LIBRARIES

  • AMU to seek special grant from the Centre to expand Central library November 19, 2014

    Aligarh: Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University Lt Gen (rtd) Zameer Uddin Shah on Wednesday said he will approach the Centre for a special grant of Rs 20 crore to expand the facilities at Maulana Azad Central library so that 28,000 students are provided access to it. Referring to the recent...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 14, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Allahabad HC directs AMU to allow undergraduate girl students in university's central library November 14, 2014

    Allahabad: In a major move, the Allahabad High Court has removed restriction on undergraduate girls from using the central library of Aligarh Muslim University. The court has also sought a reply from the varsity's Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah who had recently stirred a hornet's nest by not allowing girls into...
  • AMU students back Vice Chancellor, say remarks misinterpreted November 12, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University students backed Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah remarks and said that his remarks were misinterpreted. One of the students said, "We raised the demand to use the central library during university polls. There is a space problem. His remarks were misinterpreted." ...
  • Centre seeks explanation from AMU over VC's remarks not allowing girls to use central library November 12, 2014

    Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor's remarks that girls should not be allowed in the central library as more boys will follow them has created an uproar. The Centre has called the statement as an insult to daughters and has sought an explanation from the university. Girl students at the...
  • AMU bars girls from entering library, HRD Ministry to look into the matter November 11, 2014

    In an ironical statement, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Lt General Zameeruddin Shah has backed the decision of girls students not being allowed to enter the Maulana Azad Library. Defending the decision he said, "if girls are allowed in the library, four times more boys will flock to...
  • AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor defends not allowing girls into the library, says more boys will flock November 11, 2014

    Aligarh: In an ironical statement, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Lt General Zameeruddin Shah has backed the decision of girls students not being allowed to enter the Maulana Azad Library. Defending the decision he said, "if girls are allowed in the library, four times more boys will flock...
  • Tarun Gogoi lays foundation stone of first Central Library in Assam November 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi hoped that the setting up of the first Central Library, Archive cum Auditorium in the state at Amingaon, near here, would benefit students, researchers and scholars. Gogoi, while laying the foundation stone of the library, said that his government had always laid emphasis on...
  • Elvis' library card, movie script to be auctioned at Graceland July 24, 2014

    Reuters: A library card signed by Elvis Presley in seventh grade is expected to be among the hottest items at an auction of the late singer's possessions at his Memphis mansion next month, Graceland officials said on Wednesday. The card, which contains Elvis' earliest known authentic signature, is one of 72...
  • Central library renovated in Mangalore June 19, 2014

    Mangalore: More facilities have been added to the Mangalore Central Library and the capacity has been doubled to 5,000 square feet. A browsing section with six computers having high speed internet has been provided, Mangalore Central Library deputy director K V Raghavendra said in a statement here. The Mangalore City...
  • American Corner opened in Kottayam public library June 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: An American Corner was opened in the Kottayam public library today in partnership with the US Consulate in Chennai, offering access to a variety of US magazines, DVDs and other information and entertainment material to the public. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who inaugurated the facility in the presence of US Consul...
  • Indian-American boy locked in epic Spelling Bee tie February 24, 2014

    An epic duel running into an astounding 66 rounds between a 13-year-old Indian-American boy and an 11-year-old girl in Missouri ended in a tie as the Spelling Bee organisers actually ran out of words. The battle at a branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday was between Kush Sharma,...
  • Israel secretly provided arms to India in 1971 war, claims book November 1, 2013

    Israel secretly provided India weapons and instructors in 1971 as it prepared for the war with Pakistan that led to the emergence of Bangladesh even though the two countries did not have diplomatic relations, according to a new book by an American journalist. "The Blood Telegram" by Gary Bass, which focusses...
  • Library now just a click away October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: In a scenario where everyone is so tech savvy and wants work to be done on a click of a mouse, will they go to a library for a book? With changing trends, library is now just a click away. Ram Gopal Sharma and Sons library at Shankar Market,...
  • Malala Yousafzai inaugrates Europe's biggest library in Birmingham September 4, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head in a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Tuesday inaugurated Europe's biggest public library in her newly adopted home of Birmingham. The 16-year-old, airlifted to the city last year for life-saving surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, now lives with her...
  • Birmingham to open Europe's largest public library August 30, 2013

