Free distribution of gas cylinders during Holi and Diwali was one of the key poll promises, the BJP had made in the recently concluded UP elections.
Diwali being an auspicious day, the two families decided to make the most of the occasion by organising the ceremony, with Kabir and his wife Mini Mathur playing the hosts.
Arjun Kapoor and his partner Malaika Arora were recently spotted at Anil Kapoor’s place for celebrating Diwali. However, the media outside the residence hovered uncomfortably near the couple for pictures.
The armies of Indian and Pakistani exchanged Diwali sweets at two points on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir on Thursday
Diwali fireworks over the Hudson River in New York City, as a part of 3-day Diwali celebrations in the City
I wish that this festival of lights brings happiness, prosperity and good fortune in your life. Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali, PM Modi tweeted
Indian Army soldiers posted in forward areas of Kargil, Eastern Ladakh, Siachen and Ladakh Scouts Regimental centre wish Diwali to countrymen.
PM Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers in Nowshera Sector of J&K.
Shilpa Shetty was recently spotted with her son Viaan in Mumbai. After greeting the media, Shilpa was then seen making a quick stop at a shop where she bought several boxes of sweets.
This would be the second time the Prime Minister will celebrate Diwali with the soldiers in Rajouri district after the first in 2019.
The administration has taken such strict measures in the wake of containing pollution as well as restricting COVID transmission. Moreover, devotees are restricted from entering Srimandir today.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a 25 per cent hike in the remuneration of persons employed through outsourcing agencies and on contract basis in various departments of the state government.
Diwali & Kali Puja: Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Goddess Kali Sculpture With Earthen Lamps
Shilpa Shetty was recently spotted by the media at a jewellery shop in Mumbai. The actress was seen appreciating the shop’s décor ahead of Diwali.
"The resolution expresses its deepest respect for Indian-Americans and the Indian diaspora throughout the world on this significant occasion."
The BMC on Tuesday issued guidelines for offering of paya shraddha and pinda and celebration of Chhat Puja at the banks of different water bodies under its jurisdiction.
The traders are reeling under stress even after getting a go ahead for the sale of crackers as the pronouncement of the order was belated. The traders got the green signal only on November 1 while Diwali is falling on November 4.
The decision from the administration came in the wake of possible congregation of devotees and general public at the shrine on Diwali.
Silver Coins are being made in a Takkshal (factory) in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district. There are various types of silver coins weighing from 5 grms to 100 gms available in this Takshal. These coins have demand all over the country.
A grand laser light show was witnessed at the famous Deepotsav in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The grand event this year aims at breaking its own previous record in the ‘Guinness World Records’ with as many as 7 lakh 51 thousand earthen lamps in Ayodhya.
The Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Umashankar Das on Tuesday (Nov 2) informed that the police would conduct raids on shops and take action against those selling firecrackers without a Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) certificate.
The Orissa High Court on Monday (Nov 1) allowed sale and use of green crackers during this year’s Diwali celebrations on November 4. As per the court order, only crackers certified by Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) can be used.
The Puri district administration on Monday (Nov 1), banned devotees from lighting the ‘Kaunriya Kathi’ around Jagannath Temple during Diwali, this year.
Ahead of the Orissa High Court's final hearing on the ban on sale and use of firecrackers this Diwali festivities, the Police on Sunday seized a huge cache of firecrackers from Nalabanta in Aska area of Ganjam district.
A Yellow warning for heavy rainfall has been sounded for the southern districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Gajapati and Ganjam. The warning is valid from November 2 to November 3, 2021 (8:30 am).
Diwali Firecrackers May Lead To Rise In Covid Cases: Odisha Top Health Official
CBK Mohanty, Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) said though we have a tradition of bursting crackers during Diwali it will lead to air pollution and helps in the growth of coronavirus infections.
Orissa HC has asked the SRC to arrive at a decision while keeping in mind the directives of the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and also the Covid-19 guidelines.
For guidance, states may refer to indicative limits, which may have been imposed by the states earlier. "However, for other categories, similar quantities as appropriate for the state may be fixed.
Every year, visually impaired girls in Ahmedabad make diyas to light up the festivities during the festival of light. Students of Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh are now giving final touches to diyas ahead of Diwali.
In a letter to four Chief Ministers including his counterpart from Odisha, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin requested them to allow the sale of firecrackers, which fall under the norms set by the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal (NGT), in their respective states during this Diwali.
In the crime review meeting of the Delhi Police chief, it was also discussed as to how to prevent terrorists or anti-national elements from taking the help of local gangsters.
The Prime Minister stressed that the use of technology cannot only ensure development but also ensure a better and healthier life for the people.
Away from the election, the rules for the common person awaiting the festivities are quite different. There have been several restrictions in Odisha ranging from the absurd to the downright bizarre.
"Today, the government has decided that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana will now be extended till Diwali. That is, by November, free food grains will be available in fixed quantity every month to more than 80 crore countrymen."
Puri: At a time when the Odisha government had taken a call to ban bursting of firecrackers this Diwali to restrict the spread of COVID-19 and to reduce the pollution in air, a report from Konark made all the arrangements void, at least for the environmentalists. As per the State Pollution Control Board, the Air […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has barred rituals and mass bathing at river ghats in the State during upcoming Chhat Puja celebration as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 which experts fear could make a revival during winter season. A notification in this regard was issued (in public interest) by the Special Relief Commissioner […]
New Delhi: Addressing the Armed Forces at Longewala Post in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan on the occasion of Diwali on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sending clear message to the neighbouring countries said that India believes in the policy of understanding and making others understand. But it gives a fierce reply if anybody tries to judge […]
Bhubaneswar: The prevailing pandemic situation has hit the business of earthen diyas (lamps) hard as sales nosedived this Diwali season as compared to the business in the previous years, leaving potters high and dry. Traditional diya makers from Parakula, Jokia and Rangala areas of Marshaghai block in Kendrapara and Soroda in Ganjam had started work […]
New Delhi: President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of Diwali today. “On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens living in India and abroad. May this grand festival of happiness and light bring delight, […]