Delhi: Ishrat Jahan, one of the key petitioners in triple talaq case, tied a rakhi on the wrist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Meets Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi.

All schools in Rajgarh to stay closed on August 16 due to heavy rainfall in the region of Madhya Pradesh.

Jammu and Kashmir: Indian Army denies Pakistan Army's claims of 5 Indian soldiers dead in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control.

Chennai: Transgender community celebrated Independence Day at Thozhi Transgender's shelter, earlier today.

POONCH: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati Sector stopped at 5:30 pm in Jammu And Kashmir.

Karnataka: Independence Day Celebrated by Locals in Flood-Affected Shurpali Village in Bagalkot District.

Raipur: Students tied rakhi to the personnel of 211-Battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Thanod, earlier today.

POONCH: Pakistan has violated ceasefire in KG sector; Indian Army retaliating.

China 'will not sit by' if Hong Kong crisis worsens: Chinese envoy.

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On the occasion of Indian Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will first pay tributes to Mahatama Gandhi at 7 am at Rajghat. From 7:30 am, he will address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Live coverage of the celebrations have started at 6:30 am. The Prime Minister's speech and the proceedings from the Red Fort will be broadcast live on television as well as streamed live on the internet. On the eve of the Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation.

The Indian Army on Tuesday night foiled a major infiltration attempt of terrorists by the Pakistan Army in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir last night. On Wednesday, no sweets were exchanged between BSF and Pakistani forces on Eid as well as Pakistan Independence Day as tensions between the two countries are high following the revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.

Parts of the national capital received heavy rainfall today morning. On account of the Independence Day celebration at Red Fort today, the Delhi Traffic has issued an advisory regarding the roads that will stay closed.

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