Bharat Ratna

  • 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 19, 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...
  • Rao lashes out at politicians, says they have done little for research November 17, 2013

    Venting out the dissatisfaction in the scientific community over "inadequate" funding, Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist CNR Rao on Sunday had an angry outburst as he called politicians 'idiots' for giving them 'so little'. ...
  • It's PM, President's prerogative to award Bharat Ratna: Jairam November 17, 2013

    After BJP said it will give India's highest honour the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee if it comes to power in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that it was BJP's suggestion and it was the prerogative of the Prime...
  • Fans react to Tendulkar getting Bharat Ratna with joy November 16, 2013

    Fans in Mumbai react to Sachin Tendulkar being conferred with Bharat Ratna the highest civilian award of the country....
  • FTP: Should Bharat Ratna awardees be kept out of political debates? November 14, 2013

    After singer Lata Mangeshkar backed BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for prime minister's post, Mumbai's Congress chief Janardhan Chandurkar by demanded that the country's highest civilian honours bestowed on those who praise communal forces should be withdrawn. Another Congress leader Nitesh Rane reminded the singer...
  • Congress is under the impression that it owns the Bharat Ratna: Shiv Sena November 14, 2013

    Shiv Sena has reacted strongly to Mumbai Congress chief's suggestion that legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar be stripped of the Bharat Ratna for praising Bharatiya Janata Party' prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. Shiv Sena leader Rahul Narvekar accused the Congress of being under the impression that the...
  • I don't regret what I said, it is my right to speak: Amartya Sen on his Modi comment July 25, 2013

    Reacting to BJP spokesperson Chandan Mitra's tweet that Amartya Sen should be stripped of Bharat Ratna for his comment on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Nobel laureate said it was his duty to stand up for the minorities. "I do not regret what I said. It is my right...
  • DRS: Celebrate two phenomenons Sachin & Anand June 9, 2012

    CNNIBN's editorinchief Rajdeep Sardesai says, avoid all the comparisons and enjoy Tendulkar and Anand. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand deserves the Bharat Ratna: Jayalalithaa June 5, 2012

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has demanded the World Chess Champion to be awarded the Bharat Ratna. ...
  • The Last Word: Are we nominating suitable people to Parliament? April 27, 2012

    Sachin Tendulkar accepted the Rajya Sabha nomination proposed by the Congress and became the first active sportsperson to have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • Tendulkar can get Bharat Ratna later: Azhar December 17, 2011

    Former Indian cricket captain Md. Azharuddin feels hockey wizard Dhyanchand deserves Bharat Ratna more than Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 5, 2011

    Watch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is it time to give Sachin a Bharat Ratna? April 5, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Is it the right time to give Sachin a Bharat Ratna?' ...
  • Maharashtra recommends Sachin for Bharat Ratna April 5, 2011

    Mumbai: Congratulating the Indian cricket team for winning the World Cup, Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday recommended to the Centre that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar be conferred 'Bharat Ratna', the country's highest civilian award. The motion congratulating the team and recommending Bharat Ratna for Tendulkar was moved by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan...
  • Pandit Bhimsen Joshi: a divine miracle January 24, 2011

    Here is a look at Pandit Bhimsen Joshi's life who gave his first public performance at the age of 19. ...