Calcutta High Court
News  /  Published 11.11.21

Complaints over Chhath Puja noise violation in several parts of Kolkata

Complaints of bursting of banned firecrackers and use of loudspeakers were reported from several parts of the city on Wednesday. The city police headquarters at Lalbazar had received at least 10 such...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.11.21

Sellers play safe over court nod to green crackers on Diwali

And despite the rhetoric against Chinese goods, their products remain popular. “Chinese products are alive and kicking. The market would be dead without them,” he said. The highest seller ...
By Brinda Sarkar and Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 05.11.21

Majority in Kolkata ‘support’ court ban on firecrackers, finds survey

Dutta accepted that people at large have started opposing fireworks in Kolkata as well as in other parts of the state. “Immediately after Justice Bhagabati Prasad Banerjee passed his orders on ...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.21

Green fumes: cracker ban

The message was loud and clear. In an unprecedented move last week, the Calcutta High Court banned the use of all firecrackers, including ‘green crackers’, across Bengal during celebration...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.21

Letters to the Editor: A vegan diet has definite benefits for the planet

Choose wisely Sir — November 1 was World Vegan Day. While the right to choose a diet is a fundamental one, it also cannot be denied that a vegan diet — even followed on certain days of th...
By The Telegraph


News  /  Published 02.11.21

Doorstep delivery ‘promise’ of banned Diwali crackers from city fringes

An hour-and-a-half later, he called up with an offer. “If you want it on Tuesday, you need to place orders now. We will be sending a person to Salt Lake in the morning. The carrying cost will be...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 02.11.21

SC allows use of green crackers

The Supreme Court on Monday set aside Calcutta High Court’s total ban on firecrackers during this Diwali and other festivals like Christmas, saying green crackers can be used. The vacation benc...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.11.21

Apex Court sets aside cracker ban

The Supreme Court on Monday set aside the Calcutta High Court order banning firecrackers during Kali Puja, Diwali and other festivals this year to check air pollution amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.21

Letters to the Editor: The reassuring spirit of 'bhoot chaturdoshi'

Protective spirits Sir — Halloween may have come and gone but bhoot chaturdoshi is right around the corner. But the spirits that visit Bengali households are not malevolent ones. Beng...
By The Telegraph

News  /  Published 30.10.21

Support for Bengal cracker ban with worry on enforcement

Environmentalists, doctors and others welcomed the Calcutta High Court order banning all kinds of fireworks during Diwali, Kali Puja, Chhath, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other upcoming festiva...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata


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