Cracker Ban
Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

History of firecrackers offers clues to silence them

The big bang began with the baozhu. Almost two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Chinese — the progenitors of many human inventions — had committed the original sin: they ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 08.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Proprietary rights will kill the collaborative culture of the internet

Hidden costs Sir — You can buy just about anything these days — even what you cannot actually own. Amitabh Bachchan’s collection of non-fungible tokens has been sold for a record $1...
By The Telegraph

News  /  Published 07.11.21

210 in post-Diwali cracker net

Bursting of firecrackers and violations continued through Friday till early Saturday across the city and Salt Lake, even a day after Diwali. Calcutta police arrested 210 people for bursting firecrack...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.21

Letters to the Editor: What will it take for the likes of Elon Musk to loosen their purse strings?

Show cause Sir — Elon Musk will help solve world hunger, but only if you tell him ‘exactly how’ you will spend his money. Recently, the director of the United Nations’ World F...
By The Telegraph

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

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 31.10.21

Enforce cracker ban, police chief tells team

Calcutta’s police commissioner Soumen Mitra on Saturday instructed his officers to ensure no form of firecrackers are allowed in the city on Diwali and Kali Puja following the Calcutta High Cour...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

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

India  /  Published 14.11.20

Delhi Police arrests 10 on Diwali

On Diwali, the Delhi Police arrested 10 people and registered 12 cases for alleged sale of firecrackers in the national capital, officials said on Saturday. Ahead of Diwali, the Delhi government had ...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi


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