Dussehra

  • 27 drown during Ganga Dussehra celebration June 9, 2014

    At least 27 people were killed in separate incidents while taking dip in rivers on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday. The annual festival, which is celebrated as the day when the Ganga river is believed to have to descended on the earth, saw lakhs...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc post Phailin; Bhojpur, Siwan, Patna worst affected October 15, 2013

    Cyclone Phailin triggered heavy rains in Bihar in the last two days averaging 125.3 mm with Bhojpur, Siwan and Patna bearing the brunt of the continuous downpour. However, there was a let up in rainfall since Tuesday morning. According to Met office report, the rain bearing clouds have moved to neighbouring...
  • Mysore: 10-day long Dasara celebrations end today November 11, 2013

    Mysore Dasara is one of the most celebrated festival of India. The city has a tradition of celebrating the Dasara festival since decades. ...
  • Manohar Joshi leaves Mumbai after humiliation at Shiv Sena rally October 14, 2013

    Senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi, who was booed off the dais at the party's Dussehra rally by Sainiks, who were angry at his utterances against party chief Uddhav Thackeray's leadership style left Mumbai on Monday. Joshi has left Mumbai and will be back in six days, sources said. It was not...
  • Dasara festivities end in Mysore October 14, 2013

    Mysore: Curtains fell on the traditional 10-day Dasara festivities here Monday, with an impressive 'jamboo savari' (procession of caparisoned elephants) watched by tens of thousands of people, marking the grand finale. Celebrated as 'naada habba' (state festival), the event showcased Karnataka's cultural heritage resplendent with folk art forms, as 'Arjuna' led...
  • Mysore all set to celebrate Dussehra with great fervor November 11, 2013

    Mysore is all set to celebrate the auspicious occcasion of Dussehra with great fervor on Monday evening. City's police commissioner said that the security at Mysore palace was tightened and 6200 police officials were deputed to check the law and order situation. He added that for the first time the...
  • MP temple stampede: CPI slams govt for administrative lapse October 14, 2013

    The Communist Party of India slammed the Madhya Pradesh government for its administrative lapse in preparing with the Dussehra rush. The death toll in the temple stampede in Ratangarh in Madhya Pradesh has risen to 112 while more than 100 people have been injured. At least 30 of those dead...
  • Will quit if I have lost your confidence, says Uddhav to Sena cadre October 13, 2013

    Seeking to strike an emotional note at the first annual Dussehra rally of Shiv Sena after the death of its founder Bal Thackeray, party president Uddhav Thackeray, on Sunday, said he was ready to quit if the cadre had no faith in him. "If you feel that I have lost your...
  • India not responding to Chinese threat with firmness, says RSS October 13, 2013

    Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, on Sunday, alleged that 'weak' policies of UPA government have emboldened China and Pakistan to make repeated incursions into Indian territory across borders. "Dark clouds are hovering on our national security as China continues to test our mettle and patience by (carrying out) frequent incursions...
  • Madhya Pradesh temple stampede death toll rises to 89 October 13, 2013

    Ratangarh: The death toll rose to 89 in Ratangarh temple stampede in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday morning, including 17 children, 31 women and 41 men. The police the toll may rise and a judicial probe has been ordered. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has ordered a judicial enquiry to look into...
  • Delhi: Slowdown dampens the festive season for Ramlila organisers October 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The economic slowdown has dampened the festive spirit this time around, making it difficult for Ramlila organisers to secure funds to recreate the grandeur of mythological character Ram's life. With the economy looking grim, many donors are reluctant to shell out money. So organisers are renting cheaper lighting and...
  • Shiv Sena allowed to hold Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park October 9, 2013

    Mumbai: After a tough fight, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday won the Bombay High Court's approval to hold its annual Dussehra rally - its first after party supremo Bal Thackeray's death last November - at the Shivaji Park in Dadar as usual. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice...
  • Dussehra unites people in Muzaffarnagar, Muslim effigy makers back in business September 21, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: Around two weeks after one of the worst riots hit western Uttar Pradesh, it's not just urban Muzaffarnagar which is slowly returning to normalcy, but situation in rural areas is also improving. Dussehra seems to be uniting the Jats and the Muslims in the riot-hit villages, with-traditional Muslim effigy...
  • Festive spirit continues for the consumer durables market October 25, 2012

    The sales in consumer durables, auto and gold has seen a rise of 15-20 per cent. ...
  • Mysore: Royal procession marks finale of Dasara fest October 24, 2012

