Republic Summit 2018 - Surging India: LIVE Updates

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Welcome to the live blog coverage of the Republic Summit. The two-day event held on December 18-19 will see distinguished personalities address the gathering. The event will also include panel discussions on several topics holding significance to the nation. PM Modi will be delivering the much anticipated key note speech on surging India.

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Welcome to the live blog coverage of the Republic Summit. The two-day event held on December 18-19 will see distinguished personalities address the gathering. The event will also include panel discussions on several topics holding significance to the nation. PM Modi will be delivering the much anticipated key note speech on surging India.
Update at 20:00 pm
9 months ago

The Day One of the Republic Summit has come to an end. Stay tuned on the website for Day Two LIVE Updates.

Update at 18:35 pm
9 months ago

"Look at what happened in 10 years of UPA. You had benefits of reforms carried out earlier, and tailwinds from global growth. Still, instead of increasing productivity, they started redistribution of existing resources:" Arun Jaitley

Update at 18:25 pm
9 months ago

"You had a government (UPA) which had policy paralysis as a functional brand. They approve a deal, and then nothing happens": Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Rafale deal

 

Update at 18:08 pm
9 months ago

Arun Jaitley's keynote speech at Republic Summit 2018 on 'Silver bullet for the economy' begins.

Update at 17:52 pm
9 months ago

"This is a land where kings and more successful economic leaders were spiritual. We have to bring this back": Sadhguru

 

Update at 17:35 pm
9 months ago

"Education is the most messed up aspect of India. It is not designed to educate, but to subjugate": Sadhguru

Update at 17:43 pm
9 months ago

"The next generation has to be at least one step ahead of us otherwise we have failed as a generation": Sadhguru

Update at 17:39 pm
9 months ago

"If we cannot raise human consciousness now, we can never do it": Sadhguru

Update at 10:36 pm
9 months ago

"Indians are the least nationalist, I would say. It survives on cultural unity. This deeper nationalism has to be brought out - Indian nationalism is about the earth, soil... it is not a political concept like the western world": Dr Frawley

Update at 17:30 pm
9 months ago

"Truth is the authority in life. Authority isn't the truth in life":  Sadhguru

Update at 17:15 pm
9 months ago

"Our highest goal has not been God, it has been liberation and truth. This culture is not of the past, it is of the future": Sadhguru

Update at 17:14 pm
9 months ago

"India survives on cultural unity. India's nationalism is that of the soil, of the people. India is the least nationalistic": Dr. Frawley

Update at 17:17 pm
9 months ago

"The important thing we need to understand about India is we have no moralities. We always have been a land of sacreds'": Sadhguru

Update at 17:15 pm
9 months ago

"There is a sense of survival instinct in India for the last 500-1000 years that we want to forget what happened yesterday: Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation

Update at 17:00 pm
9 months ago

"One of the worst things to happen to the country was the partition": Sadhguru

Update at 16:55 pm
9 months ago

Dr David Frawley and Sadhguru are on 'The Wings To Surge' panel on cultures and values that power a billion, moderated by Arnab Goswami

Update at 16:45 pm
9 months ago

FM Arun Jaitley has arrived at the Republic Summit:

 

Update at
9 months ago

"Constitution is not mine, is not yours. It is ours. That is why citizens are the real sovereign because they govern the state, directly, indirectly:" Former CJI Dipak Misra 

Update at 16:41 pm
9 months ago

"Our constitution is enough. We have to do justice to it:" Former CJI Dipak Misra

Update at 16:37 pm
9 months ago

"If you are not respecting a person's right, you are not respecting the Constitution": Former CJI Dipak Misra

Update at 16:30 pm
9 months ago

"There cannot be a sacrifice of the consciousness of Constitution": Former CJI Dipak Misra

Update at 16:32 pm
9 months ago

"When we say Capitalism, the growth of economy, the growth under liberty, comes under the same umbrella": Former CJI Dipak Misra

Update at 16:30 pm
9 months ago

"Gender justice is main facet of our Constitution": CJI Dipak Misra

Update at 16:25 pm
9 months ago

Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra begins his speech on 'Institutions. Integrity. Democracy'.

