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Republic Day violence: Five identified have criminal records, say cops

31 Jan 2021

Republic Day violence: Five identified have criminal records, say cops

At least five people identified at Red Fort during the Republic Day breach reportedly have criminal records in Punjab.

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

31 Jan 2021

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 73rd edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Internet services suspended in Delhi's border areas for two days

30 Jan 2021

Internet services suspended in Delhi's border areas for two days

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued a notification saying internet services will be temporarily suspended in Delhi's border areas—Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri—the epicenters of the farmers' protests against the newly-enacted farm laws.

Farmers' protest: Mobile internet services suspended in 14 Haryana districts

29 Jan 2021

Farmers' protest: Mobile internet services suspended in 14 Haryana districts

The Haryana government on Friday suspended mobile internet services across 14 districts until Saturday evening.

Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border asked to vacate, end protest

28 Jan 2021

Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border asked to vacate, end protest

Farmers protesting the newly-enacted farm laws in Ghazipur at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border have been asked to vacate the roads and end their protest on Thursday.

R-Day rally: 20 farmer leaders served notices by Delhi Police

28 Jan 2021

R-Day rally: 20 farmer leaders served notices by Delhi Police

Two days after a farmers' protest rally took a violent turn, the Delhi Police has issued notices to at least 20 farmer leaders for defying an agreement regarding the rally.

Blamed for inciting Republic Day chaos, Deep Sidhu goes 'missing'

28 Jan 2021

Blamed for inciting Republic Day chaos, Deep Sidhu goes 'missing'

Actor-activist Deep Sidhu has gone missing, so to speak, since the chaos during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day (January 26).

BKU (Bhanu), Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan withdraw from farmers' protest

27 Jan 2021

BKU (Bhanu), Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan withdraw from farmers' protest

Two farmer unions on Wednesday announced their withdrawal from the months-long protest against the central government's new agricultural laws.

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

27 Jan 2021

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

The banned pro-Khalistani group, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has announced a reward for unfurling the "Khalistani flag" on the Indian Parliament on February 1, when the Union Budget 2021-2022 will be presented.

R-Day violence: Rakesh Tikait and Yogendra Yadav named in FIRs

27 Jan 2021

R-Day violence: Rakesh Tikait and Yogendra Yadav named in FIRs

Bharatiya Kisan Union's Rakesh Tikait and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav are among the at least ten farmers' leaders named in 22 cases filed by the Delhi Police in connection to Republic Day's violence.

On Red Fort rampage, Rakesh Tikait says farmers deflected 'unknowingly'

27 Jan 2021

On Red Fort rampage, Rakesh Tikait says farmers deflected 'unknowingly'

Rakesh Tikait from the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spoke on Tuesday's Red Fort incident claiming that "some farmers" deflected toward the Delhi monument "unknowingly" and returned after police guided them.

Farmers' leaders to address protesters, Budget Day march still on

27 Jan 2021

Farmers' leaders to address protesters, Budget Day march still on

After violence rocked Delhi, farmers' leaders will address protesters at the Singhu border, one of the key locations of their agitation, today. Later, the leaders would also hold a meeting to discuss the next steps.

Over 150 cops injured as farmers' tractor rally turns violent

27 Jan 2021

Over 150 cops injured as farmers' tractor rally turns violent

The rampage sparked by the tractor rally of farmers in Delhi on the 72nd Republic Day injured over 150 police officers, with two of them being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at different facilities.

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

26 Jan 2021

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

The Ministry of Home Affairs, headed by Amit Shah, seen as the number two in the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, suspended internet services till 11:59 pm today at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi, and their adjoining areas in New Delhi.

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

26 Jan 2021

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today and the entire program has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 effect: No motorcycle stunts at Republic Day parade

23 Jan 2021

COVID-19 effect: No motorcycle stunts at Republic Day parade

Due to COVID-19 safety norms, gravity-defying stunts by motorcycle-borne men will be missing at the Republic Day celebrations on the Rajpath this year, while the spectator size too has been reduced to 25,000, officials said on Friday.

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

14 Sep 2020

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), that has taken up the mammoth task of mass-producing the vaccine for novel coronavirus, asserted that the vaccine will not be available for the entire world before the end of 2024.

Independence Day: DRDO's anti-drone tech guarded Modi at Red Fort

15 Aug 2020

Independence Day: DRDO's anti-drone tech guarded Modi at Red Fort

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day, a sophisticated military tech developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) formed a part of his security.

PM Modi mentions sanitary pads at Red Fort, impresses Twitterati

15 Aug 2020

PM Modi mentions sanitary pads at Red Fort, impresses Twitterati

Breaking taboos pertaining to menstruation and taking many by surprise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government delivered sanitary pads to poor women across India at Re. 1.

