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AIFF Golden Baby Leagues handbook 2019-20 launched by Kiren Rijiju

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has recently launched the All India Football Federation (AIFF)’s Golden Baby Leagues handbook 2019-20 on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahemadabad. The launch marked the renaming of the ‘AIFF Baby Leagues’ to ‘AIFF Golden Baby Leagues’, with emphasis being laid for ages under 6 to under 12 both ..

Swarup Dutta, veteran Bengali actor, passes away

Swarup Dutta (78), the veteran Bengali actor, has passed away on July 17, 2019. Born on 22nd June 1941, Dutta was considered to be one of the distinguished actors of the Bengali silver screen during the late 60s and early 70s. He had got his first break in Tapan Sinha’s ‘Apanjan’ (1968). The film was ..

Nagarkirtan wins Best Feature Film award at 2019 SAARC film festival

The critically acclaimed Bengali movie, Nagarkirtan has won the Best Feature Film award at the 9th edition of SAARC film festival 2019 in Colombo. The movie, which was directed by Kaushik Ganguly, has also won the ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Original Score’ awards. It’s a love story of a transwoman and a flautist. ..

The rare footage of 1948 film Vande Mataram becomes part of NFAI

The rare footage of an iconic Marathi film Vande Mataram (1948) has become part of the Pune-based National Film Archives of India (NFAI). A Video Home System (VHS) cassette containing about 35 minute footage of the film is part of the collection that was donated to NFAI by Dinesh Thakur ( nephew of Sunita Deshpande) ..

The first-ever Global Conference for Media Freedom held in London

The first-of-its-kind Global Conference for Media Freedom was co-hosted by the UK and Canada in London. The conference was aimed to strengthen media freedom around the world. It was attended by Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash, Member of Parliament Swapan Das Gupta and Kanchan Gupta, Member of Press Council.

Malayalam filmmaker Babu Narayanan passes away

Babu Narayanan (59), the popular Malayalam filmmaker, has passed away in Thrissur, Kerala on June 29, 2019. He was part of the famed Anil-Babu duo that had helmed several blockbusters during 1990s. Before pairing up, they had made films separately but hadn’t tasted much success. Together though, they directed several successful films in the 1990s. ..

Lyricist and poet Pazhavila Ramesan passes away

Pazhavila Ramesan (83), a popular lyricist & Poet, has passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on June 13, 2019. He is a recipient of the 2019 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for overall contribution, and had also penned songs for many Malayalam movies including ‘Malooty’, ‘Uncle Bun’ and ‘Vasudha.’ He had also served as the director of ..

Amitav Ghosh conferred with 54th Jnanpith award for year 2018

Bestselling author and one of India’s leading contemporary writers, Amitav Ghosh has been conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the year 2018 for his outstanding contribution towards literature. The writer was felicitated for his outstanding contribution by former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi at a function in New Delhi on 13th June 2019. Mr Ghosh ..