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The animal contingents in the 72nd Republic Day parade was loved by netizens.(Twitter)

Republic Day 2021: Tweeple share thoughts on special day

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Hashtags #RepublicDay and #RepublicDay2021 were seen trending on Twitter.
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The language of hand gestures has worked as a bridge of communication for not only people with hearing and speech disabilities who are taking part in the camp. (Unsplash)
The language of hand gestures has worked as a bridge of communication for not only people with hearing and speech disabilities who are taking part in the camp. (Unsplash)

How sign language helped connect diverse 'mini India' at R-Day camp amid Covid

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Ladakhi, Assamese are among the Indian languages which can be heard at this year's Republic Day camp here, but there is a particular one being also used by various contingents - sign language, adding a layer of inclusivity to the diversity that the ceremonial event represents.
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Several artists and dancers performed for the Prime Minister in colourful attires and vibrant dances ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in Delhi.(PTI)
Several artists and dancers performed for the Prime Minister in colourful attires and vibrant dances ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in Delhi.(PTI)

PM Modi meets artists ahead of R-Day parade, urges them to strengthen India

ANI, New Delhi [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with artists, who will be performing in the 75th Republic Day Parade on January 26 and lauded the country's socio-cultural heritage.
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Representational image.(File photo)
Representational image.(File photo)

Around 100 students to watch Republic Day parade from PM's box

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:21 AM IST
The students will also get to interact with Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' after the parade.
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Farmers sitting in a tractor trolly during their protest against farm law, at Singhu Border in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Farmers sitting in a tractor trolly during their protest against farm law, at Singhu Border in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

15,000 tractors, 170 km: All you need to know about the farmers' tractor rally

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:16 PM IST
According to the Delhi police estimates, about 15,000 tractors are present at the three border points and more are expected to trickle in.
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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, New Delhi
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.
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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, New Delhi
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.
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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.
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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.
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A photo of Alexander Ellis, the new British high commissioner to India.(GOV.UK)
A photo of Alexander Ellis, the new British high commissioner to India.(GOV.UK)

Alexander Ellis appointed new British high commissioner to India

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Ellis, who succeeds Philip Barton, is expected to be in the post during the visit of UK PM Boris Johnson, who will be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade on January 26
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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.(HT photo/ Representation)
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.(HT photo/ Representation)

Bangladesh army to take part in Republic Day parade

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 04:18 AM IST
Foreign soldiers took part in the parade for the first time in 2016 when a French army contingent of 130 soldiers marched down Rajpath. The then French President, Francois Hollande, witnessed the parade as the chief guest that year.
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The components of a biofuel supply chain create a circular rural economy that results in substantial environmental, socio-economic and health benefits for communities(AFP)
The components of a biofuel supply chain create a circular rural economy that results in substantial environmental, socio-economic and health benefits for communities(AFP)

How biofuels can double farm incomes

UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:26 AM IST
A total of Rs 1 lakh crore worth of biofuel will be purchased every year by oil marketing firms in the future for blending. This money will be ploughed back to the rural economy
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UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab had announced the acceptance of India’s invitation to Johnson during a recent visit to New Delhi.(AP)
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab had announced the acceptance of India’s invitation to Johnson during a recent visit to New Delhi.(AP)

Look forward to welcoming UK prime minister Boris Johnson, says India

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:17 PM IST
Asked whether the spread of the new variant of coronavirus in the UK, which has already resulted in several countries restricting the entry of travellers from Britain, would affect the invitation to Johnson, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said there had been no change.
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The tableau will also showcase Ayodhya as a major religious tourism destination in India.
The tableau will also showcase Ayodhya as a major religious tourism destination in India.

Ayodhya, upcoming Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s tableau for Republic Day

By Pankaj Jaiswal | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 09:26 PM IST
The tableau will feature a grand model of the temple, scenes from Ramayan and the new tradition of annual Deepotsava in Ayodhya.
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Rakesh Tikait, farmer leader and spokesperson, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) said, “Since talks with the government have not yielded any results so far, we are going to camp at the border at least till January 26.”(PTI)
Rakesh Tikait, farmer leader and spokesperson, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) said, “Since talks with the government have not yielded any results so far, we are going to camp at the border at least till January 26.”(PTI)

Will stay put, join R-Day in tractors, say protesting farmers

By Karn Pratap Singh and Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:40 AM IST
Thousands of farmers are sitting in protest against the new farm laws on four borders of Delhi --- Singhu, Tikri, Chilla and Ghazipur. Their representatives have held two rounds of talks with the Centre so far, with the third round scheduled for Saturday.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Just 9 Delhi schools apply to participate in 2021 Republic Day parade

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 09:21 AM IST
The Delhi government had on September 28 invited schools to send their entries for participation in Republic Day 2021 celebration at Rajpath.
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The United States has said that it is looking forward to working together with India on a wide range of issues including security.(Reuters image)
The United States has said that it is looking forward to working together with India on a wide range of issues including security.(Reuters image)

US looking forward to working with India on security

By Asian News International | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Washington wished New Delhi for a decade “full of achievements” as India recently completed 70 years as a Republic.
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Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(HT file)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(HT file)

