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7 minutes ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India

Gallantry Awards 2021: Galwan Valley hero to receive Mahavir Chakra, 5 others to get Vir Chakra

Twenty Indian Army personnel lost their lives in the Galwan Valley clash last year. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Colonel Bikumalla Santosh Babu was the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar regiment
  • Naik Deepak Singh and Sepoy Gurtej Singh have been awarded Vir Chakra
  • Havildar Tejinder Singh from the 3 Medium Regiment has also been named for Vir Chakra award

18 minutes ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India

This Republic Day, PM Modi steps out in a Jamnagar turban

PM Modi was wearing a Jamnagar 'pagdhi' on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Screengrab/Doordarshan)

  • The PM arrived to pay tributes at the War memorial sporting a red printed turban, cream kurta
  • The first such 'paghdi' was gifted to the PM by the royal family of Jamnagar, Gujarat
  • India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday

19 minutes ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
 Live Updates

Republic Day 2021 Live Updates: Parade begins at Delhi's Rajpath amid COVID-19 pandemic

Lieutenant General Vijay Kumar Mishra, leads this year's Republic Day parade, as the Parade Commander. (Photo Credit: Twitter Screengrab)

  • India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday
  • The Tricolour unfurled at Rajpath in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unfurled the Tricolour at his residence on Republic Day

39 minutes ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India

100 meritorious students to witness Republic Day parade from PM's box

Last year, a total of 105 toppers from CBSE and universities got the chance to watch the parade from PM's box. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The students will also get the chance to interact with Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal
  • 50 from schools and 50 from higher education institutions have been selected
  • Due to COVID-19 safety norms, gravity-defying stunts by motorcycle-borne men will be missing at the parade this year

41 minutes ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India

India records 9,102 new COVID-19 cases, 117 deaths in last 24 hours

A total of 193,062,694 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to January 25. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • 153,587 people have died of  coronavirus in India
  • India has recorded 1,03,45,985 COVID-19 cases, till now
  • There are 177,266 active cases of coronavirus in India

42 minutes ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
 Live Updates

Farmers Protest Day 62 Live Updates: Protestors break police barricades at Singhu, Tikri border

Tractors lined up on the National Highway 44 (GT Road) to participate in farmers' tractor rally near Singhu border in Sonipat on Monday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Over 1 lakh tractor-trolleys from all over India will take part in the protest
  • The 11th round of talks between the Centre and the farmer unions on Friday remained inconclusive
  • The farmers have been demanding Centre to repeal the law

51 minutes ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India

'Haryana is like Draupadi for some political parties': Kuldip Ruhil, director of ‘Cheer Haran’

The film is set to release on January 29 and is an attempt to peep into the psyche of Haryana in the aftermath of Jaat Reservation Agitation 2016, said Ruhil. (Photo credit: PR Team)

  • The docu-drama depicts story of Jat Reservation Protests and the lesser-known aftermath
  • Ruhil says that he deliberately chose not to show a fictional story on the subject
  • I wanted to get the facts out, he told Opoyi

58 minutes ago.London, UK

UK PM Boris Johnson greets India On Republic Day

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson was scheduled to be the chief guest at annual parade to mark the India's 72nd Republic Day. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Boris Johnson called off his visit after a new and deadlier variant of coronavirus was reported in the UK 
  • In his video message, the UK PM reiterated his plan to visit India in the coming months
  • He added that both India and UK are working side by side to free humanity from the pandemic

1 hour ago.London, UK

Facebook News to help struggling traditional media companies in UK

Facebook has agreed deals with The Economist, The Guardian, The Independent and the Mirror. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The arrival of Facebook News in the UK is part of plans to extend it worldwide
  • Publishers would be paid for their content by Facebook 
  • Media companies have been struggling with advertising revenue due to content moving online

1 hour ago.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Asaduddin Owaisi’s palpable threat in Azamgarh shakes Akhilesh Yadav out of his slumber

According to local SP sources in Azamgarh, Akhilesh Yadav made three trips to Azamgarh since March 2019. (Photo Credit: Instagram/AkhileshYadav)

  • AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi recently visited Akhilesh Yadav's parliamentary constituency Azamgarh
  • It sent Akhilesh running hurriedly to procure a huge plot of land in the city to set up his own constituency office
  • The sudden move is seen as the first step towards sending a message to the locals that their representative in the Parliament has concern for his constituency