REPUBLIC DAY

  • Delhi turns into a fortress ahead of Obama's India visit 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Preparations are in full swing in Delhi to welcome US President Barack Obama as chief guest on Republic Day. However, security agencies are gearing up after Intelligence agencies warned of a Lashkar-e-Toiba attempt to infiltrate into India and stage a terror attack to mar Obama's visit. According to sources,...
  • No link between terrorist infiltration bid and Barack Obama's visit, says Manohar Parrikar January 19, 2015

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday dismissed reports linking any possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border with the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama. "The reports of terrorists trying to infiltrate from across the border are unnecessarily linked with Obama's visit. From the information given...
  • Obama visit: Taj Mahal to be shut for general public on January 27 January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Taj Mahal will be shut for public on January 27 in view of US President Barack Obama's visit to Agra. Heavy security forces have been deployed in the city. Extra CCTVs have been installed, a special control room has been set up and more CISF personnel will be deployed...
  • Three-day traffic restrictions imposed in Delhi for Obama's visit January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Several traffic restrictions have been imposed in the national capital ahead of Barack Obama's India visit. Rafi Marg, Janpath, Man Singh Road will be closed for public from January 24 to 26. Traffic Special Commissioner Mukesh Chander said, "There will be some restrictions in New Delhi area. People can...
  • Republic Day parade a proud moment for all of us: Sqdrn Ldr Sneha Shekhawat January 19, 2015

    Sqdrn Ldr Sneha Shekhawat who will be marching for the second time in the Republic Day parade. She feels that it is a proud moment. ...
  • Obama's 'Beast', an armor on wheels January 19, 2015

    Contrary to the tradition, US President Barack Obama is likely to travel in his own car for the Republic Day parade, instead of travelling in President Pranab Mukherjee's car. The US President's car is a black Cadillac - dubbed as 'barack mobile' or 'the beast'. It's body is virtually impregnable...
  • LeT trying to infiltrate into India before Obama's visit, security hiked along the international border January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Security has been hiked along the international border after specific inputs of an infiltration by Lashkar-e-Toiba trained terrorists into India ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. According to sources, second line of security has been enforced with 10 additional companies of Border Security Force being deployed along the...
  • Contrary to tradition, Obama may travel in his own car to Republic Day parade January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: To accommodate demands made by the United States of America, the Indian government is likely to break the Republic Day tradition this year. Chief Guest of the parade US President Barack Obama is likely to travel in his own car instead of travelling in President Pranab Mukherjee's car...
  • Mangalyaan, Swacch Abhiyan inspire Republic Day performances January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: India's maiden Mars mission 'Mangalyaan' and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship project 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' are among the themes of the cultural performances at the Republic Day parade. A total 1200 students, from six schools and various cultural centres, will participate in the event, which will also feature traditional...
  • Barack Obama's India visit chance to tap real potential in ties: US January 18, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's unprecedented second visit to India offers an "incredibly important opportunity" for the world's two largest democracies to tap the "real potential" of their strategic ties, a top American diplomat has said. The "real potential" of Indo-US strategic and economic relationship, which leaders of the two...
  • Unprecedented seven-layer security ring for Barack Obama's visit to India January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A seven-layer security ring will be thrown around the VVIP enclosure on Rajpath for the Republic Day parade to be witnessed by US President Barack Obama and the airspace over the area would be monitored by a radar to be specially set up. This will form part of...
  • India rejects US request for a no-fly zone over Rajpath for Republic Day January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as US President Barack Obama's visit to India has led to unprecedented security grid, the Indian government on Sunday rejected the US request for a no-fly zone over Rajpath for the Republic Day. Obama's security detail had asked Indian authorities to impose a no-fly zone around Rajpath...
  • Hope more women will join Army after seeing us on Republic Day: Captain Divya Ajith January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: As the Indian Army's all-women contingent prepares for its first-ever presence at the Republic Day parade, its commander expressed hope that seeing the officers march down the Rajpath will inspire more women to don the olive green uniform. Captain Divya Ajith, who scripted history by becoming the first woman...
  • US team seeks closure of Central Delhi, Delhi-Agra Highway during President Obama's visit January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The advance team of US secret service has sought the closure of Central Delhi and Delhi-Agra Highway for three days during President Barack Obama's visit to India. The President will be in India from January 25-27. The demand was made by advance team of US secret service which met...
  • Terror alert in Mumbai ahead of Republic day, security enhanced in schools January 16, 2015

