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Polish composer Preisner to make Indian debut


August 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) Renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner is set to make his Indian debut by scoring music for veteran Malayalam director Shaji N. Karun's forthcoming film "Gaadha".Preisner is ... Read more...

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Maharashtra leaders congratulate Pranab


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Political leaders and industrialists in Maharashtra congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his victory in the presidential poll and wished him the best in his tenure in ... Read more...

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Kerala wins advertisement award in Prague


April 29th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) The Kerala Tourism advertisement campaign 'Your Moment is Waiting' has won the bronze medal at the prestigious Prague International Advertising Festival (PIAF) in the category of ... Read more...

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India lost an illustrious son in Dev Anand: Jayalalithaa


December 4th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and yesteryears actress J. Jayalalithaa Sunday condoled the death of Bollywood legend Dev Anand in London, saying India has lost "a great ... Read more...

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Yogananda was India’s greatest gift to West: Kriyananda


October 13th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Paramhansa Yogananda, whose "Autobiography of a Yogi" is considered a spiritual gem, was India's greatest gift to the West, Ananda Sangha founder Swami Kriyananda said ... Read more...

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Santosh Sivan’s ‘Urumi’ for Busan film fest


September 11th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) Master filmmaker Santosh Sivan's "Urumi" has been selected for screening at the Busan International Film Festival starting Oct 6.Speaking to IANS, Sivan said that he is ... Read more...

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Hrithik’s Friday night frantic rush to Mumbai!


June 29th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Hrithik Roshan has been pushing himself to limits during the last few days and admits he needs a break. You could say it's long 'Diu'. Last ... Read more...

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Anjali Joseph wins yet another award


June 26th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Mumbai-born author Anjali Joseph, whose debut novel "Swarasati Park" created a splash in the literary circles by winning the Betty Trask award, has won the ... Read more...

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‘I am Kalam’ set for June release: Director


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) "I Am Kalam", an award-winning feature film about the struggle of a boy who is inspired by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is set to hit the screens ... Read more...

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Films have power to threaten subtly: Nandita Das


April 12th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Why do people want to ban films and books? Because these have the power to affect the subconscious, however subtly, believes actor-director Nandita Das, who has ... Read more...

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Technopark IT firm wins ‘excellence in Air Cargo’ award


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Leading IT systems provider to the global air transportation industry, Technopark headquartered IBS Software, has received the prestigious "STAT TIMES International Awards for Excellence in Air ... Read more...

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Kerala offers freebies for diaspora to promote tourism


February 17th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) The huge Kerala diaspora settled across the globe can get a free holiday to their hometown if they recommend tourists to visit the state.Titled as "Bring Home a ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism sweeps PATA travel awards


February 4th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Kerala Tourism walked away with four of the top honours at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards 2011 for outstanding achievement.The awards were announced in Bangkok ... Read more...

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Anand Patwardhan Admits His Films On Social Issues Don’t Reach The Mass!


January 14th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indian documentary filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan was present at the 6th edition of VIBGYOR International Short & Documentary Film Festival which was held at the Thrissur Press Club on Tuesday. During ... Read more...

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Rahman gets Golden Globe nomination for ‘127 Hours’


December 14th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A.R. Rahman seems to have become a regular at big ticket international awards as the double Oscar-award winning Indian composer has bagged a Golden Globe nomination ... Read more...

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‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’ director to join global animation group


November 20th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) "Toonpur Ka Superhero" director Kireet Khurana has been approached by the International Animation Consulting Group (IACG) to be part of their advisory board."The group is very pleased to ... Read more...

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Magician Sorcar to set up school in Tripura


November 9th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 9 (IANS) Leading magician P.C. Sorcar (Jr) will establish a day boarding school in Tripura.Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday laid the foundation of the school - P.C. Sorcar Foundation ... Read more...

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Duo Pandiraj-Vimal Back Again!


October 28th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Pandiraj and Vimal together streaked with the grand success of 'Pasanga'. Even after a year of release, the film is still making headlines by winning ... Read more...

