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64th National Film Awards: Neerja wins best Hindi film award; Akshay wins best actor award for Rustom

The 64th National Film Awards were announced on Friday at the National Media Centre, New Delhi. Here's the complete list of the winners at the awards.

The 64th National film awards were announced today at the National Media Centre, New Delhi. While Neerja starring Sonam Kapoor has bagged the best Hindi feature film award, actor Akshay Kumar was declared as the best actor for the movie Rustom. The best actress award went to actress Surabhi Lakshmi for Minnaminunge. In addition to this, Mohan Agashe’s Kasav was adjudged as the best film, Amitabh Bachchan’s Pink was adjudged as the best film on social causes and Rajesh Mapuskar was adjudged as the best director.

The jury of the 64th National Film Awards was headed by director Priyadarshan in the feature films category and by renonwed cinematographer Raju Misra in the non-feature category. In all, the jury considered 344 films in 26 languages for the awards.

Here’s the complete list of the of the winners at the 64th National Film Awards:

Best actor: Akshay Kumar for Rustom
Best actress: Surabhi CM for Minnaminunge
Best director: Rajesh Mapuskar for Ventilator
Best film on social issues: Pink

Best Childrens Film: Dhanak (Hindi)

Best Feature Film: Kasav (Marathi film)

Best Hindi film: Neerja

Best Tulu film: Madipur
Best Tamil film: Joker

Best Gujarati film: Wrong Side Raju
Best Telugu film: Pelli Chupulu
Best Marathi film: Dashakriya
Best Bengali film: Bisarjan?
Best Malayalam film: Maheshinte Prathikaram
Best Konkini film: Ke Sara Sara
Best Kannada film: Reservation
Best supporting actor: Manoj Joshi for Dashkriya
Best supporting actress: Zaira Wasim for Dangal

Best child Artist: Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children)

Best environmental film: The Tiger who crossed the line
Best educational film: The Waterfalls

Best investigative film: Placebo

Best non-feature film: Fireflies in the Abyss

Special mention award: The Eyes of Darkness

Special mention (feature film): Kadwi Hawa, Mukti Bhavan, Adil Hussain for Mukti Bhavan and Sonam Kapoor for Neerja

Best VFX: Shivaay

Best popular film: Sathamanam Bhavathi
Best stunt choreography: Peter Hein for Pulimurugan

Best music: Leeches

Best male playback singer: Sundar Iyer
Best female playback singer: Iman Chakraborty
Best screenplay (original): Syam Pushkaran for Maheshinte Prathikaram
Best screenplay (adapted): Sanjay Krishnaji Patel for Dashakriya
Best sound editing and mixing: Rameshwar for Ventilator
Best sound designer: Jayadevan for Kaadu Pookunna Neram
Best production design: 24 (Tamil)
Best costume designer: Sachin

Best make-up artist: MK Ramakrishna
Best music direction: Babu Padmanabha
Special Jury award: Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol

Best book on cinema: Lata Surgatha for her book on legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar

Best animation: Hum Chitra Banate Hain

Best short fiction: Aba

Best biographical/historical reconstruction: Zikr Uss Parivash Ka

Best non-feature film: Chembai: My Discovery of a Legend (Malayalam)

Best writing in films: G Dhananjayan

Indira Gandhi Award for debut director: Khalifa (Bengali)

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Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday,  said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it  Has anyone seen it?”

Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’ 

The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.

Also read: Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai

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Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai




Radhika Dhawad | Bombuflat
Bombay High Court rejected stay plea filed by CBI paving way for the release of ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Ex-Home Ministe Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur. 

The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency. 

“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.

The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”

Also read: All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study

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Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read




Radhika Dhawad | Bombuflat


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…

The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.

The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.

Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.

Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.

In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.

Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.

Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but 

former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1. 

There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget. 

To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved 

in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.

In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.

Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.

Also read: Not a populist but a fiscal consolidation budget: CAMIT Chief Dr Dipen Agrawal

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