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`Marathas were provided reservations in pre-Independence era`

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 00:43

Justifying the recently-announced reservations in jobs and educational institutes for Marathas, Maharashtra government has said in an affidavit in the Bombay High Court that the community had been given reservations in the pre-Independence times.

Modi govt `concentrating powers` in PMO: CPI

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 01:14

CPI on Tuesday attacked the Narendra Modi government for "concentrating powers" in the Prime Minister`s Office, apart from representing a "combination of corporate, right reactionary ideology and communalism".

Pranab Mukherjee greets Afghanistan on its Independence Day

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:39

President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Afghanistan on the eve of the Independence Day of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

PM Modi greets Afghanistan on its Independence Day

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 11:20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Afghanistan on its 94th Independence Day and assured India`s full support to create a peaceful and prosperous nation.

Indian colours, floats celebrate I-Day in New York

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 09:46

The Indian-American community, wearing bright and colourful clothes, celebrated India`s 68th Independence Day with a parade dancing down Manhattan`s Madison Avenue.

Ramesh welcomes Modi`s emphasis on toilets in Independence Day speech

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 01:29

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s emphasis on toilets in his Independence Day speech and suggested collective efforts to end the menace of open defecation in the country.

Zee Sangam, Zee News celebrated Independence Day with ITBP

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 00:07

To mark the occasion of 68th year of India’s Independence, Zee Sangam and Zee News undertook a special tree plantation drive in association with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

Zee News celebrated Green Independence with Rangers

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 00:03

Zee Media Corporation Limited celebrated India’s 68th year of freedom and waved the tricolour high up at the Wagah Border with Security Forces of both the nations.

Modi writes to Karzai, greets on Afghan Independence Day

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 18:08

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to President Hamid Karzai extending greetings for Afghanistan`s Independence Day with a promise to continue India`s full support to the efforts to build a strong, united, peaceful, democratic and prosperous Afghanistan.

Sensex, Nifty log life highs as markets cheer Modi's I-day pledge

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 17:12

Sensex Monday gained 288 points to end at new peak of 26,390.96 and the Nifty soared 83 points to close at new high of 7,874.25 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's August 15 pledge to boost infrastructure and manufacturing fired up markets.

BJP to make people aware of schemes announced by Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 15:29

The BJP would extensively campaign about the developmental schemes announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day to take them to the masses, a senior party leader said.

Bird activists demand ban on manjha

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 11:43

Animal and bird activists on Monday demanded a ban on manjha - kite string made using broken-glass adhesive - arguing it led to the death of 15 birds here as people flew kites on the Independence Day.