Everything you need to know about Ram Diwali Hinduan: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Ram Diwali Hinduan: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Chicago, May 20 (IANS) A woman in her seventies takes the microphone to recite a short poem, which, she warned the men present, was on the hazards of flirting. "Cheda na karo ate jatein raston mein, pale pad gayi to mushkil hogi" (Do not flirt with every girl who crosses your path, if she falls for you, you will have a problem).
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) The shooting of the first schedule of Tamil actor Vijay-starrer action-drama "Jilla" started Monday in Madurai.
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has brought light into the lives of over a thousand residents of Velunje village, in Nashik.
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Rakesh Roshan has taken the prized Diwali release to the next level. Moving away from the traditional Friday screening, he has has decided to releasae 'Krrish 3' on Sunday, Nov 3, which is Diwali.
Mumbai/Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan's Filmkraft Productions has partnered with Turner International India and Kerala-headquartered Toonz Animation to create four animated movies based on the Bollywood movie "Krrish".
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Considering that the film has no known established stars, Abhishek Kapoor's youth-fest "Kai Po Che!", detailing the criss-crossing luck of three youngsters on the threshold of their lives, has elicited an exceptional confidence level in its producers UTV Motion Pictures.
Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) After fighting for life for around three months, a 23-year-old woman from Puducherry Tuesday succumbed to the injuries she suffered in a brutal acid attack on her face and neck.
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu-American to be elected to the US House of Representatives, has joined the co-sponsors of a House Resolution calling for the US Postal Service to issue a postage stamp to commemorate Diwali.
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Ami Bera, the newly elected Indian-American member of the US House of Representatives and two other Democrats, have co-sponsored a resolution for the issue of a postage stamp to mark Diwali.
Zero Line (Attari-Wagah Border, Amritsar), Jan.26 (ANI): Border Security Force (BSF) officials gave sweets to their Pakistan Ranger counterparts at Zero line at the Attari-Wagah international border on Saturday on the occasion of celebrations associated with India's 64th Republic Day.
New Delhi, Jan.12 (ANI): The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, has said that India's industrial output unexpectedly shrank in November for statiscal reasons.
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Hrithik Roshan is shooting "Krrish 3" amid tight security and feels it is totally justified as it will help in guarding his superhero image till it is revealed on Diwali later this year.
Patiala, Dec 28 (ANI): A rape victim committed suicide in Punjab after the police adopted a lackluster attitude and failed to act on her complaint at an appropriate time.
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra was in for a sweet surprise when her fans in Marrakech got some home-made barfis for her.
Shimla, Nov 30 (IANS) A month after the festival of lights, the Buddhi Diwali or dark Diwali that involves dancing around bonfires and animal sacrifices will be celebrated in parts of interior Himachal Pradesh from Dec 13.
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Bollywood's Diwali release "Son Of Sardaar" has finally crossed the Rs.100 crore mark at the India box office.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) has crossed the 100 crore mark and has earned Rs.101.26 crore at Indian Box Office in 11 days.
During the first week of November, Delhi went under a thick blanket of smog. The breeze nearly stopped, and the skies turned grey and dank. Cool and calm weather led to fumes settling close to the ground. People held masks, scarves or handkerchiefs to their faces. The resultant outcry in the smog?hit city had officials stubbornly insisting that this was nothing new and that it happened every winter.
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) There was a pall of gloom and a feeling of dread in Bollywood when news of the 92?year?old veteran actor Pran's hospitalisation filtered in.
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) People of Maharashtra, especially Mumbai, had reacted with anger in the wake of the Chinese aggression against India in 1962, coupled with strong anti?communist feelings, old documents released by Raj Bhavan here Tuesday have revealed.
As expected, the lat directorial venture of legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma enjoying its high time on the box-office with an significant collection of over Rs.120 crore worldwide in just six days of its release
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (JTHJ), legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra's last directorial venture, is raking in the moolah at the box?office ?? the romantic saga has collected over Rs.120 crore worldwide in just six days of its release.
