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PM pays tribute to the unknown soldier

New Delhi : The Republic Day celebrations began Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tribute to the unknown soldier at the India Gate war memorial.

After Modi laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial to the unknown soldier, buglers sounded the Last Post and two minutes of silence was observed.

Modi then signed the Visitor's Book and headed back to the saluting base on Rajpath to welcome President Pranab Mukherjee and US President Barack Obama, the chief guest on the occasion.


Andhra governor unfurls national flag in Vijayawada

Vijayawada : The Republic Day was celebrated Monday with gaiety and patriotic fervour in Andhra Pradesh.

The main parade was held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here. At the first Republic Day celebration in the new state, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan unfurled the national flag and reviewed a colourful parade.


Missed welcoming Obama at Taj: Uttar Pradesh CM

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav regretted the fact that he missed the opportunity to welcome the visiting US President Barack Obama at the Taj Mahal.

In a post on his verified page on Facebook, Yadav posted a picture of the presidential banquet in New Delhi that he attended and wrote: "Missed the opportunity to welcome President @BarackObama at the Taj Mahal."

He added that it was "great to be a part of people to people relationship, between the two greatest democracies in the world."


Modi greets nation on Republic Day

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday greeted the people on the 66th Republic Day. "Greetings to everyone on Republic Day," he said.

US President Barack Obama is the chief guest at the Republic Day parade. Obama, accompanied by wife Michelle, is on a three-day visit here.


Use Kerala model of secularism to maintain communal harmony: Bihar Opposition leader

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Kozhikode: The valedictory ceremony of the Muslim Educational Society (MES) has called for developing Kerala model of secularism to keep the communal harmony of the country intact. Inaugurating the function, Bihar Legislative Assembly opposition leader Abdul Bari Siddique said the secularist values should be disseminated up to the grass root level of the society.

Vote enthusiastically in Delhi polls: Najeeb Jung

New Delhi: Hoisting the Tricolour on the eve of the 66th Republic Day, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung Sunday appealed to the people of Delhi to participate enthusiastically in the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls.

"We are at the cusp of welcoming a new elected government and I sincerely appeal to all the voters of Delhi to participate wholly and enthusiastically in the electoral process," Jung said on this occasion at Chhatrasal Stadium.

Jung said Delhi was emerging as a healthcare hub and appealed to the residents to make the city friendly and secure for women.


AAP volunteers start 300-km walk to support Kejriwal

New Delhi: Four AAP volunteers Sunday started a 300-km walk from Ludhiana in Punjab to the national capital in support of the party's chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi assembly election.

The Aam Aadmi Party volunteers - Sukhdev Singh, Udey Bhan, Abdul Khan and Prince Masih - began their 'padyatra' and will cover a distance of over 300 km from Ludhiana to Delhi, the party said in a statement.

AAP Ludhiana convener Ahbaab Singh Grewal flagged off the march.


Himachal progressed tremendously in 44 years: CM

Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh gave credit to the people for the achievements of the northern Indian hill state that Sunday celebrated its 45nd statehood day.

It was on this day in 1971 that Himachal Pradesh was conferred the status of a full state - the 18th in the country.

The state has progressed tremendously in the past 44 years and the credit goes to the people. The successive Congress governments also played a pivotal role in the development front, the chief minister said at a function in this town.


Bhopal survivors urge PM Modi & President Obama for course correction for ending the plight of Bhopal disaster victims

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New Delhi: The five organisations working for the rights of the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama to end the ongoing disaster in Bhopal in its fourth decade.

Vande Mataram should not be imposed: Minister

Patna: Union minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said Sunday that singing 'Vande Mataram' should not be forced on any one in the country.

"Vande Mataram should not be imposed on any one to sing and no one should be forced to sing it," Kushwaha, who is president of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, an ally of the BJP in Bihar, told media here following a dispute in a village school in Gopalganj district after some villagers banned the singing of Vande Mataram.

Kushwaha said that to sing or not to sing Vande Mataram should be left to people's own decision.