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With the rain playing spoilsport, the dignitaries gathered at Rajpath to witness India's 66th Republic Day parade were forced to wear caps and take cover under umbrellas and raincoats.
The following features bring to you more details on the splendor and celebration that marked the Indian Republic Day this year.The Indian Weekender wishes all its readers a very happy Republic Day.
The 66th Indian Republic Day celebrations in Wellington was one of the biggest events in years. Hosted and organised by His Excellency the High Commissioner of India in New Zealand, Mr Ravi Thapar and his wife Mrs Sharmila Thapar, the show was .....
Legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, creator of the iconic "The Common Man", died in a private hospital in Pune Monday evening after a brief illness, his son said. He was 94.
India-US business links were set for a quantum jump with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance of "consistent policies" and "welcoming environment" leading to US President Barack Obama announcing ...
President Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday that the presence of US President Barack Obama at the Republic Day parade will demonstrate to the world the growing ties of friendship and trust that bind the two democracies closely.
The "chai pe charcha' moment drew smiles when it was referred to at the joint presser, and Obama thanked the prime minister. Modi also said the two sides have decided to set up a hotline between the two leaders.
US President Barack Obama praised Narendra Modi for his "legendary work ethic", and described him as tough and stylish. He said he was also thinking of wearing a "Modi kurta"
US President Barack Obama, who is the chief guest at India's 66th Republic Day parade, laid a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat, New Delhi and planted a sapling in the complex on the bank of the Yamuna river Sunday.
Breaking with protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received him at the VVIP terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport where both leaders greeted each other with a spontaneous hug .
It has been almost a year that the capital state of India last saw an elected government. Delhi witnessed an unprecedented change in the socio-political atmosphere since the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement in early 2011.
Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who had joined the BJP less than a week back, will be the party's chief ministerial candidate in the Feb 7 Delhi assembly elections, taking on her former anti-corruption stir colleague Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP.
MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi becomes the first Indian-born New Zealander to receive the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 held at Gandhinagar.
Celebrated former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who parted ways with AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal around two years ago, Thursday joined the BJP, saying Delhi needs a stable and honest government.
Sharing the stage with people who together control trillions of dollars and give direction to world economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday scaled his idea of Vibrant Gujarat to that of 'Vibrant India'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" programme is a win-win opportunity for the world, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
The biggest and almost continuous applause during the summit inaugural was not for John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon, Jim Yong Kim or others. The honour went to Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.
Making a decisive push towards generating investment to see the success of his 'Make in India' mantra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday his government was trying to revive the economy...
The achievement of a polio-free status by India, including Gujarat, was an important milestone in health indicators for the South-East Asia region, Ban Soon-taek wife of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday.
Vaishnav Parivar (NZ) Inc., as part of their cultural activities, has been organizing Indian Kite Festival in Auckland for the last 9 years. This year VPNZ is organizing it at the Avondale Racecourse grounds, Avondale on 17th January.

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