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Post-Diwali, air pollution levels drop across metros; cracker ban, awareness, favourable weather conditions likely causes
India

Post-Diwali, air pollution levels drop across metros; cracker ban, awareness, favourable weather conditions likely causes

The effects of a much talked-about Supreme Court judgment last year, arguably made a tangible effect this time, as all major metro cities reported much lower pollution levels post Diwali, as compared to the toxins found in the atmosphere in past years

SC order on firecrackers proof of state machinery's failure to implement existing rules; green governance exists only on paper
India

SC order on firecrackers proof of state machinery's failure to implement existing rules; green governance exists only on paper

The Supreme Court had to issue order on bursting firecrackers is because the state machinery has failed to implement its own robust system of checks and balances over the years

Supreme Court allows firecrackers from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali, for an hour on Christmas and New Year
India

Supreme Court allows firecrackers from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali, for an hour on Christmas and New Year

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that there will not be a complete ban on the firecrackers and instead has opted to regulate their sales. The court in its order has put restrictions on the timings from which firecrackers can be burst on festivals.

Diwali celebrations illuminate India; less crackers burst in Delhi; Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath join festivities
India

Diwali celebrations illuminate India; less crackers burst in Delhi; Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath join festivities

The festive fervour gripped the nation on Thursday as people celebrated Diwali, often referred to as ‘the festival of lights by lighting ‘diyas' (earthen lamps), paying obeisance to Goddess Lakshmi, distributing sweets, and well, bursting crackers.

Diwali 2017: Here is everything you need to keep in mind while photographing fireworks
News & Analysis

Diwali 2017: Here is everything you need to keep in mind while photographing fireworks

Diwali is a perfect setting to get a lot of bokeh shots: the shots where you have dreamy spheres in the background which makes the whole photo look pretty.

Celebrate Diwali this year with sensitivity towards animals, appeals NGO
India

Celebrate Diwali this year with sensitivity towards animals, appeals NGO

The festival of lights calls for celebrations and merrymaking. Light diyas, burst crackers or party with family and friends, but do spare a thought for the animals and the birds that are as much a part of this society as we are.

'Supreme Court ban on sale of crackers opens door for smuggling': Delhi-NCR traders outline why order is unfair
India

'Supreme Court ban on sale of crackers opens door for smuggling': Delhi-NCR traders outline why order is unfair

Questioning the ban, the traders said that if there is no ban on bursting of crackers, how would environment be protected?

Supreme Court drops a bomb this Diwali: Apex court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till 1 November
India

Supreme Court drops a bomb this Diwali: Apex court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till 1 November

The Supreme Court on Monday banned the sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-National Capital Region during the upcoming festive season of Diwali.

Fire in Delhi's Sadar Bazar: Four injured, cooling operations underway
India

Fire in Delhi's Sadar Bazar: Four injured, cooling operations underway

Nearly 300 dwellings were ravaged and almost 700 people rendered homeless as a fire broke out in a slum at the Sadar Bazar area in north Delhi, injuring at least four persons.

Air quality worsens post-Diwali, Delhi government says this year better
India

Air quality worsens post-Diwali, Delhi government says this year better

The central government's air monitoring body showed "very poor" quality of air in the national capital on Thursday.

If the BJP loses in Bihar, crackers will burst in Pakistan, says Amit Shah
Politics

If the BJP loses in Bihar, crackers will burst in Pakistan, says Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday said there will be bursting of fire crackers in Pakistan if his party loses Bihar assembly elections.

SC refuses to put blanket ban on crackers during Diwali, asks Centre to conduct awareness campaign
India

SC refuses to put blanket ban on crackers during Diwali, asks Centre to conduct awareness campaign

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to order blanket ban on firecrackers on Diwali, and expressed its displeasure over the central government's failure to carry out its earlier directive.

Don't want children to become ninjas: Kapil Sibal at SC hearing on polluting fireworks
India

Don't want children to become ninjas: Kapil Sibal at SC hearing on polluting fireworks

"We do not want all children to become ninjas", Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court on Thursday, taking a cue from Chief Justice H L Dattu's reference to his grandson looking like a ninja by wearing a mask to avoid high pollution.

Forget bans on porn, alcohol: We need to take infants' plea in SC for ban on crackers seriously
India

Forget bans on porn, alcohol: We need to take infants' plea in SC for ban on crackers seriously

Three Delhi-based infants have moved the Supreme Court through their father for a ban on bursting of crackers this Dusshera and Diwali. Arguing that the pollution created by crackers harms their under-developed lungs, the infants have sought a series of remedies for improving air quality.

Diwali celebrations in Jaipur ends with nearly 100 people injured
India

Diwali celebrations in Jaipur ends with nearly 100 people injured

Even after elaborate security arrangements, Jaipur's grand Diwali celebrations ended up with almost 100 people injured in 52 fire incidents.

On Diwali night, Delhi fire dept gets 293 calls, highest in 5 years
Delhi

On Diwali night, Delhi fire dept gets 293 calls, highest in 5 years

The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) received 293 calls the highest in the past five years on Diwali Thursday, an official said Friday.

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

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.

Dull Diwali: Smaller budgets, Modi's Make in India call take toll on fireworks' sales
Life

Dull Diwali: Smaller budgets, Modi's Make in India call take toll on fireworks' sales

Sellers of fireworks say that sales are much lower this year and there are multiple factors to blame for it.