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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......

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,......

'Kamal Hassan is for real!'

'As an actor he was surrounded in stardom, but as a politician he is humble.' IMAGE: Movie star Kamal Hassan, founder of the Makkal Needhi Maiam political party in Tamil Nadu. Photograph: Kamal......

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......

How F C Kohli and TCS conquered the world

Shivanand Kanavi salutes the visionary IT leader F C Kohli who passed into the ages recently. IMAGE: Faqir Chand Kohli. All photographs: Kind courtesy Shivanand Kanavi   Part 1: The......

MDH Dadaji drove tonga before founding Rs 1500 cr spice empire

School dropout Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, famously known as 'MDH Dadaji' for repeated appearance in his spice brand's television ads, started his spices business journey in a nondescript shack in......

FC Kohli, father of India's technology revolution, passes away

Father of the Indian software industry and the first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, Faqir Chand Kohli, passed away on Thursday. He was 96 years old. In 2002 Kohli was awarded the Padma Bhushan......

Eminent economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia passes away

Her research was focused on urban development, macro-economic reforms, industrial development, and social sector development issues in India. Eminent economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia, a recipient......

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,......

Bengalis feel we have lost a family member

'He always seemed one of us, part of the great aspiring middle class -- his values, his simplicity, even the intellectual snobbery which he could barely hide,' observes Mousumi Sengupta.......

'I feel I have lost a part of me'

IMAGE: Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore in Apur Sansar. "I don't know of anyone as erudite as Soumitra," Sharmila Tagore's voice trembles with emotion as she talks about her first co-star,......

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......

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......

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,......

'This is the right time to give the Bharat Ratna to him'

'Nobody has Dhoni's record of championship in three formats.' 'Every cricketer, every Indian, will agree to that.' IMAGE: Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrives at Chennai......

Have a day as wonderful as your smooth forehand: Yuvraj wishes Paes on his 47th b'day

IMAGE: Indian tennis great Leander Paes.Photograph: Leander Paes/Instagram Leander Paes has been an epitome of success when it came to doubles and mixed doubles. As the tennis great ringed in his......
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