Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani extended Diwali greetings to the countrymen "May blessings of goddess Durga and Laxmi be with people," wished CM Rupani. Nation is celebrating Diwali with religious zeal. Rupani also urged people to follow COVID SOPs while celebrating the festival.
The Shiv Sena on Friday hit out at the BJP for its "silence" on the firing on people during Durga idol immersion in Munger in Bihar, where the latter is in power along with the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U). One person was killed and over two dozen people, including security personnel, injured in firing and stone- pelting during goddess Durga idol immersion late Monday night in Munger's Deen Dayal Upadhyay Chowk. The Election Commission has removed the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police of Munger. a group of protesters went on the rampage in the town on Thursday, setting some police stations and outposts on fire and ransacking the SP and the SDO offices. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Munger Manu Maharaj on Friday said that situation is normal now in Munger and additional force has been deployed. Watch the full video for more details.
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Speaking to media in Patna on October 30, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi spoke on Munger firing incident. Manjhi said, "It won't be right to comment on Munger firing incident before the findings of the probe are out. But Bihar government has taken swift action into the incident and is doing what is required." A mob vandalised Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) and Superintendent of Police (SP) office on October 29 in Munger while protesting against a man's death which took place during Goddess Durga idol immersion clashes on October 26.
As the nation is reeling under severe cold, Guwahati zoo has taken care of animals. The zoo administration placed heaters for animals. All precautionary measures have been taken by the administration to protect them from cold.
Gateway to Northeast India - Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati airport is a major connectivity point which experiences huge passenger traffic round the year. The challenge to handle the crowd grew significantly as the Covid-19 stretched out to all corners of the world. The Airports Authority of India laid out protective layers across all airports including the Guwahati Airport to combat the spread of the virus A host of safety measures were introduced and enforced. Right from the entry gates to the flight take- off, all touchpoints are regularly and repeatedly sanitized at the airport. The authorities also ensured that the orderly and cautious process didn't turn out to be an inconvenience for the passengers. A large portion of pre-travel paperwork has been shifted online so that the passengers could move without panic at the airport. The airport, in order to meet its futuristic demands, is also working to expand its infrastructure. A new integrated building at the cost of 1,232 Crore is being constructed. Once ready, the new terminal building will be capable of handling 4,300 domestic and 200 international passengers at peak hours, thereby enhancing the annual capacity from six million to ten million. With multiple check-in counters, self-check kiosk, Baggage carousels, In-Line baggage security screening system and Aero Bridges, the terminal will also be an energy-efficient building. The new terminal building is scheduled to be ready by June, 2022. AAI is committed to serve the Nation by enhancing passenger safety and building infrastructure with modern facilities.
Hundreds of people paid homage to former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away at age of 86. Gogoi had tested positive for COVID in August.
Every festival in India represents the sense of brotherhood and syncretism beholden among the diversified population of the country. It is quite common to see people of different religious communities coming together and celebrating different festivals as a gesture of mutual respect and cooperation for each other. Similar scenes were observed in Siliguri and Agartala cities, where Hindus and Muslims collectively organised and celebrated the revered festival.
To mark the end of Durga Puja, women in Kolkata participated in 'Sindur Khela' ceremony on October 26. The ceremony took place at a Durga Puja pandal. Bengali community immerses the clay idol of the goddess on this day with a heavy heart. Married women play 'Sindur Khela' ahead of Durga visarjan ceremony in Kolkata. 'Sindur Khela' is a Bengali Hindu tradition where women smear each other with vermilion on the last day of Durga Puja.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut called Munger firing incident an attack on Hindutva. He said, "Munger firing incident is an attack on Hindutva. If such an incident would have had happened in Maharashtra,..