Republic Day: News

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.

26 Jan 2023

Egypt

Republic Day: How are foreign dignitaries selected as chief guests

India celebrated its 74th Republic Day today in Delhi with Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as the chief guest. The ceremonial parade was kicked off by a marching contingent of 144 soldiers, representing the main wings of the Egyptian Armed Forces for the first time.

26 Jan 2023

India

Republic Day: Made-in-India weapons systems flaunted at parade

On the occasion of the 74th Republic Day of India, the armed forces displayed the country's indigenously manufactured hi-tech equipment.

26 Jan 2023

Indian Army

Republic Day: Navy's IL-38SD aircraft makes first and last flypast

Indian Navy's Ilyushin IL-38SD (sea dragon) aircraft, which completed more than 40 glorious years of service to India, flew over the Kartavya Path for the first and last time during Thursday's Republic Day celebrations.

26 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

Republic Day: PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs

The Republic Day Parade ceremony commenced today at around 10 am as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the National War Memorial at India Gate in Delhi and paid tribute to the fallen soldiers by laying a wreath.

26 Jan 2023

India

India marks 74th Republic Day, first parade on Kartavya Path

For the first time, India will mark its 74th Republic Day today with a grand parade on Kartavya Path, the revamped colonial-era ceremonial boulevard previously called the Rajpath.

26 Jan 2023

Bollywood

Republic Day 2023: 5 upcoming patriotic films you cannot miss

India became a republic on January 26, 1950, and this year we celebrate the 74th Republic Day.

25 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi, El-Sisi discuss trade, defense ties amid global concerns 

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday amid the changing global dynamics following the Russia-Ukraine war and COVID-19 pandemic, ANI reported.

25 Jan 2023

India

Republic Day: Parade includes transgenders; front row for rickshaw pullers

This year's Republic Day Parade is about being thoughtful and inclusive.

24 Jan 2023

Rajkumar Santoshi

Rajkumar Santoshi gets death threats ahead of 'Gandhi Godse' release

Ahead of the theatrical release of Gandhi Godse - Ek Yudh, director and filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi on Monday, filed a police complaint after receiving death threats for his upcoming film.

23 Jan 2023

Ladakh

Ladakh: Sonam Wangchuk to launch hunger strike demanding constitutional safeguards

Ladakh-based engineer and innovator Sonam Wangchuk—whose life inspired the character of Phunshuk Wangdu in the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots—urged PM Narendra Modi to ensure environmental protection from unchecked industrial and commercial expansion in Ladakh.

23 Jan 2023

Sara Ali Khan

Teaser: Sara turns freedom fighter for 'Ae Watan Mere Watan' 

India will be celebrating its 74th Republic Day on Thursday.

23 Jan 2023

Delhi Traffic Police

Delhi: Traffic curbs in place for Republic Day parade rehearsal

The Delhi Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory in view of the Republic Day parade full dress rehearsal on Monday.

20 Jan 2023

Khalistani

Pro-Khalistani posters come up in Delhi ahead of Republic Day

Pro-Khalistani posters and graffiti spotted at several places in West Delhi ahead of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26 brought the Delhi Police on its toes.

BSF inducts 3 indigenous floating out-post vessels

The Border Security Force (BSF) has inducted three new Floating Border Out-Post (FBOP) vessels to protect the maritime borders of the country.

26 Jan 2022

India

Virat, elite horse in President's Bodyguard, retires on R-Day

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday bid farewell to Virat, a majestic horse in the elite President's Bodyguard (PBG) regiment.

26 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

In PM Modi's R-Day attire, a message for poll-bound states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sported a traditional cap from Uttarakhand at the 73rd Republic Day celebrations in the heart of New Delhi.

25 Jan 2022

Delhi

Delhi reduces number of 'dry days' from 21 to 3

The Delhi excise department has reduced the number of dry days in the national capital to just three this year, down from 21.

24 Jan 2022

Ghaziabad

Delhi Traffic Police issues R-Day advisory, check routes to avoid

The Delhi Traffic Police on Monday issued an advisory for Republic Day celebrations that will take place on Wednesday.

24 Jan 2022

Delhi Police

Delhi Police issues guidelines for R-Day parade, check details here

The Delhi Police has issued a set of new guidelines ahead of the Republic Day celebration in the national capital on January 26.

23 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

R-Day: Floral tribute, India Gate statue for Subhas Chandra Bose

The Narendra Modi government has decided to begin Republic Day celebrations on January 23 starting this year as the day marks independence activist Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary.

19 Jan 2022

Delhi Police

False alarm, says Delhi Police after unattended bags trigger panic

The Delhi Police on Wednesday received a call saying two unattended bags had been found in the city's Trilokpuri area, which triggered a bomb scare.

18 Jan 2022

West Bengal

Rajnath writes to Stalin, Mamata over R-Day tableaux exclusion row

Amid a row over the exclusion of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal's tableaux from the Republic Day parade, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has written to Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu (MK Stalin) and West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee).

19 Jan 2022

India

No foreign chief guest on R-Day for second straight year

For the second year in a row, India's Republic Day celebrations on January 26 will have no foreign leader as a chief guest.

22 Nov 2021

Government of India

India approaches BIMSTEC leaders to be Republic Day guests: Report

India is planning to invite the leaders of BIMSTEC to New Delhi for the 2022 Republic Day celebrations.

31 Jan 2021

Punjab

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.

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.

30 Jan 2021

Bangladesh

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.

29 Jan 2021

Haryana

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.

29 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

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.

29 Jan 2021

Pranab Mukherjee

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.

28 Jan 2021

Ghazipur

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.

28 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

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.

28 Jan 2021

Red Fort

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).

27 Jan 2021

Red Fort

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.

27 Jan 2021

Red Fort

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.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

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.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

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.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

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.

26 Jan 2021

India

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.

26 Jan 2021

Farmers Protest

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.

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