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Makhija elated with positive response to 'Ajji' 26.4.2018 General News
Filmmaker Devashish Makhija is happy about his film "Ajji" travelling to different films festivals.
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Aanand L Rai's 'Meri Nimmo' to be released on this digital platform 26.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
Aanand L Rai's film Meri Nimmo will premiere worldwide on Eros Now on April 27, 2018.  Directed by Rahul Shankalya and produced by eminent filmmaker Aanand L Rai, Meri Nimmo was selected for 2016’s NFDC Film Bazaar and will enjoy a straight to digital release on Eros Now. A delightful coming of age film starring Newton actor, Anjali Patil in and as Nimmo along with child actor Karan Dave as the central protagonist, it earned wide praise at the 47th International Film Festival (IFFI) and the 19th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival last year. The film revolves around an eight-year-old boy who thinks he is in love with a 24-year-old girl and what follows when the object of his affection decides to get married. The story depicts the young boy’s roller coaster ride of emotions set against the backdrop of his beloved Nimmo’s impending nuptials.  Ridhima Lulla, Group Chief Content Officer, Eros International shared, “This launch is a mega step on the evolution of the film business in India. We are thrilled to extend our ...
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Digital world excites, challenges me: Aanand L. Rai 25.4.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Filmmaker Aanand L. Rai, who has produced a direct to digital film "Meri Nimmo" for OTT platform Eros Now, says the digital world is exciting and challenging for him.
Nude models are a vital aspect of art study: Ravi Jadhav 20.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Nude models are a vital aspect of art study: Ravi Jadhav
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Film on Hakki Pikki tribals wins national award 18.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Nitin R. on his debut film, ‘Name/Place/Animal/Thing’ that won the National Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic film
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A perfect take-off for Parvathy 13.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
National award winner Parvathy’s take on success and awards
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'S Durga' director's open letter to PM Modi, decides not send film for National Awards 7.4.2018 General News
Director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has decided not to submit his film "S Durga" for the National Film Awards as he believes "a judicious decision" will not be taken regarding the movie. Sanal's decision comes after the film was unceremoniously dropped from the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) last year. "... This film ('S Durga') could have been made a strong mark in the coming National Film Awards and be a contender for the awards. But, most painfully and with much resentment, I had to take a decision not to send my film to the National Film Awards. "You (PM) may not know the circumstances that led to my decision. I don't even know whether you will get to read this letter. But, I am writing this only in the belief that it is my duty as a citizen who loves the democratic set up and plurality of existence in this country to proclaim this aloud. The filmmaker said he has decided to ..
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Prasar Bharati inks MoU with I and B Ministry, gets Rs 365 crore 5.4.2018 General News
Prasar Bharati, which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio, will have to use its own funds to pay salaries of employees recruited after October 2007, and also clear pending liabilities amounting to Rs 1,800 crore for the use of radio waves and satellites to broadcast its services, according to an MoU it signed with the I&B Ministry last week. The ministry released Rs 365 crore to Prasar Bharati after it signed the MoU following months of standoff between the two sides on various contentious issues. According to the provisions of the MoU, Prasar Bharati will have to incur expenses on payment of salaries to its employees recruited after October 2007 and also pay pending liabilities on account of spectrum and space fees to the departments of telecommunication and space. A copy of the MoU is with PTI. The two new clauses are likely to hit the financial condition of Prasar Bharati which was reportedly reluctant to signed the MoU. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry releases an ..
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Tagore most-admired, Aamir most-adored in China: Vivian Qu 31.3.2018 General News
Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore is the "most-admired" Indian in China while Bollywood star Aamir Khan is "most-adored" by the Chinese youth, film director Vivian Qu said here today. Qu, whose film "Angels Wear White" won the Best Director award at last year's 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa was presented the award by Indian Ambassador to China, Gautam Bambawale, at a special function at the embassy. "Aamir Khan is the most-adored Indian by the Chinese youth. Most-admired Indian is Tagore. We voraciously read his poems and can imagine how pleasant it is to hear those verses in Bengali," Qu told the gathering after receiving the award. "I understood the significance of art and its legacy. Art can span time, cut across countries and even go beyond life and death," she said. Reading out one of Tagore's celebrated poems, "Who are you reader", Qu said the poem touched her deeply and "the reasons why I have remembered for years is at that moment I understood the ...
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Women in direct war with patriarchy today: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan 28.3.2018 General News
Director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, who was at the centre of a controversy over his film "S Durga", says what happened with him was not a unique incident but merely a pushback from a patriarchal society which is uncomfortable when challenged. The Malayalam movie, that dominated the headlines for weeks after it was unceremoniously dropped from the Indian Panorama section of IFFI last year, is finally up for release on April 6. Sasidharan says the society behaves like a spoilt sport, especially when women, who had earlier accepted their role as an 'obedient, submissive' individual, call out its hypocrisy. "We are told that father is the most powerful person in the family and then come uncles and brothers. The mother comes after them. And what is a mother primarily doing? She is washing clothes, cooking for you, cleaning. If a mother starts going out, say, to the cinema halls - she becomes a bad influence. "Suddenly, she'll be expelled from the circle of morality. And now in modern times, ..
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S Durga is releasing nationwide on April 6 28.3.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
One of the much talked about Malayalam film "S Durga" is slated to release on April 6, says the director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan.
