CINEMA / TV

Amitabh, Kangana, Bhansali chosen for National Film awards

AMN / The 63rd National Film Awards was announced today. Actor Amitabh Bachchan will get the Best Actor Award for his role in the movie Piku. Kangana Ranaut has been selected for Best Actress award for her role in the movie Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has won the best director award … Continue reading Amitabh, Kangana, Bhansali chosen for National Film awards

Noted Actor Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award

AMN / Veteran Film Actor and Director Manoj Kumar will be conferred the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015. The award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. The Award consists of a Swarn Kamal, a cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees … Continue reading Noted Actor Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award

US actor George Kennedy dies at 91

US actor George Kennedy, who starred in movies including Cool Hand Luke and the Naked Gun series, has died at the age of 91, in the city of Boise, Idaho. Kennedy won an Oscar in 1968 for Best Supporting Actor in Cool Hand Luke. He also made memorable appearances in Earthquake and Airport 1975. As … Continue reading US actor George Kennedy dies at 91

Sanjay Dutt released from Yerawada Jail, fans celebrate acquittal

AMN / Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt reached Mumbai after he was finally released from Yerawada Jail today, where he served 42 months as part of his five-year sentence after being convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case. Sanjay Dutt’s wife Manyata and their children, sister and former MP Priya Dutt and her family, … Continue reading Sanjay Dutt released from Yerawada Jail, fans celebrate acquittal

Music director Khayyam donates entire wealth for artists, mucisians

AMN / In a rare gesture, India’s legendary Music director and Padma Bhushan awardee Khayyam today donated his entire wealth for the welfare of the artists and technician who are needy and devoted to music. On his 90th birth day today Khayyam announced the formation of a charity trust called ‘Khayyam Jagjeet Kaur’ KPG Charitable … Continue reading Music director Khayyam donates entire wealth for artists, mucisians

Veteran director Aurobindo Mukherjee passes away

Veteran film director Aurobindo Mukherjee passed away in Kolkata yesterday. He was 97. Mukherjee was the maker of cult Bengali classics like ‘Agniswar’, ‘Mouchak’ and ‘Nishipadma’ — all starring matinee idol Uttam Kumar — in the early 70s. Shakti Samanta’s ‘Amar Prem’, starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, was inspired by ‘Nishipadma’. West Bengal Chief … Continue reading Veteran director Aurobindo Mukherjee passes away

Renowned poet Nida fazali passes away

AMN / Renowned Urdu poet Nida fazali passed away in Mumbai following cardiac attack today. He was 77.  Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli known as Nida Fazli was born on 12 October 1938 in Delhi, into a Kashmiri family and attended school in Gwalior. His father was an Urdu poet. During the partition of India, his … Continue reading Renowned poet Nida fazali passes away

Popular Malayalam actress Kalpana passes away

AMN / Popular Malayalam actress Kalpana, who appeared in 300 films including recent superhit ‘Charlie’, passed away in Hyderabad following heart attack . In the death of Kalpana (51), the Malayalam film industry has lost a consummate actor. Whatever be the role – comic or tragic – she did justice to it. I have always … Continue reading Popular Malayalam actress Kalpana passes away

Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan security not downgraded

Mumbai Police downgrades security cover of 40 Bollywood celebrities? TIA NEWS / MUMBAI: The Mumbai Police has denied reports from news organizations that it has reduced security cover for 40 Bollywood celebrities including top actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. Earlier it was reported that the Mumbai Police has downgraded the security of around … Continue reading Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan security not downgraded

Sanjay Dutt to be released on Feb 27

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, will be released on February 27 from Pune’s high-security Yerawada Central Prison. Proposal for remission of Dutt’s sentence has been cleared by the Maharashtra government and he will walk out of the jail on February 27. A senior official informed that Dutt is … Continue reading Sanjay Dutt to be released on Feb 27

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ELECTIONS

Stage set for 2nd phase of Lok Sabha polls

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SPORTS

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MARQUEE

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

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CINEMA /TV/ ART

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

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Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

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