National Anthem

Timelines
Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passes away at 95

25 May 2020

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passes away at 95

Hockey stalwart Balbir Singh Dosanjh passed away on Monday after facing several health issues for over two weeks.

Howdy Modi: Meet the 16-year-old rapper who sang National Anthem

24 Sep 2019

Howdy Modi: Meet the 16-year-old rapper who sang National Anthem

It was certainly a special Sunday for Indian-origin teenager Sparsh Shah, when he got his big chance to sing the Indian National Anthem at the 'Howdy Modi' event at NRG stadium, in the presence of PM Modi and US President Trump.

#HindiDebate: Kamal Haasan says 'battle for Tamil bigger than Jallikattu'

16 Sep 2019

#HindiDebate: Kamal Haasan says 'battle for Tamil bigger than Jallikattu'

Mere days after Home Minister Amit Shah's push to make Hindi India's national language, actor and politician Kamal Haasan has come out in opposition of his comments.

Why everyone is talking about Queen Elizabeth II dying today

05 Jan 2019

Why everyone is talking about Queen Elizabeth II dying today

There has been a post doing rounds of social media which predicted that the Queen of England is going to die today- January 5, 2019.

Unoffended Right Indian: Why should you not ignore him?

07 Dec 2018

Unoffended Right Indian: Why should you not ignore him?

Argumentative yet docile, intelligent yet quiet, inquisitive yet accepting - this is your 'Unoffended Right Indian.'

Madrasa teachers stop children from reciting national anthem, case filed

16 Aug 2018

Madrasa teachers stop children from reciting national anthem, case filed

A case of treason has been filed against three teachers of a madrasa in UP's Maharajganj district after a video purportedly showed them stopping children from singing the national anthem during the Independence Day function, the police said today.

'Jana Gana Mana' becomes 'most viewed national anthem' on YouTube

14 Aug 2018

'Jana Gana Mana' becomes 'most viewed national anthem' on YouTube

A piano rendition of the Indian national anthem, "Jana Gana Mana", has broken all records to become the most viewed national anthem with 72 million views on YouTube.

Unoffended Right Indian: Why should you not ignore him?

10 Apr 2018

Unoffended Right Indian: Why should you not ignore him?

Argumentative yet docile, intelligent yet quiet, inquisitive yet accepting - this is your 'Unoffended Right Indian.'

This village comes to standstill at 10:30am everyday. Here's why!

17 Mar 2018

This village comes to standstill at 10:30am everyday. Here's why!

People in West Bengal's Abhainagar village (Nadia district) stop all works for 52 seconds at 10:30am every day.

Meet the man behind compulsory national anthem in cinema halls

09 Jan 2018

Meet the man behind compulsory national anthem in cinema halls

It is no longer mandatory for cinema halls to play the national anthem before film screenings, the Supreme Court ruled today, revoking its November 2016 order.

Playing national anthem not mandatory in theatres: SC

09 Jan 2018

Playing national anthem not mandatory in theatres: SC

The SC has revoked its November'16 order, ruling playing of national anthem in cinema halls isn't mandatory.

Guwahati civic body mandates daily singing of national anthem

06 Nov 2017

Guwahati civic body mandates daily singing of national anthem

Less than a week after the Jaipur municipal corporation mandated daily singing of the national anthem by staff, the Guwahati civic body has now followed suit.

'Sing anthem or go to Pakistan': Rule for Jaipur employees

01 Nov 2017

'Sing anthem or go to Pakistan': Rule for Jaipur employees

Jaipur civic body employees will now have to compulsorily attend renditions of the national anthem before work and the national song after work daily.

'Don't need to stand up in theatres to be patriotic'

23 Oct 2017

'Don't need to stand up in theatres to be patriotic'

The Supreme Court asked Centre to consider amending the national flag code for playing the national anthem in Indian cinema-halls.

Justice Dipak Misra the first CJI to have 'Z'-category security

29 Aug 2017

Justice Dipak Misra the first CJI to have 'Z'-category security

Justice Dipak Misra, who took over his new role as CJI yesterday, is the first CJI to have 'Z'-category security cover.

Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice

28 Aug 2017

Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice

Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India this morning at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Singing national anthem un-Islamic, say UP clerics after Adityanath order

13 Aug 2017

Singing national anthem un-Islamic, say UP clerics after Adityanath order

Muslim clerics have protested the UP government's notification on singing the national anthem in madrassas on I-Day.

Madras HC makes Vande Mataram in schools, offices mandatory

25 Jul 2017

Madras HC makes Vande Mataram in schools, offices mandatory

As the SC awaits the Centre's response on making singing of Vande Mataram compulsory in schools, the Madras HC has already reached a decision.

SC examining feasibility of playing National Anthem at Parliament, schools

19 Apr 2017

SC examining feasibility of playing National Anthem at Parliament, schools

A Supreme Court bench is currently examining the feasibility of making it mandatory for schools, public offices and Parliament to play the national anthem on all working days.

SC: Not required to stand for National Anthem amid film

14 Feb 2017

SC: Not required to stand for National Anthem amid film

The Supreme Court has clarified that it is not compulsory to stand up if the national anthem is being played as a part of a movie or a scene therein.

70 passengers waited in Air India's aircraft for 3 hours

23 Jan 2017

70 passengers waited in Air India's aircraft for 3 hours

70 passengers, including senior-citizens spent over 3 hours in an Air-India aircraft on Sunday before the Mumbai-Gwalior flight was cancelled as the weather was reportedly unclear in Gwalior.

Home Ministry issues guidelines for disabled during national anthem

19 Jan 2017

Home Ministry issues guidelines for disabled during national anthem

In December 2016, the SC exempted the physically challenged for compulsorily standing for the national anthem played in cinema halls.

SC: National anthem will be played in theaters

30 Nov 2016

SC: National anthem will be played in theaters

Supreme Court ruled today that the national anthem must be played in movie theatres across the country prior to the movie commencing.