In Republic Day eve address, President Kovind pays homage to ‘Indian-ness’: Highlights

Updated on Jan 25, 2022 07:24 PM IST

73rd Republic Day: President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation was broadcast in Hindi and English on Doordarshan. It was later followed by a broadcast in regional languages by the local channels.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind during his Republic Day eve address. 
President of India Ram Nath Kovind during his Republic Day eve address. (Photo via DD News)

President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday evening addressed the nation on the eve of the 73rd Republic Day. The address was broadcast from 7pm on the entire national network of the All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version.

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  • Jan 25, 2022 07:24 PM IST

    Our soldiers carry on the legacy of national pride: Prez

    Today, it is our soldiers and security personnel who carry on the legacy of national pride. In the unbearable cold of the Himalayas and in the excruciating heat of the desert, far away from their families, they continue to guard the motherland: President Kovind

  • Jan 25, 2022 07:20 PM IST

    Govt has shown relentless focus on reforming every economic sector: Prez Kovind

    The government has shown relentless focus on reforming every economic sector and providing a helping hand wherever necessary. It is gratifying to note that India has found a place among the top 50 innovative economies. It is all the more satisfying to note that we have been able to promote merit while also stressing upon all-round inclusion: President Kovind on the eve of 73rd Republic Day.

  • Jan 25, 2022 07:17 PM IST

    Time of social distancing has brought us close to each other: Prez

    Time of social distancing has brought us close to each other. We've realised how much we depend on each other. Doctors, nurses & paramedics have risen to challenge, working long hours in difficult conditions even at the risk of their lives to attend to patients: President Kovind

  • Jan 25, 2022 07:11 PM IST

    President pays tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, his contributions towards India's freedom struggle

    Two days ago, on 23rd January, all of us observed the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who had adopted the energising salutation of ‘Jai Hind’. His quest for independence and his ambition to make India proud inspire all of us: President Ram Nath Kovind

  • Jan 25, 2022 07:09 PM IST

    Prez remembers India's freedom fighters who showed ‘incomparable courage’

    On this occasion, let us also remember the great freedom fighters who showed incomparable courage in their pursuit of the dream of Swaraj and fired up the people to fight for it: President Kovind

  • Jan 25, 2022 07:06 PM IST

    Celebrations may be muted this year but spirit as strong as ever: Prez

    The diversity and vibrancy of our democracy are appreciated worldwide. It's this spirit of unity and of being one nation that's celebrated every year as Republic Day. This year’s celebrations may be muted due to pandemic but the spirit is as strong as ever: President Kovind

  • Jan 25, 2022 06:56 PM IST

    President Kovind to shortly address nation on eve of 73rd Republic Day

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4 dead, dozens injured in fire caused by cylinder blast in Rajasthan village

Published on Dec 09, 2022 07:43 AM IST

The fire broke out due to a cylinder explosion during a wedding function in Bhungra village in Jodhpur.

Around 60 people injured after a house caught fire caused due to a cylinder explosion at Bhungra village in Jodhpur.(ANI)
Around 60 people injured after a house caught fire caused due to a cylinder explosion at Bhungra village in Jodhpur.(ANI)

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Published on Dec 09, 2022 07:33 AM IST

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Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said snatching projects from Maharashtra to Gujarat paid off in the election.
Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said snatching projects from Maharashtra to Gujarat paid off in the election.

Cyclone Mandous: Red alert in 13 Tamil Nadu districts, heavy rain predicted

Published on Dec 09, 2022 07:28 AM IST

Cyclone Mandous is very likely to cross coast near Mamallapuram with a maximum sustained wind speed of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph on December 9 midnight.

A man stands near a coastline during high tides in Chennai on December 8, 2022, ahead of Cyclone Mandous forecasted landfall in north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts.(AFP)
A man stands near a coastline during high tides in Chennai on December 8, 2022, ahead of Cyclone Mandous forecasted landfall in north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts.(AFP)

‘India will not be an ally of US, but another...’ White House official

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 07:05 AM IST

Responding to a question on India during his appearance at the Aspen Security Forum meeting here, Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator, said that in his view India is the most important bilateral relationship for the United States in the 21st century.

Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator.(HT_PRINT)
Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator.(HT_PRINT)

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Find fast updates on the latest news from India and around the world with Hindustan Times.

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Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:19 AM IST

Referring to Kejriwal's earlier comment that The Kashmir Files should be released on YouTube for free, Vivek Agnihotri on Thursday asked Kejriwal to release his victory speech on YouTube after his ‘landslide victory’ in Gujarat.

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri mocked at Kejriwal after AAP won 5 seats in Gujarat Assembly Election 2022.
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Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:57 AM IST

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Former chairman and managing director (CMD) of ABG Shipyard Ltd Rishi Kamlesh Agrawal (PTI)
Former chairman and managing director (CMD) of ABG Shipyard Ltd Rishi Kamlesh Agrawal (PTI)

Centre’s conditions to select ad hoc judges cumbersome: Supreme Court

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 05:53 AM IST

The Centre attached nearly 20 service conditions to appointment of ad hoc judges, which included a six-monthly review of their performance, a report to be drawn out on the judgments delivered, and minimum three years’ service as district judicial officer, among other conditions

(From left) Former chief justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit with chief justice of India DY Chandrachud and justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul in New Delhi. (PTI)
(From left) Former chief justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit with chief justice of India DY Chandrachud and justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul in New Delhi. (PTI)

Himachal apple belt throws its weight behind change

Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:51 AM IST

Farmers said the sentiments of apple growing regions turned against the BJP government as it did not pay heed to the demands of the fruit growers.

Kullu Himachal Pradesh, India 08 Dec:- Congress supporters celebrating victory in Kullu.Himachal Pradesh, India on Thursday Dec 08 2022. ( Photo By Aqil Khan /Hindustan Times )
Kullu Himachal Pradesh, India 08 Dec:- Congress supporters celebrating victory in Kullu.Himachal Pradesh, India on Thursday Dec 08 2022. ( Photo By Aqil Khan /Hindustan Times )

After 21 years, Hindu rituals performed at Baba Budangiri

Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:48 AM IST

Bengaluru Pooja and rituals as per Hindu traditions were conducted at the controversial Guru Dattatreya Bababudan Swamy Dargah/Peetha on Thursday after a gap of 21 years

BJP national general Secretary CT Ravi takes out a 'padayatra' as part of 'Datta jayanti' celebrations at Baba Budangiri cave shrine, in Chikkamagaluru district on Thursday. (PTI)
BJP national general Secretary CT Ravi takes out a 'padayatra' as part of 'Datta jayanti' celebrations at Baba Budangiri cave shrine, in Chikkamagaluru district on Thursday. (PTI)

IMD issues rain, wind alert for Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 05:57 AM IST

The cyclone will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm on Thursday night and Friday morning and will weaken into a cyclonic storm again by Friday evening

A man walks past fishing boats stationed along a beach amid gusty winds in Chennai on December 8, ahead of Cyclone Mandous’ forecasted landfall in north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts. (AFP)
A man walks past fishing boats stationed along a beach amid gusty winds in Chennai on December 8, ahead of Cyclone Mandous’ forecasted landfall in north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts. (AFP)

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Updated on Dec 09, 2022 12:46 AM IST

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A Rafale M aircraft on the flight deck of The Charles de Gaulle,the nuclear powered aircraft carrier berthed at Mormugao Port Trust in Goa in May. (ANI)
A Rafale M aircraft on the flight deck of The Charles de Gaulle,the nuclear powered aircraft carrier berthed at Mormugao Port Trust in Goa in May. (ANI)

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Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:45 AM IST

District authorities have announced a holiday for schools in Chennai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur and Vellore on December 9 due to the cyclonic storm, which is expected to turn into a deep depression by December 10

Cyclone Mandous is very likely to maintain its intensity of severe cyclonic storm till early morning of December 9 and then weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm by forenoon, IMD said. (PTI)
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Updated on Dec 09, 2022 12:45 AM IST

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Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh in Shimla. (PTI)
Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh in Shimla. (PTI)

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Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:45 AM IST

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Union Minister Kiren Rijiju arrives to attend the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju arrives to attend the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
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