Popular Twitter hashtags of the week


Akhtari Bai Faizabadi popularly known as Begum Akhtar, was a renowned Indian singer of Ghazal, Dadra, and Thumri genres of Hindustani classical music. Google marked Begum Akhtar's 103rd birth anniversary with a beautiful doodle. The legendary 'Mallika-e-Ghazal' was one of the few female singers in olden days that performed at public concerts. Today, twitterati is flooded with remembrance notes with hashtag #BegumAkhtar.


Braid chopping incidents are on the rise in Kashmir Valley as in last two days; around five fresh braid chopping incidents were registered who has resulted in panic among the people. Even one of the women has foiled the braid cutting attempt as she raised alarm. These incidents have also led to the clashes in the valley following which the police have taken custody of alleged braid chopper.


Small traders were eagerly waiting for the GST Council Meet that held yesterday and the government did adopt some measures to ease the difficulties faced by traders due to GST. Multiple decisions were taken in the meeting and people at large have welcomed the recommendations. Twitter users propounded their views with hashtag #GSTCouncil


Mumbai Rains have continued bringing tough time for Mumbaikars. Many parts of South-Central Mumbai received around 20-28mm rains whereas other regions received far lesser showers. People took to twitter using hashtag #MumbaiRains and posting numerous weather updates along with pictures.


This year India made debut in FIFA World Cup across all age groups. Besides, the country is hosting the event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Though, Indians have not played in FIFA yet the whole country has come together to wish and pray for the hometown. In order to cater to the football fans in India, FIFA has launched a new Twitter account @FIFAHindi , the first global sports federation to do so. Ever since the launch, twitter users are updating and posting about FIFA with hashtag#FIFAU17WC.


The Nobel Prize, a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural or scientific advances took place in past few days. The Nobel Prize in Medicine was received by Michael W. Young, Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey C. Hall. Along with that, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics went to Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss and Barry Barish and in Chemistry; the prize was received by Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson and Jacques Dubochet. The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro whereas the Nobel Peace Prize was won by International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages with hashtag #NobelPrize2017


On October 1, the gunman Stephen Paddock killed around 58 people and injured around 489 as he opened fire on the people who had assembled on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada for the Route 91 Harvest music festival. The firing ceased after an hour but the culprit Paddock was found dead in his hotel room. The motive for the shooting is still unknown to police. Twitterati condemned the attack using hashtag#LasVegasShooting


A stampede broke out at the Prabhadevi railway station in Mumbai on 29th September which left 23 people dead and 39 others injured. This stampede occurred on a footbridge because four trains arrived simultaneously at the station due to which people crammed into the narrow bridge. Piyush Goyal, the Minister of Railways also announced compensation later on but the twitter users were furious and vent out their frustration and anger by tweeting about the incident with hashtag #MumbaiStampede



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