Articles about Bharat Ratna

When Lata Mangeshkar's 'Aye Mere Watan' left Nehru in tears

06 Feb 2022

India
When Lata Mangeshkar's 'Aye Mere Watan' left Nehru in tears

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar (92) breathed her last on Sunday after battling with multi-organ failure for several weeks.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

01 Sep 2020

India
Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.

Government announces 7-day state mourning upon ex-President Pranab Mukherjee's death

31 Aug 2020

Politics
Government announces 7-day state mourning upon ex-President Pranab Mukherjee's death

The central government on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning to pay respect to former President Pranab Mukherjee, who died earlier today.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

31 Aug 2020

India
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.

Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines

31 Aug 2020

Politics
Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines

There has been a decline in the health of former President Pranab Mukherjee (84), the Delhi hospital where he is undergoing treatment said in a statement on Monday.

Modi pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on death anniversary

16 Aug 2020

Politics
Modi pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his second death anniversary.

As Pranab Mukherjee remains critical, daughter Sharmistha makes a wish

12 Aug 2020

Politics
As Pranab Mukherjee remains critical, daughter Sharmistha makes a wish

Congress member Sharmistha Mukherjee, the daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee, put out a tweet on Wednesday suggesting that she has surrendered in front of Almighty, just as the 84-year-old continues to remain critical.

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, coronavirus positive, on ventilator support after surgery

11 Aug 2020

Politics
Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, coronavirus positive, on ventilator support after surgery

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who informed on Monday that he tested positive for coronavirus, has been put on ventilator support after brain surgery, multiple reports said.

Taking victory lap was my greatest moment: Sachin Tendulkar

24 Apr 2020

Sports
Taking victory lap was my greatest moment: Sachin Tendulkar

Lifting the prestigious silverware at Wankhede was undoubtedly the highest point of Sachin Tendulkar's career.

Sachin's 2011 World Cup lap named best Laureus sporting moment

18 Feb 2020

Sports
Sachin's 2011 World Cup lap named best Laureus sporting moment

On April 2, 2011, Indian skipper MS Dhoni comprehensively owned the Wankhede crowd with his historic six which made India World Champions after 28 years.

Delhi Elections: Congress' Alka Lamba slaps AAP worker

08 Feb 2020

Politics
Delhi Elections: Congress' Alka Lamba slaps AAP worker

Congress leader Alka Lamba, who is contesting from Chandni Chowk constituency, lost cool on workers of her former party — the Aam Aadmi Party after comments were allegedly passed on her son.

11 business personalities who won Padma awards this year

26 Jan 2020

Business
11 business personalities who won Padma awards this year

The Indian government on Saturday announced the names of this year's recipients of the Padma awards.

Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls

26 Jan 2020

Politics
Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls

Delhi is set to go to polls on February 8, and electioneering has reached its peak.

Shiv Sena says it doesn't oppose 5% reservation for Muslims

15 Nov 2019

Politics
Shiv Sena says it doesn't oppose 5% reservation for Muslims

After splitting ways with BJP, Shiv Sena is now working day in and out to form a government with unlikely allies, NCP and Congress in Maharashtra, the state which is currently under President's Rule.

Newly discovered spider species named after Sachin Tendulkar

12 Nov 2019

Sports
Newly discovered spider species named after Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar may have retired six years earlier, however, he is constantly in the spotlight for various reasons.

Manmohan Singh says Congress not against Savarkar, only 'Hindutva ideology'

18 Oct 2019

Politics
Manmohan Singh says Congress not against Savarkar, only 'Hindutva ideology'

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday criticized the Maharashtra BJP for proposing a Bharat Ratna for Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, famously known as Veer Savarkar.

A look at the career-defining moments of Major Dhyan Chand

17 Oct 2019

Sports
A look at the career-defining moments of Major Dhyan Chand

When it comes to Indian hockey, the only player that can come to one's mind at the first glance is none other than Major Dhyan Chand, who played a revolutionary role in the nation's success.

Maharashtra Elections: BJP's manifesto promises Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

15 Oct 2019

Politics
Maharashtra Elections: BJP's manifesto promises Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

04 Oct 2019

India
Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

An FIR has been registered against celebrities, including filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, and historian Ramachandra Guha, who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising incidents of mob lynching.

Haven't joined Congress, didn't give written resignation either: Alka Lamba

19 Sep 2019

Politics
Haven't joined Congress, didn't give written resignation either: Alka Lamba

Earlier this month, rebel AAP MLA Alka Lamba called it quits with the party, putting an end to her six-year-long journey. But, on Wednesday she claimed she hasn't given her "written resignation".

