Bharat Ratna

  • K. Chandrasekhar Rao demands Bharat Ratna for Narasimha Rao June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday called for conferring Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, on former prime minister, the late P.V. Narasimha Rao. Paying rich tributes to the late leader on his 93rd birth anniversary, the chief minister said the state cabinet would pass a resolution urging...
  • Whoever wins from Varanasi should build a tomb for Bismillah Khan, demands family March 25, 2014

    Waiting for eight years for a mausoleum for Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan, the legend's family says the 'Modi wave' or the 'AAP show' is of little interest to them as they only want the winning candidate to build a tomb for the city's most beloved son. As electioneering picked up in...
  • Bestow Bharat Ratna on Delhi Metro founder Sreedharan: Mulayam March 3, 2014

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said E Sreedharan - the man behind Delhi Metro - should be bestowed with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. At a foundation-stone laying programme in Lucknow for the north-south corridor of the metro rail project, he said it was only befitting that Bharat...
  • Awarding Bharat Ratna to Tendulkar was a big mistake: Uma Bharti February 6, 2014

    BJP vice president Uma Bharti on Thursday said no cricketer who has taken part in the IPL auction should be considered for the Bharat Ratna award. "Awarding Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar was a big mistake and after IPL, no cricketer should be considered for the top civilian honour," she said,...
  • 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. ...
  • I will continue to bat for India, says Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that he will "continue to bat for India" in all spheres of life in his endeavour to bring smile on the faces of the common people. "I will continue to bat for India even though my cricket has stopped, but I will...
  • 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. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, CNR Rao to get Bharat Ratna today February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao will be conferred with the country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function here on Tuesday. Master batsman Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, will be the first sportsman...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Prof C N R Rao to be conferred with Bharat Ratna today February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof C N R Rao will be conferred with the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function in New Delhi on Tuesday. Master batsman Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, will...
  • Decision to honour Sachin with Bharat Ratna taken in 24 hours, reveals RTI February 3, 2014

    The process of conferring the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna on batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was initiated on the first day of his farewell 200th cricket Test on November 14, 2013 and the announcement made two days later, according to an RTI reply. A message was sent to Sports Ministry...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to receive Bharat Ratna on February 4 January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will receive the Bharat Ratna on February 4. According to a report, President Pranab Mukherjee will confer India's highest civilian award to Tendulkar at a ceremony to be held next month. Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16, 2013, was chosen for...
  • BJP demands Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee on birthday December 25, 2013

    The BJP on Wednesday celebrated the 89th birthday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee as National Development Day and urged President Pranab Mukherjee to confer the former prime minister with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award. Harish Khurana and Satish Upadhyay, spokespersons for the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP),...
  • Sachin Tendulkar attends Rajya Sabha, MPs queue up for autograph December 13, 2013

    Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was the cynosure of all eyes in Rajya Sabha on Friday when he attended the House for the first time during the current Winter Session of Parliament. Clad in a check-shirt and a black pullover, Tendulkar walked in from the Chairman's chamber shortly before the House was...
  • Bharat Ratna Nelson Mandela: The man who called Gandhi his inspiration December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Late South African President Nelson Mandela shared a close link with India through Mahatma Gandhi who he called his political guru. In fact when he was released from prison in 1990, India conferred him with the Bharat Ratna. This even before he got the Nobel Prize in 1993....
  • Nelson Mandela - Global statesman and peace icon December 6, 2013

    Johannesburg: Globally respected as a symbol of resistance against injustice, Nelson Mandela brought an end to the much-despised apartheid regime in South Africa while spreading the spirit of freedom in the rest of Africa. Incarcerated for 27 years through much of his youth, Mandela became the first-ever elected black president of...
  • Court raps activist for her children's PIL against Bharat Ratna to Rao December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Activist Nutan Thakur got a rap from the court after it dismissed a PIL filed by her children challenging the Bharat Ratna awarded to Professor CNR Rao. The court reprimanded her daughter, a law student, saying it was evident it was drafted with the help of Nutan, who...
  • Govt considering Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand: Jitendra Singh December 4, 2013

