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.
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: 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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.