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Habib Tanvir’s contribution to Indian theatre now in a book


September 1st, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) "Habib Tanvir: Towards an Inclusive Theatre", a book on the life of the late veteran playwright and director and his contribution to the Indian theatre ... Read more...

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An emotional Ratan Tata says goodbye to shareholders


August 31st, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) A shareholder garlanded him, some offered him send-off gifts and yet others urged him to put his signature on the annual report.Ratan Tata, who chaired ... Read more...

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Fareed Zakaria pays the price for plagiarising (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Celebrated Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria paid the price for what he himself called "a terrible mistake" and "a serious lapse" as Time magazine and CNN suspended ... Read more...

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Indira Gandhi confidante P.N. Dhar dead


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Well-known economist and principal secretary to prime minister Indira Gandhi in the 1970s, Prithvi Nath Dhar died here Thursday.Dhar, 94, died of old-age related ... Read more...

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German honour for Zubin Mehta


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India-born Western classical music maestro Zubin Mehta will be honoured by Germany with its grand cross order of merit by new German Ambassador to ... Read more...

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Abid Hussain passes away


June 21st, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Abid Hussain, a former Indian ambassador to the US and who held a series of senior positions at the centre, died in London Thursday following ... Read more...

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Goa wants ‘nuke-guru’ Anil Kakodkar as president


April 28th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Goa's top industry body, scientists and local intelligentsia are pitching hard to put a 'nuke-guru' Anil Kakodkar in the presidential race and are seeking support ... Read more...

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MP’s letter forged to recommend Bappi Lahiri for award


April 27th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Unidentified individuals forged the signature of Uttar Pradesh MP Kamal Kishor on his letterhead and sent the government a recommendation for awarding music director and ... Read more...

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Kakodkar chosen for Maharashtra Bhushan Award


April 26th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar will be conferred this year's Maharashtra Bhushan Award for his contribution in making India a major global atomic power, an ... Read more...

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Mario, Dharmendra, Shabana conferred Padma awards


April 4th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Leading media personalities, film stars, industrialists, retired civil servants and educationists including the late cartoonist Mario Miranda, Bollywood veterans Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi, and ... Read more...

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Gary Ackerman, friend of India, calls it quits


March 16th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Gary Ackerman, a longtime Democratic congressman considered a great friend of India, has announced he would not seek re-election, bringing to an end a colourful political ... Read more...

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Javed-Rahman combination best, says Shabana Azmi


February 17th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress and social activist Shabana Azmi feels that when it comes to music, the combination of her lyricist husband Javed Akhtar and composer A.R. Rahman ... Read more...

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Pankaj, Shabana team up again after 20 years


February 6th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) The casting of Vishal Bhardwaj's "Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola" (MKBKM) just got more interesting. The film already boasted of an interesting cast comprising Pankaj Kapur, ... Read more...

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Padma awards late for Priyadarsan, Mira, Shabana, Dharmendra?


January 27th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) For most of their friends in the film industry, the Padma Shri for the prolific director Priyadarsan and the Padma Bhushan for illustrious actress Shabana Azmi, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra gets lion’s share of Padma awards 2012


January 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) As many as 23 eminent personalities, spanning a wide spectrum from Bollywood to theatre to social work to medicine, from Maharashtra figure in the national ... Read more...

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Awards galore for family, Shabana delighted


January 26th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi is delighted to see her family on an award-winning spree. While she has been conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan, her step-children ... Read more...

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Award is recognition for team work: M.V. Subbiah


January 26th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) M.V. Subbiah, former chairman of the city based $3.8 billion Murugappa group and chairman of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Wednesday dedicated the award of ... Read more...

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Dharamji’s honour was long due: Hema Malini


January 25th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini is elated to learn that her husband Dharmendra will be honoured with a Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award, and ... Read more...

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Padma for Singapore ex-minister with Nalanda connect


January 25th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Singapore foreign minister George Yong-Boon Yeo - named for a Padma Bhushan award Wednesday - is helping set up an international university in Bihar's ... Read more...

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Gundecha Brothers honoured with Padma Shri


January 25th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Renowned dhrupad singers Ramakant and Umakant, popularly known as Gundecha Brothers, were Wednesday named to receive the Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian honour, ... Read more...

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Mario Miranda, Bhupen Hazarika in Padma honours list (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India's highest civilian awards, the Padma awards, would be conferred on 110 eminent people, including the late Bhupen Hazarika and cartoonist Mario Miranda, showbiz ... Read more...

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No Bharat Ratna, just six Padma Shris for sportspersons


January 25th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Contrary to expectations, no Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan or Padma Bhushan was awarded to Indian sportspersons and all they had to be content with ... Read more...

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I’m humbled, says Shabana after Padma Bhushan


January 25th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says she is humbled to be considered for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award."It's my pleasure and I am ... Read more...

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Eight people of Indian origin in Padma list


January 25th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Ten people of Indian origin and foreigners have been awarded India's prestigious Padma awards announced Wednesday. While seven have got the Padma Bhushan, three are ... Read more...

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Indian education needs more flexibility: Indian American mathematician


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Shortage of top quality mathematicians in India today could be due to lack of flexibility in the education system, feels prize-winning Indian American mathematician ... Read more...

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IIT-B’s annual techfest to kick off Friday


January 5th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) The 15th edition of Techfest by Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (IIT-B), kicks off Friday with over 150 events spread across three days. The fest ... Read more...

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Theatre veteran Satyadev Dubey passes away (Second Lead) (With Image)


December 25th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) In a big loss for Indian theatre, well-known playwright and director Satyadev Dubey passed away here Sunday after several months of illness. He was 75.Dubey, who ... Read more...

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At 85, cartoonist Mario Miranda exits life’s canvas


December 11th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Loutolim (Goa), Dec 11 (IANS) The bronzed, sinewy toddy tapper will never slither down a coconut palm with ease. Nor will the buxom, cleavage showing, big hipped fisherwoman hunch over ... Read more...

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Evergreen actor Dev Anand dies in London


December 4th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Evergreen romantic star Dev Anand, who epitomised the debonair, urban gentleman on screen and gave classic hits like "Guide" in his career as actor and filmmaker spanning ... Read more...

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Sarangi maestro Sultan Khan passes away (Lead)


November 27th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Noted Sarangi exponent and singer Ustad Sultan Khan passed away Sunday after prolonged kidney-related ailments, an associate said. He was 71."He passed away while on the ... Read more...

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Sarangi exponent Ustad Sultan Khan dead


November 27th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Noted sarangi exponent and singer Ustad Sultan Khan passed away Sunday. He was 71.A Padma Bhushan awardee, Khan gave his first performance at the All-India Conference ... Read more...

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Retrospective of modern pioneer K.K. Hebbar opens


November 22nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A retrospective of the works by Indian contemporary pioneer K.K. Hebbar is being held at the National Gallery of Modern Art.The exhibition, eighth in a ... Read more...

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Hindi litterateur Shrilal Shukla dead


October 28th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 28 (IANS) Leading Hindi litterateur and Jnanpith awardee Shrilal Shukla died here Friday following a brief illness, hospital sources said.Shukla, 86, who had earned huge fame for his ... Read more...

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Kerala unable to honour singer Yesudas with lifetime award


October 24th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) Noted singer K.J. Yesudas will have to wait for a lifetime achievement award in Kerala as the rules do not permit state governments to confer special ... Read more...

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Fans, family, friends bid adieu to Jagjit Singh


October 11th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Family members, the music fraternity and fans bid a tearful farewell to ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh at his funeral here Tuesday.Jagjit Singh's brother Kartar Singh ... Read more...

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