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Sri Lanka vote in line with our stand: PM


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said India's support to the US resolution at the UN against alleged Sri Lankan war crimes was in line ... Read more...

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Need new estimates of poverty: PM


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After the government faced flak over the Planning Commission's latest poverty estimates, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said a government panel would devise new ... Read more...

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PM hopes for consensus on Lokpal bill


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday hoped that political parties will reach a consensus at Friday's all-party meeting on the Lokpal bill."I have called a ... Read more...

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Maharashtra gets lion’s share of Padma awards 2012


January 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) As many as 23 eminent personalities, spanning a wide spectrum from Bollywood to theatre to social work to medicine, from Maharashtra figure in the national ... Read more...

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19 women among Padma award winners


January 25th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Nineteen women, including veteran actor Shabana Azmi and director Mira Nair, have won this year's Padma awards announced Wednesday.Azmi, Nair and educationist Vidya Dehejia are ... Read more...

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No Bharat Ratna, just six Padma Shris for sportspersons


January 25th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Contrary to expectations, no Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan or Padma Bhushan was awarded to Indian sportspersons and all they had to be content with ... Read more...

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First woman press photographer among 32 Padma women awardees


January 25th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Two years before she turns 100, Homai Vyarawalla, India's first woman photo-journalist, was Tuesday named among the 32 women for the civilian Padma awards in the fields ... Read more...

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Brajesh Mishra, Azim Premji, Montek in list of 128 Padma awardees (Intro Roundup)


January 25th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former national security advisor Brajesh Mishra, Wipro chief Azim Premji, Planning Commission head Montek Singh Ahluwalia, culture czarina Kapila Vatsyayan and nonagenarian photographer Homai Vyarawalla head ... Read more...

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PMO fails to give information under RTI


September 8th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has failed to provide information on correspondence with the President's secretariat, related to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's objections to the list ... Read more...

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RTI activist told not to reveal information on Padma awards


April 8th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The home ministry has asked a Right to Information (RTI)activist not to share information about the prestigious Padma awards with the media even when there is no ... Read more...

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Not happy about controversy: Sant Chatwal


April 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) New York-based hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal, recipient of the nation's third highest civilian honour, said he is not happy about the controversy surrounding his getting the ... Read more...

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Unwell Kareena accompanies Saif to Padma awards ceremony


April 7th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) An unwell Kareena Kapoor overlooked her ill-health and accompanied actor beau Saif Ali Khan to the capital Wednesday for the Padma awards ceremony. According to industry ... Read more...

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Yet to decide on using air power against Maoists: PM


April 7th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government reviewed from time to time various options to fight Maoists, including the use of air power. "I think, the ... Read more...

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Farmers should get Padma awards: M.S. Swaminathan


January 30th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) A few days after the Padma awards were announced, renowned agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan Saturday rued the absence of farmers in the list. He said cricketers, dancers and ... Read more...

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Congress brings various NRK groups under one umbrella


January 28th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Congress has formed the Overseas Indian Cultural Congress (OICC) as the first step in bringing the various non-resident Indians of the state under ... Read more...

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Government of India confers Padma awards as per guidelines says Home Ministry


January 27th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): On the wake of controversy over conferring Padma Bhushan award to Indian American Sant Singh Chatwal the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday clarified that no Padma award ... Read more...

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130 Padma awardees announced on R-Day eve


January 25th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The government Monday announced 130 Padma awards, including six Padma Vibhushans, the country's second highest civilian honour, for Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Apollo hospital chief Prathap ... Read more...

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Ramakrishnan, Zakaria, Chatwal amongst NRI Padma awardees


January 25th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Thirteen foreigners, non resident Indians (NRIs) and people of Indian origin (PIOs), including Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Indian American journalist Fareed Zakaria and New York-based hotelier Sant ... Read more...

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Controversy brews over Kerala list for Padma awards


October 14th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday fumbled for words when asked about the list Kerala had forwarded to the central government recommending names for the Padma awards. When asked how ... Read more...

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Mayawati reverses move to ban information disclosure


June 7th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) In the face of protest threats, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday partially reversed her move to deny certain disclosures under the Right to Information Act. The reversal followed ... Read more...

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Gill for redesigning Arjuna, Dronacharya statuettes


May 29th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Sports Minister M.S. Gill has set in motion the process to re-design the statuettes of the four sports awards, including the Arjuna Award and the ... Read more...

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Boxer Vijender slams cricketers for missing Padma Awards


April 17th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh criticised star cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh for skipping the prestigious Padma Awards. "Those who feel and ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Harbhajan criticised for skipping Padma awards


April 15th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and bowler Harbhajan Singh's absence from the Padma awards ceremony has sparked a controversy. Both Dhoni and Harbhajan, who were to receive ... Read more...

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Pakistan has to show visible results on 26/11 probe to hold talks with India: PM


March 31st, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that composite dialogue with Pakistan would only be possible if Islamabad shows visible results on the Mumbai terror attack ... Read more...

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Big B proud of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


March 31st, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Last year it was dhak dhak girl Madhuri Dixit-Nene who received the prestigious award Padma Shri from the President of India and now this time around its going to be Aishwarya ... Read more...

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Do we still have to plead for recognition, asks Sushil Kumar


January 26th, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Sushil Kumar is disappointed after being ignored for the prestigious Padma awards. "Last week an official from the Sports Ministry informed us that I ... Read more...

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Pratibha Patil to give Padma Awards Monday


May 4th, 2008 - 7:24 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday will give away the Padma Awards, 2008 to 135 people whose names were declared earlier this year. The list includes 13 Padma Vibhushan ... Read more...

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