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Accidental blast in French carnival injures 18

Accidental blast in French carnival injures 18

Around 18 people were injured after a fireworks display gone off into the crowd at a carnival near Paris on Saturday.

Fireworks explosion kills seven in Iran

At least seven people were killed in the northwestern Iranian province of Ardabil in a firework blast, media reported on Saturday.

Five killed in firework explosion in China

Five people were killed in a firework explosion in east China's Shandong Province.

Citizens not in favour of bursting crackers after 10pm, reveals survey

Citizens not in favour of bursting crackers after 10pm, reveals survey

A majority of citizens surveyed supported a ban on crackers after 10 pm and said that the rule must be enforced by the civic bodies and the police.

Illegal firecrackers seized

The godown owner Javed Khan has also been detained for questioning, Circle Officer (Chetganj) Anurag Arya said.

Suspected terror attack at Indonesian church; no serious casualties

Indonesian police were investigating a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during the Sunday service at a church, and a bomb squad had been deployed to determine whether the attacker`s backpack contained explosives.

Euro 2016: UEFA charges Russia after England match violence

Euro 2016: UEFA charges Russia after England match violence

As the players left the pitch at the end of the 1-1 draw, Russian fans were seen charging into a section occupied by English supporters and fists were thrown.

Kerala High Court allows low-decibel fireworks in Pooram festival

Kerala High Court allows low-decibel fireworks in Pooram festival

The Kerala High Court on Thursday allowed low-decibel fireworks display during the ongoing Pooram festival in Thrissur.

After Kollam temple tragedy, Lucknow bans use of firecrackers

After Kollam temple tragedy, Lucknow bans use of firecrackers

The Lucknow DM has banned the use of firecrackers at all public events in the state capital.

Banned potassium chlorate used in fireworks at Putttingal Devi temple: Report

Banned potassium chlorate used in fireworks at Putttingal Devi temple: Report

It has been reported that banned chemical potassium chlorate was used in making the firecrackers which caused tragedy in Putttingal Devi temple.

Kerala fire tragedy: Devaswom Board says no ban on fireworks in temple festivals

Amid growing clamour for ban on temple fireworks display in Kerala in wake of Kollam temple tragedy, the Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages about 1,255 temples in the state, on Monday said it was not for a complete ban on such displays.

Belgium releases three held over New Year attack plot

Belgian investigators released three people on Friday after questioning them over an alleged plot to attack the capital on New Year`s Eve which forced the cancellation of the city`s annual fireworks display.

New Year 2016 celebrations begin at Sydney Harbour Bridge

New Zealand and Australia were the first two countries to witness New Year 2016. Both the countries celebrate the New Year in a grand manner using fancy fireworks

Brussels New Year fireworks cancelled over attack fears

Brussels New Year fireworks cancelled over attack fears

Authorities in the Belgian capital Brussels on Wednesday called off the city`s traditional New Year`s Eve fireworks display, citing fears of a militant attack.

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.