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Dussehra 2020: Hindus in North India celebrate Vijaya Dashami today; muhurat, significance of festival
India

Dussehra 2020: Hindus in North India celebrate Vijaya Dashami today; muhurat, significance of festival

It is believed that on the day of Dussehra or Vijayadashami, Lord Rama defeated King Ravana in his quest towards rescuing his wife Sita. This is also the day when Goddess Durga slayed the buffalo demon Mahisasura

Eros Now issues apology over Navratri campaign ads after outrage on social media
Entertainment

Eros Now issues apology over Navratri campaign ads after outrage on social media

The advertisements which, featured stills from a few Bollywood films of actors Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, were deemed as ' vulgar' and 'offensive'

Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve
India

Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve

Staying the course would lead to a steady reduction in cases, while any departure in terms of slackening safety protocols would disturb this trend, the professor who chaired a panel of experts that worked on India’s COVID-19 “supermodel”, warns

Narendra Modi to address nation today at 6 pm; when and where to watch livestream of PM's speech
India

Narendra Modi to address nation today at 6 pm; when and where to watch livestream of PM's speech

This will be the prime minister's seventh address to the nation since he announced a country-wide lockdown in March to curtail the spread of COVID-19

Navratri 2020: Celebrations start today with Ghatasthapana; time, significance of festival
India

Navratri 2020: Celebrations start today with Ghatasthapana; time, significance of festival

Navratri 2020 | The most important ritual of the first day or Pratipada is the Ghatasthapana and can be described as the seat where the Goddess is welcomed

Navrarti 2020: Celebrations start tomorrow; date, time, colours and significance of the autumnal festival
India

Navrarti 2020: Celebrations start tomorrow; date, time, colours and significance of the autumnal festival

Navratri is actually celebrated twice a year. Sharad or Sharadiya Navratri takes place between September and October while Chaitra Navratri falls between March and April

In Aarti Neharsh's film The Song We Sang, a peek into a world where women live unapologetically
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In Aarti Neharsh's film The Song We Sang, a peek into a world where women live unapologetically

The Song We Sang revolves around the romance between Krishna and Alia, an economist and an animator who meet in Ahmedabad during Navratri.

Chaitra Navratri 2020 falls between 25 March and 2 April: All you need to know
India

Chaitra Navratri 2020 falls between 25 March and 2 April: All you need to know

Legend has it that the Hindu god Lord Shiva had allowed his wife Parvati to visit her parents for nine days around this time. Hindu scriptures also say that the period of Chaitra is when Goddess Durga had killed the buffalo-headed demon Mahisasura.

Narendra Modi attends Dussehra celebration in Delhi's Dwarka, calls for women empowerment, water conservation and avoiding single-use plastic
India

Narendra Modi attends Dussehra celebration in Delhi's Dwarka, calls for women empowerment, water conservation and avoiding single-use plastic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the people to work towards furthering the empowerment of women and ensuring their dignity by taking forward the spirit of Navratra, as he participated in Dussehra festivities

Dussehra 2019: Last day of Navratri celebrated as Vijay Dashami; all you need to know about the auspicious day
India

Dussehra 2019: Last day of Navratri celebrated as Vijay Dashami; all you need to know about the auspicious day

While some devotees associate the day of Dussehra with the epic battle of Ramayana, others commemorate Goddess Durga’s victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura.

Bajrang Dal asks Navratri celebrations organisers in Hyderabad to check Aadhaar cards so that 'non-Hindus' cannot enter events
India

Bajrang Dal asks Navratri celebrations organisers in Hyderabad to check Aadhaar cards so that 'non-Hindus' cannot enter events

The Bajrang Dal has threatened all 'garba' and 'dandiya' organisers of disrupting their events if they allow "non-Hindus" to enter the venues.

Navratri 2019: Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn, Hema Malini wish fans ahead of nine-day festival
Entertainment

Navratri 2019: Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn, Hema Malini wish fans ahead of nine-day festival

With the entire nation immersing in the festivities, scores of Bollywood celebrities took to their social media to extend wishes to their fans on the beginning of Navratri.

Navratri 2019: Nine-day festival celebrating avatars of Goddess Durga begins today; Dussehra on 8 October this year
India

Navratri 2019: Nine-day festival celebrating avatars of Goddess Durga begins today; Dussehra on 8 October this year

Even though several states in India observe Navratri and partake in the revelry, the festival holds upmost prominence for devotees in Bengal and Gujarat. In Bengal, the streets are decorated with thousands of temporary stages called pandals that house the idol of Goddess Durga

Happy Navratri 2019: How to download, use WhatsApp stickers during this festive season
News & Analysis

Happy Navratri 2019: How to download, use WhatsApp stickers during this festive season

Here is a simple guide on how you can add, download and use festive stickers to your WhatsApp account.

'We don’t come to your events, you aren't allowed to ours': Astrophysicist Karan Jani accuses US temple officials of religious bias
India

'We don’t come to your events, you aren't allowed to ours': Astrophysicist Karan Jani accuses US temple officials of religious bias

Astrophysicist Karan Jani has alleged on Twitter that a temple in US' Atlanta, Shakti Mandir, denied him and his friends entry to play garba and celebrate the Hindu festival of Navratri as the temple officials couldn't identify them as Hindus.

Shiv Sena, Hindu organisations shut down 400 meat shops in Gurugram citing Hindu sentiments during Navratri
Politics

Shiv Sena, Hindu organisations shut down 400 meat shops in Gurugram citing Hindu sentiments during Navratri

The Shiv Sena and another Hindu organisation claimed to have forcibly shut around 400 meat and chicken shops at different locations in Gurugram on Wednesday, demanding that they remain closed during Navaratri.

Gold sparkles on festive demand, rises by Rs 200 to Rs 31,850 per 10 grams on increased buying by jewellers, retailers
Business

Gold sparkles on festive demand, rises by Rs 200 to Rs 31,850 per 10 grams on increased buying by jewellers, retailers

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity surged by Rs 200 each to Rs 31,850 and Rs 31,700 per 10 grams, respectively. It had lost Rs 250 in the previous two days.

Ahead of Durga Puja, devotees observe Mahalaya as a remembrance of their ancestors
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Ahead of Durga Puja, devotees observe Mahalaya as a remembrance of their ancestors

Observed seven days before the Durga Pooja, Mahalaya marks the beginning of the Devi Paksha and end of the Pitru Paksha, the mourning period in the Hindu calendar

Loveratri trailer: Salman Khan production starring Aayush Sharma, Warina Hussain is a love letter to 'garba'
Entertainment

Loveratri trailer: Salman Khan production starring Aayush Sharma, Warina Hussain is a love letter to 'garba'

In the just released Loveratri trailer, Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain play young lovers who happen to meet each other on the first night of Navratri.

Loveratri actor Aayush Sharma travelled across Gujarat for the film; picked up local lingo, slangs
Entertainment

Loveratri actor Aayush Sharma travelled across Gujarat for the film; picked up local lingo, slangs

The Aayush Sharma, Zarina Hussain-starrer is a love story that develops over the festivities of Navratri