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Pizza Tops As Most-Ordered Food on Zomato in 2020, Biriyani, Momos follow

In a report released by food-delivery service Zomato, pizza has entered the list of the most-ordered food in India. As per the report, over 17 lakh orders received by Zomato till November 2020 were for the pizza. Also, more than 19 lakh veg biriyanis were ordered during the period that means 22 deliveries every minute. Besides, gulab jamun emerged as the favourite desert with over one lakh orders on Diwali itself.

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 - 09:00 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ZOMATO, Delhi, Mumbai, Diwali

Courtesy: The Indian Express

members of a Kali Puja community destroy firecrackers

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Kolkata: Puja Community Members Destroy Firecrackers To Spread Awareness

After the Calcutta High Court banned the use and sale of firecrackers on Diwali, members of a Kali Puja community in Kolkata on November 12 destroyed firecrackers with water to spread awareness. In addition to Diwali, the court has also decided to restrict 'Chhath' and 'Kartik Puja' celebration to curb pollution. The High Court has warned that those, who flout the rules, would serve a six-month jail term.

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 - 06:14 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Diwali, fire crackers, Pollution

Courtesy: ndtv

Bengaluru shop made cracker shaped chocolates to celebrate Diwali

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Firecrackers-shaped Chocolates Shine In Bengaluru Amid Ban On Crackers

A Bengaluru-based shopkeeper has introduced some cracker-shaped chocolates with a message, "Don't burst firecrackers; eat firecrackers". Expressing that how firecrackers have become integral part of Diwali celebrations, the shopkeeper Priya jain said that she decided to make sweets in shape of crackers as real firecrackers have been banned this year. Recently, the Karnataka government has allowed bursting of "green firecrackers" in the state… read-more

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 - 05:22 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Diwali, Coronavirus, Firecrackers, Chocolate

Courtesy: India Times

Silver Jewellary

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Silver Remains People's Pick This Dhanteras Owing to Pandemic

Jewellers in the NCT-Delhi claimed that people are showing keen interest in buying Silver ahead of the Dhanteras festival. They opined that the unemployment due to the pandemic made people shift to the less costly metal this time. A jeweller mentioned people wanted to celebrate Dhanteras “without burning a hole in their pocket.” Another claimed that the footfall of customers and sales are very low this time owing to the pandemic.

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 01:32 PM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Diwali, business, Silver, gold (1052, Coronavirus, Economy

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

ghee diyas promoted to celebrate traditional way of Diwali

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Maharashtra: Man Promotes Traditional Diwali With 'Ghee Diyas'

Maharashtra's Thane-based Sameer Mahajan has started promoting home-made 'ghee diyas', Sughandeep, this Diwali. For the tradition-based 'ghee diyas', Mahajan said, "In today's times, we are all reviving a lot of old things, old customs." He informed that as of now they are providing two types of diyas - vegan friendly Vanaspati ghee lamp with rose fragrance and cow ghee variant of Jasmine fragrance.

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 03:49 AM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Diwali, ghee diyas, Mumbai, Covid-19

Courtesy: Yahoo News

Sekhar Suman - Sushant Singh Rajput
Actor Shekhar Suman Requests People to light Candle Over the Six-Month Anniversary of SSR's demise 

Commemorating the six-month anniversary of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's demise, actor Shekhar Suman requested people to lit candles and pray for his soul. The actor said Diwali is on 14th and, "14th is also a black date because we lost SSR on the same, six months ago. What a paradox!" He further questioned the CBI of not identifying a definite cause of death and mentioned that mysteries will remain unknown forever.

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 05:29 PM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shekhar Suman, Twitter, Diwali

Courtesy: News18

Diwali

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Delhi Police Arrest Seven People For Possessing 600 Kg Of Illegal Firecrackers

Following a blanket ban on sale of firecrackers by the Delhi government, seven individuals were booked for possessing illegal crackers. Reportedly, the Delhi Police have confiscated about 600 kg of illegal firecrackers from the accused. Besides this, the police have also lodged eight cases pertaining to bursting of firecrackers. The police said that the licenses issued for the sale of firecrackers have already been suspended by the government… read-more

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 - 06:21 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Delhi, Delhi Government , Diwali

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Tanishq slammed for their new Diwali ad

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Netizens Slam Tanishq In Their Latest Diwali Ad Campaign, Tanishq Deletes It Later

Jewellery brand Tanishq’s new advertisement aiming to discourage people from burning crackers created a new trouble for the brand. Netizens flocked Twitter, raising questions, saying the brand should not preach Hindus as how to celebrate Diwali. A BJP National Secretary C.T. Ravi also slammed the company for promoting a westernized Diwali with no Hindu symbols. Eventually, they had to remove the video. 

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 - 04:29 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Diwali, Tanishq Ad, tanishq

Courtesy: Swarajya

No burning of crackers this Diwali orders BMC

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Mumbai: BMC Bans Firecrackers In Public, Allows Mild Crackers For Two Hours

Considering the Covid-19 situation, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned the bursting of fire crackers in public places. However, it has allowed soundless crackers like phooljhadi and anar from 8-10 pm. The Mumbai police and BMC will take strict action against anyone who violates the norms. To combat the spread of the virus, along with mitigating air pollution in the national capital, National Green… read-more

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 - 02:11 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Diwali, Firecrackers, BMC, Coronavirus, National Green Tribunal

Courtesy: ANI News

Tripura NGO pomotes eco-friendly Diwali

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Diwali: NGO Makes Diyas Of Cow Dung, SHG Produces Eco-friendly Candles

In an effort to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali, an NGO from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district is producing diyas made of cow dung. A volunteer from the NGO claimed that these earthen lamps caused no pollution and gave better lights than Chinese lamps. Similarly, a women Self Help Group in Tripura is manufacturing candles from bamboo sticks. The initiatives are aimed not only at conserving nature but also at generating employment… read-more

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 06:58 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Tripura, eco-friendly, Biplab Kumar Deb, Diwali, Coronavirus

Courtesy: Yahoo News