BHARAT

  • Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna 8 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna on Monday. 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...
  • Ex-Delhi MLA Bharat Singh, 2 PSOs shot at, condition critical 20 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former INLD MLA Bharat Singh and two of his personal security officers were on Sunday shot at in a suspected case of gang war in south west Delhi's Najafgarh area. A senior police officer said all the three injured were rushed to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon and their condition...
  • Azam Khan 'gifts' broom, pen to MLAs; taunts Modi Yesterday

    Lucknow: UP Minister Azam Khan, known for his frequent barbs against the Prime Minister, surprised MLAs from all parties with unusual 'gifts' of a broom and a pen along with a letter asking them to decide which among the two can take on the evils in the society. "I am giving...
  • I-League: Dempo FC draw against Bharat FC 2 days ago

    Margao: Dempo FC and Bharat FC played out a goalless draw to split points in a I-League match played at Nehru Stadium on Friday. With today's draw, Dempo have nine points from 10 matches while Bharat FC have 10 points from nine matches. Dempo FC looked the better of the two...
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee a powerful nationalised leader, says Arun Jaitley 2 days ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a leader par excellence who has worked tirelessly for the nation. Vajpayee was on Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • Profile: Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee 3 days ago

    New Delhi: 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 communique from the Rashtrapati Bhawan on December 25, 2014 announced Bharat Ratna for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The BJP had promised...
  • President confers Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Veteran Parliamentarian and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, founder member of BJP who is held in high esteem across the political spectrum, was on Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee In a departure from protocol, Mukherjee drove to Vajpayee's...
  • Had suggested that Atal Bihari Vajpayee be given Bharat Ratna, says LK Advani 3 days ago

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Senior BJP leader LK Advani said that he had urged the Centre to award former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee the Bharat Ratna. ...
  • Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh congratulates Vajpayee for receiving Bharat Ratna 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour on Friday. Setting aside protocol, President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vajpayee's Krishna Menon Marg residence and will confer him the Bharat Ratna. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley congratulated Vajapayee and said he is a leader par...
  • Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be conferred Bharat Ratna today 3 days ago

    Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive the Bharat Ratna award on Friday. Stepping away from protocol, President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vajpayee at his residence to confer the prestigious award. ...
  • Vajpayee most deserving person to receive Bharat Ratna: MM Joshi 3 days ago

    Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna on Friday. "He is the most deserving person to receive the award. Any country would be proud of him. Only few leaders have this capacity to harmonise the global and local. That was one of...
  • NITI Aayog panel to deliberate on central schemes on Friday 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A sub-group of the NITI Aayog comprising chief ministers of some states will meet here for the first time on Friday to suggest measures for coordination between Union and states for effective implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). It must be recalled that earlier this week, Madhya Pradesh Chief...
  • Dempo play Bharat FC tomorrow, look to bounce back in I-League 3 days ago

    Margao: Injury-ravaged Dempo FC would look to bounce back after defeats when they face new entrant Bharat FC in the Hero I-League at Nehru Stadium here tomorrow. After their impressive performance in the Federation Cup, Dempo FC are struggling in the on going I-League as they have collected just two points...
  • President to confer Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence on March 27 4 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Lucknow on Friday, Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Wednesday. The president will also confer the Bharat Ratna on Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) on March 30 at Rashtrapati Bhavan along with...
  • PM Modi launches PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI, which is aimed at addressing the common man's grievances and monitoring important programmes and projects. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said the step is to ensure that governance in India becomes more efficient and responsive...
  • Quality of science in India 'lousy', improve quality: CNR Rao 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Eminent scientist CNR Rao on Wednesday said the quality of science in India was "lousy", adding if the country wants to have a future it should improve on quality. Critical of lack of infrastructure in the scientific field, Rao, a recipient of Bharat Ratna, also rued the lack...
  • 'Swachh Bharat' campaign launched in Nagaland 1 week ago

    Kohima: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, a brand ambassador of the 'Swachh Bharat' mission, on Monday launched the campaign by symbolically cleaning a part of the state capital in Kohima. The Governor along with his wife Kavita Acharya, Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar and other senior bureaucrats symbolically cleaned the Old Nagaland State...
  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh held 1-1 by Bharat FC March 21, 2015

