Washington: Greeting India on its 72nd Independence Day, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Wednesday said a “fellow democracy and a friend” was taking its rightful place as a leading global power with its democratic values and inclusiveness. “On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes …

Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains again hit Kerala on Wednesday killing four more people and taking the death toll to 43 since August 8. It has been raining heavily in several parts of the state since Tuesday evening. The authorities were forced to open 33 dams across Kerala. Those reported dead on Wednesday were a couple in Malappuram …

New Delhi: Rumlidhara Battalion under the aegis of 80 Infantry Brigade organized the 72nd ‘Independence Day Celebrations’ in Govt Girls Middle School, Bareri. The country celebrates the day with traditional joviality and zeal with the aim to remember our Martyrs and forefather who made supreme sacrifices while fighting for the freedom of the nation. Independence Day celebration in schools …

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday refused to accept senior leader Ashutosh’s resignation from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). “How can we ever accept your resignation? No, not in this lifetime,” Kejriwal said. Earlier in the day, senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh quit the party, citing personal reasons. “Every journey has an …

Mumbai: As the nation celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, Bollywood celebrities too shared their wishes to mark the occasion. From Amitabh Bachchan to Ranveer Singh, from Nimrat Kaur to Madhur Bhandarkar — all took to social media to express their pride in being an Indian, and wished their friends and fans a Happy Independence Day on …