Articles tagged under: Diwali 2018
November 12, 2018
Gandhinagar: Businesses across Gujarat will reopen today on occasion of Labh Pancham after mini vacation of Diwali. Labh means benefit while Pancham means fifth day of Gujarati calendar month. Labh Pancham is fifth day of Gujarati calendar year. Businessmen, traders, shopkeepers close their businesses post Chopta pujan on Diwali day and reopen on Labh Pancham after holidays of Bestu Varsh(Gujarati new year day), Bhai Bij and two more off days. It's considered auspicious to reopen businesses on L...Read More
November 11, 2018
Gandhinagar: There's no secret that inspite of Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister in place, the real man in command in Gujarat is ruling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)'s national president Amit Shah who is from Gujarat.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited Amit Shah's bungalow in Thaltej area of Ahmedabad twice, first on Gujarati new year day (Bestu varsh) and again on the next day of Bhai Bij.
Rupani who meets Shah time-to-time to seek his guidence had closed door talk during the seco...Read More
November 08, 2018
Ahmedabad: It's the biggest festival of Gujarati people during the year. It's a new year day as per Gujarati Hindu Vikram Samvat calendar.
While Vikram Samvat calendar is also used by people in several north Indian states and it is also the national calendar of neighbouring country Nepal, the Gujarati Vikram Samvat calendar is different from others. The new year in Gujarati calendar is celebrated a day after Diwali.
One can see footfalls in temples 10-fold on new year day which is popula...Read More
November 07, 2018
Nadabet(Banaskantha district): Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today spent time on ‘Diwali Festival’ day with Jawans of Border Security Force (BSF) at Nadabet, bordering Pakistan, in Banaskantha district and greeted them with his Diwali Greetings.
Rupani arrived at Nadabet in the morning and was offered Guard of Honour by BSF Jawans. Later, he visited temple of Nadeshwari Mataji and offered his Pooja and taken blessings.
Later, in an interaction with Media persons, the Chief Minis...Read More
November 07, 2018
New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today celebrated Diwali with jawans of the Indian Army and ITBP, at Harsil in Uttarakhand.
Greeting the jawans on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that their devotion to duty in the remote icy heights, is enabling the strength of the nation, and securing the future and the dreams of 125 crore Indians. He said that Diwali is the festival of lights; it spreads the light of goodness and dispels fear. He said that the jawans, through their...Read More
November 07, 2018
Gandhinagar: It's Diwali today, the biggest festival of Hindus in year. In Gujarat, Diwali witnesses Chopda Pujan ceremony under which, account books of new Gujarati Hindu year are worshiped by traders. Chopda Pujan mahurats today are between 6.44 to 9.34 am, 10.58 am to 12.24 pm, 15.14 to 18.03 and 19.39 to 24.25.
Major temples across Gujarat are decorated with lights on Diwali. Akshardham in Gandhinagar has been decorated with more than 10,000 oil lamps while Santram temple in Nadiad looks...Read More
November 04, 2018
Ahmedabad: Amraiwadi police here arrested two persons for bursting crackers "dangerously" in non-permissible hours post midnight in vegetable market area.
According to the First Information Report(FIR) filed in this case by Amraiwadi police, 33-year old Baldev Chatur Patel who lives in Ranchhodji vaas in Amraiwadai was bursting crackers in public "in a manner creating dangerous situation", breaching the license branch notification dated 3 November 2011. Police booked Chatur under IPC section ...Read More
November 02, 2018
Gandhinagar: Gujarat government today announced Diwali Bonus today for over 32000 grade-4 employees including those in panchayats and granted institutions.
Deputy CM cum Finance Minister Nitin Patel today made the announcement that a bonus of Rs 3500 would be distributed to the employees.
He said that it would put an additional burden of Rs 14 to 15 crore on the exchequer.
October 30, 2018
Gandhinagar: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will celebrate the festival of Diwali with jawans of Border Security Force(BSF) at Nada bet border area of Banaskantha district in Rann of Kutch. The Chief Minister will go upto zero point of border and greet BSF jawans on Diwali.
October 23, 2018
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay sale of firecrackers across the country, although it put certain restrictions on the use of firecrackers.
A two-judge division bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, passed the order after hearing in detail the arguments from the three petitioners and respondents.
The apex court has fixed the duration for bursting crackers time on the day of Diwali from 8pm to 10 pm and during other religious festivals, it will...Read More
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