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Centre asks states to find 'unsung heroes' for Padma awards

The Centre has asked all states to set up special search committees to find out talented people who could be nominated for Padma awards but so far have been left out of consideration despite their......

Dr KK Aggarwal, former IMA president, dies of Covid-19

Eminent cardiologist and Padma Shri awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, who gained more prominence with his informative videos about COVID-19 on social media, has succumbed to the deadly virus, according to......

Former J-K governor Jagmohan passes away

Former Union minister and Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan, whose tough measures as an administrator in various roles won him many admirers but also drew criticism from some quarters, passed......

Sitar maestro Pandit Debu Chaudhuri dies of Covid related complications

Sitar maestro Pandit Debu Chaudhuri died of Covid related complications at a Delhi hospital on Saturday, his son Prateek Chaudhuri said. He was 85. Prateek announced the death of his father,......

Soli Sorabjee, former attorney general, dies of Covid-19

Distinguished jurist and former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee, who appeared in several historic cases like Kesavananda Bharti and S R Bommai, passed away due to COVID-19 at a hospital in New Delhi......

Who is Prasanta Pattanaik, Padma Shri?

Had he not been a student, admirer and follower of Amartya Sen, TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan feels it might have been a Padma Bhushan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The year was 1971.......

Actor Vivekh dies following cardiac arrest, cremated with police honours

Popular Tamil actor Vivekh, who won the hearts of millions of people with his sharp wit and was noted for his social work and promoting the cause of environmental protection, died in Chennai on......

Phalke Award for Rajini is votes for Kamal?

The very timing of the Phalke Award on Rajini now, days ahead of Tamil Nadu voting in the assembly election, may have taken away the seriousness and credibility attaching to the Centre's decision,......

2020's 12 Lessons from Bollywood

Every year has its ups and downs. But pandemic-ridden 2020 was so hopeless and horrid, many would like to erase it altogether from the calendar if not memory. Bollywood couldn't escape its wrath......

The Legend is dead, his work lives on

IMAGE: Soumitra Chatterjee and Tushar Bandyopadhya in Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar, He was the actor who epitomised the best of world cinema, transcending the boundaries of country, state and......

'Legends never die'

Photograph: Kind courtesy Anupam Kher/Twitter Acting legend Soumitra Chatterjee passed into the ages on November 15. Film folk from all over India as well as politicians got together to pay......

A Supernova called Dingko

Indian boxing got the first glimpse of Dingko's talent at the 1989 sub-junior nationals in Ambala where he became a champion as a 10-year-old. From there began the journey of his development......

Former Asian Games champion Dingko Singh dies

IMAGE: Dingko Singh won the gold medal in bantemweight boxing at the 1998 Asian Games. Photograph: Boxing Federation of India/Twitter Asian Games gold medal-winning former boxer Dingko Singh, who......

What would you sacrifice for an Olympic medal?

 If I want to win a medal in Olympics, have to keep everything else aside: Bajrang Punia Photograph: Kind courtesy, Bajrang Punia/Instagram It doesn't get bigger than the Olympics for an......

Padma Shri for TT player Mouma Das, six other sportspersons

IMAGE: India's veteran TT player Mouma Das had won the Arjuna Award in 2013. Photograph: Jeremy Lee/Reuters Veteran table tennis player Mouma Das and the legendary PT Usha's coach Madhavan Nambiar......

Sporting legends we lost in 2020

The dreaded 2020 is finally coming to an end. If the global effect of the coronavirus pandemic wasn't bad enough, the sporting world also lost some of its favourite stars this year. From the......
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