Bengaluru, Aug 14: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday greeted the people ahead of India's Independence Day on Saturday and said the country should strive towards attaining social equality.
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11.02 pm: 3 BSF jawans chosen for police medals for gallantry for giving a 'befitting' reply to spate of ceasefire violations by Pak in J&K
10.34 pm: Petrol price cut by Rs 1.27 per litre; diesel by Rs 1.17: PTI
9.47 pm: We'll continue our peaceful protest until OROP is implemented,hopeful of some assurance from PM tomm: Surinder Singh
8.43 pm: After a gap of more than half a century, the US flag is raised over US embassy in Havana, Cuba
8.00 pm: CBI registers two fresh FIRs in Vyapam scam case; First FIR registered against 5 accused persons and second against 13 accused persons.
7.50 pm: World Badminton Championship: Saina Nehwal beats Wang Yihan 21-15, 19-21, 21-19 to enter maiden semifinal
7.15 pm: In Vizag, students hoist India's largest National Flag, measuring 25000 sq ft on eve of India's 69th I-Day.
7.05 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP Chief Amit Shah at Nitin Gadkari's book release function.
7.00 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee addresses the nation on 69th Independence Day.
6.45 pm: Coast Guard DIG B K Loshali will be court-martialled (general) over his remarks on Pakistan boat issue.
6.30 pm: Twenty-six CISF officers have been decorated with President's Police Medal and other similar awards on the eve of the Independence day.
6.15 pm: A tight security blanket is thrown across the country on the eve of Independence Day with an elaborate ground-to-air apparatus put in place in the national capital where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the tricolour tomorrow.
6.00 pm: "We want Iran to regain its share of India's oil imports & expect Iran to make efforts to help promote participation of Indian companies", saysVikas Swarup, MEA.
5.45 pm: "I am an Indian but Bihar is my weakness and my strength. Two wrongs dont make a right: Shatrughan Sinha on monsoon session of the Parl", says BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha.
5.30 pm: "Govt should fulfill the promises it made on OROP as soon as possible", says Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
5.20 pm: Govt has been reviewing health of banking institutions. Even though challenging situation existed, no cause for panic situation: Arun Jaitley.
5.05 pm: Ceasefire violation in Shahpur sector (Poonch, J&K). None reported injured. Firing started at 8:15 am today and is still underway - ANI.
4.55 pm: The Indian High Commissioner called on the Adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs today: Pak MoFA.
He was informed that Adviser would lead Pak delegation for talks with National Security Adviser of India on 23-24 August, 2015: Pak MoFA
He was informed that Adviser would lead Pak delegation for talks with National Security Adviser of India on 23-24 August, 2015: Pak MoFA— ANI (@ANI_news) August 14, 2015
4.40 pm: Their (Congress) old habit of putting the interest of Nehru-Gandhi family ahead of the nation's interest, was seen by all: Rajyavardhan Rathore.
4.35 pm: Govt appoints MDs and Chairpersons of 5 PSUs - BOB, PNB, BOI, Canara Bank and IDBI Bank. Rs 20,000 crore capital infusion into PSBs will be released soon : Financial Services Secretary Hasmukh Adhia
4.25 pm: Congress which claims 130 years of seniority, 50 years of experience, its behavior is unacceptable, undemocratic & unreasonable: Venkaiah Naidu.
2G,Coal block can't be compared with Sushmaji orally telling,you decide on giving Visa to prsn to attend his cancer patient wife:V Naidu
2G,Coal block can't be compared with Sushmaji orally telling,you decide on giving Visa to prsn to attend his cancer patient wife:V Naidu— ANI (@ANI_news) August 14, 2015
4.10 pm: Pakistan Army is continuously resorting to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control: Defence PRO.
Undeterred troops on own side retaliated appropriately. While damage/ casualties on the enemy side are still being ascertained: Defence PRO
Undeterred troops on own side retaliated appropriately. While damage/ casualties on the enemy side are still being ascertained: Defence PRO— ANI (@ANI_news) August 14, 2015
4.00 pm: Radhe Maa granted interim anticipatory bail for 2 weeks by Bombay High Court.
3.45 pm: Keeping in view terror threats and latest inputs, it was a security drive conducted by NDMC & Delhi police: MK Meena, Joint CP on ex-servicemen.
3.35 pm: There are technical difficulties: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on One Rank One Pension.
3.20 pm: Congress is behaving like a spoilt child who shouts when a toy is snatched away from him: Manohar Parrikar
3:00 pm: Uttar Pradesh Assembly and Legislative Council adjourned for the day after paying tributes to late fmr President APJ Abdul Kalam
2:40 pm: BJP doesn't believe in democracy, says Congress.
2:20 pm: AAP MLA Surinder Singh at ex-servicemen's protest over OROP at Jantar Manta.
2:00 pm: Rahul Gandhi arrives at Jantar Mantar to meet ex-Servicemen demanding OROP.
1:45 pm: Delhi Police to file appeal against lower court 's judgement of discharging all suspects in the IPL fixing scandal.
1:30 pm: Ex servicemen protest over OROP at Jantar Mantar.
1:15 pm: CBI raids offices of Bengal-based microfinance company.
1:00 pm: One killed, three injured in group clash in Uttar Pradesh.
12:45 pm: "We will issue red corner notice against Lalit Modi very soon, says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.
12:25 pm: Hyderabad police nabbed 4 HuJI militants.
12:10 pm: Asiya Andrabi and her supporters wave Pakistan flag in the Srinagar valley.
11:45 am: Order on anticipatory bail plea of Digambar Kamat in Louis Berger Case to come on August 19.
11: 30 am: Restrictions in parts of Srinagar in view of Pakistan Independence Day.
11:00 am: Radhe Maa to be questioned by Maharashtra Police.
10:45 am: Radhe Maa leaves from her home, leaving for Kandivali Police station in Mumbai
10:30 am: Radhe Maa is about to leave for Kandivali Police station in Mumbai.
10:15 am: Pakistan flag seen in Old city of Srinagar.
10:00 am: Security tightened at Jantar Mantar in Delhi where ex-servicemen are protesting.
9:45 am: Ex-servicemen demanding OROP, forcefully evacuated by Police at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.
9:30 am: 1 Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) terrorist killed in encounter with joint forces in Kokrajhar district, Assam, 1 pistol and IED recovered.
9:15 am: Police trying to break protest of ex-servicemen forcefully, demanding OROP at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.
9:00 am: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Keran sector in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian troops retaliate.
8:45 am: President Pranab Mukherjee to address the nation today on the eve of country's 69th Independence Day at 7 pm today.
8:30 am: Cochin International airport set to become first airport of India which would be operating on solar power.
8:15 am: 11 Kawad pilgrims died and 5 injured in an accident, injured admitted to the Civil Hospital in Jharkhand.
8:00 am: UP Assembly Monsoon session to begin today.