National anthem

After Congress MP, Haryana minister calls for changes in national anthem, wants 'Adhinayak' removed

After Congress MP, Haryana minister calls for changes in national anthem, wants 'Adhinayak' removed

The demand comes a day after Congress MP Ripun Bora moved a resolution in Rajya Sabha seeking amendments to the National Anthem to replace the word 'Sindh' with 'North East'.

Mar 17, 2018, 23:07 PM IST
Replace 'Sindh' with 'Northeast' in National Anthem: Congress MP moves resolution in Rajya Sabha

Replace 'Sindh' with 'Northeast' in National Anthem: Congress MP moves resolution in Rajya Sabha

Congress MP Ripun Bora said North East is an important part of India, but it is unfortunate that it is not part of the national anthem. 

Mar 16, 2018, 15:40 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir government seeks explanation from officer over 'disrespecting' national anthem

Jammu and Kashmir government seeks explanation from officer over 'disrespecting' national anthem

The Jammu and Kashmir government has sought an explanation from one of its officers after he allegedly disrespected the national anthem at an event here on February 21.

Feb 26, 2018, 12:50 PM IST
Don't remember national anthem: New Aligarh Mayor's statement sparks controversy

Don't remember national anthem: New Aligarh Mayor's statement sparks controversy

The statement comes a barely a month after Furkan's controversial oath ceremony, where the BSP corporator took the oath of secrecy in Urdu

Jan 10, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
National anthem not mandatory in cinema halls: Supreme Court modifies its earlier order

National anthem not mandatory in cinema halls: Supreme Court modifies its earlier order

The modified order comes after the Centre told the SC that an Inter-Ministerial Committee has been set-up to frame new guidelines on playing the national anthem.

Jan 09, 2018, 13:08 PM IST
Centre changes stand on national anthem in cinema halls

Centre changes stand on national anthem in cinema halls

Final decision will be based on the Inter-Ministerial Committee's recommendations, government tells top court

Jan 08, 2018, 20:23 PM IST
Meerut Mayor says no 'Vande Mataram' before board meetings, stokes controversy

Meerut Mayor says no 'Vande Mataram' before board meetings, stokes controversy

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on December 7 apparently questioned why there were objections to saying 'Vande Mataram', which meant salute to the motherland.

Dec 08, 2017, 19:56 PM IST
No ‘Vande Mataram’, sing ‘Jana Gana Mana’: BSP mayor reverses BJP’s decision

No ‘Vande Mataram’, sing ‘Jana Gana Mana’: BSP mayor reverses BJP’s decision

A newly-elected mayor in Uttar Pradesh has reversed a decision of her predecessor on ‘Vande Mataram’. Sunita Verma, who was elected as the mayor of Meerut on a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket in the recently held UP civic polls, has reversed a decision that made singing ‘Vande Mataram’ compulsory at all board meetings.

Dec 07, 2017, 07:50 AM IST
Rajasthan govt makes singing national anthem must in hostels

Rajasthan govt makes singing national anthem must in hostels

The move is to "evoke" nationalism in students.   

Nov 29, 2017, 23:16 PM IST

Rajasthan govt makes national anthem mandatory in state-run hostels

Rajasthan minister Arun Chaturvedi said that singing of national anthem is mandatory in all government and government-aided hostels in the state.

Nov 28, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
BJP-led Rajasthan government makes national anthem compulsory in hostels

BJP-led Rajasthan government makes national anthem compulsory in hostels

Last month the city civic body made it compulsory for all employees to sing national anthem in the morning

Nov 28, 2017, 07:30 AM IST
Playing national anthem is mark of respect: Mary Kom

Playing national anthem is mark of respect: Mary Kom

The apex court had in November 2016 ordered the playing of the national anthem on cinema screens and displaying of the national flag mandatory before the beginning of any movie.

Nov 26, 2017, 10:14 AM IST
Heena Sidhu slams those who don't stand up for the National Anthem

Heena Sidhu slams those who don't stand up for the National Anthem

Recently, an FIR was lodged against two students from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday after they allegedly did not stand up for the national anthem.

Nov 25, 2017, 15:49 PM IST
Two J&K students booked for not standing up for National Anthem

Two J&K students booked for not standing up for National Anthem

An FIR has been registered against two students of Badshah University in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district for allegedly disrespecting the national anthem.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:50 PM IST
Watch: Virat Kohli chews gum during national anthem before India-Sri Lanka 1st Test

Watch: Virat Kohli chews gum during national anthem before India-Sri Lanka 1st Test

Jammu & Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool had faced widespread criticism for the similar actions when he made his India debut earlier this year against England.

Nov 16, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
Now, Guwahati civic body makes national anthem mandatory for employees

Now, Guwahati civic body makes national anthem mandatory for employees

Days after Jaipur made it mandatory for its municipal corporation employees to sing the national anthem in the morning, Guwahati's civic body is following the suit.

Nov 06, 2017, 15:10 PM IST
Sing national anthem or go to Pakistan: Jaipur Mayor Ashok Lahoti makes it compulsory for staff

Sing national anthem or go to Pakistan: Jaipur Mayor Ashok Lahoti makes it compulsory for staff

The Jaipur Municipal Corporation in Rajasthan has made it compulsory for all its employees to sing the national anthem in the morning and Vande Mataram in the evening with the city mayor making it clear that 'those who don't want to sing can go to Pakistan'. 

Nov 01, 2017, 09:10 AM IST
India belongs to Hindus first, over 50 countries for Muslims: Shiv Sena

India belongs to Hindus first, over 50 countries for Muslims: Shiv Sena

In a strongly-worded article in Saamana, the Shiv Sena has said that India belongs to Hindus first.

Oct 30, 2017, 13:58 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind remembers Sister Nivedita on her 150th birth anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind remembers Sister Nivedita on her 150th birth anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday commemorated Sister Nivedita on her 150th birth anniversary in an event orgnised by the Ramkrishna Mission, New Delhi.

Oct 29, 2017, 16:01 PM IST