Padma Vibhushan: News

26 Jan 2023

Padma Shri

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.

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.

25 Jan 2021

Republic Day

Padma Awards, other honors, announced: Check list of awardees here

On the eve of India's 72nd Republic Day on Monday, the Union Home Ministry announced a list of honors to police officers, defense personnel, among others.

29 Dec 2020


Ilaiyaraaja refuses to visit Prasad Studios after legal spat

Despite the Madras High Court's order in the matter, music maestro Ilaiyaraaja skipped visiting the Prasad Studios in Saligramam on Monday to collect his belongings.

22 Dec 2020


Madras HC weighs in on Ilaiyaraaja vs Prasad Studios row

Amid the legal feud between legendary music composer Ilaiyaraaja and the owners of LV Prasad Studios, the Madras High Court has urged the parties to come up with a mutual solution.

03 Dec 2020

Farmers Protest

Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting

Representatives from Farmers groups protesting against the Centre's new farm laws on Thursday held talks with the government to address their concerns.

03 Dec 2020


"Betrayal of farmers" prompts Parkash Badal to return Padma Vibhushan

92-year-old Parkash Singh Badal, the patriarch of Shiromani Akali Dal, returned his Padma Vibhushan award on Thursday, to protest against the three farm laws which have sparked a massive agitation against the Centre.

26 Jan 2020

Padma Shri

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.

Newly discovered spider species named after Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar may have retired six years earlier, however, he is constantly in the spotlight for various reasons.

25 Sep 2019


Bachchan on Dadasaheb Phalke Award win: Deeply grateful and humbled

Amitabh Bachchan, who was "selected unanimously" for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, took to Twitter to express that he feels "deeply grateful and most humbled" for this honor.

12 Sep 2019


Boxer Mary Kom recommended for Padma Vibhushan: Details here

India's ace boxer MC Mary Kom became the first woman athlete to be recommended for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award.

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.

08 Jun 2019


Five top lawyers in India you should know about

Pursuing a career in the field of law has always been a popular choice in India.

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.

04 Dec 2018

Akshay Kumar

Was Akshay's '2.0' character Pakshi Rajan inspired by this man

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer 2.0, which was released last week, has so far been receiving mixed responses from the critics.

05 Sep 2018


Dilip Kumar hospitalized due to chest infection

On Wednesday, veteran actor Dilip Kumar was hospitalized after he complained of difficulty in breathing.

17 Aug 2018

Padma Shri

Vajpayee was fan of Pandit Jasraj; called him 'Rasraj': Budhiraja

The late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a connoisseur of poetry and music, was a fan of the 88-year-old Hindustani classical-vocalist Pandit Jasraj and called him '"Rasraj" (King of Rasas).

15 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

New book brings together Khushwant Singh's best writings on Punjab

Four years after the death of the legendary Khushwant Singh, a new book brings together some of his finest writings on his native land Punjab.

13 Aug 2018


ISRO plans to launch its TV channel for Indian kids

In a bid to promote a scientific mindset and temper among young Indians, ISRO is set to launch its own TV channel.

30 Apr 2018


Asha Bhosle sings Marathi song in Kolkata; appreciates Bengali's music-sense

Singing legend Asha Bhosle has said that she appreciates the music sense of the Bengalis as they never put pressure on her for singing popular Hindi movie songs and leave it to her choice in any public event.

Notable Indian scientist, academician Yash Pal dies at 90

Just a day after eminent scientist UR Rao passed away, another renowned scientist Yash Pal, who was popular for explaining scientific concepts in layman's language, died this Tuesday.

24 Jul 2017


Ex-ISRO chief UR Rao passes away

The man behind Aryabhatta, the internationally-renowned space scientist UR Rao passed away in the wee hours of Monday morning.

Mumbai: Youth jumps to death after discussing suicide-live on Facebook

A 24-year-old hailing from Bengaluru committed suicide by jumping from the 19th floor of Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra.

31 Mar 2017

Virat Kohli

Padma awards 2017: Virat Kohli among 39 who receive awards

The Padma awards, announced earlier this year, were handed out to 39 of total 89 awardees, at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

30 Mar 2017

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was presented with the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

22 Nov 2016

Tamil Nadu

Carnatic music legend M Balamuralikrishna passes away

Expert Carnatic musician Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna passed away in Chennai; he was 86 years old.