india

Diwali 2019 Date: When is Diwali in 2019?

Diwali 2019 Date in India Calendar: This year, the festival of lights falls on October 27. Starting at the end of the cropping season, it is often associated with wealth and happiness. The festival of lights is observed on the day of ‘Amavasya’ or new moon, the 15th day of Kartik, according to the Hindi calendar. Starting at the […]

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Families in Food: Milk Made

Mumbai’s Mathura Dairy Farm has been making its signature pedas for 70-odd years. On the Monday after Diwali, workers are still busy wrapping boxes of Mathura pedas in a shop on Bora Bazar Street. This is the Mathura Dairy Farm, which began in 1948 when Rajnath Singh, one of millions of migrants who made this […]

cities

Air quality falls as winter settles in Pune

The city on Wednesday morning recorded 13.7 degree Celsius and air quality fell from satisfactory to moderate level with PM 2.5 and PM 10 particle levels crossing the tolerable limit at recorded 161 ugm3 and 107 ugm3 at Shivajinagar respectively. The air quality index (AQI) categories are 0-50 (good), 51-100 (satisfactory), 101-200 (moderate), 201-300 (poor), […]

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Quietest Diwali in Mumbai since 2014: MPCB

Noise levels across the city this Diwali were the lowest in five years but were still above permissible limits for residential areas and silence zones, says the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board’s (MPCB) noise monitoring report. MPCB officials said there was a 50% decline in use of firecrackers across Mumbai and 30% decline across the state. […]

tv & movies

‘Everything about Shah Rukh is so grand’

‘I don’t see myself as a star, but I do see Shah Rukh very much as a star.’ Bollywood’s biggest stars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are not rivals. They share a warm relationship and don’t hesitate promoting each other’s movies. And so, we had Shah Rukh share a picture, above, and caption it: […]

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Drink driving cases in Delhi up by 27%

As many as 33,000 people were caught driving in an inebriated state on Delhi’s roads this year, around 27% higher than last year, data from Delhi traffic police shows. Data shows that an upward trend of drink driving cases has been observed in the last few years. In 2017, a total of 26,008 fines were […]

tv & movies

Thugs of Hindostan 1st film to cross Rs 500 mn mark

This is Amitabh Bachchan’s first entry in the list of highest openers in Bollywood and Aamir Khan’s second.Urvi Malvania reports. The Aamir Khan-Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan has set a new box office record, opening its campaign at Rs 522.5 million across three languages. The record for the highest first-day collection for a Bollywood […]