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SC tells Centre to hold emergency meeting for NCR air pollution, says 'hue and cry' over stubble burning without basis
India

SC tells Centre to hold emergency meeting for NCR air pollution, says 'hue and cry' over stubble burning without basis

According to reports, the farmer stubble burning contributes only 4 percent of the pollution in the NCR region, which is termed 'insignificant' by the bench

Stubble-burning and Diwali crackers are useful diversions; air pollution needs comprehensive year-round plan
India

Stubble-burning and Diwali crackers are useful diversions; air pollution needs comprehensive year-round plan

Just how small industries are killing air will be evident if one drives out of Delhi towards Rohtak in Haryana, as this writer did a few days ago

Amid worsening pollution, environment ministry to flag off 'Clean Air Week' in Delhi-NCR tomorrow
India

Amid worsening pollution, environment ministry to flag off 'Clean Air Week' in Delhi-NCR tomorrow

This decision was taken in a meeting held in Delhi on Tuesday under the Chairmanship of CK Mishra, Secretary, EF&CC to discuss the urgent steps to mitigate air pollution.

Fireworks manufacturers to request Tamil Nadu govt to oppose plea seeking nationwide crackers ban
India

Fireworks manufacturers to request Tamil Nadu govt to oppose plea seeking nationwide crackers ban

Fireworks manufacturers across the country have decided to request the Tamil Nadu government to implead itself in a plea filed in the Supreme Court

'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?

SC ban on firecrackers in NCR: Environmental bodies welcome decision, says pollution will be curbed
India

SC ban on firecrackers in NCR: Environmental bodies welcome decision, says pollution will be curbed

Environmental organisations on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court's ban on the sale of firecrackers and in NCR, and said it will help to curb noise and air pollution.

Vishu: The traditions, importance and history associated with Kerala's New Year festival
Life

Vishu: The traditions, importance and history associated with Kerala's New Year festival

Malayalis believe that an auspicious object is the first thing they should see on Vishu, so that the rest of the year is prosperous.

Kollam temple fire tragedy: One booked for storing fire crackers 10 times more than permitted limit
India

Kollam temple fire tragedy: One booked for storing fire crackers 10 times more than permitted limit

One person, who had allegedly stored crackers and fireworks ten times more than the permit, was on Sunday booked by police in connection with the Puttingal Dev Temple fire tragedy in Kollam.

Puttingal temple: A look at the aftermath of the massive fire that broke out in Kollam
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Puttingal temple: A look at the aftermath of the massive fire that broke out in Kollam

Over 80 people were killed and several others injured when an explosion took place at the Puttingal Devi temple during a festival at Paravoor in Kollam at around 3 am on Sunday.

Pollution levels at an all time high: Why you should have given crackers a miss this Diwali
Life

Pollution levels at an all time high: Why you should have given crackers a miss this Diwali

Here are five reasons why you should reconsider lighting that cracker this diwali and perhaps contribute to something much more meaningful.

Watch: East India Comedy's desi carols show you what actually goes down during Diwali
Life

Watch: East India Comedy's desi carols show you what actually goes down during Diwali

This video has a hilarious take on some habits of people during Diwali which have become quite consistent over the years.

A Diwali coming out story: Why I don't fear fire crackers any more
Life

A Diwali coming out story: Why I don't fear fire crackers any more

A married man comes out as gay. And among many fears he is able to let go of is one that kept him from enjoying Diwali.

No crackers to eco-friendly decorations: Three easy steps to a guilt-free Diwali
Life

No crackers to eco-friendly decorations: Three easy steps to a guilt-free Diwali

Diwali season is around the corner and for most people in India this is the time to shop, to celebrate with family but there's no reason why your celebrations can't be guilt-free.

Celebrations, fireworks marks Chinese new year
World

Celebrations, fireworks marks Chinese new year

Celebrations will carry on into the early hours of Sunday, officially the first day of the Lunar New Year.

Sivakasi fire: a result of Indians greed for cheap fireworks?
India

Sivakasi fire: a result of Indians greed for cheap fireworks?

Does India need a new generation of regulatory bodies to handle industrial safety to prevent such instances in the future?