PARADES

  • US unhappy over Putin's India trip, no change in Obama's plans December 13, 2014

    Washington: The US is unhappy over India doing "business as usual" with Russia, but it will have no effect on President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India which remains an "important partner." "No. India remains an important partner," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday when asked whether deals...
  • Cab rape: Accused driver sent to three-day police custody, Uber taxi service banned in Delhi December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Shiv Kumar Yadav, the taxi driver who worked with international cab service Uber, was on Monday produced before a Delhi court in connection with the rape of a 25-year-old woman in the national capital. Metropolitan Magistrate Ambika Singh sent 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav in police custody till December 11...
  • Jaipur: 70-year-old woman paraded half-naked on donkey over property dispute December 8, 2014

    Jaipur: A 70-year-old woman has alleged that she was tortured and paraded half-naked on a donkey by relatives who wanted to grab her property at Kameri-Chouhan village in Bhilwara district, police said. The FIR was filed by Haribai Gujjar, a widow, with the Raipur Police station in Bhilwara district on Saturday...
  • Hundreds march in New Delhi for gay pride in Modi's India December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people danced, sang and cheered in a gay pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy. Multi-coloured balloons, masquerade masks and wigs, a huge rainbow flag and a St. Bernard...
  • Photos: Hundreds dance, sing and cheer in the Delhi Queer Pride parade for gay pride, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people danced, sang and cheered in a gay pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy. Multi-coloured balloons, masquerade masks and wigs, a huge rainbow flag and a St. Bernard...
  • Gays wish for freedom from 'myopic mindset' November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The setting Sunday sun in the heart of the capital was accompanied by a rainbow of a different kind. As the assertive and confident members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community took part in the Delhi gay parade, they all wished for freedom from the...
  • Hundreds of revellers dance, celebrate Queer Pride Parade in Delhi November 30, 2014

    The Delhi Queer Pride Parade - a much-awaited celebration by queer community in the capital, will start in a few moments from now. To celebrate their identities and stand against oppression and violence, the LGBT community marches towards a future without discrimination and prejudice. We live blog the parade...
  • Modi invites Obama to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at 2015 Republic Day celebrations. PM tweeted about the invite sent out to Obama. "This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over...invited President Obama to be the 1st US President to...
  • Mumbai: 44yearold arrested for stalking woman advocate for 2 months September 16, 2014

    Mumbai: A 44yearold man has been arrested for stalking a 26yearold advocate in Mumbai. The accused is a slum dweller from Badhwar park in Cuffe Parade. He had reportedly been stalking the lady for the past two months. After being constantly followed, the woman had approached the police with...
  • Watch: India day parade in New York August 17, 2014

    The 34th India day parade was on Sunday held in New York city marking India's 68th Independence day. The parade organised by the Federation of Indian Associations features close to 40 floats, 20 marching groups and 6 professional bands. ...
  • Harish Rawat seeks Centre's help to clear farmers' dues August 15, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday asked the Centre to extend adequate help to the state government to help clear the dues of sugarcane growers saying that showing regard to farmers was tantamount to honouring the country's Independence. Unfurling the national tricolour at the Parade Ground to mark Independence Day,...
  • News 360: 6yearold raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6yearold girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • Defying pope, Italian church parade stops by Mafioso's house in tribute July 7, 2014

    Rome: In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Sunday denounced the tribute in Oppido Mamertina, a Calabrian town and 'ndrangheta crime syndicate stronghold, as "deplorable and disgusting."...
  • Singapore gay rights rally to kick off despite opposition June 28, 2014

    Singapore: A gay rights rally was set to kick off in Singapore on Saturday, with organisers expecting tens of thousands of people to celebrate sexual diversity in the citystate despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives. The annual Pink Dot gathering will be held from around 0900 GMT at a downtown park...
  • The IAF welcomes 193 flying officers into its fold June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: The morning of 21 June 2014 saw the officer who graduated thirty nine years ago, come back as Chief Guest to review the Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, Dundigal. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff reviewed the Combined Graduation Parade of 193 flight...
  • MP: 10 men including husband gangrape woman, parade her naked June 16, 2014

