Tag: Red Fort

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  • The lure of Diwali in Delhi – Past and Present

    The lure of Diwali in Delhi – Past and Present

    Diwali is a far cry from the days of the Mughals to our present times, when oil diyas have largely been replaced by electric lights of many hues and Delhi is lit up like never before.

    November 5, 2018
  • PM Modi hoists Tricolour at Red Fort on 75th anniversary of Azad Hind government

    PM Modi hoists Tricolour at Red Fort on 75th anniversary of Azad Hind government

    Traditionally, the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort on Independence Day, and in a first he did so on Sunday because soldiers of the Indian National Army faced trails by the British at Red Fort.

    October 21, 2018
  • PM Modi to hoist tricolour at Red Fort on 75th anniversary of Azad Hind Government

    PM Modi to hoist tricolour at Red Fort on 75th anniversary of Azad Hind Government

    This is be the first time since Independence that an Indian PM would do so.

    October 20, 2018
  • BJP protest against AAP for not checking fuel prices

    BJP protest against AAP for not checking fuel prices

    Vijay Goel along with party workers marched with placards reading “Central Government is giving relief but Kejriwal government is looting”.

    October 8, 2018
  • Tumbledown Rupee

    Tumbledown Rupee

    On 16 August, a day after the stirring speech of the Prime Minister from the ramparts of the Red Fort promising record economic growth, the Indian rupee closed at a record low of 70.15 to the dollar, after touching an intra-day low of Rs 70.40, making it the second worst performing market currency after the …

    August 31, 2018
  • Messages to India

    Messages to India

    Seldom before has the difference between a Head of State and a Head of Government been more pronounced than in the Independence Day messages from Mr Ram Nath Kovind and the Red Fort address by Mr Narendra Modi. Together they presented a balanced picture of prevailing national realities, yet there was scope to wonder if …

    August 17, 2018
  • PM Modi’s Independence Day address | Highlights from 90-minute speech

    PM Modi’s Independence Day address | Highlights from 90-minute speech

    The PM lists electrification of all villages, 5 crore cleaner cooking gas to poor women, increasded pace of highway construction, record foodgrain production, record mobile phone manufacturing, and building four-time more new houses in villages as some of the achievements of his government

    August 15, 2018
  • Independence Day address | India poised for record economic growth: Narendra Modi

    Independence Day address | India poised for record economic growth: Narendra Modi

    PM says India is now world's sixth largest economy; announces to launch Jan Aarogya Abhiyan on September 25 across the country to provide healthcare to 50 crore people

    August 15, 2018
  • Independence Day | PM Modi unfurls national flag at Red Fort, greets nation

    Independence Day | PM Modi unfurls national flag at Red Fort, greets nation

    This is Narendra Modi's fifth Independence Day speech at the Red Fort since he became the Prime Minister.

    August 15, 2018
  • SC to Taj’s rescue

    SC to Taj’s rescue

    It is more than a trifle ironic that even when a controversy is raging over involving a private corporate entity in the maintenance of certain facilities at the Red Fort in the Capital, the apex court should have to flay the Archaeological Survey of India (the official agency mandated to protect the legacy of the …

    May 13, 2018
  • REVOLT OF 1857: MYTHS AND SUPERSTITIONS GALORE

    REVOLT OF 1857: MYTHS AND SUPERSTITIONS GALORE

    Modern research has proved that the mind has infinite capacities of foresight. So, maybe what are termed as gloomy pre-"Mutiny" yarns were not just balderdash!

    May 10, 2018
  • Protect Red Fort

    Protect Red Fort

    Close to four centuries after its foundation by Shah Jahan the Mughal ( (12 May 1639), the maintenance of the Red Fort has caused a flutter in the roost. The shadow-boxing between the liberal historians and the saffronite lobby was almost inevitable considering that the ruling political dispensation has sub-contracted the crucial task of maintenance. …

    May 9, 2018
  • Cong protests against lease of Red Fort

    Cong protests against lease of Red Fort

    The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee under the leadership of its president Ajay Maken held a demonstration in front of the Red Fort to protest against Modi government’s alleged “conspiracy to sell/mortgage/lease the historic heritage monument Red Fort to a private party for maintenance”. Ajay Maken claimed, “all the assembled Congress workers put Rs 5 each …

    May 5, 2018
  • Why can’t Centre take care of Red Fort: Mamata

    Why can’t Centre take care of Red Fort: Mamata

    Amid a controversy over an MoU with Dalmia Bharat Limited vis-a-vis the Red Fort, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday questioned why the Centre could not even take care of the historic monument. “Why can’t the government even take care of our historic Lal Qila? The fort is a symbol of our nation. …

    April 29, 2018
  • Congress takes potshot over Red Fort controversy, govt clarifies

    Congress takes potshot over Red Fort controversy, govt clarifies

    On Saturday, the main opposition party posted a tweet sarcastically asking the people which would be the next building of national importance the saffron party lease out after “handing over” the Red Fort to the Dalmia group.

    April 28, 2018
  • NOT SO CLEAN

    NOT SO CLEAN

    The year was 2014 when the newly-appointed Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly advocated in his maiden Independence Day speech for building a toilet in every household in the country. Of course, his speech from the ramparts of Red Fort drew praise from every quarter of society as he mentioned how lack of toilet led to …

    March 22, 2018
  • Red fort capitulates

    Red fort capitulates

    The result of the Assembly elections in Tripura has shocked the CPI-M as much it has surprised the BJP. While anti-incumbency was expected to take its toll, nobody expected such a landslide for the BJP-IPFT combine, or such an abject crumbling of the Left citadel. The Left finds no reason for losing an election so …

    March 15, 2018