Bengaluru, Aug 15: Get all the news update here:
10.55 pm: Five civilians dead in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Balakot, Jammu and Kashmir: Reports
9.50 pm: 2 children killed, 8 injured while trying to extract metal from an unused grenade of army in Babina area, Jhansi
8.20 pm: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaking at 'Swadhinata Parv' event in Bhopal.
7.55 pm: Radhe Maa visits Mumba Devi temple in Mumbai.
7.25 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee hosts 'At Home' reception in the President House on the occasion of Independence Day.
7.10 pm: Beating Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border ends
Beating Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border ends. pic.twitter.com/7eYDbycUkW— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
6.46 pm: Show of Strength ceremony at Wagah Border
Show of Strength ceremony at Wagah Border. pic.twitter.com/3U99bGcONl— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
6.43 pm: Beating Retreat Ceremony underway at Wagah border
Beating Retreat Ceremony underway at Wagah border. pic.twitter.com/0OeusM9Fk9— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
6.00 pm: Ceasefire violation in Balakot (J&K), around 15 injured.
5.50 pm: Performers exhibit sword fighting at Wagah Border as part of Independence Day Celebrations.
Performers at Wagah Border as part of Independence Day Celebrations. pic.twitter.com/Oql6S3V8F7— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
5.22 pm: Saina Nehwal reaches final of World Badminton Championships; beats Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-17; assured of silver medal.
Independence Day celebrations at Indian High Commission, Islamabad (Pakistan) pic.twitter.com/tFMAyEM0S1— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
5.10 pm: Ceasefire violation in Balakot (J&K), two civilians dead and more than 7 injured.
4.50 pm: Arvind Kejriwal is surrounded by sycophants so he thinks he is a God: Prashant Bhushan.
He received a head injury but died during treatment. We are investigating the matter and we will take legal action: Om Prakash, SP City.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
4.30 pm: Ceasefire violation in Balakot (J&K), more than four civilians reportedly injured.
4.00 pm: Army hosts Chinese PLA to special Border Personnel Meet at Chushul in Eastern Ladakh.
Independence Day celebration: Army hosted Chinese PLA to special Border Personnel Meet at Chushul in Eastern Ladakh. pic.twitter.com/5XS5wU5WSZ— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
3.45 pm: We dream of a scenario when people don't have to go out of Bihar but people come here to work: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
We dream of a scenario when people dont have to go out of Bihar but people come here to work: Bihar CM— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
3.35 pm: 2 children killed and 6 injured in a grenade blast in an army practice area near Babina Field Fire Range, Jhansi.
3.25 pm: Army jawan allegedly beaten to death by eve teasers who were teasing a girl in Meerut (UP), eve teasers arrested.
3:15 pm: 5 rebels killed in encounter with army in Bangladesh hills.
3:00 pm: Gogoi announces five new districts in Assam on I Day.
2:45 pm: Beating Retreat Ceremony to be held at Wagah border in the evening. Preparations underway.
2:20 pm: Ceasefire violation in Balakot in Jammu and Kashmir, firing started at 12 pm
2:00 pm: Kerala declared 'complete digital state'.
1:45 pm: Earthquake shakes parts of North East India.
1:30 pm: Kerala Police today arrested five maoist sympathizers in their alleged connection with maoists, later released on bail.
1:15 pm: Delhi Government will give guarantee for student loans to baks for students, you can return the loan after you get a job, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
1:00 pm: BSF-BGB jawans exchange sweets at Indo-Bangladesh border as part of Independence Day celebration in Siliguri, West Bengal.
Phulbari (Siliguri): BSF-BGB jawans exchange sweets at Indo-Bangladesh border as part of Independence Day celebration pic.twitter.com/c76TKmk998— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
12:15 pm: Maoist posters opposing I-Day found in Bengal.
12:00 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav launches the official twitter account of the Taj Mahal.
11:45 am: Nitish seeks special status for Bihar.
11:30 am: President Pranab Mukherjee at the Amar Jawan Jyoti.
11:15 am: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif greets people of India on the occasion of Independence Day.
11:00 am: Crude bomb thrown at St Joseph's school in Nawada, Bihar, two students injured.
10:45 am: 6 LTTE operatives arrested in Kolkata.
10:30 am: I wish a happy Independence Day to everybody, says Rahul Gandhi
10:10 am: Convey heartfelt felicitations to you, your Government, and people of India,on auspicious occasion of Independence Day of India, says Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif to PM Modi.
10:00 am: Kerala CM Oomen Chandy and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chauhan unfurl the national flag.
Independence Day celebrations: Kerala CM Oomen Chandy and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chauhan unfurl the national flag pic.twitter.com/0t5L5Vt5LQ— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
9:55 am: BJP President Amit Shah unfurls the national flag at party HQ in Delhi.
9:45 am: Imam killed by suspected jihadists in Mali.
9:05 am: OROP protesters reject PM speech.
9:00 am: Agriculture Ministry to be renamed as Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare for institutionalised care of the farmers, says PM Narendra Modi.
8:55 am: I assure all the army personnel that we have accepted One Rank One Pension. There are talks are still on and are at the last stage. It is a 20 year old demand. We are working out the modalities and talks are moving forward, says PM Modi.
PM Modi waves at the crowd at Red Fort pic.twitter.com/Bp21C34S43— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
8:45 am: Corruption has to be removed fully from the system, says PM in Independence Day address.
8:30 am: China blasts toll rises to 85
8:25 am: This 1.25 crore team India wants transparency, says PM Narendra Modi.
We have been very successful in our campaign to make toilets,especially for girls in schools across India-PM Modi pic.twitter.com/ob0csZ5vLr— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015
8:15 am: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Mandi and Saujian sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
8:05 am: Modi greets nation on Independence Day.
8:00 am: PM Narendra Modi unfurls the Tricolour at Red Fort.
PM Narendra Modi at Red Fort pic.twitter.com/FGHHUzDMom— ANI (@ANI_news) August 15, 2015