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Indian felicitated with international honour of Prince's Prize
New Delhi, Feb 19 : YUVA Unstoppable, a non-profit organization founded by Amitabh Shah, was accredited with the honour of 2015 Prince's Prize for Innovative Philanthropy at the Yacht Club de Monaco on the republic day.
Modi monogrammed 'Rs.10 lakh' suit: My son does not have guts to ...
New Delhi, Feb.18 : Last month, as the nation was celebrating its 65th Republic Day and the historic presence of President Barack Obama as the first American head of state to be invited as chief guest, the focus shifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monogrammed black suit, which generated ...
CISF gets best contingent award for R-Day parade
New Delhi, Feb 11 : The CISF Wednesday bagged the best marching contingent trophy for this year's Republic Day parade.
India's Republic Day celebrated by diaspora
New Jersey, Feb 6 : The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), one of the oldest and the largest organisations of the Indian Diaspora celebrated India's 66th Republic Day in grandeur with its annual show "Dance Pe Chance."
Modi-Obama's bulletproof summit: Was it climate-proof?
By Rajendra Shende: When US President Barack Obama alighted from his bulletproof car on Rajpath on Jan 26, he was received by a steady drizzle before being ushered to a bulletproof enclosure for viewing the Republic Day parade. The colossal and colorful crowd showed climate-proof enthusiasm, ...
"Modi-Obama hugs defined success of Obama's India trip'
Washington, Feb 3 : A leading Indian-American attorney has suggested that Modi-Obama hugs contributed to the success of President Barack Obama's visit to India to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day.
Cartoon controversy: AAP accuses BJP of targeting Kejriwal with ...
New Delhi, Feb 2 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday accused the Centre's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of targeting its chief Arvind Kejriwal's caste in a cartoon-based ad that shows him threatening to disrupt the Republic Day parade one year and asking for a VIP pass for the next year's ...
NSS contingent volunteers call on Ansari
New Delhi, Jan.30 : National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers, who took part in this year's Republic Day celebration, called on Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari at his residence here today.
Beating Retreat attempts Indian-Western blend, but doesn't always work
By Vishnu Makhijani, New Delhi, Jan 29 : On a sunny evening, under a clear blue sky, with a bracing breeze fluttering the tricolour, 1,000 bandsmen of the Indian armed forces brought music alive on Thursday at the Beating Retreat ceremony which brings the curtain down on the four-day Republic Day ...
Indian tunes dominate Beating Retreat ceremony
New Delhi, Jan 29 : Indian tunes dominated the Beating Retreat ceremony Thursday that brought the curtains down on the 66th Republic Day celebrations, with 20 of the 23 pieces composed by Indian musicians.
Brigade of Guards, Sikh Regiment best marching contingents
New Delhi, Jan 29 : Brigade of Guards Regiment and Sikh Regiment were jointly adjudged the best marching contingents - among the services category - in this year's Republic Day parade, an official statement said here Thursday.
Cabinet congratulates PM Modi for 'successful visit' of President ...
New Delhi, Jan. 28 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inviting U.S. President Barack Obama as the chief guest for the 66th Republic Day celebrations and said that this visit has enhanced India's respect globally.
Preamble photo puts Modi-government in a fix
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 28 : An uproar erupted Wednesday over a Republic Day government advertisement featuring the preamble of the Constitution sans the words "secular" and "socialist". But Shiv Sena suggested the words be removed permanently.
Shiv Sena seeking 'signal for communal orchestra' to start playing: ...
New Delhi, Jan. 28 : Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said the Shiv Sena's demand that the words 'socialist' and 'secular' should be removed from the Preamble of the Constitution goes on to show that the advertisement published by the government on Republic Day was not a coincidence but a ...
Drop words 'secular', 'socialist' from Constitution: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Jan 28 : The words 'secular' and 'socialist' be dropped permanently from the preamble of the Constitution, the Shiv Sena demanded Wednesday, a day after a controversy erupted over a central government Republic Day advertisement.
Women aren't weak, says Indian Navy contingent leader
New Delhi, Jan 28 : For Lieutenant Commander Priya Jayakumar, leading the Indian Navy contingent at the 66th Republic Day parade Monday was about proving that women are not the weaker sex.
PM Modi dedicates 66th Republic Day parade to women empowerment
New Delhi, Jan. 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his delight on witnessing the participation of a large number of women in the festivities on January 26, stating that this year's Republic Day parade was dedicated to women empowerment.
It is not for the soldier to demand; it is for the nation to provide
By Jaibans Singh, New Delhi, Jan. 28 : The country has just celebrated its 66th Republic Day. The ceremony is all about generating a feeling of nationalism. The President, as supreme commander, reviews the Armed Forces and gives the nation an assurance of their ability to defend the Nation. The ...
Mukherjee meets participants of R Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 27 : President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday met students, artists and other participants of the Republic Day parade.
Tibetans see Obama visit as "celebration of democracies"
Dharamsala, Jan. 27 : Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, has described U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to India on Republic Day as a celebration of democracies.
Army officer killed in Kashmir a day after getting medal
Srinagar/New Delhi, Jan 27 : An army officer - who was awarded a gallantry medal on Republic Day - and a policeman were killed in a gunfight Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. Two Hizbul Mujahideen guerrillas were also killed in the gun battle.
Obama's historic visit paves way for 'new era' in India-US ties
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Jan 27 : US President Barack Obama's historic visit to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations turned out to be much more than symbolic as it helped cut the nuclear knot and paved the way for a 'new era' in India-US relations.
Every woman should be able to walk the street, ride the bus: Obama
New Delhi, Jan 27 : US President Barack Obama Tuesday said he was happy to see all the "incredible" women in the Indian armed forces during the Republic Day parade, which he said was a sign of great progress of the country.
Kota Srinivasa Rao felicitated on sets of Trivikram's film
Hyderabad, Jan 27 : Veteran Telugu actor Kota Srinivasa Rao, who was awarded the Padma Shri on the eve of Republic Day, was felicitated here Monday on the sets of a yet-untitled Telugu film by director Trivikram.
UN head calls for partnership with India to shape new future
By Arul Louis, United Nations, Jan 27 : A strong partnership between India and the UN based on shared Gandhian values is critical to "shape a new future" that embraces sustainable development, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said in a Republic Day message.
Russia,India cooperation meets peoples' interests: Putin
Moscow, Jan 27 : Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday congratulated Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 66th Republic Day.
Kiran Bedi slams AAP for objecting to seating arrangement
New Delhi, Jan. 26 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Monday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for raising objections about her seating arrangement at the Republic Day celebrations earlier today.
Special Beating Retreat Ceremony held at Wagah border
Amritsar, Jan. 26 : A special Beating Retreat Ceremony took place on Monday at the Wagah Border here on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day.
R-Day sweets render 35 Odisha students ill
Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 : As many as 35 students of an Odisha school had to be hospitalised as they fell ill after eating contaminated sweets on the occasion of 66th Republic Day celebrations.
Indian-Americans mark Republic Day with pledge to safeguard India's ...
Washington, Jan. 26 : The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) celebrated Republic Day by organising events across US cities, in which they pledged to safeguard India's secular and pluralist Constitution from attacks by divisive forces.