UP's tableau in Republic Day 2021.

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UP's Tableau Of Ayodhya To Be Featured In Special Postal Cover

Republic Day 2021's winning tableau from Uttar Pradesh themed "Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh" is all set to be featured in special postal cover. Reportedly, the Sangam Philatelic club has collaborated with Department of Posts to print nearly 5,000-10,000 such covers. As per the Club's General Secretary, the cover would be released by March 2021 and will aid the construction of Ayodhya's Ram temple with the sale-revenue.

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - 04:18 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UP, Republic Day 2021, Ayodhya, Sangam Philatelic Club, National

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J Suresh

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Tamil Nadu Govt To Award Madurai Loco Pilot Who Saved 1,500 Lives

Tamil Nadu government on January 26 will award the Anna Gallantry Award to Madurai-based loco pilot who saved over 1,500 lives. Reportedly, on November 18, J Suresh applied emergency breaks of the Vaigai Express after noticing stone pieces on the railway track. This emergency response had saved the lives of more than 1,500 passengers.  Belonging to the Southern Division of the Indian Railways, the pilot will be awarded by Chief Minister… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 12:55 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Chennai, Anna Gallantry Award, Madurai, Republic Day 2021

Ladakh Tableau

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Ladakh Tableau Set To Debut At Republic Day Parade

In a first, the Republic Day Parade will witness a tableau from Ladakh after the abrogation of Article 370, informed Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on January 24. Reportedly, Ladakh's tableau will portray the hill-top Thiksey Monastery established in the Thikse district of Leh. Thicksey Monastery is one of the most frequented tourist sites in the region. Besides, the tableau will house the Indian Astronomical Observatory located in the… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 04:43 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Republic Day 2021, Republic Day Parade, Tableau, Ladakh

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R-Day Tractor Parade: Farmers To Showcase Tableaux Of Various States

In a new development concerning the Republic Day tractor parade, the protesting farmers have decided to showcase tableaux representing various Indian states. The farmers also met with the Delhi Police to seek permission for the parade, confirming that they would conduct it on the Outer Ring Road without disrupting the official Republic Day ceremony. Earlier on January 21, the farmers' group from Haryana elected Gurnam Singh Chaduni as the… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 12:06 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Farmers Protest, Republic Day 2021, Tractor Rally, Tableau

Courtesy: The Indian Express

IAF's vintage plane Dakota

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IAF’s Vintage Aircraft Dakota To Soar Rajpath's Horizon This R-Day

Honouring the 50 years of the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war, the 72nd Republic Day Parade will witness a vintage transport aircraft - Dakota. Previously employed in the 1971 war, the aircraft will soar Rajpath's horizon as Bangladesh's military contingent marches across. Accompanied by two Mi-17-1V, the refurbished Dakota will present its first Rudra formation. The aircraft was gifted by MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who bought and restored the… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 06:38 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Republic Day 2021, Republic Day Parade, Bangladesh, 1971 War, Rajpath

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R-Day Parade Opts For Short Route With Smaller Contingents Of Jawans

The COVID-affected 72nd Republic Day parade will be held under several modifications including curtailing the parade route by 50% as the jawans will march till the National Stadium only. Earlier, they used to march till Red Fort. Maintaining social distancing, the January 26 Parade will also have shorter contingents of mask-donned 96 jawans instead of 144 jawans. Additionally, in a first, the CRPF will display its own tableau.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 08:47 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Republic Day 2021, Jawan, social distancing, Rajpath, Republic Day Parade, CRPF

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Republic Day Parade

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2021 R-Day Parade With No Chief Guest; First Time In Last 55 Years

The External Affairs Ministry cleared that the 2021 Republic Day event would be organized without any chief guest, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interestingly, this will be the first time in the past 55 years that event would not be attended by any foreign head of state. Earlier, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was invited as the chief guest for the event who later cancelled his visit citing the COVID-19 surge in the UK.

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 08:23 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Republic Day 2021, Republic Day, Chief Guest, John Borris

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R-Day Parade

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50 Years Of 1971 War: Bangladeshi Soldiers To Parade On Republic Day

To mark 50 years of the 1971 war, wherein Indian and Bangladeshi soldiers fought shoulder to shoulder, 122 Bangladeshi soldiers will participate in the Republic Day Parade on January 26. "Together We Fought, Together We March" tweeted Indian Army on January 11, informing that the Bangladeshi soldiers have departed for India. Interestingly, this will be the first time when any Bangladeshi contingent will march on the Rajpath.

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 10:02 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: India, Bangladesh, 1971 War, R-day, Republic Day 2021

Courtesy: Times Now

Suriname President

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Suriname President To Be Chief Guest At 72nd Republic Day Parade

After UK's Boris Johnson cancelled his Republic Day visit to India, Republic of Suriname's President Chandrikapersad Santokhi will grace the occasion as the chief guest. Chandrikapersad is the recently elected Indian-origin President of the South American nation and was also the guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention held on January 9. Earlier the British PM had to axe his visit owing to the new COVID-19 strain outbreak in… read-more

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 - 03:49 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Republic Day 2021, Republic Day Parade, Pm Boris, Suiname, new strain

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Alexander Ellis and UK PM Johnson

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UK Appoints Alexander Ellis As British High Commissioner To India

The British foreign office on January 5 appointed Alexander Ellis, a career diplomat as the Commissioner to India. Ellis who previously served as the Deputy National Security Adviser in the British cabinet, will assume office in the latter part of January. The British office announced its appointment ahead of UK PM Boris Johnson's visit to India on the Republic Day which has been cancelled due to UK's COVID crisis.

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 10:03 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: British High Commission, Boris Johnson, Republic Day 2021, Covid -19, Alexander Ellis

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