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August 15, 2017

Many countries helping India in war against terror: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Many countries are actively helping India in the war against terror, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on India's Independence Day, Modi thanked these countries but did not name them. "India's stature in the world is rising. The world is with us in fighting the menace of terrorism. I thank all the countries actively helping us," he said.

Surgical strike proved India’s strength: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in Pakistani territory proved to the world India's strength, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.Praising the armed forces on the occasion of Independence day, Modi said: "In free India it is very important to protect the country. The surgical strike was a proof to the world about India's strength." Modi said every soldier, irrespective of whether he was in the Army, Navy or Air Force, was contributing to the country. "Our…

Only love can resolve Kashmir’s problems: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Only love and not bullets or abuse can help resolve the dragging problem in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday."We are committed for the development of Jammu and Kashmir and this is also the resolve of every Indian," the Prime Minister said in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort here. Modi said the separatist campaign in the state cannot be resolved by "gaali se" (abuse) or "goli se" (bullet) but by embracing every Kashmiri. But…

Prepare for Tokyo Olympics as national mission: President

New Delhi, Aug 15: President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday that Tokyo Olympics in 2020 offer an opportunity to raise the country's standing in the worlds eyes and the people should absorb themselves for the next three years in the "national mission".In his address to the nation on the eve of 71st Independence Day, the President said the citizens and children of India - whether living at home or abroad - must ask themselves how they can add to the country's pride. "The Tokyo Olympics of 2020…

Ronaldo gets five-match ban for pushing referee

Madrid, Aug 15: The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday imposed a five-match ban on Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who had lightly pushed the referee after being shown a red card during the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against FC Barcelona.RFEF banned Ronaldo for one match due to him being dismissed following two yellow cards -- one for taking off his jersey while celebrating a goal and the other for simulating a penalty -- and another four matches for pushing the match's referee,…
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