Anniversary

  • Rs 20 crore allocated to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Culture on Friday said Rs 20 crore has been allocated for various projects to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru this year. "The plans are to release postal stamps, renovate Nehru memorial and publish books on Nehru to celebrate the day," Ravindra Singh, secretary,...
  • Mere equality not enough, main goal is social harmony: Modi September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the contribution of reformers from Kerala like Dalit icon Ayyankali and Sree Narayana Guru and said merely achieving social justice was not enough but there should be social harmony between various sections. "Mere equality will not do. We have to move a...
  • Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The country on Wednesday fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and VicePresident Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader. Mukherjee, Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi,...
  • Chennai at 375: Nirmala Lakshman's book 'Degree coffee by the yard' a biography of Madras August 20, 2014

    August 22, 1639 is considered the founding day of Madras city. Madras Day commemorates Madras city's founding by establishing Fort St George by the East India company in 1639. Nirmala Lakshman, author of 'Degree coffee by the yard' talks about the transformation of Madras to Chennai. In an interview to...
  • Panama Canal celebrates 100 years August 16, 2014

    Panama City: Panama celebrated the 100th anniversary of its famous canal on Saturday with a ceremony and gala, even as it scrambled to make up lost time by enlarging it to maintain its competitiveness in the 21st century. The canal, an engineering masterwork that transformed global commerce, opened on August 15,...
  • CPIM to mark 50th anniversary August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in November this year. The party said on Sunday that a monthlong campaign will be observed this year to popularize its ideology. The CPIM was founded in 1964 after the Communist Party of India, founded in 1925, split over...
  • Remembering Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary August 7, 2014

    CNNIBN pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary. ...
  • Birthday playlist: 85 of Kishore Kumar's greatest hits of all time August 4, 2014

    There were very few things that singeractor Kishore Kumar couldn't do. The actor was a direct0r, actor, singer, screenplay writer, composer and what not. Interestingly he was never trained in music and his first stint in films was as a chorus singer in 'Bombay Talkies' which had his elder brother...
  • Mohd Rafi's native village remembers him on death anniversary August 1, 2014

    Chandigarh: Legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi's native village Kotla Sultan in Punjab's Amritsar district remembered him on his 34th death anniversary on as scores of people paid tributes. "We organised a function in the village. A number of people and Rafi saheb's fans thronged to pay tributes," Rajesh, a...
  • Martyrs' families remember the bravehearts ahead of Kargil Vijay Diwas July 25, 2014

    Family members of martyrs who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil War remember their bravehearts ahead of Kargil Vijay Diwas on Saturday. ...
  • Narendra Modi pays homage to Nelson Mandela on his birth anniversary July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: On Friday, the birthday of late South African antiapartheid icon Nelson Mandela, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the late South African icon, saying it is an occasion to reaffirm commitment to work towards world peace. "The beloved Madiba's work, ideals and principles continue to inspire us. He...
  • Narendra Modi remembers Syama Prasad Mookerjee July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on his birth anniversary. He tweeted: "Tributes to our inspiration, Dr.Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary. His contribution to our nation is...
  • Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his 112th death anniversary July 4, 2014

    Today is Swami Vivekanand's 112th death anniversary. He once said, "Knowledge of the Absolute depends upon no book, nor upon anything; it is absolute in itself." ...
  • Hamid Ansari to visit China for 60th anniversary of Panchsheel June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari will visit China next week to attend events marking the 60th anniversary of Panchsheel treaty signed between the two countries in 1954 in Beijing. Ansari is visiting China from June 26 to 30 at the invitation of the Vice President of China Li Yuanchao....
  • WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange marks 2nd year in Ecuador's embassy June 20, 2014

    London: The gathering at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London has the feel of something which may become an annual fixture. For the second time in as many years, journalists were invited on Thursday to the embassy to mark the anniversary of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange's stay there a bid to escape...
  • US DDay paratrooper, 93, to jump again for anniversary June 6, 2014

    Seventy years ago, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin parachuted into France, behind German enemy lines, ahead of the DDay invasion. This week, at the age of 93, the Ohio World War Two veteran is jumping into Normandy again to mark the anniversary of the June 6, 1944, seaborne landings by Allied troops,...
  • China in security clampdown on Tiananmen crackdown anniversary June 4, 2014

    China deployed its vast security apparatus on Wednesday to snuff out commemoration of the suppression of prodemocracy protests around Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, flooding the streets with police as censors scrubbed the Internet clean of any mention of the crackdown. Several governments including the United States urged China to account...
  • 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown: 'Tankman' and other iconic photos from June 4, 1989 June 4, 2014

