Chhath

  • 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 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, its 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...
  • Nonbailable warrant against Raj for Chhath Puja remarks July 11, 2008

    Jamshedpur: A court in Jamshedpur on Friday issued a nonbailable 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...
  • Bihar Governor takes a broom, cleans Patna roads May 16, 2008

    Patna: The Governor of Bihar, who is a Maharstrian by origin, is trying hard to clean up the capital of Bihar. Governor RS Gavai and his wife Kamla Tai are sweeping the streets in Patna. Far from all the controversy created by Raj Thackeray's party and his supporters attacking Biharis in...
  • 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...
  • Uma dares Raj Thackeray to stop Chhath in Mumbai March 2, 2008

    Shajapur: After Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, it is now the turn of Bharatiya Janashakti Party president Uma Bharati to lock horns with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray on the issue of celebrating Chhath festival in Mumbai. "I will go to Mumbai to celebrate Chhath and I dare Raj Thackeray to...
  • 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...