Diwali Celebrations News
India must enhance its military capabilities in line with changing world and modes of war, says Narendra Modi
The prime minister said this while addressing soldiers on the occasion of Diwali at Nowshera sector in the border district of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir
Diwali is spread across five days in North India and begins with Dhanteras. People buy items made of metal, ornaments, gold, and silver on Dhanteras as it is considered auspicious and also wards off bad luck
Diwali 2021: Here's all you need to know about why Diwali is considered to be the festival of lights
Diwali is the symbol of the victory of good over evil, of hope over despair and of knowledge over ignorance. There are many stories around the celebration of Diwali
There are an estimated nine lakh beneficiaries of PM’s and CM’s Awas Yojanas in urban parts of UP and the government would light one diya for each of them during the Deepotsav
Narendra Modi continues tradition, reaches Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Diwali with Army jawans on LoC in Rajouri, Poonch districts
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to celebrate Diwali with Indian Army troops guarding the Line of Control in Rajouri and Poonch districts, officials have said.
Diwali 2019: Yogi Adityanath participates in Ayodhya Deepotsav; widows in Vrindavan, BSF jawans light lamps, burst crackers
On the occasion of Diwali, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government celebrated Deepotsav or the festival of lamps in Ayodhya, where over 5.5 lakh earthen lamps or diyas were lit by devotees
In his brief remarks, Indian Ambassador Navtej Singh Sarna said Donald Trump hosting the Diwali event is a privilege for India and for the Indian American community.
Mumbai records 'poor' air quality post-Diwali celebrations; after Delhi, smog grips financial capital
As the denizens of Mumbai did not show any restraint in bursting crackers, the quality of air plummeted, entering the poor category of air quality.
Rajasthan records 'poor' air quality post-Diwali; residents flout SC verdict on firecrackers, say 'can't compromise on celebration'
A senior Rajasthan official said the police received no clear-cut directions from the Supreme Court or the state government to take action against those bursting crackers beyond permissible limit.
Uttar Pradesh govt's Deepotsav 2018 sets world record for lighting over three lakh diyas on banks of River Sarayu
In 2017, the Uttar Pradesh government missed to break the record by a margin. The previous record was held by Dera Sacha Sauda, which had organised the largest display of 1,50,009 diyas in Sirsa in 2016.
Diwali celebrations in UP: Faizabad is now Ayodhya, says Yogi Adityanath; new airport to be named after Lord Rama
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath made three major announcements: Faizabad district will be renamed as Ayodhya, a new airport will be named after Lord Rama, and a medical college will be named after Raja Dashratha.
Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya updates: Yogi Adityanath announces new airport to be named after Lord Rama
Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya LIVE updates: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath made three major announcements: Faizabad district will be renamed as Sri Ayodhya, a new airport will be named after Lord Rama, and a medical college in Ayodhya will be named after Rama's father Raja Dashratha.
'Don't know how we'll manage': Facing drought, villagers in Maharashtra's Marathwada left scrounging for water
This year, Marathwada received 534 millimeters of rain against the region average of 682.9 millimeters
'Two meals a day and water will be our Diwali,' say Marathwada farmers as drought turns festival of lights into low-key affair
For farmers in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Diwali is a low-key affair with lack of jobs at farms and elsewhere, and drought adding to their despair after a low yield Kharif season
Diwali celebrations in Jaipur: At least 60 injured while bursting firecrackers; over 40 incidents of fire reported
Nearly 60 people were injured and 40 incidents of fire were reported during Diwali celebrations in the pink city.
What is in a firecracker? Chemical composition of Diwali fireworks is a recipe for human illness on a mass scale
Ahead of Diwali, New Delhi and the National Capital Region started the implementation of a Graded Response Action Plan which will include strict measures to curb air pollution.
The Supreme Court's order stopping the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR has set off a clamour by activists and residents alike in other metros for a similar ban, or at least greater restrictions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated TV channels for showing dirty streets after Diwali celebrations, saying telecasting such visuals would create awareness among people about the importance of cleanliness.
Amidst chanting of Vedic mantras and lighting of the traditional diya by none other than US Secretary of State John Kerry, Diwali was celebrated for the first time at the State Department.