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Jharkhand’s health minister Banna Gupta said that it was because of the manufacture of the Covid-19 vaccines and the strategic vaccination drive that Indian citizens were able to save their loved ones.(ANI Photo )

Confer Bharat Ratna on scientists who made Covid-19 jabs: J'khand minister to PM

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2021 06:11 PM IST
  • Jharkhand health minister’s remarks come on the same day that he blamed the Centre for not rendering Jharkhand with sufficient Covid-19 vaccine doses
On Friday morning, Jagan went to the residence of Venkaiah at Macherla in Guntur district and felicitated the freedom fighter’s daughter Ghantasala Seetha Mahalakshmi and other family members. (HT PHOTO)
On Friday morning, Jagan went to the residence of Venkaiah at Macherla in Guntur district and felicitated the freedom fighter’s daughter Ghantasala Seetha Mahalakshmi and other family members. (HT PHOTO)

Jagan writes to Centre, seeks Bharat Ratna for Andhra man who designed tricolour

PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 06:11 PM IST
  • In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chief minister said honouring late Venkaiah with the Bharat Ratna would be a matter of pride for every Indian on the occasion of the 75th Indian Independence Day celebrations.
File photo: Congress leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.(Shahbaz Khan)
File photo: Congress leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.(Shahbaz Khan)

Congress’ Harish Rawat demands Bharat Ratna for Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Rawat said, “Sonia Gandhi and Mayawati made immense contribution towards women empowerment.”
Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao’s birth centenary is being celebrated this year.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao’s birth centenary is being celebrated this year.(HT FILE PHOTO)

81 Telugu NRI organisations push for Bharat Ratna for PV Narasimha Rao

HIndustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 04:33 PM IST
Telugu NRI groups have been mobilising the support of NRIs from various states of USA and across the globe to requesting the Government of India to confer Bharat Ratna on PV Narasimha Rao.
(AP/File)
(AP/File)

Shanta bats for Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:11 AM IST
Says India should raise the issue of Tibet at the United Nations
ShivSena’s Sanjay Raut said that there has been no change in the party’s stance on Savarkar.(HT FILE PHOTO)
ShivSena’s Sanjay Raut said that there has been no change in the party’s stance on Savarkar.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Why no Bharat Ratna for Savarkar yet? Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut asks BJP

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 12:46 PM IST
BJP leaders had questioned the Shiv Sena over Hindutva by allying with Congress, which had allegedly insulted Vinayak Damodar (Veer) Savarkar.
APJ Abdul Kalam 89th birth anniversary: 10 inspiring quotes by the Missile Man of India
APJ Abdul Kalam 89th birth anniversary: 10 inspiring quotes by the Missile Man of India

APJ Abdul Kalam 89th birth anniversary: 10 inspiring quotes by the Missile Man of India to skyrocket your dreams

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 12:50 PM IST
APJ Abdul Kalam 89th birth anniversary: 10 motivational quotes by the former President of India whose birthday is also celebrated as World Students’ Day
HAM-S chief Jitan Ram Manjhi pays tribute to the mortal remains of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, who passed away on Thursday evening.(PTI Photo)
HAM-S chief Jitan Ram Manjhi pays tribute to the mortal remains of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, who passed away on Thursday evening.(PTI Photo)

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi seeks Bharat Ratna for Ram Vilas Paswan

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Jitan Ram Manjhi, himself a Dalit leader who suspended his all poll-related engagements in Gaya to pay tribute to Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna, told reporters that he was demanding Bharat Ratna for Paswan so that future generations could be told about him
SP Balasubrahmanyam was a recipient of the Padma Shri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2011) from the Government of India.(HT PHOTO.)
SP Balasubrahmanyam was a recipient of the Padma Shri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2011) from the Government of India.(HT PHOTO.)

