Devotees in Varanasi's famous Vishwanath temple stood in long queues on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, as they waited eagerly for their turn to perform the holy rituals on Shivling. As Hindu devotees stood in queues, people of the Muslim community were seen showering petals on them to give out the message of brotherhood in line with the Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb. This culture refers to the fusion of Hindu-Muslim cultures found in northern states like Uttar Pradesh, especially the region that falls between the banks of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. This was not for the first time that such a wonderful gesture was shown by the people of a particular community in Varanasi. Locals say that be it the festivals of Hindus or Muslims, we celebrate each and every festival together and the same was witnessed during Mahashivratri. Celebrated with great fervour and zeal across the country, Mahashivratri is considered most auspicious for spiritual growth. Literally translating to - the great night of Shiva, the occasion is believed to celebrate the marriage of Shiva, the Lord of destruction and Parvati, goddess of fertility, love and beauty.
Toxic foam was seen covering the Yamuna river in the national capital. Massive amount of pollution was seen on the river near the Kalindi Kunj area. Local residents complained about the rising pollution. High phosphate content in factory waste is reportedly the cause. This comes in the backdrop of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi setting a 2023 target to reduce pollution in the river by 90%. Watch the full video for more.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the construction work of Bundelkhand Expressway on March 09. He also held a meeting with officials on site. The 296-kilometre long Expressway will provide a four-lane access-controlled route in Uttar Pradesh. The state government is constructing the Bundelkhand Expressway which will pass through the districts of Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur, and Jalaun. This expressway will link the Bundelkhand area to Delhi through the Agra-Lucknow expressway and Yamuna expressway as well as play a vital role in the development of Bundelkhand region.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced a weekend curfew in the national capital as the city records daily highs in infections; Cities like Delhi and Mumbai have gone ahead and converted hotels and banquet halls into Covid units to treat less critical patients; A CCTV footage recovered from a government hospital in Shivpuri, madhya pradesh appears to show an elderly patient's oxygen supply was unplugged;
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After the review meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal over COVID-19 situation in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 15 announced weekend curfew. "Curfew passes will be given to essential service and to those who have marriages scheduled without any harassment. Malls, gyms, auditoriums, spas to be closed and cinemas halls can operate at 30% capacity only," said CM Kejriwal. Delhi reported over 17,000 fresh cases on April 14.
For the last many years, a locality in the Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh has been giving a new meaning to the Hindu festival of Bhai Dooj. Every year on this occasion, both Hindu and Muslim people living here, gather at one place and celebrate the occasion. While Hindu sisters apply vermillion on the forehead of Muslim brothers and give sweets, the same is repeated by Muslim sisters as well and today this tradition has become a medium to strengthen the bond between two communities. In India, Bhai Dooj is observed for ages and have many tales associated with it. According to a popular legend in Hindu Mythology, after slaying the evil demon, Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra, who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers and also applied a ceremonial tilak, a vermillion mark on his forehead and hence the festival of Bhai Dooj was born. Even though it is a small Hindu tradition but the way it is revered by the people of the Muslim community in Kanpur, has just increased its significance. Moreover, this brotherhood is not just limited to Bhai Dooj but other festivals, be it of Hindus or Muslims are also observed with the same enthusiasm. Bhai Dooj is made up of two words namely Bhai meaning brother and Dooj meaning the second day after the new moon which is a day of its celebration. Holding a special significance in the lives of a brother and sister, the occasion is celebrated two days a year. While the more famous one comes on the second day after Diwali, the other less popular one that comes a day after Holi is celebrated only a particular community.
As temperature is soaring, heat waves have gripped several states in the northern India. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that heat wave conditions will further intensify in Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. The temperature maximum temperature recorded in Delhi was 34 degree Celsius. People are facing difficulties due to extreme hot temperature. Speaking to ANI, the scientist (DGM) in Delhi's India Meteorological Department (IMD), Dr Kuldeep Srivastava said, "For next three days, temperature will increase by 3 degrees and will reach around 37 degree Celsius by April 04".
Light rain accompanied by cool breeze lashed in parts of national capital on March 12. The IMD has predicted thunderstorm, moderate to intensify rain over few places in Delhi-NCR. Rain brought some respite from the scorching heat to the people in Delhi.
Thick layer of toxic foam was seen floating on the surface of river Yamuna in Delhi. Pollution has taken over skies as well as river in the national capital. Attributed to the high phosphate content of..