Raksha Bandhan: News

30 Aug 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Education Department cuts school festive holidays, BJP reacts

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has reportedly revised the holiday calendar for government schools, reducing festive holidays from 23 to 11 days between September to December.

30 Aug 2023


Raksha Bandhan: Famous brother-sister character duos from novels

The portrayal of sibling relationships in literature offers readers a profound understanding of the intricate dynamics between brothers and sisters.

30 Aug 2023


Indoor games to make this Raksha Bandhan unforgettable

Raksha Bandhan goes far beyond the rituals of tying Rakhis, exchanging gifts, and savoring sweets.

29 Aug 2023

Anurag Thakur

Centre cuts domestic LPG price by Rs. 200/cylinder

In a major relief for consumers amid the festive season, the central government on Tuesday announced a reduction in the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for domestic use.

28 Aug 2023

Personal Finance

Raksha Bandhan: Beyond threads, gift her financial security this Rakhi

Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrating the pious bond between brothers and sisters.

26 Aug 2023


Packaging guide to crafting heartfelt Raksha Bandhan gifts at home

Apart from the sweets and the main event of tying the Rakhi, one major highlight of Raksha Bandhan is the gift exchange between siblings.

25 Aug 2023


5 loving gifts to give your brother this Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, a cherished Indian festival, celebrates the unique bond between siblings.

16 Aug 2023


Raksha Bandhan: Celebrate your sister's love with these thoughtful gifts

Raksha Bandhan, a festival honoring the beloved relationship between siblings, is a lovely occasion to express your love and appreciation for your sister.

07 Oct 2022

OTT releases

'Raksha Bandhan,' 'Laal Singh Chaddha': Here's your weekend OTT watchlist

Fans can gear up to watch some exciting new titles on OTT this weekend after a couple of tad dull weeks.

01 Oct 2022

Akshay Kumar

'Raksha Bandhan': When and where to watch Akshay Kumar starrer?

Akshay Kumar's last theatrical outing was the Bollywood film Raksha Bandhan, which received an underwhelming response from fans and critics alike.

22 Aug 2022


Box office collections: 'Thiruchitrambalam,' 'Karthikeya 2' shine while Bollywood suffers

Amidst the ongoing #BoycottBollywood trend, recently released films have managed to draw all eyeballs to the box office.

21 Aug 2022

Taapsee Pannu

Box office: 'Dobaaraa' joins Bollywood biggies in struggle

Actor Taapsee Pannu's time-travel flick Dobaaraa was released in theaters on Friday (August 19).

20 Aug 2022

Akshay Kumar

'My fault': Akshay Kumar shoulders blame for box office failures

Bollywood is currently weathering a turbulent storm and is at an unprecedented stage where only selected films have worked wonders.

20 Aug 2022

Aamir Khan

Box office collections: 'Karthikeya 2' overtakes Bollywood biggies!

Telugu film Karthikeya 2 has been witnessing a huge hike in the footfalls and receiving a positive response from cinephiles.

18 Aug 2022

Akshay Kumar

'Karthikeya 2' BO collections: Outperforms 'Laal Singh Chaddha', 'Raksha Bandhan'

Telugu film Karthikeya 2 has managed to keep up with the success streak of Tollywood films released recently.

17 Aug 2022


Nikhil-Anupama starrer 'Karthikeya 2' to release on THIS OTT platform

Telugu film Karthikeya 2, which was released on Saturday, has been making headlines for all right reasons.

17 Aug 2022

Akshay Kumar

'Laal Singh Chaddha', 'Raksha Bandhan': Look at probable lifetime collections

August 11 saw the release of Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan led by notable Bollywood actors.

17 Aug 2022


#BoycottBollywood trend: Arjun Kapoor gives his two cents; gets trolled

The hashtag #BoycottBollywood has been trending on social media for quite some time.

16 Aug 2022

Box Office

Nikhil-Anupama's 'Karthikeya 2': All about latest box office winner

Telugu film Karthikeya 2 starring Nikhil Siddharth and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead roles hit the theaters on August 13 amid huge expectations.

15 Aug 2022

Akshay Kumar

'Laal Singh Chaddha,' 'Raksha Bandhan's opening weekend box office collections

Last week was an important one for Bollywood as two biggies: Raksha Bandhan and Laal Singh Chaddha (LSC) locked horns at the box office on Thursday (August 11).

14 Aug 2022

Laal Singh Chaddha

Here's how much 'LSC', 'Raksha Bandhan' earned on Day 3

August 11 was a huge day for cine-goers as it marked the release of two major Bollywood films: Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan.

