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Independence Day 2020: PM hoists the Tricolour from Red Fort; history and significance behind celebration of India's freedom
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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

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
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'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.

On 73rd Independence Day, Narendra Modi says people no longer happy with plan of railway station, they want Vande Bharat Express
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On 73rd Independence Day, Narendra Modi says people no longer happy with plan of railway station, they want Vande Bharat Express

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of the changing aspirations of the people in his 73rd Independence Day speech

Independence Day 2019: Narendra Modi urges farmers to reduce use of chemical fertilisers, reiterates 'commitment' to doubling farmer income
India

Independence Day 2019: Narendra Modi urges farmers to reduce use of chemical fertilisers, reiterates 'commitment' to doubling farmer income

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday gave a clarion call to farmers on Independence Day 2019 to gradually reduce use of chemical fertilisers and eventually stop their usage to protect soil health.

On 73rd Independence Day, Narendra Modi announces investment of whopping Rs 100 lakh cr to develop modern infra
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On 73rd Independence Day, Narendra Modi announces investment of whopping Rs 100 lakh cr to develop modern infra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the era of policy paralysis has ended and his government was giving policy-based governance

Satya Pal Malik hoists national tricolour in Srinagar in first Independence Day celebration after abrogation of Article 370
India

Satya Pal Malik hoists national tricolour in Srinagar in first Independence Day celebration after abrogation of Article 370

After unfurling the Indian national flag in Srinagar, Satya Pal Malik inspected the parade of para-military forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Kashmir celebrates first Independence Day since scrapping of Article 370 amid heavy security: Satya Pal Malik unfurls National Flag in Srinagar
India

Kashmir celebrates first Independence Day since scrapping of Article 370 amid heavy security: Satya Pal Malik unfurls National Flag in Srinagar

Kashmir Valley continues to face lockdown as the presence of the troops has been stepped up across the region ahead of 73rd Independence Day celebrations on 15 August when the National Flag will be unfurled in Srinagar city, as well as, the different districts in Jammu and Kashmir.

73rd Independence Day: Narendra Modi announces creation of Chief of Defence Staff post to ensure synergy among navy, army, IAF
India

73rd Independence Day: Narendra Modi announces creation of Chief of Defence Staff post to ensure synergy among navy, army, IAF

Narendra Modi in his 15 August address on Thursday announced the creation of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post that will commonly helm the operations of the three forces – the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

Independence Day 2019: Narendra Modi highlights scrapping of Article 370, law to ban triple talaq within 10-weeks of govt in 15 August address
India

Independence Day 2019: Narendra Modi highlights scrapping of Article 370, law to ban triple talaq within 10-weeks of govt in 15 August address

Narendra Modi also condoled the death of people in recent floods across the country, highlighting the condition in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra and assured the affected of all help.

Independence day WhatsApp stickers: Here's how to download and send these stickers
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Independence day WhatsApp stickers: Here's how to download and send these stickers

Here is how you can download and send festival-themed WhatsApp stickers to everyone.