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Amjad Ali Khan is a distinguished player in Indian classical music world. He is one of the most noted musicians having a vast knowledge in playing sarod and its varied performance. He developed a unique style of playing highly complex phrases (ekhara taans) with the Sarod in which compositions are based on vocal music. He made his debut in the sarod recital at a mere age of six. Amjad Khan was born in 1945 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh in the royal family of Hafiz Khan with a rich heritage of music and art for more than three generations. Thus, it was quite natural in the case of Amjad to be chained by the influence and magical beauty of art and music. Mesmerized by the amazing rasas (emotions) and ragas of playing sarod, Amjad finally bent towards this music and became the unbeatable master of Sarod. Amjad has traveled extensively all over the world to give a taste of his distinctive music performance to his mad audiences who grasp every bit of ragas and talas come out of his concert. A rare flavour of music, aesthetics and art come out from his concerts that naturally binds the imaginations of his audiences. This makes him one of the rare music personalities in the world. Amjad has also got many privileges to perform in various prestigious music festivals of the world and has imparted to the people a valuable sense of beauty and love through his musical concerts. For these contributions to the world of music, Amjad Ali khan has been honoured with Padmashree, Padma Bhusan, Padma Vibhusan and numerous prestigious awards from various abroad countries, thus adding a great respect and decisiveness to his personality.
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) He vouches for friendly competition with his contemporaries, but Ranbir Kapoor confesses his "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" co-star Deepika Padukone is the only one in the industry who intimidates him.
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Choreographer-director Farah Khan is so impressed with the screen presence of Tamil actor Dhanush, who is making his Bollywood debut with Hindi romantic drama "Raanjhanaa", that she calls him "screen friendly".
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After being a successful anchor on the small screen, Manish Paul moves to the big screen with "Micky Virus", but insists that he never used the small screen medium to get into movies.
Film: "Fukrey"; Music Director: Ram Sampath; Singers: Amjad Bagadwa, Ram Sampath, Yash Divecha, Vrashal Chavan, Mika Singh, Tarannum Malik, RanaMajumder, Clint Cabral, Neisha Maskarenhas, Mimosa Pinto, Kailash Kher, Keerthi Sagathia, Pradipta Guha, Clinton Cerejo and Sona Mohapatra; Rating: ***
Kabul, May 19 (IANS) A senior police official was killed in Afghanistan's Farah province when two Taliban militants opened fire on him, an official said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Gemfields, a global coloured gemstone producer, has collaborated with four Indian jewellery designers for a collection of bespoke pieces.
Karachi, May 18 (ANI): Pakistani spin star Saeed Ajmal praised fellow pace bowlers Mohammad Irfan and Junaid Khan, saying that the bowlers will be more destructive than before during the ICC Champions Trophy after pace legend Wasim Akram's coaching.
Peshawar, May 17 (ANI): Ten persons were killed and 20 others injured when two bombs exploded near two separate mosques in Malakand Division's Bazdara.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor oozed oomph in a voluminous white floral gown by Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana on day two of the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
Peshawar, May 17 (ANI): Ten persons were killed and 20 others injured when two bombs exploded near two separate mosques in Malakand Division's Bazdara.
Lahore, May 17 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan will be discharged from Shaukat Khanum Cancer Memorial Hospital next week.
Lahore, May 16 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has given a three day ultimatum to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to probe rigging in the general elections otherwise his party would launch protests across the country against the ECP.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that the decision on fingerprint verification in connection with charges of rigging would be made by the election tribunal.
Lahore, May 16 (ANI): Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has vowed to cooperate with incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on terrorism and other major challenges following key elections.
Lahore, May 15 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has declared a moratorium on all the bruising duels he had with Imran Khan in the run-up to the 2013 elections, and has visited the ailing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader in the hospital to ask him to let bygones be bygones.
Lahore, May 15 (ANI): The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf has decided to move Supreme Court and Election Commission of Pakistan in order "to seek justice" after it identified "significant rigging instances" in as many as 20 constituencies in the Punjab province.
Peshawar, May 15 (ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) has accused Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf of poll rigging in Mardan, Kohat, Peshawar and FATA and demanded re-election in the areas.
