Letters

  • A photographer asked 12 convicts to handwrite sincere letters to their younger selves. The result is amazing 31-03-2014 11:14 AM

    Photographer Trent Bell asked 12 convicts in the Maine prison system to handwrite sincere letters to their younger selves. The series is called 'Reflect'. ...
  • An open letter to Rahul from Odisha: Only a miracle can save Congress 22-03-2014 12:13 PM

    Bhubaneshwar: A communication specialist from Bhubaneshwar, Sudhi Ranjan Mishra has sent this open letter to the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. In his letter he questions the selection of candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in Odisha and cautions that the Congress may be pushed to third place...
  • Letter to my daughter: I want you to love yourself for who you are, to not hurt yourself to fit in and never apologise for being a girl 07-03-2014 02:52 PM

    My dearest Manya, To say that you have changed my world and my worldview would be an understatement. I wanted it to be perfect. I read pregnancy and parenting books. I argued with my doctor and my parents. I improvised and learned. I wanted you to be perfect. Too perfect,...
  • UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability 17-02-2014 09:57 PM

    Geneva: A UN panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation. It is unusual for a UN report to directly implicate a nation's leader. But in a letter accompanying a yearlong...
  • Read: Justice AK Ganguly resignation letter 07-01-2014 07:31 PM

    Kolkata: Retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly on Tuesday resigned as the chief of West Bengal Human Rights Commission. Justice Ganguly was accused of sexually harassing a law intern. Justice Ganguly said he is stepping down from the post to save his dignity. Here is the full text of the...
  • Full text: Devyani Khobragade's letter to her colleagues 19-12-2013 04:41 PM

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has thanked her colleagues in the External Affairs Ministry for their support in the case pertaining to her arrest by the US authorities. Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, was strip-searched, cavity-searched and swabbed for DNA after her arrest in New York last week...
  • A baby's letter to Santa: What a 10-month-old really, really wants for Christmas 13-12-2013 02:58 PM

    You will completely identify with this, especially if you are a new parent. The holiday season is on us and you must be rushing to finish shopping. The letters to Santa Claus are duly sealed. But have you stopped to ask your baby what she really wants for Christmas? A...
  • The Tehelka letters: Tarun Tejpal says it was a fleeting, totally consensual encounter 23-11-2013 03:33 PM

    As a special investigation team of Goa Police reached Delhi to question Tarun Tejpal who has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman colleague, conflicting reports emerged in the media of the nature of encounter between the Tehelka founder and the young woman. Tejpal issued an official statement on Friday...
  • Army gets final nod for raising corps along China border 19-11-2013 05:58 PM

    The government has given its final go ahead to the Army for raising a corps along the China border which will include the deployment of 50,000 additional troops there at a cost of around Rs 65,000 crore. The 17 Corps, the latest and the 14th such formation of the Army,...
  • Britney Spears writes heartfelt letter to fans 27-10-2013 05:06 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer Britney Spears has written a letter to her fans about her forthcoming album 'Britney Jean' and thanked them for their support. The 31-year-old chose to communicate through a hand-written letter and posted it on her official blog, reports contactmusic.com. "I am putting the finishing touches on my...
  • Read full text of BJP's letter to EC complaining against Rahul Gandhi 25-10-2013 04:00 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's letter to the Election Commission complaining against Congress Vice President for breaking election model code of conduct. The BJP said Rahul is spreading communal hatred across India. The BJP delegation will meet the Election Commission on Monday. Below is the tect of the letter: To, The...
  • BlackBerry issues open letter in attempt to reassure customers 15-10-2013 07:01 AM

    Toronto: BlackBerry is publishing an open letter in major publications around the world in a bid to reassure customers that they can count on the distressed smartphone company. The letter was released Monday on Twitter and will be published in 30 publications in nine countries Tuesday. It acknowledges "these are...
  • Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch 10-10-2013 01:24 PM

    Los Angeles: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at...
  • You are worth more than your sexual appeal: O'Connor to Miley Cyrus 05-10-2013 02:46 PM

    New Delhi: Irish singer Sinead O'Connor wrote three letters to Miley Cyrus recently warning her about the evils of the music industry. The latter has responded to it saying she is ready for a one-on-one talk with the former. O'Connor had written to Cyrus expressing concern for the latter and...
  • Full Text: Lalit Modi's letter to BCCI, requesting to adjourn the SGM 25-09-2013 11:27 AM

