NATIONAL ANTHEM

  • Watch: Do you know what our national anthem means? Indian school children translate 'Jana Gana Mana' to English in this touching video September 9, 2014

    You have sung it a thousand times in your life. But do you actually know the meaning behind the words of 'Jana Gana Mana', India's national anthem? A group of school children have translated the song into English explaining the lyrics with visual cues. A description on the YouTube channel said: "A...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 lipsynch drama January 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: Beyonce's lips remained sealed on Wednesday over her headlinemaking rendition of the U.S. national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration, leaving others to do the talking over whether she lipsynched to a prerecorded track. Celebrity magazine Us Weekly quoted a source saying the Grammywinning artist was disappointed by the...
  • Did Beyonce lipsync the US national anthem at Obama's inaugural ceremony? January 23, 2013

    Grammywinning singer Beyonce kicked up a controvery after she allegedly lipsynched the American national anthem at President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony. Instead of singing live, Beyonce allegedly lipsynched to a recorded version of the song "The StarSpangled 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 IDay 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...
  • 15k sing Jana Gana Mana, create world record January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In a rousing display of patriotism and unity, over 15,000 people from the city on Wednesday participated in a mass singing of national anthem 'Jana Gana Mana', creating a world record in the process. With a tally of 15,243, they took India into the 'Guinness Book of World...
  • Our national anthem featuring Real Heroes January 25, 2012

    In the last five years, CNNIBN has brought you stories of courage, of heroism, of ordinary people who have dedicated their lives to extraordinary service. These are the true patriots. ...
  • 100 years on, 'Jana Gana' fires India's patriotism December 26, 2011

    New Delhi: No other Indian song is said to capture the poignancy of a doordie 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,...
  • This is half a victory, says Anna Hazare August 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare on Saturday announced that he would end his fats on Sunday morning after Parliament adopted 'Sense of the House' on his demands, but cautioned that only half of the battle against corruption has been won. Hazare congratulated Parliament for adopting his demands and called it a...
  • The unsung verses of the Indian National Anthem August 12, 2011

    Stanza 2 Ohoroho Tobo Aahbaano Prachaarito,Shuni Tabo Udaaro Baani Hindu Bauddho Shikho Jaino,Parashiko Musholmaano Christaani Purabo Pashchimo Aashey,Tabo Singhaasano Paashey Premohaaro Hawye Gaanthaa Jano Gano Oikyo Bidhaayako Jayo Hey,Bhaarato Bhaagyo Bidhaataa Jayo Hey, Jayo Hey, Jayo Hey,Jayo Jayo Jayo, Jayo Hey Meaning: Your call is announced continuously, we heed Your gracious call The Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsees,...
  • Silent National Anthem ad wins top award June 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Silent National Anthem, an ad campaign that features deaf and mute children "singing" the 'Jana Gana Mana' through sign language, won a silver at advertising's highest awards Cannes Lions 2011. Media reports say, after the shortlists on day one came the awards on day two of the...
  • 'Jana Gana Mana' is India's new rock anthem April 4, 2011

    New Delhi: He had once fired a nation's patriotism with verses espousing freedom from imperialism, a 100 years later, Rabindranath Tagores ode to the motherland still has the power to move a country of a billion people to tears in a fierce show of nationalism. As the opening strands of 'Jana...
  • Dog beats singer Aguilera to become millionaire February 8, 2011

    An ad featuring a pug won a contest at the superbowl beating popstar Christina Aguilera. ...
  • Watch: Christina Aguilera flub national anthem February 7, 2011

    Arlington: Christina Aguilera says she flubbed a line as she belted out the national anthem at the start of the Super Bowl on Sunday night after getting lost in the moment and losing her place. "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the...
  • SL scraps Tamil version of national anthem December 12, 2010

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has scrapped the Tamil version of its national anthem at official and state functions, a move likely to further alienate the ethnic Tamils in the country. Now the national anthem'Sri Lanka matha....' can only be rendered in the majority Sinhala language at official functions, the Sri Lankan cabinet...