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NCW seeks action against Visva Bharati VC

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 17:15

The National Commission for Women on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opposing the selection of Visva Bharati university Vice-Chancellor Sushanta Datta Gupta for the prestigious Padmashree award saying he was accused of sexually harassing a lady professor.

Meghalaya bids adieu to oldest woman

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 20:36

The mortal remains of Meghalaya`s oldest woman and first Padmashree awardee, 103 year-old Silverine Swer was on Monday laid to rest in full honour according to Christian rituals here where thousands had turned up for her final rites.

Meghalaya`s oldest voter and first Padmashree awardee dead

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 17:59

Meghalaya`s oldest voter and first Padmashree awardee from the state, Silverine Swer, passed away at age of 103 at her residence in the city on Saturday after a brief illness, family sources said.

Rights activist demands Congress MLA`s arrest

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 00:53

Accusing Congress MLA from Khanpur Pranav Singh Champion of "behaving like a terrorist," Rights activist Padmashree Avdhash Kaushal demanded he be dismissed from the state Assembly and arrested.

HC issues notice to Uttarakhand govt over benefits to former CMs

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 19:56

Uttarakhand High Court issued notice to state government asking it to explain under what laws 7 former chief ministers were being provided free housing and other facilities like security and beacon light-fitted vehicles.

Auction of Mahatma Gandhi`s memorabilia in UK opposed

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 17:01

Concerned over no action being taken to preserve documents and other valuable belongings of Mahatma Gandhi, noted writer and Gandhian Giriraj Kishore has threatened to launch a protest preventing sale of such articles.

Gandhi auction: Padmashree writer threatens protest

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 13:46

Noted writer and Gandhian Giriraj Kishore has threatened to launch a protest preventing sale of such articles of historic importance, scheduled for later in May in London.

Auction: Gandhian upset over no response from PM

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 18:19

Noted Gandhian writer and Padmashree awardee Giriraj Kishore, who had written to PM seeking a stop to auction of soil and other stuff stained with Mahatma`s blood in UK, has expressed anguish over not getting any response.

Prabhat editor Khore gets Padmashree Jadhav Memorial Award

Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011, 21:21

Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan asked media "not to write only about corruption and scams but also report positive developments."

Great to be the chosen one, to be in the league: Narang

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 22:35

Gagan Narang was as pleased as punch after being bestowed with the Padma Shree award and said the honour will spur him to achieve greater deeds in the upcoming tournaments.

National Award winning actor Kamal Hassan turns 56

Last Updated: Sunday, November 07, 2010, 20:39

Kamal Hassan, who celebrated his 50th year in cinema last year, turned 56 today.