Three indigenous coronavirus vaccines in trials, distribution plan ready: PM

15 Aug 2020

Three indigenous coronavirus vaccines in trials, distribution plan ready: PM

With the world counting on a coronavirus vaccine to save it from the disease that has taken 763,572 lives so far, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is ready to mass-produce the vaccine once it's developed.

Neighbors, NCC, Health IDs: What PM Modi said on I-Day

15 Aug 2020

Neighbors, NCC, Health IDs: What PM Modi said on I-Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort, his seventh straight address since 2014, where he focused on making India self-reliant and steering the country towards a new direction in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

In 1,000 days, all villages will have optical fiber: Modi

15 Aug 2020

In 1,000 days, all villages will have optical fiber: Modi

Every single village in India will be connected with optical fiber within three years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced.

PM addresses nation on I-Day, announces National Digital Health Mission

15 Aug 2020

PM addresses nation on I-Day, announces National Digital Health Mission

After unfurling the tricolor at the Red Fort on India's 74th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, noting that the country is witnessing unprecedented times.

Independence Day 2020: PM Modi hoists tricolor at Red Fort

15 Aug 2020

Independence Day 2020: PM Modi hoists tricolor at Red Fort

On Saturday, India's 74th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the National Flag at Red Fort, for the seventh straight time. He first unfurled the tricolor at the Mughal-era monument in 2014.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests negative for coronavirus

14 Aug 2020

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests negative for coronavirus

Home Minister Amit Shah informed through a tweet on Friday that he tested negative for coronavirus, twelve days after he contracted the infection.

Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

14 Aug 2020

Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

Delhi is on high alert as reports of a possible terror strike in Delhi within the next few days have surfaced.

In coronavirus era, how will India celebrate Independence Day?

14 Aug 2020

In coronavirus era, how will India celebrate Independence Day?

Each Independence Day celebration trumps the last one with respect to grandeur, but this year India will have watered-down festivities, considering the coronavirus pandemic.

Independence-Day during pandemic: No school kids, PPE-wearing cops, fewer guests

24 Jul 2020

Independence-Day during pandemic: No school kids, PPE-wearing cops, fewer guests

With Independence Day approaching, the Centre has gotten busy planning intricate details of the event at the Red Fort, while keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic.

All monuments to reopen for public from July 6

02 Jul 2020

All monuments to reopen for public from July 6

In a major development, all monuments, including the famous Taj Mahal in Agra and New Delhi's Red Fort, will be reopened to the public starting Monday, July 6, the central government announced on Thursday.

Facial recognition, drones: Delhi Police heightens security for Republic Day

25 Jan 2020

Facial recognition, drones: Delhi Police heightens security for Republic Day

Before the Republic Day celebrations kick off on Sunday, the Delhi Police has increased security in the national capital.

Republic Day 2020: Things to know about 71st Republic Day

25 Jan 2020

Republic Day 2020: Things to know about 71st Republic Day

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26.

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

20 Jan 2020

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 to honor the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect.

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

24 Dec 2019

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

In what qualifies as a historic move, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday approved the position of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement in his Independence Day speech.

CAA-stir: Protest begins at Delhi's Mandi House, Section 144 imposed

24 Dec 2019

CAA-stir: Protest begins at Delhi's Mandi House, Section 144 imposed

The protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act has taken center stage in Delhi, again, courtesy a protest march called by Swaraj India's Yogendra Yadav.

#CAAProtests: Cops try detaining Bhim Army's Chandrashekhar Azad, he escapes

20 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: Cops try detaining Bhim Army's Chandrashekhar Azad, he escapes

A short while ago, New Delhi's historic Jama Masjid witnessed dramatic scenes as Chandrashekhar Azad, the chief of the Bhim Army, led a massive protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, defying orders of police.

#CAAProtests: Vehicles torched in Lucknow, cops use tear gas

19 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: Vehicles torched in Lucknow, cops use tear gas

The protest against Citizenship Act took a violent turn in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on Thursday as vehicles were torched forcing cops to resort to firing tear gas shells.

CAA: Section-144 imposed at Delhi's Red Fort, across UP, Bengaluru

19 Dec 2019

CAA: Section-144 imposed at Delhi's Red Fort, across UP, Bengaluru

As nationwide agitation over the Citizenship Amendment Act continues to grow, authorities moved to foil protests planned for Thursday.

Maharashtra Elections: BJP's manifesto promises Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

15 Oct 2019

Maharashtra Elections: BJP's manifesto promises Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

01 Oct 2019

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

From ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about waging a war against single-use plastic. Listing how it harms the environment, he urged countrymen to switch to cloth bags for daily use.

World should bid adieu to single-use plastic, suggests PM Modi

09 Sep 2019

World should bid adieu to single-use plastic, suggests PM Modi

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 14th Conference of Parties (COP) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida, wherein he spoke about the steps his government undertook for the environment.