Padma Shri: News

08 Apr 2023

Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon responds to trolls questioning her Padma Shri award

Actor Raveena Tandon was conferred with the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award, by President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday (April 5).

06 Apr 2023

MM Keeravani

SS Rajamouli reacts to MM Keeravani's Padma Shri win

MM Keeravani has made every Indian proud with the Academy Award win for RRR's Naatu Naatu. As the world grooves to the beats of this song, the maestro has been awarded the fourth highest civilian honor—Padma Shri—by President of India Droupadi Murmu.

06 Apr 2023

MM Keeravani

Tracing the music journey of Padma Shri MM Keeravani

After winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award, music composer MM Keeravani added another feather to his hat. He was awarded Padma Shri by President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday.

26 Jan 2023

Padma Vibhushan

MM Keeravani, Raveena Tandon react to Padma Shri win

On Wednesday (January 25), just ahead of the 74th Republic Day, the government of India announced the winners of this year's Padma Awards.

25 Jan 2023

Central Government

Padma Awards: ORS pioneer Mahalanabis, Mulayam Singh get Padma Vibhushan

The central government on Wednesday released a list of 106 Padma awards including six Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan, and 91 Padma Shri.

02 Sep 2022


Odisha: Padma Shri Kamala Pujari forced to dance in hospital

Padma Shri awardee Kamala Pujari (71), who was admitted to a hospital in Cuttack of Odisha for the treatment of a kidney ailment, was allegedly forced to dance by a social worker, Mamata Behera.

Gujarat riots: Meet Teesta Setalvad, the co-petitioner against PM Modi

Teesta Setalvad—a Mumbai-based journalist and activist is the secretary and founding trustee of the non-profit organization Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP)—which was founded after the 2002 Gujarat riots.

22 Mar 2022


Who is Swami Sivananda, the oldest Padma Shri recipient?

When Swami Sivananda, clad in a dhoti and kurta, walked barefoot down the hall to receive his Padma Shri award on Monday, he did something unusual.

26 Jan 2022

West Bengal

Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee refuses to accept Padma Bhushan

Former West Bengal Chief Minister and veteran leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday refused to accept the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.

25 Jan 2022

Bipin Rawat

Padma Awards 2022: CDS Bipin Rawat gets Padma Vibhushan

The central government on Tuesday announced Padma Awards a day ahead of the 73rd Republic Day.

18 Jul 2020


Will return Padma if claims about Sushant are false: Kangana

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has said that she would return her Padma Shri award if she fails to prove the claims that she has made about her former colleague Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

14 Apr 2020

Greater Noida

What's it like to live in coronavirus hotspot? Residents reveal

Caught in a war with a microorganism, capable of wiping out countries, the Centre is taking extreme steps, like announcing a nationwide lockdown.

02 Apr 2020


Former Hazoori Ragi of Golden Temple dies, was coronavirus positive

In a sorrowful development, Giani Nirmal Singh, the former Hazroori Ragi of Golden Temple, passed away on Thursday morning, a day after testing positive for coronavirus.

05 Mar 2020


India's five most influential and successful women in finance

The world of finance used to be seen as an industry only for men for the longest time. However, that has changed in the last few years.

13 Feb 2020


#NewsBytesExclusive: Manu Bhaker hopeful of medal in Tokyo Olympics

Indian shooting sensation Manu Bhaker made headlines at the 2019 IISF World Cup when she clinched India's first gold medal in Women's 10m Air Pistol.

26 Jan 2020

Padma Bhushan

11 business personalities who won Padma awards this year

The Indian government on Saturday announced the names of this year's recipients of the Padma awards.

26 Jan 2020


Who are the two Brazilian women honored with Padma Shri?

On the eve of the 71st Republic Day (January 25, 2020), the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, announced the list of personalities conferred with the Padma Awards this year.

26 Jan 2020

Karan Johar

Who all won Padma Shri from film industry?

The Padma Awards 2020 were announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, on Saturday, January 25.

03 Nov 2019


#CareerBytes: Five famous Chartered Accountants in India to know about

In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses.

17 Sep 2019


Padma Shri music composer Vanraj Bhatia says he is penniless

Veteran music composer Vanraj Bhatia, known for films like 36 Chowringhee Lane, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Manthan, Junoon, is facing a hard time these days.

04 Aug 2019


Five Chartered Accountants in India who became successful CEOs

In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after career options. The three-level CA program is offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

12 Jul 2019


Five famous and successful alumni of IIM-Ahmedabad to know about

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education.

11 Jul 2019


Five doctors turned entrepreneurs in India to know about

Becoming a doctor is the dream of many youngsters and it is one of the most sought-after professions in the country.

06 Jul 2019


Five famous alumni of IIT Kanpur you should know about

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes that are recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

13 Jun 2019


Indian women Chartered Accountants who are ruling the business world

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in India.

10 Jun 2019

Padma Bhushan

Noted actor Girish Karnad passes away at 81, tributes follow

On Monday, noted actor and accomplished playwright Girish Karnad passed away. He was 81.

01 Jun 2019


Proud to follow on Sushma Swaraj's footsteps: Foreign Minister Jaishankar

Newly-appointed External Affairs Minister, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in his first tweet after taking charge, said that he was "proud to follow on the footsteps" of senior BJP leader and his predecessor Sushma Swaraj.

29 May 2019


Naveen Patnaik takes oath as Odisha CM for fifth time

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) head Naveen Patnaik took oath as Chief Minister of Odisha on Wednesday. This is the fifth time the 72-year-old was sworn-in as the CM of the coastal state.

18 May 2019


Five doctors who have changed the face of Indian healthcare

Becoming a doctor is the dream of many students and it is one of the most sought-after professions in the country too.

15 May 2019


Why did Saif Ali Khan want to return Padma Shri?

Bollywood chhote nawab, actor Saif Ali Khan recently appeared on the chat show, Pinch, hosted by Arbaaz Khan, where he, like every other guest, was given a glimpse of some mean tweets addressed to him.

05 May 2019


#CareerBytes: 5 famous Chartered Accountants in India to know about

In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses.

25 Mar 2019


Paralympian Deepa Malik joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections

Noted Paralympian and Padma Shri recipient, Deepa Malik, joined the BJP in the presence of senior party leaders in Delhi on Monday.

22 Mar 2019


Ahead of national elections, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who was part of India's World Cup-winning squad, joined BJP on Friday in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

26 Feb 2019

Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity sculptor contributed in War Memorial's design

The National War Memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday in New Delhi.

24 Feb 2019

West Bengal

Former-IPS officer commits suicide, blames Mamata Banerjee in suicide note

A retired IPS officer Gaurav Dutt committed suicide earlier this week and blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in his note.

10 Feb 2019


#NewsBytesExclusive: Wrestler Bajrang Punia on Padma Shri, success, and more!

Bajrang Punia, one of the country's finest freestyle wrestlers, has won many medals in international events, including Commonwealth and Asian Games golds and a World Championship silver among others.

03 Feb 2019


Ariban Syam Sharma to return Padma Shri to protest Citizenship-Bill

On Sunday, veteran Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma announced that he would like to return his Padma Shri award to protest against the Central government's Citizenship Bill.

26 Jan 2019


Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, refused the Padma Shri award, announced on Friday, saying the timing isn't right.

19 Jan 2019

Engineering Colleges

AICTE to stop setting up new engineering colleges from 2020

In an unprecedented move that could impact many engineering aspirants, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided not to permit registration of new engineering colleges from the academic year 2020-2021.

02 Jan 2019

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar Sir passes away at 87

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar, has died aged 87.