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Queen Elizabeth hails Diwali in Christmas message, doesn’t mention pandemic – world news

Noting that people of all faiths could not celebrate festivals the usual way this year, Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas message on Friday hailed Diwali, the festival of lights, which she said provided moments of hope and unity in a year that has kept people apart. The widely-watched royal message recorded in mid-December in Windsor did not mention “pandemic” or “Covid-19”, but ...

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The disquiet about Kejriwal’s Diwali puja is misplaced, writes Akshay Marathe – analysis

On Diwali night, I was visiting a lawyer friend’s home for a get-together. She introduced me to other guests as a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), much to the delight of a young couple. They were thrilled about Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal’s live-streamed Laxmi puja earlier that evening. The woman, who runs a business, said that she had ...

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RCB issues clarification after Virat Kohli gets trolled on his Diwali message – cricket

Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday gave a clarification on their official Twitter account on questions raised by fans over the alleged display of firecrackers during Virat Kohli’s birthday celebrations. The controversy sprung up after RCB captain Kohli shared a video on his Twitter on the Diwali eve in which he asked people of India to protect the environment and refrain from bursting ...

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Lower air pollution, noise recorded in Chennai on Diwali compared to earlier years – india news

Despite Tamil Nadu not banning firecrackers and restricting bursting of fireworks to 2-hours on Diwali day–which was flouted– Chennai’s air pollution and noise has declined compared to 2019, according to observations made by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). As of November 14, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) labelled Chennai’s air quality as ‘satisfactory’ with prominent pollutants being ...

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Diwali pollution: Delhi-NCR exhibits irresponsibility, again – editorials

On Diwali (Saturday), citizens of the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) area made a mockery of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s ban on the sale and use of all kinds of firecrackers in the region and health warnings by doctors (including the fact that there is a high risk of pollution exacerbating Covid-19) by bursting polluting crackers without any concern for ...

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Sound pollution spikes 66% in Ranchi’s silence zone on Diwali in prohibited hours – india news

Sound pollution in Ranchi’s silence zone rose 66% on Diwali on Saturday following a massive violation of the two-hour window given by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) for bursting firecrackers, according to the data released by the board on Sunday The same zone recorded 37% increase in noise pollution against the limit during the two-hour window. On directive ...

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Air quality dips to ‘severe’ in Delhi post Diwali – india news

The air quality dipped to “severe” at several places across the national capital on Saturday night owing to a combination of stubble burning and firecrackers burst during the Diwali celebrations in violation of a ban on the same. The Air Quality Index (AQI) for PM 2.5 pollutant stood at 481 in Anand Vihar, 444 in IGI Airport area, 457 in ...

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US state secretary Mike Pompeo extends his greetings on Diwali – india news

US state secretary Mike Pompeo on Saturday greeted Diwali to everyone who is celebrating the victory of light over darkness. “Happy #Diwali to everyone celebrating the victory of light over darkness. May you have a joyous festival of lights,” US state Secretary Mike Pompeo tweeted.   Earlier, UK prime Minister Boris Johnson also extended his greetings on Diwali and expressed ...

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Donald Trump extends wishes on Diwali – world news

US President Donald Trump on Saturday extended wishes on the occasion of Diwali. Taking to Twitter, Trump shared a photo of him lighting a lamp in the White House.   Earlier in the day, US Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo and the State Department also extended wishes on the occasion of Diwali. “Happy Diwali! We wish everyone safety and ...

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‘Sal Mubarak’: US President-elect Joe Biden wishes on Diwali – world news

Extending his greetings on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, US President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday wished for hope, happiness and prosperity. “To the millions of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists celebrating the Festival of Lights, @DrBiden and I send our best wishes for a #HappyDiwali. May your new year be filled with hope, happiness, and prosperity. Sal Mubarak,” Joe Biden ...

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