INDEPENDENCE DAY

  • Need to create institution in spirit of 'cooperative federalism': Modi to CMs December 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence Day pledge to dismantle the Planning Commission by holding the first meeting with Chief Ministers on Sunday. The Prime Minister said there's need to create a new institution in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism', a body that will encourage the planning...
  • 'Independence Day' sequel in works November 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox has given the long-delayed 'Independence Day' sequel a go-ahead sign. The search to look for the right actors is expected to begin immediately after Roland Emmerich finalises the deal to helm the 'ID Forever Part 1', reported Deadline. Production is scheduled to start in May...
  • No sweets offered by BSF to Pakistan Rangers on Diwali October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: In the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC, the BSF has not offered sweets to the Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali festival. "In the light of present scenario with Pakistan, this time India has decided not to offer sweets to Pakistan on the...
  • Delhi: Over 1,250 prisoners get remission of sentence for good conduct August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 1,250 inmates lodged in Tihar and Rohini jails were granted remission of sentence on the occasion of 68th Independence Day. The convicts, whose sentences have been reduced, include those who have served less than a year to more than ten years. Exercising his powers under Delhi jail manual, newly...
  • Overdrive: Independence Quattro Drive 2014 August 30, 2014

    Overdrive drove through the rocky terrains of Rohtang Pass on Day four of its Independence Quattro Drive 2014 series. ...
  • Smriti Irani asks states for action plan on 'toilets for girls' goal August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday asked states to prepare an action plan for construction of toilets for girls in all government schools by July next year in keeping with the goal set up Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his Independence Day speech, Modi had said that all...
  • A rendition of Vande Mataram by CNNIBN August 18, 2014

    CJ team gets you a rendition of the 'Vande Mataram', this song is produced by our inhouse talent. CNNIBN journalists turn musicians. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist show: Independence Day special August 18, 2014

    This week on the Citizen Journalist show we celebrate the 68th Independence Day. ...
  • Watch: India day parade in New York August 17, 2014

    The 34th India day parade was on Sunday held in New York city marking India's 68th Independence day. The parade organised by the Federation of Indian Associations features close to 40 floats, 20 marching groups and 6 professional bands. ...
  • CMs of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh hold talks to sort out differences August 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Putting aside their differences, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday met in presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan to sort out differences between the two states on various issues. Both the chief ministers told reporters after...
  • IndiaPak relations: Challenges for Modi August 17, 2014

    As India and Pakistan celebrate 67 years of Independence, CNNIBN discusses with IndoPak experts the challenges and expectations that lay ahead for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif. ...
  • Dozens of birds injured due to kite strings on Independence Day August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: It is a tradition on Independence Day to fly kites, but it has proved dangerous for the birds. Dozens of birds were injured this Independece day in the national capital after getting caught and even cut by kite strings. The bird hospital in Old Delhi admitted at least...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha dedicates a song to the nation on Independence Day August 17, 2014

    On the occasion of 68th Independence Day, Cyrus Broacha dedicates a patriotic song to the nation....
  • TWTW: A government employee tells how he celebrated Independence Day August 17, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't' Cyrus Broacha interviews a government employee and asks him about his plans for Independence Day. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Aam Aadmi Party on Independence Day August 17, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the Aam Aadmi Party and how the patriotic fervor disappears once the day is over. The tricolour flag loses its importance after August 15. ...
  • Celebrating 'azadi' with 'rahgiri' in Old Delhi August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: On this Independence Day evening, the historic Chandni Chowk street in Delhi's Walled City, otherwise chockablock with chaotic traffic and a teeming mass of people, was wide open for a stroll. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for the first time ever organised 'rahgiri' in the city in collaboration...
  • Overdrive: 8 enthusiasts join the overdrive team for independence Quattro drive August 16, 2014

    Eight Overdrive enthusiasts join the Overdrive team for the independence Quattro drive. They get to travel on MarsimekLa which is the highest motorable road of the world. They enjoy their journey singing and hoisting the National flag. ...
  • Canadian Prime Minister lauds IndoCanadians for their contribution August 16, 2014

    Toronto: India and Canada have long standing and positive bilateral relations based on mutual interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said and lauded the contributions of IndoCanadians to the prosperity of his country. "Our strong and dynamic relationship is rooted in deep peopletopeople ties," Harper said in a statement read by...
  • Kerala CM orders probe into school forced to drop Vande Mataram from Independence Day eve fete August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two days after a private school in Kollam district of Kerala was forced to drop national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Dayeve celebrations, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that he will order a probe into the incident. Chandy said, "You have brought this to my notice. I will...
  • Narendra Modi centre of attention at President's 'at home' August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the centre of attention on Friday at the 'At Home' function hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of the 68th Independence Day in the national capital. A relaxed Modi broke the security cordon and freely mingled with the guests and exchanged...
  • Odisha: 150 students taken ill of food poisoning August 15, 2014

    Balasore: Around 150 school students were taken ill on Friday due to suspected food poisoning at the Banabishnupur High school under Soro police station about 40 km from here, the police said. After unfurling of the Tricolour, the students were distributed with some sweets by the school authority. Soon after consuming...
  • Mumbai: 47 doctors suffer foodpoisoning at governmentrun hospital August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Fortyseven doctors at governmentrun Sion hospital on Friday fell sick after eating sweets during the Independence Day celebration. Dean of the hospital, Dr Avinash Supe, said the sweets had been bought from a shop in nearby Koliwada area. "After the flaghoisting and other ceremonies, the doctors thought of getting some...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay August 15, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Modi calls for peace, development; opposition terms it visionless speech August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of 68th Independence Day addressed the nation for the first time as 15th Prime Minister of India. In his 65minute extempore speech in Hindi without any bulletproof shield, he maintained his charm and touched almost all aspects that his government has...
  • Major Mukund Varadarajan awarded Ashok Chakra on 68th Independence Day August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday conferred the Ashok Chakra and various gallantry awards on defence personnel for their exceptional bravery. Major Varadarajan (posthumous) of the 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles, who was killed in antiterror operations in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed taken ill while addressing Independence Day speech August 15, 2014

    Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed was on Friday taken ill while addressing the Independence Day function. "He fell ill and was brought to Sadar Hospital. There is nothing to worry about," attending doctor at the hospital Dr Ramesh Verma said. Later Dumka Deputy Commissioner Harsha Mangla said, "The governor has been discharged from...
  • Harish Rawat seeks Centre's help to clear farmers' dues August 15, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday asked the Centre to extend adequate help to the state government to help clear the dues of sugarcane growers saying that showing regard to farmers was tantamount to honouring the country's Independence. Unfurling the national tricolour at the Parade Ground to mark Independence Day,...
  • The Brave: Param Vir Chakra heroes August 15, 2014

    On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day, CNNIBN celebrates India's Param Vir Chakra heroes and salutes the courage under fire. The Param Vir Chakra is India's highest Gallantry award. ...
  • Over 50 children taken ill after eating food served at government school August 15, 2014

    Fifty three children fell sick after eating food served on Independence Day at a governmentrun primary school at Balapur in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday. The children, who had assembled for Independence Day celebrations, were given midday meal. After eating, many children started complaining of uneasiness, said district project...