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  • Raksha Bandhan: Tripura boy jumps off school building, after teachers force him to get rakhi tied from girl

    Agartala: A 18-year-old student was critically injured when he tried to commit suicide by jumping off his school building on being allegedly forced by his teachers to get a Rakhi tied on his wrist by a girl, police said here on Tuesday. “Principal and other teachers of a private school here on Monday called Dilip Kumar Saha and his girlfriend along with their parents. They then asked the girl to tie Rakhi to Dilip and

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    Kapil Sharma snapped during Raksha Bandhan and he is looking shockingly different; see pics

    Two days ago, social media was abuzz with pictures of stars who shared their special moments with their respective siblings. The actors shared many a posts speaking about the Raksha Bandhan occasion and amongst them we came across a bunch of pictures of Kapil Sharma. The comedian turned actor, who has currently taken a break from the entertainment industry after being hounded by many controversies, took social

  • Festival keeps nuptial bond alive

    Indore: Kajari or Badi Teej is celebrated with fervour in Maheshwari and Sindhi community. It is observed on ‘tritiya’, the third day of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month in north India. It comes three days after Raksha Bandhan. While men bring gift, dresses, henna and sweets for wives, women keep fast, offer special prayers. Free Press talked to people to know about their take. Excerpts

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    Brother-sister reunite a day after Raksha Bandhan

    Mumbai: A 32-year-old man who had gone missing since a decade from his residence at Chembur was reunited with his sister on Monday, a day after Raksha Bandhan. A neighbour who was travelling to Vashi in a train, spotted the man on Monday afternoon. Praveen Narayan Shetty (32), a resident of Tilak Nagar at Chembur had gone missing in March 2008. A neighbour played the angel card and restored the brother-sister bond

  • Modern world denigrates modern woman

    So as another Raksha Bandhan goes by in all its materialistic glory, with celebs posing and preening with their siblings in their festive finery, a tiny change in what is essentially a patriarchal ritual is seen in how women no longer see brothers as protectors, and tie rakhis on the wrists of their sisters and gal pals too — women who will have their backs when they need them.

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    Thane Pothole: 2 kids dead, parents badly injured

    Thane: Two children of the Gharat family were killed after they fell into a pothole on Mumbai’s Nashik highway on Sunday night at around 9.45 pm on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The mishap highlights Thane district’s callousness towards the upkeep of its roads.

  • See pics! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya celebrate raksha bandhan with family

    Raksha bandhan is coming to an end but people are leaving no stone unturned to enjoy it to the fullest. And even our Bollywood celebrities have made sure that they don’t miss this occasion and meet their family. Now, we got our hands on a photo shared by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s sister-in-law Shrima Rai as her Instagram story. In the photo, Aishwarya is seen looking beautiful as usual in a white salwar

  • Amitabh Bachchan endorses ‘girl power’, lauds daughter Shweta on Raksha Bandhan

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has often lauded women for their achievements and contributions to the society. Towing the same line, the doting father that he is, the 75-year-old expressed delight and pride upon receiving a present from daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda, who has recently launched a luxury fashion pret label, in collaboration with designer Monisha Jaising.

  • Mamta Sangte: A ‘real’ sister of soldiers

    Ujjain: It is said that a sister is always blessed to have a brother or vice-a-versa. However, many women are deprived of this brotherly love. Though brother-less, a few of them enjoy extremely privileged and enviable status on this day. Mamta Sangte is one of the few who has been making and tying ‘Rakhis’ for the last 10 years to unknown and anonymous soldier brothers. Free Press caught up with her to

  • Ujjain: Raksha Bandhan celebrated with enthusiasm

    Ujjain: Raksha Bandhan was celebrated across the city with traditional zeal and fervour on Sunday. City dwellers were seen engrossed in festive fervour since morning as it was for the first time after four years that the Raksha Bandhan was unaffected from ‘Bhadrakaal’ which is considered to be inauspicious.

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    Raksha Bandhan 2018: Significance, legend, history, tithi and all you need to know

    Raksha Bandhan in Sanskrit literally means ‘the bond of protection’, the word Raksha means ‘Protection’ and ‘Bandhan’ means ‘Knot’. The festival is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu month Shravan, that falls in the Gregorian calendar month of August-September. On the day, sister ties ‘rakhi’ on her brother’s wrist and pray for his happiness and prosperity. The brother in return gives her a gift and a promise to protect

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    Raksha Bandhan 2018: Wishes, greetings, images to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook

    Raksha Bandhan is the day when sisters tie a rakhi, a sacred thread, on their brother’s wrist and pray for her happiness and prosperity. While brothers promise to protect their sisters. Not to forget the highlight of the festival ‘exchanging of gifts’. We believe some relations grow strong and stay strong; a sibling relationship is one of those. And Raksha Bandhan certainly calls for a celebration. But there are siblings who stay

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    Mumbai sisters tie down plastic ban with home-made rakhis

    Mumbai: Even though the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Maharashtra government are not following up on the plastic ban, many Mumbaikars have taken upon themselves to do their bit for the environment. For the upcoming Rakshabandhan, which will be celebrated on Sunday, many citizens have bought plastic-free Rakhis.

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    Raksha Bandhan 2018: From selfie pen to attending stand-up comedy, our guide to celebrating Raksha Bandhan

    Admit it! Siblings are the important part of our lives. However, we annoy each other they will always be with us. With Raksha Bandhan around the corner, it is the best time to cherish the crazy moments spent with your siblings. We believe some relations grow strong and stay strong; a sibling relationship is one of those. And Raksha Bandhan certainly calls for a celebration. If you are in Mumbai and want

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    Raksha Bandhan 2018: Flipkart, Amazon, offer Rakhi gift vouchers; read to know more

    With few hours left for Raksha Bandhan, have you decided what are you going to gift your sibling on the special day? Maybe you have already planned a special gift for the special person in your life. But if you are among the busy souls who probably haven’t decided the gift yet. Then fret not. Drop the notion of chocolates or cash right now. This article is your saving grace. We understand,

  • Plantable rakhis: A bond of love that will live on

    New Delhi: More than a colourful, decorative silk thread, Raksha Bandhan has been a celebration of the lifelong bond between brothers and sisters, sprinkled with love, occasional fights and a dash of bitter-sweet nostalgia for a shared childhood. While many brothers keep the rakhi on their wrists for weeks or even months to come, the festive thread eventually finds itself in a forgotten corner of a drawer or worse, a garbage bin. But the

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    Raksha Bandhan 2018 muhurat: Know the auspicious time to tie rakhi

    Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi Purnima, is the festival that reinforces the bond between brother and sister. Raksha Bandhan is a Sanskrit word, where ‘Raksha’ means ‘Protection’ and ‘Bandhan’ means ‘to tie’, it basically means ‘to tie the knot of protection’. It is also called as Kajri Purnima or Kajri Navami in Northern India. The festival falls on the Hindu month of Shravan during Purnima Day. It is advisable to tie