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ban on firecrackers

SC set aside Calcutta HC order, says no to blanket ban on firecrackers

Court directed the West Bengal government to strengthen the checking of firecrackers coming from other states at the state’s entry point

02 Nov 2021 8:48 AM

Delhi govt bans storage, sale, use of firecrackers during Diwali

The Delhi government on Tuesday ordered all concerned departments to begin preparing a winter action plan by September 21

15 Sep 2021 1:40 PM

Not just Delhi-NCR: NGT bans crackers in cities with 'poor' or 'worse' air quality

The NGT order comes amidst speculation of a second wave of coronavirus pandemic just ahead of Diwali

09 Nov 2020 2:46 PM

Supreme Court hints it may revisit its ban on firecrackers

Several pleas were filed for modification of the order.

13 Mar 2019 2:19 AM

100 kilos of crackers seized; 5 arrested

The police has seized more than 3,850 kg firecrackers in the national capital following the Supreme Court’s order on the sale of old firecrackers.

07 Nov 2018 12:43 AM


Delhi: Over 640 kg of firecrackers seized from 3 different areas of city

A case has been registered and investigation is going on to trace the source of the recovered firecrackers or explosive items, police said.

04 Nov 2018 12:56 PM

A cracker of a timing

Desi millenials are expressing their solidarity with the government by opting for green fire crackers to protect the environment.

26 Oct 2018 12:00 AM

MPCB examines firecrackers for noise levels

The highest sound level this year was from serial crackers of 5000 series measuring 113dB.

25 Oct 2018 1:50 AM

Internet never forgets

When celebrities take to social media to air their sentiments, it can often put them in trouble too.

14 Oct 2017 12:14 AM

What’s wrong with a cracker-free Diwali?

Chetan Bhagat took to Twitter to voice his disapproval for the cracker ban. But why does everything boil down to religious sentiment?

12 Oct 2017 12:10 AM


Sparks within Shiv Sena over apex court’s firecracker ban

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray too questioned the proposed ban on firecrackers.

11 Oct 2017 2:59 AM

Delhi: Mixed response to ban on crackers’ sale

Traders meet Delhi BJP chief to discuss their losses due to ban.

11 Oct 2017 2:45 AM

Not such a crackling Diwali

Chetan Bhagat took to Twitter to voice his disapproval for the cracker ban. But why does everything boil down to a religious sentiment?

11 Oct 2017 12:18 AM

Wary traders play safe after new firecracker rules

The apex court has put a ban on selling fireworks but not on bursting.

10 Oct 2017 2:24 AM

Public hails Supreme Court cracker ban

Activists want it to be replicated in Mumbai to cut air, noise pollution.

10 Oct 2017 2:21 AM


Supreme Court bans firecrackers till November 1

Asks Delhi govt to suspend all temporary licences granted to traders.

10 Oct 2017 1:23 AM

Ban nuclear weapons, not firecrackers: Delhi shopkeepers after SC order on sale

With losses running into crores, their Diwali was going up in smoke, said shopkeepers in Sadar Bazar and Jama Masjid.

09 Oct 2017 8:38 PM

Ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi till Oct 31: SC

Diwali is on October 19 and the order effectively means that no firecrackers will be available for purchase before the festival.

09 Oct 2017 12:05 PM