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Ram Navami 2024: Greetings, wishes and messages to share with family, friends

Ram Navami 2024: Greetings, wishes and messages to share with family, friends

On the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, here are some heartfelt greetings, wishes and messages to share with your family and friends

Maharashtrians in Sweden celebrate Gudi Padwa in traditional way

On Sunday, the Maharashtrian Mandal in Gothenburg, Sweden celebrated the festival of Gudi Padwa in a traditional way taking pride in the Marathi culture

15 April,2024 09:05 PM IST | Mumbai | Faisal Tandel

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: Some lesser-known facts about the 1919 tragedy

Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place on April 13, 1919, in Amritsar, Punjab marked a turning point in India’s struggle for independence

12 April,2024 10:07 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

What is Eid ul-Fitr and how it is celebrated by Muslims across the world

The translation of “Eid ul-Fitr” from Arabic sums up the holiday as it means “festival of breaking the fast"

09 April,2024 11:05 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: Significance of one of Muslim's most important festivals

After a month long fasting during Ramadan, the Muslim community around the world prepares to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr 2024

09 April,2024 08:44 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Solar Eclipse 2024: Precautions for safe witnessing of Surya Grahan

The solar eclipse 2024, also known as Surya Grahan, is scheduled to occur on April 8

07 April,2024 08:19 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Easter 2024: Date, celebrations and rituals, here's all you need to know

Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, as described in the New Testament of the Bible

28 March,2024 02:39 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Rangpanchami 2024: All you may need to know about the festival

Rangpanchami 2024, a festival, is celebrated with intensity and excitement, occurs five days after Holi

25 March,2024 07:48 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Easter 2024: Significance, celebrations and rituals on the day

As Easter 2024 approaches, Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the key event of their faith--Jesus Christ's resurrection

25 March,2024 07:37 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Rangapanchami 2024: Exploring the colourful festival that follows Holi

Rangapanchami 2024: It is a widely celebrated event in Maharashtra, especially in rural areas and small towns. It is the pinnacle of the Holi celebrations.

25 March,2024 07:34 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Good Friday 2024: Understanding the significance of the day of remembrance

On Good Friday, Christians worldwide commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion & death; before Good Friday 2024, understand why we celebrate the day. 

25 March,2024 07:21 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Good Friday 2024: What is the day celebrated?

Good Friday is a religious holiday usually observed by Christians. It is also called Holy Friday, Black Friday, or Great Friday

25 March,2024 07:07 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Good Friday 2024: Understanding the significance of the day of remembrance

Good Friday 2024: Understanding the significance of the day of remembrance

On Good Friday, Christians worldwide commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion & death; before Good Friday 2024, understand why we celebrate the day. 

25 March,2024 07:21 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Good Friday 2024: What is the day celebrated?

Good Friday 2024: What is the day celebrated?

Good Friday is a religious holiday usually observed by Christians. It is also called Holy Friday, Black Friday, or Great Friday

25 March,2024 07:07 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Good Friday 2024: History and why the day is called Good Friday

Good Friday 2024: History and why the day is called Good Friday

Good Friday 2024 is honored during Holy Week, two days prior to Easter Sunday. This year, it falls on March 29

25 March,2024 06:44 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Rangpanchami 2024: How different it is from Holi

Rangpanchami 2024: How different it is from Holi

Rangpanchami is part of the Holi festival celebrated on the fifth and the last day

25 March,2024 06:37 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Easter 2024: Exploring the significance of celebrations

Easter 2024: Exploring the significance of celebrations

Easter has roots in ancient pagan celebrations of spring and new life, but it later became associated with Christian beliefs. Learn more about its significance before Easter 2024.

25 March,2024 03:59 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

In photos: Kashmir in the wraps of snow

A cold spell continued to intensify across Jammu and Kashmir, with many areas in the state experiencing temperatures below freezing. The recent snowfall has led to the Kashmir region being cut off from the rest of the world for the second day in a row on Wednesday. Photos/AFP

21 February,2024 02:11 PM IST | Editor
Lunar Eclipse 2024: What is its significance

Lunar Eclipse 2024: What is its significance

The first eclipse of 2024 will occur early morning of March 25

25 March,2024 01:29 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Lunar Eclipse 2024: Understanding the meaning of full moon eclipse

Lunar Eclipse 2024: Understanding the meaning of full moon eclipse

The lunar eclipse is happening mere weeks away from the solar eclipse of April 8; ahead of the first lunar eclipse of 2024, understand its meaning.

25 March,2024 12:31 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Holi 2024: Here's why we play with colours as part of festivities

Holi 2024: Here's why we play with colours as part of festivities

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, is one of India's most colourful and cheerful holidays. Ahead of Holi 2024, let's understand why we play with colours at this festival.

24 March,2024 11:36 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Good Friday 2024: Here's all you need to know

Good Friday 2024: Here's all you need to know

This year, it falls on March 29. Also known as Holy Friday, the day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary by the Romans

24 March,2024 10:50 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

MPs Suspension: Rahul Gandhi films as TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee mimics RS Chairman

    MPs Suspension: Rahul Gandhi films as TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee mimics RS Chairman

    Amid protests outside Parliament over the MPs suspension from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee mimicked Upper House Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar asking Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to sit on the stairs of the Parliament. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi was seen filming a video of mockery. Hours after 33 members were suspended from Lok Sabha for "misconduct" for the remainder of Parliament winter session on Monday, 45 members from the opposition including Congress' Jairam Ramesh, Randeep Surjewala and KC Venugopal were suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remaining period of the session which concludes on December 22. While 34 members were suspended for the remaining part of the session, the "misconduct" of 11 others was also referred to the Privileges Committee, which has been asked to give its report in three months.

    20 December,2023 11:58 AM IST
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