Diwali

  • Independence day is the proudest day for all Indians: Shah Rukh Khan August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: On the eve of India's 68th Independence Day, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Thursday wished all countrymen and said it is the "most important day" for all Indians. "Tomorrow (Friday) is the proudest day for all Indians. There is no (more) important day than Independence Day," Shah Rukh said at...
  • UK Parliament may have to consider Diwali, Eid holidays June 1, 2014

    British parliament may soon have to consider a request for a day off for Diwali and Eid with an online petition seeking a holiday for the festivals already attracting more than 119,500 signatures. Under the rules of the e-petition scheme introduced in 2011, once the 100,000 signature mark is reached it...
  • NYC Mayor urges to include Diwali as school holiday February 22, 2014

    Washington: A broad-based coalition of about 40 organisations and temples from New York City has asked the Mayor Bill de Blasio to include Diwali alongside the new proposed public holidays for Eid and Lunar New Year. In a letter to the New York City Mayor, the Diwali Coalition highlighted importance of...
  • Michelle Obama's Bollywood dance among top White House Photos January 7, 2014

    Michelle Obama's rhythmic dance moves to peppy Bollywood numbers during a Diwali bash has made it to one of the top White House photos for the year 2013. Taken by Chuck Kennedy, the 49-year-old First Lady is seen doing Bollywood dance in the State Dining Room along with choreographer Nakul Dev...
  • BJP accuses Gehlot of flouting Model Code of Conduct, demands action November 6, 2013

    Rajasthan BJP on Wednesday filed a complaint against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, accusing him of flouting the Model Code of Conduct while delivering a speech in Jodhpur on November 3, and demanded immediate action against him. In complaints filed with the Election Commission and the Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer, the BJP...
  • 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 four-day Chhath festival began amidst tight security. "Chhath formally began with age-old 'nahai-khai', a ritualistic bath before preparing a traditional meal of boiled rice and pumpkin," said devotee Nirmala...
  • Michelle Obama celebrates Diwali with Bollywood dance moves November 6, 2013

    Washington: First Lady of America, Michelle Obama lit a 'diya' (lamp) in the East room to start White House Diwali celebrations after trying out some Bollywood dance moves with some local students in the State Dining Room. "We've celebrated this holiday here at the White House every year since (President)...
  • FTP: Crackers and pollution: Should crackers be banned on Diwali? November 5, 2013

    The national capital is feeling the after-effects of Diwali as air pollution levels peaked in Delhi on Sunday evening. Reports show harmful Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide were all above their permissible levels even on Monday morning. ...
  • David Cameron celebrates Diwali with his wife Samantha November 5, 2013

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron celebrated Diwali with his wife Samantha Cameron at Swaminarayan temple in London. While Cameron stuck to his usual attire of suit, shirt and tie, his wife tried to blend in the festive mood in a spectacular saree. ...
  • 'Krrish 3' enters Rs 100 crore club, earns the highest single day figure November 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Hrithik Roshan's 'Krrish 3' is the latest film to enter elite Rs 100 crore club within four days of its release. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to explain the film's impressive box office collection. "And *highest single day* record lies shattered. #Krrish3 collects History on...
  • Mumbai: 3 arrested for gangraping 16-year-old girl in Goregaon November 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Three persons were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly gangraping a 16-year-old minor girl in Goregaon, Maharashtra on November 1. The three accused have been sent to police custody till November 12. DCP Pravin Patil has assured that the matter would be investigated thoroughly. Police officials said four men known...
  • Have you met Jackie Shroff's pretty daughter Krishna? November 4, 2013

    Jackie Shroff attended Aamir Khan's Diwali bash with wife Ayesha and daughter Krishna. The young girl, dressed in a pink and silver lehenga choli, accompanied her parents for the do. Meanwhile, Jackie's son, Tiger, who is soon making his debut in Bollywood was conspicuous of his absence. Krishna, who is...
  • Aamir Khan's daughter Ira wears a saree for dad's Diwali party November 4, 2013

    Ira Khan, Aamir Khan's daughter looked beautiful in a greeen silk saree at the actor's Diwali party. All of 16 years, the pretty girl is usually seen in western outfits. Reportedly a tom boy, Miss Khan came dressed in a traditional attire along with her brother Junaid for the party....
  • Amitabh Bachchan and his family celebrate Diwali with film fraternity November 4, 2013

