Diwali, the festivals of light has begun! This year, the festival will be celebrated on October 19th.
Diwali signifies the victory of good over the evil and marks the return of Lord Rama with Sita to Ayodhya after an exile of 14 years.
To mark the occasion, people decorate their houses with torans and flowers and also design colourful rangoli at the home's entrance.
Many devotees of Mahalakshmi also observe fast. The Lakshmi Vrat concludes only after the elaborate Lakshmi Puja in the evening.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar is not happy with the current education system and feels that the race to join prestigious institutions has left the students as "slaves" to the coaching centres.
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The 65-year-old actor shared the first look of himself for his upcoming social thriller directed by Anubhav Sinha. While sharing the look with his fans, Rishi wrote, "For all my fans, my first look of the film Mulk."
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The experience of visiting Pakistan has always been bitter-sweet for cricket teams of other countries. In case of Sri Lanka, their last experience was mostly bitter due to the incident that happened in 2009, which also marked their last Pakistan visit until now.
On their trip to Lahore in 2009, the bus in which Sri Lankan cricket team was travelling got attacked with guns and grenades, following which the team has refrained from playing any international tournament in Pakistan.
After 8 years since...
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At a White House meeting, Trump reportedly told members of his cabinet that the prices of prescription drugs in the US have gone through the roof. “If you look at the same drug by the same exact company made in the same exact box and sold some place else sometimes it’s a fraction of what we pay in this country,” Trump...
Akhilesh Yadav Sacks Senior Minister For Siding With Mafia Don
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June 22 , 2016 , 11:35 IST
Balram Yadav was on Tuesday sacked by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, apparently for facilitating merger of Quami Ekta Dal (QED) of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari with the ruling Samajwadi Party.
"Balram Yadav, holding charge of Secondary Education ministry, has been removed (from the Council of Ministers) by the Chief Minister," a senior official told PTI.
Though no official reason has been cited for the removal, SP leaders said the Chief Minister was "unhappy" with Yadav for facilitating the controversial merger of QED with SP.
The merger was announced earlier in the day by SP spokesman and senior Cabinet Minister Shipal Yadav, who is brother of Akhilesh's father and party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.
"QED is today merging with SP which would strengthen the party," Shivpal said at a press conference jointly addressed by Mukhtar Ansari's brother Afzal Ansari.
Interestingly, Shivpal suggested that Mukhtar, the jailed MLA of QED, was not among those who had joined SP.
"At present only those here are joining SP. We did not have any talk with Mukthar," he said in reply to a question.
QED was founded in 2010 by Mukhtar, along with his brothers Afzal Ansari and Sigbatullaha Ansari. The mafia don is in jail for his alleged involvement in the murder of former BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai.
Akhilesh, who was in Jaunpur, was asked by mediapersons to comment on the merger. He evaded a direct reply and merely said, "If party workers perform their responsibilities, then there was no need of another party," an apparent indication of disapproval of the merger.
The merger of QED with SP has already given fresh ammunition to the opposition parties to target Samajwadi Party which has often been accused of protecting hooligans.
"This is nothing new. Samajwadi Party is trying all means to get back to power in the next elections," BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.
He said BJP will definitely take up the issue of "increasing lawlessness" in the state during next year's Assembly elections.
In a similar refrain, Congress spokesman DP Singh said the merger shows "growing frustration" within the ruling party which is trying all "fair and foul means to retain power by hook or by crook".
Opposition parties have targeted Akhilesh on several occasions for patronising 'goonda raj' in the state.
However, sources close to Balram Yadav said his son will be given place in Akhilesh Yadav ministry as state minister soon.