Padma Awards

  • e Lounge: Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan recieve Padma Awards 2014 01-04-2014 01:00 PM

    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 01-04-2014 11:06 AM

    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 26-11-2013 06:58 AM

    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...
  • My sister deserves the Padma award having sung for 50 years: Lata 10-11-2013 08:32 PM

    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 09-11-2013 10:27 PM

    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 09-11-2013 07:50 PM

    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 09-11-2013 02:24 PM

    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 12-07-2013 09:56 PM

    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...
  • Snapshot: Dimple Kapadia receives Padma Bhushan on behalf of late Rajesh Khanna 21-04-2013 11:53 AM

    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 20-04-2013 05:46 PM

    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 05-04-2013 12:07 PM

    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 and...
  • President to felicitate Padma Award winners today 05-04-2013 11:15 AM

    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...
  • Bolly Buzz: 'Vishwaroopam' suffers loss of nearly Rs 25 crore 29-01-2013 05:29 PM

    The future of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' continues to be uncertain with the Madras High Court deferring the verdict on its release till Tuesday. ...
  • Veteran singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Awards 27-01-2013 09:12 AM

    In 1960, MG Ramachandran had also rejected the Padma Shri because it was written only in Devanagari script. ...
  • Singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Bhushan 26-01-2013 04:07 PM

    The 74-year-old veteran refused to accept the award saying artistes from South India have long been neglected for the country's top-most civilian honour. ...
  • Padma Awards: List of awardees 25-01-2013 09:50 PM

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  • Rajesh Khanna's name recommended for Padma award 09-11-2012 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna, who was not considered for Padma awards during his lifetime, could get one posthumously. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is understood to have recommended Khanna's name for Padma Vibhushan under the arts category to the Home Ministry. Names of filmmaker Ramesh Sippy and...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai's blog: State of the Republic

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    On Republic Day eve, the five top news headlines perhaps reflected the state of the nation. The first was the tragic story of the Malegaon...

  • I'm very happy, says Kajol after Padma Shri 26-01-2011 01:39 AM

    Mumbai: She has been honoured with Padma Shri now and Bollywood actress Kajol, who is among this year's recipients of the India's fourth highest civilian award, is on top of the world. "It's an honour and a pleasure when you are selected for the Padma Shri and I thank all...
  • Kajol and Tabu conferred with Padma Shri 25-01-2011 10:31 PM

    Take a look at the names of the people conferred with the Padma awards this year. ...
  • 128 people conferred with Padma awards 25-01-2011 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: A list of 128 names-13 Padma Vibhushans, 31 Padma Bhushans and 84 Padma Shri awards, was announced on Tuesday. There are 31 women in the list. Former national security advisor Brajesh Mishra and Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia were amongst the 13 people awarded the Padma...
  • Chatwal, Sehgal, Saif bag Padma awards 08-04-2010 12:30 AM

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