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    India gifts Dornier to Sri Lanka a day ahead of Chinese vessel arrival

    India on Monday gifted a Dornier reconnaissance aircraft to Sri Lanka to bolster the island nation’s capability to tackle drug trafficking and maritime security challenges, with the move coming a day ahead of a controversial visit by a Chinese research vessel. Read more

  • Aug 16, 2022 06:19 AM IST

    Bihar govt to expand cabinet today

    The Bihar cabinet expansion is scheduled to be held on August 16 with focus on a larger representation for backward classes and minorities, in line with the vote base of the two major constituents of the Grand Alliance — the Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) and Janata Dal (United) — functionaries familiar with the matter said. Read more


LIVE: Bihar cabinet expansion to be held today

Updated on Aug 16, 2022 06:46 AM IST

Breaking news live updates August 16, 2022: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.



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Independence Day: The Indian dream turns 75

Updated on Aug 16, 2022 04:15 AM IST

At Independence, India was bruised. But then, in the past 75 years, it consolidated, it turned, it confronted challenges, it rose, and it changed.



To understand the importance of August 15, 1947, we need to turn back 200 years. (Illustration: Malay Karmakar)
To understand the importance of August 15, 1947, we need to turn back 200 years. (Illustration: Malay Karmakar)


Will aim to provide 2mn jobs: Bihar CM Nitish

Updated on Aug 16, 2022 04:58 AM IST

  • The announcement comes amid repeated attacks by the Opposition on deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav’s promise of providing one million jobs during the 2020 assembly elections campaign.


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets the audience during the Independence Day celebration at Gandhi Maidan. (HT)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets the audience during the Independence Day celebration at Gandhi Maidan. (HT)


Hyderabad cop among five of family killed in road accident

Published on Aug 15, 2022 11:43 PM IST

Five persons were killed and four others were injured in a road accident that took place near Bangur check-post in Bidar district on Monday, said police



Police added that the accident took place as the car they were travelling in collided with the truck. (Representational photo)
Police added that the accident took place as the car they were travelling in collided with the truck. (Representational photo)


Decentralisation key to removing regional disparities, says Jagan

Updated on Aug 15, 2022 11:43 PM IST

Reiterating the commitment to welfare and development agenda, the chief minister said his government had ushered in revolutionary changes in the administration in last three years.



Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy (Agencies)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy (Agencies)


Mahatma’s ideals guide Dravidian model: Stalin

Published on Aug 15, 2022 11:43 PM IST

Mahatma Gandhi epitomised all lofty humanitarian principles like secularism, equality, brotherhood, simplicity, honesty and discipline, he said in his Independence Day address after unfurling the tricolour from Fort St George.



Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin (PTI)
Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin (PTI)


Bommai takes a dig at Cong, says he is proud of RSS ideals and patriotism

Published on Aug 15, 2022 11:43 PM IST

Clarifying that he and his government respect Nehru, using whose name Congress ruled the country for 65 years, he accused the grand old party of neglecting other national icons like B R Ambedkar and Lal Bahadur Shastri.



Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai pays salute to the National Flag after hoisting it on the occasion of the Independence Day function, in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai pays salute to the National Flag after hoisting it on the occasion of the Independence Day function, in Bengaluru. (PTI)

ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru


Nehru to Savarkar, PM Modi praises leaders from across divide

Updated on Aug 16, 2022 03:50 AM IST

PM Modi recalled the role of over 30 leaders, including women freedom fighters and tribal revolutionaries, in the freedom struggle.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi after addressing the nation on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after addressing the nation on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort. (PTI)


On I-Day, Bommai calls for ‘new K’taka for new India’

Published on Aug 15, 2022 11:42 PM IST

Bommai also announced that the government will ensure 100% toilet coverage in all the schools and colleges in the state.



Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai during the Independence Day function, in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai during the Independence Day function, in Bengaluru. (PTI)


BJP, RSS trying to taint Nehru: Siddaramaiah over ad row

Updated on Aug 15, 2022 11:42 PM IST

While the government has maintained stoic silence on the matter, BJP leaders have defended the move.



Removing Nehru’s picture from the freedom fighters’ list is not only an insult to Nehru, but to the entire country, all the freedom fighters and themselves also,” Siddaramaiah said. (HT Archive)
Removing Nehru’s picture from the freedom fighters’ list is not only an insult to Nehru, but to the entire country, all the freedom fighters and themselves also,” Siddaramaiah said. (HT Archive)


State Cong unit holds ‘Freedom March’ in B’luru

Published on Aug 15, 2022 11:42 PM IST

The 7-km march started from Sangolli Rayanna circle and ended at National College Grounds in almost four hours.



Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala and supporters take part in ' Freedom March' on the occasion of Independence Day, in Bengaluru on Monday. (Agencies)
Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala and supporters take part in ‘ Freedom March’ on the occasion of Independence Day, in Bengaluru on Monday. (Agencies)


Retd soldier among 2 dead in Karnataka during I-Day celebrations

Updated on Aug 16, 2022 05:00 AM IST

Two people died in separate incidents across the state during Independence Day celebrations, said police on Monday.



In another incident, a 33-year-old software engineer fell to his death on Sunday while hoisting the national flag at his home in Bengaluru’s Hennur area. (Representational photo)
In another incident, a 33-year-old software engineer fell to his death on Sunday while hoisting the national flag at his home in Bengaluru’s Hennur area. (Representational photo)


Disbursing cash instead of rice benefited 346k: Puducherry CM

Updated on Aug 15, 2022 11:38 PM IST

Addressing the gathering after unfurling the national flag on the occasion of the Independence Day, Rangasamy said the amount disbursed included rain relief to the tune of 156.72 crore. The payment of cash in lieu of rice had benefited 346,000 family ration card holders, he added.



Puducherry chief minister N Rangasamy on Monday said the government has disbursed <span class=
Puducherry chief minister N Rangasamy on Monday said the government has disbursed 186.96 crore by credit cash instead of rice to beneficiaries of the free rice scheme in the union territory during 2021-2022. (HT Archives)

ByPress Trust of India, Puducherry

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