India celebrates 69th Republic Day to Trump speech at Davos: Top stories of the day
India celebrated its 69th Republic Day with 10 leaders of Asean countries taking a look at the country’s military might and cultural diversity. “America first does not mean America alone,” said President Donald Trump at the Davos summit.These stories made news on Friday. Here is more about them.india Updated: Jan 27, 2018 08:04 IST
India celebrated its 69th Republic Day with 10 leaders of Asean countries taking a look at the country’s military might and cultural diversity. “America first does not mean America alone,” said President Donald Trump at the Davos summit, insisting that this was the best time to invest in his country. These stories made news on Friday. Here is more about them.
India celebrates Republic Day, Asean leaders watch parade
India showcased its military might and cultural heritage with a parade before 10 Southeast Asian leaders as it celebrated Republic Day in Delhi. Marching bands, floats, military hardware and camels were paraded from the president’s palace through the tree-lined roads of central Delhi. The highlight of the event was women personnel of the Border Security Force doing stunts on motorbikes.
Donald Trump says America first does not mean America alone
Playing the role of economic cheerleader, President Donald Trump told an annual gathering of political and business elites on Friday that America is open for business and that economic growth in the US under his “America first” agenda could benefit the globe. The businessman-turned-president used the World Economic Forum in Davos to sell the US as a prime place to conduct business, noting the recent passage of a sweeping tax overhaul.
Woman from Pune arrested in Kashmir for planning ‘suicide bomb attack’
An 18-year-old woman from Pune was detained in South KashmirThursday night on suspicion that she had contacted Islamic State operatives and might “cause a suicide bomb explosion” on Republic Day, police said. The Pune Anti-Terrorism Squad had questioned her in 2015 after allegations that she had been radicalised after coming in contact with Islamic State supporters abroad.
Don’t change status quo in Doklam: Indian envoy to China
The military stand-off at Doklam was a “momentary hurdle” in Sino-Indian ties but maintaining status quo at the borders is essential for both countries, India’s Ambassador to China has said. “I look at the Doklam stand-off from such a long-term perspective. When you do so, the Doklam stand-off is just one event in a much longer-term history,” Gautam Bambawale told Global Times, the English daily of the Communist Party of China.
Central Assam district tense, 2 protesters die in police firing
Maibang town in central Assam’s Dima Hasao district continued under curfewafter two persons who were injured in police firing on protesters enforcing a 48-hour shutdown Thursday died. Dima Hasao has had violent protests after a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist’s report that the district is part of Nagalim in the draft plan for the Naga Accord. In Tinsukia district, suspected ULFA (Independent) insurgents triggered three blasts near a police station. There were no casualties.
Mobs clash in UP town over Republic Day celebrations
Clashes erupted between two communities in Kasganj town in Uttar Pradesh over celebrating Republic Day. Over 36 people from a community had taken out a bike rally with tricolours in their hands and were booed while passing through a locality of another community.
RSS chief Bhagwat hoists tricolour in Kerala school after controversy
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat unfurled the national flag at a private school in Palakkad town after the Kerala government said only heads of educational institutes could do so. The district collector had warned the government-aided school it would not be proper for a political leader to hoist the national flag in a government-aided school.
Getting tatkal passport easier as govt scraps need for Class 1 officer’s nod
The external affairs ministry will do away with the mandatory requirement of a so-called Class 1 officer’s recommendation on the application for a passport under the tatkal or instant category. The decision could see an increase in the number of applicants under the category and also make it easier for those who urgently require a passport.
Saina Nehwal earns dominant victory against PV Sindhu
Shuttler Saina Nehwal got the better of compatriot P V Sindhuin straight games to enter the semi-finals of $350,000 Indonesia Masters World Tour Super 500 in Jakarta. It took the unseeded Saina only 37 minutes to move past World No 3 Sindhu 21-13, 21-19 to better her career record against the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist to 2-1.
Oldest human fossil outside Africa found in Israel
A partial jawbone bearing seven teeth unearthed in a cave in Israel represents what scientists are calling the oldest-known Homo sapiensremains outside Africa, showing that our species trekked out of that continent far earlier than previously known.