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3rd World Telugu Conference begins in Hyderabad

AMN / HYDERBAD The third World Telugu Conference began in Hyderabad amidst fanfare.  Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the conference in the presence of Governor of Telangana and AP E.S.L. Narasimhan and Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and other dignitaries. Addressing the conference, Venkaiah Naidu stressed on the need … Continue reading 3rd World Telugu Conference begins in Hyderabad

Lubaina Himid wins Turner art prize

WEB DESK Tanzania-born artist Lubaina Himid won prestigious Turner Prize on Tuesday. She became the oldest ever winner of the Turner Prize  for her works dealing with black creativity and representation in art. In its decision, judges cited Himid’s paintings, prints and installations at three exhibitions in the cities of Oxford, Bristol and Nottingham that … Continue reading Lubaina Himid wins Turner art prize

Google dedicates Doodle to eminent Kathak dancer Sitara Devi

  AMN Google today dedicated its Doodle to Indian Kathak legend Sitara Devi on her 97th birth anniversary. The country’s leading exponent of the art form, she was addressed as Nritya Samragini (Empress of Dance) by Rabindranath Tagore. She was born as Dhannolakshmi on November 8, 1920, to Kathak dancer and Sanskrit scholar Sukhdev Maharaj … Continue reading Google dedicates Doodle to eminent Kathak dancer Sitara Devi

Krishna Sobti gets prestigious Jnanpith award 2017

AMN/ NEW DELHI Eminent Hindi Litterateur Krishna Sobti has been awarded the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017 for her path-breaking contribution to Indian literature. Jnanpith is the highest literary award of the country. The Jnanpeeth in a statement said that the language used by Sobti in her writings is influenced by the intermingling … Continue reading Krishna Sobti gets prestigious Jnanpith award 2017

‘Thumri Queen’ Girija Devi is no more

  AMN / KOLKATA India’s top classical singer known as ‘Thumri Queen’, Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi passed away today in Kolkata. She was 88.  She was known as the “thumri queen” for popularising the genre of semi-classical Indian music. Doctors at Kolkata’s BM Birla Nursing Home said she suffered a cardiac arrest. Devi made her public … Continue reading ‘Thumri Queen’ Girija Devi is no more

President appeals people to adopt Hindi; Gives away Rajbhasha awards

AMN / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind has appealed to the countrymen to adopt Hindi language with a great zeal. He said, this language play a great role in connecting people. The President was addressing the gathering at function in New Delhi after giving away the Rajbhasha awards for the Year 2016-17 on the … Continue reading President appeals people to adopt Hindi; Gives away Rajbhasha awards

President, Vice President and PM greet nation on Onam

AMN President of India Ramnath Kovind Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted the people on the occasion of Onam.   President Kovind in his message on the eve of Onam has said: “On the occasion of Onam, I offer my greetings and good wishes to the people of the … Continue reading President, Vice President and PM greet nation on Onam

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

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