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Veer Savarkar era has already arrived in India: CIC Uday Mahurkar

November 28, 2021 7:29 pm

“I feel Savarkar is above Bharat Ratna. If he gets the award it is fine. But even if he does not get this award that won't affect his stature as the Savarkar era has already begun in India,” said Central Information Commissioner Uday Mahurkar.

Tribute to the legend: Pt Bhimsen Joshi remembered between the notes, talks

February 07, 2021 7:45 pm

Veterans from the field of literature, film and arts presented a diverse viewpoint on Panditji’s musical life and maintained how all the arts are connected to each other.

Nitish Kumar chuckles over demand for 'Bharat Ratna' to Sonia Gandhi

January 06, 2021 8:45 pm

Nitish Kumar remarked that the Congress could have done the needful while the UPA, led by it, ruled the country for two consecutive terms.

Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati should get Bharat Ratna: Ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

January 05, 2021 8:17 pm

“The Government of India should honour both these personalities with Bharat Ratna this year,” Rawat said.

Sport has the ability to bring the entire country together: Sachin Tendulkar

March 09, 2020 6:32 pm

The power and reach of sport is truly outstanding, believes Sachin Tendulkar.

SC refuses to entertain plea seeking Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi

January 17, 2020 12:30 pm

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said it agrees with the sentiment, but it was a matter of policy.

Centre can bestow Bharat Ratna on Lingayat seer Shivakumar Swamiji instead of Savarkar: Siddaramaiah

October 20, 2019 3:58 pm

"Whatever is the opinion of BJP (regarding Bharat Ratna to Savarkar), but I believe that instead of Savarkar, Bharat Ratna should be conferred on Shivakumar Swamiji," Siddaramaiah told reporters in Mysuru.

After Savarkar, BJP may propose Bharat Ratna for Godse: D Raja

October 15, 2019 7:54 pm

The election manifesto of Maharashtra BJP, released on Tuesday said the party will ask the NDA government at the Centre to confer India's highest civilian award on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar.

'My father was the ultimate humanist': Tej Hazarika on his father Dr Bhupen Hazarika

August 20, 2019 7:47 pm

"Till before his death, we led parallel lives. After I cremated him, his world flooded mine": a son's memory of his famous father. An interview with Tej Hazarika, the son of maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika.

Rahul, Sonia Gandhi give Pranab Mukherjee's Bharat Ratna event a miss

August 09, 2019 1:51 pm

The absence of the mother-son duo from the award ceremony fuelled speculations that if this had anything to do with Mukherjee accepting an invitation to deliver an annual lecture RSS headquarters in 2018.


President Pranab Mukherjee confers Bharat Ratna, Padma awards

March 30, 2015 5:15 pm

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred the Bharat Ratna and Padma awards to eminent persons at Rastrapathi Bhawan.

Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee's political journey: Rare pictures from Express Archives

March 27, 2015 5:41 pm

One of India’s most charismatic leaders, Vajpayee is lauded as a statesman and has been often described as the moderate face of BJP.

Bharat Ratna winners over the years

February 04, 2014 8:11 pm

We take a look at some of the famous Bharat Ratna awardees.


Mohd Rafi didn’t get Bharat Ratna ‘probably because he was Muslim’, says his son

February 29, 2016 4:39 pm

Mumbai, Feb 29 (ANI): Demanding the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian honour, for his father and legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi, Shahid Rafi, his son, said on Monday that his father probably did not get the honour because he was a Muslim. Asserting that his father was a secular person, Shahid said the government should do something about awarding him the Bharat Ratna. He also rubbished media reports that had quoted him as saying that Muslims were feeling insecure under the current regime. He said that he has never said anything specifically about Modi Sahib. What he had said was about his father.