50 sustain eye injuries during Diwali celebrations in Hyderabad

At least 50 people have sustained eye injuries during Diwali celebrations in Hyderabad and the outskirts. Doctors at the government-run Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital said 50 people, mostly teenagers, had been brought to the hospital since last night. While 45 of them were sent home after treatment, five persons with critical injuries remained in the … Read more

Akhilesh shares purported video showing flip side of Ayodhya’s Deepotsav

It may be recalled that in a record feat, more than 22 lakh earthen lamps were lit on the banks of the Saryu river in Ayodhya on Saturday night in the seventh edition of the Deepotsav. The 22.23 lakh earthen lamps — 6.47 lakh more than last year — were lit by 25,000 volunteers at … Read more

Delhi air quality dips as firework ban goes up in smoke

Delhi recorded a jump in pollution levels and a smoky haze returned on Monday morning after residents flouted the ban on firecrackers on Diwali night. The city recorded its best air quality on Diwali day in eight years on Sunday, with its 24-hour average Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 218 at 4 pm.  However, … Read more

New York Celebrates Diwali, Empire State Building Lit Up In Orange Hues

The iconic Empire State Building was shining in orange in celebration of Diwali New York City: The iconic Empire State Building was lit up in orange hues as New York City celebrated Diwali on Sunday. New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Deputy Commissioner of International Affairs Dilip Chauhan celebrated the ‘festival of lights’ with … Read more

NASA Extends Diwali Wishes By Sharing Image Of A ‘Celestial Festival Of Lights’ Captured By Hubble. See PIC

NASA has extended Diwali wishes to everyone who celebrates the festival by sharing on social media an image of a globular cluster captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The space agency has called the globular cluster a “celestial festival of lights”. The globular cluster is located 30,000 light years away from Earth, near the centre … Read more

Indians Celebrating Diwali Set World Record

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Millions of Indians celebrated Diwali on Sunday with a new Guinness World Record number of bright earthen oil lamps as concerns about air pollution soared in the South Asian country. Across the country, dazzling multi-colored lights decked homes and streets as devotees celebrated the annual Hindu festival of light symbolizing the … Read more

People across India revel in Diwali; Delhi sees best air quality in 8 years

In Goa, people burnt giant effigies of demon ‘Narakasura’ in the early hours to begin Diwali celebrations, while Chief Minister Pramod Sawant extended greetings to the people and urged them to buy local products to celebrate the festival. Goa has a long held tradition of making the effigies of Narakasura and burning them on Diwali, … Read more

Huge rush at railway stations, passengers refute Railways claims, share videos

The actual experience of several passengers appears to have been much worse. On Saturday, 11 November, a passenger died in a stampede at the Surat railway station. At least one passenger, Anshul Sharma, with an AC ticket to Ratlam, took to X to thank the Railways for ruining his Diwali. which he wanted to spend … Read more

Rohit Sharma & Co usher in Diwali early at team hotel

Kolkata: The Diwali presented a wonderful opportunity for the Men in Blue, as the Indian cricket team is known as, for a bonding session at their team hotel in Bengaluru on Saturday. As the team will be facing wooden spooners Netherlands in their last league game of the World Cup on Sunday, they ushered in … Read more

What 15 numbers tell us: Barring 10 crore Indians, it is a bleak Diwali for others

In these polarised times, even economists are divided in their ‘opinions’ on the economic outlook in India. If economists in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the finance ministry and bankers are to be believed, India has never had it so good. While the world hunger index says otherwise and the government’s own extension of … Read more