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  • Now, Irfan Pathan trolled for celebrating Raksha Bandhan

    It just a few weeks ago that cricketer Irfan Pathan was trolled for posting a photo of his wife wherein his wife Safa Baig was seen showing her face and arms. Fans found the image ‘unislamic’ and mocked Irfan for being a Pathan and still failing to ask his wife cover her face and arms and also for allowing her to wear nail polish. Irfan posted the photo with his wife on

  • ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ registers massive slump on Raksha Bandhan

    Collections of the new Shah Rukh Khan starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal were down by nearly 55 percent on Day 4 with just Rs. 7.15 cr coming in on Raksha Bandhan. Shah Rukh Khan has reasons to feel anxious. All his recent films including the big Republic Day release Raees have underperformed at the box office.

  • 159 brothers gift toilets to sisters on Raksha Bandhan in Amethi

    Lucknow: While Raksha Bandhan was celebrated with traditional fervor across the country on Monday, there was a special touch in Amethi town of Uttar Pradesh where 159 brothers gifted their sisters toilets as a gift.

  • Indore: Rakhsha Bandhan celebrated with festivity and fervour

    Indore: Rakhsha Bandhan was celebrated across the City with great enthusiasm on Monday. Markets were abuzz till late Sunday night, as people, especially young girls had been in massive preparation mode for the festival of sibling love. Despite recent slowdown in trade post enactment of GST, the day witnessed handsome business in city with large number of people thronging markets to pick up essentials.

  • Thane celebrates Raksha Bandhan with great zeal

    Thane: Thane city is famous for its cultural aspect. This lake city celebrates every festival with similar zeal. Raksha Bandhan is a festival of special bond between brothers and sisters and also to express the gratitude towards the people who help us in various ways. In Thane Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in various moods. Somewhere it was for communal harmony, and somewhere it was celebrated with those sections of the society who are

  • 103-yr-old widow ties rakhi to PM Modi

    New Delhi : Sharbati Devi, a 103-year-old widow, tied rakhi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wrist on this auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

  • Mumbai BEST strike create chaos; Not so happy Raksha Bandhan for commuters

    Over 3,500 buses of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking went off the roads here after its workers’ union went on a strike to press for their demands, including timely payment of salaries. Nearly 36,000 BEST employees went on the strike since midnight, putting the citizens to inconvenience as ‘Raksha Bandhan’ is being celebrated today. The BEST operates around 3,700 buses on 483 routes, ferrying over 30 lakh passengers every day.

  • Raksha Bandhan: Akshay Kumar’s sister Alka reveals what makes her brother special

    On the special occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Akshay Kumar shared a video titled Direct Dil Se. In the video, Akshay’s sister Alka Bhatia is seen talking about her relationship with Akshay. She even said “Mummy-Daddy would insist that if I had to stay out late or attend a late night party then I’d have to ask Raju to accompany me. He would never go with me and always say, ‘You have to

  • Raksha Bandhan Photos: Mumbai college students tie rakhi to railway cops

    Shravan Purnima’s auspicious day sees the renewal of bonds between brothers and sisters on Raksha Bandhan. The almanac stipulates that the rakhi ceremony be completed before 12.43pm given that a lunar eclipse casts its shadow 12.44pm onward. Women across the country are tying the rakhis not only to their brothers but also on the wrist of men, who secure the boundaries of nation so that others can peacefully sleep in the comfort

  • Happy Raksha Bandhan: Here is how Bollywood is celebrating festival of siblings

    B-town has always been knowing for every festival. After all, Bollywood industry has always been showing its different-different colours of festivals through the films. However, Raksha Bandhan has always been special for Bollywood celebs. On this special occasion, B-town celebs like Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Juhi Chawla and other could not resist themselves from sharing their happy lovely pictures with their siblings on the social media.

  • Happy Raksha Bandhan: This is how cricketers celebrated festival of sibling love

    Today is the auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, where sister ties rakhi on brother’s hand and brother promises to take care of her. The festival has a rich tradition and is a very auspicious one in the Hindu religion. We have seen cricketers battling it out on the cricketing field, but today they were all dressed up and celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with their loved ones. From Virat Kohli to Virender Sehwag

  • President Kovind, PM Modi greet nation on Raksha Bandhan

    New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his greetings to the nation on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. In a series of tweets as well, the President highlighted how Raksha Bandhan celebrates the sacred bond of commitment between sisters and brothers.

  • Ujjain: Rakhis of cartoon characters a hit among kids

    Ujjain: Markets were abuzz with activity on the eve of Rakshabandhan on Sunday. Attractive offers on electronic devices, mobile phones, readymade clothes and watches by small and big stores saw people make a beeline to market.

  • Indore: Evening drizzles add more to festive spirit

    Indore: Evening drizzles on Sunday added more to the celebratory mood of citizens, already basking in the festivity of Friendship Day and Raksha Bandhan on Monday. Several short spells of light showers in the weekend brought city the much awaited relief from humidity and increasing heat, which have been troubling residents for last couple of days.

  • Indore: Happy Raksha Bandhan: Prayers, presents and promise to strengthen sibling love

    Indore: From nagging fights to the sweetest gestures, siblings are born best friends. Promising to protect each other with a knot of love, everyone awaits ‘Raksha Bandhan’ to strengthen the sibling love more. As sisters look for the most beautiful Rakhis (sacred thread) for their brother’s wrist, brothers leave no stone unturned to pamper them with jewellery, chocolates, cards and every best thing they can lay their hands on.

  • Bhopal: Huma observes fast till she ties rakhis to five Hindu brothers

    Bhopal: Even as there is communal divide across the country, a Muslim painter observes fast till she ties rakhi on the wrist of her Hindu brothers. 30-year-old Huma Khan who has been tying Rakhi to her five Hindu brothers – Vikas Kumar Kogey, Mahesh Pal, Shanti Kumar Trikey, Vinay and Hemant Rao for more than ten years now.

  • Bhopal: Women cops give priority to duty, than celebration

    Bhopal: “We are sisters, but for us duty is first. We are responsible people to handle the law and order situation. We will celebrate our Raksha Bandhan within the duty hours,” say women police constables, on Sunday. However, the DIG Bhopal has made the women cops happy through his surprising orders. One of the constables Namtrata Mishra added that they are also human being and have families, but the post