Independents

  • A rendition of Vande Mataram by CNN-IBN 2 days ago

    CJ team gets you a rendition of the 'Vande Mataram', this song is produced by our in-house talent. CNN-IBN journalists turn musicians. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist show: Independence Day special 4 days ago

    This week on the Citizen Journalist show we celebrate the 68th Independence Day. ...
  • Watch: India day parade in New York 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • India-Pak relations: Challenges for Modi 4 days ago

    As India and Pakistan celebrate 67 years of Independence, CNN-IBN discusses with Indo-Pak 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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    New Delhi: On this Independence Day evening, the historic Chandni Chowk street in Delhi's Walled City, otherwise chock-a-block 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 5 days ago

    Eight Overdrive enthusiasts join the Overdrive team for the independence Quattro drive. They get to travel on Marsimek-La which is the highest motorable road of the world. They enjoy their journey singing and hoisting the National flag. ...
  • Canadian Prime Minister lauds Indo-Canadians for their contribution 6 days ago

    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 Indo-Canadians to the prosperity of his country. "Our strong and dynamic relationship is rooted in deep people-to-people ties," Harper said in a statement read by...
  • Kerala CM orders probe into school forced to drop Vande Mataram from Independence Day eve fete 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two days after a private school in Kollam district of Kerala was forced to drop national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Day-eve 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' 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 food-poisoning at government-run hospital 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Forty-seven doctors at government-run 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 flag-hoisting and other ceremonies, the doctors thought of getting some...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • How do you rate PM Modi's Independence Day speech? 6 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday received overwhelming response from the citizens. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country on the PM's Independence Day speech. ...
  • Modi calls for peace, development; opposition terms it visionless speech 6 days ago

    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 65-minute extempore speech in Hindi without any bullet-proof shield, he maintained his charm and touched almost all aspects that his government has...
  • Major Mukund Varadarajan awarded Ashok Chakra on 68th Independence Day 6 days ago

    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 anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed taken ill while addressing Independence Day speech 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day, CNN-IBN 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 6 days ago

    Fifty three children fell sick after eating food served on Independence Day at a government-run primary school at Balapur in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday. The children, who had assembled for Independence Day celebrations, were given mid-day meal. After eating, many children started complaining of uneasiness, said district project...
  • Government decision to abolish Planning Commission 'dangerous': AAP 6 days ago

    Chandigarh AAP on Friday slammed the government for its decision to abolish the Planning Commission and replace it with a new institution, saying the move was "dangerous" for the country as it will end a platform meant to review policies and programmes. "Despite several shortcomings, the Planning Commission is a platform...
  • Manjhi promises all-round development of Bihar 6 days ago

    Promising all-round development of Bihar, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday announced a plethora of schemes,including a bank account for every family. Unfurling the tricolour at a water-logged Gandhi Maidan and delivering his maiden Independence Day speech amidst continuous rains, Manjhi said the state government will conduct camps at every...
  • Development is the only solution, not violence: Hemant Soren to Maoists 6 days ago

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday said violence cannot bring solutions to any problem, and development alone can fulfill the aspirations of people. "Violence is not the solution of any problem. The people's aspirations can only be fulfilled with effective implementation of developmental programmes, bringing in qualitative change in their...
  • Kerala: School forced to drop 'Vande Mataram' from Independence Day eve fete 6 days ago

    Kollam: A radical outfit allegedly forced a private school in Kollam to abandon rendering of the national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Day-eve celebrations, claiming it would hurt the religious sentiments of certain sections of students. According to school management sources, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), a fundamentalist outfit...
  • Join hands to end malnutrition in Gujarat: CM Anandi Patel's Independence Day appeal 6 days ago

    Patan: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday called for public participation and teamwork to eradicate malnutrition in the state. "It is time we eradicated malnutrition in our state. Leaders and the people of the state should contribute towards making the state malnutrition free, let us work as a team,"...
  • Government committed to bring development in Maoist-hit areas: CM 6 days ago

    Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday stressed that the state government will overcome the hindrances in development in the left wing extremism (LWE) areas of the state while marching ahead in the path of inclusive growth and public participation. "I believe that going on the way of inclusive growth, transparency and...