Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicChhath Puja

Topic: Chhath Puja

How Bihar’s subaltern Chhath festival entered the elite spaces

Along with the gentrification, media is inserting religious legends into Chhath's history. The forward march of India's subaltern may just end up as another ritualistic Hindu festival.

Allow Chhath celebrations as Covid situation in control in Delhi, Kejriwal urges LG Baijal

The DDMA had prohibited Chhath puja celebrations at public places, including riverbanks, water bodies & temples last month citing the threat posed by the virus.

‘Covid not over’ — Modi govt refuses Delhi request for separate Chhath Puja guidelines

Deputy Delhi CM Manish Sisodia wrote to Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya seeking separate guidelines for Chhath Puja, after DDMA barred its celebration at public places.

How Delhi’s women celebrated the beginning of Chhath puja despite a ban & Covid worries

From seeking far out, isolated ponds to making small temporary ones, worshippers in Delhi got creative as they kicked off the four-day Chhath puja Friday.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.