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Benyamin bags India s richest book prize

NEWSMAKER Benyamin bags India’s richest book prize Benyamin, the author of ‘Jasmine Days’, translated from Malayalam into English by Shahnaz Habib, is the winner of the first edition of the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature, India’s richest literary prize. The award was announced at a specially curated dinner event on late Wednesday here. […]

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Nambi Narayanan pens book on experience in jail

S. Nambi Narayanan, formerly head of the cryogenic division of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), falsely implicated in the ISRO spy case and exonerated by the Supreme Court, said that he was writing a book on his experience in jail. He said that around 40% of people who had been jailed were innocent like […]

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The pointlessness of hashtags

Twitter wars over the label ‘urban Naxal’ do nothing to address the deprivation of marginalised groups One of the main things that the 21st century will be known for is the formation of what Bruns and Burgess call “ad hoc issue publics” or the formation of selective channels centred on a particular topic. For keyboard […]

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Police book 100 for sand mining in Palghar

Police have booked around 100 people and seized 43 trucks for illegal extraction and transportation of sand from the Vaitarna riverbed. This action was taken after a crackdown on members of the sand mafia operating in the district by the rural police on Friday night, police said on Sunday. Raids were carried out in keeping […]

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Trump slams Woodward’s book

President Donald Trump insisted on Wednesday that he’s “the exact opposite” of Bob Woodward’s portrayal of him in a new book that has set off a firestorm in the White House with its descriptions of current and former aides calling Mr. Trump an “idiot” and a “liar”. Mr. Trump complained on Twitter that people can […]