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New Delhi: The much-awaited mid-range smartphone Nokia 5, a product of Finnish start-up HMD Global, is all geared up to foray into Indian market on the occasion of Independence Day on Monday. The smartphone will be available at the stores at Rs 12,499 from August 15. “People today want something that fits in the palm …

Mumbai: The Zeal For Independence Day is at optimum level in the nation and as Independence Day for India is just a day ahead, it is impossible not to think about our neighbour, who shares lot of similarity and celebration of freedom with us. Yes, today is the Independence Day of Pakistan and that country …

New Delhi: As India celebrates its 71st Independence Day, it must remember the sacrifices made by leaders of the freedom movement. It was their vision, idealism, commitment to democracy, secularism and pluralism that made India an exceptional nation in the world. India’s commitment to secularism and rule of law is unmatched and unparalleled. But, unfortunately, …

Islamabad: Pakistan celebrated its Independence Day by hoisting its largest national flag at the Wagah Border. The flag was hoisted by Pak’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on the eve of the country’s 70th independence anniversary. The flag, made entirely in Pakistan, was hoisted on a 400-feet pole at midnight. The size …

Kolkata: In a fresh confrontation with the central government, the West Bengal government issued “urgent” instructions to all schools and other educational institutions to “stop all preparations” for celebrating Independence Day 2017 in a format prescribed by the Union HRD Ministry. The Mamata Banerjee government’s response to the circular issued by the Human Resource Development …

Lucknow: Contrary to the Uttar Pradesh Madarsa Shiksha Parishad’s circular on Friday directing all madrasas affiliated to it to unfurl the national flag and recite the national anthem on August 15, the Barelvi madrasas have been asked to celebrate the I-Day but not sing the national anthem. The Jamat Raza-E Mustafa spokesperson Nasir Qureshi said …

Lucknow: At one hand Yogi Adityanath government has directed madarsas to unfurl national flag and recite national anthem on the 70th Independence Day i.e. August 15 while on the other hand an Uttar Pradesh minister did not know the lines of India’s national song Vande Matram. Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare minister Baldev Singh Aulakh was …

Mumbai:  An association of loudspeaker and lighting equipment suppliers in Maharashtra on Friday announced that they will not supply their equipment on August 15 to highlight the severe problems faced by them from police and noise pollution activists. The Professional Audio & Lighting Association will observe a ‘Mute Day’ on Independence Day (August 15) in the …