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‘Saving Face’ wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short

Pakistani documentary maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s ‘Saving Face’ has won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 84th Academy Awards, held in Los Angeles Sunday night.   The film is the first from Pakistan to have been nominated in any category at the Oscars and follows British-Pakistani surgeon Mohammad …

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Ash King wins Stardust ‘Sensation’ Award

West London-born music sensation Ash King won the first of what is certain to be long list of awards and honours Friday night; the British Asian singer and songwriter was awarded the ‘Best New Male Singing Sensation’ Award at the prestigious and glamorous Stardust Awards ceremony in Mumbai. The win …

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‘Chinaman’ wins 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunathilake has won the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his critically acclaimed novel ‘Chinaman’.  The $50,000 prize was presented to Karunathilake during a ceremony at the Jaipur Literary Festival which closed Sunday.   The title of the novel refers to the relatively rare …

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French Sikh wins backing of UN rights body

French Sikh wins backing of UN rights body over wearing of Turban A Sikh man in France has won the backing of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in his battle to wear his turban in defiance of French laws against religious headgear.The UNHCR said the laws were in violation …

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