Awards

  • Indian-American scholar to explore dinosaur extinction 22 hours 45 minutes ago

    Houston: An Indian-American scholar has won the prestigious 'Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award' which includes a grant to study the causes behind Dinosaur extinction. Sankar Chatterjee, a Horn Professor of Palaeontology and Curator at the Museum of Texas University, will travel in the spring of 2015 to India to continue...
  • Arjuna award means lot to me, says boxer Jai Bhagwan Yesterday

    However, Jai Bhagwan was miffed when another fellow boxer Manoj Kumar was ignored for the same honour. ...
  • President bestows controversy-marred Arjuna Awards Yesterday

    New Delhi: Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were on Friday presented by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in a ceremony which was severely short on star power. Like the past editions, selection controversies...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna Award 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said the case of boxer Manoj Kumar, who challenged the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the honour, will be placed before the panel again and irrespective of its decision, the Sports Ministry will consider his eligibility for the award. The ministry,...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar gets another shot at Arjuna Award 2 days ago

    The Delhi High Court has asked the Sports Ministry to reconsider the name of 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manoj Mumar for this year's Arjuna Award if he is deserving. ...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: Dharmendra talks about his journey in the film industry, forthcoming film 4 days ago

    Dharmendra was awarded Filmfare award for Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to Indian cinema in 1997. In a career spanning over 5 decades, Dharmendra has worked in about 300 films. His forthcoming Punjabi film 'Double Di Trouble' is set to release on August 29. ...
  • Emmy Awards 2014: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' win top honours 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black." The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin...
  • 'Fargo,' 'Normal Heart' win Emmys for TV miniseries, movie 5 days ago

    Reuters: "Fargo," the TV re-imagining of the Coen brothers' cult film, won best miniseries at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, while HBO's "The Normal Heart" earned best TV movie honors for its depiction of the early fight against AIDS. "Fargo" gave FX Networks its first Emmy for a program, but...
  • Emmy Awards 2014: Billy Crystal pays a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams 5 days ago

    Reuters: With a lump in his throat and a somber tremble in his voice, actor Billy Crystal paid a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, two weeks after the comedian died in an apparent suicide. Crystal, a longtime friend of Williams who rose to fame...
  • Actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Parsons win top comedy Emmys 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jim Parsons were repeat winners at the annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday by taking the top comedy acting honors and defeating a slew of newcomer nominees at television's biggest night. Louis-Dreyfus won her third consecutive Emmy for her role as the ambitious and foul-mouthed...
  • 66th Primetime Emmy Awards: Meet the winners 5 days ago

    Here's the complete list of winners from the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, 'Modern Family,' ABC. Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K., 'Louie,' FX. Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Allison Janney, 'Mom,' CBS. Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, 'Modern Family,' ABC. Actor,...
  • Emmy 2014 highlights: From 'winner's remorse' to selfies and moving tributes 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. QUICKQUOTE: DANNY ZUKER "It's an honor just to win. It really is." - Producer Danny Zuker of winning comedy series "Modern Family." REMEMBERING ROBIN Cradling her Emmy Award backstage, Kathy Bates recalled...
  • Emmys get underway with jokes about TV networks 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Emmy Award host Seth Meyers kicked off the ceremony Monday by tweaking his home network, NBC, and other broadcasters for being eclipsed in the awards by cable series and online newcomers like 'Orange Is the New Black.' Noting that the Emmys moved to Monday night to avoid a conflict...
  • Big screen stars bring new shine to Emmys, TV's top night 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Three television upstarts could shake up the annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday in a validation of the television industry's move toward sophisticated, long-form storytelling. In what is widely seen as the start of the Hollywood awards season, some of Tinseltown's biggest talent walked the red carpet, a reflection...
  • Lena Dunham wears pink, Kerry Washington chooses orange for Emmys 5 days ago

