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Sushil flays Home ministry's move on Bharat Ratna


New Delhi: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar today said it would have been a "disappointing and wrong decision" on the part of the government if the Home Ministry officials had their way in not

Ready to return Bharat Ratna if Vajpayee asks: Amartya

A major slugfest erupted Thursday over BJP MP Chandan Mitra’s demand for stripping Nobel laureate Amartya Sen of the Bharat Ratna award and the economist offering to return it if Atal Bihari Vajpayee asks him to do so.

Ready to return Bharat Ratna if Vajpayee asks: Amartya Sen

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New Delhi: A major slugfest erupted on Thursday over BJP MP Chandan Mitra's demand for stripping nobel laureate Amartya Sen of the Bharat Ratna award and the economist offering to return it if Atal B

Dhyan Chand deserves the Bharat Ratna more than Sachin Tendulkar

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It's a `manufactured' debate in my opinion, but one that deserves some attention nonetheless for the simple reason that for the first time a sportsperson has come seriously under the ambit of the hig

Bharat Ratna: Vishy, Sachin or Dhyan Chand?


The Sports Ministry has recommended hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand for India's highest civilian honour -- the Bharat Ratna. Though the clamour for this highest honour was for cricketing great Sachin

Dhyan Chand over Sachin as Bharat Ratna nominee


The sports ministry has chosen Dhayan Chand over Sachin Tendulkar as the Bharat Ratna nominee. Sports minister Jitendra Singh has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to confer Bharat Ratna to ho

Maharashtra Government recommends Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar

The Maharashtra Government on Thursday said that it had written to the central government to give the country's top civilian award -- the Bharat Ratna -- to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Describing Te

Tendulkar deserves Bharat Ratna: Mamata Banerjee


Taking a break from government baiting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday congratulated Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar for his elusive 100th international ton and said that

Tendulkar's name not yet recommended for Bharat Ratna

With the BCCI not recommending Sachin Tendulkar's name, there is intense speculation whether the batting maestro could miss out on the prestigious Bharat Ratna award this year.

The Sports ministry to

AICF recommends Viswanathan Anand for Bharat Ratna


All India Chess Federation (AICF) on Tuesday decided to recommend Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand for the coveted 'Bharat Ratna' award.

At its Central Council meeting this morning, the Federation unan

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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