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Mumbai, 5th Nov (IANS): In a collective move to draw the government's attention to their fears that the country's "robust democracy might be coming apart", 24 filmmakers and writers, including Arundhati Roy, Saeed Mirza and Kundan Shah, on Thursday returned their national awards.
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New Delhi, 5th Nov (IANS): Noted activist and author Arundhati Roy on Thursday said she was returning her 1989 National Award for Best Screenplay to protest against "ideological viciousness" in the country.
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New Delhi, 4th Nov (IANS): Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, whose concert in Mumbai was called off after resistance from the Shiv Sena, has cancelled all his scheduled performances in the country, saying that he won't return to India until "things are settled down”.
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Beijing, 2nd Nov (IANS): China's decision to scarp the one-child policy is an "adaptive reform" as the country is facing issues of ageing population and decreasing birth rates, a state-run daily said on Monday.
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London, 1st Nov (IANS): Google has come up with a new app that tells you which friends are free and want to meet.
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