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Telling Numbers: Pollution on Diwali rose 5x in Delhi; Bengaluru air clean

November 27, 2019 8:36 am

Air quality on Diwali deteriorated significantly in Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, and Kolkata. While it deteriorated in Bengaluru too, the latter remained the least polluted among these cities.

Visibility drops due to thick smog in Chandigarh

October 30, 2019 1:15 pm

This Diwali, the air quality plummeted to ‘very poor’ category. The air quality was at its worst in the three years since 2017.

On Diwali day, Ambala railway division fines 6,865 passengers, collects Rs 37.48 lakh

October 29, 2019 5:54 am

On October 26, Rs 31.16 lakh fine was recovered and 6226 passengers were challaned for travelling without ticket or improper tickets.

Forty-four hurt during Diwali celebrations in Mohali

October 29, 2019 1:47 pm

The district police did not register a single case of burning firecrackers after the permissible time limit. However, the crackers were burst till early morning at several places.

Chandigarh: 57 motorists challaned on Diwali, figures drop by around one sixth from last year’s

October 29, 2019 5:32 am

In 2018, 301 challans were issued for 362 traffic offenses on the Diwali day. Out of this, 54 vehicles were challaned for wrong parking. 

Kolkata: 5-year-old among 2 killed while setting off crackers

October 29, 2019 4:55 am

Police have arrested two people in this connection. According to police, both victims received injuries on their neck and face.

Chandigarh: Six minor girls suffer eye injuries, three operated on

October 29, 2019 4:41 am

Beauty Kumari, who suffered an injury to her right eye, was brought to PGIMER on Sunday night, and was operated on at the department of ophthalmology (eye) on Monday.

Chandigarh Police gets 75 calls about nuisance on Diwali

October 29, 2019 4:40 am

Police said 10 out of 13 FIRs were registered against unknown persons because when police parties rushed to the spot, users of firecrackers had escaped.

Chandiagarh: No green Diwali, air quality worsens

October 29, 2019 4:41 am

Despite restrictions on the bursting the crackers and awareness campaigns not to use crackers, PM 2.5 and PM 10 level — particulate matter — was double than what it was last Diwali.

Tripurasundari Temple priests believe Diwali puja without slaughter is ‘incomplete’ 

October 28, 2019 5:17 pm

Earlier this month, a High Court order had banned animal sacrifice in temples of the state.


Devotees light earthen lamps to celebrate Dev Deepawali in Allahabad

November 08, 2019 12:14 pm

Dev Deepawali falls on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartika and takes place 15 days after Diwali.

Happy Diwali 2019 Wishes Images, Photos: Wish you and your loved ones a very happy Diwali

October 26, 2019 7:27 pm

Happy Diwali 2019 Wishes Images, Pics, Photos, Wallpapers, Quotes, Status: The countdown for the festival of lights has begun. Today is Choti Diwali, or ‘Naraka Chaturdashi’. As per Hindu beliefs, it is the day before Diwali, when a powerful demon named Narakasura was killed by Goddess Kali. On this joyous occasion, therefore, here’s a gallery of good vibes and wishes for you and your loved ones.

Lighting up your Diwali: Witness the art of making diyas

October 23, 2019 10:03 am

While the cost of making diyas has gone up, the demand for these earthen lamps spikes during Diwali when people prefer to light up their homes with diyas, candles and electric lights.

Diwali 2018: How India celebrated the festival of lights

November 08, 2018 9:50 am

Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the most celebrated occasions in India. Also known as Deepawali/Deepavali, it is observed across the country in the autumn season, and by Hindus world-wide. This year, Diwali falls on November 6 and 7

Happy Diwali 2017: Images, wishes and quotes to share with your loved ones this Deepawali

October 19, 2017 1:26 pm

Diwali celebration include lighting diyas, eating lots of sweets, doing pujas, wearing new clothes and more. The occasion is a great time to spread with your loved ones. However, if some of your friends and family are away, here’s a collection messages that you can send to wish them a very happy Deepavali!

Happy Diwali 2017: Stunning photos of Diwali celebrations with Lakshmi puja, firecrackers and diyas

October 20, 2017 12:20 pm

Diwali 2017: The most celebrated festival of India depicting lights as the embodiment of positivity and optimism falls in October this year. Here is how people are celebrating across India.

Happy Choti Diwali 2017: Send these lovely Chhoti Deepawali wish cards to your loved ones

October 17, 2017 8:30 pm

Choti Diwali is celebrated the day before the main festival of Diwali. On this festive occasion, here's a collection photo greetings you could send across to your family and loved ones and wish them happiness on this day.

30+ easy and amazing rangoli designs for today

March 01, 2018 7:20 pm

Rangolis are made in homes across India and they add a pop of colour to all festivals, be it Holi or Diwali. Here are 30 rangoli designs to inspire you to get creative this festive season. Take a look.

Shilpa Shetty, Karisma Kapoor et al show us how to rock fusion fashion this Diwali

October 15, 2017 2:59 pm

This Diwali and Bhai Dooj, Shilpa Shetty, Karisma Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Esha Gupta, et al, show us how to ace the fusion fashion look with these tries and tested outfits. See pictures to get keep your fashion game strong this festive season.

Diwali 2017: 15 amazing Rangoli designs to stun everyone

October 19, 2017 3:34 pm

Diwali Rangoli's are made in homes across India. Here are 15 designs to inspire you to get creative this Deepavali.


Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

November 14, 2018 8:37 am

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.

Express Eye for Detail Ep 12: Two years of demonetisation, the Diwali mess and Faizabad renamed as Ayodhya

November 12, 2018 9:37 am

Two years on, The Indian Express learns that RBI did not approve of demonetisation and more about the week’s top stories in Express Eye for Detail episode 12.

Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

October 23, 2018 3:20 pm

The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.