Dussehra: News

24 Oct 2023

Durga Puja

Dussehra: Understanding festival that celebrates victory of good over evil

Dussehra, also known as Dasara or Vijayadashami, symbolizes the victory of good over evil and marks the end of the Navratri festival.

24 Oct 2023


Dussehra special: 'Raavan' to 'Lanka Dahan'—Ramayana film adaptations to watch

The Hindu mythological epic Ramayana has inspired numerous plays, novels, poems, films, and music for decades now.

15 Jun 2023


Raima Sen to feature in Vivek Agnihotri's 'The Vaccine War'

Vivek Agnihotri is one of the most talked-about filmmakers in India, especially after the success of the controversial film The Kashmir Files. As the director is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film, The Vaccine War, he shared the news of Raima Sen joining the cast of the film.

09 Jun 2023


#TheVaccineWar postponed? Was avoiding 'Animal,' 'OMG 2' clashes the reason

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is one of the most in-buzz directors in India. After the unprecedented success of The Kashmir Files, Agnihotri regularly makes headlines for his fiery opinions.

31 Mar 2023

Telugu Films

Nandamuri Balakrishna, Kajal Aggarwal's 'NBK 108' set for Dussehra release

Holiday weekends are gold spots for filmmakers as it gives them a chance to mint more money and get extra mileage at the box office. Telugu films' star Nandamuri Balakrishna announced his next film, tentatively titled NBK 108. It is slated to be released in Dussehra 2023.

07 Oct 2022


Chhattisgarh: Clerk suspended after Ravan effigy's all heads remain unburnt

A civic body clerk was suspended in Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh while four officials were issued show cause notices on Thursday after none of the 10 heads of the effigy of Ravan burnt on Dussehra.

07 Oct 2022


Karnataka: Mob forcibly performs Dussehra puja in madrasa, 9 booked

Members of a Dussehra procession allegedly broke into a heritage madrasa shouting slogans of "Jai Shree Ram" and performed a puja at the corner of a structure in Bidar of Karnataka in the wee hours of Thursday.

06 Oct 2022

West Bengal

Bengal: 8 die in flash flood during Durga idol immersion

At least eight persons drowned and several others went missing after a flash flood hit Mal river in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal when hundreds of people had gathered at the river bank for Durga idol immersion on Wednesday night.

05 Oct 2022

Narendra Modi

HP: PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS Bilaspur, to attend Kullu Dussehra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bilaspur on Wednesday during his Dussehra visit to Himachal Pradesh.

05 Oct 2022

Shiv Sena

Mumbai to witness 'Sena vs Sena' showdown amid Dussehra rallies

For the first time in 56 years, Mumbai is all set to witness two Shiv Sena Dussehra rallies as friends-turned-foes Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde fight to prove their respective factions the 'real' Sena.

05 Oct 2022

Durga Puja

Dussehra 2022: Meaning, significance, celebrations, and more

Also known as Vijayadashami, Dussehra marks the triumph of good over evil.

02 Oct 2022

Indian Railways

Centre approves 78-day festive bonus for Railways employees

The non-gazetted employees of the Indian Railways are set to receive a bonus equivalent to 78 days of wages ahead of Dussehra.

26 Sep 2022


Navratri 2022: History, significance, rituals, and more

The grand festive season of India, Navratri, begins today and ends on October 5th this year.

23 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

5 popular Durga Puja pandals to visit in South Kolkata

A five-day festival that is nothing short of a carnival, Durga Puja is just around the corner!

15 Oct 2021

Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat warns of 'unregulated' OTT platforms

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday highlighted the need to regulate the OTT platforms because if left unregulated, they can lead to anarchy in the country.

27 Sep 2021


Banks closed up to 21 days in October: Check list

Banks in India will be closed for up to 21 days in October, including weekly offs, viz., second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays.

27 Aug 2021

Aditi Rao Hydari

'Maha Samudram': Celebrate Dussehra with Sharwanand, Siddharth's 'immeasurable love' tale

Tamil star Siddharth's upcoming project, Maha Samudram, is getting a worldwide release on Dussehra.

25 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

#MannKiBaat: Modi calls for patience while celebrating festivals amid COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 70th edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

21 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Cabinet approves bonus for government employees; 30 lakh to benefit

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bonus pertaining to the year 2019-2020 for 30.67 lakh central government employees, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

13 Oct 2020


Toyota Urban Cruiser to start deliveries by October-end

The deliveries of the recently-launched Toyota Urban Cruiser are expected to start later this month, around the Dussehra festival. The crossover was announced last month and it comes as a tweaked version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

08 Oct 2019


Here's how you can decorate your home during festive season

The festive season is upon us.

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.

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.

21 Oct 2018

Amarinder Singh

Amritsar: Locals continue sit-in protest at train accident site

The situation remained tense Sunday as locals continued with their sit-in at Joda Phatak, where 61 Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train.

20 Oct 2018


#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Most dead are daily wage laborers from UP, Bihar

Most people who were mowed down by a speeding train in Amritsar during Dussehra celebrations yesterday evening were migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, an official said today.

20 Oct 2018


#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Punjab CM Amarinder visits injured; orders magisterial probe

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Amritsar train accident after visiting the injured and kin of those killed in the tragedy.

20 Oct 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

No permission granted for Dussehra event at Amritsar accident-site: Officials

The Amritsar Municipal Corporation said no permission was granted to hold Dussehra celebrations at 'Dhobi ghat' ground in Amritsar a day after the train tragedy,

20 Oct 2018


#AmritsarTrainTragedy: 'Ravana Dahan' taking place at accident site for 20yrs

For over 20 years, people from adjoining villages would gather at the vacant plot at Joda Phatak near Amritsar, barely 50m from railway tracks, to witness the burning of Ravana effigy to celebrate Dussehra.

20 Oct 2018


#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Navjot Sidhu defends wife, says accident shouldn't be politicized

Punjab Minister and Amritsar MLA, Navjot Singh Sidhu, said the mowing down of 61 Dussehra revelers by a train yesterday night in Amritsar was an accident and that the matter should not be politicized.

19 Oct 2018


Mumbai Police warns everyone of 'new age' Ravana

Trust Mumbai Police to deliver a message through their social media profile, and they will never disappoint.

19 Oct 2018


This Dussehra, looking at five lessons Ramayana's pivotal-characters taught us

Among the 365 days of the year, nothing tells us good will finally defeat the evil like the day of Dussehra.

18 Oct 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

President Kovind greets citizens on Dussehra, emphasizes women empowerment

President Ram Nath Kovind today greeted the people on the occasion of Durga Puja and Dussehra, exhorting them to work for women empowerment.

14 Oct 2018

Rajnath Singh

Rajnath to celebrate Dussehra along Indo-Pak border; perform 'Shastra Puja'

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will celebrate Dussehra and perform 'Shastra Puja' in Bikaner along the highly sensitive Indo-Pak border, officials said today.

16 Sep 2018

Delhi High Court

Ensure allotment of area to effigy makers sans hindrance: HC

Delhi High Court has directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to ensure that the area allotted to artisans, who make Ravana effigies for Dussehra, is exclusively available to them "without any hindrance".

30 Sep 2017


Telangana: Wall collapses during Dussehra festivities; 2 dead, 17 injured

In a tragic incident on Dussehra eve, two people were killed and 17 injured when a terrace parapet wall collapsed in Telangana's Nizamabad district.

21 Sep 2017


How will Dussehra take place without Ravana effigies: Delhi HC

The Delhi HC has slammed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for seizing and destroying Ravana effigies made by migrant artisans.