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) Pakistan's interim federal cabinet is expected to meet later Wednesday to discuss the prevailing law and order situation in the country and objections being raised by various political parties following the recent general elections, Geo News reported .
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has demanded fresh polls in the entire National Assembly constituency NA-250 Karachi and rejected the election commission's directive for re-polling in selective stations only, Geo News reported Wednesday.
Peshawar, May 15 (ANI): The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has inched closer to setting up their first provincial government as they achieved consensus with the Awami Jamhuri Ittihad Pakistan (AJIP) to form a coalition government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Bobby Deol, who is playing a huge Salman Khan fan in his forthcoming comedy "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2", will be seen imitating the superstar's signature steps in the song "Changli changli".
London, May 14(ANI): After winning the elections in Pakistan, to-be prime minister Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has asked former cricketer and now chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf (PTI), Imran Khan, to 'show sportsman's spirit' and stop saying that the polls were rigged.
Islamabad, May 14 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, Sherry Rehman, has resigned after her Pakistan Peoples Party faced defeat in general elections, state media reported Tuesday.
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was nearly reaching the majority mark in the National Assembly all thanks to "silent voters who turned out in droves to catapult the party to power once again", said a leading daily Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Actor Imran Khan is making sure he does not miss out on his fitness regime because of his busy work schedule. He called up his trainer on the sets of "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai 2".
Islamabad, May 13 (ANI): Pakistani cricket stars welcomed the victory of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif in the general elections and hoped he, being a sportsman himself, will play an active role in bringing international sports back to Pakistan in a short span of time.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) There has been a delay in the announcement of results of the general elections in Pakistan due to the "transparent process" and "legal procedures" adopted by the election commission, a top official said Sunday.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Former Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Sunday accepted defeat in the general elections, but said the polls were a "victory for the democratic system" in the country.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Former Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Sunday accepted defeat in the general elections and said his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party would sit in the opposition in the National Assembly.
Islamabad, May 12 (ANI): Pakistani cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan's ex-wife Jemima Khan has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seems all set to form government in two provinces of Pakistan.
Islamabad, May 12 (ANI): Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has denied the possibility of forming an alliance with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seems set to form government in two provinces of Pakistan, said Imran Khan's ex-wife Jemima Khan.
London, May 12 (ANI): Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, known to his supporters as "the Lion" claimed victory on Saturday night in one of most dramatic general elections in the country's history, 14 years after he was overthrown and exiled by military dictator Pervez Musharraf.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan won from Pakistan's Peshawar city, defeating Awami National Party (ANP) stalwart Ghulam Ahmed Bilour for the National Assembly seat in the general elections held here Saturday , Geo News reported.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan, who was filming the climax scene of her film "War Chod Na Yaar" near Bikaner with actor Sharman Joshi, says it wasn't easy to film in such a hot place.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): The architect of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme, Abdul Qadeer Khan has said Pyongyang could "no doubt" have perfected a nuclear weapon and long-range missile warheads.
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) "Shortcut Romeo" director Susi Ganeshan is already working on his next project, a 3D superhero action film and wants to cast superstar Salman Khan for the lead role.
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Arjun Kapoor, who gives credit to Salman Khan for his foray into acting, says his mother Mona credits the superstar with seeing his potential.
India is keenly watching the evolving political situation in Pakistan as it readies to vote Saturday in pivotal national and provincial elections whose outcome has serious implications for its national security, economy, national integration and regional peace.
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan goes to the polls Saturday after an unsettling run-up that saw a series of terror attacks, including former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son being abducted. To add to the anxiety, star leader Imran Khan suffered extensive injuries after a fall.
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan, who is in a relationship with actor Kunal Khemu, says commitment is more important for her than just finishing the formality of signing a paper.
Karachi, May 9 (ANI): Cricketers Shahid Afridi and Inzamam-ul-Haq visited Pakistan politician and former cricketer Imran Khan at the Shaukat Khanum Hospital here, where he is recovering from head and back injuries following a fall from a forklift at a recent party-related election rally.
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Thursday welcomed the mature response of politicians to the plight of Imran Khan who took a 15-foot tumble at an election rally and described it as a departure from all the mudslinging that has characterised the campaigning.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that many kinds of cinnamon, cinnamon-flavored foods, beverages and food supplements in the United States use a form of the spice that contains high levels of a natural substance that may cause liver damage in some sensitive people.
