08 Mar 2014
New Delhi: International Women’s Day, March 8, is marked with the celebration of global efforts to provide equality and emancipation to the fair sex in society which has been dented with male chauvinism since time immemorial.
19 Nov 2012
At least 18 people, including children and women, mostly devotees, were killed and several others were injured in a stampede during Chhath festival celebrations in Patna on Monday evening, police said.
06 Nov 2013
Patna: Millions of devotees, particularly women, took a holy dip in rivers, ponds and other water bodies in Bihar on Wednesday as the four-day Chhath festival began amidst tight security.
07 Nov 2013
Patna: Airports, railway stations and bus terminuses have been packed with milling crowds as hundreds of thousands of migrants from Bihar, who work all over the country and abroad, have returned to their homes in Bihar to celebrate and infuse "new life" to the four-day Chhath festival, the state's biggest community celebration.
20 Nov 2012
Chhath devotees, who are still under a shock following the stampede at Adalat Ganj ghat on the bank of the Ganges in Patna which caused 17 deaths on Monday evening, blamed the district administration for "poor arrangement" which caused the incident.
12 Feb 2014
New Delhi: Everyone across the world has already geared up to celebrate Valentine's Day with their loved ones. Be it UK or India Valentine Day which comes on 14 February every year is the celebration of ‘Love’. But the ways of celebrating this occasion differ from place to place and from nation to nation. Here we present the unique customs and traditions associated with this occasion of 5 different countries.
26 Feb 2014
Varanasi: Elaborate security arrangements have been made in view large number of devotees visiting Kashi-Vishwanath temple here on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival on Thursday.
04 Feb 2014
Kolkata: Goddess Saraswati, the deity of knowledge, learning and music, was worshiped across the city on Tuesday. Women, clad in traditional yellow saris, offered flowers, children participated in cultural programmes and families shared 'prasad'.
07 Nov 2013
New Delhi/Patna: Bihar-bound trains from Delhi are witnessing a huge rush with passengers jostling for space to reach home for the state's biggest festival Chhath, even as special trains are being run to ease the burden.
05 Nov 2013
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar supervised arrangements for Chhath festival and directed officials to ensure safety and cleanliness of ghats for the devotees. Chhath festivities were marred last year by the stampede at Adalat ghat in Patna, in which around 60 people were killed.