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Explained: Why India-South Africa relations are unique, and Ramaphosa is a special R-Day Chief Guest

The uniquely intertwined histories of India and South Africa have ensured that the bonds between the countries are, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “much deeper than we generally realize”.

SRPF woman constable, six children injured during R-Day parade in Palanpur

Following the incident, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited the Civil Hospital at Palanpur from the Police Parade Ground to take stock of the woman's condition and that of the six injured children.


Senior journalists denied entry to R-Day in Srinagar after ‘adverse’ CID report

All six journalists are accredited with the Information Department of the J&K government. Soon after these journalists were denied entry to the venue, all journalists boycotted the Republic Day function.

Republic Day: Red Cross on guard across parade path

On duty since January 17, the Red Cross teams have been stationed at almost 20 crossings across the parade’s path.

Republic Day 2019: Pageantry under a blue sky

With ‘Life of Mahatma Gandhi’ as theme, celebrations kick off at Rajpath. Grand display by armed forces, Lt Bhavana Kasturi becomes first woman to lead all-men Army Service Corps contingent; veterans from INA get salute of honour from President

Republic Day Parade 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Glorious display of 'Nari Shakti' on Rajpath

Republic Day Parade 2019: Several leaders and cabinet ministers like Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, former PMs Manmohan Singh, Deve Gowda, Opposition leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Arvind Kejriwal were present at the grounds.


Republic Day: Sachin Tendulkar, Saina Nehwal lead sportspersons in extending wishes

Expressing gratitude towards the nation and sharing his views, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar urged the citizens to take a collective step forward towards a "strong and prosperous India."

India gifts 30 ambulances, 6 buses to Nepal on Republic Day

India's Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over keys of the ambulances and buses to the recipient organisations amidst celebrations in Indian Embassy premises, Katmandu on Saturday.

Violent protests, frequent hartals lower Kerala's image: Governor

"At a time when the economic, social, environmental, cultural, political and even psychological impact of the floods remains difficult to measure, what we need is united action that avoids unnecessary controversies," Sathasivam said.

Relief and rescue ops during Kerala floods theme of Indian Navy Tableau on R-Day

In keeping with the Indian Navy's theme for the year 2019, "Indian Navy-Mission Deployed and Combat Ready", the tableau illustrated the combat potential of the multi-dimensional Indian Navy of the 21st Century.

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Beating retreat ceremony marks end of Republic day celebration

'Beating Retreat' ceremony is held here every year on 29 January, marking the culmination of the four-day-long Republic Day celebrations

Beating Retreat ceremony: 26 performances mark conclusion of Republic Day celebrations

The defence forces who come to the national capital to be a part of Republic Day celebrations are sent back to their barracks by the President through this Beating Retreat ceremony.


India celebrates 70th Republic Day, Rajpath witness military might

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to the martyrs by laying a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti in the presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the three service chiefs.

See photos of full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

The event on Saturday, where South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest, will begin with the laying of wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate by PM Narendra Modi.

The making of the Tiranga

The Indian National Flag represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of India. It is the symbol of our national pride, according to the Flag Code of India, 2002

Republic Day 2018: 13 tricolour rangoli ideas

Republic Day 2018: Decorating the household on special occasions with a dash of colour is a fairly common practice in India. And as the country gears up to celebrate Republic Day on January 26, participate in the patriotism by decorating your house with these tricolour rangoli designs.


Light rain, fog fail to deter Republic Day preparations

Amidst mild drizzle and fog in various parts of the capital, a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade was held on Tuesday. The ceremonial parade on January 26 is slated to begin at 9:50 am from Vijay Chowk and proceed towards the Red Fort Grounds through Rajpath, India Gate, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg.

Here is a sneak peek at this year's Republic Day parade

Jawans during the rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on Wednesday, January 17, 2017.

Republic Day parade rehearsal in full swing in New Delhi

India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

Sonam Kapoor celebrates Republic Day with kids at school, see pics

Sonam Kapoor celebrated Republic Day with kids at Neerja Bhanot's school.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa remembers Gandhi & Mandela

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the chief guest of this year's Republic Day celebrations, recalls the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

Armymen Who Carried Out LoC Surgical Strikes Decorated With Gallantry Awards

Nineteen soldiers of the 4 and 9 Para, the special forces’s units which undertook the daring cross-border surgical strike across LoC, have been awarded gallantry medals including a Kirti Chakra while their commanding officers have been given Yudh Sewa Medal. Major Rohit Suri of 4 Para, who led one of the teams across the LoC […]


People Gather At India Gate & Rajpath To Witness 68th Republic Day Parade

As India celebrates its 68th Republic Day on Thursday, the nation’s military prowess will be showcased at the parade on Rajpath. A military contingent from the UAE will be a part of the parade this year as the country’s deputy supreme commander of armed forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the chief guest […]

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Witnesses Republic Day Parade, India's Military Might On Display

India’s military might and rich cultural diversity were in full display during the dazzling 68th Republic Day celebrations in the national Capital which had Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Chief Guest. Light rains and overcast skies failed to dampen the enthusiasm of thousands of spectators who witnessed […]

Jaitley meets school media contest winners

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): The winners of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's Republic Day School Media Contest met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and veteran Indian shooter and politician Rajyavardhan Rathore on Wednesday. The winners were awarded certificates and prizes for their contribution. The contests were held on Ministry's Facebook and Twitter page, where graffiti were invited from participants on various flagship programmes of the government. The competition was open for a fortnight from 1 to 14 January.

Wagah border: Performances ahead of beating retreat parade

Punjab, Jan 26 (ANI): Ceremonial performances were witnessed during the Republic day celebrations on Wagah Border ahead of beating the retreat parade on Tuesday.The Border Security Forces (BSF) and the Pakistani Rangers on Tuesday exchanged sweets on the occasion of India's 67th Republic Day along the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar in Punjab.


Islamabad: Republic day celebrated at Indian Consulate

Islamabad, Jan 26 (ANI): While India celebrated Republic day with fervor, the day was also celebrated with energy and joy at the Indian consulate in Islamabad, Pakistan.The Indian National flag was hoisted at the Consulate along with slogans praising India.

67th Republic Day parade: Grand display of India’s military might

India celebrates its 67th Republic Day with President Francois Hollande as the chief guest. President Pranab Mukherjee will take salute from the Indian military contingents. We bring you the latest.

Shani Shingnapur Temple controversy: 1,000 women to visit shrine

Pune, Jan 25 (ANI): Women activist Trupti Desai on Monday said on Republic Day, around 1,000 women will go to the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Maharashtra. The sacred platform has been reportedly out of bounds for women as per centuries-old tradition. Desai added that it is a fight of women's self respect and will continue the fight for justice. Raising a question, she said when a man visits the temple then there is no problem, but when a woman goes it becomes unsacred? The prohibition of women entry has prompted lot of ruckus in recent days.

Nation on high alert ahead of Republic Day

New Delhi/Mumbai/ Srinagar, Jan 25 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in the entire nation ahead of Republic Day celebrations. Various check-posts have been set up in the national capital. The security forces have been kept on high alert in regard to the celebrations as they continued checking and frisking vehicles. Security arrangements have tightened at the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. High alert has been issued in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in view of the recent Pathankot terror attack. Police personnel have been deployed in strength in the city, particularly around Bakshi Stadium, the venue for the main Republic Day parade in the Valley, to foil any attempts by militants.