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Bihar leaders demand Bharat Ratna for Verghese Kurien


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 11 (IANS) Bihar's politicians across the spectrum Tuesday demanded the country's highest civilian honour - the Bharat Ratna - for the late Verghese Kurien, who brought about ... Read more...

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An emotional Ratan Tata says goodbye to shareholders


August 31st, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) A shareholder garlanded him, some offered him send-off gifts and yet others urged him to put his signature on the annual report.Ratan Tata, who chaired ... Read more...

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Calls of Bharat Ratna for Anand gain momentum (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Saluting Viswanathan Anand for winning the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time, Indian Grand Masters Wednesday described him as the country's greatest sportsperson of ... Read more...

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Calls of Bharat Ratna for Anand gain momentum


May 30th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Saluting Viswanathan Anand for winning the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time, Indian Grand Masters Wednesday described him as the country's greatest sportsperson of ... Read more...

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Tendulkar nomination a Congress ploy, says Ramdev


April 28th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday criticised the Congress party for nominating cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, calling it a ploy ... Read more...

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Maharashtra ‘netas’ play politics over Little Master


April 27th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to the Rajya Sabha evoked sharp reactions from various Maharashtra political parties and leaders Friday.Accusing the Congress of playing politics on the ... Read more...

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Mumbaikars’ mixed reactions to Sachin’s Rajya Sabha nomination


April 26th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The reactions of Mumbaikars varied to batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to the Rajya Sabha, with some welcoming the move and others critical of ... Read more...

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Now gold coins in honour of M.S. Subbulakshmi (With Image)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A limited edition of engraved gold coins has been launched as a tribute to legendary Carnatic musician M.S. Subbulakshmi. A part of the proceeds from ... Read more...

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We taught the world how to play hockey: Leslie Claudius (Lead, Interview)


April 14th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) The renaming of a London underground (metro) station after him in the lead up to the London Olympics has overwhelmed Indian hockey legend Leslie Claudius, ... Read more...

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We taught the world how to play hockey: Leslie Claudius (Interview)


April 14th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Indian hockey legend Leslie Claudius is overwhelmed at being only one of three Indians - after fellow greats Dhyan Chand and Roop Singh - among ... Read more...

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Kohli relaxed going into IPL


April 5th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 5 (IANS) India's in-form batsman Virat Kohli says he is a lot more relaxed going into the Indian Premier League-V than the last season.The 23-year-old has been ... Read more...

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‘Guru Dutt deserves Bharat Ratna’


February 24th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) Legendry filmmaker Guru Dutt deserves a posthumous Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, for his contribution to Indian cinema, his son Arun Dutt said Friday."His ... Read more...

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No Bharat Ratna in sports, just eight Padma Shris (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The names of Dhyan Chand, Sachin Tendukar, Abhinav Bindra and Vishwanathan Anand were banded about for the Bharat Ratna. But when this year's Republic ... Read more...

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No Bharat Ratna, just six Padma Shris for sportspersons


January 25th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Contrary to expectations, no Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan or Padma Bhushan was awarded to Indian sportspersons and all they had to be content with ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to set up museum after Dhyan Chand


January 24th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 24 (IANS) A museum in the memory of hockey legend Dhyan Chand will come up in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced.Dhyan Chand, who ... Read more...

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Moneywise it will be a tough year for golf: Jeev


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh believes the global economic crunch will make it a tough year for golf as getting sponsors would be a major ... Read more...

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To those we said sayonara… RIP (2011 in Retrospect)


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) They entertained, educated and enlivened our lives with their talent and sheer brilliance. As another year draws to a close, it is time to ... Read more...

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Anand not to lobby for Bharat Ratna


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) World chess champion Viswanathan Anand Thursday endorsed the government's decision to consider sportspersons for the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, but declined to ... Read more...

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Hockey legend Dhyan Chand recommended for Bharat Ratna


December 21st, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Wednesday requested the sports ministry to confer legendary Dhyan Chand with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country.HI ... Read more...

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Abhinav Bindra recommended for Bharat Ratna


December 19th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was Monday recommended for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award, by the National Rifle Association ... Read more...

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Government paves way for Bharat Ratna in sports


December 16th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The government has modified the eligibility criteria for the Bharat Ratna paving the way for sportspersons like the late hockey legend Dhyan Chand to ... Read more...

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Sachin most deserving person for Bharat Ratna: Asha Bhosle


November 1st, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 1 (IANS) Singing legend Asha Bhosle has endorsed master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, while her sister Lata Mangeshkar is pithching ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray demands Bharat Ratna for Big B


October 29th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Saturday demanded that the country's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, be conferred on Amitabh Bachchan."Amitabh Bachchan is the last ... Read more...

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Sidhu calls Akhtar’s claims a cheap gimmick


September 24th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu Saturday said Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar was indulging in cheap gimmicks to sell his book where the speedster has ... Read more...

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Bharat Ratna for sportspersons?


August 9th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government is considering a proposal to make sport a category for awarding the Bharat Ratna.Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran told the Lok ... Read more...

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Home ministry backs Bharat Ratna for sportspersons


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The chances of a sportsperson, probably cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, getting the Bharat Ratna have brightened, with the home ministry backing the suggestion to ... Read more...

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Include sports category for Bharat Ratna: Maken


July 11th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Monday that he has requested the home ministry for the inclusion of sports as a special category for ... Read more...

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I’m not retiring, says Lata


May 30th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A media report claiming that octogenerian Lata Mangeshkar is planning to retire has upset the singing legend who is surprised how a reputed newspaper could ... Read more...

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Tributes paid to NTR on birth anniversary


May 28th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N.T. Rama Rao Saturday on his 88th birth anniversary.NTR's family ... Read more...

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Sports ministry wants inclusion of sports for Bharat Ratna


April 15th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar's chances of being honoured with the Bharat Ratna got stronger as Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Friday the home ministry would be ... Read more...

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Eight accused acquitted in Ramabai Nagar riots case


April 14th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) A Mumbai court Wednesday acquitted eight people who were charged with attempt to murder during the Ramabai Nagar firing incident in Ghatkopar 14 years ago.According ... Read more...

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Bharat Ratna for Sachin, recommends Maharashtra assembly


April 5th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) In a rare gesture, the Maharashtra assembly Tuesday unanimously recommended that the central government should confer the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Congress wants sports award in Dhoni’s name


April 4th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 4 (IANS) Jharkhand's Congress unit Monday demanded that the state government institute a sports award in the name of local boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who led India to ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Congress demands Bharat Ratna for Dhoni


April 3rd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 3 (IANS) The Jharkhand unit of the Congress Sunday demanded that the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, be conferred on local boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni for ... Read more...

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Parliament remembers martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha Wednesday paid tribute to martyred freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on the day they were ... Read more...

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