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BSP’s prize catch in dargah town

BSP’s prize catch in dargah town

At first glance, Syed Ammad Chishti looks like an urban professional, juggling career and family. But the 26-year-old is the second member of the Khadim community here to contest an Assembly election.The community of nearly 800 families occupies a prominent position in the hierarchy of the famed 13th century dargah …

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‘Death due to misplaced adventure’

‘Death due to misplaced adventure’

An American national who tried to enter the North Sentinel Island in the Andaman was killed due to “misplaced adventure” in the highly-restricted area, a senior government official said on Thursday. This was his fifth visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands and he had come on a tourist visa. He …

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Where waste is given new life in the form of art

Where waste is given new life in the form of art

Waste disposal is a huge challenge for every Indian city, but Bhubaneswar has found a special use for some of its metal waste — it has transformed them into works of art. The Bhubaneswar Open Air Museum of Waste-to-Art, coming up in the Kalinga Nagar township, has 28 impressive sculptures …

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Best-picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. An Oscar awarded to Mutiny on the Bounty in 1936 and another given to Gentleman’s Agreement in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles starting December 11. Source  :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/best-picture-oscars-up-for-sale-in-rare-auction/article25542935.ece

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Painting found is not Picasso’s

A Romanian novelist who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago seems to have been the victim of a prank. Mira Feticu said an anonymous tip led her to the picture supposedly Picasso’sTete d’Arlequinunder a tree in eastern …

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Special tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

To coincide with the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, IFFI 2018 will pay tribute to the Father of the Nation. The National Film Archives (NFAI) of India, in collaboration with the Bureau of Outreach and Communication, will hold a multi-media digital exhibition as a tribute to …

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Prison inmates bring Kolkata of the past alive on canvas

As part of the World Heritage Week celebrations, an exhibition of 40 paintings titled Aitirjya (Our Heritage) has been curated at the Indian Museum, Kolkata. What makes it special is that the paintings have not been created by renowned artists, but those confined within the high walls of correctional homes …

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Best-picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. An Oscar awarded to Mutiny on the Bounty in 1936 and another given to Gentleman’s Agreement in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles starting December 11.AP Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/best-picture-oscars-up-for-sale-in-rare-auction/article25542935.ece

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Painting found is not Picasso’s

Painting found in Romania not by Picasso A Romanian novelist who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago seems to have been the victim of a prank. Mira Feticu said an anonymous tip led her to the picture …

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