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100 monuments lit in tricolour to celebrate India's 1 billion vaccine feat

  • India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched on January 16, 2021.
100 monuments to be lit in tricolour to celebrate India's 1 billion vaccine feat. (Representational image)(Reuters)
100 monuments to be lit in tricolour to celebrate India's 1 billion vaccine feat. (Representational image)(Reuters)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 01:25 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

75th Independence Day: Top quotes from PM Modi's address to nation

On Sunday, India completed 74 years of independence from the British rule.
The historic Red Fort all decked up on 75th Independence Day (ANI)
The historic Red Fort all decked up on 75th Independence Day (ANI)
Updated on Aug 15, 2021 10:52 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

PM Modi's Independence Day speech: When and where to watch

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort, in what will be his eighth consecutive I-Day speech.
PM Modi during one of his previous Independence Day speeches (File Photo/PTI)
PM Modi during one of his previous Independence Day speeches (File Photo/PTI)
Published on Aug 14, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

India gets official website for Independence Day, features 360-degree VR view

75th Independence Day 2021 celebrations: The platform provides a host of features, including 360-degree VR view, a special IDC radio, gallery, interactive filters, e-books on deeds of gallantry, 50 years of 1971 victory, and blogs on the freedom movement, wars and war memorials.
For the first-time ever, Indians will be able to get an entire 360-degree virtual reality view of Independence Day celebrations from the Red Fort in New Delhi. (File Photo)
For the first-time ever, Indians will be able to get an entire 360-degree virtual reality view of Independence Day celebrations from the Red Fort in New Delhi. (File Photo)
Published on Aug 12, 2021 11:27 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Case filed after drone spotted near Red Fort

  • Officials said the issue of drones was discussed in an interstate meeting held between police officers of different states ahead of Independence Day.
Security personnel spotted a drone flying over Vijay Ghat, behind the Red Fort.(Pixabay)
Security personnel spotted a drone flying over Vijay Ghat, behind the Red Fort.(Pixabay)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 03:16 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Red Fort to remain shut from morning of July 21 till Independence Day: ASI

"There shall be no entry inside the Red Fort from the morning of 21st July, 2021 to the 15th August 2021 till the Independence Day Celebration is over,” the ASI said in its order.
The Red Fort will be closed for the public from July 21 to August 15, the ASI said on Tuesday.(PTI)
The Red Fort will be closed for the public from July 21 to August 15, the ASI said on Tuesday.(PTI)
Published on Jul 20, 2021 11:29 PM IST
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No, Netaji's cap is not missing, says govt as Chandra Kumar Bose complains

From the Red Fort museum, Netaji's cap was loaned to the Victoria Memorial under proper documentation and after signing an MoU, the government said.
The cap was loaned to Victoria Memorial, which also comes under the ministry of culture, the Centre said.
The cap was loaned to Victoria Memorial, which also comes under the ministry of culture, the Centre said.
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 08:13 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

All centrally protected monuments, museums closed for visitors till May 15

Union minister Prahlad Patel tweeted that the decision was taken due to surge in Covid-19 cases.
CISF personnel urge tourist to wear mask, at Taj Mahal in this file photo from April 13, 2021. (PTI Photo)
CISF personnel urge tourist to wear mask, at Taj Mahal in this file photo from April 13, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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Red Fort crossing to take pedestrian-friendly turn

A senior PWD official said the existing intersection at Red Fort is unsafe for pedestrians, and once the revamp of the Chandni Chowk-Fatehpuri is over, it will have more people walking around and waiting to cross the road amid heavy traffic.
Construction work on the intersection began last week.(HT Photo)
Construction work on the intersection began last week.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2021 04:13 AM IST
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By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi

Iqbal Singh, arrested for Red Fort violence, sent to 7-day police custody

Earlier, the police had identified Singh as one of the persons who did a Facebook Live from the Red Fort during the violence on Republic Day.
Iqbal Singh after his arrest in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Iqbal Singh after his arrest in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 10, 2021 07:33 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Red Fort shut indefinitely to prevent spread of bird flu

