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Day after Diwali, Delhi records its poorest air quality in 5 years

Residents in many parts of Delhi-NCR complained of an itchy throat and watery eyes on Friday

05 Nov 2021 6:41 PM

Doctors, civic authorities bat for safety

They have issued an advisory stating the precautions to be taken while bursting firecrackers.

26 Oct 2019 2:18 AM

Burst green firecrackers from 8 pm to 10 pm: UP govt issues advisory

The government has urged the people to purchase firecrackers only from licensed sellers.

23 Oct 2019 1:32 PM

Hyderabad police prohibits firecracker, forcible fund collection during Ganesh Chaturthi

However, he clarified that the order does not apply on voluntary contributions for the organisation of ceremonies during the festival.

20 Aug 2019 1:55 PM

Frame policy on firecrackers

Celebrating weddings and festivals, including in temples, revolve around the bursting of firecrackers.

14 Mar 2019 1:28 AM


Cops log 100 cases against firecrackers

More than 100 cases were registered in the city on Saturday for violating the Supreme Court order regarding bursting firecrackers during Diwali.

11 Nov 2018 1:55 AM

Hospitals witness drop in firecracker-related injuries

Incidentally, most of the injured were bystanders and weren’t involved in bursting firecrackers.

10 Nov 2018 1:22 AM

Thick haze engulfs Delhi as SC’s cracker curbs violated on Diwali

SC had allowed bursting of crackers from 8 pm to 10 pm only and also manufacture, sale of only ‘green crackers’.

08 Nov 2018 8:16 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

640 kg firecrackers seized from North Delhi

On Saturday, an FIR was registered against a person in Gazipur area for bursting crackers.

05 Nov 2018 12:33 AM


Test shows heavy metal and metal oxides in firecrackers

The report indicated that none of the tested firecrackers were “green’’ and might prove unsafe for human health.

03 Nov 2018 1:27 AM

Time to shine bright

Diwali celebrations have begun and just about everyone looks forward to it!

02 Nov 2018 7:11 AM

Traders welcome SC clarification on verdict

Meanwhile, environmentalists hailed the order by the SC stating that it will help in celebrating the Diwali festival in an eco-friendly manner.

01 Nov 2018 1:12 AM

Yes or no to firecrackers?

Considering safety, and the pollution caused by firecrackers, does the restriction in their use seem like a good move?

28 Oct 2018 12:29 AM

Diwali: Hard to enforce rules

A million people are said to be dying prematurely every year from the poor air we breathe in urban India.

24 Oct 2018 2:09 AM


Total ban on firecrackers: Top court to examine issue

It also noted that air pollution posed a major threat to infants and the toxicity of the air increased after burning of crackers.

02 Aug 2018 2:44 AM

Firecrackers with bizarre names go viral on social media

A police officer of the same area, when asked, said that he was not aware of such crackers.

21 Oct 2017 2:50 AM

Be stylish but safe!

Let Diwali be a truly happy time by dressing up suitably so as to avoid any untoward incidents.

19 Oct 2017 4:57 AM

BJP leader distributes crackers to Delhi ashram kids, says act not against SC ban

A few days ago, Bagga had said he would distribute firecrackers to children living in slums in the Hari Nagar Assembly constituency.

18 Oct 2017 12:06 PM

Post-SC ban, Delhi Police seizes over 1,200 kg of firecrackers, arrests 29 people

According to the data, eight cases have been registered in the north district against the people found selling firecrackers.

18 Oct 2017 10:32 AM