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Thursday, June 30, 2022



February 3, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Bad Behaviour

February 02, 2022 11:50 pm

🔴 M L Jadam, leader of the Indian contingent to the Mini-Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, explained to the IOA that a delegation of uninvited officials of the Asian Games not only usurped the facilities meant for the team but lowered the prestige of the country by their behaviour.

Kolkata’s air quality dips from ‘moderate’ to ‘poor’ on Kali Puja

November 06, 2021 1:35 am

Calcutta High Court directive goes up in smoke on diwali night. 1,683.8 kgs of banned crackers seized from Kolkata and neighbouring areas.

Delhi: 143 people arrested for bursting firecrackers since Oct 28

November 06, 2021 9:54 am

The maximum number of cases against the sale of firecrackers were registered in Rohini and West districts.

Bursting crackers not related to religion, says environment minister Gopal Rai

November 04, 2021 2:34 am

Rai also appealed to the Union government to issue an advisory to stop stubble burning at least around the occasion of Diwali in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

'Let children burst crackers': Sadhguru offers a solution for air pollution during Diwali

November 04, 2021 7:03 am

He asks adults to make some sacrifices instead

Eco-friendly celebrations: This Diwali, sow crackers instead of bursting them

November 04, 2021 7:04 am

Just sow and water these crackers and see them hatch into beautiful plants that can be consumed after nurturing

Haryana bans sale and use of firecrackers in 14 NCR districts, Gurgaon on list

October 31, 2021 7:54 pm

A similar ban will also be enforced in “all cities/ towns in the state where the average ambient air quality during November (as per available data of last year) is of ‘poor’ and above category”.

Firecracker ban: Comply strictly with order, SC tells states

October 30, 2021 7:05 am

The court made it clear that “only those firecrackers are banned, as directed hereinabove, which are found to be injurious to health and affecting the health of the citizens, more particularly the senior citizens and the children”.

Gujarat govt announces 2-hr window for bursting crackers ahead of Diwali

October 29, 2021 8:50 pm

"Only licensed shopkeepers will be allowed to sell fire crackers and there is prohibition on its sale/purchase through e-commerce websites. The crackers can be burst between 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali and other festivals," the government release read.

SC says firecracker ban not against any community

October 28, 2021 3:31 pm

The apex court had ordered six manufacturers to show cause why they should not be punished for contempt of its orders.


Did you know how firecrackers affect your health?

October 13, 2017 3:06 pm

A 2007 study, ‘Recreational Atmospheric Pollution Episodes: Inhalable Metalliferous Particles from Firework Displays’, published in Atmospheric Environment, had found that children are particular susceptible to pollution caused by firecrackers.


Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.

Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.