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  • Sunburn organiser says he wanted to cancel one of the greatest December 31 parties when Balasaheb Thackeray died Yesterday

    Panaji: Shailendra Singh, the brain behind Asia's one of the biggest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival, Sunburn, says he almost gave up his business after his company went through a rough phase following the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray in November 2012. "The gates opened at 2 pm...
  • Kolkata International Children's Film Festival begins Sunday Yesterday

    Kolkata: Workshops, quizzes and over 200 films for children from 25 countries, in addition to India, will be the highlights at the fourth edition of Kolkata International Children's Film Festival beginning here Sunday. As many as 180 films from India will be screened at the fest which concludes Dec 28, said...
  • Argentinian movie 'Refugiado' bags the prestigious Suvarna Chakoram award at the International Film Festival of Kerala 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Argentine movie 'Refugiado' has bagged the coveted 'Suvarna Chakoram' (Golden Crow Pheasant Award) for the Best Feature Film in the 19th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala, which concluded here today. The movie's director-producer Diego Lerman and co-producer Nicolas Avruj would share the prize money of Rs 15...
  • Pune: Unseasonal rainfall delays the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav December 14, 2014

    Unseasonal rainfall in Maharashtra has hit normal life. Pune's biggest music festival, the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav in Pune also had to be postponed midway due to heavy rainfall. ...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 coming to India on December 10; priced at Rs 43,999 onwards December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Along with the Google Chromecast, the recently launched Nexus 6 smartphone is also making its way to India during the Great Online Shopping Festival that will take place from December 10-12. The Google Nexus 6, which is the first Nexus phone to have been made in partnership with...
  • Asha Bhosle to be honoured at the Dubai International Film Festival December 6, 2014

    Dubai: Legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle will be awarded with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Indian cinema. Bhosle, 81, has recorded more than 12,000 songs and is known for her versatility as a singer be it folk songs, Indian classical music, pop songs, ghazals...
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival: Reese Witherspoon to be conferred Chairman's Award at for 'Wild' December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Reese Witherspoon is to receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Chairman's Award. The 38-yea-old actress is being recognised for her role as Cheryl Strayed in 'Wild' an adaptation of Strayed's memoir about hiking 1,100 miles up the Pacific Crest Trail following the death of her mother,...
  • Mumbai Women's International Film Festival: Ila Arun, Charu Khurana to be felicitated December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (MWIFF) will honour actress and singer Ila Arun and make-up artist Charu Khurana with MWIFF Excellence Award. Film editor Namrata Rao will also be felicitated at the closing ceremony of the festival here Dec 13. The eight-day festival aims to promote female filmmakers and provide...
  • Rajat Kapoor-starrer 'X' to be screened at International Film Festival of Kerala December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajat Kapoor-starrer 'X', made by 11 directors, is set to have its India premiere at the prestigious International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on Dec 14. In Nov, the film had its world premiere at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York. "The 'X' team rocked it...
  • IFFI 2014: Best and worst moments from the film festival December 1, 2014

    Whether it is the selection of films, stars who flew down to Goa or the masterclass celebrities conducted for the delegates, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India turned out to be a perfect event for those who wanted to understand both Indian and international cinema. Read on...
  • PM Modi says tourism necessary for development of Manipur November 30, 2014

    Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need to augment road connectivity and other infrastructure in Manipur so that tourism could flourish in the state and bring development along with it. Addressing a mammoth gathering at the concluding day of 'Sangai Manipur Tourism Festival', Modi said the state needed road...
  • Immense scope for tourism in North East states, says PM Modi November 30, 2014

    Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that there is immense scope for tourism in North East states and that his government will make the world realise the potential of Manipur. "There is immense scope in the field of tourism in North East states. We want the North East to...
  • 5,000 buffaloes slaughtered during Nepal religious festival November 29, 2014

    Kathmandu: About 5,000 buffaloes were slaughtered in a religious sacrifice in Nepal, in spite of efforts of animal rights activists to end the practice. This mass animal sacrifice was part of the Gadhimai festival, held in Bariyarpur in Nepal's Bara district, in which tens of thousands of animals, including buffaloes, goats...
  • Watch: Day 2 of Nepal's Gadhimai festival November 29, 2014

