Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | UPDATED 00:44 IST
66th Republic Day

Colours, military might of India on display

26 Jan 2015 | 6:53 PM

NEW DELHI: Multi-hued images of India's rich cultural diversity and military might as well as achievements in diverse fields unfolded today at the 66th Republic Day parade which had a US President-Barack Obama-as the chief guest for the first time.

For first time, all-women contingent marches down Rajpath

Modi wears colourful Rajasthani turban for R Day

Ashok Chakra for Neeraj Kumar, Mukund Varadarajan

Obama arrives in 'The Beast' for R-Day parade

Clouds hold back for India to celebrate

TMC cries foul, says its R-Day tableau rejected

TMC cries foul, says its R-Day tableau rejectedPrime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Monday. Reuters
Modi pledges open business environment; Obama raises IPR issue

Modi pledges open business environment; Obama raises IPR issue

26 Jan 2015 | 11:06 PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised an open business environment, predictable tax regime and to remove "remaining uncertainties" as President Barack Obama raised issues of trade barriers and intellectual property while seeking ease of doing business in India.

12 killed as train rams vehicle in Hisar

12 killed as train rams vehicle in Hisar

26 Jan 2015 | 3:17 PM

HISAR: Twelve members of a family, including five women and four children, were killed and three others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by Dhuri-Sirsa passenger train at an unmanned rail crossing along the Chandigarh-Hisar road near Sarsod village in Barwala subdivision of Hisar district on Monday.

Obamas attend President's 'At Home'

Obamas attend President's 'At Home'

26 Jan 2015 | 6:36 PM

NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee played host to a traditional and annual Republic Day 'At Home' reception for dignitaries and the general public on the lawns of Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday.

Modi's latest style: Own name on suit!

Modi's latest style: Own name on suit!

26 Jan 2015 | 6:44 PM

NEW DELHI: A close look at Narendra Modi's bandhgala suit that he wore for a joint appearance with US President Barack Obama here showed it was a customised marvel - with the Prime Minister's full name, 'Narendra Damodardas Modi', written in pinstripes.

Russia, India remain strategic partners: Moscow

26 Jan 2015 | 11:01 PM

MOSCOW: In view of the growing strategic partnership between Washington and New Delhi, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said on Monday that Russia and India remained strategic partners and no external influence could affect them.

Obama, Modi break deadlock over nuclear deal

Obama, Modi break deadlock over nuclear deal

26 Jan 2015 | 11:11 PM

NEW DELHI: Ending a six-year old stalemate in operationalising the path-breaking civil nuclear agreement, India and the United States today announced policy resolution on two key issues paving the way for a nuclear trade within the ambit of domestic laws and international obligations.

Focus on co-production in defence

26 Jan 2015 | 1:56 AM

NEW DELHI: Taking the first baby step in joint production of military equipment, India and the US announced four products that can be manufactured in India.

Cartoonist R.K. Laxman dies at 94Obituary

Cartoonist R.K. Laxman dies at 94

26 Jan 2015 | 9:14 PM

PUNE: Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died in a private hospital here on Monday evening after a brief illness, a family member said. He was 94.

Chilly weather in North, fog adds to woes

Chilly weather in North, fog adds to woes

26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 PM

NEW DELHI: Chilly weather conditions prevailed across north India on Monday coupled with dense fog and scattered rain in some parts.

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New mode of judges' selection

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Uncertainty persists on the procedure the NJAC may follow

The pride and poaching of our heritage

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Ashok Chakra for Neeraj Kumar, Mukund Varadarajan

Ashok Chakra for Neeraj Kumar, Mukund Varadarajan

26 Jan 2015 | 3:53 PM

NEW DELHI: Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh, the two Army personnel who laid down their lives combating militants in Kashmir Valley, were on Monday awarded posthumously the highest peacetime military honour, the Ashok Chakra, by the President.


5 lose savings to swindlers

26 Jan 2015 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Swindlers posing as bank representatives targeted five city residents and duped them of about Rs 3.38 lakh. The Chandigarh police have registered cases at different police stations.

NoPunjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal takes salute on R Day celebrations at Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

CM Badal wows to fight social evils on R Day

26 Jan 2015 | 3:57 PM

Mohali: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday appealed to all the political parties, NGOs, voluntary and social organisations to launch a crusade against the social evils, especially the drug menace, during his address to mark the 66th Republic Day celebrations here.


Some forces playing politics on drug issue: Sukhbir

26 Jan 2015 | 9:12 PM

JALANDHAR: Asserting that "Punjab is not a den of drugs", Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said some forces were deliberately dubbing the state and its people as "drug addicts" to gain political mileage.


BSF Director shifts onus of drug abuse on state

26 Jan 2015 | 10:18 PM

ATTARI: The Director General of Border Security Force, DK Pathak, on Monday shifted the onus of drug addiction on the Punjab government by saying that it was synthetic drugs that contributed the most to drug abuse in Punjab.

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OPEC's Badri says oil may have hit floor, warns of future spike

OPEC's Badri says oil may have hit floor, warns of future spike

26 Jan 2015 | 10:48 PM

LONDON: Oil prices at current levels may have reached a floor and could move higher very soon, OPEC's secretary-general said on Monday, his first public comment that oil's second-biggest decline on record may have run its course.

NoPersistent rain washed out the tri-series match between Australia and India in Sydney on Monday. AFP

India-Australia ODI match washed out

26 Jan 2015 | 7:59 PM

SYDNEY:Rain played spoilsport as the tri-series cricket match between India and Australia was on Monday abandoned with the two teams sharing the points, which left the visiting side in with a chance to make it to the final.

Sania, Paes reach mixed doubles quarters at Australian Open

26 Jan 2015 | 3:31 PM

MELBOURNE: Sania Mirza and Leander Paes carved out contrasting wins with different partners to reach the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Monday.


Djokovic reigns supreme as Wawrinka keeps title defence on song

26 Jan 2015 | 7:57 PM

MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic powered into his eighth consecutive quarter-final at the Australian Open as Stan Wawrinka kept his title defence on track on Monday.

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