The hundreds of Indian-Americans flocked to river banks, lakes and makeshift water bodies across the US to celebrate Chhath Puja.
As the Yamuna river fills with froth yet again, Manoj Misra, convener of the ‘Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan’, speaks to Outlook about the road map for a clean river and the politicisation of conservation projects.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted an audio message which said that people are reminded of the importance of cleanliness on the festival of Chhath.
Follow the diverse celebrations in Bihar where Chhath Puja - a composite culture, a shared festival and faith that is unbound and unshackled - comes to life.
At the centre of the BJP Vs AAP politics over Chhath Puja in Delhi are the Purvanchalis- people belonging to Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Thursday, urged Lieutenant governor Anil Baikal to allow the celebrations of the festival of Chhath Pooja as Covid-19 is not much severe in Delhi now.
The SC banned devotees from conducting Puja rituals in the city’s Rabindra Sarobar and Subhas Sarobar lakes.
The court had also disallowed Chhath Puja at Rabindra Sarobar
The organisation, Poorvanchal Gaurav, is hosting the festival online from November 18-20.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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