Independence Day (India)

National day in India, celebrated on 15 August

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Independence Day (India): National day in India, celebrated on 15 August
Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15 August, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the day when the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. India still retained King George VI as head of state until its transition to full republican constitution. India attained independence following the Independence Movement noted for largely non-violent resistance and civil disobedience.


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Gunslinger's gone: Abhinandan Varthaman's evolving style

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PM Modi's 'cleaning drive': Govt sacks 22 senior tax officers on corruption charges, full list inside

The move is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on Independence Day.
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In telephone talks with UK PM, Modi raises violence against Indian diaspora on Independence Day in London

PM Modi on Tuesday spoke to UK PM Boris Johnson over phone and raised the issue of violence against Indians participating in Independence Day celebrations outside Indian mission in London. According to..
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Rape accused Kuldeep Sengar features in Independence Day advertisement

The advertisement wishing the local people on Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan was given by the Ugu Panchayat chairman and advocate Anuj Kumar Dikshit
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Independence Day 2019: Time for India to make a high jump, says PM Narendra Modi

PM urges every citizen to dream of making India a $5-tn economy in next 5 yrs
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India's Modi trumpets Kashmir move, but local support is scarce

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi trumpeted his abolition of Kashmir's special status in an Independence Day speech on Thursday, but there was little sign that he had won over people in the region's..
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Chhattisgarh CM Baghel announces hike in quota for SCs, OBCs; total reservation in state now 72%

Baghel made the announcement at an Independence Day function in Raipur.
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Pakistan observes 'Black Day' over Kashmir with march by militant group

Pakistan observed a 'Black Day' on Thursday to coincide with India's Independence Day celebrations, as one of the main militant groups fighting Indian rule in Kashmir led a protest through Pakistan's..
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US, Russia congratulate India on Independence Day; call New Delhi a 'global power' with high authority

Putin, in his letter to the Indian leadership, said New Delhi "enjoys high authority in the international arena", while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, "The United States and India have long..
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Pakistan observes 'Black Day' for Kashmir as India celebrates independence

Pakistan observed a 'Black Day' on Thursday to coincide with India's Independence Day celebrations, in protest at New Delhi's decision to revoke special status for its portion of the contested Kashmir..
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India's Modi trumpets Kashmir, Muslim marriage moves in Independence Day speech

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an Independence Day speech on Thursday that spotlighted a decision to remove the special rights of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir among the bold..
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'Sustainable development need of the hour': Twitterati back PM Modi's Independence Day speech

In his over one and half hour speech from Red Fort, Prime Minister Modi touched upon various subjects including One Nation One Election, Jal Shakti mission, population control among other things.
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Deshbhakti curriculum in all Delhi govt schools soon: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal also said that he wanted to dedicate the initiative of Deshbhakti Curriculum to the country on the occasion of Independence Day.
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'New Delhi and Washington share close ties of friendship': US wishes India on I-Day

Wishing India on its 73rd Independence Day, the United States on Thursday said New Delhi and Washington enjoy close ties of friendship which over the time have flourished into a "strategic..
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President Ram Nath Kovind's address hails J&K move and Lok Sabha polls; salutes forces' bravery

President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the nation on the eve of India's 73rd Independence Day celebrations delivered a message of peace, harmony and goodwill, and reminded fellow countrymen of continuing..
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73rd Independence Day: PM Modi likely to focus on 'New India' in speech from ramparts of Red Fort

To mark what will be Modi's sixth consecutive address to the nation, 3,500 girl students drawn from 41 government schools in the national capital, 5,000 boys and 700 NCC cadets of 17 schools will..
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Pakistan is keeping a sinister eye on J-K: Rajnath Singh to Armed Forces

Addressing armed forces personnel on the eve of 73rd Independence Day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said Pakistan is keeping a sinister eye on Jammu and Kashmir and sends terrorists into..
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President Kovind's address to nation on the eve of Independence Day: Full text

President Kovind touched upon several issued in his address to the nation on the eve of 73rd Independence Day.
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As Pakistan marks 73rd Independence Day, #BalochistanSolidarityDay and #14AugustBlackDay trend on Twitter

Pakistan was left red-faced after Balochistan, a province located on its southwestern borders, called for its freedom as the country observed 73rd Independence Day.
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Centre's Jammu and Kashmir move a strong reply to terrorists: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said this year's Independence Day will be celebrated with "much more enthusiasm" in view of the Centre's decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
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Pakistan celebrates Independence Day but tensions with India remain high

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan used an address celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday to criticize India for its actions in the disputed Kashmir region that has long been a flashpoint between..
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Imran Khan to address nation from Muzaffarabad on Pakistan's 73rd Independence Day at 10.30 am IST today

Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the Legislative Assembly on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan
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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to be conferred Vir Chakra

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be awarded Vir Chakra on Independence Day for shooting down Pakistan F-16 during the February 27 air-skirmish between Indian Air Force and Pakistan Air Force a..
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Independence Day 2019: Planning to take Delhi Metro tomorrow? Read this before heading out

The parking services at metro stations will be closed from 6 am on August 14 to to 2 pm on August 15.
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73rd Independence Day: WhatsApp, Facebook messages, quotes you can share on August 15

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Kashmir will not be part of India on 100th Independence Day: MDMK chief Vaiko

"Kashmir will not be in India when India will celebrate its 100th year of freedom. They (BJP) have smudged Kashmir in mud. I have expressed my view on Kashmir earlier too. I have attacked Congress 30..
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Air India caps fares for Srinagar-Delhi route, other airlines follow

Air India has capped airfares on Srinagar-Delhi route till Independence Day.While Srinagar-Delhi one-way fare will be capped at Rs 6,715, Delhi-Srinagar will have an upper limit of Rs 6,899.
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