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Saudi crown prince to visit India next week
New Delhi, Feb 22 : Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will pay an official visit to India Feb 26-28, the highest level political visit from the kingdom after the 2006 landmark trip by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations.
Andaman boat disaster: What will it take to prevent such incidents?
By Archana G. Gulati : On Jan 26, India's 65th Republic Day, 21 tourists died in a boat accident off Viper Island, just near the dockyards in Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It was reported that the boat was overcrowded and there were no life jackets or divers on board.
Beating Retreat ceremony makes welcome break with martial tradition
By Vishnu Makhijani, New Delhi, Jan 29 : The Beating Retreat ceremony here Wednesday that brought the curtain down on the annual Republic Day celebrations marked a welcome break with tradition, making it more of a concert that the public could relate to rather than a strictly military affair.
R-Day: West Bengal clinches best tableau award
New Delhi, Jan 28 : The Indian government on Tuesday announced that West Bengal has won the best tableau award at this year's Republic Day Parade.
R-Day parade: West Bengal wins best tableau award
New Delhi, Jan 28 : West Bengal has won the best tableau award at this year's Republic Day Parade while Tamil Nadu and Assam came in second and third, it was announced here Tuesday.
Sikh Light Infantry, CRPF named best marching contingents
New Delhi, Jan 28 : The Sikh Light Infantry was adjudged the best marching contingent amongst the three services while the CRPF won the top spot amongst the paramilitary forces at this year's Republic Day parade, it was announced here Tuesday.
India supports resumption of Palestine-Israel talks
Dubai, Jan 28 : Celebrating the 65th Republic Day of India, India's representative to Palestine B.S. Mubarak said India welcomes the peace talks between Palestine and Israel.
Indians in Gulf countries celebrate R-Day
Dubai, Jan 27 : The Indian community in the Gulf region celebrated the 65th Republic Day with fervour.
Chinese troops greet Indian soldiers on Republic Day
Kolkata, Jan 27 : 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 Monday.
President Mukherjee hosts 'At Home' reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi, Jan.26, : On the occasion of 65th Republic Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday hosted the traditional 'At Home' reception on the lawns of the palatial Rashtrapati Bhavan.
BSF officers exchange sweets with Pakistan Rangers at Wagah Border
Amritsar, Jan.26, : In a bid to promote harmony, Border Security Force (BSF) officers on Sunday exchanged sweets with Pakistani Rangers to mark the 65th Republic Day at Wagah border.
Pakistan violates ceasefire again, India does not respond to maintain ...
Uri (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan.26, : The Army on Sunday claimed that Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire on the de facto border in Kashmir on the occasion of 65th Republic Day by resorting to unprovoked firing for three hours.
Indian community in US celebrates R-day
Washington, Jan 26 : The Indian community in the US celebrated India's 65th Republic Day with Ambassador S. Jaishankar unfurling the national flag at a colourful function at the Indian embassy here on a bright and sunny but chilly day.
Sunny Republic Day in Delhi, similar weather Monday
New Delhi, Jan 26 : It was a sunny day in Delhi Sunday with the maximum temperature at 20.3 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, after a chilly morning when people gathered to watch the Republic Day parade. Similar weather is likely Monday.
Republic Day celebrated in Poland
by Surender Bhutani, Warsaw, Jan 26 : Braving a freezing minus 10 degrees Celsius temperature, the Indian community in Poland celebrated India's 65th Republic Day here with great fervour.
Serial blasts in Manipur on R-Day, none injured
Imphal, Jan 26 : Republic Day celebrations in Manipur were marred by four powerful bomb blasts amidst high security measures after six militant outfits called for a boycott of the day, police said. However, no one was injured in the explosions.
Delhi chief minister hogs limelight at President's At Home
New Delhi, Jan 26 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, dressed casually in a simple maroon pullover and his by now trademark muffler around his neck, was the centre of attraction at President Pranab Mukherjee's At Home reception on the occasion of Republic Day on the expansive lawns of ...
Agree with president's comments on anarchy: BJP
New Delhi, Jan 26 : The BJP Sunday said it agreed with President Pranab Mukherjee that anarchy cannot replace governance, and termed it significant he touched on the topic in his address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day.
A great honour, says Siddhartha Mukherjee on Padma Shri
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Jan 26 : Indian-born American physician, scientist and writer Siddhartha Mukherjee has described the Padma Shri awarded to him on Republic Day as "a great honour" and said he was continuing his research on cancer and stem cells and hoped to make imporatnt contributions to ...
Manohar Parrikar takes on AAP for R-Day comment
Panaji, Jan 26 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Sunday launched a scathing attack on the AAP, saying those who sought to lower the prestige of the country's Republic Day should be "driven out" by the society.
Neelam Kler only physician to be conferred Padma Bhushan
New Delhi, Jan 26 : Although 127 eminent personalities from various fields were conferred the Padma awards on the occasion of Republic Day, it is only Neelam Kler from the entire medical fraternity who has been named for the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award.
Tibetan administration greets India on Republic Day
Dharamsala, Jan 26 : The Tibetan administration in exile Sunday greeted India on its 65th Republic Day.
When national fervour beat the cold (Republic Day Sidelights)
New Delhi, Jan 26 : Even a bitterly cold day at 9.9 degrees Celsius could not deter the spirit of youngsters who had come to witness the 65th Republic Day parade at Rajpath in large numbers Sunday.
Ambulances and buses: India's R-Day gift to Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 26 : On the occasion of its 65th Republic Day, India Sunday gifted 20 ambulances and four buses to hospitals and charitable institutions in Nepal.
Pomp and pageantry as India celebrates 65th Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 26 : Pomp, pageantry and patriotic fervour were in the air Sunday as the 65th Republic Day was celebrated across the country with flag hoisting ceremonies, military parades, cultural extravaganzas and pledges to work for a better India.
24 prisoners freed, 1,000 get remission in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 26 : A total of 24 prisoners were freed from Tihar Central Jail here and 1,000 others, except those convicted for rape, smuggling, and drugs offences, got remission in their sentences ranging from 15 days to two months on the occasion of the Republic Day, an official said.
Disabled want sign language telecast on all DD channels
New Delhi, Jan 26 : As three major Doordarshan channels telecast the Republic Day Parade running commentary via sign language for the hearing impaired in the country, NGOs Sunday demanded the facility on all major channels.
Acting Tibetan PM in-exile wishes India to become world's most ...
Dharamsala, Jan.26 : Acting Tibetan Prime Minister in-exile, Pema Chhinjor, unfurled the tricolor here on Sunday to mark 65th Republic Day, and also expressed the desire to see India as the most powerful nation in the world.
Republic Day celebrated in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Jan 26 : The 65th Republic Day was Sunday celebrated in Uttar Pradesh's state capital and all district headquarters with traditional fervour and enthusiasm.
Pakistan again violates ceasefire
Srinagar, Jan 26 : Pakistani troops Sunday resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir as India was celebrating its 65th Republic Day, an official said.