French President Hollande to be chief guest at Republic Day parade
French President Hollande to be chief guest at Republic Day parade

In a major step which will further help cement diplomatic ties between India and France, French President Francois Hollande on Friday accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to be the chief guest at India's 67th Republic Day Parade on January 26 next year.

Jaipur airport geared up as alternative for Obama landing

Alternative arrangements for the landing of US President Barack Obama's plane will be in place at Sanganer airport here in case the plane is diverted due to bad weather or any other reason.

Security plan for Obama's India visit being finalized

As the final itinerary of US President Barack Obama is still being worked out, security agencies are finalizing plans for his protection in Delhi, where he will attend the Republic day function, besides in Agra and Varanasi, the two other cities he may visit.

'Modi's efforts for good foreign relations paying off'

Efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have cordial relations with the maximum number of countries are paying dividend and it is evident from US President Barack Obama's acceptance of the invitation to grace India's Republic Day function, former diplomat VB Soni said here today.

Now on, Marine Drive will host Maha R-day celebrations

The Maharashtra government today decided to hold the Republic Day function at Marine Drive, instead of Shivaji Park from this year.