Articles about Independence Day

'83' producer announces film franchise 'Azad Hind' on Independence Day

15 Aug 2021

'83' producer announces film franchise 'Azad Hind' on Independence Day

Producer Vishnu Vardhan Induri, who has backed projects like Ranveer Singh's 83 and Thalaivi, announced a new film franchise on the occasion of Independence Day today.

'Sabka Vikas, Sabka Prayaas,' says PM Modi on 75th I-Day

15 Aug 2021

'Sabka Vikas, Sabka Prayaas,' says PM Modi on 75th I-Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation from the Red Fort in New Delhi to mark India's 75th Independence Day.

Home Ministry notifies August 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

14 Aug 2021

Home Ministry notifies August 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

The Union Home Ministry on Saturday issued a notification declaring that August 14 will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day to salute those who sacrificed their lives during the country's partition, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement to this effect.

Security beefed up across Bengal for Independence Day celebrations

14 Aug 2021

Security beefed up across Bengal for Independence Day celebrations

Security arrangements have been beefed up across West Bengal to prevent any untoward incident during the 75th Independence Day celebrations, police said on Saturday.

Sad that filmmakers are dumping songs from films: Javed Akhtar

13 Aug 2021

Sad that filmmakers are dumping songs from films: Javed Akhtar

Noted screenwriter-lyricist Javed Akhtar says today filmmakers use songs in movies as an obligation for revenue and not as a narrative tool because they are "embarrassed" about it.

Security tightened across Kashmir ahead of Independence Day celebrations

13 Aug 2021

Security tightened across Kashmir ahead of Independence Day celebrations

Security has been tightened in Kashmir ahead of the Independence Day celebrations as the forces are resorting to technical surveillance including the use of drones to monitor the situation, officials said on Friday.

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

31 Jan 2021

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 73rd edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

14 Sep 2020

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), that has taken up the mammoth task of mass-producing the vaccine for novel coronavirus, asserted that the vaccine will not be available for the entire world before the end of 2024.

BJP leader's son booked for printing fake NCERT textbooks

23 Aug 2020

BJP leader's son booked for printing fake NCERT textbooks

The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked a BJP leader's son for printing fake NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) textbooks worth Rs. 35-50 crore, News18 reported.

Naga Peace talks in rough weather, PM involves IB Director

18 Aug 2020

Naga Peace talks in rough weather, PM involves IB Director

With a threat of derailment looming large over Naga Peace talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learned to have roped in Arvind Kumar, the Director of Intelligence Bureau, to steer the conversations in the right direction.

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

17 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

Over the weekend, a lot happened in the world of technology.

#WeeklyRecap: Trump's 90-day deadline for TikTok, Fortnite row, and more

16 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Trump's 90-day deadline for TikTok, Fortnite row, and more

This week, several big players made headlines in the world of technology.

West Bengal Governor miffed as CM skips Independence Day event

16 Aug 2020

West Bengal Governor miffed as CM skips Independence Day event

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed his annoyance over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's absence at a traditional tea party at the Raj Bhawan to celebrate the 74th Independence Day on Saturday.

Independence Day: DRDO's anti-drone tech guarded Modi at Red Fort

15 Aug 2020

Independence Day: DRDO's anti-drone tech guarded Modi at Red Fort

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day, a sophisticated military tech developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) formed a part of his security.

PM Modi mentions sanitary pads at Red Fort, impresses Twitterati

15 Aug 2020

PM Modi mentions sanitary pads at Red Fort, impresses Twitterati

Breaking taboos pertaining to menstruation and taking many by surprise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government delivered sanitary pads to poor women across India at Re. 1.

Three indigenous coronavirus vaccines in trials, distribution plan ready: PM

15 Aug 2020

Three indigenous coronavirus vaccines in trials, distribution plan ready: PM

With the world counting on a coronavirus vaccine to save it from the disease that has taken 763,572 lives so far, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is ready to mass-produce the vaccine once it's developed.

Neighbors, NCC, Health IDs: What PM Modi said on I-Day

15 Aug 2020

Neighbors, NCC, Health IDs: What PM Modi said on I-Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort, his seventh straight address since 2014, where he focused on making India self-reliant and steering the country towards a new direction in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

In 1,000 days, all villages will have optical fiber: Modi

15 Aug 2020

In 1,000 days, all villages will have optical fiber: Modi

Every single village in India will be connected with optical fiber within three years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced.

