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Maharashtra govt urges citizens to sing national anthem at 11 am on 17 August as part of I-Day celebrations
India

Maharashtra govt urges citizens to sing national anthem at 11 am on 17 August as part of I-Day celebrations

An order issued by the Maharashtra government said that the singing of the national anthem should be completed between 11 am and 11:01 am across the state

National Anthem singing competition gets good response from south Kashmir, says J&K administration
India

National Anthem singing competition gets good response from south Kashmir, says J&K administration

Districts of South Kashmir have given a thumping response to the Nation Anthem singing competition, which has seen over 50,000 participants, being organised under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign

Those making singing national anthem a controversy unfit to be in India: BJP's CT Ravi
Politics

Those making singing national anthem a controversy unfit to be in India: BJP's CT Ravi

Stating that those who are "emotionally" Indians will not make singing the national anthem a controversy, he said madrassas should voluntarily follow it, instead of doing it under instructions

Yogi government right in making national anthem mandatory at madarsas: Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
India

Yogi government right in making national anthem mandatory at madarsas: Syed Shahnawaz Hussain

The order makes it mandatory for students to recite the poem before the commencement of classes

National anthem insult case: Mumbai court issues summons to Mamata Banerjee
India

National anthem insult case: Mumbai court issues summons to Mamata Banerjee

Mumbai BJP unit functionary Vivekanand Gupta had claimed Banerjee violated the Union Home Ministry's order of 2015, which states that whenever the national anthem is played or sung, the audience shall stand to attention

Pro Kabaddi League 2021: Neeraj Chopra sings national anthem before opener, video goes viral
Sports

Pro Kabaddi League 2021: Neeraj Chopra sings national anthem before opener, video goes viral

Ahead of the opening match, which was between U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls, Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra sang the national anthem.

Independence Day 2021: Lesser-known facts everyone should know about the National Anthem; check here
India

Independence Day 2021: Lesser-known facts everyone should know about the National Anthem; check here

Originally composed in Bengali from Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata, the anthem was written by Rabindranath Tagore. It was first publicly sung on 27 December 1911 by Tagore himself.

India gears up to celebrate 75th Independence Day, PM to deliver speech from Red Fort
India

India gears up to celebrate 75th Independence Day, PM to deliver speech from Red Fort

Thirty-two Olympic winners, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra who is India's first-ever Gold medallist in track and field, along with two SAI officials have been invited to participate in the celebrations at the Red Fort

Mumbai-based music composer embroiled in plagiarism row involving Singapore National Day song
Entertainment

Mumbai-based music composer embroiled in plagiarism row involving Singapore National Day song

The Singapore national day song, titled 'Count on Me Singapore' was composed by Canadian Hugh Harrison in 1986. On the other hand, Joseph Mendoza, the composer from Mumbai, claims he wrote his version 'We Can Achieve', in 1983.

Lady Gaga to sing US national anthem at Joe Biden, Kamala Harris' inauguration ceremony
Entertainment

Lady Gaga to sing US national anthem at Joe Biden, Kamala Harris' inauguration ceremony

Jennifer Lopez will also perform at the inauguration of Biden as president of the US on 20 January.

Rabindranath Tagore's thoughts on nation-building that informed the National Anthem remain timely, and relevant
Lifestyle

Rabindranath Tagore's thoughts on nation-building that informed the National Anthem remain timely, and relevant

As Rabindranath Tagore's 159th birth anniversary is observed, revisiting the origins of the National Anthem and why it is the 'protest song' India needs at this socio political juncture.

Kannada actor leads crowd in shaming four movie goers for not standing up during national anthem
Entertainment

Kannada actor leads crowd in shaming four movie goers for not standing up during national anthem

The Kannada actor Arun Gowda's video was initially shared by BV Aishwarya via a now-removed Facebook post

President Ram Nath Kovind attends to policewoman who falls and twists ankle during Delhi award function
India

President Ram Nath Kovind attends to policewoman who falls and twists ankle during Delhi award function

The Delhi policewoman was standing in front of the dias at Vigyan Bhawan during the first National CSR Awards function.

How Amazon Prime's The Family Man rises above cliched middle class issues of roti, kapda aur makaan
Entertainment

How Amazon Prime's The Family Man rises above cliched middle class issues of roti, kapda aur makaan

The Family Man extends to larger socio-political issues that indirectly impact the average Joe.

Andorra's anthem being played for Albania one of many in striking wrong notes at sporting events
Sports

Andorra's anthem being played for Albania one of many in striking wrong notes at sporting events

Anthems, and other national symbols such as flags, are an inescapable part of international sports.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari taken ill at event in Solapur, takes a seat on stage during National Anthem
India

Union minister Nitin Gadkari taken ill at event in Solapur, takes a seat on stage during National Anthem

In the latest health scare for Nitin Gadkari, the Union minister was on Thursday forced to sit down at a public event at Solapur in Maharashtra after feeling dizzy, his aide said.

Smriti Irani's 'not cool to be patriotic' remark underlines misguided idea of patriotism in India; crying during anthem doesn't define it
India

Smriti Irani's 'not cool to be patriotic' remark underlines misguided idea of patriotism in India; crying during anthem doesn't define it

Going by the way Smriti Irani framed her statement, there are only two ways the relationship between the nation and the individual can exist — emotional and tear-inducing or to wish that the country breaks up.

School principal arrested in Assam's Morigaon for not flying National Flag half-mast after Vajpayee's demise
India

School principal arrested in Assam's Morigaon for not flying National Flag half-mast after Vajpayee's demise

Deputy Superintendent of Police Mrinmoy Goswami confirmed the arrest and said that Father James was taken to Morigaon Police Station in Assam.

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan releases recreated version of National Anthem to honour 72nd Independence Day
Entertainment

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan releases recreated version of National Anthem to honour 72nd Independence Day

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have created a special sarod rendition of the National Anthem.

NFL owners approve new policy which will impose fines on players if they kneel during the National Anthem
Sports

NFL owners approve new policy which will impose fines on players if they kneel during the National Anthem

NFL owners agreed a new policy on Wednesday that players must stand during the National Anthem or incur fines for their clubs, unless they stay in the locker room.