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DIWALI NEWS

Ban on firecrackers: Karnataka IPS officer D Roopa hits back at trolls

November 20, 2020 7:04 pm

In a Facebook post, IPS officer D Roopa had written that there is no mention of crackers in epics and puranas. Following this, several Twitter users asked her whether she would question the customs of other religions as well.

RCB clarifies after Virat Kohli gets trolled for his Diwali message

November 17, 2020 3:28 pm

Virat Kohli was trolled for his Diwali wish where he urged people not to burst crackers.

Chandigarh residents inhale cleaner air on Diwali this year

November 16, 2020 10:30 am

The city’s Air Quality Index remained in the ‘moderate’ category on Saturday.

‘Our kids deserve better’: How a group of moms is fighting firecracker pollution

November 16, 2020 9:44 am

The aim of ‘Warrior Moms’ is simple — creating awareness on how harmful firecrackers are to children.

Day after Diwali: Pune’s air quality slips into ‘very poor’ category

November 16, 2020 11:20 am

The two most polluted areas on Sunday were Katraj (AQI 345) and Hadapsar (AQI 334) while the two least polluted areas were Alandi (AQI 189) and Pashan (AQI 162).

Watch: Covid patients celebrate Diwali with doctors at Gujarat hospital

November 15, 2020 3:10 pm

Wearing PPE kits and masks, doctors, nurses and others at Sir Sayajirao Hospital in Vadodra were seen spreading some festive cheer among those admitted.

'This is gold': Comedian's spoof mimicking Trump and others for their Diwali wishes is a hit online

November 16, 2020 3:52 pm

Poking fun at each of the politicians be it mocking Trump for his takes on Diyas, or jokingly saying how Diwali parties have aunties for matchmaking in voice of Barack Obama, hoping they would be better than 'Seema Aunty' -- the video has netizens impressed online.

May Diwali bring hope this vile year

November 15, 2020 7:48 am

PM Modi's economic failures, that began with demonetisation, should reduce any satisfaction he gets from his political successes.

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe', worst AQI on Diwali in 4 years

November 15, 2020 7:04 am

Improvement is expected starting the second half of Sunday, with light rain expected. Wind direction is expected to change to south easterly, reducing the impact of farm fires on Delhi’s air.

Pune: Day after Diwali, air quality to be on brink of 'poor to very poor'

November 14, 2020 7:53 pm

SAFAR scientists on Friday said the air quality is predicted to deteriorate to the lower end of very poor by November 15, the day after Diwali. At lower temperatures, the pollutants continue to hang in the air.

DIWALI PHOTOS

Happy Diwali 2020: How India celebrated the festival of lights

November 15, 2020 11:47 am

Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated in different parts of the country with much cheer despite the pandemic. Here's a glimpse of that

Diwali 2020: Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha are at their ethnic best

November 14, 2020 5:50 pm

Check out who wore what this Diwali.

Diwali: PM Modi takes a tank ride, distributes sweets among soldiers during visit to Rajasthan's Longewala post

November 14, 2020 4:33 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been celebrating Diwali with soldiers since assuming office in 2014.

Ayodhya witnesses Deepotsav grandeur as over 5,00,000 diyas light up Saryu banks on Diwali eve

November 15, 2020 12:14 pm

The Deepotsav celebration in Ayodhya was started by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh after Yogi Adityanath became the chief minister in March 2017.

Diwali Rangoli Designs 2020: Simple and Latest Diwali Rangoli Designs Images, Photos, and Pictures

November 13, 2020 10:52 am

Diwali Rangoli Designs 2020 Latest Images, Photos, Pictures: All set to decorate your homes with the latest rangoli designs? We have you covered!

Diwali 2020: Take style tips from these celebs for the festival of lights

November 12, 2020 5:27 pm

Which look do you like the most?

Diwali 2020: Take a look at how the country is gearing up for this year's festivities

November 13, 2020 12:08 pm

The feeling of coldness in the air, the lights and the sweets -- nothing better defines the festive season of Diwali. But, amid the ongoing pandemic, how is the country getting ready for its first socially-distanced Diwali? These photos will give you answers

This lamp village near Kolkata has not let artificial lights dim its shine

November 08, 2020 5:52 pm

Pottery work in this village has been going on for more than 200 years, with both Hindus and Muslims making earthen lamps for pujas.

How India is preparing for Diwali amid Covid dark days

November 01, 2020 9:30 pm

There's a nip in the air, Dussehra is over and the festival of lights is around the corner. But then this is 2020 and the fear of the coronavirus lurks everywhere.

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.

DIWALI VIDEOS

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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:13 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.