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.

Pollution level to peak during Diwali

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

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

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.

Nagar panchayat member held for illegally storing crackers

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.

Sivakasi blaze: Owner of firecracker unit held

The owner of a Sivakasi cracker manufacturing unit where a fire on September 5 claimed 39 lives was arrested on Sunday on culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other charges from Samayanallur in this district.

Sivakasi fire: 12 arrested, officials begin blame-game

Twelve persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the gruesome tragedy at a fireworks manufacturing unit near Sivakasi.