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Kiran Nagarkar, acclaimed English-Marathi novelist and playwright, passes away

Kiran Nagarkar (77), the acclaimed English-Marathi novelist and playwright, has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 5th September 2019. He was known for his works  such as ”Saat Sakkam Trechalis” (Seven Sixes Are Forty Three) (1974), ”Ravan and Eddie” (1994) and the epic English novel ”Cuckold” (1997). He  released his latest novel ”Jasoda” in November ..


India accepts Consular Access to Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistani Jails

The Indian Government was offered and accepted the offer made by Pakistan which aims to provide consular access to imprisoned Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. While Pakistan claims that Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian Spy, India claims that he has no relation with the Indian Intelligence agencies. The Indian government maintains that Mr. Jadhav was running ..


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) ..


Rahul Dravid appointed as Head of Cricket at National Cricket Academy

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. He will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA. He will also work closely with the National ..


Mohan Ranade, veteran freedom fighter from Goa, passes away

Mohan Ranade (89), the veteran freedom fighter from Goa and Padmashri Mohan Ranade, has passed away in Pune on June 25, 2019. Born in 1929 at Sangli in Western Maharashtra, Ranade was inspired by freedom fighters like Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and his brother Ganesh Damodar Savarkar. He was a member of the Azad Gomantak Dal, ..


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