August 15

August 15 News

Independence Day traffic advisory by Delhi Police: Check details here

Independence Day 2018: Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in the national capital and many other parts of the country.

PM Modi may push financial inclusion drive in Independence Day speech

There could be a doubling of overdraft facility to Rs 10,000 under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) account holders as part of the government's effort to fund the unfunded, PTI quoted official sources as saying.


Ahead of August 15: Advance bookings by tourists rise by 50 per cent

Websites like Avis are offering one-way rentals (to Mumbai and Pune) that helps people save 60 per cent of the cost. Airlines like Jet Airways had offered discounts of up to 30 per cent on economy and premiere fares.

Flag hoisted at Maharashtra’s highest peak

The team, led by Lieutenant-Commander Vinit Doshi, unfurled the 60 X 40 feet flag weighing nearly 50 kg after a 16-km trek.

Remission to Punjab convicts on I-Day

Punjab government has decided to accord one- time remission of sentence to convicts lodged in state jails.

Google now offers you a virtual tour of India's road to independence

Google gives Indians a chance to remisce the historic moments associated with the country's independence movement


Election Commission holds candle march to draw voters to polling station

A candle light march was organised to aware women about the importance of voting

Freedom of Expression

August 15 is a date that reminds us of our shared history and personal sacrifices of many. It also evokes emotional pride and the feeling of freedom.

Koreans in Pune celebrate their I-Day

Sixty-eight years ago on this day,two years before India got its Independence in the wee hours of August 15,Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces in World War II,consequently ending 38 years of colonial rule over Korea

Philatelic tribute to Independence Day,since 1947

The historic date of August 15 has over the years marked the release of several special commemorative stamps as a philatelic tribute to Independence Day by the Department of Post