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.

Independence Day News

PM Modi flags population boom: Fertility rate falling, 7 key states over India average

Seven states — UP, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand — that account for about 45 per cent of the total population in the 2011 Census, recorded a higher TFR than the national average.

Delhi: Two held for flying kite with Chinese manjha on Independence Day

Police added the man had coated the manjha with a metallic powder to avoid detection.


Jal Jeevan Mission to be nationwide movement like Swachh Bharat: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

As per the mission plan, the central government plans to provide drinking water connections to all homes by 2024. The Prime Minister has proposed Rs 3.5 lakh crore towards this mission.

Bangalore news August 19 highlights: New ministers to swear-in tomorrow at Karnataka Raj Bhavan, CM Yediyurappa says

Bangalore news August 19 highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

AIR broadcasts PM Modi's entire Independence-Day speech in 15 foreign languages

Prasar Bharati and External Services of AIR also plan to translate and broadcast 'Mann ki Baat' by the Prime Minister in foreign languages beginning with the episode to be aired in August 2019.

'Courageous, thought-provoking': Shatrughan Sinha heaps praises on PM Modi's I-Day speech

"I humbly suggest - act now, before it is too late, as the nation stands firmly with you," Shatrughan Sinha tweeted on PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day address.


Five students die of electrocution in Koppal; CM announces Rs 5 lakh compensation

Police said two students were electrocuted first, and the others died trying to help them. "Gross violation of safety measures led to this tragic incident," a police officer said.

Delhi: Three enter Red Fort before Independence-Day, held

“The arrest was made after police received a complaint from CISF inspector Narendra Gupta. An FIR has been lodged at Kotwali police station,” a senior officer said.

Third year in row, Capt Amarinder Singh gives Issru a miss, Badals too skip it this time

This year, even Badals skipped the programme and none from the family — former CM Parkash Singh Badal his son and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal or daughter-in-law and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal — paid tributes to the martyr.

Vadodara: Two students electrocuted as flag pole touches live wire ahead of I-Day event

Police said the two students were helping make the arrangements for the flag-hoisting ceremony. They were bringing down the pole from the terrace of the government school when it touched a live wire overhead.

Independence Day Photos

Independence Day 2019: Colours of freedom from across India

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.

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

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: Ten photos that celebrate freedom

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 photos: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses nation from Red Fort

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 2019: Preparations begin with full dress rehearsal at Red Fort

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

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.

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.

Independence Day Videos

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.


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:

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:

Bollywood Stars Reveal Their Dream For India on Independence Day

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

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.

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