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'Must preserve ethics of Constitution,' ex-president Pranab Mukherjee sends Republic Day message
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'Must preserve ethics of Constitution,' ex-president Pranab Mukherjee sends Republic Day message

A day after his name was announced for the Bharat Ratna award, former president Pranab Mukherjee called upon countrymen to strive to protect and preserve the foundational ethics of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity as enshrined in the Constitution.

Daily Bulletin: 70th Republic Day celebrations to take place in Delhi amid tight security; President to give out top civilian, military awards; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: 70th Republic Day celebrations to take place in Delhi amid tight security; President to give out top civilian, military awards; day's top stories

The iconic Republic Day parade, which will see 22 tableaus of states and central government departments, will begin with the laying of a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. South African president Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest at the event in Delhi.

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh and Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna; 112 Padma awards this year
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Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh and Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna; 112 Padma awards this year

Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader and social activist late Nanaji Deshmukh, singer Bhupen Hazarika and former president Pranab Mukherjee were on Friday conferred the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.

Bharat Ratna demand for Shivakumara Swami: Chorus grows as Kumaraswamy, Yeddyurappa urge Centre to honour Lingayat seer
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Bharat Ratna demand for Shivakumara Swami: Chorus grows as Kumaraswamy, Yeddyurappa urge Centre to honour Lingayat seer

Initially, it was Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who urged the Centre to confer the prestigious award on the seer. After the Siddaganga Mutt seer's demise on Monday, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, too, made the same demand.

Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna row: Speaker can't drop a passed resolution, says expert who helped framed rules for Delhi Assembly
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Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna row: Speaker can't drop a passed resolution, says expert who helped framed rules for Delhi Assembly

The BJP’s stand against Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel for allegedly dropping former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's name from a resolution condemning the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, and passed by the state Assembly, has found the backing of constitutional expert SK Sharma, who helped formulate the rules and procedure of conduct of Business of the state Assembly

Drama in Delhi Assembly leaves AAP open to more ridicule from BJP, puts any talks with Congress on shaky ground
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Drama in Delhi Assembly leaves AAP open to more ridicule from BJP, puts any talks with Congress on shaky ground

AAP's strategy to appeal to Sikh voters before 2019 Lok Sabha polls by holding a special Delhi Assembly session dedicated to condemning the 1984 riots fell flat on its face amid acrimony among party MLAs over a resolution to strip former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi of the Bharat Ratna.

AAP says Delhi Assembly didn’t pass resolution to withdraw Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna, claims it was ‘technical shortcoming’
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AAP says Delhi Assembly didn’t pass resolution to withdraw Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna, claims it was ‘technical shortcoming’

Amid much confusion and politicking over the demand to revoke Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna award, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday clarified that the controversial amendment was indeed never passed.

Farooq Abdullah criticises Congress for not conferring Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna
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Farooq Abdullah criticises Congress for not conferring Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna

Abdullah also accused Narendra Modi of not maintaining the dignity of the Prime Minister's Office and credited former prime ministers Rajiv and Indira Gandhi for where the country stands today.

On APJ Abdul Kalam's 87th birth anniversary, IIM Shillong screens his biopic
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On APJ Abdul Kalam's 87th birth anniversary, IIM Shillong screens his biopic

APJ Abdul Kalam passed away minutes after delivering a lecture at the institute in July 2015.

K Palaniswami writes to Narendra Modi, reiterates demand for conferring Bharat Ratna on Jayalalithaa, CN Annadurai
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K Palaniswami writes to Narendra Modi, reiterates demand for conferring Bharat Ratna on Jayalalithaa, CN Annadurai

K Palaniswami drew Narendra Modi's attention to a letter of 18 December, 2016 of the state government recommending the award to the former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa posthumously

On Teachers' Day, remembering Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan —  educationist, philosopher, politician
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On Teachers' Day, remembering Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — educationist, philosopher, politician

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President and second President of India and was believed to be an exemplary teacher. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954.

AIADMK renews demand for Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa, urges Centre to award Ramasamy, Annadurai too
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AIADMK renews demand for Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa, urges Centre to award Ramasamy, Annadurai too

AIADMK renewed its demand for conferring Bharat Ratna on Jayalalithaa even as it sought the country's highest civilian honour for late Dravidian stalwarts EV Ramasamy 'Periyar' and CN Annadurai

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Ex-PM walked on water, ran on razor's edge; was a pragmatist yet an incurable romantic
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Ex-PM walked on water, ran on razor's edge; was a pragmatist yet an incurable romantic

Some call Vajpayee a philosopher, a thinker and a poet in Parliament. Some vouch that he was a good listener and a supreme orator. Some swear that he was a true democrat, a statesman, a diplomat, one of India’s ablest administrators and a wily politician who taught India the art of coalition politics.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is 'stable', says AIIMS; former PM being monitored by a team of doctors under institute director
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee is 'stable', says AIIMS; former PM being monitored by a team of doctors under institute director

Former prime minister and senior BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted to the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for "routine check-up", media reports have said.

Google Doodle celebrates renowned shehnai player Ustad Bismillah Khan on his 102th birthday
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Google Doodle celebrates renowned shehnai player Ustad Bismillah Khan on his 102th birthday

Google honoured noted shehnai player Ustad Bismillah Khan with a doodle on his 102nd birthday on Wednesday.

Mayawati questions credibility of EVMs, asks why BJP is afraid of holding elections through paper ballots
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Mayawati questions credibility of EVMs, asks why BJP is afraid of holding elections through paper ballots

Questioning the credibility of electronic voting machines, BSP chief Mayawati on Monday asked why the BJP was afraid of holding elections through paper ballots.

Narendra Modi pays tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri on 52nd death anniversary, hails ex-PM's 'courageous leadership'
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Narendra Modi pays tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri on 52nd death anniversary, hails ex-PM's 'courageous leadership'

Narendra Modi paid tribute to former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 52nd death anniversary saying he will be remembered for his courageous leadership.

Bipin Rawat demands Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal KM Cariappa, says will address issue on 'priority'
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Bipin Rawat demands Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal KM Cariappa, says will address issue on 'priority'

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday pitched for conferring the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna on independent India's first army chief, Field Marshal KM Cariappa.

Ravi Shankar Prasad asks what took 41 yrs to give Bharat Ratna to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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Ravi Shankar Prasad asks what took 41 yrs to give Bharat Ratna to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Ravi Shankar Prasad wondered why it took 41 years to give the Bharat Ratna to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who would have made a difference to the "shape and direction" of India had he been the first prime minister

LK Advani, Venkaiah Naidu pay tribute to GB Pant on 130th birth anniversary
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LK Advani, Venkaiah Naidu pay tribute to GB Pant on 130th birth anniversary

On his 130th birth anniversary, political leaders paid tributes to former Union home minister and Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant