Singer S. Janaki refuses to accept Padma Bhushan

Expressing dissatisfaction over the number of people from South India figuring in the Padma awards list for 2013, southern playback singer Sreeramamurthy Janaki Friday refused to accept Padma Bhushan award announced for her on the eve of 64th Republic Day.

Award has come late: Bapu`s brother

Sattiraju Shankaranarayana, sibling of veteran Telugu director Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu, is happy his elder brother has been chosen for the Padma Shri honour but says it has come very late.

Nana Patekar, Ramesh Sippy and Sudha Malhotra awarded Padma Shri

Intense actor Nana Patekar, ‘Sholay’ director Ramesh Sippy and playback singer par-excellence Sudha Malhotra have all been awarded the Padma Shri on the eve of the 64th Republic Day parade.

Akshay Kumar hails Padma for Rajesh Khanna

Actor Akshay Kumar is delighted that his father-in-law, the late actor Rajesh Khanna, has been posthumously honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India`s third highest civilian honour.

Comedy`s famous sardar, Jaspal Bhatti gets Padma Bhushan

Jaspal Bhatti, the genial sardar who not just brought on a smile but also provoked introspection with his biting wit and satire, has been posthumously named Padma Bhushan honour on the eve of 64th Republic Day.

Veteran southern producer D. Rama Naidu gets Padma Bhushan

Veteran southern producer D. Rama Naidu, known for making films like `Papa Kosam` and `Prem Nagar`, has been named for the Padma Bhushan award on the eve of the 64th Republic Day.

President confers Padma awards

Yesteryear actor Waheeda Rahman, singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, music composer Khayyam, former diplomat Brajesh Mishra and pioneer of the test tube baby in India Indira Hinduja were among a host of distinguished people conferred with the coveted Padma awards in New Delhi on Thursday evening.

Top Naxal commander’s wife held in Odisha

The wife of top Naxal commander Ramakrishna has been arrested in Odisha.

Resul, Warrier not recommended by Ker govt for Padma awards

Names of Oscar winner Resul Pookutty, and eminent Ayurveda physician P K Warrier, who were
conferred the Padma Shri, had not been recommended to the
Centre by the state government for the honour.

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.