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 Key Takeaways From PM Narendra Modi’s Speech: ‘Gaali And Goli Won’t Solve Kashmir Issue’

Key Takeaways From PM Narendra Modi’s Speech: ‘Gaali And Goli Won’t Solve Kashmir Issue’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence speech, examined the Kashmir issue and said that this old conflict could be solved only by compassion. He said: “Na na Gali will be Goli, Kashmir ki samasya suljhegi lagane the scab is.” • The people of India stand side by side with people affected by…

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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 Monsoon fury: As heavy rains cause flash floods across India, Modi assures support to chief ministers

Monsoon fury: As heavy rains cause flash floods across India, Modi assures support to chief ministers

A new period of heavy rains that struck South Asia this week has caused flooding in several countries, increasing the toll of more than 175 in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, according to the media. In India, scores have died and thousands have fled their homes as in the monsoon floods have Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Bihar…

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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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Continue reading Citizens worried, but Seoul mum on Trump’s North Korea threat

Citizens worried, but Seoul mum on Trump’s North Korea threat

Citizens worried, but Seoul mum on Trump’s North Korea threat When North Korea is a threat, the Seoul government usually takes away anger, while South Koreans heavily hate the shoulders of what may seem like a daily bombardment of hostility. SEOUL, South Korea – When North Korea is a threat, the Seoul government usually takes…

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Pakistan PM blames India for impasse in ties

Pakistan PM blames India for impasse in ties ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday accused India of stagnation in bilateral ties, saying New Delhi’s “expansionists” were the “main obstacle” in constructive relations between the two neighbors. Addressing the nation on its 70th Independence Day, Abbasi said Pakistan “wants positive and constructive relations”…

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Burkina Faso forces end restaurant attack; 18 dead, toll likely to rise

Burkina Faso forces end restaurant attack; 18 dead, toll likely to rise Ouagadougou: Government spokesman in Burkina Faso said the country’s special forces have stopped an attack by suspected Islamic extremists at a luxury Turkish restaurant in the West African capital of Ouagadougou. “At this moment, our forces have neutralized two terrorists and the number…

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