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Turkish born, German writer arrested in Spain (19:14)
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Turkish-born German writer Dogan Akhanli was arrested in the Spanish city of Granada on Saturday by police fulfilling an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol in response to a request by authorities in Turkey.

Big Ben's Ayrton Light to be switched off (15:32) IANS Photo Service
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A lamp at the top of the Big Ben tower, which is switched on in the evening whenever Parliament is sitting, will be switched off for the first time in more than 70 years, authorities announced on Saturday.

Long-lost Banksy artwork rediscovered (14:52)
London, Aug 19 (IANS) An artwork by acclaimed street artist Banksy that appeared on a public toilet block in east London, only to disappear after it was vandalised, has been rediscovered over a decade later, the media reported.

Instagram: The emerging photo gallery (August 19 is World Photography Day) (With Images) (12:12)
By Somrita Ghosh
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A "cow mask" photography series uploaded on Instagram by 24-year-old photographer Sujatro Ghosh recently took the Internet by storm.

Rain plays spoilsport, Koktebel Jazz Party postponed (11:52)
By Saket Suman
Koktebel (Crimea), Aug 19 (IANS) A massive gathering of jazz lovers who have come to witness the world's longest-running jazz festival were left saddened as heavy unexpected rain resulted in the festival opening being delayed by a day.

The dark secret of a double killing outside the FBI HQ (Book Review) (With Images) (11:30)
By Himani Kothari
Title: The Fix (Amos Decker Series); Author: David Baldacci; Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK; Pages: 353; Price: Rs 599

Coptic tombs unearthed in Egypt (10:54)
Cairo, Aug 19 (IANS) Rock-hewn tombs and remains of a residential area from the Coptic era were discovered in Upper Egypt's Minya province, the antiquities ministry has said.

A book that could be morale booster for the HIV-positive (21:22)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a society where HIV patients are very often forced into seclusion, a new book titled "I Am HIV-Positive, So What?" promises to raise new hopes among the silent sufferers.

Punjab CM sanctions Rs 15 cr for Jang-e-Azadi Memorial (19:20) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday sanctioned Rs 15 crore for the second phase of Jang-e-Azadi Memorial at Kartarpur near Jalandhar, work on which would be launched on November 1, an official said.

Artist's journey narrated through work  (19:00)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The journey of an artist is encapsulated in her ongoing timeline narrating where she began from to now, when she engages with her subject before putting life in them.

Cabinet colleagues recall Naidu's qualities as politician (18:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday described former Cabinet colleague and incumbent Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu as a common man's politician with the cause of farmers and poor close to his heart.

'Urgent' appeal to save Milton's 'Paradise Lost' cottage (16:34)
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A charity has launched an "urgent" appeal to the public to help it preserve a 16th-century cottage in Buckinghamshire, England, where John Milton completed his epic poem "Paradise Lost" 350 years ago, the media reported.

Yeats family treasures to go on display (14:00)
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A treasure trove of family treasures, including hundreds of passionate, rueful and philosophical letters written by the Irish poet W.B. Yeats will go on public display for the first time, before being sold in an auction here, the media reported.

Los Angeles gallery to host O.J. Simpson exhibition (12:16)
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) A Los Angeles gallery on Friday will host a pop-up exhibition on former NFL star O.J. Simpson.

Of mystery, spying and ghosts (IANS Books This Weekend) (11:24)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Flick through a mysterious tale around a killer who has terrorised the residents of Chicago; read a thrilling book featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon; go through a collection of classic ghost stories; and, finally, a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.

6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul (07:20)
Istanbul, Aug 18 (IANS) Archeologists have unearthed Neolithic remains believed to be dating back to 6,000 years during a new metro line construction in central Istanbul.

'Sankalp Se Sidhhi' will glorify Indian culture: Minister (22:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Thursday said the initiative "Sankalp Se Sidhhi", led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will further glorify India's rich culture and heritage.

In a first, Mithila Paag featured on postal stamp (15:10)
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) The central government has for the first time issued a postal stamp featuring Mithila Paag (turban) in recognition of the age-old cultural symbol.

Hemingway's 'hangout' in Cuba marks 200th anniversary (11:42)
Havana, Aug 17 (IANS) A bar in Havana which used to be American Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway "hangout" spot and also the birthplace of the classic daiquiri cocktail, is marking its 200th anniversary this year.

'The Monk Who Became Chief Minister' Explores Yogi Adityanath's journey (18:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) From being a shy boy in initial days to a monk who became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and politically significant state, a new book brings alive the life of Yogi Adityanath

Bombay HC bans bullock cart races till Maharashtra frames rules (17:54)
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) In a blow to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday restrained the state from granting permission to hold bullock cart races till the authorities frame rules governing the activity.

For dancer Uma Sharma, kathak is all about Lord Krishna (With Images) (12:26)
By Somrita Ghosh
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) If dance is about inspiration, then for renowned Kathak dancer Uma Sharma it has always been Lord Krishna who continues to motivate her. For the past 30 years, Sharma has been presenting the "raas leela" of Vrindavan through dance.

My work highlights beauty of life amidst violence: Artist Seema Kohli (11:54)
By Bhavana Akella
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Renowned artist Seema Kohli says that at a time when there is so much hatred and violence in the world, she likes her work "to depict the beauty in life".

4,000-year-old dagger found in Slovakia (10:30)
Bratislava, Aug 16 (IANS) An ancient dagger almost 4,000-year-old from the Bronze Age was accidentally found in Hlohovec town of Slovakia, the media reported on Wednesday.

I-Day human formations in Delhi had a Russian connection (21:14)
By Nikhil M Babu IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On Tuesday morning, when thousands of people were waiting for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Independence Day address at the Chhatrasal Stadium here, suddenly a huge colourful message "Namaskar" appeared in the stands -- an artistic formation by 1,143 school girls, seated opposite to where Kejriwal was to speak.

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