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Bada Dashain biggest festival of Nepal

Published: September 30, 2019

The biggest festival of Nepal  – Bada Dashain – has begun at famous Hanumandhoka Dashain Ghar in Kathamndu with Vedic rituals. The 15-day festival starts on first day of Navaratri with Ghatsthapana (traditional urn). Devotees performed Ghatsthapana and sowed maize and barley seeds for germination of the auspicious Jamara (barley shoots) in various parts of ..

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Sri Lanka declares National Vesak Week to mark most significant event for Buddhists all over world

Published: May 15, 2019

On May 15, Sri Lanka has declared a National Vesak Week to mark the most significant event for Buddhists all over the world. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment (Buddhahood), and death (Parinirv?na) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition. The Vesak Festival- 2019 will be held under tight security and people have ..

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Maharashtra launches Asmita Yojana to provide sanitary napkins at subsidised rates

Published: March 9, 2018

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD-2018), the Maharashtra government has started Ashmita Yojana under which sanitary napkins at subsidised rates will be provided to rural girls and women across the state. As stated by state government, the scheme will emerge as a model scheme for the country. The girls studying in Zilla Parishad ..

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Harsh Vardham launched “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign to celebrate pollution-free diwali

Published: August 18, 2017

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has launched the “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign to celebrate pollution-free diwali. Diwali is an integral part of our rich tradition and a festival that embodies joy and happiness. In recent times, the pattern of celebration has changed somewhat and has got associated with ..

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Current Affairs : August 30, 2011

Published: August 30, 2011

Right to reject candidates in elections a tricky affair: Chief Election Commission According to the Election Commission, the demand for the right to reject candidates in elections as a ticklish affair. According to Chief Election Commissioner, S Y Quraishi, the proposed right of people to reject candidates required a bit of debate considering a situation ..

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