Anthem

  • Rani Mukerjee sends out a powerful message to women in the latest 'Mardaani' anthem August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukerji Monday unveiled 'Mardaani' anthem and says it talks about "anger and frustration" women go through. "This anthem is a thought that has come from the anger and frustration we go through in our daily life," Rani told reporters here. "The anthem is written by Kausar Munir. This anthem...
  • BJP to launch Phase 2 of campaign focusing solely on Narendra Modi March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite being accused of being a one-man party, the Bharatiya Janata Party is set to launch the second phase of its campaign that focuses solely on the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. As part of Phase 2 of the campaign, Modi will tour 295 constituencies and will...
  • BJP's anthem for 2014 elections: 'Main Desh Nahin Mitne Doonga' March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday launched its party anthem for the 2014 elections. The song is titled 'Main Desh Nahin Mitne Doonga'. The song also incorporates portions of speeches delivered by the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Listen to the anthem below: ...
  • National anthem row: Court dismisses cases against Sania Mirza February 28, 2014

    A local court has dismissed three complaints against tennis star Sania Mirza for allegedly showing disrespect to the national anthem. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sita Ram dismissed the complaints, which were clubbed into one, as the complainants did not appear before the court. The cases were pending since November 8, 2008. During a...
  • Jana Gana Mana: 12 beautiful versions of the national anthem you would absolutely love January 28, 2014

    You've heard the 52 second version. Then there's AR Rahman's magical ode to Jana Gana Mana. Here are 10 other different and beautiful versions of the Indian national anthem that you would absolutely love. ...
  • Listen: This fantastic guitar version of Jana Gana Mana by a Goan journalist will make your day January 27, 2014

    Nigel Britto, who describes himself on Twitter as a Goan law student and journalist, has recorded the most amazing version of the national anthem you would ever hear. Played on guitar, this classical version of 'Jana Gana Mana' is the most wonderful thing you will hear today. Britto works for...
  • Change India: The anthem December 31, 2013

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Network18's latest campaign is on 'Change India - Agenda for the next PM'. The winners of India's Got Talent, The Shillong Chamber Choir, have composed an anthem for the series. ...
  • Watch: National anthem completes 102 years December 27, 2013

    The national anthem has completed 102 years today. It was first sung on this day in 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. ...
  • FIR against Jaganmohan Reddy for disrespecting national anthem December 27, 2013

    The Cyberabad Police have registered an FIR against YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy for allegedly disrespecting the national anthem. Based on a private complaint lodged by one advocate Janardhan Goud, a local court had earlier issued directions to the Saroornagar Police to investigate the matter. After the investigation, a case was...
  • Watch: The making of Network18's Change India anthem December 27, 2013

    Network18 is soon going to launch a brand new series called Change India - An Agenda for the next PM. The winners of India's Got Talent, The Shillong Chamber Choir, have composed an anthem for the series. ...
  • Narendra Modi have you seen this? NaMo youth anthem goes viral on web October 9, 2013

    You have to give credit to Narendra Modi fans. They wear their heart on their sleeves and are never shy of expressing their love for their leader. After Mallika Sherawat's birthday video of the leader, singer Krishnan Sugavanam has sung a youth anthem praising the leader. The lyrics describe the...
  • Kerala govt seeks explanation from organisers on national anthem row September 13, 2013

    Embarrassed by the inept compering and mistakes in rendering the national anthem at a function attended by Vice-President Hamid Ansari in the city this week, the Kerala Government has sought explanation from the organisers of the event. The Genderal Administration Department has sought an explanation from Sree Narayana Dharma Samithi, the...
  • 'City of Joy' Kolkata gets its first Anthem July 26, 2013

    Kolkata: Joining other world cities like New York and Paris, the 'City of Joy' now gets its first 'Anthem' reflecting its contrasting sides - contemporary and traditional. "The anthem 'Tomake Chai Bole Banchi' (I live as I yearn for you) being recorded in Bengali, Hindi and English, has been composed by...
  • Court discharges Tharoor in national anthem case July 6, 2013

    Kochi: In a relief to Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, a court in Kochi on Saturday discharged him in the 2008 national anthem case. Allowing his discharge petition, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate M Manoj held that no case has been made out against Tharoor, which if rebutted, would warrant his conviction....
  • Plea to withdraw National Anthem complaint against Tharoor rejected May 21, 2013

