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Jan 26, 2021 08:57 AM IST Daybreak

PM Modi Greets Indians on Republic Day, All Eyes on Parade Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Indians Happy Republic Day ahead of the parade amid Covid-19 protocols. The national capital is under high security as the city would be witnessing two big events--Republic Day celebrations and a farmers' tractor parade. The city has been brought under heavy security cover with the deployment of thousands of security personnel in central Delhi and several border points.

'Saluting Farmers Who've Made India Self-reliant': Kovind's Tribute to Crop Growers Before R-Day Tractor Rally

Paying tributes to the farmers, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said every Indian salutes our farmers who have made our vast and populous country self-reliant in food-grains and dairy products. He said that despite adversities of nature, numerous other challenges and the Covid-19 pandemic, the farmers sustained the agricultural production.

Padma Awards 2021: Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubramaniam, Tarun Gogoi Among Recipients | Here's Full List

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and music legend SP Balasubramaniam among Padma Vibhushan winners this year, while former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi and prominent Shia preacher Maulana Kalbe Sadiq will be honoured with Padma Bhushan.

Delhi Cops Shut Signature Bridge After Some Tractors Tried to 'Forcefully' Enter from Loni Border Side

Hours ahead of mega tractor rally called by farmers protesting against three new farm laws, Delhi's iconic Signature bridge was on Monday closed by police after some tractors "forcefully" tried to enter the national capital from Loni border side and allegedly broke the barricades. A mild force was used by the police in order to control the disturbance caused.

JD(U) Launches Monthly Mouthpiece 'Sandhaan', First Major Political Party in Bihar to Do So

The ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Monday became the first major party in the state to have its own mouthpiece monthly published both in Hindi as well as English. The inaugural issue of 'JD(U) Sandhaan' was launched at the party's state headquarters here by its national president RCP Singh.

Nitin Gadkari Approves Proposal to Levy 'Green Tax' on Old, Polluting Vehicles

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has approved a proposal to levy a 'Green Tax' on old vehicles which are polluting the environment. 'Proposal will now go to the states for consultation before it is formally notified' said Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.

ISL 2020-21: Ahmed Jahouh Blunder Gifts Late Equaliser as Chennaiyin FC Hold Mumbai City FC to Draw

A terrible late error in the box by Ahmed Jahouh rewarded Chennaiyin FC's perseverance and an improved second-half display as they held Mumbai City FC to a 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim on Monday. However, the result meant the Islanders extended their unbeaten run to 12 games, matching FC Goa's record. 

Varun-Natasha's Wedding Pics Go Viral, Here's How Bollywood Congratulated Newlyweds

On Sunday, in Alibaug, Varun Dhawan tied the knot with his childhood friend Natasha Dalal. The couple made their first appearance as a married couple amid flashing lights of the paparazzi. And as usual, they were showered with love and wishes from the movie industry, with the celebs pouring their blessings to the newly married couple. First among those was Varun’s first director, Karan Johar who launched him in the industry with Student of the Year.