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IAS officers outside the Parliament (representational image)

70 IRS officers get show-cause notice for not making Republic Day cards for soldiers

The IRS officer trainees were asked to explain their “utter indifference and lack of respect” towards soldiers.
A rehearsal of Beating the Retreat at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Indian popular tunes that are pushing out colonial martial music at Beating the Retreat

The Beating the Retreat ceremony this year featured Bollywood songs like Lakshya and Ae Mere Pyaare Watan.
A rehearsal of Beating the Retreat at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Beating the Retreat — a musical military tradition celebrating the Republic for 7 decades

Tracing its origins to early 1950s, Beating the Retreat is held on 29 January at Vijay Chowk every year to conclude Republic Day celebrations.
(From left) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu at the 'At Home' reception in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Republic Day | Photo: ANI

Dancing Queen, Rasputin greet Bolsonaro at Rashtrapati Bhavan Republic Day reception

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Alok Nirantar | Sakal Media Group

Air India’s ‘great offer’, the ‘poha test’ and no ‘jan ki baat’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
105-year-old woman Asma known as Dadi with mother of Rohit Vemula after hoisting the flag at Shaheen Bagh on 26 January 2020 (ANI Photo)

RDay at Shaheen Bagh: Flag hoisted by ‘dadis’, Vemula mother; chants of Azadi, Jana Gana Mana

Thousands of people gathered at Shaheen Bagh to celebrate Republic Day who sang the national anthem and chanted slogans against CAA-NRC.
Congress sent a copy of the Indian Constitution to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Congress sends PM a copy of Constitution, says ‘read when you get free from dividing nation’

Congress tweeted the message along with a picture of an Amazon receipt which stated that the copy of the Constitution was being dispatched to the Central Secretariat.
ndian Air Force's tableau during 26 January parade in New Delhi

IAF’s Rafale model among 22 tableaux at Republic Day parade

Of the 22 tableaux that were exhibited on the Raj Path, 16 belonged to states and UTs and the other six were of ministries, departments and the NDRF.
Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta | Photo: Twitter @ANI

ULFA is suspected to be involved in Assam bomb blasts: DGP

Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said that police is undertaking the investigation regarding four bomb blasts that happened on the morning of Republic Day.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.