Anniversary

  • Martyrs' families remember the bravehearts ahead of Kargil Vijay Diwas 7 hours 11 minutes ago

    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 6 days ago

    New Delhi: On Friday, the birthday of late South African anti-apartheid 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 D-Day 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 D-Day 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, sea-borne 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 pro-democracy 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 run-up 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 pro-democracy 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...
  • 'Bombay To Goa' to re-release on Mehmood 10th death anniversary April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood's legendary comedian Mehmood's 'Bombay to Goa' is set to re-release on his 10th death anniversary as a tribute to him. However, the release date is yet to be decided, his brother Anwar Ali said. Mehmood died in 2004. "It's a tribute to Mehmood bhai on his 10th death anniversary. 'Bombay...
  • Remembering Bhagat Singh on his 83rd death anniversary March 23, 2014

    On the occasion of Martyr's Day, CNN-IBN remembers freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. ...
  • Venezuelans mourn Chavez on the first anniversary, protest continues March 6, 2014

    Thousands of Venezuelans mourned the passing of President Hugo Chavez on the first anniversary of his death Wednesday, while National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government activists who pressed on with street protests despite the commemorations. Chavez's successor, President Nicolas Maduro, angrily announced that he would break...
  • Venezuela marks anniversary of Chavez's death with pomp and protests March 5, 2014

    Followers of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will flood the nation's streets on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of his death, a sad but welcome distraction for his would-be successor, who has struggled for a month to contain violent protests. A year after Chavez succumbed to cancer, his self-proclaimed "son",...
  • 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated across country January 12, 2014

    The year-long commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda formally came to a close on Sunday with functions organised at various places in the country. Addressing a function in New Delhi, Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch said, 54 proposals involving an estimated cost of Rs 253 crore have been approved...
  • Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary January 12, 2014

    Here is CNN IBN's tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary. ...
  • Watch: Two Sikh groups attack each other with swords in gurudwara in Patna January 7, 2014

    Patna: Violent clashes have taken place during the Guru Govind Singh birth anniversary celebrations in Patna. Members of two factions of the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee attacked each other with swords and sticks. Two people have sustained minor injuries in the incident. Though the situation is now under control, tensions still prevail....
  • No memorial for Ghalib at his birthplace, Agra December 27, 2013

    Friday marked the 216th birth anniversary of Mirza Asad Ullah Khan "Ghalib". In Agra, the city of the Urdu poet and cultural icon's birth, there is no proper memorial to him. There is not even a lane in the city named after him. At the place of his birth, the Kala...
  • A birthday playlist of Mohammad Rafi's party numbers December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India's legendary singer Mohammad Rafi, who has inspired music enthusiasts for decades, kicked off his singing career by crooning the notes that a 'fakir' (Muslim saint) sung in his village. Born on December 24, 1924, Rafi not only sang classical numbers, but also patriotic and romantic songs. But...