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15 Aug 2019


Will Bipin Rawat be India's first Chief of Defense Staff?

From the rampart of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on India's 73rd Independence Day that the nation will soon get a Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) for better coordination between all three legs of forces- Army, Air Force, and Navy.

15 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his customary Independence Day speech on Thursday from Delhi's Red Fort.

15 Aug 2019


#IndependenceDay: India to get Chief of Defense Staff, announces Modi

India will soon get a Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), who will head all three forces- Navy, Army, and Air Force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

14 Aug 2019


Tribute video honoring Pulwama martyrs to feature SRK, Big B

Shah Rukh Khan joined the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, for a special song titled Tu Desh Mera to pay tribute to the soldiers martyred in the February 14 Pulwama attack.

14 Aug 2019

Pakistan News

Abhinandan Varthaman to be conferred Vir Chakra on Independence Day

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who scripted history in February by shooting an F-16 aircraft of Pakistan while flying a MiG-21 Bison, will be awarded the Vir Chakra on Independence Day, Thursday.

13 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Amit Shah might unfurl tricolor in Srinagar on Independence Day

After scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and integrating the state into the Republic of India, it seems the Centre has other plans for the region on the upcoming occasion of Independence Day.

13 Aug 2019


Independence Day 2019: Fashion tips to style yourself on I-Day

Independence Day is just a couple of days away. And what would be a better day to celebrate the amazing history and culture of our great nation?

13 Aug 2019


Independence Day 2019: How to wish people creatively on I-Day

The Independence Day 2019 is just a couple of days away. And what would be a better day to celebrate the amazing history and culture of our great nation?

11 Aug 2019


Independence Day 2019: Five ways to celebrate I-Day with friends

The Independence Day 2019 is here.

11 Aug 2019


Independence Day 2019: How to decorate your home on I-Day

Independence Day 2019 is here.

10 Aug 2019

Johnny Depp

Seven blockbuster roles that Will Smith has turned down

There's no denying that Will Smith is an actor of international repute. However, he still remains bereft of an Oscar.

09 Aug 2019


Independence Day 2019: 6 amazing facts to know about India

Endowed with history and culture dating back centuries, more than a billion people, and innumerable religious, ethnic, and regional identities, India is not just the second-most populous country in the world.

09 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Independence Day 2019: 5 ways to celebrate India's freedom

India is all set to celebrate its 73rd Independence Day on August 15. While offices have already started planning for the big day, students in institutions across the country are also excited for this day.

09 Aug 2019


Independence Day 2019: A look at India's greatest sporting moments

India had always been a sports-crazy nation even before independence. However, their pinnacle came following their independence in 1947.

Dhoni likely to hoist Indian flag in Leh on I-Day

Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will most likely hoist the national flag on August 15 in Leh, Ladakh, which was recently named a Union Territory.

22 Jul 2019


Have suggestions for Modi's I-Day speech? Here's what to do

With India's 73rd Independence Day less than a month away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that he would be taking suggestions for his August 15 speech.

09 Jul 2019


'Sacred Games 2' trailer released, to air on August 15

Streaming giant Netflix has released the much-awaited trailer of its maiden Indian original series, Sacred Games' second season.

20 Jun 2019


What are ISRO's plans for the next five years

The Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO has given Indians several reasons to celebrate its existence. ISRO's intent to cement India's position in the space world is unquestionable.

28 Feb 2019


Don't do drugs, drink feni in music fests: Goa minister

Last week, the Goa government gave its nod for Sunburn's Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival after a three-year hiatus.

13 Jan 2019

Mahatma Gandhi

Film on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to release on January-18

Scholar and freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's firm belief in Hindu-Muslim unity and his opposition to partition in the pre-Independence days will be the highlight of a new feature film, which is set to hit the theatres on January 18.

01 Jan 2019


Here is the list of all long weekends of 2019

2018 has ended and we can't believe how time went away in a blink.

28 Dec 2018

New York City

Speculation about aliens as New York night sky turns blue

On Thursday night, many New York City residents went into panic mode as the sky above the city turned an eerie blue.

23 Dec 2018

Pakistan News

Concentrate on Pakistan: Naseeruddin tells Imran after 'teach Modi' remark

Actor Naseeruddin Shah told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to concentrate on his country and not comment on issues which didn't concern him. Notably, Khan said he would teach his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi 'how to treat minorities'.

22 Dec 2018

Pakistan News

Naseeruddin Shah turning into his 'Sarfarosh' character, says BJP leader

Actor Naseeruddin Shah's comments about prevailing hatred in the country snowballed into a controversy and now a BJP leader has said he is turning into a Pakistani agent, the character he played in Sarfarosh.

19 Dec 2018


Here is the list of all long weekends of 2019

2018 is about to end and we couldn't believe how time went away in a blink.

02 Dec 2018


In 2022, India will host its first G20 summit

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India would host the G20 summit in 2022, a year that will mark India's 75th year of Independence.

22 Nov 2018

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar's Independence-Day gift 'Mission Mangal' faces lawsuit

Akshay Kumar recently announced his plans about the next Independence Day release, which would be called Mission Mangal.

13 Nov 2018


Aug 15, 2019: Release date for Akshay Kumar's 'Mission Mangal'

Akshay Kumar's next 'Mission Mangal', which is being touted as India's first space film, will release on August 15, 2019.

12 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Gaganyaan: ISRO plans 10 experiments in space ahead of mission

While ISRO was already working towards the realization of the ambitious Gaganyaan mission to send Indian astronauts to space, the space agency has now drawn up a list of experiments to be conducted ahead of the mission.

23 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

After France, India could ink pact with Russia for 'Gaganyaan'

After an agreement with France, India is likely to ink a pact with Russia for sharing of expertise on ISRO's ambitious human space mission project 'Gaganyaan'.

23 Sep 2018

Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi's letter about spinning wheel sells for $6,358 at auction

An undated letter written by Mahatma Gandhi, stressing on the importance of spinning wheel, has been sold for $6,358, according to US-based RR Auction.

22 Sep 2018


Watch: Adorable puppies steal the show at Chilean military parade

A troop of golden retriever puppies, who will grow up to serve as police dogs, captured the crowd's attention at the Chilean military parade.

06 Sep 2018


India and France announce 'Gaganyaan', ISRO's first human space mission

India and France today announced a working group for Gaganyaan, ISRO's first manned mission announced by PM Narendra Modi on Independence Day.

30 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

In Delhi, 'Modicare' hits roadblock as Kejriwal wants his name

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious health program, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (ABPMJAY), scheduled to roll out on September 25, has hit a roadblock in Delhi over its name.

29 Aug 2018


Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

A couple of weeks after PM Modi promised a manned spaceflight, ISRO chief K Sivan has come up with a roadmap.

28 Aug 2018


Work on human space mission began in 2004: ISRO chief

India's space agency ISRO began work on developing critical technologies to send humans to space way back in 2004 but the project was not on the "priority list", its chief K Sivan said today.

22 Aug 2018


Madrasa stops children from singing 'national-anthem', Yogi government cancel recognition

Taking a serious view of alleged opposition by the principal and teachers of a madrasa (Islamic seminary) to the singing of the national anthem during Independence Day function, the Uttar Pradesh government has canceled its recognition.

21 Aug 2018


Afghanistan: Multiple rockets hit Kabul as security forces, militants clash

Multiple rockets were fired toward the Presidential Palace in the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, early today, as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the capital city's old quarter.

21 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

Wanted to highlight cow protection agenda: Umar Khalid's attackers

A Delhi court today sent two persons, who allegedly attacked JNU student leader Umar Khalid, to two-day police custody.