BHAGAT SINGH

  • Demand in Lok Sabha for Bharat Ratna to JP, Lohia, Bhagat Singh August 13, 2014

    New Delhi Lok Sabha members on Wednesday demanded Bharat Ratna awards for socialist leaders Jaiprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, Kanshi Ram and Karpoori Thakur and for freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad. Raising the issue in Zero Hour, RJD member Rajesh Ranjan said that the government should recognise...
  • 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. ...
  • Bharat Ratna speculation sparks a debate, Congress pitches for freedom fighters, Sena for Savarkar August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After speculation over who will be conferred the Bharat Ratna sparked off a row, government sources have told CNNIBN that no decision has been taken on the award yet. While sources say that the government is likely to award the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari...
  • Former Uttarakhand CM Bhagat Singh Koshiyari wins Nainital seat May 16, 2014

    Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshiyari of the BJP today defeated his nearest rival KC Singh Baba of Congress by more than 2 lakh 80 thousand votes from the Nainital constituency of the hill state. Confirming Koshiyari's victory, Udhamsingh Nagar Returning Officer Pankaj Kumar Pandey said Koshiyari bagged a total...
  • State pays electricity bill of 4 Uttarakhand exCMs worth Rs 29 lakh May 6, 2014

    Four former chief ministers of Uttarakhand consumed electricity worth Rs 29 lakh for free for over five years. According to an RTI reply got by an NGO, Rs 29 lakh of public money was spent in over five years for the power consumption of three former chief ministers of the BJP...
  • Petition filed in Pakistan court to prove Bhagat Singh's innocence April 29, 2014

    Lahore: A copy of the FIR registered against Bhagat Singh in the then Lahore SSP's murder case in 1928 has been sought to prove the innocence of the legendary freedom fighter. Petitioner Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi, chairman of the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation, had filed a petition seeking attested copy of the...
  • Bhagat Singh Koshiyari begins poll campaign with road show on a bullock cart April 5, 2014

    Adopting a novel method to woo voters, BJP nominee from the prestigious Nainital Lok Sabha seat in Uttarakhand, Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Saturday hit the campaign trail in his constituency with a roadshow on a bullock cart to highlight the poor condition of highways in the state. "I have come to...
  • B-Town salutes Bhagat Singh, Rajguru on 83rd death anniversary March 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Celebrities like Anupam Kher, Sudhir Mishra and Madhur Bhandarkar paid respects to the late Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar - heroes of India's independence struggle - on their 83rd death anniversary Sunday. The martyrs have been portrayed on the big screen several times. Some of the noted...
  • Remembering Bhagat Singh on his 83rd death anniversary March 23, 2014

    On the occasion of Martyr's Day, CNN-IBN remembers freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. ...
  • BJP flays UK on terming Bhagat Singh a terrorist February 23, 2014

    Reacting sharply to a UK based researcher's recent remark calling Bhagat Singh a 'terrorist', BJP on Sunday said it would pressurize the European country to regard him as a martyr. "I remembered Bhagat Singh when I came here today. It pains us when he was called a terrorist in England," BJP...
  • Bhagat Singh and Azad were terrorists, says UK historian February 17, 2014

    Surat: A UKbased historian described Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad as "terrorists" during a lecture held in Surat recently, sparking a controversy. Delivering a lecture on 'Nonviolent Resistance In India during 19151947', Warwick University's professor David Hardiman said, "Terrorist groups, who predate Mahatma Gandhi, were...
  • 'Efforts in Pakistan to rename spot after Bhagat Singh heartening' December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: It is "heartening" to see some liberal Pakistanis resisting opposition from "Hafiz Saeed and ilk" to rename the roundabout in Lahore where Bhagat Singh was hanged after the freedom fighter, Union minister Manish Tewari on Sunday said. "Heartening liberals in Lahore fighting to rename the spot where Bhagat...
  • PM right in saying Sardar Patel was secular, says Narendra Modi October 31, 2013

    Bharuch: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi kept the controversy over Sardar Patel's political allegiance on his agenda as he spoke at the foundation laying ceremony of the Sardar Patel statue. While acknowledging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's claim that Patel was secular, Modi, who is also Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial...
  • Bhagat Singh's 107th birth anniversary celebrated in Pakistan September 30, 2013

    Lahore: The 107th birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was celebrated in Pakistan's Lahore city, where a cake was cut amid slogans like "freedom is our right". Nearly 300 people gathered at Shadman Chowk on Saturday for the celebration. Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907. "He gave his...
  • Bhagat Singh had called marriage without equality a legal form of prostitution September 28, 2013

