Applications invited for The Hindu award

The Hindu invites applications for the 2019 edition of The Hindu Playwright Award, which carries a cash prize of ₹2 lakh for the best play script written in English. The award was instituted in 2008. Entries are open to playwrights across the country till June 10, 2019. Applicants must be above 18 years, and either […]


Pakistan finally bans Hafiz Saeed’s terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa

Pakistan has formally banned Hafiz Saeed’s terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its subsidiary Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FiF). The notification has come from Interior Ministry of Pakistan. The organisations have been banned under Pakistan’s Anti Terrorism Act of 1997. A National Counter Terrorism Authority notification from March 5 mentions the two organisations in a list of 70 […]


House panel opens sweeping probe of Trump, his associates

Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of U.S. President Donald Trump, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the President through the 2020 election season with potentially damaging inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses. The broad investigation could be setting the stage for an impeachment effort, although Democratic leaders have pledged to […]


Masood Azhar’s brother, son among 44 of proscribed organisations detained

Pakistan has taken 44 members of banned organisations, including Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar’s son and brother, into preventive detention, and put Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) offshoots Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FiF) on its proscribed list, the Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday.  New Delhi had criticised Pakistan for failing to ban the JuD and the FiF, […]