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Mumbai: 2 dead, 197 injured in Dahi-Handi related incidents

Mumbai: 2 dead, 197 injured in Dahi-Handi related incidents

2 people died and at least 197 injured due in Dahi Handi-related incidents across Mumbai

Aug 16, 2017, 08:06 AM IST
'Dahi Handi' celebrated with nationalistic flavour in Maharashtra

'Dahi Handi' celebrated with nationalistic flavour in Maharashtra

The birth of Lord Krishna was rung in with religious fervour on Tuesday and was followed by colourful 'Dahi Handi' with a distinct national flavour by thousands of Govindas all over Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.

Aug 15, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
'Dahi Handi' celebrated with nationalistic flavour in Maharashtra

'Dahi Handi' celebrated with nationalistic flavour in Maharashtra

With the bar on heights of human pyramids relaxed by the Bombay High Court, the celebrations were organised with full gusto in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Pune, Nashik, Kolhapur, Nagpur and other major cities.

Aug 15, 2017, 15:52 PM IST
Dahi Handi fest: 14 years age restriction, but no height limit

Dahi Handi fest: 14 years age restriction, but no height limit

The court was on Monday hearing two petitions filed by city residents, raising concerns over the participation of minors in the festival and lack of safety measures, due to which several untoward incidents occur.

 

Aug 07, 2017, 15:16 PM IST

Dahi Handi: SC asks Bombay HC to hear plea against age, height cap

Dahi Handi is a ritual which will be observed during 'Janmashtami' on August 14 this year across Maharashtra and nearby states.

Aug 01, 2017, 13:22 PM IST

Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival

India`s Supreme Court on Aug. 17 upheld a lower court`s decision banning youths under 18 from participating in the ritual and restricting the height of the human pyramid to 20 feet (6 m).

Aug 26, 2016, 05:42 AM IST

Heightened' Dahi Handi revelry continues despite court curb

Dahi Handi celebrations to mark Krishna Janmashtami got off to a colourful start in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra today, with some 'mandals' allegedly flouting the 20-foot ceiling for human pyramids mandated by the Supreme Court.

Aug 25, 2016, 13:21 PM IST
Dahi Handi events in Dadar, Thane flout Supreme Court rule; human pyramids go beyond 20 feet

Dahi Handi events in Dadar, Thane flout Supreme Court rule; human pyramids go beyond 20 feet

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that human pyramids can't go beyond 20 feet during the Dahi Handi festival on Krishna Janmashtami.

Aug 25, 2016, 11:59 AM IST
Janmashtami: Watch Dahi-Handi celebrations from Mumbai

Janmashtami: Watch Dahi-Handi celebrations from Mumbai

On the occasion of Janmashtami, the famous Dahi-Handi festival, is being celebrated with great enthusiasm across Maharashtra on Thursday.

Aug 25, 2016, 11:28 AM IST

Upset over SC curb on Dahi Handi, mandal to return award

Last week, the SC said youth below 18 years of age cannot participate in the popular ritual, part of Janmashtami festival, in Maharashtra and the height of the human pyramid cannot exceed 20 feet, a limit fixed by the Bombay HC.

Aug 24, 2016, 00:15 AM IST
Dahi Handi: SC upholds Bombay HC directive, human pyramids to not exceed 20 feet

Dahi Handi: SC upholds Bombay HC directive, human pyramids to not exceed 20 feet

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Bombay High Court restriction regarding the height of the pyramids and the age group of the participants in the Dahi Handi festival. 

Aug 17, 2016, 13:09 PM IST
Dahi Handi fest: SC to pass order on issue of human pyramids' height today

Dahi Handi fest: SC to pass order on issue of human pyramids' height today

The Bombay High Court had in 2014 ordered that the height of human pyramids should not exceed 20 feet in the Dahi Handi function.

Aug 17, 2016, 10:07 AM IST
Dahi Handi festival: SC to hear Maha govt's plea on human pyramids' height on Tuesday

Dahi Handi festival: SC to hear Maha govt's plea on human pyramids' height on Tuesday

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear Maharashtra Government's plea seeking clarification of its earlier order concerning the height of human pyramids for the Dahi-Handi celebrations.

Aug 08, 2016, 17:46 PM IST

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Sep 06, 2015, 15:33 PM IST

PETA to organise 'vegan Dahi-Handi' in Nagpur

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and People for Animals (PFA) will organise a 'vegan Dahi-Handi' in Nagpur on Friday ahead of Janmashtami celebrations.

Sep 03, 2015, 11:27 AM IST

Dahi Handi gets adventure sport status; would be regulated

 In a significant decision, Maharashtra government accorded the status of 'adventure sport' to the human pyramids of 'Govindas' which are formed during the Dahi Handi festival but said those below 12 years won't be able to participate in it.

Aug 12, 2015, 21:04 PM IST
Shraddha Kapoor overwhelmed with invites for Dahi Handi events

Shraddha Kapoor overwhelmed with invites for Dahi Handi events

 Actress Shraddha Kapoor loves visiting Dahi Handi events here on Janmashtami and, this year, she is receiving a lot of requests from various organisers to come and attend the festival with them.

Aug 10, 2015, 18:20 PM IST

'Dahi handi' gets status of adventure sport

 Maharashtra government has accorded 'Dahi Handi' festival the status of an 'adventure sport', in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it.

Dec 12, 2014, 20:16 PM IST

14 Dahi Handi festival revellers admitted to hospital in Kalwa

As many as 14 Dahi Handi festival revellers have been admitted to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital (CSMH) at Kalwa and are being treated there, said an official release issued here on Monday.

Aug 18, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

Petition filed in SC challenging Bombay HC order on Dahi Handi festival

A petition was filed in Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging the Bombay High Court order of regulating the height of human pyramids and ban participation of minors during the Dahi Handi festival in Maharashtra.

Aug 13, 2014, 12:39 PM IST