Independence Day 2021 Highlights: Tricolour unfurled at INS Tabar which is deployed to Portsmouth in UK

75th Independence Day 2021 LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the Red Fort in New Delhi on 15th August. The Prime Minister's speech was followed by a series of events organised by the armed forces and security personnel saluting the tricolour.
India is celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on Sunday
India is celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on Sunday
Updated on Aug 15, 2021 09:49 PM IST
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75th Independence Day 2021: India is celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on Sunday, marking the completion of a quarter to a century of freedom from British colonial rule. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag at the Red Fort in New Delhi this morning and addressed the nation. It was followed by a series of events organised by the armed forces and security personnel saluting the tricolour with a guard of honour.

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  • Aug 15, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament buildings in Delhi illuminated on occasion of Independence Day

    On the occasion of the 75th Independence Day, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, North Block, South Block and the Parliament building in Delhi were illuminated, reports ANI. 

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    Watch: Beating retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border

    The beating retreat ceremony took place at the Attari-Wagah border on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day.

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:59 PM IST

    India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay hoisted the national flag at India House in Colombo

    India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay hoisted the national flag at India House in Colombo to celebrate 75th Independence Day.

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Ex-servicemen hold march at Singhu border on 75th Independence Day

    On the occasion of 75th Independence Day, ex-servicemen on Sunday held a march at the Singhu border where protesting farmers are celebrating 'Kisan Mazdoor Azadi Sangram Diwas'.

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    DRDO's Counter Drone Technology installed to monitor Red Fort on Independence Day

    Adding to the security measures taken as part of India's Independence Day Celebrations on Sunday, a Counter Drone Technology developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was installed to monitor the Red Fort and its surrounding area.

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    Tricolour unfurled at INS Tabar

    Tricolour unfurled at INS Tabar which is deployed to Portsmouth in the UK on the occasion of 75th IndependenceDay

  • Aug 15, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    Corporators in Srinagar hoist national flag at Zero Bridge

    Corporators in Kashmir on Sunday hoisted the national flag at Zero Bridge in the city on the 75th Independence Day.

  • Aug 15, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Team India hoist flag ahead of Day 4 of Lord's Test

    Before the start of Day 4 of the ongoing Lord's Test against England, Team India hoisted the tri-colour as the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day.

  • Aug 15, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar hoists Tricolour for 15th time, creates history in Bihar

    Hoisting the Tricolour for the 15th time on the occasion of Independence Day, Nitish Kumar on Sunday became the only chief minister of Bihar to have achieved the feat.

  • Aug 15, 2021 04:13 PM IST

    BRO hoists the national flag at the world’s highest motorable pass Umling La

    Border Roads Organisation (BRO) hoists the national flag at the world’s highest motorable pass Umling La in Ladakh.

  • Aug 15, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    Mumbai: AAP celebrates I-Day with march and 'cap of honesty'

    The Aam Aadmi Party's Mumbai unit took out a march from suburban Bandra to Juhu on the country's 75th Independence Day on Sunday with the party workers carrying a huge national flag and wearing the "cap of honesty".

  • Aug 15, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    We aim to install 500 such National flags till Republic Day across the Capital: Arvind Kejriwal

    We aim to install 500 such National flags till Republic Day across the Capital, this will inculcate the feeling of patriotism among people: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Aug 15, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    Members of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee celebrated 75th Independence Day with Army personnel in Srinagar

    Members of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee, who are on a 4-day visit to Kashmir and Ladakh to review facilities being provided to Indian troops in mountainous areas, celebrated 75th Independence Day with Army personnel in Srinagar.

  • Aug 15, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    Bengal Governor urges people to take oath to uphold human rights

    West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday hoisted the national flag on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day and urged people to take an oath to uphold human rights.

  • Aug 15, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    BSF exchanges sweets with Bangladesh forces on 75th Independence Day

    Border Securiy Forces exchanges sweets with Bangladesh forces on 75th Independence Day.

