In India's remote northeast, suspected separatist rebels threw grenades in the oil- and tea-rich state of Assam, wounding 2 people just minutes before Independence Day celebrations were to begin.
Another explosion took place at a market in Gauripur town in the state's Dhubri district, but as the markets were closed, no casualties were reported. A bomb planted under an electric transformer in the same district was recovered and defused.
Police said they suspected the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was behind the attacks. ULFA has already been blamed for killing 30 people in the past week, including women and children, all of them Hindi-speaking settlers.
Paramashish Ghosh Roy has more on the story.