Google Doodle celebrates RK Narayan's 108th birth anniversary
Google Doodle celebrates RK Narayan's 108th birth anniversary

Google on Friday dedicated a doodle to famous Indian writer RK Narayan, marking his 108th birthday.

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.

Will recognise those who miss out India`s top awards: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government will continue to recognise the contributions of artistes, literati and sportspersons from the state who are often sidelined for coveted honours like the Padma Shri or Padma Bhushan.

Innovation is born out of cultural excellence: Kalam

Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday said innovation comes from cultural excellence and when an individual or a nation contrives to fulfil the dream with calculated risks.

Leander Paes moves court, seeks daughter`s permanent custody from Rhea Pillai

Indian tennis legend, Leander Paes on Saturday filed a petition at the Bandra family court seeking permanent custody of his eight-year-old daughter. The 40-year-old Olympic medallist alleged his live-in partner Rhea Pillai, that she may cause harm to their eight-year-old daughter and forcibly take her out of the country.

Paes conferred Padma Bhushan

Ace tennis player Leander Paes was conferred India`s third highest civilian honour - the Padma Bhushan - by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here Saturday.

President confers Padma awards to 56 distinguished personalities

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday presented Padma awards to 56 distinguished personalities including actor Paresh Rawal, ace tennis player Leander Paes and author Ruskin Bond.

Happy Birthday, Sachin Tendulkar: Indian sports need your active participation

The older the wine the better it gets` the quote best suited for batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who will be celebrating his 41st birthday on 24th April 2014. He has retired from international cricket and there is hardly anything left which this veteran hadn`t achieved in his illustrious career.

HDFC chairman, Deepak Parekh becomes special advisor to Sunil Gavaskar for IPL

HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh will be a special advisor to Sunil Gavaskar, interim president of the Indian cricket board, during the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the board said in a statement Friday.

Panel to consider conferring Padma Vibhushan on Justice Verma

Left red faced after late Chief Justice of India J S Verma`s family refused to accept Padma Bhushan conferred on him, Padma award committee will soon look into the possibility of honouring him with Padma Vibushan.

Bharat Ratna for Tenzing if BJP voted to power, says Ahluwalia

In an attempt to connect with the local populace, BJP vice president and nominee for the Darjeeling parliamentary seat SS Ahluwalia has said mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa deserves Bharat Ratna and the BJP will look into the matter if voted to power.

Author, journalist Khushwant Singh dies at 99, quiet cremation ceremony in Delhi

The man who set the benchmark for English writing in India, Khushwant Singh passed away today at the age of 99.

Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri

Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were on Saturday selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan awards while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among the seven sportspersons chosen for this year`s Padma Shri award.

Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu gets Padma Bhushan

Vairamuthu Ramaswamy, who has penned over 2,000 Tamil songs, was named for the Padma Bhushan award on the eve of the 65th Republic Day.

Mashelkar, BKS Iyengar get Padma Vibhushan

Scientist RA Mashelkar, Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar were chosen for Padma Vibhushan, while actor Kamala Haasan, author Ruskin Bond and late former Chief Justice JS Verma were selected for Padma Bhushan.

Kamal Haasan gets Padma Bhushan

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, known for his work across all southern languages, was Saturday named for the Padma Bhushan award on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day.

Art is marginalized by science, says Padma Bhushan dancer

Padma Bhushan Alarmel Valli, who is one of the leading Bharatnatyam dancers in India, stressed on the need to give arts and humanities equal importance in the country.

Gulzar appointed chancellor of Assam University

Lyricist-writer Gulzar has been appointed the new chancellor of Assam University.

Dravid receives Padma Bhushan

Batting great Rahul Dravid received India`s third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, from President Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan`s Darbar Hall on Friday.

President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma Awards 2013

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards to 109 personalities on Friday.