15 August News
India@75: 'I bow down to all men, women who made it possible for us to live in free India,' says Droupadi Murmu
Murmu, 64, a tribal hailing from Odisha, took oath as the 15th president on 25 July. She is the youngest and first tribal to hold the top constitutional post. She is the first president to be born after independence
Explained: Why the Tricolour is hoisted on Independence Day but unfurled on Republic Day
The national flag flies high on Independence Day as well as Republic Day. However, there are key differences between the two — the prime minister 'hoists' the Tiranga, whereas the President 'unfurls' it
Madhya Pradesh to free 356 prisoners to mark 75 years of independence
The prisoners include those who are being freed as per the Centre's guidelines to mark 75 years of independence and those being released under the state government's annual practice on 15 August
Jammu: Top officials review security arrangements in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations
In a recent incident on 22 July, the BSF troops fired at a drone coming from the Pakistani side near the international border in Jammu
Explained: Why August is expected to be the biggest month for Bollywood
Bollywood will witness one of the biggest clashes of the year as Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha will lock horns with Akshay Kumar's Raksha Bandhan on 11 August.
Explained: Centre’s ‘Har Ghar Jhanda’ campaign that will see a Tricolour on every house on 15 August
The idea of people hoisting the national flag is part of the Centre’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of independence. The government said that this move would invoke feelings of patriotism in the hearts of people
Independence Day 2021 Updates: PM announces National Hydrogen Mission, says 'Sabka Prayas' vital for building self-reliant India
Independence Day 2021 LIVE Updates: Giving a call for 'Sabka Prayas' along with 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas' for building a new India, Narendra Modi said, "We have to ensure we meet our goal of building Aatmanirbhar Bharat when we celebrate 100 years of India’s Independence."
Independence Day 2021: History, significance and rare facts about the national flag
Every year, on this day, India's prime minister unfurls the national flag or 'tricolour' on the Red Fort. This year as well, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the tricolour and address the nation from the Red Fort
'In memory of the struggles': PM says India to observe 14 Aug as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day
Modi noted that millions of people were displaced and many lost their lives due to mindless hate and violence caused by the partition.
Independence Day 2021: All you need to know about theme of India's 75th anniversary of freedom struggle
This year, the theme of the celebrations would be 'Nation First, Always First'. Narendra Modi will address the nation from the Red Fort. The Olympians who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics would get special invites for the event
How the films Jagriti and Bedari, mirroring each other, underline India and Pakistan’s shared culture
As elucidated by the two films, Indians and Pakistanis are far more alike than some of us would want to admit, and one can pass off for the other without too much effort.
Independence Day 2020: PM hoists the Tricolour from Red Fort; history and significance behind celebration of India's freedom
On the day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's seventh Independence Day speech from the Red Fort, celebrations will remain subdued owing to the coronavirus pandemic
Independence Day 2020: From 'stroke of midnight' to 'Swaraj is my birthright'; quotes that stood test of time
The fight for freedom saw stalwarts like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, Chandra Shekhar Azad, BR Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Sarojini Naidu among others raise the spirit of the nation with their fiery speeches
Independence Day 2020: Origin, controversies and other interesting facts about Tricolour, National Anthem
The current form of the Indian national flag came into existence after a series of developments and modifications. Likewise the National Anthem, too, has its own history and its fair share of controversy
Ram Nath Kovind refers to Galwan Valley clash in Independence Day speech, says India can give 'befitting reply' to aggression
The president also said the country is indebted to doctors, nurses and other health workers who have been on the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic
Independence Day 2020: Ram Nath Kovind to address nation shortly; Doordarshan, AIR to broadcast speech
The country is gearing up for the 74th Independence Day celebrations amid the coronavirus pandemic this year, due to which, the event at Delhi's Red Fort is likely to be "muted"
Independence Day 2020: Here is how to download and send themed WhatsApp stickers
Users can download Independence Day themed WhatsApp stickers apps from PlayStore.
Independence Day 2020: Police asks invitees for Red Fort ceremony to skip event if they had COVID-19 symptoms recently
The police also requested invitees to follow COVID-19 guidelines issued by the MHA and the Health Ministry at all times during the celebration at the Red Fort
Independence Day 2020: Security tightened in National Capital, Delhi Police issues traffic advisory
People commuting from North to South Delhi have been advised to take alternative routes from Aurobindo Marg - Safdarjung Road, Connaught Place-Minto Road and Nizamuddin Bridge to cross Yamuna
Preps for Independence Day 2020 underway: 350 personnel participating in 15 Aug event quarantined; COVID-19 measures to be followed
This year, the Independence Day event on 15 August is likely to consist of only Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech, a 21-gun salute, the National Anthem, and the unfurling of the National Flag, reports said