  • Aug 15, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Russia's president Vladimir Putin greets India on 75th Independence Day

  • Aug 15, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    President Kovind pays tribute at National War Memorial

    President Ram Nath Kovind paid tribute at the National War Memorial on Independence Day. The defence minister, the three service chiefs, and the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) were also present.

  • Aug 15, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    DRDO's anti-drone system deployed near Red Fort for protection

  • Aug 15, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    Need to prepare for 70 Olympic medals: Kejriwal

    Congratulations to Olympic medal winners, need to prepare for 70 medals now: Kejriwal

  • Aug 15, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Other governments are following Delhi model of governance: Kejriwal

    “Delhi has given a model of governance to the country with kind of innovations and ideas being brought to the table,” Kejriwal said. As an example, the Delhi chief minister highlighted that Goa has made 16,000 litres of water free to every family. “Now other governments are thinking of providing free electricity, like the model we have in Delhi,” he said.

  • Aug 15, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal announces ‘Deshbhakt Curriculum’ in Delhi govt schools  from September 27

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal hoisted the national flag at the Secretariat Building on Independence Day and announced 'Deshbhakti Curriculum' in Delhi government schools from September 27 as a tribute to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. “Our curriculum teaches physics, chemistry but not patriotism,” he said. “This 'Deshbhakti Curriculum' will instil patriotic values in our children.”

  • Aug 15, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee hoists national flag at Red Road in Kolkata

  • Aug 15, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi hoists national flag in New Delhi

  • Aug 15, 2021 10:04 AM IST

    Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla hoists national flag in New Delhi

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla hoists the National Flag on Independence Day, says, “We attained Independence after a long struggle, now we are working towards becoming a 'New India' as we celebrate 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' this year.”

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:59 AM IST

    BJP chief JP Nadda hoists national flag in Delhi

    I wish all citizens of the country on behalf of my party. I pray to the Almighty for the happiness of the society, that there be happiness everywhere in the country and the world, and India leaps forward towards development: BJP national president JP Nadda

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    Chhattisgarh CM announces 4 new districts, 29 new tehsils

    At the public address on Independence Day, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel announced four new districts - Mohla Manpur, Sarangarh-Bilaigarh, Shakti, Manendragarh, and 29 new tehsils in the state.

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:41 AM IST

    Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb hoists national flag to mark Independence Day

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Watch: How PM Modi honoured Olympians at Red Fort on 75th Independence Day fest

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded India’s athletes who took part in the Tokyo Olympics. “The athletes who have made us proud at Tokyo Olympics are here amongst us today. I urge the nation to applaud their achievement today. They have not only won our hearts but also inspired future generations,” PM Modi said.

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray hoists national flag at the state Secretariat in Mumbai

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:33 AM IST

    Chhattisgarh CM hoists national flag at police parade ground in Raipur 

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    Navy warships commence Independence Day celebrations

    Mission Deployed warships of the Indian Navy in the far East, INS Ranvijay & INS Kora mark the commencement of the celebrations of 75th Independence Day

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Olympic athletes

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Olympic athletes after concluding his Independence Day speech at the Red Fort in New Delhi. This was India's best showing at the multi-sports event yet, with seven medals including a gold from javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:01 AM IST

    PM Modi concludes Independence Speech at Red Fort, says ‘now is the time for change’

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his 15th August speech at Red Fort in New Delhi. He said, “Our youth is the 'Can Do' Generation, and they can achieve everything they set their mind to.”

    “Our actions today will determine our future. Our today will set the theme of our 100 years of India's Independence,” he said.