    In yet another shocking incident, a woman was allegedly gangraped by 10 men including her husband and relatives. She was paraded naked and was forced to drink urine in front of her minor son. The incident took place in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. ...
  • Troops parade in London for Queen's birthday June 14, 2014

    London: Hundreds of British soldiers in tall bearskin hats and ceremonial dress marched on Saturday in central London for the "Trooping the Color" parade, an annual display of pomp and pageantry that marks the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen, who wore a pastel blue outfit, rode in a...
  • 700 cadets pass out from Indian Military Academy June 14, 2014

    A total of 700 cadets passed out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun on Saturday of which 636 joined the Indian Army while the remaining were foreign cadets, an official said. The foreign cadets are from Bhutan, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan. After the passing out parade, the...
  • Goa: Boys beaten, paraded naked for stealing mobile phones; one arrested June 2, 2014

    Betul: The Goa Police has arrested a person in connection with the beating up of two boys for allegedly stealing mobile phones and valuables from foreigners. Police made the arrest on Monday; the incident took place on May 22. Two boys were beaten up by locals with wooden sticks and were...
  • Goa: 2 boys beaten, paraded naked for stealing mobile phones June 2, 2014

    Panaji: Two boys were beaten up by locals with wooden sticks and were then paraded naked after being tied to motorcycles in Goa for allegedly stealing mobile phones and valuables from foreigners. The boys were beaten up by locals who had adjuged them guilty of the crime. The incident occurred...
  • Passing out parade held for 126th NDA course May 31, 2014

    Three hundred and sixty cadets graduated from the National Defence Academy as they passed through the portals of prestigious Khetarpal Parade Ground on Saturday. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff, IAF reviewed the passing out parade of 126th course on Saturday at National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune....
  • Groundtoair security cover for Modi's PM swearingin ceremony May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A groundtoair security cover on par with the Republic Day parade will be put in place for Narendra Modi's swearing in as India's 15th Prime Minister on Monday which will be attended by top leaders of neighbouring countries and around 3,000 other select guests. Delhi Police said...
  • Incredible photos of the Chicago river dyed bright green in honor of St. Patrick's Day March 18, 2014

    The Chicago river was dyed green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Boats cruise down the Chicago River while dumping in an orange powder, turning the water bright green. The tradition dates back to 1962. Over the years, event organizers have curbed the amount of dye used - from 100...
  • Bhatkal's TIP to be done in Chinnaswamy blast case: Police January 28, 2014

    Karnataka Police on Tuesday informed a special NIA court in New Delhi that test identification parade (TIP) of Indian Mujahideen cofounder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested in connection with the 2010 blasts at Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium, would be conducted on January 31. In a communication sent to district judge I S Mehta, police...
  • Snapshot: Ranbir Kapoor, Preity Zinta attend Mumbai's Republic Day parade January 26, 2014

    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 kurtapyjama with a black jacket. Mumbai witnessed a dazzling Republic Day celebration, with a parade...
  • India celebrates 65th Republic Day, honours its heroes January 26, 2014

    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 PradeshChhattisgarh border. Shri Prasad Babu had singlehandedly held off over 200 maoists allowing his comrades to retreat to safety ...
  • Colour, courage on display as India celebrates its 65th Republic Day January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a multifaceted 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 showcased...
  • 65th Republic day celebrated in Punjab, Haryana January 26, 2014

    Punjab and Haryana on Sunday joined the nation in celebrating the 65th Republic day with hoisting of tricolour and colourful parades amidst tight security arrangements. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the region, officials said in Chandigarh. Contingents of police, Home Guards, NCC and school children, among others,...
  • Republic Day parade 2014 A curtain raiser January 26, 2014

    The recently acquired stateoftheart Defence platforms, the military prowess, the country's rich and unique cultural diversities and the nation's achievements in diverse fields will come alive at the historic Rajpath when the country celebrates its 65th Republic Day tomorrow. The highlights of this year's Parade will be the display of...