LIVE: PM Narendra Modi addresses the nation on 70th Independence Day

This is PM Modi's third Independence Day address to the nation.

By Ajith Vijay Kumar | Last Updated: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 10:00

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi adressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in the national capital on the occasion of India's 70th Independence Day celebrations. This is his third Independence Day address to the nation.

15 August 2016, 09:10 AM

PM Narendra Modi ends his address to the nation from the Red Fort. 

15 August 2016, 09:08 AM

We did not get an opportunity to die for the country but we have the opportunity to live for the country - PM Modi

15 August 2016, 09:07 AM

There can't b a bigger freedom than freedom from poverty. Invite all SAARC countries to work together to fight this, says PM

15 August 2016, 09:06 AM

If people of Balochistan thank me, they are thanking the 125 crore Indians - PM Modi


15 August 2016, 09:03 AM

People of Balochistan,Gilgit and PoK have thanked me a lot in past few days, I am grateful to them. This is the example of our humanitarian approach, but there are some countries who glorify terrorists, says PM Modi

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15 August 2016, 09:00 AM

Many innocents were killed in Peshawar terrorist attack, but there were tears in everyone's eyes in Parliament here but Pakistan continues to glorify terror - PM Modi

15 August 2016, 08:59 AM

India will never bend before terrorism, says PM Modi

15 August 2016, 08:58 AM

'Unity in Diversity' is the whole essence of Indian culture. There is no place for violence and atrocities, here - PM Modi


15 August 2016, 08:48 AM

For us, image of the nation is more important than the image of the government - PM Modi

15 August 2016, 08:43 AM

Reaching out to sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi says his government has ensured that 99.5% of payment backlogs have been resolved

15 August 2016, 08:38 AM

Amidst global economic slow-down, Indian economy is growing, says PM

15 August 2016, 08:37 AM

Our schemes for women's empowerment needs more support from the society - PM Modi

15 August 2016, 08:35 AM

We all know about coal scam. However, we auctioned coal online, without any corruption charges levelled against us due to transparency, says PM

15 August 2016, 08:34 AM

Our government is giving importance to 'last man delivery' by taking decisions decisively as our policies and intentions are clear, says PM

15 August 2016, 08:31 AM

Reform, perform, transform, we have made efforts in every sector, says PM

15 August 2016, 08:30 AM

We are trying to revive 'post-offices' in the country which is becoming irrelevant increasingly due to advent of technology - PM Modi

15 August 2016, 08:30 AM

When a new government is elected, many-a-times, good initiatives taken by the previous government are forgotten. But we did not let this happen, we have taken forward the good initiatives taken by the previous government - PM Modi


15 August 2016, 08:27 AM

If farmers in my country get adequate water, they can turn 'soil' into 'gold'. That's why my government has given importance to save water. We have given impetus to 'per drop, more crop' initiative, says PM

15 August 2016, 08:25 AM

Under the previous government, inflation had crossed 10 %. We did not let it rise above 6%. I will continue to strive hard to ensure that the this inflation doesn't affect the food plate of poor - PM Modi

15 August 2016, 08:23 AM

Due to drought situation in the last 2 years, government has faced challenges in terms of price rise, says PM

15 August 2016, 08:07 AM

By enrolling 21 crore Indian to Jan Dhan Yojna, we made what was clearly impossible, possible, said Modi

15 August 2016, 08:05 AM

The last government had enrolled only four crore Indian to Aadhaar and social security schemes, we have taken that figure to 70 crore in the last two years: PM Modi

15 August 2016, 08:03 AM

In my last I-Day speech, I had promised that the 18,000 villages which had no access to electricity will be electrified in 1000 days. I am happy to tell you that 10,000 of those villages are already electrified, says PM. 

15 August 2016, 08:00 AM

In last 60 years,14 crore were given gas connections,while my Govt provided gas connections to over 4 crore people in just 60 weeks - PM Modi

15 August 2016, 07:58 AM

There was a time when getting a passport was a tedious process and needed strong references. We have changed this. Now one can avail passport in a week, have eased processes - PM Modi at Red Fort

15 August 2016, 07:56 AM

I want to change the lives of common people, I am committed to it, PM said.

15 August 2016, 07:55 AM

There was a time when government was surrounded by allegations but now the government is surrounded by expectations, he said.

15 August 2016, 07:54 AM

We want to change the situation where people are scared of income tax authorities, particularly among middle-class families. We have ensured that taxpayers get refunds in a hassle-free manner - PM Modi

15 August 2016, 07:50 AM

PM lists out new customer friendly initiatives taken by the Indian Railways to stress that the his government has brought about a change in approach to delivery of services.

15 August 2016, 07:49 AM

'Surajya', the meaning of this is- a qualitative and positive change in the lives of the citizen of India - PM

15 August 2016, 07:48 AM

Today, more than 'Karya', I want to talk about 'Karya Sanskriti' of the government, says PM 

15 August 2016, 07:46 AM

Our independence did not come easy; all Indians were part of the struggle, says PM Modi

15 August 2016, 07:45 AM

We have many challenges but we are capable of tackling them all - PM to nation

15 August 2016, 07:44 AM

PM Modi invokes Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, BR Ambedkar among others to remember the sacrifices that ensured Independence to India. 

15 August 2016, 07:42 AM

It's time to move ahead from 'Swarajya' (self-rule) to 'Surajya' (good rule), says PM 

15 August 2016, 07:36 AM

It's our duty to make India great as envisioned by the founding fathers, says PM

15 August 2016, 07:31 AM

PM begins his speech by congratulating 125 crore Indians and the Indian community living overseas on the occasion of Independence Day.

15 August 2016, 07:26 AM

PM Modi unfurls the Tricolour as nation celebrates 70th Independence Day.

15 August 2016, 07:17 AM

PM Modi arrives at Red Fort, inspects Guard of Honour

15 August 2016, 07:14 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajghat, pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.