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    'Won't leave any stone unturned to strengthen the country's armed forces': PM

    India is not only dealing with terrorism but also expansionism. I want to assure our citizens that we will leave no stone unturned in supporting our armed forces: PM

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    PM Modi announces National Hydrogen Mission in view of climate change

    Green Hydrogen is the future of the world. Today, I announce the setting up of the National Hydrogen Mission with the aim of becoming the new global hub of Green Hydrogen, and also its largest exporter: PM

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    India is the only nation that is on the path to meeting its climate goals: Modi

    India is the only nation that is on the path to meeting its climate goals. It is not energy independent. It spends over Rs. 12 lakh crore on importing energy. As we celebrate 75 years of Independence, we have to ensure that India becomes #aatmanirbhar in energy production too. The world believes in India's leadership in environmental issues and International Solar Alliance is an example of that: PM Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:43 AM IST

    ‘Every Sainik school in India will now be open to women’: PM Modi

    In a move towards strengthening Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative, our daughters will now be able to study in Sainik schools too. Today, be it education or Olympics our daughters are performing tremendously. We have to ensure that they get equal opportunities and they feel safe and respected: PM Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    NEP to focus on teaching in regional languages: PM Modi

    National Education Policy will also focus on encouraging teaching in regional languages. When students will learn their lessons in a language that is close to their hearts, it will surely give them new founded confidence: PM

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    ‘People-centric approach’ in bureaucracy: PM Modi

    To introduce people-centric approach in Bureaucracy, we have started Mission Karmayogi & Capacity Building programme: PM Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    India writing new chapter in governance: PM Modi

    We have to stop the over-involvement of government in the form of complex policies. Today, we have destroyed over 15,000 unnecessary compliances. Political will is required to bring in big changes, big reforms. Today, the world can see that there is no dearth of political will in India. Good and smart governance is needed to bring reforms. The world is a witness to how India is writing a new chapter of governance: PM Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    We will launch 100 lakh crore PM Gati Shakti Plan soon: Modi

    In the coming days, we will launch PM Gati Shakti Plan, a 100 lakh crore national infrastructure master plan which will make a foundation for holistic infrastructure and give an integrated pathway to our economy: PM Modi at Red Fort

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    India must focus on manufacturing and export: PM Modi

    To further increase our developmental progress, we have to focus on our manufacturing and export. I call upon manufacturers and say that each and every one of your product is India's ‘brand ambassador’: PM

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Over 75,000 Health & Wellness Centres have been built at block level: PM Modi

    Under the Jan Ausadhi Yojana, the poor and needy are now getting affordable medicines. Over 75,000 Health & Wellness Centres have been built and we are working on a network of hospitals at the block level: PM

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    75 weeks of ‘Amrit Mahotsav'

    We have pledged to celebrate 75 weeks of ‘Amrit Mahotsav’, starting 12 March 2021, till 15 August 2023. Indian Railways is also being transformed rapidly as the nation progresses towards ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The country has resolved that 75 Vande Bharat trains will be connecting every corner of the country in 75 weeks of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence: PM Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    Drones helping rural citizens map their land: PM Modi

    SVAMITVA Yojna is transforming the lives in rural India. Drone is helping our rural citizens map their land and apply for various schemes/loans online: PM

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:15 AM IST

    PM Modi calls for welfare of ‘small farmers’, says they must become India's pride

    We have to deal with the fact that our farmers now have less land to cultivate on. More than 80% of our farmers have less than 2 hectares of land. We have to focus on helping our small farmers. We have to give maximum benefits of the government's schemes to them; be it through DBT or Krishi Rail: PM Modi

    “The government is now focusing on thewelfare of small farmers,” he said. “10 Crore farmer families have directly received over 1.5 lakh crore in their bank accounts.”

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:13 AM IST

    We have awakened the aspirations of districts left behind earlier: PM Modi

    Priority is being given to schemes related to education, health, nutrition, roads, employment, in over 110 aspirational districts of the country. Many of these districts are in tribal areas: PM Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    India to launch e-commerce platform to connect village artisans with the world: PM Modi

    The government will be launching an e-commerce platform to connect village artisans with the world, said PM Modi. “We are witnessing a new phase in the developmental journey of our villages. It not only has electricity and water but also nurturing digital entrepreneurs,” he said.