Jagan writes to Centre, recommends SP Balasubrahmanyam’s name for Bharat Ratna

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recommending the name of Balasubrahmanyam, popularly known as SPB, for the highest civilian award of the country.
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.(Amal KS/HT Archive)
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.(Amal KS/HT Archive)

On former PM Manmohan Singh’s birthday, Chidambaram seeks Bharat Ratna for him

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent I Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Singh is credited with playing a key role in ushering in economic reforms as the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Rao government during 1991-96
KCR has complained that the country had not adequately recognised the contribution of Telangana’s ‘proud son’ PV Narasimha Rao(HT Photo)
KCR has complained that the country had not adequately recognised the contribution of Telangana’s ‘proud son’ PV Narasimha Rao(HT Photo)

Bharat Ratna for Narasimha Rao, says Telangana assembly; Owaisi’s AIMIM disagrees

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 04:29 PM IST
Telangana Congress has supported KCR’s push for Bharat Ratna for former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao
Former president Pranab Mukherjee.(HT)
Former president Pranab Mukherjee.(HT)

Pranab Mukhrjee journeyed from a hamlet in Bengal to the Raisina Hill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 06:35 PM IST
India’s former President Pranab Mukherjee, 84, was admitted to the hospital earlier last month and had undergone surgery for the removal of a clot in his brain.
Dhyan Chand was a hockey magician who could conjure up scoring opportunities at will and a patriot who turned down an offer the Fuhrer thought he couldn't refuse. Major Dhyan Chand was all these and then some.​(Corbis)
Dhyan Chand was a hockey magician who could conjure up scoring opportunities at will and a patriot who turned down an offer the Fuhrer thought he couldn't refuse. Major Dhyan Chand was all these and then some.​(Corbis)

Former hockey players demand Bharat Ratna for Major Dhyan Chand

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 04:35 PM IST
With National Sports Day approaching, greats such as Gurbux Singh, Harbinder Singh, Ashok Kumar and current player Yuvraj Walmiki took part in a virtual discussion on Saturday to celebrate the life and career of the iconic player.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee has been admitted to Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Former President Pranab Mukherjee has been admitted to Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Former President Pranab Mukherjee in coma, vital parametres stable: Hospital

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 11:34 AM IST
The former President was admitted to the R&R hospital after testing positive for coronavirus disease Covid-19. He underwent a brain surgery on Monday after a clot was discovered.
Pranab Mukherjee, who was the India’s president between 2012 and 2017 and awarded the Bharat Ratna last year, kept his public interactions at a minimum after the pandemic hit India earlier this year.(HT Photo)
Pranab Mukherjee, who was the India’s president between 2012 and 2017 and awarded the Bharat Ratna last year, kept his public interactions at a minimum after the pandemic hit India earlier this year.(HT Photo)

Pranab Mukherjee ’s condition critical, remains on ventilator support

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 01:53 AM IST
The 84-year-old former president announced on Twitter on Monday that he tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) while undergoing a routine check-up.
FILE PHOTO: Born on April 24, 1973: Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Cricketer India's Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his century against South Africa on the fourth day of the first cricket test match in Pretoria, December 19, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Born on April 24, 1973: Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Cricketer India's Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his century against South Africa on the fourth day of the first cricket test match in Pretoria, December 19, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo(REUTERS)

Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Famous quotes by the living legend on success, life and more

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Sachin Tendulkar 47th birthday: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, regarded as the greatest batsman ever in modern-day cricket, was born on April 24, 1973.
The architect of the Constitution of India, Ambedkar led a crusade for the upliftment and empowerment of Dalits in the country.(ANI)
The architect of the Constitution of India, Ambedkar led a crusade for the upliftment and empowerment of Dalits in the country.(ANI)

BR Ambedkar received Bharat Ratna posthumously, other important events of March 31

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 10:16 AM IST
BR Ambedkar was conferred Bharat Ratna on March 31, 1990.
(iStock)
(iStock)

Why we still need a Women’s Day

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2020 09:11 PM IST
There’s always that one person who can’t figure out why women are ‘still’ fighting. Here are some of the reasons...
Patnaik’s legacy extends far beyond the realm of politics and governance(HT Archives)
Patnaik’s legacy extends far beyond the realm of politics and governance(HT Archives)

Why the late Biju Patnaik deserves a Bharat Ratna| Opinion

By Amar Patnaik
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 09:33 PM IST
Honour the freedom fighter, aviator, modern Odisha’s architect, and a symbol of fierce courage and patriotism
Devendra Fadnavis raised a demand for passing a resolution honouring Savarkar in Maharashtra assembly.(HT Photo/File)
Devendra Fadnavis raised a demand for passing a resolution honouring Savarkar in Maharashtra assembly.(HT Photo/File)

