92 per cent support 'No crackers post 10 p.m.'

New Delhi , Oct 28

With India's biggest festival Diwali approaching, a majority of citizens surveyed supported a ban on crackers after 10 p.m. and said that the rule must be enforced by the civic bodies and the police.

Himachal declared free of open defecation

Shimla , Oct 28

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday declared the state free of open defecation under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', thereby ensuring a clean state.

Dhanteras spells 'Gold Rush' in Mumbai

Mumbai , Oct 28

This year, the auspicious 'Dhanteras' has spelt 'gold rush' for the gold, gems and jewellery traders with huge crowds thronging retail outlets for festive season purchases, industry players said here on Friday.

Reunion Island lights up for Diwali celebrations

St. Denis (Reunion Island) , Oct 28

Diwali celebrations are for the next couple of days set to illuminate the entire Reunion Island, as it gears up to celebrate the 27th edition of Deepavali, the festival of lights, organised by the Reunion Island Tourism (IRT).

Getaways for Halloween celebrations

New Delhi , Oct 28

Want to experience Halloween, which falls on October 31, in its true sense? You can pack your bags and head to Mexico or London to get some dose of spookiness, says an expert.

Vitamin E can modify pneumonia risk in older men

London , Oct 28

Depending on lifestyle choices, taking vitamin E supplements for boosting immunity can have different effects on modifying the risk of pneumonia in older men, a study has found.

Feast on Middle East treats this Diwali

New Delhi , Oct 28

So much about Diwali is about food. Its about eating, feasting and celebrating with delicious, home-cooked food. But producing exciting new, exotic recipes during this festive time can be challenging -- and so we decided to make life easier for you!