India

Not Amrit Kaal, but ‘Mitr Kaal Budget’: Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi termed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Amrit Kaal Bu dget as 'Mitr Kaal' Budget implying that it will only benefit the rich with nothing for the poor and the unemployed population of the country. As Sitharaman presented her 5th Budget on Feb 1 in Parliament, she termed it as the first budget...

Visakhapatnam will be Andhra Pradesh capital: Chief Minister Jagan Reddy


Visakhapatnam will be Andhra Pradesh's new capital, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy announced today, thus sealing the fate of the specifically developed capital Amaravati.   "Here I am, to invite you, to Visakhapatnam, which is going to be our capital in the days to come," he said, announcing an investment summit to be held there on...

Republic Day celebrations comes to an end with mesmerizing Beating Retreat ceremony


New Delhi: With rain drops falling and foot-tapping music playing on the ground, the Beating Retreat ceremony was held on Jan 29 at Vijay Chowk opposite the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, marking an end to the four-day Republic Day celebrations. The ceremony began with fanfare by buglers and the massed band playing ‘Agniveer’ tune...

Indian Embassy celebrates Republic Day with friends of India


Washington: India’s 74th Republic Day was celebrated in Washington D.C. Jan 26 with a flag-hoisting ceremony at India House. The ceremony was attended by friends of India from diverse fields, including the US Congress, business, media, students and members of the Indian diaspora. Ambassador of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu unfurled the tricolor, which was followed...

India celebrates 74th Republic Day with a spectacular parade of many firsts


India’s military might, cultural diversity on display at Kartavya Path Google Doodle depicts elements of parade with intricate artwork US Embassy in New Delhi celebrates with musical rendition of 'Vande Mataram' New Delhi: Tens of thousands of people endured a winter chill and mist on Thursday as they gathered to watch a parade in the Indian capital...

45 fighter jets including Sukhoi, Rafale perform during parade


New Delhi: The grand finale of the 74th Republic Day parade presented the Fly Past, a stunning air show by 45 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF), one from the Indian Navy and four helicopters of the Indian Army. The 50 aircraft including old and modern jets and helicopters like Rafale, MiG-29, Su-30, Sukhoi-30...

23 tableaux roll down Kartavya Path on R-Day


New Delhi: At the Republic Day parade in the national capital on Thursday, 23 tableaux -- 17 from states and union territories and six from various ministries and departments -- rolled down the Kartavya Path showing a plethora of cultures from across the country and bringing the boulevard alive with song and dance. The parade...

Marching contingents display India’s military might


Intro: During the grand parade, the major attraction was the Indian forces marching contingents and their military equipment New Delhi: The Republic Day parade began from Kartavya Path in New Delhi after a 21-gun salute was performed. President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and this year's chief guest, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi were among...

This R-Day, commoners not VIPs figured in special invitees list


New Delhi: Construction workers of the Central Vista, Kartavya Path, New Parliament House besides milk and vegetable vendors, rickshaw pullers, street vendors were the special official invitees during the 74th Republic Day parade here. The special or Shram Yogi guests were made to sit in the front row at Kartavya Path. According to the Defence Ministry,...