Truncated anthem precedes full version in Jaya oath ceremony

 AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa's oath taking as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Saturday was marked by an truncated musical national anthem followed by a full version played out at the end of the ceremony.

Truncated national anthem played at Jayalalithaa's swearing-in

The swearing-in ceremony of AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa as chief minister and her council of ministers here on Saturday caused a controversy after a very short version of the national anthem was played on the occasion.

Jamie Foxx sang national anthem at Mayweather-Pacquaio fight
Jamie Foxx sang national anthem at Mayweather-Pacquaio fight

 Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx performed "Star-Spangled Banner" - the national anthem of US, for star-studded MGM Grand Garden Arena before "Fight of the Century" between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

Decision on Lankan national anthem in Tamil comes under attack

A decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to allow the singing of the Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil has sparked a row, with the move coming under attack from his own Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP).

Karnataka Governor stirs controversy, walks out as national anthem plays

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala on Tuesday walked out of the durbar hall of Raj Bhavan even as the national anthem was being played during a function.

Novak Djokovic praises Serb fans for applauding Croatia anthem
Novak Djokovic praises Serb fans for applauding Croatia anthem

World number one Novak Djokovic praised the Serbia fans who gave Balkan rivals Croatia a warm welcome and applauded their national anthem at their Davis Cup first-round tie on Friday.

ICC World Cup: Anthem row adds to Eoin Morgan`s woes
ICC World Cup: Anthem row adds to Eoin Morgan`s woes

As if England captain Eoin Morgan did not have enough to worry about leading his stumbling side at the World Cup, he has become caught up in a row over his failure to sing the national anthem.

National Anthem makes me emotional: Amitabh Bachchan
National Anthem makes me emotional: Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he gets overwhelmed with pride whenever he listens to the National Anthem.

Saluting Tricolour goes against protocol: Vice President Ansari
Saluting Tricolour goes against protocol: Vice President Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari has stated that as per protocol, only those in uniform salute the Tricolour while the national anthem is being played, adding that those in plainclothes must stand at attention.

Watch: Amitabh Bachchan sings National Anthem at Tagore home
Watch: Amitabh Bachchan sings National Anthem at Tagore home

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been spell bounding the fans with his talent and acting finesse.

Indian National Anthem in Big B's baritone for R-Day
Indian National Anthem in Big B's baritone for R-Day

Describing as "divine" the residence of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore here, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he has sung the Indian National Anthem - written and composed by Tagore - for a special music video shot in the historic venue and said it would be played across television, radio and theatres on Jan 26.

Amitabh Bachchan sings national anthem for 'Shamitabh' at Tagore home
Amitabh Bachchan sings national anthem for 'Shamitabh' at Tagore home

  Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has sung the national anthem, sans any accompanying music, for his forthcoming film 'Shamitabh' and it was shot today at the Jorasanko Thakurbari here, the ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore, who penned the song.

Students from 119 nations sing UAE anthem to claim record

Students and staff from 119 nations belonging to a group of schools owned by an Indian in the UAE sang their way into the Guinness World Record book for the most nationalities singing a National Anthem at any one time.

MP Guv issues directives to rectify mistake in national anthem in school textbooks

Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has directed the state government to correct the word 'Sindhu' to 'Sindh' in the National Anthem published incorrectly in various text-books of MP State Board.

Complaint against six BJP members in UP for insulting national anthem

A complaint against six BJP members of the municipal board here was registered with a city court for allegedly insulting the national anthem.

Madison Square: National Anthem of US-India sung at PM Modi's arrival

National anthem of both the nations- US and India was being sung at the Madison Square Garden as an inaugural song for PM Narendra Modi.

Asian Games: North Korea head south in search of gold
Asian Games: North Korea head south in search of gold

A series of extremely rare inter-Korean flights will bring several hundred North Korean athletes and officials south for this month`s Asian Games -- where Pyongyang hopes to make an equally rare international sporting mark.

Rani shoots special national anthem video with women police

Actress Rani Mukherjee, who will be seen essaying the role of a cop in her upcoming film `Mardaani`, has shot a special national anthem video with police women.

2.5 lakh people in B`desh sing national anthem to set record

The immediate past record in the same category was set by Indians on May 6 last year when 121,653 people simultaneously sang the country`s national anthem at an event in Lucknow.

National anthem row: Court dismisses cases against Sania Mirza

A local court has dismissed three complaints against tennis star Sania Mirza for allegedly showing disrespect to the national anthem.