Amid ‘detention’ drama, BJD rebel wins chairperson post of Chhatrapur samiti

Opponent Sugyani Sethy backed by MLA Subash Chandra Behera lost out by six votes.

published on : 3rd April 2022

Wild elephant kills Chittoor farmer

In another incident, a herd of wild elephants created a flutter by entering into habitations in Pitchatoor mandal of Satyavedu Assembly constituency.

published on : 1st April 2022

Barium nitrate salt: Firecracker units close down plants

TAFMA President V Kathalingam said, “Officials, on the pretext of inspections, seized all our finished goods and are treating us like criminals.

published on : 22nd March 2022

Yet another explosion in illegal firecracker unit in Bihar, one dead and six injured

Locals said that the explosion was so powerful that its impact was felt over a radius of one km

published on : 9th March 2022

Supreme Court junks plea seeking to quash FIRs for using firecrackers during Diwali

The apex court was hearing a plea filed by Sanjeev Newar and others seeking to quash the FIRs registered against them for using green firecrackers on Diwali.

published on : 18th February 2022

Four workers die in explosion at firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu, seven injured

At around 8.30 am, the public in the locality heard a blast and saw the explosion in the fireworks manufacturing unit. They immediately alerted the police and the fire and rescue department.

published on : 1st January 2022

AQI likely to improve today in national capital

As per the SAFAR, strong north westerly winds enhanced the transport of emissions from stubble burning. Share of crop residue burning emissions in PM2.5 was 41 per cent.

published on : 7th November 2021

Pollution menace: Crores spent but Indian cities are still gas chambers

Government cleared Rs 515 crore under clean air programme, Rs 4,400 crore was released on finance panel recommendation to tackle air pollution.

published on : 7th November 2021

Over 50 sustain eye injuries from crackers in Bengaluru

Over 50 people, mostly children, sustained different types of eye-related injuries during Deepavali over the last three days.  

published on : 7th November 2021

Indifference to sanitation workers continues as another Deepavali passes in Tiruchy city

While the city usually generates about 460 tonnes of waste per day, sources said that during festivals like Deepavali, it would generate an additional 200 tonnes.

published on : 6th November 2021

Cops crack down on cracker norm violators 

The Tamil Nadu police on Thursday booked over 2,100 cases against people for bursting crackers beyond the stipulated time. Chennai police alone registered 758 cases. 

published on : 6th November 2021

Thanks to Deepawali, Chennai chokes as AQI hits hazardous levels

Visibility reduced to under 50 meters after 7-8 pm on Thursday. Ambient noise levels ranged from 69 to 79 dB(A), which were marginally higher than last year. 

published on : 6th November 2021

Father, son killed as crackers-laden scooter bursts into flames in Tamil Nadu

Since a large number of crackers were being carried, the explosion was so severe that the body pieces of the duo were thrown away and found on the roofs of nearby houses.

published on : 5th November 2021

Firecracker accidents lead to more eye injury cases in Bengaluru hospitals

A nine-year-old boy suffered injuries to both eyes on Wednesday night, when a flower pot he was lighting went off suddenly.

published on : 5th November 2021

It’s no blast of a time for cracker makers

Meet Jebajyothi, a cracker unit worker and a CITU functionary, who lives in the heart of Sivakasi in a narrow street full of closely arrayed houses.

published on : 4th November 2021
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