Padma Shri
Jharkhand  /  Published 08.01.19

Coal town awash with colours

For Tahmina Hafiz Lisa, a painter from Bangladesh, life was like living through magic being remote controlled by someone from afar.“One of my paintings, which depicts a women smoking a cigarette wit...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.06.20

Padma winner woman Everester loses medal in Jamshedpur burglary

Unidentified miscreants burgled the residence of acclaimed mountaineer and 2013 Padma Shri awardee Premlata Agarwal at KD Flat under Kadma police station in Jamshedpur on Sunday and took away her awar...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 18.12.19

Mujtaba Hussain to return Padma Shri

Amid nationwide protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Hyderabad-based Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain has decided to return his Padma Shri award, saying he was not happy with the current situatio...
By PTI in Hyderabad

North East  /  Published 04.02.19

NE backs Aribam ‘sacrifice’

The film fraternity of the region backed the decision of Manipur filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma to return his Padma Shri in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.Haobam Paban Kumar, a m...
By Abdul Gani and NG. Indrakanta Singh in Guwahati/Imphal

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.01.19

Padma winners superwomen for real

One has climbed peaks that no Indian woman before her dreamt of. Another has stood up to defend voiceless trees against powerful, unscrupulous men. Both Everester Bachendri Pal and green crusader Jamu...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur


India  /  Published 26.01.19

Writer Gita Mehta, who is Naveen Patnaik's sister, declines Padma Shri

Writer Gita Mehta on Saturday declined the Padmi Shri, saying it could be 'misconstrued' in an year of major elections.Mehta, who is Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik's sister, was awarded the Padm...
By PTI in Bhubaneswar

Entertainment  /  Published 10.04.20

Singer Shanti Hiranand passes away at 87

Renowned Hindustani classical singer and Padma Shri awardee Shanti Hiranand Chawla passed away at a Gurgaon hospital early morning Friday.She was 87.'She had a brief ailment, was in the hospital since...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.19

Can climate-change sceptics be in denial?

Sir — A recent photograph of a melting ice sheet in northwestern Greenland has gone viral. Scientists are of the opinion that 2019 could be another disastrous year for the Arctic. Record temperature...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 07.11.19

Nabaneeta Dev Sen passes away

Nabaneeta Dev Sen, poet, novelist and academic, breathed her last at her south Calcutta home on Thursday evening. She was 81. Dev Sen had announced she was suffering from cancer.Her spontaneity, uniqu...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.01.19

Gita Mehta’s stand ‘principled’ but elections a constant feature

Writer Gita Mehta has politely declined the Padma Shri awarded to her in an election year, saying its timing could be “misconstrued”.“I am deeply honoured that the government of India should thi...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


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