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Sweden guest country of honour at UAE book fair

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:56

Sweden will be the guest country of honour in the 23rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) April 30-May 5.

President asks people to reject intolerance

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 16:40

Noting that the country`s history and traditions have always celebrated the "argumentative" Indian rather than an "intolerant" Indian, President Pranab Mukherjee asked people to be "uncompromising" in rejecting intolerance.

Brinda terms Mamata regime `tyrant`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 14:28

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat today described as `tyranny` the abrupt cancellation of the release of a book on atrocities against women written by eminent feminist Jasodhara Bagchi in the Kolkata Book Fair.

Facing bans, Nasrin says no hope of returning to Kolkata

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 12:59

Apprehensive that her latest book `Nishiddho` will be pulled out of the ongoing Kolkata Book Fair and be banned, controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin on Monday said such restrictions are the "real death" of a writer.

Hardline Pakistani group shuts Iranian stall at book fair

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 21:13

A stall set up by the Iranian consulate at the recent Karachi International Book Fair was forcibly shut down by a Pakistani right-wing group.

Book fair at Patna Gandhi Maidan two weeks after serial blasts

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 22:33

Rocked by serial blasts two weeks ago, the Gandhi Maidan on Sunday buzzed with activity as a book fair started on the sprawling grounds under tight security arrangements, official sources said.

New book on Pandas seeks to unravel their emotional world

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 19:18

A new book launched today on China`s giant Pandas has put forward little-known details about the cuddly endangered animal, unravelling their emotional world.

School children line up for Delhi Book Fair

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 16:36

Schoolchildren of the city were seen making a beeline to the 19th Delhi Book Fair as soon as it opened this morning.

I will slap you, you uncivilised people: Mamata to journalists

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 20:53

After drawing flak for suggesting that security personnel should be whipped, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday again lost her cool, threatening to slap photo-journalists.

Mamata Banerjee’s `whip` threat to cop taken to rights panel

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 18:24

After screaming at policemen serving as her security staff, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has fresh trouble to deal with -- a civil rights group has taken the matter to the state human rights panel.

Cops file case against Mamata for ‘whipping’ remark

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 16:46

A day after an angry West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee screamed at her security guards saying they "should be whipped" for making her wait for her car, a complaint was today filed against her in the State Human Rights Commission.

Car delay angers Mamata at Book Fair

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 10:17

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee late Wednesday lost her cool and screamed in public at her security guards for delay in arrival of her car at the Kolkata Book Fair site.