"Red Fort, Delhi, shall remain closed to public and general visitors until further order as a measure to control the spread of avian influenza," the ASI order said.
At least 15 carcasses of crows were found on the Red Fort premises in early January and some of them were sent to a laboratory in Punjab for tests.(ANI)
At least 15 carcasses of crows were found on the Red Fort premises in early January and some of them were sent to a laboratory in Punjab for tests.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 03, 2021 05:01 AM IST
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Red Fort vandalism: Police arrest first suspect

The total number of first information reports (FIRs) pertaining to violence during the ongoing farmers’ agitation rose to 44 on Monday.
While 120 people have been arrested, two minor boys have been apprehended so far in these cases, the police said.(HT Photo)
While 120 people have been arrested, two minor boys have been apprehended so far in these cases, the police said.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2021 05:04 AM IST
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By karn pratap singh, Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi

ASI files FIR in Red Fort violence, crime branch to probe the case

On Tuesday, several groups among thousands of farmers who were camping at Delhi’s border demanding withdrawal of three new farm laws, arrived at the Red Fort without warning and in violation of the terms of their tractor rally, and clashed with police.
The FIR details the siege by the protesters, damage to the property and the response by the security forces at the Unesco World Heritage Site.(Reuters)
The FIR details the siege by the protesters, damage to the property and the response by the security forces at the Unesco World Heritage Site.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 01, 2021 04:12 AM IST
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By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi

'India was shocked to see insult of Tricolour on Republic Day': PM Modi

The violence at Red Fort took place during a tractor rally being carried our by farmers protesting against three farm laws passed by Parliament.
Demonstrators at Red Fort during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Demonstrators at Red Fort during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2021 11:32 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

R-Day violence: 84 arrested, forensics team collects samples from Red Fort

The police have conducted multiple raids in Punjab and its crime branch has received 1,700 mobile clips and CCTV footage from the public of the Republic Day violence.
Security personnel at Red Fort on Saturday. Security has been tightened after violence at the historic site on Republic Day.(ANI Photo)
Security personnel at Red Fort on Saturday. Security has been tightened after violence at the historic site on Republic Day.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 07:54 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Red Fort saw 'irreplaceable' damage, historic brass urns missing: Minister

Speaking to reporters, the minister said that two historic brass urns installed near the place where Tricolour is hoisted have gone missing. The main gate of the fort has also been damaged, he said.
A man hangs on to pole holding a Sikh religious flag along with a farm union flag at the historic Red Fort monument during a farmers protest against new farm laws in New Delhi, India. A sea of tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and horses stormed India’s historic Red Fort this week — a dramatic escalation of their protests. (AP)
A man hangs on to pole holding a Sikh religious flag along with a farm union flag at the historic Red Fort monument during a farmers protest against new farm laws in New Delhi, India. A sea of tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and horses stormed India’s historic Red Fort this week — a dramatic escalation of their protests. (AP)
Updated on Jan 28, 2021 10:13 PM IST
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R-Day violence: Hunt on for 'flag-hoister', family; kin says Jugraj is innocent

Jugraj's grandfather Mehal Singh has told news agency PTI that Jugraj must have climbed the flagpole on the insistence of a fellow protester.
Police are probing all connections behind the Red Fort breach on Republic Day.(AP)
Police are probing all connections behind the Red Fort breach on Republic Day.(AP)
Updated on Jan 28, 2021 02:58 PM IST
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A wall of security around Red Fort as dust of violence settles

  • The Red Fort was at the heart of the violence as farmers deviated from their tractor rally routes, barged into the monument, damaged property, and hoisted flags on the ramparts
Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 28, 2021 04:52 AM IST
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By Anvit Srivastava, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Red Fort to remain closed for visitors till January 31: ASI order

Earlier on Wednesday, culture and tourism minister Prahlad Patel visited the site and has sought a report on the incident from the ASI.
Red Fort complex is closed off for visitors till January 31(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Red Fort complex is closed off for visitors till January 31(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 28, 2021 10:22 AM IST
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No one will be spared, says Delhi Police commissioner on R-Day violence

