Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Navratri

Demand to shut meat shops for Navratri outrageous. Senior BJP leaders must end this charade

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As a fasting Hindu, I oppose South Delhi mayor’s move to shut meat shops for Navratri

The move to shut meat shops in south Delhi has less to do with piety, and more to do with religious might. And it is not based on any credible data.

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.

Modi is the only Indian mass leader after Gandhi who has used religious symbolism so well

Modi’s two Navratri addresses to the nation deserve closer attention. They were a complex amalgam of carefully crafted and thoughtfully arranged messaging, just like Brand Modi.

Streaming portal Eros Now apologises for ‘vulgar’ Navratri ads that triggered boycott call

As of Thursday afternoon, #BoycottErosNow was trending at number two on Twitter after social media users slammed the service for its 'obnoxious' Navaratri ads.

Gujarat govt bans garba events during Navratri due to Covid pandemic

The state govt released a set of guidelines for the upcoming festive season. It has allowed collective prayers to Goddess Durga, however, the number of people shouldn't exceed 200.

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.

Why MP govt imposed curbs on Durga Puja pandal, idol size and then removed them

Rules issued by MP govt on 18 September restricted height of Durga idols to six feet, and size of pandals to no more than 10 feet x 10 feet. They have now been revoked.

Kuttu causes food poisoning in Haryana, leaves 180 people ill

Health officials collected samples of buckwheat flour from various shops Thursday and temporarily stopped its sale.

Mutton, chicken or veg — Indians ordered 95 biryanis a minute in 2019: Swiggy report

According to a Swiggy report, it delivered more than 35,000 varieties and combinations of biryani across the country.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

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

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


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.