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Central Government announced the list of Padma Awardees 2018




On Thursday Central government has announced the list of Padma Awards 2018 on the eve of the 69th Republic Day.Total 85 prominent people were chosen for the prestigious Padma Awards. Among these awards 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri awards.

This year 15,700 applications were received, the ministry of home affairs said. Music maestro Ilaiyaraja and Former Indian cricket India team captain M.S Dhoni were among the 85 people who selected for this prestigious award. Ilaiyaraja was already entitled to most prestigious award Padma Bhushan in 2009.

Out of the 85 Padma awards announced by Central government 14 awards (nearly 20 percent) grabbed by women. It portrays the exponential growth of Indian Women in diverse fields. Felicitation of these women aids in acceleration, motivation and to bring a sigh of change of women coming out of their comfort zone and erasing the stereotypical mindsets and proving themselves though provided with many constraints.

Padma Vibhushan award winners:

Name                                                  Field

Ilayaraja                                                   Art (Music)

Ghulam Mustafa Khan                         Art (Music)

Parameswaran                                       Literature & Education

Padma Bhushan award winners:

Name                                                                      Field

Pankaj Advani                                                                Sport (Billiards/Snooker)

Philipose Mar Chrysostom                                          Others (Spiritualism)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni                                                Sports (Cricket)

Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner/Posthumous)         Public Affairs

Ramachandran Nagaswamy                                       Others (Archaeology)

Ved Prakash Nanda                                                       Literature and Education

Laxman Pai                                                                     Art (Painting)

Arvind Parikh                                                                 Art (Music)

Sharda Sinha                                                                  Art (Music)

Padma Shree award winners:

Name                                                          Field

Rani and Abhay Bang                                         Medicine (Affordable Healthcare)

Lentina Ao Thakkar                                            Social Work (Service)

Romulus Whitaker                                              Others (Wildlife Conservation)

Sampat Ramteke                                                  Social Work

Sanduk Ruit                                                          Medicine (Ophthalmology)

Rajagopalan Vasudevan                                     Science & Engineering (Innvoation)

Subhasini Mistry                                                  Social work

Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan                Literature & education (affordable education)

Sulagatti Narasamma                                         Medicine

Yeshi Dhoden                                                       Medicine

Arvind Gupta                                                        Literature & education (affordable education)

Lakshmikutty                                                        Medicine (snake bite)

Bhajju Shyam                                                        Art (Painting – Gond Art)

Sudhanshu Biswas                                                Social service

MR Rajagopal                                                        Medicine (Palliative Care)

Murlikant Petkar                                                  Sports

Rani and Abhay Bang                                          Medicine (Affordable Healthcare)

Lentina Ao Thakkar                                             Social Work (Service)

Romulus Whitaker                                               Others (Wildlife Conservation)

Sampat Ramteke                                                   Social Work

Sanduk Ruit                                                           Medicine (Ophthalmology)

Anwar Jalalpur                                                      Literature and Education (Literature – Urdu)

Ibrahim Sutar                                                        Arts (Music – Sufi)

Manas Bihari Varma                                            Science & Engineering (Defence)

Sitavva Joddati                                                      Social Work

Nouf Marwaai                                                        Others (Yoga)

V Nanammal                                                          Others (Yoga)

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Maharashtra Farmers withdraw protest: Gov agrees to demands




It is not easy for the Indian farmers to be identified for their protests. But in Maharashtra farmers were successful in bringing down the government to agree their demands. Over 35,000 farmers who started a long rally on March 6 and walked 185 kilometres from Nashik to Mumbai to meet the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

For not to cause any disturbance to the public the farmers have decided to march at night Their protest finally ended on a positive note. On Monday evening Maharashtra government announced that they have agreed most of the farmers’ demands including the right to forest land and waiver of loans. So that farmers have decided to withdraw their protest as the government agrees to their demands.

Thousands of farmers across Maharashtra started a long march from Nashik and reached Mumbai to voice their demands includes a complete farm loan waiver, implementation of  M.S. Swaminathan Commission report, transfer of forest lands to tribal farmers, higher rate for what they produce, securing land rights under the 2006 Forest Right Act.

Most of the opposition parties like Congress, NCP, MNS, and Shiv Sena leaders have supported the farmers and their protest against the government.

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray said that I don’t see the red flags, I saw their red blood which is the same as ours, whichever the flag they carry, whoever their political hero government has to hear them. It is unfortunate to be insensitive to those who feed us and put ideological cages on them.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted the Congress party stands with the farmers and tribals marching to protest against the Central and state governments. ” I appeal to PM Modi and the CM to not stand on ego and to accept their just demands he added.

The farmers were led by the All India Kisan Sabha, and the government has arranged a special train for the farmers to go to their homes.




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Irrfan Khan diagnosed with rare disease Neuroendocrine Tumour



Irrfan Khan

51-year-old actor Irrfan Khan has revealed about his health condition. Few days ago he told that he is suffering from a rare disease. He said that he has been diagnosed with a rare disease called a neuroendocrine tumour. He wrote on Twitter soon he will share the details about the disease.

Earlier this month Irrfan Khan tweeted about his disease and said he is going out of the country for the treatment. He requesting all his fans to continue sending their wishes. NEURO is not always about the brain it is not easy to search for the disease and to know about the disease on google.

Irrfan begins his statement with a quote by Margaret Mitchell — “Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.  “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about.  Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndrocine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope.

The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As of the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research.  To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”

Irrfan Khan tweeted on March 5 “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life-shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease,” I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will.

My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying time, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then wish the best for me.



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