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Howard Jacobson wins Booker Prize

LONDON: British author Howard Jacobson has won the prestigious Booker Prize for his comic novel ‘The Finkler Question’, beating five others including two-time winner Peter Carey and the bookies’ favourite Tom McCarthy.

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India enters UNSC as non-permanent member

UNITED NATIONS:  India was on Tuesday elected to the United Nations Security Council after a gap of 19 years, with substantial support, taking over from Japan a position which would help it push more aggressively for the reform of the world body’s top organ.

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Russian spy Anna Chapman works for bank

MOSCOW:  FondServisBank, which works with Russian companies in the aerospace industry, said that it has hired Chapman to bring innovation to its information technologies.
 It did not escape Russians’ attention that the initials of the bank, FSB, are the same as Russia’s main spy agency.

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