Diwali: News

22 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

How is rest of the world celebrating Ram Mandir inauguration

The Hindu community worldwide is eagerly awaiting the Pran Pratishtha (consecration) of Lord Ram's idol in the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

05 Dec 2023


Raymond's Gautam Singhania, estranged wife Nawaz Modi reach 'realistic' settlement

Raymond Group Chairman and Managing Director Gautam Singhania and his estranged wife Nawaz Modi are reportedly working toward a more "realistic" divorce settlement.

28 Nov 2023

Nitish Kumar

'Islamic Republic of Bihar': BJP on Nitish's new holiday calendar

Bihar's Education Department on Monday triggered a controversy with its 2024 school holiday calendar that reduced Hindu festive holidays but increased the same for Muslim festivals.

22 Nov 2023


Billionaire Gautam Singhania beat me, punched daughter: Ex-wife Nawaz Modi

Nawaz Modi, the estranged wife of Raymond Group's Managing Director, Gautam Singhania, has accused the billionaire of assaulting her and one of their daughters during a heated argument in September.

15 Nov 2023


Smog engulfs Delhi, air quality remains 'severe' days after Diwali

Delhi's air quality index (AQI) remained in the "severe" category on Wednesday for the second consecutive day.

14 Nov 2023


Delhi air quality worsens to 'severe' category days after Diwali

Just two days after Diwali, Delhi's air quality index (AQI) has once again plunged into the "severe" category, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said.

13 Nov 2023


Diwali retail sales hit record Rs. 3.75L crore in India

During this year's Diwali festivities, the push for made-in-India products resonated with the public, leading to a surge in sales of locally produced goods over Chinese imports.

13 Nov 2023


Parineeti calls Raghav 'My Home' while celebrating Diwali; pics inside

Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra and her politician husband Raghav Chadha recently marked their first Diwali together since tying the knot on September 24 in a stunning Udaipur ceremony.

13 Nov 2023

Health & Wellness

Celebrated Diwali? Now detox yourself. Here's how

Diwali brings with it a lot of excitement and joy, often accompanied by indulgence in sweets with artificial sugars, aerated beverages, and exposure to excessive pollution—impacts that can take a toll on your body.

12 Nov 2023

Ravi Teja

Diwali special: Telugu films 'Eagle,' 'HanuMan,' 'Bhimaa' unveil new posters

On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, the makers of several upcoming Telugu films took to social media to unveil new posters for their upcoming projects.

11 Nov 2023

Arun Govil

Diwali special: 6 actors who perfectly essayed Lord Ram

Diwali may be the day for gorging on sweets and celebrating light and warmth, but it is also the day to worship Lord Ram, who is believed to have returned to Ayodhya on this day after a 14-year-long exile.

12 Nov 2023


Diwali: Delhi's air quality remains 'poor,' Ayodhya lights 22L diyas

Amid Diwali celebrations, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) cautioned that Delhi's air quality may worsen during and after the festivities.

12 Nov 2023


Did you know these legends and stories relating to Diwali

Diwali, the biggest festival in India, is just around the corner and we are sure that most of you just can't wait to ring in the festivities.

12 Nov 2023


Beyond borders: Countries that celebrate Diwali

Diwali, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India, but its significance and popularity have spread far beyond the nation's borders.

12 Nov 2023


Diwali 2023: Bollywood's iconic scenes representing festival of lights

It's that time of the year when our homes light up with diyas, the sky brightens up with firecrackers, the freshness of flowers enhances the mood, and the colors of rangoli add to the beauty—the time to celebrate Diwali!

10 Nov 2023


Gold, silver transactions on Dhanteras total Rs. 30,000 crore

This year, Dhanteras, marking the beginning of the week-long Diwali celebrations, saw a big boost in trade across the country.

10 Nov 2023


Delhi: SC rejects proposal to extend odd-even scheme to taxis

The Supreme Court (SC) rejected the Delhi government's proposal to extend the odd-even rule to taxis on Friday.

