In a first, the historic Mughal period monument Red Fort will host the finals of Tata National Ranking Archery Tournament on Sunday, a competition which is being seen as a preparatory event for next year's Asia Cup to be held in the Capital from January 10-17.
Rubbishing allegations that Delhi Metro is "unauthorisedly" extracting groundwater during construction of an underground station in the Lal Qila area here, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said no expert can claim that the work has done any harm to the monument.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday unveiled his vision for a new, clean and prosperous India in his maiden and stirring Independence Day address from the Red Fort which won him accolades across the country.
Patriotic fervour gripped the country on Friday as it celebrated its 68th Independence Day with unfurling of tricolour and tributes to martyrs while Chief Ministers announced a number of schemes to accelerate development and appealed to extremists to shun violence.
Expressing dismay over the manner of governance before he came to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there were "dozens of governments" within a government and that he has initiated steps to "demolish walls" that had come up between various departments.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has advised all private channels to carry sign language interpretation of the flag-hoisting ceremony and commentary of the Independence Day celebrations on Friday.
Thousands of armed security personnel kept a hawk-eyed vigil over the capital, especially around the Red Fort and surrounding areas where Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag and delivered his maiden Independence Day address to the nation.
Taking a break from her busy scheudule, South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday visited the historic Red Fort and inaugurated the first-ever Korean audio guide seeking to promote bilateral cultural ties.