Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Prince Karim Aga Khan were among the eminent personalities awarded the Padma Vibhushan, country's second highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Wednesday.
Amidst uproar over an interview of a December 16 gang-rape convict, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India on Tuesday evening issued a notice to all television channels asking them not to broadcast the Nirbhaya documentary, official sources said.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday urged aspiring Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers to be 'proactive, innovative and responsive' while dealing with the new challenges that have emerged due to the expansion and transformation of India in recent times.
US President Barack Obama has greeted President Pranab Mukherjee ahead of Republic Day, appreciating India`s rich and diverse cultural heritage and promising to advance the relationship between the two countries.
According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), some of the central government offices will be closed at 2 pm on Wednesday, in connection with the arrangements for the nation-wide launch of Swachh Bharat campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.
Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were on Friday presented by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here in a ceremony which was severely short on star power.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Sushma Swaraj reached Gujarat Bhavan on Monday to meet Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi before his swearing-in as the 15th prime minister of India.