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Maharashtra Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

Millions of Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr – signalling the end of the 30-day fasting period in the holy Ramadan month – with joy and religious fervor in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday.The celebrations started at the crack of dawn with thousands of faithful, clad in their festive finery, congregated at the 600-plus mosques

Rush in Himachal temples with onset of Navratri

Rush in Himachal temples with onset of Navratri

Rush in Himachal temples onset Navratri :Tens of thousands of devotees from across the region thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday on the first day of the eight-day-long Navratri festival. The popular temples of Naina Devi in Bilaspur; Chintpurni in Una; Baba Balak Nath in Hamirpur; Brajeshwari Devi, Jwalaji and Chamunda Devi in Kangra;

Ram Rahim & Asaram’s names will be written on Ravan Effigy

Dussehra festival craze is everywhere in India. It is celebrated with Ravan Dahan. It is believed that Ravan Dahan is a victory of good on evil. But people in Pune have come up with an amazing way to show their anger against the ‘Dhongi’ Baba’s like Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan and Asaram Bapu. They

President Ram Nath Kovind greets nation on Onam

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday greeted people on the start of Onam festivities, and said that the occasion, the harvest festival of Kerala, marks the joyous completion of human efforts. “On the occasion of Onam, I offer my greetings and good wishes to the people of the country, particularly to our brothers and sisters

Tribal women tie Rakhi trees pledge protect

Tribal women tie Rakhi to trees & pledge to protect them

Tribal women tie Rakhi trees pledge protect. In a bid to curb rampant tree felling, tribal women of Chakulia village, around 50 kilometers from Jharkhand’s steel city Jamshedpur, tied rakhi to Sal trees in a nearby forest. The women gathered to protect and create awareness about the environment by tying Rakhis or a protective thread

This Raksha Bandhan, gift your sister some vintage love

It’s that time of the year when all brothers will celebrate their oh-so-cool sisters with lots of smiles, love and gifts.This year, Raksha Bandhan falls on August 7, when sisters and brothers will get together to celebrate their bitter-sweet bond.While your sister is busy picking the best Rakhi for you, Tina Narang, design director of

Most Awaited Rath-Yatra Festival Commences Today

In Odisha, the most awaited biggest annual festival of Rath Yatra or Chariot Festival at Puri commences today. This is one of the most celebrated Hindu festivals of the country as well as the whole world. The famous festival that is celebrated usually in the month of June-July commences when the chariots of Lord Jagannath

Jagannath PURI RATHA YATRA INDIAN FESTIVAL CHARIOTS

PURI RATHA YATRA, INDIAN FESTIVAL OF THE CHARIOTS

Ratha Yatra is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India.The Ratha Yatra, also known as the Ratha Jatra, is an annual Hindu festival that commemorates the journey of Hindu deity Jagannath to visit Gundicha Temple. Hindus typically hold the Ratha Yatra in the Puri region of India hence the name Puri Ratha Yatra. The

Annual Chinese Dog Meat Festival Begins Despite Rumours of Bans

A controversial dog meat festival has begun in the Chinese city of Yulin, despite earlier reports it had been cancelled or toned down this year.The Lychee and Dog Meat festival takes place annually in Guangxi province. Earlier this year, US campaigners claimed that vendors had been told by authorities not to sell dog meat.But stall

Four day popular Chhath festival ends

Patna: The four-day Chhath festival ended peacefully in Bihar on Monday morning with millions of people, mostly women, ignoring the morning chill and taking a dip in the river to offer prayers to the rising sun. Devotees, known as ‘varti’, ended their 36-hour fast by offering prayers and floating lighted earthen lamps in the river

Papon keeps his date with Delhi at North East Festival

New Delhi: Singer and music composer Papon mesmerized the audience with his superhit renditions of popular Assamese and Bollywood songs during the fourth edition of the North East Festival, which kicked off here last evening. The 40-year-old singer was in full form as he churned out some of his super hit Bollywood songs like, “Kyon

Chhath festival begins in Bihar

Patna: Festive fervour erupted on the streets of Patna — and other cities and towns of Bihar — as celebrations of the state’s most popular Chhath festival got underway on Friday. Melodious tunes from folk and devotional songs filled the streets of Bihar’s capital and the drive to clean the roads, narrow lanes, river banks

New mobile apps add fizz to Karva Chauth festival

Lucknow: As lakhs of married women fast for the longevity of their marital life and well being of their husbands on Wednesday, the wait for the moon to show up is always a long one on Karva Chauth. It is only after they sight the moon that they can break their day-long fast. But to

Pakistan’s ‘Jago Hua Savera’ dropped from Jio MAMI festival

Mumbai: Amid the growing tensions between India and Pakistan, the Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star has decided not to screen the Pakistani classic “Jago Hua Savera”. The film was to be screened as part of the Restored Classics Section of the event. The festival organisers cited the “current situation” between the two

Acharya Devvrat opens Folk Dance Festival

Shimla: Governor Acharya Devvrat inaugurated the International Folk Dance Festival of Kullu Dusshehra _ 2016 at Lal Chand Prarthi Kala Kendra, Kullu on late Tuesday evening. Felicitating the people on Dussehra festival, the Governor urged the people to worship the good character of lord Rama, not the picture and said that we should take inspiration

MC to ensure streamlining of parking during festival season

Chandigarh: Municipal Corporation (MC) will ensure the streamlining of the parkings during the festival season. Mayor Arun Sood said that MC in collaboration with UT Traffic police will not allow parking of vehicles on road sides and in haphazard manner. Mayor said, “To ensure smooth flow of traffic in markets during the Dushehra and Diwali

‘Thithi’ to open Dharamshala International Film Festival

Dharamsala: Raam Reddys critically acclaimed Kannada film “Thithi” will open the fifth edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), while Vetrimarans Tamil drama “Visaranai” (Interrogation) will be the closing film. DIFF, to be held from November 3 to 6 at the Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala, will showcase unconventional, adventurous works that couple cinematic experimentation

Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai to open with “Road To Istanbul”

Mumbai:  The 7th edition of Jagran FilmFestival will travel to Mumbai where it will open with highly acclaimed “Road To Istanbul” on September 26 and also feature an array of popular Indian movies of recent past, providing a visual treat to cinema aficionados. The festival, after travelling to several Indian cities, will conclude in the

Indian spiritual music festival in Egypt

Cairo:  An Indian spiritual singing group willperform here as they take the stage at the 9th edition of International ‘Samaa’ Festival for Religious Chanting and Sufi Music. The visit of the six-member group, led by Purna Das Baul Sarat, was organized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Embassy of India in Cairo, in

Kerala all set for 111-day-long Soorya Festival

Thiruvananthapuram: Over 2000 artistes,including eminent singers and dancers from all parts of the country and abroad, will take part in the 40th edition of Soorya Festival, a 111-day art and cultural fiesta beginning here tomorrow. An array of programmes including dance and music festivals, national theatre fest, film festival, Hindustani concerts, traditional art shows, Mohiniyattam and