Giving details about the injuries sustained by the cops, he said that 394 police personnel are injured and some of them are in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of various hospitals.
A damaged police vehicle, damaged in Republic Day violence, is seen in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
A damaged police vehicle, damaged in Republic Day violence, is seen in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2021 10:54 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Red Fort breach: Minister Prahlad Patel says report to be sent to MHA

A tractor parade on Tuesday descended into anarchy as tens of thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort.
Heavy security personnel deployed at Red Fort in New Delhi on Wednesday. A group of protestors climbed to the ramparts of the fort and unfurled flags on the 26th of January. (ANI)
Heavy security personnel deployed at Red Fort in New Delhi on Wednesday. A group of protestors climbed to the ramparts of the fort and unfurled flags on the 26th of January. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 27, 2021 04:24 PM IST
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Red Fort breach: Farm leaders' meet to fix responsibility, fingers at Deep Sidhu

On Wednesday, the unions are scheduled to meet at Singhu border to chart out the future course of action. They will also decide on the accountability of what happened in the name of farmers' tractor march in the Capital.
The gathering of protesters at the Red Fort on Wednesday for which all farmers' unions are now laming Deep Sidhu. (REUTERS)
The gathering of protesters at the Red Fort on Wednesday for which all farmers' unions are now laming Deep Sidhu. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 27, 2021 12:51 PM IST
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Kangana calls for those who supported 'so-called' farmers' protest to be jailed

  • Actor Kangana Ranaut, in an incendiary video, has called for everybody who supported the 'so-called' farmers' protests to be jailed.
Kangana Ranaut has vocally opposed the farmers' protests.
Kangana Ranaut has vocally opposed the farmers' protests.
Published on Jan 26, 2021 04:56 PM IST
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'Can't condone': Tharoor says farmers' flag on Red Fort is 'unfortunate'

No other flag but the sacred tiranga should fly aloft the Red Fort on Republic Day, the Congress leader said.
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor disapproved of what happened in the Capital on January 26 in the name of farmers' protest.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor disapproved of what happened in the Capital on January 26 in the name of farmers' protest.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 26, 2021 03:23 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Tractor rally: Protesting farmers enter Red Fort, hoist flag from its ramparts

The farmers came to central Delhi and then to Red Fort deviating from the route which had been decided for tractor march in consultation with the police.
The farmers hoisted their flag at the Red Fort on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
The farmers hoisted their flag at the Red Fort on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 26, 2021 03:08 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Farmer part of rally dies, protesters allege cops fired at his tractor

Traffic was affected in several parts of the national capital on Tuesday due to the farmers' tractor rally.
The overturned tractor in Delhi under which the body of a farmer was found on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
The overturned tractor in Delhi under which the body of a farmer was found on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 26, 2021 02:45 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Republic Day parade to be shorter, with fewer spectators due to Covid-19 protocols

No more than 25,000 spectators will be allowed at Rajpath this year, compared to over 100,000 people who usually turn up for the parade
Indian Air Force personnel during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Indian Air Force personnel during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 01:55 PM IST
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Delhiwale: Mesmerising shades of blue

The wall lies at one end of a courtyard, snuggled inside the little-known Sufi shrine of Sheikh Kaleemullah Jehanabadi in Old Delhi, just across the road from Red Fort.
The wall’s beauty is particularly poignant because it is unintentional(Mayank Austen Soofi)
The wall’s beauty is particularly poignant because it is unintentional(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 03:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhiwale: The flag wearer

A rickshaw puller on his special shirt
(HT photo)
(HT photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 01:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi marks a dull Dussehra

Senior officials in the Delhi revenue department said that last year, around 800 Ramlila organisers had got permission for the ritual, where effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad are burnt at open spaces in public view. The height of the effigies can range from a few feet to over a hundred feet.
An effigy of Ravana in flames during one of the permitted celebrations in Karkardooma on Sunday.
An effigy of Ravana in flames during one of the permitted celebrations in Karkardooma on Sunday.
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 12:21 AM IST
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