    New Delhi: On the 106th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the man who sacrificed his life for India's freedom at the age of 23, CNNIBN brings you the visionary behind the revolutionary. Bhagat Singh, known to had shook the British empire, paid for his patriotism with his life. But...
  • RS members voice concern over Bhagat Singh not shown as martyr in govt records August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Members in Rajya Sabha on Monday voiced concern over official records not showing Bhagat Singh as a martyr, prompting the government to promise remedial steps. "If his (Bhagat Singh's) name is not in records, it will be done. Government thoroughly considers him a martyr and gives him the...
  • Bhagat Singh's family seeks martyrdom for freedom fighters August 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Bhagat Singh's family has reacted to the Home Ministry's stand that there were no records to prove that the freedom fighter was a martyr. Bhagat Singh's grandnephew has said that the government should bring in a law to grant martyrdom to freedom fighters. Bhagat Singh was a hero of...
  • 'Don't need proof to salute the martyrdom of our freedom fighters' August 18, 2013

    The debate over the Home Ministry's reply to an RTI application that said that there is no record to show whether Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were declared martyrs or not, has taken on to the roads. CNNIBN speaks people in Delhi and Patna to know their views on the...
  • Declare freedom fighters martyrs: Bhagat Singh's grandnephew to govt August 18, 2013

    New Delhi: In view of the row over Bhagat Singh's martyrdom, his grandnephew Yadavendra Singh said the government should bring in a law to grant martyrdom to freedom fighters. He said it is very unfortunate that the Home Ministry in its reply to an RTI application admitted to having no...
  • Bhagat Singh's martyr status not dependent on records: PM August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as the Home Ministry has said it has no records to show martyr status of Bhagat Singh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday asserted that the "fact" that late freedom fighter was a martyr is not dependent on any official records. The Prime Minister termed the controversy...
  • Rajya Sabha debates Uttarakhand tragedy August 5, 2013

    The Uttarakhand tragedy came up for discussion in Rajya Sabha on Monday with former Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari (BJP) alleging that the state government had failed to take appropriate and timely measures. Koshyari attacked the Congress government in the state led by Vijay Bahuguna, accusing it of neglecting MET...
  • US celebrates 100 years of Sikh community July 16, 2013

    Washington: The White House has acknowledged the contributions of the Sikh community to the US as it celebrates 100 years of their achievements and the immigrant success story in America. The occasion was an event last week to mark the centenary of the arrival in July 1913 of Bhagat Singh Thind...
  • Petition to prove Bhagat Singh's innocence filed in Pak court April 11, 2013

    Lahore: Eight decades after Bhagat Singh's execution by the British, a petition has been filed in a Pakistani court seeking the reopening of the freedom fighter's case so that he can be declared innocent. Imtiaz Rasheed Qureshi of the Save The Judiciary Committee filed the petition in the Lahore High Court....
  • Bajwa advises Badal not to play politics in name of martyrs March 25, 2013

    Chandigarh: Strongly rebutting Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's statement that the Congress party did not observe martyr's day, Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Sunday advised him to desist from playing cheap politics in the name of martyrs. Badal had ridiculed the Congress on Saturday for not paying tribute to...
  • Read: Bhagat Singh's 'Why I am an Atheist' March 23, 2013

    While on the death row, Bhagat Singh wrote a pamphlet titled 'Why I am an Atheist'. In the pamphlet he discussed and advocated the philosophy of atheism. Full text of the English translation: It is a matter of debate whether my lack of belief in the existence of an Omnipresent, Omniscient...
  • Set up Bhagat Singh's monument in Parliament: JD(U) leader March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A demand was made in the Rajya Sabha to set up a monument in Parliament House at the spot where Bhagat Singh had thrown bombs inside the Central Legislative Assembly in 1929. Making the demand during Zero Hour, KC Tyagi (JDU) said there should be a monument in...
  • Remembering Bhagat Singh on his 82nd death anniversary March 23, 2013

    It is Martyrs' Day today and we remember Bhagat Singh on his 82nd death anniversary. ...
  • Lahore chowk to be finally named after Bhagat Singh November 16, 2012

    Lahore: A Pakistani government committee has endorsed the renaming of a roundabout in Lahore after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh despite stiff opposition from extremist groups like the JamaatudDawah. About two weeks ago, the City District Government of Lahore had put on hold a move to rename Shadman Chowk after Bhagat...
  • JuD derails plan to rename Lahore chowk after Bhagat Singh November 1, 2012

    Lahore: Giving in to the pressure from hardline groups like the JamaatudDawah and a section of local residents, a move to rename a roundabout here in Pakistan after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has been put on hold. The City District Government of Lahore had announced last month that Shadman Chowk would...
  • Pak renames Lahore roundabout as Bhagat Singh Chowk September 30, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistani authorities have renamed a roundabout in the eastern city of Lahore after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh to acknowledge his revolutionary spirit and his role in the movement against the erstwhile British rulers of the subcontinent. The Shadman Chowk of Lahore will now be known as Bhagat Singh Chowk,...