the "Lutyens Zone", reverse its penchant for adopting the "soft option" on a plethora of issues and align itself with the changes in the "policymaking matrices" in countries like the US, Russia and China to ensure that the benefits of the rapid economic growth of the past few years are not "cast away", says noted academic and strategic analyst Madhav Das Nalapat in his visionary new book, "75 Years of Indian Foreign Policy".

Tsarist Russia's Holmes: Inside the world of Erast Petrovich Fandorin

The course of human history can be quite irreversible, whether we like it or not. Some may hanker for a golden past of homogeneity and tradition (usually imagined), but at best, they can only replicate its essence -- and in part only, for it is impossible to recreate conditions of even a year back, leave alone centuries. Take Tsarist Russia, for example.

5 Places to Surprise Your Furry Friends with Treats

NEW DELHI:The city of dreams pampers both humans and animals. Mumbai has it all, from pet cafes and bakeries to vibrant food stores. Here are the top five places to go to surprise and relax with your four-legged friend:

Delhi BJP leader files complaint against Sangrur MP Simranjeet Mann for calling Bhagat Singh 'terrorist'

A Delhi BJP leader has filed a complaint against newly elected MP from Punjab's Sangrur constituency, Simranjit Singh Mann for allegedly equating freedom fighter Bhagat Singh to a "terrorist".
NEW DELHI:A Delhi BJP leader has filed a complaint against newly elected MP from Punjab's Sangrur constituency, Simranjit Singh Mann for allegedly equating freedom fighter Bhagat Singh to a "terrorist".

 Hasina standing tall, in thick and thin

In the year 2022, Bangladesh has celebrated her 51st Independence Day since it broke away from the idea of the two nation failed theory. The creation of both East and West Pakistan in 1947, started to show cracks as early as in the 1950s when imposition of Urdu language on the maximum majority of Bengali speakers sowed the first seeds of dissent.

New US Defence Posturing

In the last week of November, the administration of US President Joe Biden released a Global Posture Review (GPR), to ensure the footprint of American service members worldwide is correctly sized and supports strategy. The Pentagon says that the review will help it "best allocate military forces in pursuit of our national interests" and it has sought to focus efforts on moving away from the Middle East and focusing on countering China.

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's vegetable recommendations for winter

NEW DELHI: Winters in India have always beckoned for that hot, steaming bowl of tomato and pepper rasam or the mellow, millet based Raab. Certain dishes like sarson ka saag, undhiyu, nimona pulao are winter specialites in the country.

Truth behind government's approach to Sikh religious affairs in Pak

Pakistan always tries to wash away its stigma of being a pro-terrorist country in the world community. The idea of opening the Kartarpur Corridor was also hatched to improve its image and mislead Sikhs around the world. But in reality, Pakistan holds a guileful attitude towards minorities. Despite its best efforts for progress and economic prosperity, the oppressive system/mindset has never been lenient for minorities. Hindus and Sikhs are infidels and persecution of infidels is like 'charity' for Islamic fundamentalists.

41% of Indians unaware of examinations related to women's health

NEW DELHI:  Over the last one-and-a-half-year, people have been vocal about both mental and physical health in relationships. Even while miles away from one another, people kept checking on the health and well-being of their loved ones. However, one issue, i.e., breast cancer has been affecting women throughout the world, and it still needs much more focus and attention.

Power Dressing Tips

NEW DELHI:  As ironic as it may sound, dressing up for work is a subtle combination of 'fitting in' while 'standing out'. Power dressing at the workplace creates an everlasting impression and helps cut through the clutter. Moreover, the outfit you wear also provides a way of freely expressing your personal style and being your expressive best at work.

How Kabuli Afghans will cope without the Americans?

During the two decade old American military intervention in Afghanistan, the first city that they entered in and the last city they exited from was the Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul.

National Meet on Safety Culture and Energy begins at Sonamarg in Jammu & Kashmir

SONAMARG/SRINAGAR:  A two day national meet on Safety Culture, Energy Conservation began today at Hotel Snowland, Sonmarg, 80 kms away from Srinagar in Jammu Kashmir.

