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"Let me wish everyone in India, as well as those celebrating here in Britain, a very Happy Republic Day," PM Johnson had said.(Screenshot. Twitter/@UKinIndia)

India thanks British PM Boris Johnson for Republic Day wishes

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:17 PM IST
Anurag Srivastava, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, tweeted "We thank Prime Minister of United Kingdom @BorisJohnson for his warm wishes on the occasion of India's 72nd RepublicDay."
In Beijing, Ambassador Vikram Misriread out President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation. (Photo Courtesy: Indian embassy in China)
In Beijing, Ambassador Vikram Misriread out President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation. (Photo Courtesy: Indian embassy in China)

Indians abroad celebrate Republic Day amidst Covid-19 pandemic

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:14 PM IST
  • In Beijing, Ambassador Vikram Misri unfurled the national flag at the Indian embassy. The Indian High Commission in Islamabad in a tweet said it celebrated the Republic Day with great enthusiasm. The Indian High Commission in Dhaka too celebrated Republic Day with members of the Indian community.
Deaf Olympic Gold medalist wrestler Virender Singh poses for a portrait with his medals at his akhara near Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Deaf Olympic Gold medalist wrestler Virender Singh poses for a portrait with his medals at his akhara near Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Wrestler Virender Singh among 102 Padma Shri awardees. Check full list here

Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:37 PM IST
The Padma awards, unlike the gallantry awards, are not normally conferred posthumously. However, in highly deserving cases, the Government could consider giving an award posthumously.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen in this file photo. Abe and his Cabinet are set to resign Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.(AP Photo)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen in this file photo. Abe and his Cabinet are set to resign Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.(AP Photo)

Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe among 7 Padma Vibhushan awardees. See full list here

Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:14 PM IST
Padma awards were instituted in the year 1954 and are conferred in three categories- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
The police said no traffic will be allowed on Vijay Chowk from 6.00 pm on January 25 till the parade is over, wheras Rajpath is already out of bounds.(ANI)
The police said no traffic will be allowed on Vijay Chowk from 6.00 pm on January 25 till the parade is over, wheras Rajpath is already out of bounds.(ANI)

Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory for road movement ahead of Republic Day

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:49 PM IST
  • Delhi traffic police requested road users to accordingly plan their journies and avoid the route of parade and tableaux, from 4 am to 12:30 pm for their own convenience.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a program organised for his interaction with the NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and artists participating in Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a program organised for his interaction with the NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and artists participating in Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

'When you march on Rajpath...': PM Modi talks to participants of R-Day parade

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:53 PM IST
The Republic Day parade, PM Modi said, pays tribute to India's great social, cultural heritage, as well as our strategic strength.
New Delhi: Tableau of Ladakh during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI01_23_2021_000103B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Tableau of Ladakh during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI01_23_2021_000103B)(PTI)

In a first, Ladakh tableau to be part of Republic Day parade

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 03:45 PM IST
Ladakh's tableau will depict the iconic Thiksey Monastery located on top of a hill in Thikse in Leh district, and is one of the most-visited tourist sites in the region.
The Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) chief Madan Mohan Jha strongly denied any fear of a spilt in the party(HT Photo)
The Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) chief Madan Mohan Jha strongly denied any fear of a spilt in the party(HT Photo)

News updates from HT: Bihar Congress in charge has his task cut out for him

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:09 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Ministry of Labour and Employment tableau at the Republic Day parade this year will depict the labour reforms brought in by the government.(PIB)
Ministry of Labour and Employment tableau at the Republic Day parade this year will depict the labour reforms brought in by the government.(PIB)

R-Day: Tableau by labour ministry to depict changes brought in by labour reforms

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:04 PM IST
India will celebrate its 72nd Republic Day on January 26. The country's Constitution came into effect on this day in 1950.
India will celebrate its 72nd Republic Day on January 26 next year, honouring the historic date when the country completed its transition towards becoming an independent republic(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
India will celebrate its 72nd Republic Day on January 26 next year, honouring the historic date when the country completed its transition towards becoming an independent republic(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Indian Navy's R-Day tableau to showcase its stellar role in 1971 Indo-Pak war

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • As per a statement issued by the Indian Navy, the theme of the tableau for the 2021 Republic Day Parade is titled 'Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive'. The forward section of the tableau will showcase the attack on Karachi harbour by missile boats.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said the BJP was not a farmers' party(PTI file photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said the BJP was not a farmers' party(PTI file photo)

Centre has great opportunity on Republic Day to repeal farm laws: Akhilesh Yadav

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • Akhilesh claimed that the youth were distressed under the current Central government and unemployment was on the rise while there was an unprecedented politicisation of educational institutions going on.
The IAF’s solitary Rafale squadron will add more muscle with the arrival of at least three more fighter jets by the end of the month.(REUTERS)
The IAF’s solitary Rafale squadron will add more muscle with the arrival of at least three more fighter jets by the end of the month.(REUTERS)

Rafale jets to debut in Republic Day flypast

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:11 AM IST
The Rafales, whose induction into the IAF began last September and is work in progress, are taking part in the flypast for the first time. A woman fighter pilot will also participate in the parade for the first time.
According to the official media here, 11 Chinese regions are under de facto lockdown amid the relapse of the coronavirus infections. In picture - Indian embassy in Beijing.(AFP)
According to the official media here, 11 Chinese regions are under de facto lockdown amid the relapse of the coronavirus infections. In picture - Indian embassy in Beijing.(AFP)

Indian Embassy in China limits republic day ceremony to staff due to Covid-19

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:27 PM IST
Every year, a large number of Indian diaspora in Beijing and nearby provinces attend the flag hoisting ceremony on the Republic Day and Independence Day at the embassy.
Army soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade during the early morning, in New Delhi, India, January 18, 2021.(REUTERS)
Army soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade during the early morning, in New Delhi, India, January 18, 2021.(REUTERS)

Security forces carry out Republic Day parade rehearsals

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:52 AM IST
Group of special forces, along with senior Indian Army and paramilitary personnel, reached Rajpath at 5 am and practice till 10 am.
The President's Bodyguard during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, India.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The President's Bodyguard during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, India.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Shorter parade, age cap on guests: Covid-19 casts a shadow on Republic Day

By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Officials privy to the preparations said only 25,000 people will be allowed to watch the parade on Rajpath compared to over 100,000 people who usually turn up for the event. They said only 4,000 people from the general public will be allowed. Rest of the spectators will be VVIP and VIP guests.
The traffic police will deploy a large number of its personnel to divert traffic in view of these restrictions.(REUTERS)
The traffic police will deploy a large number of its personnel to divert traffic in view of these restrictions.(REUTERS)

Traffic restrictions in New Delhi for R-Day rehearsals between Sun and Thurs

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:15 AM IST
“The route for the rehearsals will be from Vijay Chowk to C-Hexagon via Rajpath and there will be restricted traffic crossings at Rajpath-Rafi Marg, Rajpath-Janpath, Rajpath-Mansingh Road and Rajpath-C Hexagon,” said Manish Kumar Agrawal, joint commissioner of traffic police.
Republic Day 2020: A contingent of camel-mounted BSF jawans march during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.(PTI)
Republic Day 2020: A contingent of camel-mounted BSF jawans march during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.(PTI)

Republic Day 2020: History, significance and interesting facts

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:50 AM IST
Republic Day 2020:Republic Day has been celebrated every year in India on January 26, since 1950 to honour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect. India will be celebrating it’s 71st Republic Day this year.
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