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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

The Friday List: From the storytelling spectacle dastangoi to a tour of ringmaster Gregangelo's home museum, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From the storytelling spectacle dastangoi to a tour of ringmaster Gregangelo's home museum, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

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

Could we have imposed lockdown if COVID-19 had hit before 2014, asks Modi at launch of garbage-free India campaign
India

Could we have imposed lockdown if COVID-19 had hit before 2014, asks Modi at launch of garbage-free India campaign

Launching the week-long campaign, the prime minister said that the Swacch Bharat Mission had been a big support in the fight against the novel coronavirus

Bank holidays 2020: Banks will remain closed for 10 days this month; here is the list of major bank holidays this year
Business

Bank holidays 2020: Banks will remain closed for 10 days this month; here is the list of major bank holidays this year

The month of April has nine bank holidays of which annual closing of banks (1 April) Good Friday (10 April) and Dr BR Ambedkar Jayanti (14 April) are prominent ones.

Satyameva Jayate 2: Sequel of John Abraham's vigilante drama to now release on 2 October, 2020
Entertainment

Satyameva Jayate 2: Sequel of John Abraham's vigilante drama to now release on 2 October, 2020

Satyameva Jayate 2 will clash with Shoojit Sircar's Sardar Udham Singh and Hindi remake of Sylvester Stallone's Rambo, starring Tiger Shroff in the lead.

Satyameva Jayate 2: Sequel to John Abraham, Milap Zaveri's vigilante action drama goes on floors
Entertainment

Satyameva Jayate 2: Sequel to John Abraham, Milap Zaveri's vigilante action drama goes on floors

The sequel of John Abraham-starrer vigilante action film Satyameva Jayate has gone on floors, director Milap Zaveri announced with a tweet on Friday, 20 September.

Evolution of Star Wars' Death Star reflects Hollywood's growing fear of an ecological apocalypse
Entertainment

Evolution of Star Wars' Death Star reflects Hollywood's growing fear of an ecological apocalypse

The transformations between the original 1977 Death Star in the Star Wars trilogy to the Death Stars found in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, succinctly chart a movement from a technological to an ecological imagination of disaster in the genre.

Uttar Pradesh govt bans plastic less than 50 microns thick; violators face fine up to Rs 1 lakh, six month jail term
India

Uttar Pradesh govt bans plastic less than 50 microns thick; violators face fine up to Rs 1 lakh, six month jail term

The ban on plastic having thickness less than 50 microns will come into force in Uttar Pradesh from Sunday with a fine up to Rs 1 lakh and six months in jail for violators.

Prasar Bharati's translation of PM's Independence Day speech into Balochi may reflect Centre's assertive policy on region
India

Prasar Bharati's translation of PM's Independence Day speech into Balochi may reflect Centre's assertive policy on region

In 2016, Narendra Modi had said in his Independence Day speech, 'In the last few days, people of Balochistan, Gilgit and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have thanked me.'

Narendra Modi speaks to Boris Johnson over phone, raises I-Day violence against Indian diaspora in London
India

Narendra Modi speaks to Boris Johnson over phone, raises I-Day violence against Indian diaspora in London

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office, Modi drew Johnson's attention to the challenges posed by vested interests pursuing their motivated agenda, including by violent means.

Corporate tax for companies over Rs 400 cr to be cut gradually to 25%, says Nirmala Sitharaman
Business

Corporate tax for companies over Rs 400 cr to be cut gradually to 25%, says Nirmala Sitharaman

In her maiden Budget last month, Nirmala Sitharaman had cut corporate tax for companies with annual turnover of up to Rs 400 crore to 25%

India's population growing but not exploding; Narendra Modi's new found concern can be used to communalise issue
India

India's population growing but not exploding; Narendra Modi's new found concern can be used to communalise issue

India’s population grew by 17.64 percent between 2001 and 2011 to 1,210.9 million. This is faster than China’s 5.43 percent population growth during the same period. But, the last decade was also the first time after 1911-21 when India added fewer numbers than the previous decade.

'Extremely courageous', 'thought-provoking': Shatrughan Sinha praises Narendra Modi for his Independence Day speech
Politics

'Extremely courageous', 'thought-provoking': Shatrughan Sinha praises Narendra Modi for his Independence Day speech

Shatrughan Sinha termed the Prime Minister's Independence Day address as 'extremely courageous' and 'thought-provoking'.

Ritesh Shah on writing Batla House, Pink's Tamil remake, and reuniting with Shoojit Sircar for Sardar Udham Singh
Entertainment

Ritesh Shah on writing Batla House, Pink's Tamil remake, and reuniting with Shoojit Sircar for Sardar Udham Singh

Batla House writer Ritesh Shah collaborates with director Nikkhil Advani after D-Day, and actor John Abraham after Force 2 and Rocky Handsome.

73 years after Independence, examining Mumbai's role in the Indian freedom struggle
Life

73 years after Independence, examining Mumbai's role in the Indian freedom struggle

The earliest expression of political ideas came from the Indian owned newspapers published in the city of Mumbai in the early 1830s.

Kashmir schools to reopen next week, communication services to resume phase-wise from today, says J&K chief secy BVR Subrahmanyam
India

Kashmir schools to reopen next week, communication services to resume phase-wise from today, says J&K chief secy BVR Subrahmanyam

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam said there has been no loss of life or major injury since restrictions were imposed in the state on 5 August

Not much to celebrate on 15 August owing to atrocities in Kashmir, claims novelist Salman Rushdie
India

Not much to celebrate on 15 August owing to atrocities in Kashmir, claims novelist Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie, an international British-Indian novelist also took to the microblogging site to express his views on Kashmir. He said that there 'isn't much to celebrate on 15 August' owing to the atrocities happening in the state.

On Independence Day, CM Manohar Lal Khattar promises doorstep delivery of social security benefits in Haryana
India

On Independence Day, CM Manohar Lal Khattar promises doorstep delivery of social security benefits in Haryana

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said a database of all household families in the state is being prepared 'on the pattern of developed countries' to ensure that people get benefits of social security schemes at their doorstep

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.