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ULFA faction claims responsibility for 4 Assam blasts
Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) Four low-intensity blasts, two of them triggered by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), took place in Assam on Sunday morning as the nation was celebrating its 71st Republic Day, officials said. There were no casualties or injuries.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism
Mumbai gets India's first 'walk-through' aviary
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the country's first and biggest 'walk-through' aviary at the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo, as part of the Republic Day festivities, here on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Luxury realty segment on downward spiral
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Amid a slowing economy, luxury real estate continues to witness weak demand as a report by Anarock Property Consultants shows that inventory level in the segment rose by 10 per cent last year.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Three capital decision historic, says Andhra Governor
Vijayawada, Jan 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan here on Sunday hailed the state government's decision to create three capitals, saying it was aimed at equitable distribution of resources.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Armed people have tried to undermine peace in Nagaland: Governor
Kohima, Jan 26 (IANS) Nagaland Governor Ravindra Narayana Ravi on Sunday said that "some people with guns" have tried to undermine the historical reality of Nagaland and its unique constitutional status.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Nagaland,National
Rs 10 per plate 'Shiv Bhojan' launched in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Sunday launched its much-anticipated Rs 10 per plate 'Shiv Bhojan' scheme to mark the 71st Republic Day, officials said.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
US-Taliban peace talks stuck over definition of violence
New Delhi/Kabul, Jan 26 (IANS) The negotiations for an Afghanistan peace deal between the US and the Taliban are ensnarled over their disagreement on the definition of "reduction in violence".
2020-01-26
Category: International, India,Diplomacy
Ranbir Kapoor strikes a pose with banana
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor on Sunday posed for shutterbugs carrying a banana in his hand.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Solid opposition vital for good governance: Abhijit Banerjee
Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) Nobel Prize winning economist Abhijit Banerjee feels that for effective governance, it is important to have a solid opposition that can keep up the delivery pressure. "When the opposition is scattered and weak, it can lead to a situation where the government can think it can do anything. A democracy requires a solid opposition," he said.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
No exchange of sweets by BSF with Pakistani rangers on R-Day
Amritsar, Jan 26 (IANS) Amid heightened India-Pakistan tensions, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday did not exchange sweets with their Pakistani counterparts, the Pakistani Rangers, at the Attari-Wagah border on the occasion of India's 71st Republic Day.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National
Will defeat Kejriwal by 25,000 votes: BJP's Sunil Yadav
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Sunil Yadav, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the New Delhi constituency, is confident of victory and that too by 25,000 votes.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
R-Day celebrated in minus 10 degrees in Himachal town
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Facing extreme freezing temperatures, people in Himachal Pradesh's remote Kaza town in the Spiti Valley celebrated India's 71st Republic Day.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Gallantry medals to 5 Karnataka fire servicemen on R-Day
Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) On the occasion of 71st Republic Day, five Karnataka state fire and emergency services men were awarded the President's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry in recognition of their spirited service in saving lives, an official said on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Markets expect relaxation on long-term capital gains tax
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Similar to expectations ahead of the Union Budget, Dalal Street has its eyes on a possible relaxation in taxes such as long-term capital gains tax (LTCG) and Dividend distribution tax (DDT) on February 1.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TV actors are getting accepted in films now: Mohit Malhotra
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Mohit Malhotra of "Splitsvilla" fame will soon be seen in his first Bollywood project "Hacked". He says TV actors are getting accepted in films now.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
M'rashtra celebrates R-Day with patriotic fervour
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Pomp, pageantry and patriotic fervor marked the 71st Republic Day celebrations with the participation of lakhs of people in Mumbai and across Maharashtra on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
ISL: ATK look to keep pace with top pack
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) ATK will be looking to avoid any slip-ups as they host struggling NorthEast United on Monday at the Salt Lake Stadium in the Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-01-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
7 million join Kerala human chain to protest against CAA
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Billed as one of the biggest protests against the CAA, Kerala's CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Sunday organised a human chain extending from Kasargod to the Tamil Nadu border near here, involving participation of an estimated seven million people.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Kerala,National
Uttarakhand Congress rift as MLA threatens to quit
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Congress rift in Uttarakhand has come out in the open with many threatening to resign from the committee formed on Saturday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anti-CAA protesters form human chain on R-Day in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) Proudly holding aloft the tri-colour, thousands of Kolkatans from almost every walk of life stood to form 11-kilometre long human chain from the north to the south of city, demanding scrapping of the CAA and pledging to uphold the Indian constitution.
2020-01-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Ahmed Khan to play ex-army officer in 'Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2'
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Ahmed Khan, who has featured in movies such as "Dil Chahta Hai" and "Krrish 3", will essay the role of a retired army officer in the show "Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2".