    Kochi: A Court in Kerala on Tuesday dismissed a plea to withdraw the complaint in the National Anthem case against Union Minister Shashi Tharoor. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate M Manoj rejected the plea of petitioner Joy Kaitharath that he did not want to continue with the case and seeking the court's...
  • 'BSP MP's walkout during Vande Mataram against national integrity' May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United)'s Sabir Ali on Thursday sought to defend BSP MP Shafiqur Rahman Burq who had walked out of Lok Sabha while the Vande Mataram was being played, saying that it was his personal opinion. He, however, said that the act was against national integrity and Speaker...
  • MP not sorry for walking out of LS while Vande Mataram was being played May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Controversy over the walkout by BSP MP Shafiqur Rahman Burq from the Lok Sabha took a new turn as he refused to apologise for walking out of the House while national song Vande Mataram was being played. Burq said that as a Muslim he cannot show respect towards...
  • Simbu's 'Love Anthem' to feature Akon in a Dhoti? May 8, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor Simbu made international R&B singer Akon wear a veshti (dhoti) while shooting for the music video of the global version of his hit love single 'Love Anthem'. "It was fun shooting with Akon. The music video has come out really well and I'm sure audiences will love it...
  • Tamil actor Simbu's album 'Love Anthem' to feature Akon May 4, 2013

    Tamil actor Simbu is a gung ho lately and why not! The reason is that International star Akon is scheduled to fly in to Chennai soon to join hands with Simbu for the 'Love Anthem'. After SRK's 'Ra.One' this will be the second time Akon is shuttling to India for...
  • Plea to withdraw National Anthem case turned down by court March 27, 2013

    Kochi: A local court on Wednesday declined to permit withdrawal of the complaint in the national anthem case filed against Union Minister Shashi Tharoor for the time being. The petitioner Joy Kaitharath had last week submitted that he did not want to continue with the case. The case was registered...
  • National Anthem case against Tharoor posted to March 27 March 22, 2013

    Kochi: A local court on Friday posted to March 27 hearing of the National Anthem case against Minister of state for HRD Shashi Tharoor. The petitioner Joy Kaitharath made a submission in the court that he did not want to continue with the case. The case was registered against Tharoor on...
  • Beyonce maintains silence over lip-synch drama January 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: Beyonce's lips remained sealed on Wednesday over her headline-making rendition of the U.S. national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration, leaving others to do the talking over whether she lip-synched to a pre-recorded track. Celebrity magazine Us Weekly quoted a source saying the Grammy-winning artist was disappointed by the...
  • Did Beyonce lip-sync the US national anthem at Obama's inaugural ceremony? January 23, 2013

    Grammy-winning singer Beyonce kicked up a controvery after she allegedly lip-synched the American national anthem at President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony. Instead of singing live, Beyonce allegedly lip-synched to a recorded version of the song "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of hundreds of thousands of people in Washington. The singer...
  • Tharoor's plea to quash proceedings turned down January 16, 2013

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor's plea to quash a case against him for allegedly insulting the national anthem and directed him to approach the trial court for discharge. Disposing of the petition, Justice VK Mohanan directed Tharoor to...
  • Action against Colors over 'Big Boss' commercial October 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the central government to take action within a week against TV channel Colors for using the national anthem to promote reality show 'Bigg Boss 6' in cinema halls across the country. The court gave the directions after hearing a PIL against the...
  • India was undecided on national anthem on I-Day September 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Even though India attained independence August 15, 1947, the country was undecided on its official national anthem on the auspicious day, an archived letter made public in Mumbai on Saturday has indicated. The current national anthem, 'Jana Gana Mana', penned by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted and accorded the...
  • National anthem of India: a brief on 'Jana Gana Mana' August 14, 2012

    "Jana Gana Mana" is the national anthem of India. Originally written in Bengali, it is the first of five stanzas of a poem written and later set to notations by Rabindranath Tagore. It was first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress on December 27, 1911. It...
  • Dhanush's anthem for Sachin back on YouTube February 10, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Kolaveri Di' hitmaker Dhanush returned to the music world with his anthem for Sachin Tendulkar. The video was a salute to master blaster Sachin. The song and the video was an instant hit when the link was posted by Dhanush on Twitter but it was soon pulled...
  • 100 years on, 'Jana Gana' fires India's patriotism December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: No other Indian song is said to capture the poignancy of a do-or-die moment, be it in the sporting field or at the frontiers, the way Jana Gana Mana can. Jana Gana Mana, composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and sung for the first time at the Calcutta session...
  • No change in National Anthem: Bombay HC October 7, 2011

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL, which sought replacement of word 'Sindh' with 'Sindhu' in the National Anthem. Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Roshan Dalvi dismissed the petition, saying that the apex court had already dealt with the issue. The PIL, filed by retired professor Shreekant Malushte,...