US ignored India for 22 yrs: Chatwal

The US had ignored India for over
two decades, but a new chapter in bilateral ties opened in
2000 when then President Bill Clinton visited the country, NRI
hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal said today.

`US ignored India for 22 yrs; Clinton visit changed all`

The United States had "ignored"
India for over two decades, but a new chapter in bilateral
ties opened in 2000 when then President Bill Clinton visited
the country, NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal said on Wednesday.

Govt won`t share names of those denied Padma Awards

Information of about those denied
Padma Awards should not be shared with the media, the Home
Ministry told an RTI applicant.

2 Ministers, a US Congmen recommended Chatwal for Padma

Two Union Ministers and a
prominent US Congressman recommended the name of controversial
NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal for the prestigious Padma
awards, the Government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Chatwal refutes report of Obama turning down his fund offer

Facing criticism after being
awarded the Padma Bhushan, NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal
today said he has been "pained" and "personally hurt" by the
"malicious campaign" against him in India.

Padma issue: Chatwal says he worked on behalf of PM in US

In midst of a controversy over
Padma Bhushan awarded to him, NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal has said he had worked on behalf of Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh in US and listed the Indo-US nuclear deal among his ahievements.

Padma award to Chatwal after due diligence: Govt

With controversy erupting over Padma Bhushan for NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal, Government stepped in to clear the air saying "due diligence" was done
before selection.

Padma awards shouldn`t be given to those with taint: Cong

Against the backdrop of US-based
hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal getting a Padma Bhushan, Congress on Tuesday said these awards should be given to people who enhance its prestige and not to those with a "taint".