Calcutta  /  Published 02.01.21

Firecrackers shatter prudence

Calcutta rang in 2021 with incessant bursting of firecrackers. The noise pollution data of the Central Pollution Control Board confirms the noise spike post-midnight in most parts of the city. Accor...
By Jayanta Basu in Ballygunge

India  /  Published 02.12.20

NGT: total ban on cracker sales

The National Green Tribunal has directed that there would be a total ban on the sale and use of all kinds of firecrackers during COVID-19 pandemic in the NCR and all cities/towns in the country where ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 24.11.20

Mizoram says no to crackers this Xmas

  The Mizoram government has decided to ban the bursting of firecrackers on Christmas and New Year to curb air pollution which could aggravate respiratory problems of Covid-19 patients and ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Aizawl

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.11.20

Diwali: norms flouted, none booked

The JSPCB order set a time limit of two hours, from 8pm to 10pm, for bursting firecrackers across the state, and allowed only “green crackers” in at least 14 urban areas of Jharkhand, incl...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.20

Clear the air: Quiet Diwali in Calcutta

Good sense is seldom evident when celebrations are at hand. But this year’s Kali Puja and Diwali in Calcutta seemed to have bucked the trend — to some extent. The city remained unexpectedl...
By The Editorial Board


Calcutta  /  Published 16.11.20

Planned approach bears fruit

Intensive patrolling across hotspots, calls to families known to splurge on firecrackers, meetings with representatives of housing complexes and an overwhelming majority deciding to abide by the high ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.11.20

Stay off crackers and enjoy Diwali

Possession, sale and bursting firecrackers of any kind have been banned by Calcutta High Court. The state should ensure that there is no use or display or bursting of firecrackers at all during Kali ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.11.20

QR codes to identify green firecrackers

Green firecrackers sold this year would have a novel feature of quick response (QR) coding system to avoid manufacturing and sale of counterfeit products, the Karnataka government has said in its orde...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Bengaluru

Calcutta  /  Published 13.11.20

Salt Lake police on cracker alert

The police are conducting regular raids in areas where fireworks are generally sold and have made seizures from Dakshindari in Lake Town this week. They found chocolate bombs, fuljhuris, chorkis and k...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 13.11.20

Pollution control board lists cracker hotspots

The West Bengal pollution control board has sent a list of firework violation hotspots to both city and state police based on cracker-related complaints received last year. A senior official of the s...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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