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Rajkot collector denies claims of media bribery for Republic Day coverage

February 04, 2020 10:55 am

"When media publishes advertisements, it charges for that. We paid eight entities for advertisements. Since the payment has been made through crossed cheques, there is no question of corruption as payment is for advertisement," said Rajkot district collector Remya Mohan.

Right To Public Spaces: In Goa, Republic Day celebrated by ‘reclaiming beach’

January 27, 2020 10:44 am

Goans descended on the beach on Sunday to celebrate a 2009 Supreme Court order in a landmark case against “privatisation of the beach” by Cidade De Goa beach hotels — owned by Fomento Resorts and Hotels Limited.

Constitution and diversity, colours of this Republic Day

January 27, 2020 2:12 am

Against the backdrop of anti-CAA protests, January 26 celebrations across the country saw mention of the Constitution in speeches.

Day later, Delhi's Bhajanpura in mourning: ‘Daughter was ready for R-Day event’

January 27, 2020 5:43 am

Inside the galis, the sound of wailing mothers pierced through the sky. Those who survived spoke about the friends they lost — Dishu (12), Farhan (6), Kirti (10) and Prakash (9).

On Republic Day, over 2,400 take plank challenge in Mumbai, create Guinness World Record

January 27, 2020 10:50 am

This campaign saw participation by veteran actor Anil Kapoor and several leading sports personalities like Mithali Raj, Mary Kom, Dutee Chand and Sunil Chhetri among others.

'Guns' of Rajpath: The sequence and synchronisation behind the 21-gun salute on Republic Day

January 26, 2020 8:58 pm

The entire sequence of the Command being given by the Commandant of the PBG, the unfurling of the flag and the guns going off is a closely synchronised action. The battery should give the 21 gun salute in complete synchronisation with the national anthem from the first gunfire to the last.

#DeshKiBhasha: Indians on TikTok are celebrating Republic Day in all their languages

January 26, 2020 7:32 pm

Along with #DeshKiBhasa, #HappyRepublicDay is also trending on the app, where people are celebrating the important day singing and dancing to patriotic songs.

Let us raise level of protests, says Chidambaram on Republic Day

January 26, 2020 6:26 pm

Greeting the people on the occasion of 71st Republic Day, he said the soul of the Constitution lies in the freedoms guaranteed in part three of the document.

On R-Day, Congress sends a 'gift' to PM Modi

January 27, 2020 3:27 pm

The Congress' twitter handle also shared a screenshot of the order, billed for E-Block, Central Secretariat on a pay on delivery mode.

From children to elderly, thousands gather to form 11-km human chain in Kolkata

January 26, 2020 4:31 pm

The chain was formed to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Population Register, and the proposed NRC, with people waving the Tricolour and reading the Preamble aloud.


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.

Republic Day celebration photos from across India

January 27, 2020 8:56 am

India Republic Day 2020 Images, Photos: Breaking decades-old tradition, the Republic Day proceedings this year will not begin from India Gate but instead will begin from the National War Memorial, where PM Modi will lay a wreath.

Behind the scenes photos of the Republic Day parade rehearsals

January 23, 2020 7:39 am

During the Republic Day parade, the IAF will showcase its might and glory, with its tableau depicting scaled-down models of five systems recently added to its inventory—Rafale aircraft, Tejas, Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), surface-to-air guided weapon Aakash missile and Astra missiles.

Republic Day parade rehearsal in full swing in Kolkata

January 18, 2020 5:23 pm

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is visiting India as Chief Guest at the 71st Republic Day celebrations on January 26 this year, the third by a head of state from that country.

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

January 28, 2020 11:08 am

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 71st Republic Day, Rajpath witness military might

January 26, 2020 3:35 pm

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

January 27, 2019 7:30 am

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

January 27, 2019 7:30 am

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

Beating retreat ceremony marks end of Republic day celebration

January 31, 2019 9:56 am

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


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa remembers Gandhi & Mandela

January 25, 2019 7:25 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.