Paes recommended for Padma Bhushan
Tennis star and winner of eight doubles and six mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, Leander Paes has been nominated for the Padma Bhushan award, according to a Times of India report
Paes is not new to government awards with the Kolkata-based tennis player winning the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Arjuna award and Padma Shri.
With victory at the 2013 US Open, Paes became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title.
The sports ministry had recommended Rahul Dravid and Sushil Kumar for the Padma Bhushan last year with the former India cricketer winning the award.
Assam, Feb 22 (ANI): These youngsters have gathered at the Jorhat Districts Sports Association Field to participate in a recruitment rally b... More Assam, Feb 22 (ANI): These youngsters have gathered at the Jorhat Districts Sports Association Field to participate in a recruitment rally being conducted by the Indian Army. Thousands of youth from different districts of Assam as well as from Arunachal Pradesh took part in the process. Through this recruitment drive, hundreds of people will be selected and absorbed into the different regiments of the Indian Army. The army officials were impressed by the large turnout. The Indian army and other security forces regularly conduct such recruitment programmes in the region with an aim to increase the presence of youth from the Northeast in the armed forces.
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