Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize

Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 2015. Laszlo Krasznahorkai was announced the winner at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last night. The judges praised Krasznahorkai for his extraordinary intensity and the vocal range of his work. Krasznahorkai, who writes in Hungarian, was … Read more

India showcases its military prowess and cultural diversity at Republic Day parade

India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day today with gaiety and enthusiasm. President Pranab Mukherjee unfurled the national flag at Rajpath in the presence of Chief Guest Barack Obama, First lady of US Michelle Obama, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After unfurling the tricolour, the National Anthem was played with 21-gun … Read more

Kaziranga National Park reopened in Assam

Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site, reopened on Friday after remaining closed during the monsoon. State forest minister Rockybul Hussain officially declared the park open at a function in Kaziranga’s Kohora forest range. After the park was opened on Friday, nearly 553 tourists, including 12 foreigners, visited the Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage … Read more

8 Indians among peacekeepers honoured by UN

The United Nations honoured 106 peacekeepers, including eight Indian soldiers, who lost their lives in peacekeeping operations. The International Day of UN Peacekeepers was commemorated at the UN with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon laying a wreath at a newly-created memorial for the peacekeepers. The ceremony was attended by India’s Permanent Representative to the UN … Read more

Pak to release 151 Indian fishermen

Pakistan is to release 151 Indian fishermen today as a goodwill gesture ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the Narendra Modi led new government at the Centre tomorrow. An official at the Malir jail in Karachi where Indian fishermen are lodged, told PTI that prison authorities have received orders from Islamabad to release the fishermen … Read more

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Awarded National Tourism Award for Best State

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been jointly given the award for the First Prize in the category of “Best State/UT: Comprehensive Development of Tourism.” The second and third prizes in this category have gone to Kerala and Gujarat respectively. The National Tourism Awards were given by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human … Read more

Homeopathy healing 80% leprosy patients restoring lost sensation

Prevention of Disability in Leprosy – a project claims of restoring sensation to the affected parts of body in leprosy patients with homeopathic medicines. The project started for leprosy patients from the districts of Raigarh and Janjgir-Champa, had shown encouraging results with over 80% of them recovering senses to their affected body parts. The project … Read more

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