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CJI hopes for judicial freedom, Government shows commitment

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha while speaking at a function organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association on Friday, said he hopes that judiciary, executive and parliament are allowed to work independently and without any interference. Meanwhile, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said sanctity of independence is an article of faith. On Thursday upper house of the parliament passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014, which will replace the existing collegiums system when it comes into effect. Aug 15, 2014
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A grand first look launch of SRKs Happy New Year

Mumbai, August 15 (ANI): The much awaited trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ was launched by its team at grand event held in Mumbai. Present at the event was the Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah along with Farah Khan. The film, directed by Farah Khan and produced by SRK`s Red Chillies Entertainment, is centred around six losers who set out to change their destiny. The much-awaited three-minute trailer gives a sneak peek into the Bollywood masala film. Touted as Bollywood`s big Diwali release this year, the film promises to make the festive season `happier` for fans of Hindi movies, and SRK, who will be seen on the silver screen after a gap of over a year. The film is scheduled to be released on Diwali, October 24. Aug 15, 2014
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Chief Ministers of various states celebrate Independence Day

Gujarat/ West Bengal/ Goa/ Andhra Pradesh, Aug 15 (ANI): The Chief Minister of Gujarat, West Bengal, Goa and Karnataka unfurled the Indian National Flag to celebrate India's Independence in their respective states. People were upbeat about the celebrations on the occasion. India is celebrating its 68th Independence Day today. Aug 15, 2014
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Pope holds mass in South Korea

Pope Francis holds mass for 45,000 people in Daejeon, South Korea on day two of the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years. Duration: 00:46 Aug 15, 2014
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JandK CM Omar Abdullah unfurls National Flag, addresses people Part - 1

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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Kashmir observes complete shutdown on 68th Independence Day

Srinagar, Aug 15 (ANI): Kashmir observed a complete shutdown on Friday as India celebrated its 68th Independence Day in a flourish of patriotic zeal and national enthusiasm. Shops remained closed and the traffic was off the roads. People preferred to stay inside their homes due to the shutdown and restrictions in some of the areas in Kashmir valley. Both the separatist factions of Kashmir's Hurriyat conference and the Jihad council had called for a shutdown across the valley. The roads were empty and only security personnel were seen patrolling the areas in the summer capital of Srinagar. Tight security measures have been taken by the security forces to avoid any untoward incident on the Independence Day. Aug 15, 2014
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Politicians highlight issues Modi missed in his Independence Day speech

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Indian political leaders on Friday underlined misses in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech, while also appreciating his effort to touch upon basic issues the country is facing. Modi, in his speech on the occasion of 68th Independence Day on Friday (August 15), highlighted various topics from digitalization of India to poverty. He urged global investors to make India a manufacturing hub, and pitched for manufacturing in the electronic sector, also calling for foreign investment in manufacturing chemicals, automobiles, agro-business and others. However, Politicos felt he did not mention the core struggles of India, such as inflation and corruption. Congress' Rashid Alvi said that Modi could have talked about major problems like militancy from Pakistan but refrained. Aug 15, 2014
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Building collapses in floodwater in Nalanda, four die

Nalanda, Aug 15 (ANI): Four died as huge flow of water causing floods made a three storey building collapse in Bihar on August 15 (Friday). Water released from a dam in the neighbouring state Jharkhand along with incessant heavy rains heightened the possibility of floods and led to the disaster in Nalanda district of Bihar. According to natives, huge waterflow hit the building at night, which caused the damage and made it fall. Aug 15, 2014
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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