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Paan Singh Tomar wins Best Picture at Nationals

The 60th National Film Awards for 2012 were announced Monday with mainstream Bollywood films winning several awards. At a joint press conference addressed by the chairpersons of the three juries, Basu Chatterjee for Feature Films, Aruna Raje for Non-Feature Films and Swapan Mullick for Best Writing on Cinema, Vicky Donor …

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‘Hole in the Wall’ pioneer Dr Sugata Mitra wins $1m TED Prize

A Newcastle-based Indian educationalist has won the 2013 Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Award for his radical ideas on the future of education. Dr Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, is best known for creating the ‘Hole-in-the-Wall’ experiment in India; placing computers in slums and rural areas …

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Theresa May wins top award at annual ABPL Public Life Awards

Politicians from across the political divide, campaigners, businessmen, media personalities, entertainers and even a cricket legend, gathered at the House of Commons 07th February for the annual Political and Public Life Awards organized by Asian Business Publications (ABPL).   The Awards recognize the contribution of individuals from across the public …

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PRATHAM Founder wins inaugural WISE Education Prize

Indian social activist and founder of the Pratham education charity, Dr Madhav Chavan, has been awarded the inaugural WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Prize, the world’s leading accolade for education. Dr Chavan was honoured with the £500,000 prize at the annual WISE conference in Doha, Qatar, in recognition of …

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Bradford wins ‘Curry Capital of Britain’

The West Yorkshire town of Bradford has been voted ‘Curry Capital of Britain’ at the 10th edition of the annual awards ceremony. Bradford marginally beat out previous winner Glasgow in the competition to top the annual tables for the third time. Organizers of the competition said Bradford is a city …

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Pak entrepreneur wins prestigious TED Global Prize

A Pakistani entrepreneur has been honoured at the TEDGlobal Conference in Edinburgh for his innovative efforts to improve sanitation in Rawalpindi. Faisal Chohan, Co-Founder of Rawalpindi-based IT services company Cogilent Solutions, shared the prestigious TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Prize for helping improve the lives of citizens in some of the …

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‘Mauritian Nigella’ wins MasterChef 2012

Shelina Permalloo has been crowned winner of MasterChef 2012 after her exotic concoctions won over the pallettes of judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. The wonderfully named Ms Permalloo – whose parents are from Mauritius – beat off fellow finalists Andrew Kojima and Tom Rennolds after several weeks of intense …

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