BHARAT RATNA

  • 30 Minutes: Life and times of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: Bharat Ratna Vajpayee's best speeches & poetry 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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' 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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' 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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. ...
  • Modi government to confer Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Madan Mohan Malaviya 3 days ago

    New Delhi: 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. "President Mukherjee has been pleased to award Bharat Ratna to Pandit Madan...
  • Announcement of Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee likely today 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A day before former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday, announcement for a Bharat Ratna for him is likely to be made on Wednesday, said sources in the government. Sources said that the announcement could be made post the Cabinet meeting that will take place in the morning. Sources...
  • Tweet on Vajpayee no hint of reaching out to BJP: Omar Abdullah 5 days ago

    Srinagar: A day before counting day for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls, state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said his support for conferring the Bharat Ratna on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not an indication that he was reaching out to the BJP for a post-poll alliance. Talking...
  • UPA government should have conferred Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Omar 6 days ago

    Jammu: Amid speculation that Atal Bihari Vajpayee may be bestowed with Bharat Ratna, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the UPA government should have conferred the country's highest civilian honour on the former Prime Minister. Omar also said it was a "lost chance" for the UPA, which...
  • LK Advani backs Atal Bihari Vajpayee for Bharat Ratna, says it's befitting for a patriot like him 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani backed former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name for the Bharat Ratna calling him a true patriot. In an intervew to CNN-IBN he said, "A Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee should not be seen in terms of a reward for doing...