Deepawali, the Indian festival of light, symbolises the victory of good over evil and is a major event in life of millions of people. The political class, which is pitched in a tight battle to elect five regional assemblies, is finding it an extremely tense moment.
The world's leading e-tailer Amazon is making special offers for the ensuing festival season to online shoppers from Wednesday, said the Indian arm of the US-based e-commerce major on Monday.
Amazon India has created more than 50,000 seasonal positions across its network of fulfilment centres in the country this year ahead of the festive sale as the e-commerce major jousts for leadership position against rival Flipkart.
E-commerce major Amazon is confident of clocking strong growth this festive season in India, driven by availability of large selection of products and big brands as well as new customers coming onto its platform, especially from tier II and III towns.
Amazon.in will be holding its sale -- Great Indian Festival -- from September 21-24, a company statement said.
Sharbati Devi, a 103-year-old widow lost her brother about 50 years ago.
In order to facilitate extra passengers, railway press Holi special trains for Lucknow from New Delhi and Anand Vihar stations.
Mumbai-Delhi and Bangalore-Delhi are the most travelled flight routes with 172% and 168% growth respectively during this Holi.