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First South Asian film fest concludes in Washington (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The first edition of annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) came to an end with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in ... Read more...

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Washington hosts first South Asian film festival


June 4th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The curtain came down on the first annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in colour.Attended ... Read more...

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‘Rowdy Rathore’ shooting disrupted in Hampi


April 24th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 24 (IANS) The shooting of Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha's "Rowdy Rathore" in Karnataka's temple town of Hampi was disrupted after activists said the minimum number of ... Read more...

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Kashmiri artists say local Doordarshan keeping them away


March 9th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 9 (IANS) Scores of local artists and freelance television producers Friday alleged that the local Doordarshan Kendra has shut its doors on them.Talking to IANS, well known Kashmiri ... Read more...

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Byaari film wins National award


March 8th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) The first movie in the Byaari langauge, titled "Byaari" has been jointly named the best film at the 59th National Award announced on Wednesday. The award ... Read more...

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Now showbiz trains arc lights on Agra


February 5th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 5 (IANS) Agra is attracting a lot of filmmakers and TV serial producers, thanks to its exotic locales, advanced studios, budding local talent and, of course, the ... Read more...

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US-based Kashmiris bring rock ‘n’ roll to valley


June 18th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Brothers Mubashir and Mohsin are Kashmiris born in the West and play Western rock, but their band is named after a landmark wooden bridge ... Read more...

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Suspects arrested in DJ Megatron killing case


April 7th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Staten Island, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Staten Island police have arrested two people in connection with the killing of DJ Megatron. It may be recalled that Megratron was gunned down near ... Read more...

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34th National Games promise to be a grand affair


February 11th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 11 (IANS) Around 8,000 players from across the country will compete for the 2,500 medals at stake at the 34th National Games beginning here Saturday.The previous edition took place in ... Read more...

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Hollywood Actors Urges To Support Local Artists At Rwanda


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hollywood actors and actresses that visit certain countries during their various shooting schedules often get to see the insufficient facilities that are available to the locals of the area, thereby ... Read more...

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Juanes concert brings attention to violence in Colombian city


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Medellin (Colombia), Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes organised a concert in a violent district of his home city of Medellin, where turf battles among rival gangs have killed more than 1,600 ... Read more...

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Kalmadi writes to Congress MPs, says open to scrutiny


August 10th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi Tuesday wrote a letter to Congress MP and said he was open to scrutiny even as allegations of corruption in ... Read more...

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Chandigarh theatre festival drawing huge crowd


July 26th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) With veterans like Shabana Azmi and Tom Alter in town with their plays, audiences in the city are revelling in the ongoing Chandigarh Theatre Festival."The theatre ... Read more...

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A reformed convict’s poems give birth to play (With Image)


May 30th, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, May 30 (IANS) Put behind bars for nine years for rape, Sudhir Sharma underwent the agony of prison life - an emotional journey that found vent in 153 poems. ... Read more...

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‘Black’ woman’s tale drives Nepal rights campaign (With Images)


March 10th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) Dark, untouchable and a slave, yet Kali is the heroine of a campaign to protect the rights of the disadvantaged communities of Nepal, especially women.She is ... Read more...

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After books, lyrics, Neelesh Misra starts music band


February 11th, 2010 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Having penned hits like "Jaadu hai nasha hai" and "Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai" and written bestsellers, journalist-author-lyricist Neelesh Misra is coming out with India's first ... Read more...

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Malay Indian party’s call for separate local channel welcomed


January 27th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 27 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress Youth chief T. Mohan call for a separate channel for Astro to air locally-produced programmes has been welcomed.Mohan had said that some of the ... Read more...

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Preparations on for Oscar winner Rahman’s live concert in Muscat


January 4th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 4 (ANI): Preparations are on in Muscat for Oscar winner A.R. Rahman's live performance on January 21, according to reports.Organizers are expecting a packed Police Stadium in Wattayeh ... Read more...

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Malaysian state plans to hold Shah Rukh concert


November 11th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 11 (IANS) A Malaysian state hopes to hold a concert next month by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who had promised to shoot the film "Happy New Year" ... Read more...

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Training camp on Kangra art for the differently-abled in Dharamshala


July 14th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BharatiDharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), July 14 (ANI): Twenty-five specially- abled children have been given training in ancient Kangra Art during a vocational training camp here.Organised under the 'Sarva Siksha Abhiyan' ... Read more...

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Obama hype sweeps Trinidad and Tobago


April 17th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 17 (DPA) Obama-mania has struck Trinidad and Tobago like a hurricane - though the Caribbean country is set to host 34 country leaders from across the Americas, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tripura launches Kathak Yatra to revive classical dance form


March 12th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki Das Agartala, March 12 (ANI): Tripura is making an endeavor to revive Indian classical dance through various festivals in a big way. Recently, a three-day classical dance festival Kathak ... Read more...

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The King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan knighted


December 8th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
On Saturday, the King Khan was given the honorary 'datuk' title that is equivalent to British knighthood. The superstar star dressed in a traditional black and gold Malay outfit and headgear. Knighted ... Read more...

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Shintu dance revived in Himachal


June 18th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanSirmour (Himachal Pradesh), June 18 (ANI): The century old traditional tribal animal dance of Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh is being revived by the local artists in the region. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shimla Summer Festival begins Monday


June 1st, 2008 - 10:38 pm ICT by admin
Shimla, June 1 (IANS) The annual Shimla Summer Festival starts here in Himachal Pradesh Monday. Himachal Governor V.S. Kokje will inaugurate the festival at the historic Ridge Maidan, Shimla Deputy Commissioner J.S. ... Read more...

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Lennon mural marks Liverpools year as European Capital of Culture


May 29th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by admin
London, May 29 (ANI): A 14ft image of John Lennon has been painted at a key gateway to Liverpool to mark the city's year as European Capital of Culture.The mural depicting ... Read more...

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Congress launches novel ‘Gandhi Nadige’ or Gandhi walk in coastal Karnataka


May 5th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by admin
Mangalore, May 5 (ANI): The Congress party in Karnataka is launching a massive awareness campaign to mobilize its cadres to tell the people of its policies and programmes and remove disinformation. ... Read more...

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Morrissey may perform in Iran along with local artists


January 7th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): British singer Steven Patrick Morrissey may be performing in Iran along with a number of local artists.The show is believed to be one of the first Western acts ... Read more...

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