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Marking 20 years of bilateral ties, India and Israel Monday jointly released postage stamps that celebrate the two festival of lights ? Diwali and the Jewish festival Hanukkah ? commemorating the triumph of good over evil and justice over injustice.
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The magic of Yash Chopra's evergreen romance formula seems to be working again. "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (JTHJ), his last directorial venture before his death, has earned Rs.60.39 crore at the domestic box office in four days of its release.
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Child artists of popular TV shows "Parvarish ? Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi" and "Kyaa Hua Tera" celebrated Diwali and Children's day with the students of a Teach for India (TFI)?managed school.
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Two US senators, Democrat Mark R. Warner and Republican John Cornyn, co?chairs of the US Senate's bipartisan India Caucus, have introduced a resolution to honour and celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali.
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Neither aggressive marketing nor new offers were able to light up the real estate sector in the country ahead of Diwali, says a survey by industry lobby Assocham.
Karandih (Jharkhand), Nov.15 (ANI): Reviving their traditional livestock festival of 'Sohrai', tribals of Jharkhand's Karandih area, organised fights between sheep.
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The White House celebrated Diwali this year too with US Vice President Joe Biden lighting the traditional "diya" or the lamp as he joined a select group of Indian?American officials, community members and diplomats.
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The air pollution at Pusa in central Delhi and Noida in the National Capital Region (NCR) was highest in the region post-Diwali, scientists said Thursday. It was exorbitantly high on hourly scale from 11 p.m. Tuesday night to 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Mumbai, November 15 (ANI): 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' and 'Son Of Sardaar' have managed a grand opening at the box office with the Diwali release.
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) It was a happy Diwali for the Indian export community, thanks to the Chinese Yuan that rose to a record high this week.
Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), Nov.15 (ANI): Tradition once again took centre stage in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, when people were trampled by cows on the occasion of Ekadashi.
Mumbai, Nov.15 (ANI): Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai provided a welcome surprise to dozens of underprivileged children here during Children's Day celebrations.
Sangli (Maharashtra), Nov 14 (IANS) A farmer was injured when police opened fire to quell a violent group during the ongoing agitation of sugarcane growers which continued for the eighth day, police said.
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (JTHJ) and "Son Of Sandbar" (SOS) opened together on Diwali day and both have managed a grand opening. Trade pundit predicts that the movies' box office collection will cross Rs.100 crore mark.
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Post the grand birthday bash of Amitabh Bachchan, it's now Aaradhya's turn to indulge as she turns a year old Nov 16. However, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan says it will be a private affair for Aardhya's first birthday celebration.
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) A day after Diwali, the capital witnessed a partly hazy Wednesday with maximum temperature recorded one notch above average at 27.5 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast clear Thursday.
Jammu, Novem Nov 14 (IANS) The Kashmiris and Ladakhis in Jammu city have outnumbered locals to watch Shah Rukh Khan's (SRK) love saga "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" in the local theatres and are liking the portions of the film shot in the valley.
Lucknow, Nov 14 (IANS) Over 50 people, including women and children, were injured in Charkhari in Mahoba, 230 km from here, when the roof and wall of a house collapsed Wednesday, police said.
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) A day after Diwali, the smog situation in Delhi saw a slight improvement with bright sunny Wednesday as the level of dust particles in the air came down and the visibility turned near normal.
Pali (Haryana), Nov 14 (IANS) Arjun Das Hirani (42) celebrated his second Diwali in India at Pali village of Faridabad district, Haryana. It was a joyous Diwali, even if rather frugal.
Ahmedabad, Nov. 14 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is going all out to woo the voters ahead of the state assembly polls, on Wednesday said that he was confident of retaining the mandate.
Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Dozens of people, mostly children, were injured in accidents during Diwali celebrations in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday night.