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Development should be inclusive: PM Modi

    Development should be inclusive. The Northeast region, the Himalayan region including Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, the coastal belt, and tribal regions will make a foundation for India's development in the future. Ladakh is witnessing a new transformative phase where the government is focusing on building world-class infrastructure. 

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    PM calls for bringing out the potential in northeast India

    We have to bring out the potential of our North East and give them equal opportunities in this developmental journey of our nation: PM Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    Rice available through every scheme will be fortified by 2024: PM Modi

    Be it rice available at ration shop, rice available in mid-day meal, rice available through every scheme will be fortified by the year 2024: PM

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    OBC bill will provide reservation to the backward classes of our country: PM

    It is essential to fully utilise the capabilities of India to take it to new heights, in the 21st century. For this, we have to hold hands of the section that is lagging behind, the area that is lagging behind. To take India to newer heights, our government has passed the OBC bill. It will provide reservation to the backward classes of our country: PM

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    PM Modi pitches for ‘100 per cent’ India

    Now, we have to move even further. 100% villages should have roads, 100% households should have a bank account, 100% beneficiaries should have Ayushman Bharat card, 100% eligible persons should have gas connection under Ujjwala scheme: PM Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:55 AM IST

    Today marks a milestone in India's development journey: PM Modi

    A time comes in the development journey of every country when that nation defines itself from a new end, when it takes itself forward with new resolutions. Today, that time has come in India's development journey: PM Narendra Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:53 AM IST

    ‘Minimum government, maximum governance’, says PM Modi

    Our goal is to develop a nation where we not only have the world-class infrastructure but also move ahead with the mantra of ‘Minimum government, maximum governance’. In this Bharat ki Vikas Yatra, we don't have to limit our celebrations to Amrit Mahotsav but ensure that we meet our goals when we celebrate 100 years of India's Independence: PM Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    PM lauds India's Covid-19 efforts

    Indians have fought this battle (Covid-19) with a lot of patience. We had many challenges but we worked with extraordinary pace in every area. It's a result of strength of our industrialists & scientists, that today India doesn't need to depend on any other nation for vaccines

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    On Covid-19, PM says 'unbearable pain will remain with us'

    After all our efforts we also lost many in this fight against Covid-19. This unbearable pain will always remain with us: PM

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:45 AM IST

    Partition's pains can never be forgotten

    Partition’s pains can never be forgotten. Yesterday we took an emotional decision of marking 14th August as ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’: PM Modi

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:41 AM IST

    PM Modi begins his address, recalls freedom fighters

    I convey my greetings on this special occasion of Independence Day. This is a day to remember our great freedom fighters: PM Modi at Red Fort

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:36 AM IST

    PM Modi hoists national flag from Red Fort

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:24 AM IST

    PM Modi at Red Fort, inspects guard of honour

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi 

    The Prime Minister arrived at the Red Fort in New Delhi and inspected the guard of honour organised by the armed forces.

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:19 AM IST

    PM Modi's motorcade arrives at Red Fort

    Screengrab 
    Screengrab 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's motorcade arrived at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi.  

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:12 AM IST

    PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, making his way to Red Fort for flag hoisting

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, at Rajghat on 75th Independence Day. He is making his way to the Red Fort for the national flag hosting in a matter of minutes. The live telecast can be watched here.

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:08 AM IST

    This is PM Modi's 8th speech from the Red Fort: Every I-Day address from 2014-2020 was longer than one hour

    On the occasion of Independence Day last year, Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation for 86 minutes. It was his third-longest speech. He spoke for 93 minutes in 2019 and In 2016, the Prime Minister addressed the nation for 96 minutes, his longest speech ever.

    Prime Minister Modi has spoken for a total of 9 hours and 24 minutes from the Red Fort in his seven years from 2014 to 2020.

