Bharat Ratna

  • Whoever wins from Varanasi should build a tomb for Bismillah Khan, demands family 25-03-2014 02:52 PM

    Waiting for eight years for a mausoleum for Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan, the legend's family says the 'Modi wave' or the 'AAP show' is of little interest to them as they only want the winning candidate to build a tomb for the city's most beloved son. As electioneering picked up...
  • Bestow Bharat Ratna on Delhi Metro founder Sreedharan: Mulayam 03-03-2014 11:56 PM

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said E Sreedharan - the man behind Delhi Metro - should be bestowed with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. At a foundation-stone laying programme in Lucknowfor the north-south corridor of the metro rail project, he said it was only befitting that...
  • Awarding Bharat Ratna to Tendulkar was a big mistake: Uma Bharti 06-02-2014 10:41 PM

    BJP vice president Uma Bharti on Thursday said no cricketer who has taken part in the IPL auction should be considered for the Bharat Ratna award. "Awarding Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar was a big mistake and after IPL, no cricketer should be considered for the top civilian honour," she...
  • Sachin Tendulkar awarded Bharat Ratna 04-02-2014 08:02 PM

    Sachin, who retired from cricket on November 16 last year, received India's biggest civilian honour on Tuesday. ...
  • Extremely delighted to get Bharat Ratna, says Sachin Tendulkar 04-02-2014 07:56 PM

    "I am extremely proud to be born in this beautiful nation and I would like to express my gratitude for all the love, affection and support I have received for number of years," said Tendulkar. ...
  • I will continue to bat for India, says Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar 04-02-2014 02:05 PM

    New Delhi: Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that he will "continue to bat for India" in all spheres of life in his endeavour to bring smile on the faces of the common people. "I will continue to bat for India even though my cricket has stopped, but I...
  • Watch: President honouring Tendulkar, Prof CNR Rao with Bharat Ratna 04-02-2014 12:52 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday conferred former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist Professor CNR Rao with the nation's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, CNR Rao to get Bharat Ratna today 04-02-2014 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao will be conferred with the country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function here on Tuesday. Master batsman Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, will be the first...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Prof C N R Rao to be conferred with Bharat Ratna today 04-02-2014 07:18 AM

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof C N R Rao will be conferred with the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function in New Delhi on Tuesday. Master batsman Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year,...
  • Decision to honour Sachin with Bharat Ratna taken in 24 hours, reveals RTI 03-02-2014 08:22 AM

    The process of conferring the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna on batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was initiated on the first day of his farewell 200th cricket Test on November 14, 2013 and the announcement made two days later, according to an RTI reply. A message was sent to Sports...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to receive Bharat Ratna on February 4 17-01-2014 02:33 PM

    New Delhi: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will receive the Bharat Ratna on February 4. According to a report, President Pranab Mukherjee will confer India's highest civilian award to Tendulkar at a ceremony to be held next month. Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16, 2013, was chosen...
  • BJP demands Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee on birthday 25-12-2013 11:02 PM

    The BJP on Wednesday celebrated the 89th birthday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee as National Development Day and urged President Pranab Mukherjee to confer the former prime minister with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award. Harish Khurana and Satish Upadhyay, spokespersons for the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata party...
  • Sachin Tendulkar attends Rajya Sabha, MPs queue up for autograph 13-12-2013 11:59 AM

    Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was the cynosure of all eyes in Rajya Sabha on Friday when he attended the House for the first time during the current Winter Session of Parliament. Clad in a check-shirt and a black pullover, Tendulkar walked in from the Chairman's chamber shortly before the House...
  • Bharat Ratna Nelson Mandela: The man who called Gandhi his inspiration 06-12-2013 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: Late South African President Nelson Mandela shared a close link with India through Mahatma Gandhi who he called his political guru. In fact when he was released from prison in 1990, India conferred him with the Bharat Ratna. This even before he got the Nobel Prize in 1993....
  • Nelson Mandela - Global statesman and peace icon 06-12-2013 07:18 AM

    Johannesburg: Globally respected as a symbol of resistance against injustice, Nelson Mandela brought an end to the much-despised apartheid regime in South Africa while spreading the spirit of freedom in the rest of Africa. Incarcerated for 27 years through much of his youth, Mandela became the first-ever elected black president...
  • Court raps activist for her children's PIL against Bharat Ratna to Rao 05-12-2013 03:21 PM

