REPUBLIC DAY

  • India showcases cultural heritage, military prowess at Republic Day parade, gets applaud from Obama 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's military prowess and achievements in different fields, state-of-the-art defence platforms, its diverse cultural and social traditions was put on diplay at the 66th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Monday. US President Barack Obama was the Chief Guest of the event becoming the first American President...
  • President confers gallantry awards on 83 IAF Air Warriors for showing exemplary courage 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Eighty three Indian Air Force Air Warriors have been awarded Presidential Awards on the eve of Republic Day. This includes Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) for six Air Marshals, Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) for two Air Marshals, four Air Vice Marshals and nine Air Commodores. Vayu Sena Medal...
  • Major Mukund Varadarajan, Naik Neeraj Singh posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh, the two Army personnel who laid down their lives combating terrorists in Kashmir Valley, were on Monday awarded posthumously the highest peacetime military honour, the Ashok Chakra, by President Pranab Mukherjee. The families of Major Varadarajan and Naik Singh, who showed...
  • Republic Day special: Patriotic songs that remain etched in our minds 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    It's been 66 years since independent India formed its constitution that made us a country with laws and a civil society. 66 years might seem like a long time but it probably isn't time to forget the unbelievable sacrifices and struggles of those freedom fighters of the now free India....
  • Watch: The Republic of India, then and now 3 hours 35 minutes ago

    What does the Republic Day mean to us today? A National holiday. A dry day. A day to laze around. Maybe a day to buy a few flags and put it all round your house or on the dashboard of your car. This may not be true for all of...
  • Live: India's military might on display at 66th Republic Day celebrations 4 hours 32 minutes ago

    India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday with US President Barack Obama as the special guest of the ceremonial parade. Obama is the first American President to be the chief guest at the parade. ...
  • Barack Obama to witness India's military might, cultural diversity at the 66th Republic Day parade 6 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday with US President Barack Obama as its chief guest. He is the first US President to be the chief guest at the parade. On January 26, 1950, the Indian Constitution came into force. The ceremonial Republic Day parade to...
  • India's Republic Day: Google's tableau doodle joins the parade 7 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: To mark India's 66th Republic Day, Google continued with its tradition of posting a doodle on its India home page. This year's Google India's Republic Day doodle features a tableau showcasing India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan, two New Delhi landmarks that are symbolic of the Republic of India.At...
  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi reveal nuclear breakthrough aimed at lasting strategic ties 13 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade and deepening defence ties, steps both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. India and the US struck a deal that could open the door for...
  • Full text of Address by President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day eve 17 hours 37 minutes ago

    My Fellow Citizens, on the eve of the 66th Republic Day to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces and Internal Security Forces. Twenty Sixth January holds an everlasting place in our national memory because it is the...
  • Ordinance not good for democracy, 'breaches' trust of people: President Pranab Mukherjee 18 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After cautioning the Government against taking the Ordinance route, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday did some plain speaking, saying enacting laws without discussions "breaches the trust" reposed by people and is not good for democracy. In his address on the eve of 66th Republic Day, Mukherjee spoke about the...
  • Obama-Modi joint statement: 10 important points 19 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Just like their walk-and-talk meeting, the joint press conference of US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Obama was peppered with informal touches, though the civil nuclear deal remained the cornerstone of their address. Obama began his address by greeting everyone in Hindi. He said, "Namaste...Pyar bhara...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama-Modi's 'walk and talk' 20 hours 2 minutes ago

    In a first of its kind meet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he along with US President Barack Obama on Sunday held a 'chai pe charcha' in the gardens of Hyderabad House. The two leaders earlier met for a working lunch and held discussions on a series of issues including...
  • Watch: Are a thousand bucks enough to make someone tear the national flag? 21 hours 31 minutes ago

    Teenagers, couples, school students; Everyone, young or old, was offered one thousand rupees. In return, all they had to do was tear an Indian Flag given to them. The way they all reacted, will make everyone of us proud of our nation. We all love our country and we all...
  • Dog takes a stroll at Rashtrapati Bhawan just before Obama's guard of honour 21 hours 34 minutes ago

    A dog caught on camera at the Rashtrapati Bhavan just before US President Barack Obama's guard of honour. ...
  • Republic Day: Meghna Malik, Vishal Singh, Aniruddh Dave get nostalgic Yesterday

    Mumbai: For some, it's a reminder of the colourful annual parade, while for some, it's a time to raise pertinent questions about the country -- Republic Day means different things to different actors and show makers of the Hindi television industry. With the 66th Republic Day right around the corner, a...
  • Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award Yesterday

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have declined any Padma award for them reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Ramdev referred to media reports that the Government...
  • Ramdev declines Padma award, writes to Home Minister Rajnath Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev has declined any Padma award for him reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, he referred to media reports that the Government was considering his name for Padma Vibushan, the second...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama cancels Agra visit Yesterday

    The White House on Saturday confirmed the cancellation of US President Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama takes off for 3-day visit to India Yesterday

    US President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama on Saturday took off on Air Force One from Andrews air base for 3-day visit to India for Republic Day. ...
  • US President Barack Obama leaves for 3-day visit to India, to reach New Delhi on Sunday Yesterday

    Washington: United States President Barack Obama on Saturday evening left Andrews Air Force Base for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India on an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama is accompanied by a sizable delegation that includes several top officials, as well as First Lady Michelle...
  • British PM David Cameron wishes 'partner' India on Republic Day Yesterday

    London: UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday described the Indo-British ties as "a partnership between equals" in his special message to India ahead of the country's 65th Republic Day. "As millions of people mark this important milestone, we can reflect on the enduring and special relationship between our two nations...
  • AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal not invited for Republic Day celebrations Yesterday

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Pary chief Arvind Kejriwal has not been invited for Republic Day celebrations on January 26. The party is upset over Kejriwal not being invited for the celebrations. "Being a former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal should have been invited," AAP said. Kejriwal led the AAP government in Delhi...
  • Barack Obama will embark on a three-day India trip in the evening: White House 2 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will leave Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday evening for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India on an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama will be accompanied by a sizable delegation that will include several top officials, as well as First...
  • Obama to be seated at specially designed bullet proof enclosure for Republic Day parade 2 days ago

    Unprecedented security arrangements are in place for US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle's three days visit to India. As the chief guest of India's 66th Republic Day, Obama will be seated at a specially designed bullet proof enclosure as he witnesses the longest Republic Day parade in eight...
  • Republic day parade rehearsal held in Delhi 2 days ago

    Republic day parade rehearsal was held in the capital on Friday. Many routes in central Delhi were closed for it. ...
  • Six Metro stations around Rajpath to be shut during Republic Day parade 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Due to the security reasons six Metro stations in the vicinity of Rajpath will be shut for a few hours on January 26 as part of security arrangements for the Republic Day Parade. The stations to remain closed are Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk, Race Course, Mandi House...
  • Security heigtened in central Delhi as Republic Day parade rehearsal underway 2 days ago

    Security has been heigtened in Central Delhi as the Republic Day parade rehearsal is underway. Many routes in central Delhi have been closed. Saahil Menghani reports on the security arrangements. ...