DIWALI

  • BJP keeps Shiv Sena, NCP guessing, decision on government formation in Maharashtra after Diwali 28 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party has left both the Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena guessing as the decision over the government formation will be taken after Diwali. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is a BJP observer for Maharashtra, will visit the state only after Diwali to review the situation. Singh...
  • Watch: David Cameron wishes Happy Diwali 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron wished everyone for the festival of lights. Cameron said, "Happy Diwali to everybody. It is the time we think of triumph of good over evil. Of light over dark. It is a time when British Hindus and Jains also think of the importance of...
  • Watch: Shop owners in Delhi expect high sales on Dhanteras 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    As Diwali festivities pick up, people across the country will be on a shopping spree on Dhanteras on Tuesday. The day is considered auspicious for buying jewellery and utensils. Jewellers are expecting a huge rush this time as the gold prices are much lower. ...
  • Sensex likely to rise on Dhanteras 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    As Diwali festivities pick up, people across the country will be on a shopping spree on Tuesday. The day is considered auspicious for buying jewellery and utensils. It's a custom which mostly Marwaris, Gujaratis, Maharashtrians and some North Indian communities have followed for ages. All eyes will be on the...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 8 killed in blast at firecracker manufacturing unit 17 hours 44 minutes ago

    Visakhapatnam: Eight people were killed and several others injured in an explosion at a firecracker manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district. The incident happened at the Vakatippa village on Monday afternoon. The injured have been shifted to hospital. According to the police, there were 18 workers working in the unit...
  • MHA alerts states of communal flare up ahead of festive season 17 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In view of the upcoming festive season, the Ministry of Home Affairs alerted states to ensure prevention of communal flare up especially in regions like Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The MHA has also issued an advisory to prevent forcible installation of idols at disputed sites, slogan shouting against a...
  • Surat diamond merchant's massive Diwali bonus for employees: houses, cars and jewellery 20 hours 25 minutes ago

    Surat: A Surat based diamond baron has gifted his employees brand new cars, diamond jewellery and even homes as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. The diamond industry in Surat district of Gujarat may not be passing through the most dazzling phases in its history but diamond...
  • Surat: Diamond merchant gifts cars to all his employees for Diwali 22 hours 38 minutes ago

    Surat: A Surat based diamond baron has gifted all his employees brand new cars as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. The diamond industry in Surat district of Gujarat may not be passing through the most dazzling phases in its history but employees were still rewarded for...
  • Assam government's aid gives a new lease of life to the state's 130-year-old fireworks industry this Diwali Yesterday

    Barpeta: As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, the 130-year-old firework industry in Assam is getting a new lease of life this festive season. The state government's aid of almost Rs 7 crore is trying to fire-up the industry once again. The Barpeta fireworks industry in lower Assam was started way...
  • Green Diwali options: Upcycled candle moulds, sandstone diyas 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Upcycled candle moulds, rangoli- inspired bamboo trays and sandstone diyas are some of the 'green options' market players are coming out with to tap on to consumers preferring eco-friendly products this Diwali. While the eco-friendly candles are the much sought after green product this season, a wide range of...
  • Hudhud havoc casts shadow on Diwali in coastal villages of Andhra Pradesh 4 days ago

    Bheemili: For many people in Andhra Pradesh, the festivities this Diwali will be overshadowed by the gloom brought in by cyclone Hudhud, which wreaked a havoc in the coastal villages of the state. The devastating cyclone, which battered the Andhra coast on Sunday, has damaged around 8,000 houses and ravaged...
  • Many Ghaziabad routes to be closed for heavy vehicles during Diwali 6 days ago

    Ghaziabad: Keeping in view the high rush in markets around Diwali festivities, many routes in Ghaziabad will remain closed for heavy vehicles from October 21 to 25. The traffic police has also come up with a route diversion plan for heavy vehicles during the four days, a senior official said....
  • Punjab government announces 10 per cent DA for employees 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Ahead of Diwali, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced to release 10 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to employees with October's salary. Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Tuesday gave his nod in this regard, an official spokesman said. The increased DA would be given with the salary...
  • Fireworks manufacturers wary of influx of Chinese crackers 1 week ago

