Independence Day HIGHLIGHTS: Many countries helping India in war against terror, says PM Narendra Modi

Delhi has been put on a security cover which including 9,100 personnel from the Delhi Police being deployed in and around the historic Mughal fort.

Published: 15th August 2017 07:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2017 09:03 AM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day from the ramparts of the historical Red Fort in New Delhi. | AP

By Online Desk

As the nation observes the 70th Independence Day, security has been beefed up across the country, aiming to ensure a seamless feat of celebration for its countrymen.

As a mark of celebration, the Gateway of India in all its grandeur is lit up, portraying various phases of the Independence struggle.

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8:30 am: PM Narendra Modi concludes his speech with 'Jai Hind', 'Vande Mataram', 'Bharat Mata ki jai' chants.

8:24 am: Demonetisation has helped bring black money into formal economy: PM

8:23 am: Modi says after note ban, three lakh shell companies were detected; 1.75 lakh shell companies have been shut.

8:22 am: Modi said, "Rs 1.25 lakh crore of black money has been detected. Rs 3 lakh crore has come to banking system after note ban. Over Rs 1.75 lakh crore under scrutiny and Rs 2 lakh crore black money has reached banks."

8:21 am: Desh mein ab loot nahi chalegi , sabko jawab dena padega : PM Modi

8:20 am: We are dedicating significant attention to East India-Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Northeast. These parts have to develop further: PM

8:19 am: District Collector says inappropriate for a political leader to hoist national flag in school, a teacher or elected representative can do so .

8:18 am: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat restrained by district collector from hoisting national flag in Kerala's Palakkad school, BJP challenged his direction.

8:17 am: An atmosphere has been created against TripleTalaq: PM Modi

8:16 am: By 2019, 99 irrigation schemes will be completed: PM

8:15 am: Desh shaanti ekta aur sadbhaavna se chalta hai,sabko saath lekar chalna hamari sabhyata aur sanskriti hai: PM

8:12 am: The poison of castesim and communalism can never be beneficial for our nation. This is the country of Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi: PM

8:08 am: We are nurturing our youth to be job creators and not just job seekers: PM Modi

8:05 am: 

8:00 am: PM Modi thanks the people of India for extending their support to issues like gas subsidy, Swach Bharat or demonetisation .

7:58 am: We can reach Mangalyaan within 9 months, this is our capability, but one rail project was stuck for last 42 years: PM Modi  

7:52 am: You will be happy to know that today we are not alone in our fight against terrorism, many countries supporting us actively, says PM Modi

7:49 am: GST has shown the spirit of cooperative federalism. The nation has come together to support GST & the role of technology has also helped: PM Modi

7:47 am: Jab surgical strike hui, toh duniya ko humara loha manna pada: PM

7:45 am: PM Modi says January 1 2018 will not be an ordinary day, those born in this century will start turning 18, 'Bhagya Vidhatas' of our country.

7:42 am: Everybody is equal in our nation, no one big or small. We together can bring a positive change in the nation.

7:41 am: We have to take nation forward with the resolve of creating a 'New India': PM Modi

7:40 am: This is special year,75th anniversary of QuitIndiaMovement,100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha,125th anniversary of Ganesh Utsav, says Modi

7:37 am:  PM addresses about the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy incident. He said, "Few days back many of our innocent children died in a hospital. People of India stand shoulder to shoulder with those affected due to natural disasters & the tragedy in Gorakhpur."

7:36 am: Desh ki aazadi ke liye jin jin logon ne balidaan diya hai, yogdaan diya hai,aise sabhi ko naman karta hoon,aadar karta hoon: PM Modi

7:35 am: PM Modi begins addressing the nation, wishes the nation on.  

7:32 am: Former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda can be seen along with Gursharan Kaur, and HM Rajnath Singh at Red Fort.

7:15 am: PM Narendra Modi unfurls the Indian tricolour at Red Fort.

7:10 am: PM Narendra Modi pays tributes at Rajghat.

7:00 am: PM Narendra Modi to address the nation from the Red Fort shortly.

6:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to the Twitter and wished the nation on the occasion of Independence Day. In a tweet he said, “Independence Day greetings to my fellow Indians. Jai Hind.”

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