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:59 AM IST

    Rajnath Singh hoists national flag at his Delhi residence

    On the occasion of 75th Independence Day 2021, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh hoisted the national flag from residence in New Delhi 

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:54 AM IST

    Independence Day programme begins at Red Fort, National Flag Guard arrives

    The National Flag Guard, with five officers and 130 men from the Indian Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and also the Delhi Police, has arrived.

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:50 AM IST

    Mi-17 choppers, Neeraj Chopra to be highlight of I-Day celebrations

    Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters are set to make an appearance at the Independence Day celebrations on Sunday after a gap of 24 years. Two Mi-17 V5 helicopters will shower petals on the venue as Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoists the national flag. Read More

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:42 AM IST

    US greets India on 75th Independence Day

    US president Joe Biden
    US president Joe Biden

    Extending wishes on the occasion of India's Independence Day, US President Joe Biden said that New Delhi and Washington must show the world that the "two great and diverse democracies" can deliver for people everywhere.

    In a statement, Biden said: "I wish all those celebrating today, in India, in the United States, and throughout the world, a safe and happy Indian Independence Day". Read More

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:32 AM IST

    75th Independence Day 2021: Watch live telecast of PM Modi's August 15 speech

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi  (File Photo)
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi  (File Photo)

    India is celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on Sunday, a day that marks the 75th Independence Day 2021 for the country from nearly two centuries of British colonial rule. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation from the historic Red Fort in New Delhi. The event begins at 6:30am.

    Here's how to watch the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Red Fort speech on 15th August.

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:02 AM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets India on Independence Day

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Wishing you all a very happy 75th Independence Day! May this year of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' bring new energy and consciousness among the citizens of the country.” Read More

  • Aug 15, 2021 05:49 AM IST

    India felt proud because of me, it's a good feeling: Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra

    Neeraj Chopra, India's gold-winner at the Olympics, says: “Earlier, we used to watch it (the flag hoisting ceremony) on TV, and now we are personally going there. It is a new experience. We hadn't won a gold medal in individual sports for so long. I felt good that the country felt proud because of me.”

  • Aug 15, 2021 05:44 AM IST

    Olympic athletes leave for flag hoisting event at Red Fort

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CPM is runner up in Tripura civic polls that BJP swept, says state election body

AGARTALA: The Communist Party of India (Marxist), not the Trinamool Congress, secured the second-highest votes after the Bharatiya Janata Party that swept the Tripura local body elections winning 217 of the 222 seats that went to polls, according to data released by the State Election Commission on Monday
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb with newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates of the Agartala municipality in a group photo outside the Mata Tripura Sundari Temple, at Udaipur, in Gomati on Monday (ANI)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb with newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates of the Agartala municipality in a group photo outside the Mata Tripura Sundari Temple, at Udaipur, in Gomati on Monday (ANI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 01:19 AM IST
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Activists slam police action against Munawar Faruqui

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A show by Faruqui was cancelled on Sunday, hours before it was supposed to be held in Bengaluru, after the city police ‘suggested’ that the organizers cancel the event (Agencies)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:52 AM IST
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Karnataka resident doctors go on strike over Covid allowance payment

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Andhra high court refuses to quash pleas on capitals citing governor’s order

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State advocate general Subrahmanyam Sriram said there was no relevance to the petitions filed by Amaravati farmers challenging the three capitals, as the state government had withdrawn the earlier laws. (Agencies)
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BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad

Sharjeel Imam’s speech did not incite violence: HC

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The Allahabad high court while granting bail to activist Sharjeel Imam in a sedition case, observed that his speech did not incite violence.
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Parliament winter session: 12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended over ruckus last session

Among those suspended, six are from the Congress, while two each are from the Shiv Sena and TMC. One member each from the CPM and CPI sanctioned as well.
Twelve members of the Rajya Sabha were suspended for the remainder of the winter session of Parliament on Monday. (PTI)
Twelve members of the Rajya Sabha were suspended for the remainder of the winter session of Parliament on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:45 AM IST
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Supreme Court disapproves of ‘regime revenge’, pulls up Maharahtra govt in land allotment case

