Tricolour

  • Odisha govt directs officials to prevent use of plastic flags August 16, 2013

    In compliance with the order of Orissa High Court, the state government on Friday directed all authorities concerned to prevent use of National Flag made of plastic in conformity with the provisions as contained in the Flag Code of India, 2002, official sources said. The flag code provisions categorically said "The...
  • National flag hoisted upside down in Coimbatore collectorate June 7, 2013

    Coimbatore: The national flag was on Friday found hoisted upside down atop the District Collectorate building in Coimbatore, causing embarrassment to the officials. Visitors to the collectorate in the morning were surprised to see the tricolour flying upside down and brought it to the notice of some officials. As the...
  • Indian flag hoisted at Chennai in 1947 to be on display January 23, 2013

    Tiruchirappalli: The Indian tricolour, which was hoisted in 1947 at the 17th century British centre of power, Fort St George, in Chennai on the declaration of India's independence, will be on display at the special gallery in the Fort Museum. The special gallery will be inaugurated on January 26. "Our records...
  • National flag mounted upside down on MP Dy Speaker's vehicle December 9, 2012

    Seoni: The national flag was found allegedly mounted upside down on the official vehicle of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker Harvansh Singh when he arrived for a public function in Seoni on Sunday, officials said. Singh had come to take part in the public information campaign of the Centre's Bharat...
  • Zbigniew to compose the music for Shaji's 'Gaadha' August 30, 2012

    The famous music composer from Poland, Zbigniew Priesner, will be landing into Mollywood soon to set the music for acclaimed filmmaker Shaji N Karun's new film 'Gaadha'. This will be the first Indian outing of Preisner, who is best known for the compositions for Krzysztof Kieślowski's immortal classics including 'Tricolours'...
  • Security stepped up on Independence Day eve August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Security has been stepped up in state capitals and key installations on Independence Day eve to thwart any terror strike, with an elaborate ground-to-air vigil being maintained in Delhi where the Prime Minister will unfurl the tricolour at the Red Fort on Wednesday. With insurgents outfits and Maoists calling...
  • Saluting the men who saved the Tricolour from fire August 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Independence Day, CNN-IBN brings the story of the bravehearts during the fire at the Mumbai Mantralaya. Even as a major fire raged on and people were being evacuated, seven men waited on the roof just so they could protect the Indian flag. When a fire raged across...
  • 15-kg Tricolour hoisted at Kargil war memorial July 25, 2012

    Drass (Jammu and Kashmir): A massive Tricolour, weighing 15 kg, was on Wednesday hoisted at the Kargil war memorial in Jammu and Kashmir in Drass sub-sector as part of the celebrations of the 13th anniversary of victory in the 1999 war. The flag is 37 and a half feet in length,...
  • Maharashtra Mantralaya fire: For them, it was the Tricolour first June 22, 2012

    As fire engulfed the Maharashtra Mantralaya building on Thursday, five brave men put their lives in danger to climb atop the towering inferno to lower the Tricolour. The men refused to come down till they had lowered the national flag. ...
  • Mantralaya heroes risk life to save the Tricolour June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: As fire engulfed the Maharashtra Mantralaya building on Thursday, five brave men put their lives in danger to climb atop the towering inferno to lower the Tricolor. The men refused to come down till they had lowered the national flag. As the fire spread, these men stood by the flag...
  • SC dismisses PIL against Anna Hazare, aides May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking action against Anna Hazare and his team members for allegedly showing disrespect to the national flag during his agitation for the Lokpal Bill last year. A bench of justices BS Chauhan and JS Khehar rapped the petitioner, Chennai-resident L K...
  • T'puram to soon hoist mammoth tricolour November 14, 2011

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The tallest flag mast in the country to hoist the mammoth  national flag to be installed at the entrance of the Kanakakkunnu Palace here has been brought to the city. The 65-metre long stainless steel flagpole will carry a national flag 72 feet long and 48 feet wide atop.  The spokesman of the...
  • Will shut down the blog, warns Anna Hazare November 5, 2011

    New Delhi: After his former official blogger Raju Parulekar hit out at key members of his team, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare said he had never signed the letter that Parulekar has now revealed and claimed that crores of rupees are being spent to discredit his campaign. Anna's former blogger Raju...
  • Sachin, Sania in trouble for insulting Tricolour May 23, 2011

