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  • Indian flag shown upside down on Masterchef Australia and Commonwealth Games' official video; outrage on social media July 24, 2014

    The 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow came under a cloud after users on social media pointed out that the official video of the Games posted in June, showed the Indian flag being held up upside down. Interestingly, a new episode of the popular cooking show Masterchef Australia also showed the...
  • Apple hasn't got a new logo but a variant symbolising inclusiveness July 9, 2014

    While some reports give the impression that Apple has a new logo, but that is not exactly the case. This variant of Apple logo in the colours of the rainbow flag, a symbol of the gay pride movement, appears in a new video shared by Apple CEO Tim Cook in...
  • Ukraine government forces recapture separatist stronghold July 5, 2014

    Slaviansk: Government forces recaptured a flashpoint area of eastern Ukraine from pro-Russian rebels on Saturday, and Ukraine said its blue and yellow flag was flying again over what had been the separatist redoubt of Slaviansk. A news reporter saw a convoy of about 20 military transport vehicles and buses filled with...
  • Rahul Gandhi shown black flags in Mangalore April 4, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was shown black flags on Friday while he was campaigning in Mangalore in Karnataka. In Mangalore, Rahul hit out BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his remarks that public should make him their 'chowkidaar' (guard). He also said that the BJP is dividing the country....
  • Kejriwal shown black flags at rally in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal was shown black flags while he was in East Delhi's Gandhi Nagar area. Kejriwal was holding a road show for the party's East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate, Rajmohan Gandhi. At the rally, Kejriwal denied reports that he was set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. "The...
  • Kejriwal shown black flags during roadshow in Faridabad March 22, 2014

    Faridabad: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was shown black flags by some local residents in Faridabad as he kicked off his two-day Haryana roadshow from the city this morning. Kejriwal along with AAP candidate Purushotam Dagar of Faridabad Lok Sabha seat began his roadshow from Sector 37 market. When Kejriwal along with...
  • Youths show black flags to Shatrughan Sinha, beaten up March 21, 2014

    Black flags were shown at BJP candidate from the Patna Saheb, Shatrughan Sinha on Friday by a group of youths who were beaten up by the actor-politician's supporters. A few youths claiming themselves to members of NGO "Lokhit Vikas Manch" waved black flags at Sinha at Kargil Chowk as he was...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's convoy shown black flags in Agra March 3, 2014

    Agra: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a three-day roadshow in Uttar Pradesh, was on Monday shown black flags in Agra. On Sunday, Kejriwal addressed a rally in Kanpur and lashed out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying there was no Modi wave in the...
  • India completes Olympic return with Sochi flag raising February 16, 2014

    Sochi, Russia: India completed its return to the Olympic family on Sunday when its flag was hoisted at the Sochi Games, five days after the International Olympic Committee lifted its suspension on the Southeast Asian nation. India had been banned since December 2012 after elections at its Olympic association (IOA) saw...
  • Google quotes the Olympic Charter, posts a protest Winter Olympics doodle in gay pride colours February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: "The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." On the day the the Sochi 2014 Winter...
  • AJSU workers detained for attempting to show black flag to CM February 4, 2014

    Nine AJSU party activists were on Monday rounded up at Sonari area in Jamshedpur while attempting to show black flags to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. The Chief Minister, who along with his father JMM supremo Sibu Soren, was in the city to take part in rituals after the death of...
  • Rahul Gandhi shown black flags in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi January 22, 2014

    Amethi: In a huge embarrassment for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, the members of Bhartiya Kisan Union showed him black flags during his visit to Amethi on Wednesday. It is Rahul's first visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after being promoted as the party's election campaign chief. Rahul Gandhi is on...
  • BJP Yuva Morcha activists greet PM with black flags January 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP Yuva Morcha activists tried to wave black flag at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Chackai in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. The PM was on his way from Technopark in the capital city to Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, when the workers tried to move towards the PM's vehicle raising...
  • My govt committed to army's welfare: Akhilesh Yadav December 7, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said in Lucknow that his government was committed to the welfare of armymen. Army officers pinned a flag on Akhilesh's shirt on the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day. The Chief Minister also made a contribution to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund. ...
  • District Sainik Board celebrates Flag Day December 7, 2013

