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Tag: Award

Veteran Odia Film Director Sarada Prasanna Nayak Passes Away
Odisha Announces Award In Memory Of Filmmaker Sarada Prasanna Nayak

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday announced an award in the memory of noted filmmaker Sarada Prasanna Nayak. The award was announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The “Sarada Prasanna Gitikabita Sammana” will be conferred annually by the Odisha Sangeet Natak Academy. It will have prize money of Rs 2.5 lakh. The award was announced […]

Khel Ratna: WFI Recommends Vinesh Phogat, TTFI Nominates Manika Batra

New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) recommended star wrestler Vinesh Phogat for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna while Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) nominated India’s table tennis star, Manika Batra, for the prestigious award on Tuesday. Meanwhile, World Championship medallists Rahul Aware and Olympic-bound Deepak Punia were nominated for the Arjuna award […]

'Thought It Was A Spam', Batakrushna Sahoo On His Padma Shri Call

Bhubaneswar: Celebrations began across Sarkana village of Khurda’s Balianta block as soon as the news of local farmer Batakrushna Sahoo conferred with Padma Shri spread like wildfire on Saturday. Sahoo was conferred the fourth highest civilian award in the country for his contribution in the field of Animal Husbandry. In an exclusive interview to OTV, […]

Keonjhar administration extends help to Padma Shri recipient Daitari Naik

Keonjhar: Days after Padma Shri recipient Daitari Naik wished to return his award citing that it affected his livelihood, the Keonjhar district administration has reportedly assured Naik of all necessary help. Naik, a resident of Baitarani village under Banspal block in the district and a daily wage labourer, had earlier said that he failed to […]

Gambhir thanks fans, critics after receiving Padma Shri

New Delhi: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir is well known for speaking out his mind on various issues and the hero of India’s two World Cup winning campaigns in 2007 and 2011 has once again taken a dig at his critics. Gambhir, who had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in December last […]

Bharat Ratna conferred on Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh & Bhupen Hazarika

New Delhi: The central government on Friday announced Bharat Ratna award for Bharatiya Jana Sangh ideologue Nanaji Deshmukh(posthumously), eminent Assamese poet Bhupen Hazarika(posthumously) and former President Pranab Mukherjee. The announcements were made through an official statement by the central government.

Bhubaneswar bags best Smart City award

Bhubaneswar: Achieving yet another milestone, Bhubaneswar has bagged the best Smart City award at the three-day international conference, ‘Smart City Expo India-2018’ held at Jaipur. In a tweet, the official Twitter account of the Smart City Expo India Jaipur informed about the award. “Our first Smart City Award category is the Best City Award. Congratulations […]

Odisha announces Rs 1 cr cash reward each for medal-winning Odia women hockey players

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 1 crore cash reward for each of the four Odisha players – Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Deep Grace Ekka who were part of the Indian women’s hockey team that won silver medal at the Asian Games 2018. As per the revised policy, the coach […]

Media Excellence Awards: Honouring dedicated media professionals

Bhubaneswar: It was a congregation of a different sort. Well known media personalities of the state gathered under one roof, not to cover the first Media Excellence Awards on Friday, but to be honoured for their contribution to the field of journalism. “This award is a small token of appreciation for dedicated professionals who have […]

Government announces Swacchhata awards

New Delhi:The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will confer awards on those who contributed towards the Clean India objective in urban areas on the third anniversary of the launch of the Swacchh Bharat Mission (Urban) on Monday. Among the winners is a Delhi-based Facebook citizen group — ‘My Delhi Keep It Clean’ — which […]

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'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' leads IIFA 2017 nominations

Mumbai: Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” is the front runner in the nomination pack of the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards with a chance to win in eight categories, followed by “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” which has been nominated across seven categories. Both the movies are in competition with “Neerja”, “Pink”, “Sultan” […]

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India's rural broadband project wins Mozilla's innovation challenge

Brussels: A Mumbai-based initiative to offer affordable rural broadband services has won Mozillas Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, the non-profit organisation behind the open source browser Firefox said. In its bid to both bridge the digital divide and empower unconnected communities, ‘Project Gram Marg Solution for Rural Broadband’ has created a technology that utilises unused white […]

Wikipedia: Receiving Spanish award an honour

Washington: Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, said it was an “incredible honour” to receive Spain’s 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, a prize that is at the “nucleus” of its existence. It also said that it would use the award to explore new opportunities regarding free access to information in Spanish. “Cooperation is the […]