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.
25 Aug 2016
Mumbai: Dahi Handi celebrations to mark Krishna Janmashtami got off to a colourful start in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Thursday, with some 'mandals' allegedly flouting the 20-foot ceiling for human pyramids mandated by the Supreme Court.
20 Aug 2016
Mumbai: Adopting a strident stand towards Supreme Court's curbs on Dahi Handi in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena today said people will foil such attempts to hinder celebration of Hindu festivals.
04 Sep 2015
New Delhi: Human pyramids breaking buttermilk filled earthen pots (dahi handi) may be a popular activity on Janmashtmi but for some, the celebration of Lord Krishna's birth is more about the thrill of 'teen-patti.' People start playing 'teen-patti' or 'three-cards' a month before Janmashtami with clubs and farmhouses being especially booked for the occasion.
12 Dec 2014
Nagpur: Maharashtra government has accorded 'Dahi Handi' festival the status of an 'adventure sport', in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it.
18 Aug 2014
Mumbai: Millions of Mumbaikars trooped on to roads here Monday to celebrate the Dahi Handi festival. Amidst tight security, teams of 'Govindas' went around from one place to another, singing, dancing, throwing colour and building human pyramids for the prize hanging many meters above.
18 Aug 2014
Mumbai: At least 17 people were injured, including one seriously, while forming human pyramids during the 'Dahi Handi' celebrations in Mumbai on Monday, officials said.
20 Aug 2014
Mumbai: Jacqueline Fernandez was scheduled to attend three Dahi Handi events in Pune on Monday but the actress could apparently attend only two as the crowd at both the events got out of control.
14 Aug 2014
New Delhi: No child below the age of 12 years will be permitted to participate in forming human pyramids during the popular 'Dahi Handi' festival, the Supreme Court directed today while keeping on hold a Bombay High Court order which barred participation of children under 18.
13 Aug 2014
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will file a review petition on Thursday against the Bombay High Court order to regulate height of human pyramids and ban participation of minors in Dahi Handi celebrations.