First Muslim woman to enter civil services awarded Padma Shri

She broke the glass ceiling many a times, from being the first woman to enter any Class-I civil service to becoming the first IRS officer to be appointed a UPSC member and to being the only woman to have worked in the Central Narcotics Department.

President confers Padma awards

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Padma awards on several eminent personalities including industrialist Adi Godrej, Olympic medal winners Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar, actor Nana Patekar and designer Ritu Kumar.

Plea in court for guidelines on Padma awards

An activist moved the Allahabad High Court seeking formation of a national selection committee to frame guidelines for the country`s highest civilian awards.

No north-south bias in Padma awards: Narayanaswamy

Government on Sunday rejected noted playback singer S Janaki`s claim that artistes from south were generally neglected in Padma awards.

UP ignored in Padma awards, says Ram Gopal Yadav

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav Saturday alleged that UP had been repeatedly ignored while deciding on the recipients of Padma awards.

Jaya hits out at Centre for not honouring veteran

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said, a day would come when she will have a stronger say in such matters, hinting at her role in national politics.

Dharmendra, Shabana conferred Padma awards

Leading media personalities, film stars, industrialists, retired civil servants and educationists were conferred the prestigious Padma awards here Wednesday.

President confers Padma awards

Late cartoonist Mario Miranda,
actors Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi, top mathematician M S
Raghunathan, former Chief Vigilance Commissioner N Vittal and
industry leader B Muthuraman were among those conferred the
Padma awards.

Padma awards late for Priyadarsan, Mira, Shabana, Dharmendra?

For most of their friends in the film industry, the Padma Shri for the prolific director Priyadarsan and the Padma Bhushan for illustrious actress Shabana Azmi, veteran actor Dharmendra and acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair have come a little late. But they are happy and content.

Awards galore for family, Shabana delighted

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi is delighted to see her family on an award-winning spree. While she has been conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan, her step-children Zoya and Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ is sweeping award functions.

Padma Bhushan great, but late for dad: Ahana Deol

Ahana Deol is delighted with the news that her father has been named to receive the prestigious Padma Bhushan this year.

Padma award has come at the right time: Priyadarsan

Acclaimed film director Priyadarsan Wednesday said he was elated on hearing that he has been awarded Padma Shri, and added that the honour has "come at the right time".

Shashi Kapoor, Montek Singh conferred Padma awards

India`s first woman photographer
Homai Vyarawalla, yesteryear
actor Shashi Kapoor and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia
were among those who were conferred the Padma awards on Friday.

President confers Padma awards

President Pratibha Patil gave away the Padma awards at a function attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Padma awards: Deshmukh govt recommended Keshub Mahindra`s name

The Congress-NCP government in
Maharashtra had recommended the name of industrialist Keshub
Mahindra for Padma awards in 2002 despite his being an accused
in the Bhopal gas leak case.

`Disclose communication between Prez, PM on Padma`

The correspondence exchanged
between the PM and the President on Padma Awards should be made public, the CIC has
held rejecting the PMO`s claim that such information cannot be
given because of Constitutional provisions.

Govt won`t share names of those denied Padma Awards

Information of about those denied
Padma Awards should not be shared with the media, the Home
Ministry told an RTI applicant.

President Pratibha Patil confers Padma awards

Nobel laureate of Indian origin
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, noted theatre personality Ebrahim
Alkazi were on Wednesday conferred Padma Vibhushan, the second
highest civilian award by President Pratibha Patil here today.

Padma awards shouldn`t be given to those with taint: Cong

Against the backdrop of US-based
hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal getting a Padma Bhushan, Congress on Tuesday said these awards should be given to people who enhance its prestige and not to those with a "taint".

17 doctors get Padma awards

Seventeen doctors, including Ramakant Panda who performed heart surgery on PM Manmohan Singh last year, and Apollo Hospitals` founder Prathap C Reddy were Monday named for different categories of the Padma awards.