Category Prizes & Awards

Here Are 22 Vintage Ads Featuring Neerja Bhanot, The Model

Neerja Bhanot, the flight purser of Pan Am Flight 73, saved 360 passengers when the ill-fated flight was hijacked in September 1986. This week, Sonam Kapoor starrer,Neerja remembers the martyr who was the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra for her valiant service during the situation of great crisis. However, not many know that while pursuing her career as a purser, Neerja also did a bit of modelling for some brands and magazines


Sonam Kapoor is all set to play the young, free-spirited and courageous flight purser, Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life on 5th September 1986 when the Pan Am Flight 73 was hijacked by four armed men.

Neerja was recognized internationally as “the heroine of the hijack” and is the younge...

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Padma Awards 2016: Full List

Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai, actor Rajinikanth, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar and tennis player Sania Mirza , Saina nehwal ,Priyanka Chopra, Ajay devgn Dhirubhai Ambani, Jagmohan

are on the list of 112 Padma awardees whose names were announced on Monday by the government.

 The awards will be given across three categories: the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. These awards are given on Republic Day, for the over six decades now, to people who the government recognises have excelled in their fields.

The list comprises of 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri Awardees...

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13-year-old, who saved his mother, selected for National Bravery Award

Dishant was selected for the National Bravery Award-2015 by the Indian Council for Child Welfare. The 13-year-old Panchkula boy said he was elated and overwhelmed by the award.

Dishant (in a jacket) with his family at his house in Sector 20, Panchkula, on Tuesday. (Express Photo)

Dishant (in a jacket) with his family at his house in Sector 20, Panchkula, on Tuesday. (Express Photo)

Dishant Mehndiratta’s mother says she still does not know how her son summoned up the courage to knock the knife out of the hands of the intruder who was holding it to her neck as he demanded the valuables in the house. One second Dishant was begging the intruder to spare his mother, the next second, the knife was on the floor, and the mother and son had managed to overpower the man.

On Tuesday, Dishant was selected for the National Bravery Awar...

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Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines won Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines won Miss Universe 2015





Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines was named Miss Universe 2015 at the end of a glamorous competition held in at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 20.

The pageant’s official Twitter handle announced:

Miss Universe

They also shared her reaction:

USA’s Olivia Jordan was the 2nd Runner Up, while Colombia’s Ariadna Guiterrez was...

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Fried rice record: Yangzhou stripped of title

A Chinese city that broke the world record for the largest serving of fried rice has been stripped of its title after some of the dish was used as pig feed.

Yangzhou, a city in east China, broke the record held by Turkey, cooking 4,192kg of fried rice.

But celebrations were short-lived after pictures emerged showing the rice being loaded into waste lorries.

Guinness World Records disqualified the attempt as humans did not eat the food.


The event organisers claimed the rice would be sent to local canteens, but Yangzhou’s tourism bureau – which supervised the event – said that 150kg of “inedible” rice was sent to pig farms.

Sharon Yang, the Greater China m...

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