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A woman disinfect premises during a mass marriage ceremony in Kolkata. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

Superspreader events like weddings behind new Covid surge: Govt panel

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Chandigarh/ Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 06:31 AM IST
On Friday, India recorded more than 40,000 cases – the highest since late November. This number is close to four times the roughly 11,000 being recorded on an average every day in the second week of February.
The marriage ceremony, which took place on January 5, was attended by about 500 people. Seen here is Chandu Maurya getting married. (HT Photo)
The marriage ceremony, which took place on January 5, was attended by about 500 people. Seen here is Chandu Maurya getting married. (HT Photo)

Bastar man marries 2 women on same day, wives say they are ‘very happy’

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 03:52 PM IST
The wedding video and invitation card of Chandu Maurya’s marriage function has gone viral on social media.
The wedding organiser was booked for not taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and putting lives of people at risk while organising the ceremony on December 1.(Representative image)
The wedding organiser was booked for not taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and putting lives of people at risk while organising the ceremony on December 1.(Representative image)

In a first, organiser booked for violating Covid protocol at wedding in Himachal’s Manali

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:34 PM IST
The organiser was booked after informers told the police that guests started violating the Covid-19 protocol as soon as the inspection team left.
The government has asked people to remain vigilant as the winters become harsher as a second wave of infections is likely to sweep across the state.(HT File Photo)
The government has asked people to remain vigilant as the winters become harsher as a second wave of infections is likely to sweep across the state.(HT File Photo)

Wedding curbs back as Himachal Pradesh braces for winter surge

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Jai Ram government limits number of guests at weddings to 100
Health workers collecting samples of in Mandi on Saturday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)
Health workers collecting samples of in Mandi on Saturday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)

Marriage ceremonies, schools accelerate virus spread in Himachal

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Last month, the state had increased the ceiling for social gatherings to 200 while schools were opened for regular classes on November 2 for Classes 9 to 12.
Shubham Adagale and Namrata Kharat got married In a wedding ceremony following social distancing norms at NIBM road in nationwide lockdown, in Pune.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Shubham Adagale and Namrata Kharat got married In a wedding ceremony following social distancing norms at NIBM road in nationwide lockdown, in Pune.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Video recording of wedding to be given to police: Pune dist admin

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The district administration has instructed the local police, talathis and government officers at the village level to visit the halls to inspect that all the norms are followed
For maintaining social distance, from each side of the family only five members physically attended the wedding.(ANI)
For maintaining social distance, from each side of the family only five members physically attended the wedding.(ANI)

Couple gets married at Gurudwara in Kanpur wearing masks and face shield

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 10:58 AM IST
“For the ceremony, everything was sanitised including the garlands. Here, everyone maintained social distancing and wore, mask and face shield,” said Garvit Narang, the groom.
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No loudspeakers in Haryana between 10pm and 6am: Police

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 10:43 PM IST
The guidelines were based on the directions of Punjab and Haryana high court to curb noise pollution by restricting the use of loudspeakers or public address system operating at public and private places across Haryana.
HT Image
HT Image

6L, jewellery stolen from wedding in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 11:19 PM IST
A couple of thieves decamped with jewellery and 6 lakh cash from a marriage ceremony
“You don’t need to do this, if you really love each other, just live and enjoy it without trying to presume to appear or force someone else to see that ‘YOU’RE IN LOVE,” the social media user commented.(Instagram/ Justin Bieber)
“You don’t need to do this, if you really love each other, just live and enjoy it without trying to presume to appear or force someone else to see that ‘YOU’RE IN LOVE,” the social media user commented.(Instagram/ Justin Bieber)

Justin Bieber slams fan after being criticised for his relationship with Hailey Bieber

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:59 PM IST
“You don’t need to do this, if you really love each other, just live and enjoy it without trying to presume to appear or force someone else to see that ‘YOU’RE IN LOVE,” the social media user commented.
Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - England v Pakistan - Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Britain - June 3, 2019 Pakistan's Hasan Ali reacts Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff(Action Images via Reuters)
Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - England v Pakistan - Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Britain - June 3, 2019 Pakistan's Hasan Ali reacts Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff(Action Images via Reuters)

Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali wants to invite Indian cricketers to wedding

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Hasan Ali did not specify which Indian cricketers would be on the list of invitees but said he would be happy if they turn up
Congress MLA Ganiben Thakor said she saw nothing wrong in the move to ban mobile phones for girls.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Congress MLA Ganiben Thakor said she saw nothing wrong in the move to ban mobile phones for girls.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

Thakor community bans cellphones for unmarried women in Gujarat villages

Palanpur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 10:23 AM IST
The diktat was passed “unanimously” in a meeting on July 14 by elders of the community from 12 villages in the district’s Dantiwada taluka, a leader from the community said Tuesday.
Industrialist Swraj Paul has a 30-year long association with the London Zoo.(PTI PHOTO.)
Industrialist Swraj Paul has a 30-year long association with the London Zoo.(PTI PHOTO.)

