‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is being observed in the country on May 14. Several devotees arrived at a ghat in Varanasi despite COVID restrictions and took a holy dip in river Ganga. Devotees and priests also performed ‘puja’ and other rituals there. ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is an annual Hindu and Jain festival that signifies prosperity.
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Lockdown extended in UP due to surge in COVID cases. However, locals paid no heed to it at a fruit and vegetable market in Varanasi. A huge crowd with no social distancing was seen at the market and with no fear of COVID; they went to buy fruits and vegetables. Lockdown has been extended till May 17 in UP.
UP govt started the first phase of vaccination for 18-44 age group in seven districts. CM Yogi Adityanath launching the programme from Avantibai Hospital in Lucknow. He said people above 18 years are being vaccinated for free with priority in seven districts. These districts include Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Kanpur and Meerut. The districts have reported high Covid positivity rates and have high active caseload. At least 85 centres have been dedicated to people above the age of 18 years. So far, over 1.23 crore vaccine doses have been administered to people in the state.
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With the resurge of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on April 15 announced that monuments would remain shut till May 15. Famous Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and other centrally protected monuments would remain closed. Malini, a visitor said, "I had came here to visit Red Fort but could not get inside only look at it from outside." Another visitor Sandesh said, "I had came to visit Delhi but we have to follow government's protocol too."
For the first time ever, a Hindu woman in Pakistan, Sana Ramachand has passed the country's Central Superior Services examination. She is now selected for the esteemed Pakistan Administrative Services.
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Tribal tea garden workers in West Tripura organised a Hindu wedding ceremony for two frogs, this tradition is called 'Banger Biye.' This uncanny custom is carried out as the workers believed that it would appease the Hindu rain God, Lord Indra and thus bring rainfall, which would save them from the drought-stricken condition of their tea garden. In the marriage, 2 toads were married performing all the rituals from bath in pond or river to new dresses, exchange of garlands, and applying of vermilion.
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