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First Muslim woman to enter civil services awarded Padma Shri

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:33

She broke the glass ceiling many a times, from being the first woman to enter any Class-I civil service to becoming the first IRS officer to be appointed a UPSC member and to being the only woman to have worked in the Central Narcotics Department.

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.

Odisha candidate barred from using Padma Shri as title

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 12:57

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 Tuesday.

Vidya receives Padma Shri

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 16:43

The unconventional beauty of Bollywood, `Vidya Balan` received one of the highest award of honorary in the country for her phenomenal achievement in the industry.

Padma Shri to Rodricks may legitimise homosexuality, says BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 00:57

A day after name of Goa-based fashion designer Wendell Rodricks was announced for Padma Shri Award, local BJP unit claimed that award may legitimise homosexuality, though it also congratulated him.

The hard times worth the journey: Wendell Rodricks on Padma Shri

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 12:14

Wendell Rodricks, who has been named for the Padma Shri, feels humbled with the felicitation and says that the hard work he has put in now seems worth the journey.

Padma Shri Boniface hopes to compete at 2016 Rio Paralympics

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 18:56

After being chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri award, wheelchair tennis star Boniface Prabhu on Sunday hoped to get clearance from the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) to compete in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Agriculture scientist happy with Padma Shri

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 13:10

Agricultural scientist Ajay Kumar Parida Sunday said he was "professionally and personally"

Siddhartha Mukherjee calls Padma Shri award `a great honour`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 13:09

Indian-born American physician, scientist and writer Siddhartha Mukherjee has described the Padma Shri awarded to him on the Republic Day as "a great honour".

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.

Grateful to Tamil film industry: Santosh Sivan

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 07:48

Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Shivan, who was conferred with the Padma Shri Saturday, said he felt good to have been chosen for the award and was grateful to the Tamil film industry for it.

Filmmaker Santosh Sivan gets Padma Shri

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 07:46

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.