INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH

  • How do you rate PM Modi's Independence Day speech? August 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday received overwhelming response from the citizens. CNNIBN takes views from across the country on the PM's Independence Day speech. ...
  • Independence Day: What to make of PM Narendra Modi's speech? August 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Friday made his maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort in the national capital. CNNIBN's Bhupendra Chaubey discusses the PM's speech with Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. ...
  • PM Modi's Independence Day speech low on specifics? August 15, 2014

    Referring to his humble origins, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is the power of the Constitution and democracy that a boy from a "poor family" has got the opportunity to hoist the national flag at Red Fort. CNNIBN's Bhupendra Chaubey discusses the PM's Independence Day speech with...
  • Planning Commission to be replaced with new institution: PM Narendra Modi August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has decided to abolish the Planning Commission, a 64year old apex policy making body, and replace it with a new institution to address the emerging economic needs and strengthen federal structure. "We will very soon set up a new institution in place of Planning Commission," Prime Minister...
  • Congress accuses Modi of rehashing UPA policies in his Independence Day speech August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mixed reactions from politicians poured in from across the country with NDA allies welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden speech delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday while the Opposition reacting to it in a cautiously caustic way. Certain senior Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi...
  • The Last Word: Was Modi's IDay 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 overambition" by his noholds 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 IDay 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 guruturnedcrusader Baba Ramdev. In his 35minute 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 IDay 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...