January 26

  • BSNL, MTNL likely to offer free roaming plans from January 26 January 24, 2014

    State-owned telecom firms MTNL and BSNL are likely to launch new roaming plans from January 26 that will offer their subscribers free calls, sources said. "MTNL has plans to make roaming free for its customers on its network in Delhi and Mumbai without any additional charge," said an official source. He...
  • Uddhav Thackeray's 'January 26' faux pas embarrasses Shiv Sena January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has embarrassed himself by saying that this January 26 would be the last time, when a Congress Prime Minister speaks from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi. Addressing Shiv Sena workers on the birth anniversary of his father Bal Thackeray, he said,...
  • 165 people seek President's go-ahead to end life January 5, 2013

    Yavatmal: As many as 165 physically challenged and old persons, who have not received their pension for two years under government schemes, have sought permission from President Pranab Mukherjee for killing themselves on January 26 if their grievances are not addressed by then. On Friday, they submitted a signed memorandum,...
  • No orders for Jan 26, Aug 15 and Oct 2 holidays? May 24, 2012

    Lucknow: Even as India has observed January 26, August 15 and October 2 as national holidays, the government does not seem to have issued any formal orders for the same. The disclosure from the central Home Ministry came in response to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005...
  • Pics: India's R-Day parade January 26, 2010

    The majestic Republic Day ceremony started with the 21 gun salute after which President Pratibha Patil hoisted the flag. ...
  • Routes changed as Delhi hosts Republic Day gaiety January 26, 2009

    New Delhi: As the Republic Day parade proceeds on the national capital's landmark Rajpath to Red Fort, roads will be closed to commuters and traffic jams will rule the first alf of the day. Roads to typically avoid on Republic Day in Delhi are: the Rajpath, Akbar Road, Ashoka Road, Tilak...
  • In pics: How India prepared for Republic Day | Dress rehearsal January 26, 2009

    January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day annually across India. The Constitution of India came into force and India declared itsef as a 'Republic' on January 26, 1950 after it gained its independence from the Britishers in 1947. To mark this occasion, a grand parade is held in New Delhi....
  • Photogallery: Republic Day rehearsal 2009 January 24, 2009

    Republic Day rehearsal in New Delhi where the entire country participates and celebrates. ...
  • Brave kids of India to be honoured on Jan 26 January 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Rahul, an eyewitness of the Delhi blasts in September is among the twenty brave hearts selected for the National Bravery Awards for 2008. The 12yr old balloon seller gave vital information about the blast suspects. The awardees are aged 7 to 16yrs with one child winning the award...
  • Kids brave cold to join Republic Day festivities January 26, 2008

    New Delhi: On Republic Day in the capital, the city comes to a halt and welcomes the annual parade. As the rest of the country watches the procession on national television, undaunted by the biting cold, the young citizens of India took the pains of getting out of bed really...
  • Indian HC in Pak celebrates Jan 26 amid security threat January 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Across the border, the Indian High Commission in Pakistan celebrated India's Republic Day under the shadow of a security threat. Security has been increased for the diplomats after authorities received an intelligence warning that suicide bombers have entered the capital. The threat is reportedly from women suicide bombers. Pakistan had...
  • R-Day across India | Musical celebrations | Kidspeak January 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The nation celebrated 59 years of being a republic today. It was a colourful Republic Day in Bangalore, where a Guinness-record rangoli entry was on display at the Bangalore palace grounds. Jammu’s celebrations were held amid heightened security. In Patna, the CM’s development agenda found its way into...