'Sitting HC judge should inquire into Perumal Murugan issue'

Puthiya Tamizhakam today demanded an inquiry by a sitting judge of Madras High Court, into the issue involving Perumal Murugan, author of 'Madhorubhagan,' which was withdrawn from the market after coming under attack by Hindutva and caste outfits.

Protect novelist P Murugan's freedom of expression: Sahmat

 The Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (Sahmat) Saturday called upon the Tamil Nadu government to protect novelist Perumal Murugan's constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression from extra-constitutional cultural censors.

Maoists blow up buildings, attack PS in Jharkhand

Maoists blew up two government buildings and attacked a police station in separate areas of Jharkhand on the final day of its 48-hour bandh on Sunday.