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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...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian-American linguist wins US academic award


April 6th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) An Indian American professor, Dr. Mohammad Jahangeer Warsi, has been selected as a 2011-2012 recipient of the James E. McLeod Faculty Recognition Award by the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brazil’s Kuerten enters tennis Hall of Fame


March 9th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 9 (IANS) Brazilian tennis legend Gustavo "Guga" Kuerten has been officially inducted into the Hall of Fame.The player received the prestigious honour in Sao Paulo Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ford to be honoured by Society of Cinematographers


February 1st, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Hollywood star Harrison Ford will be honoured for his career at the upcoming American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) gala.The 69-year-old will receive the coveted ... 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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Tripura university to set up Bangladesh Study Centre


January 25th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 25 (IANS) Tripura Central University will set up a Bangladesh Study Centre soon to teach Indian students more about the neighbouring nation, a top university official told ... Read more...

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Tripura varsity confers honorary doctorate on Hasina


January 12th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari Thursday conferred an honorary doctorate of Tripura University on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina."I am extremely grateful to the university ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Off beat films keep me grounded: Mithun


October 19th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Three-time national award winning actor Mithun Chakraborty says it is important for him to work in off-beat films because this keeps him grounded."Such films (off-beat films) ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

RInfra’s Dahanu power plant gets ISO 50001:2011 certification


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure's Dahanu Thermal Power Station (DTPS) in Maharashtra's Thane district has become the first power generation company in the world to receive an ISO 50001:2011 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

4 Indians among MIT’s top 35 innovators


August 25th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Two Indians and two persons of Indian origin figure among Top 35 Innovators under 35 in the latest list of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Technology ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Lady Gaga made an honorary Australian citizen


July 13th, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga has been made an honorary Australian citizen during a trip to the country.Gaga was in the city, earlier this month, to promote ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Proud Chelsea Clinton honours mom Hillary for being ‘an inspiration’


March 13th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Chelsea Clinton showed just how much she admires her mother as she honoured Hillary Clinton with the inaugural Inspiration Award at the annual Diller-von Furstenberg Awards in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pena exponent Mangi Singh, Manipur’s rising star


March 5th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Mar 5 (ANI): Manipur, which has over the years produced many award winning artists, has added another feather to its cap through Khangembam Mangi Singh, the first Pena player to receive ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Eminem wins Grammy for best rap solo


February 14th, 2011 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Singer Eminem won a Grammy for his track "Not Afraid" in the best rap solo performance category at the 53rd Grammy awards.Eminem piped Drake ("Over"), Ludacris ... Read more...

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Gaga wins Grammy


February 14th, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has walked away with the Grammy for best female pop vocal for the song "Bad Romance" at the 53rd edition of the awards.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

A.R.Rahman Receives WEF Crystal Award


January 27th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indian music maestro A.R.Rahman has bagged yet another prestigious honour in the form of Crystal Award for his contribution in the field of art and music. On Wednesday, the award ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

He called me ‘Bharat Ratna’: Lata remembers Bhimsen Joshi


January 26th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K.Jha Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar remembers being treated like a daughter by late singing legend Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, who used to call her "Bharat Ratna" after she ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Former soldier puts up his Military Cross on eBay


January 17th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) A former British soldier is selling his Military Cross, awarded for his heroics in Afghanistan, on the auction website eBay.Ranger Alan Owens, who served with the Royal Irish ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

National Award inspire us to do better, say winners


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Ecstatic, was the overwhelming feeling among the winners of the 57th National Awards and they said the prestigious honour has boosted their morale and inspired them ... Read more...

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Malleswari wants IWF secretary sacked


July 25th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Jul 25 (IANS) Sydney Olympics bronze medallist Karnam Malleswari said Sunday that Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) secretary Sahdev Yadav should be sacked for not taking timely action against coach Ramesh Malhotra, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Indian American Yahoo co-founder joins Obama team


April 7th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 7 (IANS) President Barack Obama has appointed Chandigarh-born Srinija Srinivasan, 40, one of the three co-founders of Yahoo! as a member of the White House Commission on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Two IAF squadrons to be decorated with “Presidential Standards”


March 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will confer the prestigious military award (Presidential Standards) on the two premier units of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the 49 Squadron and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Brown will not back Lanka’s bid to host Commonwealth summit


November 27th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.27 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that he will block Sri Lanka's bid to host the next Commonwealth summit because of the conduct of its military campaign ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Priscilla Presley quite ‘embarrassed’ when given Animal Rescue Award


August 28th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): Elvis Presley's former wife, Priscilla, admitted that she was quite "embarrassed" after she was honoured at Much Love Animal Rescue's Third Annual Bow Wow Wow Dinner in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

IIFA Film Briefings 2009


June 13th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The first look of forthcoming Indian films Jail and Do Knot Disturb unveiled at the Videocon IIFA Weekend 2009As IIFA celebrates a decade of magic, it continues with its vision of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

ROCK ON rocking the OSCAR library


May 26th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Excel Entertainment's and Big Pictures ROCK ON directed by Abhishek Kapoor has just garnered the most prestigious honour from the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for ... Read more...

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Indian origin man tipped to be South Africa’s finance minister


May 5th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 5 (IANS) Indian origin Pravin Gordhan, who has won international acclaim for transforming South Africa's revenue services, is likely to be inducted as the new finance minister in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Slumdog director more concerned about success in India than Oscar


January 21st, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Critically acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire might be a frontrunner at the Oscars, but director Danny Boyle says that the films success in India is above the prestigious honour ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

French honour for Brit folk singer Donovan


January 19th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): English 1960s folk singer Donovan has received a prestigious honour for his contribution to French culture.The hippy icon was made an Officer of the Order of Arts ... Read more...

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Witherspoon didnt wanted to win Oscar over public speaking fears


November 27th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): While most actors hope to win an Oscar once in their career, Reese Witherspoon was hoping that she doesnt land the prestigious honour in 2006 as she ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Queens composer salutes Sir Paul McCartneys musical genius


November 15th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney has been an icon for music lovers around the globe, and now his talent has got the Royal noda dedication from Queen Elizabeth II''s ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Becks named Favourite Sports Idol at Teen Choice Awards


August 4th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): British soccer ace David Beckham has been named America''s Favourite Sports Idol by the nation''s kids.Beckham - who plays for Californian team LA Galax - was presented ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Chandra short-listed, but misses US book critics’ award


March 8th, 2008 - 12:50 am ICT by admin
New York, March 7 (IANS) Indian writer Vikram Chandra's novel "Sacred Games" was short-listed for the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) award for fiction in the US, but failed to win the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Britney Spears latest album wins French award


January 28th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 28 (ANI): Amidst all the negative publicity this year, Britney Spears might be on top of the world with her latest album being honoured by French radio listeners.The pop-wrecks ... Read more...

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