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Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan government to provide free bus service to women on Raksha Bandhan

DNA Saturday, 1 August 2020 ()
Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan government announced free bus service to all women on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
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News video: UP govt allows opening of sweet, rakhi shops ahead of Raksha Bandhan

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Uttar Pradesh government has allowed opening of sweet shops and those selling rakhis on August 02. UP is observing weekend lockdowns due to rising cases of COVID-19. The decision has been taken in view of the Raksha Bandhan festival on August 03. People in Moradabad thronged sweet and rakhi shops in...

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People of two faiths come together to celebrate Raksha Bandhan in Kanpur [Video]

People of two faiths come together to celebrate Raksha Bandhan in Kanpur

India is well known across the world for its unity in diversity and this variety is implicit to Indian festivals as well. In Kanpur, an extra hue got added to the festivity of Raksha Bandhan, when people of two different faiths observed the occasion together. With this act, they not only celebrated the beautiful bond between brothers and sisters but also fostered the long-practiced communal harmony in the country.

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President Kovind celebrates Rakshabandhan with nurses

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People across country celebrate Raksha Bandhan in unique ways [Video]

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People across country celebrated Raksha Bandhan on August 3 in their own unique ways. Women in Ayodhya tied Rakhi to idols of Lord Rama on the auspicious occasion. 'Festivals have no religion,' this was quiet evident when Muslim women in Kanpur tied Rakhi to Hindu brothers. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, people in Amritsar preferred to tie 'mauli' instead of Rakhi and made sweets at home instead of buying it from shops. They also tied masks on each other's face. In the national capital, people maintained social distancing norms while purchasing rakhi and sweets.

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