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Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban

11 months, 29 days ago
NEW DELHI: New Delhi was shrouded in a thick toxic haze Friday after a night of frenzied Diwali fireworks sent the air quality plummeting despite a ban on sale of fireworks aimed at thwarting a repeat of an 'airpocalypse'. India's…

Shraddha Kapoor’s Diwali message wins hearts

11 months, 30 days ago
The Hindu community is celebrating Diwali -- the Festival of Lights -- today across the globe with traditional zeal. The Hindu community  traditionally buys fire crackers to celebrate this occasion along with lighting lamps. Bursting…

Sindh announces holiday for Hindu community on Diwali

1 year, 2 days ago
KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday announced a holiday on Thursday for the Hindu community on account of the religious festival of Diwali. Diwali, religious occasion of Hindu community, falls on Oct 19 (Thursday) this year.…

India’s top court bans firecracker sales before Diwali

1 year, 9 days ago
NEW DELHI: India's top court ordered a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi on Monday, ahead of the Diwali festival that leaves the city shrouded in toxic smog. The decision comes a little over a week before Diwali --…

Schools to shut as Delhi chokes on pollution

1 year, 11 months ago
NEW DELHI: Some 1,800 primary schools in New Delhi were ordered to shut down Saturday as the Indian capital grapples with some of the worst pollution in recent years, an official said. The decision would affect 900,000 children studying…

PM greets Hindu community across Pakistan on Diwali

1 year, 11 months ago
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has extended warm greetings to the Hindu community across Pakistan and around the world on Diwali. In his message, the Prime Minister said the government was committed to ensure that all the…