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Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 11:35

Kenyans mark half a century of independence from Britain on Thursday, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence.

Panel to go into plea for declaring Nov1 as Puducherry`s I-day

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 00:50

The Puducherry administration has constituted a nine-member committee under the chairmanship of a former Madras High Court judge to go into the plea for declaring November 1 as Independence day of Puducherry.

PM`s I-Day speech: Tewari defends advisory to channels

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 23:02

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Thursday defended his ministry`s advisory to TV news channels over the "denigration" of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s Independence Day speech.

Improper to compare PM`s I-Day speech with others: I&B min to channels

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 00:13

I&B ministry has asked TV channels not to compare Prime Minister`s address to the nation on occasions like Independence Day with speeches of other leaders, like Narendra Modi`s speech on August 15.

Google to celebrate India`s Independence Day

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 00:00

Ahead of India`s Independence Day celebrations this week, internet giant Google announced launching of `Google Impact Challenge in India`.

Widespread Brazil protests mark Independence Day

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 09:27

Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to scatter anti-government protesters who interrupted an independence day military parade in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

Congress mouthpiece omits reference to PV Narasimha Rao in PM`s I Day speech

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 23:58

PM Manmohan Singh may have hailed the contribution of PV Narasimha Rao in his Independence day address but the latest editorial of Congress mouthpiece has chosen to skip the late leader`s name.

NHRC seeks report from Bihar on violence during I-Day

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 20:11

The National Human Rights Commission sought report from the Bihar government over the alleged Independence Day incident in which a man was stoned to death.

Afghanistan marks Independence Day

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 18:27

Afghan officials` mark the country`s 94th Independence Day from Britain with a small military parade and folk festivals in the capital.

Anna Hazare, Vidya Balan lead India Day parade in US

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 09:58

America`s largest India Day parade, marking the Independence Day, was held in Manhattan on Sunday.

Paswan attacks Modi, says media giving too much hype to him

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 20:47

Ram Vilas Paswan launched a frontal attack on Narendra Modi for delivering a "parallel" Independence Day speech at Bhuj on August 15.

India.com to be launched in US on Sunday

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 14:10

India.com, one of the fastest growing content internet companies, will have its big US launch on Sunday with the India Day parade in New York. The website offers a plethora of content in news, entertainment, sports and business.