PADMA AWARDS

  • Padma awards must be stopped: Sharad Yadav April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: After alleging that Padma awards are given to "dishonest" people, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday stoked a fresh controversy by demanding that the practice be stopped as it "discriminates" against a vast majority of people. "It must be stopped. This (Padma awards) is only for a fistful of...
  • e Lounge: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi receive Padma Shri Award March 31, 2015

    Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and lyricist Prasoon Joshi were honoured with the country's prestigious Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with 'Jaaved Sahab' on Padma Awards January 31, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to Cyrus Broacha, Javed Akhtar's spokesperson 'Javed Chakhtar' talks about Padma Awards and Renowned screenwriter and Salman Khan's father Salim Khan has refused to accept the Padma Shri award. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha January 31, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on US President Barack Obama's India visit, Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 and Padma Awards 2015. ...
  • Padma awards announced: Amitabh Bachchan, LK Advani among other recipients January 26, 2015

    LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday were chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, as government gave a saffron touch honouring eminent people of various fields in 2015's list of Padma awardees. ...
  • This Padma Bhusan award is dedicated to my students: Satpal Singh January 25, 2015

    India's most decorated wrestling coach Satpal Singh was on Sunday ecstatic after he was named for Padma Bhusan award as he dedicated the award to "all his students" without whom it wouldn't have been possible for him to get country's third highest civilian award. "I am extremely happy and deeply honoured...
  • Padma Shri a pleasant surprise: PV Sindhu January 25, 2015

    Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu was happily surprised when she got to know that she will be conferred India's fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, and said the award will only motivate her to do better in the future. "It feels really good. I am really happy to get this...
  • Full list: Padma Awards 2015 January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, were announced on Sunday. The awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz art, social work, public affairs, science and...
  • Padma Bhushan for wrestling coach Satpal; Padma Shri for Sardar, Sindhu January 25, 2015

    Former Asian Games gold medal-winning wrestler Satpal, who also coached inspirational Sushil Kumar, was on Sunday named for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, while national hockey team captain Sardar Singh and two-time badminton World Championships bronze medallist PV Sinhdu were among the five sportspersons chosen for this year's Padma Shri...
  • Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award January 24, 2015

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have declined any Padma award for them reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Ramdev referred to media reports that the Government...
  • Ramdev declines Padma award, writes to Home Minister Rajnath Singh January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev has declined any Padma award for him reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, he referred to media reports that the Government was considering his name for Padma Vibushan, the second...
  • LK Advani should not be given Padma award along with Ramdev: KC Tyagi January 23, 2015

    The opposition meanwhile has said that LK Advani shouldn't be given the award along with Ramdev baba. "It is insulting to Advani if Ramdev is getting the award because many cases are running on Ramdev," said KC Tyagi. ...
  • LK Advani, Ramdev, Amitabh Bachchan likely to be honoured with Padma award: Sources January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani is likely to be on the list of people to be honoured with Padma awards this year. Yoga guru Ramdev, who campaigned excessively for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, is also likely to be awarded. Among the actors, sources...
  • Saina Nehwal's case rests on special consideration January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The possibility of conferring Padma Bhushan to ace shuttler Saina Nehwal continues to remain uncertain notwithstanding the Sports Ministry's nomination as the last date for receiving such applications by the Home Ministry was September 15 last year. However, President, Vice-President, Prime Minister or the Home Minister may recommend any...
  • Maharashtra government forms committee for 2015 Padma Awards July 23, 2014

    Thane: The Maharashtra government has constituted a 11member committee to scrutinise and recommend names from the state for Padma Awards 2015, according to a government resolution (GR). The committee, comprising ministers and bureaucrats, will be headed by Minister of Health Suresh Shetty, the GR issued early this month, stated. The members...
  • President gives away Padma awards to 56 personalities April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: 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 Singh, eminent writer Anita Desai and noted painter Sunil Das could not make it to the ceremony. Speaking after the ceremony, actor Paresh...
  • e Lounge: Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan recieve Padma Awards 2014 April 1, 2014

    The names of the recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards for the year 2014 were announced on Monday. The list featured some faces from the film world as well. Bollywood actors Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan were among the Padma Award 2014 winners. ...
  • Kamal Haasan pledges commitment to the country April 1, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil cinema star Kamal Haasan, who had last year threatened to leave India in the light of controversies surrounding his film 'Vishwaroopam,' today pledged his "commitment" to the country and expressed hope he would not leave it. Hours after arriving here after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan award in...
  • Allahabad HC reserves order on PIL challenging Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2013

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday reserved its order on a PIL challenging the award of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The petition filed by IPS official Amitabh Thakur and social activist Nutan Thakur contended that the award had no provisions or...
  • My sister deserves the Padma award having sung for 50 years: Lata November 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar has defended her recommendation of Padma awards to her sister Usha Mangeshkar. In her justification Lata said that she has recommended several people over the years several times. The veteran singer also said her sister deserves the award having sung for over 50 years now....
  • Politicians, celebrities flout norms, name relatives for Padma awards November 9, 2013

    An RTI query has revealed that Padma awards recommendations are not always done on the basis of merit with politicians and celebrities flouting norms to often pitch for their friends and relatives. The RTI revealed that Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan has recommended both his sons Ayaan and Amaan for...
  • Did not nominate only relatives for Padma awards, says Congress MP November 9, 2013

    Congress leader T Subbarami Reddy on Saturday rebuffed accusations of recommending only friends and relatives for the prestigious 2013 Padma awards. He stressed that the awards are based on merit and they recommend people, but there is a panel which will choose on merit and discard other recommendations. ...
  • VIPs nominated relatives, friends for Padma awards 2013: RTI query November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: There is a controversy brewing over the 2013 Padma awards. An RTI application filed reveals that VIPs nominated family members and colleagues in sheer disregard to conflict of interest. The RTI reveals that some recommended as many as 25 nominees for the Padma awards. Congress treasurer Motilal Vora,...
  • Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and legendary actor Pran passes away July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and legendary actor Pran passed away in Mumbai on Friday evening. Pran, who was 93 years old, received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to cinema in May this year. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, who had presented the Dadasaheb Phalke award to Pran,...
  • Snapshot: Dimple Kapadia receives Padma Bhushan on behalf of late Rajesh Khanna April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Dimple Kapadia recently received Padma Bhushan from President Pranab Mukherjee on behalf of her late husband Rajesh Khanna. ...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday conferred the Padma awards on several eminent personalities including industrialist Adi Godrej, Olympic medal winners Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar, actor Nana Patekar and designer Ritu Kumar. Professor Roddam Narasimha, a internationally renowned expert on fluid dynamics and famous painter Sayed Haider Raza...
  • Padma Awards: President Pranab honours awardees April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: At a glitzy ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday honoured the 108 Padma Award winners. This year's winners include DRDO chief Dr Vijay Saraswat, cricketer Rahul Dravid, Olympic medallist boxer Mary Kom, actress Sharmila Tagore and Sridevi. Actor Rajesh Khanna...
  • President to felicitate Padma Award winners today April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will on Friday felicitate the Padma Award winners at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The 108 personalities, who were selected from different fields, include DRDO chief Dr Vijay Saraswat, cricketer Rahul Dravid, Olympic medallist boxer Mary Kom, actress Sharmila Tagore amongst others. Here is the list of...