Republic Day

Republic Day is celebrated on 26th January to honor the day when the Constitution of India came into effect. The Constitution of India replaced the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The celebration is held at the Rajpath, before the President of India in the national capital, New Delhi. The Parade is organised by the Ministry of Defence.

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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.

Beating Retreat ceremony featured new rendition marking 1971 war victory

30 Jan 2021

Beating Retreat ceremony featured new rendition marking 1971 war victory

Republic Day celebrations culminated on Friday with the Beating Retreat ceremony that featured 26 soulful band performances, including the special composition Swarnim Vijay to commemorate 50 years of India's victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan.

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.

Conspiracy hatched in September: Delhi Police in R-Day violence FIR

29 Jan 2021

Conspiracy hatched in September: Delhi Police in R-Day violence FIR

A conspiracy to storm Delhi was hatched in September after the central government passed new agricultural laws, the Delhi Police has said in one of the 33 FIRs lodged in connection with the Republic Day violence earlier this week.

President Kovind condemns R-Day violence in address to Parliament

29 Jan 2021

President Kovind condemns R-Day violence in address to Parliament

On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed both Houses of the Parliament amid a sweeping boycott by 17 Opposition parties.

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

29 Jan 2021

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

As many as 17 Opposition parties have decided to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both Houses of Parliament, indicating that the Budget Session will be replete with confrontations.

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.

Rafale aircraft makes debut on Republic Day flypast

26 Jan 2021

Rafale aircraft makes debut on Republic Day flypast

The Rafale fighter aircraft featured for the first time in India's Republic Day flypast as it carried out the Brahmastra formation alone and was part of the Eklavya formation with four other fighter jets.

Tractor rally: Farmers enter Red Fort, one person dead

26 Jan 2021

Tractor rally: Farmers enter Red Fort, one person dead

In scenes unseen in India's modern history before, hundreds of protesting farmers entered the iconic Red Fort on Tuesday and hoisted flags.

Delhi: Farmers change march route; tractors enter Red Fort

26 Jan 2021

Delhi: Farmers change march route; tractors enter Red Fort

Hundreds of farmers deviated from the route decided by the Delhi Police for their tractor rally on Tuesday, sparking chaos in several areas of the national capital even as the iconic Republic Day parade was underway.

Tractor march: Farmers break police barricades at Tikri, Singhu

26 Jan 2021

Tractor march: Farmers break police barricades at Tikri, Singhu

Hundreds of farmers knocked down police barricades at Tikri and Singhu border points on Tuesday morning pushing themselves into Delhi, where they are slated to hold a tractor rally.

Indian Government will continue ban on PUBG and TikTok

26 Jan 2021

Indian Government will continue ban on PUBG and TikTok

The Indian Government has reportedly sent notices to Chinese app makers relaying that their existing bans will continue. The government had blocked 59 Chinese apps in June and 118 more in September last year.

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.

Padma Awards, other honors, announced: Check list of awardees here

25 Jan 2021

Padma Awards, other honors, announced: Check list of awardees here

On the eve of India's 72nd Republic Day on Monday, the Union Home Ministry announced a list of honors to police officers, defense personnel, among others.

Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' to re-release in theaters on Republic Day

25 Jan 2021

Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' to re-release in theaters on Republic Day

Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike will be re-released in theaters on the occasion of Republic Day on January 26, 2021.

Galwan hero could be posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra on R-Day

25 Jan 2021

Galwan hero could be posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra on R-Day

Colonel Santosh Babu, who was martyred in Galwan Valley clash last June along with 19 others, will most likely be awarded the Mahavir Chakra posthumously on Republic Day.

Republic Day 2021: Five facts that every Indian must know

25 Jan 2021

Republic Day 2021: Five facts that every Indian must know

Republic Day is not merely a gazetted holiday for Indians, it's a feeling that fills our heart with pride, as we witness the spellbinding parade and the tricolor waving high in the sky.

Delhi Metro schedule on Republic Day; check details here

24 Jan 2021

Delhi Metro schedule on Republic Day; check details here

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday released its schedule for Republic Day.

Nashik farmers march to Mumbai for anti-farm law rally

24 Jan 2021

Nashik farmers march to Mumbai for anti-farm law rally

Over 1,200 farmers from Maharashtra's Nashik headed to state capital Mumbai on Saturday in protest against the central government's new agricultural laws.

Delhi Police clears tractor rally, say farmers; police contradicts claim

24 Jan 2021

Delhi Police clears tractor rally, say farmers; police contradicts claim

Farmers protesting against the central government's agricultural laws on Saturday claimed that the Delhi Police approved their plan to hold a tractor rally on Republic Day (Tuesday).

Farmers nab man trained to disrupt tractor-rally, kill protest leaders

23 Jan 2021

Farmers nab man trained to disrupt tractor-rally, kill protest leaders

The farmers protesting at the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana claimed to have nabbed a person who was trained to disrupt their proposed tractor rally on Republic Day (January 26).

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.

Bomb scare in Noida, second incident ahead of Republic Day

22 Jan 2021

Bomb scare in Noida, second incident ahead of Republic Day

Panic gripped a busy Noida neighborhood on Friday morning as heavy security was deployed in the area, which was cordoned off following an alert that a bomb-like device was found on a road, according to officials.

Farmers reject government's proposal for 18-month suspension of farm laws

21 Jan 2021

Farmers reject government's proposal for 18-month suspension of farm laws

Roughly 500 farmer groups under the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday rejected the government's proposal to resolve the ongoing protests against the new agricultural laws.

Farmers firm on holding tractor rally on Outer Ring Road

21 Jan 2021

Farmers firm on holding tractor rally on Outer Ring Road

Farmers protesting against the central government's agricultural laws are adamant about staging a tractor rally on Delhi's Outer Ring Road on Republic Day (January 26).

Homegrown game FAU-G coming to Android devices on Republic Day

21 Jan 2021

Homegrown game FAU-G coming to Android devices on Republic Day

Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G), a game by Studio nCore Pvt. Ltd. and promoted by Akshay Kumar is set to hit Android devices on January 26. It will compete with popular battle royale game PUBG for a share of the Indian mobile gaming market.

Kisan Mahapanchayat seeks reconstitution of SC panel; court issues notice

20 Jan 2021

Kisan Mahapanchayat seeks reconstitution of SC panel; court issues notice

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice on a plea filed by the Kisan Mahapanchayat seeking the reconstitution of a court-appointed panel to discuss the contentious agricultural laws.

This year's R-Day flypast to feature first woman fighter pilot

18 Jan 2021

This year's R-Day flypast to feature first woman fighter pilot

Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth will become the first woman fighter pilot to participate in the Republic Day parade this year on January 26, officials said on Monday.

Dhannipur Mosque Project to begin on January 26 in Ayodhya

18 Jan 2021

Dhannipur Mosque Project to begin on January 26 in Ayodhya

The Dhannipur Mosque Project, which includes a hospital, a museum, a library, a community kitchen, an Indo-Islamic Cultural Research Center, a publication house, besides a mosque, will formally begin in Ayodhya on January 26.

Delhi Police must decide on farmers' R-Day tractor march: SC

18 Jan 2021

Delhi Police must decide on farmers' R-Day tractor march: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said that Delhi Police should decide whether protesting farmers must be allowed to enter the national capital on Republic Day with hundreds of tractors or not, as it adjourned the matter for Wednesday, January 20.