    To Shri Sanjay Patel24 Sep 2013 Cc: Bcci Members As you are aware in C.S. No. 567 of 2013, an ad interim order was granted by learned ADJ No. 2 and Wakf Tribunal, Patiala House Court, New Delhi staying the Special General Meeting to be held on 25.9.2013. Against the...
  • CBI questions fake encounter suspect Vanzara over his resignation 20-09-2013 05:23 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday is questioning the suspect of the fake encounters in Gujarat in 2002 and suspended IPS officer DG Vanzara. Vanzara is being questioned over his resignation letter where he had hit out at the former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah and blamed...
  • Full text: Sreesanth's letter to the BCCI disciplinary committee 15-09-2013 06:42 PM

    Here is the full text of the letter Sreesanth submitted to the BCCI's disciplinary committee before the hearing on Friday. In the letter, Sreesanth, who has been handed a life ban by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League season 2013, insisted that he...
  • Anna Hazare receives threat letter 11-09-2013 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare has reportedly received a letter in which the sender has threatened to kill him. The sender of the letter is yet to be identified. In the letter Hazare has been threatened that he would be killed if he does not withdraw his petition in...
  • Vanzara quits: Cong hits out at Modi, Gujarat government defends him 03-09-2013 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said Vanzara's resignation letter showed that the Gujarat government has ill-treated its officers. "The way the Gujarat government has ill-treated their officers is now evident from Vanzara's resignation. The CBI is already investigating the matter, so the truth should come out soon," he...
  • Microsoft to buy Nokia: Open letter from Steve Ballmer, Stephen Elop 03-09-2013 09:44 AM

    Microsoft and Nokia have announced that the software giant will acquire the struggling mobile phone company's devices business for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion). Below is an open letter from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop addressed to consumers: The Next Chapter: An open letter from Steve...
  • US Consulate in Milan evacuated after bomb threat 07-08-2013 07:04 AM

    A building housing the US Consulate in Milan and other offices has been temporarily evacuated after the diplomatic mission received a letter containing a bomb threat, police said. An officer in Italy's anti-terrorism squad said the letter carried a symbol frequently used in the past by Italian anarchists. In Washington,...
  • Modi US visa row: BJP demands probe into letter sent to Obama 25-07-2013 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a probe into the allegations of forged signature on the letter sent to the United States demanding denial of visa to Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi by 65 MPs. The BJP said that the government should...
  • Modi visa row: 9 MPs deny signing letter, govt says why involve the US 24-07-2013 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: The controversy over 65 Members of Parliament signing letter urging US President Barack Obama not to issue Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi a visa has taken a new turn on Wednesday with nine MPs denying signing any letter. The MPs who have denied...
  • Modi US visa row: CPM MP Yechury says he didn't sign any letter 24-07-2013 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: The controversy over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's US visa has got more twists and turns. CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has been denied signing the letter sent to US President Barack Obama against a visa to Modi while MPs say he must have forgotten that he signed it....
  • Modi visa controversy: Congress says it's up to US govt to decide 24-07-2013 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: Amid reports that 65 Members of Parliament (MPs) wrote letter to US President Barack Obama in late 2012 against granting a US visa to Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi, the Congress has washed its hands of the Modi visa controversy saying it does...
  • Telegram: A popular mode of communication during the freedom struggle 15-07-2013 10:54 AM

    Jaipur: The telegram system was a system that was most popular during the freedom struggle. For 93-year-old Gandhian SK Patni, telegrams are linked to some of his fondest memories. For instance, the telegram sent to him by his mentor Jamna Lal Bajaj in 1941 informing him that he had fixed...
  • Tom Cruise writes an emotional letter to Katie Holmes 03-07-2013 12:24 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise has reportedly written an emotional letter to ex-wife Katie Holmes in the hope to resolve the tension between them. "I think it's something Tom's been thinking about a lot recently, but especially as July was approaching. It's like he's finally recognised that Katie will always...
  • Edward Snowden's father praises son in an open letter 03-07-2013 02:06 AM

    McLean: The father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, frustrated by his inability to reach out directly to his son, wrote him an open letter on Tuesday praising him for "summoning the American people to confront the growing danger of tyranny". The letter was signed by Lon Snowden and his...
  • Army's top secret letter leaked, six indicted 12-06-2013 09:39 PM

    New Delhi: Army's top secret details about operational plans and deployment along the India-China border could have been compromised and around six military personnel have been indicted by a Court of Inquiry (CoI) in this regard. Sources said the indicted personnel are in the process of facing disciplinary action on...
  • Texas actress arrested in ricin case: Authorities 08-06-2013 01:27 AM

    Dallas: A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested for orchestrating the scheme herself, a law enforcement official said on Friday. It was not immediately clear what charges would be filed...