BHARAT RATNA

  • Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee recalls his days with Vajpayee 2 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The announcement was made just a day before Vajpayee's 90th birthday. ...
  • Madan Mohan Malaviya honoured with Bharat Ratna: BHU celebrates the achievement 2 days ago

    Celebrations started at BHU as President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. ...
  • Gopal Gandhi describes Vajpayee as a statesman 2 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The announcement was made just a day before Vajpayee's 90th birthday. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 2 days ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: Bharat Ratna Vajpayee's best speeches & poetry 2 days ago

    Finally, it has come true. Bharat Ratna by the Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre has conferred Bharat Ratna on iconic leader and statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Here we bring to you some of his best speeches and poetry. ...
  • News 360: Bharat Ratna announced; Vajpayee, Malaviya honoured 2 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The announcement was made just a day before Vajpayee's 90th birthday. ...
  • Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A tribute to his legacy 2 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The announcement was made just a day before Vajpayee's 90th birthday. CNN-IBN assesses views from across the country over Vajpayee's legacy. ...
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A swayam-sewak, prime minster and now Bharat Ratna awardee 2 days ago

    Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be awarded India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna. On the eve of his 90th birthday, Vajpayee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna. ...
  • AB Vajpayee one of best prime ministers India has seen: Jaitley 2 days ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the decision to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya. Jaitley said, "Vajpayee is one of the best prime ministers India has seen in the post Independence era." ...
  • Watch: Excerpts from AB Vajpayee's political satire on Indira Gandhi 2 days ago

    On the eve of his 90th birthday, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna. Here is an excerpt from one of his political satires 'Numbar do hai kaun'. He takes a dig at former prime minister Indira Gandhi. ...
  • Watch: Excerpts from AB Vajpayee's inspiring poem 'Aao phir se deep jalayen' 2 days ago

    On the eve of his 90th birthday, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna. Here is an excerpt from one of his inspiring poems 'Aao phir se deep jalayen'. ...
  • Watch: AB Vajpayee's speech in Lok Sabha during confidence vote in 1996 2 days ago

    On the eve of his 90th birthday, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna. One of his most remembered speeches was in 1996 in Lok Sabha during the confidence vote of his 13-day-old BJP government when it was on the verge of collapse. ...
  • Bharat Ratna for Madan Mohan Malaviya a mistake: Ramchandra Guha 3 days ago

    Reacting on the announcement of Bharat Ratna for freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya, historian Ramchandra Guha said, "it's extremely unwise to give Bharat Ratna to those who died long time back." However, he added that the award for Atal Bihari Vajpayee was well deserved. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha August 17, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing Bharat Ratna issue and on Aam Aadmi Party. Also on the show, Broacha dedicates a song to the nation. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Bharat Ratna August 17, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing Bharat Ratna issue. There is a debate surrounding the awards transparency. ...
  • Dhyan Chand in the fray again for Bharat Ratna August 12, 2014

    The Home Ministry has forwarded his name to the Prime Minister's Office for consideration for the country's highest civilian honour. ...
  • Centre considering Bharat Ratna for former PM Vajpayee August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Speculation is rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is considering to honour former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna award. Names of other icons including Bahujan Samaj Party founder (BSP) Kanshiram are also under consideration for the highest civilian honour. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Is politics destroying the credibility of the Bharat Ratna? August 11, 2014

    It's an award that has often sparked off a row. The highest civilian honour the Bharat Ratna, this time too, has led to speculation that there could be multiple recipients and political parties are coming up with their own list of who should be given the award. ...
  • Centre will decide on who should be given Bharat Ratna: Rajiv Shukla August 11, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that the government will decide on who should be given Bharat Ratna. "It is the government's decision, but we can be sure only after the list is out." The remarks came in the backdrop of reports suggesting that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee...
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi reacts on likely Bharat Ratna awardees August 10, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) member Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi talks about the Bharat Ratna issue. "Even though this is a fixed procedure there were many people who deserved this honour in the last government but were ignored," said Naqvi. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar awarded Bharat Ratna February 4, 2014

    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 February 4, 2014

    "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. ...
  • Watch: President honouring Tendulkar, Prof CNR Rao with Bharat Ratna February 4, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday conferred former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist Professor CNR Rao with the nation's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 18, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Nitish hails BJP's demand of giving Bharat Ratna to Vajpayee November 18, 2013

    After the Centre announced Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar and Prof CNR Rao, the demand for the highest civilian honour has been coming from all quarters. Interestingly, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar echoed BJP's demand of giving the award to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He added that activist...
  • The Last Word: Are the people who deserve the Bharat Ratna being overlooked? November 18, 2013

    Days after India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna was awarded to batting genius Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist CNR Rao, the demand for the award has been coming from all quarters. The BJP was the first to demand Bharat Ratna for the ailing former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee....
  • Bharat Ratna debate: Should other icons get it too? November 18, 2013

    The government's decision to confer the Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar ahead of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand has caused a ripple both in the sporting and the political world....
  • Giving Bharat Ratna to Sachin an overdose of honour: RTI activist November 18, 2013

    Right to Information (RTI) activist Subhash Agarwal said giving Bharat Ratna to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is an oversode of honour. He said, "Sachin has been given Bharat Ratna against the existing rules. He was given the highest honour in sports and also a Rajya Sabha seat. I think it...