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Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award

Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have declined any Padma award for them reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day. In a......

Padma awards for Advani, Amitabh, Ramdev?

Who will make it to this year’s Padma awards list? Speculation is rife that the Narendra Modi government is considering to confer the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in the......

'Padma awards never had any value right from the beginning'

I think it is best to abolish the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan -- they dilute the value of the Padma Shri, says RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal in an interview to Indulekha......

Indian Constitution scholar Granville Austin dies

Granville Austin, an eminent biographer of India's Constitution and a Padma Shri awardee, has passed away in Washington at the age of 87. Austin, author of two celebrated political histories of the......

56 personalities receive Padma awards from President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday presented Padma awards to 56 distinguished personalities including actor Paresh Rawal, ace tennis player Leander Paes and author Ruskin Bond. Cricketer Yuvraj......

Adi Godrej, Thyagarajan in list of Padma awardees

Ramamurthy Thyagarajan, the man behind the Tamil Nadu-based Shriram financial services group, and Adi Godrej, who heads the Godrej group, were on Friday awarded the Padma Bhushan. The Padma Shri......

Why Padma awards are important to businessmen

Every year, the night before Republic Day festivities start, the government comes out with the annual list of Padma awardees - artistes, academicians, social workers, public servants, and......

Top Monaco award for DLF chief K P Singh

DLF chairman K P Singh, who was conferred with Padma Bhushan earlier this year, has received the most prestigious award of Monaco.Billionaire Singh was conferred the 'decoration of Officer of the......

PIX: Jeetendra, Anil Kapoor celebrate Sridevi's Padma Shri

Sahara group chief Subroto Roy organised a bash for Sridevi to celebrate her Padma Shri award at the Sahara Hotel in Mumbai on April 23. The actress cut a medal cake while her friends --......

PIX: Sridevi, Sharmila Tagore receive Padma awards

Veteran actresses Sridevi and Sharmila Tagore, among other luminaries from various fields, were felicitated at the Padma awards by Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan's......

Sridevi: Don't hanker for awards but Padma Shri is special

The gorgeous Sridevi was recently awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, and she seems delighted by the honour.“It’s my good fortune that people still love......

Which Indian actor should be given Padma awards? Tell us!

Late actor Rajesh Khanna and his co-star in many films Sharmila Tagore will be awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civillian award for an Indian, on Republic Day. Sridevi will receive the......

Rajesh Khanna, Sridevi to receive Padma Bhushan

The list of recipients of this year's Padma Bhushan -- India's third highest civilian award --  set to be announced later today, includes three heavyweights of Hindi cinema. According to......

'Great pity that athletes lobby to receive awards'

Taking a jibe at pugilist Vijender Singh and badminton ace Saina Nehwal after the duo advertised their names for the Padma Bhushan, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said it's a......

Saina upset with media over Padma Bhushan controversy

'I didn't really like the way media put it that I have demanded the award. Who am I to demand for the award? I am nobody. I just wanted to know why my name was not considered' Saina Nehwal......

'Humbled' Mary Kom worried for boxing's future

Her personal high of being awarded the Padma Bhushan has coincided with turbulent times for Indian boxing, leaving Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom with "mixed feelings" about getting the......

Dravid, Mary Kom to get Padma Bhushan

Batting great Rahul Dravid and Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom were named for the prestigious Padma Bhushan Awards, the third highest civilian honour, while six other sports persons figured......

BCCI recommend Dravid, Gambhir for Padma awards

The BCCI has decided to recommend the names of former Indian captain Rahul Dravid and opener Gautam Gambhir's names for the prestigious Padma Bhusan and Padma Shri awards respectively. According to......
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Q. Do you agree that we are better off without awarding the Padma Bhushan and Bharat Ratna Awards posthumously? What's the point of giving someone an award after the person has passed away?
Farhaan:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-you-agree-that-we-are-better-off-without-awarding-the-pad/27938497/answers/

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Q. what a gift from Indian players on Independence day, that too against those who ruled us and against whom we fought our war of Independence and finally won on this very day ! really shame on our players who are nominated for PADMA awards ???
Pathline Channel:  A. It has become more of a political card for various parties to accord recognition to gain some votes ! more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-a-gift-from-indian-players-on-independence-day-that-too/27743224/answers/27938501

raju
Q. name the indian sporting legend, winner of the rajiv gandhi khel ratna award and the padma bhushan who celebrated his birthday on 17th June ?
Raju:  A. puppy shame puppy shame !! more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/name-the-indian-sporting-legend-winner-of-the-rajiv-gandhi-k/27557267/answers/27743226

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Narendra Modi receives Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the Palam Airport

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When Words That We Set Down on Paper Hide What We Really Want to Say

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Pranchi Effect? Elephant Owners Run after Titles

THRISSUR: It seems Pranchiyettan, a Malayalam film about a rich but uneducated man who spends crores of rupees to secure titles like Padma Shri and... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Pranchi-Effect-Elephant-Owners-Run-after-Titles/2015/01/25/article2635325.ece
Chhattisgarh\\'s kaleidoscope of culture

With the picturesque, open air stage playing host to both legends and little-known artistes showcasing Chhattisgarh's cultural heritage, the Sirpur... ...

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