Bharat

  • Modi wants 'Swacch Bharat' to be linked with economic activity 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for making 'Swacch Bharat' into a mass movement and linking it to economic activity to ensure greater participation. Chairing a high-level meeting, he said all government departments will actively participate in the programme. Government offices up to panchayat level will be...
  • No special favour shown to Saradha arm: IRCTC September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Amid a raging controversy over its reported tie-up with an arm of the Saradha Group, now under CBI probe in connection with the multi crore rupee chit fund scam, the IRCTC on Thursday said the company was empanelled as a sales agent but claimed no "special favour or privilege"...
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: L&T to build 5,000 toilets across India August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In a corporate social responsibility initiative, infrastructure conglomerate L&T will build 5,000 toilets, the company announced on Sunday. "AM Naik, group executive chairman, announced a major CSR initiative that would add traction to the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' programme recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day," L&T...
  • I raised the subject of the Bharat Ratna for my husband with Sonia Gandhi, but it didn't go any further, says Jagjit Singh's wife August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Ghazal singer Chitra Singh, who is fighting a lone battle to get her husband and late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh the Bharat Ratna, says he deserves the country's highest civilian honour. "I think he deserves the Bharat Ratna, no less...The country must give him his due. Manmohan Singh-ji released two...
  • .भारत (.Bharat) top-level domain launched August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India, with its existing 243 million Internet users, has now got its own .भारत (.Bharat) country code top-level domain (ccTLD) name. The launch of the .भारत ccTLD will help bridge the digital divide and accelerate e-governance. This was announced by the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)....
  • DRDO's bio-toilets can help 'Swachh Bharat' mission: Venkaiah Naidu August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: The bio-toilets developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation would bring about "a revolution" in rural areas, and the government had set its sights on ending open defecation in the country, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. The NDA government was pushing the initiative in a...
  • UPA's sanitation scheme a failure, will review it: Government August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will review the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan scheme, launched by the previous UPA government in 2012 to eradicate the menace of open defecation in the country, saying it was a "failure". Ahead of the conference of state ministers in-charge of drinking water and sanitation here tomorrow, the...
  • Karunanidhi writes to President, PM, seeks Bharat Ratna for Annadurai August 24, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking conferment of Bharat Ratna for party founder and Dravidian idealogue CN Annadurai. "The founder leader of the DMK, Arignar Anna (Annadurai) is a great social reformer, great writer, orator and litterateur of Tamil...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha August 17, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing Bharat Ratna issue and on Aam Aadmi Party. Also on the show, Broacha dedicates a song to the nation. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Bharat Ratna August 17, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing Bharat Ratna issue. There is a debate surrounding the awards transparency. ...
  • I too deserve Bharat Ratna, hope to get it in lifetime: Balbir Singh Sr August 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: With Major Dhyan Chand's name finally being nominated for the Bharat Ratna, another hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr feels going by his achievements he too deserves the country's highest civilian award and hopes to get the recognition in his lifetime. Balbir, 90 and a three-time Olympic gold medallist, looks back...
  • Phoolan murder: Court to pronounce quantum of sentence on August 14 August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday fixed August 14 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence against Sher Singh Rana for the murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi here in 2001 with the prosecution seeking death penalty for him. Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar reserved...
  • Dhyan Chand in the fray again for Bharat Ratna August 12, 2014

    The Home Ministry has forwarded his name to the Prime Minister's Office for consideration for the country's highest civilian honour. ...
  • Milkha Singh happy with Dhyan Chand's nomination for Bharat Ratna August 12, 2014

