27 Nov 2015
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has said that the return of awards by writers and intellectuals was 'evidently spontaneous' and a way of protest that has triggered a nation-wide debate on the issue of intolerance, a release issued yesterday by a group of intellectuals has claimed.
21 Nov 2015
Raipur: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has disapproved of the trend of writers and filmmakers returning their awards to protest 'growing intolerance in the country' and advised them to instead address the issues bothering them.
12 Nov 2015
London: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and the Bryan brothers are the winners of the ATP's top awards for 2015.
07 Nov 2015
New Delhi: Veteran actor Anupam Kher led a 'March for India' to protest against the voices being raised over "intolerance" in the country and later called on President Pranab Mukherjee for what he described as a "great meeting" where he raised concerns about the 'award wapsi' by a string of artistes.
20 Nov 2015
New Delhi: Sania Mirza is currently ranked world number one in women's doubles and set to launch her own tennis academy called Sania Mirza Tennis Academy which will host a series of exhibition matches between the top players to attract people towards the sport.
07 Nov 2015
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday said he has invited intellectuals for discussion in the wake of returning of awards by many of them claiming 'growing intolerance' in the country.
29 Oct 2015
Patna: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hit out at those creative personalities returning awards as 'rabid anti-BJP elements' and said some of them had gone to Varanasi to campaign against Narendra Modi in the last general elections.
05 Nov 2015
Mumbai: Twenty-four more names from the film fraternity including noted filmmakers Kundan Shah, Saeed Mirza and writer Arundhati Roy today returned their National Awards in support of protesting FTII students and against the growing environment of intolerance in the country.
29 Oct 2015
Pune/Mumbai/Delhi: Unable to force the government to scrap the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as FTII chairman, agitating students yesterday unilaterally withdrew their 139-day-old strike but vowed to continue protests as 10 eminent filmmakers returned their National Awards voicing solidarity with them and against growing intolerance in the country.
20 Oct 2015
New Delhi: Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore today backed writers, who are returning their Sahitya Akademi awards to protest against rising intolerance, calling it spontaneous and brave move.