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Low-flying chopper kicks up dust at R-Day in B'luru
Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter kicked up a huge cloud of dust when it flew low over the Manekshaw parade ground in the city centre where the 71st Republic Day celebrations were held on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National
MP Cong workers clash as CM arrives at party office
Indore, Jan 26 (IANS) A violent clash among Congress workers marked the Republic Day programme at the state party office in Indore on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Gavaskar questions need for India 'A' to be in NZ during Ranji Trophy
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Batting great Sunil Gavaskar has questioned the need for the India 'A' team to be touring New Zealand at the same time as the senior side, saying it should not be the case with the Ranji Trophy being on.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Own Constitution a matter of self-respect for any nation
Nagpur, Jan 26 (IANS) As India celebrated the 71st Republic Day on Sunday, BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) hailed the Constitution and said it was a matter of self-respect for any country to be run as per its own Constitution.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
VVS Laxman impressed with KL Rahul's versatility
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India opener K.L. Rahul once again starred with the bat as his unbeaten 57 guided India to comfortable seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the second tie of the T20I series and former cricketer VVS Laxman took no time to acknowledge the Karnataka batter's effort.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
AIFF congratulates Bembem Devi on Padma Shri honour
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) has congratulated Oinam Bembem Devi, after she became the first Indian woman footballer, and the seventh overall to be selected for Padma Shri Award.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
R-Day 2020: What it means to TV actors
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Telly actors like Jasmin Bhasin, Meera Deosthale and Paritosh Tripathi say the Republic Day, being celebrated by the nation on Sunday, holds a special place in their hearts.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Sharif Chacha's Padma has special significance (Lead)
Ayodhya, Jan 26 (IANS) Mohammad Sharif is suddenly the cynosure of all eyes in Ayodhya. He has always been loved and respected and is endearingly known as 'Sharif Chacha' but an announcement on Saturday has elevated his social status overnight.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Republic Day celebrated with gaiety in UP
Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) The 71st Republic Day was celebrated with much gaiety in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Kashmir finds a new narrative in Bollywood
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In a couple of weeks, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopras "Shikara" will bring to the big screen the story of exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley. This aspect of Kashmirs history has never normally received Bollywoods attention, which has so far explored Kashmir only as a gorgeous backdrop for filming songs or, since around early nineties, as script material to make films about Islamic terror and cross-border violence.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mizoram's growth rate one of the best in India: Guv
Aizawl, Jan 26 (IANS) Mizoram Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Sunday said that the state's economic growth rate of 14.82 per cent last year was one of the best among states in the country and it is likely to be similar this year as well.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Mizoram,National
Bhagwat unfurls tricolour in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur, Jan 26 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday hoisted the tricolour at the Bilandpur Khatta grounds in Gorakhpur on the occasion of Republic Day.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Sharif Chacha's Padma has special significance
Ayodhya, Jan 26 (IANS) Mohammad Sharif is suddenly the connoisseur of all eyes in Ayodhya. He has always been loved and respected and is endearingly known as 'Sharif Chacha' but an announcement on Saturday has elevated his social status overnight.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Punjab CM announces schemes for SAS Nagar
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a series of welfare and development initiatives to boost progress in Sahibzada Ajit Singh (SAS) Nagar district of the state.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Maiden batch of NCC girls confers guard of honour to JNU VC
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The maiden batch of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) girls' unit of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday conferred a guard of honour to the Vice Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar, as the University celebrated the Republic Day.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Constitution's secular foundation will stand firm: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Asserting that the secular foundations of India's Constitution would continue to stand firm, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday vowed to protect one and all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National
Proud at 71: India celebrates R-Day
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.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shaheen Bagh fails to turn R-Day into show of strength
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Efforts to convert Republic Day into a show of strength for the Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protesters ended on a relatively placid note - with crowd turnout on Sunday remained below five thousand as against the expected ten lakh people claimed.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa Guv lauds state's uniform civil code in RD speech
Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) Goa has led the way in the country by being the first and the only state to follow a Uniform Civil Code, said Governor Satya Pal Malik in his Republic Day speech here on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Goa,National
Tripura transportation through Bangladeshi ports: Guv
Agartala, Jan 26 (IANS) Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais on Sunday said that the tough and challenging transportation in hilly Tripura and other northeastern states would be eased with the use of Bangladeshi ports and new waterway connectivity between Tripura and the neighbouring country.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Tripura,National
Colourful R-Day parade in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurled the Tricolour and took the ceremonious salute here as the eastern state joined the rest of the nation in celebrating India's 71st Republic Day on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National
MI wish Zaheer on receiving Padma Shri
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Four-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions on Sunday wished its Director of Cricket Operations and former India cricketer Zaheer Khan as the 41-year-old has been chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri award.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
IAF pilots killed in friendly fire conferred gallantry award
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian Air Force pilots of the Mi17 helicopter that was shot down in friendly fire in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir last year have been conferred gallantry awards posthumously.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
R-Day: MP CM calls for coordination to combat challenges
Indore, Jan 26 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Sunday called upon Congressmen for proactive coordination to meet the challenges, as he unfurled the national flag here at the Congress office, on 71st Republic Day.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Internet, mobile services snapped in Kashmir on R-Day
Srinagar, Jan 26 (IANS) The mobile data services in Jammu and Kashmir were suspended till 6 p.m. on Sunday ahead of celebrations of Republic Day on Sunday. The voice calling and the SMS has also been suspended till 6 p.m.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Republic Day celebrations in J&K amid tight security
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.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Father's contribution to country recognised: Parrikar's son
Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) Awarding the prestigious Padma Bhushan award posthumously to former Defence Minister and ex-Goa Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar will inspire people to work constructively and conscientiously for the country, Parrikar's elder son Utpal Parrikar said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Padma Bhushan for TVS chief Srinivasan, Anand Mahindra
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Centre on Saturday announced that Mahindra group Chairman Anand Mahindra and TVS Group chief Venu Srinivisan would be awarded Padma Bhushan for their contribution to the field of trade and industry.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Who's to be blamed for 5 deaths in Bhajanpura? (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Five lives, including 4 students, were lost in the Bhajanpura area in north-east Delhi on Saturday evening as an under-construction structure came crashing on a building that housed a coaching centre.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident