Booker Prize shortlist unveiled, British Indian novelist Sunjeev Sahota misses out

Indian-origin British novelist Sunjeev Sahota, who had made the longlist with his acclaimed immigrant tale 'China Room', missed out in the final running.

published on : 14th September 2021

Tokyo Games: US bounces back from Olympic-opening loss, routs Iran 120-66

Damian Lillard scored 21 points and the Americans rebounded from an opening loss with their first victory of these Olympics, romping past Iran 120-66 on Wednesday.

published on : 28th July 2021

Indian-origin author Sunjeev Sahota among 13 contenders for fiction's Booker Prize

The 2021 longlist or 'The Booker Dozen' of 13 novels was unveiled on Tuesday after judges evaluated 158 novels published in the UK or Ireland between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.

published on : 27th July 2021

Indian-origin author Sunjeev Sahota among 13 contenders for fiction's Booker Prize

A six-book shortlist will be announced on September 14, and the winner of the 2021 Booker Prize will be crowned on November 3 during a ceremony in London.

published on : 27th July 2021

Iran irked by US, European support for opposition group

Former U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo claimed that the Iranian government was "at its most precarious state" since the 1979 Islamic Revolution and called for sustained pressure on Tehran. 

published on : 11th July 2021

David Diop wins International Booker Prize for fiction with World War I story

The novel is narrated by Alfa Ndiaye, a Senegalese soldier fighting for the then-imperial power France during World War I, and charts his descent into madness on the battlefield.

published on : 3rd June 2021

Jury breaks rules, Booker Prize awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo; Rushdie misses out

This was the fifth time that Salman Rushdie was shortlisted, including the 1981 win where he bagged the award for "Midnight's Children".

published on : 15th October 2019