Republic Day (India)
Indian national holiday
Republic Day (India) ▸ Facts ▸ Comments ▸ News ▸ Videos
Republic Day is a national holiday in India. It honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India and thus, turning the nation into a newly formed republic.
You Might Like
Beating Retreat: Foot-tapping music, soulful renditions mark end of R-Day celebrationsFoot-tapping music and soulful classical renditions reverberated at Vijay Chowk on Wednesday as the Republic Day celebrations culminated with the Beating Retreat ceremony here with 26 performances by..
Beating Retreat 2020: Republic Day festivities conclude with iconic ceremonyThe spectacular ceremony is conducted on the evening of January 29 every year, the third day after the Republic Day.
Twitter heaps praises for Karnataka orange seller who won Padma Shri for giving free education to childrenA day before the 71st Republic Day the government announced the list of the 21 recipients of the Padma Shri Award 2020 and one name that created curiosity was Harekala Hajabba.
India cherishes very special friendship with Bhutan, ties will continue to deepen: ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India cherishes its "very special friendship" with Bhutan and expressed confidence that ties between the two countries will continue to deepen in the future...
'Read it when you get time from dividing the nation': Congress sends copy of Constitution to PM Modi on Republic DayThe amended citizenship act, Congress alleged, grossly violates Article 14 of the Constitution of India
Republic Day celebrated in East; bomb blasts in Assam, CAA protestsThe 71st Republic Day was celebrated with pomp and pageantry across the eastern region on Sunday, even as four serial explosions rocked Assam early in the day, and sparse protests over the new..
Unfortunate that J&K Congress chief was not invited to official R-Day function, says partyThe Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress on Sunday said it was "unfortunate" that the administration did not invite its president and former minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir to the official Republic Day..
India's Republic Day celebrations marked with protests, blastsHundreds of thousands of Indians protested across the country on Sunday against a citizenship bill that many fear is discriminatory against the minority Muslim community.
India exhibits military prowess, cultural diversity at Republic Day parade
Ulfa (I) claims responsibility for Assam blastsThe proscribed Myanmar-based anti-talk Ulfa (I) faction led by Paresh Baruah has claimed responsibility for the four blasts in upper Assam districts on Sunday morning as the country celebrated the 71st..
Top News of the Day | Jan 26, 2020: Several firsts this Republic Day parade, India beats New Zealand in 2nd ODI and moreHere are the top news of the day Sunday, January 26, 2020
Let us raise level of protests, says Chidambaram on Republic DayAmid pan-India agitations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday called for raising the "level of protests", saying "as long as freedoms are denied to..
Assam: Banned separatist organisation ULFA-I claims responsibility for bomb blasts on Republic DayThe organisation had earlier issued a call for a 'general strike' on Sunday and asked citizens to abstain from taking part in Republic Day celebrations
Congress sends copy of Constitution to PM Modi, says read it when you get time from dividing nationOn the occasion of the 71st Republic Day, the Congress on Sunday sent a copy of the Constitution to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and took a dig at him saying, "when you get time off from dividing the..
From 2015 to 2020, a look at PM Modi's Republic Day turban traditionPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday continued his 'turban tradition' as he opted for a saffron headgear for celebrations of the country's 71st Republic Day. Modi opted for a 'bandhani' print..
Narendra Modi to address 'Mann Ki Baat' today at 6 pmThe first address of PM Modi's monthly programme in 2020 will be done on the Republic Day, according to the official handle of 'Mann Ki Baat Updates.' This timing of the programme has been changed for..
From 'Nari Shakti' to 'Mission Shakti', several firsts this Republic Day paradeAs Republic Day celebrations are in full swing across the country, the parade at Delhi's Rajpath saw several firsts this year.
Republic Day: Air India distributes 30000 national flags among its passengersIt was the first Republic Day celebration in Srinagar after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions that gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
India celebrates 71st Republic Day in presence of Brazilian President Jair BolsonaroBrazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the chief guest for this year's ceremony which started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tributes to martyrs at the National War Memorial. This was..
J&K celebrates first Republic Day as UT, L-G Girish Chandra Murmu hoists national flagJammu and Kashmir saw it's first R-Day as a UT after the erstwhile state was bifurcated into two union territories last year.
Full text of President's address on the eve of 71st Republic DayPresident of India Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday addressed the nation on the eve of 71st Republic Day.
Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro witnesses R-Day Parade at RajpathThis is the third time that a Brazilian President was the chief guest at the Republic Day. The last time a Brazilian President was the chief guest was in 2004 when Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attended..