    District Sainik Board on Saturday celebrated Flag Day, with hundreds of people gathering to commemorate bravery and supreme sacrifices of the soldiers and to collect fund from people for the welfare of armed forces personnel in Noida. District Magistrate Hira Lal Gupta appealed to the public to contribute liberally for Armed...
  • Pakistan shows white flags along border, no flag meeting October 28, 2013

    Pakistan, on Monday, displayed white flags along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector possibly as a mark for having peace but it did not respond to calls for a flag meeting between border guards to de-escalate tensions. There were two white flags displayed from two different border villages along Ramgarh...
  • Boxer Mary Kom to wave chequered flag at Indian GP 2013 October 24, 2013

    Greater Noida: Olympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom will wave the chequered flag in the 2013 Indian Grand Prix to be held at the Buddh International Circuit on Sunday. According to sources in the Jaypee Group, the organisers of the race, Mary Kom has given her consent to do the...
  • Case against Anna Hazare for showing 'disrespect' to national flag August 18, 2013

    A local court on Saturday directed the police to register a case against social activist Anna Hazare for allegedly showing disrespect to the National Flag during his visit to Jaunpur on July 29. Chief Judicial Magistrate Narendra Bahadur Prasad directed the Line Bazar police to register the case and probe...
  • 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...
  • Four police officers suspended for 'dishonouring' national flag July 27, 2013

    Four police officers were suspended on Friday for dishonouring national flag at Kolkata Police headquarters Kolkata, a senior police officer said. Four assistant sub-inspectors of Kolkata's police armed battalion were suspended for dishonouring the national flag, he said. The national flag got torn due to some reason and the officers who were...
  • Chinese troops had crossed LAC in Ladakh: Army sources July 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Army sources have confirmed an intrusion by Chinese troops on July 16-17 in the Daulat Beg Oldi Sector in eastern Ladakh last week. The intrusion took place at roughly the same place where the 20-day face off with Chinese troops took place in April. "Intrusion did occur by...
  • 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 tri-colour flying upside down and brought it to the notice of some officials. As the...
  • Bhiwandi: Protestors greet Sharad Pawar with black flags May 19, 2013

    Thane: Union Agriculture Minister and NCP Chief Sharad Pawar was greeted with black flags by the Congress, the Shiv Sena, the SP and the BSP workers to protest wastage of water by the civic corporation in Thane on Sunday in Bhiwandi. Pawar inaugurated the Bhiwandi-Nizampur City Municipal Corporation's new administrative building,...
  • Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit faces protest over water scarcity April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday faced angry protesters who showed black flags to her over scarcity of water in Kapashera area in South West Delhi. The protesters were supported by BJP MLA from Palam Dharam Deo Solanki who accused Dikshit of not providing water to the people...
  • '40 pc of Pak youths think Islamic law is best for country' April 3, 2013

    Islamabad: Ahead of crucial elections marking the first democratic transition in Pakistan's history, more than 90 per cent of the youth believe the country is heading in the wrong direction while nearly 40 per cent think Shariah or Islamic law would be the best political system, a survey said. These...
  • US: Man faces 10 yr-jail for hate crime against Sikh man April 3, 2013

    Washington: A federal grand jury in Seattle indicted a Washington man on charges of hate crime against a 50-year-old Sikh man. Jamie Larson, 49, now faces a maximum of 10 years of imprisonment sentenced. The Department of Justice in a statement said on Tuesday that Larson has been charged with...
  • 188 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2010-2012 period March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: There have been 188 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir between 2010 to 2012, and three Indian Army personnel were killed in these, Defence Minister A K Antony told the Lok Sabha on Monday. In a written reply to the House, he...
  • BJP calls for a boycott of Sushil Kumar Shinde February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised to boycott all public meetings called by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. The party also plans to show black flags to Shinde following his comments on saffron terror. The BJP slammed Shinde saying his statement on terror reflects an anti-Hindu mindset. Shinde...
  • TN: Britisher pins Indian flag on trouser at a R-Day function January 26, 2013

    Tirunelveli: A visiting British teacher on Saturday caused a flutter when he pinned a miniature Indian national flag on his trouser to cover a torn portion in the leg area at the official Republic Day function here. Paul Fixer Dyke from a London school, on a visit to a private...
  • LoC killings: Gen Singh warns Pak of retaliation, martyr's family ends fast January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday sent a tough message to Pakistan, saying that it should follow the ethics of engagement, returned the remains of the beheaded Indian soldier and be prepared for retaliation if India is provoked. General Singh has even claimed that the Pakistani...