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Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant outfits
Tea growers in Assam face threats from m...

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant outfits

Guwahati –  Militant outfits regularly harass people through illegal practices like extortion, taxation and abduction. Workers and small tea garden owners at Assam-Nagaland border are increasingly facing threats from various militant outfits. Twenty-year-old Damu Gour, who works as a daily... read more »

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal
If injected into the bloodstream Pederin...

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

India has been so unsuccessful in producing its own weapons of war that I am surprised that we do not start looking for innovative ways to keep our neighbours at bay. We have Pakistan and China’s incursions on one side, Bangladeshis pouring in relentlessly into our border districts, Maoists... read more »

Let's talk about food
Let’s talk about food

Let’s talk about food

Other than music, food is something we all love to talk about. Sensing that food leads to conversations and sharing of recipes and memories, this week IANS brings to you an assortment of traditional and modern cuisines, with a bit of advice. Take a look. 1. Book: “The Married Man’s... read more »

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid
Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Sal...

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid

New Delhi – Pained at the brutal assault and gang rape of a young Delhi woman last year, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has penned some poems to pay “tribute to her soul and to her parents”. The ghastly incident of Dec 16, 2012 shook the nation and led to widespread... read more »

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Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Mumbai – Renowned Indian writer Khushwant Singh was Friday awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Mumbai LitFest 2013 here. The award was received by his close friends Trilochan Sahney... read more »

Sand sculpture marks Tagore's Nobel Prize centenary

Sand sculpture marks Tagore’s Nobel Prize ce...

Bhubaneswar – The embassy of Sweden marked the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize in literature by unveiling a sand... read more »

Decoding mysteries with international authors

Decoding mysteries with international authors

They are the best-selling international authors whose mystery novels have been gripping enough to make you couch potatoes. This week IANS bookshelf is stacked... read more »

Chandigarh literature festival begins Friday

Chandigarh literature festival begins Friday

Chandigarh – The second edition of the Chandigarh Literature Festival will begin here Friday. Authors and critics will get together for a panel... read more »

Amitav Ghosh to attend literary fest at Leicester

Amitav Ghosh to attend literary fest at Leicester

London – Indian author Amitav Ghosh, who currently lives in New York, is set to attend a literary festival at the University of Leicester in Britain... read more »

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Some species of ants using aggression and deception

Some species of ants using aggression and deception

The animal world fascinates me for two reasons. Their talents and abilities far exceed ours. They are so similar to humans in the way they feel emotion and handle problems. And no species are more... read more »

Stay 'on' the beach at Kerala's Hotel Sea Face

Stay ‘on’ the beach at Kerala’s ...

By Sanu George True to its name, there’s probably no other place in Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram where one can stay as close... read more »

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York Fash...

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York Fashion Week

Dimapur – The northeast, which has over the years produced many talents, has added another feather to its cap through Ikali Sukhalu, who has got a... read more »

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k pounds ...

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k pounds at UK auction

London – Mahatma Gandhi’s personal Charkha, which he used whilst imprisoned at Yerwada Jail, is set to go under the hammer this Tuesday 5th November... read more »

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist’...

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist's eyes

New Delhi – Contemporary issues like safety of women and the indifferent attitude of mankind towards nature have found place in artist Aparna... read more »

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Aleph to publish 'A Suitable Boy' sequel

Aleph to publish ‘A Suitable Boy’ sequel

New Delhi – Aleph Book Company has acquired publishing rights of Vikram Seth’s much-awaited “A Suitable Girl”, sequel to the 1993 bestseller “A Suitable... read more »

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

Whole species in India are disappearing and their parts fetching up in China. From scorpions to sharks and tigers, our neighbour is poaching our wild life furiously. Our border states have... read more »

US court dismisses Sikh group's case againstBadal

Sikh group challenges dismissal of case against Badal

Chicago – A US based Sikh rights group has challenged the order of a US court dismissing a human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for failing... read more »

'Government exploring ways to restore HC ruling on homosexuality'

‘Government exploring ways to restore HC ruling on homosexuality’

New Delhi – The government is considering all options before it in an attempt to restore the 2009 Delhi High Court verdict decriminalising homosexuality, union Law Minister Kapil... read more »

Exhibiting 25 years of audio-visual journey

Exhibiting 25 years of audio-visual journey

New Delhi – Celebrating its silver jubilee, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) has mounted an exhibition of all the audio-visual equipment it has been using and the... read more »