Arabic author Jokha Alharthi gets Booker Prize

WEB DESK Jokha Alharthi an Arabic author from Oman has won the prestigious Booker International Prize for her book “Celestial Bodies”. The story of three sisters of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world. Jokha Alharthi, the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize, will split the 50,000 pounds or … Continue reading Arabic author Jokha Alharthi gets Booker Prize

‘A Crusade against Corruption’

    Book Review By Andalib Akhter Corruption has always been at the centre stage of the Indian economy and polity. In fact, corruption has become a monster in way of India’s socio-economic progress. Various laws, social and political campaigns since independence have failed to curb the menace. Now a senior journalist turned author, Manohar … Continue reading ‘A Crusade against Corruption’

Sahitya Academy awards for 2018 announced

AMN / NEW DELHI Sahitya Akademi today announced its annual Awards in 24 languages. Seven books of poetry, six novels, six short stories, three of literary criticism and two of essays have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards, 2018. Those who have won the award for their collection of poetry include Sananta Tanti in Assamese, Paresh … Continue reading Sahitya Academy awards for 2018 announced

Former VP Ansari raises more questions on Gujarat riots at release of ‘The Sarkari Mussalman’

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi Former vice president Hamid Ansari on Saturday raised more questions as why the infamous Gujarat riots could not be nipped in the bud. “Why was Article 355 of the Constitution not invoked by the then Union government at that time even when its defence minister was on the spot” asked … Continue reading Former VP Ansari raises more questions on Gujarat riots at release of ‘The Sarkari Mussalman’

English translation of Polish novel ‘Flights’ wins Man Booker Prize

AMN Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘Flights’. The novel, translated by Jennifer Croft, interweaves narratives of travel with explorations of the human body. It bagged the 67,000 US dollar prize after topping a shortlist of six titles, with Tokarczuk becoming the first Polish writer to win … Continue reading English translation of Polish novel ‘Flights’ wins Man Booker Prize

Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded this year

AMN The Swedish Academy says the Nobel Prize in Literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within its ranks that have tarnished the body’s reputation. In a statement, the body said, the decision was taken in view of the reduced public confidence in the Academy. It said, the 2018 … Continue reading Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded this year

Ban on book on Ramdev’s life lifted

WEB DESK/ New Delhi In ‘landmark victory for free speech’,   a publishing house has won legal battle against Baba Ramdev over a controversial book whose publication and sale had been earlier restrained. “The victory is a landmark for free speech,” Juggernaut, the publisher, said. Additional Sessions Judge Jay Thareja lifted the ex-parte interim injunction on … Continue reading Ban on book on Ramdev’s life lifted

New Releases from Aleph Book

Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire by Ira Mukhoty In 1526, when the nomadic Timurid warrior-scholar Babur rode into Hindustan, his wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and distant female relatives travelled with him. These women would help establish a dynasty and empire that would rule India for the next 200 … Continue reading New Releases from Aleph Book

World Book Fair begins in New Delhi

AMN New Delhi World Book Fair opens today at Pragati Maidan in the national capital. Organised by the National Book Trust in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation, the main theme of this year’s fair is environment and climate change. The European Union is the focus country this time. Our correspondent reports, more than 40 … Continue reading World Book Fair begins in New Delhi

Books on ‘Muslim Freedom Fighters’ released

AMN / Patna Two books on Muslims’ contribution in India’s Freedom movement were launched at glittering ceremony here recently. The function was presided over by former IAS officer and human rights activist Harsh Mandar. The books ‘Muslim Freedom Fighters: Contribution of Indian Muslims in the Independence Movement’ and its Urdu version ‘Muslim Mujahideen-e-Azadi aur Tehrik-e-Azadi … Continue reading Books on ‘Muslim Freedom Fighters’ released



It is Modi Lahar again…NDA is leading in 327

  Our Correspondents / agencies Counting of votes for the 17th Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in ...

Reports of EVMs replacement completely false: EC

AMN / NEW DELHI The Election Commission on Tuesday termed the allegations of EVM replacement as "completely ...

63 % polling recorded in the final phase of Lok Sabha polls

Voters have already exercised their franchise for 483 out of the total 542 parliamentary seats in previous six ...



Hockey: Indian women clinch 3-match series beating S Korea 2-1

  By Harpal Singh Bedi India survived some anxious moments before putting it across host Korea 2-1 to r ...

Boxing: Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa enter semis at 2nd India Open

HSB / Guwahati Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) and Asian Championships bronze medallist Shiva ...

Football: Sethu FC overpower Manipur Police to win Hero Indian Women’s league

  By Harpal Singh Bedi Riding on Sabitra Bhandar's brace Sethu FC (Madurai) overcame Manipur Police ...



116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...


66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...



Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...