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Muslim woman denied rental home over her religion
India

Muslim woman denied rental home over her religion

The woman named Haifa shared the screenshot of her conversation with the house owners, who denied renting her the premises because of her religious beliefs

Lal Qiley Se Goonj: ‘Food’ for thought from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi
Opinion

Lal Qiley Se Goonj: ‘Food’ for thought from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi

What do you think was a more effective strategy to combat food shortages? Using a heavy hand, ordering starving people to 'tighten their belts', or proactively making sure that 'no one goes hungry'?

Why remembering Nehru is not the answer to Modi’s BJP
Opinion

Why remembering Nehru is not the answer to Modi’s BJP

Attempts are often made by Nehru’s admirers, generally highly educated people, to correct public perception about him. However, this is a failed project

Kerala: Row over participation of child dressed as VD Savarkar in school's I-Day event
India

Kerala: Row over participation of child dressed as VD Savarkar in school's I-Day event

Activists of the Youth Congress and the Youth League held protest marches towards the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School at Keezhooparamba seeking action against those who dressed the child as Savarkar for the programme

Why India needs a leader and not a ruler
India

Why India needs a leader and not a ruler

Prime Minister Modi chose to include the need to discard every speck of colonial mindset as we resolve to become a developed nation by 2047 in his Independence Day speech this year

Hrithik Roshan sung national anthem ‘Vande Mataram’ and we are drooling over his soothing voice!
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Hrithik Roshan sung national anthem ‘Vande Mataram’ and we are drooling over his soothing voice!

India is in love with Hrithik Roshan’s soothing voice in the national anthem ‘Vande Mataram'

Maharashtra govt urges citizens to sing national anthem at 11 am on 17 August as part of I-Day celebrations
India

Maharashtra govt urges citizens to sing national anthem at 11 am on 17 August as part of I-Day celebrations

An order issued by the Maharashtra government said that the singing of the national anthem should be completed between 11 am and 11:01 am across the state

Assam man beheaded after altercation over Rs 500 bet on a football match
India

Assam man beheaded after altercation over Rs 500 bet on a football match

The incident occurred on Monday in Doyalur area under the Rangapara Police Station limits after the football match organised on the occasion of Independence Day was over

'Request you to honour Tricolour, dispose it with the dignity it deserves,' says Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena
India

'Request you to honour Tricolour, dispose it with the dignity it deserves,' says Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena

The Delhi government said it had distributed national flags among 25 lakh children in the city.

I-Day 2022: Woman worships tricolour in video shared by IAS officer
India

I-Day 2022: Woman worships tricolour in video shared by IAS officer

The 2009 batch IAS officer from Chhattisgarh Cadre shared a video of a woman worshipping the tricolour ahead of 76th Independence Day celebrations.

Some leaders instigating party workers: Ashok Gehlot
Politics

Some leaders instigating party workers: Ashok Gehlot

'Some of our people, leaders instigate workers by telling them that they should be respected and honoured. It has become a 'jumla',' Gehlot said

How Aurobindo’s ‘Bande Mataram’ called for absolute independence and yet escaped British fury
India

How Aurobindo’s ‘Bande Mataram’ called for absolute independence and yet escaped British fury

Bande Mataram, as Sri Aurobindo observed, ‘was never prosecuted for its editorial articles’. In fact, there were complaints against its highly skilled messaging

How Prime Minister Modi’s Independence Day speech marks the maturing of a nation
India

How Prime Minister Modi’s Independence Day speech marks the maturing of a nation

The speech itself was almost 90 minutes long, forward looking, from the nation’s 75th year, towards the century mark, in 2047

Indian mountaineer takes tricolour to Europe's highest peak on Independence Day
India

Indian mountaineer takes tricolour to Europe's highest peak on Independence Day

Indian mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya on Monday unfurled the tricolour on 5,642-metre-high Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe, to mark India's 76th Independence Day

Indian tricolour unfurled nearly 30 km above planet by Space Kidz
India

Indian tricolour unfurled nearly 30 km above planet by Space Kidz

Space Kidz, the Chennai-based organisation, shared a video on its social media platforms of the Indian tricolour fluttering away to glory attached to a helium balloon that reached to the edge of space

From 4 to 80: A look back at the journey of rupee since India's Independence
Business

From 4 to 80: A look back at the journey of rupee since India's Independence

Since the economic reforms of 1991, the rupee has been depreciating at the rate of 3.74 per cent on compound annual growth rate against the US dollar because of inflation and interest rate differential between the US and India

Watch: Beating retreat ceremony underway at Attari-Wagah border on 76th Independence Day
India

Watch: Beating retreat ceremony underway at Attari-Wagah border on 76th Independence Day

The ritual has been a regular military exercise for India's (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers since 1959. A large crowd gathered at the border to watch the beating retreat ceremony, which included cultural acts, patriotic songs, dances and the hoisting of the national flag

PM Modi’s vision for Bharat: A quest for selfhood and building Bharatiya model of development
Opinion

PM Modi’s vision for Bharat: A quest for selfhood and building Bharatiya model of development

Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya model of development is based on the five pledges he sought from people of the country: Having developed India, removing any sign of colonial baggage, pride in our heritage, unity, and focus on our duties

Independence Day 2022: From Special Ops to The Family Man, 5 patriotic web series to watch this year
Entertainment

Independence Day 2022: From Special Ops to The Family Man, 5 patriotic web series to watch this year

As the nation completes 75 years of independence, here is a list of web series with patriotic themes that you can binge-watch:

Independent India at 75, at a glance
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Independent India at 75, at a glance

On Monday, India marked 75 years of Independence with great pride and pomp. The country gained freedom from British colonial rule on 15 August, 1947