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actress Aleeza Khan has not only charmed everyone with her acting skills, but she also impressed the cast and crew of "Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga" with her culinary skills.
Lahore, May 8 (ANI): Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan who was injured in a stage fall on Tuesday has said that although he was feeling better, he would not be able to cast his vote in his hometown of Mianwali.
Mumbai May 8 (IANS) Debutant director Faraz Haider, who has just wrapped up shooting for his film, a satire on war, in Bikaner, says it won't have any item song.
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Imran Khan, who was seriously injured after a 15-foot fall at an election rally Tuesday, has appealed to people to fight for their rights.
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, who was injured after he fell down from a "lifter" in Lahore Tuesday, is in stable condition, his spokesman and party leaders said.
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and former cricketer Imran Khan was seriously injured after falling off a "lifter" carrying him up the stage from where he was to address an election rally in Lahore, media reports said. He is out of danger.
Lahore, May 7 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan sustained injuries today after falling from a stage installed for an election rally in Lahore.
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and former cricketer Imran Khan was seriously injured after falling off a "lifter" carrying him up the stage from where he was to address an election rally in Lahore, media reports said.
Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and around 50 others injured on Monday afternoon in a bomb blast that targeted a political gathering in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Kurram Agency, reported Xinhua citing local officials.
Bangalore, May 6 (IANS) A local court Monday registered a defamation case against Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for allegedly denigrating a Hindu god (Vishnu) and hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Move over linen pants and make way for lighter and modern version of traditional gararas as a casual wear.
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Ex-Roadies Aanchal Khurana, who won the best actress in a negative role trophy at the 12th Indian Telly Awards, says she can't believe that she has won the award.
Peshawar, May 5 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has promised that his party would abandon the war on terror as "it was an American war being fought on Pakistan's soil", if his party is voted to power.
Karachi, May 5 (ANI): Recalled Pakistan batsman Umar Amin has said that he is determined to assert himself during the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy following a turbulent start to his international career in 2010.
Islamabad, May 5 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman has issued a decree (fatwa) against Imran Khan, saying that vote to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief is 'haram'.
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Happily married to Saif Ali Khan, Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor says that just like any other regular couple they try to enjoy small pleasures of life by doing things together.
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan's interim Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Friday announced that he would transfer the reign of the government to the elected representative on completion of the May 11 parliamentary elections, local media reported.
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Days after a court in Pakistan banned former President Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections for the rest of his life for abrogating constitution during the emergency in 2007, his party Friday announced boycott of the May 11 elections.
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Acknowledging the "backing" and strong support of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fans, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has assured his loyal followers that he would "ensure" their faith in the team remained intact.
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan's interim Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Friday announced that he would transfer the reins of the government to the elected representative on completion of the May 11 parliamentary elections.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Indian author Saniyasnain Khan has bagged the Sharjah Children's Book Award for his book, 'The Story of Khadija'.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) As many of 4,500 deaths or eight percent of all maternal deaths occur due to unsafe abortions every year, parliament was told Friday.
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) His father and grandfather were cricketers, but Saif Ali Khan decided to make his career in showbiz as an actor and says he made the right choice.
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor believes the youths love to experiment with bright and colourful footwear, but she says she is not so experimental.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Indian cinema, which is celebrating its centenary year, has a unique identity and should rival Hollywood as its eastern equivalent, says actor-producer Saif Ali Khan who does not believe in any attempts to cross over.
Islamabad, May. 2 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that his party would end 'military operation' in Balochistan and all issues pertaining to the province would be resolved through meaningful talks, if his party comes to power.
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Singh Yadav's letter to US President Barack Obama on cabinet colleague Azam Khan being detained at Boston airport has triggered a controversy with opposition parties and civil society activists terming it objectionable.
Beijing, May. 1 (Xinhua-ANI): A UN spokesman said on Tuesday that the United Nations still lacks the agreement for its chemical weapons investigation mission to do its work in Syria.
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's top brass seems to have flown the coop, or at least the state! Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, senior ministers like Azam Khan and Shivpal Singh Yadav and even Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani, everybody it seems is living it up in foreign lands.
