24 Aug 2016
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that human pyramids can't go beyond 20 feet during the Dahi Handi festival on Krishna Janmashtami, as it rejected a last ditch attempt by an organisation to get over the restriction.
16 Aug 2016
Bhubaneswar: Odisha cabinet minister Jogendra Behera faced criticism from different quarters after his personal security officer (PSO) was seen strapping his sandals during Independence Day celebration in Keonjhar on Monday.
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.
09 Nov 2015
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked city-based Bihari Front as to why it wants to invite celebrities for taking part in rituals during Chhath Puja.
18 Nov 2015
Patna: The four-day Chhath Puja ended today in Bihar with millions of people taking a dip in rivers and other water bodies to offer prayers to the rising sun.
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.
16 Nov 2015
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has declared public holiday tomorrow on the occasion of 'Chhath puja', a festival popular in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, taking the number of public holidays to 40 in the state, where assembly elections are due in early 2017.
17 Nov 2015
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the nation on the occasion of Chhath puja.
18 Nov 2015
Motihari: Two women Chhath devotees were killed and another injured as they were trapped under a tractor which overturned on NH-28 in Bihar's East Champaran district today, a police officer said.
17 Nov 2015
New Delhi: Thousands of devotees celebrating Chhath Puja flocked today to the ghats in the national capital from early afternoon to offer prayers to the Sun God. Crowds of devotees had gathered on the banks of the Yamuna river and at lakes and canals to offer prayers to the setting Sun on the third day of the festival.