New Delhi: Marching like an Indian Army personnel, former Indian Cricket team skipper and Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday received country’s third highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kovind presented Padma Awards to 43 persons. Padma Bhushan was presented to five people– Dhoni, billiards champion …

Mumbai: Actor Shreyas Talpade, who was here to support a mission of providing 3,000 school girls with sanitary pads, thanked Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for opening up the discussion about menstrual hygiene through his film “Pad Man”. Bharati Lavekar, an MLA here, on Monday announced her mission to provide sanitary pads to girls from 52 …

Ghaziabad: Police hurled charges against about 1,000 people on Monday after widespread protests by Dalits severely disrupted rail and road traffic and triggered violence in Ghaziabad district in Uttar Pradesh, officials said. Police sources said charges of rioting were filed against the 1,000, of which about 100 were named and 30 were arrested by early evening. …

New Delhi: Terming the Narendra Modi government “anti-poor” and “anti-middle class”, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday attacked it for the hike in petrol and diesel price, saying it believed in “cruel taxation” and “imprudent borrowing”. The Congress, meanwhile, reiterated its demand that petrol and diesel must be brought under the GST. “Crude oil price …

New Delhi: The trial run of the Union Women and Child Development Ministry’s ‘Panic Button’, which aims to ensure safety for women, has successfully started in Uttar Pradesh, a ministry official said. The trial run in was initially planned to begin on January 26 but had been postponed to March 26. “The application has been …

New Delhi: Blaming the Modi government for violence during protests by Dalits after the Supreme Court ruling on SC/ST Act, the Congress on Monday demanded the Centre bring an amendment to the said law in Parliament or file a ‘curative petition’ in the apex court. The opposition party also claimed that the Centre was not interested …

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) could be boosted by the presence of principal owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan cheering the team from the stands when they kickstart their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. It was learnt from sources that Shah Rukh …