    Every five years, in a small temple in Bariyapur in southern Nepal, about 5 lack animals get slaughtered in the name of religion. ...
  • 5 lakh animals slaughtered in 48 hours in Nepal's Gadhimai festival November 28, 2014

    Over five lakh animals will be sacrificed in the biggest animal slaughter during Gadhimai festival over the next two days. Although police have been deployed-- but the Federation of Indian Animal protection organization shoots this video where one can see that the locals at the Gadhimai temple committee are easily...
  • IFFI should have a proper red carpet like Cannes and Venice Film Festival: Wendell Rodricks November 28, 2014

    Panaji: Noted designer Wendell Rodricks feels that International Film Festival of India (IFFI) should have a 'proper' red carpet like the international festivals to promote fashion. The Goa-based designer said that the rich Indian fashion can be promoted through the festival if organisers focus on the glamour side of it. "IFFI...
  • Anil Kapoor, John Abraham to attend 11th Dubai film festival November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindi film celebrities Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal will attend the 11th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) along with international stars like Emily Blunt, Kelsey Grammer, Eva Longoria and Olga Kurylenko. The festival, which runs Dec 10-17, will feature 118 films from...
  • Should animal sacrifice in the name of religion be stopped? November 25, 2014

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. CNN-IBN asks...
  • Nepal gears up for the biggest animal slaughter 'Gadhimai festival' November 25, 2014

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. The festival...
  • Gadhimai Festival: Mass Animal Slaughter November 23, 2014

    Did you know that 500,000 animals are slaughtered in the Gadhimai Festival that is celebrated every 5 years in Nepal? ...
  • IFFI 2014 gets eminent International juries onboard November 20, 2014

    Panaji: From noted cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Jianya to actress Seema Biswas, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that started Thursday has celebrated film personalities from all over the world as its jury. Idziak from Poland, who is also the jury chairman, is a noted...
  • Dutch filmmaker Tamar Van Den Dop wins best director at KIFF November 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Dutch filmmaker Tamar Van Den Dop was adjudged best director for her film 'Supernova' at the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival, which came to an end today. The best film award was jointly won by Rakshan Banietemad of Iran for 'Tales' and Najwa Najjar of Palestine for 'Eyes of the...
  • Dia Mirza, Shyam Benegal, Sania Mirza kickstart National Children's Film Festival November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The first edition of the National Children's Film Festival began here today on children's day with a glittering ceremony attended by acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal, actress Dia Mirza and tennis star Sania Mirza. The three-day event was inaugurated by Union Minister of Finance and Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley. Dia,...
  • Real meaning of classics has been lost in the age of selfies: Amol Palekar November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: In the age of trends like selfies and social networking that are a rage among the youth, words like "genius" and "classics" are being used so rampantly and easily that the real meaning of classics has been lost, veteran actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar said here Thursday. The 'Chitchor' and 'Gol Maal'...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to open IFFI 2014, Rajinikanth to receive centenary award November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two legends of Indian cinema - megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Rajinikanth - will share the dais at the opening ceremony of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held at Goa Nov 20-30. Newly-inducted Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Tuesday announced...
  • Irrfan Khan: Hope Kolkata International Film Festival inspires the upcoming generation to tell their own stories November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Delighted to attend the opening of the 20th Kolkata International Film festival (KIFF) here, actor Irrfan Khan hoped the event would encourage youngsters to narrate stories they believe in, help them find their own voice and engage a global audience through their craft. Boasting of a rich oeuvre of 137...
  • Shah Rukh Khan urges international filmmakers to experience Kolkata; speaks in Bengali at the opening ceremony of Kolkata International Film Festival November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: All keyed up for being present at the opening of the 20th Kolkata International film festival, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Monday urged Australian filmmaker Paul Cox and other international dignitaries to relish the experiences that Kolkata has to offer, including the variety of sweets. Addressing a star-studded audience at...
  • Tanuja hospitalised after complaining of breathing problem November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Veteran Bollywood actress Tanuja was tonight admitted to a private hospital here after she complained of breathing trouble. Belle Vue Clinic CEO P Tandon said the 70-year-old actress complained of breathing problem after which she was administered oxygen. "Her condition is normal now," Tandon said. Tanuja, mother of Bollywood actresses Kajol...