ART & CULTURE

Renowned Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashashchandra gets Saraswati Samman

Onkar Singh / New Delhi Well Known Noted Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashashchandra has been awarded Saraswati Samman,2017, for his poetry collection in Gujarati named “Vakhar”. Noted film director and author Gulzar gave away the award at a function at National museum auditorium in here today. This is the 27th edition of the prestigious award instituted … Continue reading Renowned Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashashchandra gets Saraswati Samman

Noted Urdu writer Prof Hamidi Kashmiri passes away

  AMN Dr. Hamidi Kashmiri, the tallest literary figure in the world of Urdu language, literature and literary criticism passed away last night. He was a prolific creative writer, an acclaimed critic and propounder of “Iktishaafi Tanqueed” . His demise has created a void difficult to fill, especially in the subcontinent. He has also been … Continue reading Noted Urdu writer Prof Hamidi Kashmiri passes away

Noted English author Amitav Ghosh gets Jnanpith Award

    Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI WELL known English writer Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with this year’s prestigious Jnanpith Award. The decision was taken in a meeting of Jnanpith Selection Board chaired by eminent novelist, scholar and Jnanpith laureate Pratibha Ray. In a statement, Bharatiya Jnanpith said Amitav Ghosh is a path-breaking novelist. In … Continue reading Noted English author Amitav Ghosh gets Jnanpith Award

Noted Indian classical musician Ustad Imrat Khan dies in US

AMN / WEB DESK Classical music stalwart Ustad Imrat Khan, who dedicated his life to propagating the Sitar and the surbahar worldwide, has died Thursday in St Louis, United State after a brief illness. He was 83. His son Nishat Khan said Imrat Khan breathed his last Thursday in a hospital in St Louis, his … Continue reading Noted Indian classical musician Ustad Imrat Khan dies in US

Pakistan: Noted Urdu writer, poet Fahmida Riaz is dead

WEB DESK Noted Progressive Urdu writer, poet, human rights activist and feminist of Pakistan Fahmida Riaz passed away in Lahore today after prolong illness. She was 72.  She is survived by three children, one daughter and two sons, from two marriages. She was author of Godaavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the … Continue reading Pakistan: Noted Urdu writer, poet Fahmida Riaz is dead

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

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

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

UNGA adopts resolution calling for global solidarity in fight against COVID-19

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution on COVID-19, calling for intensified ...

COVID-19: Sri Lanka’s EC requests President to consult SC over holding General elections

WEB DESK Sri Lanka’s Elections Commission has requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to consult the Supre ...