Several 1sts this R-Day: PM tribute at war memorial, display of ‘Mission Shakti’ missile, make-in-India gunThe 71st Republic Day parade on Sunday witnessed several firsts and a break from tradition: for the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the three service chiefs paid tribute to war heroes at..
Video: At minus 20 degrees, ITBP personnel hoist tricolour in Ladakh on Republic Day 2020In the times of natural disaster, ITBP personnel are first responders who put their skills as professionally trained mountaineers and skiers to test as they are dispatched for rescue and relief..
PM Modi continues 'safa' tradition, sports saffron 'bandhej' turban on 71st Republic DayContinuing his tradition of donning colourful turbans on Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sported a saffron 'bandhej' headgear with a tail for the 71st..
Republic Day celebrations underway in DelhiCelebrations for the 71st Republic Day began on Sunday in the national capital with Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro in attendance as the chief guest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his..
Five explosions hit Assam on Republic day, CM Sonowal condemns 'cowardly attempt' to create terrorThe Assam police are investigating the matter.
PM Modi pays homage to fallen soldiers at newly-built National War Memorial for first timePrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to the fallen soldiers at the newly-built National War Memorial here on the Republic Day for the first time instead of the Amar Jawan Jyoti beneath..
Google marks India's 71st Republic Day with a doodleGoogle on Sunday dedicated a doodle to observe India's 71st Republic Day. The doodle highlights the rich cultural heritage that permeates and unites the diverse nation—from the world-famous landmarks..
Four grenade explosions rock AssamFour powerful grenade explosions -- three in Dibrugarh and one in Charaideo districts -- rocked Assam on Sunday morning as the country celebrated Republic Day, police said. In Dibrugarh district, an..
Republic Day 2020: Multi-layered security cover deployed at RajpathThe security arrangement has been done in layers, with the first three layers of the security being handled by the Delhi Police, under the direct supervision of the two additional Deputy Commissioners..
Republic Day 2020: Google doodle captures India's rich cultural heritage on 71st Republic DayGoogle dedicates a special doodle to mark India's 71st Republic Day, which captured the country's rich cultural heritage that permeates and unites the diverse nation.
Prime Minister Modi wishes nation on 71st Republic DayEarlier on Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation. While Kovind invoked Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu reminded Indians of discharging Indians their..
Capital under multi-layered, ground-to-air security cover for Republic Day celebrationsAided by dozens of drones in the air and hundreds of CCTV cameras and facial recognition devices, besides several anti-aircraft guns on the ground, the security personnel are keeping a hawk-eye over..
Happy Republic Day 2020: SMS, quotes, greetings & WhatsApp messages to share with your loved ones15 best messages, SMS, Whatsapp message you can forward to your friends and family this Republic Day.
J&K police win 33% of R-Day gallantry medalsThe awards announced by the home ministry on Republic Day have seen J&K police personnel being honoured with more than one-third of the total 290 gallantry medals while CRPF has a one-fourth share.
Ahead of R-Day, Customs seizes 22 Chinese dronesAhead of Republic Day, Customs department searched three places in Mumbai, Jaipur and Chennai in the last few days, and seized 22 drones, imported from China, which were being sold illegally in the..
India, Brazil sign 15 pacts to bolster defence, trade tiesReaffirming a strategic partnership, India and Brazil on Saturday signed 15 agreements as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who will also be the chief..
Adhere to ahimsa, President tells agitatorsIn his address to the nation on the eve of 71st Republic Day, the President said referred to Mahatma Gandhi’s credo of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) and said his talisman for deciding whether an act is..
J&K: Three terrorists, including JeM commander Qari Yasir, shot down in Tral; three jawans injuredAccording to army sources, Jaish is looking to strengthen its strongholds in Kashmir once again. It was planning a large terror attack on Republic Day.
Low-speed mobile internet service snapped in Kashmir hours after restorationHours after low-speed mobile internet was restored in Kashmir, authorities again snapped services on Saturday evening citing security reasons in view of Republic Day.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls Modi to convey wishes ahead of 71st Republic DayIsrael and India have shared mutual goodwill for a long time.
Remain non-violent when fighting for a cause, President tells countrymen on Republic Day eve
Republic Day: 29 CISF personnel get police service medals
Embassy Group celebrates the spirit of patriotism with a special tribute on Republic Day
Twitter launches Tricolour, India Gate emoji to celebrate Republic Day
UAE begins India's Republic Day celebrations
Punjab tableau on Republic Day dedicated to 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev
Gaana’s Republic Day 'Discover India campaign' celebrates India’s diverse musical roots
Republic Day: J&K Police gets max 108 gallantry medals, CRPF 76The Union Territory police, thickly involved in counter-terrorism operations in the Kashmir Valley, has also bagged three top President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) while one has been accorded..