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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......

Former head of Mar Thoma Church Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom passes away

Former head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church and the longest-serving bishop in India Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom died of age-related ailments on Wednesday, a church spokesman said.  ......

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......

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......

Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubramaniam among Padma Vibhushan awardees

Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and late singer S P Balasubramaniam have been honoured with India's second-highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan this year, while former chief ministers......

Ratan Tata honoured for 'epitomising unity, peace'

Veteran industrialist Ratan Tata was conferred the title of "Global Visionary of Sustainable Business and Peace" by the Federation of Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce (FIICC) for epitomising......

Rajan's 'resignation' letter to RBI staff

"I am an academic and I have always made it clear that my ultimate home is in the realm of ideas," Rajan said in a letter to staff. Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, who has faced......

'Great danger India will waste its demographic dividend'

'... for two reasons: the poor quality of education, and the low rate of female participation in the labour force.' 'Unless something is done quickly to remedy these problems, India will just have......

Dhirubhai Ambani, Dilip Shanghvi chosen for Padma awards

Son of a school teacher in a remote village in Gujarat, late Dhirubhai Ambani lived in a one-room chawl in Mumbai with his wife and children and went on to establish the Reliance Group.......

Maggi noodles ad: Amitabh seeks dismissal of complaint

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday sought dismissal of a complaint against him by a consumer rights' activist for promoting Maggi noodles, banned in some states in the wake of detection of high......

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,......

Amitabh honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award

The year ended on a beautiful note for the Bachchans. Amitabh Bachchan was presented with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Indian cinema's highest honour, in a special ceremony in Delhi on December......

25 Moods Of Asha Bhosle

She sung a song for every mood, every situation.Sukanya Verma dives into Asha Bhosle's magnificent repertoire and pulls out gems on her 85th birthday. The difference between a good singer and a......

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai on Monday after a brief illness. She was 84. She passed away at her home in central Mumbai, family sources said. Born on......

'A great loss to the music industry'

The Tamil film industry mourns the passing of Carnatic legend M Balamuralikrishna. Renowned Carnatic vocalist and musician Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna passed away at his residence in Chennai......

Sachin Tendulkar voted 'Greatest Men's Test Batsman' of 21st century

IMAGE: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates a century. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters The legendary Sachin Tendulkar was voted as the greatest Test men's batsman of the 21st century by a panel of......

Anand on why chess players' careers are getting shortened

IMAGE: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand said physical fitness is a key factor in chess in recent years, thereby putting more pressure on the players. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty......

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......

Vijender to return Khel Ratna if farms laws not withdrawn

IMAGE: Olympic medallist boxer Vijender Singh joined the farmers' agitation at the Haryana-Delhi border on Sunday. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Olympic medallist boxer Vijender Singh,......

Wrestler Vinesh raises questions on Padma Awards

'It's almost like the deserving get left out each time. This has become a pattern.' IMAGE: In 2018, Sports Authority of India sent Vinesh Phogat’s nomination but she couldn't make the final......
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