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India celebrates Holi

NEW DELHI MAR 18 (UNI) : Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi celebrates Holi at his residence, in New Delhi on Friday 

Flower Holi at Yamuna ghat in Vrindavan

Flower Holi at Yamuna ghat in Vrindavan.Images by Suryodoy Mandal

Vrindavan all set to celebrate Holi

The mood in Lord Krishna's birthplace Vrindavan (actual birthplace is 10 km away in Mathura, all part of Braj Bhumi in Uttar Pradesh) is all set for its famous annual Holi (the festival of colours) celebration after a gap of almost two years owing to the pandemic. Photographer Suryodoy Mandal captures the scenes at the temples of Vrindavan, including the famous Banke Bihari and ISKCON temples. Devotees are seen hustling to have a glance of the deity of Krishna at the Banke Bihari Temple of Vrindavan.

Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi

A mega drone show involving 1000 drones lit up the sky, during the ‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony, at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi on Jan 29, 2022. Image: PIB/UNI 

Jammu and Kashmir: Jamia market closed down to protest against arrest of two women

Srinagar: Jamia market closed in down town Srinagar on Friday in protest against arrest of two women for raising slogans after the killing of two militants at Rangreth. Images: UNI

India's Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

India's Harnaaz Sandhu, who is from Punjab, was crowned Miss Universe 2021 on Sunday. (Image Credit: UNI/Xinhua)

Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar witnesses encounter between terrorists, security forces

Security forces at encounter site at Rangreth, outskirts of the Srinagar city where two unidentified militants got killed in the shootout on Monday (November 13, 2021).Image: UNI

Shyam Sundar Jewellers presents 9th edition of Sharad Sundari

Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers presented the 9th edition of Sharad Sundari at Calcutta Boating Club on Nov 27, 2021 (Image Credit: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Subhashree Ganguly launches Groviva in Kolkata

Tollywood actress Subhashree Ganguly last week launched child nutrition brand Groviva. (Image Credit: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Curtain raiser of Sharad Sundari 2021

The Curtain-raiser of Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers In Association With 'Khukumoni' Sindoor & Aalta 'SHARAD SUNDARI 2021' was presented at Spring Club on Nov 9. (Image Credit: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Where men cross-dress to welcome goddess Jagadhatri in West Bengal

In a unique tradition that dates back to over 200 years, men (read straight men) in a West Bengal town near Kolkata ritually bid farewell to goddess Jagadhatri  dressed up as women in sari.  Tetultala Jagadhatri Maa Puja in Bhadreswar in Hooghly district this year stepped into 229 years of worshipping Jagadharti, another reincarnation of Goddess Durga. Here the men cross-dress since the British period to hail the goddess with Barandala (the bamboo tray). The tradition began when women were supposedly advised not to go out. IBNS Images by Avishek Mitra

BJP MP Hema Malini worships cows on Gopastami in Vrindavan

MATHURA, NOV 11 (UNI): BJP MP Hema Malini worshipping cows on the occasion of Gopastami in Vrindavan near Mathura on Thursday.

Goods train derails in UP's Shri Krishnanagar

LUCKNOW, NOV 11 (UNI):- A fractured rail seen on the spot of a major derailment of a goods train at Shri Krishnanagar on Sultanpur-Zafrabad section in Lucknow Division on Thursday. UNI

Devotees worship the rising sun at the banks of Yamuna in Delhi

NEW DELHI, NOV 11 (UNI)- Devotees offering prayer to the rising sun in Yamuna river on the occasion of Chhat Puja festival in New Delhi on Thursday. UNI

Chhath devotees worshipping the rising sun in Prayagraj

PRAYAGRAJ, NOV 11 (UNI):- Chhat devotees offering prayer to the rising Sun on the occasion of Chhath Puja festival, in the Ganga river in Prayagraj on Thursday. UNI