Republic Day

  • CRPF gets best marching contingent trophy for Republic Day 18-02-2014 08:06 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday handed over the best marching contingent trophy for Republic Day 2014 to paramilitary CRPF. The trophy was received by Central Reserve Police Force chief Dilip Trivedi along with the parade commander Assistant Commandant JN Jena, who led the 125-member foot contingent on...
  • First honour, now humiliation for National Bravery Awardee Maleka Singh Tak 28-01-2014 08:18 AM

    Maleka Singh Tak, who has got the prestigious National Bravery Award for allegedly foiling an abduction bid by two men, may lose the honour if a fresh police probe terms the incident false. Gita Siddhartha, president of Indian Council for Child Welfare, the body which selects candidates for the awards,...
  • 8-year-old girl punished for not wearing sweater with school logo; faints, fractures hand 28-01-2014 07:50 AM

    An eight-year-old school girl forced to stand in the chilling cold during Republic Day celebrations for not wearing a sweater with the school logo suffered vertigo fell down from stairs and fractured her hands. Identified as Tanisha Kabra, the girl is a sixth standard student of the SKS International School....
  • The Last Word: Was the President's R-Day speech overtly political? 27-01-2014 09:20 PM

    While addressing the nation on the eve of the 65th Republic Day, Pranab Mukherjee targeted AAP saying government is not a "charity shop" and "populist anarchy" cannot be a substitute for governance. Without taking the name of AAP, who earlier this week staged a two-day dharna outside Rail Bhawan against...
  • Chinese troops greet Indian soldiers on Republic Day 27-01-2014 06:04 PM

    A Chinese army delegation wished Indian troops on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day at a meeting with their Indian counterparts at Nathu La, a defence release said on Monday. The seven-member People's Liberation Army delegation led by an officer equivalent to a brigadier took part in the special...
  • China downplays Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's visit to India 27-01-2014 04:11 PM

    China on Monday downplayed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India as a bilateral issue, even as the state-media termed the trip as a failure for not succeeding in pinning down Beijing. "The visit you mentioned is an issue between India and Japan," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang...
  • Manmohan Singh a 'dear friend', says Japanese Premier Abe 26-01-2014 10:24 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday hosted a private dinner for his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who described him as one of his mentors and a "dear friend". The dinner at the Prime Minister's official residence at 7 Race Course Road was attended by Abe and his wife Akie, who...
  • Governor DY Patil highlights state's achievements in Republic Day address 26-01-2014 07:12 PM

    Several innovative steps for good governance and a "zero tolerance" policy towards corruption have been taken in Bihar, which has recorded highest growth rate of 14.48 percent in the country, Governor D Y Patil said in his Republic Day address on Sunday. Addressing the Republic Day function at the Gandhi...
  • Chhattisgarh government to strongly act against Naxalism: Governor 26-01-2014 06:58 PM

    Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt on Sunday assured that the state government would firmly deal with naxals and other terror elements operating in the state. Dutt was speaking at the 65th Republic Day function held at the police line grounds in Raipur. "The state government is looking forward to ensure equal...
  • 'Road Ambulance' draws praise from public on Republic Day show 26-01-2014 06:26 PM

    The multi utility "Road Ambulance" which would be pressed into services across Bihar soon for immediate maintenance of damaged roads and providing immediate medical aid to distressed persons, was the centre of attraction at the Republic day function in Patna on Sunday. Probably first of its kind in the country,...
  • Delhi: 24 prisoners freed, 1,000 get remission from Tihar jail on Republic Day 26-01-2014 06:05 PM

    A total of 24 prisoners were freed from Tihar Central Jail in Delhi and 1,000 others got remission in their sentences ranging from 15 days to two months on the occasion of the Republic Day, an official said. "Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung gave remission in the jail term of 1,000...
  • Governor felicitates police officials on Republic Day 26-01-2014 05:56 PM

    The 65th Republic Day was celebrated with usual pomp and gaiety amidst tight security with Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi taking salute of an impressive parade in Lucknow on Sunday. Contingents of Army, Police, Home Guards, NCC and school children, among others, participated in the parade in which the highlight...
  • Four powerful explosions in Manipur on Republic Day, no casualty 26-01-2014 05:23 PM

    Republic Day celebrations in Manipur on Sunday were marred by four powerful bomb explosions despite the strict security measures in view of the boycott call given by terrorist outfits. No casualty was, however, reported in connection with the explosions, official sources said. Two bombs exploded in the capital complex near...
  • Won't comment on President's speech before hearing it: AAP 26-01-2014 04:21 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Ashutosh said he will not comment on President Pranab Mukherjee's speech until he hears it carefully. He said, "I will not comment on what the President said yesterday. He is the first citizen of the nation. I will listen to his speech carefully and then consider...
  • Karntaka: Republic Day celebrated with pomp and pageantry 26-01-2014 03:53 PM

    Pomp and pageantry marked the 65th Republic Day celebrations in Karnataka Sunday, with Governor HR Bharadwaj hoisting the tricolour and inspecting an impressive parade in Bangalore. On a sunny day, an air force helicopter showered rose petals at the podium at the Field Marshal Manekshaw ground in the city centre...
  • Snapshot: Ranbir Kapoor, Preity Zinta attend Mumbai's Republic Day parade 26-01-2014 03:48 PM

