Raksha Bandhan

  • Is 'Raksha Bandhan' also superstition?: Uddhav to Sharad Pawar 26-01-2014 12:12 PM

    Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday hit back at NCP chief Sharad Pawar after the latter took a swipe at the saffron party's 'shiv bandhan' initiative and wondered whether the NCP will oppose 'Raksha bandhan' festival and bring it under the Anti-Superstition Act. "Those who have cheated people throughout...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on the rupee hitting its life low 25-08-2013 10:28 AM

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't,Cyrus Broacha talks about the politicians celebrating Raksha Bandhan, Tunda's link with underworld don Dowood Ibrahim, and much more. ...
  • 'Didi' celebrates Raksha Bandhan in Kolkata 21-08-2013 04:48 PM

    Elder sister 'Didi', Mamata Banerjee, on Wednesday gave personal touch to Raksha Bandhan by tying rakhis on the wrists of government officials, policemen, journalists and visitors at the Writers' Buildings. The chief minister arrived with a tray of rakhis and sweets at the state secretariat to celebrate the day. Commissioner...
  • 'Raksha Bandhan' Playlist: Songs to dedicate your siblings 21-08-2013 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: Raksha Bandhan has always been an important festival for the Hindi film industry. Bollywood, which thrives on the drama elements, has encashed Raksha Bandhan since time immemorial. From 'Kaajal' to 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' to 'Agneepath', the brother-sister relationship has always been celebrated through melodious songs. Here is...
  • Ensure safety of women: PM's Raksha Bandhan message 20-08-2013 09:51 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday used the occasion of Rakhi to urge the people to commit themselves to ensuring the safety and security of women in the country. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is an occasion to strengthen the bonds of love and affection within our family...
  • Gift mobile to sister on Raksha Bandhan, court tells brother 20-08-2013 03:20 PM

    The judiciary has time and again come to the rescue of girls facing threats from family members to sacrifice education midway to get married. This time, however, in an unprecedented move while protecting one such college girl, the Delhi high court has directed the brother to gift her a mobile...
  • Women from all communities tie rakhis on Modi's wrist 20-08-2013 01:58 PM

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached out to the minorities on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Women and girls from all communities tied rakhis on Modi's wrist. Politics was also not far behind as Modi took the opportunity to hit out at the Centre's security policy in...
  • Widows celebrate Raksha Bandhan in Varanasi 20-08-2013 12:29 PM

    In a first, hundreds of widows - considered cursed and inauspicious and shunned by the mainstream of society for decades -Tuesday celebrated the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan. These widows gathered at the Nepali Ashram on the banks of the Ganga river to celebrate the festival in presence of seers...
  • Free bus ride for women in Delhi on Raksha Bandhan 19-08-2013 12:56 PM

    Women can enjoy free travel in non-AC buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on Tuesday on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. This was announced by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday who greeted people on the occasion. DTC has been instructed to ensure free ride for women passengers on Tuesday....
  • Delhi: Extra metro trains for Raksha Bandhan 18-08-2013 02:12 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to run around 300 extra trains each on Tuesday and Wednesday, in anticipation of the rush of commuters on Raksha Bandhan, an official statement said on Sunday. "In view of the high ridership observed on Rakhi day, and the day before...
  • Has Rakshabandhan lost its relevance in Hindi films? 18-08-2013 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: 'Phoolon ka taaro ka/sabka kehna hai/ek hazaaron mein meri behna hai'. Once upon a time, Bollywood was replete with films and songs celebrating brother-sister bond. The references now are only a few and subtle. Yes, there was a winner in the heart-melting brother-sister camaraderie between Farhan Akhtar and...
  • Women, children can travel for free in Haryana Roadways buses this Rakshabandhan 17-08-2013 12:52 PM

    The Haryana government has decided to allow free travel facility to women and their minor children in state roadways buses on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on August 20. In an announcement made on Saturday, the official spokesperson of the government said, "In view of the festival, free travelling facility...
  • Bollywood brigade wishes 'Happy Raksha Bandhan' 13-08-2011 04:37 PM

    New Delhi: As the nation celebrated Raksha Bandhan on Saturday, Bollywood celebrities like Preity Zinta, Sonam Kapoor, Dev Anand and Neil Nitin Mukesh took to Twitter to wish everyone and thanked their siblings for being with them forever. Let's take a look at what the stars posted on the micro-blogging...
  • It's Raksha Bandhan: time for sibling revelry 24-08-2010 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: On the eve of Raksha Bandhan, the festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters, President Pratibha Patil greeted the nation. "On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens," Patil said in her message on...
  • Delhi metro:187 extra trips on Raksha Bandhan 22-08-2010 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: Anticipating more rush on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and with its network now expanding across the national capital region (NCR), Delhi Metro will run 187 extra trips on its five corridors on Tuesday to cater to the additional commuters. This is a steep increase from last year's...
  • Fought a lot with sister Ekta Kapoor, says Tusshar 06-08-2009 03:41 AM

    Sister Ekta Kapoor was Daddy's girl and a bully as a child, says Tusshar. ...
  • In pics: India celebrates Raksha Bandan 05-08-2009 07:24 PM

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  • Watch: How B'wood portrayed Rakhi over the years 05-08-2009 04:39 PM

    Take a look at the brother-sister relationship in Bollywood. ...
  • Great excuses to escape that Rakhi bond! 28-08-2007 02:32 PM

    Here are some cool excuses to untie yourself. ...
  • Lookahead: What's in the news today 28-08-2007 10:02 AM

    EoGM to meet; Adhir Chowdhury case hearing; Delhi metro on Rakhi. ...
  • Man gifts part of himself to sister 28-08-2007 09:30 AM

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  • Celebrate this Rakhi in e-way 27-08-2007 05:31 PM

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  • Rakhis get a custom-made look this year 27-08-2007 12:56 PM

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