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Three killed in explosion at fireworks manufacturing unit

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:08

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.

Over 700 held for bursting prohibited sound crackers in Kolkata

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 14:20

Over 700 people were arrested from various parts of the city on Kali Puja night for bursting prohibited sound crackers and indulging in unruly behaviour.

Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 11:40

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 19:51

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.

Pollution level to peak during Diwali

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 15:43

The pollution level in the national capital is likely to peak on Diwali and remain the same the next day, according to weather analysts.

Avoid crackers this Diwali for the sake of kids: Ramesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 20:29

When you burst firecrackers on Diwali, spare a thought for the hundreds of children who are illegally employed in cracker units.

UP pollution control body to act tough Diwali

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 13:57

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board Wednesday announced it would strictly enforce the Supreme Court ban on bursting fire crackers on Diwali after 10 p.m. and would penalise offenders with a fine and imprisonment.

UP pollution control body to act tough Diwali

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 13:03

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board on Wednesday announced it would strictly enforce the Supreme Court ban on bursting fire crackers on Diwali after 10 pm and would penalise offenders with a fine and imprisonment.

Say no to crackers this Diwali for a cause

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 20:38

DLF Place Saket, one of the popular shopping destinations in the capital, has come up with their CSR campaign “Say No to Crackers” this Diwali.

Nagar panchayat member held for illegally storing crackers

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 15:41

A member of the nagar panchayat in the Raya town here was arrested after illegally stored firecrackers were allegedly seized from his house, police said on Saturday.

Three killed in fire-cracker unit explosion in Andhra Pradesh

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 21:49

Two women and a child were charred and four other labourers seriously injured when a consignment of fire-crackers to be used in New Year celebrations exploded at a manufacturing unit in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

India celebrates Diwali with lights and crackers

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 09:21

Diwali was on Tuesday celebrated with joy and gaiety across India.