Popstar Remo wants to defy kissing ban in Goa village

Goan popstar and Padma Shri awardee Remo Fernandes wanted "right-thinking" couples to kiss publicly on a pre-determined day in the Goa village which has banned kissing in public.

Parupalli ​Kashyap rises to World No.12
Parupalli ​Kashyap rises to World No.12

Boosted by the title win at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Sunday, Parupalli Kashyap rose three places to be ranked No.12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.

Harish Rawat congratulates Padma Shri awardees Valdiya, Prasoon Joshi

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday congratulated geological scientist KS Valdia and lyricist Prasoon Joshi on being conferred with the Padma Shri, saying they had done the state proud by bagging the honour.

Kota Srinivasa Rao felicitated on sets of Trivikram's film

Veteran Telugu actor Kota Srinivasa Rao, who was awarded the Padma Shri on the eve of Republic Day, was felicitated here Monday on the sets of a yet-untitled Telugu film by director Trivikram.

Padma Shri came as a pleasant surprise: Mithali Raj
Padma Shri came as a pleasant surprise: Mithali Raj

Surprised at being selected for the Padma Shri, Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj says she was not expecting the prestigious honour with some men's team superstars also in the race.

Salim Khan not to accept Padma Shri
Salim Khan not to accept Padma Shri

One of the most revered writers in Bollywood, Salim Khan of the famous Salim-Javed duo was recently named in the coveted list of Padma Shri awards this year. However, reports now suggest that the veteran screenplay writer has refused to accept it.

Honoured: Kota Srinivasa Rao on winning Padma Shri

 Veteran Telugu actor Kota Srinivasa Rao, who has over 500 films to his credit, is honoured on being awarded the coveted Padma Shri.

Two doctors get Padma Bhushan, 16 Padma Shri

Two members of the medical fraternity were Sunday named for the Padma Bhushan, while 16 were selected for the Padma Shri.

Space scientists feel honoured on getting Padma Shri

India's two space scientists who played an important role in the country's two inter-planetary missions Sunday said they felt deeply honoured and happy on being conferred with the Padma Shri.

Padma Bhushan for Satpal Singh, Padma Shri for Sardara Singh, Mithali Raj
Padma Bhushan for Satpal Singh, Padma Shri for Sardara Singh, Mithali Raj

 Satpal Singh, the former wrestler and coach of double Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar, was the lone person in the field of sports selected for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award while five other sportspersons were also named for Padma Shri.

Finally, Sports ministry to recommend Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan
Finally, Sports ministry to recommend Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan

Sports ministry on Monday decided to recommend the name of ace Indian shutter Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award.

Former ISRO chief VR Gowarikar dies in Pune

Senior scientist Vasant R Gowarikar, who was a former space agency chief and scientific advisor to the the prime minister in 1991-1993, passed away at a hospital here Friday following a brief illness. He was 82.

Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University
Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University

In recognition of his contribution to Indian football, former captain Baichung Bhutia has been conferred with a honourary degree in literature by the prestigious Jadavpur University.

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.

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.

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.

Odisha candidate barred from using Padma Shri as title

Dilip Tirkey, a former member of the Indian hockey team who is contesting from Sundergarh Lok Sabha constituency on a Biju Janata Dal ticket, has been barred from using the Padma Shri award as a title in his campaign, an official said Tuesday.

Vidya receives Padma Shri

The unconventional beauty of Bollywood, `Vidya Balan` received one of the highest award of honorary in the country for her phenomenal achievement in the industry.

Limba lodges FIR against his one-time student

Olympian archer Limba Ram was allegedly duped of Rs 5 lakh by his student who also took away his Padma Shri certificate in the name of opening an archery academy in Hanumangarh.