    Sivakasi: With less than 10 days to go for Diwali, Tamil Nadu fireworks manufacturers are gearing up for the festival with new varieties of crackers to compete against those made in Chinese as their influx was posing a threat to the Rs 3000-crore domestic industry. Eight new varieties of crackers have...
  • 'Happy New Year' cast shoots for 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' Diwali special October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: It will perhaps be one of the most star-studded episodes of "Kaun Banega Crorepati". The star cast of "Happy New Year", along with director Farah Khan, shot a fun-filled episode of the popular game show hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Farah and her team - Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan,...
  • Journalists should accept 'packages', says Nitin Gadkari October 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has courted a controversy asking journalists to "keep the packages (money) they get during the election season". "In the next 10-12 days, you journalists will have 'Laxmi darshan'," Gadkari said at a poll rally in Sawantwadi in coastal Konkan on Saturday. "Be it reporters or...
  • Live: Best online deals you shouldn't miss out on October 6, 2014

    It seems to be a big day today - at least in terms of online sales. From Flipkart to Snapdeal, online retailers have been luring customers with their steal offers since morning. While some buyers have managed to grab the best of the deals under Flipkart's 'Big Billion Day' and...
  • 'Happy New Year' is a quintessential Bollywood film, hope it brings cheer to people during Diwali: Shah Rukh Khan September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: In his over twodecade career, Shah Rukh Khan has maintained his onscreen charisma, his craze and an average of two and a half films per year and he wants to keep it that way. The Bollywood Badshah says he has no intention of doing multiple projects at a time...
  • Independence day is the proudest day for all Indians: Shah Rukh Khan August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: On the eve of India's 68th Independence Day, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Thursday wished all countrymen and said it is the "most important day" for all Indians. "Tomorrow (Friday) is the proudest day for all Indians. There is no (more) important day than Independence Day," Shah Rukh said at...
  • UK Parliament may have to consider Diwali, Eid holidays June 1, 2014

    British parliament may soon have to consider a request for a day off for Diwali and Eid with an online petition seeking a holiday for the festivals already attracting more than 119,500 signatures. Under the rules of the epetition scheme introduced in 2011, once the 100,000 signature mark is reached it...
  • NYC Mayor urges to include Diwali as school holiday February 22, 2014

    Washington: A broadbased coalition of about 40 organisations and temples from New York City has asked the Mayor Bill de Blasio to include Diwali alongside the new proposed public holidays for Eid and Lunar New Year. In a letter to the New York City Mayor, the Diwali Coalition highlighted importance of...
  • Michelle Obama's Bollywood dance among top White House Photos January 7, 2014

    Michelle Obama's rhythmic dance moves to peppy Bollywood numbers during a Diwali bash has made it to one of the top White House photos for the year 2013. Taken by Chuck Kennedy, the 49yearold First Lady is seen doing Bollywood dance in the State Dining Room along with choreographer Nakul Dev...
  • BJP accuses Gehlot of flouting Model Code of Conduct, demands action November 6, 2013

    Rajasthan BJP on Wednesday filed a complaint against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, accusing him of flouting the Model Code of Conduct while delivering a speech in Jodhpur on November 3, and demanded immediate action against him. In complaints filed with the Election Commission and the Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer, the BJP...
  • Chhath begins as millions take a holy dip amid tight security November 6, 2013

    Millions of devotees, particularly women, took a holy dip in rivers, ponds and other water bodies in Bihar on Wednesday as the fourday Chhath festival began amidst tight security. "Chhath formally began with ageold 'nahaikhai', a ritualistic bath before preparing a traditional meal of boiled rice and pumpkin," said devotee Nirmala...
  • Michelle Obama celebrates Diwali with Bollywood dance moves November 6, 2013

    Washington: First Lady of America, Michelle Obama lit a 'diya' (lamp) in the East room to start White House Diwali celebrations after trying out some Bollywood dance moves with some local students in the State Dining Room. "We've celebrated this holiday here at the White House every year since (President)...
  • FTP: Crackers and pollution: Should crackers be banned on Diwali? November 5, 2013

    The national capital is feeling the aftereffects of Diwali as air pollution levels peaked in Delhi on Sunday evening. Reports show harmful Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide were all above their permissible levels even on Monday morning. ...
  • David Cameron celebrates Diwali with his wife Samantha November 5, 2013

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron celebrated Diwali with his wife Samantha Cameron at Swaminarayan temple in London. While Cameron stuck to his usual attire of suit, shirt and tie, his wife tried to blend in the festive mood in a spectacular saree. ...
  • 'Krrish 3' enters Rs 100 crore club, earns the highest single day figure November 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Hrithik Roshan's 'Krrish 3' is the latest film to enter elite Rs 100 crore club within four days of its release. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to explain the film's impressive box office collection. "And *highest single day* record lies shattered. #Krrish3 collects History on...