NATIONAL DAY

  • PM Narendra Modi greets UN October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: On the United Nations Day on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the world body and said it was time for its member nations to further the cause of world peace and prosperity. "I convey my greetings on @UN Day. It is a day to celebrate the achievements...
  • Reports: China body-searched 10000 pigeons October 2, 2014

    Beijing: The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks. The symbols of peace were released at sunrise in Beijing's symbolic heart of Tiananmen Square...
  • PM Modi sends greetings to Putin on Russian National Day June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In a gesture to Russia on its National Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wrote to President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to underline that India "values" the longstanding and strong bond with that country. "My greetings to the people of Russia on Russia's National Day....
  • Pranab Mukherjee attends Mauritius national day as chief guest March 13, 2013

    Port Louis: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday attended the national day celebrations of Mauritius as the chief guest, with the event featuring performances of local and foreign artists, including a contingent of Indian Navy and singer Shibani Kashyap. During the two-hour function, held at Anjalay stadium, there was a fly-past by...
  • India-Mauritius discuss regional, global issues March 12, 2013

    Port Louis: India and Mauritius on Monday reviewed their co-operation to strengthen the partnership between the two countries and discussed regional and global issues of common interest. "My consultations with President (Rajkeswur) Purryag have been frank and cordial. We reviewed the co-operation between our Governments and discussed regional and global...
  • Force China: the military strength of the dragon September 30, 2009

    Beijing: China's October 1 National Day parade in Beijing will feature precision steps and a new emphasis on modernised equipment, reflecting a decade of streamlining and upgrading the military. Following is a brief overview of China's defence forces: world's biggest army: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) was born out of the Red Army,...