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Diwali: Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'; firecrackers add to misery

However, IMD has said that a fresh western disturbance could increase the wind speed and improve the air quality in Delhi-NCR

15 Nov 2020 11:01 AM

This Diwali, Delhi children demand complete ban on firecrackers

Under initiative by Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), children marched across the narrow lanes and by-lanes of Sanjay Camp.

06 Nov 2018 4:21 PM

'No such thing exists': Mixed reactions to green firecrackers SC order

Police said they do not have any equipment to measure decibel levels or smoke they emit to ensure only 'green' firecrackers are being used.

24 Oct 2018 8:55 AM

Have a green Diwali says SC, burst firecrackers only from 8 to 10 pm

Top court also bans ‘ladis’; gives 35-min window on NY eve.

24 Oct 2018 1:33 AM

No complete ban on sale of firecrackers, says Supreme Court

SC banned online sale of firecrackers and restrained e-commerce websites like Amazon and Flipkart from selling firecrackers.

23 Oct 2018 10:51 AM


SC refuses to lift Delhi HC ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR

The SC restored its November 2016 order of a total ban and suspended its September 2017 order that permitted limited sale.

15 Dec 2017 6:32 PM

Cracker ban goes up in smoke, pollution engulfs Delhi on Diwali

The online indicators of the pollution monitoring stations in the city glowed red, indicating a 'very poor' air quality.

20 Oct 2017 7:57 AM

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse' as stubble burning continues on outskirts

The sharp reek of burning stubble marks the onset of the pollution season in Delhi as air contaminants soar to dangerous levels.

19 Oct 2017 12:40 PM

Flip-flops of the superior court

There were many inherent problems in the issue and the solution offered, but most were not envisaged by the court.

16 Oct 2017 4:48 AM

Defying SC orders, Gurgaon admin allows burning of crackers on Diwali

Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh said the relaxation has been given to those who have bought crackers in advance. 

13 Oct 2017 8:03 AM