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.
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.
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.
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.