BHARAT RATNA

  • Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna on Monday. A multifaceted personality, Madan Mohan Malviya was an educationist who founded the Banaras Hindu University and became one of the torchbearers of the freedom struggle acting as a bridge between the...
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee a powerful nationalised leader, says Arun Jaitley 5 days ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a leader par excellence who has worked tirelessly for the nation. Vajpayee was on Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • Profile: Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre has conferred Bharat Ratna on iconic leader and statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Ending months of speculation a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhawan on December 25, 2014 announced Bharat Ratna for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The BJP had promised...
  • President confers Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Veteran Parliamentarian and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, founder member of BJP who is held in high esteem across the political spectrum, was on Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee In a departure from protocol, Mukherjee drove to Vajpayee's...
  • Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh congratulates Vajpayee for receiving Bharat Ratna 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour on Friday. Setting aside protocol, President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vajpayee's Krishna Menon Marg residence and will confer him the Bharat Ratna. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley congratulated Vajapayee and said he is a leader par...
  • Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be conferred Bharat Ratna today 6 days ago

    Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive the Bharat Ratna award on Friday. Stepping away from protocol, President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vajpayee at his residence to confer the prestigious award. ...
  • Vajpayee most deserving person to receive Bharat Ratna: MM Joshi 6 days ago

    Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna on Friday. "He is the most deserving person to receive the award. Any country would be proud of him. Only few leaders have this capacity to harmonise the global and local. That was one of...
  • President to confer Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence on March 27 1 week ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Lucknow on Friday, Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Wednesday. The president will also confer the Bharat Ratna on Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) on March 30 at Rashtrapati Bhavan along with...
  • Quality of science in India 'lousy', improve quality: CNR Rao 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Eminent scientist CNR Rao on Wednesday said the quality of science in India was "lousy", adding if the country wants to have a future it should improve on quality. Critical of lack of infrastructure in the scientific field, Rao, a recipient of Bharat Ratna, also rued the lack...
  • Live: Commits signs MoU with Network18 for training future journalists February 3, 2015

    Signing of MoU between Commits and Network18 was graced by Bharat Ratna Prof CNR Rao along with other eminent guests. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan disagrees with Mamata Banerjee; says he 'doesn't deserve' Bharat Ratna January 28, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan today politely disagreed with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's suggestion that he should have been honoured with the Bharat Ratna instead of Padma Vibhushan. The 72-year-old actor, who is also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, took to Twitter to express his...
  • Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna first: Milkha Singh January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday said hockey wizard Dhyan Chand should have been the first sportsperson to be conferred with the country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. "Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna first. Dhyan Chand was the most deserving candidate," Milkha told reporters. The 'Flying Sikh' though...
  • Bharat Ratna to departed leaders should come within a year of death: Congress January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: After the BSP charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons in awarding Bharat Ratna, Congress today suggested that the country's highest civilian honour should be given to any departed leader within one year of his/her demise to avoid any controversy. "In my view, if Bharat Ratna is...
  • Discrimination against Dalits in giving Bharat Ratna: Mayawati January 3, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons like Kanshi Ram while awarding Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malviya. She also attacked the Narendra Modi government for adopting the "ordinance route" on key issues. "Just like the previous Congress-led...
  • 30 Minutes: Life and times of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee December 28, 2014

    The life and times of Bharat Ratna and India's former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. ...
  • Conferring Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have honoured UPA government: L K Advani December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday said it would have been an honour for the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had the erstwhile UPA government conferred Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He termed Vajpayee's tenure as "most outstanding" if one makes the balance sheet of all...
  • Shiv Sena wants Bharat Ratna for its founder Bal Thackeray December 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded that its founder patriarch late Bal Thackeray should also be honoured posthumously with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award. The demand was made by party leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Manohar Joshi, who listed Thackeray's achievements and contributions to the society and...
  • Centre celebrates Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday as 'Good Governance Day', Modi to visit Varanasi December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday will celebrate the 90th birthday of Bharatiya Janata Party veteran and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as Good Governance Day. President Pranab Mukherjee announced Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be...
  • Shiv Sena demands Bharat Ratna for Bal Thackeray December 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena today demanded Bharat Ratna for its founder Bal Thackeray, a day when the country's highest civilian honour was bestowed on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malviya. The party, a BJP ally, said while it was heartening to see that...
  • Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee recalls his days with Vajpayee December 24, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: Bharat Ratna Vajpayee's best speeches & poetry December 24, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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. ...
  • Madan Mohan Malviya: A great patriot December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A multifaceted personality, Madan Mohan Malviya was an educationist who founded the Banaras Hindu University and became one of the torchbearers of the freedom struggle acting as a bridge between the Moderates and the Extremists. Known for his espousal of Hindu nationalism-being one of the initial leaders of...
  • Bharat Ratna to Malviya, Vajpayee : PM says 'fitting recognition' December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the conferment of Bharat Ratna on Madan Mohan Malviya and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a "fitting recognition" of the services of the "illustrious stalwarts" to the nation. "Bharat Ratna being conferred on Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya...