Air, noise pollution rise in Bengaluru, districts during Deepavali fest

The noise pollution level ranged between 70- 93.8 decibels against the standard limit of 50-75 decibels.

published on : 28th October 2022

Seven villages around Vellode bird sanctuary celebrate cracker-free Deepavali

According to sources, the sanctuary, situated in Vadamugam Vellode Panchayat in Chennimalai Panchayat Union of Erode, was declared a bird sanctuary in 2000.

published on : 27th October 2022

MP woman killed as steel shards pierce her after bursting cracker by putting steel box on it

The incident occurred at Karju village in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district when the victim was bursting crackers outside her house.

published on : 27th October 2022

Madurai: Parents allege unfair treatment of class 12 students suspended for bursting firecrackers

A parent alleged the School Management Council (SMC) member kept the students away from the class while the headmaster denied they were suspended. 

published on : 26th October 2022

Cracker ban goes for a toss in city as burn injuries up on Diwali

The Delhi government may have imposed a ban on bursting of crackers on Diwali, but the busy burns wards of hospitals tell another story.

published on : 26th October 2022

Post Deepavali, 525 people treated for burns in govt hospitals across TN

Following the Deepavali celebrations, doctors in 36 government hospitals across Tamil Nadu on Monday treated 525 people for burn injuries sustained while bursting firecrackers.

published on : 26th October 2022

Communal clash over bursting of firecrackers on Diwali in Vadodara; 19 people detained 

Those detained included a person who allegedly hurled a petrol bomb at policemen from the third floor of this house in the locality nearly an hour after the clash broke out.

published on : 25th October 2022

Order on crackers a tad late for festive season  

The government has been trying to take stern steps to control air and noise pollution after cases were filed in multiple courts across India on polluted air, including in the Supreme Court.

published on : 25th October 2022

Delhi chokes as firecrackers burst in many parts, despite ban

Despite legal deterrent in place to discourage people from doing so, by dusk, residents in many neighborhoods, including some areas in south Delhi and northwest Delhi, had started bursting crackers.

published on : 24th October 2022

Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Gurdaspur account for 60 per cent of stubble burning cases in Punjab

Paddy straw burning in Punjab and Haryana is one of the reasons behind the alarming spike in air pollution levels in the national capital region in October and November.

published on : 24th October 2022

Diwali morning: Delhi's air quality inches closer to 'very poor' levels

The number of farm fires rose to 1,318, the highest this season so far. Delhi's AQI stood at 298 at 6 am on Monday.

published on : 24th October 2022

States get tough against crackers this year to ensure cleaner Diwali

The Tamil Nadu government has allowed bursting crackers for an hour but twice on that day. The permitted window lies between 6-7am and between 7-8pm.

published on : 24th October 2022

With AQI of 259, Delhi's air on day before Diwali least polluted in seven years

SAFAR, a forecasting agency under the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, said the air quality may deteriorate to "very poor" levels even if no firecrackers are burst.

published on : 23rd October 2022

Two die as crackers stall catches fire in Vijayawada

The deceased identified as Brahmam and Kasi were workers at the firecracker shop.

published on : 23rd October 2022

191 licences issued for firecrackers sale in Andhra for Diwali

A total of 191 applicants were granted temporary licenses across the district under the Ongole, Kanigiri and Markapur revenue divisions.

published on : 23rd October 2022

RSS body slams Delhi government ban on all kinds of firecrackers during Diwali 

RSS also alleged that the Arvind Kejriwal govt's "blanket ban" on firecrackers was aimed at misguiding people and diverting their attention from the real cause of air pollution in Delhi.

published on : 22nd October 2022

Eye care precautions to be taken while bursting crackers

Our body has an instinctive mechanism to close the eyes shut when it expects an injury but sometimes its not adequate.

published on : 22nd October 2022

13K kg crackers seized, 75 cases reported so far this month in Delhi

Police have seized over 13,700 kg of firecrackers and registered 75 cases in this connection in October, official data showed.

published on : 21st October 2022

'Let people breathe clean air', says SC; turns down listing of plea challenging firecracker ban in Delhi 

While refusing to grant urgent listing, a bench led by Justices MR Shah and MM Sundresh said, “Let people breathe clean air. Spend your money on sweets.”

published on : 20th October 2022

Four dead, six injured as house with firecrackers collapses after blast in Madhya Pradesh

The impact of the blast was so severe that the ground-plus-one-storey structure in Banmore town of Morena district was reduced to rubble, while two nearby houses were damaged.

published on : 20th October 2022
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