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PM Modi announces Rs 100 lakh crore infra package, Gatishakti national master plan in I-day speech
India

PM Modi announces Rs 100 lakh crore infra package, Gatishakti national master plan in I-day speech

Modi said that the Gati Shakti plan will help raise the global profile of local manufacturers and help them compete with their counterparts worldwide. It also raises possibilities of new future economic zones.

Shrinking farm sizes a cause of concern, govt dedicated to development of small farmers: Narendra Modi
India

Shrinking farm sizes a cause of concern, govt dedicated to development of small farmers: Narendra Modi

Stating that more than 80 percent farmers in the country have less than 2 hectares of farmland, the Prime Minister said, "Earlier the policies did not focus on small farmers. Now keeping farmers in mind, farm policies and reforms are being made."

Independence Day 2021 Updates: PM announces National Hydrogen Mission, says 'Sabka Prayas' vital for building self-reliant India
India

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: From 1983 Cricket World Cup to Neeraj Chopra's Olympic gold, India's greatest sporting achievements
Sports

Independence Day 2021: From 1983 Cricket World Cup to Neeraj Chopra's Olympic gold, India's greatest sporting achievements

On this celebration of the country's independence, let's take a look back at independent India's 75 years of sporting history, and revisit some of India's finest moments.

'In memory of the struggles': PM says India to observe 14 Aug as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day
India

'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 celebrations: ICG to hoist national flag at 100 islands across country
India

Independence Day celebrations: ICG to hoist national flag at 100 islands across country

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will hoist the national flag at 100 inhabited and uninhabited islands across the country on August 15 to celebrate Independence Day.

Independence Day 2021: All you need to know about theme of India's 75th anniversary of freedom struggle
India

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

Nepal's KP Oli speaks to Narendra Modi for first time since map row, wishes India on Independence Day
India

Nepal's KP Oli speaks to Narendra Modi for first time since map row, wishes India on Independence Day

The Nepalese prime minister also congratulated Modi for India's recent election to the UNSC as a non-permanent member

Scaled down I-Day celebrations with socially-distanced audience at Red Fort; states unfurl Tricolour to mark occasion
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Scaled down I-Day celebrations with socially-distanced audience at Red Fort; states unfurl Tricolour to mark occasion

India on Saturday celebrated its 74th Independence Day in a subdued manner due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Why are those sitting in power scared of naming China, asks Congress' Randeep Singh Surjewala
Politics

Why are those sitting in power scared of naming China, asks Congress' Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress spokesperson's comments came in wake of Modi's Independence Day speech where he had made an oblique reference to the Galwan Valley clash, without naming China

Four hurdles to freedom: What India must resolve to shed on Independence Day
India

Four hurdles to freedom: What India must resolve to shed on Independence Day

One can think of at least four such major hurdles to a truly independent India.

PM's Independence Day Speech: From COVID-19 vaccine to call for 'atmanirbhar' India, highlights of Narendra Modi's address
India

PM's Independence Day Speech: From COVID-19 vaccine to call for 'atmanirbhar' India, highlights of Narendra Modi's address

Dressed in his customary kurta pyjama and safa, the prime minister, in his nearly 90-minute address, dwelt at length on his "atmanirbhar Bharat" campaign

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

Indian-origin DBS employee loses job for posting image of torn Singapore flag ahead of India's Independence Day
World

Indian-origin DBS employee loses job for posting image of torn Singapore flag ahead of India's Independence Day

Avijit Das Patnaik, an Indian-origin employee of Singapore's DBS Bank has lost his job after he posted on Facebook an image of the country's torn flag to reveal the Indian flag underneath on the eve of India's Independence Day

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says India is example of 'democracy, diversity' in South Asia, hails India-US bond
World

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says India is example of 'democracy, diversity' in South Asia, hails India-US bond

Mike Pompeo, in his message on behalf of the US government on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day, the US Secretary of State lauded the contribution of the vibrant Indian-American diaspora and young students in strengthening ties between America and India.

Independence Day 2018: With 80-minute address, Narendra Modi resumes trend of delivering long speeches
India

Independence Day 2018: With 80-minute address, Narendra Modi resumes trend of delivering long speeches

After delivering his shortest Independence Day speech last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi resumed his trend of delivering long speeches and spoke for over 80 minutes while addressing the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort.

Narendra Modi paints optimistic image of India in I-Day speech, says from 'fragile five', it's now land of opportunity
India

Narendra Modi paints optimistic image of India in I-Day speech, says from 'fragile five', it's now land of opportunity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the nation from the Red Fort on the occasion of the nation's 72nd Independence Day. He spoke on a range of issues from new schemes to women empowerment, Kashmir and sanitation.

Satyameva Jayate movie review: John Abraham's action thriller is fairly illogical but entertaining in parts
Entertainment

Satyameva Jayate movie review: John Abraham's action thriller is fairly illogical but entertaining in parts

Satyameva Jayate is a fairly illogical commercial thriller fronted by two actors who deliver forceful performances.

Independence Day 2018: President Ram Nath Kovind approves 131 Gallantry Awards for members of military, paramilitary forces
India

Independence Day 2018: President Ram Nath Kovind approves 131 Gallantry Awards for members of military, paramilitary forces

On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind has approved 131 Gallantry Awards to members of Armed Forces personnel and Paramilitary Forces.