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How the films Jagriti and Bedari, mirroring each other, underline India and Pakistan’s shared culture
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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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
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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
India

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
India

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
India

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

India celebrates 73rd Independence Day: Artists showcase cultural diversity; freedom fighters honoured in Karnataka
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India celebrates 73rd Independence Day: Artists showcase cultural diversity; freedom fighters honoured in Karnataka

Celebrations to mark the 73rd Independence Day were held across India on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived at the Red Fort amid a thunderous applause, unfurled the National Flag at the 17th century Mughal monument.

In sixth I-Day speech, Narendra Modi lauds 'one India, one Constitution'; BJP, Congress hoist Tricolour at respective HQs
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In sixth I-Day speech, Narendra Modi lauds 'one India, one Constitution'; BJP, Congress hoist Tricolour at respective HQs

In his sixth Independence Day speech as the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi delivered his address from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi. He announced the creation of the post of chief of defence staff, vowed to fulfil aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir, called for checking the "population explosion" and renewed his push for 'one nation, one election'.

Narendra Modi Independence Day 2019 full speech: PM says new approach was needed in J&K, $5 trillion economy target is achievable
India

Narendra Modi Independence Day 2019 full speech: PM says new approach was needed in J&K, $5 trillion economy target is achievable

Narendra Modi also said further reforms will continue to herald India to break into top 50 countries on the 'ease of doing business' ranking.

Article 370, triple talaq, appointing CDS, population control: Narendra Modi conveys resolve to usher in radical reforms in 94-minute I-Day speech
India

Article 370, triple talaq, appointing CDS, population control: Narendra Modi conveys resolve to usher in radical reforms in 94-minute I-Day speech

Contrast the first Independence Day speech by Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister in 2014 with his Thursday's speech as his first from the rampart of the Red fort in his second stint as the country's top executive, you will know the difference. His first speech was less about future and much about the basic needs like Swachch Bharat (clean India). His speech today set the agenda for an aspirational India for the next five years.

On 73rd Independence Day, Narendra Modi announces creation of Chief of Defence Staff post, commits to $5 tn economy dream; key takeaways
India

On 73rd Independence Day, Narendra Modi announces creation of Chief of Defence Staff post, commits to $5 tn economy dream; key takeaways

Modi said his government will invest a massive Rs 100 lakh crore on developing modern infrastructure that will aid in nearly doubling the size of the Indian economy to $5 trillion in the next five years

Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh witness low key 73rd Independence Day 2019 celebrations: Ajit Doval in venue as Satya Pal Malik unfurls National Flag in Srinagar
India

Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh witness low key 73rd Independence Day 2019 celebrations: Ajit Doval in venue as Satya Pal Malik unfurls National Flag in Srinagar

Trumpetting the Narendra Modi government's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and the eventual bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in two Union Territories, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday (15 August) assured that the identity of people of Jammu and Kashmir is neither at stake nor will be tampered with after the abrogation of the state's special status by the Centre.

Narendra Modi's announces post of CDS on 73rd Independence Day: Officer must represent armed forces, not become Centre's mouthpiece
India

Narendra Modi's announces post of CDS on 73rd Independence Day: Officer must represent armed forces, not become Centre's mouthpiece

The decision spawns a whole office and set up staffed by at least three or four support officers of the three and two-star rank as well as others of lower rank.

'World does not need Nazi politics of RSS': Imran Khan sports black Twitter display picture to protest against Article 370 abrogation in Kashmir
World

'World does not need Nazi politics of RSS': Imran Khan sports black Twitter display picture to protest against Article 370 abrogation in Kashmir

India has categorically told the international community that its decision on revoking Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter and has also asked Pakistan to accept the reality.

Celebrating 73rd Independence Day 2019: From Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Vladimir Putin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Amitabh Bachchan to Virat Kohli; messages pour in
India

Celebrating 73rd Independence Day 2019: From Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Vladimir Putin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Amitabh Bachchan to Virat Kohli; messages pour in

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to extend his greetings on Independence Day by quoting the father of nation Mahatma Gandhi. He said that independence will be complete only when the practice of truth and nonviolence prevails.

Independence Day 2019 highlights: Pinarayi Vijayan, E Palaniswami, Jagan Mohan Reddy hoist tricolour in celebration of 73rd Independence Day
India

Independence Day 2019 highlights: Pinarayi Vijayan, E Palaniswami, Jagan Mohan Reddy hoist tricolour in celebration of 73rd Independence Day

Independence Day Speech 2019 highlights: Chief Ministers Pinarayi Vijayan, Edappadi K Palaniswami, and Jagan Mohan Reddy celebrated the 73rd Independence Day by hoisting the National Flag in Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, and Amaravati, respectively.