    New York: Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange Prada dress, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday. And neutrals, too. Taylor Schilling and her 'Orange is the New Black' crew walked early -...
  • Live blog: The 66th Emmy Awards 5 days ago

    From 'Game of Thrones', 'House of Cards' and 'Sherlock', this year's Primetime Emmy Awards have an exciting lineup. Led by HBO's bayou crime mystery 'True Detective', FX's snowy psychological miniseries 'Fargo' and Netflix's online-delivered jailhouse comedy 'Orange Is the New Black', a new breed of TV has headed to the...
  • India needs high quality governance, says Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Observing that India needs to learn from international best practices in governance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called the corporate sector to utilise opportunities that beckon India's economy. Addressing a function here where he presented the 13th ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance to Companies and Company...
  • Acclaimed Kannada writer UR Anathamurthy passes away 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Renowned Kannda writer UR Anathamurthy passed away on Friday night. Ananthamurthy was hospitalised after suffering from kidney problems and had stopped responding to dialysis. The 81-year-old writer was on life support. One of India's best known writers and thinkers, Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy was considered an ambassador of literature...
  • Eminent writer UR Ananthamurthy in a critical condition, put on life support August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Eminent Kannada writer and thinker UR Ananthamurthy is battling for his life at Manipal hospital in Bangalore. The 82-year-old stalwart of Indian literature has been unwell for a long time. He has been undergoing a daily dialysis after both his kidneys failed a few years back. According to the...
  • Boxer Paramjeet Samota protests after being ignored for Arjuna Award August 20, 2014

    The CWG 2010 gold medallist approached the Prime Minister's Office to return his medal in protest. ...
  • 'Shame on you Kapil Dev,' an irate Hockey India lays into the legend August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Disgruntled Hockey India (HI) secretary general, Narinder Batra, on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend and head of the Arjuna Awards selection committee Kapil Dev, calling him an opportunist. Batra said the World Cup-winning captain settled an old score with him by ignoring seven hockey players for...
  • AMU professor Faizan Mustafa gets SAARC Best Law Teacher Award August 19, 2014

    Eminent academician Faizan Mustafa, who is senior vice-president of city-based NGO Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra, has been conferred with this year's prestigious SAARC Best Law Teacher Award. In a unanimous decision the high-powered jury conferred this award on Mustafa, according to a press statement released by the NGO in Dehradun on...
  • The Brave: Param Vir Chakra heroes August 15, 2014

    On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day, CNN-IBN celebrates India's Param Vir Chakra heroes and salutes the courage under fire. The Param Vir Chakra is India's highest Gallantry award. ...
  • On Independence Day, President confers Gallantry awards on defence personnel August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of 68th Independence Day the President of India Pranab Mukherjee conferred various gallantry awards on Defence personnel for their exceptional devotion toward nation. Following are the details of awards and awardees. Shaurya Chakra - Wing Commander Huvey Upadhyaya On 01 March 2014, Wing Commander Huvey...
  • Hockey India feels cheated by Arjuna Awards selection committee August 14, 2014

    Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday blasted the Kapil Dev-led Arjuna Awards selection committee after none of the seven players it had recommended were chosen for the prestigious award. The seven players were Joydeep Kaur and Ritu Rani from the women's team; Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Tushar Khandker, Bharat Chetri and Shivendra...
  • Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia slams Khel Ratna snub August 13, 2014

    Jhajharia, who won a gold in the javelin throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, said there is no encouragement for para athletes in India. ...
  • Wrestler Amit Kumar upset over Arjuna Award snub August 13, 2014

    Amit Kumar, who won gold at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow and also has a silver won at the 2013 World Championships, said such decisions are bad for morale. ...
  • Ravichandran Ashwin nominated for 2014 Arjuna Award August 13, 2014

    Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been nominated for the 2014 Arjuna Award for his performances as India's leading spinner. The Tamil Nadu player, who made his Test debut in 2011, was part of India's World Cup victory that year and recently became the number one allrounder in the ICC rankings. In the...