    Royal Wahingdoh FC were held to a 1-1 draw against Bharat FC in an I-League football tournament encounter on Saturday. Both teams, however, ended with 10-men on the field as Nigerian Loveday Enyinnaya for the Royal's and Bobby Hassell of Bharat were sent off following a tussle. Forward Jackichand Singh strike for...
  • World Cup: Proud of our bowlers, says India's bowling coach Bharat Arun March 18, 2015

    Melbourne: With the Indian bowlers taking sixty wickets in six consecutive games in the group stages of the cricket World Cup, bowling coach Bharat Arun on Wednesday said that he couldn't have asked for anything better and is proud the way the unit has turned things around. "You can't ask for...
  • After communist leader Govind Pansare's death, activist Dr Bharat Patankar receives threat letter March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: A month after the murder of Communist leader Govind Pansare and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, another writer and activist Dr Bharat Patankar has received a letter threatening that he, too, will meet the same fate. The letter accused Patankar of backing rationalists and Muslims and warned him against doing so. The...
  • World Cup 2015: Three local coaches behind Team India' success March 17, 2015

    During the recent Test series, one of the Channel Nine commentators admitted that he didn't have the faintest idea who India's bowling coach was. While that was an indictment of how far Nine's once-august standards have fallen, it also should have come as no surprise. If Bharat Arun walked down...
  • 10 crore toilets to be constructed by 2019: Government March 15, 2015

    Vadodara: The Centre has set a target of construction of 10 crore toilets in the country by 2019 as a part of the government's ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Mission', Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav said on Sunday. "Nearly 40 lakh individual household toilets have been constructed so far as part of the...
  • Government to levy Swachh Bharat cess on select services: Revenue Secretary March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will levy up to two per cent Swachh Bharat Cess on select services but only if there is a need for funds for the Prime Minister's Clean India drive, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Friday. "Swachh Bharat cess will be 2 per cent or less. Government...
  • All services will not attract Swachh Bharat cess: officials March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Swachh Bharat cess will be levied on select services at the rate of up to 2 per cent, depending upon the need for funds to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's national cleanliness drive. This was explained to a group of tax experts by Finance Ministry officials during...
  • India wants to maintain cordial ties with neighbours, says Rajnath Singh March 1, 2015

    Jaunpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said India wanted to maintain cordial relations with its neighbours, but if someone attempts to encroach upon its borders, a befitting reply would be given. "We want to maintain cordial relationship with our neighbours, but if anyone tries to encroach upon our borders,...
  • Jan Dhan Yojana, transparent coal auction, Swachh Bharat major achievements of NDA government: Arun Jaitley February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: While presenting the first full-fledged Union Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley listed three major achievements of his government. Backing his Prime Minister's pet projects, Jaitley listed Jan Dhan Yojana and Swachh Bharat along with transparent auction of coal blocks as the major achievements. Under...
  • MPs demand five fold increase in MPLAD funds, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker to meet Modi February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Cutting across the party line, MPs are demanding an increase in funds allocated to them for development work in their constituencies from Rs 5 crore to Rs 25 crore. The MPs said the increase in the fund is necessary since Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked them to...
  • TV actor Sailesh Datar to play Tulsidas in 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap' February 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Sailesh Datar has been roped in to join the cast of historical TV show 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap' as legendary poet Tulsidas. "Yes the production house has roped in Sailesh to play the role of Tulsidas. He has already started the shooting and his entry will be...
  • 'Swachh Bharat': 2.5 lakh people to take oath to use toilets February 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Pledging never to defecate in the open, around 2.5 lakh people in Nadia district will form a first-of-its-kind 122-km-long human chain on February 21. The district administration, which is running the 'Sobar Souchagar' (toilets for all) campaign similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' movement, has already approached...
  • President asks youngsters to practise tolerance, reject divisive agenda February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that Indians should "collectively preserve" the country's core values of pluralism and secularism while youngsters should be imparted a "greater sense" of tolerance so that they may summarily reject any "divisive agenda". "Each one of us must be mindful of the sensitivities...