India  /  Published 07.09.22

Delhi: Ban on firecrackers

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said the production, sale and use of all types of firecrackers will be banned in the national capital till January 1. He said the ban extends to onli...
By PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 02.01.22

Kolkata air ‘very poor’ on December 31 night

Toxic air and deafening sounds of firecrackers greeted 2022 in the city. Public health experts said the rise in the air pollution level, a result of the combination of natural phenomena during winter...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.11.21

Dos and don’ts to observe Chhath Puja in Kolkata

Chhath Puja will be observed at dusk on Wednesday and at dawn on Thursday. The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Calcutta High Court and the Supreme Court have imposed certain restrictions on the perform...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.11.21

What you can and can’t do on Diwali

Only green firecrackers can be burst between 8pm and 10pm on Diwali, according to orders issued by the Supreme Court and the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (PCB).  An FAQ published by the P...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.11.21

Police crack down on cracker offenders on eve of Diwali

Police continued their drive against banned firecrackers on the eve of Diwali by making announcements through loudhailers, checking passengers leaving railway stations and holding last-minute awarenes...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Snehal Sengupta 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 02.11.21

Most families say 'no' to crackers

A majority of people, 2 in 3 households, have no plans to burst crackers this Diwali for several reasons including growing pollution and non-availability of crackers due to ban imposed by authorities,...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 02.11.21

Doorstep delivery ‘promise’ of banned Diwali crackers from city fringes

An hour-and-a-half later, he called up with an offer. “If you want it on Tuesday, you need to place orders now. We will be sending a person to Salt Lake in the morning. The carrying cost will be...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 02.11.21

SC allows use of green crackers

The Supreme Court on Monday set aside Calcutta High Court’s total ban on firecrackers during this Diwali and other festivals like Christmas, saying green crackers can be used. The vacation benc...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.10.21

Haryana bans firecrackers in 14 NCR districts

The Haryana government on Sunday imposed a ban with immediate effect on the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in 14 of its districts in the National Capital Region while restrictions were impos...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Chandigarh


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