Telangana CM KCR Skips R-day Celebrations, Prez Murmu Hoists Flag In Delhi

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao skipped the Republic Day celebrations held at the Raj Bhavan in the state’s capital, Hyderabad on Thursday.  Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan hoisted the national flag and also congratulated the composer MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose for winning the Golden Globes award and for getting nominated for the Oscar for ‘Naatu Naatu’ song.  In the national capital, President Droupadi Murmu hoisted the national flag on Kartavya Path on Thursday on the occasion of Republic Day.  This year, the chief guest is Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi…

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EAM Jaishankar Holds Meeting With Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today held a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi who is the chief guest for India’s 74th Republic Day. The Egyptian President arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu welcomed the Egyptian President at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was welcomed by several other Union Ministers, including Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, and Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena also joined the Union Ministers in welcoming the Egyptian President. Egyptian President Abdel…

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Eam Jaishankar Holds Meeting With Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today held a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi who is the chief guest for India’s 74th Republic Day. The Egyptian President arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu welcomed the Egyptian President at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was welcomed by several other Union Ministers, including Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, and Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena also joined the Union Ministers in welcoming the Egyptian President. Egyptian President Abdel…

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President Murmu, PM Modi Welcome Egyptian President At Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to India is believed to be ‘historic’ as he has come to the country for the first time and that too as a chief guest to attend the Republic Day Parade on 26 January. El-Sisi was also welcomed by several other Union Ministers including External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, and Lieutenant Governor of…

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Egyptian Army Contingent To March In India’s Republic Day Parade

A military contingent of the Egyptian Army will march in India’s Republic Day parade on January 26. The Egyptian military contingent will have 144 personnel participating in the parade. The Egyptian military contingent on Monday organised a dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Kartavaya Path in Delhi. This time, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will be the Chief Guest of the 74th Republic Day celebrations. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including five Ministers and senior officials. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is due to arrive in New…

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Egyptian President’s Republic Day Visit To Reinforce Age-old Ties With India

The invitation to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as India’s chief guest at the upcoming Republic Day celebrations on 26 January will likely reinforce the age-old connection between the two earliest civilisations. India has assumed the chair of the G-20 and the invitation to a leader of an important country in Africa signifies India’s role as the voice of the south and an interlocutor between the global South with the North. “It is the first visit as a chief guest by an Egyptian President. Of course, we did have leaders…

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Gurugram Bans Drones, Microlight Aircraft, Hot-air Balloons Ahead Republic Day

To curb the activities of the anti-social elements and to enable strict security on Republic day, the commissioner has issued an order that demands operators of cyber cafes and private accommodations, hotels, guest houses, paying guests, landlords and other offices to record and collect ID proofs of servants, tenants, visitors and guests With a focus on security ahead of Republic Day, the district administration here issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC. According to an order issued on Friday by District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav,…

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Govt Prohibits Unvaccinated People, Children Below 15 Years At R-Day Parade

People attending the Republic Day parade must be fully vaccinated against Covid and children below 15 years of age will not be allowed to attend the function, a set of guidelines issued by the Delhi Police stated. Police also said that people will have to adhere to all Covid-protocols, such as wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing, at the programme on Rajpath on January 26. “It is necessary to have both doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine. Visitors are requested to bring their vaccination certificate,” the Delhi Police tweeted. It said that children…

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Republic Day Celebrations To Begin From January 23 Now

India will now begin its Republic Day celebrations from January 23 now, instead of January 24 to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose. Several reports, quoting government sources, on Saturday indicated that move is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on observing important aspects of India’s history and culture. Bose’s birth anniversary is celebrated as “Parakram Divas” by the government and is a state holiday in West Bengal. The government has already recognised some other dates to observe important events in the past. These…

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Amit Shah Warns Of Terror Threats Ahead Of Republic Day

In the run up to Republic Day, Home Minister Amit Shah on January 3 conducted a high-level security review in New Delhi on the threat of terrorism and the emerging security challenges. He called for better coordination and synergy among Central and State security agencies to thwart the challenge posed by terrorists.  The apex security establishment, including heads of Central Intelligence agencies, intelligence wings of the armed forces, Revenue and Financial Intelligence agencies and Central Armed Police Forces attended the meeting. Directors-General of States and Union Territories attended the meeting…

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