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New In Northwest Delhi: In urban village, first women’s library gives many a room of their own

September 11, 2021 10:03 am

The library has been set up on the first floor of the village’s community centre through a collaborative effort between the village community and district administration.

In Nawanshahr, food for mind as govt schools hold ‘Library Langar’

July 13, 2021 8:57 am

40,000 books distributed among students, parents at their doorsteps.

IIMC library to be named after legendary Hindi journalist Yugal Kishore Shukla

June 14, 2021 5:23 pm

This will be the country's first memorial to be named after Pt. Yugal Kishore Shukla, legendary Hindi journalist and founder editor of ‘Udant Martand'.

Karnataka govt donates over 8,000 books to Mysuru man who lost library in fire incident

April 28, 2021 6:51 am

On April 9, a fire destroyed hundreds of books, including Kannada copies of religious scripts like the Bhagwad Gita and Quran, that had been collected by 62-year-old Syed Ishaq at his library in Shantinagar area over the last ten years.

Army converts bus stand to 'street library' for J&K children

March 07, 2021 6:03 pm

The 'street library' showcases India-2020 of late President A P J Abdul Kalam and compilation of Khalil Gibran or the world's greatest short stories.

Delhi University reopens 4 more libraries for research scholars, faculty members

February 15, 2021 1:28 pm

The users will have to make prior registration to use the library facilities from 10 am to 4 pm on week days, according to DU

In a first, Kolkata gets boat library

January 27, 2021 11:19 am

A ride on the boat would cost Rs 100 for adults and Rs 50 for children. The library will eventually host activities such as storytelling, dramatised readings, poetry sessions, book launches, music and more, he said.

Books by bike: Sri Lankan man runs mobile library for kids

November 27, 2020 1:11 pm

His programme is mainly centred in Kegalle, a mountainous region of the Indian Ocean island nation about 85 kilometres (52 miles) northeast of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, with poor villages scattered among tea plantations.

Tribute to Pandit Nehru: Kolkata trams’ latest feather in its long history: A library on wheels for kids

November 17, 2020 10:14 am

The library, curated by Oxford Bookstore, boasts of an eclectic mix of poems, plays, novels and comic books, and works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Chetan Bhagat and others.

Dutch man returns library book nearly 40 years overdue

June 10, 2020 1:08 pm

A book that was checked out of a Dutch library in March 1981 has now been returned decades later. "The reader must have had a hard time letting go," the library said.


In pictures: Library named after novelist Haruki Murakami set to open in Tokyo

September 26, 2021 4:10 pm

A library devoted to Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami’s writings, scrapbooks and record collection opens next week in Tokyo. Take a look at the pictures here

In pictures: A look at Kolkata's first tram library

September 25, 2020 3:14 pm

The tram library will contain books and magazines, including those on competitive examinations such as the civil services, WBCS, GRE or GMAT in order to attract readers from various educational institutions along its route, PTI reported


University has right to suspend students not attending classes: Swamy on Dalit student suicide case

January 21, 2016 7:55 am

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Commenting on the Hyderabad Dalit student suicide case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said a university is a place to learn and the administration has all the rights to suspend students who do not attend classes. He added that the boy who committed suicide was not barred from studying, going to library or anywhere else. He was only asked not to stay in the university hostel as he was involved in “violent activities”. He further stated that suspension does not mean expulsion and he shouldn’t have taken such a big step.