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#IndiaIndependenceDay: Tweet customised Ashoka Chakra emoji to mark I-Day

Twitter continues to celebrate Indian culture with customised Twitter initiatives for Independence Day, Diwali, Republic Day, among other key milestones and events for Indians across the world

Published on 14th August 2019
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#ThrowbackToday: American social reformer said, "This Fourth of July is yours, not mine"

In today's #TBT, we recall the most iconic speech made by abolitionist Frederick Douglass, on the next day of Independence Day no less. Read about the context of the speech and parts of it as well

Published on 5th July 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: Why does Puducherry celebrate Independence Day twice

In today's #TBT, we talk about why Puducherry celebrates De Jure Transfer Day right after August 15. August 16 is special indeed for this union territory and here's what happened 59 years back

Published on 16th August 2021
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#WhatTheFAQ: How can you participate in Har Ghar Tiranga campaign? What are the Codes you should be aware of?

The Central government's Har Ghar Tiranga campaign has begun today, August 1. Here are the details of the many exciting programmes to be held under this initiative and more

Published on 1st August 2022
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5 Karnataka school students electrocuted as they tried to move Independence day flagpole at govt hostel

Two students got electrocuted first as they came in contact with adjacent power line as they attempted to remove the flagpole from the first floor of the hostel building

Published on 18th August 2019
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600 Kerala bikers will ride their vintage bike this Independence Day to promote safety

The event Freedom Ride 2k18 will be held at Kozhikode's Sarovaram Bio Park

Published on 14th August 2018
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Ambedkar would be happy to see India has strengthened its independence and democracy: PM Modi

Modi said there are several easy duties that citizens can perform in order to contribute to the nation — from saving a drop of water to voting

Published on 26th November 2019
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Ashoka University Chancellor says founders never interfered with academics, board stands for intellectual independence

Dhawan in a separate letter said the Board of Trustee stands for free enquiry, academic freedom and intellectual independence and the university is committed to providing an environment of excellence

Published on 21st March 2021
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Assam's tea estates finally get high schools; first time since India's independence

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated six schools as part of a historic project announced by the state government

Published on 26th May 2022
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Avoid large gatherings on Independence Day, invite those recovered: Centre tells states

In an advisory, the Home Ministry said COVID-19 warriors like doctors, health and sanitation workers should be invited in the ceremony as a recognition of their noble service 

Published on 24th July 2020
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AzaadiSAT satellite all set for launch onboard ISRO's SSLV. Proud moment for India's girls 

The project, with a mission life of six months, is the launch of a satellite weighing 8 kg that was built by 750 girl students from 75 schools across India

Published on 29th July 2022
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Calicut Uni in the eye of the storm for allegedly slacking off on completing museum for celebrated Malayalam writer VM Basheer

In the works for six years now, the museum has not been completed despite the varsity being handed over the state-funded building; officials now claim that COVID-19 was the reason behind the delay

Published on 21st January 2022
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Canteen Fundas: How to achieve great things and grow bigger than we are

How Gandhiji's ideals and teachings can be used in every day life and how through that we can achieve greater heights

Published on 30th September 2019
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COVID-19: With schools closed, Tricolour sales dip ahead of Independence Day

Flag sellers said that usually, they would get bulk orders ahead of Independence Day but so far no such orders were received

Published on 14th August 2020
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Designer of iconic structure to commemorate 75th Independence Day to be decided by competition

The competition is open to Indian citizens/organisations only and will include architects, architectural firms, students, student groups, architectural or planning schools/colleges

Published on 13th November 2020

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