Diwali 2020

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Bhai Dooj 2020: Here's how you can download and use WhatsApp stickers for the occasion today
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Bhai Dooj 2020: Here's how you can download and use WhatsApp stickers for the occasion today

Here is how you can download and send Bhai Dooj WhatsApp stickers on Android phones.

Akshay Kumar announces his next film Ram Setu on Diwali, unveils first look on Twitter
Entertainment

Akshay Kumar announces his next film Ram Setu on Diwali, unveils first look on Twitter

Ram Setu will be directed by Abhishek Sharma and co-produced by Akshay Kumar along with Vikram Malhotra.

Bhai Dooj 2020: Date, time and significance of festival; all you need to know
India

Bhai Dooj 2020: Date, time and significance of festival; all you need to know

Bhai Dooj celebrates the bond of love between brothers and sisters and is popularly observed as the last and fifth day of the Diwali festival by Hindus. On this day, sisters apply red tika on the forehead of their brothers and pray for their well-being.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni reads from Forest of Enchantments for Diwali: Ram's return to Ayodhya through Sita's eyes
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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni reads from Forest of Enchantments for Diwali: Ram's return to Ayodhya through Sita's eyes

While the Ramayana is primarily centred around the perspectives of men — the 'good prince' Ram and the 'evil demon' Ravana — seldom does one know what the women in the story felt or thought.

Govardhan Puja 2020: Date, auspicious time and significance of festival dedicated to Lord Krishna
India

Govardhan Puja 2020: Date, auspicious time and significance of festival dedicated to Lord Krishna

Govardhan puja is performed by devotees of Lord Krishna. It is believed that Lord Krishna defeated God Indra, the King of the Devas on this day

Diwali 2020: Here is how you can download, create Diwali themed WhatsApp stickers
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Diwali 2020: Here is how you can download, create Diwali themed WhatsApp stickers

You can download the third party-themed WhatsApp sticker apps from Play Store.

Diwali 2020: Snapchat releases several festive lenses, stickers and features
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Diwali 2020: Snapchat releases several festive lenses, stickers and features

Using AR, Snapchat users will be able to do a variety of fun tasks like “lighting a diya with your finger or choosing different patterns of Rangoli”.

Diwali 2020: Facebook introduces avatars, challenges and other features for users in India
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Diwali 2020: Facebook introduces avatars, challenges and other features for users in India

To use this, users will have to create an Avatar, go to the ‘Create Post’ option and then click on ‘Background Colour’ and select the favourable theme.

Diwali 2020: How to celebrate festival of lights with eco-friendly alternatives like diyas, natural rangoli
India

Diwali 2020: How to celebrate festival of lights with eco-friendly alternatives like diyas, natural rangoli

Since rangoli is an integral part of Diwali, another way of ensuring an eco-friendly practice is by adorning homes with rangoli made from rice flour or even flowers and pulses

Diwali 2020: Here are 10 wishes, quotes, status and messages to share with your loved ones
India

Diwali 2020: Here are 10 wishes, quotes, status and messages to share with your loved ones

Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India when people come together to celebrate light, life and goodness. Also known as Deepavali, which literally translates to ‘a row of lights’, Hindus consider it to be the holiest day of the lunar month Kartik.

Kali Puja 2020: Date, time and significance of festival celebrated in parts of eastern India
India

Kali Puja 2020: Date, time and significance of festival celebrated in parts of eastern India

Amavasya tithi begins on 2:17 pm on 14 November and ends at 10:36 am on 15 November

Forget firecrackers this Diwali; adorn your home with different rangoli designs
India

Forget firecrackers this Diwali; adorn your home with different rangoli designs

Bursting crackers has been banned by states and Union Territories in India, but rangolis are way safer and more colourful way of heralding this festival.

Bhumi Pednekar, Shivangi Joshi, Juhi Parmar advocate Green Diwali, urge fans to go cracker-free
Entertainment

Bhumi Pednekar, Shivangi Joshi, Juhi Parmar advocate Green Diwali, urge fans to go cracker-free

Celebs give a lowdown on how they plan to ring in a green Diwali at home sans firecrackers and urge others to follow suit.

Diwali 2020: Festival of lights to be celebrated on 14 November; significance of the day and puja timings this year
Sports

Diwali 2020: Festival of lights to be celebrated on 14 November; significance of the day and puja timings this year

Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, but some celebrate the festival to honour the return of Pandavas after 12 years of vanvas

NEET UG Counselling 2020: MCC extends Round 1 reporting and admission date till 16 Nov
Sports

NEET UG Counselling 2020: MCC extends Round 1 reporting and admission date till 16 Nov

The second round of NEET UG Counselling 2020 will be held from 18 to 22 November, and the allotment list will be declared on 23 November

Diwali 2020: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, others allow sale of green crackers, here’s what you need to know
India

Diwali 2020: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, others allow sale of green crackers, here’s what you need to know

Green crackers come in two categories: one without barium salt and the other with lesser quantities of barium. Both would lead to a 30 percent to 35 percent emission reduction

Dhanteras 2020: History and significance of the festival; auspicious time for puja
India

Dhanteras 2020: History and significance of the festival; auspicious time for puja

Dhanteras is considered an auspicious occasion to purchase clothes, jewellery, utensils, gadgets. It is also believed that buying gold and silver on Dhanteras bring more wealth and prosperity

Diwali 2020: List of states, UTs in India which have ordered complete ban on sale and bursting of firecrackers
India

Diwali 2020: List of states, UTs in India which have ordered complete ban on sale and bursting of firecrackers

Experts have warned that bursting firecrackers may worsen the air quality and increase the risks for COVID patients and those who have already recovered from it

Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman's comedy The War with Grandpa to release in theatres on Diwali
Entertainment

Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman's comedy The War with Grandpa to release in theatres on Diwali

PVR Pictures said that it will release The War with Grandpa in the theatres on 13 November.

Bank holidays in November 2020: Banks to remain closed for 8 days, including Diwali, Guru Nanak Jayanti
India

Bank holidays in November 2020: Banks to remain closed for 8 days, including Diwali, Guru Nanak Jayanti

Banks in India are closed on all Sundays and second and fourth Saturdays. The banks in the country are guided by the national and state holidays in which they are situated.