REPUBLIC DAY

  • 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. ...
  • US President Barack Obama accepts PM Modi's invite to attend Republic Day celebrations November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major step which will further help cement diplomatic ties between India and the United States of America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at next year's Republic Day celebrations, which was readily accepted by the latter. Obama...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CRPF gets best marching contingent trophy for Republic Day February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday handed over the best marching contingent trophy for Republic Day 2014 to paramilitary CRPF. The trophy was received by Central Reserve Police Force chief Dilip Trivedi along with the parade commander Assistant Commandant JN Jena, who led the 125member foot contingent on January...
  • First honour, now humiliation for National Bravery Awardee Maleka Singh Tak January 28, 2014

    Maleka Singh Tak, who has got the prestigious National Bravery Award for allegedly foiling an abduction bid by two men, may lose the honour if a fresh police probe terms the incident false. Gita Siddhartha, president of Indian Council for Child Welfare, the body which selects candidates for the awards, said...
  • 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...
  • The Last Word: Was the President's RDay speech overtly political? January 27, 2014

    While addressing the nation on the eve of the 65th Republic Day, Pranab Mukherjee targeted AAP saying government is not a "charity shop" and "populist anarchy" cannot be a substitute for governance. Without taking the name of AAP, who earlier this week staged a twoday dharna outside Rail Bhawan against...
  • Chinese troops greet Indian soldiers on Republic Day January 27, 2014

    A Chinese army delegation wished Indian troops on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day at a meeting with their Indian counterparts at Nathu La, a defence release said on Monday. The sevenmember People's Liberation Army delegation led by an officer equivalent to a brigadier took part in the special Border...
  • China downplays Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's visit to India January 27, 2014

    China on Monday downplayed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India as a bilateral issue, even as the statemedia termed the trip as a failure for not succeeding in pinning down Beijing. "The visit you mentioned is an issue between India and Japan," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told...
  • Manmohan Singh a 'dear friend', says Japanese Premier Abe January 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday hosted a private dinner for his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who described him as one of his mentors and a "dear friend". The dinner at the Prime Minister's official residence at 7 Race Course Road was attended by Abe and his wife Akie, who joined...
  • 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...
  • 'Road Ambulance' draws praise from public on Republic Day show January 26, 2014

    The multi utility "Road Ambulance" which would be pressed into services across Bihar soon for immediate maintenance of damaged roads and providing immediate medical aid to distressed persons, was the centre of attraction at the Republic day function in Patna on Sunday. Probably first of its kind in the country, the...
  • Delhi: 24 prisoners freed, 1,000 get remission from Tihar jail on Republic Day January 26, 2014

    A total of 24 prisoners were freed from Tihar Central Jail in Delhi and 1,000 others got remission in their sentences ranging from 15 days to two months on the occasion of the Republic Day, an official said. "Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung gave remission in the jail term of 1,000 prisoners...
  • 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...
  • Four powerful explosions in Manipur on Republic Day, no casualty January 26, 2014

    Republic Day celebrations in Manipur on Sunday were marred by four powerful bomb explosions despite the strict security measures in view of the boycott call given by terrorist outfits. No casualty was, however, reported in connection with the explosions, official sources said. Two bombs exploded in the capital complex near the...
  • Won't comment on President's speech before hearing it: AAP January 26, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Ashutosh said he will not comment on President Pranab Mukherjee's speech until he hears it carefully. He said, "I will not comment on what the President said yesterday. He is the first citizen of the nation. I will listen to his speech carefully and then...
  • Karntaka: Republic Day celebrated with pomp and pageantry January 26, 2014

    Pomp and pageantry marked the 65th Republic Day celebrations in Karnataka Sunday, with Governor HR Bharadwaj hoisting the tricolour and inspecting an impressive parade in Bangalore. On a sunny day, an air force helicopter showered rose petals at the podium at the Field Marshal Manekshaw ground in the city centre where...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Republic Day celebrated in Odisha amidst boycott by Maoists January 26, 2014

    The 65th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and enthusiasm on Sunday amidst tightened security in view of a boycott call by Maoists. Governor S C Jamir unfurled the tricolour at the main function on Mahatma Gandhi Road in Bhubaneswar, while Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik did so at the...
  • J&K: Pakistan troops violate ceasefire on Republic Day January 26, 2014

    Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kashmir on the morning of the 65th Republic Day on Sunday by resorting to unprovoked firing for three hours, Army said. "Today morning at 6:15 AM, when it was dark, there was unprovoked firing from Pakistani side. They fired about...
  • Winter chill fails to deter Republic Day spirit in Delhi January 26, 2014

    Thousands of people braved the winter chill as they gathered on both sides of the majestic Rajpath, the country's ceremonial boulevard facing Raisina Hills, to cheer the marching contingents on the 65th Republic Day on Sunday. The minimum temperature was recorded at 9.9 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, but overcast...
  • Jharkhand to weed out hunger, corruption, fear: Hemant Soren January 26, 2014

    Jharkhand government was planning to develop the state in such a way that it would be free from fear, hunger, corruption, extremism and terrorism, chief minister Hemant Soren said on Sunday. Outlining his government's achievements and priorities while unfurling the tricolour to mark the 65th Republic Day in Ranchi, he said...