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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 11.11.18

Fear of reprisal after firecracker complaint

Chanda Chatterjee has her husband, a cancer patient, to look after. The last thing she needs in her life is hostility towards her family in a neighbourhood that has been their home for five decades.Th...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.11.18

Ranchi, Dhanbad blow up Diwali curbs

How capital, coal town fared in cracker complianceRanchi and Dhanbad flunked the Diwali compliance test with revellers in most neighbourhoods of the capital and coal town not just bursting high-decibe...
By Vijay Deo Jha, Raj Kumar & Praduman Choubey in Ranchi


Odisha  /  Published 06.11.18

Eco-friendly Diwali for Cuttack & Bhubaneswar

With the number of cracker shops going down considerably, a number of people across the state have decided to go for eco-friendly Diwali.After the Supreme Court imposed time restriction on bursting of...
By Anwesha Ambaly in Bhubaneshwar

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.11.18

Awareness drive to enforce cracker fiat in Jamshedpur

Battling manpower crunch, the district administration and police, both in the capital and steel city, will focus on raising awareness among residents to enforce the Supreme Court directive of bursting...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 23.10.18

Cracker curfew before 8pm and after 10pm

The Supreme Court has ruled that firecrackers can be burst in the country for only two hours this Diwali, between 8pm and 10pm, and that in Delhi these must be restricted to “community” sites to b...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 30.10.19

Passerby injured in tubri blast

By Monalisa Chaudhuri 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


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