10 Nov 2023

Home Decor

Diwali 2023: Last-minute cleaning hacks

As Diwali is around the corner, it's that time of the year when your home requires a cleaned revamped look.

10 Nov 2023


Dhanteras: Can't buy gold or silver? These items bring fortune

November 10 this year marks Dhanteras, a festival on which people buy certain items to welcome Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera.

09 Nov 2023


How to celebrate a sustainable Diwali this year

With only a few days remaining to celebrate Diwali, we are certain that you are caught up in the preparations already.

09 Nov 2023


Diwali 2023: How to check the quality of sweets

The increased demand for sweets during Diwali frequently paves the way for adulteration in both taste and ingredients.

09 Nov 2023

Home Decor

Diwali 2023: Decorate your home with these eco-friendly items

During Diwali, our homes undergo a remarkable transformation, reflecting the grandeur befitting India's most significant festival.

08 Nov 2023

Stock Market

Everything you need to know about Diwali Muhurat trading 2023

As the Hindu calendar ushers in Vikram Samvat 2080, stock market investors are gearing up for a prosperous new year.

08 Nov 2023

Bombay High Court

Not all firecrackers are banned. Here's what you can buy

Diwali is just around the corner, and cracker shops are witnessing gigantic queues.

08 Nov 2023


Diwali: Expert shares tips on managing diabetes during the festival

Diwali, just like any other Indian festival, involves lavish feasts and sweet treats that although make it more celebratory, aren't quite welcoming for those suffering from diabetes.

08 Nov 2023


Amazing Diwali gift ideas for your friends and family

Diwali is a time for revelry, family gatherings, and the exchange of heartfelt gifts.

08 Nov 2023

Air Pollution

Diwali 2023: Celebrate with these eco-friendly alternatives to firecrackers

Firecrackers are among the most traditional and important aspects of Diwali. However, given the alarming concerns regarding the deteriorating air quality, it is becoming the need of the hour to discourage their sale and purchase.

08 Nov 2023


Curate your outfits with these unconventional festive style combinations

Festive events like Diwali provide the perfect opportunity to showcase your style.

07 Nov 2023

Firecrackers Ban

Diwali 2023: Everything to know about green crackers

Amid deteriorating air pollution levels and a ban on firecrackers in several Indian cities, green crackers have emerged as a popular eco-friendly alternative to celebrate Diwali.

07 Nov 2023

Health & Wellness

Tips to control your weight gain during festive seasons

Festivals are a season of joy and celebration, a time we all look forward to.

07 Nov 2023


Diwali away from home? Here's what will cheer you up

For many individuals pursuing careers or studies far from their hometowns, Diwali often means spending the festival away from the warmth of home and family.

06 Nov 2023


Diwali skincare: How to protect your skin during the festival

We are only a few days away from celebrating Diwali and we are certain that you must be amping up your skincare routine to get that much-needed festive glow.

06 Nov 2023


Visit these Diwali melas in Delhi for some festive fun

Delhi during Diwali feels different. Days before the festival, the city is decked up in shimmering lights and there's nothing but excitement all around.

05 Nov 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal to sell only QR-coded green firecrackers this Diwali

West Bengal has decided to sell only green crackers this Diwali in the state, owing to the increasing air pollution.

03 Nov 2023

Home Decor

Easy ways to dress up your home this Diwali

This Diwali, immerse yourself in the joy of decorating your home with creative flair.

03 Nov 2023

Home Decor

Deep cleaning hacks for Diwali 

It's that time of the year when we come together to celebrate, share joy, and exchange gifts. It's also the perfect occasion to spruce up your home.

02 Nov 2023


Indulge in festive fun this Diwali with these games

It is the time of year when families gather to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness during Diwali, the festival of lights.

31 Oct 2023


Air pollution: SC seeks report from Delhi, neighboring states

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan to submit a report on steps taken to control stubble burning and its effects on the national capital's air quality.

