REPUBLIC DAY

  • ITBP officer gets Shaurya Chakra for foiling Kabul terror bid 1 week ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday awarded the 'Shaurya Chakra' gallantry medal to ITBP Inspector Manjeet Singh who led his commandos in repulsing an audacious terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province last year. The 36-year-old Indo-Tibetan Border Police force officer was the lone recipient of this...
  • Barack Obama had a historic visit to India: US April 25, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama had a historic visit to India early this year as part of his efforts to deepen America's partnership with India in the Asia Pacific region, a presidential aide has said. "President Obama had a good trip to India earlier this year, an historic visit, as the Chief...
  • How could our Ex-Army Chief be part of Pakistan Day celebrations? March 27, 2015

    Retired General VK Singh, former Chief of Indian Army and now Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, attended a dinner hosted on Pakistan Republic Day also called Pakistan Day hosted by Pakistan's envoy to India Abdul Basit which included Kashmiri Separatists who want Kashmir out of India. Ever since the new...
  • NCC days taught me valuable lessons: PM Modi January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Walking down memory lane, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday recalled his days as a young NCC cadet, saying his stint there taught him a lot, including values such as patriotism and way of life. Modi said that the annual National Cadet Corps Republic Day Camp was like a...
  • Cartoon of the day: Barack Obama's 3-day visit to India January 28, 2015

    Cartoonist Neelabh takes on the US President Barack Obama's 3-day visit to India. ...
  • IAF's Pooja Thakur 'feels good' to be appreciated by Obama January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Surprised at receiving a compliment from Barack Obama on Tuesday, Wing Commander Pooja Thakur, who led the Inter-Service Guard of Honour inspected by the US President at Rashtrapati Bhavan, said "it feels good". Addressing a Town Hall function here this morning, Obama said the sight of "incredible" Indian women...
  • Republic Day celebrations witnessed rush for umbrellas, animal factor and much more January 27, 2015

    The Republic Day celebrations started with a rush for umbrellas and an unflappable US President Barack Obama holding his own. Leaders too were dressed for the weather as Prime Minister Narendra Modi put the rainbow in the rain with his turban and President Pranab Mukherjee picked fur. The animal factor...
  • Grow up Kejriwal, says Kiran Bedi over his complaint for not being invited for R-Day January 27, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi slammed Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal for complaining over not being invited to the Republic Day parade. Bedi said, "Kejriwal needs to grow up. Invitations aren't demanded, they are received. First they question why I was invited, now they question why...
  • Why did government hold back display of military might at Republic Day parade, asks Congress January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: As India showcased its rich cultural diversity and military might with the US President Barack Obama watching on Monday at the 66th Republic Day parade, Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned why the government did not display its strategic assets this time. Citing a report, the former Union minister...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 26, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Wouldn't drive motorbike after watching BSF daredevils: Barack Obama January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama would "not drive" a motorbike after watching the daredevil motorcycle performance by BSF personnel at the Republic Day parade. "I would, by the way, not drive a motorcycle after watching those incredible acrobats," Obama said, clearly overwhelmed by the performance of the 'Jaanbaaz' bike riders...
  • Congress, AAP attack government over Kiran Bedi at Republic Day function January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress and AAP on Monday raised objections over BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi being seated in the VVIP enclosure at the front row during the Republic Day function, saying that it was gross misuse of power and Election Commission should look into the matter. "It is a right...
  • USA will enhance trade with India by $4 billion over two years, says President Barack Obama January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Monday announced measures to enhance trade with India by $4 billion over two years. He also announced a public-private partnership for investments in India. Speaking at the Indo-US CEO Forum on Monday evening, Obama said the US companies are ready to help India in...
  • Kiran Bedi mocks Arvind Kejriwal after attending Republic Day celebrations January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, who attended the Republic Day celebrations on Monday, mocked AAP rival Arvind Kejriwal for "playing sob sob" over not being invited on the occasion. Bedi, who in 1975 had led the Delhi Police contingent, was seen seated in the VIP enclosure at the...
  • #MeraTiranga: The Tricolour re-created from your photos January 26, 2015

