Effigies of Ravan, Kumbhakarn and Meghnad burnt at Kolkata's Salt Lake as part of Vijayadashami celebrations on October 26. The 10th day of Sharad Navratri is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijayadashami. The effigies of Ravan burnt in open fields to symbolises the victory of good over evil.
Mysuru city illuminated on occasion of 'Dasara' on Oct 26. 'Dasara' is one of the prominent festivals of the region. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 'Dasara' festival is celebrated with little restrain this year.
COVID-19 is leaving no stone unturned to play spoilsport. Dussehra celebrations will not be as grand as before this year. Ravana effigy makers from Rajasthan's Jaipur are also feeling the brunt. According to a Ravana effigies maker, people are not coming to buy their effigies; they are only able to sell small effigies. He said that COVID-19 themed effigies are in demand.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the AAP government has changed its strategy by conducting aggressive tracing and testing in the city, attributing it as one of the reasons for a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the past few days. Jain said that it would be too early to say if this was the "third wave" of fresh coronavirus cases, adding that it may be "third wave", but one should wait for one week to see trends. Amid the festive season and rising pollution levels, Delhi on Wednesday recorded over 5,600 COVID-19 cases for the first time, with the national capital witnessing a surge in daily cases. Watch the video for more details.
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On October 29, locals gathered at Delhi-Noida-Delhi flyway demanding justice for businessman Aman Baisla who had allegedly died by suicide. His mother said, "My son was blackmailed and tortured by three people including a woman. I demand justice for my son." Aman had alleged about torture from a few friends before taking his own life in a video and posted it on social media. The 22-year-old Aman Baisla had allegedly committed suicide on September 29.
PM and Rahul to enter battleground Bihar today. Bharat Biotech's Covid vaccine cleared for Phase 3 trials. Eros Now apologises for 'vulgar' Navratri campaign. And Malaika's fitness mantra revealed as she turns 47. All the news and updates for you in this editorji playlist.
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Eros Now has stirred a massive controversy with raunchy social media posts around the Hindu festival of Navratri. The posts, which have now been taken down, have created a massive furore on social media with #BoycottErosNow becoming one of the top Twitter trends. Eros Now has now issued an apology and said that they did not intend to hurt anyone’s emotions. This comes close on the heels of Tanishq pulling down one of its advertisements after it faced anger on social media. In Focus today, Dilip Cherian, Prahlad Kakkar & Kaveree Bamzai speak on the issue of creative freedom and the line between witty & outright offensive.
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Business of idol makers in Guwahati remained affected ahead of Durga Puja due to COVID-19 pandemic. Idol makers are suffering huge loss this year. An Idol maker said, "We are suffering huge losses this..