12 Aug 2022

Laal Singh Chaddha

'Laal Singh Chaddha,' 'Raksha Bandhan': Box office Day 1 collections

It was a big day for Bollywood on Thursday as two of the highly anticipated projects hit the theaters.

11 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

Meet Qamar Mohsin Shaikh, PM Modi's rakhi sister from Pakistan

Qamar Mohsin Shaikh, a former resident of Pakistan, continued a 27-year-old tradition and sent a rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi this year to commemorate the festival of Raksha Bandhan.

11 Aug 2022


5 sweets for Rakhi that won't make you gain weight

Festivals are all about indulging in scrumptious food and heart-warming desserts and Raksha Bandhan is the perfect opportunity to make delicious food for your siblings while expressing your love for them.

10 Aug 2022

Akshay Kumar

When will 'Laal Singh Chaddha,' 'Raksha Bandhan' hit OTT platforms?

Two of the most anticipated projects of Bollywood are gearing up for release on Thursday: Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan.

09 Aug 2022


5 ways to celebrate Raksha Bandhan when siblings are away

Raksha Bandhan is a day when you celebrate and strengthen the bond you share with your siblings.

09 Aug 2022


Mumbai man seeks sisters on Tinder for Raksha Bandhan

Apps like Tinder have made finding dates much easier and faster, but does it always have to be romantic love?

07 Aug 2022

Salman Khan

'Raksha Bandhan' v/s 'Laal Singh Chaddha': Advance booking numbers

August 11 will be a decisive day for Bollywood since it will mark the clash of two biggies: Akshay Kumar's Raksha Bandhan and Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha.

06 Aug 2022

Saif Ali Khan

'Vikram Vedha' teaser to screen before 'LSC', 'Raksha Bandhan' shows

Director duo Pushkar and Gayathri's upcoming film Vikram Vedha is all geared up to release on September 30.

05 Aug 2022


5 handmade rakhis to gift your brother this Raksha Bandhan

The auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan is almost here to celebrate the loving bond between siblings.

04 Aug 2022


Agra sweet shop selling 24-carat gold ghewar at Rs. 25,000/kg

We Indians get super excited about our festivals and find ways to make them as grand and vibrant as possible.

30 Jul 2022


5 unique gift ideas for your sister on Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, to be celebrated with great pomp on August 11 this year, is almost here and we're pumped to help you find the best gift for your sister.

09 Jul 2022

Akshay Kumar

Seen Akshay Kumar's first look as 'Capsule Gill' yet?

With a couple of releases lined up already, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is back with another one.

05 Jul 2022

Akshay Kumar

Will Akshay Kumar join politics? Here's what the actor says

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is one of the most influential celebrities in India with a huge fanbase across the country.

28 Jun 2022

Aanand L. Rai

Aanand L Rai's birthday: Exploring recurrent thematic use of small-towns

Aanand L Rai is known for his own brand of cinema that directly stems out of the Indian heartland.

18 Jun 2022

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar starrer 'Raksha Bandhan's trailer releasing on this day

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has many releases lined up in the coming months.

16 Jun 2022

Akshay Kumar

It's 'Raksha Bandhan' vs 'Laal Singh Chaddha' at box office

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar keeps a very busy schedule with multiple releases every year.

22 Aug 2021


Raksha Bandhan special: Bollywood siblings we want to see on-screen

India is celebrating Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi on August 22.

10 Jun 2021

Akshay Kumar

Bhumi Pednekar joins 'Raksha Bandhan,' marks second collaboration with Akshay

Bhumi Pednekar took to social media to confirm that she will be joining Akshay Kumar in Aanand L Rai's movie Raksha Bandhan.

05 Feb 2021

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar to start Aanand Rai's 'Raksha Bandhan' in April

After working together on Atrangi Re, Akshay Kumar and director Aanand L Rai have teamed up for a second time for Raksha Bandhan.

03 Aug 2020

Akshay Kumar

Entertainment round-up: Bollywood celebrates Raksha Bandhan, and more

On Monday, news in the world of entertainment was about Raksha Bandhan, Raksha Bandhan, and Raksha Bandhan. And, why not!

03 Aug 2020


'Raksha Bandhan': Akshay announces new film, dedicates it to sister

On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, superstar Akshay Kumar has announced a new film and rightly dedicated to his beloved sister, Alka Bhatia.

05 Jan 2020


Here is the list of all long weekends of 2020

2020 is the year you've been waiting for.