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) It was a busy Diwali night for Delhi's fire fighters who received and attended 250 calls from across the capital till early Wednesday morning. There was no major incident, an official said.
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams has greeted Indians around the world from space on the occasion of Diwali.
Dubai, Nov. 14 (ANI): Indians celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, with fervour and zeal in Dubai on Tuesday.
London, Nov 14(ANI): Legendary batsman Ian Botham has said England batsmen need to step up and deliver special performance right from the first innings of the first Test match at Ahmedabad to get a good result in their series against sub continental giants, India.
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) It was a sunny but misty morning in the capital Wednesday, a day after Diwali, with the weather office forecasting a clear day. The minimum temperature was 13 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season.
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) The Sikh community in America has welcomed President Barack Obama's message of Diwali greetings praising their resilience in the wake of the August shooting at Oak Creek gurdwara in Wisconsin.
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Wishing people around the world "Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak", President Barack Obama has praised the resilience of the Sikh community in the wake of the shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Varanasi, Nov 14 (ANI): The people of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on occasion of Diwali prayed for the well being of Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai, whose campaign for girls' education made her a target of the Taliban.
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Diwali was Tuesday celebrated with joy and gaiety across India as millions lit candles and 'diyas', exploded crackers and shared sweets and gifts with friends and neighbours.
New Delhi, 13 Nov (IANS) This Children's Day Wednesday would witness the extreme pollution day of this year, scientists from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast Tuesday.
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) With pacer Ishant Sharma reportedly uncertain for the first Test against England following a viral infection, the Indian cricket board Tuesday asked Ashok Dinda to join the squad, two days before the match begins in Ahmedabad.
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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13 (IANS) Except for being a public holiday Tuesday on account of Diwali, by and large the festival of lights is an event that has little celebrations in Kerala, unlike in neighbouring states.
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) It was a cool, misty morning in the capital Tuesday on Diwali day with visibility going down as the day progressed, the Met office said.
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets dropped 51 points in the special short duration trading, called "Muhurat" Tuesday due to selling pressure in technology, realty, banking and auto stocks.
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) In the last 25 years, Attar Singh has celebrated Diwali only once with his family. The reason? He is a fire fighter here, and the tribe doesn't get a holiday on Diwali.
Dharamsala, Nov. 13 (ANI): Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the people of India on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.
Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 13 (ANI): Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hopes that the Festival of Lights, 'Diwali' for the Indian community will help overcome obstacles to unity between various races in the country.
Amritsar, Nov 13 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) officials Tuesday exchanged sweets with Pakistan Rangers at the India-Pakistan land border check post to mark Diwali.
Hyderabad, Nov 13 (IANS) Charminar, the monument which symbolizes Hyderabad, remained under police siege for the third straight day Tuesday with all the markets surrounding it still shut.
Patna, Nov 13 (IANS) Bollywood stars have replaced Bihar's politicians in the firecracker market in the state this Diwali.
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone is excited about her first Diwali in the new house she has set up with her husband in Lokhandwala here.
Visakhapatnam, Nov 13 (ANI): Diwali celebrations have been a very low-key affair in Visakhapatnam, as sellers rue low sales of firecrackers owing to Cyclone Nilam that recently hit the southeastern coast of the country.
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Akshay Kumar have extended love, joy and Diwali greetings to friends and fans.
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Exquisite rangolis in front of houses, early morning prayers, marigold flowers embellishing homes and offices, and last minute shopping... Delhi is all set to celebrate Diwali Tuesday.
Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu rang in Diwali with firecrackers and a visual treat of diyas Tuesday morning.
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) It was a cool, misty morning in the capital Tuesday on Diwali day with the minimum temperature at 13.4 degrees Celsius - average for the season. The Met office forecasts a clear day.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Myanmar community here is all agog about pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Delhi, the first by her to India in 40 years.
