#Diwali 2020

.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

.New York, NY, USA
In San Antonio participants can join a livestream of events including yoga, cooking tutorials, diya lighting.( Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The festival of light celebrates the spiritual victory of good over darkness
  • India’s videsi contingent, recreate a slice of home far far away
  • The White House had celebrated the auspicious occasion of Diwali in 2019

.London, UK
The English Premier League has millions of viewers in India. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The video showcases sublime strikes scored by Premier League greats
  • The Premier League handle had also posted a photo wishing fans
  • It also posted a video of players and managers wishing Happy Diwali

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Add some sweet and spicy taste to your Diwali with these amazing recipes. (Image Courtesy: Envato Elements)

  • Add 'Ghar ka Swaad' to your Diwali with these five mouth-watering homemade delicacies
  • Our coconut stuffed Gujiya will definitely make your Diwali a hit
  • Chickpea Kabab is the perfect snack to grace your card party

.New York, NY, USA
To mark the festival of lights, Diwali, the iconic Empire State Building in New York has been lit up in orange. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@EmpireStateBldg)

  • 'Happy #Diwali from NYC,' a tweet by the Empire State Building said
  • The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) collaborated with the Empire State Building to mark Diwali
  • People across the world and India are celebrating Diwali, the festivals of lights, on Saturday

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Nov 14, Saturday shared the first look of his upcoming movie 'Ram Setu.' (Photo Credit: Twitter/@akshaykumar)

  • This Deepawali, let us endeavor to keep alive the ideals of Ram, Kumar said
  • The poster of the movie says, "Myth or Reality?" with a picture of Kumar and Lord Rama in the background
  • The movie is directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Arun Bhatia and Vikram Malhotra

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Diwali is a great time to opt for more than normal lights and diyas add the traditional touch. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Prepare low-calorie Carrot Halwa with Beetroot 
  • Gift vouchers of favourite online stores for online shoppers
  • First aid kit should be kept ready and easily reachable

.Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating Diwali on Saturday with the armed forces in Jaisalmer. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • I have brought the greetings of every Indian among you, PM Modi told armed forces in Jaisalmer
  • "My Diwali is complete only when I come amid you," said PM Modi
  • Whenever history on the excellence of soldiers will be written and read, the Battle of Longewala will be remembered: Modi