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Tag: Diwali

LPG Cylinder
Free LPG Cylinders Twice A Year But Not On Holi, Diwali

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.

Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif Finally Say 'We Do' At Diwali-Day 'Roka' Ceremony
Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif Finally Say 'We Do' At Diwali-Day 'Roka' Ceremony

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.

STAY AWAY!
Watch: Arjun Kapoor Too Possessive About Malaika Arora? Visuals From Diwali Bash

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.

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Armies Of India & Pakistan Exchange Sweets On Diwali
India, Pakistan armies exchange Diwali sweets on LoC

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 Hudson River in New York City | OTV News
Diwali fireworks over Hudson River in New York City

Diwali fireworks over the Hudson River in New York City, as a part of 3-day Diwali celebrations in the City

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'Happiness, Prosperity & Good Fortune': President Kovind, PM Modi, Other Leaders Extend Diwali Wishes
'Happiness, Prosperity & Good Fortune': President Kovind, PM Modi, Other Leaders Extend Diwali Wishes

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

Happy Diwali Countrymen!
Watch: Jawans From Borders Wish Diwali

Indian Army soldiers posted in forward areas of Kargil, Eastern Ladakh, Siachen and Ladakh Scouts Regimental centre wish Diwali to countrymen.

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Diwali With Jawans
Watch: PM Modi Celebrates Diwali With Soldiers

PM Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers in Nowshera Sector of J&K.

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Shilpa Shetty
‘Super Dancer 4’ Judge Shilpa Shetty & Son Spotted Diwali Shopping!

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.

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PM Modi
PM Modi To Celebrate Diwali With Soldiers At LoC

This would be the second time the Prime Minister will celebrate Diwali with the soldiers in Rajouri district after the first in 2019.

Section 144 Clamped In Vicinity Of Puri Srimandir, No Kaunriya Kathi Lighting On Diwali
Section 144 Clamped In Vicinity Of Puri Srimandir, No Kaunriya Kathi Lighting On Diwali

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
Odisha CM announces 25% hike in salaries of outsourced staff

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.

Sand & Diyas
Diwali & Kali Puja: Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Goddess Kali Sculpture With Earthen Lamps

Diwali & Kali Puja: Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Goddess Kali Sculpture With Earthen Lamps

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Shilpa Shetty
Watch: Shilpa Shetty’s Dhanteras & Diwali Shopping Moment

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.

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Resolution Introduced In US House To Recognise Historical And Religious Significance Of Diwali
Resolution Introduced In US House To Recognise Historical And Religious Significance Of Diwali

"The resolution expresses its deepest respect for Indian-Americans and the Indian diaspora throughout the world on this significant occasion."

Chhat Puja
BMC Bans Offering Of Paya Shraddha, Chhat Puja Celebrations In City

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.

Odisha Firecracker Traders In Hassle After Green Crackers Get Nod For Diwali, SRC Caps Time Limit
Odisha Firecracker Traders In Hassle After Green Crackers Get Nod For Diwali, SRC Caps Time Limit

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. 

Section 144 To Be Clamped At Cuttack Dhabaleswar Temple On Diwali
Section 144 To Be Clamped At Cuttack Dhabaleswar Temple On Diwali

The decision from the administration came in the wake of possible congregation of devotees and general public at the shrine on Diwali. 

Silver Coin Making
Dhanteras & Diwali 2021: Silver Coin Making From Takkshal In Rajasthan

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.

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Bathed In Light!
Watch: Stunning Laser Light Show On Ayodhya Deepotsav

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.

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No Green-Cracker Application Yet!
Firecracker Sale Without Green-Certificate Will Attract Action: Bhubaneswar DCP

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.

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Green Signal For Green Crackers!
Green Crackers Allowed On Diwali Day, Timings Capped By Orissa High Court

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.

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Sec-144 In Puri
Odisha Government Bans This Diwali Ritual At Puri Srimandir Amid COVID

The Puri district administration on Monday (Nov 1), banned devotees from lighting the ‘Kaunriya Kathi’ around Jagannath Temple during Diwali, this year.

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Firecrackers Worth Rs 10 Lakh Seized In Odisha, High Court Hearing On Green Crackers Today
Firecrackers Worth Rs 10 Lakh Seized In Odisha, High Court Hearing On Green Crackers Today

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.

Heavy Rain To Lash 4 Odisha Districts Ahead Of Diwali; Check IMD Forecast
Heavy Rain To Lash 4 Odisha Districts Ahead Of Diwali; Check IMD Forecast

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).

COVID Risk From Crackers
Diwali Firecrackers May Lead To Rise In Covid Cases: Odisha Top Health Official

Diwali Firecrackers May Lead To Rise In Covid Cases: Odisha Top Health Official

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Firecrackers During Diwali May Push Up Covid-19 Cases: Top Odisha Health Official
Firecrackers During Diwali May Push Up Covid-19 Cases: Top Odisha 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.

Permission To Green Crackers: Orissa HC Asks SRC To Take Decision, Next Hearing On Nov 1
Permission To Green Crackers: Orissa HC Asks SRC To Take Decision, Next Hearing On Nov 1

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.

Centre To Hold Meet With States Over Soaring Edible Oil Prices
Centre To Hold Meet With States Over Soaring Edible Oil Prices

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.

Spreading Light
Visually Impaired Girls Prepare Lamps For Diwali Festival

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.

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Tamil Nadu CM Stalin Urges His Odisha Counterpart To Allow Sale Of Green Firecrackers
Stalin Urges Naveen, 3 More CMs To Allow Sale Of Green Firecrackers During 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.

Delhi Police On High Alert To Counter Any Threat: Top Official
Delhi Police On High Alert To Counter Any Threat: Top Official

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.

PM Modi
Light Two Diyas On Diwali: PM Modi To PM Awas Yojana Beneficiaries

The Prime Minister stressed that the use of technology cannot only ensure development but also ensure a better and healthier life for the people.

Election Rallies Allowed During Covid But Hindu Festivals Not Allowed
The Only Indian Festival For Covid Times - Elections

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.

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PM Modi Announces Extension Of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Till Diwali

"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."

State Pollution Control Board
Konark Witnesses Higher AQI This Diwali Despite Blanket Ban On Firecrackers

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 […]

Chhath-Puja
Odisha: No mass bathing, rituals at river ghats during chhat Puja this year

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 […]

PM Modi Celebrates Diwali With Jawans
PM Modi Celebrates Diwali With Jawans, Sends Clear Message To Neighbouring Countries

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 […]

Sale of diyas
Odisha Potters Suffer As Pandemic, Chinese Lamps Hit Sale Of Diyas This Diwali

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 […]

Victory Of Light Over Darkness: This Diwali Prez Kovind, PM Modi, Boris Johnson, Prince Charles Have Special Message For All
Victory Of Light Over Darkness: This Diwali Prez Kovind, PM Modi, Boris Johnson, Prince Charles Have Special Message For All

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, […]

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