CINEMA / TV

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Information and Broadcasting Ministry said, the selections of awards are made by an independent and impartial jury consisting of eminent filmmakers and film personalities and declared in the month of April every year. However, this year elections to the … Continue reading 66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep in USA Today’s list of “50 most powerful women in entertainment”. Honoured on getting featured in the list, Priyanka said in a statement: “I feel privileged to share this platform with these amazing women who have each pushed … Continue reading Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has won a well-deserved Oscar Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. The story is set in the Kathikhera village in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh in India, where a local group of women is using a newly-installed machine … Continue reading Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

Korea’s Ayodhya princess story to get big screen makeover

  Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi The popular Korean legend of a princess from Ayodhya getting married to a king of Korea many aeons ago will soon get a big screen version, it has been announced. The planned feature film, with an accompanying series, will be a joint venture between leading Indian production company Eros … Continue reading Korea’s Ayodhya princess story to get big screen makeover

Indian short film wins award at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival

  By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi “Binnu Ka Sapna”, a short film by Kanu Behl of “Titli” fame, has won the Student Jury Prize for best short in International competition at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019. Produced by Terribly Tiny Talkies and Colosceum Media, the film made its World Premiere at … Continue reading Indian short film wins award at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary   One of India’s most beautiful actress Madhubala, was born on 14 February 1933 in Delhi and died on 23 February 1969 in MumbaiMdhubala (born Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi; 14 February 1933 – 23 February 1969), was Known for her beauty, personality and sensitive portrayals … Continue reading Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary

Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney dies at 82

WEB DESK Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney has died aged 82. Finney’s family today said that he passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side. He was a five-time Oscar nominee who began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company before making his mark in film. His big … Continue reading Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney dies at 82

Children and students can visit National Museum of Indian Cinema for free

NMIC to have daily screening from 4 PM – 5 PM, on Indian films and filmmakers     Mumbai The National Museum of Indian Cinema, at Films Division Complex, Peddar Road, Mumbai, inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 19th January, 2019, has been opened to the public from 20th January, 2019. The Museum … Continue reading Children and students can visit National Museum of Indian Cinema for free

PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema

AMN / MUMBAI Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the government will soon start a single window clearance and a portal for the Indian film industry which will help them get all requisite permissions for shooting across various locations in the country. The Prime Minister was speaking after inaugurating the country’s first National Museum of … Continue reading PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema

Noted Film actor Kader Khan passes away in Canada

Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s “Daag” and has featured in over 300 films. He wrote dialogues for over 250 movies. Before becoming an actor he had written dialogues for Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s “Jawani Diwani”.   WEB DESK Veteran actor, dialogue writer Kader Khan passed away at a … Continue reading Noted Film actor Kader Khan passes away in Canada

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ELECTIONS

Major victory for NDA in Bihar

File photo Anwarul Hoda / Patna As all the results have been declared in Bihar, out of 40 seats BJP has bagg ...

Haryana fully backs Modi, gives all 10 Lok Sabha seats to BJP 

AMN / CHANDIGARH The BJP has registered major victory as it has won all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. Union ...

Punjab, a ray of hope for congress in North India

By Onkar in Singh The results of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab have come in. Congress which has been r ...

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SPORTS

BOXING: India bags 57 medals at India Open International tournament

GUWAHATI India bags a total of 57 medals including 12 Gold, 18 Silver and 27 Bronze at India Open Internation ...

Boxing: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa Amit Panghal fight their way to gold

Harpal Bedi / Guwahati ix-time world champion Mary Kom was crowned the 51kg champion while Amit Panghal (52kg ...

Hockey: Indian women clinch 3-match series beating S Korea 2-1

  By Harpal Singh Bedi India survived some anxious moments before putting it across host Korea 2-1 to r ...

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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

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

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

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

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 ...