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by OJ George

Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.

There were stray reports that an overenthusiastic government favaouring total digitalisation may go in for banning the cheque books.

It is gratifying to note that the government won't proceed with the reforms this way.
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'Manhole' fetches State awards;Vinayakan best actor
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 7, 2017

Debutant Vidhu Vincent-directed 'Manhole', which depicted the life of manual scavengers, bagged awards of the best feature film and director in the 47th Kerala State Film Awards announced here today.

Vinayakan T K, who has appeared in villanous as well as sl
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Oscar awards: Emma Stone, Casey Affleck Best Actress, Actor
These are the winners of the 89th annual Academy Awards.

Best Actress: Emma Stone

Best Actor Casey Affleck

Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”

Animated Feature: “Zootopia”

Cinematography: “La La Land”

Costume Design: “Fantastic
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Kamal Hassan bats for Panneerselvam
Tamil super hero Kamal Hassan has come out supporting continuance of O.Panneerselvam as Chief Minister.

He has done his job fairly well.

Sasikala really hurts him, he has said.
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Gana Gandharvan Yesudas among Padma Vibhushan recipients
Gana Gandharvan K.J.Yesudas is among the recipients of Padma Vibhushan.

He has enthralled millions of audience with his melliflous classical and light music. Filmdom cannot think of times without Yesudas singing.
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Likely Oscar-contending films leaked
Like clockwork, a slew of films being touted as front-runners at this year’s Oscars - Moonlight, La La Land, Arrival, Hidden Figures, Fences and Patriots Day - have been leaked online.

The leak of awards contenders is a routine event around this time of the year. Screener copies are sent to voter
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Veteran actor Om Puri is no more
Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri passed away on Friday morning after suffering severe cardiac arrest at his residence in Mumbai. He was 68.

Puri was an alumnus of the 1973 class of National School of Drama. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.

He had acted as
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