Over 40 people were hospitalised on Friday due to food poisoning allegedly after consuming contaminated prasad in Bisharma Pooja held here.
In order to prevent elephants from wreaking havoc in their fields and destroying crops, villagers here have installed a statue of an elephant near their farms with a firm belief that it will ward off the herd from devouring their crops.
If you think only the shores of Mumbai witness the grandeur of Ganesh Chaturthi, you might be mistaken! Over the last few years, the national capital sees as much fervour as the city in Maharashtra with idols of the deity lining streets and devotees
With one of Mumbai's most vibrant event of the year- Dahi Handi, taking place today on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, many organisers have geared up to priortise safety of people taking part in a pyramid formation.
Six persons were killed and 27 others sustained injuries in a stampede at a temple in Deganga area of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal on Friday morning, police said.
The auspicious day Janmashtami is yet to arrive but people in the country are already soaked in religious fervour.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will take part in Janmashtami celebrations here on August 24.
Preparations are in full swing for Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid. Thousands of Muslims from all across the country gathered at their neighbourhood mosques to offer morning prayers on the occasion.
The BSE, NSE, forex, money market and major commodity markets will remain closed on Monday on account of Bakri Id.
Restrictions will be eased to allow people in Kashmir to offer Friday prayers in local mosques, officials said on Friday as security forces were put on high alert across the Valley in an apparent move to prevent possible protests.
Ahead of Eid al-Adha, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Zone on Friday said that government officials will reach out to people in every "nook and corner of each district" to ensure that they have adequate supply of various commodities.
Police has taken into custody an autorickshaw driver, whose mobile phone was allegedly used by a tourist to make a bomb threat call to blow up Prem Mandir in Vrindavan and Krishna Janmasthan Temple in Mathura.