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Netizens irked after BBC Hindi tweet on ‘Diwali cleaning’

BBC Hindi ‘irks’ netizens on ‘Diwali cleaning’ tweet…

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It is a well known tradition in India to clean up the house before Deepawali. An annual ritual in most homes, it sparks off hilarious and fond memories, jokes and in today’s times – often a meme fest too! However, in what seemed like taking a condescending dig at this custom, a BBC Hindi tweeted on how “cleaning adds to the woes of the woman in every household!”

Well, in most homes where cleaning is done, it is seen as a family activity and yes, while the lady of the house may be calling the shots most times, it’s not like cleaning is a bad thing. And this is what netizens – ordinary and high-profile ones have called out. While Anshul Saxena, a commentator on current affairs asks, “So now, Diwali has become an anti-women festival because cleaning the house wreaks havoc? Should we stop cleaning our homes before festivals?”


Priti Gandhi, a BJP karyakarta has said, “For the Hindus, Diwali cleaning has special significance because the Goddess of wealth – Lakshmi is visiting their homes. Your Anti-Hindu agenda is well known, @BBCHindi, but by asking people to not clean their homes, you’re making a serious fool of yourself. Get a grip!!”


Many pointed out that this is not the first time that Hindu customs have been the target of condescending language, and hence asked the media house to leave Indian customs alone!

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Twitter to allot Blue, Grey, Gold check marks to users starting next week: Elon Musk




Avani Arya | Nagpur
Twitter’s new verification program is all set to launch in the coming week, although with different colors this time

Elon Musk

Twitter’s new verification program is all set to launch in the coming week, although with different colors this time. Elon Musk has announced that Twitter will start to manually allot Blue, Grey and Gold check marks to organizations, governments and Twitter Blue subscribers.

The decision came to surface following impersonation issues like – users buying the subscription plan and impersonating famous personalities to mislead people. The feature was rolled back soon after. 

Musk elaborated on the topic by saying that the companies will get a gold check mark, government will get a grey check mark, and blue for celebrities or not. Calling the process painful but necessary, he further added, “Sorry for the delay, we’re tentatively launching Verified on Friday next week. Gold check for companies, grey check for the government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before the check activates.” 

For Twitter Blue subscribers, users will get Blue Tick of verification along with priority in reach and display on the social networking site. All this, if you are willing to pay $8 in the US or ₹719 in India – per month.

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Over 10,000 divorces in past 5 years in Nashik, 50% due to mobile phones




Radhika Dhawad | Nashik

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More than 10,000 cases of divorces were filed in Nashik at Maharashtra in the past five years, out of which 50 percent of the divorces occurred due to the usage of mobile phones by the couples. Looking at the statistics, it has been found that around 15 couples file for divorce every day in the family court at Nashik.

ABP reported that as many as 6,638 divorce cases were filed in the family court in five years from 2018 to October 2022, out of which, 5460 cases were settled in court. 

In 2018, 1282 cases were filed, 1050 cases were settled, 1540 divorces took place and 308 compromises were made. Similarly in 2019, 1331 cases were filed, 132 cases were settled claims, 1715 divorces took place, 324 compromises were made.

In 2020, 1144 cases were filed, 656 cases were settled, 2080 divorces took place, 447 compromises were made. In 2021, 1495 cases were filed, 1223 cases were settled, 2327 divorces took place and 472 compromises were made. According to these statistics, the number of settled divorce claims has increased in the last two years. In 2022, 1386 cases were filed, 1399 cases were, 2352 divorces took place and 243 compromises were made.

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Sanjeev Pendharkar felicitates businessmen as ‘Maharashtra Gaurav’ at Diwali Business Conclave




Radhika Dhawad | Mumbai
Director at VICCO Laboratories Sanjeev Pendharkar felicitated organisers at Ganesh mandals and select businessmen as Maharashtra Gaurav.

Sanjeev Pendharkar while felicitating Ganesh mandals and businessmen

Director at VICCO Laboratories Sanjeev Pendharkar who was invited as Chief Guest for Diwali Business Conclave felicitated organisers at Ganesh mandals and select businessmen as Maharashtra Gaurav. The concept of Diwali Business Conclave 2022 was started nine years ago.

“Various entrepreneurial organisations participate in this business conclave. Every year this programme is conducted with different themes. Ganesh mandals have been functioning for many years,” said Pendharkar.

Sanjeev Pendharkar further said they are constantly doing work of bringing society together and doing social work for the society. He said “There are 10 days of Ganapati celebrations and other social activities throughout the year. Along with this, many people get self-employment opportunities and economy continues to grow. Last two years, this work was stopped due to COVID-19 pandemic.”

The turnover in Ganeshotsav is almost ₹9,000 crores said Pendharkar while motivating and inspiring more and more people to do business. 

The programme was organised by Amit Bagwe and Rachna Bagwe of Arthsanket on 29th October 2022 at Shri Shivaji Mandir Auditorium at Dadar in Mumbai. 

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