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Released Rs 2.75 cr since Jan 2018 to PB towards 'grant-in-aid salaries': Govt 22.3.2018 General News
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry today informed Parliament that it has released Rs 2.75 crore towards 'grant-in-aid salaries' to Prasar Bharati from January this year till date. Similarly, between April 2017 and December 2017, the ministry had released Rs 1,989 crore towards 'grant-in-aid salaries', I&B Minister Smriti Irani said in a written reply in Lok Sabha. She was replying to questions from Suman Balka (TRS) and Mullappally Ramachandran (Congress) on whether her ministry has not released funds meant for payment of salaries and whether Prasar Bharati had to pay salaries from its own contingency funds. In her reply, the minister also said that several reminders have been sent to Prasar Bharati since March 2017 to sign an MoU, required as per rules and the recommendations of the Expenditure Management Commission. However, now the ministry has received a revised MoU from Prasar Bharati that has been "considered in the ministry" and sent to them "with some modifications .
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Film buffs take S Durga to theatres 18.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Unique crowd-sourced distribution to help screen Malayalam movie mired in controversy
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Giant yellow duck goes missing off Australia 18.3.2018 General News
An Australian swimming club is appealing for ocean watchers to find their giant yellow inflatable duck Daphne, after the mascot was blown into the Indian Ocean with reported sightings hundreds of kilometres from where it was launched. The duck, owned by Cockburn Masters Swimming Club, was last seen at Perth's Coogee Beach in the early hours of March 11 as organisers prepared for a carnival. Club president Peter Marr said he tried to swim after Daphne, which is the size of a caravan, but it was moving too fast. "I probably overestimated my ability and underestimated Daphne's hunger for freedom and she just bolted," Marr told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Saturday. "After 50 metres she was just gone baby, gone. I couldn't keep up." The club has posted an appeal on Facebook for people to look out for the absconded bird, with a reward of free passes to next year's event as well as swimming merchandise if it is returned. "We're expecting a ransom note," Marr quipped, adding ...
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Irony of worshipping and victimising in the same breath 17.3.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Sanal Kumar Sasidharan speaks on the eve of the release of his film S Durga on March 23
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Assamese film Rainbow Fields' to release in Mumbai 15.3.2018 General News
Bidyut Kotoky's award-winning film "Rainbow Fields", which depicts the trauma of children growing up during the Nellie incident in Assam, is all set to release here. Written and directed by National award-winning filmmaker Bidyut Kotoky, "Rainbow Fields" was selected in the Indian Panorama category of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). It has also been selected by the US-based Kids First, the world's largest film festival for children, Bangladesh Children Film Festival, Catoosa County Film Festival and New York Winter Film Awards. "In the film, a famous film director, on hearing the news of his childhood friend's death, goes back on a soul-searching journey to his native village and has to confront the unresolved vestiges of a terrible childhood accident, before he loses his last chance for redemption and closure. "It's been 35 years since Nellie in Assam saw one of independent India's worst acts of violence, leaving about 1,800 people dead in a single day. Our film
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Prasar Bharti Act doesn't bar appointment of IAS officers to its board: Rathore 15.3.2018 General News
The Prasar Bharati Act does not bar the appointment of IAS officers as member (personnel) on the public broadcaster's board, Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore informed the parliament today. He was responding in the Lok Sabha to a query on whether the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had proposed the appointment of an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer as full-time member (personnel) on Prasar Bharati Board in violation of its Act. Media reports, quoting sources, had claimed that the Prasar Bharati board in its meeting on February 15 dropped the ministry's proposal for appointment of IAS officer as member (personnel) as some of the board members felt that such appointments would amount to "contempt of the Prasar Bharati Act. As per the Prasar Bharati ((Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990, member (personnel) shall be a person having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of personnel management and administration. The Act does not bar IAS ...
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Farhan dedicates song to ending violence against women, girls 8.3.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Bollywood actor-singer-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has sung a song "Chulein aasman" for the campaign 'Bas Ab Bahut Ho Gaya', which aims to end violence against women and girls.
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CAT says DD News not serious about complying with its order 7.3.2018 General News
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has said that the Centre, the Prasar Bharati and DD News are "not serious" about complying with its directions to consider the grievances of contractual employees demanding salary and others benefits at par with regular staffers. The principal bench of the tribunal, headed by its chairman Justice Permod Kohli, has issued notice to the authorities concerned to decide on various representations of contractual employees and posted the matter for further hearing on March 8. The tribunal was hearing a plea by 75 contractual employees of DD News, alleging they have been "discriminated and humiliated" when compared to regular employees of the channel. The doctrine of 'equal pay for equal work' was not being followed, they said. The principal bench of CAT had on May 19 last year asked the authorities to decide on the representations of contractual employees within 90 days. "The respondents (authorities) have not taken any decision within 90 days as ...
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:FOLLOOWING ARE 7.3.2018 General News
:FOLLOOWING ARE THE TV PROGRAMMES TO BE TELECAST BY DOORDARSHEN KENDRA HERE ON THURSDAY -08TH MARCH 2018. DD MALAYALAM (TERRESTRIAL) ========================= 06.00 DEVOTIONAL SONGS 06.30 SANKAT MOCHAN HANUMAN 07.15 MORNING SHOW - SUDINAM (LIVE) 07.30 VARTHAKAL 08.00 MORNING SHOW CONTINUES (LIVE) 08.30 FILM BASED PROGRAMME 08.58 NEWS HEADLINES DD MALAYALAM ============= 09.00 CLASSICAL MUSIC 09.30 CAMPUS FESTIVAL 10.00 VARTHAKAL 10.05 BEAT THE FLOOR 10.30 GRAMAM VIKASATHILEKKU 11.00 NEWS HEADLINES 11.05 BOLD & BEAUTIFUL 11.30 KRISHIDARSHAN 12.00 NEWS HEADLINES 12.02 VARTHAMANAKALAM 13.00 VARTHAKAL 13.30 KILIVATHIL 13.55 NEWS HEADLINES 14.00 FILM BASED PROGRAMME 14.30 BOLD & BEAUTIFUL 14.55 DAYS HIGHLIGHTS.
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