REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION

  • 8yearold girl punished for not wearing sweater with school logo; faints, fractures hand January 28, 2014

    An eightyearold school girl forced to stand in the chilling cold during Republic Day celebrations for not wearing a sweater with the school logo suffered vertigo fell down from stairs and fractured her hands. Identified as Tanisha Kabra, the girl is a sixth standard student of the SKS International School. "When I...
  • Governor DY Patil highlights state's achievements in Republic Day address January 26, 2014

    Several innovative steps for good governance and a "zero tolerance" policy towards corruption have been taken in Bihar, which has recorded highest growth rate of 14.48 percent in the country, Governor D Y Patil said in his Republic Day address on Sunday. Addressing the Republic Day function at the Gandhi Maidan...
  • Chhattisgarh government to strongly act against Naxalism: Governor January 26, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt on Sunday assured that the state government would firmly deal with naxals and other terror elements operating in the state. Dutt was speaking at the 65th Republic Day function held at the police line grounds in Raipur. "The state government is looking forward to ensure equal opportunity for...
  • Governor felicitates police officials on Republic Day January 26, 2014

    The 65th Republic Day was celebrated with usual pomp and gaiety amidst tight security with Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi taking salute of an impressive parade in Lucknow on Sunday. Contingents of Army, Police, Home Guards, NCC and school children, among others, participated in the parade in which the highlight was...
  • Police officials felicitated on Republic Day in Rajasthan January 26, 2014

    Eighteen police officers and other personnel were today felicitated by Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Republic Day function here amid tight security arrangements. ADGATS Dr Alok Tripathi and Sub Inspector (Traffic) Ramakant Sharma were awarded President's Police medal whereas IPS officers Vishan Bansal and Rohit Mahajan, RPS officers Pahad Singh, Ram...
  • 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 ...
  • Vasundhara Raje addresses state on 65th Republic Day January 26, 2014

    Rajasthan celebrated the Republic Day on Sunday with enthusiasm. Governor Margaret Alva unfurled the tricolour in Jaipur and witnessed a parade and colourful cultural shows. Alva took the salute and inspected a guard of honour from marching contingents of the security forces amid cheers and applause from thousands of spectators. Personnel from...
  • Jharkhand celebrates 65th Republic Day, Hemant Soren unfurls the tricolour January 26, 2014

    The Republic Day celebrations were launched with fervour and amid tight security arrangements across Jharkhand. Chief Minister Hemant Soren hoisted the tricolour at the Morabadi Ground in Ranchi. He spoke of his government's achievements in his address. "The BPL (Below Poverty Line) families are being provided dhoti (loin cloth) and kurta (shirt)...
  • Security tightened for Republic Day in Jaipur January 25, 2014

    Elaborate security arrangements have been made in view of the Republic Day celebrations at the Sawai Maan Singh stadium in Jaipur on Sunday. "Policemen in adequate number have been deployed in and around the stadium. Companies of RAC also have been stationed," a senior police officer said. Inside the stadium, where the...
  • 25 children given National Bravery awards, to take part in Republic Day parade January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of India's 64th Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh awarded 25 students with the National Bravery Award on Friday for showing exemplary courage. These children have been tested and challenged by life yet all of them have overcome their fears and emerged courageous in different ways. The...
  • Snapshot: Vintage photos of India's Republic Day celebrations January 25, 2014

    With just a day left for India's 64th Republic Day celebrations, we bring to you the rare photos of the national event. These photos, taken decades back in 50s and 60s, not only show the masses celebrating the event with patriotic fervour, but also features students and traditional dancers performing...
  • Kejriwal's actions a disrespect to the Constitution, says Manish Tewari January 21, 2014

    Union Minister Manish Tewari on Tuesday came down heavily on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for threatening to stretch his protest to Rajpath which could disrupt Republic Day celebrations, saying they were Delhi Government's responsibility too. "Is the central government alone responsible for success of Republic Day celebration? Are not the Delhi...
  • Assam ignores militants' boycott call, celebrates RDay January 26, 2013

    Guwahati: The Republic Day boycott called by Northeast militant outfits, including the ULFA and NDFB, failed to evoke response in Assam on January 26 with people coming out in large numbers to attend the celebrations. Governor JB Patnaik unfurled the National Tricolour and addressed the people at the central function...
  • Watch: India celebrates 64th Republic Day January 26, 2013

    Celebrations were held across the country on the 64th Republic Day. Politicians and citizens unfurled scores of national flags across the cities. ...
  • Sunny morning greets Delhiites on Republic Day January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: A sunny morning with a nip in the air greeted thousands of spectators gathered to witness the 64th Republic Day parade at the majestic Rajpath here on Monday though the minimum temperatures remained below normal. The low was recorded at 6.4 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal and...
  • Indians across the world celebrate Republic Day January 26, 2012

    Islamabad/Dubai: Indians worldwide soaked in the spirit of patriotism as they celebrated the Republic Day with fervour on Thursday to mark 63 years since the establishment of the Indian constitution. At the Indian High Commission in the Pakistani capital, High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal hoisted the national tricolour at an official function. Sabharwal...
  • 23 brave kids to glitter on Republic Day January 17, 2011

    New Delhi: In this year's Republic Day celebrations, 23 children will be part of the Parade for their exemplary show of courage. Ranging from 6 to 16 years, the 2010 Bravery Awardwinner children describe their stories of bravery. Injured while trying to save a man from an oncoming train, 15 years old...