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Waheeda Rehman wins Kishore Kumar Samman Award

Veteran Indian actor Waheeda Rehman was recently conferred with the prestigious Kishore Kumar Samman Award for the year 2018. The award was instituted by the Madhya Pradesh government. Famous director Priyadarshan was conferred with the Kishore Kumar Samman for the year 2019, on the death anniversary of the legendary actor Kishore Kumar, October 13, 2019. As Waheeda ..

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‘Antahpragnya 2020’ organized in Telangana

A National Level Rural Technical Festival titled ‘Antahpragnya 2020’ was recently organised in the state of Telangana at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies-Basar (RGUKT-Basar). This is the country’s biggest technical festival. The three-day technical fest was conducted with the theme ‘Spot and encourage rural tech innovators’. It hosted more than 200 technical events including ..

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Ankita Raina wins women’s singles title in ITF Thailand Championship

India’s leading woman Tennis player Ankita Raina won the women’s singles title in the $25,000 ITF Thailand Championship. This is her first ITF singles title of the season and 10th of her sport career. The 27-year-old third-seeded Ankita Raina beat Chloe Paquet of France 6-3, 7-5 in the summit clash, to clinch the title. Ankita ..

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1917 wins ‘Best film’ award in BAFTA

1917, the World war-based drama directed by the British filmmaker Sam Mendes won the Best film award in the British Academy of Film Awards (BAFTA) presented recently. The movie dominated the event by winning seven awards, including best British film, best cinematography and best director. ‘Joker’ actor Joaquin Phoenix was named the best actor and ..

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Kenya’s former president Daniel Arap Moi passes away

Kenya’s longest-serving president, Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country for 24 years, passed away recently. He assumed charge as the President of the country in 1978, when the founding President Jomo Kenyatta died. He was seen as a uniting figure by many Kenyans. During his reign, he passed a constitutional amendment that made Kenya a ..

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