 

Update at 15:18 pm
9 months ago

"India must be much more ambitious, go for 9-10% growth": Manu Bhaskaran, Economist

Update at 15:55 pm
9 months ago

"We need to ask ourselves if we being too puritanical when it comes to interest rates. When there are purest bottle necks, should we only look at interest rates?": Uday Kotak, MD & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Update at 15:50 pm
9 months ago

"The state has to intervene to help those who cannot be helped": Manu Bhaskaran, Economist

 

Update at 15:45 pm
9 months ago

"If India grows at 9% for 20 years, it will then reach where China is:" Uday Kotak, MD & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank

 

Update at 15:42 pm
9 months ago

"I would like to see political investment in economy by India in Europe": José Manuel Barroso, Former European Commission President

Update at 15:40 pm
9 months ago

"China has a long-term strategy. Their capacity from delivery point of view is really high. Today, China is second partner of EU after U.S": José Manuel Barroso, Former European Commission President

 

Update at 15:35 pm
9 months ago

"India is the only country that can challenge the two superpowers - U.S. and China": Manu Bhaskaran, Economist.

 

Update at 15:30 pm
9 months ago

Panel discussion on 'Globalisation: Where To Go From Here?' with 
Uday Kotak, José Manuel Barroso and Manu Bhaskaran begins. Sanjeev Sanyal, the Principal Economic Advisor to the Government of India, is the moderator for the panel discussion.

Update at 15:22 pm
9 months ago

We see India as someone who provides stability in this part of the world": José Manuel Barroso

Update at 15:22 pm
9 months ago

"We are looking at India with great attention in Europe. You are the fastest growing economy": José Manuel Barroso

Update at 15:20 pm
9 months ago

"We are seeing a fight between those who want to close the world and those who want to open the world": José Manuel Barroso

Update at 15:17 pm
9 months ago

"We see strong resistance to Globalisation. We see resistance to Globalisation because there is movement. If there was no movement there would be no resistance": Goldman Sachs non-Executive Chairman José Manuel Barroso's keynote address 

 

 

Update at 15:15 pm
9 months ago

Goldman Sachs non-Executive Chairman and former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso begins his keynote address 

Update at 15:05 pm
9 months ago

Musician Mayukh Hazarika performs Bhupen Hazarika's famous 'Ganga Behti Ho Kyun' song

Update at 14:10 pm
9 months ago

General (Retd) Bikram Singh, Former COAS, on our Armed forces:

 

Update at 14:08 pm
9 months ago

"As long as the nation is proud and thankful for the service the soldiers are rendering, that is enough" : Former COAS General (Retd) Bikram Singh

Update at 14:07 pm
9 months ago

"We need to teach the people how to behave during a terrorist attack. They are the part of the chain": Brigadier-General Nitzan Nuriel, Israel

Update at 14:03 pm
9 months ago

"Families of soldiers are real heroes:" Former COAS, General (Retd) Bikram Singh

Update at 14:00 pm
9 months ago

"Fighting the enemy is much more important than anything else. You have to take risk, you have to make big sacrifices": Brigadier-General Nitzan Nuriel, Israel

Update at 13:55 pm
9 months ago

"If Pakistan uses a nuclear weapon, will invite a massive retaliation from us. Nuclear weapons are used as a political device, not a tactical one:" Former COAS General (Retd) Bikram Singh

Update at 13:50 pm
9 months ago

"Allegations of human rights against the forces is a thriving business  now:" General (Retd) Bikram Singh, Former COAS

Update at 13:50 pm
9 months ago

"Yes we are taking risks, we are running after the big guns. Our main mission is that the people of Israel have a safe and secure life": Brigadier-General Nitzan Nuriel, Israel

 

Update at 13:40 pm
9 months ago

"Media makes people like Burhan Wani a Robinhood. We have to be careful": Former COAS General (Retd) Bikram Singh
 

Update at 13:35 pm
9 months ago

"Radicalisation in J&K is resulting in local recruitment for terrorists. Number of local terrorists has increased. This is a cause of concern": General Bikram Singh (Retd.), former COAS

Update at 13:30 pm
9 months ago

"Too many states are using terrorism for political gains. The good news is that we're stronger than them and we're going to win": Brigadier General Nitzan Nuriel from Israel

 

Update at 13:25 pm
9 months ago

"When you have a multi-agency inter-ministerial approach, you are able to graduate to tackling the root cause of the problem": General Bikram Singh (Retd.), former COAS

Update at 13:23 pm
9 months ago

"9/11 was a turning point for the US. It was a watershed moment as far as terrorism is concerned. The US had until then adopted a non-committal stance on this scourge:" General Bikram Singh

 

Update at 13:15 pm
9 months ago

Next up: Panel discussion on 'Isolate and Eliminate' with former COAS Gen Bikram Singh and Israel's Brigadier General Nitzan Nuriel. Major Gaurav Arya will be the moderator.

