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26 crucial points PM Modi made at Red Fort speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the nation on the 68th Independence Day from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort for the first time. Here are highlights of his speech: *......

Why did India give back the Haji Pir Pass to Pakistan?

'We don't know what the reasons were that we gave back the Haji Pir Pass which was strategically very important. Today the entire infiltration into Kashmir takes place from that area. If we had......

A martyr's family remembers

'A man dies and it's over for him. But we're right here, it isn't over for us,' she says cryptically. She talks about the "poverty" in which she had to raise her sons and daughter, the......

Why target Aurangzeb alone, Mr Kejriwal?

Yes, Aurangzeb was a tyrant who ill-treated his subjects. But was he the only Mughal emperor guilty of this, asks Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Last week, after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal......

When the nation stood as one: Pages from a Indo-Pak war journal

Artillery guns in action in Uri, Poonch sector. All photographs: Sainik Samachar Fifty years ago, India and Pakistan fought a short but bloody war. The author finds out how Sainik Samachar, the......

Markets end in red, Nifty holds 5500

After a subdued day of trading the Sensex finally closed at 18,385, down 69 points and the Nifty held fort above the crucial 5,500 level at 5,528 shedding 12 points.The Nifty had added more than a......

6 I-Day promises from 2014 that Modi (partially) fulfilled

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his second Independence Day speech, IndiaSpend and FactChecker reviewed the implementation of key pronouncements he made in his first Independence Day......

Govt hopes to make Swiss Challenge work for railways

Image: Indian Railways operates over 19,000 trains carrying 23 million passengers, and over three million tonnes of freight per day. Photograph: Reuters Experts say the Swiss Challenge may be......

Why the Rs 322-crore/km Mumbai highway may be a 'disaster'

Govt says coastal road is meant to decongest Mumbai, experts believe it would be counter-productive At a public meeting convened by the Mumbai Waterfronts Centre (MWC) on June 24, the Dutch Consul......

Monsoon getaways are cheaper on your pocket

Image: Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers. Photograph: Araghu/Wikimedia Commons Hotels, airlines offer discounts to attract customers during lean season; attractions include treks, nature trails,......

'I am okay with not being the main heroine'

'There is no longer any pressure to play the heroine. So I can have fun and be the actor I want to be. I can look beyond the hairstyles and the clothes. It is liberating to not have that......

Ganesh Hegde: Reality shows are boring

'They are repetitive and people who have no knowledge of things are judging these shows' And yet Ganesh Hegde returns to TV to judge Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a reality show.Rajul Hegde finds out why.......

'I worked in a dhaba, selling omelettes, before I signed All The Best'

'I loved doing Bunty Aur Babli. I love working with Rohit Shetty. I just shot for Dilwale. Kuch bhi karva leta hain mujhse (he makes me do anything)!' 'I worked in Jolly LLB for free. It was......

Mani Ratnam: 'I don't believe in giving advice'

'The younger generation may be hip, modern and Westernised outside, but there is something very Indian and traditional in them.' 'It's debatable just how good the concept of marriage is, but this......

Satyajit Ray's Feluda turns 50

While Calcutta has transitioned to Kolkata, Satyajit Ray's detective, Feluda, has remained unchanged in the Bengali consciousness Here’s a mystery for Prodosh C Mitter to solve. How can a......

Lahiri makes a steady start in quest of PGA card

India golfer Anirban Lahiri turned in a creditable three-under 69 and was placed tied-16th after the first round in the Hotel Fitness Championship, the finals series, at the Sycamore Hills......

India's Narang becomes Asia's No.1 shooter

IMAGE: Gagan Narang. Photograph: Gagan Narang on Facebook Ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang has attained the top spot in men's 50m rifle prone shooting category in Asia. The 32-year-old Narang......

Sindhu, Srikanth off to a winning start at World Championships

Two-time bronze medallist, P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth started their campaign at the World Badminton Champion with contrasting victories in the women's and men's singles competition......

Air India almost stopped Sumit Nagal from flying to Wimbledon!

'Even if we ate our chappatis with pickle, we ensured proper food for Sumit.' Wimbledon boys' doubles champion Sumit Nagal's father tells Manu Shankar/ about his son's tough rise, Mahesh......

'When it comes to chess, multitasking works against women'

‘I know Nigel every well, if anyone would want more women to play chess, it would be him’ ‘He was trying to hint towards the biological difference which was blown out of......
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