West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.20

Ex-gratia for Naihati blast

The Bengal government on Friday handed over compensation to 65 families whose homes had suffered damage in a deadly blast during the disposal of firecrackers by police in Naihati’s Ramghat last week...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Naihati

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

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Pollution spike in ‘solidarity’

The city’s air and noise pollution levels, which had been below the limits since the lockdown started, took a sudden leap after 9pm on Sunday when people burst firecrackers to show solidarity in the...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.11.18

Drought-hit farmers sell crackers in Pune

Hundreds of people affected by drought in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, including farmers and students, are working at firecracker stalls in Pune city during Diwali.An estimated 3,000 people h...
By PTI in Pune

Bihar  /  Published 04.11.18

Festive alert for fire-fighters

The fire department on Sunday issued instructions to all fire stations to remain festival-ready.The department issued directives to all its fire stations in the state, including six in Patna — Lodip...
By Roshan Kumar in Patna

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.20

Glare on explosive supply

A police team investigating the January 3 blast at an illegal firecracker unit in Naihati, in which five persons had been killed, found out that a Madhya Pradesh-based racket was supplying explosive m...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Naihati

Bihar  /  Published 04.11.18

Diwali countdown & safety push

The district administration has issued licences to 74 shops for selling crackers, a week after officials sealed eight shops and arrested 11 people for selling fireworks without necessary permits.“W...
By Amit Bhelari in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 02.11.18

Letter-writing is a dying medium

Sir — Bengalis traditionally exchange greetings with family members, relatives and friends on Vijaya Dashami. Earlier, this was done by sending handwritten letters to near and dear ones. Some people...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.10.18

Pollution watchdog seeks noise window

Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) on Wednesday shot a letter to the forest, environment and climate change department, asking it to notify a time window for bursting firecrackers on Diwa...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.19

Economics often trumps environment protection

Economics generally trumps environmental concerns. The Supreme Court, while hearing a plea seeking steps to curb pollution, observed that the twin problems of bursting firecrackers and burning stubble...
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