Odisha government has planned to give out 30 lakh national flags for free to commemorate the nation's 75th anniversary of independence. The official announcement said 30 lakh national flags created by the Mission Shakti women would be handed to the public. Government of India launched the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to remember and celebrate 75 years of… read-more
As a sign of respect for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was killed on July 8, the national tricolor was flown at half-mast on July 9 at Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan, and Parliament House. The unfortunate death of Abe shocked PM Narendra Modi. "I am shocked and saddened beyond words at the tragic demise of one of my dearest friends, Shinzo Abe," tweeted PM Modi.