Padma Shri

  • Dilip Tirkey barred from using Padma Shri during campaigns 08-04-2014 12:31 PM

    Dilip Tirkey, a former member of the Indian hockey team who is contesting from Sundergarh Lok Sabha constituency on a Biju Janata Dal ticket, has been barred from using the Padma Shri award as a title in his campaign, an official said on Tuesday. The district election officer at Sundergarh,...
  • Olympian archer Limba Ram duped of Rs 5 lakh, his Padma Shri certificate by student 27-03-2014 09:01 PM

    Olympian archer Limba Ram wasallegedly duped of Rs 5 lakh by his student who also took awayhis Padma Shri certificate in the name of opening an archeryacademy in Hanumangarh. Limba, who is now sports officer in Dungarpur district,lodged an FIR against the accused Praveen Sharma with JyotiNagar police station in...
  • Winning Oscars is not too far away, says Vidya Balan 05-03-2014 01:28 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan said here today that she hopes to win an Oscar award. "I have never thought of winning an Oscar. Rather I never thought I would get the Padma Shri. I think God has been kind to me. I think getting Oscar award is not too far...
  • With Padma Shri, I'm empowered to expand my voice: Santosh Sivan 29-01-2014 05:40 PM

    Mumbai: Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan is delighted by the government's decision to honour him with a Padma Shri, since the recommendation for the honour came from within the film industry. "I understand that it was Graftii, former students of the Pune Film Institute Of India, who recommended my name for the...
  • Grateful to Tamil film industry: Santosh Sivan 27-01-2014 11:55 AM

    Chennai: Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Shivan, who was conferred with the Padma Shri on Saturday, said he felt good to have been chosen for the award and was grateful to the Tamil film industry for it. "It feels good to have been chosen for the award. I'm grateful to the Tamil film...
  • SC ruling on section 377 ruling hollow, shallow: Vikram Seth 27-01-2014 12:30 AM

    Slamming the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Indian Penal Code's (IPC)section 377, criminalising gay sex, celebrated author Vikram Seth on Sunday said the judgement was "ethically hollow and intellectually shallow." "Just because a population is miniscule do you forgo their fundamental rights? Its ethically hollow and intellectually shallow," he said during...
  • Filmmaker Santosh Sivan gets Padma Shri 26-01-2014 10:11 AM

    Chennai: Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan, known for his work in films like 'Kaalapani', 'Iruvar' and 'Dil Se', was Saturday conferred the Padma Shri on the eve of the 65th Republic Day. The 49-year old Sivan got the award for his contribution to Indian cinema over the last two decades. Starting his...
  • Dedicate Padma Shri honour to my family: Vidya Balan 26-01-2014 07:22 AM

    New Delhi: Named for the Padma Shri Saturday, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan found herself "running out of words" to describe her "gratitude". The National award winning talent, who is "overwhelmed", has dedicated the fourth highest civilian award to her family. "I'm thrilled. I'm overjoyed. I'm overwhelmed. I'm honoured. I'm humbled.....!...
  • List of Padma Awardees for the year 2014 25-01-2014 10:54 PM

    Ahead of the 65th Republic Day, the government on Saturday announced the recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards for year 2014. Here is the list of awardees: Padma Vibhushan 1. Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra 2. Shri B.K.S. Iyengar, Others-Yoga, Maharashtra Padma Bhushan 1. Prof. Gulam Mohammed...
  • Actor Kamal Haasan, 25 others awarded Padma Bhushan for year 2014 25-01-2014 10:31 PM

    Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, known for his work across all southern languages, was on Saturday named for the Padma Bhushan award on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day. Haasan will get the award for his contribution to Indian cinema over the last five decades. The 59-year old, who has so...
  • Scientist R Mashelkar, yoga guru BKS Iyengar get Padma Vibushan 25-01-2014 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 65th Republic Day, the government on Saturday announced the recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards. Renowned scientist RA Mashelkar and Yoga guru Shri BKS Iyengar have been awarded the Padma Vibhusan. Late Justice JS Verma, who spearheaded landmark changes to India's anti-rape law has been...
  • Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri 25-01-2014 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were on Saturday selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan awards while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among the seven sportspersons chosen for this year's Padma Shri award. Squash player Dipika Pallikal, former Indian women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra, Sunil Dabas...
  • Odisha: Padma Shri awardee Italian dance teacher booked for beating up student 22-01-2014 01:50 PM

