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Republic Day (India): Indian national holiday
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.

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100-year-old recalls fighting alongside Subhas Chandra Bose [Video]

100-year-old recalls fighting alongside Subhas Chandra Bose

On the 125th anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary, we speak to freedom fighter Parmanand, who is among the last surviving members of the Azad Hind Fauj or the Indian National Army...

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Indian farmers reject government offers to suspend reforms, threaten to disrupt India’s Republic Day [Video]

Indian farmers reject government offers to suspend reforms, threaten to disrupt India’s Republic Day

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Farmers' rally will be held as declared, can't change program: Hannan Mollah [Video]

Farmers' rally will be held as declared, can't change program: Hannan Mollah

Speaking to ANI in the national capital on January 22, general secretary of All India Kisan Sabha, Hannan Mollah spoke on the declared farmers' rally on Republic Day in Delhi. Mollah said, "Kisans..

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Farmers firm on conducting tractor parade on Delhi's Outer Ring Road on R-Day [Video]

Farmers firm on conducting tractor parade on Delhi's Outer Ring Road on R-Day

Krantikari Kisan Union's Darshan Pal said that they are firm on their stance of conducting tractor parade on Delhi's Outer Ring Road on Republic Day. Darshan Pal said, "Govt has said tractor parade on..

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Farmers assemble in Punjab's Tarn Taran ahead of tractor rally on R-Day [Video]

Farmers assemble in Punjab's Tarn Taran ahead of tractor rally on R-Day

Farmers on January 20 assembled at Harike Pattan in Tarn Taran district to head to Delhi, ahead of their proposed tractor rally on Republic Day. Protesting farmers and their leaders have said that they..

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Watch: ITBP’s K9 dog squad deployed to secure Republic day venue [Video]

Watch: ITBP’s K9 dog squad deployed to secure Republic day venue

Preparations are on in full swing for the 72nd Republic Day celebration on 26th January, 2021. A team of jawans from the Indian Navy were seen braving the winter chill to practice their parade ahead of..

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ITBP's crack K9 commandos to secure Rajpath on Republic Day [Video]

ITBP's crack K9 commandos to secure Rajpath on Republic Day

ITBP's K9 team has been given the task to secure Rajpath and India Gate area for the Republic Day parade. Delhi Police had requested ITBP to deploy its crack K9 team for deployment to sanitise and..

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Watch: Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan illuminate ahead of R-Day [Video]

Watch: Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan illuminate ahead of R-Day

The Indian Parliament, and Rashtrapati Bhavan, home to the President of the world's largest democracy, and Vijay Chowk, were illuminated on January 19, ahead of the Republic Day celebrations. India is..

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Amit Shah holds high-level meeting with Delhi Police ahead of R-Day [Video]

Amit Shah holds high-level meeting with Delhi Police ahead of R-Day

Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a high-level meeting with Delhi Police officials on January 19. He was accompanied by Minister of State G Kishan Reddy. The meeting was held ahead of the Republic Day..

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Farmers' tractor rally won't disturb Republic Day parade: Rakesh Tikait [Video]

Farmers' tractor rally won't disturb Republic Day parade: Rakesh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on January 18 said that farmer's tractor parade on January 26 will not disturb the Republic Day event of the government. "Tomorrow we will talk to..

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Rafale jets to grace Republic Day event [Video]

Rafale jets to grace Republic Day event

For the very first time, Rafale fighter jets will participate in the Republic Day parade 2021. IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Indranil Nandi said, "Total 42 aircrafts will participate in Republic Day..

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Farmers hold tractor rally at Chandigarh-Punjab border [Video]

Farmers hold tractor rally at Chandigarh-Punjab border

Scores of farmers held a tractor march at Chandigarh-Punjab border against Centre's new farm laws. Protesting farmers, camped at border areas of the national capital, have confirmed their tractor..

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Security forces rehearses ahead of Republic Day parade at Rajpath [Video]

Security forces rehearses ahead of Republic Day parade at Rajpath

Ahead of the Republic Day parade, security forces carried out rehearsals at the Rajpath. They practiced in the national capital on January 18. The number of Indian jawans has been reduced in the parade..

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R-Day terror threat: Posters in Delhi after govt's Khalistan warning on farm stir [Video]

R-Day terror threat: Posters in Delhi after govt's Khalistan warning on farm stir

Delhi police put up 'wanted terrorist' posters ahead of Republic Day in Connaught Place. Alleged operatives of Khalistani groups and Al Qaeda were named in posters. Just days earlier, the government..

