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Citizenship bill: Mizoram body calls for Republic Day boycott

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8, seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residence in India instead of 12 years.

Darul Uloom advisory to students: ‘Don’t travel on R-Day, environment of fear’

"Dear students, on Republic Day, you travel to different places. There is checking at several places. A feeling of uneasiness is caused. An environment of fear is created," the notice read.


An Expert Explains: The story and the optics of choosing India’s Republic Day Chief Guest

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the Chief Guest at the 70th Republic Day. Why is this choice so important? What preparations follow?

This Republic Day, a glimpse of the Mahatma’s final days in the capital

The theme of the tableau will be ‘Gandhi Smriti’, formerly known as Birla House, where the Mahatma was assassinated on January 30, 1948.

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to be Republic Day chief guest

Ramaphosa's acceptance comes after the fiasco over US President Donald Trump declining the Indian government’s invitation to be the chief guest.

Abducted on Republic Day from bus, Delhi boy rescued; one kidnapper shot dead, another injured

On January 25, a school bus ferrying 14 children was targeted by two men, who barged inside brandishing guns, shot the driver in the leg and kidnapped a five-year-old boy.


India's soft power displayed at Republic-Day functions across US

Attended by a large number of people in the affluent Potomac suburb of Washington DC, Indian Americans celebrated the Republic Day around the theme of women empowerment.

Kasganj violence: 49 arrested, Section 144 still in force

Kasganj Violence: Police said, "Chandan Gupta (22) died after being hit on the chest by a bullet and Noushad was admitted to a hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district after being shot in the leg.

Counselled once, Pune girl held in Kashmir Valley after cops get Republic Day attack alert

Republic Day 2018: A senior police officer in south Kashmir told The Indian Express that they detained the girl on “suspicion” and that “no incriminating material was recovered from her”.

Kasganj violence: One killed, one injured after shots fired during communal clash

Kasganj violence: The violence was contained after a team deployed for Republic Day celebrations at the Reserve Police lines, 16 km away, rushed to the spot. When contacted, BJP’s Kasganj district chief, Purendra Pratap Singh Solanki, denied allegations that his party was involved in the clash.

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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.

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.


India celebrated 67th Republic Day with patriotic fervour

Unfurling the national flag during 67th Republic Day, India celebrated the day with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm.

Scenes from India's 67th Republic Day parade

India celebrated its 67th Republic Day today, with French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest. The celebrations began at the Amar Jawan Jyoti where Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the memorial.

Indulge in a tricolour-inspired feast in the Capital, this Republic Day

Doused in the hues of the tricolour, an array of delectable food delights will be up for grabs on the country's 67th Republic Day this year, with chefs pulling all stops as they display their gastronomic creations inspired by the tricolour.

Republic Day celebrations: Tight security in Delhi

In view of high alert across the country ahead of the Republic Day, security has been heightened in the city including at metro and railway stations and bus stands and varius other public places.

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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.

PM Modi played a decisive role at COP 21: Francois Hollande

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande who is in India to attend the Republic Day celebrations, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's participation at the recent COP 21 in Paris and said that he had played a decisive role at the climate summit. Addressing the India France Business Summit here, the President said that his visit has two main goals- consolidate strategic partnership with India and implement decisions taken during Prime Minister Modi's visit to France.