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Vehicles appear to cause more pollution as compared to firecrackers: Supreme Court

It also asked the Centre whether there was any comparative study on pollution caused by vehicles and firecrackers.

Mar 12, 2019, 18:20 PM IST

SC pulls up CPCB over Diwali pollution, says act against officials who failed in duty

The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), directing it to take action against officials who failed to act against those who burst banned crackers during Diwali celebrations. The top court also asked the body as to why action was taken on complaints received through social media in this regard.

Nov 26, 2018, 14:02 PM IST

Mumbai: Over 100 cases registered for violating SC's guidelines on burning crackers

At least 53 cases of sale of firecrackers were registered in Mumbai, the Police Public Relation Officer said on Saturday.

Nov 10, 2018, 18:43 PM IST

Despite SC order, 50 lakh kg of firecrackers burnt in Delhi this year: Report

Partly as a result of smoke from crackers, the overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi jumped to 642.

Nov 08, 2018, 21:29 PM IST

Meerut youth lights Diwali cracker in 3-year-old's mouth, critically injures child

The incident happened at the Milak village on the Daurala road on Tuesday.

Nov 08, 2018, 12:08 PM IST

Around 240 kgs of firecrackers seized from Delhi's Dwarka

With the festivities going on in the national capital, the Delhi Police on Wednesday seized around 240 kgs of cracker being illegally sold in Dwarka.

Nov 07, 2018, 19:04 PM IST

Indian Medical Association advises people to avoid firecrackers, alcohol this Diwali

The advisory from the medical body comes amid concerns over rising air pollution in the national capital and adjoining areas.

Nov 07, 2018, 18:53 PM IST

Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali, several booked for violating cracker norms

Unlike previous years though the sound of the bursting of firecrackers was rather subdued following the Supreme Court-imposed restrictions.

Nov 06, 2018, 23:14 PM IST

Ahead of Diwali, 640 kg of firecrackers seized in north Delhi, case registered

The SC had last week banned the sale of non-environment friendly firecrackers in Delhi.

Nov 04, 2018, 13:07 PM IST

Delhi Police discusses SC's ban on firecracker with traders, warns of illegal sale

A common place will be decided where people can burn firecrackers

Nov 01, 2018, 19:03 PM IST

Firecrackers other than green crackers not to be sold in Delhi-NCR: Supreme Court

A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said firecrackers already produced can be sold this festival season but only in other parts of the country.

Oct 31, 2018, 12:53 PM IST

No such restrictions even in Mughal era: BJP MP questions SC over cracker timings

Chintamani Malviya has claimed he will burst crackers only when his Diwali puja is over and the timing cannot be decided by courts.

Oct 23, 2018, 20:17 PM IST

No blanket ban on sale of firecrackers, only green firecrackers will be sold: SC

The top court said only green firecrackers will be sold in the market.

Oct 23, 2018, 10:47 AM IST

Air quality remains poor in Delhi-NCR; firecracker companies uncertain ahead of festive season

The pollution levels in the national capital remains poor as of Sunday.

Oct 14, 2018, 15:27 PM IST

Firecracker units in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi down shutters, citing uncertain future

With uncertainty looming over the future of the firecrackers industry, their apex organisation - the All India Federation of Fireworks Associations (AIFFA) said it has decided to close down the units in Tamil Nadu`s Sivakasi.

Dec 23, 2017, 18:43 PM IST

SC notice to Centre on plea for nationwide ban on firecrackers

Petitioner Arjun Gopal has also sought a ban on possession of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Dec 01, 2017, 21:38 PM IST

Thank you, Supreme Court for firecracker ban: An open letter from a mother

In the short span of an hour, when he burst the crackers, my little one inhaled smoke equivalent to over 100 cigarettes. 

Oct 19, 2017, 19:24 PM IST

Diwali 2017: Why should your pets suffer while you celebrate?

With the onset of the Diwali season every year, vets report increase in anxiety disorders, such as stress colitis.

Oct 18, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

Won't burst crackers on Diwali, say 87% citizens of Delhi-NCR

With the air quality reduced to toxic levels – five times the safe levels set by the WHO – Delhi features in the list of the most polluted cities in the world.

Oct 18, 2017, 08:54 AM IST

BJP's Tajinder Bagga distributes firecrackers among slum kids in Delhi's Hari Nagar

The Supreme Court in its October 9 order had sought a complete ban on sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR ahead of the upcoming festival of Diwali.

Oct 17, 2017, 22:17 PM IST