Update at 13:00 pm
9 months ago

Piyush Goyal on consensus in the Parliament:

 

Update at 12:55 pm
9 months ago

"There are alliances at many levels. India cannot have one Mahagathbandhan": Praful Patel 

Update at 12:53 pm
9 months ago

"I'm absolutely confident because we've taken the people of our country together. Rome wasn't built in a day, but it was built": Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on being asked how confident he is that his government will come back to power in 2019

Update at 12:50 pm
9 months ago

"Has any other PM acknowledged the work of former Prime Ministers for the country like Narendra Modi has?:" Piyush Goyal

Update at 12:48 pm
9 months ago

"How do you talk to a state (Pakistan) that is going to backstab you like it has done for ages?:" Piyush Goyal

Update at 12:46 pm
9 months ago

"You only want to talk about your successes, not failures:" Praful Patel to Piyush Goyal

Update at 12:46 pm
9 months ago

"When Kargil War took place, Kargil was in every house. If PM asked for money for the people, even an old lady somewhere else would give. That's the national interest:" Farooq Abdullah

Update at 12:45 pm
9 months ago

"I tell people, don't fear Pakistan, fear China": Dr Farooq Abdullah -- "Nobody fears Pakistan": Arnab Goswami

Update at 12:40 pm
9 months ago

"What is Parliament to do if we have such differences in polity? We just don't want to acknowledge what's happening on the ground": Praful Patel

Update at 12:36 pm
9 months ago

"How many people have suffered because dowry is still being taken and given, despite there being a law?": Dr Farooq Abdullah -- "Law is a deterrent, it's not a guarantee": Piyush Goyal, Union Railways Minister

Update at 12:35 pm
9 months ago

"It is not just passing the Bill, but creating an atmosphere": Dr Farooq Abdullah

Update at 12:33 pm:
9 months ago

"There are many traditions among different faiths, but they shouldn't entail any injustice": Piyush Goyal 

Update at 12.30 pm
9 months ago

"I am not going to go against the Muslim body (with regards to Triple Talaq)": Dr Farooq Abdullah

Update at 12:24 pm
9 months ago

"Demonetisation was imposed on the nation without any thought": Praful Patel

Piyush Goyal replies: "Nation is heading towards an honest economy."

Update at 12:22 pm
9 months ago

"India has such social contradictions... we're a young democracy. Since Independence we've come so far, but it'll still take some time": Praful Patel on women's issues

Update at 12:20 pm
9 months ago

"I have seen in Kargil how much education has improved the situation for women": Dr Farooq Abdullah

 

Update at 12:10 pm:
9 months ago

"The tragedy is how many men we see saying they want women to have the power but in their heart-of-hearts they don't want to give it:" Dr Farooq Abdullah on women's reservation in Parliament

 

Update at 12:10 pm
9 months ago

"We need a new thinking, both in Opposition and Centre, both sides must listen and reply": Dr Farooq Abdullah

Update at 12:03 am
9 months ago

"GST is a technical issue. On the ground, the issues are different": Praful Patel

Update at 11:57 am
9 months ago

"I think it was a matter of issues -- the type of GST that was being proposed. Also, the credit-trust in that government (UPA) was missing": Piyush Goyal's rebuttal to Abdullah

 

Update at 11:55 am
9 months ago

"When Congress proposed GST, it was 5 BJP states that opposed it": Farooq Abdullah during the 'Consensus Possible?' panel discussion.

I don't see the India that I grew up in. I am sorry to say but it is all communalised. I dream of an India where everyone is an equal": Farooq Abdullah 

Update at 11:48 am
9 months ago

"In unholy alliances, where parties support each other one day and don't the next day, consensus may not be possible. But as a nation, consensus is possible." : Piyush Goyal during 'Çonsensus Possible?' panel discussion.

