It is also spelt as Navaratri translates to ‘nine nights’. It is a significant Hindu festival, which is observed for nine nights and ten days.
Varanasi, Sept 24: As the atmosphere remains tense in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) following the crackdown on protesting students last night, the varsity has decided to call Dussehra breaks earlier this year. All classes would be official suspended from Monday, three days before the scheduled holidays begin. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the police […]
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday included Axar Patel in place of fellow left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja in the 15-man national squad for the last two One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Australia.
Then get yourself a pair of 'sanskari' clothes, if you are in Karnataka. Soon, all the temples under Endowments department in Karnataka will be implementing a dress code. The Karnataka Rajya Dharmika Parishat (a quasi-judicial body formed by the government under the Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Amended Act 2011) decided to make dress code compulsory to preserve the sanctity inside temples and to avoid distractions in devotees' minds, The Times of India reported.
New Delhi, September 24: The Income Tax officials on Sunday completed their search at the properties belonging to former Union Minister S M Krishna’s son-in-law V G Siddhartha, who is also a businessman. The I-T officials reportedly said that Siddhartha, he admitted to concealing income worth crores. “During the raids, Siddhartha admitted to have concealed […]
Panchkula (Haryana) [India] September 25 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Monday dismissed the application of Khatta Singh, former driver of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to record fresh statement in a murder case against the Dera chief. Khatta Singh's lawyer Navkiran Singh said that the CBI had opted out the petition of the former as the Dera Party's lawyer had opposed it.
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Ride-hailing app Uber was prepared to make concessions over safety as it urged Transport for London (TfL) to reverse its decision not to renew the company's licence, the media reported. Uber has said that it would immediately appeal the decision and has launched an online petition which has been signed by over 600,000 supporters, The Sunday Times reported on Sunday. The report claimed that Uber's concessions were likely to involve passenger safety and employment benefits for drivers, including possible holiday pay and limits on work hours.
Incidents of fresh violence rocked Darjeeling hills on Sunday as a vehicle on way to Lebong area in the district was set ablaze allegedly by Gorkhaland activists.
Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) [India] Sept 24 (ANI): In continuance of yesterday's initiative to send relief packages to Rohingya immigrants in Bangladesh, India on Sunday loaded approximately 21,000 units of relief material on the INS Gharial to help its neighbouring nation evolve from the ongoing crisis. India plans to send a total of 62, ooo units weighing 900 tons. The packages are being loaded at Kakinada Deep Water Port and will be sent to Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Ahead of the festival season, Bachchan emphasised people should do voluntary labour between September 15 and October 2 to clean their vicinity.
Ciuciu says she wants to "pave the way" for other Roma, a minority who have long been marginalised in France where some 20,000 of them live in hundreds of shantytowns around the country.
After a 14-month ordeal in Saudi Arabia, where she was forced to work as a "slave" in a house, 42-year-old Jacintha Mendonca has returned home. When non-profit body Human Rights Protection Foundation of Udupi heard about her, it contacted the head of a non-resident Indians' forum, Roshan Rodrigues, in Saudi Arabi in April this year.
Los Angeles, Sep 25 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber has vowed to "shine a light on racism", and says he will do his part to stand up and make sure everyone is equal. Bieber, 23, took to his Instagram account to share his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Noting that being a citizen and resident of Delhi is a matter of pride, he said this pride would, however, be punctured if Delhi was not made clean and the garbage issue was not addressed properly.
A strict compliance notice has been issued to the DMRC under Section 4 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act and if it takes no action then AAP government is likely to take the legal route against DMRC and guilty commuters.
New Delhi [India], Sep 24 (ANI): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday praised External External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's speech slamming Pakistan during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session and said she was justified in giving a befitting reply to Islamabad. Speaking to ANI, the Congress leader said, "It was a good speech.
England top order in recent times has seldom convinced barring opener Alastair Cook and captain Joe Root certain to play in the first Ashes test in Brisbane leaving England's selectors in quandary
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] Sept 24 (ANI): Kazis here have denounced the practice of marriages of minor girls to Sheikhs. Original Kazis never support child bride rackets, said a renowned Kazi on Sunday.
The NIA and Jammu and Kashmir Police are investigating nearly 60 students for taking part in stone-pelting and "provoking violence" during the students' protests in April 2017
The slowdown in economic growth, the lack of jobs and the next round of assembly polls are expected to dominate the BJP National Executive meet
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Ranchi Boosters pulled off a stunning five-wicket win over favourites UP Heroes to send the coaches of the other three teams in group C scrambling for their calculators in the Indian Junior Players League Talent Hunt here at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Washington/Islamabad, September 24: World renowned preacher Nouman Ali Khan has been accused of having illicit relations with his female followers. Omer M Mozaffar, who dubbed himself as a friend of famous Pakistani-American preacher revealed details of Khan’s impropriety in a Facebook post. Mozaffar wrote that he had been working with Khan and was acting as […]