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  • SC permits sale of green firecrackers; fixes 8 pm to 10 pm time period for bursting of crackers

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that only green firecrackers with reduced emission and decibel levels will be permitted during all religious festivals. On Diwali firecrackers could be burst between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan banned the bursting of firecrackers not conforming to the green norms that would apply all the year round. These rules would be applicable to New

  • Mumbai: Diwali wage hike, bonus for MSRTC employees

    Mumbai: This Diwali, there is good news for employees of the Maharashtra State Regional Transport Corporation (MSRTC) — bonus has been announced for both employees and officials. On Monday, State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote announced that employees would get Rs 2,500 each, while officials would get Rs 5,000 each as Diwali bonus.“In addition to the Diwali bonus, the daily allowance of employees will be increased by six per cent and wages will

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    Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan to groove together  for the first time in Thugs Of Hindostan’s ‘Vashmalle’

    Yash Raj Films mega action adventure Thugs of Hindostan has stunned audiences worldwide with its larger than life, extravagant trailer that has made it the biggest film to come out of Bollywood in years. This visual spectacle about an epic war and adventure on the high seas, is releasing this Diwali. The film has managed an incredible casting coup of this generation by bringing together two of the biggest icons

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    Mumbai: This Diwali, you just might win MHADA lottery

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) is going to announce its lottery for 1,194 houses just prior to Diwali. This is good news for applicants who were awaiting the deadline to get their new houses. Uday Samant, the chairman of MHADA announced this on Friday.

  • ON THE SETS: Akshay Kumar sports a salt and pepper look on Housefull 4 sets in London

    Sajid Nadiadwala is all set for the fourth installment of Housefull franchise. Housefull 4 will mark the return of Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh. But, this movie will have many new faces including Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde. The multistarrer is not only big on the cast but will also be released in 3D with tons of VFX. As the filming began earlier this week in London, we have got a glimpse

  • Bhopal: An eternal oasis of Hindu-Muslim love and brotherhood

    Bhopal: Amongst the few of the instances in our country that disturb that maligns the fabric of cultural richness of our country Bhopal stands as an eternal oasis of love and brotherhood where Hindus and Muslims come together to celebrate festivals be it Eid or Diwali.

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    Every stone picked by misguided youths destabilises Kashmir: PM

    Srinagar : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to “misguided youngsters” to shun the path of violence and join the national mainstream, saying every stone or weapon picked by them led Jammu and Kashmir to the path of instability.

  • Here are 16 amazing rangoli designs that will leave you spellbound

    Drawing rangoli near the entrance of the house is one of the many traditional ways Indians like to decorate their houses during important festivals especially Diwali. Rangolis are colourful abstract patterns created using flowers, rice, colourful powders. They give traditional look to the house and adds to the celebration mood. In many parts of India drawing rangoli outside the house is taken very seriously. But its uses are not just limited to festivals.

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    ‘Secret Superstar’ heads to Taiwan, Russia

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan‘s “Secret Superstar” will release in Russia in over 50 screens on December 3. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim and which lit up the box office in India on Diwali, opened in 73 screens in Taiwan on Friday. Zee Studios International is taking the film to the foreign market, read a statement.

  • Maharashtra: MSRTC plans to deduct salary of striking workers

    Mumbai: Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has issued a circular on Monday declaring deduction in the salaries paid to the workers who went on a four-day strike during Diwali. The circular states that for each strike day, the salary deducted on that day would be equivalent to eight days payment given to the workers.

  • Mumbai: Denied bonus by MBMC, it was black Diwali for 130 ASHA workers

    Bhayandar: It was a black Diwali for 130 Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), the female volunteers or link workers, who are with the health department of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). They have been working for the past 12 years for a measly Rs 700 per month but in 2014, they received a 500% hike in the pay structure and started getting a monthly honorarium of Rs 3,500.

  • Thane experience lower levels of pollution in this year’s Diwali

    Thane: Diwali may be called the festival of light, but nowadays it has become a festival of pollution where noise and air pollution goes hand-in-hand with celebrations. Every year, during Diwali, thick smoke greets us in the morning and evenings are full of noise.

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    Mumbai: Byculla zoo earns Rs 22 lakh revenue in just four days of Diwali

    Mumbai: The Byculla zoo also popularly known as ‘Veer Jijamata Udyan’ earned a revenue of Rs 22.36 lakh in just four days of Diwali holidays. The zoo recently increased the entry fee from Rs 5 to a minimum of Rs 25 for individuals and Rs 100 for a family, while the zoo authorities claim that unwanted number of visitors decreased drastically but the earnings increased.

  • WOW! Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar dance to Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan on Diwali

    Diwali is always a rocking time for everyone in India and Bollywood is no exception. In the last one week, lot of parties took place and it was a pleasure to see so many celebrities together, conversing and enjoying with each other. However, the bonhomie shared by Veere Di Wedding actors is a treat to watch and should not be missed.

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