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

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

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

North East  /  Published 01.01.20

Flash of crackers in Mizoram

The people of Mizoram on Wednesday joined the world in celebrating New Year’s day with firecrackers and lights, defying the state government order, which banned bursting of firecrackers during the f...
By Henry L Khojol in Aizawl

West Bengal  /  Published 30.10.19

Passerby injured in tubri blast

By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.19

Flowerpot death in Kasba

By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.19

‘Safe’ cracker, fatal blow

Adi Das, the five-year-old from Haridevpur who died after a tubri exploded on Sunday evening, was insisting on lighting a firecracker that would fly into the air.His guardians, however, thought such a...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.19

Sikkim firecracker ban relaxed

The Sikkim government has partially relaxed its blanket ban on production, sale and use of all types of firecrackers by allowing the use of green crackers for two hours this Diwali, leading to howls o...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.10.19

Woes for cracker sellers in Ranchi

Constant rain in the capital over the past 24 hours has dampened the spirits of firecracker sellers with their business badly affected.Around 130 shopkeepers who got temporary licences from the distri...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 24.10.19

Sales dip before festivals in Doomdooma

Assam witnessed heavy to very heavy rainfall on Thursday which affected preparations for Dhanteras, Diwali and Chhath. To make matters worse, the ongoing economic slowdown has cast a shadow on the fes...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma


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