The school also dropped the namaste gesture from a dance number performed during Independence Day celebrations, inviting sharp criticism from various quarters.
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced a new initiative under which each MP would develop a model village in his area.
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.
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.
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
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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
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.
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.
The election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was met with mixed feelings in Pakistan. A controversy erupted over whether Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in Delhi.
Two divergent perspectives compete in new India about the role of the State for social protection of its people. The chasm between these two evaluations is so large that conversations across these except the most caustic have broken down.