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

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.09.19

Champ serves tips to win game called life

A shuttle cock cost Rs 6 back in the 1980s, but it was the “most precious possession” of a boy growing up in Hyderabad. That boy grew up to become Pullela Gopichand, ace badminton player and now m...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur


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

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.06.19

Bachendri to stay on at Tata

Legendary mountaineer Bachendri Pal will continue to shepherd the activities of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF).Pal, who on May 23, 1984 became the first Indian woman to scale the world’s tal...
By The Telegraph in Jamshedpdur

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

West Bengal  /  Published 22.06.19

The vanishing waterways of Bengal

Even as late as the 1920s, squabbling sisters in households across Bengal were rebuked thus — Gaang-e gaang-e dekha hoy, kintu bon-e bon-e dekha hoy na. Meaning, even rivers meet but not sisters —...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

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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