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68th National Film Awards - Full list of winners - 2022

68th National Film Awards ceremony organised in Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi. President Draupadi Murmu handed over the prizes. Suriya and Ajay Devgn shared the Best Actor Awards for Soorarai Pottru and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, respectively. Aparna Balamurali won Best Actress for Soorarai Pottru. Soorarai Pottru also won Best Screenplay and Best Background Score and Best Feature Film. Best Supporting Actress: Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli for Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengalum Here's the full list of winners: FEATURE FILMS: Best Feature Film: Soorarai Pottru Best Direction: Sachy, Ayyappanum Koshiyum Best Actress: Aparna Balamurali, Soorarai Pottru Best Actor: Suriya, Soorarai Pottru and Ajay Devgn for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Best Supporting Actress: Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengalum Best Supporting Actor: Biju Menon, AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum Best Telugu Film: Colour Photo Best Tamil Film: Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum Best Malayalam Film: Thinkalazh

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Rabindra Pal aka Dara Singh convicted of killing Graham Staines and his minor sons

Rabindra Kumar Pal aka Dara Singh is a Bajrang Dal member and was also a Bhartiya Janta Party member. He is currently serving life imprisonment for torching an Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two minor sons (Timothy & Philip) 7 and 9 years of age on the night of January 22, 1999, when they were sleeping in a station wagon. Rabindra Kumar Pal is convicted of multiple horrendous crimes, he is also convicted of killing a Muslim trader Sheikh Rehman of Padiabeda village in the Thakurmunda block of the district. The same year, he and three others were sentenced to life for murdering 35-year-old Catholic priest Father Arul Doss in September 1999, at Jamubani village of Mayurbhanj district. In 2003, a trial court in Khurda district awarded Singh the death sentence and life to 12 others for burning alive Staines and his two sons in Manoharpur village of Keonjhar district. Now some so-called hindutvavaadis including Sudarshan TV news anchor Suresh Chavhanke trending hashtags on

Importance of education in India

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Interesting facts about Petrol in India

While Petrol is being sold in India at around  ₹115/ltr (September 2022), you will be amazed to know that Venezuela selling it at just ₹1.75/ltr, while Hongkong selling it at ~237/ltr. India imports a litre of petrol at ₹47, to which the central govt adds 58% excise tax, while states add another 30% VAT and finally freight and commission charges contribute another 8% to it. India imports about 85% of its Petrol consumption from countries like Iran, Venezuela and other OPEC countries.

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