Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicRepublic Day

Topic: Republic Day

Republic Day tableaux are anachronistic now. Either include all or do away with the spectacle

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No foreign chief guests at R-Day parade, Central Asian leaders to skip event ‘due to Covid’

India had sent formal invitations to the heads of state of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan for Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.

Tejas not part of 75 aircraft in Republic Day flypast this year, Tangail formation included

Tangail formation will have a Dakota & two Dornier flying in Vic formation as a tribute to the Tangail airdrop operations of 1971 War. Rafale will also be displayed at the parade.

Foreign dignitary unlikely at Republic Day parade, 24,000 people to be in attendance

India was planning to invite leaders of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, but parade may not have any chief guest, sources in defence establishment said.

MEA refutes media report speculating BIMSTEC leaders as chief guests for Republic Day 2022

BIMSTEC is a subregional grouping consisting of seven South Asian countries — India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Know someone doing inspiring grassroots work? PM wants you to nominate them for Padma awards

The Padma awards are among highest civilian awards of the country. The nomination process has always been open to public, and one can even nominate themselves.

Delhi court grants bail to Deep Sidhu in Republic Day violence case

Sidhu was arrested by Delhi Police on 17 April in relation to the violence during the farmers' protest against the farm laws, moments after being released from jail in another case.

Man who assaulted police with spear among 2 arrested for Republic Day violence

The other person was a Dutch national who was arrested at the Delhi airport while trying to flee from India on forged travel documents, the police said.

Shantanu Muluk created farmers toolkit, intended to spread rumours: Delhi Police to court

Delhi Police claims Muluk, who is on bail in a case of sedition and other charges, had a direct role in planning and execution of a 'large, inter-continental conspiracy to excite disaffection against India'.

Give X-Ray, post mortem report of farmer killed on R-Day to Delhi Police, HC tells UP Police

The Delhi HC was hearing a plea by deceased Navreet Singh's grandfather claiming the victim suffered gunshot injuries to his head. Navreet was a Melbourne University graduate.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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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