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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, India celebrates Eid-ul-Adha

Kolkata: Amid COVID-19 outbreak and rising cases across the country, India is observing  Eid-ul-Adha on Saturday.

Bhoomi Pujan: UP police beefs up security in Ayodhya

Ayodhya/UNI:  Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday strengthen its security arrangements in and around Ayodhya and rushed nie senior IPS officers to look into it.

Canada: 2020 Toronto International Film Festival to open with filmed-version of 'American Utopia'

Toronto/IBNS:  The 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020's opening night presentation will be a filmed-version of David Byrne’s hit Broadway show, “American Utopia,”  Co-heads Cameron Bailey and Joanna Vicente announced on July 21 weeks after they unveiled plans for a hybrid physical-online festival, set to run from September 10-19, TIFF reports said.

JW Marriott Kolkata offering dine-in and delivery facilities for Father's Day

Kolkata/IBNS: JW Marriott Kolkata has arranged for both dine in and delivery facilities for all those keen to celebrate Father's Day on June 21.

Good Friday observed by Christian community in UT

Puducherry/UNI: Good Friday, marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, was observed by the Christians in the Union Territory on Friday.

Maharashtra celebrated Maha Shivratri

Nashik/UNI: The festival of ‘Mahashivratri’, celebrated every year on the new moon day in the month of Maagha of the Hindu calendar to celebrate the marriage of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati, was celebrated with religious fervour and traditional gaiety all over Maharashtra, including the city and other parts of the district, on Friday.

Mamata unveils crib set at the Portuguese Cathedral in Kolkata on Christmas

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister  Mamata Banerjee participated at the Christmas night services marking the birth of Lord Jesus at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Rosary, also known as the Portuguese Church, on the eve of Xmas here in Kolkata.

India joins rest of the world in celebrating Christmas

New York/IBNS: It's time again for fun, frolic, and revelry as India along with the rest of the world is indulging in merrymaking on Wednesday to celebrate Christmas putting an end to one long year of waiting.

5th Kolkata International Film Festival to be inaugurated today

Kolkata, Nov 8 (UNI): Barely a few minutes to go for the inauguration of the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), all roads lead to Netaji Indoor Stadium on Friday.

Guru Nanak Chair to be hosted at the University of Birmingham

Birmingham/IBNS: The University of Birmingham will host a prestigious academic Chair to promote research into the life and philosophy of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the revered first Sikh Guru.

Bihar celebrates Diwali

Patna, Oct 27 (UNI) Diwali, the festival of lights which signifies victory of good over evil is being celebrated across Bihar today with traditional fervour and usual enthusiasm.

Cycle-with-lights ride organised to spread the message of Responsible Diwali

Kolkata/IBNS: A cycle ride was organized here on Saturday with a message to say no to firecrackers and reduce the levels of air and sound pollution in the city.

South Sikkim to host Temi Autumn Festival next month

Kolkata/IBNS: The Temi Autumn Festival 2019 shall be held from Nov 8 to 10 at the Temi, South Sikkim.

Dozee and Seniority urge millennials to take #ParentalLeave this Diwali

Kolkata/IBNS: Dozee, an award-winning contactless health monitor, and Seniority, India's largest e-retail destination for seniors, and have collaborated to launch #ParentalLeave, a special campaign to promote PL or Parental Leave urging millennials to spend quality time with their parents this festive season.

Starmark hosts Deepawali collection Lights and More

Kolkata/IBNS: An exhibition of curated Deepawali collections- Lights and More- is being hosted at all the outlets of Starmark, at South City Mall, Quest Mall, Mani Square and at City Centre 1, Salt Lake.