Restrictions on crackers to continue

TS can burst green crackers on Christmas and New Year days, from 11.55 pm to 12.30 am.

published on : 3rd December 2020

Complete ban on sale, use of crackers: NGT

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,

published on : 3rd December 2020

Hyderabad: Only green crackers allowed on Christmas and New Year, says pollution board

The NGT also passed directions that District Magistrates must ensure that the banned firecrackers are not being sold under their jurisdiction and anyone found violating the norms can be penalized.

published on : 2nd December 2020

COVID-19: Mizoram to ban bursting of firecrackers on Christmas, New Year

The decision in this regard was taken during a high- level meeting chaired by Home Minister Lachamliana on Monday.

published on : 24th November 2020

46.7% lower pollution this Deepavali in Bengaluru

Also, in comparison to the previous years, there has been a reduction of 30.34 per cent in the Air Quality Index.

published on : 18th 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

Day after Diwali, Pollution levels in Hyderabad remain ‘moderate’

The other four are at UoH, ICRISAT, Pashamylaram and Bollaram industrial area. 

published on : 16th November 2020

Bengaluru sees big drop in firecracker-related eye injuries

Minto Eye Hospital, which usually sees more than 30 such cases almost every year, saw just three, all of them children, on the second day of the festival.

published on : 16th November 2020

11 people arrested in Chandigarh for violating ban on sale, bursting firecrackers

While ten persons were arrested for bursting firecrackers, another one was apprehended for selling the crackers.

published on : 15th November 2020

Sluggish sales worry firecracker vendors in Chennai amid Diwali season

People dependent on the cracker industry have also been hit hard due to the pandemic and restriction in timings to burst the fireworks.

published on : 14th 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

Green crackers, what are they? Ban ineffective: Karnataka HC tells state govt

The bench observed that the government should have taken stringent steps as heightened air pollution due to busting of crackers may trigger a spike in Covid cases.

published on : 13th November 2020

Sivakasi: Tale of two teen boys who helped build cracker hub from scratch in this erstwhile nowhere town

By the time they reached their teen, the boys were convinced of one thing: Their village was too small for their big dreams.

published on : 13th November 2020

Telangana HC directs state govt to impose ban on sale and use of firecrackers this Diwali

The court directed the government to take measures to ensure that nobody resorts to the sale or purchase of firecrackers in the state and to give wide publicity in the media on the ban

published on : 12th November 2020

Firecracker sales fizzle out in Hyderabad due to COVID-19 and rains

Unlike last years, the usual hustle and bustle at many of the city's markets selling crackers, including Begum Bazar, Chandanagar, Kukatpally, Miyapur and Secunderabad was sorely missing this year.

published on : 12th November 2020
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