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Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's famous speech 'Give me blood, I promise you freedom'

India’s most loved and iconic freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose or Netaji was known for his rousing, motivational speeches. His speech, ‘Give me blood and I promise you freedom’, delivered in Burma to the members of his Indian National Army in 1944, is among the most popular. Share the speech with your child on the occasion of Netaji's 122nd birth anniversary.

For Ritwik Ghatak, the pain of Partition was always in frame

Cinema, by Ghatak’s own admission, was nothing more than a means of expression. He obdurately refused to present a unified picture of Bengal or look at the jubilation of Independence. Instead, he focussed on the price one had to pay for it and compelled the audience to do the same.

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Independence Day 2018 Craft: DIY tricolour dreamcatcher

Happy Independence Day 2018: Here is a step-wise tutorial of a tricolour dreamcatcher! You can make one or many to decorate your home and school.

Independence Day 2018: When Mahatma Gandhi lied for his brother

Happy Independence Day 2018: The English teacher, keen to prove that he was a good teacher, wanted all his students to know every spelling so that he could impress his superiors. When he saw that Mohan was unsure, he prodded him to peep at his neighbour’s slate and see the spelling.

Who defends the defenders?

Serving soldiers have approached SC over AFSPA. They must not be made to pay for governments’ failures.

Son of man released from Pakistan prison after 36 years: Had assumed he was dead

For the 36 years that Gajanand Sharma, a labourer, was locked up in the Lahore central jail, his family had no clue about his whereabouts after he went missing from his home in 1982.

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Accused of not celebrating I-Day, MP school made to hoist Tricolour again

A school teacher said a group of parents and members of the VHP and Bajrang Dal argued with the principal and made her write an apology, stating she had made a mistake by not calling students to school on Independence Day.

Kolkata: Indian flag ‘not taken down before sunset’, school headmaster booked

The case was lodged against Abdul Rahman Ali, headmaster of Sijram Junior High School under the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act section 2 (a gross affront or indignity offered the Indian national flag).

Mithali Raj 'silences' Twitter user who questioned her over late Independence Day message

A Twitter user criticised India women's cricket captain Mithali Raj over sending Independence Day message a day late. She responded in befitting manner

Independence Day done right: Chasing Mission Million, Robin Hood Army serves meals to thousands of underprivileged in Ludhiana

Robin Hood Army- a nationwide group of volunteers who collect surplus food from restaurants and eateries and take it to the poor, were chasing target of serving one million people today on Independence Day under the mega drive ‘Mission Million’.

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Independence Day 2018: India celebrates the spirit of freedom

According to a statement by the DMRC, the train services wiere running as usual. However, stations like Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and ITO will have restrictions on entry and exit owing to security considerations. In Pic: Lady selling Tricolour flags on the roadside in New Delhi on Monday.

Independence Day 2018: Take cues from Bollywood celebrities on how to nail tricolour-themed outfits

Thinking how to celebrate Independence Day in style? Well, we have got you covered! Right from Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone's green saris to Chitrangada Singh's orange lehenga, here are a few celeb-inspired styling tricolour outfit ideas.

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From Sepoy mutiny to 1947: A flashback of India's Independence struggle

The first struggle of independence started in the year 1857 with Sepoy mutiny. After years of struggle and bloodshed, India finally got independence on August 1947

Independence Day 2017 in photos: PM Narendra Modi underlines the concept of New India

Independence Day 2017 images: Addressing the nation on the 70th Independence Day from the Red Fort, PM Modi says we have to take the country ahead with the determination of ‘New India’. “In our nation, there is no one big or small. Everybody is equal. Together we can bring a positive change in the nation,” he says

Independence Day celebrations: Full dress rehearsals at Red Fort

Every year, India celebrates Independence Day at New Delhi's Red Fort. The Army, Navy and Air Force march at the Fort while school children perform for dignitaries and audience present. The Prime Minister is expected to give a speech at the venue as well.

This Independence Day, make a fashion statement with these celeb-inspired tricolour-themed outfits

This Independence Day, if you are in the mood to celebrate big or simply need help to win the best dressed contest in your office, then here are a few celeb-inspired styling tips to up your game.

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India celebrates 68 years of independence with grand fervour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the eve of Independence Day.

Taste of Freedom: 7 must make delicacies on Independence Day

Soak yourself in the colours of I-Day. Try making these colourful recipes at home

69th Independence Day celebrations - Dress rehearsal

Two days ahead of the 69th Independence Day, Navy, Air Force, Delhi Police personnel and school children participated in the full dress rehearsal for the event.

Modi, Sonia attend President's At Home

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the centre of attention today at the 'At Home' function hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of the 68th Independence Day.

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

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

"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.

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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.

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

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

From Red Fort, Narendra Modi pitches to women voters; condemns rape, promises permanent commission for women and triple talaq bill. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Bollywood Stars Reveal Their Dream For India on Independence Day

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

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Independence Day Special: India Of My Dreams

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: Independence Day Special

Nabarangpur: Tracking change and challenge in India’s poorest district. SEE FULL SERIES HERE: https://indianexpress.com/topic/district-zero/

Nabrangpur District Zero: Express Special Part II

Nabarangpur: Tracking change and challenge in India’s poorest district. SEE FULL SERIES HERE: https://indianexpress.com/topic/district-zero/

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