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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...

The South Asian Times Person of the Year-2022 Anil Bansal felicitated at NY Consulate


On behalf of Forsythe Media Group, Consul General of India in New York, Amb. Randhir Jaiswal presented the plaque felicitating Anil Bansal as The South Asian Times-Person of the Year-2022. Joining in the presentation at the Indian Consulate on Saturday January 21.     The South Asian Times wishes you Happy Republic Day 2023.  We are proud to present an all-color 40-page Special Edition celebrating...

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...

Ex Minister Fawad Chaudhry arrested in Pakistan


Islamabad: Police in Pakistan early Wednesday arrested a senior leader of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political party on charges of threatening the chief of the elections oversight body and other government officials. The arrest of Fawad Chaudhry, an outspoken critic of the government, is a major setback for the party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in which...

Afghan soldier seeking asylum freed from immigration hold


Houston: An Afghan soldier seeking U.S. asylum who was arrested while trying to cross the Mexico border has been freed and reunited with his brother after spending months in immigration detention, his attorney said Wednesday. Abdul Wasi Safi’s release from custody in a detention center in Eden, Texas, came after a judge dropped an immigration charge against...

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,...