#Diwali

Lucknow, Jun 20 (PTI) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government over the coronavirus vaccination drive, saying at the current pace it won’t be able to ...

Lucknow, Apr 14 (PTI) The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday said it celebrated the birth anniversary of Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar as Diwali by lighting candles and earthen lamps at the ...

Washington, Apr 13 (PTI) Popular American singer and actress Mary Millben has greeted the Indian communities across the globe, particularly in India and the US, on the occasion of New Year by ...

Gorakhpur, Mar 27 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath dedicated the Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan Prani Udyan here to the people on Saturday.

Mumbai, Mar 25 (PTI) Looking back at his decade-long career, "Shahid" and "Stree" star Rajkummar Rao says his journey in Bollywood has been surreal and rewarding but not without its share of ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Visuals from India Gate depicting Delhi's air quality in November this year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • The increase in pollutants is due to lesser precipitation and large-scale stubble burning
  • Delhi hit nine ‘severe’ category air quality days this November
  • Pollution levels breached the emergency mark twice this month

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
An anti-smog gun sprays water to control the air pollution. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The drive began after the Delhi government ordered to check the dust pollution
  • The places are Jahangirpuri, Narela, Ashok Vihar, Vivek Vihar, Dwarka, Mundka
  • A total of 15 fire tenders have been pressed into service to sprinkle water

.Delhi, India
Fireworks illuminate the sky during 'Diwali' celebrations, in Mandi, Saturday. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The Delhi Fire Service received 205 calls related to fire incidents on Diwali
  • 129 calls were handled by the fire service department's control room during the peak hours
  • NGT imposed a ban on sale and use of firecrackers from November 9 to November 30

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The cracker ban didn't deter Delhiites, who burst them till late night, which led to major deterioration in air quality on Sunday. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)

  • 2020 emerges as worst Diwali pollution-wise in at least 4 years
  • Day after Diwali Air Quality Index deteriorated to "severe" category at 465
  •  Air condition likely to improve with a pickup in wind speed, due to a western disturbance: IMD forecast

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris holds hands with President-elect Joe Biden and her husband Doug Emhoff as they celebrate Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.(AP/PTI Photo)

  • "May your new year be filled with hope, happiness, and prosperity. Sal Mubarak," Joe Biden tweeted
  • Kamala Harris said, "Happy Diwali and Sal Mubarak!"
  • Donald Trump shared a picture of him lighting a lamp in the White House, with 'Happy Diwali written on the photo