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President confers Padma Awards

Eminent scientist R A Mashelkar was on Monday conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, while acclaimed artiste Kamal Haasan and ace shuttler P Gopichand were among the 12......

'Narendra Modi is trying to re-invent himself'

Academicians Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph, who were on Monday presented with Padma Bhushan award, predict significant changes in Indian politics if Aam Aadmi Party performs well in the Lok Sabha......

Family of anti-rape law architect refuses Padma Bhushan

Family of late Justice J S Verma has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan award conferred on him by the government posthumously, saying accepting it would be against his principles as he never......

Padma Shri to Rodricks may legitimise homosexuality: BJP

A day after the name of Goa-based fashion designer Wendell Rodricks was announced for Padma Shri Award, the local Bharatiya Janata Party unit claimed that the award may legitimise......

Padma honour for American professors Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph

Two Americans are among the five people from the United States who have been selected for India's prestigious Padma awards this year for their contributions in different fields. Susanne Hoeber......

Tribute: Why India must be in eternal debt to F C Kohli

Faqir Chand Kohli, Padma Bhushan, will be 90 on March 19, 2014. It is a day to celebrate for many Indians whose life he has touched directly or indirectly, says Shivanand Kanavi, the well-known......

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......

Fate of one of the largest bridges in Asia hangs in limbo

After the World Bank (WB) pulled out of a $ 1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh for the construction of the Padma Bridge project, one of the largest bridges of South Asia, while alleging corruption......

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......

Montek, Kelkar deserve hounours

Economists Vijay Kelkar and Montek Singh Ahluwalia richly deserve to be on this year's Padma Vibhushan honours list. The list of Padma Vibhushan awardees for 2011 includes two economists, Vijay......

Looking for some FILMI FUN? Guess who this stunner is

Think you know your favourite Bollywood stars well? Test your filmi gyaan here! A Padma Shri awardee, this actress has proven herself in the movie industry. And she has also proved that being......

Pitbull, Chris Brown, Padma: A day out in Hollywood

Get your lowdown on what's going on in the world of Hollywood, right here!Singer Armando Perez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, performs at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run......

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......

'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......

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......

FIRST LOOK: Dravid receives Padma Bhushan; Congratulate him!

India's batting great Rahul Dravid was conferred the  Padma Bhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday.The former India captain......

Sushil disappointed to miss out on Padma Bhushan

Wrestler Sushil Kumar, the only Indian sportsperson to win back-to-back individual Olympic medals, is disappointed to miss out on the Padma Bhushan award though his name had been recommended. -......

'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......
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Damodar Biswal
Q. The EC has directed that Padma awardee candidates contesting election, can not use the prestigious recognition as a prefix to their names. Why?
Damodar Biswal:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-ec-has-directed-that-padma-awardee-candidates-contesting/27295456/answers/

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Q. Can you name films of your favorite heroines?
Lime Cordial:  A. so that they dont get an undue advantage more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/can-you-name-films-of-your-favorite-heroines/27282533/answers/27295485

RachanaTereDilSe
Q. Vidya Balan and Cricketer Yuvraj singh gets Padma Shri Awards- Your take please !!
RachanaTereDilSe:  A. Johnny mera naam padma khanna more

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RachanaTereDilSe
Q. Well-known actor Kamal Haasan got Padma Bhushan !! Too little and too late is it not !!
RachanaTereDilSe:  A. they got something more that what they deserve....! more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/well-known-actor-kamal-haasan-got-padma-bhushan--too-little-/27028632/answers/27028665

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When Nehru was caricatured by RK Laxman

( Dr. Shashi Tharoor, MP from Thiruvananthapuram and the Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, is the author of 14 books,... ...

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Get set for Akkieneni Jaitra Yatra

To tell people about the valuable contributions made by veteran Telugu actor late Akkineni Nageswara Rao to the film industry, the Vizag Film... ...

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Chatwal, another NRI caught on the wrong side in US

WASHINGTON, DC: Maybe it goes back to his days as a pilot, purportedly for the Indian Navy, that turned into a tireless high-flyer. For more than a... ...

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Brahmanandam

Chennai:Telugucomedian Brahmanandam, who recently completed three decades in the industry, says he will continue to entertain audiences till the... ...

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When a farmer drew a crowd of admirers

"It seems this felicitation programme is for some big man. That is why there are so many cars and so many people here," said the security guard at... ...

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