ART & CULTURE

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

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

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

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Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

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Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

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ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

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V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

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IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

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CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

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Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Worldwide death toll rise to 31,412 due to Novel Coronavirus

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COVID-19: PM Shinzo Abe says Japan at critical stage

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