    Sangrur: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Tuesday said that the government was mulling over conferring the Bharat Ratna on hockey wizard Dhyan Chand for his contribution to the game and sports in general in the country. Jitendra was talking to reporters after laying the foundation stone of Rs 6.87 crore synthetic track...
  • Bharat Ratna to CNR Rao challenged in a PIL December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: It is not just Sachin Tendulkar, who is facing the Public Interest Litigations (PIL) challenging the Bharat Ratna conferred on him by the government of India, eminent scientist Professor CNR Rao who has also got the highest civilian honour along with Tendulkar is facing similar opposition. A law...
  • Madras HC dismisses PIL against Tendulkar getting Bharat Ratna December 3, 2013

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL over conferring Bharat Ratna to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The PIL stated that relevant amendments have not been made to confer Bharat Ratna on a sportsperson. The PIL was filed in the court on November 29 by advocate Kanakasabai. Kanakasabai said...
  • Sachin Tendulkar deserves every bit of 'Bharat Ratna': Ganguly December 3, 2013

    Chennai: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said Sachin Tendulkar is India's 'Bharat Ratna' and deserves "every bit" of the country's highest civilian award. "Sachin is India's Bharat Ratna. I was happy to be there [at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai] when he played his last Test match. This...
  • Madras HC to hear plea against Tendulkar's Bharat Ratna tomorrow December 2, 2013

    Chennai: Madras High Court has said that it will hear the PIL over conferring Bharat Ratna to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist CNR Rao on Tuesday. The PIL states that relevant amendments have not been made to confer Bharat Ratna on a sportsperson. The Additional Solicitor General for India P Wilson...
  • Plea in HC to stop conferment of Bharat Ratna on Tendulkar, CNR Rao November 29, 2013

    Chennai: A petition filed in the Madras High Court on Friday sought direction to stop the conferment of Bharat Ratna on cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist CNR Rao, contending that mandatory norms of presidential notification had been violated. When the PIL by advocate Kanakasabai came up for admission, First Bench comprising...
  • Give Bharat Ratna to Salim Ali, demands AMU professor November 26, 2013

    An academic from Aligarh has urged the government to confer Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, to Salim Ali -- the "birdman of India" as he was widely known. HSA Yahya of the department of Wildlife Sciences at the Aligarh Muslim University made the demand during a keynote address at...
  • Allahabad HC reserves order on PIL challenging Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2013

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday reserved its order on a PIL challenging the award of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The petition filed by IPS official Amitabh Thakur and social activist Nutan Thakur contended that the award had no provisions or...
  • ISRO seeking Lord Balaji's blessings is superstition: CNR Rao November 24, 2013

    Bharat Ratna-designate Prof. CNR Rao terms ISRO's long-time practice of seeking the divine blessings in Tirupathi before its space missions an act of superstition he does not believe in. "Yes," he replied when a reporter asked if he thought the space agency placing a miniature replica of soon-to-be-lofted satellite at the...
  • Confer Bharat Ratna to Dhyan Chand: HIL chief Batra November 19, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Demand for honouring Dhyan Chand with Bharat Ratna got louder with Hockey India League asking the government to confer the country's highest civilian award to the hockey wizard. "We welcome the Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar. We will be happy if the government of India also announces the name...
  • Centre a bit hasty in awarding Bharat Ratna to Sachin: CPM November 19, 2013

    Senior CPM leader Mohammad Salim on Tuesday said the Centre showed a little haste in awarding Bharat Ratna to master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar. However, the issue should not be dragged into the political arena, he stressed. “As far as the announcement made by the government to give Bharat Ratna to Tendulkar is concerned,...
  • Hemant Soren welcomes Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar November 19, 2013

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said the Centre had honoured the people's desire by bestowing Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar. "It’s a welcome decision to confer Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar as it met the desire of the people," Soren said. Asked whether former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee also...
  • Complaint to EC for giving Sachin Tendulkar Bharat Ratna November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: An RTI activist Debashish Bhattacharya has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) stating that granting of Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar is a violation of model code of conduct. The petition says Sachin Tendulkar is a Congress nominated Rajya Sabha MP and honouring him with the...