    New Delhi: Activist Nutan Thakur got a rap from the court after it dismissed a PIL filed by her children challenging the Bharat Ratna awarded to Professor CNR Rao. The court reprimanded her daughter, a law student, saying it was evident it was drafted with the help of Nutan, who...
  • Govt considering Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand: Jitendra Singh 03-12-2013 07:34 PM

    Sangrur: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Tuesday said that the government was mulling over conferring the Bharat Ratna on hockey wizard Dhyan Chand for his contribution to the game and sports in general in the country. Jitendra was talking to reporters after laying the foundation stone of Rs 6.87 crore synthetic...
  • Bharat Ratna to CNR Rao challenged in a PIL 03-12-2013 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: It is not just Sachin Tendulkar, who is facing the Public Interest Litigations (PIL) challenging the Bharat Ratna conferred on him by the government of India, eminent scientist Professor CNR Rao who has also got the highest civilian honour along with Tendulkar is facing similar opposition. A law...
  • Madras HC dismisses PIL against Tendulkar getting Bharat Ratna 03-12-2013 02:38 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL over conferring Bharat Ratna to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The PIL stated that relevant amendments have not been made to confer Bharat Ratna on a sportsperson. The PIL was filed in the court on November 29 by advocate Kanakasabai. Kanakasabai said...
  • Sachin Tendulkar deserves every bit of 'Bharat Ratna': Ganguly 02-12-2013 11:47 PM

    Chennai: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said Sachin Tendulkar is India's 'Bharat Ratna' and deserves "every bit" of the country's highest civilian award. "Sachin is India's Bharat Ratna. I was happy to be there [at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai] when he played his last Test match....
  • Madras HC to hear plea against Tendulkar's Bharat Ratna tomorrow 02-12-2013 02:19 PM

    Chennai: Madras High Court has said that it will hear the PIL over conferring Bharat Ratna to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist CNR Rao on Tuesday. The PIL states that relevant amendments have not been made to confer Bharat Ratna on a sportsperson. The Additional Solicitor General for India P...
  • Plea in HC to stop conferment of Bharat Ratna on Tendulkar, CNR Rao 29-11-2013 10:40 PM

    Chennai: A petition filed in the Madras High Court on Friday sought direction to stop the conferment of Bharat Ratna on cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist CNR Rao, contending that mandatory norms of presidential notification had been violated. When the PIL by advocate Kanakasabai came up for admission, First Bench...
  • Give Bharat Ratna to Salim Ali, demands AMU professor 26-11-2013 07:18 AM

    An academic from Aligarh has urged the government to confer Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, to Salim Ali -- the "birdman of India" as he was widely known. HSA Yahya of the department of Wildlife Sciences at the Aligarh Muslim University made the demand during a keynote address...
  • Allahabad HC reserves order on PIL challenging Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar 26-11-2013 06:58 AM

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday reserved its order on a PIL challenging the award of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The petition filed by IPS official Amitabh Thakur and social activist Nutan Thakur contended that the award had no provisions...
  • ISRO seeking Lord Balaji's blessings is superstition: CNR Rao 24-11-2013 12:19 AM

    Bharat Ratna-designate Prof. CNR Rao terms ISRO's long-time practice of seeking the divine blessings in Tirupathi before its space missions an act of superstition he does not believe in. "Yes," he replied when a reporter asked if he thought the space agency placing a miniature replica of soon-to-be-lofted satellite at...
  • Confer Bharat Ratna to Dhyan Chand: HIL chief Batra 19-11-2013 09:55 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Demand for honouring Dhyan Chand with Bharat Ratna got louder with Hockey India League asking the government to confer the country's highest civilian award to the hockey wizard. "We welcome the Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar. We will be happy if the government of India also announces the name...
  • Centre a bit hasty in awarding Bharat Ratna to Sachin: CPM 19-11-2013 06:25 PM

    Senior CPM leader Mohammad Salim on Tuesday said the Centre showed a little haste in awarding Bharat Ratna to master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar. However, the issue should not be dragged into the political arena, he stressed. As far as the announcement made by the government to give Bharat Ratna to Tendulkar...
  • Hemant Soren welcomes Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar 19-11-2013 01:05 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said the Centre had honoured the people's desire by bestowing Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar. "Its a welcome decision to confer Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar as it met the desire of the people," Soren said. Asked whether former Prime Minister Atal Bihari...
  • Complaint to EC for giving Sachin Tendulkar Bharat Ratna 19-11-2013 11:59 AM

    New Delhi: An RTI activist Debashish Bhattacharya has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) stating that granting of Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar is a violation of model code of conduct. The petition says Sachin Tendulkar is a Congress nominated Rajya Sabha MP and honouring him with the...
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