ART & CULTURE

Renowned Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi dead

AMN Renowned Hindustani musician Annapurna Devi passed away at the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai today. She was 91. According to hospital officials, the legendary singer breathed her last at 3.51 am. She was suffering from age-related issues for the last few years. Annapurna Devi was an Indian Surbahar player of Hindustani classical music and … Continue reading Renowned Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi dead

11th World Hindi Conference concludes in Mauritius

Photo by MEA Port Louis The 11th World Hindi Conference concluded in Port Louis, Mauritius Monday. Addressing the concluding session, acting President of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory expressed confidence that Hindi will strengthen world peace. Mr. Vyapoory said, the present state of Hindi is very encouraging and it will find its rightful place in the … Continue reading 11th World Hindi Conference concludes in Mauritius

GOOGLE dedicates doodle to famous Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai

              WEB DESK GOOGLE today dedicated its doodle to famous Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai on her 107 th birth anniversary. Ismat Chughtai (1911–91) was most courageous and controversial woman writer of the twentieth century. She carved a niche for herself among her contemporaries of Urdu fiction writers—Rajinder Singh Bedi, … Continue reading GOOGLE dedicates doodle to famous Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai

11th World Hindi Conference begins in Mauritius

Port Louis The 11th World Hindi Conference began in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. A two-minute silence was observed in the beginning of the conference to pay tribute to former Prime Minister and poet Atal Bihari Vajpayee. After that Prime Minister of Mauritius Praveen Kumar Jagannath inaugurated the conference. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, … Continue reading 11th World Hindi Conference begins in Mauritius

Shafey Kidwai of AMU get prestigious Iqbal Samman

AMN / Prof Shafey Kidwai of Aligarh Muslim University AMU, has been conferred with the prestigious Iqbal Samman 2018 by Madhya Pradesh govt for his contribution in the field of Urdu literature and culture. Instituted in 1986-87, by Madhya Pradesh government, Iqbal Samman is a prestigious annual award given in the field of creative Urdu … Continue reading Shafey Kidwai of AMU get prestigious Iqbal Samman

Renowned Poet Neeraj passes away

Hindi poet Gopal Das Neeraj passed away in New Delhi last evening after a prolonged illness. He was 94. His famous poetic works include Asawari, Lahar Pukare and Paran Geet. Born in Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh on 4th January 1925, Neeraj also created name for his lyrics for films like Prem Pujari, Tere Mere … Continue reading Renowned Poet Neeraj passes away

World Sanskrit Conference begins in Vancouver in Canada

WEB DESK Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 17th World Sanskrit Conference in Vancouver, Canada, today. More than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries are participating in the five-day event. They will present papers on various subjects. An official release said, there will be a special panel discussion on over … Continue reading World Sanskrit Conference begins in Vancouver in Canada

Legendary Urdu writer Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi is no more

Yusufi was born in a learned family of Jaipur   AMN / KARACHI   Legendary Urdu satirist and humour writer Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi passed away here today. He was 95.  Yusufi was admitted at a private hospital a few days back after contracting pneumonia. He was shifted to ventilator after his health deteriorated. Yusufi served … Continue reading Legendary Urdu writer Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi is no more

Sanskrit is the language of science and spirituality: President

AMN / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind has said that Sanskrit is the language of science and spirituality. Addressing the 17th convocation of Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth in New Delhi today, he said works of Aryabhatta, Bhaskara, Charaka, Sushruta and other scientists and mathematicians were composed in Sanskrit. The President said the … Continue reading Sanskrit is the language of science and spirituality: President

ASI to help Maha Government in conservation of Raigad Fort

Vinit Wahi / New Delhi  In order to restore and conserve the historic Raigad Fort, a Memorandum of Understanding would be signed between the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Government of Maharashtra, informed the Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis here. The Chief Minister was in Delhi to meet the PMO officials to deliberate on … Continue reading ASI to help Maha Government in conservation of Raigad Fort

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ELECTIONS

Congress releases lists candidates for Delhi, Haryana

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EC revokes suspension of Mohammed Mohsin IAS

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Sadhvi Pragya Gets Second EC Notice in a Day

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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 ...