ART & CULTURE

Bollywood Music composer Aadesh Shrivastava passes away

AMN / Bollywood music composer and singer Aadesh Shrivastava (49) passed away today after prolonged illness. He was battling with cancer, passed away in Mumbai. He is survived by actress and playback singer wife Vijayata Pandit and two children. His cancer relapsed for the third time and he was in critical condition for over 40 … Continue reading Bollywood Music composer Aadesh Shrivastava passes away

Raksha Bandhan being celebrated in different parts of country

AMN / Festival of the bond between brothers and sisters, Raksha Bandhan,  is being celebrated in different parts of the country today. Sisters, on this occasion, tie a thread around their brother’s wrist as a symbol of their love and in turn the brother pledges to protect his sister. President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President … Continue reading Raksha Bandhan being celebrated in different parts of country

Kerala celebrates biggest harvest festival Thiru Onam

AMN / Kerala is celebrating its biggest harvest festival Thiru Onam today. Keralites across the glob is celebrating Onam as the home coming of noble legendary King Mahabali and his prosperous rule. Various cultural and religious programmes are being organized through out the state in connection with Onam. Thiru Onam celebrations started in Kerala with … Continue reading Kerala celebrates biggest harvest festival Thiru Onam

Honour for scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic

AMN The President award the Certificate of Honour to the following scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Pali/Prakrit: SANSKRIT 1. Dr. (Mrs.) Shashi Tiwari 2. Shri Lakshmishwar Jha 3. Prof. Sudhakar Dixit 4. Prof. G. Mahabaleshwara Bhat 5. Sri S.M. Veeraraghavachar 6. Veda Ratna Keshav Sitaram Jogalekar 7. Shri A. Haridas Bhat 8. Pd. Shrikrishna … Continue reading Honour for scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic

Modern Indian artist S H Raza conferred highest French civilian honour

Modern Indian artist Sayed Haider Raza, has been conferred the highest French civilian honour, the Commandeur de la Legion d’ Honneur (the Legion of Honour) for his peerless achievements. To mark celebrations of the French National Day, the award was bestowed by ambassador Francois Richier at a function at the French Embassy, New Delhi, last … Continue reading Modern Indian artist S H Raza conferred highest French civilian honour

UNESCO names 24 new world heritage sites

World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO concluded its annual meeting in Bonn, Germany, after inscribing 24 new sites into the World Heritage List. In the past 10 days, over 2,000 delegates from around 160 countries gathered to examine nominations of new heritage sites and reviewed the state of … Continue reading UNESCO names 24 new world heritage sites

Sahitya Akademi announces ‘Bhasha Samman’ awards

Four scholars have been awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi ‘Bhasha Samman’ for contribution to classical and medieval literature in various languages. K Meenakshi Sundaram has been selected for contributions to Classical and Medieval Literature (Southern) for year 2013 while Acharya Munishwar Jha has been recognised for Classical and Medieval Literature (Eastern) for the year 2014, … Continue reading Sahitya Akademi announces ‘Bhasha Samman’ awards

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar

AMN / Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar for this year has been announced. Five novelists, four writers of short stories, and three authors of poetries, among others were awarded yesterday for their contribution to children’s literature. Instituted by the Sahitya Akademi, the award comprises 50,000 rupees and a casket containing an inscribed copper plaque and … Continue reading Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar

116th birth anniversary of rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

West Bengal is celebrating the 116th birth anniversary of rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam today. Various functions have been organized through out the state to mark the day. The main function will be held in Kolkata this afternoon, where Chief Minister, Ms. Mamata Banerjee will present Nazrul awards to eminent personalities of different fields. The … Continue reading 116th birth anniversary of rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

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Bollywood playback singer Mohammad Aziz passes away

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