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


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...
By The Editorial Board

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 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


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