    Mysore: The annual royal procession of 14 caparisoned elephants followed by scores of camels, horses, foot soldiers and cultural troupes through the main streets of this heritage city Wednesday marked the grand finale of the 10-day famous Dasara (Dussehra) festival celebrations. Thousands of people from across the state and country...
  • Demons meet fiery end as good triumphs over evil October 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Towering effigies of 10-headed demon king Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran crackled in fiery splendour marking the triumph of good over evil as gusto and fervour marked Dussehra festivities across the country on Wednesday. Amid beating of drums, devotees, dancing frenziedly, also bid adieu to goddess...
  • Delhi: President, PM, Sonia attend Dussehra function October 24, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among the dignitaries to witness the burning of the effigy of Ravana, symbol of evil, at the Dussehera celebrations Wednesday at Subhash Maidan near the historic Red Fort in Delhi. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Delhi...
  • Stock markets closed on Wednesday for Dussehra October 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The BSE, the National Stock Exchange, forex and futures commodity markets are closed on Wednesday on account of Dussehra. All the wholesale commodity markets, including bullion, metals and steel, will also remain closed in New Delhi for the festival. The BSE Sensex fell on Tuesday as cigarette maker...
  • People celebrate Dussehra, the victory of good over evil October 24, 2012

    It's a day that marks the victory of good over evil and from morning till late at night we'll see a string of rituals take place. ...
  • Infuse some sweetness in your life this Dussehra with a Swiss dish October 24, 2012

    If you are bored of regular mithais this festive season, CNN-IBN brings to you the perfect swiss twist for you. ...
  • Mohd Tazmul is defying clerics to worship Goddess Durga October 24, 2012

    Patna: Mohammad Tazmul is a devoted Muslim. He leads a simple life, beginning his day with the Namaj. But after this, there is a tectonic shift to his existence, especially during the festival season. Tazmul worships Maa Durga and leads a bhajan troupe during the 9 days of Navratra. "When...
  • Mysore set for an eco-friendly Dussehra October 23, 2012

    Bangalore: Mysore has taken on a festive spirit and the pandals are going eco-friendly this festive season. It's the festival season across India and Mysore is preparing itself for the grand Dussehra celebration. The city - from Mysore Palace to Brindavan Gardens - has been brightly lit up, catching everyone's...
  • Ramlila goes hi-tech this festive season October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ramlila has gone hi-tech this festive season. You can catch it on your computer with live streaming. Some pandals have roped in celebrity guests as well. From the best special effects that technology can give to the most famous god of Indian television, high profile and hi-tech...
  • Festival discounts galore on gold coin purchases October 21, 2012

    New Delhi: It's raining discounts for gold purchases this festival season, as banks and other financial institutions are selling the precious metal coins at up to 8 per cent lower prices than the prevailing market rates. For online purchases, the top private sector bank ICICI Bank is offering discount of...
  • Bal Thackeray, Anna Hazare in war of words October 7, 2011

    Mumbai: Bal Thackeray was locked in a war of words on Friday with Anna Hazare who was warned not to indulge in 'enmity' and pick up a fight after the Gandhian mocked Shiv Sena chief's old age. "You are younger to me. This childishness does not behove you," Thackeray(85) said after...
  • FIR against organisers of Shiv Sena rally October 7, 2011

    Mumbai: An FIR was registered against the organisers of the Shiv Sena Dussehra rally on Friday, after their noise at the event broke the law on permissible decibel levels. While Uddhav and Balasaheb Thackeray's speeches ranged between 56 and 70 db, the specified noise level is 50 decibels. Ramdas Kadam and Manohar...
  • Sensex gains 440 pts, European banks ratings cut October 7, 2011

    Mumbai: The market got truncated in the first week of October on a pessimistic note despite gains of close to three per cent in trade on Friday. Shocking ratings downgrade from Moody's, first on SBI, and then, 21 European banks spooked the financial sector across the globe. Bank Nifty recorded...
  • We must burn the Raavan in us: Anna Hazare October 6, 2011

    Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday said we need to campaign against corruption to be like Ram. ...
  • Dussehra celebrations at Subhash Maidan October 6, 2011

    Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh visited Subhash Maidan on Thursday to be part of the Dussehra celebrations. ...
  • Dussehra celebrations at Ramlila Maidan October 6, 2011

    Across the country, effigies of Raavan, his brother Kumbhakaran and son Meghnath are burnt, symbolising the victory of good over evil. ...