Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicHindu festival

Topic: Hindu festival

‘Hindus at Iftar, Muslims at Holi’: Alumni, students say religious celebrations part of JNU culture

Current & former students say there had never been clashes over religious rituals or celebrations on 'secular' campus, making Sunday's violence a first.

These are the 6 festivals RSS celebrates and the significance behind them

Today marks an important date for RSS — beginning of Hindu New Year & birth anniversary of RSS founder Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar. But it has 5 other significant festivals it observes.

If not pollution, Hindu groups still have 2 good reasons to support firecracker ban on Diwali

The use of firecrackers during Diwali did not likely start before the 18th century, when Maratha rulers would organise firework displays for the general public.

Delhi journalist’s video trashing Teej sparks row, Sambit Patra asks don’t Hindus get hurt

In her video, Sushmita Sinha is seen holding a Hindu scripture & asking viewers if she should use the book as a toilet paper or tissue paper as it is of ‘no use’ to her. 

Don’t tell women sexual harassment hurts Hindu pride, tell hooligans to leave Holi alone

Would it not make sense to tell the hooligans to leave Holi alone, instead of telling women that their fear at Holi-related hooliganism hurts Hindu pride?

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Rajnath Singh reviews security situation along border areas in J-K

CDS not the only one. India’s national security management has two more missing links

The absence of a National Security Strategy and revised Raksha Mantri’s Operational Directives means the Indian Armed Forces plan and operate in an ad hoc manner.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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