Turkish man gets 13 years jail for lowering flag

A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced a man to 13 years and nine months in prison for climbing up a flagpole and lowering the Turkish flag last year in the Kurdish-majority southeast, local media reported.

Was circular on J&K flag withdrawn under pressure, asks Omar

Opposition leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked whether the government circular regarding hoisting of the state flag along with national flag was withdrawn under pressure from BJP or RSS.

Constitutional expert ridicules controversy over J&K flag

A constitutional and legal expert on Saturday ridiculed the controversy triggered by the withdrawal of a circular, issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government, pertaining to the respect and honour to be accorded to the J&K flag.

US anger at raising of Taiwan flag in Washington

The United States on Tuesday denounced a flag-raising ceremony at Taiwan`s de facto embassy in Washington, saying it violated a long-standing pact on US-Taiwan ties.

Seven youths arrested for displaying banner with Pak flag

Seven youths have been arrested here for allegedly putting up a banner with an image of Pakistani flag on it, police said on Tuesday.

India set new world record for largest human flag, beating Pakistan
India set new world record for largest human flag, beating Pakistan

 India on Sunday set a new world record for the largest human flag, formed by over 50,000 volunteers, beating the previous record held by Pakistan.

Extreme sportsman says he painted a Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

A renowned Ukrainian extreme sportsman said he scaled a landmark Moscow skyscraper and painted a star at the top of the building in the blue-and-yellow colours of the Ukrainian national flag in a burst of patriotic feeling.

Pro-Russian rebels pull back as Ukrainan forces recapture separatist stronghold

Resurgent government forces today hoisted the Ukrainian flag over pro-Russian rebels` main stronghold after a devastating shelling assault that levelled much of the city but delivered Kiev its biggest success of the campaign.

Pope says communists are closet Christians

Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that communists had stolen the flag of Christianity.

World Cup party begins with charming opening ceremony

The greatest show on the earth, the FIFA World Cup carnival, began with a coruscating opening ceremony, which encapsulated the colour, culture and nature of Brazil, hosting the big football party first time since 1950.

AAP leader Vishwas told not to use national flag in campaign

Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas was today warned by Amethi district administration not to use national flag against norms failing which adequate action would be taken against him.

Asian Li Na keeping the host flag high in the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific

The season opener at Melbourne Park echoes with two distinct geographical denouements, that of Asia and Pacific. There are French Open and US Open each named after the countries which play hosts and of course, the sanguine Wimbledon of all whites.

Romania unfurls huge flag in Guinness record bid

A Romanian village has unfurled what they say is the largest flag ever made in a Guinness World Records bid.

Fiji mulls redesigning national flag

It is widely believed the Union Jack will be dropped from Fiji`s current national flag.

Giant flag made of conches to celebrate dist silver jubilee

A giant 60x40 feet national flag made of 15 lakh conch shells, horns and clams was an exporter`s unique way of celebrating the silver jubilee of Tuticorin district.

New member Palestine raises flag at UNESCO

Palestine was admitted as a UNESCO member after an October vote that prompted the US to cut off funds to the agency.

New Libyan flag takes its place at UN European HQ

The new red, black and green flag of
Libya took its place among the row of flags of United
Nations member states.

BJP starts march to Jammu and Kashmir

The activists ignored the J&K government`s crackdown and strict security measures to stop them.

Govt trying to divert attention from corruption issue: BJP

BJP Tuesday charged the
government with trying to divert the attention of the people
from the issue of corruption by not allowing party leaders to
hoist the national flag in Srinagar.

Standoff on Lal Chowk flag hoisting intensifies

The standoff between
BJP and Jammu and Kashmir government on hoisting of the
national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on the Republic Day
intensified.