Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicNational anthem

Topic: national anthem

National anthem plays in Nagaland assembly for the first time in 58 years

On 12 February, the national anthem was played for the first time in the Nagaland assembly since the creation of the state in September 1962.

Replace words of Tagore’s ‘Jana Gana Mana’ with Netaji’s INA version — Swamy writes to PM

In a letter to PM Modi, Subramanian Swamy said some words in Tagore's national anthem raise 'unnecessary doubts' and was 'inappropriate for post-1947 independent India'.

Hong Kong passes law banning insults to China’s national anthem

Introduced in early 2019, the measure imposes a prison sentence of up to three years for people convicted of insulting the anthem or singing it in a distorted manner, anywhere from online posts to events.

Is it a crime not to stand for the national anthem? Law is silent, Supreme Court ambiguous

SC’s 2018 ruling that made playing the national anthem optional in cinema halls talked about ‘showing respect’, but didn’t spell out if that means standing up.

Gandhi wasn’t the only freedom leader to miss Nehru’s 1947 I-Day speech. There were others too

Another way of looking at it is that many of these dignitaries were spared witnessing the violence when their dreams of an independent India became a reality in 1947.

National anthem awareness campaign will teach people to sing it flawlessly

Former Supreme Court judge Santosh Hegde will lead the campaign.

Make national anthem compulsory at cinema halls again: Petitioner writes to govt panel

Chouksey has written to the high-level government committee pitching for mandatory playing of the national anthem in cinema halls. A government committee has now circulated his full representation to all stakeholder ministries for their views on the same.

Anil Vij: The banker & RSS product who puts both his feet in his mouth & loves the feeling

The Haryana minister has now demanded that the words ‘Sindh’ and ‘adhinayak’ be removed from the national anthem.

The national anthem is a poem. Stop trying to turn it into a cartographic document

A Congress MP has demanded that ‘Sindh’ must be removed from the national anthem and replaced with the northeast. The demand keeps popping up again and again.

Last Laughs (The best of political cartoons, 6 January – 12 January)

The best Indian cartoons of the week, chosen by senior editors at ThePrint.

On Camera


Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.