Rajiv Gandhi 77th birth anniversary: Modi, Sonia pay tributes

New Delhi:  Rich tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Friday on his 77th birth anniversary.

Sorry state of affairs: CJI on lack of quality debate in Parliament leading to litigations

Support your happiness with positive psychology By Anuja Kapur

SpaceX's Starlink tops 69,420 concurrent users: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk-run SpaceX's satellite internet system, Starlink, is now serving more than 69,000 active users simultaneously.

A conference that might never take place

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan intends to call a conference of foreign ministers of Islamic countries in Islamabad to discuss the so-called Kashmir issue.

2 years as Andhra CM see Jagan deftly balance sops with realpolitik

AMARAVATI: Sunday marks the second anniversary of Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's ascent to power as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Despite taking over a state tottering from financial resources crunch, he has been aggressively pursuing a path of providing social welfare.

Step out of comfort zone: UP Min to Akhilesh

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Minister and government spokesperson Siddhartha Nath Singh has slammed Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav for criticising Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's tours to districts.

For 87th birthday, Ruskin Bond curates delictable collection of short stories

NEW DELHI: Ahead of his 87th birthday on May 19, Ruskin Bond, one of Indias most-loved writers of childrens stories, has carefully curated a mixed bag of 25 of his most cherished stories in a new book, "All Time Favourites for Children", (Puffin), interspersed with excellent and quirky artwork that will evoke a range of emotions, not only among the young but also across a spectrum of readers

Punjab CM likely to reshuffle cabinet and fill Navjot Sidhu's vacancy, amidst Political turmoil in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: While a political turmoil is brewing in Punjab over repeated attacks on Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh by former Minister and cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab Chief Minister is expected to reshuffle his cabinet and to fill the vacancy in cabinet occurred after resignation by Sidhu.

Is land record a hurdle to direct MSP e-payment to farmers in Punjab?

NEW DELHI: In a move that ensures transparency in the system and serves the farmers' needs, almost all the states have implemented direct MSP payment to the farmers for the crops procured from them, but Punjab is still not ready to introduce direct e-payment to the farmers bypassing the commission agents (Arhtiyas).

Ruling parties in India and Pakistan on same page, facing opposition onslaught

CHANDIGARH: The two neighbouring countries India and Pakistan are facing similar political scenerio and ruling parties in both the countries are facing wrath of opposition parties.

SFJ announces 'global referendum' from UK in Aug 2021

NEW DELHI:Banned secessionist outfit Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) on Wednesday announced to organise a "global referendum" from the UK on August 15, 2021.

Temples must be free of govt control, says top VHP leader

NEW DELHI: Alok Kumar, International Working President of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), has demanded that temples across the country be freed of government control. Kumar said that such are the laws in certain states that there isn't even a single Hindu devotee in the temple committees. Only bureaucrats are running the show in governance of temple operations.

Biden cabinet a return of 'crisis tested' career bureaucrats with Ivy League stamp

NEW YORK: The career bureaucrats are roaring back. When US President-elect Joe Biden formally introduces his national security team to the nation on Tuesday, it will signal a stark departure of Donald Trump-era theatrics and the return to power of what the Biden team likes to call "crisis-tested" subject matter experts who are expected to bring a more traditional style to governing.

Opposition should accept the mandate: Bihar Dy CM Tarkishore 

PATNA: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarkishore Prasad said the opposition should accept the mandate and support the government in the state with a positive state of mind as its role is important in a democracy.

Once mocked as 'navsakhiya', Tejashwi Yadav proves his mettle

'The Water Phoenix' author Rituparna Chatterjee is courage personified

NEW DELHI:How many women have the courage to portray in graphic detail the sexual abuse they have suffered from age six? Rituparna Chatterjee grew up through the "sheer hell" of it -- and "healed and made peace with the demons" to write "The Water Phoenix" (Bloomsbury), a memoir that she describes not as a catharsis for her but one which she hopes will serve as purge for the many grownups who have never spoken out about their own horrors of being abused and who are already reaching out.


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