Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicSalman Rushdie

Topic: Salman Rushdie

India could have done better in its response to Rushdie attack. Diplomatic ties cannot be only priority

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India condemns ‘horrific attack’ on celebrated novelist Salman Rushdie

Rushdie, 75, was stabbed in the neck and torso at the Chautauqua Institution in New York on 12 August.

‘Bid to gain political mileage before Gujarat polls’ — Urdu press on Bilkis Bano convicts’ release

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

‘Not a good person, disingenuous,’ says Salman Rushdie’s attacker, ‘surprised’ author is alive

The 24-year-old from New Jersey, in a jailhouse interview, hinted he acted alone and was not in touch with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

‘Don’t want to get into new controversy after Nupur Sharma’ — Why BJP is quiet on Rushdie attack

BJP & most opposition parties in India except Congress and CPI(M) have refrained from commenting on attack on author Salman Rushdie, which took place in New York on 12 August.

‘Restore India’s reputation as inclusive, secular’: Rushdie, 101 writers urge President Murmu

On the eve of India’s 76th Independence Day, writers including, Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Amitav Ghosh, criticised the Modi govt over ‘threats to free expression’.

‘World of Islam has to enter modern world’ — Salman Rushdie said during 2013 India visit

From recalling remarks of those who read 'The Satanic Verses' to thoughts on the future of the Islamic world, Salman Rushdie spoke on several topics in this interview with Shekhar Gupta.

Salman Rushdie trapped by alliance of implacably regressive and insufferably progressive

The Satanic Verses isn't so much read as deposited by culture in people’s imaginations. Today, Rushdie is known less as an author than as a sinister figure.

It wasn’t easy to support Salman Rushdie in Bangladesh. Then I realised fatwas are contagious

Islamic fundamentalists can’t be compared with a few Hindu extremists. By doing so, it is practically denying the gruesomeness of Islamic terrorism.

Silence of politicians across parties over the Salman Rushdie incident is cowardly

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India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

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A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.