    This flag of India is a collage of all the images that you sent us this Republic Day through WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and IBNLive.com. This interactive collage lets you scroll and zoom. Explore to see if you can locate your image. ...
  • Snapshot: Barack Obama attends Pranab Mukherjee's 'At Home' at Rashtrapati Bhavan January 26, 2015

    President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Guest of Republic Day, US President Barack Obama, during 'At Home' reception, on 66th Republic Day celebrations, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, on Monday. ...
  • Pakistan media highlights Obama's India visit, nuclear deal January 26, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistani media on Monday gave extensive coverage to US President Barack Obama's visit to India, highlighting the breakthrough in the civil nuclear deal and renewal of a 10-year defence cooperation between the two countries. Obama arrived in New Delhi on Sunday and in a departure from protocol, Prime Minister...
  • India Rocks: Celebrating 66th Republic Day with music January 26, 2015

    As India celebrates its 66th Republic Day, we bring to you patriotic melodies that will touch your soul. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama, Modi witness 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath January 26, 2015

    India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday with US President Barack Obama as the special guest of the ceremonial parade. Obama is the first American President to be the chief guest at the parade. ...
  • China ready to take partnership with India to higher level, says Xi Jinping January 26, 2015

    Beijing: China on Monday said that it is ready to make concerted efforts with India to lift their bilateral strategic cooperative partnership to a higher level as they pursue a great dream of national rejuvenation. Greeting India on its 66th Republic Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a message to...
  • PM Modi and Obama's bromance continues January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The bromance between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama continued as they chatted and enjoyed light moments during the 66th Republic Day parade. Modi received Obama at about 9:56 AM with a warm handshake and also held him by his right arm. There was a tremendous...
  • Several firsts on 66th Republic Day January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The 66th Republic Day celebrations on Monday were marked by many firsts. 1) It witnessed the first ever march by an all-women contingent drawn from the army, navy and air force. 2) A US President was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade for the first time. 3) The recently...
  • Barack Obama seen chewing gum at Republic day parade January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Monday was seen chewing gum at the Republic Day parade, where he was the chief guest. Pictures of the event showed him chewing gum and then removing it while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was talking to him. Though there was a lot of commentary on...
  • Watch: Amitabh Bachchan singing national anthem at Ravindranath Tagore's residence January 26, 2015

    On the 66th Republic day, actor Amitabh Bachchan sang the Indian national anthem at Ravindranath Tagore's residence. ...
  • India showcases cultural heritage, military prowess at Republic Day parade, gets applaud from Obama January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: India's military prowess and achievements in different fields, state-of-the-art defence platforms, its diverse cultural and social traditions was put on diplay at the 66th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Monday. US President Barack Obama was the Chief Guest of the event becoming the first American President...
  • President confers gallantry awards on 83 IAF Air Warriors for showing exemplary courage January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Eighty three Indian Air Force Air Warriors have been awarded Presidential Awards on the eve of Republic Day. This includes Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) for six Air Marshals, Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) for two Air Marshals, four Air Vice Marshals and nine Air Commodores. Vayu Sena Medal...
  • Major Mukund Varadarajan, Naik Neeraj Singh posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh, the two Army personnel who laid down their lives combating terrorists in Kashmir Valley, were on Monday awarded posthumously the highest peacetime military honour, the Ashok Chakra, by President Pranab Mukherjee. The families of Major Varadarajan and Naik Singh, who showed...
  • Republic Day special: Patriotic songs that remain etched in our minds January 26, 2015

    It's been 66 years since independent India formed its constitution that made us a country with laws and a civil society. 66 years might seem like a long time but it probably isn't time to forget the unbelievable sacrifices and struggles of those freedom fighters of the now free India....
  • Watch: The Republic of India, then and now January 26, 2015

    What does the Republic Day mean to us today? A National holiday. A dry day. A day to laze around. Maybe a day to buy a few flags and put it all round your house or on the dashboard of your car. This may not be true for all of...