Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicRepublic Day 2022

Topic: Republic Day 2022

Boat-shaped with local touch: Cap worn by Modi on R-Day is flavour of poll season in Uttarakhand

Cap designed by Mussoorie-based Sameer Shukla as symbol of local pride is selling like hot cakes in Uttarakhand as elections draw closer, with both Congress and BJP said to be placing orders.

Hamid Ansari’s ‘new nationalism’ speech, party hopping in UP & R-Day — Pg 1 news from Urdu press

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

UK PM highlights launch of free trade deal talks, Covid vaccine bond in R-Day message to India

Boris Johnson said he is proud of the friendship shared by the two 'diverse democracies' and looked forward to fortifying the strong bond over the 'next 75 years and beyond'.

Shower of petals, memories of Punjab’s valour as Channi marks 1st R-Day as CM in Jalandhar

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi hoisted the national flag at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium in Jalandhar to celebrate the 73rd Republic Day Wednesday.

Modi wears Uttarakhand’s traditional cap, Manipuri stole for Republic Day ahead of polls

The cap featured an image of the brahmakamal, Uttarakhand's state flower. Both Manipur and Uttarakhand are headed for polls next month.

Indian Army displays Centurion, PT-76 tanks that played major role in 1971 war in R-Day parade

The detachment of Centurion tank of The Poona Horse regiment was led by Captain Rahul Sharma. Centurion was the main stay of the Indian Army in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

All the noise on Indian democracy hides the silence on idea of republic. It’s unhealthy

We analyse Indian democracy a lot but not India’s republic. It is because elections are entertaining like cricket where citizens aren't the stars.

Neeraj Chopra to be awarded with Param Vishisht Seva ​Medal on Republic Day

Subedar Neeraj Chopra of 4 Rajputana Rifles created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in a track and field event.

R-Day celebrations muted this year due to Covid, but spirit as strong as ever: President Kovind

In his nationwide address on the eve of 73rd Republic Day, Ram Nath Kovind also praised Indians for showing an 'unmatched resolve against the pandemic'.

53 BSF personnel get police service medals including for gallantry on Republic Day eve

2 personnel have been decorated with medal for gallantry, 5 with President’s medal for distinguished service and 46 with medal for meritorious service, the home ministry stated.

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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