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Politically influential people who lobby hard win Padma awards: Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev, who had declined Padma Vibhushan award, on Saturday said that a lot of lobbying takes place behind the selection of Padma and even Nobel prize awardees and those with political......

Amitabh, Prince Aga Khan receive Padma Vibhushan

Big B was awarded the country's second highest civilian honour. Photograph: PIB Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Prince Karim Aga Khan were among the eminent personalities awarded 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......

Reliance's 'discovery man' gets Padma Shri

Reliance Industries found huge natural gas reserves in the very first well it drilled, which subsequently proved to be the world's second largest deepwater discovery in the last decade.But few know......

Kalpana Saroj's incredible journey from despair to success

Hers is a rags-to-riches story for the ages, peppered with risks, determination and strokes of luck, says Ranjita Ganesan. Despair is a tough teacher. It can take you to the brink of suicide or......

When will you speak on GM crops, Mr Modi?

Scientists are hoping that the prime minister, who often talks about the importance of science and technology, will respond positively to their prudent pleas on genetically-modified crops, notes......

'Getting the Padma Shri is a different high'

Bollywood veterans Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar, along with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and noted lyricist Prasoon Joshi, are up for one of India's highest civilian honours -- the Padma......

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 --......

'Don't feel special about getting Padma Shri'

Veteran Malayalam actor Madhu, 79, was so passionate about cinema that he resigned his job as a college lecturer to join the National School of Drama. His first break came in 1963 when Ramu......

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......

Padma awardees Priyan, Shabana: We are happy and honoured

Four film personalities -- Shabana Azmi, Priyadarshan, Mira Nair and Dharmendra -- figure in this year's Padma awardees list. While many believe that the recognition has come in late, the......

'This award will motivate me to achieve more laurels for India'

  India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu was conferred with the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan.   “I am so happy......

Sindhu, Sardar, Saba and Arunima receive Padma Shri award

Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh and former skipper of the national women's side Saba Anjum were conferred with the prestigious PadmaShri Award by President Pranab Mukherjee......

Padma Shri came as a pleasant surprise, says India women's captain Mithali

Mithali Raj in action. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Surprised at being selected for the Padma Shri, Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj says she was not expecting the......

Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri

Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among seven sportspersons named......

Olympic silver medalist Vijay Kumar gets Padma Shri

London Olympics silver medalist Vijay Kumar was conferred the Padma Shri by the President in a prestigious ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, on Saturday. The shooter awarded for his exceptional......
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