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  • Tetseo Sisters of Nagaland move hearts during Independence Day celebrations with voice

    IndiaAug 15, 2020, 7:11 PM IST

    Tetseo Sisters of Nagaland move hearts during Independence Day celebrations with voice

    Tetseo Sisters, a known band for folk music from Nagaland captured the attention of people during Independence Day celebrations.

  • <p>উত্তরবঙ্গের সীমান্ত লাগোয়া জেলা উত্তর দিনাজপুর। জেলায় বাংলাদেশ সীমান্তের আয়তন দুশোর কিমিরও বেশি। রয়েছে বিহার-বাংলার আন্তঃরাজ্য সীমান্তও।<br />

    IndiaAug 14, 2020, 12:42 PM IST

    West Bengal: Security tightened for Independence Day in North Dinajpur

    Weekly lockdown is in place in West Bengal in the month of August, and Independence Day will be celebrated on August 15 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The administration is keen to avoid sabotage and unpleasant situations on Independence Day. Strict checking is going on in Raiganj and North Dinajpur. The Border Security Force (BSF) has further strengthened the naval presence in the border areas.


     North Dinajpur is a district bordering north Bengal. The area of Bangladesh border in the district is more than 200 kilometers. There is also the inter-state border of Bihar-Bengal.


     Concerns about the coronavirus situation are growing. No sabotage or unpleasant situation will be created on the eve of Independence Day. Administration and police officials are reluctant to take the risk. High alert has been issued in North Dinajpur.


     Police and BSF are patrolling in the streets in different areas of the district including Sadar city and Raiganj. Search operations are going on, bike riders are also not exempted from the search.


    Special attention is also being paid to hotels and restaurants. Police are installing CCTV cameras in crowded areas.


    Police checking is not only in urban areas but also in villages bordering Bangladesh. Administrative officials are in touch with the BSF regarding border security.

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    CrimeAug 11, 2020, 11:08 AM IST

    Jammu and Kashmir: 3 suspected terrorists caught in Kupwara; arms recovered

    Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, the Indian Army apprehended three people suspected to be terrorists and recovered weapons from them

  • <p>The government has also decided not to have aerial flower shows this year by the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters. “Public will not be allowed, but we’ll invite about 75 COVID warriors and 25 people who have recovered from the coronavirus to the event,” Prasad added.<br />

    IndiaAug 3, 2020, 11:11 AM IST

    Coronavirus: BBMP cancels Independence parade, cultural programme this year

    BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said Independence Day celebrations will be low key this year keeping in mind coronavirus pandemic

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    IndiaJul 30, 2020, 6:09 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu: Lockdown extended till August 31

    Amid the lockdown in Tamil Nadu, the Independence Day celebrations will be held across the state as per Central government guidelines. This was announced by CM Palaniswami

  • स्वतंत्रता दिवस से जुड़े दूसरे रोचक तथ्य

    NEWSAug 14, 2019, 10:16 AM IST

    Bengaluru traffic diversion, parking spaces: City gears up for Independence Day

    With Independence Day being just over 20 hours away, Bengaluru has some important traffic diversions to note, owing to security arrangements. Flag hoisting and inauguration of the parade and cultural activities will be done by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa at 9am on August 15 at Manekshaw Parade Ground.

  • Independence Day

    Aug 15, 2016, 3:29 AM IST

    The idea (and the realities) of India@70

    In the early Seventies, we were growing up playing war games. Today, when India turns 70, we are at war with each other, writes Kishalay Bhattacharjee