Padma Vibhushan for Kakodkar, Madhavan Nair, Padma Bhushan for Shekhar Gupta, Abhinav Bindra

Padma Vibhushan for Kakodkar, Madhavan Nair, Padma Bhushan for Shekhar Gupta, Abhinav Bindra

Department of Atomic Energy chief Dr Anil Kakodkar, ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair, Sister Nirmala of the Missionaries of Charity are among ten luminaries awarded the Padma Vibhushan this year, the country’s second highest civilian honour after the Bharat Ratna. Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express, and Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra are among thirty honoured with the Padma Bhushan. Another 93 people have been awarded the Padma Shri.

We don’t need to prove our sincerity to US: Pak

We don’t need to prove our sincerity to US: Pak

Pakistan reacts coolly to US President Obama’s warning that it would be held accountable for the security in the border regions of Afghanistan and that its performance in the fight against terrorism would be linked to the financial aid to them.

Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Tariq Majid asked the new American administration to tone down the rhetoric.

PM will be able to attend to work soon: AIIMS docs

PM will be able to attend to work soon: AIIMS docs

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Sunday taken off the ventilator as his health showed steady improvement, a day after he underwent a successful 11-hour bypass surgery, hospital authorities and his aides said.

“The Prime Minister is doing well. His condition is stable and improving. Doctors are happy with the progress,” media adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office Deepak Sandhu said.