Many Firsts In This Year's Parade For 71st Republic Day
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 1:25 PM
India today celebrates its 71st Republic Day with a 90-minute parade where Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro is the chief guest. India's military might is on display at the parade that is set to witness many firsts. In a tweet this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation. "Wishing everyone a happy #RepublicDay," PM Modi wrote.
China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 1:24 PM
The death toll in the deadly new-coronavirus in China rose to 56 on Sunday with confirmed cases of viral affliction reaching 1,975 and 324 of them being critical, Chinese health authorities said. The new-type of pneumonia, officially being described as 2019-nCoV, has resulted in 56-deaths, the National Health Commission said. A total of 2,684 suspected cases have also been reported so far, it said.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit leads Republic Day celebrations in Tamil Nadu
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 1:22 PM
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit led the 71st Republic-Day celebrations in the state, unfurling the national flag at the Marina. An impressive march past by the members of the Armed Forces, state-police, scouts and guides was held on the occasion. A pageantry of floats by government departments highlighting various initiatives, including CM K Palaniswami's 2019 tri-nation visit to attract investments, was among the highlights.