Independence Day: News

14 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

14 Aug 2021

West Bengal

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.

13 Aug 2021

Javed Akhtar

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.

13 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

14 Sep 2020

Oxford University

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.

23 Aug 2020

Uttar Pradesh

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.

18 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

16 Aug 2020

West Bengal

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.

15 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

15 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

15 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

15 Aug 2020

Delhi Police

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.

15 Aug 2020

Airtel Xstream

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.

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.

14 Aug 2020

Amit Shah

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.

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

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.

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'.

24 Jul 2020

Delhi Police

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.

28 Apr 2020

Delhi Police

#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.

12 Jan 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K cop, decorated with bravery medal, caught with 2 terrorists

A senior police officer was caught traveling with two terrorists on Saturday in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

05 Jan 2020


Here is the list of all long weekends of 2020

2020 is the year you've been waiting for.

24 Dec 2019


India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

In what qualifies as a historic move, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday approved the position of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement in his Independence Day speech.

01 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

From ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about waging a war against single-use plastic. Listing how it harms the environment, he urged countrymen to switch to cloth bags for daily use.

12 Sep 2019


By 2022, India could have a new Parliament building

By the time we celebrate our 75th Independence Day in 2022, India may have a new Parliament or a refurbished one, at least.

09 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi

World should bid adieu to single-use plastic, suggests PM Modi

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 14th Conference of Parties (COP) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida, wherein he spoke about the steps his government undertook for the environment.

26 Aug 2019


Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

The Railway Ministry has directed all units of the national carrier to enforce a ban on single-use plastic material within its premises, including trains, from October 2, 2019.

17 Aug 2019


Rishi tweets "Aa Ab Laut Chalen". Is he feeling homesick?

Rishi Kapoor, who is currently in New York for his cancer treatment, has often spoken about how much he misses India.

Rape accused BJP leader Sengar's photo published on I-Day advertisement

Kuldeep Singh Sengar may have been expelled from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but that didn't stop a local party leader from giving him a prime spot in an advertisement, meant to wish Independence Day.

16 Aug 2019


24 years ago, 9.6kbps leased-line costed Rs. 2.4 lakh/year

This year's Independence Day marked the 24th anniversary of the internet in India.

16 Aug 2019

Akshay Kumar

Desi Boyz clash: Akshay's 'Mission Mangal' beats John's 'Batla House'

Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal, which was released yesterday, witnessed a great start at the box office.

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