Officials have recovered the bodies of 12 persons, while the search for three more is underway, in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district, following a boat mishap. The boat which capsized was reportedly carrying around 40 passengers including eight women and four children. The passengers were heading to meet their relatives on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Meanwhile, CM Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 4 lakh, to the kin of the deceased.
A man used the dating app, "Tinder," to find a sister to spend Rakshabandhan with someone because he didn't have a sibling. After thanking Tinder for finding him his need, he mentioned that he plans to spend Rakshabandhan this year with his two sisters, whom he met through… read-more
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To celebrate Rakshabandhan and promote the conservation of trees, Bihar's CM Nitish Kumar tied rakhis to trees in Patna on August 22. Urging the people to plant saplings, Kumar also said, ''People should save trees, just like they save people...We need to plant trees and save them to conserve the environment.'' Notably, he has been continuing the act since 2012 as a ''Vriksh Raksha Diwas'' or Tree Protection Day.
Celebrating Rakshabandhan PM Narendra Modi wished the nation on August 22 and tweeted, ''Best wishes to the people of the country on the auspicious occasion of Rakshabandhan". On the day of Rakshabandhan, sisters tie rakhi on their brothers' wrists as per custom. Meanwhile, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu also extends his greeting to people and said, ''Let us resolve to uphold the dignity of women".