15 Aug, 23:22 (IST)

United Arab Emirates: Burj Khalifa illuminated in colours of the Tricolour on Indian Independence Day 2020. Watch Video:

15 Aug, 22:45 (IST)

M Sivasankar, former principal secretary of Kerala CM leaves Enforcement Directorate office in Kochi after being questioned for around 5 hours.

15 Aug, 22:01 (IST)

1287 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths reported in Rajasthan till 8.30 pm today. Total number of cases now at 59,979 including 13,863 active cases, 45,254 recoveries and 862 deaths: State Health Department.

15 Aug, 21:32 (IST)

"I have come to know Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, Sh. Indrajit Mahanty has tested positive for COVID-19...concerned about his health. Wish him a speedy recovery," tweeted Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

15 Aug, 21:27 (IST)

It is the end of an era. What a player he (MS Dhoni) has been for the country & world cricket. His leadership qualities have been something, which will be hard to match, especially in the shorter format of the game: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.

15 Aug, 21:09 (IST)

Former cricketer and UP Minister Chetan Chauhan is admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon. His condition is stated to be critical. He had tested positive for #COVID19: Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon 

15 Aug, 20:41 (IST)

12,614 new #COVID-19 cases, 6,844 recoveries & 322 deaths reported in Maharashtra today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 5,84,754 including 1,56,409 active cases, 4,08,286 cured cases and 19,749 deaths till date: Public Health Department, Maharashtra

15 Aug, 20:30 (IST)

Suresh Raina on Saturday announced retirement from International Cricket. Raina retired moments after Mahendra Singh Dhoni bid adieu to the International cricket.

15 Aug, 20:25 (IST)

Punjab records 1,033 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total number of cases to 30,041 including 10,407 active cases and 771 deaths: State Health Department

15 Aug, 20:18 (IST)

"So sorry to hear that #msdhoni retired half an hour ago. A true giant of the game, India's finest wicketkeeper-batsman & a transformative captain, he left a stamp on Indian cricket that defined an era. March on, Dhoniji. There will be other peaks to climb (sic)," tweeted former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Dhoni's retirement.

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New Delhi, August 15: India is celebrating its 74th Independence Day today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the national flag and deliver the customary address to the nation from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort. Prior to that, the Prime Minister will inspect the Guard of Honour. On unfurling the tricolour by PM Modi, the National Guard will give ‘Rashtriya Salute’ to the national flag. Catch live updates on India's Independence Day celebrations, coronavirus pandemic and other breaking news across streams.

Independence Day 2020 Speech by PM Narendra Modi Live Streaming on DD News: Watch Live Video of Tricolour Flag Hoisting And Celebration at Red Fort to Mark India's 74th I-Day.

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