Tag: diwali

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Diwali demon-slaying tradition triggered Goa blast?

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar - - - - - - Panaji, May 28 (IANS) Seven months after a blast in Goa killed two people, investigators now say a Diwali tradition that has been consistently opposed by a Hindu right wing group for "glorifying a demon" lay at the heart of the conspiracy....
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'Blue', 'All The Best' rule the roost on Diwali weekend

New Delhi, Oct 21(IANS) The much-awaited and much-hyped movies "Blue" and "All The Best" that released Friday on Diwali eve have set the cash registers ringing while co-release "Main Aurr Mrs.Khanna" has proven to be a damp squib. The contents of all three films has, however, been panned in general by both audiences and critics. ...
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30 injured in traditional Diwali 'war'

Indore, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 30 people were injured during the traditional 'Hingot war' between two villages on the second day of Diwali festivities in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district, eyewitnesses said....
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Experts warns against use of coloured fireworks

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Compared to last year, the national capital suffered from lower air pollution this Diwali on all counts except sulphur dioxide, but experts have warned against increasing use of coloured fireworks....
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Brigitte von Bulow remembers festival of lights

By Brigitte von Bulow--- Sydney (Australia), Oct. 19: India celebrated this weekend Diwali, Festival of Lights, with great enthusiasm and everywhere in the world Indians, no matter in which country now living, joined the festivities. A new Hindu year and the end of harvesting, a weekend of being together, spreading goodwill, giving each other gifts and lighting millions of oil lamps and candles....
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Millions of diyas light up Diwali in Trinidad and Tobago

By Paras Ramoutar- - - Port-of-Spain, Oct 18 (IANS) Colourful fireworks ornamented the skyline and millions of diyas, or earthen lamps, flickered in homes as people of Indian origin in Trinidad and Tobago celebrated Diwali - the 164th year of the Hindu festival since Indian emigrants arrived in the country to work on plantations....
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Over 100 injured celebrating Diwali in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Nearly 100 cases of burns and other injuries, sustained during Diwali celebrations Saturday evening, were reported in Chandigarh hospitals, officials said Sunday....
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267 fires erupted in Delhi during Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) At least 267 incidents of fire were reported in the national capital during Diwali, but there were no major cases among them, a fire service official said Sunday....
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Families of Bihar kidnapped spend dark Diwali

Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) It was a dark Diwali in hundreds of homes across Bihar this year as the families of those kidnapped in the last few years spent the day in gloom and despair, praying for the safe return of their loved ones....
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British prime minister throws 'historic' Diwali party

By Dipankar De Sarkar--- London, Oct 17 (IANS) The British prime minister Friday threw open the doors of 10 Downing Street to hundreds of Indians for a Diwali celebration he said marked a �historic� and �great� day for Britain....
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