Uttarakhand tunnel rescue: Diwali returns to Ginjas village, as rescued worker Deepak returns

MUZAFFARPUR: As news reached of Deepak’s rescue from the collapsed Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarakhand after 17 days of agony, his hometown of Ginjas village erupted in joy with celebrations akin to Diwali enveloping it entirely.   Deepak, an employee of Navayuga Limited, found himself among the 41 workers trapped inside the Uttarkashi tunnel since […]

Firecrackers ban: Balancing environmental concerns

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has imposed a comprehensive ban on the use of firecrackers, including the use of “green crackers,” until January 1, 2024. This ban has been introduced more than a month ahead of the Diwali festival, which is scheduled to occur on November 12, 2023. To ensure strict enforcement of the […]

Very Poor: AAP Pats Its Back On AQI

With Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) resting in the category of ‘very poor’, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said that its 15-point Winter Action Plan (WAP) prevented AQI from reaching the severe category.

Jam Packed Schedule Of PM Modi In The Run Up To Diwali

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a jam-packed schedule this festive season with back-to-back visits to Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. These visits would cover many sectors, from defence to diplomacy, from education to environment, from spiritual heritage to sports, from roads to ropeways, from temple rejuvenation to tourism, from light house to LiFE, from […]

Pre-Diwali COVID Scare: Omicron’s BQ.1 Subvariant Detected in Pune

In a major health scare, the first case of Omicron’s BQ.1 subvariant was detected in Pune on Monday.

Delhi Govt To Organise ‘Chhath Puja’ At 1100 Places

'Chhath Puja' is a festival which is celebrated with fanfare in Northern India.

Like In Past, Siachen To Jaisalmer, PM Spends 8th Diwali With Soldiers. This Time In Nowshera

JAMMU: Keeping in line with his decision to spend Diwali with soldiers on border since he became the Prime Minister in 2014, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday again visited the forward areas of Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, PM had visited Siachen in 2014, Amritsar in 2015, Lahaul Spiti […]

Haryana Bans Firecrackers In 14 NCR Towns, Keeps 8-10 PM Diwali Slot In Towns Meeting Air Quality Criteria

CHANDIGARH: Haryana government has imposed a ban on selling and bursting of fire crackers in 14 districts adjoining to National Capital Region (NCR) citing Covid-19 pandemic as the reason and approaching winters to keep respiratory problem among elders and children under check. The order seeks the ban around Diwali, Gurupurab, Kartik Purnima, Christmas evening and […]

FabIndia Pulls Diwali Ad After Calling It Jashn-e-Riwaaz, Shoppers On Street Divided

NEW DELHI: Furniture and clothing brand Fabindia has been forced to remove a tweet aimed at promoting their new collection for Diwali after a massive backlash on social media. Thousands of people slammed Fabindia, while accusing them of “defacing” the Hindu festival of Diwali and terming it Jashn-e-Riwaaz. The team of The New Indian visited […]

Arrested Pak Spy Entered India Via Bangladesh 10 Years Ago; Was Planning Terror Attacks Between Dussehra And Diwali

NEW DELHI: A terror strike is said to have been averted in the national capital after Delhi Police in co-ordination with central security agencies arrested a Pakistan national, Mohammad Ashraf, alias Ali, with a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Ramesh Park area of East Delhi on Monday. Ashraf was said to be masquerading […]