Diwali is India’s biggest festival and is celebrated with great enthusiasm around the country. But did you know, India isn’t the only place that celebrates the festival of lights.
The Diwali Day Act, if passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden would make the festival of lights the 12th federally recognised holiday in the United States.
Broadening its appeal, the text of the bill says: "Millions of Americans, both religious and secular, celebrate Diwali, which is also called the 'Festival of Lights'."
In a gut-wrenching incident of animal cruelty, a street dog died after some miscreants allegedly tied firecrackers to it and set it alight on the occasion of Diwali.
While the incident occurred during Diwali, the matter came to the fore after a few members of the International Human Rights Commission lodged a complaint in this connection with the Capital Police.
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Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated with high excitement across India. While people light up earthen lamps (diyas) and decorate buildings with lights, bursting crackers has become an indispensable part of the festival since ages.
The day of Diwali turned bloody in Odisha as two murders were reported from separate places on Monday.While one person was allegedly murdered in Puri, one was killed in Nayagarh district on Diwali night. Besides, another person was injured.
While one person was allegedly murdered in Puri, another was killed in Nayagarh district on Diwali night yesterday. Besides, one person was injured.
In the first incident, a man died while three others are battling for life with critical burn injuries following an explosion at a cracker shop.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers in Kargil.
BSF Jammu offered the sweets to Pak Rangers and the Rangers also reciprocated.
The pages of history say that SRK and Diwali have a deep connection. Though moviemakers target different festive occasions with hopes of churning out good collections, SRK remains unbeaten in Diwali.
For years, Bollywood films and storytellers have captured the essence of one of the biggest festivals of India with many of them being immortalised on screens forever.
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Addressing jawans in Kargil on the occasion of Diwali, he said that such corrupt forces for many years blocked progress, but now all those gaps are being filled.
Prime Minister's Office (PMO) through its Twitter handle, informed about his arrival in Kargil on Monday morning.
The Commissionerate Police has strictly advised people to burst crackers only from 8PM – 10PM Monday night.
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Apart from sweets, there exists a diversity of snacks that are traditionally prepared during this festive season.