    The Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in Europe and set to open to the public September 3, is likely to attract over three million visitors a year in addition to scores of online visitors. Located in Birmingham's Centenary Square, the library has cost $293 million, Xinhua reported. A programme called...
  • Pranab inaugurates audiovisual section in Rashtrapati Bhavan June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a peep into history for President Pranab Mukherjee when he witnessed departure of last Viceroy Lord Louis Mountbatten and swearingin of first Governor General C Rajagopalachari at the audiovisual section of Rashtrapati Bhavan's library. After inaugurating it, Mukherjee watched a newsreel on the departure of Mountbatten...
  • Gunman shot dead after 6 die in California shooting spree June 8, 2013

    Santa Monica: A gunman killed at least six people in Santa Monica, California, on Friday before he was shot dead by police at a library of a community college, Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said. Seabrooks said a second individual she described as a "person of interest" had been taken into custody...
  • After Boston blasts, US orders new visa reviews for arriving students May 4, 2013

    Washington: The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents to verify that every international student who arrives in the US has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government's first security change directly related to the Boston bombings. The...
  • Big Ben to be silenced after 48 years for Thatcher's funeral April 16, 2013

    London: For the first time in 48 years, London's iconic Big Ben will fall silent on Wednesday as a mark of respect for 'Iron lady' Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The former Conservative Prime Minister died of a stroke in London on Monday aged 87. She will be given a ceremonial funeral...
  • Loved ones seek word on Boston runners after blasts April 16, 2013

    Chicago: Farflung family members, coworkers and friends frantically used social media, cellphones and even a "people finder" website on Monday to try to learn the fate of participants and spectators at the Boston Marathon, where two people were killed and dozens injured after a pair of bombs exploded near the...
  • UK: Thatcher memorial library planned in London April 14, 2013

    London: Plans to create a mega librarycummuseum and training centre in memory of Margaret Thatcher are being devised in the lead up to the funeral of the former British premier on Wednesday. Supporters of the 'Iron Lady', who died of a stroke aged 87 last week, aim to raise around...
  • British Library attempts to archive the digital universe April 6, 2013

    London: Capturing the unruly, everchanging Internet is like trying to pin down a raging river. But the British Library is going to try. For centuries the library has kept a copy of every book, pamphlet, magazine and newspaper published in Britain. Starting Saturday, it will also be bound to record every...
  • London: Fire engulfs library, no injuries reported March 26, 2013

    London: Almost 100 firefighters battled a blaze earlier on Tuesday that engulfed Newington Library at London's Southwark. 15 fire engines spent hours putting out the fire, while no injuries have been reported so far. A probe is still on to find the cause of the fire. More details are awaited. ...
  • Online libraries re-kindle the thrill of reading March 19, 2013

    When was the last time you visited a library, browsed through the hundreds of titles, and finally borrowed a book that evoked your interest? Online libraries that promise to offer nearly the same experience have caught the readers' fancy and are rekindling a lost love. The online library system works like...
  • Online libraries re-kindle the thrill of reading March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: When was the last time you visited a library, browsed through the hundreds of titles, and finally borrowed a book that evoked your interest? Online libraries that promise to offer nearly the same experience have caught the readers' fancy and are rekindling a lost love. The online library system...
  • 200-year-old book restored to Rashtrapati Bhavan library March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: National Archives has lived up to the expectations of President Pranab Mukherjee by getting a 200-year-old historical book presented to the then British Viceroy Lord George Curzon in 1904 restored in good condition for Rashtrapati Bhavan library. After taking over as President in July 2012, Mukherjee has been devoting...
  • Digitisation of presidential library high on Pranab's agenda January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee is a man of many talents, at ease with a multitude of assignments of varying kinds. Besides managing the affairs of the state, the veteran politician is these days busy digitising historic records and books in the Rashtrapati Bhavan library, sorting his old journals to...
  • Small libraries at home inculcates reading habit January 14, 2013

    Salem: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam today suggested that all families should have a small library in their homes with a minimum of 10 books to encourage the reading habit in children. "Everybody should have a small library with a minimum of 10 books in their homes to inculcate the reading...