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Raksha Mantri Presents Best Marching Contingent Trophies
New Delhi : Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman today presented the Best Marching Contingent Trophies to the Punjab Regiment and the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) who participated at the Republic Day Parade on 26 January 2018 at the historic Rajpath, New Delhi.

Family of youth killed in Kasganj want him declared martyr
Lucknow, Feb 6 : Family members of Chandan Gupta, the youth killed in the Kasganj violence on Republic Day, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Tuesday and demanded that he be given martyr status.

Mosque door gutted in Kasganj, police say situation calm
Lucknow, Feb 5 : The door of a mosque was set ablaze on Monday by unidentified persons in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj district, leading to brief tension in the area that was singed by violence and clashes on Republic Day. Police said the situation is calm.

Family of youth killed in Kasganj seeks police protection
Kasganj, Feb 2 : Police on Friday beefed up the security outside the house of Chandan Gupta after his family alleged they were being threatened if they pursue the murder case of their son who was killed in Kasganj communal violence on the Republic Day, an officer said.

Kasganj victim's mother seeks strict punishment for accused
Kasganj (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan 31 : The mother of Chandan Gupta, who was shot dead during the communal clashes in Kasganj on the Republic Day, has demanded strict punishment for the arrested prime accused.

UP government says checking if Kasganj violence was pre-planned
New Delhi, Jan 31 : The Uttar Pradesh government in its report to the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday said it was in the process of ascertaining if the violence and arson were pre-planned in Kasganj where communal riots broke out after a youth was killed on Republic Day.

After US tourist complains on FB, 'molester' held in Goa
Panaji, Jan 31 : Within hours of a complaint by a US woman tourist on social media about her alleged molestation while riding a bike during a holiday in Goa on Republic Day eve, suspect Isidore Fernandes, 44, was arrested by Goa police.

Centre seeks report from UP government on Kasganj arson
New Delhi, Jan 30 : The Centre on Tuesday sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the situation in Kasganj district that which witnessed the killing of a youth on the Republic Day and subsequent violence.

Police arrest alleged molester hours after US tourist complains on ...
Panaji, Jan 30 : Hours after a US tourist complained on social media of being molested during a bike ride, while on a holiday in Goa on Republic Day eve, Police on Tuesday arrested one Isidore Ferandes, 44, as a suspect for the alleged crime.

Man reported killed in Kasganj violence surfaces, trashes rumour ...
Lucknow, Jan 30 : A young man rumoured to have been killed in the communal clashes in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh on Republic Day, surfaced on Tuesday and trashed reports of his death.

Beating Retreat: Reverberating beats, and soft notes echo with an ...
New Delhi, Jan 29 : A mix of reverberating drum beats and martial tunes, along the soft notes of instruments like the sitar and flute echoed down Rajpath as Indian compositions dominated the formal end of Republic Day celebrations with the Beating Retreat ceremony here.

Republic Day 2018 ends with mesmerizing, poignant 'Beating Retreat'
New Delhi Jan. 29 : The curtain was brought down on all ceremonials related to the Republic Day 2018 with a mesmerizing and poignant 'Beating the Retreat' tri-services band ceremony on Vijay Chowk in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister ...

Over 12-hour practice leads to ITBP bagging best marching contingent ...
New Delhi, Jan 29 : Over 12-hours practice for two months and special yoga and meditation sessions led the ITBP to win the best marching contingent award for the sixth time -- highest in the last two decades achieved by any paramilitary or auxiliary force -- on Republic Day.

Congress seeks judicial probe into Kasganj communal clash
New Delhi, Jan 28 : The Congress on Sunday demanded a judicial probe into the clash between two communities on Republic Day in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh and said that the state government failed to tackle the situation.

Punjab Regiment, ITBP best marching contingents at R-Day Parade
New Delhi, Jan 28 : Maharashtra won the award for best state tableau at this year's Republic Day Parade here while the Punjab Regiment of the Indian Army bagged the award for the best marching contingent among the three services and ITBP among the paramilitary and auxiliary forces.

MP: Students at training inst take anti-BJP pledge
Itarsi (Madhya Pradesh) , Jan 28 : On the occasion of Republic Day, the teachers of a training institute in Madhya Pradesh's Itarsi, asked their students to take a pledge not to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming elections.

1.1M tweets recorded this R-Day: report
New Delhi , Jan 28 : A record-high 1.1 million tweets were recorded on Friday, on account of the 69th Republic Day celebrations in the national capital, a report revealed.

Kasganj clash: Situation under control, says UP police
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) January 28 : The Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday said that the situation is under control in Kasganj after violence broke out on the Republic Day, wherein one person died and two others were injured.

Rijiju hails people who countered London protest on Kashmir issue
New Delhi, Jan 27 : Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday hailed those who countered a protest outside the Indian High Commission in London in support of Kashmir freedom on the country's 69th Republic Day.

PM interacts with R-Day tableaux artists, NCC, NSS volunteers
New Delhi, Jan 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with tableaux artists, tribal guests, National Cadet Corps cadets and National Service Scheme volunteers in Delhi in connection with the Republic Day celebrations.

MoS Railways inaugurates heritage exhibition
New Delhi , Jan. 27 : On the occasion of 69th Republic Day, Minister of State (MoS) Railways Rajen Gohain on Thursday inaugurated an exhibition showcasing the heritage of Railways, in New Delhi.

Iconic Fairy Queen rechristened as 69 Ganrajya Express
New Delhi , Jan. 27 : On the occasion of 69th Republic Day, the Railways has rechristened the iconic Fairy Queen rail engine as 69 Ganrajya Express.

Cambodian PM to begin his state visit on Saturday
New Delhi , Jan 27 : Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen will begin his one-day state visit on Saturday, two days after arriving here for ASEAN-India Summit and the 69th Republic Day celebrations.

R-Day: India, China hold Border Personnel meeting
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Jan 27 : India and China on Friday held a ceremonial Border Personnel meeting (BPM) on the occasion of India's 69th Republic Day at Indian BPM hut in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) and Chushul area of Jammu and Kashmir's Leh.

Exhibition inaugurated at Indian Embassy in Brazil
Brasilia [Brazil], Jan 27 : To mark India's 69th Republic Day, an exhibition has been inaugurated at the Indian Embassy in Brazil.

BJP slams Congress over 'unwarranted' seat controversy
New Delhi, Jan 27 : The BJP on Saturday slammed the Congress for kicking up an "unwarranted controversy" over its party chief Rahul Gandhi being given a sixth row seat at the Republic Day Parade and accused him of behaving like a "super VVIP".

Showbiz denizens welcome Ilaiyaraja's Padma Bhushan
Mumbai, Jan 27 : Film personalities like Lata Mangeshkar, Prasoon Joshi and R. Balki have congratulated music composer Ilaiyaraja for being named for the Padma Bhushan in the Republic Day honours list.

On R-Day, 19 wounded soldiers honoured in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 27 : In a unique Republic Day celebration, the Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha (SSFASS) honoured 19 army personnel who have suffered disabilities while in action, an official said here on Saturday.

One killed, many injured in communal clash in UP on R-Day
Lucknow, Jan 26 : One person was killed and another critically injured as two communities clashed on Republic Day in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, police said.

Constable shoots himself at R-Day function in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 26 : A Punjab Police Constable shot himself during a Republic Day function on Friday in Jagraon, 155 km from here, police said.