Late Major Dhyan Chand was robbed of the honour to become the first sportsperson to get the Bharat Ratna because the Prime Minister`s Office had stopped following up on the hockey wizard`s recommendation from the sports ministry.
Ascribing political motive to the memoirs of Sanjaya Baru which claim that Manmohan Singh had little control over his ministers, his Scientific Advisor C N R Rao said the allegation was "baseless" and an attempt to "damage" the Prime Minister`s reputation.
The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL over conferring Bharat Ratna to Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. The PIL stated that relevant amendments have not been made to confer Bharat Ratna on a sportsperson.
A petition filed in the Madras High Court today sought direction to stop the conferment of Bharat Ratna on cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist C N R Rao, contending that mandatory norms of presidential notification had been violated.
Karnataka Assembly paid rich tributes to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and renowned scientist CNR Rao on being awarded Bharat Ratna as the winter session of the state legislature began here from Monday.
A day after Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist CNR Rao called politicians "idiots" for giving scientists "so little", Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on Monday that the UPA Government has given maximum support to science and research.
After triggering a controversy by terming politicians as idiots for doing very little to help the scientific community, renowned scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao on Monday said that his remark was made casually.
Future of India is tied up with how it invests in education and science, Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist C N R Rao on Sunday said, and voiced concern that the support for the sectors was not as it should be.