Independence Day Speech

  • The Last Word: Was Modi's I-Day speech a case of fine oratory on the wrong occasion that might backfire on him? August 16, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister, tearing into Dr Manmohan Singh's last Independence Day speech ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Modi said Singh's speech reflected despair and also challenged him to a debate. ...
  • Congress hits back Modi, asks to gain acceptability within BJP August 16, 2013

    Hitting back at Narendra Modi, Congress, on Friday, accused him of "crossing all limits in over-ambition" by his no-holds bar attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to first gain acceptability within BJP. Latching on to L K Advani's apparent disapproval of Modi's attack on the Prime Minister in...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 14, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Big blow to Navy, blasts in submarine Sindhurakshak, 18 sailors missing August 14, 2013

    A massive fire broke out in a submarine, named Sindhurakshak, between Lion Gate and Seta Gate late on Tuesday night at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. ...
  • PM I-Day speech fails to provide India a roadmap August 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The speech by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the 66th Independence Day was meant to make a big push for the economic growth. It, however, did not come, leading to sharp criticism from the Opposition as well as yoga guru-turned-crusader Baba Ramdev. In his 35-minute long speech, the Prime...
  • Prime Minister's Independence Day speech disappoints many August 15, 2012

    The Independence Day address of the PM was meant to make a big push for economic growth, but he made no such announcement. ...
  • Full text: President's address to the Nation August 14, 2012

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday called for making Indian economy a launching pad for the "second freedom struggle" to eradicate hunger, disease and poverty. In his first address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day, he also said that inflation, particularly high food prices, remains a cause of worry...
  • Need to ensure India's free from poverty: Pranab August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday called for making Indian economy a launching pad for the "second freedom struggle" to eradicate hunger, disease and poverty. In his first address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day, he also said that inflation, particularly high food prices, remains a cause...
  • No Kashmir, Pakistan in I-Day speech by PM August 15, 2011

    New Delhi: There was no mention of Kashmir and the northeast - the troubled regions of India - or Pakistan in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech on Monday. This is the first time in his seven Independence Day speeches since 2004 that Singh didn't speak about the disturbances...