Independent

  • Don't leave the UK: David Cameron's emotional appeal to Scotland 20 hours 24 minutes ago

    Two days ahead of the referendum, UK Prime Minister David Cameron made an emotional appeal, begging the people of Scotland not to leave the United Kingdom. ...
  • Independence won't be a trial separation, but a painful divorce: PM Cameron to Scotland 20 hours 37 minutes ago

    London/Aberdeen: Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on Monday that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains too close to call, Cameron, the...
  • Scottish independence: Currency one of the campaign battlegounds 20 hours 59 minutes ago

    In the final few days of campaigning for Scottish independence, currency is one of the big campaign battle-grounds. Scotland surrendered its coinage 307 years ago when it became a part of the United Kingdom. Now with the chance to reclaim its own sovereignty, there's one part of the UK pro-independence...
  • Watch: Impact of vote for independence in Scotland on makers of Scotch 3 days ago

    Days ahead the independence referendum in Scotland, the uncertainty is causing concern for one of country's most iconic industries. Here is the impact of the vote on the makers of Scotch. ...
  • 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result 3 days ago

    Glasgow: On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. Colorful displays of Yes posters outnumber those backing the Better Together campaign. Talk on the street is of opportunity and a chance to create a...
  • Scottish referendum campaign switches focus to Glasgow 4 days ago

    Glasgow: Campaigners for and against Scotland's independence focused their efforts on Glasgow on Friday as separatist leader Alex Salmond said he was confident of victory despite a new poll showing the pro-UK campaign recovering lost ground. Salmond hit the streets under a leaden sky in the city with actor Peter Mullan,...
  • As scots eye independence, rest of UK gets nervous 6 days ago

    Berwick-Upon-Tweed, England: All Gavin Jones has to do is scan the shelves of his impossibly quaint shop on England's border with Scotland to know he'll have a big problem if the Scots declare independence next week. There are teddy bears in Campbell clan tartans and shelves of shortbread from Scotland -...
  • Currency question at the heart of the Scottish debate 6 days ago

    London: There'll be no going back if Scotland votes for independence from the United Kingdom on September 18. Opinion polls showing that may happen have prompted investors to sell off the British pound. If a knockout blow is dealt to Scotland's 307-year union with England, that selling could accelerate as the...
  • London: Scottish flag raised over Downing Street 1 week ago

    London: The Scottish flag was hoisted over Downing Street on Tuesday as Prime Minister David Cameron launched a fresh push to stop Scots voting for independence next week, although it fell down on the first attempt. The blue and white saltire made it halfway up the flagpole above Cameron's office before...
  • Queen Elizabeth II concerned over Scotland's independence from UK September 7, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II is very concerned that Scotland will vote for independence from the UK this month and is receiving daily updates on the situation, a media report said on Sunday. Buckingham Palace aides and ministers close to the 88-year-old British monarch told 'The Sunday Times' that the prospect of...
  • UK promises Scots more powers if they reject independence September 7, 2014

    London: The British government is scrambling to respond to a lurch in the opinion polls towards a vote for Scottish independence this month by promising a range of new powers for Scotland if it chooses to stay within the United Kingdom. British finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday that plans...
  • 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...
  • China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival August 24, 2014

    Beiing: Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already tight ideological controls. Li Xianting, a film critic and founder of the Li Xianting Film Fund, the...
  • A rendition of Vande Mataram by CNN-IBN August 19, 2014

    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 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...
  • India-Pak relations: Challenges for Modi August 17, 2014

    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 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 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 August 16, 2014

    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 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 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 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 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' 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...