Independence Day

  • Ministries asked to implement plans for Modi's big bang I-Day speech: Sources 22 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: All the Union ministries have been asked to implement as many budgetary proposals as possible before August 10 so that Prime Minister Narendra Mdoi can deliver a big bang Independence speech, said sources in the government. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth directed the ministries to bring some major reforms before...
  • Man seeks permission to hoist national flag on his chest on Independence Day July 16, 2014

    The crowd gathered at the collectorate was left stunned for few moments as an elderly man sought permission for hoisting national flag on his chest during the coming Independence Day. The incident took place as Additional Collector Basant Kurre was conducting a public hearing on Tuesday. The unusual demand came from...
  • 4 Indian-Americans honoured in US on Independence day July 5, 2014

    Washington: Four Indian-Americans were among 40 people who were honoured for their contributions to the US in the annual Great Immigrants tribute in New York on the country's independence day. Microsoft Corp chief executive Satya Nadella, Comedian and actor Aasif Mandvi, Carnegie Mellon University president Subra Suresh and former president...
  • Immigration in America's DNA, Obama says July 5, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday called America's legacy as a country of immigrants part of the nation's "DNA," as members of the military community were sworn in as citizens at the White House. At a Fourth of July event marking the 238th anniversary of American independence, Obama praised the newly...
  • Rajasthan government to hold Independence Day function at Udaipur June 14, 2014

    The Rajasthan government on Friday announced that it would organise the state-level function to celebrate Independence Day on August 15 at Udaipur. Flag hoisting, parade, cultural programmes, merit awards and certificates to the recipient would be presented by the Chief Minister at the function, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sunil Arora, who...
  • Will Smith not returning for 'Independence Day' sequel? February 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Will Smith is reportedly not returning to the sequel of his hit sci-fi film 'Independence Day'. It is rumoured that the 45-year-old actor will not be reprising his role as Captain Steven Hiller in the sequel that has been titled 'ID Forever Part 1', because of...
  • 'Independence Day' sequel pushed back to 2016 November 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: Fans of 1996 alien blockbuster 'Independence Day' will have to wait even longer to see the sequel after studio bosses pushed back the release date by a year. A follow-up to the huge hit, which earned USD 817 million at the worldwide box office, is in the works,...
  • 'Independence Day 2' to open 20 years after the original November 13, 2013

    Los Angeles: The sequel to Roland Emmerich's 1996 blockbuster 'Independence Day' will now release July 1, 2016, almost exactly 20 years after the original movie hit the screens. The original movie released on July 3, 1996. It grossed $817 million worldwide. 20th Century Fox had earlier thought of releasing the sequel July...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 7, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • NHRC notice to Bihar govt over I-Day attack on Dalits August 30, 2013

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to the Bihar government over an assault by upper caste men on Dalits for unfurling the national flag on Independence Day. The attack left one dead. Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report, the commission has sought a reply from...
  • Bihar govt hikes salary of 2.5 lakh contractual teachers by Rs 3000 per month August 28, 2013

    There was good news for nearly 2.5 lakh contractual teachers in Bihar with the state cabinet on Tuesday approving a salary hike of Rs 3,000 per month from September for them. "The state cabinet hiked salaries of contract teachers by Rs 3,000 per month," Cabinet Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra told media persons...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on the PM's speech on Independence Day August 18, 2013

    Cyrus Broacha talks about the Indian economy, Modi launching an attack on the PM on Independence Day, rising onion prices in the country, Anna in USA, and much more. ...
  • Soren to meet top officials to discuss drought-like situation August 18, 2013

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will discuss with top officials this Monday on the various drought measures to be taken in the face of scanty rainfall. He will chair the meeting to be attended by top bureaucrats, according to an official release in Ranchi on Saturday. In his Independence Day speech, Soren...
  • Chinese Armymen, families join Indians in Independence Day celebrations August 18, 2013

    A large contingent of Chinese army men along with their families visited Bum La pass in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh for a special border personnel meeting (BPM) meeting on August 15 to celebrate the Indian Independence Day. "The meeting was held at the historic Maitri Sthal at Bum La...
  • At government office, drink tea made by former woman Naxal August 17, 2013

