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As it happened: Govt accepts OROP in principle, talks are on, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering the Independence Day speech at Red Fort, New Delhi. Photo: Sandeep Saxena  

10:00 am: What does Independence mean to you? and How are you celebrating today? > Comment here!

9:45 am: As India celebrates her 69th Independence Day, a collection of exclusive images from The Hindu Archives of celebrations over the years. > Click here

9:30 am: On the occassion of the 69th Independence Day, The Hindu presents to you the historic day of India's liberation from imperial rule through our edition dated August 15, 1947. You can leaf through the pages and experience history in the making as our readers experienced it that day. > Read more

9:05 am: PM Modi concludes his speech.

8:57 am: I assure servicemen that OROP will be implemented. There should not be any poor without a house by 2022.

8:56 am: We want justice to be done to all sections and cases are pending for 35 to 40 years. We are determined to implement OROP, but in the process none should be left out

8:53 am: 'One Rank One Pension issue had been pending for a decade. Talks are on with the stakeholders.'

8:48 am: Employment opportunities would be improved in the days to come: PM Modi

8:46 am: Modi launches 'Start up India' and 'Stand Up India' plan. We will have 1.25 lakh start ups each giving employment to at least two or three people

8:45 am: Narendra Modi makes a pitch for start-ups as a boost to 'Make in India'.

8:42 am: PM Modi renames Ministry of Agriculture (Krishi Mantralay) as Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare (Kisaan Kalyaan Mantralay).

8:38 am: A snapshot of The Hindu's page one on August 15, 1947. We bring you the entire edition of the Independence Day 69 years ago. > Click here

8:33 am: Poor monsoon last year did not deter us from bringing down prices and the inflation has been brought down from double digit to 3 per cent

8:30 am: Ex-servicemen continue their protest by waving black flags to protest the delay in implementation of OROP scheme Photo: Prashant Nakwe

8:28 am: At G-20 cooperation has been promised by the members on Black Money. We have passed a stringent law on black money and many are not happy, says Modi

8:22 am: The much expected One Rank One Pension scheme talks comes to a standstill even as it remains the BJP's big ticket promise. > Read here

8:21 am: This 1.25 crore team India wants transparency: PM Modi

8:19 am: LPG subsidy of Rs.15,000 crore should reach the needy and 20 lakh people have given it up: Modi

8:17 am: As the Prime Minister makes his speech on his various schemes, a > look at the initiatives that clicked and those that did not.

8:15 am: Some people like to be pessimistic and like to spread despair. Team India doesnt have time for them assets, PM Modi.

8:14 am: Some people like to remain in 'Nirasha'. And they are not satisfied till they have spoken about it to other people: PM

8:12 am: India can be corruption free - corruption is like "deemak" : Modi

8:07 am: Our attitude towards working class must change. Dignity of labour should be our national duty, unorganised sector workers have started getting IDs : Modi

8:05 am: We introduced Shrameva Jayate Yojana. It is an effort to chage the way we look at the workers of India: PM

8:04 am: Toilet construction set last year has nearly been met, says PM Modi. 4.25 lakh toilets have been built in 2.62 lakh schools. Officers hv overcome procrastination

7:59 am: Who has given maximum strength to Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan? It is the children of India: PM

7:57 am: Swachta Abhiyan -- i want to congratulate Team India People from all walks of life, spiritual leaders, media friends, celebrities, everyone has worked to create awareness: PM Modi

7:55 am: We have focussed on social security. 10 crore people have benefitted from the scheme in 100 days: PM

7:53 am: In pyramid of development the bottom-most layer needs to be strengthened through financial inclusion improving purchasing power of the poor: PM Modi

7:52 am: Rs 20,000 crore were deposited in 17 crore Jandhan bank accounts, says PM.

7:50 am: Financial inclusion Jandhan was a time bound programme successfully implemented

7:49 am: Ex-servicemen who have been protesting for implementation of IOROP scheme , listen to PM Modi's speech on giant screen at Jantar Mantar. Photo: Prashant Nakwe

7:47 am: Bank accounts are essential for integrating the poor into the financial system: PM. Financial inclusion Jandhan was a time bound programme successfully implemented

7:44 am: All our schemes should serve the poor, says Modi. Nobody wants to remain poor. Those who are poor want to move away from poverty. That is why, all our programmes must be for the poor: PM

7:43 am: In a democracy, public participation is a great strength. Imagine when 125 crore people participate together:Modi

7:42 am: Be it MyGov, letters from citizens, Mann Ki Baat, communication with people...daily Jan Bhagidari is increasing: PM

7:40 am: This is Team India, a team of 125 crore Indians. We are making them partners of development and strength of team India. Jan Bhagidari is the biggest asset of a democracy: PM

7:39 am: If the unity of India is destroyed then the dreams of the people are also destroyed. Be it casteism or communalism there is no place for them. In no way can they be tolerated: PM

7:38 am: There is simplicity in every Indian and there is unity in every corner of India. This is the strength of India: PM

7:36 am: Modi remembers & salutes soldiers who have lost their lives to protect the country.

7:34 am: This is no ordinary morning. This is a morning of hope of the dreams and aspirations of 125 crore Indians: PM

7:32 am: My dear people of India, on this occasion my greetings to all of you: PM begins his speech

7:30 am: PM Modi unfurls the Tricolour at the 69th Indepedence Day.

7:29 am: PM Modi to hoist tricolour shortly at Red Fort: the second time for him.

7:25 am: Modi inspects guard of honour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce a new crop income insurance scheme for all farmers nationwide.

7:20 am: Modi arrives at Red Fort to deliver his second Independence Day speech.

7:10 am: PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

7:00 am: Once again, PM Modi chooses to deliver his speech without a bulletproof shield at Red Fort

Delegates waiting at Red Fort for I-Day celebrations: Photo: R.V.Moorthy

6:45 am: Will PM Narendra Modi make an announcement on #OROP? Follow us as we bring you live updates from Independence Day at Red Fort.

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