Chhath Puja

  • Watch: Rabri Devi performs Chhath Puja in Patna without Lalu Prasad November 9, 2013

    RJD leader Rabri Devi made her puja offerings in Patna without her husband and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav who is serving a 5-year jail term. ...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey November 8, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Delhi Elections: Parties go all out to woo Bihar, UP migrants November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The bustling metropolis of Delhi has been ever expanding with the influx of migrants, who come from all across the country - to work or study here. Around 47 per cent of the city's migrants come from Uttar Pradesh and over 31 per cent from Bihar. Migrants from...
  • Patna stampede: Nitish govt faces tough questions November 20, 2012

    Patna: In the Patna Chhath Puja tragedy, fingers are now being pointed officials responsible for building the make shift bamboo bridge along river. Year after year, the people responsible for the arrangements have gotten away with last minute arrangements. The cries of the family members are heart-rending. Bablu lost his...
  • Muslim convict observes Chhath in Bihar jail November 19, 2012

    Patna: A Muslim convict serving out a life term in Bihar's Bhagalpur Central Jail is observing a fast and performing other rituals of Chhath, the most popular Hindu festival of Bihar, jail officials said on Monday. Mohammad Ghuri, who was convicted for murder and has been lodged in the Bhagalpur Central...
  • Congress leader to perform Chhath puja for Mumbaikars October 24, 2009

    Mumbai: After the success of party in Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam is all set to perform Chhath puja in Mumbai. “Some people will try to make trouble for us but I don’t care. We will still celebrate it," said Nirupam. ...
  • A Marathi-Bihari mixed family bonds over Chhath November 6, 2008

    Mumbai: Even as the locals versus outsiders stand off rages on in Maharashtra, there are families which have embraced the very factors that set divisions for many. Celebrated legendary filmmaker V Shantaram's grandson Rahul Shantaram is wedded to a Bihari girl named Anita. The duo were seen at Mumbai's Shivaji Park,...
  • Political leverage over Chhath to gather vote bank November 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Chhath Puja was not only religious but a political occasion this time around. The BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate in Delhi, VK Malhotra, participated in the Chhath Puja celebrations at the Yamuna Bazaar Ghats. With barely 20 days left for the Delhi elections, it’s not just the devout but...
  • Chhath Puja performed peacefully amid tension November 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Anger and ecstasy during Chhath Puja, devotees across the country offered puja and simultaneously the Marathi vs non Marathi debate got more and more violent. A day after the Maharashtra Sadan was attacked in the national capital allegedly by Rashtrawadi sena, the Shiv Sainiks have now hit back....
  • Biharis celebrate Chhath Puja across India November 4, 2008

    Patna:: Chhath Puja is being celebrated across the country. In Mumbai, the Supreme Court allowed the use of loudspeakers at all sea beaches of the city on this occasion. But nowhere is the festival more important than in Bihar. Lakhs of devotees gathered on the banks of River Ganga in Patna to...
  • Raj Thackeray arrested, to be brought to Mumbai October 21, 2008

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray was arrested in Ratnagiri late on Monday night. He is being brought to Mumbai and is likely to be produced in Bandra court at about 1100 hrs IST. Police have charged Raj with rioting in Kherwadi in Mumbai and a case has...
  • Non-bailable warrant against Raj for Chhath Puja remarks July 11, 2008

    Jamshedpur: A court in Jamshedpur on Friday issued a non-bailable warrant against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for failing to appear before it in a case regarding his alleged derogatory remarks on Chhath Puja. Hearing a petition, filed by a local lawyer Hameed Raza Khan, the court of First...
  • PIL filed to stop Chhath Puja in Mumbai June 3, 2008

    Mumbai: An advocate residing in suburban Mumbai has moved the Bombay High Court seeking restraint on the Chhath Puja, proposed to be conducted at Shivaji Park later in the year. According to the PIL, Chhath Puja celebrations, backed by Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and...
  • Raj dares Lalu to do Chhath, says Mumbai goons are from UP May 4, 2008

    Mumbai: Addressing his first public rally in nearly three months, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray continued with his tirade against North Indians. Challenging Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Yadav, Raj Thackeray threatened him against doing Chhath Puja in Mumbai. "Let Lalu come and does Chhath Puja outside my house. He...
  • Thackeray dares Lalu to hold Chhath Puja in Chennai February 21, 2008

    Pune: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Thursday dared Railway Minister Lalu Prasad to perform 'Chhath Puja' at Marina Beach in Chennai to oppose the imposition of Tamil by the Karunanidhi Government in schools across the state. In a reference to Lalu's recent statement in the wake of MNS leader...
  • Bihar CM calls Raj Thackeray a 'devil' February 4, 2008

    New Delhi: An unusually aggressive Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday likened Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray to a Shaitan (devil) for his controversial remarks against North Indians and Chaath festival. "Raj Thackeray is like a Shaitanwho has the habit of making remarks to be in the news...