As the hands of the clock in the Stately Assembly hall of the State Council building met at midnight 72 years ago, many Indian leaders and members of the assembly listened in silence to the chimes of the hour.
Nationalism which was purview of the elite and very well educated has moved into the domain of middle class which may not be well versed in the historicity of nationalism but has very vocal and definitive view on it.
'We have to free our society and country from this disgusting mentality of rape. Recently in Madhya Pradesh, a rapist was hanged by a fast-track court. We should spread this news and make people aware. Rule of law is supreme, no one can take law into their hands,' said Modi.
Will not forgive corrupt, those who have black money, PM Modi says in Independence Day speech
'In a first-ever exercise after Independence, the Ministry of Defence in consultation with the Indian Army has decided to reform the Indian Army in a planned manner. The first phase of the reforms involves redeployment and restructuring of approximately 57,000 posts of officers, JCOs, ORs and civilians,' Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.