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Delhi CM seen dozing off during PM's I-day speech

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.

15 Aug 2016

Dalit community members take part in a solidarity rally in Una. | PTI
Dalits take pledge not to remove dead cows, warn of rail roko

Thousands of Dalits demand five acres of land for each family by Gujarat government within a month.

15 Aug 2016

65 mentally ill people kept naked for 6 months in Bengal hospital, say rights activists

Rights activists have taken to Facebook and Twitter with photos of persons with mental illness that they claim have been kept without any clothes for…

15 Aug 2016

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti waving to the crowd while inspecting march-past at Bakshi Stadium during the celebration of 70th Independence day in Srinagar on Monday. | PTI
From Nehru till today, Kashmir is India's mistake: Mehbooba

Mehbooba said people of her state were not to be faulted for the turmoil that has rocked the Kashmir Valley in the past five weeks.

15 Aug 2016

India, Pakistan border guards exchange sweets at Wagah

Border guards of India and Pakistan on Monday exchanged pleasantries and sweets at the Attari-Wagah joint checkpost to mark India's 70th Independence Day.

15 Aug 2016

Mulayam backs brother Shivpal, warns SP will divide if he quits

On the Independence Day, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav lashed out at his party leaders, legislators and ministers, accusing them of land grabbing and harassing poor people.

15 Aug 2016

BJP keen to appoint lawyers linked with RSS as HC judges: Kejriwal

Kejriwal told ANI that according to the figures, around 40-50 percent seats of judges in the High Courts are vacant.

15 Aug 2016

Badal warns people against 'sinister moves' of Congress, AAP

Claiming that these parties had a "proven track record" of being "anti-Punjab and anti-Sikh", Badal asked the people of the state to remain vigilant of their "nefarious" designs.

15 Aug 2016

J-K government releases 28 prisoners on Independence Day

The Jammu and Kashmir government today ordered the release of 28 convicted prisoners on the occasion of Independence Day.

15 Aug 2016

Dalits in Una vow to intensify stir in Gujarat if demands not met

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.   

15 Aug 2016

7 blasts in Assam and Manipur don't mar Independence Day celebrations

The militants triggered seven blasts, five in Assam and two in Manipur, on Independence Day on Monday.

15 Aug 2016

Stringent norms to minimise chemical accidents

Union environment ministry has decided to review over two-decade old laws dealing in hazardous chemicals.

15 Aug 2016

Act that led to freedom 70 years ago: A look back at the Indian Independence Act, 1947

India having been ruled by Britain, it is a bill introduced in British Parliament on July 4, 1947 that set the wheels in motion for the formation of the nation as we know it.

15 Aug 2016

Man detained for hoisting Pakistani flag in Rajasthan

A man was detained for allegedly hoisting a Pakistani flag atop the roof of his house in Mansarover area here.

15 Aug 2016

Don't be misled by 'vested interests': Mehbooba's appeal to agitating youth

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.

15 Aug 2016

Indian policemen take position near the site of a gunbattle in Srinagar, Kashmir, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. | AP
Five militants killed in Kashmir as army foils infiltration bid

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.

15 Aug 2016

Kejriwal accuses Centre of running Delhi through colonial-era law

Kejriwal, in his Independence Day speech at Chhatrasal Stadium here, said he cannot fathom why their democratic rights were being "taken away".

15 Aug 2016

Indian policemen run towards the site of a gunbattle in Srinagar, Kashmir, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. | AP
Attacks by suspected militants in Kashmir wound seven troops in India

The first attack took place in Srinagar's Nowhatta neighborhood when suspected rebels attacked troops.

15 Aug 2016

Mehbooba says 'encounters will continue' in I-Day speech, Omar hits out with 'living in denial' Twitter hashtag

Omar was referring to the criticism he was subjected to by Mehbooba when he was the Chief Minister and she was the leader of opposition.

15 Aug 2016

Chief Justice of India TS Thakur | PTI
CJI disappointed over PM Modi not mentioning judges' appointment in I-Day speech

Slamming the government over the delay, Thakur said, "Don't force us to pass orders to remove logjam".

15 Aug 2016

Black kite creates a flutter at Red Fort

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.

15 Aug 2016