Bharat Ratna

  • Sachin Tendulkar awarded Bharat Ratna 04-02-2014 08:02 PM

    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 04-02-2014 07:56 PM

    "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. ...
  • Watch: President honouring Tendulkar, Prof CNR Rao with Bharat Ratna 04-02-2014 12:52 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday conferred former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist Professor CNR Rao with the nation's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 18-11-2013 11:55 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Nitish hails BJP's demand of giving Bharat Ratna to Vajpayee 18-11-2013 11:50 PM

    After the Centre announced Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar and Prof CNR Rao, the demand for the highest civilian honour has been coming from all quarters. Interestingly, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar echoed BJP's demand of giving the award to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He added that activist...
  • The Last Word: Are the people who deserve the Bharat Ratna being overlooked? 18-11-2013 11:46 PM

    Days after India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna was awarded to batting genius Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist CNR Rao, the demand for the award has been coming from all quarters. The BJP was the first to demand Bharat Ratna for the ailing former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee....
  • Bharat Ratna debate: Should other icons get it too? 18-11-2013 08:00 PM

    The government's decision to confer the Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar ahead of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand has caused a ripple both in the sporting and the political world. ...
  • Giving Bharat Ratna to Sachin an overdose of honour: RTI activist 18-11-2013 02:30 PM

    Right to Information (RTI) activist Subhash Agarwal said giving Bharat Ratna to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is an oversode of honour. He said, "Sachin has been given Bharat Ratna against the existing rules. He was given the highest honour in sports and also a Rajya Sabha seat. I think it...
  • Rao lashes out at politicians, says they have done little for research 17-11-2013 11:29 PM

    Venting out the dissatisfaction in the scientific community over "inadequate" funding, Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist CNR Rao on Sunday had an angry outburst as he called politicians 'idiots' for giving them 'so little'. ...
  • It's PM, President's prerogative to award Bharat Ratna: Jairam 17-11-2013 06:43 PM

    After BJP said it will give India's highest honour the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee if it comes to power in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that it was BJP's suggestion and it was the prerogative of the Prime...
  • Fans react to Tendulkar getting Bharat Ratna with joy 16-11-2013 09:22 PM

    Fans in Mumbai react to Sachin Tendulkar being conferred with Bharat Ratna - the highest civilian award of the country. ...
  • FTP: Should Bharat Ratna awardees be kept out of political debates? 14-11-2013 11:50 PM

    After singer Lata Mangeshkar backed BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for prime minister's post, Mumbai's Congress chief Janardhan Chandurkar by demanded that the country's highest civilian honours bestowed on those who praise communal forces should be withdrawn. Another Congress leader Nitesh Rane reminded the singer...
  • Congress is under the impression that it owns the Bharat Ratna: Shiv Sena 14-11-2013 07:40 PM

    Shiv Sena has reacted strongly to Mumbai Congress chief's suggestion that legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar be stripped of the Bharat Ratna for praising Bharatiya Janata Party' prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. Shiv Sena leader Rahul Narvekar accused the Congress of being under the impression that the...
  • I don't regret what I said, it is my right to speak: Amartya Sen on his Modi comment 25-07-2013 10:07 PM

    Reacting to BJP spokesperson Chandan Mitra's tweet that Amartya Sen should be stripped of Bharat Ratna for his comment on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Nobel laureate said it was his duty to stand up for the minorities. "I do not regret what I said. It is my right...
  • DRS: Celebrate two phenomenons - Sachin & Anand 09-06-2012 09:23 AM

    CNN-IBN's editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai says, avoid all the comparisons and enjoy Tendulkar and Anand. ...
  • Tendulkar can get Bharat Ratna later: Azhar 17-12-2011 04:02 PM

    Former Indian cricket captain Md. Azharuddin feels hockey wizard Dhyanchand deserves Bharat Ratna more than Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 05-04-2011 10:36 PM

    Watch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is it time to give Sachin a Bharat Ratna? 05-04-2011 10:34 PM

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Is it the right time to give Sachin a Bharat Ratna?' ...
  • Maharashtra recommends Sachin for Bharat Ratna 05-04-2011 05:21 PM

    Mumbai: Congratulating the Indian cricket team for winning the World Cup, Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday recommended to the Centre that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar be conferred 'Bharat Ratna', the country's highest civilian award. The motion congratulating the team and recommending Bharat Ratna for Tendulkar was moved by Chief Minister Prithviraj...
  • Pandit Bhimsen Joshi: a divine miracle 24-01-2011 10:44 PM

    Here is a look at Pandit Bhimsen Joshi's life who gave his first public performance at the age of 19. ...
  • Bharat Ratna: Seniority more important than talent? 17-01-2008 02:33 AM

    Mumbai: With the job for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's understudy being up for grabs, dashing batsman Robin Uthappa doesn't mind being considered as a 'keeper-batsman' in his bid to get back into national reckoning. "I have been working hard on my 'keeping skills' over the last couple of years. And I...