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Pangchenpa, Garo and Sherdukpen: Winning at the National Awards, little-known languages from the Northeast

How National Awards for films in Pangchenpa and Sherdukpen — dialects that have speakers as few as 4,000 — is more than just a certificate of recognition, but a step towards language preservation too.

Top news today evening: Section 144 withdrawn from Jammu, National Film Awards 2019 announced and more

From the withdrawal of Section 144 in Jammu to the announcement of the National Film Awards 2019, here are the top news stories for the evening.


66th National Film Awards to be declared after Lok Sabha Elections

The selections for the National Film Awards are made by an independent and impartial jury consisting of eminent filmmakers and film personalities and declared in the month of April every year.

Importance of Being Earnest

Riddhi Sen was recently awarded the National Award for Best Actor, but it’s not his Bengali film Nagarkirtan, that he is preoccupied with.

Disquiet in office of President Kovind over National Film Awards ceremony boycott, I&B invite

‘I&B knew President couldn’t give all awards, sent invite saying he would’

68 awardees boycott National Film Awards 2018 ceremony; Twitterati laud the move

Around 60 awardees wrote an open letter addressed to the President. However, they were not the only ones upset with the decision. Many people on social media also felt that this move was discriminatory and lauded the ones who decided to boycott the National Film Awards ceremony.


65th National Film Awards: 50 skip film awards saying want it from President, not Ministers

An estimated 50 of the 125 awardees refused to attend the event protesting that, contrary to what their invitation said, they were not going to receive the awards from President Ram Nath Kovind.

65th National Film Awards ceremony: Here's everything that happened

At the 65th National Film Awards held in New Delhi today, there were many who boycotted the ceremony as the President only honoured 11 awardees.

Boney Kapoor remembers Sridevi at the National Film Awards ceremony rehearsal

National Film Awards: Sridevi is being honoured at the 65th National Film Awards for her performance in the film, Mom. Her husband, Boney Kapoor, and her daughters, Janhvi and Khushi, are at the ceremony to collect the award on her behalf.

After President Ram Nath Kovind's snub, 65th National Film Award winners to skip the ceremony?

National Film Awards: The 65th National Film Awards ceremony, that will be held today, will probably be skipped by some of the winners as there have been reports stating that President Ram Nath Kovind will only hand out 11 awards.

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National Film Awards 2018: Boney Kapoor accepts Sridevi's award with Janhvi and Khushi

The jury for the National Film Awards this year was headed by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The ceremony took place in New Delhi today.

National Awards 2016: Amitabh Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Baahubali are big winners

Amitabh Bachchan won Best Actor award for playing a hypochondriac father in "Piku", while Kangana Ranaut scored her second consecutive Best Actress honour at the 63rd National Film Awards, where Hindi films won in major categories barring the top prize that went to "Baahubali".