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  • Highlights from PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech

    Here are the highlights from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech. PM Modi addressed the nation on issues such as the abolition of Article 370, 35A, and also spoke about Triple Talaq. He also paid tribute to the people affected by the floods. Modi unfurled the tricolour at Red Fort in the national capital on August 15. The nation is celebrating its 73rd Independence Day on August 15. PM Modi also inspected the Guard of Honour at the Red Fort.

    Aug 15, 2019, 17:54 IST
  • Independence Day 2019: Mumbai and Gujarat Police practice parade near Mantralaya together

    A practice session of the Independence Day parade was recently held near Mantralaya, Mumbai. Mumbai and Gujarat Police officers came together for the practice session. This is the first time that Gujarat Police is collaborating with Mumbai Police for the parade

    Aug 15, 2019, 10:11 IST
  • Mumbai gears up for Independence Day, Watch the exclusive practice session of the parade

    A practice session of the Independence Day parade was recently held near Mantralaya, Mumbai. Mumbai and Gujarat Police officers came together for the practice session. This is the first time that Gujarat Police is collaborating with Mumbai Police for the parade

    Aug 14, 2019, 21:17 IST
  • Here's why you should plant this national flag after Independence day!

    Independence day is celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm and patriotism. But did you know that the very next day, the National flags made of paper and plastic end up in the dustbin? Mid-day.com met two individuals that have come with a unique idea that is not only eco-friendly but also retains the dignity of the national flag. Watch this video to know more.

     

    Aug 13, 2019, 19:22 IST
  • MS Dhoni all set to unfurl tricolour in Leh on Independence Day?

    Buzz is that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likely to unfurl the tri-colour on the occasion of Independence Day in Leh in the newly-created union territory of Ladakh on August 15. Dhoni, an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Indian Army, is at present stationed in Khrew in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, along with members of his Territorial Army battalion

    Aug 10, 2019, 10:17 IST
  • Independence Day Special: What happened in Mumbai in 1947?

    This Independence Day, break away from regular patriotic shows and do something different! Step out of your home and take a nostalgic trip around Bombay in the year 1947. Why not head to these iconic locations in the city that have been carrying forward the legacy of 'Bombay' and relive the post-independence history? From Mumbai’s single-screen art décor cinema in Marine lines to the historic landmark at Fort named after a Britisher, here is your guide through some of the most iconic landmarks in the city that stand proudly as the symbol of Mumbai’s historic glory.

    Aug 15, 2018, 10:03 IST
  • Mob thrashes man for unfurling tricolour before Independence Day

    In a shocking incident, a man was allegedly thrashed by locals at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk when he was trying to unfurl Indian flag at Clock Tower. The man was later rescued by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police officials. The incident occurred a day ahead of India's 72nd Independence Day.

    Aug 14, 2018, 19:00 IST
  • Unknown facts about Pakistan's Independence Day

    In 1947, Britain′s Indian Empire was partitioned into two new nations: the Dominion of India (later the Republic of India) and the Dominion of Pakistan (later the Islamic Republic of Pakistan). The two nations were ideally born on the same day, but do you know why Pakistan celebrates its Independence day on 14th August? Did you know that Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan in 1947 and was called East Pakistan until 1971? Indian money was still used as currency in Pakistan until 1948. Watch this interesting video to know all the unknown facts about Pakistan’s Independence day.

    Aug 14, 2018, 10:00 IST
  • Watch: NCC cadets thrashed with belt in Mohali

    As many as seven National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets were thrashed by their so-called instructor with a belt with a belt after Independence Day celebrations at a government college in Punjab’s Mohali

    Aug 17, 2017, 13:59 IST
  • Independence Day: Bollywood celebs unleash their patriotic side!

    These Independence Day posts from our Bollywood celebs' Instagram accounts are sure to pump up your patriotic spirit! Take a look

    Aug 16, 2017, 22:41 IST
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates I-Day in Australia

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates India's 70th Independence day in Australia and impresses her international fans with her warm speech and gestures

    Aug 16, 2017, 20:51 IST
  • From 1947 to 2017: Watch iconic Independence Day speeches

    Lord Mountbatten: This very moment, the dream of a 'Free India' spread its wings and Bharat Mata was 'Independent'. This was the intervening night of 14 and 15 August, 1947. 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'. and Pandit Nehru took over as free India's first Prime Minister. Ever since Jawaharlal Nehru breathed his last, several leaders presided on the designated post, Narendra Modi being the 15th and incumbent. As we gear up to observe the 70th Independence Day today, let us recall memorable speeches delivered by some of the former PMs from the ramparts of Red Fort

    Aug 15, 2017, 23:00 IST
  • PM Modi pitches for 'New India' where everybody will get equal opportunity

    While addressing the nation on 70th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people to take the nation forward with the resolve of creating a 'New India.' PM Modi stated that everybody can together bring a positive change in the nation as everybody is equal and no one is big or small. He added that a 'New India' should be secure, prosperous and powerful where everyone gets equal opportunities

    Aug 15, 2017, 17:49 IST
  • A tribute to real-life heroes: Mumbai Traffic Police

    This Independence Day, mid-day.com salutes the real-life heroes of Mumbai city- The Mumbai Traffic Police. Watch this video to know how

    Aug 15, 2017, 17:45 IST
  • 15 people one question. What makes you proud about India?

    On India's 70th Independence day, we asked 15 people why they're proud about India. Watch this video to know what they said

    Aug 15, 2017, 17:00 IST
  • Independence Day: This is what Bollywood wants freedom from

    Here's what Sidharth Malhotra, Farhan Akhtar and Arjun Kapoor want freedom from this Independence Day. Watch this video to know what they said

    Aug 15, 2017, 15:46 IST
  • Independence Day: When Bollywood redefined 'freedom' in a unique way!

    Bollywood has often given a fresh perspective to the word 'Freedom'. Let's have a look at such movie themes this Independence Day!

    Aug 15, 2017, 15:09 IST
  • 70 years of Independence captured by sand artist, Rahul Arya

    On Independence day, Indian sand artist Rahul Arya has created a wonderful sand art that will leave you awestruck.

    Aug 15, 2017, 12:27 IST
  • Pakistan Embassy in India celebrates its 70th Independence Day

    On the occasion of Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day, a function was organised at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Monday. The Pakistani flag was raised and various delegates were present at the event. On their special occasion, Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah also gave his warm wishes to India as tomorrow the nation will also celebrate its 70th Independence Day

    Aug 14, 2017, 21:58 IST
  • Spirit of Independence missing as Indian policies are guided by West: Bhagat Singh 's nephew

    Nephew of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, Jagmohan Singh, on Monday said that India is not revelling in the true spirit of independence as the nation’s decisions are motivated by the West in today’s world. He added that from small farmers to the administration of NITI Aayog, all are guided by the policies of Western countries, which reflect losing the ‘freedom’ in true sense. Jagmohan Singh was speaking about the country’s present circumstances a day ahead of the 70th Independence Day

    Aug 14, 2017, 21:58 IST
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