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Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:44 AM IST
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Amid reports of fissures, Chandy, Chennithala skip UDF meeting

UDF convenor and Congress leader M M Hassan said he was not informed of their decision to skip the meeting, and both refused to comment on their absence.
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Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:42 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram

In Bihar hooch tragedy, larger questions about prohibition

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People hold a protest march against the hooch tragedy at Kargil Chowk in Patna,on November 14 (HT File Photo/Santosh Kumar)
People hold a protest march against the hooch tragedy at Kargil Chowk in Patna,on November 14 (HT File Photo/Santosh Kumar)
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Jaya house tussle on as AIADMK plans appeal after Madras high court order

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It was the Palaniswami-led AIADMK government that decided to acquire Jayalalithaa’s 24,322 sq ft bungalow to turn it into a memorial for her. (Agencies)
It was the Palaniswami-led AIADMK government that decided to acquire Jayalalithaa’s 24,322 sq ft bungalow to turn it into a memorial for her. (Agencies)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:41 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chennai

Tripura violence: SC notice to Centre, state on plea for independent probe

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre, Tripura government and head of Tripura Police on a plea seeking an independent probe into the violence that took place in the northeastern state in October.
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In his plea, Hasmi referred to the findings by a four-member fact-finding team that visited Tripura, following allegations of attacks against people belonging to the Muslim community. (HT file photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:41 AM IST
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Kerala tightens norms for overseas travellers

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Kerala has made it mandatory for all overseas flyers to undergo Covid tests at the airports. (PTI)
Kerala has made it mandatory for all overseas flyers to undergo Covid tests at the airports. (PTI)
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ByHT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram:

Central probe in Mavunkal cases not needed, SIT tells Kerala high court

The affidavit said that no complaint was raised against the ongoing SIT probe, and all complainants are satisfied with its quick action in the Mavunkal case.
The ED pushed for a CBI probe as many senior Kerala police officers were allegedly close to antique collector Monson Mavunkal. (HT File)
The ED pushed for a CBI probe as many senior Kerala police officers were allegedly close to antique collector Monson Mavunkal. (HT File)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:40 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram

Rains continue to lash south coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema

According to official figures from AP State Development and Planning Society, Chillakur of Nellore district received a huge rainfall of 211.25 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, followed by 182.25 mm in Atmakur, 150.25 mm in Sydapur, 144.25 mm in Muthukur and 140.50 in Naidupeta in the same district.
According to Nellore district information department officials, heavy rains resulted in huge inflows into Somasila reservoir on Pennar river, forcing the authorities to release 1.15 lakh cusecs to the downstream. (Agencies/File)
According to Nellore district information department officials, heavy rains resulted in huge inflows into Somasila reservoir on Pennar river, forcing the authorities to release 1.15 lakh cusecs to the downstream. (Agencies/File)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:39 AM IST
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BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad

Ex-Andhra minister murder case: Suspect accuses CBI of bid to ‘frame’ Kadapa MP

Kalluri Gangadhar Reddy from Yadiki in Anantapur district lodged a complaint with district superintendent of police Dr K Fakeerappa stating that the CBI authorities had brought pressure on him to admit before the court that Avinash Reddy and other accused in the case had conspired to kill Vivekananda Reddy.
Kalluri Gangadhar Reddy further alleged that the CBI authorities and Vivekananda’s own daughter Sunitha Reddy had offered him <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh to make a statement in the court, fixing Avinash Reddy and others. (Getty Images/representative use)
Kalluri Gangadhar Reddy further alleged that the CBI authorities and Vivekananda’s own daughter Sunitha Reddy had offered him 10 lakh to make a statement in the court, fixing Avinash Reddy and others. (Getty Images/representative use)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:38 AM IST
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BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
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