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Residents in Maoist-hit Latehar region of Jharkhand celebrate Republic Day after seven years
Residents, including the students, in Maoist-hit Latehar District of Jharkhand celebrated the 63rd Republic Day, with fervour and enthusiasm after a gap of seven years. ANI

Abandoned infant battles for life at AIIMS Trauma Centre
An abandoned infant with severe head injuries is battling for life at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre in New Delhi for over a week. ANI

Kashmir celebrates Republic Day with ardour
Marking the nation's 63rd Republic Day, people and government leaders of Jammu and Kashmir celebrated the occasion with patriotic fervour in Srinagar on Thursday. ANI

Anna vows to continue fight against graft on Republic Day
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on the occasion of the 63rd Republic Day on Thursday vowed to continue his fight against corruption to ensure that a strong and effective Lokpal Bill is passed in Parliament. ANI

'Congress has been looting country for generations', alleges Ramdev
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday came down heavily on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre on various charges of corruption, and said that the latter consider it as their birthright to plunder the country. ANI

Kolkata hosts painting exhibition in tribute of Tagore
Artists from Bangladesh and India took part in a painting exhibition organised in Kolkata to mark 150th birth anniversary of Noble laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. ANI

Republic Day invitee tribal couple now living in abject poverty
An aged tribal couple which was once 'invited' by the Central Government as special guests to attend the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi in 2008, continues to live on the brink, stung by government apathy and neglect for years. ANI

Advani backs compulsory voting on Republic Day
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday backed compulsory voting in the country on the occasion of the 63rd Republic Day. ANI

Punjab CM Badal pays tribute to martyrs on 63rd Republic Day
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal paid tribute to freedom fighters at their memorial here on Thursday on the occasion of India's 63rd Republic Day. ANI

Bhopal gas victims laud Olympic watchdog member for quitting over Dow deal
Activists and victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy on Thursday welcomed the decision of Meredith Alexander, a former member of the London Olympic watchdog, who tendered her resignation in protest of Dow Chemical's sponsorship of the sporting extravaganza. ANI

Cross border bonhomie marks India's 63rd Republic Day in Amritsar
Strengthening camaraderie between India and Pakistan, personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers exchanged best wishes and sweets on the occasion of India's 63rd Republic Day on Thursday. ANI

Distressed villagers of Maoist affected areas protest in West Bengal
Distressed villagers from Maoist affected areas went on a hunger strike on Wednesday in West Bengal's Purulia District. ANI

Indian states celebrate 63rd Republic Day
Several states celebrated India's 63rd Republic Day with patriotic fervour on Thursday. ANI

Chhattisgarh Governor faints while delivering Republic Day speech in Raipur
Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt collapsed on the podium while delivering his Republic Day speech in Raipur on Thursday. ANI

Allahabad monks take 'patriotic oath' to fight caste-based politics on 63rd Republic Day
Residents of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday took a patriotic oath to fight politicians seeking votes and support on the basis of caste and religion. ANI

Thai PM is fourth Asian leader to attend India's RepublicDay parade
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday became the fourth Asian leader to attend India's Republic Day parade in the past four years. ANI

Kashmir observes shutdown on 63rd Republic Day
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, celebrated the 63rd Republic Day on Thursday, despite separatists calling for a shutdown. ANI

BJP chief Gadkari calls for social and economic prosperity on 63rd Republic Day
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari hoisted the tricolour on Thursday on the occasion of India's 63rd Republic Day, and called upon the nation's citizens to unite and work for the country's social and economic growth. ANI

India showcases military might, cultural heritage at 63rd Republic Day Parade(Update)
India on Thursday showcased its military might and cultural heritage at its 63rd Republic Day Parade in the heart of the national capital New Delhi. ANI

Heavy snowfall affects water and electricity supply in Kullu villages
Incessant snowfall in the villages of Himachal Pradesh's Kullu District has adversely affected electricity supply and cut off access to villages in the region. ANI

Hyderabad jail inmates' creative products woo customers
The stall set up by inmates of the Cherlapalli Prison in Hyderabad, attracted customers at the All India Industrial Exhibition recently. ANI

Candidate shuns luxury, campaigns on buffalo in poll bound Uttar Pradesh
Stirred by poverty in villages and rising fuel prices, a candidate has decided shun the use of costly vehicles and is seeking votes by riding a buffalo in the Basti Sadar assembly constituency of Uttar Pradesh, which goes to polls next month. ANI

Trichy students enter Limca Book of Records by preparing 4000 eco-friendly paper bags
Students in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, have entered the Limca Book of Records by preparing 4000 eco-friendly paper bags. ANI

Tight security in Delhi as India observes 63rd Republic Day
Tight security was in place as India celebrated its 63rd Republic Day on Thursday with a parade by its armed forces here. ANI

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