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Bharat Ratna
West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.20

Give Bharat Ratna to Tenzing: Bista in LS

Darjeeling MP Raju Bista on Tuesday demanded in the Lok Sabha that highest civilian award Bharat Ratna be conferred on Everester Tenzing Norgay Sherpa posthumously, months after he and Bengal minister...
By Vivek Chhetri in Siliguri

India  /  Published 28.06.20

Narasimha Rao is reborn in 2020

One of India’s greatest rulers, the Emperor Ashoka, was forgotten for centuries and had to be rescued from obscurity by British Orientalist James Prinsep. Similarly, P.V. Narasimha Rao, who laid...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.20

Tenzing Bharat Ratna plea

The demand to confer India’s highest civilian award of Bharat Ratna on Tenzing Norgay Sherpa gathered steam on Everest Day.On May 29, 1953, Tenzing, along with Sir Edmund Hillary, had conquered Moun...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 31.01.19

Naomi Osaka is an inspiration to Asian youth

Sir — Naomi Osaka of Japan won her maiden Australian Open title defeating the Czech tennis player, Petra Kvitová, in a thrilling three-set match. The Japanese is the first woman to follow her first...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 25.01.19

Bharat, not Bhagwat, Ratna

Former President Pranab Mukherjee was on Friday chosen for India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, along with the late RSS ideologue Nanaji Deshmukh and the late singer Bhupen Hazarika.Thi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 30.03.19

The Dalai Lama deserves to be honoured

In the last week of March 1959 — exactly 60 years ago — the Dalai Lama fled to India after a rebellion by his fellow Tibetans had been brutally crushed by the Chinese military. He entered what is ...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Horsing around for photo ops

Sir — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was photographed on horseback in the snow-covered Mount Paektu recently. A photo-op of a political leader riding a horse is not new — the Russian presid...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 16.10.19

Nobel? No, BJP seeks Ratna for its Vinayak

If the Economics Nobel for Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee has ruined the sleep of the self-styled Hindutva brigade, swift salvation has sprung up in Maharashtra. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar will be proposed fo...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.19

Rally on ST tag, Bharat Ratna

An apolitical organisation of Gorkhas organised a procession here on Sunday to demand Scheduled Tribe status for 11 hill communities, Bharat Ratna for Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and implementation of reser...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.19

Savarkar, a dubious contender for the Bharat Ratna

National honour should, under ideal circumstances, be bestowed upon distinguished citizens on the basis of the unanimity of choice. However, when it comes to the Bharat Ratna — the nation’s highes...
By The Editorial Board in


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