    China on Wednesday imposed smothering security in central Beijing on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a bloody watershed in history that remains a taboo topic in the communist nation. The United States demanded the release of scores of people detained in the runup to the anniversary, as...
  • Security tight in Beijing on Tiananmen anniversary June 4, 2014

    Beijing: Authorities in Beijing blanketed the city center with heavy security on Wednesday on the 25th anniversary of the bloody military suppression of prodemocracy protests centered on Tiananmen Square. Police and paramilitary officers patrolled the vast plaza and surrounding streets, stopping vehicles seeking to enter the area and demanding identification from...
  • Devoid of celebrations: Amitabh Bachchan on 41st wedding anniversary June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, who clocked 41 years of marital bliss Tuesday, are not celebrating the special day in a big way as the entire family is busy with other commitments. However, Big B says their hearts are "together". "Devoid of any celebration, devoid of presence, just devoid...Wife...
  • Abhishek Bachchan posts an old picture of his parents on their 41st wedding anniversary June 3, 2014

    Abhishek Bachchan posted a picture of his parents, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan's wedding day on Tuesday which happens to be their 41st wedding anniversary. While son shared pictures of his parents, dad Amitabh Bachchan stated that how his wife Jaya is travelling on their anniversary. Big B shared on...
  • Kolkata remembers Rituparno Ghosh on his first death anniversary May 31, 2014

    Kolkata: With the staging of a play devoted to his life and alternate sexuality, the city today reminisced the late Bengali film director Rituparno Ghosh on the occasion of his first death anniversary. The play 'Rwituparno Ghosh' ran houseful at the ICCR auditorium here. "This was our eighth show and the...
  • There can be only one Nehru the second most important man after Mahatma Gandhi for his generation May 27, 2014

    In an article eminent modern historian Ramachandra Guha rightly said that Pandit Nehru was a hero of his generation. I wholly agree with him. I was fortunate to grow up during Jawahar Lal Nehru's tenure of Prime Ministership. I had met him on several occasions over two decades. My father...
  • 125 years of Charlie Chaplin: These are 10, full length Chaplin movies on YouTube you need to watch to celebrate his genius April 16, 2014

    They foiled plots and cracked Nazi codes, but Britain's spies were unable to solve the mystery of Charlie Chaplin's birth. Although the entertainer is celebrated as one of London's most famous sons, declassified files reveal that Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence service found no records to back up Chaplin's claim that...
  • President, PM pays tribute to BR Ambedkar April 14, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday paid tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary. With several other leaders present, the dignitaries paid floral tributes to the principal architect of the Indian Constitution at his statue in the precincts of Parliament House...
  • Batman turns 75: Here are his best stories, handpicked for you April 11, 2014

    There have been thousands of Batman stories published in the last 75 years. To make your work easier for you, we recommend the best storylines. Year One. Arguably the greatest comic book story ever written, this is Frank Miller's re-imagination of how Bruce Wayne became the Bat. If you've seen the...
  • Batman nemesis: The good, the bad and the creepy April 11, 2014

    The Joker: No list is complete, or even begins, without him. The first great Bat-villain, and arguably the greatest comic book villain ever (Lex Luthor and Magneto fans, please stay your fists). Poison Ivy: Pamela Islay is an immortal femme fatale, and has had many love-hate run-ins with the Bat. Ra'as al-Ghul:...
  • Batman turns 75: From grim personal story to sinister villains - what is the secret of The Dark Knight's popularity? April 11, 2014

    Delhi: So Batman has entered his 75th year. For a creature born out of acute childhood trauma, nostalgia does not come easily, and we suspect Mr Wayne would take reminiscence as a kind of weakness, but we are not caped crusaders ourselves, so we can afford to look back on...
  • Dark Knight's 75th anniversary: Watch Batman tackle a strange monster in this brand-new animated short April 11, 2014

    The silent protector of Gotham is celebrating 75 years this year. To commemorate the occasion, Warner Bros. Animation worked with Bruce Timm, the award-winning artist, writer, director and co-creator of 'Batman: The Animated Series', to create an animated short film, titled, 'Batman: Strange Days'. The short film, which is just...
  • Fans honour Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain 2 decades after his death April 6, 2014

    Seattle: Two decades after Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself in Seattle, fans flocked to the home where he died to pay homage to the influential rocker. Fans came from nearby cities like Portland, Ore., or faraway towns in Georgia - some sporting '90s-era "grunge" attire like plaid shirts - to...