Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicGanesh Chaturthi

Topic: Ganesh Chaturthi

Delhi govt bans Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at public places

The DDMA said no tent or pandal should be set up and crowds shouldn't gather at any religious or social place. It also informed that permission won't be granted for any procession.

Karnataka allows Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations for 5 days with restrictions

According to the order, celebrations will be allowed in districts where Covid positivity rate is below 2% & 20 people can participate during idol immersion or any kind of celebration.

Tablighi Jamaat, Onam, Ganesh Chaturthi — Covid spared none, so Dussehra not immune

There is a strong fear of a surge in Covid cases in several states in the upcoming months due to the ongoing festival season. The government has also flagged concerns about it.

Bal Thackeray’s father and Ambedkar used Navratri festivities to counter Brahmin Ganesh utsav

Keshav Sitaram Thackeray ‘Prabodhankar’ had joined BR Ambedkar in a movement to allow ‘untouchable’ to worship alongside Brahmins during Ganesh utsav in Mumbai.

Festive season warning — 4 states saw massive Covid surge after Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam

SBI research report says Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Kerala reported 50-60% of all their Covid cases after these festivals in August.

When Modi remembered Sonu Sood, and a ‘bypass’ in the heart of India

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On Ganesh Chaturthi, less than 500 people line up for Mumbai’s Lalbaugcha Raja health camp

In view of the Covid pandemic, the Lalbaugcha Raja organising committee has set up a blood and plasma donation camp in place of its usual towering Ganpati idol.

‘Jagannath forgave, your gods will forgive too’ — SC says 3 Jain temples can open for 2 days

Sri Parshwatilak Shwetambar Murtipujak Jain Trust had moved SC against Bombay High Court's 14 August order refusing permission to allow opening of temples during Paryushan period.

Yediyurappa govt reverses Ganesh Chaturthi order, allows low-key celebrations

Days after it banned all Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, the Karnataka government overturned its order. The move came after requests from Hindu groups.

British then, Covid now — Mumbai plans muted Ganesh festival with message for new ‘enemy’

The 10-day Ganesh festival, a Hindu tradition celebrated with special fervour in Maharashtra, will begin 22 August. 

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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