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I-day highlights: PM Modi thanks global leaders for congratulating India on Independence Day

Aug 15, 2022 11:25 PM IST

76th Independence Day: The grand celebrations included hoisting of national flag across the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

India celebrated its 76th Independence Day on Monday. Under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, several events have been held over the last 75 weeks to celebrate the 75 years of India's independence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the tricolour at 7.30am and addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort. The Independence Day ceremony and PM Modi's address was aired live on national television channels, Hindustan Times website, and different online streaming channels.

A panoramic view in front of Red Fort, on the occasion of 76th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)

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  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 10:40 PM

    PM Modi thanks global leaders for congratulating India on its 76th Independence Day

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked global leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, for congratualting India on its 76th Independence Day. 

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 10:10 PM

    Civilian, cop injured in two terror attacks in J&K on Independence Day

    A civilian and a police personnel were injured in two terror attacks that took place in Budgam and Srinagar districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, the day India is celebrating its 76th Independence Day.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:49 PM

    PM Modi, Vice Prez attend  'At Home' reception hosted by Prez Murmu

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar and his spouse Sudesh attended the 'At Home' reception hosted by President Droupadi Murmu. 

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:14 PM

    Lucknow: People gather at over 100 crossroads to render national anthem

    On the ocassion of the country's 76th Independence Day, people at more than 100 crossroads in Lucknow stood in rapt attention and rendered the national anthem. 

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:13 PM

    Maharashtra CM flags off special metro train showcasing freedom struggle

    Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde on Monday flagged off a special metro called the 'Azadi Express', which showcased the freedom struggle and the state's beauty. 

    The Azadi Express is a special initiative of the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMDRA) and Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corporation Ltd (MMMOCL) to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, according to a government statement. 

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 06:20 PM

    Uttar Pradesh: Complaint filed after teachers miss flag hoisting at school in Harraiya development block

    A complaint was filed with officials after teachers and other staff at a government primary school in Harraiya development block missed flag hoisting on the Independence Day, news agency PTI reported. 

    A probe in the matter has been ordered by the district Basic Siksha Adhikari (BSA). 

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 05:34 PM

    On Independence Day, Gujarat CM announces 3% hike in DA for state govt employees

    Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel on Monday announced a three per cent hike in the dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees under the 7th Pay Commission, with retrospective effect from January 1, 2022.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 05:16 PM

    Vizag: Ceremonial Parade held at the Eastern Naval Command

    A ceremonial parade was held at the Eastern Naval Command Parade Ground in Vizag to celebrate the Independence Day. 

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 04:49 PM

    750-square feet tricolour, that travelled from Sikkim to Antartica, displayed at Lal Chowk

    Photo shared by news agency ANI. 
  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 04:27 PM

    Beating Retreat ceremony underway at Attari-Wagah border

    The Beating Retreat is currently underway at the Attari-Wagah border. 

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 03:55 PM

    CJI NV Ramana hoists tricolour in Supreme Court

    Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana hoisted the tricolour in the Supreme Court on the Independence Day on Monday. 

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 03:27 PM

    Russian Prez Putin congratulates India on I-Day

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated India on its 76th Independence Day. 

    “By joint efforts we will ensure the further development of the whole range of productive interstate ties for the benefit of our friendly peoples, in the interests of strengthening security & stability at the regional and global level,” Putin said in a statement. 

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 03:17 PM

    Full text of PM Modi's address to India on Independence Day

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed India from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi on the occasion of the country's 76th Independence Day.

    Click here to access the full text of the Prime Minsiter's address

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 02:46 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir: People wave the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 01:52 PM

    On PM Modi's nepotism remark, Congress says BJP's internal matter

    Congress leader Pawan Khera said the occasion is not for raising political issues but the tradition has been changed by PM Modi himself. On PM Modi's ‘bhai-batijawad’ comment, Pawan Khera said, “I think it is an internal issue of the BJP -- the nepotism of the Bharatiya Janata Party” Read more…

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 01:15 PM

    Giriraj Singh hits back at Nitish for 20 lakh jobs promise

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 12:43 PM

    French President Emmanuel Macron congratulates India on Independence Day

    "..As you proudly celebrate India’s stunning achievements in the past 75 years, you can count on France to always stand by your side," he tweeted.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 12:38 PM

    Rahul Gandhi, other Congress leaders pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

    Congress leaders took a pledge at Gandhi Smriti to serve the country as members of the party and work towards the unity of the nation.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:47 AM

    Nitish Kumar says prohibitory law for population control not needed

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said that the female fertility rate has dropped from 4.3 per cent in 2005 to 2.9 per cent in 2022, highlighting it as a major achievement of his government's focus on girls' education. He said that no prohibitory law in required to bring down the fertility rate.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:41 AM

    Bihar CM announced additional 10 lakh jobs: Tejashwi

    Apart from the promised 10 lakh jobs, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar announced an additional 10 lakh jobs under various arrangements, his deputy Tejashwi Yadav said on Monday.


  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 10:53 AM

    Indian Army troops recite national anthem at Siachen Glacier

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 10:27 AM

    Congress will oppose attempts to put leaders like Gandhi, Nehru, Patel in dock: Sonia Gandhi

    Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi extended her greetings on the occasion of Independence Day and said, "In the last 75 years, India has made a global mark in science, education, health, information technology and other areas through the sheer hard work of talented Indians. Read more…

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 10:15 AM

    Mehbooba Mufti alleges Kashmiris threatened to hoist tricolour

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:49 AM

    Independence Day: Rahul Gandhi quotes Nehru from ‘tryst with destiny’ speech

    Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi quoted India's first prime minister Jaawaharlal Nehru from his iconic ‘tryst with destiny’ speech to extend greetings on the Independence Day.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:41 AM

    Nitish Kumar hoists tricolour as his Patna residence

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:32 AM

    PM Modi ditched teleprompter for Independence Day speech

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi sidelined teleprompter and used paper notes for his speech in the national capital on Monday, reported ANI.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:09 AM

    Independence Day celebrations at Vidhan Bhavan, Lucknow

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:01 AM

    PM Modi concludes speech with Bharat Mata ki Jai, Vande Matram

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his speech with the slogans of Bharat Mata ki Jai and Vande Mataram.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:59 AM

    Corruption, nepotism two big challenges: PM Modi

    PM Modi raised concern over corruption and nepotism, saying “corruption is eating up my country like termites.” 

