'Cricketer' Malaika Arora snapped spending quality time with her son Arhaan Khan. Dressed in comfy athleisure, 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' girl was clicked outside her yoga center in Mumbai. Her pet Casper was also seen goofing around. Meanwhile, bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan was seen outside Mumbai airport. He is off to Kolkata for shooting of his upcoming film 'Bob Biswas'. Actor Sharad Kelkar was also spotted at the airport. He recently garnered applause for his acting in 'Laxmii'.
Thousands of devotees assembled at Assi Ghat on Friday in Varanasi to celebrate Chhath Puja. People were seen wearing traditional attires and offered prayers at the ghats. This year, the festival is being celebrated amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and many devotees said that they prayed to Chhathi Maiyya to keep everyone safe from the virus. Mumbai witnessed a muted Chatth Puja after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced restrictions on celebrations near natural water bodies in the city, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Chhath puja was observed in Kolkata without much fanfare, as processions synonymous with the festival were largely missing from the city roads, and people performed rituals at the temporary ghats set up by the civic authorities while maintaining a physical distance. Meanwhile, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee were seen celebrating the festival.
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Devotees on day third of Chhath Puja gathered at Takta Ghat in Kolkata. CM Mamata Banerjee also attended the Puja. Rituals were performed, and prayers were offered to sun god. Devotees took holy dip on the auspicious day. Restrictions have been imposed this year in several cities due to extant COVID situation.
Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad held a press conference on October 08 in Delhi over police used force on BJP workers during 'March to Nabanna' protest. He said that the police have used some chemical in the water cannons used at party workers, who were protesting at the Howrah Bridge and started vomiting. "I have been told that the water (water cannons) had some chemical in it which is why people have been vomiting," said Prasad.
Locals in Siliguri held a candle march over lack of provision of space for Chhath puja celebrations. The protest was held at Lal Mohan Niranjan Ghat. Earlier on November 18, Locals had protested by simply standing in the river with placards. Protestors also accused the administration for not cooperating for successful celebration of the festival. Chhath puja, a four-day-long festival dedicated to the Sun god has started across country. It is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and joy in several states but it is a major festival in north India. The festival usually witnesses huge congregations.
Several locals in Siliguri staged a protest at Lal Mohan Niranjan ghat over lack of provision of space for Chhath Puja celebrations. Protesters with banners urged administration to look into the matter. "We never faced such a problem. We need more space to maintain social distancing norms. We're silently protesting for more space," said a protester.
Members of the transgender community in Siliguri celebrated 'Bhai Phonta' on November 16. "We just wish to be accepted as normal humans as other people are, and be respected in society. Aren't we also someone's family members just as others are," said a member of the community.
In view of rising coronavirus cases, the West Bengal government has imposed a complete lockdown. Streets were deserted with very few vehicles moving on roads in WB's Siliguri on August 31. The state is..
In view of rising coronavirus cases, the West Bengal government has imposed complete lockdown. Streets wore deserted look as complete lockdown is being observed in West Bengal's Kolkata amid COVID-19..
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