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Delhi pollution: Over 70 lakh litres of water sprinkled at 13 spots in one month to curb dust
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Delhi pollution: Over 70 lakh litres of water sprinkled at 13 spots in one month to curb dust

Fifteen fire tenders have been pressed into service to sprinkle water at identified hotspots, and around 45 personnel have been deployed for the task

Ravana in the Ram Rajya age: A look at cultures that revere the mythological figure
India

Ravana in the Ram Rajya age: A look at cultures that revere the mythological figure

Several communities in India are resisting, both knowingly and unknowingly, the imposition of a universal telling of the Ramayana that seeks to deny their particular histories.

Toxic smog blankets Delhi after revellers ignore ban on bursting firecrackers for Diwali
India

Toxic smog blankets Delhi after revellers ignore ban on bursting firecrackers for Diwali

India's environmental court had imposed a ban stressing that residents were already reeling from the impact of COVID and the pollution crisis that arises every winter.

Day after Diwali, Delhi records worst air quality in four years as pollution crosses emergency threshold
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Day after Diwali, Delhi records worst air quality in four years as pollution crosses emergency threshold

The levels of PM2.5, which can lead to premature deaths from heart and lung diseases, were 329 microgram per cubic meter in Delhi-NCR at 7 pm, above the emergency threshold of 300 g/m3

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' on Diwali; firecrackers, stubble burning make pollution worse
India

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' on Diwali; firecrackers, stubble burning make pollution worse

The level of PM2.5 was 331 microgram per cubic metre (µg/m3) in Delhi-NCR at 10 pm, above the emergency threshold of 300 µg/m3

Narendra Modi addresses troops at Longewala Post on Diwali, says India will give 'fierce reply' if it is tested
India

Narendra Modi addresses troops at Longewala Post on Diwali, says India will give 'fierce reply' if it is tested

In a clear swipe at China, Modi said without naming the country that entire world feels troubled by 'expansionist' forces

Delhi's air quality 'very poor'; firecracker emissions may push pollution to 'severe' level by evening
India

Delhi's air quality 'very poor'; firecracker emissions may push pollution to 'severe' level by evening

The PM2.5 concentration in Delhi on Diwali is likely to be the 'lowest' in the last four years if no firecrackers are burnt, SAFAR said

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.

Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Amid this Diwali's dimmer lights, a story of bright enterprise
Lifestyle

Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Amid this Diwali's dimmer lights, a story of bright enterprise

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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

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
News & Analysis

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.

Telangana bans sale, use of firecrackers ahead of Diwali in accordance with High Court order
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Telangana bans sale, use of firecrackers ahead of Diwali in accordance with High Court order

Telangana BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar alleged the TRS government had "failed to protect the sentiments" of Hindus with respect to the ban on firecrackers

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

Delhi records 'very poor' air quality, likely to enter 'severe' category on Diwali, says IMD
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Delhi records 'very poor' air quality, likely to enter 'severe' category on Diwali, says IMD

A fresh western disturbance is likely to increase the wind speed and improve the air quality in Delhi-NCR post Diwali, according to IMD

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

Narak Chaturdashi 2020: Date, time and significance of Chhoti Diwali also known as Bhoot Chaturdashi in Bengal
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Narak Chaturdashi 2020: Date, time and significance of Chhoti Diwali also known as Bhoot Chaturdashi in Bengal

On Narak Chaturdashi, Bengalis light 14 earthen lamps at the doorways of their houses to guide the spirits of 14 generations of their forefathers and ward off evil spirits

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