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07 Nov 2018


London: Kali Puja in Croydon marks annual Diwali festivities

A first-of-its-kind Kali Puja in the south London suburb of Croydon today set a new tradition as part of the city's annual Diwali festivities.

07 Nov 2018


PM Modi visits Kedarnath; will spend Diwali with jawans

Like every other year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spend this Diwali with Indian Army jawans.

07 Nov 2018


Diwali 2018: Prominence of the 5 days of Diwali, explained

We Indians inherently have a thing for festivals and celebrations.

07 Nov 2018


How to download Diwali Stickers on WhatsApp

We have two amazing reasons for you to be excited.

06 Nov 2018

Virat Kohli

India beat West Indies in 2nd T20I: Here're records broken

Rohit Sharma (111*) made sure the fans got the best Diwali gift as he slammed his fourth T20I ton and helped India win the second match against West Indies.

06 Nov 2018

Deepika Padukone

'Simmba': Rohit Shetty plans special Diwali surprise for Ranveer-Sara

Rohit Shetty is often known as actor's favorite director who takes extra care of his cast and crew members.

06 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Diwali: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Kedarnath tomorrow

PM Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath tomorrow on the occasion of Diwali to offer prayers at the Himalayan shrine and review Kedarpuri reconstruction projects.

06 Nov 2018


Delhi: Gambling racket busted in Rajouri Garden, 100 arrested

Ahead of Diwali, about 100 people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a gambling racket that was busted in Vishal Enclave area of Rajouri Garden in West Delhi, police said today.

06 Nov 2018

Air Quality Index

Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'very poor' ahead of Diwali

Delhi's air quality was recorded in 'very poor' category today as the wind continued to blow from regions where there is rampant stubble burning, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said.

06 Nov 2018

Lucknow Metro

Lucknow Metro to run from 6AM to 7PM on Diwali

On the occasion of Diwali, Metro services in Lucknow will be available for passengers from 6AM to 7PM, Metro officials said today.

06 Nov 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Real Diwali when misrule of NDA government ends: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said it would be a real Diwali for the country when the 'misrule' of the NDA government ends at the Center.

On Diwali, Delhi Metro to run till 10 pm only

Metro services will be available till 10 pm on Diwali from terminal stations, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said yesterday.

05 Nov 2018


Diwali Pollution: 'Green crackers' to the rescue?

Let's be honest here- we Indians are a bit strange.

05 Nov 2018


#GoLocal: HP's Diwali advertisement is making people cry and smile

With Diwali just around the corner, brands are tapping on the festive flavor with advertisements of all kinds taking over media.

05 Nov 2018

Reliance Jio

BSNL launches two new long-term prepaid plans as Diwali offer

BSNL has announced its Diwali Mahadhamaka offer under which two new prepaid plans, each with a validity of 365 days, have been launched.

05 Nov 2018


Amid communal-tension, Diwali in South Africa hailed as social-cohesion exercise

The 20th edition of the annual Diwali Festival in Durban has been hailed as a major social-cohesion exercise in a city that is bedevilled by tensions between the large Indian community in South Africa and the indigenous Zulus.

Delhi: Air pollution breaches 'hazardous' category, PM10 at 900-mark

After a brief respite on Sunday, thick smog descended on Delhi-NCR on Monday, with air pollution levels crossing the hazardous category.

04 Nov 2018


Amazon, Flipkart Diwali Sale: Top 5 smartphones under Rs. 40,000

Both Flipkart and Amazon are currently hosting their Diwali festive sales with thousands of products being offered at upto 80% discount.

04 Nov 2018

Karan Johar

You can't miss these pictures from SRK's 'starry' Diwali bash

Diwali is around the corner and the celebrations of this festival of lights have already begun in Bollywood.

03 Nov 2018


#HealthBytes: 6 tips to stay safe from Diwali pollution

With Diwali just a couple of days to go, excitement and smiles are all around.

02 Nov 2018


Indian Railways introduces 78 special trains for festive-season: Details here

With Diwali and Chhath just a few days away, Northern Railways has introduced 78 special trains, in order to manage extra rush during the festive season.