    Mumbai Police's quick response team holds security drills in schools to prepare against terror attacks after reports say terrorists could target schools ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India. ...
  • CEO roundtable with Modi, visit to Agra, among Obama's key engagements during India visit January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: While the final itinerary for his visit is not yet clear, a rough draft of US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India has been cleared. The US President is likely to visit India from the January 25 to the January 27. An advance team from the US...
  • India, US keen to have 'excellent outcome' of Barack Obama's India visit January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama as a "landmark" trip, India said both countries were working hard to have "excellent outcome" from it. Significantly, US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Gandhinagar, said that the two sides will try to make progress on key issues...
  • Security plan for Obama visit being finalized January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: As the final itinerary of US President Barack Obama is still being worked out, security agencies are finalizing plans for his protection in Delhi, where he will attend the Republic day function, besides in Agra and Varanasi, the two other cities he may visit. ...
  • 'Modi-Obama' kites a hit in Gujarat on Makar Sankranti January 12, 2015

    Vadodara: With the country all set to welcome US President Barack Obama for the Republic Day in New Delhi, the 'Modi-Obama' kites are the flavour this season in Gujarat for the upcoming Makar Sankranti festival. The markets in Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and other places in the state are flooded...
  • Barack Obama's advance security team to arrive Delhi on January 13 January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police and other security agencies were making elaborate security arrangements for the visit of US President Barack Obama who would be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade here but security details would be finalised only after the arrival of a US advance team on January...
  • For US President Obama, Republic Day parade may be a bit too breathtaking January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: It may not rain on President Barack Obama's parade when he comes to New Delhi this month for the Republic Day celebrations at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But, judging by the smog cloaking the capital on Thursday as motorcycle stunt men rehearsed for the Jan. 26...
  • We cannot go on taking bullets, says BSF chief DK Pathak January 6, 2015

    Jammu: India will not do anything to disturb peace along the border in Jammu and Kashmir but will retaliate to any aggression by Pakistan, BSF chief DK Pathak said on Tuesday. "We cannot go on taking bullets," Pathak said, after paying tribute to Border Security Force trooper Devinder Singh who was...
  • Barack Obama, John Kerry to kick off their 2015 foreign trips with India January 5, 2015

    Washington: As US President Barack Obama arrived at the White House after vacationing in picturesque Hawaii; it is South Asia -- India, Pakistan and Afghanistan -- that would be focus during the month in January on the foreign policy front. In fact, both Obama and his top diplomat - Secretary of...
  • Rajnath reviews security situation ahead of Obama visit December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the overall security environment in the country and its neighbourhood with the top brass, including Defence Minister, NSA and Army Chief. The inter-ministerial meeting took stock of the prevailing security situation in the country ahead...
  • Rajasthan: 10 cabinet ministers, 6 MoS get threat emails of terror strikes on January 26 December 26, 2014

    Jaipur: 16 Rajasthan ministers get threat emails warning of terror strikes on January 26. Ten Cabinet ministers and six Ministers of State in Rajasthan on Friday received terror threat emails on their official IDs. The mail claims to be from Indian Mujahideen and warned about terror strikes on January 26. DGP Rajasthan...
  • 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...
  • India very important player in climate talks: US December 11, 2014

    Lima: Terming India as a "very important player" in the climate change negotiations, the US has said it is not involved in any agreement on climate with India ahead of President Obama's Republic Day visit to New Delhi. "India's obviously a very important player. We don't have anything in the works...
  • LeT likely to strike Delhi ahead of Obama's January visit, high alert sounded December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The national capital has been put on high alert after intelligence inputs warned of a possible terror strike ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit in January. Intelligence inputs say terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba is likely to carry out attacks in Delhi ahead of Obama's visit for Republic Day celebrations....
  • Barack Obama's visit to India indicative of strong bilateral ties: American officials November 25, 2014

    Washington: The proposed visit of US President Barack Obama to India in January 2015 is indicative of the "robust nature" and "health" of the bilateral ties, senior American administration officials have said. "It is entirely indicative of the robust nature and health of the relationship, and very good personal ties and...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 21, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...