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Mehta thrilled to receive Arjuna


August 31st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Asian snooker champion Aditya Mehta Friday said he was thrilled to receive the Arjuna Award and hoped that snooker would now be included in the National ... Read more...

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Surprised to receive the Dronacharya Award, says Fernandez


August 24th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Cuban boxing coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez was pleasantly surprised to know that he is the first foreign coach in India to receive the prestigious Dronacharya ... Read more...

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Yogeshwar, Vijay Kumar recommended for Khel Ratna


August 18th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) London Olympic medallists Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar were Saturday recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while cricketer Yuvraj Singh will be ... Read more...

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Bruno Senna awarded Lorenzo Bandini Trophy


July 17th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Grove (England), July 17 (IANS) Williams' Formula One driver Bruno Senna collected the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in the picturesque town of Brisighella, Italy, awarded to him for showing great promise ... Read more...

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DLF chairman named ‘Indian Business Leader’


June 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Realty major DLF chairman K.P Singh has been conferred the 'Indian Business Leader' of the year award at the Horasis global India business meeting held ... Read more...

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Bollywood friends made it easy for me to work here: Ali Zafar


May 4th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Pakistani actor-singer-composer Ali Zafar, who received the best new talent trophy at the 143rd Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards, says the support of his co-actors has made ... Read more...

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NDA Commandant conferred Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (With image)


April 19th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 19 (IANS) The Commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla has been conferred the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in recognition of his distinguished service, ... Read more...

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Peaceful revolt needed in Arab world: Tawakkol Karman


April 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Yemenese Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman Thursday said only a peaceful revolution could finish authoritarian rule in the Arab world."Every dictator is a terrorist. ... Read more...

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Soumitra Chatterjee named for Dada Saheb Phalke award


March 21st, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who has portrayed a versatile range of lead characters in films by Satyajit Ray, has been selected for India's highest film ... Read more...

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Who is Girish Kulkarni?


March 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) While the whole world is celebrating Vidya Balan's National Award for the best actress for her role in "The Dirty Picture", the response to Marathi ... Read more...

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‘Chillar party’ wins National Award for best children’s film


March 7th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl directed "Chillar Party" was named the best children's film at the 59th National Awards announced here Wednesday. The nine child ... Read more...

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Shakira up for charity award


March 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Colombian singer Shakira has been nominated for a prestigious award in Spain in recognition of her endless charity work.The 35-year-old, a Unicef goodwill ambassador, is ... Read more...

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Tech-savvy Kerala Tourism wins national award yet again


March 1st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 ( IANS) Tech-savvy Kerala Tourism set a record by winning the National Tourism Award for its website, fifth time in the last ten years.Kerala Tourism Minister A.P.Anil ... Read more...

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Rahman performs at Oscars again


February 27th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian composer A.R. Rahman performed at the 84th Academy Awards here as part of the Oscar band in his third performance at the prestigious ... Read more...

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Pakistani film wins Oscar for best documentary


February 27th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistani documentary film "Saving Face", which uncovers the story of hundreds of people, mostly women who become acid attack victims, was honoured with the Oscar ... Read more...

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‘A Separation’ wins best foreign film Oscar


February 27th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Iranian film "A Separation" walked away with the golden statuette for the best foreign film at the 84th Academy Awards."A Separation" beat Belgium's "Bullhead", Canada's ... Read more...

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‘A Separation’ wins best foreign film Oscar


February 27th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Iranian film "A Separation" walked away with the golden statuette for the best foreign film at the 84th Academy Awards."A Separation" beat Belgium's "Bullhead", Canada's ... Read more...

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Kanye West wins best rap song, album awards


February 13th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West walked away with best rap album for "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and best song for "All of the lights", from ... 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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It’s good to be bad, says Priyanka


January 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) She is one of the most sought after leading ladies in the Hindi movie industry, but actress Priyanka Chopra prefers characters with grey shades over ... Read more...

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Taylor Swift to perform at Grammy awards


January 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift is one of the celebrities who will perform at Grammy awards.The prestigious award function will be held Feb 12 at the Staples ... Read more...

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British school gets award set up by Napoleon


January 1st, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) A school in London where pupils learn all subjects in both French and English has won a prestigious award founded by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.The Ecole ... Read more...

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Hockey legend Dhyan Chand recommended for Bharat Ratna


December 21st, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Wednesday requested the sports ministry to confer legendary Dhyan Chand with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country.HI ... Read more...

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Mexican author dies hours after winning prize


November 20th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican novelist and poet Daniel Sada died following a lengthy illness and just hours after being awarded his country's 2011 National Arts and Sciences Prize, ... Read more...

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Single-malt Scotch whisky named world’s best


October 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS/AKI) A 21-year-old single malt whisky distilled in one of the most remote places in Scotland has won the coveted title of "World Whisky of the Year".The ... Read more...

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‘Stanley…’ star wins most prestigious child actor award


October 18th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Partho Gupte, who shot to fame with his stellar performance as the wise but deprived Stanley in his father Amole Gupte's film "Stanley Ka Dabba", has ... Read more...

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63 nations vie for foreign language film Oscar


October 14th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) As many as 63 entries, including a first time entry from New Zealand, have been submitted for consideration in the foreign language film category for ... Read more...

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Martin Scorsese wins Emmy for directing best drama


September 19th, 2011 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese won his first Emmy for directing the pilot episode of HBO's drama series "Boardwalk Empire", a period show about politician and ... Read more...

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Awards for regional films an encouraging trend: President


September 9th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, who gave away the 58th National Film Awards in the capital Friday, said it was an "encouraging trend" that regional films ... Read more...

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Pakistani woman police officer wins UN award


August 28th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) A Pakistani woman police officer has won the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2011 instituted by the UN.Shahzadi Gulfam, a deputy superintendent of police in Punjab ... Read more...

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Chennai innovator gives voice to the voiceless


August 26th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) After a master's from IIT-Madras, Ajit Narayanan headed to the US like many of his batchmates. But the entrepreneurial bug soon bit and he returned home. ... Read more...

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Honoured by Magsaysay Award: Nileema Mishra


July 27th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jalgaon (Maharashtra), July 27 (IANS) Social activist Nileema Mishra, who was Wednesday cited for the Magsaysay Award, said she was "happy and honoured" and hoped it will inspire others working ... Read more...

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Kochi-based web TV Indiavibes wins prestigious award


July 25th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 25 (IANS) Kochi-based Indiavibes, which claims to be the country's first web TV, has been awarded the Bloomberg UTV-Aegis Graham Bell award 2011 for innovation in mobile content ... Read more...

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Indian designer bags Asian Achievers Award (With Image)


July 15th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Indian designer Pria Kataaria Puri has received the Asian Achievers Award for her distinctive contribution to the fashion industry. The award -- presented at ... Read more...

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UAE airline wins Airbus award


June 12th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, June 12 (IANS/WAM) Air Arabia, a low-cost airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has won an award from aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus for "operational excellence".The Sharjah-based Air Arabia ... Read more...

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