Jharkhand  /  Published 22.10.19

Fire-fight before Diwali with hands tied in Jamshedpur

State fire-fighting officials have been told inspect cracker-sale points to ensure compliance of safety norms before Diwali, but the depleted manpower of the fire services puts a question mark on the ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Health  /  Published 19.10.19

Fun, fit and festive

After celebrating goddess Durga’s win against Asura, it will soon be time to welcome Goddess Kali. And who wouldn’t like to be fit before Diwali? Here are a few rules you need to follow to appear ...
By Anwar Wahhab in

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.18

The man at the heart of UK's medical research

Calcutta on culture vultures' mapMost tours of India tend to give Calcutta a miss, but I am pleased to report that when the curator Sundaram Tagore leads a group of 18 foreign culture vultures on a 16...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.18

Being nationalist is easier than being civilised

The recent air pollution of severe proportions in cities like Calcutta and New Delhi resulted from a failure to comply with a Supreme Court order that banned firecrackers during Diwali. The unabated p...
By Anup Sinha in

World  /  Published 14.11.18

India-origin lawyer to replace Kavanaugh

Indian-American lawyer Neomi Rao has been nominated by President Donald Trump to fill Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s seat on the powerful DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Trump during Diwali celebrations on ...
By PTI in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 10.10.19

Green crackers can help curb pollution at Diwali

Sir — Now that Durga Puja is over, the next big festival — Diwali — is being eagerly awaited. It will be celebrated at the end of this month. Fortunately, the government has announced just in ti...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.18

Cracker rerun drags down air quality in parts of Calcutta

Air quality in parts of the city at the stroke of midnight on Friday rivalled the toxicity of Diwali as defiance of firecracker norms returned with a bang during Kali Puja immersion.The air quality in...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 08.11.18

Deadly cocktail: Poison and noisy rule breakers

Air quality steadily worsened across the National Capital Region on Wednesday night while Diwali revellers played hide-and-seek with a police force struggling to implement the restrictions on firecrac...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Odisha  /  Published 08.11.18

Bhubaneswar air pollution shoots up on Diwali

Diwali celebrations pushed up the air pollution level here by a few notches despite the efforts of the city administration to ensure an eco-friendly festival.While pushing up the pollution level, Diwa...
By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneswar

Bihar  /  Published 08.11.18

Winter is coming

A sudden nip in the air caught city residents unawares on Diwali as the minimum temperature tumbled by around four degrees to 14.8°C.The minimum dropped by another 0.3°C on Thursday to 14.5°C, prom...
By Dev Raj in Patna


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