Proud at 71: India celebrates R-Day (Lead)(23 minutes ago) New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) It was tricolour balloons, 22 tableaux projecting India's rich diversity, the armed forces showcasing their might and 'garba' on Rajpath, as India celebrated 71 years as a republic on Sunday.
Republic Day celebrations in J&K amid tight security(12:06) Srinagar, Jan 26 (IANS) Amid tight security, Republic day was celebrated on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir first time after the abrogation of Article 370 and after the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two union territories on August 5.
The truth behind Pathalgadi violence in Jharkhand(12:00) By Manoj Pathak Ranchi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Pathalgadi movement was started to save the land and forest areas in Jharkhand, but now the movement is also marked by a series of violence. The purpose of the Pathalgadi movement was to make the Gram Sabhas omnipotent in tribal areas to reclaim their rights to 'jal, jangal and zameen'. The people wanted the Gram Sabhas to grant permission for mining and development work in their tribal areas and not by the elected government.
No plans for Republic Day? Try out these fun experiences(12:00) New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) It's a bitter truth that we need to swallow! But yes, Republic Day 2020 is on a Sunday! Are you wondering how to make this Republic Day Special? The fact that it's on Sunday and we get no extra holiday, taking away your travel inspo? Are you wondering how to make this weekend a special one?
9 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Freedom Fighters This Republic Day(11:50) By Kartik Bajoria New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) The 26th of January marks a very special day in our calendars. For Indians in India and the world over, our nation's Republic Day symbolizes all that our great, free, democratic, secular nation stands for and embodies. Values that we sometimes take for granted. Privileges, that we ought to protect, nourish, nurture, savor. Liberty of thought and expression, to practice ones faith - in broad terms, the power to choose. The definite gift of Free Will.
Slay with your R-Day look(11:48) By Puja Gupta New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) For every fashion lover, Republic Day is a perfect opportunity to showcase their love for experimentation with ethnic wear and the tri-color. And if you are still confused and struggling to decide on an outfit, we have brought you some interesting and stylish looks by top designers that will help you ace the R-Day fashion parade.
TV broadcasters fear massive loss due to NTO 2.0(11:42) New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) With the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) bringing amendments to the broadcast tariff regulations much sooner than expected, television broadcasters believe they are staring at a massive cut in their subscription base and loss in revenue.
Things to do this R-Day(11:40) By Puja Gupta New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) Every Indian is acquainted with the rituals of January 26 which is a national holiday- watching the Republic Day Parade on TV, singing patriotic songs and hoisting the flag. But if you want to do more to make your holiday fun-filled India, head outdoors and indulge in activities and usher on this day.
Celebrate a flavourful Republic Day(11:40) New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) In India, no celebration is complete without fascinating delicacies. Indian food has played its own sweet role in unifying a country as vast and diverse, bringing all of us closer each day as one big, happy, foodie family. With Republic day, it's time to celebrate your patriotic vibe with amazing tricolour foods.
Last chance to avail R-Day offers(11:38) New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) Republic Day sales are over from most of the popular e-commerce platform. And if you missed the chance to grab the offer and are looking for a last minute options, we have listed a few names which still have the sales live and are offering amazing deals.
Know what Indians are posting this R-Day(11:38) New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) On the eve of the Republic Day, over 75,000 WhatsApp shares and more than 15 crore views were received on over 2 lakh posts, says a study. Hindi emerged as a main language in over 50 per cent of such posts, reveals a study by ShareChat, a social media platform available in 15 Indian languages.
71st R-Day: Prez receives national salute at Rajpath(10:40) New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday received the national salute at Rajpath on the occasion of 71st Republic Day. Lieutenant General Asit Mistry, the General Officer Commanding, Headquarters Delhi Area lead this year's R-Day parade.
Seek freedom from burqa 1st, not CAA: Tarek Fatah (IANS Interview)(10:30) By Vivek Tripathi Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistani-Canadian author Tarek Fatah has said that those opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) are prone to a "separatist mindset". Raising questions on Muslim womens' participation in anti-CAA demonstrations, he said before seeking freedom from the new citizenship law, they must seek freedom from the veil (burqa) first.
71st R-Day: Google celebrates with special doodle(09:34) New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Search giant Google on Sunday dedicated a special doodle to mark India's 71st Republic Day, which captured the country's architectural and cultural legacy, as well as its rich bio-diversity.
Where did the comedians go! (Column: B-Town)(09:18) By Vinod Mirani The term comedian carried as much weight as the phrase hero in Hindi films. Almost no films, especially a family drama or even a romantic film, was complete without a healthy dose of comedy. Often, the comedy track had little to do with the main narrative and, if at all, a thin connection was devised to keep it relevant to the story.
Partnership for success (Column: Spy's Eye)(09:10) BY D.C. PATHAK In the Age of Knowledge that we live in many old concepts of management of an enterprise including those revolving around leadership, employer-employee relationship and the role of hierarchy in the organisation, have received a severe knock. Among the key determinants of the new norm are the recognition that a leader must rely on knowledge-based decision making and not personal 'charisma' for moving ahead, acceptance of the importance of lateral rather than 'vertical' interactions for improving the output and a realisation that in the competitive environ 'time' had to be regarded as a precious 'resource' -- apart from manpower and funds. In these times, an enterprise will succeed if its leader knew how to bring the best out of all members of the organisation and create an ethos that makes everybody -- high or low in the hierarchy -- feel that they were contributing to its progress. In a word, success today is built on partnership.
Jassi Gill: Musical success led to Bollywood innings(08:16) By Durga Chakravarty New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Known for belting out foot-tapping Punjabi hits like "Nikle currant", "Attt Karti" and "Lamborghini" (which features in the Bollywood film "Jai Mummy Di"), singer-actor Jassi Gill has attributed his entry into Bollywood to his flourishing music career.
2 Brazilian women to get Padma Shri(21:39) New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, the government on Saturday announced the names of 23 awardees, including two women from Brazil, who will be conferred the Padma Shri Award this year.
Framing the Pandit exodus(18:39) By Sukant Deepak Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) "For 70 years we had Article 370 in Kashmir. What good came out of it? Only a reign of terror? It has been only a few months that it has been abolished. Let's wait and watch. I am hopeful that something will happen," said filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Governor hits out at Mamata govt in R-Day eve message(18:21) Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Hitting out at the Mamata Banerjee government in his message on Republic Day eve, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday described as "worrisome" the state's record with regard to violence over the last few years, and said there were "unwholesome instances" of public funds being utilized for "furthering political objectives".
Omar in white beard surfaces on Twitter(17:38) Srinagar, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's latest photograph wearing a woollen cap and sporting a long white beard surfaced on social media on Saturday, and went viral.
Tweeple mourn demise of TV actress Shejal Sharma(15:42) New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) TV actress Sejal Sharma, who played Simmy Khosla in "Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji" has committed suicide. Twitteratis are shocked by yet another untimely death by a TV personality, that comes on the back of the Kushal Punjabi incident.