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Republic Day full dress rehearsal tomorrow: Here are the routes to avoid

In view of the full dress rehearsal on January 23, Delhi Traffic Police closed down certain routes.
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Ahead of Republic Day, names of Galwan braves get engraved on National War Memorial

The war memorial was built in the memory of those who were killed in action after India's Independence.
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SC says Delhi Police to decide on farmers' Republic Day tractor rally


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Withdraw plea against farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day: SC tells Centre

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to pass orders on the proposed tractor rally by farmers on Republic Day in New Delhi,
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How AAP's decision to join farmers’ tractor parade on Jan 26 reminds one of Arvind Kejriwal’s 2014 dharna

The threat by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to join the protesting farmers’ “tractor parade” in the national capital on Republic Day could be a deja vu moment. This is the second time in seven years when..
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Farmer unions build up for Republic Day tractor parade with village-level rallies


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With Bangladesh in focus, IAF's vintage Dakota to fly past this Republic Day

This is only the third time in India's history that any foreign military contingent has been invited to participate in the Republic Day parade.
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Who is Bhawna Kanth, the first woman fighter pilot to take part in Republic Day parade?

Kanth will be a part of the IAF tableau that will showcase mock-ups of the light combat aircraft, light combat helicopter and Sukhoi-30 fighter jet.
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Newly-inducted Rafale jets to participate in Republic Day parade for first time

In all, 38 IAF aircraft and four planes of the Indian Army will participate in the flypast on January 26.
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Delhi Police to decide on farmers' entry into capital, SC says

The Supreme Court on Monday said it is for Delhi police to decide whether to allow the protesting farmers to enter the national capital on Republic Day. Hearing the application filed by Delhi Police..
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Delhi Police to decide entry into capital, says SC on Republic Day tractor march by farmers

The Supreme court on Monday (January 18) said during a hearing that it is the responsibility of Delhi police to determine who should enter the capital
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Will hold tractor rally in Delhi on Republic -Day: Farmers


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Govt asks farmers to give up stubborn stand, agitators firm on Republic Day tractor march

Farmers will carry out a tractor parade along Delhi's Outer Ring Road on Republic Day, announced Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Sunday.
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Farmer unions say they will go ahead with tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day

Farmer unions protesting against the Centre's agri laws said on Sunday that they will go ahead with their proposed tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day.
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Republic Day: Security measures tightened in anticipation of terror threat

Due to the COVID pandemic, no foreign guest will be present at India's Republic Day parade,
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Republic Day: Delhi Police puts up posters of Khalistani, Al-Qaeda terrorists over security threats

After inputs that some terrorist organisations including Khalistani outfits and Al-Qaeda may carry out unwanted activities on January 26, Delhi Police have taken a few steps including putting up..
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Tractor rally on Republic Day not finalised yet: Kisan Sangharsh Samiti

Kisan Sangharsh Samiti on Sunday stated that allegations that farmers would roll out tractors in the national capital on Republic Day are baseless and clarified that no such programme has been..
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Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory ahead of Republic Day Parade rehearsals

Traffic advisory also suggests the routes to be taken during the Republic Day rehearsal period.
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No foreign guest at Republic Day parade this year, here's why

This is the 4th time in history that no foreign guest will be present on Republic Day. The previous times it happened were in 1966, 1953 and 1952.
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No foreign head of State to attend Republic Day event this year as chief guest, says MEA


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Republic Day 2021: No shoulder to shoulder march-past by NSG commandos this year

NSG commandos sweat for at least 5 hours to give a flawless marching past on Republic Day at the majestic Rajpath
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DNA Explainer: How is Chief Guest for Republic Day chosen?

