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  • Harping on achievements, not omissions

    With 2019 general elections on his mind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the last Independence Day speech of his term to launch the re-election campaign of his party from the ramparts of the Red Fort last week. Given the fact that the PM’s speech was telecast live on news channels and reached millions of captive viewers, the prime minister made full use of the opportunity to present himself as the leader the

  • Mumbai lady constable helps runaway teenager reunite with parents

    Mumbai: A Pune-based teenage girl was reunited with her parents on Thursday after a woman constable spotted her loitering cluelessly around the Gateway of India during Independence Day celebrations on August 15. After persuading her for an hour, the constable elicited the information of her having run away from home after her mother had scolded her for watching too much television. The Colaba police informed her parents about her whereabouts.

  • Protest in Nalasopara against Vaibhav Raut’s arrest; was accused of planning bomb blasts

    Mumbai: The Bhandari community and cow vigilantes on Friday marched along the streets of Nalasopara to protest against the arrest of terror plot suspect Vaibhav Raut by the state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). Raut, 40, was arrested on August 10 from his house in Nalasopara (W) for criminal conspiracy and plans to carry out bomb blasts to disturb communal harmony ahead of Independence Day.

  • Independence Day 2018 big releases Satyameva Jayate and Gold see massive drop in second-day box office collections

    John Abraham starring Satyameva Jayate garnered around Rs 20.52 crore on its opening day. But on the second day the film saw a drop in collection as it was a working day, it collected only Rs 7.92 crore. Even Akshay Kumar’s Gold collected around Rs 25 crore on its opening day and on the second day it saw low collection of Rs 8 crore. But it is still ahead of Satyameva Jayate.

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    Shiv Sena slams PM Modi for Independence Day speech, terms it mere ‘fireworks of numbers’

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena termed today Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Independence Day speech “fireworks of numbers, announcements and schemes” and slammed him for the depreciating rupee. It claimed that while Modi emphasised on his government’s development credentials, he overlooked the slide in the Indian rupee, which has hit an all-time low against the US dollar.

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    Independence Day 2018: CISF ups patrolling at airports

    There is no specific security threat to the airport. But the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) deployed at airports follow strict security procedures on national events like Independence Day and Republic Day, says CISF official.

  • Loaded I-Day electoral message

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s persuasive India-rising speech at Red Fort carried an electoral message, with a subtext of continuity-with-change. The country’s rapid growth trajectory, he hinted, must not be compromised by political upheaval. A masterful balance of fact and dream-mongering, it was aimed at ramping up the feelgood factor induced by a satisfactory monsoon.

  • PM Modi projects himself as impatient agent of change in Independence Day speech, hails India’s rise under his govt

    New Delhi: Setting the stage for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday projected himself as an impatient agent of change, castigated the Congress-led UPA for its “governance failure” and promised housing, power, water, sanitation and healthcare for all in his mission to take the country to new heights.

  • News Alerts! PM Modi visites former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS who has been undergoing treatment at the hospital

    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.

  • Independence Day 2018: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan post inspirational messages for fans

    Two of the biggest Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli took to their Twitter handles to share an inspirational message for their fans on the occasion of Independence Day. Sachin shared an image of him from India’s 2011 World Cup win and wrote, “Everything in life is hard-earned. Just like our independence. Among countless other things, there would have been no ‘Team India’ if not for the sacrifice of our brave

  • Independence Day 2018: 1100 feet-long flag unfurled in Surat

    Surat: With the country engrossed in the celebrations of the 72nd Independence Day, one of the longest national flags in the country was on Wednesday unfurled in Gujarat’s Surat city.

  • Gaganyaan 2022 mission: Target set by PM Narendra Modi is ‘challenging’ but achievable

    Bengaluru: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday that the target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send an Indian to outer space was a “very challenging task” but an achievable mission. Speaking to ANI, Sivan said, “The Prime Minister has set a target of 2022. ISRO is always capable of taking up challenges, and we have never failed. So definitely with all

  • Kartik Aaryan goes back to school; Celebrates Independence Day with thousands of kids

    The current heartthrob of the nation, Kartik Aaryan is currently busy shooting for Dinesh Vijan’s Luka Chuppi in his hometown, Gwalior. The actor is having a great time shooting there, enjoying the perks of being around his family and having home-cooked meals on the set. And as he was in his hometown, he visited his school as a special guest to hoist the flag this Independence Day.

  • Anupam Kher hoists India’s National flag at UN Headquarters in New York; see pic

    Anupam Kher is currently stationed in the USA for the extensive shoot schedule of his highly-anticipated NBC’s series, ‘New Amsterdam’. During the same, he received an invite from the authorities of United Nations Headquarters to hoist the Indian National flag as the Chief Guest on the eve of India’s Independence Day.