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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.
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.
CPCB asks Noida district magistrate why SC's order on firecrackers was violated; demands report in seven days
The CPCB has asked the district magistrate to submit a report on action taken to prevent the sale of unauthorised firecrackers in Gautam Buddh district along with the reason for non-compliance of the Supreme Court order.
Mass defiance of Supreme Court ban on fireworks shows how judiciary puts itself in peril due to overreach
The Supreme Court order imposed certain conditions on selling, purchase and bursting of firecrackers: a tradition among a large number of Indians, not just Hindus.
Supreme Court order on firecrackers violated: Delhi pollution soars, but who cares when sab chalta hai?
The Supreme Court, on 23 October, imposed restrictions on firecrackers in an attempt to control rising levels of air pollution across India — particularly in Delhi and the NCR
Day after Diwali, Delhi air quality plunges to 'severe-plus emergency' category due to bursting of toxic crackers
The "severe-plus emergency" in Delhi essentially means that even healthy people may suffer from respiratory illnesses on a prolonged exposure to such polluted air.
Morning after Diwali, air quality plummets across India: AQI 'very poor' in Delhi, Mumbai 'moderate' as most ignore SC firecracker guidelines
Air pollution levels across the country took a hit following Diwali celebrations, after many defied the Supreme Court's restrictions on the timeframe within which firecrackers can be burst.
Delhi Police seizes 3,500 kg of firecrackers from various parts of city, arrests 26 persons for storing them without licence
Authorities predict the air quality in Delhi to worsen during Diwali as they say burning firecrackers will spike air pollution to 'very severe' levels.
Delhi Police claimed this is the third case registered in the Tilak Nagar police station within the last 3 days in connection with illegal firecrackers.
Pon Radhakrishnan mocks SC order on firecrackers in Tamil Nadu, asks if police will be deployed at each home
"Will they (authorities) station a police personnel at each house or will they deploy a police team at each and every street?," Pon Radhakrishnan said reacting to the SC order.
Supreme Court verdict on firecrackers: Tamil Nadu can burst crackers from 6 am to 7 am, and 7 pm to 8 pm on Diwali
The release asked the people to avoid bursting firecrackers near hospitals and places of worship. The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board would study the air quality seven days before and after the festival in all the corporation limits.
SC refuses to modify firecrackers order for Delhi-NCR, says products already manufactured can be sold in other regions
The Supreme Court also held that polluting firecrackers that have already been manufactured will not be allowed to be sold in Delhi-NCR.
SC modifies order on bursting crackers, allows Tamil Nadu govt to decide two-hour window to celebrate Diwali for state
The Supreme Court refused to extend the hours to burst crackers in Tamil Nadu, but gave the state the freedom to decide which two hours firecrackers could be burst in the state on Diwali.
On 23 October, the Supreme Court refused to impose a blanket ban on the bursting of firecrackers, but put certain conditions in place.
SC order on firecrackers could make manufacturers go bankrupt, create bad debt worth more than Rs 2,000cr, says industry body
The firecrackers manufacturing industry claims that Supreme Court judgment banning use of barium in manufacturing of firecrackers will not only make bursting of firecrackers during festivals impracticable, it could also make the industry go bankrupt incurring bad debt worth more than Rs 2,000 crore
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
The BJP MP further asserted that he will burst crackers only when he finishes his Diwali rituals and not during the time stipulated by the Supreme Court
Four people, including a 22-year old man allegedly running an un-licensed crackers outlet, were killed in Kancheepuram.
SC ruling on firecrackers: Industry fears loss of sales, appeals government to expedite issue of temporary licences
The Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that only firecrackers with reduced emission and decibel levels will be allowed to sell during all festivals that too with strict time limits.