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20 Aug 2018Delhi Police
Umar Khalid case: Two men detained by Delhi Police
Two men who claimed responsibility for the attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid, have been detained, police said today.
19 Aug 2018Imphal
Two dogs awarded gallantry honors for detecting bombs, saving lives
A pair of Labradors, Gracy and Danfy, trained to sniff out explosives and landmines, have won the Chief of Army Staff's commendation card this Independence Day for their heroics in combat zones.
17 Aug 2018Kanpur
When Vajpayee and his father were classmates in college
In 1945, when a 21-year-old Atal Bihari Vajpayee enrolled in a Kanpur college in Uttar Pradesh to study law, he had a classmate who was already retired after serving 30 years as a teacher. That was none other than his father.
17 Aug 2018India
India gets its own messaging app called 'Namaste Chat'
Hyderabad-based Namaste Online launched India's first messaging app called "Namaste Chat" on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day of India on Wednesday.
17 Aug 2018Karnataka
Kolhapur: 'Nirbhaya Squad' has booked 8,000+ eve-teasers, counseled many more
In Kolhapur, the all-women "Nirbhaya Squad" has registered 8,846 cases of eve-teasing till July, reports TOI.
#RIPAtalJi: Without you, India won't ever be the same
Although former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last today, he has left India with a legacy that is nigh immortal.
16 Aug 2018Delhi Police
Delhi: 2 men claim responsibility for attack on Umar Khalid
In a video uploaded on Facebook, two men have claimed responsibility for the attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid in an upmarket area in Delhi on Monday, and said they will surrender before police tomorrow.
Why does this Bihar town celebrate Independence-day for two days?
While all of us celebrated Independence Day yesterday, there is a place in India that celebrates the same with equal fervor and passion today too.
16 Aug 2018Jammu
Jammu University hoists a 135 feet national flag
The Jammu University hoisted a 135 feet national flag, highest in all educational institutions in Jammu on the occasion of the Independence Day.
16 Aug 2018South Korea
Mumbai: India's first penguin born on Independence Day
Even as the whole nation celebrated Independence Day yesterday, it was extra special for Byculla Zoo.
16 Aug 2018Chennai
Chennai: Woman rescues newborn from drain, names him 'Freedom'
Chennai resident Geeta has become the hero everyone is hailing, after she rescued a newborn baby from a drain near her house on Wednesday, August 15.
Madrasa teachers stop children from reciting national anthem, case filed
A case of treason has been filed against three teachers of a madrasa in UP's Maharajganj district after a video purportedly showed them stopping children from singing the national anthem during the Independence Day function, the police said today.
16 Aug 2018Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Rupee continues to fall, hits new-low of 70.32 against USD
The Rupee today slumped 43 paise against the US Dollar to trade at a lifetime low of 70.32 on strong demand for the US currency.
16 Aug 2018Delhi Police
Umar Khalid case: Two men claim credit for attack
Despite having caught JNU student leader Umar Khalid's attacker on camera, the Delhi Police, so far, have failed to identify the man.
Scotland Yard returns stolen 12th-century statue to India on I-Day
A 12th century Buddha statue stolen from a museum at Nalanda in Bihar nearly 60 years ago was returned to India today by the UK's Metropolitan Police as part of India's Independence Day ceremony in London.
15 Aug 2018Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh CM urges people to become part of 'Vision 2025'
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today urged people to become part of "Vision 2025" to make the state "smart, powerful and prosperous" by 2025 when it celebrates the silver jubilee of its formation.
15 Aug 2018Nagaland
Nagaland: Rio seeks early settlement of political issue on I-Day
Nagaland CM Neiphu Rio today called for an early settlement of the Nagaland political issue, assuring people that his government is committed to play the role of an active facilitator between the Center and the negotiating parties.
15 Aug 2018Bollywood
Both, timing and relevance of 'Manto' trailer are excellent
'Manto' is a biographical drama directed by Nandita Das. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the acclaimed but controversial Urdu poet Saadat Hasan Manto.
Sikkim aiming to become India's first poverty-free state: CM Chamling
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today said the state has excelled in reducing poverty levels during the last 24 years and is now aiming to become India's first poverty-free state.
