Tag: Diwali

Indians’ love for Ludo endures amid Covid

Hyder Jung Hearsey was a colourful figure in the East India Company years. The son of a British officer and his Indian mistress, he fought...

Jewellers plan big for next financial year following demand revival, duty cut

KOLKATA: The reduction in import duty on gold by 5 percentage points and the revival in demand since Diwali last year has prompted jewellers such...

Pandemic e-tail push creates 3 lakh delivery, supply chain jobs

(This story originally appeared in on Dec 02, 2020) BENGALURU: The pandemic-induced demand for e-commerce created 2.5-3 lakh temporary delivery and supply chain jobs in...

November auto wholesale volumes to be driven by demand sustenance, inventory refilling: Report

MUMBAI: Sustaining demand, refilling inventory and normalising supply-chain bottlenecks at the manufacturer level are expected to drive automobile wholesale volumes for all segments except M&HCV...

Stop ‘parallel trial’ by Republic TV in TRP scam: Maha to HC | India News

MUMBAI: The state on Wednesday sought orders from the Bombay high court to restrain Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV from running a “parallel trial and discussion”...

3rd wave on wane? Delhi reports drop in weekly cases | India News

In what could be an early sign that Delhi’s third Covid wave is now abating, the capital reported a drop in fresh cases last week,...

Delhi AQI Diwali: Delhi sets off self-destruct bomb, worst Diwali in 4 years | India News

NEW DELHI: The firecracker ban in Delhi-NCR went up in smoke on Saturday with people flouting it with impunity. While the sound of crackers could...

This year lights, statues of deities were made in India due to COVID-19, says CM Adityanath

GORAKHPUR: Promoting locally made products, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that due to coronavirus this year lights and statues of Gauri-Ganesh...

Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’, likely to become ‘severe’ on night of Diwali

NEW DELHI: The national capital recorded its air quality in the ‘very poor’ category on Friday and it was likely to become ‘severe’ on Diwali...

Bihar State Pollution Control Board orders complete ban on firecrackers in 3 cities

PATNA: The Bihar State Pollution Control Board on Friday put a complete ban on sale or use of firecrackers in Patna, Muzaffarpur and Gaya, abiding...

Ayodhya celebrates Ram’s homecoming, lights 5.84 lakh ‘diyas’ to break record

Ayodhya: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday went all out in marking the homecoming of Lord Ram to this holy town – the mythical event...

Diwali’s message has a special significance this year: Australian PM Scott Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has extended Diwali greetings and said the festival’s message carries “a special significance” this year as the world is responding...

Operating at over 100% capacity yet have pending orders: Hemant Sikka, CEO, Farm Equipment Sector, M&M

Mahindra & Mahindra, the country’s largest tractor maker, is witnessing strong demand for tractors in the middle of the festive season. Operating at over 100%...

Government formation in Bihar only after Diwali

PATNA: With NDA getting a clear majority in Bihar, BJP and JDU leaders in Patna are now focussing on government formation. However, the modalities are...

Mukesh Ambani takes on Amazon in one of the world’s last big consumer markets

By Saritha Rai, P R Sanjai and Bhuma Shrivastava Billionaire Mukesh Ambani obliterated rivals in India’s telecommunications sector by selling $2 data plans and free...

Investing Ideas: ETMarkets survey: Analysts’ tips on how to invest Rs 1 lakh this Diwali

Samvat 2076, the Hindu accounting calendar that ends on Diwali, was a tumultuous year for Indian stock investors. While Covid-19 jolted the financial markets in...

Companies restore salaries, start giving Diwali bonuses to employees

(This story originally appeared in on Nov 03, 2020) MUMBAI: The festival of lights has ushered joy into people’s lives with some companies doling out...

India to get potatoes from Bhutan to meet supply gap, calm prices | India News

NEW DELHI: India is looking at Bhutan to help alleviate shortage of potatoes. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Friday issued an order...

Amazon says its Diwali sales off to a good start

New Delhi: E-commerce giant Amazon has said its Prime Day sale in August in India witnessed a strong growth and Diwali sales are also off...

Car makers deliver over two lakh cars during festive season, post 20-30% jump in retail sales

MUMBAI: Motown’s wheels have begun to rev up this festive season – and cars are clearly winning this drag race with bikes. With safe personal...

Smallcap stock: After 150% rally in last 1 year, this smallcap is celebrating early Diwali

Air-conditioner (AC) manufacturers just got a Diwali gift after the government decided to ban import of finished ACs. Analysts said the move, aimed at boosting...

Rising gold prices short term deterrent, will attract genuine buyers, say jewellers

Global uncertainties have mounted with US President Donald Trump being hospitalised with Covid-19 ahead of the US elections and gold prices are shooting up. However,...

Chapter on Tipu Sultan dropped from class 7 textbook in Karnataka | India News

BENGALURU: The chapter on controversial 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan and his father Haider Ali are among those that have been dropped from the...

Scandals happened during UPA, defence sector focus of Modi government: Nadda | India News

NEW DELHI: On the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, BJP president J P Nadda on Sunday took aim at the Congress, saying “scandals” marred...