    Despite their hectic work schedules, actors Ranbir Kapoor and Preity Zinta made sure they participated in Mumbai's Republic Day Parade today. While Preity wore a pink suit, Ranbir too sported a traditional look wearing maroon kurta-pyjama with a black jacket. Mumbai witnessed a dazzling Republic Day celebration, with a parade...
  • Police officials felicitated on Republic Day in Rajasthan 26-01-2014 03:38 PM

    Eighteen police officers and other personnel were today felicitated by Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Republic Day function here amid tight security arrangements. ADG-ATS Dr Alok Tripathi and Sub Inspector (Traffic) Ramakant Sharma were awarded President's Police medal whereas IPS officers Vishan Bansal and Rohit Mahajan, RPS officers Pahad Singh,...
  • India celebrates 65th Republic Day, honours its heroes 26-01-2014 03:35 PM

    As India celebrated its 65th Republic Day, Reserve Inspector Prasad Babu of Hyderabad was awarded posthumously for laying down his life in April 2013 while battling Maoists near the Andhra Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border. Shri Prasad Babu had singlehandedly held off over 200 maoists allowing his comrades to retreat to safety -...
  • Republic Day celebrated in Odisha amidst boycott by Maoists 26-01-2014 03:26 PM

    The 65th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and enthusiasm on Sunday amidst tightened security in view of a boycott call by Maoists. Governor S C Jamir unfurled the tri-colour at the main function on Mahatma Gandhi Road in Bhubaneswar, while Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik did so at...
  • J&K: Pakistan troops violate ceasefire on Republic Day 26-01-2014 02:47 PM

    Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kashmir on the morning of the 65th Republic Day on Sunday by resorting to unprovoked firing for three hours, Army said. "Today morning at 6:15 AM, when it was dark, there was unprovoked firing from Pakistani side. They fired...
  • Winter chill fails to deter Republic Day spirit in Delhi 26-01-2014 02:33 PM

    Thousands of people braved the winter chill as they gathered on both sides of the majestic Rajpath, the country's ceremonial boulevard facing Raisina Hills, to cheer the marching contingents on the 65th Republic Day on Sunday. The minimum temperature was recorded at 9.9 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, but...
  • Jharkhand to weed out hunger, corruption, fear: Hemant Soren 26-01-2014 02:11 PM

    Jharkhand government was planning to develop the state in such a way that it would be free from fear, hunger, corruption, extremism and terrorism, chief minister Hemant Soren said on Sunday. Outlining his government's achievements and priorities while unfurling the tri-colour to mark the 65th Republic Day in Ranchi, he...
  • Vasundhara Raje addresses state on 65th Republic Day 26-01-2014 01:50 PM

    Rajasthan celebrated the Republic Day on Sunday with enthusiasm. Governor Margaret Alva unfurled the tricolour in Jaipur and witnessed a parade and colourful cultural shows. Alva took the salute and inspected a guard of honour from marching contingents of the security forces amid cheers and applause from thousands of spectators....
  • Goa: Building collapse, corruption dominates Governor's Republic Day speech 26-01-2014 01:50 PM

    Corruption and the Canacona building collapse incident dominated Goa Governor B V Wanchoo's speech on the occasion of Republic Day in Panaji on Sunday. Addressing the parade, the Governor referred to the January 4 incident in which over 30 people died after a five-storey building caved in at Canacona town....
  • All of Google's Republic Day India doodles 26-01-2014 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: Google has marked India's 65th Republic Day with its tricolour doodle. Today's Republic Day India doodle is the fourth Republic Day doodle to feature on Google India's home page. Here are all the Republic Day India doodles that have appeared on the Google India home page. ...
  • On Republic Day, Jaitley lists challenges confronting India 26-01-2014 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there are many areas in the country where work needs to be done. Congratulating the nation on 65th Republic Day, Jaitley said, "India today expects governance which will deliver on problems which confront the society. If India can...
  • Mumbai Vs Delhi: Can you answer these fifth standard GK questions? 26-01-2014 01:19 PM

    Politics is in the air. Be it Arvind Kejriwal's unusual style of governance or Rahul Gandhi's political 'achievements', everyone's talking about the Indian political atmosphere. Since social media nowadays is abuzz with political debates, folks from theviralfever set out to ask the youth in Mumbai and Delhi a few basic...
  • Happy Republic Day: Vir Das live tweets events of the parade, makes a fun parody 26-01-2014 01:15 PM

    'Look at these bike stunts. It's like 79 Ajay Devgns,' a Vir Das tweet on the Republic Day parade. The Indian holiday, which evokes a feeling of patriotism in us all, has never been so much fun. Thanks to the stand-up comic and actor, we got to enjoy the Republic...
  • Colour, courage on display as India celebrates its 65th Republic Day 26-01-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: In a multi-faceted majestic display of its might, India on Sunday celebrated its 65th Republic Day portraying its rich culture, achievements in diverse fields and the military prowess at the parade at Rajpath. Marching down from the President House at Raisina Hills to the Red Fort, the parade...