Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicIndian weddings

Topic: Indian weddings

‘Should limit guests, dishes’ — Congress MP wants Pakistan-like law to curb lavish weddings

Congress MP Jasbir Singh Gill says law should restrict baraat to 50 people, with same number of guests allowed from girl’s side too. Maximum of 11 dishes should be served, he adds.

Horses to helicopters, moustache to libraries — Dalit pride in Rajasthan has new wings

Ignoring slurs, threats and even lathis, many Dalits in Rajasthan are defying caste norms to ride horses and land in helicopters at their wedding.

In Bengaluru, marshals will now monitor weddings to ensure Covid rules are followed

Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar has made face masks compulsory at weddings, with attendance capped at 500.

India’s Zoom wedding experiment fizzled out. It didn’t have that four-day hangover

Zoom weddings taught Indians how simple and cheap weddings could be. But who wants that?

1 in 5 families likely to attend weddings & engagements this season despite Covid — survey

A LocalCircles survey conducted across 239 districts found that 38% of respondents believe the risk of Covid spreading through weddings is ‘average, low or non-existent’.

Weddings in UP don’t need written permission now, music bands not to be counted among guests

CM Yogi Adityanath says couples only need to inform authorities verbally for weddings & no police harassment of music bands or wedding venue owners will be tolerated.

From ‘big fat’ to ‘small virtual’ — Covid is the time to change Indian weddings

In Covid times, couples from Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh or UP’s Muzaffarnagar could get married in a virtual Venice’s piazza or in a villa near Lake Como.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.