London: British police say they have
arrested six men on suspicion of stirring racial hatred after
they posted a video on the Internet in which they appear to
burn two Qurans on September 11.
Northumbria police say the men posted bail and were
released. They will face further court hearings for their
actions in the town of Gateshead in northern England, police
said in a statement.
The arrests were made public today. Police say two men
were arrested on September 15 and four on September 22. Police
would not say how much bail was required.
The arrests follow a controversy that started when a
Florida pastor said he would burn a Quran on the anniversary
of the September 11 terror attacks.
Gateshead officials said today that the behaviour does
not reflect community values.
Kolkata: A braille version of Rabindranath
Tagore`s `Gitanjali` in Bengali was today launched at
Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission campus today.
Coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary year of the
poet, the braille version book was published by the Blind Boys
Akademy of the ashram in two volumes costing rupees nine each.
The publication was done in three months time, ashram
sources said. Each volume had 118 pages.
The Braille Press functioning in the ashram since 1967
has till date published over 1000 books in braille, including
the short stories of Tagore, text books and Mahashweta Devi`s
Tagore got the Nobel prize for literature for `Gitanjali`
in 1913. The book had an introduction by William B Yeats.