Since 1950, India has been hosting a head of state or government of another country as the state guest of honour for Republic Day celebrations.
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First time in 55 years possibility of no chief guest on Republic Day

Last time the parade did not have chief guest was in 1966 when Indira Gandhi was sworn in as PM on January 24 after the demise of Lal Bahadur Shastri.
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All 4 members back agri laws, will proceed with R-Day rally: Protesters

Farmer unions opposed to the central farm laws on Tuesday said the stay on implementation of farm legislations was not a solution as it could be undone any time and therefore they would continue their..
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SC issues notice on plea against proposed tractor rally on Republic Day

It said the right to protest can never include "maligning the nation globally" and requested the top court to restrain anyone from conducting any protest march either in the form of tractor march,..
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Do you know which song is played every year on Republic Day? Here are some interesting facts

We all know that the Rajpath has always hosted the Republic Day parade, right? But wait. That's not right. Some interesting facts we bring before you.
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Govt in SC to stop R-Day rally, says it could be embarrassing

The home ministry moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking to restrain protesting farmers from taking out a tractor rally on Republic Day and said it would be a huge embarrassment to the nation if the..
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'Galwan heroes' likely to be honoured posthumously on Republic Day

Colonel B Santosh Babu and some of the other Indian Army personnel, who were killed while valiantly fighting Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year, are expected to be..
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3 probabilities after UK PM Boris Johnson deferring India visit on Republic Day


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Shashi Tharoor suggests cancelling Republic Day festivities, says crowds during COVID-19 will be irresponsible

Boris Johnson, who was scheduled to attend the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi as chief guest, has cancelled his visit to India.
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No R-Day guest likely as Johnson cancels visit

DELHI/ LONDON: Weeks ahead of the January 26 Republic Day celebrations, at which he was going to be the chief guest, UK PM Boris Johnson Tuesday cancelled his visit to India citing fresh lockdown in..
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Haryana women preparing to take part in 'Tractor Kisan Parade' on Republic Day

Women across Haryana are receiving training to drive tractors to take part in the 'Tractor Kisan Parade' on Republic Day if their demands are not met.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson not coming to India for Republic Day

UK PM Boris Johnson called PM Modi and regretted that he would have to cancel his visit to India because of the serious Corona Virus related situation
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Republic Day parade to be shorter this year with fewer spectators, smaller marching contingents

UK PM Boris Johnson will also be attending this year's Republic Day celebrations as chief guest.
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Farmers' unions plan to hold their own parades in Delhi on Republic Day, say it's time for decisive action


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Farmers threaten to hold tractor rally in Delhi on Republic Day, a farmer dies by suicide: Top developments


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Agitating farmers to hold 'Kisaan Parade' in Delhi on Republic Day if demands not met

The next round of talks between the government and protesting farmer unions is scheduled to be held on January 4.
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Will hold tractor parade towards Delhi on Jan 26 if demands not met: Farmer unions

Hardening their position ahead of the next round of talks with the government, protesting farmer unions on Saturday said they will take out a tractor parade towards Delhi on January 26, when the..
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Bank holidays in January 2021: Banks to remain closed on these dates; check state-wise list

Banks would remain closed on Republic Day i.e January 26 which is the only national holiday for the month of January.
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Around 150 Army personnel test positive for Covid-19

Around 150 Army personnel who arrived in the national capital from various locations in the last few weeks to participate in the Republic Day and Army Day parades have tested positive for Covid -19,..
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Farmers union threaten to bring tractors to Republic Day parade if demands not met

Tikait and other protesting farmers were stopped at Munda Pandey toll plaza near Moradabad.
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National Farmers Day: Farmer unions to take call on Centre's letter today

There farmers' leader said that they would write to Britain MPs, requesting them to press their PM Boris Johnson not to attend India's Republic Day.
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PM Modi meets UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, discusses potential of India-UK partnership

PM Modi termed the interaction with Raab as "excellent" adding that he looked forward to having PM Boris Johnson attend the Republic Day ceremony.
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Absolutely delighted, says UK PM Boris Johnson as he accepts India's Republic Day invite

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to India in January, his first bilateral visit since taking office.
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Ayodhya's Ram Temple is theme of UP's R-Day tableau

The tableau of Ram temple in Ayodhya is being specially prepared by the state information department for the Republic Day parade. The tableau, titled 'Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh', will..
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UK PM Boris Johnson could be chief guest on Republic-Day


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India invites UK PM Boris Johnson as Republic Day 2021 chief guest

The invite was extended during PM Modi's call to UK PM last week.
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Beating Retreat: Foot-tapping music, soulful renditions mark end of R-Day celebrations

Foot-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..
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Beating Retreat 2020: Republic Day festivities conclude with iconic ceremony

The spectacular ceremony is conducted on the evening of January 29 every year, the third day after the Republic Day.
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