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Independence Day

Suhana Khan's Independence Day pic is unmissable! See pic

This year is a season of star kids making their debut in Bollywood.

Aug 16, 2018, 13:30 PM IST

19-year-old climbs 80 feet-high tower to hoist Tricolour on Independence Day, falls to death

The teenager was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared dead.

Aug 16, 2018, 08:37 AM IST

Boy who saluted Tricolour in chest-deep flood water not in Assam NRC draft

A nine-year old boy, whose photograph of saluting the Tricolour in chest-deep flood water in an Assam school on Independence Day in 2017 had gone viral, has failed to find a place in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Aug 15, 2018, 21:42 PM IST

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition critical, on life support system: AIIMS

Vajpayee, 93, was admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi on June 11.

Aug 15, 2018, 21:40 PM IST

Scotland Yard returns 12th century stolen Buddha statue to India on Independence Day

A 12th century Buddha statue stolen from a museum at Nalanda in Bihar nearly 60 years ago was returned to India on Wednesday by the UK's Metropolitan Police as part of a ceremony in London to mark India's Independence Day.

Aug 15, 2018, 18:49 PM IST

Tricolour falls at BJP office; Congress and Kejriwal take a dig at Amit Shah

As BJP president Amit Shah tried to unfurl the national flag at the BJP headquarters on Wednesday morning, the tricolour slid to the ground.

Aug 15, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

Milind Soman spreads message of fitness on Independence Day

The actor on Wednesday ran 72 km in Delhi finishing at India Gate to celebrate Independence Day. 


Aug 15, 2018, 17:04 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech: Read full text here

Besides speaking at length on a wide range of issues, PM Modi also made some key announcements.

Aug 15, 2018, 14:42 PM IST

No hope for 'Achhe Din', people waiting for 'Sachhe Din': Congress mocks PM Modi's Independence Day speech

Besides speaking at length on a wide range of issues, PM Modi also made some key announcements.

Aug 15, 2018, 14:16 PM IST

Project underway, need to prioritise and achieve target: ISRO chairman on 'Gaganyaan' 2022 space mission

ISRO Chairman K Sivan on Wednesday said that the project is underway and as PM Modi has given the target it is "our duty to meet it".

Aug 15, 2018, 13:27 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi breaks security protocol to meet, shake hands with school children at Red Fort

Defying the security protocols, PM Modi went to the crowd to meet and shake hands with the school children at the Red Fort.

Aug 15, 2018, 12:47 PM IST

Internet, mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir

The mobile telephony services, including the Internet facility on the hand-held devices, have been suspended across the valley, the officials said.

Aug 15, 2018, 11:48 AM IST

IAF team at Pitch Black greets nation on its 72nd Independence Day

The IAF has been invited for the first time to participate in Exercise Pitch Black conducted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Aug 15, 2018, 11:42 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi praises nation's 'daughters' for crossing 7 seas

Saluting the women, PM Modi said, "Our daughters have crossed all seven seas and have coloured the world in tricolour." 

Aug 15, 2018, 11:27 AM IST

India to be engine of world growth for next three decades: PM Narendra Modi

Referring to the economy as a 'sleeping elephant', PM Modi said that India has started to run on the back of structural reforms like GST.

Aug 15, 2018, 11:21 AM IST

In I-Day message, Sachin Tendulkar asks nation not to take freedom for granted

Sachin tweeted, "Everything in life is hard-earned. Just like our independence. Among countless other things, there would have been no ‘Team India’ if not for the sacrifice of our brave freedom fighters. Let us not take that freedom for granted. #HappyIndependenceDay".

Aug 15, 2018, 11:00 AM IST

Rule of law supreme: PM Narendra Modi warns rapists in Independence Day speech

Warning rapists and those involved in cases of mob lynching, PM Modi said that no one is above the law.

Aug 15, 2018, 10:54 AM IST

India set an example for South Asia by supporting democracy: US

The US hailed India as a robust, dynamic and a vibrant democracy on the occasion of its 72nd Independence Day,

Aug 15, 2018, 10:44 AM IST

Government to launch healthcare scheme on September 25: PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi said the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan (Ayushman Bharat) will be launched on September 25 on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.

Aug 15, 2018, 10:31 AM IST

Kashmir problem can't be resolved with bullets: PM Narendra Modi

The PM in his speech said that he wants to move forward with the people of Jammu and Kashmir by embracing them and not by resorting to bullet and abuse.

Aug 15, 2018, 10:18 AM IST