ART & CULTURE

Legendary Tamil actor Manorama passes away

The veteran South Indian film actor Manorama passed away in Chennai last night following a cardiac arrest. She was 78. Fondly called as “Aachchi,” she has performed in versatile supporting roles in more than a thousand films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. She has acted with five chief ministers like Annadurai, MG Ramachandran, … Continue reading Legendary Tamil actor Manorama passes away

Australia to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India

An Australian art gallery has agreed to give a 2,000-year-old Buddha sculpture back to India. Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) officials said, the Sitting Buddha sculpture, whose roots could be traced to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, is currently with a national art gallery in Canberra, Australia. ASI sources said, the Australian art gallery intimated the Union … Continue reading Australia to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India

Why I am Returning My Sahitya Akademi Award

 Nayantara Sahgal  In a recent lecture, India’s Vice-President, Dr. Hamid Ansari, found it necessary to remind us that India’s Constitution promises all Indians “liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship.” The right to dissent is an integral part of this Constitutional guarantee. He found it necessary to do so because India’s culture of diversity … Continue reading Why I am Returning My Sahitya Akademi Award

Eminent author Nayantara Sehgal returns Sahitya award

Eminent author and niece of Jawaharlal Nehru, Nayantara Sehgal today returned the Sahitya Akademi award. Nayantara Sehgal said she was resigning in protest against increasing intolerance towards right to dissent in the country. Citing various incidents of killings of writers and rationalists including M Kalburgi and Govind Pansare, she said that rationalists who question superstition … Continue reading Eminent author Nayantara Sehgal returns Sahitya award

Vyaas Samman conferred on eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka

The prestigious 24th Vyaas Samman for 2014 was conferred on eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka for his work ‘Premchand ki Kahaniyon ka Kaal Kramanusaar Adhyayan’. Dr Goenka’s work is a critical analysis of the work by Hindi literature’s towering the giant Munshi Premchand. He was awarded a citation along with a cash amount … Continue reading Vyaas Samman conferred on eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka

Language should be inclusive; says PM at Hindi conference

andalib akhter / AMN Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that a Language should be ‘inclusive’ if it wanted to expand its base and popularity among people. ” Our language should not be exclusive, rather it should be inclusive only then it will expand and get acceptance among the people”, PM said while inaugurating the … Continue reading Language should be inclusive; says PM at Hindi conference

Kalburgi muder: Hindi scholar returns Sahitya Akademi award

AMN / Famous Hindi writer Uday Prakash has decided to return his Sahitya Akademi award in protest against the murder of Kannada scholar and rationalist M.M. Kalburgi. The former assistant professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University announced his intent through a Facebook post. Currently in a village in Chhattisgarh, he will officially communicate his decision … Continue reading Kalburgi muder: Hindi scholar returns Sahitya Akademi award

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

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ELECTIONS

Congress releases lists candidates for Delhi, Haryana

AMN / NEW DELHI Political activities have gained momentum in Delhi as only two days are left for filing of no ...

EC revokes suspension of Mohammed Mohsin IAS

He has been transferred to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka in Bengaluru. He was in the ...

Sadhvi Pragya Gets Second EC Notice in a Day

This Time for Remarks on Babri Masjid   AGENCIES / NEW DELHI / BHOPAL Malegaon blast accused a ...

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SPORTS

Indian athletes win 5 medals on opening day of Asian Athletics C-ships

    Indian athletes won five medals on the opening day of the Asian Athletics Championships in D ...

Asian Weightlifting Championships begin in China

The Asian Weightlifting Championships began in Ningbo, China today. The competition will continue till the 28t ...

Asian Athletics Championships to begin in Doha tomorrow

The Asian Athletics Championships will begin in Doha tomorrow. The first day will decide eight gold medals. ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has ...

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ART & CULTURE

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...

Telugu poet K Siva Reddy selected for prestigious Saraswati Samman

  AMN Noted Telugu poet K Siva Reddy has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018 for h ...