BJP-NCP spar over Savarkar in Maharashtra assembly

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar said that though everybody has great respect for the leader, the BJP should first answer why Savarkar was not conferred with the ‘Bharat Ratna’ award in the last five years of Narendra Modi government’s rule despite two such requests.
Bharat Ratna awardee Prof C N R Rao.(Mint file)
Bharat Ratna awardee Prof C N R Rao.(Mint file)

Science is solution to all problems, says Bharat Ratna awardee

Coimbatore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Nations like China, Indonesia and Malaysia were growing vigorously because of their contribution to scientific development. Read on to know more...
File image of Mary Kom.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
File image of Mary Kom.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

After Padma Vibhushan, Mary Kom dreams of winning Bharat Ratna

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 04:11 PM IST
An emotional Mary Kom, who was named for Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian award on Saturday, thanked God for making her an Indian and being able to bring laurels to the country.
Sanjay Raut’s statement followed Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan’s contention that his party will oppose the Bharat Ratna to Savarkar.(PTI)
Sanjay Raut’s statement followed Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan’s contention that his party will oppose the Bharat Ratna to Savarkar.(PTI)

Fresh row over Sanjay Raut’s remarks on Savarkar

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Raut’s statement followed Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan’s contention that his party will oppose the Bharat Ratna to Savarkar.
Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises.(IANS)
Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises.(IANS)

‘He’s beyond formal recognition’: SC declines PIL for Bharat Ratna to Mahatma Gandhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 02:39 PM IST
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court said the issue of directing the government to award Bharat Ratna to the father of the nation was not a ‘justiciable issue’.
Lata Mangeshkar is recovering in a Mumbai hospital.
Lata Mangeshkar is recovering in a Mumbai hospital.

Lata Mangeshkar is stable and getting better, family requests to not spread ‘needless rumours’

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 09:05 AM IST
Lata Mangeshkar’s family released a statement on Thursday night assuring her fans that she is stable and getting better.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to release a new book on VD Savarkar.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to release a new book on VD Savarkar.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)

Book on VD Savarkar to be released by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 05:27 PM IST
In the recently concluded Maharashtra elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar if it came to power in the state.
Lata Mangeshkar at the launch of the Gautam Rajadhyaksha 's Book Chehre at JW Marriott at Juhu - Photo by Amlan Dutta(Hindustan Times)
Lata Mangeshkar at the launch of the Gautam Rajadhyaksha 's Book Chehre at JW Marriott at Juhu - Photo by Amlan Dutta(Hindustan Times)

Lata Mangeshkar ‘stable’ after being admitted to hospital for chest infection, says family

Hindustan Times | By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 07:30 PM IST
Lata Mangeshkar was rushed to a hospital in Mumbai for treatment for a viral chest infection. The family says that she is ‘on a path to recovery’.
Sachin Tendulkar had promoted Indian Idol, much to Sona Mohapatra’s disappointment.
Sachin Tendulkar had promoted Indian Idol, much to Sona Mohapatra’s disappointment.

Sona Mohapatra clarifies comments on Sachin Tendulkar, slams Sony for using him to promote Indian Idol

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 01:23 PM IST
Singer Sona Mohapatra has said that Sony TV is using Sachin Tendulkar to promote Indian Idol, probably without his knowledge. She has criticised the channel and others involved with the show for reinstating Anu Malik.
The court acquitted Savarkar in the Gandhi murder trial. But he did inspire those who think the assassins were right(HT Photo)
The court acquitted Savarkar in the Gandhi murder trial. But he did inspire those who think the assassins were right(HT Photo)

Gandhi and Savarkar’s Bharat Ratna

PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2019 04:34 PM IST
There is a Savarkar who deserves it. There is a Savarkar on whom it will sit deeply troubled
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the Congress was against Savarkar’s Hindutva ideology.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the Congress was against Savarkar’s Hindutva ideology.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

my‘Not in favour of Savarkar’s Hindutva ideology’, says Manmohan Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 09:32 AM IST
The BJP’s election manifesto in Maharashtra promising the Bharat Ratna for Hindutva ideologue Veer Sararkar has sparked a major debate in the country,
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