Headline • Arjun Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan praise Akshay Kumar's trailer for the film Kesari• BJP government raises EPF interest rates• Uttarakhand Police urges Kashmiri students not to send inflammatory statements on social media• Kulbhushan Jadhav case starts hearing on Monday• Rajiv Saxena gets interim bail till Feb 22 • Vadra wrote on Facebook, handed Priyanka to the people of India, please keep them safe.• J&K : Attack on CRPF team, 7 security personnel and 4 civilians injured• State strike in Uttar Pradesh is illegal: Allahabad High Court• Mamata Banerjee declares victory on Supreme Court order in West Bengal• Tension in Meerut area after breaking Ambedkar statue• INDvsNZ : India won the series 4-1• I will leave politics even after Modi's retirement : Smriti Irani• Don Ravi Pujari arrested from African country Senegal• "I will be back soon" Union Minister Arun Jaitley• Report of the NSSO's unemployment, at the high level of 45 years• Modi government can give big gift to farmers• Akhilesh welcomes Priyanka Gandhi's political entry• Republic Day 2019 : India's power demonstration on Rajpath• Roach put England on 77 runs• DU plans to curb fake filing• Aadhar, Government is bringing re-entry amendments to private companies• Supreme Court: Children of Muslim-Hindu couple entitled to father's property• Priyanka Gandhi formally entered politics• Soundarya Rajinikanth will get married to actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi • Signing of $ 3 billion bailout package between Pakistan and UAE

 SAARC Literature Festival begin in Agra

Agra: The three-day SAARC Literature Festival witnessing writers, scholars, artists, academics and historians from all the eight SAARC countries has been commenced in Agra on Friday.
Veteran Odia author Sitakanta Mahapatra will be conferred the lifetime achievement award, which carries Rs. 2 lakh in cash, a citation, a shawl and a memento, organisers of the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL) said.

Eminent Bangladeshi writer Selina Hossain will be given the prestigious SAARC Literature Festival award in recognition of her literary excellence. The award carries cash of Rs. 50,000, a shawl, a citation and a memento.
Writers, scholars, artists, academics and historians from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives will debate the latest literary trends and present their literary pieces for analytical comments during the festival.
There will also be cultural events during the festival.
The FOSWAL launched its vision of cultural bonding among the neighboring SAARC countries in 1987, and emerged as the first NGO working in the specific area of culture.

Related News