BCCI recommends MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli for Padma awards

At a time when Team India eam is struggling and trailing 2-1 in the five-match Test series against England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended the names of Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and out-of-form Virat Kohli for Padma Bhushan and Padmashree, respectively.

Aug 13, 2014, 11:06 AM IST

NCW seeks action against Visva Bharati VC

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.

Feb 07, 2014, 17:15 PM IST

Meghalaya bids adieu to oldest woman

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.

Feb 03, 2014, 20:36 PM IST

Meghalaya`s oldest voter and first Padmashree awardee dead

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.

Feb 01, 2014, 17:59 PM IST

Gandhi auction: Padmashree writer threatens protest

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.

May 05, 2013, 13:46 PM IST

Auction: Gandhian upset over no response from PM

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.

Apr 14, 2012, 18:19 PM IST

National Award winning actor Kamal Hassan turns 56

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

Nov 07, 2010, 20:39 PM IST