29 Oct 2019


Why is Bhai Dooj celebrated in India

Bhai Dooj, the last day of the five-day-long Diwali festivities, marks the special brother-sister relationship.

21 Aug 2019

Saif Ali Khan

Can you "spot the difference" between Shahid, his son Zain?

Actor Shahid Kapoor shared a collage yesterday on Instagram showing himself and his son, Zain, asking people to "spot the difference."

29 Aug 2018


26-year-old IIT, IIM alumnus found dead in his Gurugram apartment

On Tuesday, a 26-year-old IIT and IIM alumnus was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his rented apartment in Gurugram's DLF Phase 5.

27 Aug 2018


Haryana: Gurukul students allege sodomy by seniors and staff-members

In a traumatic incident, at least six students of a Gurukul in Haryana's Rohtak have alleged their seniors and staff members sodomized and threatened them for months.

26 Aug 2018


#RakshabandhanSpecial: 5 YouTube short-films that capture love-hate relationship of siblings

There's nothing like a brother-sister bond. How can you possibly explain hating and loving someone with equal measure, every single day of your life? You can't.

26 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Gurudwara watchman hits girl selling rakhis; communal clash begins

A day before Raksha Bandhan, tension prevailed between the Hindu and Sikh communities outside a Gurudwara in UP's Shahjahanpur district.

24 Aug 2018


#RakshaBandhan: Free travel for female passengers in DTC buses

The DTC has decided to provide free rides to women in buses on Raksha Bandhan.

24 Aug 2018


#RakshaBandhan: Free travel for women, children in Haryana roadways buses

Haryana government has decided to allow free travel facility to women and their minor children in state roadways buses on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on August 26.

Raksha Bandhan: Delhi Metro to run 598 extra train trips

In view of high ridership observed on the day of Raksha Bandhan and its eve, the Delhi Metro has decided to run 598 extra train trips on Sunday and deploy additional security personnel to handle the rush expected on the two days, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said today.

18 Aug 2018

Amarnath Yatra

Over 2.81 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath

Over 2.81 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas till date this year, officials said.

08 Aug 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

2.74L pilgrims paid obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine till date

As many as 2.74 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas till date this year, an official said.

29 Jul 2018


Jharkhand Khadi Board makes 'rakhis' from waste silk threads

Putting waste to good use, the Jharkhand State Khadi and Gramodyog Board has started manufacturing "rakhis" made of waste silk threads.

27 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra: Fresh batch of 782 pilgrims begin their journey

A fresh batch of 782 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said.

23 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims begin their journey

A fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims, including 300 women and 100 sadhus, left the base camp in Jammu for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir today.

19 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra: Another fresh batch of pilgrims begins journey

A fresh batch of 2,617 pilgrims today left the base camp in Jammu to undertake the annual yatra to the Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

14 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 3,000 pilgrims leaves from Jammu

A fresh batch of over 3,000 pilgrims today left Jammu for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.

04 Jul 2018

Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra: 3 killed in landslide, death-toll reaches 10

Three pilgrims were killed in a landslide even as another died due to cardiac arrest, taking the death toll during this year's Amarnath Yatra to 10, officials said today.

01 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra from Jammu resumes after weather conditions improve

After remaining suspended for a day due to inclement weather, the Amarnath Yatra resumed from Jammu today, as the fourth batch of 6,877 pilgrims left for the twin base camps in Kashmir, officials said.

16 May 2018

Punjab National Bank

Nearly 1.70 lakh registrations for the 60-day long Amarnath yatra

Over 1.70 lakh pilgrims have registered for the 60-day long pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, set to begin from Jammu on June 28.

24 Oct 2017


BJP leader booked for harassing, clicking pics of woman defecating

A BJP leader in MP's Guna has been booked for allegedly clicking pictures of a woman defecating in the open.

08 Aug 2017


Delhi: Parking row argument turns ugly, five people injured

Police forces rushed in to take charge when an argument over parking turned into a gory mess with involved groups stabbing each other with knives at Kali Bari Marg.

07 Aug 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi HC clears 75-year-old DU professor of sexual harassment charge

Overruling Delhi University's (DU) Executive Council's decision, Delhi HC acquitted 75-year-old former DU professor, who was accused of sexual harassment by two researchers 16 years ago.

01 Nov 2016


Bhai Dooj: Celebrating brother-sister love

Bhai Dooj, the last day of the five-day-long Diwali, marks the most special brother-sister relationship.

12 Aug 2016


Postmen to show up on Sundays too!

With Rakshabandhan round the corner, postmen will be making deliveries on Sundays as well to manage the surge in workload.