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Hindustan Times News Updates at 5pm: Places of Religious Worship in Maharashtra to Reopen from Nov 16 and All Latest News


Here are the top news, analysis and views today at 5pm Learn all about the latest news and other news updates from the Hindustan Times.

Religious sites in Maharashtra to reopen on November 16

The Maharashtra government said on Saturday that all religious sites in the state will be reopened to devotees from November 16 and that wearing a mask will be mandatory.. read more

On Diwali, Prime Minister Modi distributes sweets to Indian soldiers in Longewala, rides a tank

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with Indian soldiers on Saturday at Longewala in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer. The prime minister handed out sweets to security forces personnel and wished for them on the eve. Read more

Deepika Padukone’s all-white sharara at Siddhant Chaturvedi’s Diwali holiday is perfect for low-key celebrations amid the coronavirus shutdown

Deepika Padukone, who has been MIA both on social media and otherwise, was recently seen for the first time in a long time while attending the Diwali party at the home of Gully Boy actor Siddhant Chaturvedi. read more

‘Please don’t pop the cookies’: Virat Kohli sends Diwali wishes from Australia

As India celebrated the auspicious festival of Diwali on Saturday, India’s captain Virat Kohli also extended his wishes to the nation. Kohli, who is currently in Australia and is in mandatory quarantine ahead of the series, took to Twitter to share a video wishing everyone a ‘Happy Diwali’ and also asked them not to pop cookies. Read more

The realistic video of finger fights gets the nod from netizens. You have already seen it?

There are many videos on the Internet that Internet users can’t get enough of. This finger fighting video based on a ninja battle theme is a perfect example of that category. Shared on Reddit, the old video has recaptured netizens’ attention. After seeing it, you are likely to be surprised just like the others. Read more

‘Expansionism is a mental disorder’: Prime Minister Modi of Rajasthan’s Longewala Post

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed soldiers at Longewala Post in Rajasthan on the occasion of Diwali. He congratulated the families of the soldiers who are deployed along the border during festival season. On the occasion, Prime Minister Modi recalled the fight the post had witnessed in the 1971 war against Pakistan. He stated that India will give ‘prachand jawab’ (fierce response) if provoked. Prime Minister Modi’s unequivocal message came amid an ongoing clash with China on the Ladakh border. Longewala Post in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan is a strategic post on the western border. It is known for the Battle of Longewala which took place during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. The Prime Minister was accompanied by CDS Gen Rawat, Gen Naravane Army Chief, BSF DG Asthana. Clock more

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