Sourav Ganguly bats for kabaddi
Sourav Ganguly bats for kabaddi

Enthralling a packed crowd with his recitation of the National Anthem to kick off the Kolkata leg of the Pro Kabaddi League, former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly today batted for the sport and urged the local franchise Bengal Warriors to win it for the city.

Pro Kabaddi League: Sourav Ganguly to sing National Anthem
Pro Kabaddi League: Sourav Ganguly to sing National Anthem

Former India cricket captain and city's sporting icon Sourav Ganguly will sing the National Anthem to inaugurate the Kolkata leg of the second Pro Kabaddi League here on Wednesday.

Amitabh Bachchan sings National Anthem at Kabaddi League
Amitabh Bachchan sings National Anthem at Kabaddi League

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan felt honoured and privileged to sing the National Anthem at the opening ceremony of the second season of Pro Kabaddi League here.

Amitabh Bachchan to sing National Anthem at Pro Kabbadi opening
Amitabh Bachchan to sing National Anthem at Pro Kabbadi opening

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will sing the National Anthem at the opening ceremony of the Pro Kabaddi league here.

Amitabh Bachchan to sing National Anthem at Pro Kabaddi League opening
Amitabh Bachchan to sing National Anthem at Pro Kabaddi League opening

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who crooned ‘Le panga’ as a promotional stint for the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), will now sing the National Anthem at the opening ceremony of the kabaddi event here on Saturday.

Big B to sing National Anthem at Pro Kabaddi League opening
Big B to sing National Anthem at Pro Kabaddi League opening

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who crooned "Le panga" as a promotional stint for the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), will now sing the National Anthem at the opening ceremony of the kabaddi event here on Saturday.

No need for amending national anthem: Tripura governor

 A day after Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh sought amendment in the national anthem "Jana Gana Mana", his Tripura counterpart Tathagata Roy chose social media to assert that there was no such need.

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BJP seeking to destroy secular democratic fabric, communal peace: D Raja

Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Wednesday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to destroy the country's secular democratic fabric and communal peace and creating a revocable ethnic communal conflict.

'RSS pracharak' Kalyan Singh trying to divide people: Brinda Karat

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday said Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has insulted Rabindranath Tagore by demanding the word 'adhinayak' be omitted from the national anthem, and added, that he sounded like a RSS 'pracharak'.

Tinkering with national anthem 'not an easy task', warns Congress

 Asserting that it isn't an easy task to tinker with the national anthem, the Congress party on Wednesday said the matter was more about unanimity than consensus.

Rajasthan Governor wants 'adhinayaka' removed from national anthem

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on Tuesday stoked a controversy by saying that the word 'adhinayaka' in the national anthem should be replaced with 'mangal' as it praises British rule.

Compensation win for Japanese teachers forced to sing anthem

A Japanese court has awarded millions of dollars in compensation to a group of teachers who were punished for refusing to sing the country`s anthem, the group said Tuesday as it condemned nationalism in education.

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.