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Prime Minister Narendra Modi
    Aug 16, 2015 00:06 IST

    And some things left unsaid: What the PM's I-Day speech skipped

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second Independence Day address on Saturday came just two days after one of the least productive Parliament sessions came to an end, but the speech completely skipped the government-Opposition acrimony that resulted in massive disruptions and almost no work being done.

  • Congress leaders on Independence Day
    Aug 15, 2015 17:28 IST

    Rahul, Sonia silent but Congress slams PM Modi's I-Day speech

    Congress on Saturday slammed PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech, saying he omitted many key issues like terrorism and foreign policy and disappointed ex-servicemen on OROP, though the party's top leadership did not make any comment.

  • Indo-pak
    Aug 16, 2014 16:47 IST

    What happened when India spoke to Pakistan

    For both the countries where ceasefire violations and terror attacks make headlines, AIB's attempt to get strangers from India and Pakistan to speak to each other really shows how borders can be erased with a simple conversation.

  • Modi School Kids
    Aug 15, 2014 22:03 IST

    ‘People’s premier’ Modi breaks security ring to mingle with school kids

    Thousands of people thronged Delhi's historic Red Fort on Friday to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech as he ditched the traditional bulletproof glass enclosure and reached out to the crowds.

  • Connaught Place
    Aug 15, 2014 10:22 IST

    Jharkhand governor taken ill during I-Day speech

    Jharkhand governor Syed Ahmed fainted while addressing an Independence Day event in Dumka on Friday after he hoisted the national flag at a local ground in the morning.

  • Children paint their faces
    Aug 15, 2014 12:17 IST

    Kerala school says no to Vande Mataram in dance programme

    The school also dropped the namaste gesture from a dance number performed during Independence Day celebrations, inviting sharp criticism from various quarters.

  • Aug 15, 2014 08:15 IST

    Stop rape, female infanticide, build toilets: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday dedicated a major portion of his maiden Independence Day speech at the Red Fort in New Delhi to the girl child and women of the country.

  • Aug 15, 2014 09:06 IST

    PM Modi announces initiative for model villages

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced a new initiative under which each MP would develop a model village in his area.

  • Aug 14, 2014 23:24 IST

    August 15 is not just about the Red Fort speech

    It is not merely the choreography of ‘official’ Independence Day that needs repair. What could be far more consequential are the reasons why, in the mind of an influential section of India, the Republic is a notch above the nation.

  • Aug 14, 2014 22:59 IST

    A regional synergy with a global focus

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to invite Saarc leaders to his swearing-in ceremony signalled his intention to give priority to relations with neighbouring countries and take leadership of the region.

  • The tricolour
    Aug 15, 2014 00:42 IST

    India, Pakistan flag Kashmir in Independence Day celebrations

    Kashmir was the focus on both sides of the border on Thursday as Pakistan celebrated its Independence Day and India prepared to mark the same a day later. Special: Independence Day

  • Purana Qila, Delhi
    Aug 14, 2014 22:20 IST

    ‘We focus on stories, not politics’

    For many, 1947 was a new beginning, too. Guneeta Singh Bhalla started The 1947 Partition Archive in 2011 to preserve stories shaped by Partition. She speaks to Kum Kum Dasgupta.

  • Independence Day
    Aug 15, 2014 01:03 IST

    Bombs and boycott: 'celebrating' Independence Day in the northeast

    Children died in a town in Assam when they turned up to celebrate Independence Day in 2004 despite extremist organisations calling for a boycott. Abhishek Saha recalls what Independence Day meant for him when he was growing up in Guwahati. Full Coverage

  • Guarding the LoC
    Aug 15, 2014 01:33 IST

    India, Pakistan armies exchange sweets on LoC

    Indian and Pakistani armies on Thursday exchanged greetings and sweets on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district to mark Pakistan's Independence Day.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Aug 14, 2014 22:46 IST

    Can India have a growth strategy this time?

    For India to aspire to double-digit growth, it needs the clear strategic framework it has never had. We need to take the time to develop such a strategy and build a modicum of consensus around it.