Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: 1947

SubscriberWrites: Looking beyond Red Fort: I-Day event can be held at other places of national significance too

Indian PMs have always hoisted the tricolor from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Other locations can be Hampi in Karnataka, Lothal in Gujarat, or Nalanda in Bihar, writes Kaushik Mukherjee.

Here’s the big exposé about India and Israel funding Pakistanis since 1947

Designating opponents as the best friend of India and Israel works like a charm in Pakistan. These publicly available photographs mean something else in Pakistani universe.

Keep ‘Kashmir Black Day’ event low-key, limit it to Riyadh embassy, Saudi tells Pakistan

Pakistan observes 27 October as Kashmir Black Day to mark the anniversary of the day the Indian Army arrived in J&K to fight off the 1947 Pakistani invasion.

Does the Jawaharlal Nehru-Sardar Patel ‘rivalry’ matter to India in 2020?

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar was attacked on Twitter after claiming that Jawaharlal Nehru did not want Vallabhbhai Patel in his cabinet in 1947.

Centre sanctions Rs 5.5 lakh settlement for 5,300 J&K families displaced in 1947

The families had earlier been left out of the Centre's 2016 settlement package for displaced families of Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir

If you opened the newspapers from 15 August 1947, here are the freedom ads you would see

Some ad-makers went out of their way to link their sales pitch to India’s freedom. It was clear everyone wanted a piece of the big event.

Gandhi wasn’t the only freedom leader to miss Nehru’s 1947 I-Day speech. There were others too

Another way of looking at it is that many of these dignitaries were spared witnessing the violence when their dreams of an independent India became a reality in 1947.

No, Nehru didn’t hoist India’s first tricolour at Red Fort. And British flag wasn’t lowered

As part of celebrations on 15 August 1947, the Union Jack was to be lowered and Nehru to hoist the tricolour. But things changed at the last moment.

Kashmir was never just a 1947 problem, it is a 5,000-year old battle of histories

When it comes to Kashmir, who gets to tell the region’s story is linked to who gets to lay claim on the land.

Partition unified India in 1947, nationalism of today is slowly disintegrating us

Indian nationalism once inspired Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Sadly, nationalism today is part of the xenophobic wave sweeping the world.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.