Birth Anniversary

  • 125 years of Charlie Chaplin: These are 10, full length Chaplin movies on YouTube you need to watch to celebrate his genius 16-04-2014 12:26 PM

    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 14-04-2014 01:58 PM

    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...
  • 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated across country 12-01-2014 04:16 PM

    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...
  • Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary 12-01-2014 02:49 PM

    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 07-01-2014 12:50 PM

    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...
  • No memorial for Ghalib at his birthplace, Agra 27-12-2013 07:39 PM

    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...
  • A birthday playlist of Mohammad Rafi's party numbers 24-12-2013 02:37 PM

    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...
  • Nation remembers Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniversary 19-11-2013 11:17 AM

    The nation remembers former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to the leader. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also visited the memorial. The leaders offered floral tributes...
  • Nation remembers Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniversary 19-11-2013 11:17 AM

    The nation remembers former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to the leader. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also visited the memorial. The leaders offered floral tributes...
  • Bhagat Singh's 107th birth anniversary celebrated in Pakistan 30-09-2013 12:38 AM

    Lahore: The 107th birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was celebrated in Pakistan's Lahore city, where a cake was cut amid slogans like "freedom is our right". Nearly 300 people gathered at Shadman Chowk on Saturday for the celebration. Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907. "He...
  • Bhagat Singh had called marriage without equality a legal form of prostitution 28-09-2013 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: On the 106th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the man who sacrificed his life for India's freedom at the age of 23, CNN-IBN brings you the visionary behind the revolutionary. Bhagat Singh, known to had shook the British empire, paid for his patriotism with his life. But...
  • Narendra Modi's long shadow creates a rift in Chicago 23-09-2013 07:40 AM

    Chicago: The shadow of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and his alleged complicity in the 2002 communal riots in his state, has created a controversy here with the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) withdrawing its support to the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. The...
  • MS Subbulakshmi's 97th birth anniversary: 10 unknown facts about the music legend 16-09-2013 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: MS Subbulakshmi is an undisputed exponent of Carnatic music. The legendary Carnatic vocalist, who was fondly called 'MS' by her fans and supporters Subbulakshmi, started her Carnatic classical music training under mother Shanmugavadivu and her first recording was released when she was barely 10. On her 97th birth...
  • Ramdev to visit US to take part in Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary celebrations 23-08-2013 06:08 AM

    Indian yoga guru Ramdev will visit the US in September 2013 to take part in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. During his five-day trip beginning September 26, Ramdev will visit Chicago and New Jersey. In Chicago, he will commemorate the 120th anniversary of the famous...
  • Top political leaders, family pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on 69th birth anniversary 20-08-2013 11:12 AM

    The country on Tuesday fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 69th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader. Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Singh paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi, the samadhi of...
  • Food Bill a poll stunt, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan 13-07-2013 07:08 PM

    The Congress has decided to start the rollout of the Food Security scheme from August 20, the birth anniversary of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. ...
  • Food Security scheme rollout to begin from August 20 13-07-2013 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has decided to start the rollout of the Food Security scheme from August 20, the birth anniversary of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The decision was taken at a meeting which UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had called with Congress leaders, Chief Ministers and PCC chiefs from...
  • Satyajit Ray's legacy continues to inspire filmmakers: Swapan Mullick 02-05-2013 04:44 PM

    Swapan Mullick, film critic and former director of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on on Satyajit Ray's 92nd birth anniversary. Q. Which movie do you think is his worst movie? Asked by: Kamya A. Ray never fell below the standard he...
  • Congress 'using' Dalits as 'vote bank': Rajnath Singh 15-04-2013 03:58 AM

    New Delhi: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday hit out at Congress for doing "nothing for Dalits" in the country and "using" them as mere "vote bank". "Congress ruled the country for 54 years out of the 65 years since independence. This is not little time, but it made no...
  • Remembering Amrita Sher-Gil

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    2013 is the birth anniversary of Amrita Sher-Gil. This astonishing creature, no less astonishing as a painter than as a woman, was born in Budapest...

  • President to release stamps on Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary 12-01-2013 05:56 PM

    Functions were held at various Ramakrishna Mission Ashrams and schools and colleges across the country to mark the occasion. ...
  • Nation pays tributes to Indira Gandhi on her 95th birth anniversary 19-11-2012 10:11 AM

    New Delhi: The nation on Monday remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 95th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari among prominent leaders who paid homage to the leader. The leaders offered floral tributes at her memorial Shakti Sthal on the banks of Yamuna....
  • Jawaharlal Nehru remembered on 123rd birth anniversary 14-11-2012 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: The nation on Wednesday fondly remembered the countrys first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 123rd birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari leading the country in paying homage to him. Mukherjee, Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes to Nehru at...
  • Remembering Bradman on his 104th birthday 27-08-2012 08:39 PM

    CNN-IBN re-visits the Bradman Museum of Cricket in the batting wizard's hometown Bowral on his birth anniversary. ...
  • UP polls rescheduled; to begin on February 8 09-01-2012 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: The first phase of Uttar Pradesh's Assembly elections has been postponed and the polls will now be held on February 8 instead of the February 4 because of the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. The decision was taken after several political parties, especially in Bareilly, gave written undertakings...
  • Google doodles Robert Noyce's 84th birthday 12-12-2011 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: After Mexican painter Diego Riveras Google Doodle last Thursday, the Google home page today pays tribute to microchip co-creator and Silicon Valley icon Robert Noyce on his 84th birth anniversary with a doodle. To celebrate what would have been the 84th birthday of Robert Noyce, one of the...
  • Exhibition of Tagore's works opens in Russia 22-09-2011 08:43 PM

    Moscow: An exhibition of original literary works and paintings by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was opened in Moscow on Thursday to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of the Nobel laureate in Russia. The exhibition, at the Oriental Centre of the Russian State Library, is first of the several events being...
  • 'MS Subbulakshmi's music is relevant even today' 16-09-2011 12:48 PM

    New Delhi: Unquestionably one of the greatest exponents of Carnatic music, MS Subbulakshmi, or 'MS' to her fans, is an icon even to a younger generation brought up on fusion and rock music, the organiser of a music festival to mark the singers 95th birth anniversary said on Friday. 'Madura...