    An Italian dancer, who runs a school in Bhubaneswar, has been booked for beating up her student, a police official said on Wednesday. A case was registered against 55-year-old Ileana Citaristi on the basis of a complaint lodged by the student's father, Lingaraj police station chief Baidhar Baliarsingh told. The...
  • HC asks Telugu actors Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam to return Padma Shri 23-12-2013 11:13 PM

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday asked Telugu film actors Mohan Babu and Brahmanandam to return their 'Padma Shri' awards for violation of rules accompanying them. A bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyothy Sengupta and Justice P Sanjay Kumar, while hearing a petition filed by BJP leader N...
  • Environmentalist Sunita Narain injured in accident 21-10-2013 09:34 AM

    New Delhi: Environmentalist Sunita Narain suffered critical injuries Sunday after a speeding car hit her from behind while she was riding a bicycle here, police said. Narain, 52, the director of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and resident of South Delhi's Green Park area, was heading towards Lodhi Garden...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage, creativity and compassion 31-08-2013 04:03 PM

    A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram Sampath...
  • Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia: A story of grit, determination 27-08-2013 09:55 AM

    Jaipur: Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia fought against all odds and overcame his physical challenges to win the gold in javelin at the Athletics World Championships. Jhajharia was 8-year-old when he lost his one arm after being accidentally electrocuted. Later, he was mocked by other kids in the village, who called...
  • Mumbai: Actor Manoj Kumar admitted to hospital 22-07-2013 09:50 AM

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Manoj Kumar has been admitted to a suburban hospital following a pain in his gall bladder, sources said. The veteran actor has been under treatment at the Kokilaben Hospital in suburban Andheri for the past two days, sources said. The actor is doing fine and will be...
  • Boney Kapoor plays peacemaker, brings Sridevi and her sister Srilatha closer 25-04-2013 06:38 PM

    Mumbai: The legal and property disputes between Sridevi and her sister Srilatha are a thing of the past. Now they have established a comfort level with each other, thanks to Boney Kapoor's mediation. Things have improved so much that on Monday evening Srilatha and her husband threw a grand party...
  • Media baron Padma Shri Sivanthi Adithan cremated 21-04-2013 11:04 AM

    Chennai: Media baron and sports administrator B Sivanthi Adithan, who passed away after a brief illness, was on Saturday cremated in Chennai with scores of leaders and artistes paying their homage. The body of 76-year-old Adithan, owner of popular Tamil daily 'Dina Thanthi', was taken in a procession from his...
  • 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...
  • Writer Laxman Mane facing rape charges surrenders 09-04-2013 10:29 AM

    Noted Marathi writer and Padma Shri awardee Laxman Mane, who had been absconding, has surrendered after being accused of sexually exploiting 6 women. 63-year-old Mane allegedly raped and molested the women employees at a charity home where he was the working president. ...
  • Padma Shri awardee Marathi author facing rape charges surrenders 08-04-2013 11:36 PM

    Satara: After being on the run for a fortnight, noted Marathi author and Padma Shri awardee Laxman Mane, booked in half a dozen separate rape cases, on Monday surrendered before the police here in western Maharashtra. Mane, who has rejected sexual assault charges levelled against him, went to Satara tehsil...
  • 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...
  • Jhulan Goswami awarded Padma Shri 25-01-2012 02:35 PM

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  • Legendary Bengali playwright Badal Sircar dies 14-05-2011 12:16 PM

    Kolkata: Legendary Bengali playwright Badal Sircar, who gave Indian theatre a new dimension with plays like 'Pagla Ghoda' and 'Ebang Indrajit', died at his north Kolkata residence on Friday evening. He was 86. Sircar, who was awarded a Padma Shri in 1972 and offered a Padma Bhushan in 2010, which...
  • Newsmaker: Padma Shri Usha Uthup 26-01-2011 11:03 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Padma Shri Usha Uthup on India @ 9. ...