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Covid-19 worries force UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to call off India visit

In New Delhi, people familiar with developments said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed his regrets to the UK PM due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in Britain

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he has his temperature checked during a visit to Chase Farm Hospital in north London, Britain, on January 4, 2021.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he has his temperature checked during a visit to Chase Farm Hospital in north London, Britain, on January 4, 2021.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 06:45 PM IST

Bangladeshi soldiers to take part in Republic Day parade

The Bangladeshi marching contingent will consist of 96 soldiers. They will be carrying their BD-08 rifles during the march past, a license-produced variant of the Chinese Type 817.62mm assault weapon, the officials said on condition of anonymity. The Bangladesh Ordnance Factories produce more than 10,000 such assault rifles every year.

The parade this year will be shorter, involve fewer participants and only a fourth of the usual number of spectators will be allowed at Rajpath, with the ceremonial event being curtailed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
The parade this year will be shorter, involve fewer participants and only a fourth of the usual number of spectators will be allowed at Rajpath, with the ceremonial event being curtailed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 11:37 PM IST

Boris Johnson accepts India’s invite, will be Republic Day parade chief guest

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accepted India’s invitation to be the chief guest at Republic Day on January 26 – the second UK prime minister to attend the event after John Major in 1993 – and has invited India to join the UK’s G7 summit next year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with UK PM Boris Johnson(Photo courtesy: PIB))
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with UK PM Boris Johnson(Photo courtesy: PIB))
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 04:05 PM IST

India makes its move, invites Boris Johnson to be Republic Day chief guest

PM Modi extended the invitation to Boris Johnson during their phone conversation on 27 November.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in January 2021(Photo courtesy: PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in January 2021(Photo courtesy: PIB)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 10:08 AM IST

Delhi govt sets up bravery awards, applications open

The awards will be given in a single category and winners will be awarded a medal, a citation and ₹2 lakh cash.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a gathering on the occasion of 74th Independence Day at Delhi secretariat in New Delhi on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a gathering on the occasion of 74th Independence Day at Delhi secretariat in New Delhi on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 01:35 AM IST
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