    “And nepotism is snatching opportunities from all - let us pledge to rid India of these.”

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:51 AM

    PM Modi's powerful message on women's dignity

    Emphasizing on the dignity of women, PM Modi said, “It is important that in speech and conduct, we do nothing that lower the dignity of women.”

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:44 AM

    To 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyaan', there is necessity to add 'Jai Anusandhan': Modi

    “We always remember Lal Bahadur Shastri ji's slogan of 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan'. Later, AB Vajpayee added 'Jai Vigyaan' to this slogan. Now, there is another necessity to add - 'Jai Anusandhan' (research and innovation). Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyaan aur Jai Anusandhan,” PM Modi said.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:40 AM

    PM stresses on 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', calls for need to take it forward as 'Jan Andolan'

    Modi said that the Aatmanirbhar Bharat becomes the responsibility of every citizen, every government, every unit of the society. 

    “Aatmanirbhar Bharat, this is not a government agenda or a government programme. This is the mass movement of the society, which we have to take forward,” he added.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:37 AM

    I dedicated myself to Gandhi's dream of caring for the last person: Modi

    “Mahatma Gandhi's dream of caring for the last person, his aspiration of making the last person capable - I dedicated myself to that. As a result of those eight years and experience of several years of independence I can see a capability, on 75 years of independence,” PM Modi said.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:28 AM

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat hoists the tricolour at RSS Headquarters in Nagpur

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat unfurled the tricolour at RSS Headquarters in Nagpur. After hoisting the flag, Bhagwat said that India will give message of peace to world.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:26 AM

    PM talks about 'panch pran' from Red Fort

    Prime Minister Modi called on the people of India to take 'panch pran' (five pledges) for a developed nation. "First, to move forward with bigger resolves and resolve of developed India; Second, erase all traces of servitude; Third,be proud of our legacy; Fourth, strength of unity; and fifth, duties of citizens which includes the PM and CMs," he said.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:14 AM

    PM urges youth to make India developed country by 2047

    Prime Minister Modi urged the youth, who will turn 50 at 2047, to take an oath to make India a developed country by 100 years of Independence. 

    “When we take an oath, we make it happen. That’s why when I spoke about Swachh Bharat in my first speech, there was a movement,” he said.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:11 AM

    MI-17 helicopters showered flowers at the Red Fort

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:07 AM

    India is ray of hope for the world: PM

    PM Modi said that there is hope from India and the reason is the skills of 130 crore Indians.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:04 AM

    'Sceptics of India's development trajectory didn't know this soil is special'

    “When we attained freedom there were many sceptics who doubted our development trajectory. But, they did not know there is something different about the people of this land. They did not know that this soil is special,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:01 AM

    India is mother of democracy, diversity is its strength: PM Modi

    Reiterating that India is the mother of democracy, Modi said that the country has proved that it has a precious ability, and faced many challenges during its journey of 75 years.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:57 AM

    PM says it's the day to bow before great personalities like Nehru, Patel, Shastri

    Be it those who fought for independence or built the nation -Dr Rajendra Prasad, Nehru ji, Sardar Patel, SP Mookerjee, LB Shastri, Deendayal Upadhyaya, JP Narayan, RM Lohia, Vinoba Bhave, Nanaji Deshmukh, Subramania Bharati -it's the day to bow before such great personalities: PM

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:48 AM

    PM pays tributes to freedom fighters who fought against British rule

    This nation is thankful to Mangal Pandey, Tatya Tope, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqulla Khan, Ram Prasad Bismil and our innumerable revolutionaries who shook the foundation of the British Rule: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Red Fort

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:43 AM

    PM Modi says country grateful to Gandhi, Bose

    PM Modi said the country is grateful to Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, and Babasaheb Ambedkar who gave their lives on the path of duty.

    “Every India is filled with pride when they remember the strength of the women of India- be it Rani Laxmibai, Jhalkari Bai, Chennamma, Begun Hazrat Mahal,” he added.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:37 AM

    PM addresses the nation on 76th Independence Day

    Prime Minister Modi congratulated all Indians and those who love India on this Independence Day. He said it is a day to step towards a new direction with a new resolve.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:34 AM

    PM Modi unfurls tricolour, to address nation

    Prime Minister unfurled the tricolour for the 9th time from Red Fort.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:23 AM

    PM Modi arrives at Red Fort

    PM Modi has arrived at Red Fort and was received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:17 AM

    PM Modi to address the nation shortly. Watch LIVE

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:16 AM

    PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi. He will proceed to Red Fort to unfurl the national flag and address the nation from the Red Fort.

  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:02 AM

    Day to be proud of India's culture, vibrant democratic tradition: Amit Shah

    Extending the greetings on Indias's 76th Independence Day, Union home minister Amit Shah said it is a day to be proud of India's culture, vibrant democratic tradition and achievements of 75 years. 

    “Keeping the national interest paramount, Modi ji is fulfilling the dream of our brave (freedom) fighters of a strong and self-reliant India. On the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, I appeal to everyone to contribute by working hard in this continuous development journey to make India a vishwaguru again before the centenary year,” he tweeted in Hindi.

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