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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 "former wants."

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

30 Dec 2019

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

General Bipin Rawat, who will retire as Army Chief on December 31 (tomorrow), was on Monday announced as the first Chief of Defense Staff, according to India Today.

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

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.

Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

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.

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

16 Aug 2019

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.

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

15 Aug 2019

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.

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

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.

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

09 Aug 2019

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.

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

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.

Scotland Yard returns stolen 12th-century statue to India on I-Day

15 Aug 2018

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.

Nagaland: Rio seeks early settlement of political issue on I-Day

15 Aug 2018

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.

Robinhood Army aims to reach 1mn hungry people this I-Day

15 Aug 2018

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.

'Manikarnika' poster released on I-Day; Kangana calls Rani Laxmibai 'iconic'

15 Aug 2018

'Manikarnika' poster released on I-Day; Kangana calls Rani Laxmibai 'iconic'

Kangana Ranaut will be seen playing Rani Laxmibai in 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi', the official poster of which was released today, as an ode to the freedom fighter.

Will provide corruption-free govt: Tripura CM in maiden I-Day speech

15 Aug 2018

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.

PM Narendra Modi resumes trend of long Independence Day speeches

15 Aug 2018

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.

Women in blue: Delhi Police's SWAT team oozes confidence, style

13 Aug 2018

Women in blue: Delhi Police's SWAT team oozes confidence, style

Delhi Police got its first all-women Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team on Friday, a proud moment for all indeed.

Railways to launch digital museums at 22 stations on I-Day

10 Aug 2018

Railways to launch digital museums at 22 stations on I-Day

The Railways Ministry has decided to launch digital museums at 22 stations on Independence Day to showcase railways' history after the PMO objected to the public transporter spending on developing separate railway museums.

You can give suggestions to Modi for his I-Day speech

31 Jul 2018

You can give suggestions to Modi for his I-Day speech

PM Narendra Modi has asked citizens to give ideas for his Independence Day address, which he will give from the Red Fort.

Top 5 much-awaited Bollywood biopics that are yet to release

17 Jul 2018

Top 5 much-awaited Bollywood biopics that are yet to release

From the looks of it, the new mantra to success for any Bollywood filmmaker is to make a biopic.

Floods in UP and Bihar leave 170 dead

19 Aug 2017

Floods in UP and Bihar leave 170 dead

Over 130 people have been killed in floods caused by incessant rains in Bihar and neighboring Nepal.

In a first, bureaucrats served notice for skipping I-Day function

18 Aug 2017

In a first, bureaucrats served notice for skipping I-Day function

For the first time in Uttarakhand, bureaucrats have received show cause notices for not attending Independence Day events.

Floods: 1.2cr people affected, death toll rises, train services hit

17 Aug 2017

Floods: 1.2cr people affected, death toll rises, train services hit

Heavy rains and floods continue to batter the eastern and northeastern parts of India. Over 1.2cr people have been affected, and the death toll continues to rise in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar.

Recent incessant rains in Bengaluru break 127-year-old record

16 Aug 2017

Recent incessant rains in Bengaluru break 127-year-old record

The MET department said Bengaluru received 128.7mm rainfall on Monday, which is the highest rainfall received in a single day since 1890. This makes up 88% of the rain expected during the entire month.

Maharashtra: 3 dead, 117 govindas injured in Dahi Handi celebrations

16 Aug 2017

Maharashtra: 3 dead, 117 govindas injured in Dahi Handi celebrations

In a rather unfortunate instance, Dahi Handi celebrations in Maharashtra were marred with several govindas getting injured.

I-Day: 990 securitymen honored, CRPF steals the show

15 Aug 2017

I-Day: 990 securitymen honored, CRPF steals the show

The war against terrorists in Kashmir and against Maoists in central India has brought laurels to security forces in the region.

Gorakhpur, demonetization, terrorism and more: Highlights of Modi's I-Day speech

15 Aug 2017

Gorakhpur, demonetization, terrorism and more: Highlights of Modi's I-Day speech

PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on its 70th Independence Day from the Red Fort this morning.

8,000 suggestions for PM Modi's Independence Day speech!

14 Aug 2017

8,000 suggestions for PM Modi's Independence Day speech!

Ahead of Independence Day, the Centre opened the lines for the public to send suggestions for PM Narendra Modi's August 15 speech.

Singing national anthem un-Islamic, say UP clerics after Adityanath order

13 Aug 2017

Singing national anthem un-Islamic, say UP clerics after Adityanath order

Muslim clerics have protested the UP government's notification on singing the national anthem in madrassas on I-Day.

This Independence Day, terror threat is airborne

13 Aug 2017

This Independence Day, terror threat is airborne

According to the MHA, terror outfits have newer modes of operation including small drones, Chinese lanterns and paragliding equipment.

Saree flash mob to mark women empowerment at Delhi mall

10 Aug 2017

Saree flash mob to mark women empowerment at Delhi mall

On the completion of 75 years of Quit India movement and 70 years of India's Independence, an NGO, working for welfare of women, organized a saree flash mob 'Jashn-e-Azadi' to commemorate women empowerment in an Independent India.

Decapitation, electrocution and more: NGT bans glass-coated manjha over dangers

12 Jul 2017

Decapitation, electrocution and more: NGT bans glass-coated manjha over dangers

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned 'manjha' (kite string) made from nylon or other non-biodegradable material considering the risks they pose to humans and animals as well as the environment.

Centre blames UP govt for power supply woes

19 Aug 2016

Centre blames UP govt for power supply woes

Days after irate villagers protested against PM Modi's Independence Day speech where he falsely claimed that the village of Nagla Fatela was a shining example of rural electrification, the Centre has blamed the UP Government for non-supply of power to the village.

Pakistani hackers hack Goa Institute of Management's website

16 Aug 2016

Pakistani hackers hack Goa Institute of Management's website

The website of the Goa Institute of Management, a top B-school was hacked by a group of 'Pak cyber attackers'.

Prime Minister's Speech

15 Aug 2016

Prime Minister's Speech

On the occasion of India's 70th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort.