Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere).
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Toxic smog cloaks New Delhi morning after Diwali festivities

Toxic smog shrouded the Indian capital as air quality plummeted to hazardous levels Thursday after tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali. With schools closed for holidays, many ...

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Delhi Air Pollution Updates: Thick Smog Grapples Delhi After Diwali

The Supreme Court had allowed bursting of firecrackers from 8 pm to 10 pm only on Diwali and other festivals. It had also allowed manufacture and sale of only "green crackers", which have low light and sound emission and less harmful chemicals.



Diwali 2018 in pictures: INCREDIBLE photos show record-breaking Diwali ...

The magnificent scenes were captured during the Diwali festivities in the northern Indian city if Ayodhya. 301,152 lamps glistened simultaneously for five minutes beside the Sarayu river. Guinness World Records confirmed the dazzling display busted the ...

- Express.co.uk

BBC News

Toxic smog returns to Delhi after Diwali

Air pollution in the Indian capital has risen to hazardous levels after firecrackers were set off to celebrate Diwali despite a court ban. Residents awoke on Thursday to find the city blanketed in a toxic fog. The Supreme Court had restricted the ...

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The Guardian

Firecrackers from Diwali celebrations shroud Delhi in toxic smog

Pollution in the Indian capital Delhi exceeded the safe limit by 66 times on Thursday, shrouding the city in toxic fumes the morning after millions of firecrackers were burst for the Hindu festival Diwali. Delhi government monitors showed the density ...

- The Guardian

Economic Times

Delhi records worst air quality of year after Diwali due to rampant bursting ...

The Supreme Court has allowed people to burst firecrackers from 8 PM to 10 PM only on Diwali and other festivals. The Supreme Court also allowed manufacture and sale of just "green crackers" which have low emission of light, sound and harmful chemicals ...

- Economic Times

New York Times

That's a Lot of Lamps: 300000 Lit in India for Diwali, Breaking Record

Hundreds of thousands of oil lamps illuminated the northern Indian city of Ayodhya as part of the festival of Diwali, casting a glowing light over the city on Tuesday. But the lamps did not just set the scene for the annual five-day celebration, also ...

- New York Times

Dallas News

Three nourishing recipes to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights

Diwali is the most celebrated day by Hindus the world over. Lighting of earthen oil lamps are one of the integral traditions of Diwali celebrations. It guides us through the darkness to seek the eternal truth and symbolizes the spiritual victory of ...

- Dallas News

The Star, Kenya

Happy Diwali 2018: Hindus call for peace, fireworks expected from 7pm

The Hindu Diwali celebrations will be held today. Fireworks are expected in urban centres around 7 pm to commemorate the festivals. Hindu Council of Kenya, speaking to the Star on phone, said all temples and halls are going to be brightly illuminated.

- The Star, Kenya

Khaleej Times

Here's what Dubai expats are doing this Diwali...

Dubai-based couple and owners of the restaurant O'Pa0, Moushmi Bhatia and Amol Dhote, believe that Diwali is best celebrated at home with family and close friends. "Our day will begin with spring cleaning, and decorating the house with flowers and ...

- Khaleej Times


Indian city of Ayodhya breaks Guinness World Records with Diwali display

The northern Indian city of Ayodhya has made it into the Guinness World Records when more than 300,000 diya oil lamps were simultaneously lit for more than five minutes during the Hindu festival Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights. The ...

- Telegraph.co.uk


City breaks world record with 300000 oil lamps for Diwali

Participants light earthen oil lamps on the banks of the Sarayu river in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records for the largest display of oil lamps on the eve of Diwali. PAWAN KUMAR/REUTERS. The 301,152 lamps were lit simultaneously for five ...


BBC News

Giant puppets in Leicester tell story of Diwali

Giant puppets have been paraded through Leicester to mark the celebrations for the Hindu festival of Diwali. The 10ft high puppets, which represent the battle between Hanuman, the monkey god, and the demon king Ravana, were displayed at Leicester ...

- BBC News

Times Now

Diwali 2018: Twitter lights up with hilarious jokes and memes celebrating the ...

New Delhi: Diwali is always a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over darkness. It's a festival that spreads joy, happiness and sweetness and provides a perfect excuse to all of us to take a break from ...

- Times Now


'Who Works On Diwali? Fireworks': Twitter is Sparking it Up With These ...

"Use Diwali80 code to get 80% off" A quick scroll on your phone and this is all you'll see this week. And if you are a part of a family WhatsApp group, god bless your gallery. Diwali arrives every year with the smell of fresh paint, lit houses and ...

- News18

The Independent

Diwali 2018 celebrated in India: Narendra Modi visits troops as country shines ...

India was celebrating one of its biggest festivals of the year on Wednesday, as the country came to a colourful standstill for the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali. People shared images on social media of houses lit up with fairy lights, public ...

- The Independent


No Plans This Diwali? Here Are 5 Things To Do For Those Away From Home

New Delhi: Diwali, the festival of lights is here. For most, Diwali is about family get-togethers, reunion with friends, dinner with loved ones and poker night. However, for people staying away from home for work or studies who do not have plans this ...


Economic Times

PM Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers near India-China border

Dressed in heavy mountain gear, Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel in the icy terrain near the India-China border, saying their devotion to duty in the remote icy heights is enabling the strength of the nation.

- Economic Times

All India Radio

Festival of lights Diwali celebrated across country with traditional fervour ...

Festival of lights Diwali is being celebrated across the country with traditional fervour and gaiety today. The festival, which marks the victory of good over evil, is celebrated by lighting up houses, temples and other public places. People also ...

- All India Radio

India Today

Watch | PM Modi visits Kedarnath, celebrates Diwali with jawans

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating Diwali with the jawans of Indian Army and ITBP at Harsil in Uttarakhand. "Your devotion to duty in the remote icy heights is enabling the strength of the nation and securing the future and the dreams of 125 ...

- India Today


The story of Diwali

SINCE ancient times Diwali has been celebrated. It is not easy to say now what was really the reason behind its origin. Different people believe different events to be the cause behind this festival. Here are some mythical and historical reasons that ...

- News24

Voice of America

North Indian City Breaks Guinness Record With Diwali Lamps

The northern Indian city of Ayodhya broke a Guinness World Record on Tuesday by lighting 300,150 earthen lamps and keeping them burning for at least 45 minutes on the banks of the river Saryu as part of the annual celebration of Diwali, the Hindu ...

- Voice of America

Economic Times (blog)

The Festival of Diwali

By Mata Amritanandamayi. Diwali, originally known as Deepavali, “a string of light” — is, in fact, an inner call to rekindle this pure light in our hearts. Light signifies the spiritual illumination brought about by truth, knowledge, love and peace ...

- Economic Times (blog)


Diwali: When Shaikh Rashid visited Indians' homes in Dubai

The biggest highlight of the Diwali celebrations of the hardly 200-strong Indian community of those days was the then Dubai Ruler late Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum himself visiting the homes of some prominent Indian merchants, said Maghanmal ...

- gulfnews.com

Vatican News

Indian Catholic Bishops' message for Diwali

By Robin Gomes. India's Catholic Church is joining fellow Indians in the celebration of Diwali or Deepavali, the festival of lights, wishing that the light of love, justice and truthfulness permeate the nation and that the gift of wealth be used to do ...

- Vatican News

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Indian Catholic Bishops' message for Diwali

By Robin Gomes. India's Catholic Church is joining fellow Indians in the celebration of Diwali or Deepavali, the festival of lights, wishing that the light of love, justice and truthfulness permeate the nation and that the gift of wealth be used to do ...

- Vatican News

Independent Online

Celebrate Diwali within the confines of the law

Kindly avoid using loud crackers and stick to the traditional way of bringing in Diwali with lights, which will brighten your path,” Ruzbeh Patel wrote on his Facebook page, sharing a video of a trembling dog whose anxiety and fear was allegedly ...

- Independent Online

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