Industrialist Swraj Paul donates £1 million to London Zoo

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 09:13 PM IST
Paul, 88, has had a long association with the zoo based in Regent’s Park, holding his annual reception attended by leading Indians in the UK and others – including Indian diplomats posted in London – in its precincts.
The ‘5, Ashoka Road’ bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi - a popular wedding venue - will soon undergo a soundproofing exercise after neighbours complained of noise pollution.(Facebook)
The ‘5, Ashoka Road’ bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi - a popular wedding venue - will soon undergo a soundproofing exercise after neighbours complained of noise pollution.(Facebook)

5, Ashoka Road bungalow to be made soundproof after noise pollution complaints

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 02:42 PM IST
As per the CPWD’s plan, sheds will be installed in the open area of the bungalow and a designated place earmarked for DJ sets and diesel generators so as to contain noise pollution.
A 17-year-old boy in a village in Lohardaga district was on Friday made to marry a minor girl in the same village on the orders of the panchayat apparently because the two would talk to each other on phone for “long durations”.(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A 17-year-old boy in a village in Lohardaga district was on Friday made to marry a minor girl in the same village on the orders of the panchayat apparently because the two would talk to each other on phone for “long durations”.(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Panchayat arranges marriage of minors, CWC sends notice

Ranchi | By Manish Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 12:54 PM IST
The boy, an intermediate student and a native of Simdega district, stays with his paternal uncle and aunt in the village. The minor girl (13) is a student of Class VIII.
"Close up on a bloody knife planted on a wooden floor, a killing scene"(Getty Images)
"Close up on a bloody knife planted on a wooden floor, a killing scene"(Getty Images)

60-year-old man kills wife who protested his dance with another woman

Udaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 12:46 PM IST
The murder was reported by the slain woman’s step son on Saturday, following which the police recovered the body and sent it for post mortem.
Lyricist Anand Bakshi photographed on 31 October, 1971.(KK Chawla/HT Photo)
Lyricist Anand Bakshi photographed on 31 October, 1971.(KK Chawla/HT Photo)

Review: Main Shayar Toh Nahin by Rajiv Vijayakar

Hindustan Times | By Sudhirendar Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 04:59 PM IST
Main Shayar Toh Nahin revisits the work of those Hindi film lyricists whose words have become a part of the cultural fabric
The Mobile Task Force (MTF) of Tripura police has detected 2,245 illegal immigrants in the state last year.(AFP)
The Mobile Task Force (MTF) of Tripura police has detected 2,245 illegal immigrants in the state last year.(AFP)

Tripura Police’s Mobile Task Force detects 2,245 illegal immigrants in 2018

Agartala | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2019 09:52 PM IST
A senior police officer said there are seven detention camps of MTF in the state and illegal migrants are put in the camps before deportation.
After the lightning strike, the groom behaved as he was afraid of it. The bride publicly announced she would not marry him, citing his unusual behaviour.(AFP file photo)
After the lightning strike, the groom behaved as he was afraid of it. The bride publicly announced she would not marry him, citing his unusual behaviour.(AFP file photo)

Bihar bride calls off wedding midway after lightning ‘scares’ groom

Patna | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 07:07 PM IST
The woman refused to marry the groom when he stated that he was afraid of lightning and started behaving “differently” following a lightning strike.
Prince Harry places the wedding ring on the finger of Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle during their wedding service, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018.(REUTERS)
Prince Harry places the wedding ring on the finger of Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle during their wedding service, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018.(REUTERS)

Meghan Markle did not promise to ‘obey’ Prince Harry in her wedding vows

Press Trust of India, London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 07:42 PM IST
Prince Harry, 33, on Saturday tied the knot with the 36-year-old former American actress at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The royal couple brought their own modern touch to their marriage ceremony.
As soon the tractor came out on the national highway, the bus, on its way from Gandhidham to Kumbhardi, hit it, killing nine persons, including a 10-year-old boy.(File photo for representation)
As soon the tractor came out on the national highway, the bus, on its way from Gandhidham to Kumbhardi, hit it, killing nine persons, including a 10-year-old boy.(File photo for representation)

10 people killed in accident in Gujarat’s Kutch

Press Trust of India, Gandhidham | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 03:21 PM IST
A tractor was ferrying 25 people, all from the same family, proceeding to a marriage ceremony from Shikra to Vij Pasar village, when a luxury bus rammed into it early morning.
Grieving relatives of the victims outside Simdega Sadar hospital on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Grieving relatives of the victims outside Simdega Sadar hospital on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Nine of wedding party killed in Jharkhand road accident

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 01:11 PM IST
Members of the group were returning to their villages in the dead of the night when the van they were travelling in crashed into an under-construction bridge.
Every Sikh marriage that took place before the bill came into force will also gain legal status.(Representative photo/Shutterstock)
Every Sikh marriage that took place before the bill came into force will also gain legal status.(Representative photo/Shutterstock)

Pakistan: Punjab assembly passes bill to regulate Sikh marriages

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2018 01:54 PM IST
According to the bill, a marriage ceremony or ‘Anand Karaj’, defined as “the lawful union of a Sikh male and Sikh female”, will be performed in accordance with religious practices enshrined in the Guru Granth Sahib.
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