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Calcutta  /  Published 10.11.20

18 fire stations for Kali Puja, Diwali

The state fire and emergency services department will set up 18 temporary fire stations across the city and its fringes in order to minimise the threat of fires during Kali Puja and Diwali. While nin...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.11.20

Candles replace crackers post ban

Canning Street, Brabourne Road, China Bazar, Behala — the traditional pockets known for the sale of firecrackers in the city were selling only candles on Friday. Shopkeepers said firecrackers w...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.11.20

Bengal: ban on firecrackers

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By Tapas Ghosh in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.11.20

Blanket ban on firecrackers easier to enforce: Cops

A blanket ban on firecrackers should be easier to implement than a selective ban that was in force on Diwali last year, police officers said hours after the high court ordered a complete ban till the ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.11.20

Activists to ask highrises to shun fireworks

While the state environment department chooses to bank upon online awareness mode to minimise fireworks this Diwali, green activists plan to target the high-rises and housing complexes directly to pus...
By Jayanta Basu in Salt Lake

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Calcutta  /  Published 05.11.20

Illegal cracker units blow up in Champahati

At least three illegal firecracker manufacturing units and two houses were gutted and several people injured after a godown stacked with explosives caught fire in Champahati, South 24-Parganas, on Wed...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 05.11.20

Odisha cracker ban to protect the vulnerable

The Odisha government has prohibited sale and use of firecrackers in all parts of the state from November 10 to 30. The special relief commissioner in an order on Tuesday said, “The technical e...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

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


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