firecracker ban

'Total ban during pandemic': NGT directs complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers

During Christmas, and New Year, green crackers can be used from 11:55 pm to 12:30 am only at places where air quality is 'moderate' or below, the NGT said.

published on : 2nd December 2020

Allahabad MP Rita Bahuguna's 6-year-old granddaughter succumbs to cracker burns

The MP's aide said Kiya died around 2 am on Tuesday at the city hospital where she was admitted following the incident on Monday afternoon.

published on : 17th November 2020

Around 70 per cent people didn't burn firecrackers on Diwali: Delhi minister Gopal Rai

The Delhi government had on November 5 banned the sale and use of all kinds of firecrackers in the city till November 30.

published on : 16th November 2020

Delayed ban on firecrackers in Delhi led to failure: Officials

Officials said that mere police action is not enough, and residents should pledge to comply with the restrictions as it is for the public good.

published on : 16th November 2020

Ensure only green crackers are sold, take action against violators: HC tells Karnataka

In the modified order, the state government clearly recorded that packing of green crackers has a logo of CSIR-NEERI and PESCO as well as QR coding system.

published on : 13th November 2020

Telangana becomes latest state to ban firecrackers this Diwali

Following the High Court directions on Thursday, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar issued orders banning the sale and the use of fireworks this morning. 

published on : 13th November 2020

Firecracker ban a rude shock for sellers

On being informed about the ban, he refused to believe it and seemed confident that his stall would not be affected.  

published on : 13th November 2020

With total firecracker ban in Delhi-NCR, sellers now eye Punjab market

The Punjab government though has spared Amritsar, Jalandhar, Khanna and Ludhiana from a complete ban on firecrackers despite the fact that these cities fall in the poor air quality category.

published on : 12th November 2020

Nagaland bans firecrackers till January 31, 2021 to curb pollution amid COVID-19 pandemic

The prohibition has been imposed in exercise of the power conferred under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, Chief Secretary J Alam said in a notification issued on Tuesday.

published on : 11th November 2020

Pollution Control Board orders complete firecracker ban in Guwahati

The decision has been taken in view of high pollution in the city with the air quality being in the "poor" category, the board said in an order on Tuesday.

published on : 11th November 2020

Police to track firecracker ban violators with GPS-fitted sound monitoring devices in Bengal

The Calcutta High Court has banned the sale and bursting of firecrackers during Kali Puja and other upcoming festivals.

published on : 11th November 2020

Diwali gone up in smoke, say traders facing huge losses after firecracker ban

The traders said temporary licences were issued by authorities for up to 650 kg of firecrackers but normally they purchase 400-500 kg in view of safety and demand in the market.

published on : 11th November 2020

Assam police's ban on firecrakers: Health Minister, cops not on same page

While Himanta Biswa Sarma downplayed the ban, he, however, urged the people to exercise self- restraint amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 11th November 2020

Diwali gone up in smoke, say traders facing huge losses after firecracker ban

The traders and shopkeepers in Jama Masjid and Sadar Bazar areas said the stock was meant for a brisk sale on Diwali, Chhath, Gurupurab and the coming marriage season.

published on : 10th November 2020

Mumbai civic body bans firecrackers, fireworks ahead of Diwali; allows 'anar', sparklers

In a circular, the BMC also appealed citizens to celebrate Diwali with due precaution and by following COVID-19 protocol.

published on : 9th November 2020
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