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The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 72nd Independence Day. Following are the highlights from his speech: Today, the country is full of self-confidence....

15, August 2018

My dear countrymen, I convey my best wishes to all of you on this auspicious occasion of Independence Day. Today, the country is brimming with self-confidence. ...

15, August 2018

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day. Asserting that India is today brimming with self-confidence, the Prime Minister mentioned developments such as the success of Navika Sagar Parikrama by six young women naval officers, and the achievements of young Indian sportspersons from humble backgrounds....

15, August 2018

The list of Army personnel who have been honoured with honorary commissions on the occasion of 72st Independence Day -2018 is attached to this e-mail. Note:- All due care has been taken in preparation of the list of candidates who have made it to the merit and conferred Honorary Captain and Honorary Lieutenant on active list on occasion of Independence Day 2018....

14, August 2018

Following gallantry awards have been conferred to Army personnel on the occasion of Independence Day 2018:-   Award No’s Remarks Kirti Chakra 01 Posthumous Shaurya Chakra 14 Including 02 posthumous Sena Medal (Gallantry) 96 Including 08 posthumous Mention-in-Despatches 27 Including 04 posthumous   Following documents are attached to the Press Release:-   - List of Gallantry Awardees (Army) on Independence Day 2018....

14, August 2018

SHAURYA CHAKRA CAPT P RAJKUMAR (03228-K)   1.      A very severe cyclonic storm Ockhi struck southern coast of India in end Nov/ early Dec 17 causing massive devastation and claiming lives of at least 218 people....

14, August 2018

The President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces has approved 131 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces which include one Kirti Chakra, 20 Shaurya Chakras, three Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 93 Sena Medals (Gallantry), 11 Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) and three Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry)....

14, August 2018

59 personnel have been awarded Fire Service Medals on the occasion of the Independence Day this year. Of these, President’s Fire Service Medal for Gallantry have been awarded to 01 personnel, Fire Service Medal for Gallantry have been awarded to 03 personnel, President’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service to 05 personnel and Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service to 50 personnel....

14, August 2018

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will unfurl the National Flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort, tomorrow to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day. After unfurling the Tricolour, Shri Narendra Modi will address the nation....

14, August 2018

The President of India has approved the conferment of Correctional Service Medals to 36 prison personnel on the occasion of Independence Day, 2018. The list of awardees include five President’s Correctional Service Medal for Distinguished Service and 31 Correctional Service Medal for Meritorious Service....

14, August 2018

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will address the nation tomorrow (August 14, 2018) on the eve of the 72nd Independence Day.   The address will be broadcast from 1900 hrs. on the entire national network of All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version....

13, August 2018

The nation is proud of the IITs, and what IIT graduates have achieved. The success of the IITs led to the creation of several engineering colleges around the country....

11, August 2018

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, hosted an ‘At Home’ reception for freedom fighters on the 76thanniversary of Quit India Day today (August 9, 2018) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.   On the occasion, the President honoured and felicitated 89 freedom fighters from across the country in the presence of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi; Union Minister for Home Affairs Shri Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries....

09, August 2018

As per the Order issued by Archaeological survey of India, there will be no entry inside the Red Fort for Public and General Visitors from the morning of 8th August 2018 to 15th of August 2018 till the Independence Day Celebration is over....

25, July 2018

‘Sankalp Parva-Sankalp se siddhi’ (Attainment through Resolve), a major cultural event was organized by the Ministry of Culture today at the IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi. The event began with the rendering of Gandhi and Nirgun bhajans by Pandit Madhup Mudgal. In a lively jugalbandi Shri Manav Gupta coloured a canvas with ‘Quit India’ related visual images. ...

16, August 2017

The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 71th Independence Day. Following are the highlights from his speech...

15, August 2017

Preliminary text of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address to the Nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 71st Independence Day...

15, August 2017

PM addresses nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 71st Independence Day...

15, August 2017

PM launches website to honour gallantry award winners ...

15, August 2017

An online portal dedicated to the gallantry award winners, bestowed since Independence, has been launched today. The domain name of the portal is http://gallantryawards.gov.in. ...

15, August 2017

PM greets the Nation on Independence Day ...

15, August 2017

The list of Army personnel who have been honoured with honorary commissions on the occasion of 71st Independence Day -2017 is attached to this e-mail....

14, August 2017

Dear Fellow Citizens engaged in the task of nation building...

14, August 2017

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launched the live twitter wall for promoting Bharat Ke Veer portal here today on the eve of Independence Day 2017. ...

14, August 2017

98 personnel have been awarded Fire Service Medals on the occasion of the Independence Day this year. Of these, President’s Fire Service Medal for Gallantry have been awarded to 17 personnel, Fire Service Medal for Gallantry have been awarded to 22 personnel, President’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service to 09 personnel and Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service to 50 personnel....

14, August 2017

Following is the text of customary broadcast by the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley to the Armed Forces personnel over All India Radio on the eve of the 71st Independence Day:...

14, August 2017

On the occasion of Independence Day, the President of India has awarded one President’s Tatrakshak Medal (Distinguished Service), four Tatrakshak Medals (Gallantry) and two Tatrakshak Medals (Meritorious Service) to Indian Coast Guard personnel for displaying conspicuous acts of gallantry, distinguished and meritorious service. ...

14, August 2017

The President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces has approved 112 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces which include five Kirti Chakras, 17 Shaurya Chakras, 85 Sena Medals (Gallantry), three Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) and two Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry). ...

14, August 2017

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will unfurl the National Flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort, tomorrow to celebrate the 71st Independence Day. ...

14, August 2017

The President of India has approved the conferment of Correctional Service Medals to 20 prison personnel on the occasion of Independence Day, 2017. ...

14, August 2017

990 personnel have been awarded Police Medals on the occasion of the Independence Day this year. ...

14, August 2017

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the people of our country on the joyous occasion of Independence Day....

14, August 2017

BSNL was the first operator to provide free national roaming on 15th June 2015. Following the same, it has now decided to allow the benefit of Voice/SMS, Special Tariff Voucher (STV) and Combo Vouchers in national roaming on the occasion of 71st independence day on PAN India basis with effect from 15 August’ 2017 in the area where BSNL operates....

14, August 2017

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation tomorrow (August 14, 2017) on the eve of the 71st Independence Day. ...

13, August 2017

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Inaugurates ‘Inclusive Independence Day Celebrations of National Trust’...

13, August 2017