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Bird Flu: Red Fort shut for public till 26 January after sample of dead crow tests positive
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Bird Flu: Red Fort shut for public till 26 January after sample of dead crow tests positive

The Delhi government’s animal husbandry department said around 15 crows were found dead on the premises of the Red Fort last week

Pedestrians in Old Delhi happy with Chandni Chowk's redevelopment, shop owners not so much
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Pedestrians in Old Delhi happy with Chandni Chowk's redevelopment, shop owners not so much

Centuries will now not only co-exist in the market built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century but will also have to compete with each other with the 1.3-kilometre-long stretch set to get its first mall

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.

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 PM Speech 2020 Updates: COVID-19 won't stop India's dream of becoming self-reliant, says PM
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Independence Day PM Speech 2020 Updates: COVID-19 won't stop India's dream of becoming self-reliant, says PM

Independence Day 2020 Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a special campaign with a holistic approach is also being worked out to reduce pollution in 100 selected cities of country.

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 LIVE Streaming: When and Where to Watch PM Narendra Modi’s speech
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Independence Day 2020 LIVE Streaming: When and Where to Watch PM Narendra Modi’s speech

The prime minister's speech will be broadcast live by the national public broadcaster Doordarshan after the the hoisting of the National Flag on the ramparts of Red Fort in Delhi

Independence Day 2020: Police asks invitees for Red Fort ceremony to skip event if they had COVID-19 symptoms recently
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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

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

Read an excerpt from Debasish Das' book on the Red Fort, a narrative that looks beyond the monument's architecture
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Read an excerpt from Debasish Das' book on the Red Fort, a narrative that looks beyond the monument's architecture

In Red Fort: Remembering the Magnificent Mughals writer Debasish Das presents a multi-faceted cultural history of the Mughals. The following excerpt is taken from the chapter 'The Fort as a Spatial Representation of Mughal Heirarchy' and discusses how different apartments of the Fort were synchronised to suit the Emperor's daily routine.

Security beefed up in Delhi ahead of Republic Day celebrations; CCTV cameras installed, traffic advisory issued for 26 Jan
India

Security beefed up in Delhi ahead of Republic Day celebrations; CCTV cameras installed, traffic advisory issued for 26 Jan

Sharpshooters, snipers will be deployed atop high-rise buildings to keep watch on eight kilometre-long parade route from Rajpath to Red Fort on 26 January

Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day Parade today: Traffic congestion likely in central Delhi as several roads may remain shut
India

Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day Parade today: Traffic congestion likely in central Delhi as several roads may remain shut

Several roads in central Delhi are expected to remain shut briefly on Thursday for the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade, raising the possibility of traffic congestion

JAP, VIP activists in spotlight as disruption of traffic, vandalism and arson mark Bihar bandh; Left takes out rally in north
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JAP, VIP activists in spotlight as disruption of traffic, vandalism and arson mark Bihar bandh; Left takes out rally in north

Bihar witnessed disruption of traffic, vandalism and arson on Thursday on account of a state-wide shutdown called by Left parties in protest against Citizenship Amendment Act 2019

Airtel, Vodafone, Jio suspend internet, voice, messaging services in parts of Delhi-NCR in compliance with police order amid anti-CAA protests
India

Airtel, Vodafone, Jio suspend internet, voice, messaging services in parts of Delhi-NCR in compliance with police order amid anti-CAA protests

Telecom operators on Thursday suspended internet, voice and messaging services in parts of Delhi-NCR following instructions from the police in the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act

Narendra Modi is the Sergey Bubka of Indian politics; Competing with himself, he's raising bar of expectations higher and higher
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Narendra Modi is the Sergey Bubka of Indian politics; Competing with himself, he's raising bar of expectations higher and higher

The prime minister's detractors are grudgingly admitting in private that Narendra Modi’s era is likely to extend beyond the current term.

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

From ramparts of Red Fort, Narendra Modi extends 'hearty greetings' to Afghanistan on 100 years of its independence
India

From ramparts of Red Fort, Narendra Modi extends 'hearty greetings' to Afghanistan on 100 years of its independence

Marking the 73rd Independence Day of India, Narendra Modi, in his nearly 95-minute address to the nation, emphasised the ties between India and Afghanistan while congratulating it ahead of 100 years of its independence on 19 August

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi addresses nation on 73rd Independence Day, Satya Pal Malik to hoist tricolour in Jammu and Kashmir amid tight security; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi addresses nation on 73rd Independence Day, Satya Pal Malik to hoist tricolour in Jammu and Kashmir amid tight security; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Narendra Modi is likely to talk about the abrogation of Article 370 in address on 73rd Independence Day, Alwar court acquits all accused in Pehlu Khan lynching case, and more

Narendra Modi may talk about J&K on Independence Day; poverty eradication, development have been common themes in past speeches
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Narendra Modi may talk about J&K on Independence Day; poverty eradication, development have been common themes in past speeches

For the sixth year in a row, Narendra Modi will address the country from the Red Fort on Independence Day. The abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, and jobs growth, may set the tempo of the Prime Minister’s speech