Home Tags Diwali

Topic: Diwali

Representational image | Women take a selfie in front of the idol of Goddess Durga after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee virtually inaugurated their community Durga Puja in South Dinajpur district on 14 Oct 2020 | PTI

Reader View: Let people not drop their ‘Covid guard’ by making idols wear masks

YourTurn is our weekly feature in which ThePrint's readers share their views or opinions in response to the question of the week.
Customers shop for firecrackers and fireworks at a stall during Diwali | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Dussehra, Diwali and diesel — why Indian oil refiners are hoping for a festival bonanza

Dussehra and Diwali festivals typically increase demand for consumer goods, with more diesel-powered trucks hitting the road to deliver everything from clothes to refrigerators.
Representational image of devotees at a temple | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

With festive season ahead, govt plans big awareness push to urge ‘Covid-appropriate’ behaviour

Information & Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare, who is in charge of the awareness campaign, has written to all states & UTs to draft ‘action plans’ for implementation.
A man cleans carved stones meant to be used in the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya | Photo: ANI

Celebrate Diwali before Diwali — BJP’s grand plans for Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan day

The BJP plans to felicitate kar sevaks who had taken part in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement between 1989 and 1992.

‘Aasha ka diya’, ‘distant yet together’ — how prime time news marked 9 mins, 9 pm

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Diwali

Diwali failed to revive the sullen animal spirits of Indian economy

Poor economic activity during Diwali signals a protracted slowdown & may influence RBI to cut interest rates for a sixth time this year in December.

The big Diwali festive shopping season wasn’t all that big, report says

More than 90% storekeepers in Mumbai indicated footfalls were lower than last year’s festival period, Bank of America Merrill Lynch report says.
Pedestrians walk past the India Gate monument shrouded in smog in New Delhi.

Delhi’s air pollution masks a class war that nobody is willing to talk about

Patakha over Parali appears to be the choice that many Delhi residents have made in the war between bursting crackers and farmers burning stubble.
People light earthen lamps on the banks of Saryu during Deepotsav celebrations, in Ayodhya Saturday. | Photo: ANI

Rs 1.33 cr, not 133 cr — how UP’s Ayodhya Diwali got bad press due to misreporting by media

Traditional and social media said UP govt was going to spend Rs 133 crore on Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya. The actual figure was Rs 1.33 crore.
Pedestrians walk past the India Gate monument shrouded in smog in New Delhi.

After-Diwali respiratory illnesses see a dip this year, numbers could go up in coming days

Doctors say cases related to worsening of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder have reduced by half this year compared to last Diwali.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Banks have not a signed a single agreement for RBI’s debt recast scheme for high value loans

Tepid response to the debt recast scheme is being seen because there is lack of awareness and reluctance by banks, say bankers.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.