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Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Independence Day

India celebrates its 72nd Independence day this year. On August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag at the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi. It will be followed by his address  to the nation.


Har Ghar Tiranga: In Karnataka, education officers worry about dearth of flagpoles in villages

August 09, 2022 10:05 am

With villagers saying they cannot afford to buy flagpoles, authorities are scrambling to ensure that the tricolour is hoisted appropriately.

‘Har Ghar Tiranga’: Flag Foundation of India holds event at CP

August 09, 2022 7:02 am

The Flag Foundation of India celebrated the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence at Central Park in Connaught Place on Saturday.

US' Boston to mark 75th anniversary of India's Independence with two-day extravaganza

August 08, 2022 12:37 pm

The celebrations this year have several firsts in the history of India's Independence celebrations in Boston, said eminent community leader Abhishek Singh, president of Federation of Indian Associations-New England, organiser of the parade

4 'dummy IEDs' planted in Central Delhi to check police alertness ahead of I-Day, all found

August 07, 2022 8:38 pm

According to police, four tiffin boxes (dummies) were planted in Jama Masjid, Gaffar Market, New Delhi Railway Station and Paharganj and all were recovered by staff.

Har Ghar Tiranga campaign: Post offices to remain open on all days till August 15 to sell flags

August 07, 2022 4:46 pm

The flags are available in three sizes at Rs 25, Rs 18 and Rs 9 respectively.

On Independence Day, flag hoisting on Indian Navy ships in 6 continents

August 08, 2022 12:16 am

In Asia, INS Chennai and INS Betwa will visit Muscat in Oman and INS Saryu will visit Singapore.

National Handloom Day 2022: How self-help groups sustain Indian handicrafts and handlooms

August 08, 2022 8:49 am

This year the handloom celebratory week coincides with the government's 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, an initiative under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav encouraging people to hoist flags at their homes and contribute to nation-building in the 75th year of Independence

In a first, DRDO's howitzer to be part of 21-gun salute on Independence Day

August 08, 2022 10:22 am

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) is a home-grown 155 mm x 52 calibre howitzer gun developed by the Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

On Har Ghar Tiranga campaign: ‘Patriotism has increased and so has the demand for flags’

August 07, 2022 8:54 am

BJP-led governments have been distributing flags and setting targets to manufacture the Tricolour. Sanjay Katuria, 51, a wholesale trader of flags in Sadar Bazar, Old Delhi, and his employee Lakshya Nagpal, 35, say they have been getting orders from across the country.

Patriotic fervour should be inculcated in youth: PM

August 07, 2022 1:55 am

Modi said the patriotic fervour seen during the freedom struggle was unprecedented, and it is the same fervour “that we need to inculcate in our current generation and channelise it for nation-building”.


ASI announces free entry to all monuments from Aug 5-15; add these to your list

August 04, 2022 3:44 pm

Here are some ASI heritage monuments you must visit this Independence Day

MPs ride down from Red Fort to Vijay Chowk at Tiranga bike rally

August 03, 2022 1:59 pm

The Tiranga bike rally for MPs across parties was organised by the Culture Ministry from the Red Fort to Vijay Chowk in Delhi for the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

Breakfast with Modi: Indian Olympians meet PM day after attending Independence Day celebrations

August 16, 2021 2:38 pm

A day after praising them from the ramparts of the Red Fort in his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian athletes who participated in the Olympics and made India proud.

Independence Day: Here's how people are celebrating

August 15, 2021 7:30 pm

Here's a look at how the country is celebrating the day.

Independence Day 2021: Indians share thoughts on freedom, future, growth and inclusivity

August 16, 2021 4:42 pm

On the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day, people across age-groups share what independence means to them and their hopes and wishes for the future of this diverse nation

India at 75: PM Modi stresses on ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ by 100th Independence Day

August 15, 2021 12:34 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his eighth consecutive Independence Day address to the nation from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort.

In Pics: India decks up as it celebrates 75th Independence Day

August 15, 2021 9:30 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Sunday to celebrate the country's 75th Independence Day.

In Pics: Full dress rehearsal for 75th Independence Day celebrations

August 14, 2021 4:52 pm

Ahead of India’s 75th Independence Day, states across the country are conducting full dress rehearsals.

Independence Day 2021: Ahead of celebrations, some flags in the making

August 13, 2021 4:18 pm

To commemorate the event of India's autonomy, flags are hoisted in every corner of the country. In this gallery, we take a look at some tricolours in the making, ahead of India's 75th Independence Day

Covid-19 to Ladakh standoff: What PM Modi said on India's Independence Day 2020

August 15, 2020 12:11 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Saturday, on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day. In his nearly 90 minute address, PM Modi spoke on the coronavirus pandemic, making India self-reliant and warned those against challenging India's sovereignty.


PM Modi announces Ayushman Bharat, says the scheme will cover 50 crore people

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

The National Health Protection Scheme aims to provide health cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme will be rolled out on September 25, on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary.

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

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

"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

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

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

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

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

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:

From condemning rape to promising Triple Talaq Bill, Narendra Modi makes a pitch to women voters in I-day speech

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

From Red Fort, Narendra Modi pitches to women voters; condemns rape, promises permanent commission for women and triple talaq bill. See more:

Bollywood Stars Reveal Their Dream For India on Independence Day

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

To commemorate India's 72nd Independence Day, asked many Bollywood actors, about their dream for India. Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma and several others gave interesting replies.

Independence Day Special: India Of My Dreams

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

As India gears up for its 72nd Independence Day, we ask what is their dream for a better India. From affordable education to safety for women, presenting the wishlist for a brighter India.

Nabrangpur District Zero: Express Special Part II

August 17, 2015 6:01 pm

Nabarangpur: Tracking change and challenge in India’s poorest district. SEE FULL SERIES HERE:

Nabrangpur District Zero: Independence Day Special

August 17, 2015 6:02 pm

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