Diwali Celebrations

  • Michelle Obama to lead Diwali celebrations in White House November 2, 2013

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama would lead this year's Diwali celebrations the White House, which is expected to be attended by lawmakers, senior administration officials and eminent Indian Americans. "The First Lady will provide remarks at the White House Diwali celebration," the White House announced on Friday. A media advisory...
  • Diwali: Fire fighters attend over 50 calls in Delhi November 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Fire fighters in the national capital attended over 50 calls tonight about firerelated incidents from across the city as Delhiites celebrated Diwali bursting crackers. The fire brigade got calls from almost all parts of the city but almost all of them were minor incidents. In the 20 hours from...
  • Bollywood celebs excited about Diwali September 23, 2011

    Here is what some B-Town residents have to say about their Diwali plans: Amitabh Bachchan: "My father's marked verse on the Ramayana shall be read, a gentle prayer shall go up for all, from all; sweets and bonuses shall be disbursed to staff by members of the family. There are now...
  • Flood victims, down but not out on Diwali October 28, 2008

    Patna: It may be Diwali in the rest of the world but for the people in a relief camp in Purnia district of Bihar, the aftermath of the floods lives on. As the Kosi breached its banks and inundated homes and farmlands, people who lost all their belongings and homes. With little...