New Delhi, Nov. 12 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has wished the people of the country on the occasion of Diwali.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) India Monday said all 38 Indians in Sri Lanka's Welikada prison are safe and some had sustained minor injuries in the wake of a prison riot in which 27 people were killed.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greeted the nation on Diwali Monday. President Mukherjee urged the countrymen to "try and celebrate a pollution-free Diwali".
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) It was a warm and clear day in the capital Monday with the maximum temperature settling two notches above average at 30.3 degrees Celsius. The Met office has forecast clear skies on Diwali Tuesday.
New Delhi, Nov. 12 (ANI): The Indian High Commission officials in Sri Lanka today secured consular access to Indian prisoners and met all 38 of them to know about their well being.
Mumbai, (ANI): Gold prices have soared as people around the country prepare to purchase gold coins and jewelries on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, starts on Tuesday.
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) India's leading bourses, the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange, will conduct 75 minutes of special trading, called "Muhurat", Tuesday on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Deepawali.
New Delhi, Nov. 12 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, who extended his warm greetings and good wishes to the countrymen in India and around the world on Diwali, called for a pollution free celebration on the occasion.
Agra, Nov 12 (IANS) Come Diwali, and traders now have newer gods to pray to: computers, laptops, iPads and mobile phones.
Ranchi, Nov 12 (IANS) Jailed former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda will miss celebrating Diwali with his family for the fourth year in a row.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Conveying his greetings on the occasion of Diwali, President Pranab Mukherjee Monday urged the countrymen "to try and celebrate a pollution-free Diwali".
Panaji, Nov 12 (IANS) With an eye to the poor sex ratio in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in his Diwali message Monday asked Goans to light a lamp in the "name of our daughters".
Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister, Spokesperson CLP has stated that the Chief Minister, Dikshit has given specific instructions to all agencies responsible for street lighting in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Fancy lights, "diyas" and tiered lamps -- Chinese lights are shining their multi-coloured hues on the neighbourhood Diwali market this year as their cheaper cost but good quality edge out local competition.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has extended his warm greetings and best wishes to all the citizens of our country on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Stating that he had not "completely collapsed", ailing Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Monday admitted his health was "not that good" but denied that he was on a ventilator.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) With their demand for Rs.300 per quintal pricing for sugarcane still unmet and sugar mills yet to start crushing operations, sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh are an unhappy lot ahead of Diwali, said a farmers' representative.
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Delhi Police Sunday suspended an undisclosed number of officers for turning a blind eye to encroachment by shopkeepers during Diwali leading to traffic snarls.
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) After his not-so-good experience with sci-fi superhero film "Ra.One", Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says that he is scared of the genre but has not given up on it yet.
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Millions of mobile users in Maharashtra were surprised to hear Diwali greetings on their mobile phones from Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan here Sunday.
Mumbai, Nov. 11 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that his party supremo Bal Thackeray was absolutely fine.
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha, who is relatively new to the film industry and working hard to play long innings in showbiz, says she never tries to race ahead of her contemporaries. Her success mantra is "hard work" and "minding your own business".
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Vivek Oberoi is on cloud nine after joining the sets of "Krrish 3" and says it's great to work with the very "delightful" Hrithik Roshan.
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New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) It's not a Friday but two mega films are coming out Nov 13 because it is Diwali, a much-awaited date on the Bollywood calendar. Yash Chopra's last directorial "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (JTHJ) and Ajay Devgn-starrer "Son Of Sardaar" (SOS) are releasing together Tuesday, leaving audiences a tough choice to make.
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Despite the heavy smog enveloping the city for the past many days and the government's appeal to celebrate Diwali sans firecrackers and pollution, young people in Delhi are all set to have a blast with loud and bright crackers.
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Over 250 inmates of South Asia's largest prison - the Tihar Jail (TJ) here - have been busy for the past two months preparing Diwali eatables from a wide variety of cookies to colourful diyas. The response from the market is so overwhelming that authorities feel this time they will earn over Rs. 1 crore during the festive season.
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Ailing Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's health caused sudden concern late Saturday even as close family members came to see him here.