Diwali

PICTURES: Children enrich their learning at Temple

YOUNGSTERS left the classroom to learn about the Hindu festival of Diwali.<p>Kearsley West Primary School once again brought learning to life by taking …

Manchester

Indians chose to swipe right this Diwali season

While Diwali is considered an occasion to bond with family and relatives, in 2017, it also translated into blind dates and making new friends, a …

Chose

Here’s how Indians spent their Diwali, according to Tinder

Here’s how Indians spent their Diwali, according to Tinder<p>Photo: Arsh Sayed<p>As India celebrated Diwali in mid-October this year, the country’s young …

India

British Athletics celebrate Diwali

19th October 2017<p>To celebrate Diwali 2017, we delivered our first Cultural Awareness Lunch & Learn event on Thursday 19 October.<p>We were joined by …

British Athletics

A Special Diwali Retreat near Wellington, NZ

<b>By Madhusudanan das</b>It was the month of Damodar. Even more memorably, it was Diwali day. One could not have asked for a better timing for devotees to …

Hare Krishnas

Halloween: Retailers are missing this key trick on festivals

Halloween looks set to serve up a treat for UK retailers this year with Brits estimated to spend £320m on costumes, sweet-filled cauldrons and of …

Eid

Japan's Largest Diwali Celebration Featured Food, Dancing and a Naan Flatbread Mascot

Part of Diwali celebrations in Yokohama, Japan in October 2017. Screencap from deharu monkiye YouTube channel.Diwali, often referred to as the “Hindu …

Liberal View

Did Delhi Burn Fewer Crackers This Diwali? Yes And The Level Of Emissions Dropped By 40%

According to a report released by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the level of emissions from fireworks dropped …

Pollution

Diwali 2018 box-office clash: Vijay versus Ajith versus Suriya

If everything goes as planned, Diwali 2018 will witness three way clash between Vijay, Ajith and Suriya at the box-office. It is believed that their …

Movies

Delhi pollution: Emission levels from firecrackers fell by 40 percent during Diwali, says SAFAR study

<b>New Delhi:</b> The level of emissions from fireworks fell by around 40 per cent during Diwali festivities this time as compared to 2016, according to the …

Pollution

Navi Mumbai Crime: Gang delivering Diwali gift robs house of Rs 2 crore

<i>A group of six people including a woman robbed the house at Vashi of cash and silver and gold jewellery</i><p>Six people including a woman robbed a house of …

India

Lower gold prices fail to spark post-Diwali lull in demand

BENGALURU/MUMBAI (Reuters) - The physical gold market remained quiet in most Asian centres this week despite a drop in prices with India witnessing a lull in fresh purchases as key festival season demand cooled off in the world's second biggest consumer.<p>Gold prices in India slipped to 29,209 rupees …

Business (India)

4 In-App Hacks That Shined Bright This Diwali

Diwali, also known as ‘Deepavali’, is the Festival of Lights. People decorate their houses with diyas and lanterns to signify the triumph of light …

Marketing

Asia Gold-Lower prices fail to spark post-Diwali lull in demand

* China premiums shrink to $6.5-$10/oz range<p>* Premiums unchanged in Singapore, higher in Hong Kong<p>* Spot gold heads for weekly decline<p>* GRAPHIC-2017 …

Gold

Ban Failed? Delhi Pollution Would’ve Been Same If All Unsold Crackers Were Burst, Says Study

To tackle Delhi's alarming pollution levels, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of firecrackers in National Capital Region (NCR) a week before …

Pollution

Men get purposely trampled by cows for ‘luck’

Despite knowing the danger, groups of men in India allowed themselves to be trampled by cows because they believe it will bring them good luck. This …

Cows

Diwali cleaning for your portfolio!

You, and your family just spent the previous 2 weeks cleaning your house, right? What about a Diwali cleaning of your financial stuff too? Do not …

Finance

Diwali car sales drop 50% despite huge footfalls

Automobile dealers had expected a cracker of sales in Diwali given the huge footfalls, but were disappointed as sales have been less than 50% of the …

India

Diwali fireworks at Melbourne temple cause grass fire

The Diwali festivities at a Melbourne temple ended with emergency services rushing to contain a grass fire that started after the customary fireworks.<p>…

India

Celebrate the Festival of Diwali in Shoes With Indian-Inspired Beading and Tapestries

Everyone looks forward to a celebration, and this week marks Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The event signifies the victory of light over …

Fashion

This expat asked people on the streets of Mumbai what Diwali really is

Having never been to India before, I was delighted to arrive shortly before the Diwali celebrations which were absolutely new to me. I’d turn the …

India

Lower than expected smartphone sales during Diwali might push brands to extend offer duration: Report

This year's festive season has not been able to bring too much of happiness for the <b>smartphone</b> market. The reason for this becomes evident as major …

New Year's Eve

Toddler found raped and murdered on Diwali night near Pune chawl

This Diwali, this family is in mourning, because the light of their lives has been snuffed out, brutally. The Sinhagad police are probing the rape …

Crime

Diwali shocker: Drunk trio molests teen, beats up brother in Mumbai

Diwali revelry got dark and unruly more than once, with another such incident coming to light. The Versova police have booked and arrested three …

Crime

Arpita Khan Sharma, Bipasha Basu at Shilpa Shetty's Diwali bash - Entertainment

1/26<p>Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra and their son Viaan Raj Kundra looked great as they posed for the cameras at their Diwali bash<p>2/26<p>Shilpa Shetty's …

India

The Week in Photos: From an Election in Austria to a Rally in Kenya

A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.Sebastian Kurz (R), Austrian foreign minister and leader of the …

Sebastian Kurz

Diwali 2017: Clean environment should not be the responsibility of the Supreme Court, says Assocham

In the wake of rising pollution due to bursting of firecrackers, industry body Assocham today said clean environment should be a combined …

Business (India)

Delhi's air quality this Diwali is better, says pollution control board

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Friday reported that the pollution levels in Delhi are lower compared to the air quality recorded …

Pollution

730 People Arrested in Kolkata on Diwali for “Disorderly Conduct”

Kolkata witnessed a damp and quiet Diwali, yet 730 people were arrested for disorderly conduct, including playing music on loudspeakers beyond the …

Injustice

A day after Diwali, Indian cities woke up to some insane pollution levels

A day after India celebrated Diwali (Oct. 19), the festival of lights, cities across the country are gasping for breath.<p>In New Delhi, India’s capital city of 16 million people, the air quality crossed even the danger level with extremely high PM 2.5 content in the air, according to US embassy’s …

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