• BSF soldiers
    Aug 09, 2013 22:36 IST

    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.

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    Aug 10, 2013 13:10 IST

    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?

  • Jharkhand
    Aug 11, 2013 00:05 IST

    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.

  • calvary unit
    Aug 12, 2013 02:05 IST

    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.

  • Swarna Jayanti Diwar Wagah border Amritsar
    Aug 12, 2013 16:58 IST

    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...

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    Aug 13, 2013 00:36 IST

    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.

  • Delhi Police
    Aug 13, 2013 10:15 IST

    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.

  • Cricket fan
    Aug 14, 2013 20:03 IST

    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.

  • HT looks back at 62 years and 15 elections that made Indian democracy robust
    Aug 14, 2013 20:24 IST

    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.

  • Pranab Mukherjee
    Aug 14, 2013 21:17 ISTI-day speech

    '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'.

  • Pic1
    Aug 14, 2013 21:36 ISTWither pluralism?

    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.

  • Independence Day dress rehearshal
    Aug 14, 2013 21:13 ISTI-Day | kaleidoscope

    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.

  • Indian flag
    Aug 14, 2013 22:43 ISTBeing Indian

    '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."