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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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Vijay Amritraj turns host, chats up global icons


August 16th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Legendary tennis player Vijay Amritraj makes his debut as a talk show host with "Dimensions". A first-of-its-kind, the show will feature global icons. Excited ... Read more...

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World’s top archer Deepika is now manager at Tata Steel


July 14th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jamshedpur, July 14 (IANS) World No.1 recurve archer Deepika Kumari has joined Tata Steel as a manager in the company's sports department.Many eminent sportspersons have been employed by Tata Steel ... Read more...

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Legendary Bengal famine photographer dies at 96 (With Image)


June 23rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Legendary progressive photographer Sunil Janah, who documented the Bengal famine of the 1940s with his black-and-white camera and shot to instant fame, has died in ... Read more...

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Madhuri’s fans name a star after her


June 17th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit now has a star named after her shinning in sky. This was made possible by a group of the "Dhak Dhak" girl's ... Read more...

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S R Rao is new commerce secretary


May 28th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government Monday appointed S.R. Rao as the new commerce secretary.A 1978 batch Gujarat cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service, Rao replaced Rahul Khullar, ... 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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Bollywood for newcomers, says Mohanlal


April 19th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) A lot of southern Indian actors may be making their way to Bollywood but veteran actor Mohanlal is happy doing Hindi films only once in ... Read more...

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Shahnaz Husain’s daughter pens mother’s biography (With Image)


April 17th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Well-known beauty expert Shahnaz Husain's writer daughter Nelofar Currimbhoy has penned a biography of her mother's journey from her childhood, early years of marriage, ... Read more...

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Bollywood now more professional, but impersonal: Anupam Kher (Interview)


April 11th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) He has been part of the film industry for almost three decades. Veteran actor Anupam Kher says that there was a lot of togetherness ... Read more...

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Bhupen Hazarika conferred Padma Vibhushan posthumously


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Late singer Bhupendra Kumar Hazarika was Thursday posthumously conferred India's second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan by President Pratibha Patil.The other two who received ... Read more...

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Tirkey, two others elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) Former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey and two other candidates of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) were Thursday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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BJD to field Dilip Tirkey for Rajya Sabha


March 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday said the ruling Biju Janata Dal would be fielding former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey for the upcoming Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Neglected paintings by Sobha Singh to be restored


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 4 (IANS) Portraits of late Punjabi poet Amrita Pritam, Guru Teg Bahadur, and Lord Krishna made by celebrated artist Sobha Singh have been withering away in a Himachal ... Read more...

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Soccer legend Sailen Manna is dead (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian soccer legend Sailendra Nath Manna, popularly known as Sailen Manna, died at a private hospital here Monday due to old age complications. He was 87, ... Read more...

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Saif in trouble for assaulting South African (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan was in trouble Wednesday after a South African businessman accused him of abusing and hitting him and his father-in-law at ... Read more...

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Remo to play pied piper to young Goan voters


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) Be it rustic troubadours like Sharda Sinha from Bihar or rock stars like Remo Fernandes from Goa, the Election Commission of India (ECI) is appointing "electoral ... 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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My and Mira’s happiness doubled with Padma Bhushan: Shabana


January 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Shabana Azmi and Mira Nair are working together on "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", and the veteran actress says her happiness has doubled as both of them have ... 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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Bhopal has twin reasons to rejoice this R-Day


January 26th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 26 (IANS) For this Madhya Pradesh capital city, and its Dhrupad vocalist duo the Gundecha brothers, the 63rd Republic Day has brought twin reasons for being ... 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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Himachal artist gets Padma Shri


January 26th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Vijay Sharma, a Himachal Pradesh artist known for his Kangra miniature paintings, was Wednesday named for the Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian honour.Sharma of ... Read more...

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Limba hopes Padma Shri will popularise Indian archery


January 25th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former India archer Limba Ram Wedensday was overwhelmed after being selected for the coveted Padma Shri and hoped the recognition would popularise the sport in ... Read more...

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It’s my happiest moment: Badminton coach Arif (With Images)


January 25th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Sidelined in the cricket team during his college days, he decided to opt for a game in which he could personally excel. That is how ... Read more...

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No Bharat Ratna in sports, just eight Padma Shris (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The names of Dhyan Chand, Sachin Tendukar, Abhinav Bindra and Vishwanathan Anand were banded about for the Bharat Ratna. But when this year's Republic ... Read more...

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Kunal Kemmu excited for grandfather’s Padma Shri glory


January 25th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu is on cloud nine after learning that his grandfather and playwright Moti Lal Kemmu will be conferred the Padma Shri, the country's ... 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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Anup Jalota ‘delighted’ with Padma Shri


January 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Renowned ghazal and bhajan singer Anup Jalota is delighted to be recognised with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for his contribution to the ... 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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Dharmendra, Shabana, Mira Nair to get Padma Bhushan


January 25th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Veteran actors Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi and filmmaker of international repute Mira Nair were named for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian honour ... Read more...

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22 Padma Shris for art


January 25th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Twenty-two people, including vocalist Fariduddin Dagar and theatre veteran Joy Michael, will get the Padma Shri in the field of art, it was announced here ... Read more...

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