31 Oct 2023

Home Decor

Away from family this Diwali? Try these budget-friendly decor options

Whether you have a snug apartment or a more expansive home, holiday celebrations can be made special with creative ideas

28 Oct 2023

Home Decor

Corporate Diwali gifting ideas to strengthen business bonds

As the luminous festival of Diwali approaches, it's not just homes that are getting ready for Diwali; offices too are abuzz with excitement.

28 Oct 2023


Delhi-NCR's air quality might worsen as stubble burning begins

Delhi saw a decline in air quality on Saturday, with the average air quality index (AQI) reaching 303, placing it in the "very poor" category.

17 Oct 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 11 dead in 2 separate firecracker unit blasts

At least 11 people reportedly lost their lives in explosions at two separate firecracker units in Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar on Tuesday.

29 Sep 2023

Marathi Cinema

Akshay Kumar's Marathi debut feature 'Veer Daudale Saat' postponed

Akshay Kumar is set to make his Marathi debut with Veer Daudale Saat, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. Reports are rife that the makers have shifted its release date to avoid competing with Salman Khan's Tiger 3 during the Diwali 2023 weekend.

No production, sale of firecrackers: SC backs Delhi government's ban

While hearing a plea seeking the production and sale of firecrackers containing barium in the national capital, the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday reportedly said no "for the present."

11 Sep 2023

Gopal Rai

'With lights, lamps': Delhi government bans firecrackers this Diwali too 

The Delhi government on Monday said that the ban on the production, sale, storage, and use of firecrackers will continue in the national capital region this Diwali, too.

11 Aug 2023


Supriya Pathak's 'Khichdi 2' is finally releasing; teaser out

Khichdi has attained a cult status over the years now. From a stage play to a film to a web series to now a film sequel, it has been a hit in all formats. The upcoming Khichdi 2 is slated to release in theaters on Diwali and fans are super excited.

04 Jul 2023

Tamil Cinema

'Jigarthanda DoubleX' shooting wrapped; eyeing Diwali 2023 release

Jigarthanda became a cult classic over time. Ever since the news of its sequel started making rounds, fans were elated. Now, the makers revealed that the sequel, titled Jigarthanda DoubleX is in the post-production stage and is eyeing a Diwali 2023 release.

19 Jun 2023

New York City

New York City to recognize Diwali as a school holiday

In a wave of cultural recognition and inclusivity, yet another victory has been achieved for the Indian community in the United States.

27 Apr 2023


US: Pennsylvania recognizes Diwali as official holiday

The Pennsylvania state of the United States (US) declared the Hindu festival of Diwali as an official holiday on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2022


Gurugram: Sanitation workers continue strike, garbage piles up across city

Gurugram is facing a severe cleanliness crisis as sanitation workers have been on an indefinite strike, demanding regularization of their services, since October 19.

27 Oct 2022

Delhi Air Pollution

Delhi's air quality poor post Diwali; respiratory illness, allergies spike

Despite being enveloped in smog, the air quality in Delhi NCR improved to 'poor' on Wednesday after dropping to the 'very poor' category after Diwali.

26 Oct 2022


5 simple tips to detox your body post-Diwali

After gorging on countless laddoos, barfis, jalebis, mouthwatering pakwans, and crispy fried snacks on Diwali, coming back to a healthy lifestyle might seem like a task.

25 Oct 2022

Air Pollution

Diwali: Firecrackers choke Delhi as people flout ban; AQI worsens

Delhiites celebrated a noisy Diwali on Monday with no holds barred despite a ban on firecrackers in place, pushing the air quality from the "poor" to "very poor" category, as recorded by over 40 monitoring stations across the national capital on Tuesday morning.

24 Oct 2022


Deepotsav: Ayodhya creates new Guinness record by lighting 15.76L 'diyas'

The city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh has broken its own Guinness World Record by lighting over 15.76 lakh clay oil lamps on the eve of Diwali—the festival of lights!