BJP said it would finalise its Lok Sabha candidates for Delhi and more than half of UP on January 28 and 29.
BJP President Rajnath Singh condemned the attack on women in a Mangalore pub.
Terming Mangalore pub incident as 'unfortunate',Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa said police are investigating the whole episode.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is recovering well and his vital parameters are stable,doctors attending on him said on Monday.
NC president Farooq Abdullah joined members of folk dancers and danced to tunes of 'bande paethar' (Kashmiri folk dance).
Kaleidoscopic images of India's rich cultural diversity and the might of its military were on full display on the magnificent Rajpath in New Delhi on Monday as the nation celebrated its 60th Republic Day amid an unprecedented security cover.
Four persons,who were picked up for questioning hours after an encounter in Noida,were later released after police ascertained their identities.
National capital was put under a massive ground-to-air security apparatus for Republic Day celebrations in wake of Noida shootout.
Emotions ran high and thunderous applause reverberated the Rajpath as kin of six security personnel who died fighting terrorists during Mumbai attacks,received the Ashok Chakra,the highest peacetime gallantry award.
At least 12 pilgrims were killed and 30 others injured as a tractor trolley,they were travelling in,collided with a speeding train at Unchahar railway crossing here early,disrupting rail traffic on the section,police said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,who underwent bypass surgery,might have suffered the heart ailment due to stress recently,according to External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee.
An Enforcement Directorate(ED) official,who is an IPS officer and who once dealt with narcotics offences,has been arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad(ATS) for allegedy trying to sell heroin in suburban Oshiwara.
Ten suspected activists of Sri Ram Sene have been taken into custody on charges of assaulting customers of a pub in the busy Balmatta Road in the heart of the city.
The chief of Special Protection Group,which provides security to the Prime Minister,got a taste of his own medicine when his vehicle was stopped by Delhi Police personnel posted at the outer gate of AIIMS where Manmohan Singh is recupurating after a coronary surgery.
Delhi was on a high alert for the Republic Day celebrations here with nearly 20,000 gun-totting policemen fanning out across the city in the backdrop of 26/11 strikes,intelligence inputs about possible attacks and the Noida shootout in which two Pakistani terrorists were killed.
Atomic Energy chief Dr Anil Kakodkar,ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair,Sister Nirmala of Missionaries of Charity are among ten luminaries awarded the Padma Vibhushan this year.
In a pre-dawn encounter,two suspected Pakistani terrorists,trying to enter Delhi from Ghaziabad,were on Sunday killed and an Uttar Pradesh ATS personnel was injured in Noida,a day before the Republic Day celebrations.
A large number of children who run away from their homes include mainly those lured by the glamour of big cities NHRC has revealed.
21-year-old Jasmir was attacked on last Sunday outside a grocery store in Jackson Heights in New York City.
A plethora of Prime Ministerial candidates is expected to be a dominant feature in the coming Lok Sabha elections.