After witnessing the shortest-ever Diwali break of 5 days, Surat's diamond industry experienced an increase in export of diamonds. In comparison to 2019, export of diamonds increased by 92% in November, this year. This is because of the halt the industry suffered for 4-5 months. Diamond units got a chance to recover from the losses they suffered during lockdown.
On eve of Christmas, Jammu and Kashmir Government organised special event in Srinagar. To bring cheer among people, Department of Tourism along with Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) organised the event. Director of Kashmir Tourism, Nissar Ahmad Wani said, "Today, we are celebrating Christmas Eve because on the day of Christmas, the fathers of church are not able to come out. We wanted to celebrate it on a good level so we have organised cultural programs, carols etc. Our aim was to celebrate Christmas and to pray god to bless us with a great year." A number of people irrespective of the religion attended the event. A cake-making competition was also organised there. A cake-maker named Arwah Siraj said, "This is a very good thing that Dept of Tourism and SKICC organised this event where people from different religion are celebrating Christmas together. This is a very big thing that such big event is organised post COVID-induced lockdown. This is the speciality of Kashmiris that we celebrate the festivals together no matter it is Eid, Diwali or Christmas." Cake was distributed among the attendees to celebrate Christmas. The cultural program was also held to mark the celebration. The special event also gave the message of brotherhood and communal harmony.
As Gujarat saw rise in COVID-19 cases post Diwali, it has become necessary for the citizens to wear masks and follow basic guidelines to again defeat the virus. With this aim, a tea seller in Vadodara city is distributing free masks with a cup of tea to his customers. Sapan Machi, who runs his tea stall named 'Shree Sainath Tea Center' in Bajwada area, is doing his part to ensure Gujarat gets past what can be called a second wave of coronavirus in the western state. Sapan has so far distributed around 650 masks to his customers, and has pledged to continue this good deed till the virus is eliminated.
Schools in Rajasthan' Jaipur reopened for the students of classes 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th on January 18. The schools followed COVID-19 guidelines such as social distancing and masks. Students and teachers at Mahatma Gandhi Government School were allowed entry only after a thermal screening. All educational institutions were forced to shut down due to coronavirus pandemic.
A woman was killed by a neighbouring dog trainer in Rajasthan's Jaipur making it look like robbery and murder by some unknown miscreants. Speaking to media, ACP of Jaipur, Ajay Pal Lamba said, "Victim had argument with the accused, who was on walk with dog earlier in morning. In fit of rage, he killed her. Accused has a history of robbery."
The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on January 04 started a cycle rally from Jaipur's Amar Jawan Jyoti in support of the farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm laws. The rally, which was flagged off by Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) chief Govind Singh Dotasra and other leaders is scheduled to culminate in New Delhi on January 05. More than hundreds of Congress' student wing members participated in this rally.
Salman Khan comes to the rescue of theatre owners, says Radhe will be released in cinemas on Eid'21. On the other hand, Sridevi's younger daughter, Khushi Kapoor is all set to make her Bollywood debut. Watch the full video to know more!
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Dress rehearsal for parade was underway ahead of the Army Day celebrations. The rehearsal was underway at Army Parade ground in Delhi on Wednesday, January 13. The Army jawans were seen marching as part of their rehearsal. Wives of three martyrs received awards during the full dress rehearsal of the Army Day Parade. The martyred jawans had lost their lives in Galwan Valley clash in Ladakh. The Army Day is celebrated across the country on January 15 every year. On this day in 1949, General KM Cariappa became the first Indian to take charge of Indian Army.
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Ahead of the Army Day celebrations, the dress rehearsal for parade is underway at Army Parade ground in Delhi on January 13. The officials were seen marching as part of their rehearsal. Three wives of Army men, who lost their lives in Galwan Valley clash in Ladakh received awards during the full dress rehearsal of Army Day Parade. The Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year. On this day in 1949, General KM Cariappa became the first Indian to take charge of the Indian Army.
The naming ceremony of 17 Belgium shepherd pups of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) held in Panchkula on December 30. These pubs have been named after areas where ITBP is deployed. These pups were felicitated by ITBP DIG Sudhakar Natarajan. 17 ITBP pups have been named Sasoma, Daulat, Shyok, Chainchaino, Galwan, Anila, Chung Thung, Mukhpari, Yulu, Sultan Chusku, Sasher, Srijal, Charding, Imis, Chip Chap and Rezang. "Pups named on areas where ITBP is deployed to show respect for those serving there," said ITBP DIG Sudhakar Natarajan.