Nationality

  • Kabir Suman dedicates National Award to people of Bengal 16-04-2014 07:46 PM

    Kolkata: Euphoric after receiving the National Award for scoring the music of Bengali film "Jaatishwar", music composer Kabir Suman Wednesday dedicated the honour to the people of West Bengal. The Srijit Mukherji directed film with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, won four awards including best makeup, best music,...
  • Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards 16-04-2014 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: Tamil family drama "Thanga Meengal", Telugu drama "Na Bangaru Thalli", Kannada film "Prakruthi" and Malayalam drama "24 North Kaatham" were among the southern movies that pocketed 17 awards at the 61st National Awards here Wednesday. The other southern films include "Dharmam" (Tamil), "Kanyaka" (Malayalam), "December 1" (Kannada), "Vallinam"...
  • National Awards: 'Jolly LLB' director Subhash Kapoor elated at double win 16-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Mumbai: Subhash Kapoor's critically acclaimed legal drama 'Jolly LLB', has been named in two categories at the 61st National Film Awards, which were announced here Wednesday. He says he is elated as it came unexpectedly. "Jolly LLB" has been adjudged the best Hindi film, while Saurabh Shukla has been named...
  • Playback singers Rupankar, Bela Shende win National Award 16-04-2014 07:01 PM

    New Delhi: Rupankar and Bela Shende have been adjudged the best male and female playback singer, respectively, for the 61st National Film Awards announced here Wednesday. Rupankar's rendition of "E tumi kemom tumi" for Bengali film "Jaatishwar" and Shende's song "Khura khura" from the Marathi movie "Tuhya Dharma Koncha" have...
  • I wasn't expecting this: Saurabh Shukla on National Award for 'Jolly LLB' 16-04-2014 06:25 PM

    Mumbai: Well-known actor-writer Saurabh Shukla, who played a judge in the light-hearted legal drama "Jolly LLB", says the National Award for his role in the film came as a surprise to him. The 61st National Film Awards were announced here Wednesday and the actor has been named the best supporting...
  • I'm overwhelmed and extremely happy: Hansal Mehta on winning National Award for 'Shahid' 16-04-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: Hansal Mehta, who was named the best director for 'Shahid' in the 61st National Film Awards announced here Wednesday, says it is an acknowledgment of the hard work and honesty that he has put in to make the biopic. Rajkummar Rao, who plays the title role in the...
  • 61st National Awards: 'Ship of Theseus' wins best feature film, Best Actor for Rajkummar Rao, Best Director for Hansal Mehta for 'Shahid' 16-04-2014 04:32 PM

    Director Anand Gandhi's powerful film about a photographer, a Jain monk and a young stock broker told through different segments won Best Feature Film at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013. 'Ship of Theseus', depicting issues of intuitive brilliance, metaphysical belief and intricate morality in a world full of...
  • 61st National Film Awards: Complete list of winners 16-04-2014 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: Here is a list of winners of the prestigious 61st National Film Awards. The ceremony will be held on May 3, 2014. 61st NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR 2013 BEST FEATURE FILM Ship of Theseus Producer: Recyclewala Films Pvt Ltd Director : Anand Gandhi INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST...
  • National Film Awards: And the winners are 16-04-2014 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: Winners of the prestigious 61st National Film Awards and their names would be revealed by by the Directorate of Film Festivals today. As reports suggest several regional films like 'Adbhutha Cine Rangam', 'Amma Neeku Vandanam', 'Oo Malli, Parampara, Pranaya Veedhilo...Porade Prince', 'The Clue and Yugmali? are also in...
  • Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for US spying coverage 15-04-2014 07:19 AM

    New York: The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. Reuters won in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim...
  • Rory McIlroy finishes Masters in top 10 14-04-2014 08:22 AM

    Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top-10 finish at Augusta National. A day after he suffered the embarrassment of being beaten by a non-competing amateur marker, McIlroy provided a reminder of what is capable...
  • Bubba Watson wins second Masters title 14-04-2014 08:12 AM

    Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National on Sunday. Trailing the prodigiously talented Spieth by two strokes after seven holes, the left-handed Watson took advantage of a...
  • Bubba Watson welcomes more success after seizing Masters lead 12-04-2014 08:38 AM

    Bubba Watson had a hard time dealing with his success after winning the Masters in 2012, but the left-hander looked ready to give major success another try armed with the 36-hole lead at Augusta National. Watson used a blistering run of five successive birdies to post a four-under-par 68 and...
  • Mulayam's remark on rape unreasonable: Lalu Prasad 11-04-2014 02:49 PM

