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US lawmakers ask NYC schools to recognise Diwali as holiday

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 22:56

Recognising the growing influence of the Indian community in the US, six top American lawmakers on Thursday asked the New York City schools to include Diwali in the list of public holidays.

Bhabua paints itself green

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 13:04

If it is pink for Rajasthan it is green for Bihar where a town has painted itself green to match its verdant surroundings.

When humanity goes to sleep on Diwali

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 17:40

The festival of Diwali comes and goes every year, and every time it is the same old <i>tamasha</i> of air and noise pollution that the harmless living beings have to deal with.

Cameron keen to see British Indians at top posts in UK

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 12:50

Admiring British Indians for their contributions, Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he wants to see more people from the community at the top in the country`s armed forces, judiciary and politics.

Diwali celebration hosted by Michelle Obama in White House

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 15:08

The US First Lady, Michelle Obama led the Diwali celebrations with the Bollywood music at the State room of the building along with Indian American children and a popular Indian American band.

Michelle Obama celebrates Diwali with Bollywood dance moves

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 11:31

US First Lady Michelle Obama lit a `diya` (lamp) in the East room to start White House Diwali celebrations after trying out some Bollywood dance moves.

What happened when Shilpa Shetty bumped into Akshay, Twinkle at a Diwali party?

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 09:16

What happens when two ex lovers who parted on a bitter note come across each other years later with their spouses in tow?

Michelle Obama celebrates Diwali at White House with Bollywood music

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 09:01

US First Lady Michelle Obama led the Diwali celebrations with the Bollywood music at the State room of the building along with Indian American children and a popular Indian American band.

Diwali effect: Noise pollution high, air pollution down in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 00:59

Noise pollution in Delhi witnessed an upward trend this Diwali, as compared to six other metros like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Diwali effect: Noise polluion high, air pollution down in Delhi

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 21:59

Noise pollution in Delhi witnessed an upward trend this Diwali, as compared to six other metros like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Widows of farmers observe `Black Diwali` in Vidarbha

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 15:57

Several widows of farmers, who had earlier committed suicide in Maharashtra`s Vidarbha region, observed a "Black Diwali" this time in Yavatmal district.

Delhi reports 266 fire incidents on Diwali

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 13:33

A total of 266 minor incidents of fire were reported in the Indian capital during Diwali, the Delhi Fire Service said Monday. No one was injured.