National Anthem

  • BJP's anthem for 2014 elections: 'Main Desh Nahin Mitne Doonga' 25-03-2014 03:26 PM

    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 28-02-2014 11:44 PM

    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,...
  • Jana Gana Mana: 12 beautiful versions of the national anthem you would absolutely love 28-01-2014 02:57 PM

    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 27-01-2014 12:06 PM

    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 27-12-2013 09:03 PM

    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 13-09-2013 03:22 PM

    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,...
  • Court discharges Tharoor in national anthem case 06-07-2013 06:54 PM

    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 21-05-2013 08:24 AM

    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...
  • 'BSP MP's walkout during Vande Mataram against national integrity' 09-05-2013 05:15 PM

    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...
  • MP not sorry for walking out of LS while Vande Mataram was being played 09-05-2013 03:05 PM

    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...
  • Did Beyonce lip-sync the US national anthem at Obama's inaugural ceremony? 23-01-2013 10:13 AM

    The US government sources have confirmed that Beyonce was not singing the anthem as she didn't get time to rehearse. ...
  • 100 years on, 'Jana Gana' fires India's patriotism 26-12-2011 07:14 PM

    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...
  • No change in National Anthem: Bombay HC 07-10-2011 07:01 PM

    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...
  • This is half a victory, says Anna Hazare 27-08-2011 10:02 PM

    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 12-08-2011 11:26 PM

    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...
  • Silent National Anthem ad wins top award 21-06-2011 05:11 PM

    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...
  • 'Jana Gana Mana' is India's new rock anthem 04-04-2011 06:40 PM

    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...
  • Dog beats singer Aguilera to become millionaire 08-02-2011 11:56 AM

    An ad featuring a pug won a contest at the superbowl beating popstar Christina Aguilera. ...
  • Watch: Christina Aguilera flub national anthem 07-02-2011 06:12 PM

    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...
  • SL scraps Tamil version of national anthem 12-12-2010 06:54 PM

    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...
  • Has Tagore been reduced to a Bengal hero? 11-05-2010 12:43 AM

    He wrote our National Anthem and was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for literature. ...