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It will be for the first time in over five decades that India will not have a chief guest at the Republic Day parade. Stay tuned for Latest LIVE news

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Due to global Covid-19 situation, it was decided not to have a foreign head of state or head of government as R-Day chief guest: MEA
Latest News LIVE: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday announced that there will be no foreign leader as the chief guest at the celebrations due to the global situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister today issued directions to open the Ghazipur poultry market after all 100 samples collected from there tested negative for  
 
Earlier in the day, Congress leader addressed the media during his trip to Tamil Nadu's Madurai and slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government for China's alleged entry in Indian territory. The Wayanad MP questioned why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is silent about the fact that 'Chinese troops are sitting inside Indian territory'.

On the international front, the US President has been impeached for a second time by the US House of Representatives. Ten Republicans broke ranks and voted to impeach Trump on a day when the debate moved at lightning speed, much of it charged by the bipartisan anger at the scale of the January 6 violence at the Capitol Hill.

Trump was first impeached by the House in 2019 over his dealings with Ukraine, but the Senate voted in early 2020 to acquit. The impeachment now moves to the Senate, which will conduct a trial and a voting to remove the president from office.

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