Indian railways to use crackers to indicate distance of stations in foggy conditions

While heavy fog is causing trouble to Indian Railway and its passengers where Trains are reportedly arriving late at stations, the former has come up with a formula to solve this issue whereby usage of crackers would allow train drivers to calculate distance between them and the next station.

Gods banned from Diwali crackers

Gods banned from Diwali crackers

Labels with pictures of deities will henceforth not be used to wrap crackers on a directive from district authorities following charges by various outfits that the discarded pictures "hurt" the sentiments of people.

Infants' plea to restrict crackers sent to SC's special bench

A petition filed by three infants through their fathers against the use of loud fire-crackers was transferred by the Supreme Court to its Social Justice Bench.

Kids move SC through parents to seek cracker-free festivals

In an attempt to ensure pollution-free environment, three kids through their fathers have moved the Supreme Court against the use of loud fire- crackers during the festival of Diwali and Dussehra.

Not given any clearances on imports of Chinese crackers: Govt

The Centre has not given any clearances for imports of Chinese crackers and asked all state governments to take action against any illegal shipments of such products from that country, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Saturday.

Tamil Nadu: Crackers burst to scare birds cause fire near runway; none hurt

A patch of grass, close to the runway of the airport here, caught fire on Monday when bird watchers burst some crackers to scare away birds that pose problem in airport operations.

Four kids burnt to death in Ghaziabad car blast

Four children were charred to death and another severely injured after an alleged explosion of their car loaded with crackers in Farrukh Nagar here, police said on Sunday.

PM Modi congratulates TV channels for showing dirt on streets left by Diwali celebrations

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated TV channels for showing dirty streets after Diwali celebrations, saying telecasting such visuals would create awareness among people about the importance of cleanliness.

Have people forgotten PM Modi's dream of 'Clean India'?

Have people forgotten PM Modi's dream of 'Clean India'?

Air, noise pollution attain dangerous level on Diwali: BSPCB

Air, noise pollution attain dangerous level on Diwali: BSPCB

Air and noise pollution levels touched alarming levels here on Diwali day despite all the advertisements and pleas by government, as well as, civil society organisations requesting people to say no to crackers and fireworks.

Delhi fire department gets 293 calls on Diwali

The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) received 293 calls -- the highest in the past five years -- on Diwali on Thursday, an official said on Friday.

Harsh Vardhan asks Delhi LG to ensure noise pollution-free Diwali

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday wrote to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung urging him to ensure that the national capital celebrates a noise-pollution free Diwali.

Vigil at Delhi borders to prevent inflow of illegal crackers

 With the festive season of Diwali nearing, strict vigil is being maintained along the Loni and Tughlakabad borders of Delhi to prevent inflow of illegal crackers, especially the Chinese-manufactured ones.

Govt plans anti-fire cracker campaign for diwali

Govt plans anti-fire cracker campaign for diwali

Ahead of Diwali festival, Delhi government has decided to launch anti-fire crackers campaign, aiming to control air and noise pollution.

India tightens grip over illegal import of Chinese crackers

Tightening its grip over illegal import of Chinese crackers which are reportedly flooding the Indian market, the Centre has issued a public notification warning importers and public of the legal consequences they would face if involved with it.

Madras HC orders CBI probe into seizure of banned Chinese crackers

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI investigation into the seizure of banned Chinese crackers in Sivakasi, the country's fireworks hub in Virudhunagar District, in May this year.

One injured in blast, 2 suspected trapped under debris

A 45-year-old woman was injured and two were suspected to be trapped under the debris when three houses, including one where crackers were being made illegally, damaged following a blast on Thursday police said.

Three killed in explosion at fireworks manufacturing unit

Three workers, including a woman, were killed and 10 seriously injured in an explosion at a cracker manufacturing unit, 20 km from here on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour

People in Tamil Nadu on Saturday woke up to the sounds of crackers on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights.

Vrindavan widows break tradition by bursting Diwali crackers

Over a thousand widows of Meerasahabhagni Ashram here, most of them fragile and in their 70s, on Thursday began Diwali festivities after the dusk by bursting crackers and lighting earthen lamps.