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Toxic chemicals banned by Supreme Court found in firecrackers in Mumbai
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Toxic chemicals banned by Supreme Court found in firecrackers in Mumbai

Test by the Awaaz Foundation revealed the presence of toxic chemicals such as arsenic, sulphur, barium and chlorine in firecrackers

Diwali crackers ban: How Hindu scriptures and Sanatan culture refer to fireworks for celebrations
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Diwali crackers ban: How Hindu scriptures and Sanatan culture refer to fireworks for celebrations

Diwali is just around the corner and many so-called, occasional, self-styled environmentalists will sermonize us to refrain from bursting crackers

Explained: What are green crackers and why should we use them this Diwali?
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Explained: What are green crackers and why should we use them this Diwali?

Green firecrackers are eco-friendly; they cause 30 per cent less pollution than conventional ones. They also create lesser noise with a sound level of 110-125 decibels. With air levels already dipping this Diwali, some states — such as West Bengal — are only allowing their purchase

Green crackers or blanket ban: Which states have imposed curbs on bursting firecrackers this Diwali?
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Green crackers or blanket ban: Which states have imposed curbs on bursting firecrackers this Diwali?

While Delhi has put a blanket ban on the sale and use of crackers this year, Tamil Nadu has allowed fireworks with certain caveats on Diwali. A look at how states have put restrictions this festival season

Supreme Court refuses to hear plea seeking blanket ban on firecrackers
India

Supreme Court refuses to hear plea seeking blanket ban on firecrackers

The bench was led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) UU Lalit, who declined to hear the plea, stating that the petitioner should have approached the court sooner because injuncting now would result in losses due to the upcoming Diwali season

Karnataka High Court upholds ban on sale of firecrackers within Bengaluru city limits
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Karnataka High Court upholds ban on sale of firecrackers within Bengaluru city limits

The single judge bench of Krishna S Dixit rejected the contention of several traders who had challenged the police department's decision

Toxic smog blankets Delhi-NCR as AQI slips to 'severe' category again amid unfavourable meteorological conditions
India

Toxic smog blankets Delhi-NCR as AQI slips to 'severe' category again amid unfavourable meteorological conditions

At 10 am, Delhi recorded an AQI of 407. An IMD official said shallow fog and low temperatures in the morning trapped pollutants close to the ground and calm winds led to stagnant conditions

Why you should not judge my kids when they are bursting crackers tonight
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Why you should not judge my kids when they are bursting crackers tonight

Diwali celebrations should not be muted just because we as a nation have failed to act against pollution

Haryana cracks whip ahead of Diwali, bans sale and use of firecrackers in 14 districts
India

Haryana cracks whip ahead of Diwali, bans sale and use of firecrackers in 14 districts

The ban will be imposed in districts including Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Faridabad, Gurugram, Jhajjar, Jind, Karnal, Mahendergarh, Nuh, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak and Sonipat

Delhi HC to hear plea against complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers by Kejriwal govt on 22 Oct
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Delhi HC to hear plea against complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers by Kejriwal govt on 22 Oct

The petitioners have contended that the ban was arbitrary, unreasonable and excessive.

Anxiety in Sivakasi over Diwali norms in states as Delhi cracker ban hits peak season revenue
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Anxiety in Sivakasi over Diwali norms in states as Delhi cracker ban hits peak season revenue

The firecracker industry is estimated to be around Rs 6,000 crore out of which Delhi National Capital Region's share is around 15 percent, that works out to Rs 900 crore

Delhi in November was more polluted than the past four years in spite of firecracker ban
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Delhi in November was more polluted than the past four years in spite of firecracker ban

This year farmers also started burning crop residue early due to early harvesting this year and hence the farm fires raged for a longer time.

Toxic smog blankets Delhi after revellers ignore ban on bursting firecrackers for Diwali
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Toxic smog blankets Delhi after revellers ignore ban on bursting firecrackers for Diwali

India's environmental court had imposed a ban stressing that residents were already reeling from the impact of COVID and the pollution crisis that arises every winter.

Delhi's air quality 'very poor'; firecracker emissions may push pollution to 'severe' level by evening
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Delhi's air quality 'very poor'; firecracker emissions may push pollution to 'severe' level by evening

The PM2.5 concentration in Delhi on Diwali is likely to be the 'lowest' in the last four years if no firecrackers are burnt, SAFAR said

Telangana bans sale, use of firecrackers ahead of Diwali in accordance with High Court order
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Telangana bans sale, use of firecrackers ahead of Diwali in accordance with High Court order

Telangana BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar alleged the TRS government had "failed to protect the sentiments" of Hindus with respect to the ban on firecrackers

BS Yediyurappa says Karnataka govt will ban firecrackers during Diwali due to COVID-19
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BS Yediyurappa says Karnataka govt will ban firecrackers during Diwali due to COVID-19

The govt's decision comes amid research that pollution due to firecrackers can adversely impact patients. Karnataka has reported 8,38,929 COVID-19 cases so far

K Palaniswami urges Rajasthan, Odisha CMs to revoke ban on firecrackers, cites impact on Tamil Nadu's fireworks industry
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K Palaniswami urges Rajasthan, Odisha CMs to revoke ban on firecrackers, cites impact on Tamil Nadu's fireworks industry

In identical letters sent to the chief ministers of both states, the Tamil Nadu CM also argued that there is no empirical or validated data to demonstrate that the bursting of crackers has an effect on COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 updates: India crossed 4,000 cases, the US braces for the worst week yet and UK Prime Minister gets hospitalized
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COVID-19 updates: India crossed 4,000 cases, the US braces for the worst week yet and UK Prime Minister gets hospitalized

Over 1.27 million people have been infected with COVID-19 across the globe with close to 69,500 deaths.

Blast at illegal firecracker factory in Punjab's Batala points to need for stricter implementation of SC-imposed ban, safety regulations
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Blast at illegal firecracker factory in Punjab's Batala points to need for stricter implementation of SC-imposed ban, safety regulations

India has seen a steady rise in accidents and fires taking place in the illegal firecracker industry in the country. Just yesterday, 23 people were killed in a firecracker factory blast in Punjab's Batala.

Wedding season in UP sees spurt in illegal manufacturing of firecrackers
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Wedding season in UP sees spurt in illegal manufacturing of firecrackers

A house in Thana Bisanda in Banda caught on fire on 31 January, 2019, and resulted in the deaths of at least five people. The house, rented from Deshraj Patel in Bisanda, was being used as space for the manufacturing of firecrackers.