    Legendary athlete Milkha Singh today expressed his delight at Home Ministry recommending the name of hockey great late Major Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country. Speaking from Chandigarh, the 'Flying Sikh' said Dhyan Chand should have been the first sportsperson from India to have...
  • Sena hits out at Katju for saying awarding Bharat Ratna to Tendulkar a disgrace to country August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Attacking Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju for his reported remarks about conferring Bharat Ratna on cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Shiv Sena on Tuesday questioned the work done by the media watchdog under his stewardship. Amid the row over continued absence of Tendulkar and Rekha from Rajya Sabha,...
  • Sports Ministry, MHA recommend Dhyan Chand's name for Bharat Ratna August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding one more name to the recommendations for the Bharat Ratna, the Sports Ministry has recommended hockey legend Dhyan Chand's name for the honour. Sources in the Prime Minister's Office say that suggestions for various names have come in while the final decision is yet to be taken. Minister...
  • Make categories for Bharat Ratna, bar PMs from the honour, suggests Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: As speculation around who will get the Bharat Ratna continues, Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson has suggested making separate categories for pre- and post-independence personalities. He has said that former prime ministers should be ineligible for the award. "I think the time has come when we should separate the categories....
  • No one else but Mahatma Gandhi on currency notes: Raghuram Rajan August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: As speculation swirled about various names for Bharat Ratna, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said that nobody but Mahatma Gandhi should feature on the currency notes. "There are so many great Indians, but of course he (Gandhi) stands above head and shoulders above every one. There are many...
  • Centre considering Bharat Ratna for former PM Vajpayee August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Speculation is rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is considering to honour former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna award. Names of other icons including Bahujan Samaj Party founder (BSP) Kanshiram are also under consideration for the highest civilian honour. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Is politics destroying the credibility of the Bharat Ratna? August 11, 2014

    It's an award that has often sparked off a row. The highest civilian honour- the Bharat Ratna, this time too, has led to speculation that there could be multiple recipients and political parties are coming up with their own list of who should be given the award. ...
  • Bharat Ratna speculation sparks a debate, Congress pitches for freedom fighters, Sena for Savarkar August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After speculation over who will be conferred the Bharat Ratna sparked off a row, government sources have told CNN-IBN that no decision has been taken on the award yet. While sources say that the government is likely to award the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari...
  • Centre will decide on who should be given Bharat Ratna: Rajiv Shukla August 11, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that the government will decide on who should be given Bharat Ratna. "It is the government's decision, but we can be sure only after the list is out." The remarks came in the backdrop of reports suggesting that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee...
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi reacts on likely Bharat Ratna awardees August 10, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) member Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi talks about the Bharat Ratna issue. "Even though this is a fixed procedure there were many people who deserved this honour in the last government but were ignored," said Naqvi. ...
  • Gandhi, Netaji should be kept above Bharat Ratna: Sugata Bose August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew, acclaimed historian and Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose disapproved of the possibility of Netaji being conferred with the Bharat Ratna this year, insisting that Gandhi and Bose should be kept above such partisan politics. "I firmly believe that Gandhi and Bose should be kept...
  • Centre considering Bharat Ratna for former PM Vajpayee, BSP founder Kanshiram: sources August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Speculation is rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is considering to honour former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna award. Names of other icons including Bahujan Samaj Party founder (BSP) Kanshiram are also under consideration for the highest civilian honour. The announcement is...
  • Credit row: Filmmaker claims he directed 'Tamanchey', not director Navneet Behal August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Bharat Ratan Bhushan asserts that he has directed 'Tamanchey', but producer Suryaveer Singh Bhullar rubbishes his claim saying that the former is just trying to "blackmail" him. Earlier it was reported that Navneet Behal has directed the film and his name also appears on the film's poster and in...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan writes to PM Modi, seeks probe against Chief Secretary July 27, 2014

    Thiruvanahapuram: CPI(M) stalwart and Kerala Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an inquiry into the assets of Chief Secretary EK Bharat Bhushan. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Achuthanandan had sought a probe by Central Vigilance Commissioner into the alleged "real estate" links of...
  • Coalgate: SC appoints Special Judge, SPP for coalgate July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar to preside over the Special Court set up for exclusively holding trial in cases of coal block allocation scam and named senior advocate RS Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor to conduct prosecution of the high and mighty...
  • 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...