BHARAT RATNA

  • 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...
  • Bharat Ratna: The country's highest civilian award December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award instituted in 1954, is given in recognition of exceptional service, performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for this award. The recommendations for Bharat Ratna...
  • Lata Mangeshkar on Atal Bihari Vajpayee getting the Bharat Ratna: He's a global gem December 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar has congratulated former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on being chosen for the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, which she received in 2001. Educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya will receive Bharat Ratna posthumously. "Namaskar. Today the Government of India has chosen Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya ji and...
  • AB Vajpayee one of best prime ministers India has seen: Jaitley December 24, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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' December 24, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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. ...
  • Oratorial skills, statesmanship make Atal Bihari Vajpayee a living icon December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Finally, it has come true. 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 day before his birthday, December 25, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhawan announced, "PresidentMukherjee has been pleased...
  • Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Madan Mohan Malaviya: Reactions from across the country December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and freedom fighter and founder of the Banaras Hindu University Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya will be awarded India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna. President Pranab Mukherjee approved the government's request on the eve of Vajpayee's 90th birthday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in...
  • Bharat Ratna for Madan Mohan Malaviya a mistake: Ramchandra Guha December 24, 2014

    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. ...