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Supreme Court ban on polluting fireworks could be boon for Diwali 'green crackers'
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Supreme Court ban on polluting fireworks could be boon for Diwali 'green crackers'

The green crackers are not eco-friendly, but 25-30 percent less polluting than regular fireworks.

Daily Bulletin: SC to hear Tamil Nadu's plea to modify verdict on bursting firecrackers, OnePlus 6T's India launch today; top news stories
India

Daily Bulletin: SC to hear Tamil Nadu's plea to modify verdict on bursting firecrackers, OnePlus 6T's India launch today; top news stories

Tamil Nadu seeks additional time window to burst crackers on Diwali, OnePlus 6T to launch in India today, trial court to begin framing of charges in Malegaon blast case; top stories

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

Diwali 2017: Pollutant levels violate safe limits by 10 times in Delhi despite SC ban on sale of firecrackers
India

Diwali 2017: Pollutant levels violate safe limits by 10 times in Delhi despite SC ban on sale of firecrackers

A quiet and promising evening gave way to thick haze and noise as Delhi celebrated Diwali on Thursday, dashing the hopes of cracker-free festivities.

Mumbai Police bans flying lanterns till 14 November over fire safety concerns during Diwali
India

Mumbai Police bans flying lanterns till 14 November over fire safety concerns during Diwali

The Mumbai Police on Monday banned the use of flying lanterns during Diwali festival to avoid any untoward incident.

Half-hearted ban on sale of crackers won't help: India needs sustained efforts to tackle air pollution
India

Half-hearted ban on sale of crackers won't help: India needs sustained efforts to tackle air pollution

The SC verdict banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi/NCR is not only difficult to implement but also strange since it has not prohibited the bursting of firecrackers

Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra civic bodies to follow rules on sale, storage of firecrackers
India

Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra civic bodies to follow rules on sale, storage of firecrackers

The Bombay high court today asked civic bodies in Maharashtra to strictly implement rules for firecracker storage in their respective ward areas and take action against those found guilty of violating the conditions

Five killed, 11 injured in explosion at Tamil Nadu firecracker unit
India

Five killed, 11 injured in explosion at Tamil Nadu firecracker unit

Five labourers were killed and 11 injured on Sunday after an explosion in a firecracker unit near Villupuram, Tamil Nadu flattened the small building which housed the manufacturing facility.

Three charred to death in fire at Sivakasi firecracker unit
India

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.

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

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.

Live: Sivakasi toll over 50; PM, Jaya announce ex-gratia
India

Live: Sivakasi toll over 50; PM, Jaya announce ex-gratia

Reports have just come in of a fire at a firecracker factory in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. Twenty people are reported to have been killed as a result of the blaze, while many others have sustained burn injuries.

Parents force children to work in fire cracker units in Orissa
India

Parents force children to work in fire cracker units in Orissa

As the demand of crackers swells on occasions like Diwali, children are forced to work in fire cracker units in Orissa's Kendrapara district.

Why Diwali doesn't light my fire
Life

Why Diwali doesn't light my fire

Mamata Banerjee wants to tame Diwali in Kolkata. No noise after 10 pm. No noisy fireworks at all. Promo videos with her own anti-noise pollution jingles on television. Is all the fun going out of Diwali? But some people like Sandip Roy are secretly quite thrilled.