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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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.


Centra Vista: Construction work of new Parliament building begins

January 15, 2021 2:15 pm

The new Parliament building will have a triangular shape and is expected to be completed by the 75th anniversary of India's independence in 2022. The government plans to hold the monsoon session of Parliament in 2022 in the new building.

Meet an enterprising woman and her team weaving quilts to gift frontline workers on I-Day

January 05, 2021 2:12 pm

Honouring the frontline workers for their innumerable contribution, Taruna Sethi and her team of artisans look to gift 1,000 patchwork quilts to frontline workers on India's Independence Day 2021

PM Modi’s I-Day turban was a gift from farmer in Tapi district

August 18, 2020 5:04 am

“It was Parmar’s wish that PM wears his turban and his dream was fulfilled,” said BJP state chief CR Paatil. Sujansinh Parmar, 38, is a farmer from Tapi district.

From Burj Khalifa to Niagara Falls: How landmarks around the world lit up in tricolour

August 16, 2020 3:52 pm

To mark the special occasion, the iconic Empire State Building in New York, Burj Khalifa in Dubai and popular tourist destination, Niagara Falls in Toronto among others were illuminated with colours of Indian flag.

Daily briefing: Naga talks under strain; Report says Facebook opposed action on BJP-linked hate posts

August 16, 2020 8:34 am

From M S Dhoni's announcement on his retirement to the murder of a first-time Dalit pradhan in an Uttar Pradesh village, read the top stories from print edition today.

Growth plan to virus battle, major issues find echo in CMs’ Independece Day addresses

August 16, 2020 6:01 am

Chief Ministers and Lieutenant Governors on Saturday listed out efforts taken by their administrations towards public welfare, and highlighted key concerns at low-key events. The Indian Express takes a look at states and Union territories.

Govt to rethink minimum marriage age for women

August 16, 2020 2:20 am

“We have set up a committee to reconsider the minimum age of marriage for girls. The Centre will take a decision after the committee submits its report,” Modi said during his Independence Day address from Red Fort.

Oli calls up Modi on I-Day, Nepal says talks to continue

August 16, 2020 1:57 am

The phone call, according to a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs, lasted 11 minutes during which Oli greeted the Indian government and the people of India on their 74th Independence Day.

PM announces health ID for every Indian: Covid-19 our biggest self-reliance lesson

August 16, 2020 2:33 am

“I am pleased to share with you that the mission will be launched on pilot mode in the six Union Territories of Chandigarh, Ladakh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep,” PM Modi said.

Unless Modi makes a determined effort to change course, the pall of gloom will get thicker and thicker

August 16, 2020 11:54 am

If the economy was booming and millions of young Indians were able to get new jobs and take the first steps towards a better life, then the year gone by may have been remembered differently.


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.

With COVID-19 precautions, here's how Independence Day 2020 was celebrated across India

August 15, 2020 1:40 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday addressed the nation on its 74th Independence Day from ramparts of the Red Fort in the national capital.

India decks up for I-Day celebrations amid Covid-19 challenge

August 14, 2020 11:15 pm

On the eve of 74th Independence Day, the states across the country geared up to mark the occasion with various events in keeping with the coronavirus guidelines.

See photos: J&K celebrates first Independence Day after abrogation of Article 370

August 15, 2019 2:40 pm

Amid tight vigil, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday hoisted the national flag in Srinagar’s Sher-e-Kashmir stadium to mark the state’s first Independence Day celebration since the revocation of Article 370 and Article 35A earlier this month.

Independence Day 2019: Colours of freedom from across India

August 15, 2019 10:30 pm

India today marked the 73rd year of Independence. After being ruled by the British for years, India finally gained its hard-fought independence on August 15, 1947. Every year the day is celebrated with much aplomb.

Independence Day photos: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses nation from Red Fort

August 15, 2019 9:23 am

India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day on August 15 this year. See photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Red Fort in New Delhi.

Independence Day: Ten photos that celebrate freedom

August 15, 2019 10:43 am

There is freedom, and there is freedom. The freedom to live, laugh, love, the freedom to be. While Independence came to every Indian in 1947, freedom has been trickier — reaching different classes and communities in different speeds and degrees — but it is on its way alright. On India's 73rd Independence Day, here's looking at 10 pictures that speak of 10 different kinds of freedoms and independences.

Independence Day 2019: Preparations begin with full dress rehearsal at Red Fort

August 13, 2019 10:59 am

PM Modi will hoist the Tricolour at the Red Fort on Thursday. Following which he is scheduled to deliver a speech to the nation. This will be his first Independence Day speech after securing a thumping victory in the recently-concluded elections.

Independence Day 2018: India celebrates the spirit of freedom

August 16, 2018 6:44 am

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

August 14, 2018 5:48 pm

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.


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

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