Independence Day

WATCH| "I request....": Jailed journalist Siddique Kappan's daughter's viral Independence day speech

“I am Mehnaz Kappan. Daughter of journalist Siddique Kappan, a citizen who has been forced into a dark room by breaking all of the freedom of a citizen,” is how the 9-year-old daughter of Siddique Kappan started her Independence Day speech, on Monday, August 15. Siddique Kappan is a Delhi-based Malayali journalist, who was arrested under UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) and has been in jail since October 2020 in connection with the Hathras conspiracy case.

published on : 17th August 2022

Independence Day 2022: India gets best wishes from International Space Station

As India is all geared up to celebrate its 75th Independence Day, best wishes continue to pour in from across the world. International Space Station (ISS) has also come forward extending its best wishes to India on the behalf of NASA and all the international partners. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sent a video message from space wishing success to the country's space agency, ISRO on "Gaganyaan" programme - India's maiden human space mission which is scheduled to take place in 2023.

published on : 13th August 2022

Delhi: Six held with 2,200 live cartridges ahead of I-Day, terror angle not ruled out

Ahead of Independence Day, the Delhi Police recovered around 2,000 live cartridges from its east district and arrested six people in this connection, officials said on Friday. According to Additional Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range) Vikramjit Singh, prima facie, the accused appear to be part of a criminal network but he did not rule out a terror angle. Of the six arrested, Singh identified two as Rashid and Ajmal.

published on : 12th August 2022

Independence Day: When differences between Periyar, Annadurai came to fore

Most people only remember August 15, 1947 as Independence Day. But it also marked an important shift in Tamil Nadu’s political history. It was the first time differences between Dravida Kazhagam (DK) leader Periyar and his trusted lieutenant CN Annadurai were displayed publicly. Their differences culminated in the formation of the DMK, which now runs the State government.

published on : 15th August 2021

Independence Day 2020: American singer Mary Millben’s rendition of National Anthem enthral Indians

Mary Millben, a prominent African-American Hollywood actress and singer, on Saturday greeted Indians on the occasion of the country's 74th Independence Day and joined the virtual global celebration with a melodious rendering of the #NationalAnthem.

published on : 15th August 2020

A 'socially distanced' Independence Day in times of COVID-19 as celebrations scaled down in Red Fort

A kit containing a mask, a small bottle of hand sanitiser and a pair of gloves kept on all chairs which were neatly separated to maintain the prescribed distance -- #IndependenceDay celebrations this year typified the 'new normal' in times of #COVID19.

published on : 15th August 2020

Shakthi Nivetha becomes first woman from Tamil Nadu to scale Mount Elbrus

On India's 73rd Independence Day, Shakthi Nivetha set the record becoming the first woman from Tamil Nadu to climb the Mount Elbrus in Southern Russia. 

published on : 19th August 2019

DID YOU KNOW? India's tiger census is the world's largest biodiversity study!

Months of planning and implementation, humongous manpower, back-breaking coverage of forest tracts goes into the massive exercise that has gained worldwide attention.

published on : 15th August 2019

96-year-old INA veteran from Tamil Nadu recalls India's struggle for freedom

As an INA freedom fighter in then Burma in the 1940s, Rathinavelu has lived through poverty, war, isolation, and discrimination.

published on : 15th August 2019

Independence Day rehearsals in full swing at Chennai's Fort St George

Chennai police have made elaborate security arrangements in view of the Independence Day celebrations.

published on : 14th August 2019

WATCH: This 88-year-old sings the Jana Gana Mana in a way we don't!

Speaking to TNIE, Saraswathi Badekkila recalls how as a Class IV student she got a pamphlet with the original and complete Bengali five-stanza hymn penned by Rabindranath Tagore.

published on : 14th August 2019

Bollywood celebs wish fans Happy Independence Day

Celebrities including Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpayee, Mouni Roy, and Amit Sadh shared their special messages on Independence Day.

published on : 15th August 2018

Women send over 5,000 'Rakhis' to soldiers on various borders

Women in Vadodara prepared over 5000 'Rakhis' and handmade cards to send it to the soldiers stationed at various borders of the country.

published on : 15th August 2018

208th Lalbagh flower show pays tribute to Indian armed forces 

On the occasion of the upcoming Independence Day celebrations, a floral tribute was paid to the Indian armed forces at the 208th Lalbagh Flower show. 

published on : 6th August 2018

NCC cadets get beaten up after Independence Day parade

Viral video in social media, Beating of NCC cadets after the parade on Independence Day in Government school of Mohali in Haryana.

published on : 17th August 2017

Wagah border beating retreat ceremony held on 70th Independence day

People across the country thronged at the Attari-Wagah border on the 70th Independence Day to witness the Beating Retreat ceremony.

published on : 16th August 2017

PM Modi unfurls tricolour at Red Fort on 70th Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the National flag at the ramparts of Red Fort, to mark the 70th Independence Day on Tuesday.  Earlier, PM Modi paid tribute at Rajghat.

published on : 15th August 2017

From 1947 to 2017: Some iconic Independence Day speeches from the ramparts of Red Fort 

Soon after the last Viceroy of British India declared her 'free', Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru moved a resolution and since then we have been breathing 'free'.

published on : 15th August 2017
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