Nurturing a scientific mind

India cannot become a global power in science unless it improves the quality of research, says professor CNR Rao, Bharat Ratna awardee in an interview with Sanchayan Bhattacharjee.

`Some IIT undergrads even smarter than their professors`

Praising the talent of young IITians, eminent scientist CNR Rao Saturday said some IIT undergraduates were even smarter than their professors.

Low-quality education should not be tolerated: CNR Rao

Bharat Ratna recipient Professor CNR Rao on Monday said the countrymen should not tolerate substandard education.

PMO ignored Dhyan Chand to confer Sachin Tendulkar the Bharat Ratna?

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.

PM`s scientific advisor questions timing of Sanjaya Baru`s book

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.

CNR Rao stresses for promoting quality science in the country

New Delhi: Eminent Indian scientist and Bharat Ratna recipient professor CNR Rao stressed for promoting quality science in order to produce good scientists in the country.

We are doing good, but others are doing better: CNR Rao

Eminent scientist CNR Rao, who was conferred the Bharat Ratna here Tuesday, feels India is performing well in the field of science but other majors like China and South Korea are doing better.

CNR Rao urges scientists to focus more on water, energy and environment

Eminent Indian scientist CNR Rao on Wednesday urged scientists to focus more on the burning problems like water, energy and environment.

Received plea to withdraw Bharat Ratna of Sachin, Rao: Govt

The Government on Tuesday told Parliament that it has received correspondence for withdrawing Bharat Ratna title that was recently conferred upon scientist Dr CNR Rao and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Madras HC rejects PIL against Sachin Tendulkar getting Bharat Ratna

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.

Plea in HC to stop conferment of Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar, CNR Rao

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.

Cricket is Tendulkar, Tendulkar is cricket: Karnataka CM

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.

Prof CNR Rao 1st Indian in Chinese Academy of Science

Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee Prof C N R Rao has become the first Indian scientist to be elected as honorary foreign member of Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).

M G varsity in Kerala honours CNR Rao, N Ram

Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao, veteran journalist N Ram are among others who have been conferred with honorary doctorates by the Mahatma Gandhi University at Kottayam.

This is not the end of Bharat Ratna process: Tewari

Even as the controversy surrounding Bharat Ratna refuses to die down, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday downplayed the raging debate.

Jaipal Reddy agrees science funding inadequate

Science and Technology Minister S. Jaipal Reddy Monday said he agrees with Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao that funding for the science sector should increase.

UPA govt has given maximum support to science and research: Manish Tewari

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.

`Idiot politicians` remark was made casually, says Bharat Ratna CNR Rao

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.

Support for science is not as good as it should be: CNR Rao

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.

In angry outburst scientist CNR Rao calls politicians `idiots`

Venting out the dissatisfaction in the scientific community over "inadequate" funding, Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist CNR Rao on Sunday had an angry outburst as he called politicians "idiots" for giving them "so little".