Navratri

  • Madhya Pradesh: 89 killed, over 100 injured in temple stampede 13-10-2013 10:26 PM

    Datia (MP): Eighty nine people, including 31 women and 17 children, were on Sunday killed and over 100 injured in a stampede during Navratri festivities near a temple in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district after rumours that a bridge the devotees were crossing was about to collapse. "89 people were killed...
  • Evil goes up in smoke, gusto marks Dussehra festivities 13-10-2013 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: Giant effigies of ten-headed demon king Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran went up in flames marking the triumph of good over evil as fervour marked Dussehra festivities across the country on Sunday. Crowds burst into cheers as the fire crackers-stuffed effigies, dotting grounds and open spaces,...
  • Maharashtra: 1 killed in stampede during Navratri prayers 05-10-2013 09:22 AM

    Osmanabad: One person was killed in a stampede on Friday night at the Tuljabhavani temple in Osmanabad, Maharashtra. People from several villages had gathered for an annual ritual at the temple on Friday when the stampede occurred. Large crowds gather at the Tuljabhavani temple during Navratri. The situation has been...
  • Akshay Kumar invited for Ram Leela celebrations in Delhi 28-09-2013 03:29 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar has been invited to participate in India's biggest Ram Leela celebrations in Delhi on the occasion of Dussera. He has received a special Invite from the organisers of Luv-Kush Ram Leela Committee. The Luv-Kush Ram Leela is one of the most celebrated events which takes place...
  • Festive spirit continues for the consumer durables market 25-10-2012 09:35 AM

    The sales in consumer durables, auto and gold has seen a rise of 15-20 per cent. ...
  • Navratri noise pollution: Mumbai residents under stress 23-10-2012 07:36 PM

    It's that time of the year when Mumbai is soaked in celebrations. With political support, high decibel celebrations have become a norm among all big mandals across Mumbai. ...
  • Security tightened in Gujarat for Navratri 28-09-2011 09:40 AM

    New Delhi: The 10-day long Navratri festival starts on Wednesday.The Gujarat government has made elaborate security arrangements ahead of the festival. Besides Gujarat's capital, security in cities like Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot and other parts of the state has been increased. Gujarat is always on the alert as was witnessed during...
  • Muslim girl leads Navratra celebrations in J&K 15-10-2010 02:24 PM

    Katra: This Navratra is special at Vasihno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. The festivities are being led by a 12-year-old Muslim girl. Mahapara Mogul knows she is at the centre of celebrations as make-up artists get to work on her as she dresses up as Mata Vaishno Devi. Mahapara,...
  • Youngsters dance on skates during Navratri 12-10-2010 02:16 PM

    Surat: The young in Surat have a new way of dancing this year on Navratri " on wheels! Decked up in the traditional ghaghra-cholis and other garba outfits, the youngsters, all between eight and 18 years, have traded their dancing shoes for skates. Parth, a garba enthusiast said, We need...
  • Enjoy Garba, folk music and find your love 25-09-2009 12:07 PM

    Ahmedabad: If you know the Garba moves, you can be the lucky one to celebrate Valentine's Day for nine days! ''The festival gives me and my girlfriend a chance to be together for nine days. We meet daily and enjoy the dance till late. Each day is like Valentine's Day...
  • Watch: Famous Ekdalia Evergreen Pooja of south Kolkata 23-09-2009 06:59 PM

    The fifth day of Navratri marks the official beginning of Durga Puja. ...
  • Jaipur royal family puts on its dancing shoes for dandiya 09-10-2008 07:14 PM

    Jaipur: This Navratri Jaipur's former royals haven't just put on their dancing shoes but are also in the mood to dish out a garba lesson or two. With new age Garba melodies resounding in the 300-year-old palace's courtyard, this is where the old and the new come together. And for...
  • Madurai all dolled-up for Navratri celebrations 06-10-2008 02:21 PM

    Madurai: It's Navratri, and the festival is at its colourful best in the Meenakshi temple in Madurai. The tradition of golu signifies that every home is a temple but for the people of Madurai, the temple itself is home, and it is there that they begin their golu arrangement. Every...
  • Detectives do brisk biz on dandiya nights 04-10-2008 04:52 PM

    Ahmedabad / Mumbai: Dandiya raas, colourfully dressed men and women and late nights - a heady concoction that has parents losing their sleep. To battle the Navratri nerves, parents have now found a unique way to keep an eye on their children. Parents in Gujarat and Maharashtra are hiring their...
  • HIV awareness on a rise during Navratri 18-10-2007 08:09 AM

    Port Elizabeth: Isuru Udana took a hat-trick as the Wayamba Elevens finished their Champions League Twenty20 campaign with a 74-run win over the Central Stags here on Wednesday. Wayamba could only score 144 for six in their 20 overs but it proved enough as Udana and unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis...
  • Garba is all about getting the chemistry right 17-10-2007 09:56 PM

    Johannesburg: The South Australia Redbacks made sure of finishing top of their group when they beat Guyana by 15 runs in a Champions League Twenty20 match at the Wanderers Stadium. Callum Ferguson hit 55 and added 88 for the fourth wicket with Cameron Borgas (48) to enable the Redbacks to...
  • Chennai's all doll-ed up this festive season 16-10-2007 08:58 PM

    London: Rattled by the match-fixing allegations against some Pakistani players, several South African players have shown their reluctance to play with Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. According to a report in Telegraph Sport, several senior South African players are considering to opt out of the October series that includes...
  • Garba gets a touch of Bollywood zing 16-10-2007 12:32 PM

    Port Elizabeth: South African club Warriors are the outright favourites to win the first game of the Saturday double-header when they take on Central Stags, who with two straight losses in their two games are searching for their first win in the tournament. The Stags were thrashed by the Chennai...
  • As kids live it up on 9 nights, parents play spy games 14-10-2007 11:21 AM

    Port Elizabeth: They may be without their regular skipper Cameron White, who is turning out for the Bangalore Royal Challengers, but the Victoria Bushrangers have a host of Twenty20 specialists who are sure to make life difficult for the Warriors when the two sides face off at the St George's...
  • Baroda University gears up for a low key Navratri fest 12-10-2007 11:23 PM

    New Delhi: Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Thursday filed a writ petition against the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the Bombay High Court challenging the Board's refusal to change the Disciplinary Committee members. The BCCI had earlier rejected Modi's recusal plea to remove current IPL chief...
  • Here's all the Navratri festivity action from Ahmedabad 12-10-2007 10:52 PM

    New Delhi: Crash-helmets remained confined to the heads of those running between the six sticks on the bare 22-yards in the middle of a green pasture. Then came Twenty20 and the protective headgear crossed the boundary ropes in South Africa where some aristocratic spectators chose to wear it in the...