Raisina Hill

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Over 50, 000 security men to guard Delhi on Republic Day January 24, 2014

    Over 50,000 security men, including those drawn from paramilitary forces, would guard the national capital on Republic Day (January 26). Over 45,000 Delhi Armed Police personnel and about 5,000 of the paramilitary forces are being deployed and would turn core of New Delhi the seat of power of the central...
  • Delhi gangrape protest: Prohibitory orders clamped December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Hours after police evacuated demonstrators from Raisina Hills and Sonia Gandhi's residence, high drama was witnessed at India Gate on Sunday morning when agitators resisted police attempts to detain them for defying prohibitory orders to protest against the gangrape of a 23yearold paramedic student. The protesters assembled near...
  • Delhi gangrape: Eight metro stations shut December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Anticipating more protests on the gangrape of a young girl, eight Delhi Metro stations near Raisina Hill and India Gate were on Sunday closed for public. Last night it was decided to close four stations Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Race Course but this...
  • Notes from Raisina Hill: A despatch from the gangrape protest December 22, 2012

    "We want justice! We want justice!" I went to the protests at Raisina Hill expecting very little. Despite the anger over the recent, brutal gangrape of a 23yearold by a group of six men, who also beat up her male friend, protests over women's violence in the Capital have been relatively...
  • Gangrape: Protesters brave lathicharge to demand justice December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: As thousands of protesters gathered at India Gate and marched towards Rashtrapati Bhawan atop Raisina Hill on Saturday, the police were forced to fire teargas shells and use water cannons against them. The protesters have been demanding justice for the 23yearold victim of the brutal gangrape and vicious...
  • Delhi gangrape: BJP targets PM, Sonia Gandhi December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Condemning police action against young protesters, BJP today attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi for remaining silent on the gangrape of the paramedic student. The party also demanded that both Singh and Gandhi should assure the country on the safety of women. "The Prime Minister...
  • Presidential poll: What to make of the MamataMulayam joint move June 13, 2012

    Key UPA ally Trinamool Congress and outside supporter Samajwadi Party on Wednesday suggested their own nominees for the post of President APJ Kalam, PM Manmohan Singh and former speaker Somnath Chatterjee. ...
  • Race for Raisina has become a joke: Lalu Prasad May 21, 2012

    RJD leader Lalu Yadav made the statement when asked about Mamata Banerjee's choice of presidential candidates. ...
  • Army movement report: 'Bureaucrats trying to corner the Army' April 4, 2012

    Lieutenant General (Retd) BS Malik on Wednesday refuted the Indian Express report on 'suspicious' movement of Army troops, calling it baseless. ...
  • First Lady steps down from Raisina Hill on b'day December 20, 2007

    New Delhi: It was the first Presidential birthday in many years to be celebrated outside the grandeur of the Raisina Hill. First Lady Pratibha Patil celebrated her 73rd birthday with the destitute and the mentally challenged in their homes, in complete contrast to her predecessor Kalam, whose birthday celebrations looked more...
  • 'Raisina Hill is ours' claims village June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: The politics of Rashtrapati Bhavan is spreading even to small villages it seems. People in Malcha, a small village in Sonipat district in Haryana are making claims over the official home and principal workplace of the President of India. The village called Malcha is just 50 kilometers...