News  /  Published 05.11.21

‘Noisier’ than last Diwali, police blame cracker violations in Kolkata on partial ban

The orders allowing the bursting of green firecrackers on Diwali night actually paved the way for the entry of banned crackers into a number of pockets in Kolkata, police sources said. Residents acro...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.11.21

Air quality in Kolkata worsens from Kali Puja 2020 to Kali Puja 2021

The air quality across Kolkata was worse on Kali Puja evening than it was on the evening of last year’s Kali Puja, data available on the website of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) sho...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

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

News  /  Published 03.11.21

Cracker test for city cops

Stray incidents of bursting of firecrackers were reported from different parts of Kolkata on Tuesday, two evenings before Diwali, prompting police to step up vigil and the drive to seize banned firewo...
By Kinsuk Basu, Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata

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


India  /  Published 29.09.21

Firecrackers: SC raps makers

The Supreme Court Wednesday said the CBI report on use of toxic chemicals in manufacturing of firecrackers is very serious and "prima facie", there has been violation of the court's orde...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 15.11.20

Good sense lights up Diwali in Calcutta

A large part of the city celebrated a noiseless Diwali, following in letter and spirit the Calcutta High Court ban on firecrackers. Till around 9pm, smaller pockets and fringe areas received more com...
By Our Bureau

India  /  Published 14.11.20

SC eases Telangana blanket cracker ban

The Supreme Court has allowed celebrations with fireworks in Telangana for two hours on Diwali on Saturday and other festivals like Chaath Puja. The court, which passed the order without hearing the ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.11.20

Move forward: Joseph Biden set to assume US presidency

Sir — Joseph Biden is set to assume presidency at a time when the United States of America is encumbered by three simultaneous crises (“The rising”, Nov 9). A brutal second wave of t...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 11.11.20

Breathless: Welcome ban on firecrackers

Amid the fear of the impending fury of sound and smoke that is integral to the festive season around this time of the year, the Calcutta High Court’s ban on the use of firecrackers has come as a...
By The Editorial Board


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