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Independence Day
India  /  Published 01.09.21

Cong’s panel to plan I-day’s 75th anniversary

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has constituted an 11-member committee headed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh to plan and coordinate the year-long celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.08.21

ICHR: Other poster to feature Nehru

Facing flak from opposition parties for excluding Jawaharlal Nehru from a poster celebrating the 75th year of independence, the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) said the controversy over t...
By Our bureau and PTI in New Delhi

Places  /  Published 27.08.21

Elderly female residents hoist BD Block flag

The flag at Salt Lake’s BD Block was hoisted by the local elderly ladies. “I’m very happy to see such respect for the old generation,” said Sunanda Mazumdar, a resident of BD B...
By The Telegraph in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 27.08.21

IA Market green pots add to Tricolour hues

They have recently carved out a lounge space in the market too. “Previously we had benches at the three entrances of the market but now we have shifted them to a single entrance and created a so...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 27.08.21

CD Block takes I-Day event online

Cultural convener Sithi Kana Ghatak began with a word on freedom fighters, including her own father Jitendralal Sen and uncle Manindra Chandra Sen. “We will remain indebted to those who dedicate...
By Bharati Kanjilal in Salt Lake

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Places  /  Published 27.08.21

Orphanage kids star in 206 bus stand show

Young ones of SOS Children’s Village were invited to attend an Independence Day event at route 206 bus stand this year. Krishna Chakraborty, chairperson, board of administrators, Bidhannagar Mun...
By Debasmita Bhattacharjee in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 27.08.21

On jubilee-eve Balaka scales up Aug 15 show

Balaka Salt Lake City held day-long events on Independence Day — flag hoisting, cultural programmes, health camp… Major (retd) Tapas Chakraborty hoisted the flag and delivered an inspiri...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 27.08.21

Army institute builds shelter with toilet

The Army Institute of Management inaugurated a slew of public utility services outside their gates in New Town, on Independence Day. “Many hawkers frequent this area and the lack of toilets was ...
By The Telegraph in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.21

Musings on Independence Day

As a child growing up in the Calcutta of the late 1960s and early 1970s, August 15 was the day to listen to tales of derring-do on part of sundry elderly relatives — some dead, some then still a...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.21

Women will not be silenced

On Pakistan’s Independence Day, a female TikToker went to Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore to make some videos. What happened there has left her scarred for life. She was sexually assaulted and harass...
By Mehmal Sarfraz


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