Independence Day

  • Will Smith not returning for 'Independence Day' sequel? 09-02-2014 04:20 PM

    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 15-11-2013 01:37 PM

    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 13-11-2013 02:40 PM

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 07-11-2013 11:30 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • NHRC notice to Bihar govt over I-Day attack on Dalits 30-08-2013 06:43 PM

    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...
  • Bihar govt hikes salary of 2.5 lakh contractual teachers by Rs 3000 per month 28-08-2013 10:42 AM

    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...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on the PM's speech on Independence Day 18-08-2013 02:55 PM

    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 18-08-2013 08:53 AM

    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...
  • Chinese Armymen, families join Indians in Independence Day celebrations 18-08-2013 02:00 AM

    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 17-08-2013 04:00 PM

    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...
  • Communal riots: New challenge for Nitish Kumar 17-08-2013 03:49 PM

    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...
  • Case against school for giving students expired biscuits 17-08-2013 03:28 PM

    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...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge flays Modi for his attack on PM, calls him 'immature' 17-08-2013 02:24 AM

    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...
  • The Last Word: Was Modi's I-Day speech a case of fine oratory on the wrong occasion that might backfire on him? 16-08-2013 09:29 PM

    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 16-08-2013 05:24 PM

    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...
  • Congress hits back Modi, asks to gain acceptability within BJP 16-08-2013 05:12 PM

    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...
  • Modi under fire from Left, SP for attacking PM's I-Day speech 16-08-2013 04:12 PM

    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 16-08-2013 01:08 PM

    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...
  • RSS keeps quiet on LK Advani's dig at Modi on Independence Day speech 16-08-2013 12:50 PM

    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 taken...
  • Union Home Secretary arrives in Kishtwar, curfew enters 8th day 16-08-2013 11:11 AM

    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...
  • Modi's abrasive hunger for power has no limits: Digvijaya 16-08-2013 09:34 AM

    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 16-08-2013 09:00 AM

    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 15-08-2013 10:42 PM

    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....
  • BJP, Congress leaders come to blows at I-Day function 15-08-2013 09:15 PM

    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...
  • India gifts 20 ambulances, four buses to Nepal on Independence Day 15-08-2013 09:09 PM

    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...
  • Taking steps to accelerate industrial growth in Rajasthan, says Ashok Gehlot 15-08-2013 08:59 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said his government was taking several measures to accelerate industrial growth in the state and attract investment. "Steps are being taken to accelerate industrial growth and for attracting investment. Rajasthan will have its biggest ever investment post independence with setting up of refinery...
  • Modi tears into Manmohan's I-Day speech 15-08-2013 08:48 PM

    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. The Congress was quick to hit...
  • Children with special needs as efficient as others: Pranab 15-08-2013 08:35 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said differently-abled children are as efficient in handling challenges of life as other kids provided they are given support and opportunities. Mukherjee, who was interacting with some differently-abled children on the occasion of the 67th Independence Day, said Rashtrapati Bhavan will set an example in...
  • BJP criticises Omar Abdullah over "differential treatment" remark 15-08-2013 07:30 PM

    BJP today criticised Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his statement on "differential treatment" to Kashmir that fuelled alienation among its people, saying it is "unfortunate" and should not be made on the Independence Day. "The use of words by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on...
  • Hooda calls upon youngsters to play constructive role in nation's progress 15-08-2013 07:28 PM

    Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda called upon the youth to play a constructive role in the nation's progress. Addressing a gathering after unfurling the national flag at an Independence Day function in Sonipat, Hooda said, "It is a matter of pride for us that dreams of freedom fighters are...