Robinhood Army aims to reach 1mn hungry people this I-Day
Robinhood Army considers hunger a major problem and they have taken upon themselves to fight this. This Independence Day, volunteers of the group have decided to distribute food to 1 million people nationwide.
15 Aug 2018Haryana
Haryana Chief Minister announces slew of incentives for people
On the occasion of Independence Day, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a slew of incentives for the people of the state.
15 Aug 2018Kerala
Kerala Floods: State on red alert, Kochi Airport shut
Since August 8, Kerala's situation has been constantly deteriorating. On Independence Day, the state sounded the red alert for flooding in all 14 districts and shut down the Kochi Airport till Saturday.
India set example for South Asia by supporting democracy: Pompeo
India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity, and the rule of law, the US said today while greeting the country on its Independence Day.
15 Aug 2018Madhya Pradesh
MP, 'role model' in dealing with rapes of minors: CM
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said the state has become a "role model" in dealing with rape cases of minors.
15 Aug 2018Punjab
Punjab CM announces Rs. 3,600cr-worth development projects for Ludhiana
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced a slew of development projects worth over Rs. 3,600cr for Ludhiana district, ranging from infrastructure to water supply and industries to education.
Will provide corruption-free govt: Tripura CM in maiden I-Day speech
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, in his maiden Independence Day address today, assured people that he would strive to provide an unbiased and corruption-free government.
15 Aug 2018Pakistan News
J&K Governor Vohra praises security forces on Independence Day
Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra today praised the security forces in the state, saying they have successfully pushed back the proxy war waged by Pakistan.
15 Aug 2018Karnataka
Karnataka: Now, Aadhaar needed to purchase Mysore Silk Sarees
The Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation Ltd (KSIC) has organized a sale on August 15 (Independence Day) and August 24 (Varamahalakshmi) wherein Mysore Silk Sarees will be sold on discount.
15 Aug 2018Kerala
Kerala: Govt. cancels Onam celebrations owing to rains and floods
Ravaged by heavy rains and floods that have left at least 40 people dead, the Kerala government, on Tuesday, canceled this year's celebrations for Onam, Kerala's annual harvest festival.
India will be engine of world growth for 3-decades: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India will be the engine of growth for the world economy for the next three decades as the "sleeping elephant" has started to run on the back of structural reforms like GST, bankruptcy and insolvency law, and benami property law.
PM Narendra Modi resumes trend of long Independence Day speeches
In his last Independence Day address from the Red Fort ahead of the next Lok Sabha election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the nation for over 80 minutes today.
15 Aug 2018Supreme Court Of India
Publicize death-penalty for rapists to deter those with demonic-mindset: PM
Asserting that the rule of law is supreme for his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for giving wide publicity to the cases in which rapists were awarded the death sentence, saying it would instill fear in people with "demonic mindset".
Independence Day special: 5 video games that define freedom
India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day today.
15 Aug 2018Maharashtra Police
Independence Day: Most gallantry awards bagged by CRPF, J&K Police
On the 72nd Independence Day, service decorations are set to be conferred to 942 state police and central paramilitary forces for gallantry, and distinguished and meritorious service.
#IndependenceDay: Modi promises Indian will go to space by 2022
Giving his fifth Independence Day speech from Red Fort, before India goes to elections next year, PM Narendra Modi said we will send an Indian to space by 2022.
Beyond Lagaan, RDB: Watch these 5 movies on Independence Day
It's been 72 years since we got Independence from the oppressing British Raj. Today is the perfect day to remember the heroes who made this possible and watch patriotic movies.
14 Aug 2018Faridabad
Independence Day: Delhi Metro Violet Line services to begin early
Metro services on Delhi Metro's Violet Line will begin at 4:30 am tomorrow to facilitate movement of people who wish to attend the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort, officials said today.
14 Aug 2018India
Pakistan's humanitarian gesture: 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, released
Pakistan yesterday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, from jail as a goodwill gesture, a day before Pakistan's Independence Day.
14 Aug 2018Narendra Modi
JNU student Umar Khalid's alleged attacker caught on CCTV
The man, who attacked JNU student Umar Khalid on Monday, was captured on CCTV footage.
13 Aug 2018Muslims
UP Shia Waqf Board asks madrassas to celebrate Independence Day
Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board has asked all madrassas functioning from its properties to celebrate the Independence Day by chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' after the hoisting of the national flag.