Update at 11:45 am
9 months ago

"India has demonstrated highest amount of consensus for a democracy. We have seen that during India-Pakistan relations, economic reforms - especially the GST" : Piyush Goyal during the 'Consensus Possible?' panel discussion

Update at 11:40 am
9 months ago

Next up: A panel discussion on 'Consensus Possible?'

Participants are Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Former J&K CM Dr Farooq Abdullah and senior leader from NCP Praful Patel. Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami is the moderator for the panel.

Update at 11:30 am
9 months ago

PM Modi on non-payment of loans and the IBC:

 

Update at 11:25 am
9 months ago

PM Modi on 'Surging India':

 

Update at 11:25 am
9 months ago

"The country with the largest population of youngsters can't have small dreams" : PM Modi

 

Update at 11:24 am
9 months ago

"Before GST, registered enterprises only numbered 65 lakh, which has now risen by 55 lakh. Today, the GST system has been established to a large extent & we are working towards a position where 99% things can be brought at the sub-18% slab": PM Modi

Update at 11:20 am
9 months ago

"All our foreign policies are for the nation's benefit, this is the reason that the Indian passport has grown stronger:" PM Modi

Update at 11:15 am
9 months ago

"Corruption had been taken as a new normal in India. It was 'Chalta hai'. Whenever anyone used to speak up, someone would say, 'This is India. This is how it is'. Why should it be like this?:" PM Modi

Update at 11:15 am
9 months ago

"Indian passport has a huge power now. India is being heard on the world forums" : PM Modi

Update at 11:15 am
9 months ago

"Wherever you go in the country you'll get to see a signboard - 'Work In Progress'. The work to build a new India is going on": PM Modi

Update at 11:10 am
9 months ago

"Till 2014, only 55% houses in the country had a gas connection. Imagine that. Our government is working towards finding permanent solutions and ending those practices that have held progress back for decades": PM Modi at Republic Summit

 

Update at 11:08 am
9 months ago

PM Modi on the India's economy:

 

Update at 11:05 am
9 months ago

PM Modi on Surging India:

 

Update at 11:00 am
9 months ago

"'Surging India' reflects the thoughts and feelings of 1.2 billion Indians. It is a feeling the entire world is experiencing": PM Modi at the Republic Summit

Update at 10:50 am
9 months ago

Watch PM Modi's keynote speech here:

 

Update at 10:50 am
9 months ago

"Did anyone think that four years ago, that India will launch 100 satellites at once. India is also taking the step forward with Gaganyaan. Or if Christian Michel would be extradited to India": PM Modi at the summit.
 

Update at 10:50 am
9 months ago

"India's identity is becoming strong in every aspect. Questions are media's favourite, so I have some questions today. And in my questions, you will get the answers for a Surging India": PM Modi

Update at 10:50 am
9 months ago

"India is rising as a force in the world. Because of this, we'll have to attain proficiency in a number of fields - Science, technology, sports and others. In this, that our media also forge an identity for itself, is a need.":  PM Modi

Update at 10:45 am
9 months ago

PM Modi's addresses the gathering:

"Republic TV has made its presence felt in the country. This kind of an event is inspires people for new ideas and solutions."

 

Update at 10:40 am
9 months ago

"We will take the next step by launching Republic Bharat. Our philosophy is Nation First," says Arnab Goswami.

Update at 10:40 am
9 months ago

Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami welcomes PM Narendra Modi:

"It is a great honour to have you at the Republic Summit. We deeply thank you for your presence here today": Arnab Goswami to PM Modi.

 

Update at 10:38 am:
9 months ago

PM Modi at the Summit:

 

Update at 10:30 am
9 months ago

Shankar Mahadevan with his sons and a talented group of kids form his academy ahead of their performance.

The renowed music director performing a rendition of the 'Vande Mataram':

 

9 months ago

Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami speaking about India's most high profile event:

 

Update at 10:15 am
9 months ago

Republic Summit 2018 to begin shortly. Pictures from the event here:

 

Update at 9:30 am
9 months ago

Welcome to the Day One of the Republic Summit 2018 - Surging India. Follow the LIVE updates here.

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