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Kerala temple fire: Banned chemicals in crackers caused Kollam blaze

Apr 11, 2016

Kerala temple fire: Banned chemicals in crackers caused Kollam blaze

Officials investigating Sunday’s temple fire in Kerala are almost certain that potassium chlorate, a banned and deadly chemical, was used in making the firecrackers that caused the mishap, killing 112 people #NewsTracker #Kollam #Sivakasi #potassium chlorate #Firecrackers #Puttingal Temple #temple fire #Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation #Explosives Rules 2008
Crowd control as an art or science is non-existent: Death by stampede is a regular occurrence in India

Apr 11, 2016

Crowd control as an art or science is non-existent: Death by stampede is a regular occurrence in India

Crowd control is now science and an art but even though we have over 4000 events across the country annually where over 100,000 people congregate the police are untrained and the facilities are primitive and temporary. #Kerala #InMyOpinion #Fire #Fireworks #Crowd control #Sivakasi #Paravur temple
Get set for a very noisy Diwali: Delhi ignores ban on Chinese crackers

Oct 23, 2014

Get set for a very noisy Diwali: Delhi ignores ban on Chinese crackers

Shops in Sadar Bazar and Chowk Pai Walan, the city’s oldest cracker market, opposite Jama Masjid, are openly displaying noisy crackers. #Delhi #Diwali #Fireworks #Sivakasi #Harsh Vardhan #Diwali2014 #crackers #Chinese crackers
Why those deathly crackers in the festival of light

Nov 11, 2012

Why those deathly crackers in the festival of light

Records across India show that every Diwali presence of suspended particles in the air shoots up by 90-150 percent, reducing visibility and suffocating us. #ThatsJustWrong #Diwali #Smog #Sivakasi
Three charred to death in fire at Sivakasi firecracker unit

Sep 28, 2012

Three charred to death in fire at Sivakasi firecracker unit

Three persons were today charred to death and an equal number suffered burns in a fire mishap at an illegal cottage fireworks unit, barely three weeks after a devastating blaze in a cracker unit claimed 39 lives. #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #Firecracker #Sivakasi
Jaya orders magisterial probe into Sivakasi fire

Sep 06, 2012

Jaya orders magisterial probe into Sivakasi fire

Jayalalithaa, who chaired a meeting of senior ministers to chalk out measures to prevent such mishaps in future, said the District Revenue Officer would probe the cause of the incident. #NewsTracker #Jayalalithaa #Sivakasi #magisterial probe
Sivakasi tragedy not just about safety, but about lawlessness

Sep 06, 2012

Sivakasi tragedy not just about safety, but about lawlessness

While China has managed to regulate its fireworks industry could the same have averted a tragedy like that seen in Sivakasi yesterday? #ThatsJustWrong #Fire #Fireworks #Sivakasi #safety measures #lawlessness
Karuna expresses grief over deaths in Sivakasi fire incident

Sep 06, 2012

Karuna expresses grief over deaths in Sivakasi fire incident

DMK president M Karunanidhi today expressed grief over the loss of lives in a devastating fire at Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district. #M. Karunanidhi #NewsTracker #Sivakasi
38 dead in fire at cracker unit at Sivakasi; owner arrested

Sep 06, 2012

38 dead in fire at cracker unit at Sivakasi; owner arrested

Six people including the owner have been arrested for the blaze in a firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi town that killed 38 people. #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #Firecracker #Sivakasi
Images: 50 killed as firecracker factory catches fire in Sivakasi

Sep 05, 2012

Images: 50 killed as firecracker factory catches fire in Sivakasi

At least 52 persons were burnt to death and 50 injured when a fire broke out in a firecracker factory in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. Here are the images. #Tamil Nadu #ImagesOfTheDay #Sivakasi #Firecracker factory