China skipped the ceremonial Independence Day meeting with India amidst the Doklam standoff. India had sent out an invitation to China, but there has been no response, official sources said.
Just as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was concluding his Independence Day speech a black kite landed below the podium at the Red Fort.
Mohammad Bin Qasim is the new operational chief of the Hizbul Mujahideen. The decision to name him chief was taken after Yasin Itoo, a member of the Burhan Wani faction was killed in an encounter with security forces earlier this week.
The Rajya Sabha passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Bill is important as it gives the Reserve Bank of India directions to banks to act against loan defaulters.
In a touching gesture, the six year old daughter of CRPF Commandant Pramod Kumar who was martyred unfurled the Tricolour at the same spot where her father had hoisted the National Flag last year. The officer was martyred in a terror attack a few minutes after he had hoisted the flag last year.
The people of Assam who are battling floods were not deterred when it came to Independence Day. Photographs of students saluting the National Flag despite the heavy floods have been shared extensively on the social media. The teachers in the schools of Assam sent out messages about how proud they were of the students who dared the floods and took part in the Independence Day celebrations. Here are a few pictures which show how Mother Nature’s fury did not deter the people of Assam on Independence Day.
The Chinese who decided to give the ceremonial Independence Day programme with India a skip attempted an incursion at Ladakh amidst the Doklam standoff. The Chinese made two bids on Independence Day, which were foiled by the alert and brave Indian soldiers.
A report prepared following a probe into the Gorakhpur tragedy in which 30 children died has blamed the doctors for the incident. The report found that it was the laxity on part of the doctors which led to the death of the children allegedly due to shortage of oxygen. 30 children, mostly new born, had died allegedly owing to shortage of oxygen at the hospital in a period of 36-hours between Thursday and Friday.
A ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been reported in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday. Officials say that the cease fire violation took place at the Poonch sector along the Line of Control.
DMK supremo Karunanidhi who was admitted to the Kauvery hospital after he complained of uneasiness was discharged from the hospital. He left for his Gopalapuram residence after minor medical procedure.