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Diwali Declared As Public School Holiday In New York

In good news for the residents living in New York, the authorities declared Diwali as a school holiday. The decision was taken considering more than 2 lakh residents of New York, who celebrate Diwali. "This is a city that’s continuously changing, continuously welcoming communities from all over the world," said Eric Adam, the Mayor of New York, USA.  Furthermore, in 2023, Diwali will be celebrated on November 14.

Tue, 27 Jun 2023 - 01:40 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Diwali, Public Holiday, indian culture, Mayor Eric Adam, USA

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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Lawmaker Passes Bill To Make Diwali Federal Holiday In US

American lawmaker has introduced a bill in the US Congress, asking to make Diwali, a federal holiday in the states.  He mentioned that the festival of lights, a federal holiday, should be a federal holiday, a move welcomed by different communities from across the country. Congresswoman Grace Meng addressed the media after introducing the bill in the House of Representatives, which if passed makes Diwali a federal holiday in US.

Sat, 27 May 2023 - 02:13 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: US Lawmaker, Congresswomen, Diwali, Federal Holiday, The Diwali Act

Lung Disease Patients

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Bengaluru Reports Increased Lung Diseases Following 'Diwali Pollution'

Many hospitals in Bengaluru have observed a rise in the number of patients suffering from respiratory diseases as the air quality has deteriorated since Diwali. Air Quality Index around Diwali jumped by 23% compared to the same time last year. The number of people suffering from lung diseases has increased by approximately 30%. Doctors advise people to avoid going out too much and use masks at all times.

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 - 11:45 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Diwali, Air Pollution, lungs, Lung disease, air quality index

Courtesy: The Indian Express

NASA's Diwali Post

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Sparkling Starfield: NASA’s Post On 'Diwali From Space' Dazzles Everyone

For Diwali, India lighted up in a magnificent blaze of light and color, with photographs of the festivities hitting social media sites. Many Indians were looking forward to NASA's image of the country from space. They finally got a peek of the Hubble Space Telescope's spectacular "sparkling starfield." "It contains a densely-packed collection of… read-more

Fri, 05 Nov 2021 - 07:38 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Diwali, India, NASA, hubble space telescope, Indian Festivals

Courtesy: The Indian Express

JioPhone Next.

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Sale For JioPhone Next Begins On Ocassion Of Diwali

The sale for JioPhone Next began on November 4 in India, costing Rs 6,499. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch HD+ display, 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front camera. It supports Qualcomm Snapdragon QM-215 Soc, runs on Android 11 Go, and is fueled by a 3500 mAh battery. One can also buy it on EMIs by paying Rs 1,999. 

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 - 05:28 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: JioPhone Next, Jio, sale, Diwali, Google

Courtesy: India Today

The Better India

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11 Inspiring Heroes You Can Support This Diwali Season: The Better India

The season of joy, love, and light is here, and The Better India is embracing this opportunity to make a significant impact. They have put up a list of 11 charities that you may support this Diwali and donate to bring about a change, throughout India. We honor these unsung heroes who… read-more

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 - 03:17 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: better india, Diwali, donate, gift, Festive Season

Courtesy: The Better India


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Explained: Diwali, The Indian Festival Of Lights

Diwali in sanskrit can be translated to a "row of lights". Diwali is observed on the 15th day of the "Kartik month", as it is considered as the holiest month. Diwali or Deepavali, is a Hindu-originated festival celebrated in India and by the Indian diaspora. During the five-day celebration also known as the “festival of lights" diyas (clay lamps) are lit to signify the victory of good over evil.

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 - 09:00 AM / by Akansha Tiwari

Tags: Diwali, festival, lights festivals, lord ram

Courtesy: NDTV

Petrol Pump.

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Centre Reduces Excise Duty By Rs 5 On Petrol & Rs 10 On Diesel

On the eve of Diwali, the government of India on November 3 reduced the excise duty by Rs 5 on petrol and Rs 10 on diesel. The new prices will come into effect from November 4. The price for petrol and diesel on November 3 remained at Rs 110.04 per litre and Rs 98..42 a litre in Delhi, repectively. The government also demanded to reduce VAT on fuels. 

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 - 08:55 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Petrol, Diesel, Exciese Duty, Central Government, Diwali

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Poor air quality in Delhi.

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Delhi Air Quality To Remain In ''Very Poor'' Category, Warns IMD

RK Jenamani, India Meteorological Department's (IMD) senior scientist, on November 3 said Delhi's air quality will remain in a ''very poor'' category in the next 24 hours. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the capital's air quality already reached the ''very poor'' category on November 3. Reportedly, the bursting of firecrackers on the occasion of Diwali will deteriorate the air quality.

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 - 08:27 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: IMD, Very Poor, Delhi, Diwali, air quality

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Solider exchanging sweet before Diwali.

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India & Bangladesh Soldiers Exchange Sweets At Fulbari Border: Diwali

On the eve of Diwali, Border Security Force (BSF) troops shared sweets with the Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) at Fulbai Integrated Check Post (ICP) in West Bengal on November 3. Under the leadership of Ravi Gandhi, Inspector General Border Security Force (BSF) sweets along with greetings were sent to Bangladesh. Notably, Diwali marks the return of Lord Ram to his kingdom Ayodhya after defeating Ravana in Lanka. 

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 - 08:03 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Diwali, Sweets, BSF, BGB, border