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Sundar Pichai gets Great Immigrants award in USA
 Google CEO Sundar Pichai is among the four Indian-Americans who have been awarded the 'Great Immigrants: The Pride of America' award in the United States. National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Bharati Mukherjee, and PBS NewsHour anchor Hari Sreenivasan are among the other Indians on the list. The Carnegie Foundation conferred the annual Great Immigrants award on 42 US nationals. “Follow us on Facebook for more updates ht

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Patanjali Yogpeeth sets 'sirsasana' world record
 The Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust on Tuesday created a new Guinness World Record of 408 people simultaneously doing the ‘sirsasana’ (headstand). The event, presided over by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, was held on the occasion of the second In

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JK Rowling's alter ego Robert Galbraith shortlisted for crime novel award
A dizzyingly paced crime caper from JK Rowling’s alter ego Robert Galbraith is among six novels in the running for the title of Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year. Galbraith joins two-time winner Mark Billingham on the shortlist, w

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Kerala bags LPMI's best family destination award
 Kerala has been awarded the best family destination in the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2016. The decision was taken by an expert panel, based on votes of travellers and readers of the magazine. A list of top destinations in sever

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Djokovic beats Murray to win Madrid Masters
 World number one Novak Djokovic beat defending champion Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday to win a record 29th Masters crown. This is Djokovic's fifth title in 2016 after he won the Qatar Open, Indian Wells, Miami Ope

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Amitabh, Kangana receive National Awards
 Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut received National Awards for their roles in 'Piku' and 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' respectively at the 63rd National Film Awards ceremony held in Delhi on Tuesday. Meanwhile, veteran actor Manoj Kumar was

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Sudarsan wins gold in sand art contest in Russia
 Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Wednesday won a gold medal in an international sand art championship in Russia. He made "Mahatma Gandhi sculpture for non-violence and peace" in the contest. The Padma Shri awardee was among the

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Jeetendra, Ranveer win Dinanath Mangeshkar Award
 Veteran actor Jeetendra, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Ranveer Singh were honoured with the 74th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards on Sunday. While Jeetendra received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Bhansali and Ranveer were given s

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IAF pilots set new record in paramotor flying
 A team of 14 pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has set a new national record for completing a 10,000-km-long paramotor adventure expedition. The Skyriders team of the 14 Air Warriors flew in powered paragliders during the 'Pradakshina' exped

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