Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicBharat Ratna

Topic: Bharat Ratna

Bharat Ratna for entire medical fraternity, says Kejriwal to Modi

In a letter to the prime minister, Kejriwal said necessary changes should be made in rules so that the medical community can be awarded the highest civilian award.

Ratan Tata urges social media users to discontinue Bharat Ratna campaign for him

Hashtag #BharatRatnaForRatanTata started trending after entrepreneur Vivek Bindra urged Twitter to join his campaign seeking India’s highest civilian honour for the industrialist.

Bharat Ratna used to be for Congress’ secular Brahmins. Today it’s for BJP’s Hindutva Brahmins

While it’s debatable who deserves India's highest civilian award, what seems to be working in favour of P.V. Narasimha Rao and S.P. Balasubrahmanyam is their caste.

Pranab Mukherjee, veteran Congressman who wanted to be PM but ended up President, dies at 84

A vital cog in UPA wheel, quintessential Congressman Pranab Mukherjee's 4-decade-long eventful political career ended on a high note with his election as President in 2012.

Mahatma Gandhi beyond formal recognition: Supreme Court rejects plea to award Bharat Ratna

The apex court rejected the plea, saying Mahatma Gandhi was the 'Father of the Nation' and is already held in high esteem.

Manmohan Singh becomes the ‘voice’ of a voiceless leadership & Sena’s Rs 10 meal promise

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

What Sonia-Rahul’s Congress can learn from Indira Gandhi on Veer Savarkar & nationalism

Confusion in Congress over Veer Savarkar has once again exposed its ambivalence on nationalism. It needs to learn from Indira Gandhi, or even Manmohan Singh.

Rahul Gandhi must reflect on why grandmother Indira called Savarkar a patriot

A Bharat Ratna would finally lay to rest the soul of this much-maligned and misunderstood leader of India.

Bharat Ratna for Uncle Pai? Ex-culture secretary’s response irks Amar Chitra Katha fans

As an opinion piece sought Bharat Ratna for Anant Pai, the man behind Amar Chitra Katha, Jawahar Sircar said the books "injected poison into young minds".

Identity, music & Bhupen Hazarika: The man who united Assam, talked inclusivity

Bhupen da’s songs stirred nationalism and sub-nationalisms during language riots & ethnic conflicts Assam. On Thursday he was awarded the Bharat Ratna.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.