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WB Pollution Control Board Increases Decibel Limit Of Firecrackers Amid Festivals

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) adding to the festive mood of the people, relaxed the decibel of bursting of green firecrackers during Diwali, Chatt Puja and Christmas. Only green firecrackers are allowed during the festivities, with 123 decibel limit from earlier 93 limit. WBPCB's new guidelines: "In the state of West Bengal, only green firecrackers can be sold and bursting of such firecrackers shall be… read-more

Fri, 20 Oct 2023 - 12:10 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Festivals, indian culture, Firecrackers, Christmas, Pollution, West Bengal

School classroom with students

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School Closed For Serving Meat On Christmas; Govt Revokes Orders

The Karnataka Education Department, on December 31, revoked orders of closing district school for serving meat on Christmas. Recently, a local education officer of Bagalkot district ordered closure after it served meat to students, saying, "It has caused embarrassment to the department and public. Hence school can't be opened till further orders". Later, education department revoked the orders saying, "We can't shut down a school because it… read-more

Fri, 31 Dec 2021 - 02:37 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Karnataka School, Karnataka Education Department, Bagalkot, Christmas, Education Officer

Courtesy: India Today

White Oreo Wrapped in Toilet Paper

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UK Man Orders iPhone 13 Pro, Receives Cadbury Oreos Instead

In a shocking incident, a UK man got Cadbury wrapped in toilet paper instead of an iPhone 13 Pro. Daniel Carroll, a logistic worker, ordered an iPhone worth £ 1,045 for Christmas. However, his parcel from DHL got tampered and instead of iPhone 13 Pro, he received two Cadbury Oreos. He took to Twitter and asked for an explanation tagging DHL, following which it assured an investigation and a replacement. 

Mon, 27 Dec 2021 - 01:33 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Iphone 13 Pro, UK, DHL Delivery, Cadbury, Christmas

Courtesy: Times Now News

Suicide bomber attack in DR Congo

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Suicide Bomb Explosion Kills 6 In NE DR Congo: Christmas

In the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a suicide bomber killed six people on December 25 at around 7 pm. The explosion took place in a bar in the city of Beni when the victims were celebrating Christmas. "Loss of life is reported. The security services are already deployed," tweeted Patrick Muyaya, a Congolese government spokesperson. The city mayor has urged the people to stay at home. 

Sun, 26 Dec 2021 - 10:20 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Suicide Bomb Attack, Democratic Republic of Congo, Christmas, bomb blast, Dead

Courtesy: ANI

President Ram Nath Kovind

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President Kovind Wishes Happy Christmas To People

On the occasion of Christmas, President Ram Nath Kovind extended his greetings to the nation and called for adopting the teachings of Jesus Christ, on December 25. "Merry Christmas to fellow citizens, especially to our Christian brothers and sisters," tweeted Rashtrapati Bhavan. PM Narendra Modi also extended greetings to people and also recalled the teaching of Jesus Christ. Notably, the date marks the birth of Jesus Christ.

Sat, 25 Dec 2021 - 09:28 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: President Ram Nath Kovind, Christmas, Jesus Christ, PM Narendra Modi, Christmas Wishes

Courtesy: ANI

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

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UP Govt Imposes Night Curfew Amid Rising Omicron Cases

The Uttar Pradesh government under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath announced a night curfew in the state amid the rising number of COVID-19 Omicron cases. The order will be effective from the day of Christmas, that is, December 25 till further orders. The night curfew will start at 11 pm and end at 5 am. Besides, a cap of 200 wedding guests has also been placed in the state.  

Fri, 24 Dec 2021 - 02:54 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: omicron, UP, Night Curfew, Wedding Guest, Christmas

Courtesy: The Indian Express

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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WHO Cautions Against Large Gatherings On Christmas & New Year

Ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, World Health Organisation (WHO) warned of large gatherings considering the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, on December 21. It added that the gathering of ''people coming from different places'' may increase the spread of the variant. Earlier on December 20, WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus had said, ''An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled.''   

Tue, 21 Dec 2021 - 06:35 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: WHO, Christmas, New Year, gatherings, omicron

Courtesy: Times Now

West Bengal CM With Carol singers

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CM Banerjee Inaugurates Christmas Festival In Kolkata: West Bengal

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on December 20, inaugurated the 11th edition of the Christmas festival. During the launch at Allen Park in Park Street, Kolkata, Banerjee said, "If we have to restore mental peace, a smiling face is the only alternative. Just like green and clean environment are our only alternative". The festive event will continue till December 31st with local band's performance and Carol songs. 

Tue, 21 Dec 2021 - 10:17 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Christmas, New Year, Celebration, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal

Christmas star in Mizoram

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Assam Rifles Sets Up 47-feet Tall Christmas Star In Mizoram

Ahead of the Christmas, the Assam Rifles trooper erected a Christmas star, measuring 47-feet tall at Lunglei in Mizoram, said officials on December 13. The star is said to be the largest in the northeastern region. The Assam Rifles called it ''a beacon of hope with an aim to spread a message of togetherness for the local populace''. Notably, over six million Christians live in Mizoram, Nagaland, and Meghalaya. 

Tue, 14 Dec 2021 - 05:52 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Christmas, Mizoram, Lunglei, Assam Rifles, Christmas star

Courtesy: Zee News

Christmas Tree

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Healthcare Personnel Create Christmas Tree Using Empty Covid-19 Vials: Brazil

In a viral video shared by AFP News Agency on Twitter, the healthcare personnel made a gorgeous and creative Christmas tree out of empty vials. Reported in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, rhe empty vials of flu and Covid-19 vaccines were used to make the tree with a purpose of spreading Covid-19 vaccine awareness in the country. Besides, 65% of… read-more

Sun, 12 Dec 2021 - 06:14 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Christmas, Coronavirus Vaccines, innovation

Courtesy: Indy 100