Bharat Ratna: News

30 Mar 2024

Lal Krishna Advani

President confers Bharat Ratna on Advani, Karpoori Thakur, 3 others 

President Droupadi Murmu presented the prestigious Bharat Ratna award to five distinguished individuals, including two former prime ministers, on Saturday.

09 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

Jayant Singh confirms RLD-NDA alliance after Bharat Ratna to grandfather

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Singh on Friday confirmed that his party will form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Non Democratic Alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh.

24 Jan 2024


Nitish takes a swipe at PM over Thakur's Bharat Ratna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that awarding Bharat Ratna to former state CM Karpoori Thakur was an old demand of the Janata Dal (United) or JD(U).

23 Jan 2024


Bihar ex-CM Karpoori Thakur to be awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously

Rising from humble origins in Bihar, Karpoori Thakur, a champion of social justice and backward classes, will be posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna.

06 Feb 2022


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.

31 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

31 Aug 2020

Pranab Mukherjee

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.

31 Aug 2020

West Bengal

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.

16 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

12 Aug 2020

West Bengal

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.

18 Oct 2019


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.

17 Oct 2019

Indian Army

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.

15 Oct 2019


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.

19 Sep 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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".

15 Sep 2019


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.

05 Sep 2019


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.

03 Sep 2019


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

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

09 Aug 2019


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.

13 Feb 2019

Lok Sabha

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.

12 Feb 2019

Rajnath Singh

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.

25 Dec 2018


#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.

22 Dec 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

19 Nov 2018


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.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#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.

17 Aug 2018


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

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

31 May 2018

BR Ambedkar

5 moments of political bonhomie cutting through ideological Lakshman Rekha

To say that Indian politics, or rather politics across the world, is at a juncture where ideological slug-fest has overtaken courtesy, would not be an exaggeration.

14 May 2018

Shiv Sena

Raut: Why hasn't Hindutva government given Bharat Ratna to Savarkar?

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut demanded Bharat Ratna for Hindu leader Veer Savarkar, in his weekly column Rokthok of the party's mouthpiece magazine 'Saamana'.

10 May 2018


Center trying to fulfill Ambedkar's dream of powerful, prosperous nation

Reaching out to Dalits and other backward communities in poll-bound Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government was trying to fulfill BR Ambedkar's dream of a powerful and prosperous nation.

31 Mar 2018

West Bengal

Imam, whose son died in Bengal-clashes, appeals for peace

As West Bengal burns, we have an Asansol Imam to thank for the violence not spreading further.

25 Dec 2017


Chronicling Atal Bihari Vajpayee's journey on his 93rd birthday!

An orator-par-excellence, darling politician, spirited statesman and BJP's tallest leader are adjectives that describe former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

05 Nov 2017


Army Chief: Time for Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal Cariappa

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said the late Field Marshal KM Cariappa deserves to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

26 Sep 2017


Rahul Gandhi invokes Sardar Patel's contribution to woo Patels

Congress VP Rahul Gandhi began his Gujarat campaign with a three-day road trip through Saurashtra.

15 Sep 2017


Engineers' Day: The Indian legends making us proud

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

30 Mar 2017

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was presented with the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

04 Sep 2016

Sushma Swaraj

Mother Teresa's elevation to Sainthood

Nineteen years after the death of Mother Teresa, who worked for the upliftment of the poor and needy, she will be proclaimed a saint in the Vatican City.

29 Aug 2016


Hockey legends protest, demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

On Sunday, several former hockey legends assembled at Jantar Mantar to reiterate the demand of awarding Bharat Ratna to Dhyan Chand posthumously.