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Jananpith awardee Dr C Narayana Reddy passes away

AMN Eminent Poet and Jnanpith Award recipient Dr C Narayana Reddy passed away in Hyderabad today. He was 86. He has been ailing for some time. Popularly known as ‘CiNaRe’, he was proficient in Telugu, Urdu and Hindi and several other languages and wrote hundreds of books in all forms of literature. He also wrote … Continue reading Jananpith awardee Dr C Narayana Reddy passes away

President presents Hindi Sevi Samman Awards

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the Hindi Sevi Samman Awards for the year 2015 today (May 30, 2017) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development and other dignitaries. These Awards were instituted by Central Hindi Institute, Agra in 1989. The … Continue reading President presents Hindi Sevi Samman Awards

Presidential awards for classical Tamil presented

AMN President Pranab Mukherjee today presented the ‘Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil’ for the year 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Tholkappiyar Award for lifetime achievement in classical Tamil was awarded to Dr S N Kandaswamy, Dr A Dakshinamurthy and Dr R Kalaikkovan. Young scholar awards were conferred on 15 … Continue reading Presidential awards for classical Tamil presented

People who read fiction, novels are more friendly towards others

AMN A group of researchers have found that people who regularly read fictions and novels are more likely to be friendly, well-behaved and sympathetic towards others. According to a latest study, those who prefer watching television over reading are less sociable. Study reveals that people who like reading of drama and romance novels were best … Continue reading People who read fiction, novels are more friendly towards others

President Mukherjee confers Jnanpith Award to Professor Sankha Ghosh

  AMN President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award on eminent Bengali poet Professor Sankha Ghosh at a function in New Delhi. He was awarded for his outstanding contribution in the field of literature.Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mukherjee said, an ardent writer of Bengali poetry,literary works of Prof.Ghosh reflect a rare poetic … Continue reading President Mukherjee confers Jnanpith Award to Professor Sankha Ghosh

Dressing gown with Assam’s Vrindavani Vastra lining put on show at UK Museum

From: Utpal Borpujari A man’s dressing gown with a lining made of woven textile depicting the life of Lord Krishna and believed to be of the same origin as the Vrindavani Vastra, one of the most-revered piece of art in Assam created by 15th century saint and social reformer Srimanta Sankardeva, will be on display … Continue reading Dressing gown with Assam’s Vrindavani Vastra lining put on show at UK Museum

Ace Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar died

AMN India’s Ace Hindustani classical vocalist and Padma Bhusahan awardee, Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai Monday evening. She was 84. She was considered to be one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and is an innovator of the Jaipur gharana, or a community of musicians sharing a distinctive musical style. Kishori Amonkar … Continue reading Ace Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar died

Gujarati poet Chinu Modi passes away, PM condoles

AMN Noted Gujarati poet and ghazal writer Chinu Modi passed away in Ahmedabad last evening, he was 78 and hospitalised last week after severe heart attack. Born on 30th September 1939, Chinu Modi has made a great contribution to Gujarati literature with his poetry, plays, novels and stories. Born in Vijapur town in North Gujarat, … Continue reading Gujarati poet Chinu Modi passes away, PM condoles

Famous folk singer Kalika Prasad dies in road accident

AMN / Kolkata Famous folk singer and leader of Bengali folk band “Dohar” Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee was today killed in a car accident, in which five others were critically wounded after their vehicle fell on a ditch at Gurap in the Hoogly district, police said. The singer, in his mid 40s, was declared brought dead … Continue reading Famous folk singer Kalika Prasad dies in road accident

Centre committed to preserve Sanskrit :Javdekar

AMN Union Minister for Human Resources Development Prakash Javdekar today asserted that the Central Government is committed to preserve all Indian languages along with Sanskrit, which is known as the mother language. He was addressing a gathering at the Seventh Convocation Ceremony of the Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University at Ramtek near Nagpur today. Mentioning that … Continue reading Centre committed to preserve Sanskrit :Javdekar

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...