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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

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Delhi on high alert after terror strike warning

Delhi has been put on high alert following an alert from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) of a possible terrorist strike in the national capital ahead of Independence Day, police sources said on Friday.

India in the 1940s: The way we were

Memory is a powerful thing. When we look six decades back, we're filled with an unparalleled sense of pride at the epic movements of history that brought us to this stage. But what about the little details?

An inspiring story of achievement: Jharkhand 18, India’s pride

Eighteen tribal girls started practicing in the farms of Ormanjhi near Ranchi and because an American dared they ended up playing football in Spain. With Independence Day around the corner comes an inspiring story of achievement.

Flight prices soar as Independence Day weekend nears

With Independence Day falling on a Thursday, many working professionals from the city have taken leave on the subsequent day to carve out a small vacation.

An ode to the National Anthem

A unique music and dance show titled National Patriotic Project — Come India Sing Jana Gana Mana will mark Independence Day with a host of activities for the youth. Organised by the Lorraine Music Academy...

Independence Day advisory: Avoid Walled City; Metro parkings closed

Avoid going to the Walled City on Thursday morning. Traffic police have imposed restrictions on the movement of traffic on certain arterial roads for Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort.

I-Day: Delhi on high alert, police barriers across the city

Ahead of Independence Day and in the wake of an intelligence alert, Delhi has been put on high alert with heavy security arrangements and police barriers across the city.

66 years on, an incomplete quest for national identity

Inter-faith friendship is fine but marriage is not. We are all Indian until it’s about job reservations. Why do we stumble when we try for a 21st century identity?  Paramita Ghosh writes.

Its time to be the change

India has conceived and legislated fine policies but that doesn’t mean that things actually get done. The state is dysfunctional. In the current atmosphere of pessimism, what is the best way forward? Aakar Patel writes.

'Patience has limits': Prez warns Pakistan

With election talk in the air, President Pranab Mukherjee today asked people to vote in a stable government to ensure economic development even as he warned Pak that India's 'patience has limits'.

The ideas of India are reduced to a corporate idea

The picture of a boring and sanitised boardroom. Any disruption of this ambience is viewed with horror and suspicion. In this sterile world, democracy stands for noise, messiness and delay writes Jyotirmaya Sharma.

Looking back: our date with destiny

Crowds thronged the streets on 15 August, 1947. The Prime Minister addressed the nation. It was a day of firm resolves and of impassioned eloquence.

'Zero', 'Navigation', 'Algebra': India has invented it all!

"Across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to the west, such gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all numerals and the decimal system."
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