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14 among women daredevils joined BSF after death of kin

January 30, 2022 8:44 am

🔴 This Republic Day, at age 38, Sunita was live on television from Rajpath, performing acrobatics on a motorcycle as a member of the BSF’s Seema Bhawani team which mesmerised the audience that included the President and the Prime Minister.

1,000 drones to lasers: Many firsts at Beating the Retreat ceremony

January 30, 2022 2:23 am

🔴 As the sun set over Raisina Hill on Saturday, the bands of the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Central Armed Police Forces marched down Vijay Chowk playing 23 songs, before they retreated to the tune of Sare Jahan Se Accha in a quick march.

Cows, dogs and the republic

January 29, 2022 9:20 am

🔴 Sameena Dalwai writes: What the animals can tell us about the state of our nation

A more meaningful commitment to the Indian republic

January 29, 2022 9:20 am

🔴 Kham Khan Suan Hausing writes: In the Northeast, this means committing to the ideal of ‘equal’ and ‘group-differentiated’ citizenship rights and deepening constitutionalism and democracy

UP: Eight booked for ‘disrespecting’ Tricolour on R-Day

January 29, 2022 7:26 am

🔴 Station House Officer of Kakrauli Sunil Sharma said the accused, who work in the electricity department on contractual basis, hoisted the national flag on their office premises on Republic Day.

Man’s death during 2021 Republic Day farmers’ protest: Delhi HC seeks UP govt response on family allegations

January 29, 2022 8:02 am

🔴 In a petition through advocates Vrinda Grover and Soutik Banerjee, his 69-year-old grandfather Hardeep Singh, citing media reports, has said Navreet, a resident of UP, was shot by police due to which he lost control of the tractor, which then collided with some barricades and overturned.

Republic Day speech: ‘GMCH 32 to have Advanced Centre for Infectious Diseases’

January 28, 2022 4:29 am

🔴 Dharam Pal stated that with the target of making Chandigarh the most liveable and healthy city, constant endeavours have been made to improve health and infrastructure in the city.

Chandigarh celebrates 73rd Republic Day

January 28, 2022 4:24 am

🔴 After the march past by various contingents of Police/Fire/NSS/NCC during the Republic Day Parade, a vibrant parade comprising tableaux from different departments emphasising on social messages and development followed.

Defence Ministry initiatives on Republic Day aimed at ‘larger participation’

January 28, 2022 6:09 am

🔴 When it comes to choosing the best tableau in the parade, this time, not only will there be an official winner decided by a jury, but people will get to vote for their favourite tableau, which will get a popular choice award.

Kerala minister hoists national flag upside down, triggers row

January 27, 2022 4:10 am

🔴 The minister, who holds the portfolios of ports and archeology in the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government, was the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in Kasaragod district headquarters.


Lights, drones, action: Beating Retreat brings curtains down on R-Day celebrations

January 29, 2022 9:26 pm

From the drones show to projection mapping show, this year's ceremony also presented quite a few firsts.

Ahead of Beating Retreat ceremony: Full dress rehearsal, drone and laser shows leave audience spellbound

January 27, 2022 10:18 pm

The ceremony marks the culmination of the four-day Republic Day celebrations.

In pictures: India celebrates 73rd Republic Day

January 26, 2022 9:09 pm

As the Republic Day parade was held at Rajpath in New Delhi, people across India carried on with celebrations with state parades and flag hoisting ceremonies.

Pomp, pageantry, patriotism: Republic Day parade rehearsals on in capital

January 23, 2022 10:03 pm

Full Dress Rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade is on at Rajpath in New Delhi.

Ahead of R-Day: Rehearsals in full swing for Beating Retreat ceremony

January 19, 2022 8:27 pm

The ceremony, to be held at New Delhi's Vijay Chowk on January 29, marks the culmination of the four-day Republic Day celebrations.

Ahead of R-Day parade, India's military might on display during full dress rehearsal

January 23, 2021 4:49 pm

Various units of India's armed forces and weaponary paraded in full dress rehearsal on Saturday ahead of the 72nd Republic Day celebration in New Delhi.

Republic Day participants undergo Covid test before parade

January 22, 2021 7:40 pm

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the Republic Day celebrations are likely to be truncated. Last year’s Independence Day celebrations had been scaled down as well.

Beating Retreat: 26 performances bring 70th Republic Day celebrations to a close

January 30, 2020 11:55 am

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Air Force Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karamvir Singh were present on the occasion.

On Republic Day, thousands form human chain against CAA-NRC in Kerala, Kolkata

January 27, 2020 8:57 am

After the rehearsal at 3:30 pm, the human chain took shape at 4 pm. It is to be followed by public meetings at over 250 places across the state.


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa remembers Gandhi & Mandela

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

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

Jaitley meets school media contest winners

January 27, 2016 11:11 am

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

January 26, 2016 5:32 pm

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

January 26, 2016 5:32 pm

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

January 26, 2016 5:31 pm

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

January 25, 2016 12:01 pm

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

January 25, 2016 5:50 am

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.