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Republic Day 2023: Indian theme to light up Beating Retreat ceremony
India

Republic Day 2023: Indian theme to light up Beating Retreat ceremony

According to the Ministry of Defence, 29 captivating and foot-tapping Indian tunes will be played by the music bands of the Indian Army, the Indian Navy, the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and the state police forces at the Beating Retreat ceremony

Drafting History: How India’s Constitution came to being in 1950
India

Drafting History: How India’s Constitution came to being in 1950

Drafting the Constitution of India was no easy task. It took the Drafting Committee two years, 11 months and 18 days of deliberations, debates, and discussions to come up with the first draft of the document. It later came into effect on 26 January 1950

Republic Day 2023: ‘Nari Shakti’, made-in-India weapons take centre stage at the parade
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Republic Day 2023: ‘Nari Shakti’, made-in-India weapons take centre stage at the parade

India’s defence capability and diverse social and cultural heritage were on display at this year’s parade. From using homegrown 105-mm Indian Field Guns for the gun salute to 12 women riders forming the Camel Contingent of the Border Security Force, the 74th Republic Day witnessed many firsts

Vladimir Putin lauds India's contribution to 'ensuring international stability' in Republic Day greetings
World

Vladimir Putin lauds India's contribution to 'ensuring international stability' in Republic Day greetings

Putin stressed that Russia has set a high value on the privileged strategic ties between the two countries. He expressed confidence of Russia and India working together to ensure the continued growth of 'mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation' in all sectors

Republic Day: CRPF officer sets record, wins 8th gallantry medal
India

Republic Day: CRPF officer sets record, wins 8th gallantry medal

CRPF officer Prakash Ranjan Mishra has been decorated with a gallantry medal for the eighth time, making him the highest recipient of bravery medals among the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)

BrahMos, MBT Arjun, and more: How India exhibited its indigenous might on 2023 Republic Day
India

BrahMos, MBT Arjun, and more: How India exhibited its indigenous might on 2023 Republic Day

India flaunted its high-tech indigenous weapons during the Republic Day Parade today. Made-in-India arsenal – Nag Missile System, BrahMos and Akash weapon system – was a testimony to the country’s Atmanirbhar ambition

Republic Day 2023: 5 evergreen patriotic songs for occasion
Entertainment

Republic Day 2023: 5 evergreen patriotic songs for occasion

Marking the 74th Republic Day, schools, colleges, and institutes at every corner of the nation are braced for their ecstatic performances to make this special occasion extra special.

Off-centre | The Meaning and Message of Republic Day
Opinion

Off-centre | The Meaning and Message of Republic Day

This country belongs to us — we the people of India. Our leaders, however great, are our elected representatives, not rulers. They serve at our pleasure, not we at theirs. That is the real meaning and message of Republic Day

A Page out of History: How India rang in its first Republic Day in 1950
India

A Page out of History: How India rang in its first Republic Day in 1950

On 26 January 1950, India severed its last ties to the British Empire. It was on this day that the first president of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, was sworn in as the country proclaimed itself a sovereign republic

Delhi: Multi-layer security cover in place for Republic Day celebrations
India

Delhi: Multi-layer security cover in place for Republic Day celebrations

Around 6,000 security personnel have been deployed in the New Delhi district and 24 help desks set up for those attending the celebrations at the Kartavya Path, officials said

26 January: From India’s Republic Day to Kobe Bryant’s death, remembering historic events
World

26 January: From India’s Republic Day to Kobe Bryant’s death, remembering historic events

Renowned basketball player Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on 26 January 2020. The NBA legend, accompanied by his 13-year-old daughter was going to attend a girls' basketball game.

On eve of 74th Republic Day, President Murmu says every Indian has reason to be proud of ‘India’s Story’
India

On eve of 74th Republic Day, President Murmu says every Indian has reason to be proud of ‘India’s Story’

President Murmu extended greetings to the people of the country on the eve of the 74th Republic Day and said that it was a celebration of what generations of Indians had achieved together as a nation

Why India chose Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as chief guest for Republic Day
India

Why India chose Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as chief guest for Republic Day

Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is the first Egyptian president to be invited as chief guest for Republic Day. The two nations share a long history of bilateral cooperation, but over the years, the ties declined. Now as India champions the Global South, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is elevating the partnership

India, Egypt decide to elevate ties to strategic partnership
World

India, Egypt decide to elevate ties to strategic partnership

After his wide-ranging talks with Sisi, PM Modi said the two sides were unanimous in their view that terrorism is the most serious security threat to humanity and that they agreed that concrete measures are needed to end cross-border terrorism

Egypt-India relations characterised by balance and stability: Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
World

Egypt-India relations characterised by balance and stability: Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

"I reiterate my congratulations to the Indian nation, government and people for this great day. It is a great privilege to be a guest of honour and participate in the glorious national day," Egyptian President Sisi said at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to boost economic ties with India during Republic Day visit
Politics

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to boost economic ties with India during Republic Day visit

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is the first head of state from Egypt and the fifth leader from the Middle East to grace India's Republic Day celebrations as the chief guest

Republic Day 2023: Wishes, messages to send on this occasion
Lifestyle

Republic Day 2023: Wishes, messages to send on this occasion

Exhibiting the vigour of the Indian military, the army parade honours those who have chosen to defend the nation, by putting their lives at risk

Republic Day 2023: A look at awards and accolades given out on 26 January
India

Republic Day 2023: A look at awards and accolades given out on 26 January

This Republic Day, learn about the prestigious awards that are announced on the occasion

Egyptian president's visit expected to strengthen time-tested ties: MEA
India

Egyptian president's visit expected to strengthen time-tested ties: MEA

The 68-year-old influential Arab leader is scheduled to visit India from 24 to 26 January, during which he will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, grace the Republic Day celebrations and hold an interaction with the business community

Republic Day 2023: How foreign dignitaries are selected to be chief guest on 26 January
India

Republic Day 2023: How foreign dignitaries are selected to be chief guest on 26 January

The government gives the invitation to a head of state or government after carefully taking a number of factors into consideration