Union HRD Minister felicitates 87 meritorious students

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 09:05 AM IST
The students were awarded Certificate of Appreciation by the Minister to encourage them to achieve new heights in the future. Read on to know more...
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Army's T-90 tanks followed by Ballway machine Pikate (BMP-II) (Sarath) tanks march down Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day parade in New Delhi, on Sunday, January 26, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Army's T-90 tanks followed by Ballway machine Pikate (BMP-II) (Sarath) tanks march down Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day parade in New Delhi, on Sunday, January 26, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The many firsts for 2020 Republic Day parade

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 04:59 AM IST
From choppers in tri-service formation to Jammu and Kashmir’s tableau as Union Territories, India’s 71st Republic Day celebration had many firsts to it.
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School children performing Garba- a traditional Indian dance form at the 71st Republic Day parade.(ANI)
School children performing Garba- a traditional Indian dance form at the 71st Republic Day parade.(ANI)

Republic Day parade 2020: School kids perform traditional dance forms

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Kids from the state of Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal were seen performing amid roaring reception from the enthusiastic crowds at the event. Read on to know more...
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New Delhi: 21 women bikers of the CRPF perform a daredevil stunt to make a human pyramid on motorcycles during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi(PTI)
New Delhi: 21 women bikers of the CRPF perform a daredevil stunt to make a human pyramid on motorcycles during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi(PTI)

New weapons, women bikers, choppers dazzle during Republic Day parade

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 08:47 PM IST
India’s armed forces took centre-stage at the grand parade as they displayed the army’s battle tank Bhishma, Infantry Combat Vehicle Ballway Machine Pikate and the air force’s brand new Rafale fighter jet and the newly inducted Chinook and Apache helicopters.
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The riders of the Mumbai Police’s mounted unit will wear a blue sherwani with silver trimming, white breeches and a turban designed by Manish Malhotra. (Photo @AUThackeray)
The riders of the Mumbai Police’s mounted unit will wear a blue sherwani with silver trimming, white breeches and a turban designed by Manish Malhotra. (Photo @AUThackeray)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Mumbai Police’s mounted unit, dressed by Manish Malhotra, to take the streets and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Jammu and Kashmir took part in the Republic Day parade for the first time as a union territory(ANI Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir took part in the Republic Day parade for the first time as a union territory(ANI Photo)

At Republic Day Parade, a look at the many firsts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 08:44 PM IST
A contingent of women bikers of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will perform daredevil stunts for the first time. Inspector Seema Nag will be leading the contingent and seen saluting while standing on top of a moving motorcycle.
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71st Republic Day 2020 highlights| Beating retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border on Republic Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:41 PM IST

India celebrates its 71st Republic Day today. On this day in 1950, the Constitution of India came into force. The Republic Day parade, which is considered the main attraction of the day’s celebration, was held along Rajpath. It was a 90-minute event. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was the chief guest at the parade. Before the parade began, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute at the National War Memorial and President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the national flag along with General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff, Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff. Follow highlights here:

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Guests at the 71st Republic Day parade at Rajpath, New Delhi on January 26, 2020.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Guests at the 71st Republic Day parade at Rajpath, New Delhi on January 26, 2020.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Police to keep an eye out for CAA protesters at Republic Day parade

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:31 AM IST
With slew of stringent measures in place, officers will also look for anti-citizenship law messages written on visitors’ clothes. Facial recognition cameras is also in place.
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Delhi Traffic Police has put in place certain restrictions on the movement of traffic in the national capital ahead of the Republic Day parade on January 26(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Traffic Police has put in place certain restrictions on the movement of traffic in the national capital ahead of the Republic Day parade on January 26(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

71st Republic Day 2020: Traffic restrictions in place ahead of Republic Day parade

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 08:54 PM IST
71st Republic Day: According to the advisory, no cross-traffic will be allowed on Rajpath from 11 pm on Saturday at Rafi Marg, Janpath and Mansingh Road till the Republic Day Parade is over.
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the Atal Bhujal Yojana, a mission to help in supplying water to every house-hold by 2024, at a function in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI12_25_2019_000056A)(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the Atal Bhujal Yojana, a mission to help in supplying water to every house-hold by 2024, at a function in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI12_25_2019_000056A)(PTI)

PM Modi to pay homage to martyrs at National War Memorial ahead of R-Day celebrations

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 08:46 PM IST
71st Republic Day: Republic Day Deputy Commander Major General Alok Kakkar said that this would be the first time the Prime Minister will lay a wreath at the National War Memorial on the Republic Day.
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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrived on Friday for his first official visit to India(REUTERS)
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrived on Friday for his first official visit to India(REUTERS)

Brazilian President begins 4-day visit; trade, investment relations in focus

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 12:22 AM IST
Bolsonaro, the third Brazilian president to be the chief guest at the celebrations that showcase India’s military might and culture, was accompanied by eight ministers and a large business delegation for the four-day visit.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the awardees of Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, in New Delhi on Friday(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the awardees of Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, in New Delhi on Friday(PTI)

‘Will learn from each of you’: PM to kids who won national awards

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 11:31 PM IST
The 49 awardees, from various states, including one each from Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, were awarded for excellence in six categories — art and culture, innovation, scholastic, social service, sports and bravery.
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