Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday October 10, 2015
The biopic is from the point of view of Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur, to be played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who endured severe hardship in trying to get her brother released. The title role will be played by Randeep Hooda. "National Award was unexpected for me and I have always thought about Oscars; so let's see. We're thinking to open the film ...
India News | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday October 10, 2015
Joining an increasing number of writers and poets who have returned honours and given up positions in recent weeks, author Sara Joseph said today that she is returning the Sahitya Akademi Award that she got in 2003.
World News | Saturday October 10, 2015
Every year there is great anticipation and speculation ahead of the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Bets are placed, news organizations are on alert and, in the past few years, social platforms like Twitter are alight.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 9, 2015
First time participant Paraguay is one of 81 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Vietnam entering films for the foreign-language Oscar, Academy Award organizers said Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 9, 2015
The pope, the German chancellor and a Congolese doctor were all tipped as top contenders for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize, but speculation was mounting that the honour could go to two octogenarian survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan 70 years ago.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 8, 2015
Coming out in support of fellow Sahitya Akademi award winner, Nayantara Sahgal's decision to return her award in protest against rising intolerance, eminent poet-lyricist and lawmaker Javed Akhtar has said that recent incidents of intolerance should not happen.
Press Trust of India | Friday October 9, 2015
Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai will present the fifth Hridaynath award to Mr Rahman on the birth anniversary of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, the younger brother of legendary playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. The first Hridaynath Award was presented to Lataji
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 7, 2015
Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the US and Turkish-American Aziz Sancar today won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for work on how cells repair damaged DNA, the jury said.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday October 7, 2015
After writer Nayantara Sahgal returned her Sahitya Akademi award protesting against what she called a "vicious assault" on India's diversity and debate, poet Ashok Vajpeyi has also given up the prestigious literary honour.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday October 6, 2015
Writer Nayantara Sahgal, niece of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, has returned the Sahitya Akademi Award, saying the government has failed to protect cultural diversity.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 6, 2015
"The whole Busan experience has been tremendous. From being the opening film and having our world premiere in such a fabulous way to winning the Rising Director award, all of it is so surreal and exciting but most of all, it feels very rewarding to know that people are loving Zubaan and that's all that really matters"
AgenceFrance-Presse | Tuesday October 6, 2015
Gareth Bale won the award after being involved in eight of nine goals Wales have scored in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, scoring six times and providing two assists.
India News | Written by Tejas Mehta | Tuesday October 6, 2015
Kiran Nagarkar, one of the country's most respected authors, has come down hard on divisive politics and twisted logic of politicians after the murder of a 50-year-old Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh over rumours that he consumed beef.
Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday October 6, 2015
Shashi Kapoor, 77, is best known for his nuanced performances in memorable films like Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Trishul, Kabhi Kabhie, Vijeta and Kalyug. Despite his ill health, Mr Kapoor attended the ceremony to receive the award
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday October 5, 2015
Born on April 24, 1934 in Kotha Peta, East Godavari, Mr Rao was known for producing Telugu films such as Sankarabharanam, Swati Mutyam and Swayam Krushi under the banner of Poornodaya Movie Creations. He was also nominated for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 5, 2015
A week of Nobel prize announcements kicks off today with the medicine prize, while the most closely-watched award, the Nobel Peace Prize, is seen possibly honouring work to help refugees to a better life.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 4, 2015
A 3D printed ice shelter designed for Mars, which aims to rely on the red planet's predicted liquid water and low temperatures, has won the first-place award of USD 25,000 in NASA's Mars habitat design competition.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Saturday October 3, 2015
Paolo Maldini says the fact that Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is not on the potential Ballon d'Or winners' list shows that the award has lost all relevance.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday October 2, 2015
The CBI has questioned Anant Singh, former JD(U) MLA from Mokama constituency, in connection with allegations of cartelisation and large-scale irregularities in award of contracts at the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant at Barh in Bihar.
World News | Reuters | Thursday October 1, 2015
An unusual war of words is tarnishing the staid Nobel Peace Prize committee just before its main task next week - picking a 2015 winner from candidates such as Pope Francis, Colombian peace negotiators or those helping Syrian refugees.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 1, 2015
Ousted Australian leader Tony Abbott conceded Thursday that his decision to award Britain's Prince Philip a knighthood, which sparked a huge public and political backlash, was "injudicious".
Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 29, 2015
"My husband was like, 'I didn't know where you were going with that thing.' I think the most surprising thing is the impact it's made on people's lives. That it wasn't just, 'Oh, you made a really good speech.' It really is, it meant a lot in people's lives and kind of transforming them and shifting them just a little bit"
Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 29, 2015
"We are proud and happy that the Lifetime Achievement Award this year is to be presented to Shashi Kapoor ji, who has enriched the cinematic medium through his vast and wide range of contribution as an actor and producer and has patronized good cinema," Manoj Srivastava, Strategic Consultant, Jagran Film Festival, said in a statement
Offbeat | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday September 28, 2015
A man whom the media have dubbed "Superman" in Australia is being sought by police - they want to award him for rescuing a man from a burning house.