Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicRepublic Day

Topic: Republic Day

Four veterans of Netaji’s INA to take part in Republic Day parade

The veterans, Laltiram, Parmanand, Hira Singh and Bhaagmal, will parade down the iconic Rajpath in a jeep.

Chinese presence rises in Indian Ocean region, New Delhi courts South Africa

The invitation to President Cyril Ramaphosa for the Republic Day parade is part of India's efforts to reach out to South Africa.    

No wreath-laying ceremony at National War Memorial as inauguration gets delayed

Monitoring committee set up by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has found that the National War Memorial needs "more work".

In images, contingents of Indian army practice for Republic Day

Here are a few moments captured from the Republic Day rehearsal.

National War Memorial to honour 22,600 soldiers set for R-Day eve inauguration

A decision is yet to be taken on where the wreath-laying ceremony will be held on Republic Day.

Trump turned down R-day 2019 invite in August, did not want to see Russian armoury floats

Speculation rife that TOI took down its own story on Trump as it could be perceived as a snub to PM Modi’s global ambitions.

In the age of hashtag feminism, we honoured a cop who molested a child, ruined her family

If Ruchika Girhotra was molested in the #MeToo era, DGP Rathore would be in jail for a long time. But he was a VIP invitee at the R-Day function in Panchkula.

Nehru didn’t want Rajendra Prasad as the Republic’s first president. Then Sardar intervened

The gossip in the newspapers regarding the first President of India began sometime in April 1949 itself. Both Rajagopalachari and Rajendra Prasad held almost parallel positions.

ASEAN heads as R-Day chief guests: Former minister Khurshid says need to go beyond optics

The former external affairs minister says India needs to maintain good relations with both ASEAN and China.

ISIS threat to Phillippines President Duterte on Republic Day worries Indian agencies

Ten heads of state are set to attend the celebrations in New Delhi, including Rodrigo Duterte, and agencies are scrambling to bolster security.

On Camera

YourTurn

Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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