When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his speech from Red Fort on the occasion of 70th Independence Day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seated in the VVIP enclosure next to senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung was found dozing off during the address.
Vowing to intensify their agitation at a protest rally on Independence day, the Dalit community in Gujarat today said they will launch a mega rail roko stir if their demand for granting five acres of land for each family is not met by Gujarat government within one month.
In her maiden Independence Day address as Chief Minister, Mehbooba cautioned that Kashmir should not be allowed to become another Syria or Afghanistan where there is instability and absence of safety of life.
Suspected separatist rebels killed one and wounded 10 more government troops in two gunbattles in Kashmir despite a complete security lockdown in the disputed region Monday as India celebrated its independence from British rule.
A black kite caused quite a flutter at the Red Fort minutes before Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached there to hoist the tricolour and address the nation on the occasion of 70th Independence Day today.