Articles about Dahi Handi

MNS workers defy ban to celebrate 'Dahi Handi' festival

31 Aug 2021

MNS workers defy ban to celebrate 'Dahi Handi' festival

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers celebrated the traditional Dahi Handi festival in Thane in Maharashtra and the neighboring Palghar district, even though the celebrations have been banned in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

'Taking orders from Taliban?': BJP on Maharashtra's Dahi Handi ban

30 Aug 2021

'Taking orders from Taliban?': BJP on Maharashtra's Dahi Handi ban

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed the Maharashtra government for banning the popular "Dahi Handi" celebrations on Janmashtami.

Coronavirus: In a first, Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh festivities canceled

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: In a first, Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh festivities canceled

Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja is one of the biggest crowd-pullers during the 11-day-long Ganesh Utsav. Devotees line up for hours to get one look of the giant idol installed inside a grand pandal.

Cracks on flyover in Thane; closed for vehicular traffic

05 Sep 2018

Cracks on flyover in Thane; closed for vehicular traffic

A flyover in the Bhiwandi power loom town of Thane in Maharashtra developed cracks and was closed on Wednesday for vehicular traffic.

Nepal: Krishna temple reopens 3 years after deadly 2015 earthquake

03 Sep 2018

Nepal: Krishna temple reopens 3 years after deadly 2015 earthquake

Nepal's famous Krishna temple built in Indian Sikhara style was reopened for the public on Sunday for the first time three years after the deadly 2015 earthquake that left much of the country's cultural heritage in ruins.

Why target Diwali for noise pollution, not azaan: Tripura Governor

18 Oct 2017

Why target Diwali for noise pollution, not azaan: Tripura Governor

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, known for his frequent communal comments, is at it again.

Don't politicize, give communal angle to cracker ban: SC

13 Oct 2017

Don't politicize, give communal angle to cracker ban: SC

The SC has refused to modify its ban on firecrackers over allegations of communal targeting. It has urged people not to politicize the issue.

Firecracker ban targets Hindu festival: Ramdev

12 Oct 2017

Firecracker ban targets Hindu festival: Ramdev

The latest to slam the SC ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR is Baba Ramdev. The Patanjali founder has said the apex court's order targeted a particular community.

After Delhi, Maharashtra too may consider a ban on firecrackers

11 Oct 2017

After Delhi, Maharashtra too may consider a ban on firecrackers

After the SC upheld the ban on selling firecrackers in Delhi-NCR region till November 1, Maharashtra's environment minister Ramdas Kadam hinted that he might talk to CM Devendra Fadnavis if a similar ban can be proposed in Maharashtra.

Mumbai to see loud Ganapati Visarjan after SC stays order

04 Sep 2017

Mumbai to see loud Ganapati Visarjan after SC stays order

Mumbai will see its usual loud Ganapati Visarjan tomorrow, as the Supreme Court today stayed an order by the Bombay High Court banning the use of loudspeakers in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: 3 dead, 117 govindas injured in Dahi Handi celebrations

16 Aug 2017

Maharashtra: 3 dead, 117 govindas injured in Dahi Handi celebrations

In a rather unfortunate instance, Dahi Handi celebrations in Maharashtra were marred with several govindas getting injured.

Bombay HC refuses to regularize height limit for Dahi Handi

08 Aug 2017

Bombay HC refuses to regularize height limit for Dahi Handi

Bombay HC overruled SC's order and removed 20-feet height cap for human pyramids as well as reduced age limit of participants from 18 to 14 years for Dahi Handi celebrations.

Mumbai: Dahi handi injuries drop by 78% after imposing restrictions

03 Aug 2017

Mumbai: Dahi handi injuries drop by 78% after imposing restrictions

Following restrictions on height of human pyramids and barring minors to participate in Dahi Handi festivals, petitioner Swati Patil told SC that human injuries during festival have significantly reduced since 2014.

Mumbai University: One lakh answer sheets sent to wrong teachers

21 Jul 2017

Mumbai University: One lakh answer sheets sent to wrong teachers

Mumbai University students are scared of losing their seats in foreign-universities and in Indian colleges, as online assessment of answer sheets is nowhere near meeting its July 31 deadline.

Marathi schools left with vacant seats, parents opt-for English institutes

19 Apr 2017

Marathi schools left with vacant seats, parents opt-for English institutes

After organizing four rounds of admissions, schools in Mumbai have managed to fill only 2,663 out of 7,449 seats reserved for students coming through Right to Education.