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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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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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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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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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Nothing new in PM Modi's Independence Day speech: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort had nothing much or new to offer and lacked impact. Another Congress leader Salman Khurshid added that Modi’s speech was more of an election speech rather than a speech by a Prime Minister. Earlier the Prime Minister unfurled the flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort after inspecting the guard of honour. During his address, he touched upon issues related to poverty, women safety, female foeticide, the importance of the IT sector, the discontinuation of the planning commission, making India the global manufacturing hub of the future and the problem of farmer suicides. 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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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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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