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Sonia Gandhi hoists national flag at Congress Headquarters

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi hoisted National Flag at All India Congress Committee (AICC) office on the occasion of 68th Independence Day. Sonia unfurled the national flag in the presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice-President of party and scion of Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, Rahul Gandhi and the party workers. After hoisting the flag, Sonia greeted all party workers and also distributed sweets to the small children. Aug 15, 2014
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Jharkhand Governor faints during Independence Day speech

Dumka, Aug 15 (ANI): Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed fainted on Friday while giving his Independence Day speech in Dumka after he hoisted the National Flag at a local ground. Ahmed was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors said he fainted due to fluctuation of blood pressure. He is out of danger now and is being accompanied by a doctor to Ranchi. Aug 15, 2014
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J&K CM Omar Abdullah unfurls National Flag, addresses people Part - 2

Srinagar, Aug 15 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday unfurled the national flag at the Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar. Abdullah said that his government has tried its level best to provide facilities to the people of his state. He added that with continuous efforts the government would be able to end AFSPA from the state. Aug 15, 2014
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State Chief Ministers hoist national flag on Independence Day

Bihar/ Trivendrum/ Bhopal/ Ranchi/ Lucknow, Aug 15 (ANI): Chief Ministers of various states on Friday hoisted the National Flag on the occasion of 68th Independence Day. Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi hoisted the national flag in Patna and said that Bihar will move forward with an aim for development. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren while addressing the gathering at the Independence Day function held at the Morabadi ground Soren said that Mining had destroyed Jharkhand. Kerala CM Oommen Chandy also hoisted the flag in Trivendrum during a grand Independence Day event. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan hoisted the flag in state capital Bhopal. Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav along with SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav also hoisted the National Flag at the Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow. Aug 15, 2014
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BJP President Amit Shah hoists national flag at party headquarters

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Friday hoisted the national flag at the party headquarters on the occasion of Independence Day. Shah extended greetings to the people of the country on the occasion and said that his party is devoted to work for the betterment of the country. Aug 15, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi announces scrapping of Planning Commission

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that a new institution would be formed in place of the planning commission. The Planning Commission is an institution in the Government of India, which formulates the country's Five-Year Plans, among other functions. Modi also reached out to global investors on Friday, asking them to come and manufacture goods in India. He laid emphasis on IT and related industry, and said the country must come to be regarded as "Digital India" and benefit from the manufacture of electronics instead of imports. Earlier today, the Prime Minister unfurled the flag in the central court of Red Fort, after inspecting the guard of honour. After hoisting the National Flag from the ramparts of Red Fort, he began his addressal to the nation. The Prime Minister also paid homage at the Rajghat before reaching the Red Fort. Aug 15, 2014
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Tight security blanket covers New Delhi as India celebrates 68th Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Security was beefed up in New Delhi on Friday as thousands of police and paramilitary personnel kept a strict vigil to thwart any possible threats on 68th Independence Day. Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed at the airport, market places, railway stations, inter-state bus terminals and metro stations in major Indian cities. Marking 67 years of independence, Modi unfurled the national tricolour flag and delivered his first speech at the historic podium from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi. Authorities are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that security remains watertight throughout the country. Aug 15, 2014
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LK Advani unfurls national flag and distributes sweets at his residence

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Friday unfurled the National Flag and distributed sweets at his residence. Advani said that he was happy that PM Narendra Modi decided not to deliver a written speech but to speak extempore. He added that the impact of his speech was good. Aug 15, 2014
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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoist national flag on Independence Day

Nagpur, Aug 15 (ANI): Celebrating India's 67 years of independence from the British rule, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday hoisted the national flag in Nagpur city. While wishing the nation on its 68th Independence Day, Bhagwat said the foundation of India stands on the sacrifices made. Aug 15, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi addresses on Independence Day, calls on for united development

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): While addressing people on special occasion of 68th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the nation for a unified development. He said that the country is made by thousands who sacrificed their lives and to farmers, poor and downtrodden. PM Modi also paid respect to previous government and to all previous prime ministers. Aug 15, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi talks about women safety and non-violence in his I-Day speech Part - 1

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): PM Narendra Modi, while addressing at the Red Fort on the 68th Independence Day, talked about women safety and saving girl child. He appealed the doctors and mothers to not kill their girl child and also put focus on the sex ratio. Further, Modi also talked about non violence and appealed the nation to opt for the path of non violence. The prime minister also said that parents should have information on whereabouts of their son as they do in the case of daughters and that this would help decreasing crime rates. Aug 15, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi talks about women safety and non-violence in his I-Day speech Part - 2

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): PM Narendra Modi, while addressing at the Red Fort on the 68th Independence Day, talked about women safety and saving girl child. He appealed the doctors and mothers to not kill their girl child and also put focus on the sex ratio. Further, Modi also talked about non violence and appealed the nation to opt for the path of non violence. The prime minister also said that parents should have information on whereabouts of their son as they do in the case of daughters and that this would help decreasing crime rates. Aug 15, 2014
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India needs substantial foreign exchange reserves as buffer against outflows: Raghuram Rajan

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said that country needs substantial foreign exchange reserves as a buffer against capital outflows. India had foreign exchange reserves of $320.56 billion as of the week ending August 1, close to surpassing the record high of $320.785 billion set in September 2011.Rajan has set himself a target of lowering consumer inflation and is even ready to raise rates to achieve it, risking friction with the new government if he is seen as overstepping Aug 15, 2014
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First budget session of NDA govt satisfactory: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu hails the first budget session 2014 of Modi-led NDA government, which concluded on Thursday, as satisfactory. The budget session 2014 ran over the span of 27 days with 167 working hours in lower house and 142 working hours in the upper house of the parliament. Naidu said the session has been satisfactory adding, various national and international issues were discussed.He also said that the prime issues discussed during the session were, price rise, implementation of MNREGA, threat of drought in various parts of the country, problems with UPSC-CSAT examination, reorganization of Andhra Pradesh Polavaram project, atrocities against women, Gaza issue, efforts made by Indian government to safely get back Indian nationals stranded in Iraq, encephalitis, sugarcane farmers issue, and Kashmiri pundits’ issues. Meanwhile, Naidu was quite appreciative of passing of Judges’ appointment bill adding, the entire parliament spoke in a single voice. Aug 15, 2014