Continue reading Independence Day 2017 LIVE updates: UP govt new asks madrasas to hoist tricolor, video record celebrations

Independence Day 2017 LIVE updates: UP govt new asks madrasas to hoist tricolor, video record celebrations

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out the promise made to Mann Ki Baat’s last address and delivered his shortest Independence Day speech as prime minister. After recording the longest speech on Independence Day last year, Modi has limited the talk of the Red Fort this year in 57 minutes. Last year, it had…

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Continue reading Why Bhopal Couldn’t See Tricolour Unfurl on August 15, 1947 in Bhopal

Why Bhopal Couldn’t See Tricolour Unfurl on August 15, 1947 in Bhopal

Bhopal: On August 15, 1947, when the Indians awoke in a free nation, the people of Bhopal have fought to deploy a national flag, much less to enjoy the new freedom that was achieved after decades of sacrifice and struggle . The last Nawab of Bhopal, Hamidullah Khan, has not acceded to the Indian state…

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Continue reading Swaraj at 70 Part 2: Not being able to disagree without causing upheaval is dangerous, says Sushobha Barve

Swaraj at 70 Part 2: Not being able to disagree without causing upheaval is dangerous, says Sushobha Barve

Editor’s Note: It is ironic that 70 years after India became an independent country and a democracy, invoking aazadi evokes bitter conflicts. Whether at school or in the middle of the conflict in the Kashmir valley – both calls aazadi and defying this call as anti-national awakens strong passions. In comparison, Swaraj was almost never…

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Continue reading Pakistan prime minister slams India’s ‘expansionist designs’ in Independence Day address: Full text of his speech

Pakistan prime minister slams India’s ‘expansionist designs’ in Independence Day address: Full text of his speech

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi Khaqqan led his arms on India’s “expansionists” in South Asia on Monday and said New Delhi was the “main obstacle” in constructive relations between the two neighbors. Sobre Abbasi came during the speech of independence in Islamabad. In criticizing India’s position on the Kashmir issue, Abbasi praised “all-time” relations between…

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Continue reading Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech: Of 8 claims made by PM, only 3 promises fulfilled completely

Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech: Of 8 claims made by PM, only 3 promises fulfilled completely

Eight claims – we were audited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in three speeches on Independence Day 2014-2016, three were withheld and five were partially conserved, according to a factual verification analysis. Consumer inflation fell, retired pensioners benefited from ‘A Rank One Pension’ and pensions for freedom fighters has increased, but economic growth has failed,…

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Continue reading India must heed China’s repeated invoking of Kashmir during Doka La stand-off; Beijing’s intentions are inimical

India must heed China’s repeated invoking of Kashmir during Doka La stand-off; Beijing’s intentions are inimical

India’s defense and security strategists should seriously consider the revelation that China has built a bridge in a sensitive part of the actual control line in the Ladakh region. The repeated mention of Jammu and Kashmir during the Doka stop since early June indicate that Beijing’s intentions concerning Northern State are hostile. In recent years,…

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