Engineers' Day: The Indian legends making us proud

15 Sep 2019

Inspirational
Engineers' Day: The Indian legends making us proud

Not many people know this, but the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna awardee M Visvesvaraya is commemorated as Engineers' Day.

Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

06 Sep 2019

Politics
Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

After a long-standing feud with the top brass of Aam Aadmi Party, Alka Lamba announced on Friday that she is quitting the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

Why is Teachers' Day celebrated; when was it first observed

05 Sep 2019

India
Why is Teachers' Day celebrated; when was it first observed

Across the globe, Teachers' Day is celebrated on different dates. Internationally, teachers are commemorated on World Teachers' Day on October 5.

Teachers' Day 2019: Five greatest Indian teachers of all time

03 Sep 2019

India
Teachers' Day 2019: Five greatest Indian teachers of all time

The very thought of teachers takes us down a path of bittersweet nostalgia.

Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

09 Aug 2019

Politics
Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

Pranab Mukherjee, one of the tallest leaders of Congress, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor on Thursday, by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Rajiv Gandhi remark: Congress asks EC to act against Modi

06 May 2019

Politics
Rajiv Gandhi remark: Congress asks EC to act against Modi

The Congress has complained to Election Commission asking the body to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his choice of words against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Why today's RS session is crucial for Triple Talaq bill

13 Feb 2019

India
Why today's RS session is crucial for Triple Talaq bill

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, commonly known as Triple Talaq bill, will lapse if the Rajya Sabha doesn't give a nod on Wednesday, the last working day of the budget session.

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

12 Feb 2019

India
Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, despite widespread protests in the Northeast.

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

26 Jan 2019

India
Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, refused the Padma Shri award, announced on Friday, saying the timing isn't right.

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna

25 Jan 2019

Politics
Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday awarded Bharat Ratna to former President Pranab Mukherjee, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously), and music maestro Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (posthumously).

On teaming-up with AAP, Sheila Dikshit says nothing's final yet

16 Jan 2019

Politics
On teaming-up with AAP, Sheila Dikshit says nothing's final yet

Former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, on Tuesday didn't rule out Congress' alliance with AAP but said nothing is confirmed yet.

#AtalBihariVajpayee: His poems are our guiding light now

25 Dec 2018

India
#AtalBihariVajpayee: His poems are our guiding light now

Life is a work in progress. Where it ends, death starts. All your life, you step towards death, inch by inch.

AAP-MLA Alka Lamba asked to resign over Rajiv Gandhi resolution-row

22 Dec 2018

Politics
AAP-MLA Alka Lamba asked to resign over Rajiv Gandhi resolution-row

On Friday, the AAP-dominated Delhi Assembly passed a resolution suggesting Bharat Ratna should be stripped from former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as he failed to curb 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Maharashtra Assembly starts winter session by paying tributes to Vajpayee

19 Nov 2018

Politics
Maharashtra Assembly starts winter session by paying tributes to Vajpayee

The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16 this year, with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis describing him as a multi-faceted personality who believed in uniting minds.

Why India can't afford Rajiv Gandhi 2.0 (RaGa) as PM

17 Nov 2018

Politics
Why India can't afford Rajiv Gandhi 2.0 (RaGa) as PM

Dear reader, humor us for a minute. Tell us - what do you think is common between Rajiv Gandhi and his son Rahul Gandhi?

#SardarPatelB'day: Delhi BJP organizes 'Rashtriya Ekta Daud', hails Patel's contribution

31 Oct 2018

India
#SardarPatelB'day: Delhi BJP organizes 'Rashtriya Ekta Daud', hails Patel's contribution

Delhi unit of BJP organized a run, 'Rashtriya Ekta Daud', in the city today morning to celebrate the 143rd birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Padma Awards 2019: Nominations spike; elitism rooted out?

12 Oct 2018

India
Padma Awards 2019: Nominations spike; elitism rooted out?

On Thursday, the Union government announced that close to 50,000 nominations for the Padma Awards 2019 had been received by the September 15 deadline, marking almost a 40% increase from the number of nominations received in 2017.

#AnEraEnds: Gentle Giant Vajpayee cremated amid teary-eyed admirers

17 Aug 2018

Politics
#AnEraEnds: Gentle Giant Vajpayee cremated amid teary-eyed admirers

Three-time Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapyee was cremated on Friday. His death marks the end of a unique political era in India.

The man, the words: Atalji's poems are now our guiding-light

17 Aug 2018

India
The man, the words: Atalji's poems are now our guiding-light

Life is a work in progress. Where it ends, death starts. All your life, you step towards death, inch by inch. And, only death is permanent.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM and BJP-stalwart, passes away

16 Aug 2018

Politics
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM and BJP-stalwart, passes away

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee died today after being admitted at AIIMS for nearly nine weeks.