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Ravish Kumar wins first Gauri Lankesh National Award for Journalism

In Bengaluru, Senior journalist and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Ravish Kumar has recently received the first Gauri Lankesh National Award for Journalism by freedom fighter H.S. Doreswamy. He was chosen for the award for sharp news analysis and uncompromising secular stance by the Gauri Lankesh Memorial Trust (GLMT). Apart from this, three books –  ‘Neera Nade’ ..

Banks recover Rs.1000 crore from sale of Mallya’s shares

The  Enforcement Directorate has said that consortium of banks which is led by the State Bank of India, have recovered over one thousand crore rupees from the sale of shares of fugitive offender Vijay Mallya. The amount was recovered by Bangalore based Debt Recovery Tribunal by the sale of over 74 lakh shares held by Mallya ..

Delhi Court orders attachment of Vijay Mallya’s properties

  Delhi court has issued an order of the attachment of fugitive Vijay Mallya’s properties in Bengaluru in a case relating to FERA, Foreign Exchange Management Act violations by 10th July, next date of hearing. The court has declared Mallya a proclaimed offender for evading summons in a violation case after noting that he had ..

Anil Kumble appointed as new Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee

Anil Kumble, a former Indian captain of Tests and ODIs, has been reappointed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee for the third consecutive time. This 3-year stint will end in 2021 and be his final term as the Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee. He was appointed as the head ..

Keshav Ginde recipient of 2018 Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi LTA for Classical Music

Renowned flautist Pandit Keshav Ginde will be conferred the 2018 prestigious Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Lifetime Achievement (LTA) Award for Classical Music. Born in 1942 in Belgaum, Karnataka, Pt. Ginde hails from a family of musicians and started his musical training at the age of six. Ginde is credited with the designing of a ..

M Bhakthavatsala well-known Kannada film person passes away

M Bhakthavatsala (84), the well-known Kannada film producer, distributor and exhibitor, has passed away in Bengaluru, Karnataka on August 6, 2018. He was an officer in Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) and later turned to films through distribution and managing theatres. He was known for producing critically acclaimed movies like ‘Sandhyaraga’ and ‘Kanneshwara Rama’. Bhakthavatsala served ..

Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda announces retirement

Top Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda has recently retired after competing at the highest level for more than 15 years, during which he became the first and only Indian male to win Commonwealth Games medals in the discipline. His retirement was announced by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on its twitter page after Gowda ..

Mallikarjun Kharge appointed new chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, an MP from Gulbarga (Karnataka), has been re-appointed chairman of the 22-member Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament for its fresh term starting on May 1. Kharge, is the leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha. A majority of the members of this parliamentary panel, which is headed by an opposition ..