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Lucknow’s Gomti riverfront, the Ganga banks in Varanasi and Patna and other places in Mumbai, Delhi and Bhubaneswar were abuzz with devotees despite the Covid-19 restrictions, according to news agency ANI.(Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)

Chhath Puja concludes, devotees offer ‘arghya’ keeping Covid-19 protocols at bay

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 08:47 AM IST
The four-day celebration period of Chhath Puja, dedicated to the Sun God, see rituals known as Prathihar, Dala Chhath, Chhathi, and Surya Shashthi.
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Delhi’s Anand Vihar railway station to manage crowd during Chhath celebrations(Twitter/VivekVs30)
Delhi’s Anand Vihar railway station to manage crowd during Chhath celebrations(Twitter/VivekVs30)

Chhath puja 2020: Delhi’s Anand Vihar railway station makes special arrangement for safety of women commuters

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:10 PM IST
From a special helpdesk to stationed doctors tackling any medical contingency, Delhi’s Anand Vihar Railway Station makes special arrangements for women commuters and their safety during the Chhath festival
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Sidharth Malhotra hits Delhi streets on a bicycle to ‘burn those extra calories’ post Diwali(Instagram/sidmalhotra)
Sidharth Malhotra hits Delhi streets on a bicycle to ‘burn those extra calories’ post Diwali(Instagram/sidmalhotra)

Watch: Sidharth Malhotra hits Delhi streets on a bicycle to ‘burn those extra calories’ post Diwali

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:34 PM IST
The mouthwatering festivities this Diwali have left us with those unwanted fat in the cheeks and tummy but Sidharth Malhotra encourages fitness enthusiasts and fans to burn those extra calories ‘on the wheels’ as he does the same on Delhi streets | Check video inside
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Chhat puja, observed mainly by the people of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh region, is on November 20 this year.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Time)
Chhat puja, observed mainly by the people of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh region, is on November 20 this year.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Time)

No Chhath Puja celebration near water bodies in Jharkhand

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:18 AM IST
“Chhath puja in water bodies including public ponds, lakes, rivers, dams, reservoirs shall not be permitted in view of Covid-19 pandemic,” said a notice issued by the government.
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Yogi Adityanath asked the officials to continue with special awareness drives for checking the spread of the pandemic.(ANI)
Yogi Adityanath asked the officials to continue with special awareness drives for checking the spread of the pandemic.(ANI)

Take all necessary steps to prevent spread of Covid-19: Yogi Adityanath to officials

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath asked the senior officials to take all necessary steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus during the festival season from Diwali to Chhath when people in large numbers meet each other, an official release stated.
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These six cities include Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Haldwani Rudrapur and Kashipur. )(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
These six cities include Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Haldwani Rudrapur and Kashipur. )(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Only green crackers to be sold in Uttarakhand’s 6 major cities

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 02:25 PM IST
While the state government has fixed a time slot of 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali and Gurpurab during which the crackers can be burst, green crackers can be used from 6 am till 8 am on Chhath.
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Covid-19: Effect of paracetamol and other precautions during winters(Twitter/LiamVernon/Aroguden)
Covid-19: Effect of paracetamol and other precautions during winters(Twitter/LiamVernon/Aroguden)

Covid-19: As winter chill hints at a second wave, here’s why young people are at more risk, how paracetamol helps and other precautions

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 09:01 AM IST
Since the vaccine for Covid-19 is likely to become widely available only by mid-2021, you should be educated about the correct dosage of medicines like paracetamol for self-medication as the onset of winter in India might take the coronavirus tally higher, especially among young people. Here are some precautions for the asymptomatic and those already cured of the disease
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People celebrate Chhath in Bihar.(HT File)
People celebrate Chhath in Bihar.(HT File)

4,including 2 minors, die in Chhath-related incidents

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Samastipur
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 04:39 AM IST
There were reports of death of another person, identified as Kakoi Yadav (55) in the mishap, but the administration did not confirm it saying the exact cause of the death would be known after the post mortem report.
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Three people died in Samastipur district of Bihar after a wall collapsed on Chhath puja devotees(HT Photo/Representative)
Three people died in Samastipur district of Bihar after a wall collapsed on Chhath puja devotees(HT Photo/Representative)

Three dead in temple wall collapse during Chhath puja in Bihar village

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Samastipur
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 01:56 PM IST
Devotees were offering morning ‘arghya’, when the wall of an old Kali temple, situated on the banks of a pond in Badgaon village in Hasanpur police station area, collapsed on them.
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Pankaj Tripathi talks about celebrating Chhath Puja in his village.
Pankaj Tripathi talks about celebrating Chhath Puja in his village.

Pankaj Tripathi misses home on Chhath, reveals how the festival helped him begin his acting journey

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 01:20 PM IST
Actor Pankaj Tripathi gets nostalgic as he talks about celebrating Chhath puja in his village in his younger days.
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The wall of a temple collapsed during Chhath puja celebrations in Samastipur, Bihar, on November 3, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
The wall of a temple collapsed during Chhath puja celebrations in Samastipur, Bihar, on November 3, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)

Four, including 2 minors, dead in Chhath puja-related incidents in Bihar

By Agencies | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 10:17 AM IST
Two women died on Sunday morning after the wall of a temple collapsed near a ghat during Chhath puja in Samastipur.
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Chhath puja 2018 will be celebrated between November 11-14, while the main puja will be observed on November 13. (File Photo)
Chhath puja 2018 will be celebrated between November 11-14, while the main puja will be observed on November 13. (File Photo)

Chhath puja 2018: Important dates, timings, history and significance

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 09:58 AM IST
Chhath puja 2018: Dedicated to lord Shiva, Chhath puja is celebrated with great zeal and rigour in Bihar and parts of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Assam and even Mauritius.
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All Delhi government offices and educational institutions will remain closed on account of Chhath puja on Tuesday.(PTI)
All Delhi government offices and educational institutions will remain closed on account of Chhath puja on Tuesday.(PTI)

Delhi government offices, schools to shut on Tuesday for Chhath Puja

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 09:44 PM IST
All Delhi government offices and educational institutions will remain closed on account of Chhath puja on Tuesday, it was announced on Monday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had declared a holiday for Chhath puja last year too.
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A 45-year-old woman was allegedly strangled to death by an inebriated man inside the general coach of the Punjab-Bihar Jallianwala Bagh Express after she objected to his smoking.(HT File Photo)
A 45-year-old woman was allegedly strangled to death by an inebriated man inside the general coach of the Punjab-Bihar Jallianwala Bagh Express after she objected to his smoking.(HT File Photo)

Women’s Commission seeks report on 45-year-old killed for objecting to smoking on train

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 07:21 PM IST
On Friday, a 45-year-old woman was allegedly strangled to death by an inebriated man inside the general coach of the Punjab-Bihar Jallianwala Bagh Express after she objected to his smoking. The deceased and her family were on their way to Bihar for taking part in Chhath puja festivities, police had said.
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