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Bharat Ratna and Padma awards cannot be used as titles, says govt

Minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that national awards are not to be used as prefixes or suffixes to the name of the recipient.
Bhupen Hazarika

No, Bhupen Hazarika wouldn’t reject Bharat Ratna even if he opposed Citizenship Bill

Bhupen Hazarika was concerned about Assamese people turning into a minority due to large-scale migration from across the border.

Crouching ‘tiger’ of Matoshree and BJP’s tally of ‘raids and rallies’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
L-R: Kuldip Nayar, Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati, Nambi NarayananL-R: Kuldip Nayar, Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati, Nambi Narayanan

Archaeologist who wants Muslims out of Babri site & a spice titan: Meet the Padma winners

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, BJP leader Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika have received the Bharat Ratna.
Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna

Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika were conferred the award posthumously.

Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya, the visionary engineer who transformed India

Visvesvaraya was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1955; Engineers' Day is celebrated on 15 September to mark his birth anniversary.
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee | PTI

Asian Academy of Arts to launch award in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name

The Atal Bihari Vajpayee National Award will be given for the promotion of art and culture.

My encounters with Vajpayee, a statesman who could smile even in a tough situation

Four instances that give different insights into the mind of a great human being who was also a favourite of political journalists.

An atom bomb, a GSLV going up, is no science at all. Science is being done in small labs: Bharat Ratna Prof CNR Rao

Govts say they’ve given so much money for science. Actually it’s for big projects, space and atomic and not science. IT has also sucked out talent from science.

On Camera

elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Gunman kills 25-year-old youth in Pulwama district

Police are hunting down the assailant who killed the man near his residence
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?