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J&K Independence Day live: Finally finished agenda of integration of India, says Ram Madhav in Leh

India on Thursday geared up for celebrating its 73rd Independence Day with events across the country. The security arrangements have been tightened to ensure that no untoward incident takes place in anywhere. Security agencies have deployed additional personnel and have also relied on technology to keep a close watch on proceedings. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:39

India on Thursday celebrated its 73rd Independence Day with events across the country. The security arrangements have been tightened to ensure that no untoward incident takes place anywhere. Security agencies have deployed additional personnel and have also relied on technology to keep a close watch on proceedings. 

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The newly formed Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir celebrated its first Independence Day after the abrogation of Article 370. The administration said that all arrangements have been made. Rohit Kansal, a spokesperson of Governor Saya Pal Malik and Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, said the government is ready for the main function which is to be held on August 15 at SK Stadium where Governor Malik will hoist the national flag.

Here are the live updates:

15 August 2019, 12:26 PM

15 August 2019, 12:18 PM

15 August 2019, 12:01 PM

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik during celebrations at Sher-e-Kashmir stadium.

15 August 2019, 11:55 AM

Special Independence Day for us... happy for Ladakh, the long-cherished dream has come true for Ladakh. Thrilled to be here, finally we have finished the agenda of integration of India (which was unfinished since 1947). It has been accomplished today, does not matter what Pakistan or others say: Ram Madhav in Leh

15 August 2019, 11:37 AM

Separate University established for Ladakh Region. New Kushak Bakula Rimpoche Airport terminal being raised at Leh. Establishment of full-fledged commercial airport at Kargil on the anvil: Governor

15 August 2019, 11:20 AM

Formation of Union Territory of Ladakh fulfilled a long pending demand, enabling people to realise their aspirations. Earlier a separate Revenue& Administrative Division for ‘Ladakh’  created; 495 posts sanctioned for the Division: Governor 

15 August 2019, 11:14 AM

This opportunity can be used to promote traditional cultures, values& languages Kashmiri, Dogri, Gojri, Pahari, Balti, Sheena, other languages will thrive in new set up. All tribes & castes in the State will find political representation: Governor 

15 August 2019, 11:08 AM

Changes brought by UnionGovt have opened new vistas for people of Jammu& Kashmir &Ladakh This will boost economic growth& prosperity, promote good governance, usher self-sufficiency, enhance job avenues& bring a feeling of oneness with rest of the country: Governor

15 August 2019, 11:04 AM

Pays homage, salutes brave hearts of State Police, Central Armed Police Forces & the Army who made supreme sacrifice to preserve the territorial integrity of our country : Governor

15 August 2019, 10:26 AM

I assure the people of Jammu & Kashmir that their identity is not on the line, it hasn't been tampered with. The constitution of India allows different regional identities to flourish: Governor Malik

15 August 2019, 10:21 AM

Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik at Sher-i-Kashmir stadium said, "The changes that the Central Government has brought are not only historic but also open a new door for the development of the people of Jammu-Kashmir, and Ladakh."

15 August 2019, 10:12 AM

Independence Day celebrations at Rani Suchet Singh Stadium in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. Deputy Commissioner Rohit Khajuria is also present.

15 August 2019, 10:08 AM

15 August 2019, 10:05 AM

Governor Satya Pal Malik unfurled the Tricolour in Srinagar's Sher-e-Kashmir stadium.

15 August 2019, 10:04 AM

Governor Satya Pal Malik extended his greetings and good wishes to the people of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh on Independence Day.

15 August 2019, 07:20 AM

The administration has assured of all arrangements for the day. Rohit Kansal, a spokesperson of Governor Saya Pal Malik and Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, said the government is ready for the main function which is to be held on August 15 at SK Stadium where Governor Malik will hoist the national flag.

15 August 2019, 07:02 AM

The newly formed union territory will be celebrating Independence Day first time after Article 370 was scrapped by the Centre. The security arrangements have been tightened to ensure that no untoward incident takes place anywhere.