Diwali: Tamil Nadu gets 6-7am, 7-8pm slots for bursting crackers

In line with the Supreme Court's direction, Tamil Nadu government said today that people in the state would be allowed to burst firecrackers between 6-7am and 7-8pm on Diwali.

02 Nov 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: Confused over SC order, firecrackers sellers shut shops voluntarily

Ahead of Diwali, dealers have decided to voluntarily shut their firecrackers shops in Old Delhi as they are confused about the Supreme Court order.

Supreme Court's Diwali dhamaka: Orders only 'green crackers' for Delhi-NCR

The Supreme Court today clarified that firecrackers other than green crackers will not be sold in the Delhi-NCR region this Diwali and other festivals.

31 Oct 2018


Gold strikes at Rs. 32,650/10g, touches nearly six-year high

Gold prices rallied for the second consecutive session today, rising by Rs. 30 to touch a nearly six-year high of Rs. 32,650/10g amid increased festive demand.

SC timings for bursting firecrackers in TN, Puducherry to change

The Supreme Court today modified its order of fixing a slot of 8 pm to 10 pm for bursting firecrackers on Diwali.

29 Oct 2018

Kapil Sharma

Kapil Sharma's show to go on air on November 25?

Ever since Kapil Sharma has announced his comeback, his fans have been eagerly waiting for his new show - the second season of 'The Kapil Sharma Show'.

28 Oct 2018


#TooManyEmotions: 'Proud' Constable-father salutes his IPS-son, says work comes first

When Anoop Kumar Singh took charge of Lucknow as SP on Saturday, among the ones saluting him was his father Janardan Singh, a constable posted at Vibhuti Khand police station.

For fireworks after 10: Durex's take on SC-order is creative

The Supreme Court's order, earlier this week, which capped burning crackers in Diwali for only two hours prompted many responses, but the one by Durex takes the cake.

28 Oct 2018


Pre-Dhanteras high prices, cash crunch take sheen off gold

Gold is likely to lose its sheen this 'Dhanteras' due to liquidity crunch amidst rising prices and other investment options.

26 Oct 2018


#HealthBytes: Tips to stay healthy during festive season

One of the most typical things about our festivals is the delicious food and mouth-watering desserts.

26 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

Indian Railways bookings: How to book General tickets online

To save passengers the hassle of standing in long queues and waiting for their turn to get a General ticket from ticket counters, the Indian Railways had launched the UTS mobile app.

25 Oct 2018


Savji Dholakia strikes again; gives away 600 cars to employees

Surat-based diamond merchant Savji Dholakia, known for his extravagant generosity, has struck again!

24 Oct 2018


US: Thousands attend spectacular Dussehra-Diwali festival event in Houston

Thousands of Indian-Americans gathered for a spectacular annual Dussehra-Diwali festival event in Houston, US.

24 Oct 2018

Kapil Sharma

Here's why Kapil Sharma's new show got postponed

Renowned comedian Kapil Sharma's fans were in for a treat after he had announced his much-awaited small-screen comeback.

23 Oct 2018

West Bengal

WB Pollution Control Board welcomes SC verdict on firecrackers

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court's order which permitted the sale and manufacture of low emission "green" firecrackers countrywide but fixed a two-hour time period from 8pm to 10pm for bursting them on Diwali and other festivals.

23 Oct 2018


SC refuses complete ban on firecrackers; online sale banned

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to put a blanket ban on the sale of firecrackers but said that only low emission firecrackers should be sold by licensed sellers.

22 Oct 2018


#MeToo: After Chetan Bhagat's tweets, Ira Trivedi releases mail trail

The mud-slinging between writers Chetan Bhagat and Ira Trivedi is getting dirtier by the day, with the latter accusing the former of sexual harassment.

Delhi: Air quality poor, expected to worsen further

With Diwali just over a couple of weeks away, Delhi's air quality has dropped to the 'poor' category with a pollution cloud hanging over its head.

17 Oct 2018


Indian Railways announces Diwali, Chhath Puja special trains: Details here

With Diwali and Chhath Puja just a couple of weeks away, the Indian Railways has announced special trains on certain routes, especially in Bihar and Jharkhand.