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Sahitya Akademi winners can’t return awards, says Delhi High Court

Sahitya Akademi awardees are not eligible to return their awards as they are granted after considerable deliberations, the Delhi High Court today noted. A bench...
Sahitya Akademi

Not taking back Sahitya Akademi award: Bengali poet

Bengali poet Mandakranta Sen, who recently gave up her Sahitya Akademi award, on Friday refused to take it back, saying though the Akademi has...
Sahitya Akademi

Sahitya Akademi condemns killing of writers

The Sahitya Akademi for the first time on Friday said it was "deeply pained" and strongly condemns the murder of writer M.M. Kalburgi and...
Munawwar Rana

Munawwar Rana returns Sahitya Akademi award, prize money on live TV, vows never to...

Renowned Urdu poet Munawwar Rana shocked the nation on Sunday by returning his Sahitya Akademi award along with the cheque of Rs 1 lakh...
Smriti Irani

After Akademi, student refuses to accept MBA degree from Smriti Irani

After protests over growing religious intolerance by India's celebrated writers and scholars, now a student in Kashmir has refused to accept his MBA degree...
Munawwar Rana

(Exclusive) I will not return my Akademi honour as it won’t affect these ‘beghairat’...

Rifat Jawaid @RifatJawaid Renowned South Asian Urdu poet, Munawwar Rana and also a Sahitya Akademi winner, has said that by merely returning awards or resigning form...
Tiwana

After Sahitya Akademi, now Punjabi author returns her Padma award

After two dozens of eminent scholars and writers returned their prestigious Sahitya Akademi award in protest against the growing intolerance in the country, now...
Akademi award

Noted poet Rajesh Joshi returns Akademi award

Hindi poet Rajesh Joshi on Monday announced he had returned his Sahitya Akademi award in protest against the attacks on the freedom of speech...
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Protesting Kannada writer quits Sahitya Akademi post

Noted Kannada writer and scholar Aravind Malagatti has resigned from the governing council of Sahitya Akademi, protesting its silence over the recent killing of...

Nehru’s niece, writer Nayantara Sahgal returns Sahitya Akademi award to protest against Dadri lynching

Writer Nayantara Sahgal has returned the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award, recording her protest against what she calls a "vicious assault" on India's diversity and...

Legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj dies, he was 90

Tributes have poured in after legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away of cardiac arrest in the US. He was 90. Reacting to his death,...

Tributes pour in on music legend Khayyam’s death at 92

Tributes poured in after Indian music legend Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, passed away in Mumbai on Monday. He was 92. The...
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BJP leader threatens to beat up Malayalam novelist Paul Zachariah for calling PM Modi...

Continuing with its much publicised politics of intimidation and intolerance, the BJP has threatened popular Malayalam writer and novelist Paul Zachariah for calling Prime...
Ram Chandra Guha

प्रसिद्ध इतिहासकार रामचंद्र गुहा ने BCCI प्रशासक पद से दिया इस्तीफा

प्रसिद्ध इतिहासकार रामचंद्र गुहा ने भारतीय क्रिकेट कंट्रोल बोर्ड (बीसीसीआई) में गठित प्रशासनिक कमेटी (COA) के पद से इस्तीफा दे दिया है। उन्होंने इस...
Asokamitran

Popular Tamil writer Asokamitran passes away

Noted Tamil litterateur Asokamitran passed away here tonight after a brief illness, aged 85. He is survived by his wife and three sons, senior journalist...

Assam girl’s moving Facebook post on molestation causes outrage, BJP minister condemned for making...

Protests have erupted across Assam, including Guwahati, on a girls Facebook post about allegedly being molested in Jorhat town by a group of motorbike...
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BJP’s IT Cell man Dhruv Saxena arrested for spying for Pakistan, silence in Bharat...

Madhya Pradesh ATS recently arrested 11 Pakistani spies including an individual, who worked as an active member of the BJP’s IT cell. As expected,...

“Those who don’t agree with the government’s policies are being called anti-nationals and traitors”

Noting that the job of literature is to question the ruler, veteran Hindi writer and poet Ashok Vajpayee today said at a time when...
North East

North East Festival in Delhi from 4 November

The North East Festival, which has become a permanent fixture in the national capital's events map, promises to be bigger in its fourth edition...
Raj Begum

Kashmiri singer Padma Shri Raj Begum dies at 89

Legendary Kashmiri singer and Padma Shri Raj Begum died on Wednesday. She was 89. Raj Begum breathed her last at her daughter's residence in Chanapora...

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“I want to spend the rest of my time with Shloka”:...

Nita Ambani is known to have a great bonding with her daughter-in-law Shloka Mehta even before she entered into wedlock with Akash Ambani. Time...

LIVE UPDATES: Pro-BJP actor Kangana Ranaut, sister Rangoli Chandel summoned by...

In a dramatic development, the Mumbai Police have summoned pro-BJP actor Kangana Ranaut and her motormouth sister Rangoli Chandel to appear before them next...

Amitabh Bachchan turns emotional on KBC recalling tragic deaths of Sushant...

Amitabh Bachchan turned emotional remembering the tragic deaths of Sushant Singh Rajput, Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan on his quiz show, Kaun Banega Crorepati. Bachchan...

Kapil Sharma’s attempt to target Archana Puran Singh backfires on The...

Kapil Sharma's attempts to target Archana Puran Singh of The Kapil Sharma Show backfired recently when a witty reply by the veteran actress the comedian to...

“Grateful to Allah and thankful to Virat bhaiya”: Meet Mohammed Siraj,...

Mohammed Siraj became the first bowler in the history of the Indian Premier League to bowl two back-to-back maidens when he wreaked havoc in...