August 15

  • Narendra Modi set to revamp financial inclusion; to unveil new scheme on August 15 Yesterday

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to give a big boost to the ongoing financial inclusion drive by unveiling a comprehensive programme, to be announced at the Red Fort in his address to the nation on the Independence Day. The proposed comprehensive financial inclusion programme envisaging insurance and pension cover,...
  • Independence Day India: Google's Tricoloured salute to our freedom August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: A Tricoloured ribbon spells out the Google letters on the Google India home page on Independence Day India. Google has been commemorating India's Independence Day with a doodle on its home page since 2003. Most of the Google doodles had the Indian national flag as the inspiration. But the...
  • I-Day: PM may speak on graft, black money August 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be unfurling the national flag in a short while from now and issues of corruption and black money are expected to dominate his Independence Day speech at Red Fort. The Prime Minister is likely to throw light on the measures taken by his government...
  • Live blog from 1947 August 14, 2012

    August 5, 1947: A gentleman from Tripura told me that after 2000 years of independent rule, Tripura has been officially ceded to India. I wonder how it must feel. Would they feel the pride of a united country or will they worry about the loss of identity…August 7, 1947: Protests...
  • Hyderabad: Security beefed up ahead of I-Day August 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: Heavy security arrangements have been made in and around Parade grounds in Secunderabad where the Independence day celebrations will held on August 15. The deputy commissioner of police Ch Srikanth told City Express that at least 1,200 personnel would deployed as a part of security measures in the city....
  • No orders for Jan 26, Aug 15 and Oct 2 holidays? May 24, 2012

    Lucknow: Even as India has observed January 26, August 15 and October 2 as national holidays, the government does not seem to have issued any formal orders for the same. The disclosure from the central Home Ministry came in response to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005...
  • I'm like a hard working farmer: Mammootty October 19, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam superstar Mammootty compares himself to a "hard working farmer" who just cares about his work and hopes for the best. "I am like a farmer. A farmer always works hard in his field and his only prayer is that his crop should be a bumper one. Similarly, I always...
  • Mika Singh creates history in Australia August 18, 2010

    Sydney: On August 15, singer Mika Singh created a new record by being the only Indian to sing in front of 25,000 people at the Sydney Olympic stadium in Australia. The crowd consisted of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and local Australians from cities near Sydney. This was Mika's solo performance for the special...
  • Salman Khan's views on Incredible India August 15, 2010

    As the country gears up to celebrate its 64th Independence Day, Salman Khan has been tweeting about some SMSes that have been floating around. He asks: “Olympic shooter wins gold, government gives 3 crore. Another shooter dies fighting with terrorists, government pays 1 lakh. Really, Incredible India. Where rice is Rs...