#IndependenceDay

.Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
September 16 is the anniversary of Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Twitter)

  • The moment was the start of the 11-year Mexican War of Independence
  • Mexico had a major victory in becoming its own nation
  • Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day

.Canada
Malayalee community in Canada recreated the traditional Kerala Boat Race at a lake

  • Vallam Kali is a traditional boat race in Kerala
  • It is mainly conducted during the season of the harvest festival Onam in spring
  • The Professor's Lake at Brampton in Canada witnessed the event

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jawaharlal Nehru was India's first Prime Minister. (Photo Credit: inc.com)

  • ICHR released a poster to mark 75 years of Independence
  • The image of country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru  was missing from the poster
  • The Congress has attacked the government, calling the move 'petty and atrocious'

.Pakistan
In the new video shared on social media, two women are seen travelling in an open rickshaw on a busy road when a man jumps onto the footboard of the vehicle and kisses her on the cheek, according to The News International.

  • The new video shows two women travelling on a rickshaw somewhere in a busy Pakistan street
  • The women seem visibly disturbed and shaken at the sight of men houding the rickshaw and leering at them
  • Reportedly, this is the second incident of similar nature from Pakistan's Indepenedence Day celebrations

.Lahore, Pakistan
Hashim Jawan Bakht is the Minsiter of Finance in the government of Punjab, Pakistan. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@HashimJBakht)

  • "The full might of the Govt will come down upon those involved in the horrendous Lahore incident," Bakht said
  • Hundreds of men threw the woman in the air, dragged her, tore her clothes and molested her
  • Lahore police have booked 400 people in connection with the incident

.New York City, NY, USA
The Times Square is one of the iconic destinations of the New York City. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The Indian flag was first hoisted at the Times square in 2020
  • "We want to continue on this tradition," the diaspora group's chairman said
  • Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal unfurled the tricolour

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
(Photo credit: PTI file)

  • It is a sorry state of affairs, said CJI Ramana on lack of debates in the parliament
  • He was addressing an Independence Day event organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association
  • He urged the legal fraternity professionals to take part in discussions about the laws

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Narendra Modi adressing the nation from the Red Fort on the 75th Independence Day. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • PM Modi said he has full faith in the sisters, daughters, farmers and the professionals of the country
  • He said that nothing can stop young Indians from driving the country’s growth
  • “Our strength is our vitality, our strength is our solidarity. Our life force is the spirit of nation first,” he said

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, during the 75th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • PM Modi has often been accused of reading from a teleprompter
  • This time, however, it was different and he was constantly referring to the written speech
  • He delivered a speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the Independence Day speech from the Red Fort. (Photo credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • PM Narendra Modi said that the maiden experiment of admitting girls in Sainik schools sarted a couple of years back
  • Currently, there are 33 Sainik schools operating in the country
  • Sainik schools are run by the Sainik Schools Society