• Republic Day
    Jan 26, 2015 14:30 IST

    People wearing caps, mufflers denied entry at parade venue

    In an unprecedented move to ensure foolproof security at Rajpath, the Republic Day parade venue, people wearing dark-coloured caps and mufflers were denied entry by security personnel.

  • 66th Republic Day celebrations
    Jan 26, 2015 14:21 IST

    Trinamool cries foul, alleges Centre 'rejected' Bengal's R-Day tableau

    The accusation by Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien comes in the midst of a war of words between the TMC and the BJP, in power at the Centre, over the ongoing CBI probe into the Saradha scam.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, Hyderabad House
    Jan 26, 2015 12:57 IST

    Where's the Obama-Modi selfie we've been waiting for?

    With Barack Obama visiting India, we can’t help but wonder if the US president will pose for a historic selfie with Narendra Modi.

  • Narendra Modi, Barack Obama
    Jan 26, 2015 13:24 IST

    Republic Day show stoppers: The cultural display that wowed the Obamas

    US President Barrack Obama gave the thumbs up and First Lady Michelle clapped in appreciation as multi-hued images of India’s rich cultural diversity unfolded on a rain-soaked Rajpath during the 66th Republic Day celebrations.

  •  Barack Obama
    Jan 26, 2015 11:36 IST

    Obama arrives in own vehicle for R-Day parade

    In a departure from tradition, the chief guest at the Republic Day parade, US President Barack Obama, arrived in his own highly-secured bomb-proof vehicle —The Beast — at Rajpath on Monday. The Republic Day chief guest normally travels with the President of India in his car from the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

  • Azad Maidan riots
    Jan 26, 2015 10:12 IST

    Two blasts in Assam on R-Day, no casualty reported

    Suspected militants of banned Ulfa (Independent) triggered two low-intensity blasts in Digboi town in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Monday morning. There was no casualty from the blasts.

  • Prakash Singh Badal
    Jan 25, 2015 21:09 IST

    Padma Vibhushan for Advani, Badal, Bachchan, others

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani, veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar and Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal are among those who will be awarded the prestigious Padma Vibhushan awards this year.

  • Dilip Kumar
    Jan 25, 2015 21:49 IST

    List of Padma awardees

    Following is the list of the 104 persons conferred Padma Awards. These include nine Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 76 Padma Shri awardees.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi
    Jan 25, 2015 21:52 IST

    Modi breaks protocol, calls US president by his first name

    Summits are predictable affairs, with leaders sticking to usual protocol and mentioning each other with the official designations.

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
    Jan 25, 2015 22:25 IST

    Maoists take control of two buses to protest Obama visit, R-Day

    On the eve of the Republic Day, the outlawed CPI (Maoist) took two passenger buses into their control for over two hours at Toynar in strife-torn Dantewada district, south Chhattisgarh on Sunday evening and wrote messages on it to protest against the visit of US president Barack Obama.

  • Barack Obama
    Jan 25, 2015 23:01 IST

    PM is a style icon, I’d like to wear a Modi kurta: Obama

    US President Barack Obama stole the show at the state banquet hosted in his honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday evening. His speech, in his signature style of wit and sharpness, again heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, Hyderabad House
    Jan 26, 2015 00:38 IST

    PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama find the N-key

    Barack Obama touched down in India on Sunday to a bear hug of a welcome from Narendra Modi, and hours later the leaders announced a big step forward in a nuclear deal that has become the cornerstone of ties between the world’s biggest democracies.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi
    Jan 26, 2015 00:53 IST

    A bonding of hugs, Hindi, chai pe charcha and first names

    US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi warmed up a cold Delhi morning with their crackling chemistry on Sunday as the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies hugged tightly, minutes after Air Force One landed in Palam.

  • Barack Obama, Rashtrapati Bhavan
    Jan 26, 2015 00:30 ISTThe Obamas at the Rashtripati Bhawan

    In pics: The Obamas at the Rashtrapati Bhawan

    The US president Barack Obama raised a toast to the partnership and friendship with India at the state dinner hosted in his honour by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Sunday evening. He praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's work ethics and on a lighter note said that he wanted a 'Modi Kurta' for himself, referring to Modi's wearing of the kurtas. The Presidential banquet was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and several other top leaders and dignitaries. Here are some photos of the evening at the Presidential Palace.

  •  Barack Obama
    Jan 26, 2015 01:03 IST

    Hotline hardwired into India-US relationship

    When a hotline between the PMO and White House announced on Sunday goes operational, what will the first message exchanged say?