"Bharat Ratna For Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev": Manish Tewari Urges PM
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 4:22 PM
Amid a controversy over awarding the Bharat Ratna to Hindutva icon VD Savarkar, Congress-leader Manish Tewari has urged PM Modi to accord the highest civilian award in India to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. In a letter to the PM, the LS MP said Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev inspired an entire generation of patriots by their unrelenting resistance to British Imperialism.
Pranab Mukherjee Receives Bharat Ratna, India's Highest Civilian Award
Friday, August 9, 2019, 8:05 AM
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, will be honoured with India's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna by President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday. Mukherjee's life-long political career spanned about five decades, during which he held various key posts in the Congress as well as in the governments led by Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, P V Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh.
"Honour To Receive Bharat Ratna For Father", Says Bhupen Hazarika's Son
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7:28 AM
The son of music legend Bhupen Hazarika today said his statement earlier this week on his father receiving the Bharat Ratna was misinterpreted. Tej Hazarika, who is based in the US, had said in a statement that he was not happy on how the government planned to pass the "painfully unpopular" Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was against his father's beliefs and position.