Five-day Diwali festival kicks off in Jaipur

Dr. Lalit kishore

With Dhanteras today and all Jaipur markets decked up, five-day Diwali festival has already beguin in Jaipur. Yesterday, there was brisk business for sale of utensils, jewellery, utility items, crackers and festival lights which will continue till late evening today too.

Nine renowned doctors nominated to join 'Swachch Bharat Campaign'

Dr KK Aggarwal

A team of nine leading doctors in the city led by Delhi BPJ President, Mr Satish Upadhyay and the President of Heart Care Foundation of India together pledged– "Hum Shapath lete hain ki hum Bharat to Swachh or Samridh Banayenge". In addition to this they also took brooms in their hands and participated in a symbolic cleanliness drive at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium.

Hindus welcome Vatican's Deepavali greetings to 'Hindu Friends'


Hindus have commended Vatican for its "message to Hindus for the feast of Deepavali", extending joyful greetings "on the festive occasion of Deepavali".Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed welcomed the Vatican for wishing "May the Transcendent Light illumine your hearts, homes and communities…" and desiring "harmony and happiness, peace and prosperity".