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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National Award winning actor Kamal Hassan turns 56

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