    When Rashmi Mahli, 25, sees policemen, she no longer runs into the Jharkhand forests. Till two years ago she was a Maoist and now runs a tea stall in the Ranchi deputy commissioner's office. Rashmi's tea stall was inaugurated on India's 67th Independence Day on Thursday. Located within the premises of Ranchi...
  • Communal riots: New challenge for Nitish Kumar August 17, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is a worried man these days. He can no longer claim a communal violence-free state as one of the achievements of his nearly eight-year rule. This follows Hindu-Muslim clashes in Nawada town last week and early this week that claimed two lives and left nearly a...
  • Case against school for giving students expired biscuits August 17, 2013

    A case has been registered on Saturday against a school at Harduaganj town in Aligarh district after a number of students were taken ill following consumption of expired biscuits distributed to them on the occasion of Independence Day. The children, studying in Gyandeep Shishu Mandir Public School, had to be rushed...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge flays Modi for his attack on PM, calls him 'immature' August 17, 2013

    Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday slammed Narendra Modi for attempting to "equate" himself with the Prime Minister in his Independence Day address, saying the Gujarat Chief Minister had an "immature mind." "Narendra Modi has tried to equate himself with the Prime Minister..let him first make his own Gujarat No1 state...,"...
  • 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. ...
  • Canadian street named after India's Father of Nation August 16, 2013

    A street in Canada's Winnipeg city has been named after Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of India's 67th Independence Day. The street leading to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will now be known as Honorary Mahatma Gandhi Way. At a ceremony yesterday, Mayor of Winnipeg Sam Katz said said it was...
  • 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...
  • Modi under fire from Left, SP for attacking PM's I-Day speech August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was criticised by the Left and the Samajwadi Party for attacking Prime Minister Manomahan Singh's Independence Day speech. Modi said the Prime Minster's speech was uninspiring and also challenged him to a debate. In his speech, Modi slammed both the Prime Minister as...
  • Indian, Chinese border personnel meet on Independence Day August 16, 2013

    A special Border Personnel Meeting between India and China was held to celebrate Independence day at the historic 'Maitri Sthal' at the Bum La pass in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. A large contingent of the Chinese army personnel along with their families came over to the Indian side of the...
  • RSS keeps quiet on LK Advani's dig at Modi on Independence Day speech August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani's comment wishing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Cabinet on Independence Day has added to the headache of the RSS. The Advani comment is seen as a criticism of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP election campaign committee chief Narendra Modi who had...
  • Union Home Secretary arrives in Kishtwar, curfew enters 8th day August 16, 2013

    Curfew continued for the eighth day on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town as union Home Secretary Anil Goswami arrived to review the law and order situation. The home secretary will also take stock of the situation on the international border. District Magistrate of Kishtwar Basheer Ahmad Khan told IANS that...
  • Modi's abrasive hunger for power has no limits: Digvijaya August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh yet again took an opportunity to hit out on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in his tweet on Friday saying that Modi's hunger for power has no limits. 'On Modi's Independence Speech, I and Advani ji are on the same page. 'Modi's abrasive...
  • Ground report: Kishtwar still under curfew, Independence Day grim August 16, 2013

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has managed to end Kishtwar violence that broke out on Eid, but there are fears that political sparring could fan the flames again. Even as the nation celebrated Independence Day, BJP politicians in Kishtwar boycotted the flag-unfurling function. In Kishtwar, it was a grim...
  • Modi takes on Manmohan, I-Day turns into a slugfest August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India's 67th Independence Day turned into a full-blown political war between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi 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...
  • BJP, Congress leaders come to blows at I-Day function August 15, 2013

    Mussoorie: An ugly spat marred the Independence Day celebrations in Mussoorie when two politicians came to blows at a flag hoisting ceremony. BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi and Manmohan Singh Malla, Mussoorie municipal chairman and a Congress leader, both wanted to hoist the flag on their own. The two leaders climbed the...
  • India gifts 20 ambulances, four buses to Nepal on Independence Day August 15, 2013

    India on Thursday gifted 20 ambulances and four buses to various hospitals, charitable organisations and educational institutions in Nepal on the occasion of the India's Independence Day. Ambassador of India to Nepal Jayant Prasad handed over the keys of the vehicles to the recipient organisations from 16 districts at a special...