    Mumbai: For megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the 'joy' of Diwali was celebrating the festival of lights with members of the Indian film fraternity at his residence. Stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were in attendance. The 71-year-old took to his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com Monday morning to express his gratitude...
  • Manisha Koirala celebrates Diwali with family in Nepal November 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Cancer-free Manisha Koirala is celebrating Diwali Sunday with family members in Nepal, said her manager Subroto Ghosh. "Manisha has gone to Nepal and she is there with her family to celebrate Diwali. She is absolutely fine and spending quality time with her family this Diwali," Ghosh told IANS. The 43-year-old, who...
  • Delhi: Pollution levels on the rise this Diwali November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: After all the festivities is the unhealthy news as the national capital is feeling the after-effects of Diwali. Air pollution levels peaked in Delhi on Sunday evening as reports show harmful Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide, all well above their permissible levels even on Monday morning. This...
  • Motichur ladoo's most liked during Diwali November 3, 2013

    A CNN-IBN correspondant travelled to a Diwali sweet shop in Delhi to see the recipe of motichur ladoos. Tilakdhari Mishra a native of Kolkata came to the national capital 25 years ago to work in the Diwali sweet shop. ...
  • CJ Show: Your Diwali pictures and social media comments November 3, 2013

    CJ's submitted pictures of the markets getting ready to celebrate the festival of light. Plus, your social media comments on evils that you want to rid the country of this Diwali. ...
  • Sensex up 124 points in the special Diwali trading November 3, 2013

    Sensex hit new record of 21,321.53, up 124.72 points in the special Diwali trading on Sunday. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show November 3, 2013

    This week's CJ show celebrates the festival of lights. On the eve of Diwali, CJ's from across the county sent us reports on the evils they want to get rid off. Also, find out how a CJ from Mumbai is trying to eliminate rowdy behavior from Mumbai's local train and...
  • Diwali brings cheer to markets in Braj Mandal November 3, 2013

    Sri Krishna's land Braj, comprising Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan, Hathras and Aligarh districts, is on a new high this Diwali with markets flooded with gift packets and Chinese lights on Sunday. The sweet shops are virtually swamped with demands for the large variety of sweets lining the sale-counters. "The markets and the...
  • 22 Patna blast victims still in hospital; to miss Diwali November 3, 2013

    As many as 22 of the nearly 100 people injured in a string of explosions in Patna last month are still undergoing treatment in hospital and will miss Diwali, officials said on Sunday. "More than seventy people injured in serial blasts were discharged till Saturday and only 22 injured are undergoing...
  • Kolkata: Over 200 held for bursting prohibited sound crackers November 3, 2013

    Over 200 people were arrested from various parts of the city on Kali puja night for bursting prohibited sound crackers and indulging in unruly behaviour. They were arrested in night-long operations for bursting prohibited sound crackers on Saturday night like chocolate bombs and other fire crackers which exceed the sound limit...
  • Watch: Where to go for best doodh jalebi in Delhi this Diwali? November 3, 2013

    No festival is complete without sweets. This Diwali have the best doodh jalebi in Delhi at Makhan Lal Tikka Lal shop. ...
  • Odisha: Cyclone-hit slum dwellers celebrate Diwali with solar lights November 3, 2013

    Berhampur (Odisha): Deprieved of electricity since cyclone Phailin hit Odisha about three weeks ago, slum dwellers of this coastal town in the worst-hit Ganjam district are celebrating Diwali with solar lights. Bernard van Leer Foundation, a Netherland-based NGO in association with a local organisation, had distributed relief kits to the slum...
  • President, Prime Minister greets people on Diwali November 3, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherkjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday greeted the people on the eve of Diwali, saying the festival marked triumph of good over evil and was an occasion to strengthen bonds of brotherhood in the society. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Congress president Sonia Gandhi also greeted...
  • Onion prices to come down after Diwali: Dikshit November 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Saturday said the onion prices in the national capital would come down after Diwali as new stocks were all set to arrive by next week. Dikshit, who had come to power defeating the then Bharatiya Janata Party government in 1998 riding on high...
  • Pakistan president extends Diwali greeting to Hindu community November 3, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain extended his greetings to the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali on Sunday. "On this auspicious occasion I sincerely wish that may the celebrations of the day bring more festivity and happiness in the lives of all those, who commemorate this day," said President Hussain...
  • 100 widows ostracised by society will celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan November 3, 2013

    Vrindavan: Lighting up their own lives, 100 widows ostracised by the society will celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan on Sunday. Helping them get over the social stigma is Sulabh International and Meera Sahabhagini Ashram. For some of the widows in Vrindavan this will be the first Diwali celebration in decades. Abandoned by...
  • Stock market to remain open today for Muhurat trading November 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) will remain open on Sunday between 6:15 PM and 7:30 PM for Muhurat trading. The BSE, NSE, Forex and Money markets will remain closed on Monday, November 4, 2013, for "Diwali-Balipratipada". The Oils and Oilseeds market will also remain...