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This was the best Independence Day address I have seen

'Independence Day has been India's annual general meeting. For the most part, it has been a forgettable experience of ritual observances. Not so this year. Mr Modi instead presented what I call a......

Pakistan PM greets Modi on Independence Day

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday greeted his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on India's Independence Day and wished its people prosperity. On Thursday, Modi had congratulated......

'Freedom is a celebration, independence is a challenge'

On Thursday, President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the nation on the eve of India's 68th Independence Day.  Here are the highlights of his speech:  1. The nation has to be placed before......

14 Books that best capture India

Rediff.com flags off its Independence Day celebrations, looking at the books that capture the weft and warp of the wonder that is India.   A Suitable Boy An economist from Oxford and Stanford,......

PHOTOS: India gears up to celebrate its 67th Independence Day

The world's largest democracy is making elaborate arrangements on the occasion of its Independence Day.   A security blanket has been thrown around vital installations and checking has......

Indian Oil shows the door to UPA-appointed officials

After Governors, the Narendra Modi government is removing independent directors appointed by the previous UPA regime on PSU boards, beginning with sacking of four directors on the board of Indian......

Trai chief on how to build a fair, independent news media

Earlier this month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) put out a paper with recommendations on 'Issues relating to media ownership'.  The paper talks about private treaties, paid......

How India has changed since independence

In its 67 years of independence, India has changed considerably. This table shows, growth in gross domestic product has increased steadily and also become less volatile. Please click NEXT to read...

Incredible India! 40 facts that will make you proud

As India celebrates its 68th Independence Day on August 15, there many reasons to feel good about India’s economic glory. We present facts on the Indian economy that will make you really......

Foreign airlines join in offering discounts on Independence Day

Indian and global carriers are offering limited period discounted fares to attract flyers from New Delhi on the occasion of the 68th Independence Day. A number of foreign carriers are offering......

10 films that showcase India in 10 different ways

On the eve of Independence Day, Rediff.com looks at films which show India's many extraordinary facets. India is an endless sea of diversity, disparity and differences. Even everyday sights and......

Soha Ali Khan flags off India Independence Day Parade in Chicago

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebs are tweeting. Vidya Balan flagged off the India Day Parade in New York, and Soha Ali Khan was the Grand Marshall for FIA's India Independence Day Parade......

Akshay Kumar: I love my India!

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebs are tweeting. As part of a social campaign, Akshay Kumar celebrated Independence Day by wearing the Indian tricolours. ‘I love my India! Proudly......

Shah Rukh Khan: Today's youth is concerned about India

On Independence Day, Shah Rukh Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Rampal share their thoughts on how the youth is helping build a better India, and send out a message to their fans. Shah......

'I borrowed money from my family; told them they won't get it back'

Image: Anshu Jamsenpa and Phuntsu Khrime in Crossing Bridges 'There are many stories that could be made in the North East.' And here's one of them. Priyanka Chopra is not the only one bringing the......

Advani and co. make India proud on I-Day!

It was a win-win situation for the Indian cue sport on the occasion of Independence Day as the Pankaj Advani-led India B secured a gold while India A bagged a silver in the inaugural World......

Why Indians walk away from county cricket...

India's obsession with Socialism since Independence and thereby a tendency to play safe has resulted in a generation of no risk-takers especially in cricket, feels Faisal Shariff. 'The caricature......
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Prakash Chandra
Q. Pleading Smile : Let our leaders not show us 'thenga' after the result is declared. Our tolerance is now at the edge ! Okay ?
Prakash Chandra:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/pleading-smile--let-our-leaders-not-show-us-thenga-after-the/27364217/answers/

Vilas Deshpande
Q. what is the difference between gazal and qawali?
Vilas Deshpande:  A. the peoples of India have seen innumerable thengas since the date of independence. Not a single people of India other than the politicians enjoy...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-difference-between-gazal-and-qawali/27337333/answers/27364296

tragedy king
Q. 1. In which year were the first general elections held in Independent India?
Tragedy King:  A. The roots of Qawwali can be traced back to 8th century Persia (today's Iran and Afghanistan). During the first major migration from Persia, in the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/1.-in-which-year-were-the-first-general-elections-held-in-in/27327954/answers/27337352

Kalpana Roy
Q. have u accepted american culture in india
Kalpana Roy:  A. 1951 more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/have-u-accepted-american-culture-in-india/27323368/answers/27327961

  Web results for Independent India
Independent MLA rebuked for using unparliamentary language

An Independent Legislator was on Friday reprimanded by the Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly for using unparliamentary language... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/jammu-and-kashmir/independent-mla-rebuked-for-using-unparliamentary-language_1462150.html
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Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both independence-seeking rebels and Ukrainian troops in densely populated areas of... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/world/loss-civilian-lives-increasing-eastern-ukraine-un-1687899.html
Good third-party certification vital for skill development

It is important that a good quality third-party certification is adopted by institutes imparting skill development programmes to the youth,... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a485240.html
Vedanta for an independent regulator for oil and gas sector

Vedanta for an independent regulator for oil and gas sector Friday, 29 August 2014 - 3:41pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI As government... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-vedanta-for-an-independent-regulator-for-oil-and-gas-sector-2014645
How Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana will benefit poorest of the poor

New Delhi : The Narendra Modi-led NDA government has rolled out its ambitious financial inclusion programme, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana... ...

http://www.indiatvnews.com/business/india/breaking-news-narendra-modi-jan-dhan-yojana-india-banks-poor-14123.html

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