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Five iconic Indian scientists who made us proud

Learn about these prominent Indian scientists, who made India what it is today.

Independence Day 2018: Empire State Building and Burj Khalifa illuminated in tricolours

A special ceremony was organised on Indian Independence Day at the world-famous skyscraper in midtown Manhattan for lighting up the Empire State Building in saffron, white and green, in collaboration with Federation of Indian Association (FIA).

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What Freedom Means to Me

On this Independence Day, artistes from various fields choose a work, an idea or a space that to them best symbolises freedom.

At Red Fort, PM Modi's hope and fear

PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech mirrored both his offer of the fantasy of hope and refusal to acknowledge the republic of fear

Independence Day 2018 reactions highlights: Social media buzz on 72nd Independence Day

As India celebrating the 72nd Independence Day, here is everything that has been creating a buzz online.

How six Assam tailors stitched the longest Tricolour for Independence Day

Six tailors in Assam’s Baksa District shut shop to stitch a record-making 3.5 km long Tricolour for Independence Day

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Learn about India through these children’s books

Independence Day 2018: Here are some great books, fiction and non-fiction, to teach children about India.

Independence Day 2018: These Indian TV ads strike the right chord

Independence Day 2018: For the occasion, many companies come up with creative slogans, cartoons and advertisements. Here are the seven best ads that have managed to touch people's heart this Independence Day.

Independence Day: Images that defined India's history

Independence Day 2018: IndianExpress.com has compiled some of the most powerful images that define India's existence over the past 71 years.

Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech: For 2019, from Lal Qila

PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech was bound by the exigencies of a government in its final year before an election. But it still had some soaring moments, and omissions.

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Independence Day 2018 pictures from Red Fort

Independence Day 2018: Ahead of his speech, PM Modi unfurled the Tricolour and inspected the Guard of Honour. Also present at Ref Fort are Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, BJP president Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, LK Advani among other political leaders.

Independence Day 2018: Dress rehearsal ahead of celebrations on August 15

Independence Day 2018 full dress rehearsal was held at Red Fort on Monday.

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From Red Fort, PM Narendra Modi promises to double farmers' income by 2022

"A lot of people raise doubts about this. But we are firm in our decision. We want to excel in innovation and bring0-in record production of food grains," PM Modi said, talking about blue revolution, fish revolution, sweet revolution in the country.

By 2022, India will launch its first manned space mission: PM Narendra Modi on the 72nd independence day

He said the country will see an Indian on a space mission under an indigenous space project called ‘Gaganyaan‘ before 2022.

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On Kashmir, Modi invokes Vajpayee. Says using bullets is not the way forward

Modi also spoke about reduced instances of violence in northeast India and gave credit to the Army, Centre and state governments for repealing of AFSPA in Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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