Mumbai, May 1(ANI): Actress turned film producer, Preity Zinta, promoted her upcoming film, 'Ishkq In Paris' in, Mumbai on Tuesday evening.
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Imran Khan, who cried after wathcing the climax of his uncle Aamir Khan's debut film "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak" (QSQT) at a special screening to mark 25 years of the hit movie, says it should not be remade.
Islamabad, Apr. 30 (ANI): Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan is confident of defeating Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the May 11 elections.
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) A special screening here of 1988 hit film "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak" ('QSQT') to mark its silver jubilee saw the presence of its lead actor Aamir Khan with his family members, and the movie's crew. The film's leading lady Juhi Chawla made a late entry.
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) A special screening here of 1988 hit film "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak" ('QSQT') to mark its silver jubilee saw the presence of its lead actor Aamir Khan with his family members, and the movie's crew. The film's leading lady Juhi Chawla was, however, not to be seen.
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) A Mumbai court Monday exempted Bollywood actor Salman Khan from a personal appearance in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan celebrated his 25-year- long journey in Indian cinema as a film star in Mumbai on Monday which coincided with 100 years of Indian cinema.
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff says he is "relaxed" about his son Tiger's debut Bollywood project "Heropanti".
Mumbai, April 29 (ANI): Bollywood star Aamir Khan celebrated his 25-year- long journey as a film star in Mumbai on Monday which coincided with 100 years of Indian cinema.
London, Apr.29 (ANI): Former world light welterweight champion Amir Khan has said he is confident and 100 percent on course to getting back into world title contention by December following his dramatic victory over Julio Diaz at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield.
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Rubbishing reports that the new Salman Khan film "Mental" is releasing on Nov 22, director Sohail Khan said that he has no such plans.
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan, which has seen its first full-term civilian government, is headed for an election which has drawn a former military strongman back home, will test a former cricket icon's political agility and see a large number of eager first-time voters - all under the shadow of terror.
Islamabad, Apr. 28 (ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken notice of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's "personal attack" against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Saturday.
Ghazni, Apr. 28 (Xinhua-ANI): A roadside bombing killed the deputy provincial police chief in eastern Afghan province of Ghazni on Sunday, one day after the Taliban insurgent group announced the launching of an annual offensive, a provincial government spokesman said.
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Amid criticism that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav should not have cancelled his lecture at the Harvard Business School to protest "extended frisking" of Urban Development Minister Azam Khan at a Boston airport, his Samajwadi Party (SP) Saturday said the stand was "correct, justified and in line with socialist ethos".
Washington April 27 (ANI): The Indian Embassy has raised the issue with the State Department in Washington the questioning of Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan at the Logan International Airport in Boston on Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) The Kerala government did not have to think twice after ace music maestro and Sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan expressed his desire to start an international school of music in the state.
Lahore, Apr 27 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly been considering a proposal to include veteran middle-order batsman Younis Khan in the list of 30 probables for the ICC Champions Trophy, from which a 15-member Pakistan squad will be announced by the end of this month.
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Miffed over the brief detention of his Urban Development Minister Azam Khan at Boston airport, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav skipped a Harvard University event they had come to participate in.
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and Muslim groups in Uttar Pradesh Friday slammed reports of humiliation and extended frisking of party leader and minister Mohammad Azam Khan at Logan Airport in Boston, US.
London, Apr.26 (ANI): Former light welterweight champion Amir Khan has reportedly said that he will not allow his children to take up boxing as a sport for their living.
Budapest, April 26 (IANS) Georgia claimed two gold medals on the opening day of the 2013 European Judo Championships here.
The Ministry of External Affairs has taken seriously the matter of detention of Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan in Boston, United States.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were disrupted again Friday, losing the crucial question hour, as opposition members created a ruckus over various issues.
Almaty/New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday asked the Indian Embassy in Washington to take up the matter of detention of Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan in Boston, United States.
Karachi, Apr 26 (ANI): Upcoming Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan has said that he is ready to spearhead Pakistan's attack in the absence of injured Umar Gul in the ICC Champions Trophy, to be held in England.
New Delhi/Kanpur, April 26 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Friday lodged a formal protest with the Indian Government over the detention of Azam Khan, one of the party's senior leaders and a minister in the Uttar Pradesh Government, in Boston, United States.