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7.49 pm: PM Modi visited former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS who has been undergoing treatment at the hospital. There has been no official update on Vajpayee’s health condition, however, the reports suggest that he has been on life support since two days New Delhi: PM Modi visited former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS who has been undergoing treatment at the hospital.

6.07 pm: The Cochin International Airport today suspended all flight operations till Saturday as water gushed the airport area following unabated rains and the opening of dam shutters in the Periyar river

4.19 pm: An Indian Army soldier was injured on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district where an infiltration bid was foiled


2:20 pm: Kerala: 17,974 people shifted to 117 relief camps in Ernakulam district due to heavy rainfall in the state.

1:54 pm: Water enters houses in Karnataka’s Shimoga following heavy rainfall in the region.

1:47 pm: Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu met school children at his residence on Independence Day India.

1:44 pm: Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Patna unfurled the tricolour today.

1:43 pm: Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unfurls the tricolour at his residence.

1:30 pm: One person was killed and several buildings and shops were damaged after a cloudburst struck the Karnah area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

1:27 pm: At least four civilians killed and two others wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Shahjoy district of Zabul, Afghanistan.

1:23 pm: IndiaIndependenceDay: High Commissioner of India to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria hoists the national flag at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

1:11 pm: JammuAndKashmir: Border Security Force (BSF) celebrates Independence Day with school children in RS Pura Sector of Jammu.

12:57 pm: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao unfurls the tricolour at Golconda Fort in Hyderabad.

12:41 am: Odisha: Track patrolling and inspection of bridges being conducted by officials of East Coast Railway in view of flooding of tracks at various places; Visuals of Rupra Road-Norla Road on Titilagarh-Rayagada railway section.

12:27 pm: Kerala: Severe water logging in parts of Trivandrum city following rainfall in the region.

12:19 pm: Raipur: Governor of Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel takes additional charge as Governor of Chhattisgarh.

11:38 am: Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa are also present.

11:36 am: Border meeting between Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) took place today at Nathu La, Sikkim to jointly celebrate India Independence Day.

11:14 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal unfurls the tricolour at Chhatrasal Stadium.

11:08 am: Kerala: Kochi airport shut till August 18, 2 pm due to heavy rains.

11:02 am: Kerala: India Meteorological Department has issued red alert (heavy to very heavy rainfall in most places) for Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam Districts till tomorrow.

10:42 am: My association with AAP which was beautiful/revolutionary has come to an end. I have resigned from the party/requested PAC to accept the same. It is purely for a very very personal reason: Ashutosh.

10:40 am: Fiji is the 1st place where Indian tricolour was hoisted on the 72nd Independence Day, today. INS Sahyadri paraded the Guard & the flag was hoisted by Vishwas Sapkal, High Commissioner of India to Fiji, with Capt Shantanu Jha, CO INS Sahyadri & Capt Manish Rai DA.

10:31 am: Rameswaram: Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar, the elder brother of APJ Abdul Kalam unfurls tricolour at Kalam House.

10:21 am: Punjab: Pakistan Rangers and BSF exchange sweets at Attari- Wagah border on the occasion of India Independence Day.

10:13 am: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurls the national flag in Kolkata.

9:44 am: West Bengal: Exchange of sweets between India and Bangladesh on IndiaIndependenceDay at the Indo-Bangladesh border at BOP Fulbari.

9:40 am: Kerala Heavy and incessant rain continues to lash the state; Visuals from Kochi’s Eloor.

9:35 am: BJP President Amit Shah unfurls the national flag at Party headquarters in Delhi.

9:33 am: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami unfurls the tricolour in Chennai.

9:23 am: Heavy and incessant rain continues to lash Kerala; Visuals from Kochi’s Eloor.

9:19 am: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat unfurls the national flag at Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra in Karnataka’s Bengaluru.

9:14 am: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis unfurls the tricolour in Mumbai.

8:49 am: Tripura, Meghalaya and many parts of Arunachal Pradesh are seeing historic peace. From 126, Left Wing Extremism is restricted to 90 districts. We are working to ensure peace across the nation: PM Modi.

