Odisha CM announces smart health card for 3.5 crore people:
Only a limited number of guests attended the State-level celebrations which included 20 Covid warriors, doctors, health and sanitation workers.
Director General of Police, Abhay gave away the awards at an event at the Police Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.
The doodle made by Kolkata-based artist Sayan Mukherjee "celebrates India's Independence Day and its cultural traditions forged in centuries of historical progress," according to information shared by Google on its website.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu also extended his warm greetings to people through his series of Tweets.
The defence minister also said that the situation along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir remained in check over the last year due to vigilance and indomitable valour of the Indian armed forces.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday extended his greetings to the people on the eve of Independence Day, saying they have to work together to achieve the noble constitutional ideals of securing justice, liberty, equality and fraternity for all citizens.
Debashish Sethy and Sudhir Kumar Tudu, who sacrificed their lives during an anti-Maoist operation in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, have been chosen for the prestigious Shaurya Chakra.
Appreciating the grave danger to his fellow soldier, he pushed him aside exposing himself to heavy terrorist fire. Maintaining his tactical composure, Major Ravi Kumar Chaudhary effectively engaged the fleeing terrorists at close range resulting in the elimination of one terrorist and grievously injuring another terrorist.
In Tokyo, India recorded its best-ever medal haul at the Olympics by bagging a total of seven medals - one Gold, two Silver and four Bronze.
"They were planning a collection of arms dropped by drones and supply to active terrorists of Jaish-e- Mohammed in Kashmir valley; planting a vehicle-based IED in Jammu before 15th August and reconnaissance of important targets in other parts of the country," police said.
A BSF convoy moving on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was attacked by the terrorists near the Malpora crossing in south Kashmir's Kulgam.
The Ministry of Tourism has been celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) since March 12 this year where the Ministry and its field offices are carrying out various activities and events with the participation of the travel trade and hospitality sector, guides, students and the general public.
The most-awaited finale of popular singing reality show, Indian Idol 12, is just a day away. This Independence Day, India will get its 12th Indian Idol. The show has got its top 6 finalists – Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kanjilal, Mohd Danish, Sayli Kamble, Nihal Tauro, and Shanmukhapriya. As none of the top six contestants were eliminated in the semi-final episode, all of them will be competing for the trophy on August 15.
"We launched the Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 today to celebrate the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and to encourage the youth of the nation to take up fitness."
Since plastic flags are not biodegradable like paper flags, these do not get decomposed for a long time and ensuring appropriate disposal of national flags made of plastic commensurate with the dignity of the flag is a practical problem.
Weekend shutdown being implemented in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and Puri will be relaxed on August 15 (Sunday) on the occasion of Independence Day.
Sony Television is likely to bring down the curtains on yet another exciting season of the Indian Idol. Nevertheless, the singing reality show has continued to maintain its popularity on television.
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said that the country needs to highlight significant events, many of which happened outside the boundaries, while commemorating the 75 years of India’s independence. Patnaik said this while participating at the 75 Independence Celebration Preparatory Meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through the virtual mode. With […]
New York: For the first time, the tricolour was hoisted at the iconic Times Square here on Saturday to celebrate India’s 74th Independence Day. India’s Consul General in New York, Randhir Jaiswal hoisted the Indian flag during a special commemoration of the Independence Day at Times Square, organised by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), […]
Attari: A musical programme was organised at the Indo-Pak joint check post to mark Independence Day, officials said here on Saturday. However, there was no one from the public to watch the programme due to a ban imposed on their entry in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Border Security Force Director General Surjeet Singh […]
Mumbai: Actor Vicky Kaushal was in the mood for a classical music session on Independence Day. In a new video he posted on Instagram, Vicky wears an off-white kurta and plays the veena. He plays the song “Ae Watan” from the 2018 film “Raazi”, which cast him opposite Alia Bhatt. “Ae Watan, Watan mere, abaad […]
Mumbai: From Amitabh Bachchan to Akshay Kumar, from Kareena Kapoor Khan to Taapsee Pannu, and from Mahesh Babu to Varun Dhawan and Abhishek Bachchan, a gamut of film celebrities took to social media to wish India on the occasion of Independence Day. Big B saluted frontline Covid workers who are fighting day and night to […]
New Delhi: Speaking on the occasion of Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made 10 major announcements on Saturday. He announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission scheme, which gives health cards to every Indian, with immediate effect. Prime Minister Modi also informed the country […]
Bhubaneswar: The entire country is battling COVID-19 and its impact is now being felt on several sectors including economy, education and health, said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday and called for a united fight against the novel coronavirus. While addressing the people of Odisha on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, Patnaik said […]