Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi here on the occasion of 70th Independence Day. Modi also addressed the nation from Red Fort.
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9.05 pm: Attari Wagah border lit up in celebration of 70th independence day.
7.54 pm: Its an achievement that both terrorists were neutralised. AK 47s, ammunition recovered, informs Atul Karwal, CRPF DG.
7.52 pm: In the past few days, BSF has shot dead record 8 smugglers, six of them being Pakistani and two Hindustani, says BSF DG.
7.51 pm: We have lost brave officer, who kept fighting back even after getting injured, says Atul Karwal, CRPF IG.
7.15 pm: Qaumi Ekta Dal to merge with Samajwadi Party in UP again: Sources
6.45 pm: Beating Retreat ceremony begins at Attari-Wagah border.
6.00 pm: Hyderabad (Telangana): Fire breaks out in a plastic factory in Rajendranagar in Hyderabad.
5.40 pm: 2 more terrorists gunned down by security forces in Uri, J&K
5.10 pm: Indian Army celebratedIndependence Day in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, today.
5.00 pm: I am really proud of what the boys have shown here: Roelant Oltmans,Hockey Coach was quoted as saying on India lost to Belgium in QFs.
4.45 pm: I tried to give my best, however the entire experience was very good :Manish Singh, Indian racewalker
4.30 pm: Heavy rains lash Shimla.
4.20 pm: Twenty naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh.
4.07 pm: BJP leader Tevatia's condition has improved .
3.55 pm: One more terrorist kille din Jammu and Kashmir.
2.49 pm: PM sent a unequivocal message to Pak without naming it,that we will not tolerate any sort of interference in our internal affairs: Venkaiah
2.21 pm: This might help us expose Pak for human rights violations in PoK, Balochistan & Gilgit-Baltistan: Senge H Sering.
2.20 pm: We are suffering genocide in the hands of Pakistan military & Pakistan: Mehran Marri, Baloch representative to EU&UN
2.15 pm: For the first time such a big leader(PM Modi)has taken some initiative to highlight Baloch issue: SH Sering,Dir, Gilgit-Baltistan Nat'l Cong
2.14 pm: PM's pledge to raise issue of Balochistan on all int'l forums,has given hope to people of Balochistan that we are not forgotten:Mehran Marri
2.13 pm: Would like to thank PM Modi for raising the issue of Balochistan: Mehran Marri,Baloch representative to EU&UN
1.35 pm: Sarangpur (Gujarat): PM Narendra Modi pays his last respects to HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
WB CM Mamata Banerjee & Bihar CM Nitish Kumar unfurl the tricolour in Kolkata & Patna respectively. pic.twitter.com/2658M0BmJ2— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2016
1.15 pm: It wasn't a speech of PM's or CM's standard, it was very poor: GN Azad, Cong on PM Modi's speech.
Ahmedabad (Gujarat): PM Narendra Modi pays last respects to HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. pic.twitter.com/Y1JYtxqc3q— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2016
1.00 pm: Two terrorists have been killed in Srinagar. Battle continues as security forces exchange fire with one more terrorist
12.45 pm: Nowhatta(Srinagar) terror attack UPDATE: Two terrorists killed, operation continues
12.43 pm: One CRPF personnel martyred in Srinagar terror attack.
12.25 pm: BSF exchanges sweets with Border Guards Bangladesh(BGB) in Phulbari.
12.20 pm: We now hope India will raise the Balochistan issue officially on all forums including UN: Faiz Baloch,Journalist
12.15 pm: Shooting and knife attack in #Cologne city center, two perpetrators on the run: German Media
12.05 pm: Bomb blast near US embassy in Kabul.
11.50 am: I think I have reached the peak of my career, so I don't hesitate in saying what I feel: Chief Justice TS Thakur.
11.25 am: PM Narendra Modi reaches Ahmedabad (Gujarat) to pay his last respects to HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
11.15 am: Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee pays homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti
11.08 am: Seven CRPF jawans and one policeman injured, exchange of fire continues in Srinagar.
10.50 am: I am happy with my performance but I am very disappointed that I missed out on a medal: Dipa Karmakar.
10.30 am: The situation in J&K, today is because of problems in nation's leadership-J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar.
10.07 am: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi unfurls the tricolour at AlCC HQ
9.37 am: Exchange of fire continues in Srinagar. Two CRPF personnel and one police man have been injured in the attack carried out by three terrorists.
9.10 am: Prime Minister Modi concludes his address to the country.
9.07 am: Exchange of fire between CRPF personnel and terrorists continues at Srinagar. Two CRPF personnel have been injured.
9.05 am: Many innocents were killed in Peshawar terrorist attack, but there were tears in our eyes in Parliament here: PM Modi.
9.00 am: Terrorists open fire at security forces at Nowhatta area in Srinagar. The entire area has been cordoned off.
8.52 am: The pressing need is that the country's youngsters should get opportunities and employment: PM Modi.
8.25 am: I will continue to strive hard to ensure that the this inflation doesn't affect the food plate of poor: PM Narendra Modi.
8.11 am: We can contribute a lot to curb global warming by using LED bulbs and saving energy: PM Modi.
8.03 am: We remember Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Pandit Nehru, many others who sacrificed their lives so that we attained Swarajya: PM Modi.
7.55 am: Our Independence is the result of the struggle of freedom fighters, says PM Narendra Modi.
7.50 am: Earlier the income tax refund used to take forever; today it takes not more than three weeks, says PM Modi.