December 02, 2020 9:09 pm
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said its direction to restrict the use of firecrackers in cities/towns where air quality is 'moderate' or below to green crackers and for the duration of not more than two hours will continue.
November 05, 2020 9:42 am
The Director Health Services advised people to stay indoor and desist from bursting fire crackers and said that public cooperation in this will help in keeping the transmission of Covid-19 under control and decrease the risk of mortality due to the virus in the coming winter months.
October 24, 2019 1:00 pm
Firecrackers are not only environmentally harmful but it is also stressful for the animals around us.
November 09, 2018 5:34 am
Some places in Delhi recorded particulate matter level as high as 1,800 micrograms per cubic metre against the acceptable limit of 60 micrograms per cubic metre.
November 09, 2018 3:34 am
Even his eye ball had come out due to the sudden explosion. “Usually the eye is somehow saved and after surgery, the probability of visibility is there, but in this case the eye has been damaged completely,” said a doctor
November 09, 2018 3:35 am
Of the 38 patients, the PGIMER in Chandigarh received till the filing of this report, 19 were from the Tricity, rest from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.
November 07, 2018 2:15 pm
Diwali 2018: One must avoid burning crackers as they lead to various respiratory and breathing problems. However, if you are still burning them, make sure to cover your mouths properly with a mask.
November 07, 2018 7:39 am
Adequate security arrangements were made in the Tricity. In Chandigarh, 920 police personnel, comprising six DSPs, 23 police inspectors and 891 officers of other ranks were deputed for maintaining the law and order situation throughout Chandigarh on Wednesday.
November 07, 2018 8:29 am
The Supreme Court guidelines have restricted bursting of firecrackers to only two hours between 8 PM and 10 PM.
November 01, 2018 2:18 am
The apex court has banned barium salts in fireworks with the aim to reduce pollution and noise. According to the order, only “green” firecrackers, or those with lower rate of emission, can be sold.
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.
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.
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.
June 22, 2020 7:19 pm