CHHATH

  • Scores of Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath puja in US October 31, 2014

    Washington: Scores of Indian-Americans, some even driving a few hundred miles, gathered on the banks of the historic Potomac river in the suburb of the US capital and celebrated the ancient Hindu festival of Chhath. Into its sixth year, the celebration of Chhath which was initially started by one Kripa Shankar...
  • Tihar women inmates celebrate Chhath October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Women inmates lodged in Tihar Jail on Wednesday celebrated 'Chhath' and performed rituals amid special arrangements made by prison authorities for the festival. Inmates lodged in jail number six--the all women's prison-- performed 'puja' in the Tihar premises and other inmates participated in the celebrations. "Special arrangements have been made...
  • PM Narendra Modi greets people on Chhath October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people on the occasion of Chhath Puja, asking all to take the pledge of 'Swachh Bharat' as they seek the blessings of the Sun God. "My greetings on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja. May the blessings of the Sun God...
  • Delhi: Public holiday declared for government offices on Chhath October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A public holiday has been declared in the city on Wednesday on account of Chhath Puja, with the Delhi government issuing a notification in this regard. "The Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to declare Wednesday, the 29th October as a holiday in all government...
  • Jharkhand elections: 1st phase poll notification today October 28, 2014

    Ranchi: The Election Commission has effected a minor reschedule by notifying the November 25 first phase Assembly polls on October 28 instead of October 29, as was decided earlier, election office said. The change was made because of a holiday to mark the Chhath festival. There will not be any change in...
  • Jharkhand Assembly elections: Date of notification changed to October 28 for phase 1 October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The notification date for phase one polls for the 81-member Jharkhand assembly has been changed to October 28 from October 29 due to Chhath puja. Jharkhand will vote in five phases between November 25 and December 20. The first phase of voting takes place on November 25. The...
  • Railways facing difficulty to cope up with heavy rush in trains October 26, 2014

    Death of a man a near-stampede situation on Saturday at the New Delhi railway station led to a chaos at railway stations due to the heavy rush ahead of Chhat Puja. The chaos continued on Sunday as lakhs of migrant labourers return to their home towns in Bihar and Jharkhand...
  • Man dies while trying to board a moving train at New Delhi railway station October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A man died at the New Delhi Railway station trying to board a moving train. There was heavy rush at the station ahead of Chhat Puja. The man was trying to board a reserved compartment but the door was locked and he could not hold onto the railing...
  • Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from October 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna on Friday, said officials. "In view of the burgeoning crowds waiting to head home to...
  • Delhi Congress requests arrangements for Chhath Puja October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of Chhath Puja festival, Delhi Congress on Thursday urged Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to ensure adequate arrangements at Yamuna River's ghats in the national capital. In a letter to Jung, DPCC chief Arvinder Singh Lovely said that taking into consideration the interest of lakhs of Poorvanchalis...
  • 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 5year 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...
  • Ramvilas Paswan visits Rabri's house on Chhath November 8, 2013

    Sharing camaraderie, Lok Janshakti Party president Ramvilas Paswan on Thursday visited house of RJD leader Rabri Devi to exchange greetings on Chhath Puja. Accompanied by his son and LJP Parliamentary Board chief Chirag Paswan and younger brother Ramchandra Paswan, the party chief arrived at Rabri Devi's 10 Circular Road residence...
  • Bihar govt to provide free electricity for devotees during Chhath November 7, 2013

    Bihar government on Thursday announced to provide electricity free of cost in public areas during 'Chhath Puja', the most important festival in the state. The decision to supply free electricity for Chhath Puja by the power utility service has been taken as part of its corporate social responsibility, HR Panday, Deputy...
  • 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...
  • Lalu's absence in Chhath saddens Rabri November 5, 2013

    Saddened by the absence of Lalu Prasad, former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi on Tuesday started preparation for Chhath festival and said she would miss her husband on this pious occasion. "His absence will be felt on this pious occasion of Chhath," Rabri Devi told reporters at her 10 Circular Road...
  • Nitish Kumar takes extra precaution after Patna blasts, supervises arrangements for Chhath November 5, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday supervised arrangements for Chhath festival and directed officials to ensure safety and cleanliness of ghats for the devotees. Chhath was marred last year by the stampede at Adalat ghat in Patna in which about 60 people were killed. Kumar, who was on a motor...
  • Chhath stampede: Two cases filed against Bihar CM November 23, 2012

    Patna: Two cases have been filed in separate courts in Patna against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in connection with the stampede on Chhath festival that claimed 17 lives. While the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Patna, has fixed hearing in a case on November 26, the court of First Class...
  • 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 heartrending. Bablu lost his...
  • Shatrughan Sinha mourns Chhath tragedy November 20, 2012

    Patna: Actorpolitician Shatrughan Sinha has expressed deep shock at the stampede tragedy during Chhath festival here which left 17 people dead and demanded stringent punishment for those found guilty in the incident. "I am deeply shocked at the tragedy here last evening in which 17 Chhath pilgrims, mostly women and children,...
  • Patna stampede: Keys missing, family awaits body November 20, 2012

    Patna: There is no end to the misery of one of the families of the Patna stampede victims after hospital authorities refused to hand over the body a fouryearold boy to his family saying it has lost the keys to the morgue. Despite the crisis hospital staff was not present...
  • Bihar Chhath stampede: Inadequate arrangements made? November 20, 2012

    At least 17 people were killed in Patna on Monday at a stampede during the Chhath Puja festivities. The incident took place after a makeshift bamboo bridge collapsed, forcing devotees into a narrow lane. ...
  • Patna: 17 dead in Chhath stampede, Oppn questions govt November 20, 2012

    Patna: The Bihar government has ordered a highlevel inquiry into the tragic deaths of 17 people during a stampede at the Adalat Ganj ghat in Patna that occurred as people thronged the place to celebrate the Chhath festival on Monday. Eyewitnesses had claimed that there was no assistance from the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 19, 2012

    Stampede at Chhath ghat after bridge collapses in Patna, 20 feared dead. Mumbai DGP orders probe into girls' arrest over antiThackeray Facebook post. ...
  • Stampede at Chhath ghat in Patna, 20 feared dead November 19, 2012

    Patna: In a tragic incident in Bihar, a stampede took place at a ghat the Adalat Ganj area in Patna during the Chhath festival on Monday. At least 20 people were feared dead while several others got injured during the stampede. The injured were rushed to the Patna Medical College and...
  • 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 dont care. We will still celebrate it," said Nirupam. ...
  • A MarathiBihari mixed family bonds over Chhath November 5, 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, its not just the devout but...