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Will recognise those who miss out India`s top awards: Mamata Banerjee

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:14

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government will continue to recognise the contributions of artistes, literati and sportspersons from the state who are often sidelined for coveted honours like the Padma Shri or Padma Bhushan.

Innovation is born out of cultural excellence: Kalam

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 23:27

Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday said innovation comes from cultural excellence and when an individual or a nation contrives to fulfil the dream with calculated risks.

Leander Paes moves court, seeks daughter`s permanent custody from Rhea Pillai

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 10:16

Indian tennis legend, Leander Paes on Saturday filed a petition at the Bandra family court seeking permanent custody of his eight-year-old daughter. The 40-year-old Olympic medallist alleged his live-in partner Rhea Pillai, that she may cause harm to their eight-year-old daughter and forcibly take her out of the country.

President confers Padma awards to 56 distinguished personalities

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 16:09

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.

Happy Birthday, Sachin Tendulkar: Indian sports need your active participation

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 09:24

The older the wine the better it gets` the quote best suited for batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who will be celebrating his 41st birthday on 24th April 2014. He has retired from international cricket and there is hardly anything left which this veteran hadn`t achieved in his illustrious career.

HDFC chairman, Deepak Parekh becomes special advisor to Sunil Gavaskar for IPL

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 18:04

HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh will be a special advisor to Sunil Gavaskar, interim president of the Indian cricket board, during the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the board said in a statement Friday.

Panel to consider conferring Padma Vibhushan on Justice Verma

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 21:40

Left red faced after late Chief Justice of India J S Verma`s family refused to accept Padma Bhushan conferred on him, Padma award committee will soon look into the possibility of honouring him with Padma Vibushan.

Bharat Ratna for Tenzing if BJP voted to power, says Ahluwalia

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 13:39

In an attempt to connect with the local populace, BJP vice president and nominee for the Darjeeling parliamentary seat SS Ahluwalia has said mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa deserves Bharat Ratna and the BJP will look into the matter if voted to power.

Author, journalist Khushwant Singh dies at 99, quiet cremation ceremony in Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 09:54

The man who set the benchmark for English writing in India, Khushwant Singh passed away today at the age of 99.

`Glad my name came up`, Kamal Hassan on Padma Bhushan

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 13:13

The eminent actor- filmmaker Kamal Haasan has been short listed to be honoured with the third highest civilian award- Padma Bhushan. Hassan, who`s has worked in the film industry for almost five decades, had received Padma Shri in 1990.

Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 09:34

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.

Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu gets Padma Bhushan

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 08:33

Vairamuthu Ramaswamy, who has penned over 2,000 Tamil songs, was named for the Padma Bhushan award on the eve of the 65th Republic Day.