firecracker News

More than 20 injured bursting firecrackers

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

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

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

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

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.

One held for storing crackers worth lakhs in Noida, claim cops

During interrogation, the accused said that he was storing the stock of fire crackers to earn extra bucks by selling them at a high price during Diwali and Chhath festivals.


Two Delhi Police personnel suspended for failing to stop cracker sale

The two personnel were deputed at the Mongolpuri Police Station in northwest Delhi and were suspended for allegedly "not knowing" what was happening in their beat areas, a senior police official said.

Greater Noida administration cancels licences of 4 firecracker shops

"Their permanent licence to sell crackers had to be cancelled in view of the Supreme Court's order. The administration has also stopped issuing and processing temporary licences.

Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on firecracker sale

“When did we stop you from bursting crackers? Those who have purchased will anyway burst. Besides, sales are already taking place. Crackers are already being burst. It is not going to be a cracker-free Diwali anyway,” Justice Sikri said.

Only sound and fury

Those who object to court ban on bursting crackers make a poor case