8:44 am: The practice of Triple Talaq has caused great injustice to Muslim women. We are striving to end this practice but there are some people who are not wanting it to end. I promise the Muslim women that I will work to ensure justice is done to them: PM Modi.

8.35 am: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan will be launched on 25th September this year. It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get proper access to good quality and affordable healthcare: PM Modi


8.25 am: Due to Swachh Bharat mission, lakhs of children can lead healthier lives. Even the WHO has praised it. Mahatma Gandhi led the Satyagrahis to freedom. Today, the Swachhagrahis have to ensure a Swachh Bharat: PM Modi

8.22 am: As significant as economic growth, is dignity of the individual. Our schemes such as Ujjwala and Saubhagya Yojana are enhancing the dignity of fellow Indians: PM Modi

8.09 am: There was a time when North East India used to feel that Delhi is very far from them, but today we have brought Delhi to the doorstep of the North East: PM Narendra Modi

8.08 am: The OROP demand was also pending for decades. People of India, our brave Army personnel had faith in us and we were able to take a decision on OROP.We will always take decisions in the interests of our nation: PM Narendra Modi

8.07 am: Who did not want the GST to be passed, yet it was pending for years.
Last year GST became a reality.I want to thank the business community for the success of the GST: PM Narendra Modi

8.06 am: Who did not want the GST to be passed, yet it was pending for years.
Last year GST became a reality.I want to thank the business community for the success of the GST: PM Narendra Modi

8.05 am: Humari desh ki sena kahin par bhi prakritik aapda ho pahunch jati hai, sankat se ghere maanv ki raksha ke liye humari sena karuna,maya,mamta ke saath pahunch jaati hai, wahi sena jab sankalp karke chal padhti hai toh surgical strike karke dushmano ke daant khatte kar aati hai: PM

8.00 am: The demand for higher MSP was pending for years. From farmers to political parties to agriculture experts, everybody was asking about it but nothing happened. With blessings of the farmers, the decision on MSP was taken by our Government: PM Modi

7.52 am: We are very proud of what we have achieved but at the same time, we also have to look at where we have come from. That is when we will realize the unbelievable strides the nation has taken: PM Modi

7.51 am: 2014 se ab tak main anubhav kar raha hun ki sawa sau crore deshwasi sirf sarkaar banakar ruke nahi, woh desh banane mein jutte hue hain: PM Narendra Modi

7.50 am: The Constitution given to us by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar has spoken about justice for all. We have to ensure social justice for all and create an India that is developing rapidly: PM Modi

7.45 am: Next year on Baisakhi, it will be 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. I pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives: PM Narendra Modi

7.40 am: Many parts of the nation witnessed good monsoon but at the same time parts of India have been severely hit by floods. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in these floods, in various parts of India: PM Modi

7.35 am: The recently concluded monsoon session of Parliament was one devoted to social justice. The Parliament session witnessed the passage of the bill to create an OBC Commission: PM Narendra Modi

7.30 am: We are proudly celebrating #IndependenceDay today as six women officers of the Indian Navy, circumnavigated the globe recently (on INSV Tarini): PM Narendra Modi

7.30 am: PM Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the Red Fort in Delhi.

7.30 am: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at Red Fort in Delhi.

7.20 am: Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Red Fort, to address the nation shortly.

7.00 am: Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

6.50 am: Former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh & HD Deve Gowda, Union Minister JP Nadda & BJP leader LK Advani at the Red Fort.

6.40 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation shortly.

6.35 am: Delhi: Union Home Minister hoists the Tiranga at his residence on Independence Day

6.30 am: Border Security Force (BSF), at the India-Bangladesh border at Agartala-Akhaura gave sweets to their Bangladeshi counterpart, yesterday on the eve of Independence Day India.

6.25 am: Group of Muslims showered petals & garlanded the Kanwariyas in Chhattisgarh’s Koriya.

6.15 am: We have deployed sufficient force for #IndependenceDayIndia program. We have got a team of ATS commandos as well. We will perform our duty well: Rahul Mithas, SSP on security arrangements at Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow (14.08.18)