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Bharat Ratna
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

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

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

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North East  /  Published 25.01.19

Bhupenda crowned Bharat Ratna

Music maestro late Bhupen Hazarika, former President Pranab Mukherjee and Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader late Nanaji Deshmukh were on Friday conferred the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna...
By Our Bureau and PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.07.19

Angle for a bigger catch

A cleaner lake and a much bigger turnout will be the highlights of the silver jubilee year of the annual angling competition at the Jayanti Sarovar here organised by Jamshedpur Angling Club to mark th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 22.12.18

Hint at Rajiv slur deletion

Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party strove at damage control a day after its members passed an Assembly resolution seeking withdrawal of Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna, amid indications the Speaker might ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.12.18

Rajiv award flutter in AAP in parleys season

The Delhi Assembly on Friday passed a resolution demanding that the Bharat Ratna awarded to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi be withdrawn, prompting a ruling party MLA to walk out in protest.The devel...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 15.02.19

Tej accepts ‘dreamlike’ privilege

Singer Bhupen Hazarika’s son Tej on Friday said it was a tremendous honour for him and his family to be invited by the Centre to accept the Bharat Ratna on behalf of his father and it would be a “...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati


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