PM addresses nation on I-Day, announces National Digital Health Mission

15 Aug 2020

PM addresses nation on I-Day, announces National Digital Health Mission

After unfurling the tricolor at the Red Fort on India's 74th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, noting that the country is witnessing unprecedented times.

Independence Day 2020: PM Modi hoists tricolor at Red Fort

15 Aug 2020

Independence Day 2020: PM Modi hoists tricolor at Red Fort

On Saturday, India's 74th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the National Flag at Red Fort, for the seventh straight time. He first unfurled the tricolor at the Mughal-era monument in 2014.

Airtel announces free 1,000GB data for new home broadband customers

15 Aug 2020

Airtel announces free 1,000GB data for new home broadband customers

As part of the Independence Day offerings, Airtel has announced that it will provide free 1,000GB data to all the customers who purchase a new Xstream Fiber Home Broadband connection.

Two cops martyred as terrorists attack police party in J&K

14 Aug 2020

Two cops martyred as terrorists attack police party in J&K

Two cops belonging to the IRP battalion in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir were martyred in a terrorist ambush along the Nowgam bypass, on the outskirts of Srinagar today.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests negative for coronavirus

14 Aug 2020

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests negative for coronavirus

Home Minister Amit Shah informed through a tweet on Friday that he tested negative for coronavirus, twelve days after he contracted the infection.

Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

14 Aug 2020

Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

Delhi is on high alert as reports of a possible terror strike in Delhi within the next few days have surfaced.

In coronavirus era, how will India celebrate Independence Day?

14 Aug 2020

In coronavirus era, how will India celebrate Independence Day?

Each Independence Day celebration trumps the last one with respect to grandeur, but this year India will have watered-down festivities, considering the coronavirus pandemic.

4G for two J&K districts after I-Day on trial basis

11 Aug 2020

4G for two J&K districts after I-Day on trial basis

More than a year after an internet blackout was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, two districts will get 4G services after Independence Day, albeit on a trial basis, the Centre told Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Renault is offering massive discounts on these cars

10 Aug 2020

Renault is offering massive discounts on these cars

In a bid to boost sales this Independence Day, Renault has announced a host of deals and offers on its Duster, Triber, and KWID models.

'Gunjan Saxena': Inspiring trailer, Janhvi Kapoor not so much

01 Aug 2020

'Gunjan Saxena': Inspiring trailer, Janhvi Kapoor not so much

The trailer of Janhvi Kapoor-starrer biopic Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is out, and it does not look half bad.

Unlock 3.0 guidelines: Gyms allowed to reopen; night curfew removed

29 Jul 2020

Unlock 3.0 guidelines: Gyms allowed to reopen; night curfew removed

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday unveiled the guidelines for the third phase of unlocking from the coronavirus lockdown, called 'Unlock 3.0'.

Rajasthan: Governor rejects CM Gehlot's proposal for Assembly, again

29 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Governor rejects CM Gehlot's proposal for Assembly, again

For the third time since Rajasthan plunged into a political crisis, Governor Kalraj Mishra rejected Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's proposal for an Assembly session, prompting the senior Congress leader to head towards Raj Bhavan to understand "what the Governor wants."

Independence-Day during pandemic: No school kids, PPE-wearing cops, fewer guests

24 Jul 2020

Independence-Day during pandemic: No school kids, PPE-wearing cops, fewer guests

With Independence Day approaching, the Centre has gotten busy planning intricate details of the event at the Red Fort, while keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic.

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

04 Jul 2020

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that it is acting in accordance with globally-accepted norms by setting a mid-August target for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

US records 52,000 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, biggest spike ever

02 Jul 2020

US records 52,000 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, biggest spike ever

In a worrying development, the United States reported 52,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its biggest spike ever since.

#NewsBytesExclusive: How this constable is managing coronavirus and mom duties

28 Apr 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: How this constable is managing coronavirus and mom duties

Leaving a 1.5 years old baby, Ansh, at home, Mausam Yadav, 26, dons the khaki uniform daily. She puts the mask, wears gloves, and remains stationed at Ahimsa Sthal for several hours.