    Even as he faces flak over his comment defending rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, however, has refused to back down. ...
  • Farooq Abdullah gains 11 years in age since 2008, AAP seeks action 10-04-2014 01:49 PM

    Srinagar: National Conference (NC) President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdulla's age has increased by 11 years within a period of five years. This is not a joke, but the truth as the affidavit filed by Dr Farooq Abdullah before the Returning Officer Srinagar on...
  • Farooq Abdullah among 16 candidates in fray from Srinagar 09-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Union Minister and NC president Farooq Abdullah is among the 16 candidates to have filed nomination papers from the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency which is going to polls on April 30. As many as 11 candidates submitted their papers before the election officials on Wednesday, as the deadline to file...
  • Chandrababu Naidu: A desperate fight for survival in a divided state 07-04-2014 02:20 PM

    Hyderabad: 'Politics is a strange world and there are no permanent foes or friends' is an often repeated cliche. The latest to prove this cliched saying right is TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is fighting a 'do or die' battle,...
  • Farooq, Omar attack BJP on Article 370, call it a gimmick 07-04-2014 01:46 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party for promising the abrogation of Article 370 in its manifesto. Dr Abdullah said, "National Conference, Congress and other national parties won't let Article 370 be abrogated." The Article 370 of the Constitution guarantees a special category status for...
  • PDP opposed facilities for displacing Pandits, says Omar 06-04-2014 10:52 PM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday accused opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of opposing facilities for displaced Kashmiri Pandits, saying it derived "sadistic pleasure" from people's problems. Addressing a public meeting in Jammu, Abdullah, the president of the National Conference, alleged the PDP is "deriving sadistic...
  • National tracker: Modi-powered NDA may get 234-246 seats, UPA 111-123 04-04-2014 09:10 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is almost certain to form the next government according to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker. The NDA is projected to get 234-246 Lok Sabha seats in the elections while the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is likely to bag just 111-123 according...
  • Seven more English league players arrested for match-fixing 04-04-2014 02:24 PM

    London: Another seven players from league clubs in northwest England have been arrested for allegedly fixing football matches. The BBC cited the National Crime Agency as saying that the seven footballers are aged between 18 and 30. It added that six other men originally arrested in December on suspicion of...
  • Thirteen footballers arrested in England in match-fixing probe 03-04-2014 09:50 PM

    London: Seven more footballers from Football League clubs in the north west of England have been arrested following a spot-fixing investigation by British authorities, taking the number suspected to 13. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Thursday seven new arrests had been made as well as the re-arrest of...
  • No 'NaMo' factor in Rajasthan, says National Unionist Zamindara Party 03-04-2014 06:52 PM

    A regional outfit contesting the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday dismissed the Narendra Modi factor in Rajasthan asking what the Gujarat chief minister did for the state. National Unionist Zamindara Party (NUZP), which has two MLAs in the state Assembly, and which is contesting three Lok Sabha seats from the...
  • NIA gets custody of two Maoists in Jiram valley attack case 03-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday got a three-day custody of two suspected Maoists, allegedly involved in the last year's attack on the convoy of Congress leaders in Bastar in Chhattisgarh, from the local court. NIA team led by the investigating officer P Sanjay produced Jyoti alias Pornima Modiyam, Baijma...
  • If voted to power, Modi will destroy nation, says Farooq Abdullah 02-04-2014 07:00 PM

    Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday lashed out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying "he will destroy the country if he comes to power". "If this man (Modi) sits on the Prime Minister's chair, he will destroy India's Constitution. People of every religion have right to live but...
  • Confident of winning all 6 seats in J~~amp;amp;K: National Conference 02-04-2014 04:24 PM

    Ruling National Conference on Wednesday expressed confidence that it along with its ally Congress will win all six Lok Sabha seats from Jammu and Kashmir, saying people will reject the "politics of hate" and will vote for "secular" candidates. "The NC-Congress coalition government will sweep the state and win all...
  • Now, enjoy cold drinks, momos at Lucknow polling booths 01-04-2014 06:21 PM

    In the land of nawabs, this election would mean comfort of a different kind -- with kiosks selling cold drinks, wafers and momos at select polling centres. The Election Commission has zeroed in on select polling booths of the total 1,400 in the state capital which will be plush with...
  • Singapore: Indian national jailed for Little India riots 01-04-2014 01:31 PM

    A 31-year-old Indian national was on Tuesday jailed for 18 weeks in Singapore for his role in the country's worst riot in 40 years, the sixth person to be sentenced in connection with the incident. Krishnan Saravanan was convicted of the amended charge of failing to disperse from the riot...