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Ramayana –The Epic Opens To Rave Reviews


October 18th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 18, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): The coming of age Indian animation film Ramayana-The Epic opens to rave reviews the country over.A Maya Digital Media production, Ramayana - ­The Epic is ... Read more...

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Movie Preview: The Well (Vihir)


September 24th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Movie Preview: THE WELL (VIHIR)Directed by UMESH KULKARNIINDIA, 2009, 120 min. US Premiere.Marathi (with English subtitles)Cast: Madan Deodhar, Alok Rajwade, Renuka Daftardar, Dr. Mohan Agashe, Jyoti Subhash, Sulbha Deshpande, Girish Kulkarni, Amruta ... Read more...

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Kalmadi backs Rahman, says theme song will slowly catch on


September 12th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi has reposed faith in Oscar winning composer A.R Rahman's theme song for the Games that has been widely panned for ... Read more...

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‘Ramayana - The Epic’ Indian animation comes of age


September 6th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): On this Dusshera, acclaimed filmmaker Ketan Mehta unleashes mythic storytelling and the expressive depth of computer animation in the form of "Ramayana ­ - The Epic' ... Read more...

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Five rupee commemorative coin on Mother Teresa released


August 29th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): The Central Government on Saturday released a five-rupee coin and a souvenir on Mother Teresa to mark her centenary birth anniversary celebrations.Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee released ... Read more...

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Mamata flags off ‘Mother Express’ train from Kolkata


August 27th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Sankha GhoshKolkata, Aug 27 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off the 'Mother Express', a train named after Mother Teresa on the occasion of her birth centenary from Sealdah station ... Read more...

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President Patil unveils centenary edition of Mother Teresa’s biography


August 26th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil unveiled an updated edition of Mother Teresa's biography on the occasion of her 100th birth anniversary here on Thursday.The book, which was ... Read more...

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Special prayers in Kolkata to mark Mother Teresa’s birth centenary


August 26th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
By SankhoKolkata, Aug 26 (ANI): Thousands of devotees thronged the headquarters of Missionaries of Charity here on Thursday, to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa with a special mass.The ... Read more...

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Ramayana - The Epic Indian animation comes of age


August 25th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): On this Dusshera, acclaimed filmmaker Ketan Mehta unleashes mythic storytelling and the expressive depth of 3 D computer animation in the form of "Ramayana ­ - ... Read more...

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I’m jealous of Anupam: Kirron Kher


June 29th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Actress Kirron Kher says she is jealous of all male actors including her husband Anupam Kher because serious cinema is being made with them only. "I'm jealous ... Read more...

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Sibal wins Stephen P. Duggan award


May 13th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has been conferred the Stephen P. Duggan award for his support for global collaboration in education. This has been announced by the ... Read more...

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Master Kishan’s ‘Care of Foot Path’ goes to Loyola University


April 29th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 29 (IANS) Youngest filmmaker and Guinness world record holder Master Kishan's directorial debut "Care of Footpath" will be screened at an ongoing symposium at Loyola University, Chicago. The 14-year-old has ... Read more...

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Lahore to be remade in Hollywood


April 22nd, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Sanjay Puran Singh, who is riding high after the critical acclaim his debut film Lahore received, has one more reason to do so. He has ... Read more...

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One more copycat of ‘Tsotsi’ in Kollywood


February 22nd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Gavin Hood must be very unhappy seeing so many unofficial remake of his South African film "Tsotsi'. Having won many international awards, "Tsotsi' seems to be ... Read more...

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Naga taekwondo trainer training youths to attain a positive life


February 13th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiKohima, Feb 13 (ANI): The martial art Taekwondo meaning "Way of the foot and fist" has a history of 2000 years.In Nagaland a taekwondo trainer, is using his martial ... Read more...

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Sand artist condemns protest against ‘MNIK’


February 10th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) On the beaches of Puri, the sands did some talking as artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Wednesday created a sculpture to condemn Shiv Sena attempts to disrupt the screening ... Read more...

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Rahman, Gulzar, Tanvi share Grammy for ‘Jai ho’


February 1st, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman shared the Grammy award for the best motion picture song "Jai ho" with veteran lyricist Gulzar and Tanvi Shah who wrote the Spanish ... Read more...

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