Australia backs turning Northern Territory into seventh state

Australian political leaders on Thursday backed the establishment of the country`s seventh state -- the Northern Territory -- by mid-2018, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott conceding the national flag could be changed.

Protest over painting insulting National Flag in Assam

Two paintings by an Assam-based artist, including one which allegedly dishonours the National Flag, have been condemned by several organisations who have also demanded arrest of the artist.

Fiji set to change national flag

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama Tuesday said the country is set to change its national flag as its colonial symbols are no longer relevant.

Andhra Governor unfurls national flag in Vijayawada on Republic Day

 The Republic Day was celebrated Monday with gaiety and patriotic fervour in Andhra Pradesh.

Hyderabad police stops BJP from hoisting national flag

Tension prevailed at the Golconda Fort here Wednesday as police arrested some activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trying to hoist the national flag to celebrate Telangana Liberation Day.

South Korea pick Olympic wrestling champion to carry flag
South Korea pick Olympic wrestling champion to carry flag

South Korea have chosen Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling champion Kim Hyeon-woo to carry the flag at Friday`s opening ceremony of the Incheon Asian Games.

Police case against Jagmohan Dalmiya for dishonouring national flag
Police case against Jagmohan Dalmiya for dishonouring national flag

 A complaint was on Thursday lodged against Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya for allegedly dishonouring the national flag, the police said.

Boxers may not compete under National flag in Asian Games: SAI Director General
Boxers may not compete under National flag in Asian Games: SAI Director General

With the mess in country's boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Wednesday said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not held as per schedule next month.

National flag to be flown half mast today

The national flag will be flown half mast today in Delhi and capitals of States and Union Territories as a mark of respect to Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in an accident early this morning.

New Zealand plans vote on changing national flag

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has today announced plans for a referendum on whether to change the national flag.

PIL against AAP, Kejriwal for `misuse` of national flag,emblem

A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its leader Arvind Kejriwal and members Mayank Gandhi and Anjali Damania for allegedly misusing the national flag and emblem to gain political mileage.

Putin opens Paralympics as protest staged over Crimea crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday and was immediately confronted by an emotional Ukrainian protest on a politically-charged night.

India complete Olympic return, national flag unfurled at Sochi

The unfurling ceremony attended by a motley group of Indian squad, Indian Olympic Association`s newly-elected President N Ramachandran and other invitees marked the successful return of India to the Olympic fold.

Country should always come first: Vijay Amritraj

Legendary Vijay Amritraj feels that playing for the national flag is an ultimate honour for any player and Davis Cup should always remain a priority for any professional tennis player.

Ice hockey player named Canada`s flag bearer at Sochi

Canada`s ice hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser will carry the national flag at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Canadian Olympic officials announced.

No flag for India`s athletes at Winter Games

India`s athletes lost all hope Wednesday of competing under the national flag at the Winter Olympics after the country`s suspended Olympic association said it would hold elections two days after the Games open in Sochi.

States, UTs to deal with complaints on National Flag: Govt to HC

Insult to the National Flag and Emblem by anyone is to be dealt with by the concerned state or Union Territory where the violation has occurred, the Centre has informed the Delhi High Court.

Indians across world celebrate Independence Day with gusto

Indians across the globe on Thursday donned patriotic colours as they celebrated the country`s 67th Independence Day, unfurling the national flag and organising cultural events to mark the occasion.

HC notices to Centre, Delhi govt over display of national flag

The Centre and the city government were today asked by the Delhi High Court to respond to a PIL seeking directions to ensure that the national flag as well as the national emblem are respectfully displayed.

National flag mounted upside down on MP Dy Speaker`s vehicle

The national flag was found allegedly mounted upside down on official vehicle of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker Harvansh Singh when he arrived for a public function at Seoni on Sunday.