‘Queen of corruption’: BJP on Mamata Banerjee

Taking strong exception to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s criticism against I-T raids against Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, the BJP on Wednesday called her the “queen of corruption” and alleged she was shielding the corrupt. “Being in a constitutional position she is interfering…

Tribunal formed to look into IRF ban begins work

The Judicial Tribunal, set up to look into the ban on controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s NGO, Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), started its proceedings on Wednesday. The government is required to prove before a judicial tribunal that there is “sufficient cause” for banning…

Jerry Pinto among Sahitya Akademi winners

The Sahitya Akademi on Wednesday announced its annual awards in 24 languages, besides declaring Bhasha Samman to scholars Dr Anand Prakash Dixit and Nagalla Guruprasada Rao for their contribution to classical and medieval literature. The Akademi announced that it will confer Bhasha…