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Firecrackers banned across Haryana; only Panchkula gets 2-hr window for green crackers

November 13, 2020 10:15 pm

Air quality in Panchkula has entered the ‘poor’ zone but green crackers have been allowed for two hours (8 pm to 10 pm) on Diwali because its AQI had remained in the ‘moderate’ in terms of air quality in November 2019.

BMC bans bursting of firecrackers till Nov 30, makes exception for Diwali

November 10, 2020 4:02 am

Bursting of firecrackers anywhere else, like in hotels, clubs, gymkhanas as well as organisation and commercial premises, has been banned completely.

Reconsider decision to not ban firecrackers: Experts to Maharashtra CM

November 09, 2020 10:40 pm

“There is enough evidence that bursting firecrackers adds to pollution. Despite the CM’s appeal to people to be responsible so as to prevent a second wave of infections, it is crucial the government does not allow crackers in Maharashtra,” say experts.

PMC bans firecrackers in public places, urges restraint in private spaces

November 09, 2020 10:29 pm

Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar said it was necessary for local residents to celebrate Diwali with more care in the current pandemic situation.

Man held with 870 kg of banned crackers in Delhi

October 24, 2019 8:10 am

Police received a tip-off about Kansal allegedly selling a “huge consignment of non-green firecrackers” and raided his shop, Kansal Fireworks.

More than 20 injured bursting firecrackers

November 10, 2018 2:16 am

In JJ Hospital, five persons injured on Wednesday were admitted and discharged by Friday. Two patients were rushed to the hospital with burn injuries on Wednesday night. Vanita Rathod (35) suffered first degree burns on her right hand.

Chandigarh: Firecrackers to be sold at 29 designated places from today

November 05, 2018 8:36 am

The UT Administration has constituted three teams under respective sub-divisonal magistrates who will be checking if anyone found selling crackers without licences.

Kolkata: After 23 years in Maidan, annual firecracker market shifts venue to Vivekananda Park

October 31, 2018 1:34 am

The firecrackers market is scheduled to start on November 1 and continue till November 7. However, due to the change of venue, organisers feel there could be a delay.

Don't have any equipment to measure decibel levels of firecrackers: Police officers

October 23, 2018 10:29 pm

The apex court Tuesday permitted the sale and manufacture of low emission "green" firecrackers countrywide and fixed a two-hour time period from 8 pm to 10 pm for bursting them on Diwali and other festivals.

Diwali tragedy: 6 killed, 9 injured in illegal cracker factory explosion in Odisha

October 18, 2017 8:53 pm

Four fire tenders were pressed into service to extinguish the blaze and rescue the victims, while over a dozen ambulances rushed to the site to shift the injured to the hospital. Police said the exact cause of the incident would be ascertained after investigation.