    Madurai: A petition was on Monday filed in the Madras High Court bench here, seeking action against sportstars Sachin Tendulkar and Sania Mirza and two others for "insulting" the national flag. Petitioner B Stalin sought a direction to register the cases against the four under the Prevention of Insults to...
  • The Last Word: Media coverage of BJP's Ekta Yatra March 18, 2011

    In 'The Last Word', Karan Thapar discusses with a panel of experts how media covered the BJP's 'Ekta Yatra'. ...
  • Thirteen BJP activists arrested in Jammu January 27, 2011

    Jammu: Thirteen activists of BJP and its youth wing Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) have been arrested in connection with the attack on cavalcade of Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather in Jammu. The BJP and BJYM activists were taken into custody from various places in the city, police...
  • BJP 'sorry' for hoisting Tricolour upside down January 27, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Wednesday tendered unconditional apology for hoisting the national flag upside down during Republic Day celebrations here. "We are sorry for the incident. The person who tied the flag should have made proper check before hoisting of the Tricolour," party's senior leader and former minister B B Harichandan...
  • Tiranga yatra blocked; Jaitley, Sushma arrested January 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid high drama, three senior BJP leaders including Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj were arrested at the Lakhanpur border of Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP leaders said that the Omar Abdullah government had panicked and bowed to separatists in the state. Sushma Swaraj, LK Advani and Anurag Thakur were...
  • BJP determined to hoist tricolour in Srinagar January 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The BJP has hit back at the Prime Minister for calling its plans to hoist the flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar as divisive. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley pointed out that while advocacy of sedition by separatists gathered in Delhi is passed off as right to expression, the...
  • BJP claims govt tried to sabotage the yatra January 23, 2011

    BJP secretary Satish Sharma, incharge of the Ekta Yatra, says Congress tried to sabotage the plan. ...
  • Cong speaks Omar's words on BJP's R-Day plans January 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Backing the measures of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to deal with the march of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) youth wing to Srinagar, the Congress said on Saturday that the state administration was fully empowered to deal with the situation. "Whosoever from any quarter, irrespective of ideology,...
  • BJP workers pour into Jammu, yatra to continue January 22, 2011

    Jammu: A day after the Jammu and Kashmir government officially stated it would not allow Bharatiya Janta Patry's Ekta Yatra in the state, the law minister reiterated they are willing to go to any extend to maintain order in the state. Despite the strict warning, the BJP workers are defiant and...
  • Should BJP abort flag hoisting plan in Srinagar? January 21, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, should BJP abort its plan to hoist the national flag in Srinagar on Republic Day? ...
  • J&K Govt not to allow flag-hoisting by BJP January 20, 2011

    Jammu: Ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) plan to hoist the national flag at the historic Lal Chowk in Srinagar on the upcoming Republic Day, the Jammu and Kashmir government said on Thursday that it would not allow any "programme which has the potential of vitiating the peaceful atmosphere in...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Omar Abdullah January 19, 2011

    How the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister plans to deal with the BJP's move to hoist the Tricolour in Srinagar on Jan 25. ...
  • Omar, HM discuss BJP's plan to hoist Tricolour January 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Days ahead of the BJP's plan to hoist the Tricolour on Republic Day at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir Chief minister Omar Abdullah met Home minister P Chidambaram in the capital on Wednesday. Omar Abdullah met Chidambaram and Congress President Sonia Gandhi and raised concerns over BJP's...
  • Don't hoist Indian flag in Srinagar: Omar to BJP January 14, 2011

    Srinagar: In the run up to Republic Day, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah renewed his appeal to the BJP of not hoisting the Tricolour in Srinagar. Meanwhile, BJP has started its 'ekta yatra' and has said that it is going to hoist a flag at Lal Chowk on January...
  • Indian flag placed upside down at Indo-Pak meet June 26, 2010

    During Home Minister P Chidambaram's meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Indian flag was seen to be placed upside down. ...
  • Govt gets Tricolour upside down in publicity ad January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: A full-page Union government advertisement announcing the launch of Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yogna in West Bengal that appeared in Kolkata's English and vernacular dailies has the Tricolour printed in reverse. The mistake was spotted in several newspapers while others had it printed right. The advertisement which contains...
  • Jamaat-e-Islami protests Tricolour at madrassas January 26, 2008

    Bhopal: The Jamaat-e-Islami in Madhya Pradesh may object to hoisting the national flag at madrassas, but many other Muslim bodies and intellectuals see no problem in such a move. Anwar Safi, spokesperson of the Jamaat-e-Islami (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh), had said in a statement Thursday that hoisting the Tricolour on national...