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On October 4, orders to Punjab govt schools: Celebrate Independence Day as Sankalp Parva

The orders, originally issued from the office of the Minister of Panchayati Raj dated August 7, reached the schools in Punjab on October 4.

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Two patriotic songs must, bands skip concert

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had approached a band Imphal Talkies for a concert last month, to celebrate India’s 70th year of Independence and 75 years of the Quit India Movement, which they refused.

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Telangana: Govt college principal heckled for hoisting tricolour with shoes on in Nizamabad, 16 held

According to Armoor (Rural) police inspector Narashimha Swamy, the group of men allegedly gheraoed and heckled Mohammed Yaqeenuddin, the principal of the government Junior College in Ailapur village near Nizamabad, for hoisting the national flag with shoes on.

UP: Madrasas defying order on I-Day celebration may face action under National Security Act

Under the NSA, a person can be detained without bail or trial and the authorities need not disclose the grounds of detention if they believe the detainee can act in a way that poses a threat to the security of the state/country or the maintenance of public order.

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Amid I-Day Security Lockdown: Jammu & Kashmir police team scrambles for shelter in Walled City

A head constable and a constable, posted at a police station in Srinagar, were accompanied by two persons. They were looking for a woman, who was suspected to have disappeared from her village near Srinagar, and were accompanied by the complainants.

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Did tell Tripura CM Manik Sarkar to reshape his Independence Day speech, Prasar Bharati admits

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s speech on Independence day also referred to minorities and Dalits being “under severe attack” and how “their sense of security is being shattered”.

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15 held for heckling principal who hoisted flag wearing shoes

On Tuesday morning, when Mohammed Yaquinuddin, the principal of Government Junior College at Ailapur village, stepped up to hoist the flag on the college campus, the sarpanch and several villagers asked him to remove his shoes.

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The speech that did not pass the AIR test

Independence Day is not just a ceremonial occasion. Keeping in view the historical significance and tremendous emotional attachment to this day for Indians, it has to be treated as an important ceremonial occasion for national introspection.

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Suresh Raina salutes Kashmiri Pandit for ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ chants at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk

Kashmiri Pandits have been a controversial part of the Jammu and Kashmir society as they were the original inhabitants of Kashmir Valley and are the only remaining Hindu community native to it.

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Independence Day: Full text of Manik Sarkar’s speech that DD, AIR refused to broadcast

AIR, DD refuse to air Tripura CM’s speech: Manik Sarkar, who is heading the Left Front government in Tripura, spoke about cow vigilantism, minority issues among other things in his speech.

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71st Independence Day: CM Devendra Fadnavis promises to free farmers of loans

Fadnavis said the government would build 12 lakh houses in rural and 10 lakh houses in urban areas under affordable housing project by 2019. “We have started work on 3 lakh houses,” he said.

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Widows of martyrs felicitated in Mumbai on Independence Day

Reshma Dhavale, 23, whose husband Sepoy Kisan Ganesh Dhavale was martyred in January, said, “I wanted to become a police officer but now I’m going to do all I can to make my husband’s dream come true, of making my son, who is a year old, an army officer.”

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Gateway of India transforms into giant screen for laser show

The department of tourism and information technology worked on the project, and the CM said it would be run on a trial basis for 15 days. “This can be further enriched with modifications based on suggestions from experts and people,” he said.

I-Day Programmes in Madrasas: ‘We have to ensure that we will not let riots take place’

“Such a thing never happened. We have always celebrated Independence Day hoisting the national flag and singing the national anthem,” said Khalil Ahmad, manager of the madrasa.

I-Day Programmes in Madrasas: ‘No one checked our celebrations all these years’

“No one came to check all these years if we actually celebrated the day. The order was driven by a craze for publicity,” he told The Indian Express, adding that similar programmes were held last year and the years before that.