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Souhardya De to be conferred Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021 in field of art & culture

Kolkata, Jan 25 (UNI) Souhardya De, a resident of Medinipur in West Bengal, has been awarded with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021 in the field of Art & Culture.
He aims to reinvigorate art and culture through his writing. Born in 2004, he is an author of historical fiction, an art and culture columnist, a podcaster and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
He writes articles on history, art and culture in various newspapers and magazines of India and abroad. His aim is to revitalise and invigorate the Indian art and culture, history and mythological epics through his works.
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“I rise”, a great film of a woman’s struggle to stardom

08 Mar 2021 | 12:12 PM

By N Satyajeet
Imphal, Mar 8 (UNI) 'I rise', a 52 minute documentary on the life of World boxing Champion, Laishram Sarita by Borun Thokchom, painstakingly made after five years of research and filming is a living testimony of a struggle of a village girl to reach the pinnacle in a mentally and physically challenging sport , boxing.

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Grim battle ahead of Mamata

08 Mar 2021 | 12:07 PM

Kolkata, Mar 8 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee will face a tough contest in the state assembly election against Suvendu Adhikari, her former top aide who defected to the BJP in December, in high-profile Nandigram seat of East Medinipur district.

Nandigram, the seat Ms Banerjee chose to fight on, was once the epicentre of a farmers' movement that propelled her and TMC to power in Bengal ten years ago. But Suvendu was the man who worked to build the party's base in Nandigram.

However, the TMC supremo said that everyone is aware of the history, in a bid to showcase herself as the bigger leader and throttle Suvendu's attempt to cash in on the movement's history.

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PM Modi to address third anniversary celebration of Tripura govt

08 Mar 2021 | 12:02 PM

Agartala, Mar 8 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate 4.12 km long Maitree Setu over River Feni in South Tripura connecting Chittagong sea port of Bangladesh tomorrow in the virtual presence of his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hassina on the celebration of third anniversary of BJP-IPFT government in Tripura.

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Organised crime ended under NDA rule: Bhupendra

Organised crime ended under NDA rule: Bhupendra

07 Mar 2021 | 11:10 PM

Patna, Mar 7 (UNI) Bharatiy Janta Party ( BJP) National General Secretary and incharge of the political affairs of the party in Bihar Bhupendra Yadav today said that an era of organised crime came to an end after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power in the state.

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BJP slams Odisha govt for deteriorating law order,rising crimes against women, large scale corruption

07 Mar 2021 | 10:39 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 7 (UNI) The Odisha unit of BJP today expressed its deep concern over the deteriorating law and order situation, self immolation attempts, rising incidents of crime against women and minor girls and missing children and failure of the government to trace them.

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